Terms & Conditions
These Terms and Conditions (the "Website Terms and Conditions") govern your use of the Website, your receipt of any premium or subscription-based services and information made available through the Website, and your use of any services available through the Website.
The Website is provided by T.M.C. Asser Instituut and these Website Terms and Conditions constitute an agreement between you and T.M.C. Asser Instituut. Some of the services, information and products available from T.M.C. Asser Instituut or third parties through the Website may also be governed by additional agreements. To the extent that there is any conflict between these Website Terms and Conditions and any separate written agreement you have executed or otherwise entered into with T.M.C. Asser Instituut regarding any subscription-based services or information available through the Website, the terms of such separate agreement shall control.
Please read these Website Terms and Conditions carefully; they impose legal obligations on you and govern your relationship with us. By accessing any of the Website or using the Services, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these Website Terms and Conditions and agree, without limitation or qualification, to be legally bound by, and to comply with, them.
In addition, if you register as a user (a “Subscriber”) of any of the features of our Website or Services offered through our Website, during the registration process you may be prompted to click an “I Accept,” “Submit” or similar button; your clicking on such button will further confirm your agreement to be legally bound by these Website Terms and Conditions and any additional terms and conditions of service that we may present to you at that time.
2 Conditions on Participation
You may use the Services only if:
(i) you are eighteen (18) years of age or older and are of the age of consent in your jurisdiction;
(ii) your use of the Services will not violate any law in any applicable jurisdiction, including, but not limited to your country of residence;
(iii) you do not engage in any conduct that will impede, impair or interfere with the functioning of the Services;
(iv) you agree to be bound by and abide by all of the provisions of these Website Terms and Conditions.
You acknowledge and agree that T.M.C. Asser Instituut may terminate your access to the Website and the Services should you fail to comply with the Terms and Conditions. Any such termination shall be in T.M.C. Asser Instituut's sole discretion and may occur without prior notice, or any notice. T.M.C. Asser Instituut further reserves the right to terminate any user's access to the Website or the Services for any conduct or activity that T.M.C. Asser Instituut, in its sole discretion, believes is or may be directly or indirectly harmful to other users, to T.M.C. Asser Instituut, or for any conduct or activity that violates any local, state, or foreign laws or regulations.
T.M.C. Asser Instituut further reserves the right to terminate any user's access to the Website or Services for any reason or for no reason at all, in T.M.C. Asser Instituut's sole discretion, without any prior or other notice.
3 Purpose of Services and Website
The Services and Website are made available solely as a convenience to registered users for general informational and networking purposes.
4 Ownership of Information; Downloading of Materials; Retransmission and Redistribution of Data
Unless otherwise noted, all right, title and interest in and to the Website, and all information made available through the Website or the Services, in all languages, formats and media throughout the world, including all copyrights and trademarks therein, are and shall continue to be the exclusive property of T.M.C. Asser Instituut and its affiliates and/or its information providers. To the extent that the Website or the Services contain information from third parties pursuant to rights granted as a matter of law (such as principles of "fair use"), T.M.C. Asser Instituut owns all right, title, and interest (including copyright), in all languages, formats and media throughout the world, in the selection, arrangement and presentation of such information on the Website or in the Services, as well as in the selection, arrangement, and presentation of all other content on the Website and in the Services. Certain materials may be made available for download from this Website. Subject to these Website Terms and Conditions, T.M.C. Asser Instituut grants you limited permission to download and copy such materials solely for your internal, non-commercial use; provided that all copyright notices appearing on the originals are duplicated on all copies thereof; and provided further that you do not modify the materials in any way. Without limiting any other right or remedy available to T.M.C. Asser Instituut, at law or in equity, the limited permission herein granted will automatically terminate in the event you breach the terms of this paragraph and, in such event, you must destroy immediately all downloaded materials in your possession, custody or control.
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY THE PRECEDING PARAGRAPH, YOU AGREE NOT TO REPRODUCE, RETRANSMIT, DISSEMINATE, SELL, DISTRIBUTE, PUBLISH, BROADCAST OR CIRCULATE ANY OF THE SERVICES OR MATERIALS IN ANY MANNER OR FOR ANY PURPOSES (WHETHER PERSONAL OR BUSINESS) WITHOUT THE PRIOR EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT OF T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUUT AND/OR THE DATA PROVIDERS. IN ADDITION, YOU SHALL NOT, WITHOUT THE PRIOR EXPRESS WRITTEN CONSENT OF T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUUT AND THE RELEVANT DATA PROVIDERS, MAKE COPIES OF ANY OF THE SOFTWARE OR DOCUMENTATION THAT MAY BE PROVIDED, ELECTRONICALLY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, TRANSLATING, DECOMPILING, DISASSEMBLING OR CREATING DERIVATIVE WORKS.
YOU FURTHER AGREE NOT TO USE THE SERVICES OR INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES FOR ANY UNLAWFUL PURPOSE AND AGREE TO COMPLY WITH REASONABLE REQUESTS BY T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUUT TO PROTECT THE RESPECTIVE RIGHTS OF T.M.C. ASSER INSTITUUT, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS AND THE DATA PROVIDERS IN THE SERVICES AND IN THE INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES.
5 Our Data Providers' Requirements
These Website Terms and Conditions are subject to any requirements of T.M.C. Asser Instituut's Data Providers under T.M.C. Asser Instituut's agreements with such Data Providers, including such additional financial and contractual requirements as may be imposed by such Data Providers from time to time.
6 Disclaimer regarding Links and Other Third Party Content
The Website and Services may provide you with the ability to access a variety of information, material or other content from third parties ("Third-Party Content"), including through links to other website and forums on which users or other third parties, themselves, may post Third-Party Content. Whenever you access Third Party Content, YOU PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. You understand and agree that such third parties are solely responsible for any such content, and you further agree that T.M.C. Asser Instituut is not, and will not be, liable for any content or other material posted or otherwise provided by third parties. You further acknowledge that T.M.C. Asser Instituut does not control the third parties who provide Third-Party Content, does not necessarily (and is not obligated to) review or screen any Third-Party Content either before or after it becomes available through the Website and Services, and cannot and does not guarantee, attest to, verify, or otherwise warrant that any Third-Party Content is or will be accurate; free from errors, defects or harmful elements; consistent with what it purports to be; appropriate to fit your needs; or otherwise safe or non-objectionable.
Users are prohibited from using the Website or Services to violate any laws or to violate the rights of T.M.C. Asser Instituut or of any third parties, all as further provided in our Subscriber Code of Conduct, below.
You further understand that when using the Website or Services, you may be exposed to content that you find objectionable, crude, indecent, harassing, or otherwise inappropriate. You agree that T.M.C. Asser Instituut is not, and shall not be, liable for any such material.
7 No Duty To Monitor Website
You understand and agree that T.M.C. Asser Instituut has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor the Website, and to remove content from the Website for any reason, including content that you submit. You further understand and agree that T.M.C. Asser Instituut has the right, but not the obligation, to review content before it is published on the Website, and to refuse to allow content to be published for any reason. Any and all decisions on whether or not to retain, disseminate, or remove content posted by users shall be made by T.M.C. Asser Instituut in its sole discretion.
8 Subscriber Code of Conduct
When you register as a Subscriber at our Website, you may gain access to a range of Services, including the ability to participate in chat rooms, exchange instant messages, post messages to forums, and share files. You may use the Website for lawful purposes only. You agree not to post, upload, e-mail, transmit, distribute, or otherwise make available through the Website any of the following:
(i) any material that violates any applicable laws, including without limitation the laws of your country of residence and the laws of any other jurisdiction that may apply;
(ii) any material that restricts or inhibits any other user from using and enjoying the Website;
(iii) any material that is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, obscene, offensive, harmful, obnoxious, pornographic, profane, or indecent, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable law or regulation;
(iv) any material that contains viruses or any other element or component that has a capacity or potential to interrupt, destroy, interfere with, permit the unauthorized use of, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, any telecommunications equipment, or any communications network;
(v) any material that violates or infringes the rights of others, including without limitation rights under copyright, trademark, or patent law; rights of privacy or publicity; rights under defamation law; or rights under securities or other applicable law;
(vi) any material that contains any other harmful or illegal component.
You further agree that you will not:
(i) alter, damage or delete any material appearing on the Website;
(ii) disrupt the normal flow of communication on the Website, such as through “spam” email or by other means;
(iii) claim a relationship with or speak for any business, organization, or person for which you are not authorized to claim such a relationship; or
(iv) violate any operating rule, policy or guideline of your Internet access provider or online service.
You acknowledge and agree that these prohibitions do not, and shall not be construed to, create any rights in you or any third parties. We reserve the right (but do not have any obligation) to prohibit or restrict conduct on the Website and to edit, block, or remove any content, in whole or in part, which in our sole discretion we believe violates our Subscriber Code of Conduct, or is otherwise objectionable.
If you believe that material has been posted and/or published that violates any of these prohibitions, or that should otherwise be removed, please contact T.M.C. Asser Instituut as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Shared Files; Information You Download
T.M.C. Asser Instituut cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that information available for downloading through the Website or Services will be free of infection or viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code that manifests contaminating or destructive properties. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for accuracy and security of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to T.M.C. Asser Instituut for the reconstruction of any lost information.
10 Materials You Post; Your License to Other Users
By posting or transmitting, inputting or uploading information or content ("Content") to the Website, you warrant that such Content does not violate or infringe the rights of any third parties. In addition, you automatically grant T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Asser academy users, and Subscribers under your intellectual property rights, a royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide license (with the right to grant sublicenses) to use, copy, modify, distribute, publicly display, perform, and otherwise exploit such Content, without compensation to you.
11 Complaints over Perceived Copyright Infringement
T.M.C. Asser Instituut respects intellectual property rights and expects its users to do the same. T.M.C. Asser Instituut, may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers.
If you believe that materials published on our Website infringe your rights under copyright law in specific materials (collectively, a "Work"), we request that you follow the procedure described below to notify us of your concerns or objections.
Send an e-mail to email@example.com with a description of your request and proof for your claim. If possible include a link to the disputed material for us to verify.
It is our policy to answer your e-mail within 5 working days. For the verification of your claim we will use software and/or other generally accepted means to verify and clarify possible or perceived copyright infringements.