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Terms of use of www.zenokarlschindler-foundation.ch

The information and documents on our Website are only indicative and presented to you to promote our activities. The information and documents presented may neither be considered as an offer by us, our partners or third parties, nor as advice or instructions regarding our activities.


Please read carefully the present Terms of Use. By accessing the Website, you indicate that you accept and understand the Terms of Use. If you do not accept our Terms of Use, please refrain from accessing our Website.


We may amend the Terms of Use at any time without prior notice. Please remember to visit this page regularly and to acquaint yourself with any amendments. The version of the Terms of Use published on the Website at the relevant moment is applicable between you and us.

In the Terms of Use, the words ‘we’, ‘our’ and ‘us’ refer to Foundation ZKS. ‘You’, ‘your’ and ‘yourself’ refer to the person using or accessing the Website.





In the Terms of Use, the following capitalized terms shall have the following meanings:



Any software, work, service, process, layout, design, technology, trademark, logo, business name, invention, description, image, sound, music, video, information and any other content available on the Website.



FONDATION ZENO KARL SCHINDLER (CHE-112.490.686), a foundation incorporated under Swiss laws in Geneva, Switzerland.



Our statement on privacy and personal data available at  http://www.zenokarlschindler-foundation.ch/privacy.html as amended from time to time.



The present terms of use, as amended from time to time.



The website http://www.zenokarlschindler-foundation.ch/index.html and all websites, web domains and sub-domains managed by Foundation ZKS.




Within the framework of the collection and processing of personal data, Foundation ZKS is subject to applicable legal standards on data protection. For more information, please consult our Privacy Notice.




We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on the Website is exact and complete. Should this not be the case, we would nevertheless reject all responsibility resulting thereof. You acknowledge that any reliance upon such information shall be at your sole risk. You agree that it is your responsibility to keep yourself informed of any changes made to the Website. Any liability on our part in this respect is excluded.


It is your responsibility to obtain information from competent authorities regarding any restrictions on the use of the services available on the Website.




Copyrights and other intellectual property rights on the Content are the property of Foundation ZKS or used with the permission of the concerned owner. You are authorized to navigate on the Website and to reproduce excerpts thereof, by print or download on a hard disk, for yourself or your close relatives, provided that the rights of the author and other symbols of intellectual property ownership remain intact. No reproduction of any part of the Website may be sold or distributed for commercial purposes, amended, or incorporated to another work, publication or website.


Foundation ZKS and, as the case may be, its partners, shall remain owners of all rights on the Content, which is protected by copyright, design law, trademark law or patents and by all other intellectual property or industrial property law applicable.


No part of the Website is intended or may be construed as giving you a licence or a right of use on the Content. Subject to express exceptions as foreseen by these Terms of Use, any use of the Content by you is strictly forbidden.





Our Website allows you to submit applications aimed at obtaining grants, awards, or research projects, as further described on the Website (the Applications).


You remain the owner of the content of your Applications. Nevertheless and to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, by submitting Applications through our Website, you grant us an unlimited in time (even after you stop using our Website), irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, free of charge, sublicensable and transferable license to use, store, reproduce, transfer, modify (including creating derivative works or translations), communicate, publish, publicly perform and display and/or distribute the Applications that you have submitted and their content, this for the sole purpose of performing our activities.


You guarantee that (i) you have all the rights and authorization to grant the licenses to us or other users as mentioned above, and (ii) the content you submit does not breach any norm, contractual obligation or third-party rights, especially intellectual property rights. You understand that you are solely responsible for your Applications and their content.


When you submit an Application, all the documents and information indicated on the Website for such Application shall be provided to Foundation ZKS, as specified on the Website or separately by Foundation ZKS. Applications which do not include all the documents and information required, or which do not fit within the parameters of Foundation's ZKS mission or are contrary to the statutes and distribution politic of Foundation ZKS, will not be considered. In any case, Foundation ZKS does not have any obligation to follow up, process or otherwise acknowledge any Application received.


By submitting an Application, you hereby acknowledge that: (i) the Foundation ZKS receives numerous grant requests each year but can only fund a reasonable percentage of such requests, (ii) the rejection of an Application is not a reflection of its merit, and (iii) in case the Application is accepted and a grant, award or research project attributed, certain information will be published on the Website (such as your name and the title of the research).


In addition to the terms of this Section 5, the terms applicable to specific Applications on the Website apply and, in case of discrepancy, those last terms shall prevail.




Links on the Website may lead you on separate networks or systems from our networks and systems, including to the websites of our partners. Foundation ZKS declines all liability over the content, accurateness or the functioning of such third-party websites. Such links are provided in good faith and Foundation ZKS may not be held liable for the contents of the third-party websites to which links are offered. The offering of links to other websites does not imply any approval on the part of Foundation ZKS. We recommend that you carefully read the legal terms and the privacy policy of all websites that you visit.




Any communication sent to Foundation ZKS by Internet shall not be considered as confidential. When you communicate with Foundation ZKS with emails, you must take into account the fact that emails on the Internet are not protected. Therefore, by sending important or confidential messages by email, in a non-encoded form, you accept the risks of such uncertainty and of the potential lack of confidentiality of the Internet.




The use of this Website shall be at your own risks.


This Website is offered to you on a ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis. Therefore, Foundation ZKS makes no warranty. In particular, we do not warrant that (i) the Website and the services provided by it meet your requirements; (ii) the Website and the Content are complete, correct, accurate, reliable, updated and that they do not infringe third party rights; (iii) access to the Website will not be interrupted or result in an error or that it is without virus; (iv) defects will be rectified; (v) the Website is secure; or (vi) any advice or opinion originating from this Website is accurate or reliable.


This Website may also contain information or documents regarding activities that are not available to everyone. Despite the fact that Foundation ZKS strives to provide its activities as widely as possible, the reference to a particular activity does not imply that it is or will be available to you.


Any information on this Website is subject to modification or deletion without notice.




To the extent allowed by law, any liability of Foundation ZKS, of its organs, of its delegates and of its agents that may result from your access or use of the Website is excluded entirely.


As a precondition to your use of the Website, you undertake to indemnify Foundation ZKS or any organ, delegate, agent thereof, for any damages (including court and lawyer fees), which may result from your access or use of the Website




We use our best efforts to provide you with a positive and interesting experience while using our Website. In such a perspective, we reserve the right, at our own discretion, without prior notice and without stating the reasons, to forbid (in particular by limiting/forbidding/suppressing the access of a user to our Website) any act that might turn out to be, in our opinion, notably inappropriate, offensive, unrelated to the Website or contrary to the Terms of Use, the applicable law and/or the morality.


In particular, you shall not: (a) publish or transmit information of a third party, without his/her/its prior approval; (b) publish or transmit through our Website any unsolicited mailings or commercial proposals; (c) impersonate any person or entity (such as using another person's username, password, name, voice or photograph); (d) publish or transmit any content which might be, in our opinion, disturbing, defamatory, racist, obscene, violent, threatening, pornographic or otherwise unlawful, immoral, contrary to third-party rights and/or any content we may deem inappropriate; (e) publish or transmit any content that may be harmful to our security system or the one of third parties, such as computer virus, Trojans or any malicious computer software; (f) access our Website by any means other than through the interface that we provide; (g) use the Website in any other way that may be harmful, unlawful and/or contrary to morality.


We also retain the right to limit, suspend or cancel your access to the Website or to some functionalities or parts thereof without notice.




Should a provision of these Terms of Use or part thereof contradict Swiss mandatory law, it shall be dissociated from the Terms of Use. The nullity of such provision or part thereof will not affect the validity of the remaining parts of the concerned provision or of the other provisions of the Terms of Use. Should a provision of these Terms of Use be ineffective, totally or in part, it shall be replaced by a provision that produces the closest economic and legal effects.




Subject to Section 5, the present Terms of Use constitute the entire understanding between Foundation ZKS and you regarding the access and use of the Website and the Content.


The fact that Foundation ZKS tolerates any shortcomings to your obligations under the Terms of Use, or that Foundation ZKS does not enforce a right recognized to it by the Terms of Use or by law shall not be construed to be a waiver by Foundation ZKS to rely upon them in the future.


The Website is available in 5 languages for the ease of the users, but the reference language of the Website is English. These Terms of Use are currently only available only in the English language and, should any other language be available in the future, in case of discrepancies the English version thereof shall prevail.




To the extent allowed by applicable law, these Terms of Use are subject to Swiss substantive law.

Subject to mandatory jurisdictions designated by applicable law, the place of jurisdiction shall be at the registered seat of Foundation ZKS (subject to an appeal to the Swiss Supreme Court).




For any questions regarding the Terms of Use, please contact info@zenokarlschindler-foundation.ch.


Terms of Use updated on August 16th 2023.


All rights on these Terms of Use belong to their author. Any reproduction, without prior license, is strictly forbidden.

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