Limitation of liability
1. The congress organisation (ECMXVII) reserves the right to change
the venue or date of its conference up until spring 2016. In the
event that the venue or date is changed ECMXVII will not be responsible
for covering airfare, hotel or any other costs incurred by the registrants.
2. The congress organisation (ECMXVII) reserves the right to change
the content or speaker of its conference at any time without notification
and will not be responsible for covering airfare, hotel or any other
costs incurred by the registrants.
3. There will be no refund in the case of the scientific programme
and/or social events being partially or entirely delayed or cancelled
because of events outside ECMXVII's reasonable control. The following
events shall be taken to be outside ECMXVII's reasonable control (a)
Acts of nature - natural disasters (e.g. earthquake, mountain slide),
(b) outbreak of hostilities, riot, civil disturbance, acts of terrorism,
invasion of Switzerland (c) the act of any government or relevant
authority (including refusal or revocation of any license or consent),
(d) fire, explosion, flood, leakage of water, extreme freezing fog,
high winds or any other weather conditions which, in the opinion
of ECMXVII renders the provision of the Service at that time impractical,
(e) power failure, (f) default or delay of or change in arrangements
made by suppliers, third party providers or sub-contractors, (g)
theft, malicious damage, strike, lock-out or industrial action of
any kind, and (h) any cause or circumstances whatsoever beyond ECMXVII's
4. The congress organisation (ECMXVII) does not take out insurance
to cover participants (or accept responsibility) against accidents,
injury or loss suffered while attending events or other risks.
5. The congress organisation (ECMXVII) accepts no responsibility for
any loss incurred of personal belongings deposited in the congress
centre, or of any material submitted to the conference (e.g. abstracts).
These are the responsibility of the individual participant.
6. The copyright of all presentation material rests with the presenter,
and ECMXVII may not be held responsible for any infringements as a
result of plagiarism, libel, slander or any misuse of any material.
This disclaimer applies to the website of ECMXVII (the "Site")
including all web-pages produced by the congress organisation (ECMXVII).
The congress organisation (ECMXVII) does not give any warranty or
other assurance as to the operation, quality or functionality of
this Site. Access to the Site may be interrupted, restricted or
delayed for any reason. Moreover, The congress organisation (ECMXVII)
does not give any warranty or other assurance as to the security
and confidentiality of any internet-transmission to or from the
site. Therefore, the site or any of the fax and mailing addresses
should not be used to send confidential information.
Even though great care has been taken to maintain the accuracy
of any material and information appearing on this Site, the congress
organisation (ECMXVII) does not give any warranty or other assurance
as to its content, accuracy, completeness, timelessness or fitness
for any particular purpose.
To the full extent permissible by law, the congress organisation
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without limitation, personal injury, financial loss, damages for
loss in business projects, loss of profits or other consequential
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inability to use the Site or any material or information appearing
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The congress organisation (ECMXVII) may collect personal data provided
by users of the site (such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone
number etc. during registration/ abstract submission) in compliance
with the Swiss Act on Data Protection. Such collected data will
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site or to contact the respective persons in order to provide them
with information they may be interested according to the estimation
of the congress organisation (ECMXVII). All non-personal information
sent to the site, such as suggestions, comments, ideas, are deemed
to be non-confidential; The congress organisation (ECMXVII) is free
to use such non-personal information without any obligation whatsoever
towards the provider of the information.
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This site is solely governed by Swiss substantive law, regardless
of where the person using the site resides or where this person
made her posting, transaction or connection with the site. Any controversy
with respect to the use of the site will be decided by the courts
of Zurich, Switzerland. However, the congress organisation (ECMXVII)
will be free to raise claims at other jurisdictions in Switzerland
and other countries.
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of the terms as aforesaid, that you understand these terms and that
you agree to be bound by them. If you do not wish to be bound by
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