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Content and Link Disclaimer

The European Graduate School Foundation (EGSF) makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this website but cannot accept responsibility for any prejudice, loss or damage which may occur from use of this information. Users are advised to verify the details contained in these webpages with the University office or authority before making decisions based on the published information.

Any links to external websites are provided only for the convenience of visitors to this site. EGSF is not responsible for the content of external sites and does not necessarily support the views they express or guarantee the accuracy of the content or views the linked materials provide. EGSF does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content, or the use, of such website.

Copyright

The entire contents of this website are protected by international copyright and trademark laws. The owner of the copyrights and trademarks is the European Graduate School Foundation (EGSF), its affiliates or other third party licensors. YOU MAY NOT MODIFY, COPY, REPRODUCE, RE-PUBLISH, UPLOAD, POST, TRANSMIT, OR DISTRIBUTE, IN ANY MANNER, THE MATERIAL ON THE SITE, INCLUDING TEXT, GRAPHICS, CODE AND/OR SOFTWARE. You may print and download portions of material from the different areas of this website solely for your own non-commercial use.

Privacy

While using this site, you may choose to submit personal information through email. We will use this information to process your requests. But we will not intentionally sell, share, or distribute your personal information to third parties, except as required by law or University policy.

The EGS AHS webserver automatically log each visit that they receive. This data contains some information about you: the Internet address of the computer you are using, the type of browser and operating system you are using and the Internet address of the web site from which you came from. It also contains some connection information such as the page or service you are requesting and the date and time of the request. This information is used for the sole purpose of statistical information gathering and demographics relating to the University website, and enables us to determine general visitor patterns and pathways within our pages. This statistical data is then fed back into future design and usability modifications made to the website.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement shall all be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland applicable to agreements made and to be performed in Switzerland. You agree that any legal action or proceeding between this website or EGSF and you for any purpose concerning this Agreement or the parties' obligations hereunder shall be brought exclusively in a state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in Switzerland. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to this website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action is barred. The website’s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement. This website may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/analytics/privacyoverview.html. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Facebook-Plugins (Like-Button)

On our pages, plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA are integrated. The Facebook plugin, you agree to the Facebook logo or the "Like-Button" ("Like") on our side. You will find an overview of Facebook-plugins here:
http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When visiting our pages, the plugin establishes a connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established. Facebook receives the information that you have with your IP address visited our site. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. Thereby Facebook can correlate your visit of our site with your user account. We point out that we as providers of the sites no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and use them through Facebook. For more information, please see the privacy policy of Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

If you do not wish that Facebook can assign to visit our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.
The contents and works on these pages created by the site operators are subject to Swiss copyright law. Duplication, processing, distribution and any kind of exploitation outside the limits of copyright require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. As far as the content is not created by the website operator, the copyrights of third parties. In particular contents of third parties are marked as such. If you still be aware of copyright infringement, we ask for a hint. Upon notification of violations, we will remove the content immediately.

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