Terms of Use

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1. General Rules and Definitions

These Terms of Use cover the public web sites and discovery platforms of the EPFL Extension School (specifically www.extensionschool.ch/ and www.thats-ai.org), hereafter referred to as the "Sites", as well as newsletters, marketing and other communications services (collectively, the "Services") offered by the EPFL Extension School, which is a unit of the EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne ("EPFL", "us" or "we"). 

The learning platform learn.extensionschool.ch is covered by specific Terms of Use (learn.extensionschool.ch/terms).

By choosing to use the Services, you agree to abide by and to accept all of the Terms of Use defined below.

We may change, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time, without express notification to you. Any changes to these Terms of Use will be posted to this page. It is your responsibility to review these Terms of Use. By continuing to use the Services, you agree to any changes.

We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Services at any time. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. 

2. Use of the Services

The contents of the Services are intended for your personal, non-commercial use. The use of the Services is entirely under your responsibility. 

You are entitled to use the Services only in conformity with the laws of Switzerland and any other law that applies to you. You may solely make a legal use of the Services; and any illegal or inappropriate use of the Services is prohibited.

You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Services to take any action that could harm us or a third party. You may not access parts of the Services to which you are not authorized and may not do anything that could disable or damage the functioning or appearance of the Services. You are liable for damages of any kind which you cause through your use of the Services. 

3. Limitation of Liability

We will not be liable for any direct or indirect damages, to you or any third party, which could result from your using or being unable to use the Services. 

The Services may contain links to other web sites or services. Links are provided for your information only. We have no control over any third-party websites and are not responsible for the availability or content of these third-party services. 

4. Content

Intellectual property rights of the content available on the Services are the exclusive property of the EPFL and its licensors. This includes rights to all software associated with the Services. Nothing in these Terms of Use constitutes a transfer of any intellectual property rights.

In particular, all materials published on the Services (including, but not limited to design, layout, appearance, logos, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the “Content”) are protected by copyright and are owned by the EPFL or the entity credited in the Content. You agree to abide by all copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services. 

Any reproduction, modification, adaptation, translation, transformation, dissemination, integration into another site or service, or other form of re-use of any kind is forbidden without the explicit, written pre-approval by the EPFL. We reserve the right to pursue legal action concerning any unauthorized use of any elements of the Services. 

We will use our best efforts to ensure the information provided by the Services is accurate. However, we cannot guarantee that the information is accurate or completely up to date, and we accept no liability for any losses or damages that may arise from relying on this information. The information may change at any time without notice. 

5. License

The EPFL grants you a worldwide, limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Services for your personal, non-commercial use, and to display the content on your computer screen or on other devices (such as smartphones or tablets), subject to the compliance with these Terms of Use. All other uses are prohibited without our prior written consent.

6. Registration and Accounts

The Sites may allow or require you to register and create an account in order to allow you to use and to personalize the use of the Content, such as recording materials you have read and storing results of quizzes and exercises you take; an account also will allow you to receive notifications when new Content is published. The access to your account is secured by a username and a password.

You may not communicate your login information with any third party. You are solely responsible for any use of your login information, including by third parties. In case of abuse or any concern about abuse, you must immediately inform the EPFL. It is your responsibility to log out from the Sites at the end of your use.

The e-mail address used to register an account may be used by the EPFL to communicate with you in any case the EPFL would consider useful and at its sole discretion.

The EPFL may block, terminate or suspend your account or ability to use or access the Sites, in whole or in part, without notice and at all time, at the sole discretion of the EPFL.

7. Personal Information

By using our Services, you agree that we may collect, process and use personal data about you. Such information collected through the Services shall only be used in accordance with the relevant Privacy Policy, available specifically at www.extensionschool.ch/privacy-policy and www.thats-ai.org/privacy, the terms of which are hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use.

8. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any part thereof shall exclusively be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss law. 

The sole place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with these Terms of Use and/or the use of the Services is Lausanne, Switzerland. 

Last updated: January 15, 2021

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