Terms and Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

What’s in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our website www.europeanpancreaticclub.org (our site).

Some of these terms are “member-specific” and therefore only apply to you if you have or plan to register with us as a member of our site.  The rest of these terms are general and therefore apply to anyone and everyone who is using our site.

Here is a quick access list of all the topics covered in these terms:

 

Who we are and how to contact us

By using our site you accept these terms

There are other terms that may apply to you

Member-specific terms:

  • What does it mean to be a member of our site?
  • Registering as a member
  • You must keep your membership details safe

General terms:

  • We may make changes to these terms and/or our site
  • We may suspend or withdraw our site
  • How you may use material on our site
  • Do not rely on information on this site
  • We are not responsible for websites we link to
  • User-generated content is not approved by us
  • Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you
  • How we may use your personal information
  • Uploading content to our site
  • Content standards
  • Rights you are giving us to use material you upload
  • We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them
  • Rules about linking to our site
  • Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

Who we are and how to contact us

www.europeanpancreaticclub.org is a site operated by the European Pancreatic Club. Our registration is pending in Austria. Currently Prof. Matthias Löhr, Secretary of the European Pancreatic Club is responsible for the content on this website. All correspondence should be directed to: Prof. Matthias Löhr, European Pancreatic Club (EPC), c/o House of European Gastroenterology, WIckenburgg 1, 1080 Vienna, Austria. We will publish our VAT number as soon as the club has been registered.To contact us, please email info@europeanpancreaticclub.org

We are a not-for-profit organization regulated by the Landespolizeidirektion Wien, Referat Vereins-, Versammlungs-, und Medienrechtsangelegenheiten.

By using our site you accept these terms

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our site.

Our site is only for adults, it is not suitable for minors. So, each time you use our site you represent to us that you are an adult.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.

There are other terms that may apply to you

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy. See further under How we may use your personal information.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

MEMBER-SPECIFIC TERMS

What does it mean to be a member of our site?

Membership of our site is open to anyone with an interest in the pancreas.

If you are a registered member, you can access the “member” pages on our site and materials and information which is not otherwise available to the public on our site. 

A full list of the other member benefits are available here:  [INSERT].  This list is provided for indicative purposes only as the list of available benefits may change from time to time. Other benefits are discounts on fees to attend EPC-related events.

Any such change shall in no way give rise to any liability on our part, nor shall it make you eligible for any refund (in whole or in part) of your membership fee.

Information about the membership options we offer (and the related membership fees) are set out here.  All of our prices include VAT (or the relevant local equivalent) and are in Euros.

We have a relationship with local pancreatic associations and any membership fees will (if and where relevant depending on the type of membership selected) be shared with the appropriate participating pancreatic association (on terms as agreed separately between us and them).

Registering as a member

If you choose to register on our site as a “member”, we will ask you to provide us with certain information about you, such as your full name and your email address. You must complete all of the mandatory fields on the membership registration form. That information must be true, complete and current, and you must ensure that you keep it up to date. You may not create an account with us using an assumed name or someone else’s identity.

We may request proof of identity and age and have the right to cancel your membership at any time in the event that we become aware that you have not provided us with information which is true, complete and/or current.

Paying for your membership

All payments must be made upfront. No financial information is kept by us and all payment transactions are processed outside of our site by SixPayment.

To cancel your membership, please contact us at info@europeanpancreaticclub.org. You can cancel your membership at any time and you will continue to have access to the membership benefits until the end of your paid-up membership period.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, membership fees are non-refundable and we do not provide refunds or credits. 

You must keep your membership details safe

You will choose a username and password, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any username or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your username or password, you must promptly notify us at info@europeanpancreaticclub.org.

GENERAL TERMS

We may make changes to these terms and/or our site

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We may update and change our site from time to time to reflect changes to our offering, our users’ needs and our business priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Do not rely on information on this site

The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

User-generated content is not approved by us

This website may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our site or any content on it.

We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with: use of, or inability to use, our site; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.  In particular, we will not be liable for: loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

How we may use your personal information

We will only use your personal information as set out in our Privacy Policy.

Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out below.

You warrant that any such contribution complies with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our site a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in Rights you are giving us to use material you upload [INSERT AS LINK].

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out below [INSERT AS LINK TO CONTENT STANDARDS].

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

Content standards

Whenever you upload content to our site or make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with these content standards.

You must ensure that you have all the necessary rights to use uploaded content and to share it with us and with other users of our site, and you must ensure that such content does not contain anything:

  • which is a trade secret or otherwise confidential; or
  • which is unlawful, offensive, obscene, defamatory or which tends to promote discrimination on the basis of a characteristic protected by law; or
  • in any way breaches the intellectual property rights of a third party or their right to privacy.

You must deal with other users of our site fairly and with professionalism and you must not use our site for junk mail, spam, or pyramid or similar or fraudulent schemes.

Rights you are giving us to use material you upload

When you upload or post content to our site, you grant the following rights to use that content:

  • you grant us a royalty-free transferable worldwide perpetual licence to use, store, publish and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties; and
  • you grant the users of our site a royalty-free transferable worldwide perpetual licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

Content is moderated by us and therefore there is no guarantee that it will be published on our site.

We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Rules about linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Content Standards set out above.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact info@europeanpancreaticclub.org.

Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by Austrian law. You and we both agree that the courts of Vienna will have exclusive jurisdiction except that if you are not a resident of Austria, then you may also bring proceedings in the country in which you are resident.

If you are a business, these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by Austrian law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Vienna