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This page states the "Terms and Conditions" under which you may use Expertbase as an expert posting your own or other people's professional profiles - or as a visitor. Please read this page carefully. If you do not accept the Terms and Conditions stated here, do not use www.expertbase.org (the "website") and its service. By using this website, you are indicating your acceptance to be bound by the terms of these Terms and Conditions. "The Knowledge Brokers", owners and operators of "Expertbase" ("The Company") may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by updating this page. You are advised to visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions, because they are binding on you. The terms "You" and "User" as used herein refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing this website for any reason.
Use of Material
The Company authorises you to view and download a single copy of the material on www.expertbase.org (the "website") for your personal and noncommercial use.
The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other "Material", are protected under international copyright, trademark and other laws. All Material is the property of the Company or its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on this website is the exclusive property of the Company and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. Unauthorised use of the Material may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. You must retain all copyright, trademark, service-mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Material on any copy you make of the Material. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, publicly perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The use of the Material on any other website or in a networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.
You shall not copy or adapt the HTML code and or scripts that the Company creates to generate its pages. All codes are protected by the Company's copyright.
Acceptable Site Use
General Rules: Users may not use the website in order to transmit, distribute, store or destroy material (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) in a manner that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.
Website Security Rules: Users are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the website, including, without limitation, (a) accessing data not intended for such user or logging into a server or account which the user is not authorised to access, (b) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorisation, (c) attempting to interfere with service to any user, host or network, including, without limitation, via means of submitting a virus to the website, overloading, "flooding", "spamming", "mailbombing" or "crashing", (d) sending unsolicited e-mails, including promotions and/or advertising of products or services, or (e) forging any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or newsgroup posting.
Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. The Company will investigate occurrences which may involve such violations and may involve, and co-operate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users who are involved in such violations.
The Website may be used only for lawful and intended purposes by individuals seeking engagements and other information and Clients seeking experts. The Company specifically prohibits any use of the website, and all users agree not to use the website, for any of the following:
- Posting any incomplete, false or inaccurate biographical information or information which is not your own accurate CV (living individual seeking consulting or other engagements).
- Deleting, revising or discrediting any material posted by any other person or entity.
- Using any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this website or any activity being conducted on this site.
- Taking any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this website's infrastructure.
- If you have a password allowing access to a non-public area of this website, disclosing to or sharing your password with any third parties or using your password for any unauthorised purpose.
- Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, using or attempting to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search this website other than the search engine and search agents available from the Company on this website and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Google Chrome, Apple's Safari, Microsoft Edge).
- Attempting to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software comprising or in any way making up a part of the website.
Note of Changes
As a user, you are responsible for your own communications and are responsible for the consequences of your posting. You must not, and by using this website you agree not to, do the following things: post material that is copyrighted, unless you are the copyright owner or have the permission of the copyright owner to post it; post material that reveals trade secrets, unless you own them or have the permission of the owner; post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others; post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another user or any other person or entity; post a sexually-explicit image or statement; post advertisements or solicitations of business, post chain letters or pyramid schemes; impersonate another person; or post material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots or other computer programming routines or engines that are intended to damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or information.
The Company does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of communications posted by users or endorse any opinions expressed by users. You acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other users will be at your own risk.
The Company acts as a passive conduct for the online distribution and publication of user-submitted information and has no obligation to screen communications or information in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by users. If notified by a user of communications which allegedly do not conform to these Terms and Conditions, the Company may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. The Company has no liability or responsibility to users for performance or nonperformance of such activities. The Company reserves the right to expel users and prevent their further access to the website for violating the Terms and Conditions or the law and the right to remove communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive. The Company may take any action with respect to user-submitted information that it deems necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion if it believes it may create liability for the Company or may cause the Company to lose (in whole or in part) the services of its ISPs or other suppliers.
By submitting content to any public or non-public area of the website, including message boards, forums, contests and chat rooms, you grant the Company and its affiliates the loyalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licenseable (through multiple tiers), non-exclusive right (including any moral rights) and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, communicate to the public, perform and display the content (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed, for the full term of any rights that may exist in such content. You also warrant that the holder of any rights, including moral rights in such content, has completely and effectively waived all such rights and validly and irrevocably granted to you the right to grant the license stated above. You also permit any subscriber to access, display, view, store and reproduce such content for personal use. Subject to the foregoing, the owner of such content placed on the website retains any and all rights that may exist in such content.
Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our servers in The Federal Republic of Germany. The laws on holding personal data in Germany may be less stringent than elsewhere but Expertbase will hold and transmit your information in a safe, confidential and secure environment. Expertbase will never sell or rent your personal information to third parties except as described in the Privacy Commitment. If you object to your Information being transferred or used in this way please do not register or apply.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration, whether or not authorised by you. You agree to immediately notify the Company of any unauthorised use of your registration or password.
www.expertBase.org is the virtual venue of Expertbase. This website acts as a venue for people to post profiles and does not necessarily screen or censor the information offered. The Company is solely involved in the actual transaction between expert seekers and expertise suppliers. As a result, the Company maintains high control over the quality, safety or legality of the postings, the truth or accuracy of the listings.
Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, Expertbase cannot and does not confirm that each user is who one claims to be. Because we do not and cannot be involved in user-to-user dealings or control the behaviour of participants on the website, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release the Company (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code d1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favour at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."
The Material may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Company makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the website or the Material. The use of the website and the Material is at your own risk. Changes are periodically made to the website and may be made at any time.
You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the form, content and accuracy of any Posting or material contained therein placed by you on the website. Expert who post their publicly viewable professional profile are solely responsible for their postings on the website.
The Company is not to be considered to be an employer with respect to your use of the website and the Company shall not be responsible for any employment decisions, for whatever reason made, made by any entity posting expert profiles on the website.
THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE WESITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WESITE AND ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MECHANISMS. IF YOUR USE OF THE WESITE OR THE MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, THE COMPANY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS.
THE WESITE AND MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. THE COMPANY, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS.