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These Terms of Use were last updated on 30 March 2021.

These general terms and conditions govern the use of and access to the website of EQUALS-EU, and the services made available to users at https://equals-eu.org (“this website” or the “Site”).

The Oslo Metropolitan University (hereinafter, the “OSLOMET”), responsible for this site, is domiciled at Pilestredet 46, 0167 Oslo, Norway. The project consortium members are listed at https://equals-eu.org/partners/.

Any questions regarding EQUALS-EU, the Site, our services or these terms should be addressed to the Project Coordinator via the contact form here.

The summary notes at the end of each paragraph in italics are only provided for guidance.

Use of this website and corresponding services by any user (“you” or “User”) entails full acceptance of these terms, our privacy policy and the general terms of OsloMET, and any specific conditions published on the website, incorporated to these terms by reference. Accordingly, users are recommended to read carefully these terms and conditions and any instructions shown on the website each time they access the site.

By accessing the site, you agree to these terms.

We reserve the right to modify or delete at any time and without notice any content, services and information that are published in this website, as well as limit or modify these terms and conditions. Any modification will take effect as from the date of publishing and will bind any user accessing the page subsequent to publication. These terms may be saved and printed by the user using the “Print” function of the browser.

We may change these terms and the content/materials of the web from time to time.

The authors and editors of third party documents published or linked in EQUALS-EU retain all rights in the same, and are protected by national and international copyright laws.

Failing any specific license terms, all posts will be deemed to be posted under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 content license.

The documents and document-metadata published by EQUALS-EU on the Site are distributed under the license indicated for each item (usually Creative Commons license). Unless otherwise indicated in this way, all other content, apart from visuals and illustrations, on EQUALS-EU site and platform is licensed under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license.

Any claims notified to us by users in relation to infringements of intellectual or industrial property rights relating to any of the content contained on this web site must be sent to the following e-mail address: equals-eu@gmail.com.

We do not guarantee the user the continued availability of EQUALS-EU platform or the supply of information or of the various services offered through it. As a result, users will not hold us liable for any damage or expense in the event of interruptions in the service, delays, malfunctions and, in general, any inconvenience whose origin lies in causes beyond the control of EQUALS-EU.

EQUALS-EU may not always be online.

We do not guarantee the use, results or infallibility of the contents provided over the website which, in all cases, are of an orientative and informative nature. This information was obtained from EQUALS-EU users as well as sources deemed to be reasonably reliable but should not be deemed infallible. This is so specifically taking into account the fact that EQUALS-EU does not control, supervise nor makes itself responsible for third party content, including dynamic content which may change over time, linked to from this site. All opinions, measures, downloads or actions of any nature adopted by the user will be exclusively at their own account and risk.

We do not guarantee that all the data on the site is correct. We are not liable for information not posted by us on this site.

OsloMET does not assume any liability arising from (a) use made by the user of the content of the Site and services; (b) the content and opinions published by third parties herein; (c) any activity that constitutes breach by the user or third parties of these terms; or (d) for any damages that may be caused to the users’ equipment due to possible computer viruses contracted by the user in browsing the website or for any other damages incurred due to their browsing.

We are not liable for third party users’ behaviour on the site.

OsloMET, as operator of EQUALS-EU, will only be liable for loss or damages incurred by the user as a consequence of accessing the website or using the contents or tools on the platform when such damages are attributed to fraud, wilful misconduct or gross negligence on the part of OsloMET.

We will only be liable for fraud, misconduct or gross negligence on our part.

We reserve the right to modify, replace, update, renew, impede or restrict access, interrupt, block, temporarily suspend or cancel definitively any service, supply of information or any other content, either with regard to a specific user or in general, in particular when notified by any third party or administrative or judicial authority of any actual or potential breach of third party rights.

We can change the site when we want and we will try to notify you in case that your content could infringe these terms.

Our site contains links to third party Internet sites. We make no representation whatsoever nor accept any responsibility about such sites nor have any control over them. Any third-party content or a link to a third-party site is for informational purposes only. Unless otherwise expressly established in each case, EQUALS-EU does not intervene, participate in or assume any guarantee regarding the services or products offered by third party providers that may be accessible through hyperlinks or advertisements. For linked documents, we only provide access as references and the user must comply with the relevant license conditions established for each document.

The portal links to other sites, but we are not responsible for their content. Please verify the relevant third party conditions before using this content.

The personal data that the User provides through the forms of the site or any other means will be integrated into EQUALS-EU databases for which the security measures legally provided for data retention are implemented. All information on the TARGETED-MPI Privacy Policy can be found here.

More information regarding the cookies used by the Website can be found here.

These terms and conditions are governed by Norwegian Law. The parties expressly accept that any conflict arising out of or in relation to the application, interpretation or performance of these terms and the use of the services will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts of Oslo, Norway.

If we have a dispute, these terms are subject to Norwegian Law and the dispute must be brought before the courts of Oslo, Norway.