Terms and Conditions of use of the Weizmann Institute of Science Website

Dear Website user,

Welcome to the website of the Weizmann Institute of Science (hereinafter: “the Website” and “the Institute,” respectively). The Website is managed and operated by the Institute and contains a great deal of information about diverse fields, including links to sub-websites of the various units operating under the Institute and to the website of the Institute’s Alumni Organization. By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms and conditions of use of the Website (the “Terms of Use”). The Terms of Use constitute an agreement between you and the Institute, and you agree to the terms and conditions hereof, and affirm that you will use the Website in compliance with the provisions hereunder. The Terms of Use are binding upon you for all intents and purposes and you and/or any party acting on your behalf shall not have any allegation and/or claim and/or demand against the Institute and/or any party acting on its behalf, unless the Institute breached its obligations hereunder. If you disagree with any part of these Terms of Use, please leave the Website without using it and/or its services.

1. General

Since the use of the Website is subject to the Terms of Use, we ask that you read these Terms of Use carefully, and strictly abide by them. The information and contents appearing on the Website are being provided “as is,” and you shall not have any allegation, claim and/or demand against the Institute and/or any party acting on its behalf in respect of the Website’s features, limitations and/or its existing possibilities, or in relation to its compatibility with your needs and/or requirements.

2. Appropriate use of the Website

You undertake to conduct yourself responsibly when using the Website and to behave respectfully towards other visitors to the Website, the Website operators and towards any other party who might be offended by your use of the Website. The Website may be used solely for legal purposes. Should the Institute discover and/or suspect that you are misusing the Website, the Institute may, at its sole discretion, immediately block your usage of any of the services (or a portion thereof) being offered on the Website, without any prior notice.

3. Limitations of use / copyright and intellectual property right restrictions

These Terms of Use apply to the use of the Website and the content thereof. The term “Content” includes, but is not limited to, the databases, graphic design, information of every kind and type, including articles, reviews, data, information, analyses, assessments, whether in texts, pictures, video clips, software, computer database, and/or in audio form, which will be available for the use of the Website’s users, and any other item relating to the operation of the Website.

The copyrights and intellectual property rights to the services and Content contained in the Website, as well as trade-names and trademarks, are the property of the Institute and/or of third parties from whom the Institute acquired a usage license as required by law, unless otherwise expressly indicated. If you believe that the Website and/or the Content are in any way infringing copyrights owned by you, please notify us as soon as possible. Use of the Content is limited to personal use and you are prohibited from making any commercial use thereof, or of any portion thereof; you are prohibited from using or enabling others to use the Content in any other manner, whether commercially or otherwise, in violation of these Terms of Use, including:

  • altering, publishing, broadcasting, transferring, selling, disseminating or making any commercial use of the Content and/or any portion thereof;
  • disseminating, copying, reproducing, publicly displaying or delivering to any third party the Content and/or any portion thereof;
  • compiling an anthology, collection or database that shall contain Content using a computer application or any other means;
  • presenting Content in any manner whatsoever, which alters its design or eliminates and/or adds any content to it. Furthermore, you hereby undertake that, if you shall create a link referring to the Content, which is not a link to the Website’s home page, using a “deep link” and/or in any other way, such link shall be accompanied with reference to the Website’s home page. The Institute may order you to remove any link, including any such “deep link”, at its sole discretion. In such instance, the link that the Institute demanded be removed shall be immediately removed, and you shall not have any allegation, demand or claim against the Institute and/or against the Website in this regard;
  • creating a link from the Website or to the Website to any other website containing offensive content;
  • unlawfully hacking into material and/or computer files and/or injecting a computer virus into other computers and/or using or disrupting other computers in violation of the Computers Law, 5755 – 1995;
  • publishing any offensive content and/or content which might, in the Institute’s opinion, harm the reputation and good name of the Institute, its employees and/or any party acting on its behalf and/or of third parties and/or infringing upon the copyrights of the Institute, its employees and/or any party acting on its behalf and/or of third parties and/or infringing upon any other right of the Institute, its employees and/or any party acting on its behalf and/or of third parties.

4. Use of the Website

The services on the Website are for personal use only. You are not allowed to make any use of the Website for any commercial activity, unless you have received the prior written express consent of the Institute. You hereby undertake not to use the Website and/or its Content for any illegal purposes or for any purpose prohibited pursuant to these Terms of Use. The Institute reserves its right, without being obligated to do so:

  • to edit and/or remove any information from the Website that, according to the Institute's sole discretion, is in breach of these Terms of Use;
  • to take any actions against users who, according to the Institute’s sole discretion, are breaching the Terms of Use and/or are using the Website in a prohibited manner, including termination of the provision of services, blocking access to the Website and/or taking any legal proceedings.

The Institute shall not bear any liability for any damage that you might incur as a result of any wrongful use of the Website. You bear the full and sole liability for any such prohibited use made by you, and you hereby undertake to indemnify the Institute in respect of any damage incurred as a consequence thereof.

5. Services requiring registration

Some of the services on the Website require registration, and you might be required to furnish personal information during registration. If you do not furnish the requested information, which is required in order to complete your registration, you shall be unable to register for these services. By completing your registration, you are acknowledging that the data you furnish shall be retained and used by the Institute, subject to any applicable law. You may be required to select a username and password when registering for a service, which shall identify you when accessing the service. It is your responsibility to safeguard the confidentiality of your username and password in order to prevent misuse thereof. The Institute, at its absolute discretion, may decide not to allow you to use a service requiring registration. Without derogating from the above mentioned, the Institute may cancel your registration for a service, or block your access to such service, at its sole discretion.

6. The Website's contents

 Linked content and users' content

The Website displays links to content on other websites, as well as content originating from users of the Website. The Institute has no control over the content on other websites and/or over content being published by the Institute’s users, and the Institute is not making any representation in relation to such content. You hereby agree that, upon accessing any other website, you shall be subject to the terms of use and policies of such website, and the responsibility to abide by such terms of use applies solely to you. It is hereby clarified that the mere linkage to a website or presentation of content by a user does not infer sponsorship and/or agency relations and/or that the Institute is advocating and/or agreeing with any fact stated therein. The Institute is not guaranteeing that all links on the Website shall function properly and lead to an active website. The mere existence of a link on the Website to any other website does not infer that the content of the linked website is reliable, complete or up-to-date.

The Website might offer a search engine that shall enable you to locate information and content published on the Internet in general and on the Website in particular. A portion of the information and content referred to above is not published by the Institute or on its behalf, and the Institute is incapable of controlling or supervising the contents of such publicized subject matter.

7. Limits of liability and indemnity

Without derogating from that stated in these Terms of Use, it is hereby clarified that, as a fundamental condition to this agreement, you expressly agree that the usage of the Website is your personal responsibility. The Institute is not guaranteeing that your access and/or use of the Website shall be provided regularly, securely and without any delay and/or failure and/or error and/or disruption in performance, or that any particular result shall be obtained from use of the Website. The services on the Website are provided “as is,” without any liability, whether express and/or implied, except for liability that cannot be limited by law, but only to the extent such law applies to these Terms of Use or to a liability that the Institute has expressly assumed. The Institute shall not be liable towards you for any damage, whether direct and/or indirect and/or incidental and/or special and/or consequential; furthermore, the Institute shall not be held liable in respect of any loss, whether direct or indirect, that might be caused to a user and/or to any third party, in relation to any matter pertaining to and concerning the Website and/or the services, to the cancellation thereof, the restriction thereof or the discontinuance thereof. The Institute is not responsible or liable for any content that might be uploaded to the Website by its users, and any such uploading of information, including content that, by its very uploading, suffices to infringe upon rights of third parties, shall be at the sole responsibility and liability of the user.

The Website may offer software programs that may be downloaded to your personal computer and/or links to websites enabling you to download such software programs. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the Institute does not develop or test the quality of such software programs, and offering a link to them does not attest to their reliability and/or compatibility with your needs and/or your computer. The downloading of software programs to your computer shall be entirely and solely at your own responsibility, and the use thereof is subject to the licensing conditions included in such programs.

You hereby undertake to indemnify the Institute, its employees, managers or any party acting on its behalf, in respect of any damage, loss, loss of profit, payment or expense that might be caused due to a breach of these Terms of Use. You shall also be obligated to indemnify the above-mentioned parties in respect of any allegation, claim and/or demand that might be raised against them by any third party as a result of content that you furnished for publication on the Website, and as a result of links you created at the Website.

8. Safeguarding of your privacy

The data that you shall furnish when registering for the Website shall be safeguarded, subject to the statutory provisions and pursuant to the Website’s privacy policy.

9. Changes on the Website and discontinuance of the service

The Institute may change the structure, appearance and design of the Website from time to time, as well as the volume and availability of the services therein, at its sole discretion. Naturally, changes of this type are liable to involve disruptions and/or give rise to inconvenience. You shall not have any allegation, claim and/or demand against the Institute in respect of the implementation of such changes and/or in respect of disruptions that might occur due to the implementation of such changes.

The Institute may disconnect, restrict or discontinue the services on the Website at any time, including, but not limited, for the purpose of performing essential or immediate maintenance and/or set-up operations on systems serving the Website.

Without derogating from that stated above, the Institute may discontinue the services on the Website at any time, in whole or in part. Should the Institute decide to discontinue the provision of services, notice thereof shall be announced on the home page of the Website a reasonable period of time in advance. Upon discontinuance of services, the Institute shall retain the material and Content contained on the Website for a reasonable period, and subsequently, shall be allowed to delete such material and Content without retaining any backup thereof, and without issuing any further notice in this regard.

The Institute reserves its right to amend these Terms of Use from time to time, at its sole discretion. An amendment of these Terms of Use shall be implemented by an update thereof on the Website, and such amendment shall be binding upon you as of the date of such update on the Website. Your continued use of the Website shall constitute your agreement with the amended Terms of Use.

If you disagree with the amended and/or updated Terms of Use, as updated and/or amended from time to time, please exit the Website without continuing to use it and/or its services.

10. Applicable law and juristiction

Use of the Website shall be subject solely to the laws and regulations of the State of Israel. Any issue and matter deriving from this agreement and/or relating to the Website shall be deliberated by the competent courts in Tel-Aviv – Jaffa, who shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

 

 

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