Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

This website (the "Website") is provided by Coller Institute of Private Equity at London Business School (collectively "we" or "us"). These terms and conditions (the "Terms and Conditions") govern your use of the Website. If you are not willing to accept these Terms and Conditions you may not use the Website. Certain uses of the Website require registration. By registering with the Website, you are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. These Terms and Conditions ought to be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions contained in the Privacy policy where appropriate. We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions, and any other terms and conditions contained elsewhere on the Website, at any time. It shall be your responsibility to check regularly to ensure that you agree to any such amendments. If you do not agree to any changes that we have made, you should stop accessing the Website immediately.

Disclaimer

The Website is provided to you on an "as is" and "as available" basis without any representation, endorsement or warranty of any kind, express or implied (by law or otherwise). Accordingly, to the maximum extent permitted by law, we exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms. Specifically, we do not warrant: (1) that any functions on the Website will be uninterrupted or error free; (2) that the information on the website is correct, accurate and complete; or (3) that the Website or the server that makes it available, are free from bugs, defects or viruses. The views, expressions and opinions appearing on any interactive portion of the Website are the views, expressions and opinions of the contributors to our Website and are not the views, expressions and opinions of us as operator of the Website. We can give no assurances or warranties regarding the accuracy, currency or applicability of any of the contents in relation to specific situations and particular circumstances. As such, the contents should not be relied upon.

While we do not moderate content, and are not responsible for the content of any message or materials on our Website, we reserve the right, but are not obliged, to delete, move or edit messages or materials, including without limitation Contributions (as defined below), profiles, postings and messages that we in our sole discretion deem to violate these Terms and Conditions, or otherwise deem to be unacceptable. You shall remain solely responsible for the content of profiles, postings, messages and other materials you may upload to our Website. If you would like to make a complaint about anything on the Website or find offensive material being posted on the Website please email us at collerpe@london.edu We will remove offending messages where appropriate.

Registration

If you choose to register on this Website, you will be asked to enter ("Log-in details"). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of these Log-in details and must not allow anyone else to use these Log-in details. You must not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user of the Website to gain access to those parts accessible only to registered users. You must not maliciously create additional accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the Website, or other users nor pass yourself off as another user. You must immediately inform us of any unauthorised use of your Log-in details. This can be done by contacting us via email at collerpe@london.edu or write to us at Coller Institute of Private Equity, London Business School, Regent's Park, London NW1 4SA.

Content standards

The following content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Website ("Contributions"), and to any interactive services associated with our Website. You must comply with the spirit of the following standards which apply to each part of any Contribution you may make as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

Be accurate (where they state facts).
Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
Promote sexually explicit material.
Promote violence.
Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
Infringe any copyright, database right, trade mark or other intellectual property right of any other person.
Be likely to deceive any person.
Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
Promote any illegal activity.
Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
Be used for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
Contain any unauthorised advertising or promotional materials.
Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You warrant that your Contribution is original to you and will at all times comply with the Content Standards stated above. You confirm that you have the right to give us permission to use your Contribution for the purposes specified above and that you have obtained the consent of anyone who is identifiable in it, or their parent or guardian if they are under 16 years of age.

You confirm that we may contact you for verification or administrative reasons in relation to your Contribution. You will indemnify us against all claims, losses and damages arising as a result of any breach of this section on Content Standards.

By submitting your Contribution you hereby grant us a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence for us to use or authorise others to use your Contribution as necessary to facilitate the provision of the services offered on the Website. You also hereby waive any moral rights you may have in your Contribution.

Liability

In no event shall we be liable for any claims, penalties, loss, damage or expenses, howsoever arising, out of or in connection with your use of the Website, including, without limitation, direct or indirect loss, consequential loss or damage, loss of profit or goodwill, loss of data, loss arising from use or inability to use the Website, loss arising from any errors or omissions in the Website as a result of breach of contract, negligence, delict. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury caused by negligence or for any liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Indemnity

You will indemnify and defend us against all claims, liability, damages, costs and expenses, including legal fees, arising out of a breach of these Terms and Conditions or any use of the Website. Intellectual Property Rights Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on the Website (including without limitation photographs and graphical images) are owned by us or by our licensors.
You may view or download any part of the Website for private purposes, but you are not permitted, without our permission, to:

store the Website, or any part of the Website, for any other purpose;
print copies of the Website, or any part of the Website, for any other purpose;
reproduce copy or transmit the Website, or any part of the Website, in any way, for any other purpose or in, and/or, to any other medium. All other rights which are not specifically granted are reserved.

Use of material

Users are permitted to view and download the material on the Website for private purposes and reference material only.

Users are not permitted to use, reproduce, distribute, adapt, amend or exploit these materials for any other purpose or in any other medium or form, including for any revenue generating purposes.

Breach of Terms and Conditions

We will determine, at our absolute discretion, where there has been a breach these Terms and Conditions through your use of our Website. When a breach has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate which may include all, or any, of the following actions:

Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Website.
Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Website.
Issue of a warning to you.
Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
Further legal action against you.
Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken by us in response to breaches of these Terms and Conditions.

The responses described in these Terms and Conditions are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Service access

While we endeavour to ensure that the Website is normally available 24 hours a day, we shall not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. Access to the Website may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond our control.

Links to third party websites

The Website contains links (the "Links") to websites operated by parties other than us ("Third Party Websites"). We do not control Third Party Websites, and are not responsible for their content. The inclusion of the Links does not imply any endorsement of any products, information, materials or services offered or provided on Third Party Websites, or any association with their operators. You are solely responsible for evaluating the integrity of the operators of any Third Party Websites; the accuracy and completeness of any information contained on them, and the value and authenticity of any goods or services offered through them. Note that when you follow a Link to a Third Party Website you are leaving our Website and we give no guarantee that the Third Party Website will be available or is free from bugs, defects or viruses. We accept no liability with respect to any of the products, information, material or services offered or provided by any persons or other organisations listed on, or linked to, the Website.

Should you decide to contract with any such person or organisation, the contract will be directly between you and that other party. We will have no contractual involvement, and will not be liable to you in contract or otherwise for any losses or damages that you suffer in relation to and as a result of products, information, materials or services provided to you by any of these organisations. Links from Third Party Websites You may only create a link to the Website subject to our prior written consent.

Severability

If and in so far as any part or provision of the Terms and Conditions is or becomes void or unenforceable it shall be deemed not to be or never to have been or formed a part of the Terms and Conditions and the remaining provisions of the Terms and Conditions shall continue in full force and effect.

Privacy

If we gather any information about you then such information will be gathered and used by us in accordance with our Privacy policy

Waiver

No waiver by us of any breach by you of any of these Terms and Conditions shall constitute a waiver of any other breach, and no failure to exercise or partial exercise by us of any remedy shall constitute a waiver of the right subsequently to exercise that or any other remedy in part or in full.

Law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. All disputes arising from them shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.