Terms of Use

“BioContact Project” (hereinafter referred as “BioContact”) – a Partnership of the International Hellenic University for the Msc in Bioeconomy: Biotechnology and Law with the University of Leiden, Netherlands and Perseus Company, Belgium  – has created the website https://biocontact.ihu.edu.gr/ in order to provide information and services to its users.

The use of this website is subject to the terms and conditions set out below. The use of this website raises a presumption that visitors/users have studied, understood and accepted all the terms and conditions of the website. In case the visitors/users do not agree with the terms and conditions of use of this website, they should not use its services and content.

The present terms of use can be revised and updated at any time and without prior notice. Please, check regularly the terms of use of this website, as the continuous use implies that you accept these changes.

The present terms of use are valid only for the website owned and operated by “BioContact” and not for information collected through any other website or for practices of other companies, which “BioContact” does not control.

Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights

The content of this website, except for the explicitly mentioned exceptions (third party intellectual property rights), which – indicatively– contains texts, graphics, images, drawings, videos, sounds etc. (hereinafter content) is intellectual property of “BioContact” and is protected by the applicable national, EU and international law.

“BioContact” shall retain all the intellectual property rights related to the content and all the copies created based on it.

All the product names mentioned in this website are trademarks of “BioContact”, except for trademarks that are indicated to be owned by other companies.

All logos and trademarks of “BioContact” cannot be used or reproduced without the previous written consent of “BioContact”.

The content of this website is available to its visitors/users for personal use. The content is subject to alterations without previous notice, at the discretion of “BioContact”. Upon acceptance of the terms of use, the non-commercial use of the website and its content is permitted. For any other type of use or reproduction, the written permission of “BioContact” is needed.

Any further products or services mentioned in the electronic pages of this website that bear trademarks of the respective organizations, companies, partners or associations, are considered their own intellectual and industrial property and thereafter, the abovementioned entities take responsibility for them.

All information provided to “BioContact” by the users of this website (including, but not exclusively, personal data, know-how, comments, ideas, questions, techniques, fragments, or other relevant data) is not considered confidential.

“BioContact” may disclose, copy and use all or part of such information for any purpose without limitation. In no case will “BioContact” prevent the use of such information for the objective of developing, construction and promotingits products.

Any questions related to reproduction rights of the content of this website, as well as to applications for approval of content reproduction, should be sent via e-mail to the following electronic address biocontact@ihu.edu.gr.

Limitation of liability of “BioContact” – Disclaimer

The content of this website is available “as it is” and “BioContact” does not provide any guarantees, explicit or not, related to the integrity, accuracy, timeliness, marketability, non-violation or appropriateness of this content for any use, implementation or purpose.

“BioContact” under all circumstances, including negligence, is not liable for any damage visitors/users may suffer while browsing pages, services, choices and contents of the website, which they choose to do on their own initiative and being aware of the present conditions. Furthermore, “BioContact” does not guarantee that pages, services, choices and contents shall be provided without interruption, without errors, that mistakes shall be corrected or that answers shall be provided to all question asked. Similarly, “BioContact” does not guarantee that this website or other related websites or servers, through which the content is made available to visitors/users, are provided without “viruses” or other harmful components. The cost of possible repairs or services is undertaken explicitly by the visitors/users and not by “BioContact”.

Links to Third Party websites

The website can provide the possibility to access third party websites through appropriate links. These links have been placed explicitly for the convenience of visitors/users of the website of “BioContact”, while, the websites to which they refer, are subject to the respective terms of use. The placement of links is not indication of approval or acceptance of the content of the corresponding websites by the managing director of “BioContact”, who is not held responsible for their content, their privacy policies or the accuracy of materials existing there. If visitors/users of “BioContact” decide to visit third party websites, through links provided by “BioContact”, they accept to do so on their own responsibility.

Governing law and other conditions

The abovementioned conditions and terms of use of the website, as well as any amendments or changes are governed by the national, EU law and the relevant international treaties. In case a provision of the above conditions is found to be contrary to the abovementioned legal framework, it shall automatically lapse and be removed, without affecting other provisions. The present conditions constitute the overall agreement between “BioContact” and the website visitors/users and bind nobody but them. No amendment of these conditions shall be taken into account and shall not be consider part of this agreement, unless it has been expressed in writing and it has been incorporated into this agreement.

It is hereby explicitly agreed that any disputes arising out of the implementation of the present provisions and the general use of the website by visitors/users, in case they are not resolved amicably, they shall be governed by Greek law and fall within the jurisdiction of the courts of Thessaloniki.

If you wish to contact the operator of the website, we kindly request that you send an email to biocontact@ihu.edu.gr. Furthermore, in case you have come across any issues related to the content of the website involving legal or ethical matters, especially in relation to its reproduction and the use of intellectual property rights, please notify us at biocontact@ihu.edu.gr

Responsible for the Website:
Dr. Savvas Genitsaris
School of Economics, Business Administration & Legal Studies
International Hellenic University
14th km Thessaloniki – N. Moudania
Thermi, Greece
Tel: +30-2310-807538
E-mail: biocontact@ihu.edu.gr

Edition: June 2019