Terms and Conditions

applicable to ParadigMS Private Foundation Digital Platform Last update: 9 October 2020

Article 1 - Contact data

LAUREA GROUP BV (further referred as LAUREA)
Office address: Silversquare EU, Square Meeûs 35, 1000 Brussels
Registered address: Moorsledestraat 140, 1020 Brussels
Belgian Crossroads Bank for Enterprises: BE0682 428 751

E-mail: secretariat@paradigms.foundation

Article 2 – Mandate

LAUREA has been mandated by the ParadigMS Private Foundation (further referred as ParadigMS) to host, build and manage its digital platform that is hosted on the following URL: www.paradigms.foundation.

Contact details of ParadigMS
ParadigMS Private Foundation
Postal address: ParadigMS, Silversquare Europe attn. LAUREA BV, Square Meeûs 35, B- 1000 Brussels
Belgian Crossroads Bank for Enterprises: BE0633545305
E-mail: secretariat@paradigms.foundation

Article 3 - Definitions

The concepts, hereafter marked with a capital letter, in these terms and conditions have the following meaning:

  • Learning materials: concern a slide deck (PDF of a Microsoft Powerpoint), a recorded webcast, a recorded live webinar, a PDF document of a scientific article, an e-learning module, an e-newsletter or any other electronic media posted on the ParadigMS digital platform.
  • General Terms and Conditions: the general terms and conditions articles 1 up to 10 that relate to the use of the ParadigMS digital platform.
  • Platform: the digital platform hosted and provided for by LAUREA, mandated by ParadigMS) to offer learning materials to interested professionals.
  • Privacy Policy: Privacy & Cookie Policy of the Platform.
  • Visitor: each natural person who visits the Platform without having created a user account.
  • User: each natural person who creates a user account on the Platform and thereby gets access to all Learning materials.

Article 4 – The Platform

LAUREA offers Learning materials on different aspects of multiple sclerosis via the Platform.

To get access to the majority of the Learning materials, Visitors need to create a user account. By creating a user account and signing-in their user account, Visitors become Users.

With the help of the data and preferences given by the User, the Learning materials are offered to the User.

A limited number of Learning materials are also available to Visitors.

In addition, the Platform allows Users to comment and post messages (e.g. questions, links to relevant third-party information or comments in discussion).

Posting of any message needs to be in line with the rules of conduct of the Platform as explained in detail in Annex 1, which constitutes an integral part of these General Terms and Conditions.

By using the Platform as a Visitor, the Visitor acknowledges explicitly to have read and accepted these General Terms and Conditions.
By registering as User and / or using the Platform, the User acknowledges explicitly to have read and accepted these General Terms and Conditions.

These General Terms and Conditions may not contain any deletion and have priority over all others. They can always be consulted on the Platform. Each derogation on the General Terms and Conditions must be agreed upon in writing.

Article 5 - Object

Each User who wishes to use the Platform, will have to submit certain personal data while registering / using the Platform, so the Platform can pursue its objective for the legitimate interest of LAUREA, as mandated by ParadigMS, in the framework of the execution of its activities.

All Learning materials provided to Users via the Platform are exclusively for educational purposes. All Learning materials have been created with the usual care of an educational foundation.

Article 6 - Account

The Account is a user account made available to the User via a username and password.

The Account remains the property of LAUREA, mandated by ParadigMS. Users only hold a right of access to the Platform, through an Account provided to the User.

To create an Account, Visitors must enter the following information:

  • First name, last name
  • Organisation name
  • Country
  • Professional address
  • Phone (non-obligatory)
  • Email address
  • Profession
  • Are you an active health care practitioner in clinical practice: YES/NO

Once an account has been created, Visitors become Users.
The User needs to confirm his email address and create a password to activate the account.

The Account and the User’s personal details are managed solely via the Platform.

The Account name (or login) and password allow the User to access the Platform.
The email address allows LAUREA, mandated by ParadigMS, to communicate with the User, to manage and monitor the Account, and to send User’s information relating to the Platform and ParadigMS’ activities.

The Account must respect the following rules as a minimum:

  • Personal and professional details must be accurate, verifiable, complete and up-to-date.
  • A valid personal or professional email address must be provided.
  • Users agree not to use intermediary servers (also called proxies), whether for Account
  • registration or connecting to the Account.
  • Automatic Account creation and/or Account creation using a false or fraudulent identity is strictly prohibited.

After registration of the Account, Users are able to provide further information to complete their profile and to enhance the user experience of the Platform, such as but not limited to subject matter preferences.

If any of the User information changes, such as the e-mail address, the User should either update their account accordingly or inform LAUREA as soon as possible.

Article 7 - Intellectual property rights - Right of use

All intellectual property rights that belong to the Platform (as well as possible adjustments and / or extensions) are held by and remain with LAUREA. All intellectual property rights that belong to the Learning materials available on the Platform (as well as possible adjustments and / or extensions) are held by and remain with ParadigMS.

Trademarks, logos, images, pictures, animations, videos and texts on the Platform are the intellectual property of ParadigMS and cannot be reproduced, used, published, distributed, sold or shown without the explicit, previous and written authorization of LAUREA, mandated by ParadigMS.

The User acknowledges this fact.

LAUREA delivers a non-exclusive right to the User to use the Platform in agreement with this General Terms and Conditions.

For the User, this right of use begins at the moment that the User registers and / or commissions the Platform.

If the User violates these General Terms and Conditions or its annexes and / or erroneously uses and / or misuses the Platform, LAUREA reserves the right to immediately deny the access or the use of the Platform by the User and / or to block him / her or to delete him / her, without a prior notice being necessary.

LAUREA and ParadigMS reserve the right to take any legal action it feels appropriate to protect its interest in respect to the protection of its intellectual property rights.

LAUREA may, at its own discretion, introduce innovations to the Platform. LAUREA will inform the User in a timely manner of the processing of the updates and/ or upgrades insofar as these are important for the use of the Platform. This is always at the discretion of LAUREA.

Article 8 - Availability of the Platform.

LAUREA can, without prior notice, disable access to the Platform or limit its use, insofar as this is necessary for maintenance or adjustments or improvements to the Platform or for any other reason, without this causing any right on compensation for the User towards LAUREA.

Article 9 - Liability

LAUREA commits itself to a best-efforts obligation and does not guarantee any result with regard to effectively finding Learning materials.

The information on the Platform is of general nature. The information is not customized to personal or specific circumstances, and can therefore not be considered as a personal, professional or juridical advice to the User. The Courses are provided for educational purposes only.

LAUREA and ParadigMS make great efforts to ensure that the information provided is complete, correct, accurate and updated.

LAUREA does everything necessary to protect as good as reasonably possible the User’s data they have introduced in the Platform against loss, theft or unauthorized access. Despite these efforts, irregularities may occur in the information provided.

If the provided information contains inaccuracies or if any information on or via the Platform is unavailable, LAUREA will make the greatest possible effort to rectify this as soon as possible.

However, LAUREA or ParadigMS cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the information on the Platform or for direct or indirect damage resulting from inaccuracies in the information provided.

If Visitors or Users find inaccuracies and / or unlawful use in the information made available through the Platform, they can contact the administrator of the Platform. This is possible via the contact information mentioned in article 1.

The contents of the Platform (including possible links) can always, without notification or communication, be adapted, modified or complemented. LAUREA does not give guarantees for the good functioning of the Platform and can in no way be held liable for its wrong functioning or temporary (un)availability or for any form of direct or indirect damage that would result from the access or the use of the Platform.

Under no circumstances, directly or indirectly, in a particular or any other way, can LAUREA or ParadigMS be held liable for damage due to the use of this Platform or any other, particularly as a consequence of links or hyperlinks, including, without limitation, losses, work interruptions, damage to programs or other data on the computer system, damage of devices, software or other.

The Platform can contain hyperlinks to websites or pages of third parties (such as a payment module) or refer to these indirectly. The placement of links to these websites or pages does not implicate in any way an implicit acceptance of their contents. LAUREA declares expressly that it has no control over the contents or over other characteristics of these links / websites and can in no case be held liable for the contents or the characteristics thereof or for any other form of damage through their use.

The User acknowledges and accepts that the Platform can never be perfect or 100% free from imperfections and that not all imperfections will be (can be) repaired, although LAUREA will do everything in its power to do so.

Article 10 - Applicable law and competent court

This agreement between the parties is governed by the Belgian law. In the event of dispute and / or non-payment, only the courts of the juridical district of Brussels have jurisdiction.

Article 11 - Privacy Policy.

The Specific Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy of LAUREA is part of these General Terms and Conditions.

By using the Platform and/or providing personal data to LAUREA, the User agrees unconditionally and irrevocably with the stipulations of this Privacy & Cookie Policy. These are available for consulting on the Platform. Read this Policy carefully as it contains your rights and obligations as User with regard to the use of the Platform and LAUREA.

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