Welcome to the EPFL Blue Brain Project’s (“BBP”) Portal (hereinafter referred to as “the Portal”) and to Blue Brain Project’s Webapp “The Real Neuron Challenge” (hereinafter also referred to as “BBP Real Neuron”).
Through BBP Real Neuron, BBP offers everyone from scientists, to STEM students, the challenge to visualize reconstructed and synthesized neurons and to decide if they can spot the differences between them.
If you do not agree with any of these Terms, please do not use the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron.
BBP may change the Terms at any time without prior notice, and your continued use of any of the Portal and of the BBP Real Neuron following any changes is an agreement by You to the change in Terms. BBP may change, suspend, discontinue, or remove any part of the Portal and of the BBP Real Neuron at any time, without prior notice, including the availability of the Portal and of the BBP Real Neuron feature, service or content, and You waive any right to receive specific notice of each such change. It is your responsibility to periodically review these Terms to stay informed of updates
Unless otherwise indicated, the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron is our proprietary property and this includes all source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, and graphics (collectively, the “Content”). The Content is provided on the Portal“AS IS” for your information and personal use only. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, no part of the Portal and of the BBP Real Neuron, and no Content may be copied, reproduced, aggregated, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted, distributed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited, without our express prior written permission.
You may not access or use the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron for any purpose other than that for which we make the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron available.
As a user of the Portal and of the BBP Real Neuron, you agree not to:
You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or other information regarding the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron (“Submissions”) that may be provided by You to us are nonconfidential and shall become our sole property. We shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any lawful purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you. You hereby waive all moral rights to any such Submissions, and you hereby warrant that any such Submissions are original with You or that You have the right to submit such Submissions. You agree there shall be no recourse against us for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any proprietary right in your Submissions.
The Portal may contain links to other websites (“third-party Websites”) as well as articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software, and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (“third-party Content”). We are not responsible for any third-party Websites accessed through the Portal or any third-party Content posted on, available through, or installed from the Portal, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices, or other policies of or contained in the third-party Websites or the third-party Content. If you decide to leave the Portal and access the third-party Websites or to use, buy or install any third-party Content, you do so at your own risk, and you should be aware these Terms no longer govern.
We cannot guarantee the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software, or other problems or need to perform maintenance related to the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron, resulting in interruptions, delays, or errors. We reserve the right to change, revise, update, suspend, discontinue, or otherwise modify the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron at any time or for any reason without notice to you. You agree that we have no liability whatsoever for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused by your inability to access or use the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron during any downtime or discontinuance of the Portal and the BBP Real Neuron.
These Terms and your use of the Portal and of the BBP Real Neuron are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland.
Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms shall be instituted exclusively in the competent courts of Lausanne, Switzerland.
THE PORTAL AND THE BBP REAL NEURON ARE PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS AND AS AVAILABLE BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PORTAL AND OF THE BBP REAL NEURON WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PORTAL AND IN THE BBP REAL NEURON AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE PORTAL AND WE WILL ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE PORTAL AND OF THE BBP REAL NEURON, (3) ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE PORTAL, (4) ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE PORTAL AND THE BBP REAL NEURON BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (5) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA OF THE PORTAL AND THE BBP REAL NEURON. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE PORTAL, ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY third-party PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL BBP, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE PORTAL AND THE BBP REAL NEURON. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BBP BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM HACKING, TAMPERING OR OTHER UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR USE OF THE PORTAL AND OF THE BBP REAL NEURON. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SECTION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF BBP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
THE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS WILL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.