Terms of Use

This website (2017.febscongress.org; the “Website”) is owned by The Federation of European Biochemical Societies.  We are a Registered Charity (Number 1149638) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (Number 08239097) registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is at 98 Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 0HZ, UK.

Use of this Website is subject to these terms of use.  If you do not accept these terms of use, you are not authorised to use or continue using this Website.

We may amend these terms of use at any time and the revised version will be effective immediately when it is displayed here.

If you have any comments or questions concerning these terms of use, please contact us by email at info@febs.org.

User Accounts

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at info@febs.org.

Intellectual Property

We own or are licensed to use all intellectual property rights in and to this Website, its content and all technical infrastructure relating to it.

Your Obligations

In accessing any part of this Website, you agree:

  • not to use this Website in such a way that disrupts, interferes with or restricts the use of this Website by other users;
  • not to upload, display or transmit any materials through this Website which are false, offensive, defamatory, threatening, obscene, unlawful or which infringe the rights of any other person anywhere in the world;
  • not to reverse engineer, decompile, copy or adapt any software or other code or scripts forming part of this Website or attempt to transmit to or via this Website any information that contains a virus, worm, Trojan horse or other harmful or disruptive component; and
  • not to change, modify, delete, interfere with or misuse data contained on this Website and entered by or relating to any third party user of this Website.

Unless we expressly notify you otherwise when you access particular material, material contained in this Website may be downloaded, viewed and printed for personal use or internal circulation within your organisation provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such material are removed in whole or in part.  Material contained in this Website may not otherwise be copied, reproduced or redistributed in whole or in part without our prior written consent.  In particular it must not be reproduced or exploited for commercial gain.  We reserve all other rights in this Website and its content.

Use of Your Information and Uploading Content to Our Website

If you supply us with personal details through this Website, you consent to us maintaining, recording, holding and using such personal data in accordance with our privacy policy.

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out under “Your Obligations” (above).

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

Unless we expressly agree otherwise, any content you upload to our Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content but, unless we expressly agree otherwise, in uploading the content you grant us and other users of the Website, a royalty-free limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of our Website.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Website if, in our opinion, your post contains content which is not acceptable.

The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

Owing to the nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that this Website or the websites to which it is linked will always be available to you.  You should ensure that you have appropriate protection against viruses and other security arrangements in place whilst using the Internet.

Although every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information on this Website was accurate at the time of publication, this Website and any information or other material contained in it are made available strictly on the basis that you accept it on an ‘as is’ and ‘as available’ basis.  Where you rely on any information or other material contained in this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and you accept that all warranties, conditions and undertakings, express or implied, whether by common law, statute, trade usage, course of dealings or otherwise in respect of this website are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

We exclude all liability whatever, to the fullest extent permitted by law, in respect of any loss or damage resulting or arising from any non-availability or use of this Website or of any other website linked to it, or from reliance on the contents of this Website or any material or content accessed through it.

Links from this Website are provided for information and convenience only and we have no control over and cannot therefore accept responsibility or liability for the content of any linked third party website.

This Website’s terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.  Any dispute arising out of the accessing or use of this Website or these terms of use shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

FEBS has twin commitments to high-quality publications and the promotion of molecular biosciences. As a charitable academic organization, FEBS uses income from the journals to fund its diverse activities, including support for the FEBS Congress.