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1. GENERAL

Please read these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Use") carefully as they apply to your access and/or use of any information, materials or features/functions included on this website and any subpages thereof ("b3i.tech"). By accessing b3i.tech, you acknowledge your agreement with and your understanding of these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not access or use b3i.tech.

The b3i.tech website is operated by B3i.

These Terms of Use are subject to amendments and changes at any time at B3i’s sole discretion. Your continued use of b3i.tech after we make changes is deemed to be your acceptance of those changes, so please check these Terms of Use periodically for updates.

2. LOCAL ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

b3i.tech is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where (by reason of that person's nationality, residence, citizenship or otherwise) the publication or availability of b3i.tech and its content is contradictory to local laws or regulations. Persons with respect of whom such restrictions or prohibitions apply must not access or use b3i.tech. You are accessing or using b3i.tech on your own initiative and you are solely responsible for compliance with the applicable local laws and regulations that apply to you.

3. GENERAL DISCLAIMER

THE MATERIAL AND INFORMATION ON B3I.TECH ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED. NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY IS MADE REGARDING CONTENT, FUNCTIONALITY, LINKS, OR COMMUNICATIONS AND NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO DEFECTS OR ERRORS OR CORRECTION OF THE SAME, COMMUNICATION INTERRUPTIONS OR INTERCEPTIONS OR LOSS OF DATA, OR THE ABSENCE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS ARE MADE.

In no event shall B3i, nor any of its members, be liable to any party for any cost or damages, including any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the access or use of, or the inability to access or use b3i.tech or any of its functions or features, including in connection with any browsing or downloading of any information, data, text, images, or other material accessible through b3i.tech or any website linked to or linking into b3i.tech.

It is the responsibility of the user of b3i.tech to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, reliability and usefulness of any opinions, services or other information provided. All information provided on b3i.tech is under the condition and understanding of it not being interpreted or relied on as legal, accounting, tax, financial, investment or other professional advice, or as advice on specific facts or matters.

4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Except as indicated otherwise, all intellectual property, especially copyright and trademark rights, and similar rights in the information, text, graphic images, logos, features or functions, and layout (including the "feel and look") contained on b3i.tech are the exclusive property of B3i, and may not be copied, reproduced, posted, transmitted or distributed, in whole or in part, in any form (electronic or written) without first having obtained B3i's express written consent (except for the below).

Nothing on b3i.tech should be construed as granting a license or any other right to use any copyrights, trademarks or logos. Moreover, the downloading or printing of any materials on b3i.tech will not result in the transfer, explicit or implied, of any rights. You may, however, download or print any pages from b3i.tech for personal, non-commercial use only, provided you do not remove any copyright or other proprietary right notice.

5. LINKS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT

The links from b3i.tech to other websites are provided for your information and convenience only.

The B3i does not assume any responsibility or liability with respect to any website linked from b3i.tech (or any website linking into b3i.tech), including its content and operation. B3i does not review or monitor such links. Some websites may be outside your country and subject to different regulators and rules.

A link from b3i.tech to another website (or a link from another website to b3i.tech) does not constitute a referral, endorsement, approval, advertising, offer or solicitation with respect to such website, its contents, or any products or services advertised or distributed through that website. B3i believes that the links provided to other publicly accessible websites, webpages, newsgroups, and other sources is legally permissible and consistent with the common, customary expectations of those who make use of the Internet.

Some of the content on b3i.tech may originate from third parties, not from B3i. Such content is generally labeled as third party content. B3i does not verify third party content and neither endorses nor rejects the same. B3i does not and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any third party content and assumes no liability in connection thereto.

6. PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

Please read these privacy terms carefully as they apply to your use of b3i.tech.

6.1 B3I.TECH

b3i.tech is operated by Zurich Insurance Company Ltd. on behalf of B3i. Accordingly, b3i.tech is primarily designed for potential consortium members and others persons (e.g., journalists) that are interested in the B3i. Conversely, given the different purpose of b3i.tech, only limited personal data is processed in connection with its operation. These privacy terms govern these instances of data processing on b3i.tech, but also other online topics related to privacy, e.g., the use of cookies.

6.2 PERSONAL DATA

B3i will not collect any personal data about you (e.g. your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) through b3i.tech unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g., by registration, survey or by sending us an email to a contact email address indicated on b3i.tech), you provide your consent, or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations.

6.3 TECHNICAL DATA

When you use b3i.tech, we automatically collect metadata about your browsing session such as your browser, the IP address of your computer, your internet service provider, the site from which you navigated to b3i.tech, the duration of your visit to b3i.tech and what type of device you are using (e.g. a computer, a smart phone or a tablet and the respective operating system). We also keep a record of the pages that you view during your visit. This information is used to improve the way in which our website operates, for statistical and systems administration purposes.

6.4. LINKS TO EXTERNAL WEBSITES AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLUG INS

b3i.tech contains links to other websites. B3i is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites.

b3i.tech uses social media plugins. They are displayed on our site with the logo of the corresponding social network. If you are logged into a social network (with your user credentials) when you visit b3i.tech, the respective network will automatically be notified of your visit to b3i.tech. The data processing associated with social media plugins is in the responsibility of the respective social media network, is subject to their privacy policies and outside the control of Zurich.

6.5 CONTACT

For any questions in connection with the privacy on b3i.tech, please contact us at info@b3i.tech.

7. SUBMISSIONS TO THIS SITE; MONITORING

Except as provided by law and subject to our privacy and data protection policy (see section above), all submissions or transmissions made to or through b3i.tech shall become the property of Zurich. Zurich reserves the right to use any material (e.g., any comment, idea, concept, technique or know-how) submitted for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, distribution, publication and posting.

Zurich is not obligated to monitor any submissions or transmissions to or through b3i.tech or any website to which b3i.tech links or that links into b3i.tech. Zurich, however, reserves the right to monitor the same, including any chat rooms or similar website features. You acknowledge that no obligation of any kind shall be attached to such information and that by submitting or transmitting such information, no confidential, contractually implied or other relationship is created between you and Zurich.

8. USER CONDUCT

When accessing or making use of any part of b3i.tech, you may not:

Post or transmit any unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, profane or otherwise objectionable information of any kind, including without limitation any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any national or international law;

Post or transmit any information or software which contains a virus, worm, trojan horse or other harmful component;

Interfere with the functioning of b3i.tech or restrict or inhibit any other user from using b3i.tech;

Post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute or exploit any information, software or other material obtained through b3i.tech for commercial purposes without the prior written consent of Zurich;

Post or upload content on b3i.tech, in which you don't own the respective rights. 

You will indemnify B3i for any costs or damages that B3i incurs as the result of any such inappropriate content per the above being uploaded by you.

ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DAMAGE THIS SITE OR UNDERMINE ITS OPERATION MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL OR CIVIL LAWS. B3i RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST ANY SUCH PERSON.

9. APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION

b3i.tech and any controversy or claim in connection with it is governed by the substantive laws of Switzerland, without reference to its principles of conflicts of laws. The exclusive place of jurisdiction is Zurich (City), Switzerland.

Last updated: 7th September 2017