(“Website”). This Agreement governs your right to access and use the Website and your access or use of the Website shall be deemed to be your agreement to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If you do not agree to any of the terms of this Agreement, please refrain from using or accessing the Website.
The Website is maintained by a team of independent science journalists (the “Contributors”) and is sponsored by the Sanex Institute.
The Website is owned by Colgate-Palmolive Europe Sarl, 13-15 Cours de Rive, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (“Us” or “We”). We and the Contributors together shall be referred to as the “Coordinators”. These terms are for the benefit of each Coordinator and any Coordinator may rely on these terms, including all disclaimers and limitations set out herein.
Access to the Website
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend any service we provide on the Website at any time without notice. We make no warranty about the availability of the Website and we will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or our entire site, only to users who have registered with us.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a login ID, password or any other piece of information for use on or access to the Website, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any login ID or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our sole discretion, we feel that you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms or if we have any security concern.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they fully comply with them.
Content and IP
The text, audio, images, photographs, graphics, descriptions, names, logos, trademarks, and all other material provided on or transmitted through the Website are collectively referred to as the “Content.”
The Website and all Content is our property or the property of our licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. All rights are reserved.
You may use the Content only for personal, private use and you have no other right to use the Content. You may not and nothing contained on the Website will be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any right to, use, reproduce, modify, transmit, display, publish, sell, create derivative works, publicly perform, or distribute by any means, method, or process whatsoever, now known or hereafter developed, any of the Content for commercial purposes. The use of any Content on any other World Wide Web site is not permitted without the prior written consent of the Coordinators.
Contributions to the Website
Users and other third parties may make certain contributions or submissions to the Website (including, without limitation, comments, opinions, blog entries, diaries, reviews, photographs, video, or other submissions of users/third parties (“User Postings”)). The Coordinators do not endorse and are not responsible for any User Postings and expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with such User Postings.
We respect, and expect users to respect fellow community members, and to comply with this Agreement. If you make any User Postings, you must comply with the following standards, including complying with the spirit as well as the letter of the standards:
(a) You must ensure that and you hereby warrant to us that (i) any User Postings are accurate (where they state facts); (ii) any User Postings are genuinely held (where they state opinions); and (iii) you have obtained any third party consents required.
(b) You must ensure that and you hereby warrant to us that any User Postings will not be:
• Abusive, defamatory, or obscene;
• Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading;
• In violation of any intellectual property, privacy or other right of another;
• In violation of any law or regulation;
• Offensive or inappropriate;
• Advertising, promotion, marketing or any form of solicitation that has not been authorised by us in
• Otherwise in breach of these terms.
We reserve the right to monitor and edit, modify or delete any User Postings (or portions thereof) which we, in our sole discretion, deem violate any of the above terms or which are otherwise not suitable for the Website in our sole discretion. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that material posted by you constitutes a breach of law or a breach of any of their rights of whatsoever nature.
By submitting any User Postings or other material to the Website you hereby agree that what you have submitted may be freely used by us worldwide, forever, and without payment to you. Any such User Postings or other material submitted by you will be non-confidential and non-proprietary.
You must not misuse the Website in any way, including by introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching these provisions, you may be committing a criminal offence and we reserve the right to report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
Links from Other Websites
We generally welcome links to our Website. You may establish a link to the Website, provided that the link does not state or imply any sponsorship or endorsement of your website or its contents by us or by any group or individual related to or affiliated with us. You must obtain our express written consent in order to use on your website any Content provided on this Website.
Links to Other Websites
Your use of the Website is at your own risk. We make no warranties or representations as to the Content and the Coordinators assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions therein.
We accept no responsibility to review, approve or moderate any User Postings or entries from the Contributors before they appear on the Website.
Any of the content or material on the Website may be out of date at any given time and the Coordinators are under no obligation to update such content or material.
The Website and the Content is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. All content and material on this Website is provided for generic information only. Such content and material does not constitute and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction and no action or inaction should be taken based solely on this information. Readers should consult with appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being. Further, the materials and content should not be used as a sole basis of diagnosis or choice of treatment or any advice in relation thereto. The materials are not exhaustive, and the materials do not set out all of the research and views in this area.
Exclusion of Liability
Without prejudice to any of the other terms in this Agreement, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we hereby expressly exclude:
(a) All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
(b) Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with the Website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the Website, including, without limitation any liability for:
• loss of income or revenue;
• loss of business;
• loss of profits or contracts;
• loss of anticipated savings;
• loss of data;
• loss or damage to equipment, systems, hardware, software or databases;
• loss or damage caused by any denial of service attack, viruses, trojans, worms or any other technologically harmful code or material; and
• for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising,
in each case whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable or if we have been made aware of the possibility of such loss or damage. This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or any other liability, if and to the extent such liability cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
General Compliance with Laws
All users shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations regarding use of the Website.
We may at any time change, modify, add to, replace all or part of the terms of this Agreement. It is your responsibility to review the terms regularly. Your continued use of the Website after any changes have been made to these terms shall constitute an acceptance by you of the new terms which shall be binding upon you.
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss law.
We are committed to respecting the privacy of our online visitors. The Privacy Statement sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.
For the purposes of the Swiss Federal Law on Data Protection of 1992, we are the data controller.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We may collect and process the following data about you:
• Data required for you to register with the Website and obtain your own login ID and password, including your name and email address;
• Data you provide in using certain services of the Website. For example, if you wish to leave comments on particular blog entries of interest, you may be required to provide your name and a valid email address;
• Data that you provide in responding to questionnaires, surveys or requesting further services from time to time;
• Information you provide when you contact us, including reporting problems or complaints;
• Details of your visits to the Website, including cookies, traffic data, location data, web logs and other communication data.
IP Addresses, Cookies and Web Logs
As with most websites, our servers automatically collect certain technical information such as your IP address, the date and time of your visit, and information about the browser you use. This information is used for system administration and to collect and report on aggregate information on visits to the site and users’ browsing patterns which does not identify specific individuals.
If you wish, you can set up your browser so that you do not receive any ‘cookies’ while visiting the site, but if you do so this may affect the performance of the site and you may not be able to use all the options otherwise available.
How Your Personal Information Will Be Used
We use the information held about you to provide you with the service offered on the Website, to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer and to notify you about any changes to our service. We may also track what online content you are interested in or use aggregate user information to assess general user interest in various products and services. We do this to focus our communications and provide you content and services we believe may be of interest to you. We also use the information you provide to ensure compliance with this Agreement.
We also use the information you provide about others to enable us to send them the online content you requested, for example, to send an article to a friend at your request.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We take very seriously our responsibility to maintain your privacy with respect to your personal information. We will share your information with other companies of the Colgate-Palmolive group, which may be located outside the EEA, including countries that do not provide an adequate level of data protection (e.g., Colgate-Palmolive Company located in the US), for purposes directly related to those detailed in the above section “How Your Personal Information Will Be Used”.
We may disclose your information to certain third party services providers in limited circumstances. We contract with other companies to provide certain services on our behalf, including hosting and email distribution. We provide these companies only with the information they need to perform their services. These service providers are restricted from using the information we provide in any way other than to provide services for us and they may not share or resell this information. Your information may also be transferred to a third party if we sell any relevant part of our business or related assets to that third party. We may disclose your information to a third party if we are under a duty to disclose or share any data by applicable law or to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce any term of this Agreement.
Except as described above, we will not share, exchange, sell or rent your email address with any other third parties without your permission.
You have a right to ask us to provide you with details of the personal data we hold about you to have any inaccuracies corrected. If you would like to do so, or if you have any other queries about this policy, please contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to ask us at any time not to use your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes and you will normally be given the option to object to use if you are not happy with this. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us using the contact details above.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
We may make changes to this Privacy Statement and any such changes shall be posted on this page and will be binding upon you upon your continued use of the Website.
The Website may from time to time, contain links to websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites are not required to comply with this Privacy Statement and will likely have their own policies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for handling of your personal data by these other websites. Please check the privacy policies of these websites to ensure you are satisfied before submitting any personal data to these websites.