Terms and conditions

Website Terms of Use
The website terms and conditions, together with the privacy statement ("Website Terms") set out the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.espghan.org (the "Site"), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these Website Terms carefully before you use the Site. Your access to and use of our Site is subject to these Website Terms. By using the Site you are deemed to have read and accepted and agree to be bound by the Website Terms. If you do not agree to the Website Terms, please refrain from using our Site.

Information About Us
www.espghan.org is a Site operated by the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) (we or us). ESPGHAN is an association as per articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code and was instituted in Geneva in 2012. The Society operates with its own administrative office based in Geneva, Switzerland. The ESPGHAN Annual Congress in 2021 is organised with the assistance of a service provider: Eurokongress GmbH, Schleissheimer Straße 2, 80333 Munich, Germany.

Accessing Our Site
Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our Site without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Site, or our entire Site, to users who have registered with us.

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, and 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 opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.  

Intellectual Property Rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights contained within our Site, and of the material published on it. These works are protected by intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to copyright, trademark rights and database rights. All such rights are reserved.

You may store on your personal computer or print copies of extracts from these pages for your personal and non-commercial use only, but our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Site must always be acknowledged.

You may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our Site. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

You must not use any part of the materials on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors. Any unauthorised use of the materials contained on the Site may constitute intellectual property infringement.

You may not "mirror" or cache information provided on this website without prior written permission from ESPGHAN. If you print, copy or download any part of our Site in breach of these Website Terms, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

We may revise the Website Terms at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Site.

In the event of queries regarding paying for membership, please contact the ESPGHAN Office, at office@espghan.org or telephone: +41 22 9000 401

Reliance on Information Posted
Every effort has been made to ensure that information supplied on this Site is accurate, but ESPGHAN cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions therein, nor for the consequences of these or for any loss or damage suffered by users of any of the information published on any of these pages.

We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. Furthermore, whilst ESPGHAN endeavours to keep the site up to date, information published may be out of date and readers should check with office@espghan.org before relying on this information.

Our Site Changes Regularly
We aim to update our Site regularly and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our Liability
The material displayed on our Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions, or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

• all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute; and

• any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, 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 of goodwill;
- wasted management or office time; and

• for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for gross negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Viruses, Hacking and Other Offences
You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under applicable criminal law. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to Our Site
Other organizations are permitted to link to our home page (www.espghan.org) without seeking specific permission provided it is done in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, and is not defamatory.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our Site other than that set out above, please address your request to office@espghan.org

Links from Our Site
Where our Site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Online Payments
Prices and Payment All prices indicated on our Site are in Euro (EUR). Users are enabled to make payments electronically to ESPGHAN by MasterCard (incl. MasterCard Secure Code) and VISA (incl. Verified by VISA). Any transaction fees will be charged to the user directly by the payment instrument provider. If payments are made via bank transfer, any bank charges will be charged to the user. All prices displayed on our Site are inclusive of VAT.

By confirming a transaction, the user agrees that the price will be charged directly to his/her credit card.

Payment Mechanism
The payment will be handled via the payment instrument provider. ESPGHAN will not store, process, or even have access in any way to the user's payment data for any transactions made via the payment instrument provider. The security of transactions is guaranteed by the Secure Socket Layer standard (SSL).

You agree to pay the price applicable to the chosen service (educational event, membership renewal/payment) and will not hold ESPGHAN liable for any charge related to your payment. All credit card information is protected. ESPGHAN guarantees not to duplicate, store, save, capture or intercept payment instruments related information such as credit card numbers, expiry date, holder name, card summary (last 4 digits), card BIN (6 first digits), card type, issuer, issuing country, CVV codes, passwords entered into the payment interface.

The user's credit card information will be transferred to the payment provider as secured data to the payment instrument provider’s server.

ESPGHAN will retain a copy of records related to completed transactions for accounting and auditing purposes only. These records will exclusively reflect the status and amount of the respective payments.

The payment interface provider will assure compliance with the relevant Swiss laws and regulations.

As a user, you hereby authorize and agree that the payment instrument provider shall debit (whether directly or indirectly via a third-party payment service provider, subject to that third-party service provider’s terms of use) your payment card of the amount of the price as stated on our Site.

In order to enable the payment interface provider to comply with applicable laws, ESPGHAN and/or the payment interface provider is/are entitled to request from any user the details, background of the transaction and/or the identity of the beneficial owners of any transaction processed through the Site.

Cancellation and Refund
If you need to cancel/withdraw from a service after payment has been processed (educational event, cancellation of membership), you must notify the ESPGHAN Office who will consider the request relating to any monetary refund of the completed transaction, based on assessment of the individual reason and manner of cancellation. A formal right to refund is however excluded. For any cancellations/withdrawals relating to the ESPGHAN Annual Congress, please contact our service provider: Eurokongress GmbH, Schleissheimer Straße 2, 80333 Munich, Germany.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
The Swiss courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Site. These Website Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Switzerland.

Your Concerns
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact the ESPGHAN Office via office@espghan.org.

Thank you for visiting our site.