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Terms and Conditions for Use of INSEAD Knowledge website

Welcome to INSEAD Knowledge website (the “Site”).

The Site is provided to you subject to these terms and conditions, which apply to all content available through the Site. By logging into the Site, the user agrees to and adheres to these terms and conditions in order to maintain access to INSEAD Knowledge website.

  1. Rules for online conduct

You agree to use the Site in accordance with all applicable laws and giving all consents necessary for the operation of the Privacy clauses below. The Site should be used by you solely as an end-user for your own personal use. It is strictly prohibited to use the Site for any commercial or professional purpose, including, without limitation, fundraising/soliciting for other non-profit organizations, sending unsolicited chain emails (SPAM), sharing and/or selling mailing lists generated from the directory. INSEAD reserves the right to exclude access to the Site to any user who appears, at INSEAD’s discretion, to be using the Site for any prohibited purpose.

  1. Intellectual property

The term 'Content' means any content, including (but not limited to) videos, audio clips, text, software, pictures, databases, and other features and information which INSEAD has made available as part of the Services, including content which you have uploaded to the Site in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. All Content on the Site (the “Site Content”), excluding Content which you have submitted, posted, or displayed through the Site (hereinafter “Your Content”), is the exclusive property of either INSEAD or its licensors and is protected by proprietary rights such as, without limitation, copyrights, patents, trademark rights, or trade secrets. All rights not expressly granted are reserved.

You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Your Content. By submitting, posting or displaying the Content you give INSEAD a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive licence to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on, or through, the Services. This licence is for the sole purpose of enabling INSEAD to display, distribute and promote the services.

  1. Use of Site Content

INSEAD hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for a limited duration at INSEAD’s discretion, revocable at any time without cause, to access, display, download as technically required for displaying, and print one copy of the Site Content on any single computer solely for your own personal use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way and that you keep all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. Printing pages of the Site is authorised only as a private copy for the exclusive usage of the copyist within the limits of article L. 122-5 2° of the French Intellectual Property Code. You may not reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose the Site Content without INSEAD's written prior consent. INSEAD reserves the right to withhold access to the Site from any user breaching any of the provisions of these terms of use.

  1. Monitoring

INSEAD has no obligation to monitor the Services or Content. However, INSEAD reserves the right to remove, edit or modify any Content in its sole discretion from the Services at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if INSEAD is concerned that you may have violated the Terms).

You agree that you are solely responsible for (and that INSEAD has no responsibility to you or to any third party for) any Content that you create, transmit or display while using the Services and for the consequences of your actions (including any loss or damage which INSEAD may suffer) by doing so.

  1. Privacy

INSEAD recognises the need to protect the privacy of the personally identifiable information that we collect from you as you use the Site. Users should fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. Without prejudice to your statutory rights pursuant to French law "Informatique et libertés", by submitting information and or using the Site, you agree to let INSEAD use such information as described in the INSEAD Privacy Policy whether collected through this Site or any other means, and as mentioned at the time such information is collected.

External Links

The Site contains links to third-party websites. Please be aware that INSEAD cannot control this and is not responsible for the information collection practices of third-party websites. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these websites before providing any information to them.

Access, changes and deletions

You have the statutory rights to access, correct or update any personally-identifiable information. You may send us an e-mail at 5555-ITservicedesk@insead.edu to exercise your rights.

  1. Online conduct and Protecting Other People's Rights

You agree to use the Site in accordance with all applicable laws ant the Terms and Conditions. You further agree that you will use all of the services or information provided on the Site in accordance with the rules of conduct set forth below. This includes interactions with other users by email, web post, postal mail, or phone.

Prohibited conduct:

  1. Posting Content that defames, abuses, harasses, offends or threatens others
  2. Posting statements that are bigoted, hateful or racially offensive
  3. Posting Content that infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets
  4. Posting third party’s confidential information, identification documents or sensitive financial information
  5. Posting Content that is unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory, that infringes or violates someone else’s rights
  6. Posting material that contains obscene language or images
  7. Posting Content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence
  8. Posting commercial communications (such as spam), advertising or any form of commercial solicitation

Copyrighted material, including without limitation software, graphics, text, photographs, sound, video and musical recordings, may not be placed on the Site without the express permission of the owner of the copyright of the material, or other legal entitlement to use the material.

Although INSEAD does not screen or monitor Your Content, INSEAD reserves the right to review and monitor all use of the Site and to remove Content that violates the above rules of which it becomes aware.

  1. Disclaimer

The information provided in the Site is subject to change without notice. INSEAD does not guarantee that such information is accurate, complete, or adequate. INSEAD does not guarantee that the Site will perform without errors or continuously. You waive and shall not assert any claims or allegations of any nature whatsoever against INSEAD its affiliates or subsidiaries, or other partners, any of their successors or assigns, or any of their respective officers, directors, agents or employees arising out of or in any way relating to your use of the Site or  the Content. Without limitation of the foregoing, INSEAD shall not be liable for any direct, special, indirect or consequential damages, or any other damages of any kind, including but not limited to loss of use, loss of profits or loss of data, whether in an action in contract, tort (including but not limited to negligence) or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the Site or the Content, including without limitation any damages caused by or resulting from mistakes, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance, whether or not resulting from acts of god, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access to INSEAD's records, programs or services. You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless INSEAD, its officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all claims, actions, suits, expenses, losses, liabilities, and damages arising out of or in connection with the Site or Content, which INSEAD may incur, suffer, become liable for, or which may be asserted or claimed against INSEAD as a result of your acts, errors, or omissions, except as otherwise agreed upon in writing.

  1. Jurisdiction

By using this Site, you agree to these terms and conditions without prejudice to any contractual or torts actions INSEAD may take. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with French law.

Any litigation related to interpretation or performance of the contractual terms defined in this document and with respect to any claim arising out of or related to the Site will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the French Civil Courts of Paris applying French law.

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