Besides the law applicable to these Terms & Conditions, this Platform and data available on this Platform are also subject to European legislations and regulations as well as to the ethical principles of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework programme for research and innovation (https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/).
The Platform is put at disposal and operated by the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne as the Coordinator of the HBP ("Coordinator").
These Terms & Conditions govern all use of the Platform and all content, services and products available at or through the Platform, provided by:
The following definitions include terms used in European legislations and regulations and introduce new ones, specific to this Platform.
The Platform intends to provide functionality designed to enable and enhance collaboration and team science in the field of the HBP. All this research shall, as far as possible, be monitored to ensure the ethical use of data and responsible research and innovation with active roles for scientists, philosophers, ethicists, policy makers and members of society.
Access to the Platform is reserved to Data Users for activities falling under the Approved Use only.
Beneficiaries must also comply with the HBP Agreements in their use of the Platform.
When you first register to use the Platform, you will be prompted to create a user name and password. You must keep your password secret and not give it to anyone else or let them use your account. You must inform us immediately if you suspect any unauthorized use of or access to your password or account.
The Coordinator and the Beneficiaries that participated in the specific action related to the Platform will not be responsible if you suffer any harm or loss because you do not keep your password secret.
Registration will take place the first time you wish to access the Platform. The following registration information is required directly or by proxy prior to accessing the Platform:
By submitting a Data Set for posting on the Platform (which includes posts on Collabs), Contributors confirm that they:
The Coordinator may at its discretion review compliance of the Contributors with these confirmations and liabilities. Non-compliant Data Sets may be removed from the Platform.
Use of (including access to) the Data Sets by the Data Users is restricted to the Approved Use.
Data Sets are provided for use by the Data Users only. Any rights to sub-license are excluded, if not expressly agreed with the Contributor.
The Data User is permitted to produce and distribute derived works from Data Sets provided that those derivatives are released for the Approved Use. Any other uses for the Data Sets or its derived products will require explicit permission from the Contributor.
Software and algorithms contained in Data Sets are made available pursuant to the terms of their respective license agreements. For a use outside the HBP, a Contributor may require that the Data Sets are subject to licensing and/or must be kept confidential as provided for by these Terms & Conditions. This requirement must be expressly indicated in each Data Set. In such a case, licensing terms will be directly agreed between the Contributor and the involved Data Users.
The following additional limitations apply to the use of the Data Sets by the Data Users:
Each Data User agrees to properly cite the Data Sets, including the Data Set Identifier, in any publications or in the metadata of any derived data products that are produced using the Data Sets.
Citations shall take the following general form: Creator, Year of Data Set Publication, Title of Data Set, Data Set Identifier. Where a paper on the Data Set of its Contributor is available, then this should be cited. Where a date of issue of the Data Set is available, this date should be cited.
Data Users agree to include the following acknowledgment in any of their disseminations and publications, where the Data Sets contributed significantly to their content:
"Data in this publication were provided by the HBP and/or received from services operated by the HBP. The HBP has received funding from the European Union's FP7 programme under Grant Agreement no. 604102, and from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under FPA No 650003 (and corresponding Specific Grant Agreement number)."
In addition, Data Users agree to include any additional acknowledgment of institutional support or specific funding awards provided in the metadata accompanying any Data Set, including those requested by the Contributor, in any dissemination where the Data Set contributes significantly to its content.
Any and all Data Users commit to report any use or disclosure of the Data Sets non-compliant with these Terms & Conditions of which they become aware as soon as possible, but at the latest within 15 days of becoming aware of such use or disclosure.
Reports/disclosures should be submitted to the HBP Point of Registration at: www.hbp-pore.eu.
Non-compliant Data Sets may be removed from the Platform.
The following privacy rules apply to any form of processing (including but not limited to collection, use and disclosure) of Personal Data through the Platform.
This Personal Data Policy applies exclusively to this Platform and hence not to any other website the Platform refers to.
By using the Platform, you acknowledge and consent that:
While you use the Platform, Personal Data may be recorded passively (i.e. without you actively providing them to us), e.g. through use of your Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses and cookies ("Passive Collection").
An IP address is a number which is allocated to your device by your internet service provider in order to enable you to access the Internet. Data is saved automatically when you browse the Platform, whereby it is possible that information indirectly related to your person is collected and combined with your person.
This information is used to enhance your experience in using the Platform and is not shared with external parties except as aggregated statistics. In the case of aggregated statistics, no personal information or behavioral data is visible.
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.
A cookie is a small text file that the Platform saves on your device when you visit the Platform. It enables the Platform to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you do not have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Platform.
Furthermore, please note that we use Google Analytics to monitor the traffic to our website. For more information read the Google Analytics policy (cf. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245).
Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the Platform to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of the Platform may not work as intended.
The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish. For details, see www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your device and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the Platform and some services and functionalities may not work.
You will always be able to check any of your Personal Data. This means that you can always (i) obtain information about your Personal Data on the Platform; (ii) request us to correct or update your Personal Data and (iii) request us to delete or block your Personal Data.
Where we disclose Personal Data to domestic or international service providers (commissioned data processing) for the purpose of maintenance of the Platform, the service providers are not deemed third parties and are bound by contract to comply with Swiss Data Protection law and this Personal Data Policy.
We will take appropriate measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, changes, deletion or destruction. Nevertheless, please note that the Internet and with that the Platform is never entirely secure or error-free. When sending your Personal Data electronically via the Platform, a secured internet connection (SSL) will be used for the transmission to your device. It is, however, your responsibility to take corresponding safeguard measures in the use of password etc.
The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Platform are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights.
Subject to statutory allowances, extracts of material from the site may be accessed, downloaded and printed for your personal and non-commercial use within the Approved Use only.
Only Data Sets uploaded into Private Collabs are considered to be confidential.
Data Sets contained in Private Collabs are not to be shared with parties outside of the members of the Collab, unless written permission is granted by the Contributor for the respective Data Set. Any Data User and/or Contributor agrees to keep confidential any data, documents and/or other material, in any form including as well Data Sets, that is uploaded into Private Collabs for an unlimited period of time, unless otherwise specified or agreed.
Data Sets uploaded to the Platform or to Public Collabs are considered non-confidential in all cases.
The Data Sets, and any part thereof, as well as the Platform are provided for the Approved Use only.
The Platform and the Data Sets are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Please note that the Platform and the Data Sets may contain bugs, viruses, errors, problems or other limitations. To the extent permitted by law, the Coordinator and the Beneficiaries that participated in the specific action related to the Platform exclude any warranties (whether expressed or implied) for the Platform and the Data Sets. This includes, but is not limited to the disclaimer of any implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose of the Platform or of any Data Set.
Data Sets may contain advice, opinions, statements or other information by various authors or entities. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement or other information is at your own risk.
The Coordinator and the Beneficiaries that participated in the specific action related to the Platform disclaims, to the extent permitted by law, all liability and responsibility arising from any use of the Platform or the Data Sets. In particular, but not as a limitation thereof, the Coordinator is and the Beneficiaries that participated in the specific action related to the Platform are not liable for any damages (including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation, or the like), whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. The acknowledgment of exclusion of liability is an essential condition for the Coordinator and the Beneficiaries that participated in the specific action related to the Platform granting access to the Platform and to the Data Sets. This Platform and its services and/or information are provided to Data Users with these limitations only.
The Coordinator reserves the right to discontinue at any time, temporarily or permanently, your ability to access the Platform as well as to upload Data Sets and/or access them with or without notice, at its sole discretion and for any reason whatsoever.
The substantive laws of Switzerland, excluding any conflict of law rules, shall apply to any dispute arising out of the access and use of the Platform and of the Data Sets pursuant to these Terms & Conditions. The ordinary courts of Lausanne, Switzerland, shall have exclusive jurisdiction, subject to appeal, if any.
Law and jurisdiction applicable to the Contributors, the Data Users and the Beneficiaries pursuant to the HBP Agreements are expressly reserved.
In case you have any queries, comments or concerns about these Terms & Conditions, please contact:
This Platform is put at disposal and operated by:
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Coordinator of the Human Brain Project
CH − 1015 Lausanne
Version 1, released on 30 March 2016