§ 2. Unless otherwise stated, the website and affiliated online services are the property of MDPI and the cop- yright of the website belongs to MDPI or its licensors. You may not copy, hack or modify the website or online services, or falsely claim that some other site is associated with MDPI. MDPI is a registered brand protected by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property.
§ 4. Some manuscripts published on this website may make use of copyrighted material for which the au- thor(s) have obtained a reprint permission from the copyright holder. Usually such reprint permissions do not allow author(s) and/or MDPI to further license the copyrighted material. The licensing described in §3 of these terms and conditions are therefore not applicable to such kind of material enclosed within man- uscripts. It is the User’s responsibility to identify reusability of material provided on this website, for which she/he may take direct contact with the authors of the article.
§ 5. You may register or otherwise create a user account, user name or password (your “Registration”) that allows you to access or receive certain content and/or to participate or utilize certain features of our online service, including features in which you interact with us or other users. You represent and warrant that the information provided in your Registration is accurate to the best of your knowledge. You are re- sponsible for the use of any password you create as part of your Registration and for maintaining its con- fidentiality, and you agree that MDPI may use this password to identify you. We reserve the right to deny, terminate or restrict your access to any content or feature reached via such Registration process for any reason, at our sole discretion. MDPI reserves the right to block or to terminate the User’s access to the website at any time and without prior notice.
§ 7. MDPI websites may contain advertising. MDPI does not endorse any responsibility of any kind for the content of the advertisement or sponsorship or the advertised product or service, which is the responsi- bility of the advertiser or sponsor, unless the advertised product or service is offered by MDPI.
§ 8. There is no warranty for the website and its content, to the extent permitted by applicable law. MDPI, the copyright holders and/or other parties provide the website and its content “as is” without representations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality and fitness for a particular purpose relating to this website, its con- tent or any to which it is linked. No representations or warranties are given as to the accuracy or com- pleteness of the information provided on this website, or any website to which it is linked.
§ 9. In no event, unless required by applicable law shall MDPI, its employees, agents, suppliers, contractors or any other party, be liable to the User for any damages of any nature, including any general, special, incidental or consequential damages, loss, cost, claim or any expense of any kind arising out of the use, inability to access, or in connection with the use of the website, its content and information, even if the User has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
§ 11. Basel, Switzerland shall be the place of jurisdiction for all legal disputes arising of these terms and condi- tions, even if the Customer has her/his domicile outside of Switzerland.
§ 12. Swiss law applicable at the place of jurisdiction of MDPI shall apply exclusively.
These Business Terms and Conditions were last updated on 1. March 2017
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