Terms & Conditions

1. Privacy

1.1 General
The owner of this website does not share personal information with third-parties nor does the owner store Information about your visit for use other than to evaluate the use of this website for reports about the website activities through the use of cookies (see paragraph 3 below), which you can turn off at anytime by modifying your Internet browser’s settings.

The owner is not responsible for the republishing of the content found on this Website on other Websites or media without permission.

1.2 User Profiles, Member Area
The user profiles are only displayed in the member area of the website and therefore only visible for registered users (see paragraph 4.3 below). On the profile page of each member is additional to the Forum Activity (started or subscribed topics and posted replies) only the selected Display Name and the optional Biographical info and contact info displayed. These informations can be customized by the user at any time after logging in under Profile > Edit.

All other information such as the full name, the institution or company, the email address etc. are only visible to the administrators and only required to check the registration.

2. Forum topics and replies

The owner of this website reserves the right to edit or delete any topics or replies submitted to this websites forums without notice due to:

1. Entries deemed to be spam or questionable spam
2. Entries including profanity
3. Entries containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive
4. Entries that attack a person individually

3. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information about the use of this website. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website for the purpose of preparing reports about website activities for the owner of the website, and of providing additional services in relation to the use of the website and the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is prescribed by law or if such a third party processes the data on behalf of Google. Google will not link your IP address with other Google data.

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by activating the relevant setting of your browser software. By making use of this website you declare that you agree to the processing of the data which is collected on you by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.

You can prevent the collection of informations by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below. The Link will set an opt-out cookie, which prevents the future collection of information while visiting this website:
Disable Google Analytics

More information about the terms of use and privacy policy of Google Analytics can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms or www.google.com/policies/privacy

4. Security

4.1 Application
To obtain the software security of this application, the owner of this site will update it regularly to the latest version of the software.

4.2 Web Server
The web servers are located in powerful and secure data centers in Switzerland, Germany and Austria and are always up to date with regard to safety.

4.3 Member Area
As mentioned above (paragraph 1.1 above), the member area is only for registered users. The registrations of new members will be reviewed by the owner of this website and confirmed manually. The owner of this website may not always be able to verify the accuracy of the specified informations, but he reserves the right to block members, who do not behave appropriately.

4.4 Passwords
A potential vulnerability of the user account is the password set by the user. Therefore it is important to choose a strong password wich is hard for other people to guess and hard for a brute force attack to succeed. Your password should be at least ten characters long. Use upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols to make it even stronger.

5. Disclaimer

All content provided on this website is for informational purposes only. The owner of this website makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site. The owner will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information nor for the availability of this information. The owner will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

This policy is subject to change at anytime.