Terms of Use

Before using the VIA Connect website, you have to accept the Terms of Use for the site. The Terms of Use include the following:

This summary does not replace or amend the Terms of Use, and you should read the entire Terms of Use for more details before accepting it and before entering VIA Connect.


TERMS OF USE

Thank you for joining VIA Connect, and participating in the VIA Connect community (“VIA Connect”).

VIA Connect is provided by VIA University College, CVR-no. 30773047, Skejbyvej 1, 8240 Risskov, Denmark ("we" or "us") based on technology provided by Chaordix, Inc. of Suite 313, 1240 - 20th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 1M8, Canada ("Chaordix").

The following are terms of a legal agreement between you, us and Chaordix in partnership with VIA University College. By accessing, browsing, or using VIA Connect, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Agreement and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. If you do not agree to this Agreement, please do not use VIA Connect.

We may, without notice to you, at any time revise this Agreement and any other information contained in VIA Connect by updating this posting and communicating these changes via email. We, or Chaordix, may also make improvements or changes in the products, services, or programs described in or offered on this site at any time without notice.

You must be 18 years of age or over to participate in VIA Connect, and be able to form legally binding contracts under applicable law. You represent that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, representations and warranties set forth in this AgreemenT.

 

1. LICENSES

1.1 During and subject to this Agreement, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-sub-licensable, freely revocable license to access and use VIA Connect solely to enable your participation in VIA Connect.

1.2 The licence granted above depends upon your compliance with this Agreement and such other rules as, following written notice to you, we may impose from time to time upon your use of our services and of VIA Connect. VIA Connect and services (and any outputs thereof) provided by us to you and any copies thereof made by you are and shall remain our exclusive property.

1.3 Except for the rights specifically granted under this Agreement, you are not given any right, title or interest in or to VIA Connect or the services (and any outputs thereof), and we expressly reserve all such rights, titles and interests. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us and/or our licensors.

 

2. ACCEPTABLE USE AND CONDUCT

2.1 You are solely responsible for your conduct on VIA Connect. You specifically agree you will not do anything on VIA Connect that: Additionally, you agree not to:

  1. infringes, violates or misappropriates any third party's intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights or contractual rights;
  2. is intended for spamming, "chain letters," "pyramid schemes", advertisement any type, or other advertising or marketing activities that violate this Agreement, any applicable laws, regulations or generally-accepted advertising industry guidelines, including to other users whether on or off VIA Connect;
  3. is misleading, deceptive or fraudulent, illegal or promotes illegal activities, such as engaging in phishing or otherwise obtaining financial or other personal information;
  4. is libellous or defamatory, or is threatening, abusive, violent, harassing, malicious or harmful to any person or entity, or invasive of another's privacy;
  5. is hateful or discriminatory based on race, colour, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation or age or is otherwise objectionable, as reasonably determined by VIA Connect;
  6. interferes with the proper working of VIA Connect or prevents others from using VIA Connect;
  7. facilitates the unlawful distribution of copyrighted content; or
  8. involves the use of misleading email or IP addresses, or forged headers or otherwise manipulated identifiers to disguise the origin of content transmitted through VIA Connect or to users.
  9. "stalk" or otherwise harass anyone;
  10. collect, use or disclose data, including personal information, about other users without their consent or for unlawful purposes or in violation of applicable law or regulations;
  11. impersonate a VIA Connect employee, or any other person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity or VIA Connect without authorisation;
  12. request, solicit or otherwise obtain access to usernames, passwords or other authentication credentials from any Member of VIA Connect, including VIA Connect ID and passwords;
  13. use any profanity or post any content that VIA CONNECT determines constitutes pornography or is adult in nature;
  14. use automated means, including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools, or the like to download data from VIA Connect - except for internet search engines (e.g. Google) and non-commercial public archives (e.g. archive.org) that comply with our robots.txt file, or "well-behaved" web services/RSS/Atom clients. We reserve the right to define what we mean by "well-behaved";
  15. post irrelevant content, repeatedly post the same or similar content or otherwise impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on VIA Connect's infrastructure or systems;
  16. attempt to gain unauthorised access to VIA Connect's computer systems or engage in any activity that disrupts, diminishes the quality of, interferes with the performance of, or impairs the functionality of, VIA Connect; or
  17. take any action that may undermine the feedback or ratings systems (such as displaying, importing or exporting feedback information off of VIA Connect or for using it for purposes unrelated to VIA Connect).

2.2 You agree not to authorise or encourage any third party to use VIA Connect to facilitate any of the foregoing prohibited conduct. You also agree to immediately notify VIA Connect in the event of an actual or threatened claim that you have violated any of the covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement.

2.3 Except as expressly permitted under this Agreement or under mandatory law, you agree not to, nor will you allow any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to:

  1. run, rent, lease, loan, or sell access to VIA Connect or VIA Connect technology;
  2. decompile or reverse engineer or attempt to access the source code of the software underlying VIA Connect or VIA Connect technology (except as expressly permitted under mandatory law);
  3. copy, archive, store, reproduce, rearrange, modify, adapt, download, upload, create derivate works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, redistribute or disseminate any VIA Connect technology;
  4. access VIA Connect to build a product using similar ideas, features, functions, interface or graphics of VIA Connect;
  5. access (or attempt to access) any service on VIA Connect by any means other than as permitted in this Agreement;
  6. circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of VIA Connect; or
  7. delete the copyright and other proprietary rights notices on VIA Connect

 

3. OWNERSHIP OF CONTENT

3.1 We retain all rights of ownership to all content created on and submitted to VIA Connect. You hereby grant us a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable and transferable right and licence to:

a) use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display any content you create or submit for the purpose of operating and making such content available on VIA Connect and in all current and future media in which VIA Connect may now or hereafter be distributed or transmitted; and

b) disclose metrics regarding content you create on an aggregated basis for scientific, advertising, marketing and business development purposes.

3.2 Without limiting the foregoing, we reserve the right to retain copies of all content for archival purposes after termination of this Agreement.

3.3 Additionally, you understand and agree that any content you create that is displayed on VIA CONNECT may continue to appear on VIA Connect, even after you have terminated your VIA Connect account or terminated this Agreement, as portions of your content may have been incorporated into member profiles, RSS feeds or other features.

3.4 By submitting ideas, suggestions, documents and/or proposals ("Feedback") to us through VIA Connect you acknowledge and agree that:

a) your Feedback does not contain your or any third party's confidential or proprietary information;

b) we are not under any obligation of confidentiality, express or implied, with respect to the Feedback;

c) we shall be entitled, at our sole discretion, to use and disclose such Feedback for any purpose, in any way, in any media worldwide;

d) we may have something similar to the Feedback already under consideration or in development;

e) the Feedback automatically becomes our property without any obligation to you; this means that you fully assign to us all rights to use, exploit, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform and publicly display (with a right to reassign) any ideas, expression of ideas, know-how, information, data, drawing, design, or other material and submissions you submit or upload to VIA Connect without restrictions of any kind and without any payment or other consideration of any kind to you; and

f) you are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement of any kind from us for the Feedback under any circumstances.

 

4. TRADEMARKS AND LEGAL NOTICES

4.1 VIA Connect trademarks, logos, images, service marks, trade names and other distinctive branding features used on VIA Connect are the trademarks of VIA Connect and may not be used without permission. Other trademarks, logos, and trade names that may appear on VIA Connect are the property of their respective owners.

 

5. OWNERSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

5.1 You agree that as between you, Chaordix and VIA Connect, Chaordix owns all right, title and interest, including all intellectual property rights, in and to the technology on which VIA Connect relies. Additionally, you further agree that we own all rights, title and interest, including, all intellectual property rights to content created on or submitted to VIA Connect. You shall not acquire any right, title or interest therein, except for the limited rights expressly set forth in this Agreement. Any rights not expressly granted herein, are reserved to us.

5.2 Additionally, VIA Connect may display hyperlinks or any other form of link or redirection of your Connection to other sites ("Third Party Sites"). These Third Party Sites are in no way integrated into VIA Connect and the inclusion of any link does not imply VIA Connect's affiliation or endorsement of the linked site, their business practices (including their privacy policies) or any information therein. VIA Connect expressly disclaims responsibility for, the accuracy, quality, legality, nature, availability or reliability of Third Party Sites linked to, by, or through VIA Connect. ACCESS AND USE OF THIRD PARTY SITES, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION, MATERIAL, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ON THIRD PARTY SITES OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIRD PARTY SITES, IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

5.3 All links to this website must be approved in writing by us, except that we consent to links in which the link and the pages that are activated by the link do not:

a) create frames around any page on this website or use other techniques that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of any content within this site;

b) misrepresent your relationship with us or Chaordix;

c) imply that we, or Chaordix, approve or endorse you, your website, or your service or product offerings; and

d) present false or misleading impressions about us or Chaordix or otherwise damage the goodwill associated with our or Chaordix's names or trademarks. As a further condition to being permitted to link to this site, you agree that we, or Chaordix, may at any time, in our/its sole discretion, terminate permission to link to this website. In such event, you agree to immediately remove all links to this website and to cease using any of our or Chaordix's trademarks.

 

6. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

6.1. You hereby represent and warrant to VIA Connect that you will comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations in connection with your use of VIA Connect including your promotional or other activities off VIA CONNECT that relate to your participation in VIA Connect. When you submit or upload information or materials to VIA Connect, you personally warrant that you have a legal right to submit or upload such material to VIA Connect subject to this Agreement, the law and if relevant your employment terms.

 

7. VIA CONNECT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH USERS

7.1 You acknowledge that VIA Connect may terminate your account and remove your VIA Connect account in accordance with this Agreement.

 

8. MEMBER DATA PRIVACY AND COOKIES

8.1 Member privacy is important to us. You agree not to harvest any email addresses or any other information from VIA Connect for the purpose of sending email in violation of applicable law or otherwise violate the "Acceptable Use and Conduct" provisions of this Agreement. For details on how your personal information that you submit to VIA Connect will be handled, please refer to the Privacy Policy.

8.2 VIA Connect uses cookies to distinguish you from other users. This helps us to, among other things, provide you with an enhanced experience when you browse VIA Connect and also allows us to improve the site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookie Policy.

 

9. YOUR ACCOUNT

9.1 You agree to provide accurate information, and keep the information current. You agree to keep your login name and password confidential, and not give it to anyone else. You agree not to log in using someone else's credentials. You agree to contact us if you think your account has been accessed without your approval or if you believe your login name and password have been stolen. VIA Connect reserves the right to log off or deactivate Member accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time.

9.2 VIA CONNECT will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your VIA Connect ID or password, either with or without your knowledge. However, you may be held liable for losses incurred by VIA Connect or another party due to someone else using your VIA Connect ID, or password. In other words, please be careful with your identity and passwords.

 

10. DISCLAIMERS

10.1 Information on VIA Connect site is not promised or guaranteed to be correct, current, or complete and this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Neither we nor Chaordix in partnership with VIA University College assume responsibility (and therefore expressly disclaim responsibility) for updating this site to keep information current or to ensure the accuracy or completeness of any posted information. Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any services, products, or other matters described in this site.

10.2 Neither we nor Chaordix in partnership with VIA University College provide any assurances that any reported problems will be resolved, even if we or Chaordix elect to provide information with the goal of addressing a problem.

 

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

11.1 USE OF VIA CONNECT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, SOFTWARE, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES WHATSOEVER. VIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE AND CHAORDIX IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, AND OTHER WARRANTIES, GUARANTEES, OR REPRESENTATIONS, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS. WITHOUT LIMITATION, WE AND CHAORDIX IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MAKE NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE THAT THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE.

11.2 THE DOWNLOADING OR OBTAINING OF ANY MATERIAL FROM OR THROUGH VIA CONNECT IS AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY: THAT RESULTS FROM THE SAME.

a) LOSS OF DATA; AND

b) DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR OTHER DEVICE,

c) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM VIA CONNECT MEMBERS, VIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OR CHAORDIX IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VIA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS, AFFILIATES, CONTRACTORS, EMPLOYEES, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, PARTNERS OR AGENTS, OR THROUGH OR FROM VIA CONNECT SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

 

12. INDEMNITY

12.1 You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless VIA University College and Chaordix in partnership with VIA University College, and their successors, subsidiaries, affiliates, co-branders, contractors, employees, all third-party advertisers, technology providers, service providers or other partners, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees and representatives, from and against any third party claim, demand, loss, damage, cost, or liability (including, reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to:

a) Your use or misuse of, or Connection to, VIA Connect;

b) Your breach or alleged breach of this Agreement;

c) Your violation of any rights (including intellectual property rights) of a third party;

d) Your use or misuse of any user data including, in violation of VIA Connect Privacy Policy

e) Your breach or alleged breach of any agreement or policy between you and other users.

12.2 VIA Connect reserves the right, at your expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defence of these claims. You agree not to settle any matter without the prior written consent of VIA Connect. VIA Connect will use reasonable efforts to notify you of any such claim, action or proceeding upon becoming aware of it.

 

13. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

13.1 Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude any party's liability for:

a) death or personal injury caused by its or their negligence, or the negligence of its or their employees, agents or subcontractors (as applicable);

b) fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or

c) any matter in respect of which it would be unlawful for it or them to exclude or restrict liability.

 

13.2 Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We and Chaordix in partnership with VIA University College 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. 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, Chaordix in partnership with VIA University College, other members of our and their group of companies and third parties connected to us and Chaordix hereby expressly exclude:

a) all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and

b) 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: in each case whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

  1. loss of income or revenue;
  2. loss of business;
  3. loss of profits or contracts;
  4. loss of anticipated savings;
  5. loss of data;
  6. loss of goodwill; and
  7. wasted management or office time,

 

13.3 Subject to clauses 13.1 and 13.2, each of our and Chaordix's (in partnership with VIA University College) total liability to you in respect of all other losses arising under or in Connection with this Agreement, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the greater of:

a) £100; and

b) the total amounts paid to VIA Connect by you in the twelve months immediately preceding the initial notice of any claim.

13.4 Additional or different terms, conditions, and notices may apply to specific materials, information, products, software, and services offered through VIA Connect. In the event of any conflict, such additional or different terms, conditions, and notices will prevail over this Agreement. Please see the applicable agreement or notice.

 

14. CHANGES TO VIA Connect

VIA Connect reserves the right at any time (and from time to time) to modify, suspend, or discontinue providing VIA Connect or any part thereof with or without notice. VIA Connect will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of VIA Connect.

 

15. CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

Neither VIA University College nor Chaordix in partnership with VIA University College want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through VIA Connect. Please note that any information, content or material posted or uploaded to VIA Connect will be deemed NOT to be confidential. By uploading or posting any information or material on VIA Connect, you grant us a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable and transferable right and licence to copy, reproduce, publish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, publicly display, perform, modify, create derivative works from, and otherwise freely use, those materials or information. You also agree that we are free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques that you send to us for any purpose. However, we will not release your name or otherwise publicise the fact that you submitted materials or other information to us unless: Personally-identifiable information that you submit to VIA Connect will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

a) we obtain your permission to use your name;

b) we first notify you that the materials or other information you submit to a particular part of this site will be published or otherwise used with your name on it; or

c) we are required to do so by law.

 

16. AMENDMENTS

We may amend, modify, change, add or remove portions of this Agreement or any related guidelines or policies at any time without notice to you by posting a revised version onwww.viaconnect.dk or elsewhere on VIA Connect. The revised version will be effective at the time we post it. Please check VIA Connect periodically for changes. Your continued use of VIA Connect after posting of the changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes. If a revised version includes a material change, it will be effective for an existing user on the earlier of: The revised version will apply to you immediately if you are a user who registers or first uses VIA Connect on or after the posting of the revised version.

a) the date you accept it; and

b) 30 days after the material changes are initially posted to VIA Connect.

 

17. TERM, TERMINATION AND SURVIVAL

17.1 TERM

This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless and until your account is terminated as provided herein. You may terminate your membership within any social network on VIA Connect at any time and for any or no reason by following the instructions on the "My Settings" page while logged in to a social network. Additionally, you may terminate your VIA Connect ID account and end your use of VIA Connect at any time and for no reason by following the directions here or contacting us at support@viaconnect.dkor at the address set forth below.

 

‚Äč17.2 TERMINATION

VIA CONNECT has the right (at its sole discretion) for any reason to: If you terminate your account, we will have no obligation to refund you any fees you may have paid, or return or retain any data or content, in each case except as may be required by applicable law.

a) delete, disable or deactivate your account, block your email or IP address, or otherwise terminate your access to or use of VIA Connect; or

b) shut down VIA Connect, with or without notice, and with no liability of any kind to you.

 

17.3 EFFECTS OF TERMINATING

Upon deactivating your account, this Agreement will terminate and you will no longer have a right to access your account OR any content you may have created.

 

17.4 SURVIVAL

If any provision of this Agreement is prohibited by law or held by a court to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the provision shall, to the extent required, be severed from this Agreement and rendered ineffective as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions of this Agreement, and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances of or the validity or enforcement of this Agreement.

 

18. GOVERNING LAW

18.1 The Danish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of this Agreement in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

18.2 This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Danish law (except for Danish rules on choice of law and CISG).

 

19. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES

The parties are independent contractors with respect to each other. This Agreement does not constitute and shall not be construed as constituting a partnership or joint venture among the parties hereto, or an employee-employer relationship. You agree that neither VIA University College nor Chaordix in partnership with VIA University College has no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. Neither party shall have any right, power or authority to enter into any agreement for or on behalf of, or incur any obligation or liability of, or to otherwise bind, the other party. 

None of the provisions of this Agreement are intended to, or will, confer a benefit on or be enforceable by any third parties.

 

20. GENERAL

20.1 The failure of VIA Connect to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should try to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in this provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect.

20.2 You may not delegate your duties under this Agreement or assign this Agreement or your VIA Connect accounts or VIA Connect IDs, in whole or in part. VIA Connect may assign any of its rights and obligations under this Agreement without consent, including, in connection with any merger (including by operation of law), consolidation, reorganisation, or sale of all or substantially all of its related assets or similar transaction. This Agreement shall be binding on the parties' permitted assignees, transferees and successors.

20.3 This Agreement, which incorporates VIA Connect's Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, constitutes the entire agreement between you and VIA University College and governs your use of VIA Connect, superseding any prior agreements (whether written or oral) between you and VIA University College regarding the subject matter hereof. Neither party is relying upon any warranties, representations, assurances or inducements not expressly set forth in this Agreement.

20.4 The terms "including" and "includes" shall be deemed to be followed by the statement "without limitation" and neither of these terms shall be construed to limit any word or statement it follows to the specific or similar terms or matters immediately following it.

20.5 VIA Connect may provide you with notices, including those regarding changes to this Agreement or any of VIA Connect's terms and conditions, by email, regular mail, or postings on VIA Connect. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four (24) hours after email is sent. Notices not pertaining to any amendments to this Agreement or any Guidelines (such as notices relating to technical changes to VIA Connect) are deemed given two (2) days following the initial posting.

 

If you have a question about this Agreement, or our handling of your information, you can contact us atsupport@viaconnect.dk or VIA University College, Skejbyvej 1, 8240 Risskov.

If you have a question, comment or suggestion about the technology of VIA Connect, you can contact Chaordix at support@chaordix.com.