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Copyright

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It is permitted to download, save, print or reproduce in any other way certain pages and/or parts of the platform, provided that neither copyright notices nor other legally protected designations are removed. The HES-SO retains all rights of ownership and use and may revoke this authorisation at any time.

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Opinions expressed or other information contained on the platform may be modified at any time without prior notice. The HES-SO accepts no liability and in no way guarantees that the functions available on the platform will never be interrupted or that the browser concerned is free of viruses or other damaging elements.

Limitation of liability

The HES-SO accepts no liability (even in the event of fault) for direct, indirect or consequential damage that may result from access to the elements of the platform or their use, or from the impossibility of accessing or using them, or resulting from the connection to other websites.

Links to other websites

The platform contains links to third party sites that may be of interest to you. By activating these links, you may leave the platform. The HES-SO has no control over the websites of third parties linked to the platform and cannot under any circumstances be held responsible for the content and operation of these websites. This applies regardless of whether you leave the platform environment by activating a link or whether the presentation of a third-party site appears in the platform environment, even if in this case the provider of the information contained in the third-party site is not clearly visible. The risk or danger that may arise from the connection to or consultation of third-party sites is the sole responsibility of the user.

Data protection

We attach great importance to data protection. As a visitor to the platform, you decide what personal data you agree to disclose to us. However, we would like to point out that your visit to the platform automatically provides us with information that enables us to determine how our visitors use the platform and which information is of particular interest to them.

If you register personally, request documentation or other services, we need your personal information, e.g. your name and address. Insofar as such services are provided by third parties, we will pass on your data to the relevant service providers, which you automatically authorise us to do in this connection. Otherwise, we will treat your personal data confidentially and anonymously and only pass it on to third parties in anonymous form.

The data is used to enable us to adapt our platform and our own services to the needs of our users. In addition, data processing is used in particular to analyse the market, to determine the interest in our services and to draw conclusions from this in order to adapt them to the needs. Any other use of your personal data, in particular sale to third parties, is expressly excluded.

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Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. However, such deactivation may prevent the use of certain features of this platform. By using this platform, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies

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General

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