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Terms and conditions

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the SHARE Global Health Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “SHARE” or “We” or “Us”), which operates the web site located at (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”). The following Terms of Service are a legal contract between you (hereinafter referred to as “You”) and SHARE regarding your use of the Website. Visitors and users of the Website are referred to individually as “User” and collectively as “Users”.

Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. By registering for, accessing, browsing or using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (hereinafter referred to Collectively as the “Terms”)
Our Privacy Policy can be viewed here.

1. Eligibility
The Website is not available to (a) any users previously suspended or removed from the Website by SHARE or (b) any persons under the age of 18 whose registration has not been approved by a legal parent or guardian. By registering for an account for the Website, You represent (a) that You have not been previously suspended or removed from the Website by SHARE; (b) that You are either (i) at least 18 years of age; and (c) that your registration and your use of the Website is in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

2. Privacy and Data Protection
SHARE protects the privacy of personal information and other information provided by You. SHARE will not release any personal information to a third party without the Your express consent. SHARE maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from You.


SHARE may, however, disclose User information if required to do so by law, or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with local, international, or other applicable laws or in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena, or warrant, or administrative request.


Please view our Privacy Policy for more information.

3. Trademarks
The Website and names, logos and seals of SHARE are trademarks ("Trademarks") owned by SHARE. You may not use any of these Trademarks, or any variations thereof, without the express prior written consent of SHARE. You may not use any of these Trademarks, or any variations thereof, for promotional purposes, or in any way that deliberately or inadvertently claims, suggests or, in SHARE’s sole judgment, gives the appearance or impression of a relationship with or endorsement by SHARE. All Trademarks not owned by SHARE that appear on the Website or on or through the services made available on or through the Website, if any, are the property of their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website without the written permission of the owner of the applicable Trademark.

4. Proprietary Materials and Licenses
The Website is owned and operated by SHARE. The visual interfaces, graphics, design, compilation, information, computer code (including source code or object code), software, services, content, educational videos and exercises, and all other elements of the Website (the “Website Materials”) are protected by EU and international copyright, patent, and trademark laws, international conventions and other applicable laws governing intellectual property and proprietary rights. All Website Materials, and all trademarks, service marks, and trade names, contained on or available through the Website are owned by or licensed to SHARE, and SHARE reserves all rights therein and thereto not expressly granted by these Terms.

5. Prohibited Conduct
You agree not to:

  • use the Website for any commercial use or purpose without the prior written express consent of SHARE;

  • impersonate any person or entity, falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity, or access the Website accounts of others without permission, or perform any other fraudulent activity;

  • make unsolicited offers, advertisements, proposals, or send junk mail or spam to other Users of the Website (including, but not limited to, unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or other solicitation material, bulk mailing of commercial advertising, chain mail, informational announcements, charity requests, and petitions for signatures);

  • use the Website for any illegal purpose, or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law, including, without limitation, laws governing intellectual property and other proprietary rights, and data protection and privacy;

  • defame, harass, abuse, threaten or defraud Users of the Website, or collect, or attempt to collect, personal information about Users or third parties without their consent;

  • remove, circumvent, disable, damage or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Website;

  • reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the Website or any part thereof, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation;

  • modify, adapt, translate or create derivative works based upon the Website or any part thereof, except and only to the extent expressly permitted by SHARE herein or to the extent the foregoing restriction is expressly prohibited by applicable law; or

  • intentionally interfere with or damage the operation of the Website or any user’s enjoyment of it, by any means, including without limitation, by participation in any denial-of-service type attacks or by uploading or otherwise disseminating viruses, adware, spyware, worms, or other malicious code.

6. Indemnification
You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SHARE, its affiliated companies, contractors, employees, agents and its third-party suppliers, licensors, and partners (“SHARE Indemnitees”) from any claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees and expenses), arising out of any use or misuse of the Website, any violation of the Terms, or any breach of the representations, warranties, and covenants made herein.

7. Content
SHARE and its suppliers, licensors and affiliates do not warrant that the Website or any data, user content, functions or any other information offered on or through the Website will be uninterrupted or free or errors, viruses or other harmful components and do not warrant that any of the foregoing will be corrected.

8. Harm to Your Computer
You understand and agree that your use, access, download or otherwise obtaining of content, website materials, software or data through the Website is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your property (including your computer system) or loss of data that results therefrom.

9. Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances, including but not limited to, negligence, will SHARE or its affiliates, contractors, employees, agents or third-party partners, licensors or suppliers be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, reliance or exemplary damages (including without limitation damages arising from any unsuccessful court action or legal dispute, lost business, lost revenues or profits, loss of data or any other pecuniary or non-pecuniary loss or damage of any nature whatsoever) arising out of or relating to the terms of use of (or inability to use) the Website or any reference sites or any other interactions with SHARE, even if SHARE or a SHARE authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

10. Complaints Procedure
If, by any chance, You are not satisfied with the services of SHARE, the Participant may also submit a formal complaint. The complaint has to be filed in a timely matter. In principle, a complaint is to be submitted within one year after the action that is the subject of the complaint occurred. SHARE is not held liable to consider a complaint submitted after this period and will only do so for exceptional cases. 


You may submit the complaint via email. The subject of the complaint should be stated clearly, and to which SHARE employee(s) it concerns. If the complaint refers to an incident, it should be described and the date on which the incident took place and the meeting/course name in relation to the incident should be mentioned. Within five working days the You will receive a written confirmation with an indication of the period in which You may expect a substantive response. This period can run up to 28 days after receipt of the complaint.

SHARE’s management will present You with a written solution (per e-mail). If necessary, a meeting can be arranged with the management. If no reply is received from You within five working days of the dispatch of the written response, the complaint will be considered settled.


If You do not agree to the solution presented, You may refer the complaint to an independent, third party, Mr. Marsja Wierenga, a lawyer in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Depending on the complaint, a hearing is conducted and a decision will be made. The decision of the lawyer is final and binding.

For any questions contact the Compliance Officer of our Conference Secretariat, Virology Education B.V., via 

SHARE works on the principle that complaints are handled confidentially, and that individuals are only made aware of the complaint if it is deemed necessary. Complaints are registered and are kept on record for up to two years after the date of the complaint.

11. Notice
SHARE may provide You with notices, including those regarding changes to the Terms, by email, regular mail, postings on the Website, or other reasonable means. Notice will be deemed given twenty-four hours after an email is sent, unless SHARE is notified that the email address is invalid. Alternatively, SHARE may give You legal notice by mail to a postal address, if provided by You through the Website. In such case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of mailing. Notice posted on the Website is deemed given thirty (30) days following the initial posting.


12. Waiver
The failure of SHARE to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any waiver of any provision of the Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by SHARE.


13. Governing Law
The Terms are is governed by and construed under the laws of the Netherlands. Any dispute or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or claim of breach hereof shall be brought exclusively in a court of competent jurisdiction in the Netherlands. By execution of the Agreement, You and SHARE hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts, and waive any right to challenge jurisdiction or venue in such courts with regard to any suit, action, or proceeding under or in connection with this Agreement.

14. Severability
If any provision of the Terms is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated from the Terms to the minimum extent necessary and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

15. Assignment
The Terms and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by You without SHARE’s prior written consent, but may be assigned by SHARE without consent or any restriction. Any assignment attempted to be made in violation of the Terms shall be null and void.

16. Entire Agreement
The Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between You and SHARE relating to the subject matter herein and will not be modified except in writing, signed by both parties, or by a change to the Terms made by SHARE.


17. Disclosures
The Website is hosted in the Netherlands, and the services provided hereunder are offered by the SHARE Global Health Foundation: Biltstraat 106, 3572 BJ Utrecht, The Netherlands; 

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