This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website StudyBox ("our website" or "the website"), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the website. By using our website, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our website.

  1. Accessing our website
  2. Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our website without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

    From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our website, or our entire website, to users who have registered with us.

    If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

    You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your Internet connection are aware of these terms and that they comply with them.

  3. Intellectual property rights
  4. We are the owner, licensee or permitted user of all intellectual property rights in our website and in the document published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

    You may download one copy of any documents at a time from our website for your personal reference.

    You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any documents you have printed off or downloaded in any way and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

    Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the owner/author of document on our website must always be acknowledged.

    You must not use any part of the documents on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors or the identified contributor of the documents.

    If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the documents you have made.

  5. Reliance on information posted
  6. The reliability of all “Freedom” documents available on our website are not checked for accuracy. The “Premium” documents available on our website are validated by a reviewer selected by the person who uploaded the document. These documents (Freedom and Premium) are not intended to amount to authoritative statements on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such document by any user of our website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

  7. Our website changes regularly
  8. We aim to update our website regularly and may therefore change its content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our website or close it indefinitely. Any of the document on our website may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update such document.

  9. Our liability
  10. The document displayed on our website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy or fitness for purpose. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us, hereby expressly exclude:

    • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute or common law.
    • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our website, any websites linked to it and any documents posted on it, including:
      • loss of income or revenue
      • loss of business
      • loss of profits or contracts
      • loss of anticipated savings
      • loss of data
      • loss of goodwill
      • wasted time and

    whether caused deliberately (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.

    This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

    We only supply the documents for domestic and private use. You agree not to use the product for any commercial, business or re-sale purposes and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption or loss of business opportunity.

  11. Information about you and your visits to our website
  12. We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our website, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you in the registration process is accurate.

  13. Uploading documents to our website
  14. Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to download or upload documents to our website, or to make contact with other users of our website, you must comply with the content standards set out in clause 9 below. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

    When you submit, post, upload or publish any document to the website, you grant us and our affiliates, licensees, distributors, agents, representatives and other entities or individuals authorized by us, a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, unlimited, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) and fully transferable right to exercise any and all copyright, trademark, publicity and database rights you have in the content, in any media known now or in the future and to make, use, reproduce, copy, display, publish, exhibit, distribute, modify, sell, offer for sale, create derivative works based upon and otherwise use the document. We are not required to host, display or distribute and may remove at any time any document posted by you. Although we will not modify or edit any document, we reserve the right to change the format, sizing and any other display specifications of the document as we see fit.

    You are solely responsible for the document you submit. We reserve the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any document posted or uploaded by you to our website constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy.

    We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any documents posted by you or any other user of our website.

    We have the right to remove any document or comment you make on our website if, in our opinion, such document or comment does not comply with the content standards set out in clause 9 below.

  15. Prohibited uses
  16. You may not use our website:

    • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
    • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
    • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
    • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any document which does not comply with our content standards.
    • to transmit or procure the sending of any unsolicited advertising, or promotional document, or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
    • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any document that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, software time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs, or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

    You also agree:

    • not to re-produce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our website in contravention of the provisions of this terms of website use.
    • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
      • any part of our website
      • any equipment or network on which our website is stored
      • any software used in the provision of our website, or
      • any equipment, network or software owned or used by any third party.

  17. Content standards
  18. These content standards apply to any and all document which is contributed by a user to our website ("Contributions").

    You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

    Contributions must:

    • Be accurate (where they state facts)
    • Be genuinely held (where they state opinions), and
    • Comply with applicable law in Switzerland and in any country from which they are posted.

    Contributions must not:

    • Contain any document which is defamatory of any person
    • Contain any document which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory
    • Promote sexually explicit document
    • Promote violence
    • Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age
    • Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person
    • Be likely to deceive any person
    • Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence
    • Promote any illegal activity
    • Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety
    • Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person
    • Be used to impersonate any person or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person
    • Give the impression that they emanate from StudyBox if this is not the case
    • Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

  19. Suspension and termination
  20. We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this terms of use policy through your use of our website. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action, as we deem appropriate.

    Failure to comply with these terms of use policy may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

    • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our website
    • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any comment or document uploaded by you to our website
    • Issue of a warning to you
    • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach
    • Further legal action against you
    • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

    We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these terms of use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

  21. Price of documents
  22. The prices of the documents will always be quoted on our website. We take care to ensure that the prices of documents are correct at the time when the relevant information was entered onto the system, meaning that prices reflect the ones authors meant to set. However, if we discover an error in the price of a document you previously ordered, please see below clauses for what happens in this event.

    Prices for documents may change from time to time, but changes will not affect any order that we have confirmed.

    The price of document includes VAT (if applicable) at the applicable current rate chargeable in Switzerland for the time being.

    Our website contains a large number of documents. It is always possible that, despite our reasonable efforts to avoid it, some of the documents on our website may be incorrectly priced, meaning not reflecting the price the author meant to set. If we discover an error in the price of a document you have previously ordered, we will inform you of this error and we will give you the option of purchasing the document at the correct price, or cancelling your order, or pay you back the difference (gap) in corresponding credits. We will not process your order until we have your instructions. If we are unable to contact you using the contact details you provided during the order process, we will treat the order as cancelled and notify you by email.

  23. How to pay
  24. You can pay your orders using a PayPal account or credit card. We currently accept Visa, Master Card, American Express or Discover.

    Payment for an order is made when you validate it and we charge your PayPal account or credit card with the corresponding amount as soon as it is validated.

  25. Download of documents
  26. When you purchase a document, a link will automatically be generated and you can then download it on our website. At any time, and even if you have not clicked on the linked automatically generated, you can once again download the document via the “My download” menu in your personal account.

  27. Viruses, hacking and other offences
  28. You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans horses, worms, software time-bombs or any other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website. You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack, or a distributed denial-of service attack, or any other type of attack.

    By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Law in force. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by (but not only) disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

    We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any document available on it, or on any website linked to it.

  29. Linking to our website
  30. You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair, legal and does not damage our reputation or take commercial advantage of it (are excluded recommendations, shares and sponsorships of documents). You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. (are excluded recommendations, shares and sponsorships of documents).

    You may not create a link to any part of our website other than the home page (are excluded recommendations, shares and sponsorships of documents). We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in clause 9 of this policy.

  31. Links from our website
  32. Where our website contains links to other websites or resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

  33. Jurisdiction and applicable law
  34. The Swiss courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

    These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of them or in connection with them, or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Switzerland.

  35. Modifications and update
  36. We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our website.

  37. Your concerns
  38. If you have any concerns about documents that appear on our website or you wish to make any use of document on our website other than the ones set out above, please send a request via our contact us page.

  39. Applicable law and jurisdiction
  40. These terms of use, as well as sales organized by StudyBox, are governed by Swiss law. In case of claim, the jurisdiction is exclusively St-Prex, subject to legal remedies/procedures.

  41. Original text
  42. These terms of use of StudyBox are written in multiple languages. In case of claim or contradiction, the french version is authentic.

Updated : May 16th, 2014