These Terms and Conditions (as defined below) are entered into by:
- The user (hereinafter the “User” or “you” or a “Party”), and
- The Unified Patent Court (hereinafter the “UPC” or “we” or “us” or a “Party”).
The UPC website (hereinafter the “Website”) is operated and maintained for your personal use.
You agree to use this Website only for lawful purposes and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this Website by any third party, or that is not compliant with the Terms and Conditions.
We aim to update our Website regularly and may change its content at any time.
By using this Website, you indicate that you accept these Terms and Conditions and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you are not entitled to use the Website.
Links to the pages on this Website are permitted provided that:
- the browser window does not contain any information other than that of the page of the present Website to which the link is made and its address;
- none of the information provided on this Website is modified;
Where our Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and shall not be held liable for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
While we make every effort to keep the Website up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to the accuracy of the information on the Website.
We will not be liable for loss or damage incurred by Users of the Website, whether direct or indirect, in connection with our Website, its use, the inability to use, or results of the use of our Website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it.
Indirect damages include loss of, but not limited to, income or revenue, business, profits or contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill, tangible property and wasted management or office time.
The foregoing does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Information about you and your visits to UPC
We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production, however you must take your own precautions to ensure that the process which you employ for accessing this Website does not expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which may damage your own computer system.
We will not be held liable for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from this Website.
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our Website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Website, or any computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.
We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Luxembourg. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the jurisdiction as set forth by Article 5 of the Agreement on the Unitary Patent Court.
We shall not be liable for any breach of these Terms and Conditions where such breach is due to circumstances beyond our reasonable control.
If we waive any rights available to us under these Terms and Conditions on one occasion, this does not mean that those rights will automatically be waived on any other occasion.
If any of these Terms and Conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining Terms and Conditions shall nevertheless continue in full force.
Revision to these terms
The UPC reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting amended Terms and Conditions on the Website. Such amendments take effect on the date on which they are posted. Continued use of the Website constitutes acceptance of the changes concerned. If a User explicitly objects to any amended Terms and Conditions, such User shall no longer use the Website.