General Terms and Conditions for the use of the Unicommunity platform

 

1. Scope and subject matter

1.1. These General Terms and Conditions (GTC) are the contractual basis for the use of the platform “Unicommunity” of the University of Liechtenstein, Fürst-Franz-Josef-Strasse, 9490 Vaduz (hereinafter university), by students and alumni of the University of Liechtenstein and company representatives (hereinafter user/users). The platform provides various services relating to career service, alumni service and student engagement. The current services are published on the website of the University of Liechtenstein.

1.2. By using the Unicommunity platform, these terms and conditions are expressly agreed upon.

1.3. The GTC apply exclusively. Deviations from the GTC must be agreed in writing and provided with a note that a deviation from the GTC is desired. For different language versions of the GTC, the German version shall always prevail. The applicable GTC are available at https://unicommunity.li/en/gtc

1.4. If a provision is or becomes invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions will remain unaffected. In this case, the ineffective clause will be replaced by a clause that comes closest to the invalid clause in economic terms and in terms of its intention.

 

2. University services

2.1. The university offers users the use of the password-protected online platform (“Unicommunity”), which contains profiles, a job and company portal and an event management system with an advanced search function.

2.2. Users can use the Unicommunity platform for free as an online communication platform. Posts and topics can be published in groups. The purpose of the groups is an inter-university marketplace for discussions and networking.

2.3. The university reserves the right to modify and expand the content and structure of the Unicommunity platform if this does not affect or only insignificantly affects the fulfilment of the purpose of the contract concluded with the parties.

2.4. The university is entitled to suspend access to the digital devices for an appropriate period of time for important reason such as for service and maintenance.

 

3. Conditions of use and conclusion of contract

3.1. In order to receive services on the Unicommunity platform, users must be registered on the Unicommunity platform and have set up a profile. There is no legal entitlement to activation of the profile by the university.

3.2. With the activation of the account by the university, a contract with the university on the use of the Unicommunity platform is established. A prerequisite for use of the groups is membership in the corresponding community. There is no legal entitlement to activation or participation in a particular group.

 

4. Obligations of the users

4.1. The users are obliged to provide truthful information.

4.2. The users are required to keep their access data (username, password and similar) secret and not to disclose them to third parties. In the event of loss of access data or suspected use by an unauthorised person, users are obliged to notify the university without delay, so that access can be blocked as soon as possible. 

4.3. The use of the services and templates offered by the university is intended only for the own purposes and personal use of the users. The transfer of data and information to third parties for a fee or free of charge is not permitted.

4.4. The user undertakes to store, publish, transmit and distribute only content including photos, images, text, illustrations and videos, which they are authorised to disclose, and not to copy, disseminate, transmit or read out with technical aids any accessible data without the express permission of the copyright holder. The user shall refrain from the use of trademark-protected words or internet addresses as a user name (nickname).

4.5. In particular, the user is prohibited from publishing offensive or untrue content, sending spam to other users via the system, taking anti-competitive action, posting a topic multiple times in the groups (prohibition of duplicate postings), publishing third-party press articles in the groups without the consent of the originator, and advertising in the groups without the express written consent of the provider. This also applies to so-called subliminal advertising, in particular, for example, linking to your own website with or without text in the signature or within posts. Homepage URLs and address or contact information may only be published in the user profile of the groups.

4.6. The user is prohibited from undertaking disruptive interventions in the network of the university with technical or electronic equipment, in particular attempts at hacking, embedding of viruses / worms / Trojans and other attempts at interference relating to the software and hardware of the university.

4.7. In the case of a breach of the obligations referred to, the university can, irrespective of a termination, impose the following sanctions against the parties: deletion or modification of content that the user has entered, issuing of a warning or disabling of access to the university communities (groups). Access to the groups can be blocked if there is reason to suspect that the parties are in breach of these terms of use. The user can avoid these measures if they dispel the suspicion by submitting appropriate evidence at their own expense. The university reserves the right to take legal action, e.g. compensation for damages caused by the user, etc., in its sole discretion.

 

5. Liability and warranty

5.1. The university strives to provide the Unicommunity platform as smoothly as possible. Claims for damages due to a failure of the Unicommunity platform or the non-retrieval of individual contents of the user or other disruptions to services are excluded, as long as these are not the responsibility of the university due to intent or gross negligence. Liability for lost profits, lost savings, lost or amended data, indirect damages, and damages resulting from third-party claims is excluded, unless otherwise provided for by mandatory law.

5.2. No liability can be assumed for damages caused by improper or incorrect use of the data provided, by incomplete or inaccurate information and by the user disregarding the duty of care specified in the GTC. Liability for damages resulting from a third party gaining knowledge of the username and password due to negligence on the part of the user is also excluded.

5.3. Neither the university nor any third party guarantees in any way the accuracy, up-to-dateness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on the Unicommunity platform for any particular purpose. In particular, no responsibility can be assumed for the correctness of the contributions published in the groups. The user acknowledges that such content, information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors. Any liability derived therefrom is expressly excluded to the extent permitted by law.

5.4. The university also does not guarantee that the Unicommunity platform and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful mechanisms.

5.5. The links used on the Unicommunity platform are for further information. They do not imply that the linked sites are supported by the university or that it is responsible for the content. 

5.6. The user undertakes to indemnify the university against all claims by third parties or other users due to the violation of the obligations incumbent on them (see section 4.) as well as in the case of unlawful behaviour in connection with the registration and submission of content. In the case of a claim against the university, the responsible user shall reimburse the costs incurred due to the possible infringement. The university is indemnified in particular from the costs of the necessary legal defence. The university is entitled to demand an appropriate advance for this. The responsible user is obliged to support the university in good faith by providing information and documents for the legal defence against third parties. All other rights of and claims for damages by the university remain unaffected.

 

6. Exploitation rights

The copyright for topics and posts published by the contracting parties remains, insofar as they are copyrightable, with the user. By creating a topic or post, the user grants the university the right to retain the topic or post permanently on its websites. This right of use will continue to exist in the case of termination of the group account.

 

7. Data processing

Unless explicitly stated otherwise in these GTC, the privacy policy of the University of Liechtenstein applies with regard to data protection: https://www.uni.li/de/privacy-policy

In addition, the following points apply:

Access data/server log files

The university collects data about accesses to the Unicommunity platform (so-called server log files). The access data includes: name of the website accessed, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited website), IP address and the requesting provider.
 
The university only uses the log data for statistical analysis for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the website. However, the university reserves the right to review the log data at a later stage if, based on specific evidence, there is reasonable suspicion of unlawful use.

Processed data and processing purposes

The data, which the user discloses to the university upon registration at unicommunity.li and enters in the user profile and/or subsequently amends and saves, is processed by the university for the purpose of evaluation and is used to send messages with career-relevant information, information about events, email newsletters with information on the subjects of job applications, events and as its own services, and to manage the users’ logins for events and other activities.

In addition to the data provided by the user themselves, the university also collects and processes various data relating to the use of unicommunity.li. by the user. This concerns the time of the last login, the number of logins, and the time of registration (date and time). This data is processed in order to ensure that unicommunity.li is fully functional for the user and to improve the usability of the web platform for the user. The university also uses the usage data collected in this way for statistical purposes in order to obtain information about the use of the unicommunity.li platform and to adapt and, if necessary, to expand and improve its functions and the services it makes available.

Legal basis for data processing

The basis for the processing of the user’s personal data for the stated purposes is the corresponding declaration of consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) of the user. The user can revoke this consent informally at any time by sending an email to unicommunity@uni.li. The legality of the data processing up to the time of the revocation remains unaffected.

Voluntary provision of data

There is no obligation for the user to provide their data. However the user cannot use unicommunity.li without disclosing certain basic data (name, field of study, contact details).

Duration of storage

The data that the user discloses when registering on the Unicommunity platform and enters in their user profile is stored by the university until the user deletes their user profile. If the user does not delete their user profile themselves, their data at the university will be deleted if the user has not logged in on the Unicommunity platform for a period of three years.

Location of data storage

The data is hosted on a server of Switch AG, Zurich in Switzerland. The provider of the software and data processing is TalentWerk AG, Altenrhein in Switzerland.

Transfer of user data

A transfer of the data that the user has made available to the university via the Unicommunity platform to third parties, in particular to companies looking for workers or other organisations, will only take place if the user expressly grants the university their separate consent.

User rights

In accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, the user has a right vis-à-vis the university to information, the right to rectification and deletion of their personal data, and, if necessary, the right to restrict the data processing. The user also has the right to demand that the university provides the data that it has collected from the user and processes automatically on a data carrier in a common file format or transmits it to a third party specified by the user. If the user is of the opinion that the processing of personal data by the university is contrary to the applicable data protection law, the user is free to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority.

 

8. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with these offerings is the seat of the University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein law is applicable to contracts concluded with the University of Liechtenstein.