General Terms and Conditions

Last updated: 18.06.2020

The University of Zurich welcomes you to the online platform Reconstructive Dentistry Step by step ( or; hereinafter the “Platform”). The Platform is made available to you by the Clinic of Reconstructive Dentistry of the Center of Dental Medicine of the University of Zurich.

By registering on the Platform, you agree to these General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter the “GTC”). Please read them carefully.

1. Scope and subject matter of the contract

These GTC govern the relationship between you as a user of the Platform and us as provider. The Platform provides step by step information about the most common treatment modalities of modern reconstructive dentistry.

Please note that the offer is directed exclusively at trained specialists (dentists, doctors, dental specialists). The Platform serves only as an aid and is no substitute for a sound dental education. We do not assume any liability for the correctness or completeness of the contents. For further information please refer to Section4 “Warranty and liability”.

You get access to the Platform when you have subscribed. Certain contents and areas of the Platform are exclusively available to students and employees of the Center for Dental Medicine of the University of Zurich.

You must be of legal age to use the Platform.

2. Conclusion, duration and termination of the contract

2.1. Conclusion, duration, automatic renewal of the contract

The contract comes into force when you subscribe to the Platform. Unless explicitly agreed otherwise, the contract is concluded for one year and is then renewed continuously for one year at a time. Price changes will be published on the Platform at least 1 month before they come into force. Price changes apply to any subscription periods beginning on or after the effective date, but not to ongoing subscription periods.

2.2. Termination

If you do not wish to renew your contract, you can deactivate the automatic renewal in your user account before the existing term expires. In this case you will have access to the Platform until the end of the paid term.

We may stop providing the Platform and terminate the contract without notice and without compensation if you use the Platform illegally or in breach of contract.

A refund of usage fees is excluded in any case.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions with regard to the termination ( ).

3. Your obligations

3.1. Protection of intellectual property

The contents of the Platform are our intellectual property. For the duration of the contract, we grant you a temporary, non-transferable and non-exclusive right to use the contents of the Platform for the intended purpose. The intended use consists of searching for available content, accessing videos, checklists and other available documents, and using the available content for your own use or to fulfil your professional obligations. In particular, you are obliged to refrain from any reproduction for third parties, in whole or in part, any further distribution (including, but not limited to, making available via a website, distribution via the intranet, use in lectures, publications, teaching materials or teaching and training events, distribution via internal or external mailing lists) or modification of the contents, unless we have given you explicit written permission in advance.

3.2. Secure storage and confidentiality of your access data

You are responsible for any use of the Platform that is made using your access data. You are obliged to take reasonable precautions to protect your access data to the Platform from any access by third parties. You are not permitted to disclose your access data to other persons (this also applies, for example, within your practice).

If there is any imminent danger of misuse (e.g. in the event of loss or theft of your access data or your computer), you must notify us immediately ( ). If you fail to comply with this obligation, you will be liable for all damages incurred by us.

3.3. No automated access or analysis

You are obliged to refrain from any automated access to the Platform (e.g. by using crawlers) or the automated analysis of the Platform’s content.

4. Warranty and liability

4.1. Warranty

We assume no liability for the information provided, neither with regard to correctness nor completeness. In particular, we do not guarantee any medical success, even if the protocols (recommendations) are fully adopted and followed. The content of the Platform cannot and may not be used independently for the preparation of diagnoses or for the selection and application of treatment methods. You are and remain responsible for the therapies and treatments you carry out and for informing your patients.

You acknowledge that the contents of the Platform can be amended or deleted by us at any time. You are also aware that we do not guarantee that the Platform is permanently available (e.g. due to technical problems, software errors, system maintenance).

4.2. Liability

The liability for damages caused by us is limited to the amount of the usage fees paid by you for the use of the Platform in the last twelve months. Any liability on our part beyond this limitation is excluded to the extent permitted by law. In particular, any liability beyond the limitation is excluded, unless the damage was not caused by gross negligence or intentionally, as well as any liability beyond the limitation for indirect damages, consequential damages (claims of patients, loss of profit, damages due to partial or complete failure of the Platform, etc.), loss of data, and damages caused by downloads. Any liability for associates and auxiliary persons beyond the limitation is excluded.

5. Data protection

The Privacy Policy can be accessed at and is an integral part of these GTC.

6. General provisions

6.1. Amendments to the GTC

We may amend these GTC at any time, e.g. to take into account changes in the legal framework or the Platform. Information about amendments to these GTC will be published on this web page. You should therefore check these GTC regularly. Changes do not apply retroactively.

6.2. Severability

If any part of these GTC shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable, the invalid or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by a provision which comes closest to its original economic purpose. The invalidity or unenforceability of a provision shall not affect or impair the validity of the other provisions and the existence of the contractual relationship as a whole.

6.3. Applicable law

Swiss law is exclusively applicable to all legal relationships with us which arise through your use of the Platform.

6.4. Jurisdiction and place of performance

The exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from or in connection with the contractual relationship is Zurich (city), Switzerland. The place of performance is Zurich (city), Switzerland.

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