The European Semester

User Agreement

User conditions and disclaimer

1. Contents of Online materials

The centre international de formation européenne, hereafter referred to as CIFE, accepts no responsibility for the topicality, accuracy, completeness or quality of the collected information contained on its website. Liability claims against CIFE for any of the following reasons will be excluded as long as CIFE can reasonably demonstrate that they are not responsible for any faults:

  • Inclusion of offensive materials;

  • The use or misuse of the collected information.

All documents and materials are contributed voluntarily and with the consent of the individuals concerned. They are independent of CIFE. CIFE reserves the rights to change or delete items or parts of contributions received without prior notice.

2. References and links

Direct and indirect references from foreign sites (hyperlinks) do not fall under the legal responsibility of CIFE. CIFE accepts no responsibility for the content of materials found in references or links. CIFE hereby declares that at the present moment and to the best of its knowledge the links and references available on our website contain no illegal materials. In its current and present form, CIFE has no influence on hyperlinks to other sites. Consequently CIFE hereby takes no responsibility for the contents of materials linked by hyperlink to our website or any changes that are made after the creation date of our hyperlink. These statements apply for external publications as well as CIFE guest publications, discussion fora and mailing lists. All liability concerning factually inaccurate or incomplete contents lies with the original creator of the webpages to which CIFE is linked.

3. Author's rights and copyright

CIFE endeavours to observe and recognise the author's rights of all publications, graphics, audiovisual, and multimedia. It retains its own rights for texts, publications, graphics, audiovisual, and multimedia items created by CIFE. All third party companies and trademarks are unrestrictedly subject to the regulation of valid and registered recognition rights and property rights. Only through the explicit naming of registered trade marks are third parties not legally protected. CIFE retains the copyright over all of its items created by CIFE on its site, which are available to the public via the internet. The reproduction or use of any of CIFE's materials is forbidden without prior consent of CIFE.

4. Data protection

To the best of CIFE's ability and to such an extent as is possible for a public access internet site, CIFE will respect data protection rights of individuals and companies who collaborate with the programme (email addresses, names and addresses in general). Any such data provided to CIFE is done so completely upon a free will basis and with the prior consent of the individuals concerned. This includes anonymous publications and writers writing under a pseudonym. The use and supply of publicly available contact details and information such as addresses, email addresses, telephone or fax numbers which are supplied through third parties are not protected. CIFE reserves the right to commence legal proceedings against the original senders of so called spam mails.

5. Enrolled Students responsibilities

5.1 Members name
Each student enrolled in the European Semester programme will be allotted a user name (ILIAS-user name). This user name is valid for the duration of CIFE's academic course. The students are forbidden from changing their user name without prior consent from CIFE (by email).
Any misuse or fraudulent use of user identity is forbidden and will immediately lead to the blocking of the user's account. The misuse of user identity is defined as the unauthorized use of a user name by any person other than the enrolled student. This definition of misuse is also valid for the sharing or imitation of another participant on CIFE's programme or any person associated with CIFE through the use of another user name.

5.2 Password
Upon enrolment, each student will be issued with their own personal password. It is forbidden to divulge this password to anyone. Students will be personally responsible for the secrecy of their password. They are also responsible for all damages and consequences of a deliberate breach of confidentiality concerning login data. In case a student forgets his password, he/she will need to contact the staff of the European Semester programme and must confirm their identity by giving their personal details (first name, surname and address).

5.3 Use of course materials
Each student is authorised to make appropriate use of all materials available on this platform, as long as the context of his/her studies is concerned. The sharing of materials contained on CIFE’s ILIAS system with third parties is strictly forbidden. This is in accordance with paragraph 3 "Author's rights and copyright" in the "User conditions and Disclaimer".

6. CIFE Study Regulations

By registering to the European Semester every student does declare that he/she accepts the study conditions and study regulations as agreed between Texas A&M University and CIFE.

7. Legal effect of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be considered as part of the contents of the European Semester’s online materials. If any individual or collective part or formulation of this text does not at all, or partially or completely correspond to what is legally required, the content and validity of the remaining parts of the document remain legally unaffected.