Terms and Conditions of Use
This web site is made publicly available by The Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) by permission of Swedish limited liability company Nobel Media AB.
Acceptance of terms and conditions
By accessing this web site, you accept without limitation or qualification these Terms and Conditions of Use. JSPS may revise these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time, which revisions shall be binding on you.
If you just want to visit the Site in order to read, educate yourself or register for more information regarding the Nobel Prize Dialogue, please do! These Terms and Conditions of Use are primarily applicable to persons with the intention of using the Site in another way than the activities mentioned or described in this document.
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Nobel Prize Dialogue
If you wish to attend the Nobel Prize Dialogue conference, please note the following:
In order to attend the Nobel Prize Dialogue you must have not only completed the registration process but also received a confirmation email. By registering to attend as an audience member, you agree to receive periodic email updates regarding event details, reminders and changes to the event programme in the lead up to the 17 March event.
JSPS retain the right to ask attendees to leave for any reason and at any time during the Nobel Prize Dialogue.
The Nobel Prize Dialogue, or parts of it, will be broadcast in different ways and on different media, and by attending Nobel Prize Dialogue in person you may be captured on camera and/or film. If you do not want to be captured on camera and/or film, you cannot attend the conference. Further, JSPS and its affiliates have the right, but not the obligation, to edit any film or recording from the Nobel Prize Dialogue.
JSPS shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage arising from any change in the Nobel Prize Dialogue, its programme, the date or the involvement of particular speakers or delegates, or from the cancellation of the Nobel Prize Dialogue for whatever reason.
The names, titles, building images, trademarks, service marks and logos that appear on the Site are registered and unregistered marks of the Nobel Foundation, including but not limited to Nobel Prize®, the Nobel Medal® design mark, Nobelprize.org®, Nobel Media® Nobel Museum®, Nobelmuseet®, Nobel Week®, Nobel Week Dialogue and Nobel Prize Dialogue (collectively, the “Nobel Foundation trademarks”). The Nobel Foundation is most restrictive in permitting use of these trademarks, and you may not use the Nobel Foundation trademarks without prior written permission from the Nobel Foundation.
The trademarks of third parties may also appear on the Site from time to time; you may not use these trademarks without prior written permission of their respective owners. You acknowledge and agree that nothing on the Site grants, expressly or implicitly, any right or license to use any of the Nobel Foundation trademarks or may be construed to mean that JSPS has authority to grant any right or license on behalf of any third party trademark owner. JSPS assume no responsibility for ascertaining whether such rights are valid or for securing such rights on your behalf. Beyond the credit lines that may be listed on the Site, JSPS does not provide addresses, phone numbers, or other contact information for third party rights holders.
Everything, including but not limited to the articles, texts, photographs, images, data, files, audio and video clips, illustrations, designs, and documentation in whole or in part (the “Content”) which appears on the Site is either proprietary to Nobel Media AB or used in accordance with applicable law or third party consents.
You may not reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, modify, perform, adapt, generate derivative works or otherwise use the Content without prior written permission – if not expressly stated elsewhere in these Terms and Conditions of Use.
The following listed copyright protected material: photos of the Nobel Laureates and participants, other photos, speeches and biographies – of which the Nobel Foundation is the proprietor – are encompassed by special regulations.
Photos or images of the Nobel Medal
Permission to use an image or photo of a Nobel medal is only granted if the image is going to be used as an illustration for an editorial text about Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize® or a Laureate.
An image of the Nobel medal may, however, not be used on the cover of books, booklets or other printed matter, on posters, in exhibitions etc, nor for publicity or commercial purposes.
If permission is granted, “©The Nobel Foundation” must be indicated.
For uses of other photos, permission from Nobel Media AB, and in certain cases from the photographer, is required.
If permission is granted “©Nobel Media” and the photographer must be indicated.
Lectures and discussions
To use or translate a presentation speech, a lecture, a discussion or a biography, permission must be granted by Nobel Media AB. If permission is granted, “©Nobel Media” and relevant year must be stated, the text correctly quoted and the author(s) identified.
Other copyright protected work
You may not reproduce, distribute, display, transmit, modify, perform, adapt, generate derivative works or otherwise use other parts of the Content without the prior, written permission of Nobel Media AB unless your use qualifies as:
- 1. Legislative exemption,
- 2. Special permission for educators, or
- 3. Press releases
all of which are further described below.
JSPS does not object to your reproduction, distribution, display, transmission, performance, and use of the Content if done in accordance with the Japanese Copyright Act or other applicable limitations and exemptions laid forth in the Japanese Copyright Act and related laws.
Unless otherwise noted on the Site, JSPS requires not express permission for use that falls within a legislative exemption, but two conditions apply:
- 1. No modifications may be made as to the integrity or attribution of the Content and
- 2. All copies of the Content must bear accurate identifying information, including proprietary information, credit lines, copyright (©), including relevant year when appropriate, and trademark (® or TM) notices, and a citation of this Site.
Beyond legislative exemption: Special permission for educational use
This provision does not apply to corporations that produce, package, prepare, or sell educational materials for teachers and other educators.
JSPS recognizes that not every educational use qualifies for a legislative exemption. In order to further support the work of teachers and other educators, in accordance with Nobel Media AB’s own educational mission, JSPS therefore consents to the following additional uses of this Site:
Subject specifically to the rights of third parties (which are entirely the responsibility of the user), JSPS consents to the reproduction, distribution, display, transmission, performance, and use of the Content by individual teachers and other educators if done for the limited purpose of classroom or workshop instruction (including online intranet instruction) in a school or other educational organization; provided, however, said organization is a not-for-profit legal entity and provided, further, that the Content and compilation are not sold or otherwise commercially distributed.
Unless otherwise noted on the Site, JSPS requires no express permission for a limited educational exemption, but two conditions apply:
- 1. No modifications may be made as to the integrity or attribution of the Content; and
- 2. All copies of the Content must bear accurate identifying information, including proprietary collection information, credit lines, copyright (©), including relevant year if appropriate, and trademark notices (® or TM), and a citation of this Site.
Except where noted otherwise, press releases that appear on this Site may be downloaded, reproduced and published (and in the case of text-based materials, translated) by members of the press.
You are not allowed to use the Nobel Foundation trademarks when publishing or using press releases.
Requesting permission from Nobel Media AB
If your proposed use of the copyright protected material or other Site Content does not meet the conditions stated above, you must request and obtain express permission in writing from Nobel Media AB. Please be advised that Nobel Media AB is selective in granting such permission.
To apply for permission, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Commercial Use of the Nobel Foundation trademarks and other Site Content are expressly prohibited. You must therefore request and obtain express permission in writing from the Nobel Foundation or Nobel Media AB. Please be advised that the Nobel Foundation and Nobel Media AB are selective in granting such permission.
Reservation of rights
JSPS has created and compiled the Site with careful regard for accuracy and integrity of scholarship. JSPS believes that the context in which JSPS presents material is important to understanding it, and JSPS will improve, modify, enhance and expand the Site on a continuous basis. Thus, while JSPS recognizes that the digital nature of the Site may allow you to use subsets of this material, JSPS urges you to consider the complete context for maximum appreciation and accuracy.
Links to this site
JSPS appreciate the interest of others in linking to this site. If you arrive at this site from a third party link, please note that a link to this site does not imply a relationship with, or endorsement of, the third party site or its content, purpose, policies or business practices. JSPS appreciate being informed of such links.
If you are interested in providing a link from your site to this site, please note the following rules:
- 1. You may use the name “Nobel Prize Dialogue” to identify the link;
- 2. You may not use the Nobel Prize Dialogue logo or any other Nobel related logo or image without the express written permission of Nobel Media AB. These are reserved for entities that are professionally associated or affiliated with us;
- 3. You are not allowed to insert Content from Nobel Prize Dialogue into other websites using frames or similar techniques, or by using page elements from the Site.
- 4. You are allowed to link to complete html pages on NobelPrizeDialogue.org and not directly to images, videos, etc. that display the Content out of its context.
Links from this site
In using the Site, you may find that JSPS provides links to one or more third party web sites (the “Linked Site[s]”). JSPS provide these links as a convenience for you and other users, but is not responsible for the content or links of the Linked Site(s). In most instances, such links represent cooperative endeavours established with JSPS’s business affiliates, allies, sponsors, licensees, artists, organizations and/or other persons who have a significant connection to JSPS’s mission and programs. Although JSPS expects such links to be reputable, relevant and reliable, JSPS does not actively monitor or control the content or links of the Linked Sites, which may continuously change.
JSPS encourages you to read the terms and conditions and similar policies of the respective Linked Sites, should you choose to visit them. A link from this Site does not imply a relationship with, or endorsement of, the Linked Site(s) or its/their content, purpose, policies, or business practices.
Any communication or material you post, transmit, or distribute to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data or other content, questions, comments, suggestions, or similar, is and will be treated as, non-confidential and non- proprietary. JSPS or its affiliates may use anything you transmit or post for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure (to law enforcement entities or others), transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, JSPS is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.
Warranty and indemnification
By using this Site in any manner, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with the Terms and Conditions. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold JSPS and, as the case may be, Nobel Media AB, harmless from all claims, causes, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses and damages arising from or relating to your use of the Site.
Disclaimer of warranties
JSPS provide the Site on an “AS IS” basis. Your use of the Site and its Content is at your own risk. JSPS disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, copyright ownership and/or non-infringement of copyrights or other third party proprietary rights. JSPS does not warrant that the Site will provide continuous, prompt, secure or error-free service.
JSPS makes reasonable, ongoing efforts to revise and update the Site but assumes no liability for any errors or omissions, including inaccuracy of Content, or for any damages or losses that you or any third party may incur as a result of the unavailability of the Site. JSPS assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to or viruses that may affect your computer equipment or other property arising from your use of the Site, including but not limited to the reproduction of the Content.
Limitation of liability
Neither JSPS, Nobel Media AB, its affiliates, trustees, directors, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any damages, including without limitation any direct, indirect, incidental, compensatory, punitive, special or consequential damages (even if JSPS has been advised of the possibility of such damages) arising from or related to your use of the Site and/or its Content.
Choice of law
These Terms and Conditions of Use and any counterparts, amendments or revisions thereto shall be governed and construed in accordance with Japanese Law without regard to principles of conflicts of laws. Any case, controversy, suit, action or proceeding arising out of, in connection with or related to this agreement shall be brought in the Tokyo District Court, and you hereby waive any objection that you may have to personal jurisdiction in this court.
The copyrights of JSPS logo and JSPS banner belong to JSPS.
Excluding a personal use, a quotation and a use recognized by a law for copyrights, users are required the permission from JSPS in advance if they use the logo and the banner.