Terms of Use


This website is operated by the European Society for Clinical Virology (ESCV), the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to ESCV.

ESCV offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the User, conditional upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. By accessing the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you may not access the website.

You can access the most current version of the Terms of Use by visiting this page. We reserve the right to make changes or modifications to the Terms of Use at any time for any reason. We will alert you to these changes by updating the “Last updated” date of these Terms of Use. It is your responsibility to periodically review the Terms of Use to stay informed of changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes.


The website and all content on the website are owned or controlled by us and are protected by copyright and trademark laws. The content of the website is made available for your information and personal use only. No part of the website or its content may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold or exploited for any commercial purpose whatsoever without our prior written consent.

By using the website, you represent and warrant that: (1) all registration information you submit will be accurate and complete; (2) you will maintain the accuracy of your information and update the registration information as necessary; (3) you have the legal capacity to agree to the Terms of Use, and agree to the Terms of Use; (4) you are not a minor in the jurisdiction in which you reside; and (5) your use of the website will not violate any applicable law or regulation.

In addition to other prohibitions contained within the Terms of Use, you are specifically prohibited from using the site or its content as follows:

  1. Publishing any website material in any other media;
  2. Selling, sublicensing or commercialising any website material;
  3. Using the website in any way that may be damaging to the website;
  4. Using the website in any way that may impact user access to the website;
  5. Using the website contrary to any applicable laws and/or regulations, or in any way that may cause harm to the website, or to any other person or business entity whatsoever;
  6. Engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to the website.


The website may enable you to read and/or download documents publicly available, or to enter into a membership area which is protected by restricted log in. Contributions may be viewable by other users of the website and, as such, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. We may monitor, edit or remove content that we determine in our sole discretion to be objectionable or in violation of any other party’s intellectual property or these Terms of Use.

You may not use a false e-mail address, pretend to be someone other than yourself, or otherwise mislead us or third-parties. You are solely responsible for any submission you make and its accuracy. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any comments posted by you or any third-party.


Your submission of personal information is governed by our Privacy Policy. Please review the terms of this Privacy Policy. By using the website, you agree to be bound by the Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated in these Terms of Use.


The website may contain links to other websites, as well as content belonging to or originating from third parties. These third-party websites are not monitored or checked for accuracy, and we are not responsible for any third-party websites, or content accessed through the third-party website.

Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices of the third-party website and should take steps necessary to protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy or security practices and policies of any third parties, including other websites, services or applications that may be linked to or from our website.


We reserve the right to change, modify or remove the contents of the website, or to modify or discontinue all or part of the website at any time, at our discretion, without advanced notice. The material on the website is provided for general information only, and the information made available may not be accurate or complete or up to date. Reliance on the material on this website is at your own risk.

We cannot guarantee the website will be available at all times. We may experience hardware, software or other problems and need to perform maintenance related to the website, resulting in interruptions, delays or errors without notice.


These Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect while you use the website unless and until terminated by either you or us. You may terminate the Terms of Use at any time by notifying us that you no longer wish to use the website, or by ceasing to use the website. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Use at any time on this page.

The failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of the right or provision. Without limiting any other provision of the Terms of Use, we reserve the right to deny any user access to the site without further notice.


Membership fees are non-refundable. ESCV reserves the right to review individual cancellation/refund requests for specific cases.

Requests received after 10 days of joining ESCV membership will not be eligible for a refund.

Refund requests must be made in writing by the payer and will be accepted by e-mail. Requests must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

In the case of credit card payment:

Refund requests must include the following information:

  • membership number,
  • full name of the member,
  • full name of the card holder of the card used to make the payment
  • last 4 digits of the credit card used to make the payment

Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.

In case of wire transfer payment:

Refund requests must include the following information:

  • membership number
  • name of the member
  • name of the payer

Bank transfer charges will be deducted from the refunded amount.

After cancellation, the member will no longer receive any related ESCV membership benefits.


You expressly understand and agree that your use of the services is at your sole risk and that the services are provided “as is” and “as available.” in particular, ESCV, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its licensors do not represent or warrant to you that: (a) your use of the services will meet your requirements, (b) your use of the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or free from error, (c) any information obtained by you as a result of your use of the services will be accurate or reliable, and (d) that defects in the operation or functionality of any software provided to you as part of the services will be corrected.

ESCV  further expressly disclaims all warranties and conditions of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

You expressly understand and agree that ESCV, its subsidiaries and affiliates, and its licensors shall not be liable to you for: (a) any direct, indirect, incidental, special consequential or exemplary damages which may be incurred by you, however, caused and under any theory of liability. this shall include, but not be limited to, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation, any loss of data suffered, cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, or other intangible loss; (b) any loss or damage which may be incurred by you, including but not limited to loss or damage as a result of: (i) any reliance placed by you on the completeness, accuracy or existence of any advertising, or as a result of any relationship or transaction between you and any advertiser or sponsor whose advertising appears on the services; (ii) any changes which ESCV may make to the services, or for any permanent or temporary cessation in the provision of the services (or any features within the services); (iii) the deletion of, corruption of, or failure to store, any content and other communications data maintained or transmitted by or through your use of the services; (iv) your failure to provide ESCV with accurate account information; (v) your failure to keep your password or account details secure and confidential;

The limitations on ESCV liability to you above shall apply whether or not ESCV has been advised of or should have been aware of the possibility of any such losses arising.

Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or conditions or the limitation or exclusion of liability for loss or damage caused by negligence, breach of contract or breach of implied terms, or incidental or consequential damages. accordingly, only the limitations which are lawful in your jurisdiction will apply to you and our liability will be limited to the maximum extent permitted by law.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us, our related companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures, third-party service providers, and our respective employees, contractors, agents, officers, and directors harmless from all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, that arise out of or are related to any breach of the terms by you or any other liabilities incurred by us arising out of your attendance or participation or access to the online event


These Terms of Use are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, excluding that body of law related to the choice of laws. Any proceeding brought to enforce these Terms of Use to adjudicate any dispute related to these Terms of Use must be heard in the courts of Geneva, Switzerland. Each party submits itself to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of these courts for purposes of proceedings related to these Terms of Use, waives forum non-convenience and similar defences, and agrees that any service of process may be affected by the delivery of the summons to the address for notice as specified herein.