Terms & Conditions

Effective as from 18 January 2023

Founded by Dr Christopher Hsu in 2009, the Global Dermatology Initiative aims at improving knowledge sharing in skin health within the medical community. Considered as a digital media, Global Dermatology provides access to media content augmented by its artificial intelligence technologies on internet connected devices through its own platform. Incorporated under the laws of Geneva, Switzerland, Global Dermatology has a registered address on: Boulevard James Fazy 4, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland and is available by email on: support@global-dermatology.com (“Global Dermatology”, “we”, “us”, “our”).

Global Dermatology is intended to, and reserved to, professional users (“Delegates”, “you”, “your”), including Delegates of the medical community active in Medical Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology and other medical specialties of the skin, as well as Delegates of Learned Societies, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Industries active in skin health. Users of Global Dermatology are any Delegate using the platform, with or without a registered account. Members are Delegates who have registered for an account on Global Dermatology. Speakers (or Faculties) are Delegates whose content has been peer-reviewed, AI-augmented and accepted for publication on our platform. By using our platform, you declare that you qualify as a Delegate and comply with the definition of a Delegate.

The following Terms of Use constitute important information regarding Global Dermatology, our copyright on its contents and they govern your use of the site as a Delegate. By using and/or registering to Global Dermatology, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and any additional terms and conditions that are referenced herein (the “Agreement”). Accessing the content of our platform, through any means, whether automated or manual, will be considered as use of it, and an acceptance of these Terms of Use. We reserve the right to change these Terms of Use or to impose new conditions on use of the site, from time to time. By continuing to use our service after we post any such changes, you accept the Terms of Use, as modified.

1. Membership to Global Dermatology

By creating an account and registering on Global Dermatology, you will automatically be granted open access to Live Events, including live symposium, round-tables and Q&A discussions, virtual booth and online exhibition, and live meetings w/ faculties and Delegates; to the AI-Library, including AI-augmented scientific and armamentarium presentation and re-Live events; and to a Curriculum Dashboard, including an academic curriculum & learning dashboard, a CME accreditation dashboard and a networking dashboard.

To create a personal account you will be asked to provide personal information including your name, professional address, postal code, country, email and your professional category (Medical Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology; other medical specialties of the skin; Learned Societies Delegates; Laboratory Delegates; Pharmacy Delegates; Industry Delegates). The processing of your personal information during the creation of your account is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

You agree to provide accurate and complete information. If we have reasonable grounds to believe that the information provided is inaccurate or incomplete, we may have the right to refuse the creation of your account or to suspend or terminate it, when already created. We also reserve the

right to verify the accuracy of any information given, especially the information relating to the professional category of a Delegate.

Membership is strictly individual and limited to 1 (one) per person. Members are not permitted to share their credentials with third parties. Members are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their credentials. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and equally agree to securely log out of your account at the end of each session. We will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to protect your password or account information.

We may reduce or increase the length and amount of excerpts available to Delegates. We may also restrict the access for Delegates to some content available on Global Dermatology.

2. License to access and use our content

All content and materials featured on our platform are exclusive to Global Dermatology and/or any of the authors of such content (the Medical Delegate.s and/or speaker.s and faculty.ies and/or patient/s and/or Learned Society.ies and/or Industry). These materials may be protected by copyright law, trademark law, data privacy law, patent law, database rights and protection, image and intimacy rights and may also be protected by other laws depending on the country.

By registering on our platform, Global Dermatology grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable and revocable license to access and use any content, material, and intellectual property available on our platform.

Access to our content and material, is for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are free to post a hypertext link to our Platform on your website or social networks, as long as the link does not state or imply any sponsorship of your site with Global Dermatology. However, you may not, without our prior written permission, frame or inline link any of the content of our platform, or incorporate into another website or other service any of our material, content or intellectual property. You are not allowed to use our platform to promote a product, service, medical procedure, business, doctor or other individual without the written agreement of Global Dermatology. You may not copy, reproduce, retransmit, broadcast, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer by any means, any material available on the platform without a written agreement with Global Dermatology.

The visual interfaces, graphics, design compilation, information, trade dress, database and computer code (including source code and object code), software, services, and all other elements of our platform are the exclusive property of Global Dermatology and shall not be extracted without permission. You may not modify, translate, adapt, merge, make derivative works, disassemble, decompile, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of our platform. You shall not use any manual or automated software, devices, or other processes (including but not limited to spiders, robots, scrapers, crawlers, avatars, data mining tools, or any related technique) to “scrape” or download data from any web pages contained on our platform.

3. License to access and use your content

You may also provide content on our platform such as documents, videos, photos and other content and so on. By posting your content, you grant us a non-exclusive (except under the conditions referred in the first paragraph above), transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, edit, modify, reproduce, copy, display, transmit, adapt, prepare derivative works of, publish

and/or distribute it in any and all media or distribution formats and channels in connection with Global Dermatology (whether currently known or later developed).

You retain all ownership rights of your content and you acknowledge responsibility for it and any consequences of its display by Global Dermatology.

If you are not in a position or do not have the appropriate authorizations to grant such license, please do not upload your content on our platform. Content owners have the right to withdraw their authorization for this license at any time. Up until that withdraw takes place, the license remains valid.

We also provide features such as augmentation through artificial intelligence of content uploaded on our platform. These and other features may require our systems to access, store and transform your content. You give us permission to implement these features, and this permission extends to trusted third parties we work with.

4. Content availability

Our platform is provided “as is” and “as available”. We do not engage to upload the entire set of content from any of our related events, nor any content or material in particular uploaded by Members.

Likewise, any content might be temporarily unavailable or removed from our platform without prior notice. In such event, Global Dermatology will not be held responsible for any breach of this agreement.

5. Content accessibility

Our platform can be accessed through computers, laptops, tablets or mobile phones. We make every effort to ensure that it remains accessible 24/7 but are not responsible for the unavailability of our platform or site in the event of internet malfunction, maintenance operations, failure or bug, or any event of ‘force majeure’ beyond the reasonable control of Global Dermatology.

We may also use encryption, tracking, coding or any other software technique to ensure that access to our platform remains restricted according to the categories of Delegates.

The quality of the service may be affected by the device used and the bandwidth access. The minimum connection speed that is needed for an effective SD experience is 0.5 Mbps. We are not responsible for any internet access charges you may encounter from your internet provider.

6. Limitation of liability

All conduct that constitutes a breach of these Terms of use or third-party rights, whether it’d be intentional or unintentional, will constitute an automatic violation to this Agreement. Likewise, any such conduct might also result in liability towards the rights of the holders of the content featured in our platform.

This conduct includes but is not limited to: downloading, filming, broadcasting or reproducing before third parties, taking pictures or screenshots, sharing the use of an account with third parties.

Any conduct by means of reverse engineering or any software technique that leads to the conduct mentioned in the paragraph above as well as breaching the security related features of our platform, is equally prohibited and will be equally prosecuted.

We shall not be liable for indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, punitive, or consequential damages, including lost profits, lost data, personal injury, or property damage related to, in connection with, or otherwise resulting from any use of the services of our platform. Since the aforementioned exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages may vary depending on the country, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such case, liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by the law of such country.

We do not guarantee the scientific accuracy, reliability, timeliness, quality or suitability of the content of the platform.

7. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Global Dermatology and each of its and their respective directors, officers, managers, employees, shareholders, agents, representatives and licensors, from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise out of your use of the site in violation of these Terms of Use, made by you or any other person using your account, or your violation of any third party rights, including but not limited to intellectual property rights and data privacy rights.

We reserve the right to take over the exclusive defence of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this section. In such event, you agree to provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably requested by us.

8. Third party services and disclaimer

We may provide or repost links on the platform to other sites hosted, maintained or owned by third parties. Our link to such third-party sites does not imply any endorsement of the information, offers, products or services offered on or through these third party sites. We do not operate or control in any manner the information, products or services posted on these third-party sites.

In some cases we may merge, develop joint ventures, or provide third party services with other companies and legal entities directly through our website (such as in the marketplace). In such operations, when the Member expresses their interests, Member information may be a part of one of the assets transferred to these third parties but will always ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with our Privacy Policy and within the scope of the terms expressed by the applicable EU provisions on data protection and data transfer.

9. Notice of Copyright Infringement

If you are a copyright, trademark, patent or intellectual property owner who believes your protected subject matter has been illegitimately featured on our platform in a manner that constitutes an infringement, please inform us at: support@global-dermatology.com.

Please include the following information in your written notice: (1) a detailed description of the intellectual property subject matter that is allegedly infringed upon; (2) a description of the location of the allegedly infringing material; (3) your contact information, including your address, telephone number and e-mail address; (4) a statement by you indicating that you have a good-faith belief that the allegedly infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (5) a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, affirming that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf; and (6) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of copyright and to submit the statement.

You may also notify us of any material featured on our platform that you believe is illicit or breaches any of your or third party other rights. In such case, you must provide a clear description of the rights you wish to invoke including a description of the material and the manner in which it infringes your rights.

10. Interaction and communication of Delegates

Delegates may interact and communicate on the platform through public and/or private messages, webinars, commentaries and/or discussion forums.

You are solely responsible for the reliability and accuracy of any communication and/or information you will provide on the platform. You shall not provide any communication that could be considered as inappropriate including notably but without limitation any offensive, defamatory or illicit communication.

Delegates shall refrain from publishing any communication or content that would infringe any third party intellectual or other property rights or violate anyone’s privacy or data protection rights, including the legal right for the patient to consent to any sharing of its medical information on the platform, or otherwise violate any statutory or common law right of anyone.

In the event where you would publish any content contrary to the above, you may be held liable for the eventual damages caused by it and agree to eventually indemnify Global Dermatology for any claim or action alleging facts, which, if true, constitute a breach of any of this Agreement

Global Dermatology has the right to delete any inappropriate communication or content posted on the platform but does not exercise any prior control on the interaction of Delegates and will not assume any liability or endorsement for any communication or content posted by Delegates.

11. Termination

A Delegate may terminate his/her membership and this Agreement by requesting the closure of his/her account on the platform. In such event, the termination will operate from the moment the termination request is received, meaning that the effects already occurred will not be subject to review.

In the event of a violation of this Agreement, Global Dermatology may decide to suspend or terminate the membership. The decision will be fully discretional and will not be subject to review.

To terminate your account, please contact us at: support@global-dermatology.com

12. Data processing

In order to allow the proper functioning of the platform, as well as for statistical purposes, Global Dermatology may retrieve information related to users and usage. This includes but is not limited to: name, address, email, profession/medical specialty, website, country, location of the visitor or Member, hardware/software of use, payment method and cookies.

Our Privacy Policy defines our use of your personal data. By using the platform, you acknowledge and consent to the collection and use of your data, including the transfer of information to suppliers or partners for storage, processing and/or use, under the terms of such.

The information collected from you is subject to data processing by Global Dermatology. Any person whose data is collected has a right to access, rectify and delete the data concerning him/her, and the

right to oppose for legitimate reasons the processing of his/her data. To exercise these rights, please write to: support@global-dermatology.com

13. Assignment

We may assign transfer, sub-license or sub-contract any of the rights or obligations under the Agreement to any third party without your prior written approval.

14. Severability

If any provision of these Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, any other provisions of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect and you agree that the court should endeavor to give maximum effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision.

15. Waiver

Any waiver of any provision of these Terms will be effective only if made in writing and signed by Global Dermatology; any delay or silence by Global Dermatology to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

16. Applicable law and jurisdiction

This Agreement is deemed to have been made in and to be judged in the Canton Geneva, Switzerland, and shall be interpreted and construed and any legal relations created hereunder shall be determined in accordance with the laws of Switzerland. Any claims arising out of this Agreement will be ruled by the jurisdictions of Canton Geneva, Switzerland.