We reserve the right at any time, with or without cause, to:
Any change(s) we make will be effective immediately upon making such change(s) available on the Website or otherwise providing notice thereof. Any changes we make are intended to be prospective only. You agree that entering, re-entering, or continuing to use the Website thereafter constitutes your acceptance of such change(s). Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Agreement.
We are a non-profit focused on building an international certification scheme to eliminate citizens’ inequity, promoting Individual Skills evaluation, and creating a global society based on meritocracy (our “Mission”). The Website is designed, and all uses of the Website are intended to be in furtherance of our Mission.
The services made available on, by, or through the Website include or may include, without limitation, EDV membership, registering for any summit, volunteering for the summit, applying for employment or internship with EDV, involvement in EDV events, message boards, blogs, public forums, online donations, and the EDV online store (“EDV Store”) (collectively, the “Services”), as well as any information provided on, by or through the Website or as part of or in connection with the Services or otherwise, including but not limited to data, text, graphics, designs, logos, images, audio/visual materials, links and references (collectively, the “Information”), are provided for personal use only and not for any for-profit or commercial activities or purpose or resale or political campaign. Without the written consent of EDV, no Information or any other EDV materials or property may be copied, reproduced, displayed, republished, downloaded, posted, digitized, translated, modified, transmitted, distributed, or commercially exploited in any way.
EDV will allow you to view and print a reasonable number of copies of Information, documents, and web pages located on the Website for your personal use, but not for any for-profit or commercial purpose or resale; provided that (i) you must retain all trademark, copyright, and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials, (ii) you must provide attribution to EDV, and if possible provide a reference to the Website, (iii) the material must be printed in its entirety without modification, reformatting or adaptation of any kind, (iv) any such copies are subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement and remain the property of EDV, and (v) you agree to advise any person to whom you share the materials as to this Agreement and they must agree to abide by this Agreement. You understand and agree that you may not authorize any Information to be reproduced, modified, displayed, performed, transferred, distributed, or otherwise used by any third party. You agree that you will take all reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized reproduction and/or other use of the Information. You agree to advise EDV promptly of any unauthorized use(s) of which you are aware. Failure to abide by these conditions will immediately terminate this permission. It may result in the infringement of the copyrights and/or trademarks and other proprietary rights of EDV or others.
Any such improper use of the Information, Services and Website may result in termination of your access to and use of the Website. It may result in civil and/or criminal liabilities.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (the “DMCA”) as the European Intellectual Property Regulations provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. or E.U. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by EDV infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following Information: (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the Website are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and Information reasonably sufficient to allow EDV to locate the material on the Website; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the Information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, send us a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements. Notices and counter-notices concerning the Website should be sent to:
Copyright Designated Agent
Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs
via Angelo Frigerio
We suggest you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there can be penalties for false claims.
As part of your use of the Website, you may participate in specific message boards, blogs, or other public forums. Your participation is voluntary; however, by choosing to post or send a message or blog or grant permission for publication of any of your writing or otherwise participate in any public forum, you acknowledge and agree that any notices, text, photos, Information, suggestions, feedback or content provided by you may be viewed by the general public and will not be treated as private, proprietary or confidential. You authorize us and our affiliates and licensees, without compensation to you or others, to copy, adapt, reproduce, incorporate, distribute, publicly display, or otherwise use such information in furtherance of our operations throughout the world in any format or media (whether now known or hereafter created) for the duration of any copyright or other rights in such content. Such permission may not be revoked for any reason. To the extent permitted under applicable law, you waive and release and covenant not to assert any moral rights that you may have in any content posted or provided by you. By posting or providing such content or permission to post such content on the Website, you represent to EDV that you own or have the right to use and permit us to use such content in the manner stated above. By way of example and not limitation, if you post or otherwise provide a picture of yourself with others, you need first to obtain permission or a release from the other people appearing in the photograph to use their image, and you must be the owner or licensee of the copyright in the picture. You agree not to post or provide any content or information that belongs to anyone other than yourself or contains the name, voice, or likeness of anyone other than yourself unless you first obtain permission from that person. If you identify yourself by name or provide a picture or audio or video recording of yourself, you further authorize us and our affiliates and licensees (without compensation to you or others) to reproduce, print, publish, disseminate, or otherwise use in any format or media (whether now known or hereafter created) your name, voice, and likeness in furtherance of our operations throughout the world, and such permission cannot be revoked for any reason.
You further agree that we may use the posted or provided content in any manner that we deem appropriate or necessary. We reserve the right to edit or abridge any content for any reason and to edit, refuse to post, or remove any content submitted by you or others. We cannot and do not guarantee that we will post all content submitted or that such content will not be offensive, defamatory, or objectionable. Although we reserve the right to remove without notice any posting for any reason, we have no obligation to delete content that you may find objectionable or offensive. We do not control in real-time the Information posted via the Services and, as such, do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Information. In addition to other disclaimers in this Agreement, we do not endorse or make any warranties or representations concerning the accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of any content posted on any message board, blog, or public forum.
Descriptions or images of, or references to, products or services on the Website do not imply our approval or endorsement of such products or services. We reserve the right, without prior notification, to change such descriptions or references, to change the prices, fees, and charges associated with any product or service, to cancel or limit the order quantity on any product or service, to reject, correct, cancel or terminate any order, and/or to refuse service to you for any or no reason. Verifying information about a purchase may be required before we accept any order.
Once you have completed your purchase, an email confirming your order will be sent to the email address you provide. Please keep this email as it is your sales receipt and order confirmation for products and/or services ordered, and it will include your order number.
All merchandise sales through the EDV Store and all returns and exchanges are subject to our standard sales terms and conditions as outlined in this Agreement. We reserve the right, without prior notification, to change our common sales terms and conditions at any time. EDV will accept returns of current merchandise in original condition within 30 days of receipt for replacement or refund of the purchase price at our option. Shipping and handling costs are non-refundable. Please note that we do not accept returns for discounted merchandise. If your order is incomplete, incorrect, or damaged, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EdVerso Website Returns
101 Greenwich Street,
10006 New York City
Please include a copy of your packing slip and write the reason for the return or exchange.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, ALL PRODUCTS PURCHASED THROUGH THE TFA STORE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. EDV’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE LIABILITY FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PRODUCT SHALL BE TO REPLACE THE ITEM OR REFUND THE PURCHASE PRICE BY THE TERMS SET FORTH ABOVE.
The Website is owned and operated by EDV and its licensors. The Information and Services (and any intellectual property and other rights relating thereto) remain the property of EDV and its licensors and suppliers. The Information and Services are protected by the U.S. and international copyright, trademark, and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable. Except as outlined in this Agreement, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, sub-license, sell, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any part of the Website or any Service or Information without our prior written consent. The Information, Website, and Services may be used solely (a) to the extent permitted in this Agreement or (b) as expressly authorized in writing by EDV or, if so indicated in writing by EDV, its licensors or suppliers. Use of the Website or any Services or Information for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. You acknowledge that you do not acquire ownership rights by using the Website or any Services or Information.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Website (collectively, the “Trademarks”) are the registered and unregistered trademarks of EDV, EDV licensors and suppliers, and/or others. Nothing contained in this Agreement or the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark(s) without the express written permission of EDV, EDV licensors or suppliers, or the third party owner of any such Trademark.
You affirm that you are at least 13 years of age, as this Website is not intended for children under 13. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use the Website. You further affirm that you are fully able and competent to enter into the terms, conditions, obligations, affirmations, representations, and warranties outlined in this Agreement and to abide by and comply with this Agreement. If you are under 18 years of age, you further affirm that you either: (i) are an emancipated minor or (ii) possess legal parental or guardian consent.
EDV does not knowingly solicit data from children or knowingly market it to children. We are concerned about the safety of children and their Internet use. In accordance with the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the European GDPR, we do not knowingly request or solicit personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 without prior verifiable legal parental or guardian consent. If we receive actual knowledge that we have collected such Personal Information without the requisite and verifiable legal parental or guardian consent, we will delete that information from the Website as quickly as reasonably practical.
EDV wishes to inform you that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist you in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors.
This Agreement is effective from the date you first access the Website or submit any information to EDV, whichever is earlier, and shall remain effective until terminated by its terms. EDV may immediately terminate this Agreement and/or your access to and use of the Website, or any portion thereof, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause, without prior notice. This Agreement will also terminate automatically if you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement by either party, your right to use the Website shall immediately cease, and you shall destroy all copies of Information that you have obtained from the Website, whether made under this Agreement or otherwise. All disclaimers, limitations of liability, and EDV rights of ownership shall survive any termination.
We reserve the right at any time and from time to time to modify, discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website, or any part or portion thereof, with or without notice to you. You agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Website or any part or portion thereof. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to obligate EDV to maintain and support the Website, or any part or portion thereof, during the term of this Agreement.
THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT THE INFORMATION AND WEBSITE ARE CURRENT AND/OR UP-TO-DATE ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
THERE IS NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION, OR GUARANTEE THAT THE WEBSITE, OR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, COMPLETE, ACCURATE, CURRENT, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE, SECURE, OR THAT ANY PROBLEMS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE, OR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THE WEBSITE, IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. WE DO NOT WARRANT, GUARANTEE, OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION REGARDING THE USE OF OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE WEBSITE EITHER IN TERMS OF ITS COMPATIBILITY WITH HARDWARE OR OTHER SOFTWARE OR EQUIPMENT, AND YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND/OR SERVICES AND INFORMATION AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY OF ANY KIND, NEITHER TFA NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OF PROFITS, DIMINUTION IN VALUE, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOSS OF DATA) OR LIABILITIES UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THE WEBSITE, INFORMATION, SERVICES, ANY LINKED WEBSITE AND/OR ANY MERCHANDISE PURCHASED THROUGH THE EDV STORE, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEBSITE, THE INFORMATION, SERVICES, OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE IS TO STOP USING THE WEBSITE, SERVICE, OR LINKED WEBSITE, AS APPLICABLE. TFA’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY MANNER TO THE WEBSITE, INFORMATION AND/OR SERVICES, SHALL BE THE TOTAL OUT-OF-POCKET AMOUNT PAID TO TFA BY YOU FOR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INFORMATION, AND/OR SERVICES.
You agree to indemnify fully, defend, and hold EDV, our affiliates, licensors, suppliers, agents, successors, and assigns, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, and other representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from: (a) your breach of this Agreement, including but not limited to the Acceptable Use Policy; (b) any allegation that any materials you submit to us or transmit to the Website infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party; (c) your activities in connection with the Website or other websites to which the Website is linked; and/or (d) your willful misconduct or gross negligence.
The Website is managed in Switzerland. EDV makes no representation that the Website operates (or is legally permitted to operate) in all geographic areas or that the Information, Website, or Services are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Accessing the Website from territories where the Website, or any content or functionality of the Website or portion thereof, is illegal is expressly prohibited. If you choose to access the Website from locations other than Switzerland, you agree and acknowledge that you do so on your initiative and at your own risk and that you are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.
This Agreement is governed by the laws of Switzerland, without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of any Canton in Switzerland and waive any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Suppose any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable. In that case, that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between you and us concerning such subject matter. This Agreement may not be changed, waived, or modified except by EDV as provided herein or by written instrument signed by EDV. This Agreement or any right, obligation, or remedy hereunder is not assignable, transferable, delegatable, or sublicensable by you except with EDV’s prior written consent and any attempted assignment, transfer, delegation, or sublicense shall be null and void. EDV may assign, transfer, or delegate this Agreement or any right, obligation, or remedy hereunder in its sole discretion. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption, or section title contained in this Agreement is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof.
EDV manages a variety of social media pages and strives to create informative, engaging, and equitable Content where we can share information and have conversations among our network.
We’ll do our best to talk candidly about the important topics to you, listen to your feedback, answer your questions, and be transparent about sharing EDV’s Mission.
If you post to one of our social media pages or otherwise respond or comment on one of our posts, you agree to abide by these Community Guidelines.
To create a supportive and informative community on our social media pages, so we ask that all users adhere to the following Community Guidelines:
1- Content Safety
We encourage and welcome your comments and feedback, provided that you share your viewpoint in a way that is respectful to our community and us and is not inappropriate, off-topic, abusive, harassing, profane, or promoting/soliciting third-party sites, initiatives or products.
We reserve the right to reject or remove comments, not in keeping with our policy, and block or ban users/followers who violate this policy. This includes any posts containing:
Our priority is always the safety and privacy of our kids on our social media pages. As such, comments are disabled on any content featuring minors and/or students on any platforms where this is possible.
2- Comment Moderation
We do our best to moderate and respond to your questions. We ask that you remember speaking to our social media team members and be respectful in your conversations with them.
Although we are moderating our channels to help ensure that users’ posts comply with these Guidelines, we cannot be responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any user comments or materials.
By posting on one or more of our social media channels, you understand that your posts, and any ideas or techniques contained in them, may be freely used by us in any way and on any media, including our websites and social media pages. Please do not submit any ideas or materials that you wish to keep confidential or for which you expect to receive compensation. In addition, when you post on any of our social media pages, your name, likeness, and social media handle will be visible and associated with your post. If we re-use your post elsewhere, we may display your name, likeness, and handle.
Finally, please note that the content of any comments (including opinions and statements) posted on our pages by our community does not necessarily reflect the views of EDV and is the responsibility of the individuals posting them.
If you have any questions, comments, or complaints about this Agreement or our Website, please get in touch with us:
Effective May 28, 2022