The Community Portal is a central pillar of EASL's Vision, to become The Home of Hepatology so that all who are involved with liver disease can realize their full potential to cure and prevent it.
It is designed to help communities of interest within the broader Hepatology community to communicate between themselves in between events. More specifically it enables users to:
The intention is for The Community Portal to become The Expert Platform through which Hepatologists can share their expertise, educate others and challenge their views internationally.
There are three types of user, each with slightly different abilities:
These are the commitments you make to EASL and other users when you join The Community Portal. To be eligible to join you must be a health care professional who is involved in Hepatology or Liver Disease. You commit to keeping your password safe, abiding by the rules of this community, the law and the ethical standards and professional codes of conducts, especially in relation to the disclosure of Patient Information.
To join The Community Portal you must be a health care professional who is involved with Hepatology or Liver Disease. Health care professionals include but are not limited to professors, assistant professors, surgeons, doctors, nurses, assistants, scientists and dieticians.
You commit to using your real name and agree that you have not previously had a The Community Portal account terminated by EASL.
The Community Portal allows registered users to share personal information, comments, messages, documents, images, presentations and videos (collectively known as 'content') in many different ways. You are not permitted to provide, upload or share any content that relates or refers to any medicinal products, diagnostic, medical devices and surgical techniques on The Community Portal as well as any content that is not admitted for disclosure to the general public.
All content that you post can be seen by other registered users of The Community Portal. In certain instances, such as private Topics, the sharing of this content may be restricted to a smaller number of users. Over time EASL reserves the right to introduce new services which may provide even more private conversations and / or allow users to limit who sees the content they disclose, upload or share.
The Community Portal is not intended for the transmission, storing, review or receipt of confidential patient information ('Patient Information'). However, should you choose to share this Patient Information on The Community Portal, you agree to these obligations:
EASL does not assume any responsibility for your misuse of Patient Information or other information that you disclose through the use of The Community Portal. EASL reserves the right to revoke your account and / or remove any Patient Information that violates this agreement at its sole discretion.
You own all of the content you post, upload or place on The Community Portal, however you also grant EASL a non-exclusive license to use it.
You own the content (personal information, comments, messages, documents, images, presentations and videos) that you post, upload or place on The Community Portal and you confirm to have the unrestricted do you so. When you post, upload or place on The Community Portal your content, you are only granting EASL a non-exclusive license; defined as a worldwide, transferable and sublicensable right to use, copy, modify distribute, publish, process, monitor, remove this content without any further consent, notice and / or compensation to you or others. These rights are limited by the following:
You can terminate this license by deleting such content from The Community Portal or by closing your account, except a) to the extent you already shared this content with others and b) for the reasonable time it takes to remove this content from EASL's servers and backups.
We will request your consent if we want to give others the right to publish your posts beyond The Community Portal. Others may already share your content within The Community Portal.
We reserve the right to translate or reformat (modifying the size, layout or display of) your content in the future, although we will not modify the meaning of your content.
The Community Portal is a long-term strategic initiative for EASL. The intention is to build a sustainable community of Healthcare Professionals involved in Liver Disease and Hepatology. Nonetheless, EASL reserves the right to change, suspend or end this Service at its sole discretion.
EASL reserves the right to limit your use of The Community Portal including your ability to disclose, upload or share content, connect with other users of The Community Portal. EASL also reserves the right to restrict, suspend or terminate your account if it believes you are in breach of this agreement, the applicable law, this User Terms or the Do's and Don'ts.
EASL reserves all its intellectual property rights in providing this service. For example, EASL, The Home of Hepatology, The Community Portal, LiverTree, The Journal of Hepatology and other trademarks, graphics and logos are the intellectual property of EASL.
These are EASL's legal disclaimers for the quality, safety, reliability and security of The Community Portal and the limits of legal liability EASL has with you.
You agree to access The Community Portal on an 'as-is' and 'when-available' basis, and accept to do so at your own risk. EASL disclaims all warranties and liability whether express or implied to the fullest extent allowed by the applicable law for:
EASL shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, or any loss of profits or revenues, whether incurred directly or indirectly, or any loss of data, use, good-will or other intangible losses related to:
Moreover, EASL's liability for any and all other liability's claims including, but not limited to tort and contract law claims, is excluded as far as permitted by applicable law. In no event shall the aggregate liability of EASL exceed the greater of one hundred Swiss Francs (CHF 100.-) or the amount you paid EASL for your yearly membership.
The brand name The Community Portal, all contents (with exception of the information posted by the users) on and the design of The Community Portal website is protected under Swiss and international copyright and trade mark laws and exclusively belongs to EASL. You may look at The Community Portal website, download individual materials or applications to your personal computer or handheld device, and print a reasonable number of pages for your own personal reference. You must not remove any copyright notices from the materials. Moreover, you may not sell, rewrite, or modify any content or any other material found on The Community Portal (including any information posted by other users), redistribute it, put it on your own website, or use it for any commercial or non-commercial purpose without the prior written authorization of EASL.
EASL reserves the right to end this agreement at any time at its sole discretion.
EASL or you may terminate this agreement at any time by serving notice to the other party. On termination you lose the right to access and/or use The Community Portal. The following shall survive any termination:
In the unlikely event a legal dispute arises out of your use of The Community Portal, it will take place in, applying Swiss Law.
The terms of this Agreement shall be interpreted and applied in accordance with Swiss Law, to the exclusion of its conflict of law rules. Any legal disputes arising will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the city of Zurich.
Any notice in connection with this Agreement: (a) must be given in writing; and (b) will be deemed given as of the day it is delivered to the applicable party by an internationally recognized express delivery service, addressed as set forth below:
Attn: Grégoire Pavillon,
7 rue Daubin
By Creating an Account and using The Community Portal you agree to be bound by these Do's and Don'ts. Failure to do so could result in your account being restricted, suspended or terminated by EASL.
EASL, European Association for the Study of the Liver, Zürich
c/o The Home of Hepatology
7 rue Daubin
Last amended on [15 April 2015]