Legal Notice / General Terms and Conditions
The information provided on this website (‘website’) is for general informational and educational purposes only. Please read and review this Legal Notice / General Terms and Conditions carefully before accessing or using this website. By accessing or using the DSI® website, the user acknowledges that he / she has read, understood and agreed to the Legal Notice / General Terms and Conditions. If the user does not agree to the Legal Notice / General Terms and Conditions, he / she may not access or use the DSI® website.
The DSI DentaScience Institute® website includes hyperlinks to websites of third parties. The DSI® assumes no responsibility for the content of these websites; neither does the DSI® use these websites or the corresponding content as the DSI® has no control over and is also not responsible for the content and information published there. The use of third-party websites is at the user’s own risk.
Copyright / Intellectual Property Protection / Intellectual Competition Legislation
All content of this website such as text, pictures, symbols and graphics is protected by copyright. Unless stated otherwise, the copyright holder is the DSI DentaScience Institute® with its headquarters in Zurich / Switzerland. Any copying, reproduction and use of data on this website without the express written permission of the DSI DentaScience Institute® is prohibited. This applies equally to its storage and / or reproduction on electronic media.
The DSI DentaScience Institute® assumes no liability and makes no guarantee regarding the accuracy and completeness of the data, either expressly or implicitly. Similarly, no express guarantee can be given that this website will be available at all times or that content will be up to date at all times, although all content is carefully checked on an ongoing basis and is updated regularly. Furthermore, an integral part of DSI®’s philosophy is to subject the abundance of dental information / illustrations / content / publications / doctrines to a strict selection process based on stringent scientific and clinical criteria, with the consensus of the DSI® faculty in all eight fields of expertise being based on unique Biological Principles, which can be incorporated predictably and reliably into daily clinical practice, as well as the highest-quality international resources. Moreover, all DSI® events are focused on long-term clinical outcomes and moving images to exclude both short-term results, which have no bearing on long-term reality, and the digital manipulation of still images. The DSI® requests that any instances of inadvertent publication of incorrect data be reported to it.
Any legal entitlement or entitlement to compensation arising from incorrect illustrations / content is excluded. The entire content of the DSI® website and the software used for it are owned by or may be used exclusively by the DSI DentaScience Institute®. They are subject to copyright protection, the protection of intellectual property and other intellectual competition legislation. The brand ‘DSI DentaScience Institute®’ is an internationally registered trademark. Furthermore, DSI®’s vision statement as well as DSI®’s mission statement / claim are protected by international copyright laws.
The DSI® website uses Google™ Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (‘Google’), to make the offering on the DSI® website as customer-friendly as possible. To this end, Google uses ‘cookies,’ which are text files stored on the user’s computer to facilitate an analysis of the user’s use of the website. The information generated by the ‘cookie’ about the use of the DSI® website (including the user’s IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google Inc. on a server in the United States of America. Google uses this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the DSI® website, compiling reports on website activity for DSI® website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or insofar as such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will never link the user’s IP address to any other data held by Google Inc. and / or use it in any other way. The user may prevent the use of ‘cookies’ by selecting the appropriate settings in his / her browser software. However, the DSI® would like to point out that, in this case, the user may not be able to make full use of all functions on the DSI® website. By using the DSI® website, the user consents to Google processing data acquired on him / her in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Subject matter of the contract
The General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter ‘GTCs’) for DSI® courses as defined in detail in the ‘Courses’ section below govern the contractual relationships between the DSI DentaScience Institute® (hereinafter ‘DSI®’) and the course participants / registered persons (hereinafter ‘course participants’) in all courses listed in the DSI® course overview. Any deviating or supplementary agreements between the DSI® and course participants shall only be valid if they are made in writing and signed by both parties.
Registrations for a DSI® course may only be made online via an electronic input screen on the specific DSI® registration page for each course (e.g. DSI® Expert Level Academy). Registrations are binding. By registering, the course participant shall in particular pay the course costs on time and actively acknowledges these GTCs on the DSI® input screen / registration page. On receipt of a registration, the DSI® shall e-mail confirmation of receipt to the course participant without delay. The contract shall enter into force on receipt of this confirmation of receipt. A few days later, the course participant shall receive a further e-mail with a provisional course confirmation and the corresponding invoice. The registration is not final until the course costs have been paid to the DSI® account indicated accordingly. However, no separate confirmation of receipt of these fees is sent to the course participant. If there is a limit to course participant numbers, this is indicated accordingly for the relevant course on the registration page of the DSI® website (e.g. DSI® Expert Level Academy). If more registrations are received than there are places, these shall be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis based on the final registrations received (date / time of final registration).
Canceling a registration / Withdrawing from a course
Registrations for a DSI® course canceled prior to the registration deadline will not incur a charge. The registration deadline for a DSI® Spring / Summer / Fall or Winter Academy Meeting is nine (9) months before the course starts. If a registration is canceled after the registration deadline, the course participant will be charged all course costs regardless of the reason stated for the cancelation (e.g. death, illness, accident, inability to travel, etc.). Any course costs already paid will not be reimbursed.
The registration deadline for a DSI® Expert Level Academy Meeting / DSI® Intensive Course / DSI® Evening Course / DSI® Special Guest Event is one (1) month before the course starts. In this case, registrations canceled after the registration deadline will incur a cancelation charge of 50%, and the participant will not be entitled to obtain any course documentation. Registrations canceled less than ten days before the course starts will incur a cancelation charge of 80% of course costs, and the participant will not be entitled to obtain any course documentation.
Should it be possible to arrange an equivalent replacement participant who is accepted by the DSI®, then, in both of the situations described above, the original participant shall instead only be liable to pay a charge of CHF 100.00 for inconvenience caused. A participant withdrawing from an ongoing DSI® course shall not be entitled to any reduction or to reimbursement of course costs, regardless of the reason for the withdrawal.
Changes to a course program / Cancelation
The DSI® reserves the right to make changes to a course’s program, schedule and organization. Should a lecturer cancel, an equivalent replacement will be secured for the course. Any claims for compensation in this regard are excluded. The DSI® also reserves the right to cancel a course for organizational reasons (e.g. insufficient interest). Should a course not take place, those registered to participate will be notified shortly after the registration deadline. In this case, course participants will be reimbursed in full for all course costs. No further claims (in particular for compensation) may be made.
Payment / Invoicing
The course costs correspond to the information given on the relevant registration page on the DSI® website at the time of registration. The price includes the course fee plus the services listed individually for each course on this page. The course costs do not cover accommodation, travel expenses, food and drink, any excursions, daytime or sports activities, etc. Invoices shall be made out in Swiss francs (CHF). Course costs are inclusive of value-added tax. The invoice shall be sent to the course participant without delay following receipt of registration. Course costs shall fall due for payment on the day of DSI® online registration and must be paid within 30 days. In the event of late payments, the DSI® is entitled to demand compensation for the loss caused by the delay.
Insurance cover / Entry requirements
The course participant shall be responsible for ensuring that he / she is adequately insured (particularly with third-party liability / accident insurance). The DSI® also recommends that course participants take out cancelation insurance (particularly for course costs, but also travel / accommodation, etc.). Each course participant is responsible for ensuring that he / she has the necessary travel documents and for complying with the applicable entry, customs, foreign currency, vaccination and insurance requirements.
Guarantee / Disclaimer
The DSI® shall only be liable for intent and gross negligence. Insofar as permitted by law, liability for assistants and agents is excluded. Guarantees – particularly for claims for compensation for inconvenience caused to the course participant in the event of shortcomings and claims arising from loss of profit – are expressly excluded. Finally, the DSI® shall not be liable for private property and valuables during the course (including on journeys to and from the course venue). Unless specified otherwise in these GTCs, all services offered on this website are subject to availability and are non-binding. The DSI® expressly reserves the right to amend, delete or add to its General Terms and Conditions or its entire offering in whole or in part and without prior notice, and to withdraw any publications either temporarily or permanently. Access to the website at all times is not guaranteed. It is the course participants’ responsibility to arrange accommodation, travel, etc. The DSI® assumes no liability with regard to all issues connected with travel, accommodation, food and drink, etc. In particular, the DSI® and the relevant DSI® business partners (e.g. travel agencies) are not to be regarded as a simple partnership (‘einfache Gesellschaft’) under Swiss law. Specifically, the DSI® shall not be liable for changes to travel itineraries or course programs or for courses missed due to journey delays, strikes, force majeure, action by the authorities, political unrest, terrorist attacks, war or epidemics, or due to delays by third parties for which the DSI® is not responsible.
The DSI® respects the privacy of course participants, and saves and processes their details in compliance with the applicable federal and cantonal data protection legislation. However, the course participant acknowledges that personal details entered on registration may be saved and, until such time as this right is revoked, used by the DSI®. No personal details will be passed on to third parties without the course participant’s consent unless this is necessary to ensure the smooth progress of a DSI® course or to comply with statutory provisions or with judicial orders and rulings. The course participant shall also refrain from disclosing the personal details of third parties within the scope of the obligation of medical confidentiality.
Intellectual property rights
References to ‘data’ or ‘information’ below relate to analog and digital content of the most varied kind, such as creations (including images and other graphic representations such as processed X-rays, texts, photographs, histological information, diagrams, tables, medical histories, studies, statistics, films, etc.) or (software) programs. All data and information published on the DSI® websites in conjunction with a course are protected by copyright (and may also be protected under trademark, company or domain law). Copyrights and other rights are held exclusively by the DSI®. All rights to the layout and concept of the DSI® website (including texts, images, graphics, etc.), course documentation and the course concept as well as other expertise protected by copyright are held by the DSI®. Any use for public or commercial purposes requires the prior written consent of the DSI®. This applies in particular to the copying, editing, translation, storage, processing and dissemination of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Printouts and downloads from websites may only be made for personal, private and non-commercial use. In particular, course documentation may not be copied, processed, distributed, reprinted, translated, electronically processed or disseminated in public (e.g. online or hardcopy publications) without the written consent of the DSI®. All intellectual property rights of the DSI® shall remain exclusively with the DSI®. The DSI® shall not grant the course participant any rights of use whatsoever to intellectual property rights or to copyrighted or confidential expertise. In particular, the course participant may not use any protected trademarks, company names or domain names of the DSI® in advertising or in a publication unless the DSI® has given its written consent.
Swiss law shall apply. Zurich shall be the place of jurisdiction.