Terms of Use

(1) Operator and user

These terms of use apply between the operator "Høyskolen for ledelse og teologi" - (hereinafter: operator) and the registered users (hereinafter: users). Users are all members who have been activated as members by the operator.

(2) Subject matter of the contract

"Alumni.hlt.no" is a platform of the operator under the URL "https://alumni.hlt.no/", via which registered users can exchange information and communicate via messages and comments. The use of "Alumni.hlt.no" is only permitted if the users accept these Terms of Use.

(3) Rights and duties of the user

3.1 The password for the personal login must be kept secret from third parties. If users have reason to believe that others have knowledge of their password, they are obliged to change it immediately. The password can be changed in the personal profile area.

3.2 Users of "Alumni.hlt.no" are responsible for their activities within the entire platform. Only such content and statements may be published that do not infringe the rights of others (in particular copyrights and ancillary copyrights).

It is expressly forbidden to publish, transmit or distribute content and/or statements that are unlawful, in particular those with offensive, violent, discriminatory or pornographic content or with other content that offends common decency. This also includes content that can be accessed via links set by the users. Furthermore, the use of offensive content and designations as well as other representations whose illegality is suspected but cannot be conclusively determined is prohibited.

Prohibited activities, content and/or statements include:

  • Content that violates human dignity,

  • religiously or politically extreme content as well as racist, inciting or war-glorifying content,

  • Content that is harmful to minors,

  • any depiction of and incitement to violence against people, institutions and animals,

  • conspiracy to commit criminal acts and terrorist actions,

  • Use of offensive or defamatory content, whether such content relates to other users, staff or any other person or entity,

  • unreasonable harassment of other users, in particular through spam (cf. Section 7 of the Unfair Competition Act),

  • Using content protected by law (e.g. by copyright, trademark, patent, design or utility model law) without being entitled to do so, or advertising, offering and/or distributing goods or services protected by law without being entitled to do so,

  • Use of "Alumni.hlt.no" for commercial purposes. Among other things, advertising through the sending of unsolicited content to recipients (spamming) is prohibited. This also includes chain letters, games of chance and appeals for donations.

3.3 Actions that are designed to make the functionality of the platform more difficult or to render the "Alumni.hlt.no" non-functional are not permitted and may be prosecuted under civil and criminal law. In particular, actions that may influence the physical and logical structure of the platform are prohibited.

3.4 Data and content on "Alumni.hlt.no" may not be read out, stored, edited, changed, forwarded, used commercially or misused in any other way, either manually or automatically, for the purpose of data extraction without consent. No technical attacks may be undertaken to change, misuse, delete or otherwise damage data of individual users in whole or in part.

(4) Tasks, rights and obligations of the operator

4.1 With "Alumni.hlt.no", the operator provides the users with a platform on which they can contact other users. It merely provides the technical applications for this purpose. This offer does not give rise to any claims for the establishment of contacts. The operator endeavours to ensure trouble-free operation of the platform. However, system availability may be impaired, for example, by maintenance work and other influences. There is no entitlement to compensation for damages.

4.2 The operator does not systematically check the contents and statements of users disseminated on the "Alumni.hlt.no" prior to their dissemination, transmission or publication.

The operator reserves the right, in the event of justified suspicion of prohibited content/or statements or references in accordance with section 3.2, to remove these without prior notice or explanation.

In the event of disregard of the terms of use or the justified suspicion of a violation by users, the users will receive a warning from the operator with a deadline for a statement or to cease the misconduct accordingly. If the deadline is not met by the user or if the violation is so serious that a continuation of the user relationship is not reasonable, the operator is entitled to immediately exclude the user concerned or to terminate the user extraordinarily; the termination must be in writing.

(5) Termination of the account

Users can have their account deleted at any time by sending an e-mail to the operator at alumniportalen@hlt.no. All personal data of the user will then be deleted. This process is irrevocable.

(6) Liability 

6.1 The contents of "Alumni.hlt.no" have been compiled by the operator with the greatest possible care. However, no liability is assumed for the correctness, accuracy and freedom from error of the information on the part of the operator.

6.2 The operator assumes no liability for the content published by the users. The users guarantee that the content they publish (including statements and contributions) can be used free of third-party rights. The users indemnify the operator against all claims, including claims for damages, which other users or other third parties assert against the operator due to an infringement of their rights by the content published by users on "Alumni.hlt.no" or as a result of an infringement of the aforementioned obligations and/or damaging actions by the users.

The users shall bear all reasonable costs incurred by the operator due to an infringement of third party rights, including the reasonable costs incurred for legal defence. These obligations of the users do not apply if the users are not responsible for the infringement in question.

6.3 Despite careful control of the content, the operator assumes no liability for the content of external links. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content.

6.4 The users are liable for all damages they cause to the operator in accordance with the statutory provisions. Clause 6.2 remains unaffected.

6.5 The Operator, its legal representatives and vicarious agents shall be liable in the event of a breach of material contractual obligations, i.e. obligations which make the proper performance of the contract possible in the first place and on the observance of which the Users may regularly rely, for intent and any negligence, but in the event of simple negligence limited to the foreseeable damage typical for the contract.

Otherwise, the operator, its legal representatives and vicarious agents shall only be liable for damage caused by intent or gross negligence. In the event of gross negligence, liability shall be limited to the foreseeable damage typical for the contract.

The liability of the operator for indirect and consequential damages is excluded in the case of gross negligence.

The above limitations or exclusions of liability shall not apply in the event of injury to life, limb or health or in the event of claims under the Product Liability Act.

(7) Further development of the services and changes to the terms of use

Contents and functions within "Alumni.hlt.no" are constantly being developed and improved. The operator is entitled to make changes to its service insofar as this is reasonable for the user, taking into account the interests of the operator. Accordingly, the terms of use will be adapted and updated. Registered users will be informed about changes. 

(8) Termination of services

The operator is entitled to terminate the service subject to a notice period and, in the course of terminating the service, to delete the content of the users and to block the users' access.

(9) Copyrights / rights of use

The copyright for the posted contributions remains with the respective user. The user may delete his/her contributions at any time. However, by posting a contribution, the user grants the operator the right to keep the contribution permanently available for retrieval on the "Alumni.hlt.no" and to make it accessible there. The operator has the right to move or delete contributions within its website.

(10) Other

10.1 There are no verbal subsidiary agreements. The legal invalidity of individual parts and provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Business and Use shall not affect their validity in other respects. Instead, the invalid provision shall be replaced retroactively by a provision that is legally permissible and comes as close as possible to the meaning and purpose of the original provision.

10.2 This contract shall be governed exclusively by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The place of jurisdiction is Norway.

Status: 01.02.2021