TERMS AND CONDITIONS

National Conference for Students’ Unions
General Terms and Conditions
 
These General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as the “GTC”) set forth the specific rights and obligations of users (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”) of the website www.shmentor.hu (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”), operated by the National Conference for Students’ Unions (hereinafter referred to as the “Provider”). (The Provider and the Client are hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Parties”). This GTC shall apply to all legal transactions made, and services rendered through the Website.

I.  General information
 
1.  General information

1.1. The geographical scope of this GTC shall cover all services rendered through the Website within the area of Hungary. The services rendered via Website shall be governed by Act CVIII of 2001 on Certain issues of electronic commerce services and information society services.
 
1.2. The list of specific services falling under the scope of this GTC is provided in Annex 1 attached hereto.
 
1.3. The Provider renders web-based services to the Client under the following terms and conditions. The Parties hereby accept and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth herein.

2.   Registration, deregistration and change of data

2.1. The services offered by the Website can only be used by Clients subject to previous registration and selection of a Mentor.
 
2.2. To start the registration, click on the “Register” button on the Home Page, and the registration platform will open.
 
2.3. Supplying the following data on the registration platform is mandatory:

a)  the Client’s name
b)  the Client’s country of origin
c)  name of the higher education institution in Hungary, where the Client pursues his/her studies
d)  name of the programme of the institution specified in subsection c) above, where the Client pursues his/her studies in Hungary
e)  the Client’s e-mail address
f)  log-in password.

2.4. Supplying the following data on the registration platform is optional by Clients (“Voluntary Data Supply”), but Clients may decide to supply any or all of them:

a)    permanent place of residence:

aa) city
ab) exact address

b)   uploading photo(s)
c)   health related information (e.g. allergies)
d)   data displayed as other comments
e)   main considerations when selecting a Mentor.

2.5. It is hereby stated by the Client that by completing the relevant data fields, and by approving the registration, the Client grants his/her voluntary and explicit consent to the Provider to process his/her personal data supplied as part of the Voluntary Data Supply.


2.6. With regards to the data supplied as part of the Voluntary Data Supply, Clients shall have the right to withdraw their consent granted any time, by sending an e-mail from their e-mail address used for registration to the following e-mail address: shmh@hook.hu. The Provider shall be obliged to erase the relevant data specified in the Client’s request within 5 business days upon receipt of the request.
 
2.7. After the data is entered, the relevant checkboxes, serving as a confirmation by the Client of having accepted the GTC and the Privacy Notice shall be checked by the Client. To approve registration, please click on the “Register” button.
 
2.8. Upon successful registration, Clients are asked to activate their account. Activation is done via the e-mail address used for registration. The Website will send an automated message to the e-mail address provided, including the relevant website link, and a single use code. When clicking the link, Clients shall enter the code received via e-mail into the blank space provided next to the text displayed, then press “OK”. Thereafter, as a result of successful activation, Clients are able to access the Website’s log-in page, where their e-mail address and password need to be entered to log into the system.  

2.9. Upon the first log-in after registration, the Client will be asked to select a Mentor(s) from the list of Mentors displayed after the log-in, in a preferred order. Clients have to select between 1 to 5 Mentors, and set a preference order for them. Please press “OK” to approve your preference list.
 
2.10. Upon the registration being completed, and the Mentor selection being accomplished, the Client will be enabled to start using the services of the Website. 
 
2.11. Any Client can send his/her deregistration request from the Client’s e-mail address used for registration to the following address: shmh@hook.hu. The Provider shall be obliged to execute the deregistration within 5 business days upon receipt of the request.
 
2.12. Clients shall have the right to request an amendment to their data supplied pursuant to sections 2.3 and 2.4 herein by sending an e-mail from their e-mail address used for registration to the following address: shmh@hook.hu. The Provider shall be obliged to amend the data, as requested, within 5 business days upon receipt of the request.
 
2.13. The Provider shall have no liability for any possible disadvantages suffered by the Client, in relation to using the Services rendered, occurring due to any erroneous and/or incorrect data provided by the Client.
 
2.14. The Provider shall have no liability for any damages suffered due to the fact that the Client has forgot his/her own password, or the password was revealed to any unauthorised third parties, for any reason the Provider is not accountable.

3.   Communication via the Website

3.1. Clients are enabled to communicate with each other via the Website, in the following written forms:

a)     message board
b)    private messages

3.2. The message board enables all Clients to communicate with each other, and all posts made on the message board are displayed to all Clients, who open the message board. 
 
3.3. Private messages are written messages sent between two Clients directly, only available for view by the sender and the addressee.
 
3.4. The Provider shall monitor all messages displayed on the message board, and shall delete any entries that are against the law, or that may be suitable, in the Provider’s view, to violate human dignity.
 
3.5. Any Client shall have the right to request the Provider to delete any messages displayed on the message board (including their own entries made), by sending an e-mail from their e-mail address used for registration to the following address: shmh@hook.hu. Upon receipt of any such request, the Provider shall promptly check the relevant entry, and when justified (or when it is the Client’s own entry made), delete it from the message board.
 
3.6. If the Client posts any messages on the message board being in strict violation of others human dignity, or being deemed to seriously violate any laws, or repeatedly violating someone’s dignity, the Provider shall be entitled to ban the Client from the message board for a period between 1 and 120 days.

4.   Data protection

4.1. The Provider shall be entitled to transfer the personal data supplied by Clients during their registration to any third party in line with the provisions of the Privacy Notice.

5.   Copyright protection

5.1. The Website is copyright protected. The Provider shall be the sole copyright owner, or licensed user of all contents displayed on the Website, or during the course of rendering the Services available via the Website, including all copyrighted works, or other intellectual property (including, inter alia, all graphic design and other materials, the structure and editing of the Website, and all software and other solutions, ideas or implementations used).

6.   Liability

6.1. Any use of the Website is based on the assumption that Clients are fully aware of, and accept the possibilities offered by, and the restrictions posed by the internet, with particular regard to any technical performance levels, or possible defaults to occur. The Provider shall have no liability in any way for the following (the list is not complete), regardless of the reason that caused them:

a)    any data sent and/or received over the internet
b)   any operational defect in the internet network, which impedes the Website’s proper operations, and using the Services
c)    any default to any receipt instruments used on the communication lines, any improper operation of the software products
d)   any loss of any messages, or any other data sent
e)    the consequences of any program errors, abnormal incidents, or technical malfunction.

6.2. If any contents are found on the Website by any Client, which seems to be inappropriate for any reason, the Client shall promptly report on such fact to the Provider. If the Provider finds such report being justified, via good faith proceedings, the Provider shall be entitled to promptly erase or modify the related information.

7.    The Provider’s right to delete the Client’s registration

7.1. If any of the provisions herein is breached by any Client in a severe manner, or repeatedly, the Provider shall be obliged to notify the Client so, and request full compliance with the terms and conditions of this GTC, and to stop any conduct that is in violation of the same. If, after such notification was received, the Client yet again breaches the provisions of this GTC, or fails to stop any conduct being in violation of this GTC, the Provider shall be entitled to delete the Client’s registration, and to ban the Client from using the Website in the future.
 
7.2. When applying the provisions of section 7.1 herein, the Provider shall be obliged to terminate all data processing activities related to the Client.

8.    Miscellaneous provisions

8.1. The legal relationship entered into between the Provider and the Client, and this GTC shall be governed by the laws of Hungary, in particular by the Ptk. (Civil Code), and all other related laws. If any quality complaint is raised by the Client, the relevant provisions of the prevailing consumer protection laws shall apply.
 
8.2. Due to the global nature of the internet, the Client hereby accepts the fact that while using the Website, the Client shall act in full compliance with the relevant national legislation as well. If any activities related to the use of the Website are not permitted under the laws of the Client’s own country, the Client shall have sole liability for any such use of the Website.
 
8.3. If any contents are found on the Website by any Client, which seems to be inappropriate for any reason, the Client shall promptly report on such fact to the Provider. If the Provider finds such report being justified, via good faith proceedings, the Provider shall be entitled to promptly erase or modify the related information.
 
8.4. If any potential legal dispute cannot be resolved via negotiations directly between the Provider and the Client, the Client shall have the following legal remedy options:

-    Filing a complaint with the national consumer protection authorities
     If the Client has detected that his/her consumer rights have been violated, the Client shall have the right to file an official complaint with the relevant consumer protection authority, in accordance with his/her registered address. After reviewing such complaint, the relevant consumer protection authority will make a decision on whether or not to conduct consumer protection proceedings.
 
-    Arbitration Board
     In order to settle any potential legal dispute related to consumer protection matters arising in relation to product quality, product safety, the application of the relevant product liability rules, or the conclusion or execution of the underlying contract, out-of-court, via an amicable settlement, the Client shall have the right to file for proceedings to be launched with the Arbitration Board operating in conjunction with the chamber of the relevant profession, having authority according to the Client’s registered address.
 
-    Litigation
     The Client shall have the right to enforce any claim that he/she may have, arising out of any possible consumer protection disputes, via the court system, under a civil law procedure, in line with the applicable provisions of the Ptk. (Civil Code), and Act III of 1952 on the Rules of Civil Procedure.

8.5. The Provider shall be entitled to unilaterally amend the terms and conditions of this GTC any time. When any such amendments enter into force, registered Users are expected to explicitly accept such changes made, when logging into the Website, to be able to use the Website.
 

Budapest, 17 August 2018