Terms and Conditions - Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020

§ 1 Overview

1. HS Timber Group, a subsidiary of Evergreen Privatstiftung, located in 1040 Vienna, is the organizer (“Organizer”) of the free Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 that includes obtaining a certificate from the University of California, Berkeley.

2. The purpose of Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 is, to gather students from the forestry and timber industry as well as other students with experts from other areas and to enable them to think outside the box.

3. The Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 will take place from 14 to 18th September, 2020 daily from 3 p.m. in the duration of 4 hours as an online course. A mandatory get-together online meeting will take place on the Friday before the first day of the course (11th September, 2020). All times in CET.

4. The Organizer is entitled to change the format of the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 for good cause.

5. The link to the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 is communicated to the selected participants via e-mail. Preparatory course materials are also sent in English, which must be prepared before starting the course. The detailed procedure will be announced at www.evergreen-lectures.io.

6. The course and its content are in English. If the course is successfully completed, the course can be credited as an English-language free subject of 2 ECTS in winter semester 2020/2021 at the Boku Vienna.

7. Unauthorized transmission of course material or the streaming link is not permitted.

8. Upon successful completion of the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020, participants will receive a certificate from the University of California, Berkeley.

9. Applications to participate in the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 can only be submitted electronically using the online form on the website.

10. Participants must create an additional account on the website of University of California, Berkeley,

§ 2 Eligibility

1. The Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 is aimed at regular students at Austrian universities and technical colleges with excellent and good academic success.

2. Participants who are employees of a company, a public institution or an educational institution are responsible for ensuring that their participation in the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 does not violate any rules of their respective institution or employer. HS Timber does not assume any liability for damages arising from a violation of such rules.

3. Participants must ensure that they can attend the course at the scheduled time of the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 and the get-together online event that takes place beforehand and with the necessary technical equipment.

4. Participants must register using the application form on the Evergreen Lectures website and must submit evidence of their academic success and interest in this Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 using a curriculum vitae (in English), a transcript of academic grades and a letter of motivation (in English). The application deadline ends on 9th  August 2020. The Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course is limited to 25-30 participants.

5. The selection of participants is made by an internal jury and the visiting professor. Only applications with complete documents will be considered.

6. There is no legal claim to participate in the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020.

§ 3 Application and work equipment

1. Every interested regular student of an Austrian University or University of Applied Sciences must apply online (by July 31st, 2020 at the latest) for a slot in the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020.

2. By 16th August 16 2020, the selection and notification of the participants will be made. In addition to the 25-30 selected applicants, waiting list slots will be allocated, thus if a participants fails to take part in the mandatory get-together online event, the slot will be assigned to the next person on the waiting list.

3. The Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 is a course that is streamed through an online platform. This means that the participants have to be equipped with the necessary hardware and software and have sufficient internet connection. The Organizer has no obligations to provide any work equipment. The Organizer will inform the technical requirements in good time.

§ 4 General rules

1. By applying for participation in the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020, the applicant agrees to the rules mentioned here and the decisions of the Organizer.

2. The Organizer reserves the right to change the conditions of participation at any time. It is the responsibility of the applicant to inquire about possible changes to the conditions of participation on the website.

3. The Organizer reserves the right to exclude participants who violate the official rules of participation, cheat, or disrupt the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 or behave inappropriately at any time.

4. Should the feasibility of the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020, at the discretion of the Organizer, be endangered, the Organizer reserves the right to a) interrupt it and resume it after a certain time, b) take other measures that are appropriate in the situation appear, or c) finish the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020.

5. By registering or taking part in the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020, the participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Organizer, its employees and other third parties in the event that he is liable during the event through unauthorized interference in the rights and services of third parties or through the violation of trademark or other protective and property rights,

§ 5 Privacy

1. All applicants' personal data will be treated in accordance with the applicable data protection laws. The Organizer uses the personal data collected to carry out the selection process and for the Evergreen Lectures Berkeley Global Course 2020 itself. Further explanations can be found in the data protection declaration and the declaration of consent for data processing. If information is stored on the website of a third party, this information will be used according to their privacy policy.

2. Otherwise, the Organizer's separate data protection declaration applies.

§ 6 Miscellaneous

1. These terms and conditions and the resulting legal relationship are subject to the law of the Republic of Austria. Any disputes arising out from this relationship shall be governed by the courts of Vienna, Austria.

2. Should any provisions of these terms and conditions be or become ineffective in whole or in part, the validity of the remaining provisions will not be affected.