Terms and Conditions

Access and use

This website www.bialfoundation.com (“Website”) belongs to and is operated by the BIAL Foundation. Use of this Website is governed by these terms and conditions of use (“Terms and Conditions”).

Any person using this Website (“User”) acknowledges that in accessing and using this Website it accepts these Terms and Conditions. In case the User does not agree with these Terms and Conditions, the User shall not use the Website.

The BIAL Foundation has the exclusive right to, at any time, suspend access to the Website, whether entirely or partially, in particular in management, maintenance, modification or updating operations of the Website, and to, at any time, shut down the Website, whether permanently or temporarily and whether entirely or partially.

Contents of the Website – Intellectual Property Rights

The User acknowledges and accepts that the contents of the Website are subject to intellectual property rights and undertakes not to infringe such rights.

The full content of the Website, including texts, images, graphics, sound, videos, trademarks, logos, layout and structure and all other information, is the property of BIAL Foundation, unless otherwise indicated by a reference to its source, and is protected under the general terms of law and by national and international legislation on the protection of intellectual property. The BIAL Foundation holds the intellectual property rights over such contents, except for content provided by third parties who are identified as such. The protection of intellectual property rights over the contents of the Website shall extends to all reproductions or copies obtained from its content.

The User is only authorised to use contents on the Website for strictly personal purposes. The User is not authorised to transmit, publish, reproduce, disclose, sell, distribute, copy, use or, in any way, making the content contained on the Website accessible to third parties, for the purposes of public communication or marketing, either online or on paper copies, without the prior written consent of the BIAL Foundation. The use of trademarks and logos on the Website, as well as the material made available on the Website, do not grant, and should not be construed as granting Users any express or implied license to use, whether directly or indirectly, such trademarks, logos or materials.

The User is not authorised to create or enter on the Website any type of viruses or programs that will change or damage the Website or advise third parties to do so. The content of the Website is intended to be merely informative and contains no advice or contractual relationship.

Access to information and contents made available on the Website does not imply any type of waiver, transfer, license or assignment of intellectual property rights.


The User remains solely liable for any damage, whether direct or indirect, caused to himself/herself, to BIAL Foundation, or to a third party in relation to the use of the Website, and undertakes to give all necessary compensation due to any action, complaint or court decision that it may lead to. BIAL Foundation does not warrant that the Website operates without any interruption or that it is free of errors, viruses or other harmful elements. The BIAL Foundation is not liable for accuracy, quality, safety, legality, or lawfulness, including compliance with rules relating to intellectual property rights with respect to contents contained on the Website, that has been provided by third parties, as well as any other information contained in third party websites to which it links.

The contents contained on the Website have been thoroughly checked, however, such information is merely indicative and may contain errors or inaccuracies.

The BIAL Foundation is not liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage suffered by any User, following the use of the Website or consultation of the information made available on the Website.

Any information of a personal nature that may identify the User (personal data) and that he/she provides directly through the forms available on the Website is processed in accordance with the Privacy Policy.


The Website may contain links to websites of other entities. Such websites do not belong to, and are not operated or controlled by, the BIAL Foundation and the BIAL Foundation is not is not liable in respect of, or in any way supports or endorses the content of, such websites or the websites connected to or mentioned in such websites. The use of any such links is done at the User’s own risk.

The creation of links to the Website is subject to the prior written consent of the BIAL Foundation.

Validity and amendment of the Terms and Conditions

If any part or provision of these Terms and Conditions is unenforceable or is contrary to applicable law, the remaining parts or provisions of these Terms and Conditions shall not be affected.

The BIAL Foundation reserves the right to modify the Terms and Conditions at any time and without prior notice.

Applicable Law

The Terms and Conditions are subject to the Portuguese law.

User undertakes to comply with the applicable legislation, particularly the Code of Copyright and Related Rights, the Industrial Property Code, and the legislation on computer-related crimes, as well as to act in good faith and to make use of the Website that does not offend any rights of third parties, namely that does not constitute any attack on the basis of nationality, ethnic origin, religion, political conviction or gender and that does not constitute defamation, incitement to theft, fraud, violence, terrorism, sadism, prostitution, paedophilia, and they shall not use obscene, indecorous or pornographic content.