1. General

This website (‘Site’) was created by Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK), Baseler Str. 27-31, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (also known as the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, PRIF), which is part of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (for details see www.nonproliferation.eu), dedicated to create a network bringing together foreign policy institutions and research centres from across the EU to encourage political and security-related dialogue and the long-term discussion of measures to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems. The Site was created to implement the Council Decision 2014/129/CFSP of the European Union (EU), which tasks the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium to develop a comprehensive eLearning course covering relevant aspects of the EU Non-Proliferation and disarmament agenda.

HSFK offers you an e-learning platform providing a wealth of information concerning Non-Proliferation, Arms Control and Disarmament.

The Site is generally built up in two sections. You may access certain parts of the Site without the requirement of a registration (Portal Section and linked learning units). The Portal Section offers you access to Learning Units regarding Non-Proliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament.

HSFK also offers you to register for free and, upon completion of the e-learning classes, to obtain two certificates. (Certificate Section)

These Terms of Use, together with the Privacy Policy of HSFK, constitute a legally binding agreement between you and HSFK. By clicking on the button ‘I accept’ during the registration (cf. para. 2) or by using the Site, you confirm, that you are in agreement with this contract. If you are not in agreement with these Terms of Use, please do not use this Site.

HSFK reserves the right to, at any time, delete the contents of the Site without notice for whatever reason, or to change or amend its content. This also applies to the content of these Terms of Use.

If you are a registered user, you will be informed about the changed or amended Terms of Use by e-mail. If you are not a registered user, you are invited to check for changed or amended Terms of Use each time you visit the Site. Your continued use of the Site will be deemed as consent to the changed or amended Terms of Use.

2. Special Conditions for Certificate Section

HSFK offers you to register for free and to participate in the Certificate Section of the Site.

In order to access the Certificate Section, you will have to register for free and provide your full name and e-mail address in order to create an account. You will be prompted to confirm your registration in an e-mail to your e-mail account. HSFK will not verify your name, but the name provided when registering will appear on your certificate and cannot be changed after registration.

HSFK offers two different certificates: The basic certificate will be issued after completion of the five basic Learning Units within the certificate section. The comprehensive certificate will be issued after completion of all Learning Units within the certificate section. To complete the Learning Units, you must master an individual test for the respective Learning Units within the certificate section. If you are a registered user, your progress (tests you have taken after a Learning Unit) will be saved in a database. If the basic Learning Units have been completed within the certificate section, the basic certificate will be unlocked and can be downloaded and printed out by you. The comprehensive certificate will be unlocked if you have completed all Learning Units within the certificate section.

3. Copyright and Limited Licence

Unless indicated otherwise below or on the Site, HSFK hereby grants you a non-exclusive, worldwide, irrevocable and perpetual licence to use the contents of this site (with regard to LernBar player, a separate licence applies, see below), in particular texts, graphics, videos and animations, for personal and non-commercial purposes under Creative Commons 4.0 BY-NC-ND licence terms (attribution, non-commercial, no change). This includes the right to make available the contents of this Site for personal and non-commercial uses, in particular educational uses, provided that you include the attribution notice ‘EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium eLearning’ and name the author(s) of the particular material. Changes to the content are prohibited and representations may be used only in connection with the corresponding text. For the avoidance of doubt, the Certificates obtained is not subject to the CC licence, and you are not allowed to use the content of this Site to make a knock-off of the Site. Certain content may be designated as third party consent. In such case, you may only use such content in connection with your visit to the Site, and you are invited to obtain a licence from such third party yourself if you want to use such content independent from your visit to the Site.

The content on this Site was generated with the software LernBar and will be displayed in the LernBar Player.

With regard to LernBar, the following copyright notice applies:

© Professorship for Computer Graphics and studiumdigitale Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
All rights reserved.

The LernBar Player is a part of the authoring tool LernBar Release 4.3.

Please visit the LernBar-Portal for further information and project descriptions.

  1. This software is copyright protected. This applies for the LernBar Player (navigation bar and tile menu) and for the content of the system.
  2. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/M.– studiumdigitale and the Professorship of Computer Graphics hold the rights to the LernBar Player. The LernBar Player may be used in the present form for an unlimited period of time in an unrestricted manner. Recompilation or alteration of any part, for example the design, is not allowed without prior written consent of the holder of rights.
  3. The holder of rights of the content, if given by the author of this learning unit, appears in the tile 'Copyright'. The usage rights listed there shall apply.
  4. It is not permitted to delete this copyright notice.
  5. Every other usage of this software requires the explicit written permission of the holder of rights. Please refer to:

    Goethe-University Frankfurt
    Robert-Mayer-Straße 10
    60054 Frankfurt am Main Germany
    Phone: +49 (0) 69/798 24601
    Fax: +49 (0) 69/798 24603

Disclaimer: This software is part of a research project. We cannot guarantee the complete functionality for specific purposes. No liability is assumed for damages of any kind incurred while using this software. The use of this module is entirely at your own risk.

4. Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

We are constantly striving to provide accurate and current information. However, we can assume no warranty for the correctness, accuracy and completeness of the information provided herein or the information that is referenced. In particular, information that was current at the time of its publication, can become outdated and obsolete. Any access to the information contained herein or the information that is referenced, as well as its use is at the user's own responsibility. Liability claims are excluded, against us as a website operator, which refer to damages of material or immaterial nature caused by the use or non-use of information presented on this Site or through the use of incorrect or imperfect permanent information, provided by us, except in case of intentional or grossly negligent behaviour. Under the same conditions, HSFK assumes no liability for damages due to loss of data or due to any technical malfunctions of your computer in connection with your use of this Site, for example, by infection with viruses or any other technological material.

HSFK also disclaims all liability in case the information provided, its dissemination or use is prohibited by the laws of the country from which you access the Site. You are responsible for determining whether the use of this Site, or any dissemination of the content therein, exposes you to criminal liability or political persecution.

5. Hyperlinks

The Site may contain hyperlink text references (‘Links’) to other sites that are offered by third parties. These Links are made solely for the purpose of information and as an additional service for users. Only the respective operator is responsible for all content and statements on linked Internet sites. Therefore, HSFK cannot guarantee for the correctness and accuracy or any other aspect of third party sites.

6. Privacy

Your privacy is a personal concern to HSFK. For details, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

For further information about HSFK, please refer to the Imprint.

7. Dispute Resolution

The EU offers a complaint system via online dispute resolution for consumers (ODR). We are not participating and not obliged to participate in a dispute resolution before a consumer dispute resolution panel.

8. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

The use of this Site and these Terms of Use are subject to the interpretation of the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or your use of the site shall be Frankfurt am Main.

Last modified: Thursday, 2 December 2021, 12:20 PM