General Terms & Conditions

These General Terms and Conditions apply between Soapbox as operator of the Platform (as defined hereafter) and the User thereof (as further defined).

  1. Definitions

In these Terms of Use (General Terms and Conditions) the following terms have the following meaning:


WUR Student Challenge: Urban Greenhouse '2 (also referred to as "Urban Greenhouse Challenge '2) is a format developed by Wageningen University. Wageningen University has contracted Soapbox B.V. to build and operate the online platform through which Partners and Participants can interact and present themselves, and on which Voters can cast their vote (if applicable).

Soapbox: Soapbox B.V., established at the Boschstraat 21, 6211 AS Maastricht, registered in the trade register of the Chamber of Commerce under the number 54104688. 

Organizer: The (legal) person who organizes the competition and / or offers it to the public or a specific target group. In this case Wageningen University (WU).

Competition: activity in which Participants place themselves for election and the organizer offers the opportunity to voters to cast their vote (online) on a Participant.

Participant: A natural person who has created an account on the platform.

Platform: The website that is operated and made available by Soapbox B.V.

Participation can mean participating yourself or proposing something / someone else.

Voter: a natural person who has indicated to vote on the profile of a Participant in a Competition and has also indicated that he agrees to the Participation Conditions. 

Partners: Companies, organizations or educational institutions that have a partnership with the Wageningen University, related to the WUR Student Challenge: Urban Greenhouse '2.

User / You: Partner, Participant, voter or other visitor of the Platform.


 2. Applicability conditions

These Terms of Use apply to the use of the Platform by Users of , to the express exclusion of the general terms of the User.

 3. Responsibility for content

The inclusion or presence of third-party content on the website(s) or online portals that support this website does not imply that the Soapbox endorses this content. 

Users can create a profile and post content on the website themselves. Soapbox does not monitor the communication between Users and the communication between users and partners. Soapbox therefore has no control over the quality, safety, legality, integrity or accuracy of the content placed by Users.

 4. Account

To participate in the WUR Student Challenge: Urban Greenhouse '2 you as a User have to create an account on the Platform. Users are obliged at all times to ensure that the information that they provided is complete and accurate. This also applies to personal data such as name and e-mail address. Soapbox reserves the right to determine whether an account is actually awarded. It is not allowed to create an account for someone else without his or her consent.


If You are younger than 16 years, a parent or guardian must give permission for creating an account. By agreeing to these Terms of Use You guarantee that you are 16 years of age or older. Soapbox does not intend to collect data about Users younger than 16 years old. However, Soapbox cannot check whether a User is 16 years or older. If you are convinced that Soapbox has collected personal information about a minor without parental consent, please contact Soapbox via so that this information can be deleted.


 5. Use of the Platform

Soapbox is responsible for the operation of the Platform. The User warrants to Soapbox that he / she is entitled and authorized to make use of the Platform.


The Platform is compiled with the utmost care and made available to the Users. Soapbox expressly does not guarantee that the Platform will be completely free of viruses, are accessible at all times, will work faultlessly and without malfunctions.


The User is not permitted to change, copy, damage, overload, impede, disable or interfere with the use and functioning of the Platform.

Each User contributing content to the Platform represents and warrants that, to the best of his/her knowledge, the contribution does not violate any third party's copyrights, trademarks, patents or other intellectual property rights and that no other person or entity has the right to claim any right related to the contribution.
Commercial (re) use of content originating from and / or displayed on the Platform is not permitted, unless prior written permission has been obtained from the User that contributed such content. 



 6. Intellectual property and other exclusive rights; privacy

All intellectual property rights, including but not limited to trademark rights, trade name rights, database rights and / or copyrights, with regard to Platform (excluding content uploaded by the Users) exclusively to Soapbox. 


Intellectual property rights that are contributed by User, such as own logos, pictograms, texts, etc., will accrue to User that contributes them.


The User will not perform any actions that, directly or indirectly, infringe exclusive rights, such as intellectual property rights of Soapbox or any other User.


Soapbox is entitled to provide the Organizer and the Partners access to all content made available by Users Platform, in order to enable WU and the partners to exercise the rights granted by the team under the General Terms and Conditions of WU, as set forth in the Handbook.  


 7. Notice & take down procedure

If you notice that another person / third party infringes your (intellectual property, portrait or privacy) rights, please send an email to After receiving the mail, Soapbox will investigate this and act as soon as possible. Your e-mail must contain the following information:


The URL on which the material that you believe is infringing can be found;

A statement, supported as far as possible with evidence, that and why, in your opinion, your (intellectual property or portrait) rights are infringed;

Contact information, such as your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.

Soapbox reserves the right not to accept a request to remove or make content inaccessible if it has good reasons to doubt the accuracy of the notification or the legality of the evidence provided or if the content on which the notification does not appear to be unmistakably unlawful.


If you act contrary to these Terms and Conditions, Soapbox is entitled at any time to suspend (temporarily) suspend, suspend or delete an account.


 8. Prohibited or unlawful content

Content that You can never post or distribute via the website or the online channel that supports the Competition concerns / concerns:


Content that is discriminatory;

Content that calls for violence / bullying;

Content that is in conflict with good morals or good taste;

Content containing pornographic material;

Content with which criminal activities are promoted or committed;

Content with which (without the prior written permission of the Organizer) commercial activities are involved, such as advertisements, lotteries, competitions, or pyramid games;

Content in violation of any law, regulation or these Terms.

If it appears that the content is unlawful, it will be removed from the Platform by Soapbox or made inaccessible, at the discretion of Soapbox.


9. Liability

Soapbox's liability to the User is limited to reimbursement of the demonstrable direct damage per event (whereby a coherent series of events counts as one event) and subsequently up to a maximum of € 10,000. 


The liability of Soapbox towards the User for indirect damage and consequential loss, including loss of turnover and profit, reduced goodwill, loss of data and immaterial damage is excluded.

A condition for the existence of any right to compensation is that the damage is reported to Soapbox in writing immediately after it has arisen. Any claim for damages against Soapbox expires by the mere lapse of 12 months after the occurrence of the damage.


The liability limitations of this article do not apply in case of intent and / or deliberate recklessness by the management of Soapbox.


10. Other provisions

If one or more provisions of these Terms and Conditions are void or being destroyed, the remaining provisions will remain in full force.


These Terms and Conditions have been drawn up and are governed by Dutch law.

Any disputes related to or arising from these Terms and Conditions will in the first instance only be submitted to the competent court in Maastricht.


Maastricht, May 2019