Terms and conditions In order to establish a successful mentoring relationship, several fundamental principles and codes of conduct must be observed by all participants. 1. Requirements for participation in the mentoring programme: The mentoring relationship relies on the voluntary participation and commitment of the mentor and the mentee. There is no claim to participation in the mentoring programme and to the allocation of a mentee or mentor. No appeal can be made against admission and allocation. The design of the mentoring relationship is the responsibility of the mentor and the mentee. The University cannot be held liable for the content and consequences of the mentoring. The programme is designed for a period of two years, but can be terminated prematurely in consultation with the programme administration. The University of St.Gallen reserves the right to exclude participants from the mentoring programme without further explanation. Participation requires the provision of certain personal data processed under the programme. Otherwise, participation is impossible. 2. Participants’ obligations: To treat personal data and information of the involved parties confidentially and not to pass them on to third parties. Perform all activities without monetary consideration. Not to include topics in the mentoring relationship that could discriminate or hurt the other person. This applies in particular to sexual, political, religious or faith-related topics and actions. 3. Non-discrimination policy in assigning mentors/mentees: Mentors and mentees are assigned individually based on the participants’ profiles and the information provided.