Terms and conditions In order to establish a successful mentoring relationship between the mentor and mentee, several fundamental principles and codes of conduct must be observed by all participants. 1. Requirements for participation in the mentoring programme: Mentor and mentee (student) enter a partnership that is voluntary and based on mutual trust. The programme runs for two years, but either of the parties involved are permitted to terminate the relationship at an earlier date, without giving a reason. The University of St.Gallen reserves the right, without giving any reasons, to turn down applications to the mentoring programme, or to exclude applicants from the mentoring programme at a later date. There is no entitlement to a position as mentor or mentee. 2. Participants’ obligations: To treat personal information provided by the participating parties with complete confidentiality and not to disclose this information to any third parties. All activities are to take place without any remuneration. No subjects are to be brought up in the mentoring relationship that could potentially discriminate against or cause injury to the other person. This applies in particular to religious and faith-related topics and issues. No relationships of a sexual nature that are not based on a mutual and consensual understanding between the mentor and mentee are to occur. In the latter case, the mentoring relationship is to be terminated and programme administration is to be informed that the mentoring relationship has been terminated. 3. Non-discrimination policy in assigning mentors/mentees: Mentors and mentees are assigned individually based on the participants’ profiles and the information provided.