General Terms and Conditions of Platform Use
The terms and conditions provided below govern access to and use of the CDTI online events platform, which is comprised of: the eventos.cdti.es website (hereinafter, the site or website), the microsites associated with special events and the mobile device applications (hereinafter, apps) created for publication of the event information. The owner of all of the above is the Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial, E.P.E. (hereinafter, CDTI), a Spanish Public Business Entity, operating under the Government Department for Science, Innovation and Universities, with registered office in C/ Cid, No. 4, 28001 Madrid, Tel: +34 91 581 55 00, Fax: +34 91 581 55 94 and with tax identification number (CIF) Q 2820010 C.
The expression ‘events platform’ is comprised of, by way of illustration only and not by way of limitation, the texts, graphs, images, animations, musical creations, videos, sounds, drawings, photographs, etc. included therein, and, in general, all the creations expressed in any manner or medium, tangible or intangible, that is known at present or may be invented in the future, regardless of whether or not they are subject to intellectual property rights in accordance with the Consolidated Intellectual Property Act or any regulation that may replace it in the future.
By accessing the platform, you acquire a series of rights and responsibilities to guarantee the appropriate use of the services and contents found therein and which the CDTI makes available to you free of charge, unless the Special Conditions governing a specific service or contents accessible through the platform stipulate that you should pay an economic amount for the use and enjoyment thereof.
You acknowledge that you access and use the services and contents of the platform under your sole, exclusive responsibility. By accessing the platform you acquire user status. You shall use the services and contents exclusively for private purposes and/or as a result of your status as a CDTI client, excluding any other subsequent method of use thereof for financial gain or which may bring some benefit, direct or indirect.
The CDTI hereby informs you of the following General Terms and Conditions of Use, which you accept expressly and fully by the mere fact of accessing the platform and/or viewing the contents or using the services contained therein. If these general conditions were replaced by others, in whole or in part, such new general conditions shall be understood to be accepted in the same way. Nevertheless, from time to time, you should access these general conditions to become acquainted with the successive versions included herein, although it is advisable for you to consult them every time you intend to access or make use of the platform services and contents.
If you do not agree to these General Terms and Conditions or, where appropriate, the Special Conditions governing the use of a specific service and/or contents intended for users of the platform or specified by such entity, you shall refrain from accessing the platform.
The CDTI may provide Special Conditions for the use of specific contents and services, which you shall become acquainted with and accept prior to their use in accordance with the terms set down in such Special Conditions.
You shall take the appropriate security measures of a technical kind to prevent unwanted actions in your information system, files and IT equipment used to access the Internet and, especially, the platform, acknowledging that the Internet is not fully secure.
Purpose of the platform
On accessing the platform, you may use the different contents and services offered by the CDTI or, where appropriate, by third providers under the conditions established therefor.
In general terms, the services and contents offered through the platform shall be available in the Spanish language, without prejudice to the possibility, subject to the CDTI, of accessing them in other official regional languages, as well as in another languages spoken in the European Union.
The CDTI may alter, unilaterally and with no prior notice, the provision, setup, contents and services of the platform, as well as the conditions of use thereof and access to the services provided, without prejudice to the provisions of the Special Conditions governing the use of a specific service and/or contents intended for CDTI clients and/or platform users.
The cost of telephone access or any other type of expense incurred by connection to the platform shall be paid exclusively by the user.
Your Rights and Responsibilities
Under no circumstances may you:
Rights and Responsibilities of the CDTI
The CDTI reserves the right to:
Exemption and limitation of liability of the CDTI
The CDTI is exempt from any type of liability for damages or losses of any kind in the following cases:
Intellectual and industrial property
You acknowledge that the contents and services offered through the platform, including by way of illustration only and not by way of limitation, texts, graphs, images, animations, musical creations, videos, sounds, drawings, photographs, all comments, remarks and its internal code are protected by intellectual property laws. The copyright and economic exploitation of this platform corresponds to the CDTI.
The trademarks, trade names or distinguishing marks that appear on the platform are the property of the CDTI or, where appropriate, of third entities, and are protected by applicable industrial property laws.
Provision of the services and publication of the contents through the platform shall not imply, under any circumstances, the assignment, waiver or transfer, total or partial, of ownership of the applicable intellectual and industrial property rights.
No part of this platform may be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, copied, disclosed publicly, or transformed, in whole or in part, through any system or method, whether manual, electronic or mechanical (including photocopying, recording or any system used for the recovery or storage of information) through any media that is known at present or may be invented in the future, without the consent of the CDTI. The use, by any method, of all or part of the contents of the platform is subject to a mandatory request for prior authorisation from the CDTI, and acceptance of the applicable licence, where appropriate, except for provisions relative to the rights recognised and granted to the user under these General Terms and Conditions or thus set down in the Special Conditions that may be determined by the CDTI to govern the use of a specific service and/or contents offered through the platform.
Under no circumstances may you use the services and contents on the platform in a way that is not exclusively personal, save the exceptions set down in these General Terms and Conditions of Use or in the Special Conditions that the CDTI may determine to govern the use of a specific service and/or contents offered through the platform.
If a negligent or reckless action or omission that is directly or indirectly attributable to a user of the platform results in a breach of the intellectual or industrial property rights of the CDTI or of third parties, whether or not such user should benefit therefrom, causing to the CDTI damage, losses, joint and several liabilities, expenses of any kind, penalties, coercive measures, fines or other amounts arising or resulting from any claim, lawsuit, legal action, litigation or proceedings, whether civil, criminal or administrative, the CDTI shall be entitled to proceed against such user through all the legal means at its disposal and claim any compensatory amounts, including, by way of illustration only and not by way of limitation, damage to its reputation and image, consequential damage and loss of revenue, advertising costs or of any other kind that may result from their repair, amounts of penalties or judgements of conviction, the amount of late payment interest, the cost of financing both amounts that may ensue for the opposing party, legal costs and the price of the defence in any proceedings in which it may be sued on the abovementioned grounds, for the damages and losses caused as a result of their action or omission, without prejudice to the exercise of any other applicable legal actions.
Request for information
Should you have any queries or suggestions that may be related to the abovementioned terms and conditions of use, please contact us by e-mail on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The duration of the access, contents and services offered through the platform is, in principle, unlimited. The CDTI, however, is authorised to terminate or suspend access, the services and/or contents thereof at any time, without prejudice to the provisions in this regard in these General Terms and Conditions or, where appropriate, in the Special Conditions governing a specific service and/or contents intended for platform users.
These General Terms and Conditions contain all the conditions agreed by the parties relative to the purpose thereof and any declarations, commitments or agreements, whether verbal, written or implicit, preceding these conditions and relating to the purpose thereof, shall be regarded as non-existent.
The fact that, at any given time, neither of the parties requires compliance with any of the conditions set down in these General Terms and Conditions or, where appropriate, the Special Conditions governing the use of a specific service and/or contents intended for users of the platform, cannot be interpreted by the other as waiving the right to demand their compliance at a later time.
Invalidity and annullability
If any of the clauses in these General Terms and Conditions or, where appropriate, the Special Conditions governing the use of a specific service and/or contents intended for clients of the CDTI and/or users of the platform should be annullable or invalid, in whole or in part, such annullability or invalidity shall not affect the validity of the other clauses therein, which shall remain fully effective and valid, unless the party alleging their invalidity or annullability proves that without the invalid or annullable clause the goals sought through these Terms and Conditions cannot be fulfilled.
These General Terms and Conditions are governed by Spanish laws.