The BioRural Toolkit is a website platform that allows users to register as a key bioeconomy stakeholders, share their contact details and access BioRural’s main research outputs.
These Policies apply to our provision of the BioRural Toolkit unless we expressly state otherwise in writing, or we confirm that separate provisions apply in place of these Policies.
These Policies also apply to any information, pictures, audio, decks, videos or any other materials that are downloaded from, appear on or are uploaded to the Toolkit.
What is the BioRural Toolkit?
The BioRural Toolkit is intended to facilitate collaboration between Bioeconomy stakeholders, share knowledge and facilitate capacity building to accelerate the development of a sustainable bioeconomy in rural areas in the EU.
Who can use the BioRural Toolkit?
In order to use the BioRural toolkit:
be 18 years of age or older;
use your real name and the real name of your organisation as well as provide accurate, correct and truthful information;
not allow anyone else to use your account or authentication information, or make it known to any other party;
be allowed to use the BioRural Toolkit under any and all laws that apply to you or our provision of the BioRural Toolkit;
have the authority to bind any organisation, government or legal entity on behalf of who use the BioRural Toolkit. If these circumstances, you represent, warrant and confirm that you are authorised by such organisation, government or legal entity to use our BioRural Toolkit. If you are representing and binding an organisation, government or legal entity to these Policies, all references to “you“ and “your“ will also be interpreted as referring to that entity; and
not have had an account with us that was deleted by us due to your violation of these Policies.
If you use the BioRural Toolkit, you agree to comply with the Policies.
Your use of the BioRural Toolkit and your Content
You may upload information including, but not limited to, files, images, documents, opinions and other material (“Content”) in relation to your use of the BioRural Toolkit. You shall at all times keep and retain all rights in relation to any Content you submit, provide, upload or make available through your use of the BioRural Toolkit.
You represent and warrant that you have the right, title, license or permissions required to submit, provide, upload, make available or interact with a part of your Content through the BioRural Toolkit. You also represent and warrant that none of your Content is subject to anyone else’s copyright or other proprietary rights that you do not have a license or permission to use.
You agree, confirm and acknowledge that you may not, at any time, submit, provide, upload or make available any content which, whether in whole or in part:
is unlawful, harmful, threatening, defamatory, obscene, infringing, harassing or racially or ethnically offensive;
facilitates illegal activity;
depicts sexually explicit images;
promotes unlawful violence;
is discriminatory based on race, gender, colour, religious belief, sexual orientation, disability;
is calculated to damage or hinder the operation of the BioRural Toolkit; or
is otherwise illegal or causes damage or injury to any person or property.
You hereby grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license and the right to sublicense during your use of the BioRural Toolkit and as required for a reasonable time afterwards as set out in these Terms so that we can reproduce, adapt, publish, transmit, process and distribute your Content in any media and distribution method used by the Platform. The BioRural Toolkit is regularly updated and improved and you agree that the ways in which others interact with your Content will change in accordance with such updates and improvements. You agree that the license you give us to your Content allows us to make your Content available to other organisations and individuals, providing that such use is subject to our Policies. The license for your Content does not require compensation to you from us.
We love to receive feedback from you and do our best to use it to improve the BioRural Toolkit. Please be aware that we may use your feedback for any reason and in any way whatsoever at our absolute discretion and without obligation to notify or compensate you.
The Platform, Content and our intellectual property rights
The BioRural Toolkit provides and makes available content submitted by bioeconomy stakeholders that have registered for an account with us. Any Content provided by any of these account holders is the responsibility of that user. We do not provide any advice of any kind.
In general, your use or reliance on any Content or other information, material, views or opinions in, or in relation to, the BioRural Toolkit is at your own risk. You should exercise good judgement and caution in using the content and information available in the BioRural Toolkit.
We hereby give you a personal, world-wide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the BioRural Toolkit as permitted by the Policies that will only be modified by your exercise of your rights under the Policies and our rights amend, modify, restrict, delete or remove your use of the BioRural Toolkit.
There are links to third-party sites and resources on the Platform that are provided by third-parties, which are provided for your information. The presence of any link on the Platform does not mean that we have approved or reviewed them in any way and we make no representation, endorsement or recommendation of such links or their providers. We allow links in the BioRural Toolkit to other websites that do not belong to us. The Policies apply only to the BioRural Toolkit and not to any other websites, apps – really anything outside of the BioRural Toolkit. Each third-party website may have policies different from our Policies and you should read and comply with these policies. We are not responsible for the terms, privacy practices or content of any of these third-parties or any harm you may encounter as a result of misuse of your data.
You may not do any of the following while using the BioRural Toolkit:
crawl, scrape or otherwise retrieve any data whatsoever except through the interfaces that we support for direct, non-automated use by users;
scan or test the BioRural Toolkit for vulnerabilities or try to get around authentication unless specifically contracted to do so by us;
fake any e-mail message and/or e-mail address to make it appear as if it comes from us;
interfere with the operation of the BioRural Toolkit in such a way as to degrade use by other users;
frame our website without our prior written permission;
link to our website without permission; or
suggest any association, approval or endorsement by us if none exists.
What if you see something on the BioRural Toolkit? that infringes your intellectual property rights, or you just think we should know about?
Please e-mail us at email@example.com if you believe that your copyright or trademark rights are infringed by Content on the Platform, or if you are concerned about anything else on the Platform. Please include detailed information about your concern, including the specific rights, marks or actions that give rise to your concern. We will reply to notices of alleged copyright and intellectual property infringement that comply with applicable law.
When does the BioRural Toolkit remove users, items and Content from the Platform?
We reserve the right to terminate, limit, restrict, suspend or warn users and Content. Actions that may lead to this include, but are not limited to, trademark and copyright infractions, illegal actions, harassing other users and posting fake profiles or information. Please report any behaviors that concern you through the Support feature on the site or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I want to add data from a third-party property into the BioRural Toolkit platform?
If you are sharing data of a third-party with us (whether personal or not) as part of your use of the BioRural Toolkit, you must use commercially reasonable efforts so that the operator of the third party property, such as a website, app or data source that is not under your control, obtains and documents valid consent from the users.
What Policies apply to your use of the BioRural Toolkit?
Changes, Liability and General
We are constantly updating and improving the BioRural Toolkit to make them better for the community and for you. This may result in changes to features and configurations of BioRural Toolkit, changes in our policies regarding Content and the discontinuation of specific features at our sole discretion. It also may result in our need to update these Terms and the Policies so that they correctly describe the BioRural Toolkit and what we are doing for you.
We will post any change to the Policies on the relevant webpage and, if the changes are significant, provide a notice on a page where you use the BioRural Toolkit, or by sending you notification by email. We encourage you to review our Policies when you use the BioRural Toolkit to stay informed. If you choose to continue using the BioRural Toolkit after any updated Policies become effective you agree to be bound by the new Policies. If you choose not to continue using the BioRural Toolkit you can close your account at any time by selecting the option to request deletion of your profile in the settings section of your personal profile and not using any of the BioRural Toolkit anymore.
We will use reasonable care and skill in providing you the BioRural Toolkit, but we can’t guarantee that the BioRural Toolkit will be always be free from errors, always available or perfect and they may indeed cease operation, have errors or not operate as you desire. We shall not be liable to you in any way whatsoever for any loss, costs, expenses, claims or damages arising out of or in connection with your use of the BioRural Toolkit whether the same are indirect or consequential loss, or economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill. This applies whether in an action of contract, negligence or otherwise, even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or we knew you might incur.
Any and all implied terms, conditions, warranties and representations are hereby excluded to the fullest extent permissible by law.
The remaining part of the Policies will continue to be in full force and effect if any part of the Policies is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable.
No parties other than you and us shall have any rights whatsoever under these Terms and the provisions of the Contracts according to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016.
All of our rights and obligations under the Policies will be assignable by us in the event of an acquisition, asset sale, assignment to an affiliate or merger.
These Terms (and the Policies) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with EU laws and you and we hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the European courts.
How to contact us
You can reach us through the support features available on the BioRural Toolkit and by e-mail through email@example.com