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General terms and conditions

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

You may:

  • Access free of charge and without the need for prior authorisation the contents and services of the platform available as such, without prejudice to the technical or special conditions or the need for prior registration with respect to the specific services and contents intended for CDTI clients, as set down in these General Terms and Conditions or in the Special Conditions of such services.
  • Use the services and contents available for your exclusive private use, without prejudice to the provisions of the Special Conditions governing the use of a specific service and/or contents intended for CDTI clients.
  • Use the platform correctly and lawfully, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, morality, good conduct and public order.

     

Prohibitions:

Under no circumstances may you:

  • Access or use the services and contents of the platform for purposes that are unlawful, that harm the rights and freedoms of third parties, or that may harm, damage or prevent by any means, access thereto, to the detriment of the CDTI or third parties.
  • Use the services, in whole or in part, to promote, sell, hire or circulate advertising or own or third-party information without the prior authorisation of the CDTI.
  • Upload information onto the website or use the services therein in order to infringe, directly or indirectly, the rights and most especially the fundamental rights and public freedoms of other users of the platform or of the CDTI; that incites or promotes the perpetration of criminal, xenophobic, terrorist or degrading acts on the grounds of age, sex, religion or beliefs; or of a pornographic, obscene or violent nature or which infringes the law, morality or good conduct. For these purposes, information shall be mean, by way of illustration only and not by way of limitation, texts, graphs, images, videos, sounds, drawings, photographs, data, notes, etc.
  • Use the services and contents offered through the platform in a way that breaches the General Terms and Conditions of Use and/or the Special Conditions governing the use of a specific service and/or contents, and to the detriment of or compromising the rights of other users.
  • Carry out any act that prevents or hinders access to the platform by users, as well as the hyperlinks to the services and contents offered by the CDTI or by third parties through the platform.
  • Use the platform as an access route to the Internet for the perpetration of acts that are unlawful or in breach of applicable laws and regulations, morality, good conduct or public order.  
  • Use any type of computer virus, code, software, computer programme, IT or telecommunications equipment that may cause damage or unauthorised alterations to the contents, programmes or systems accessible through the services and contents provided on the website or in the information systems, files and IT equipment of the users thereof; or unauthorised access to any of the platform contents and/or services.
  • Erase or modify by any method the protection or identification devices of the CDTI, or their legitimate owners, that may contain the contents housed on the platform, or the symbols that the CDTI or the legitimate third owners of the rights may incorporate into their creations subject to the intellectual or industrial property existing on this website.
  • Include metatags relating to trademarks, trade names or distinguishing marks owned by the CDTI in websites you control or own.
  • Reproduce, in whole or in part, the https://eventos.cdti.es/ website on any other site or webpage, nor frame the https://eventos.cdti.es/ site or the webpages accessible therefrom that hide or modify, by way of illustration only and not by way of limitation, contents, advertising spaces and CDTI or third-party trademarks, regardless of whether or not they represent acts of unfair competition or confusion.
  • Create frames in a website you control or own that reproduce the homepage and/or the pages accessible therefrom, relating to the platform without the prior authorisation of the CDTI.
  • Include in a website you control or own a hyperlink that generates a window or a session of the browsing software used by a visitor, user or client of your website, that includes your proprietary trademarks, trade names or distinguishing marks and which shows the https://eventos.cdti.es/ homepage or any of the pages accessible therefrom.
  • Use the trademark, trade names or any other distinguishing mark that is subject to intellectual or industrial property rights, without the prior express written authorisation of their owner.
  • Perform any act entailing the reproduction, distribution, copy, rental, public disclosure, transformation or any other similar action that means the modification or alteration, in whole or in part, of the contents and services of the platform or the economic exploitation thereof, without the prior, written authorisation of the CDTI or of the third owner of the intellectual and industrial property rights covering the services or contents of the platform, unless otherwise provided in these General Terms and Conditions or, where appropriate, the Special Conditions governing the use of a service and/or contents provided on the platform.

     

Rights and Responsibilities of the CDTI

The CDTI reserves the right to:

  • Alter the conditions of access to the platform, technical or otherwise, unilaterally and with no prior notice, 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.
  • Establish Special Conditions and, where appropriate, demand payment and or other requirements to access specific services and/or contents.
  • Limit, exclude or inhibit access by users when the correct use of the platform by such users is not guaranteed in accordance with the responsibilities and prohibitions assumed thereby.
  • Terminate the provision of a service or supply of contents, without any indemnity entitlement, when such service or supply is unlawful or in breach of the conditions set down therefor, without prejudice to the provisions of the Special Conditions governing the use of a specific service and/or contents intended for platform users.
  • Alter, delete or update, in whole or in part, the contents or services offered through the platform, without the need for prior notice, without prejudice to the provisions of the Special Conditions governing the use of a specific service and/or contents intended for the platform users.
  • Take any legal or judicial action that is advisable for the protection of the rights of the CDTI, as well as of the third parties that provide their services or contents through the platform, provided that it is applicable.
  • Demand any indemnity that may result from the improper or unlawful use of all or part of the services and contents provided through the platform.

     

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:

  • The impracticability or difficulties in connecting to the communication network used to access the platform, regardless of the type of connection used by the user.
  • The interruption, suspension or cancellation of access to the platform, or a lack of availability or continuity in the operation of the platform or of the services and/or contents therein, when the foregoing is due to causes beyond the control of the CDTI, whether it arises directly or indirectly therefrom.
  • The CDTI does not assume any liability relative to the services or contents, or for the availability and conditions, technical or otherwise, of access thereto, that are offered by third service providers, especially with respect to providers of information society services. Providers of information society services refer to any natural persons or legal entities that provide the following services to the public:
    • Transmission through a communication network of data provided by the service recipient.
    • Access services to the abovementioned network.
    • Data storage and housing services.
    • Supply of contents or information.
    • Services for the temporary copying of data requested by users.
    • Provision of links to contents or search instruments.
  • At no time shall the CDTI assume liability for any damages or losses that may be caused by information, contents, products or services that, by way of illustration only and not by way of limitation, are lent, shared, housed, transmitted, displayed or offered by third parties alien to the CDTI, including providers of information society services, through a website that may be accessed thereto through a link provided on this platform.
  • The processing and subsequent use of personal data made by third parties alien to the CDTI, as well as the appropriateness of the information requested thereby.
  • The quality and speed of access to the platform or the technical specifications the user must meet to be able to access such platform and its services and/or contents.
  • The CDTI shall not be liable for any delays or failures that may occur in the access to and/or operation of the services and/or contents of the platform, due to cases of force majeure. "Cases of force majeure " shall mean any causes that could not have been foreseen, or which, even though they were foreseen, were inevitable, and which result in the breach of any of its responsibilities. Such causes include but are not limited to strikes, both by its own and external employees, uprisings or revolts, as well as the rules passed by any civil or military authority, natural catastrophes, such as earthquakes, floods, lightning or fires, wars, lockouts or any other situation of force majeure.
  • Platform users shall be personally liable for any damages or losses of any kind caused to the CDTI, directly or indirectly, for breach of any of the responsibilities resulting from these General Terms and Conditions or other regulations governing use of the platform.

     

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: comunicacion@cdti.es

Duration

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.

Full agreement

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.

Laws

These General Terms and Conditions are governed by Spanish laws.