Terms of Service

The following terms and conditions govern all use of the wave.consorzioarca.it website (the “Website”) and all content, services and products available at or through the website. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Consorzio ARCA and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of another enterprise, organism and or contributors.


The Website is offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies (including, without limitation, website’s Privacy Policy) and procedures that may be published from time to time on this Site by Consorzio ARCA (collectively, the “Agreement”).

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the website, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Consorzio ARCA, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms. The Website is available only to individuals who are at least 18 years old.

  1. Your wave.consorzioarca.it Account and Site. If you create a content on the Website, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and content, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with the content you have created. You must not describe or assign keywords to your content in a misleading or unlawful manner, including in a manner intended to trade on the name or reputation of others, and Consorzio ARCA may change or remove any description or keyword that it considers inappropriate or unlawful, or otherwise likely to cause Consorzio ARCA liability. You must immediately notify Consorzio ARCA of any unauthorised uses of your content, your account or any other breaches of security. Consorzio ARCA will not be liable for any acts or omissions by You, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions.
  2. Responsibility of Contributors. If you operate a content, comment on a content, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, you represent and warrant that:
    • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
    • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
    • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
    • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
    • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
    • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
    • your Content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and websites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
    • your Content is not presented in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company;
    • you have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorised and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Consorzio ARCA or otherwise.
  3. By submitting Content on wave.consorzioarca.it, you grant Consorzio ARCA a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your content. This license allows Consorzio ARCA to make publicly-posted content available to third parties selected by Consorzio ARCA so that these third parties can analyse and distribute (but not publicly display) your content through their services.
  4. You also give another wave.consorzioarca.it users permission to share your Content on other sites and social media channels and add their own Content to it (aka to reuse your Content in their content), so long as they use only a portion of your post and they give you credit as the original author by linking back to your content.
  5. If you delete Content, Consorzio ARCA will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.
  6. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Consorzio ARCA has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Consorzio ARCA’s sole discretion refuse or remove any content that, in Consorzio ARCA’s reasonable opinion, violates any Consorzio ARCA policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Consorzio ARCA’s sole discretion.
  7. Responsibility of Website Visitors. Consorzio ARCA has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, posted to the Website, and cannot, therefore, be responsible for that material’s content, use or effects. By operating the Website, Consorzio ARCA does not represent or imply that it endorses the material there posted, or that it believes such material to be accurate, useful or non-harmful. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. The Website may contain content that is offensive, indecent, or otherwise objectionable, as well as content containing technical inaccuracies, typographical mistakes, and other errors. The Website may also contain material that violates the privacy or publicity rights or infringes the intellectual property and other proprietary rights, of third parties, or the downloading, copying or use of which is subject to additional terms and conditions, stated or unstated. Consorzio ARCA disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from the use by visitors of the Website, or from any downloading by those visitors of content there posted: in this case Consorzio ARCA can delete this kind of content.
  8. Content Posted on other websites. We have not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material, including computer software, made available through the websites and webpages to which wave.consorzioarca.it links, and that link to wave.consorzioarca.it. Consorzio ARCA does not have any control over those non-wave.consorzioarca.it websites and webpages, and is not responsible for their contents or their use. By linking the Website to another website or webpage, Consorzio ARCA does not represent or imply that it endorses such website or webpage. You are responsible for taking precautions as necessary to protect yourself and your computer systems from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other harmful or destructive content. Consorzio ARCA disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of other websites and web pages.
  9. Copyright Infringement. If you believe that material located on or linked to by wave.consorzioarca.it violates your copyright, you are encouraged to notify Consorzio ARCA. Consorzio ARCA will respond to all such notices, if appropriate,  by removing the infringing material or disabling all links to the infringing material. Consorzio ARCA will terminate a visitor’s access to and use of the Website if, under appropriate circumstances, the visitor is determined to be a repeat infringer of the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of Consorzio ARCA or others. In the case of such termination, Consorzio ARCA will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid to Consorzio ARCA.
  10. WAVE Intellectual Property. This Agreement does not transfer from Consorzio ARCA to you any Consorzio ARCA or third party intellectual property, and all right, title and interest in and to such property will remain (as between the parties) solely with Consorzio ARCA. The Consorzio ARCA logo, the URL consorzioarca.it, the URL wava.consorzioarca.it, the wave.consorzioarca.it logo and all other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website are trademarks or registered trademarks of Consorzio ARCA or Consorzio ARCA’s licensors. Other trademarks, service marks, graphics and logos used in connection with the Website may be the trademarks of other third parties. Your use of the Website grants you no right or license to reproduce or otherwise use any Consorzio ARCA or third-party trademarks.
  11. Your Intellectual Property. When you publish your original work in open http://wave.consorzioarca.it, you are the owner of that work under Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share-Alike license (BY-NC-SA). You can read more about Creative Commons on http://creativecommons.org/licenses.
  12. Consorzio ARCA reserves the right to display advertisements together with your content.
  13. Consorzio ARCA reserves the right to display attribution links such as ‘published at wave.consorzioarca.it, theme author, and font attribution in your content footer or toolbar. Footer credits and the wave.consorzioarca.it toolbar may not be altered or removed regardless of upgrades purchased.
  14. We are constantly updating our services, and that means sometimes we have to change the legal terms under which our services are offered. If we make changes that are material, we will let you know by posting on http://wave.consorzioarca.it, or by sending you an email or other communication before the changes take effect. The notice will designate a reasonable period of time after which the new Terms will take effect. If you disagree with our changes, then you should stop using the Website within the designated notice period. Your continued use of wave.consorzioarca.it will be subject to the new Terms. However, any dispute that arose before the changes shall be governed by the Terms (including the binding individual arbitration clause) that were in place when the dispute arose.
  15. Consorzio ARCA may terminate your access to all or any part of the Website at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. If you wish to terminate this Agreement or your wave.consorzioarca.it account (if you have one), you may simply discontinue using the Website. All provisions of this Agreement which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
  16. Disclaimer of Warranties. The Website is provided “as is”. Consorzio ARCA and its suppliers and licensors hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Neither Consorzio ARCA nor its suppliers and licensors makes any warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.
  17. Limitation of Liability. In no event will Consorzio ARCA, or its suppliers or licensors, be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory. Consorzio ARCA shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.
  18. General Representation and Warranty. You represent and warrant that (i) your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Consorzio ARCA Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from Italy or the country in which you reside) and (ii) your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.
  19. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Consorzio ARCA, its contractors, and its licensors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.
  20. These Terms of Service were originally written in English (US). We may translate these Terms into other languages. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these Terms of Service and the English version, the English version will control.
  21. Miscellaneous. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between Consorzio ARCA and you concerning the subject matter hereof, and they may only be modified by a written amendment signed by an authorised executive of Consorzio ARCA, or by the posting by Consorzio ARCA of a revised version. Except to the extent applicable law, if any, provides otherwise, this Agreement, any access to or use of the Website will be governed by the laws of Italy. Except for claims for injunctive or equitable relief or claims regarding intellectual property rights (which may be brought in any competent court without the posting of a bond), any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be settled in accordance with Italian laws. The proceedings will take place in the court of Palermo, Italy, in the Italian language. The prevailing party in any action or proceeding to enforce this Agreement shall be entitled to costs and attorneys’ fees. If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof. You may assign your rights under this Agreement to any party that consents to, and agrees to be bound by, its terms and conditions; Consorzio ARCA­­ may assign its rights under this Agreement without condition. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.

Privacy Policy
This web platform is managed by Consorzio ARCA and
 developed by Easy Integrazione di Sistemi S.r.l. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Consorzio ARCA and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or of the Programme’s management structures.

The person in charge of personal data is the “Consorzio ARCA” as the site manager of all websites under consorzioARCA.it domain.

Consorzio ARCA respects and protects your data: no user information will be sold or rented.

Information that We Collect and How We Use Information
This Privacy Policy explains what Consorzio ARCA does with the personal information that is collected from users of the wave.consorzioarca.it website. Consorzio ARCA may change its policy from time to time, so it is suggested that you check this website from time to time to ensure that you know about the current policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, you should contact Consorzio ARCA via our Contact Page.

Through wave.consorzioarca.it (below the “Website”), Consorzio ARCA will collect information that can identify you, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, experience, field of expertise, educational background and curriculum vitae, and other similar information when it is voluntarily submitted to us when you register as a site user, when you update your profile information or when you request information from us (however, see discussion below about “IP Addresses” if you have a broadband connection). We will use Your Information to respond to requests you may make of us, to communicate with you about new contents of the Website, and from time to time, we may refer to Your Information to better understand your needs and how we can improve our service.

During the use of the Website by registered users, we collect data for statistical reasons to ensure the uninterrupted functionality of the platform, to fix malfunctions, for a better understanding of users’ needs and subsequent optimisations and personalization, and to display such data properly to other users. This includes, in particular, data concerning your membership, project postings and information submitted by you and the entire correspondence with other users or with us via the Website. In particular, your E-mail address is used to send you E-mails regarding WAVE project advancements, events, opportunities, surveys, etc..
You may utilise social networking sites not operated by us. For example, you may be able to sign on to your account using a social networking site sign-on and connect through that social networking site to Your Information on the Website. Depending on the social networking site’s policies, we may collect certain information about you from your account on the social networking site (such as gender, age, occupation, hobbies, interests, zip code, contacts or other information you have provided to the social networking site) or about your activity on the social networking site. Once Your Information is received by us, we will treat any such information as if you had given it directly to us, in accordance with this policy.

In some cases, the sharing settings of a social networking site may effectively override the choices you have made on our Website. Please remember that if you embed, post or link to Your Information on our Site on a social networking site’s page that is visible to the public, the terms of this Privacy Policy will not apply.

If you will receive any kind of award through the Website, we will request certain information from you in order to comply with our obligations under tax law and other applicable laws. This information will include copies of positive identification documentation and a tax identification number, often your Social Security number (“Award Information”). Such information will not be incorporated into Your Information that is stored by the Site, and we will not request any additional than is reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations.

If we had to process the payment of an award through a third party credit card processor, we will not receive or store credit card information on our servers. We’ll receive a transaction “token” and a one-time-use ID number so we could just validate that the transaction has been successfully completed.
Disclosure, correction, blocking and deletion of your data
You will be able to check and edit at any time your personal details by logging in and accessing your user profile. You can also erase your user account. With this deletion, you’ll stop receiving any written notifications from the Website. If you started a project, you’ll be also entitled to erase your account, but just after the project’s completion. After deleting your account, the personal data kept will be only those needed for keeping barely our platform service.

In many aspects, cookies help to make your visit to the Website simpler, more enjoyable and worthwhile. Cookies are alphanumeric information files, which your browser automatically saves to your computer’s hard drive whenever you visit our website.
For instance, we use cookies to identify you as a user so that you don’t have to log in separately each time. Using cookies does not mean that we receive new personal data about you as an online visitor. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies can be saved on your computer or so that you are always asked for permission before cookies are saved.
If you deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use some functions of the Website.

IP Addresses
Our Website uses Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP Address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider so you can access the Internet. Generally, an IP address changes each time you connect to the Internet (it is a “dynamic” address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection, depending on your individual circumstance, it is possible that your IP Address that we collect, or even perhaps a cookie we use, may contain information that could be deemed personally identifiable. This is because, with some broadband connections, your IP Address doesn’t change — it is “static” — and could be associated with your personal computer. We use your IP address to report aggregate information on use and to help improve the Site.

Use by Minors
If you are under 18, you are not allowed to use this site.

How Consorzio ARCA Discloses Your Personal Information
Consorzio ARCA will only disclose any personally identifiable information about individual users, in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service, or to comply with applicable laws or valid legal process, or to protect the rights or property of Consorzio ARCA and website users.
From time to time Consorzio ARCA may also provide aggregate (statistical) information to third parties to describe our services to prospective partners, advertisers, and other third parties, and for other lawful purposes. If Consorzio ARCA partners with another party to provide a specific service to you, and if you sign up for the service, then and only then will Consorzio ARCA provide your other information to such partner. If you are referred to the Website via another user’s referral link, the certain activity may be viewable in an anonymized and aggregated fashion by the referring user. No username, profile information, or other identifiable information will be made available. If you choose to participate in open innovation activities on the Website, Your Information will be shared with other users who search for people with particular information in their profiles, such as field of expertise, education, experience, etc.
Consorzio ARCA reserves the right to share Your Information to respond to duly authorised information requests of governmental authorities or where required by law.
Links to Third Party Websites
As a convenience to our visitors, our Website may contain links to sites that we believe may offer useful information to you. The policies and procedures we described here do not apply to any third party sites. We suggest contacting those sites directly for information on their privacy, security, data collection, and distribution policies.
Notices and Revisions
Our business changes constantly and our Privacy Notice may change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We will not make material changes to our policies and practices to make them less protective of Your Information collected in the past under prior policies without the consent of affected registered users.
Challenge Award Winners
If you have won an award, Consorzio ARCA reserves the right to publish your name, city, state, country and award amount on its website.
Our other Services
Consorzio ARCA may send you occasional notices or newsletters about Consorzio ARCA services unless you tell us not to. If you do not want to receive such offers and mailings, you can click the unsubscribe link, which you will find on our email messages or send an email at any time via our Contact page.

How to Edit the Information Consorzio ARCA Has About You
If you want to correct or change the information in your profile, or any other information we have about you, please log-in to your account and make the changes you wish.
We do our best to protect your personal information, Consorzio ARCA cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Your contact information is not shared with anyone using the Website.

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
Conditions of Use
Any dispute over privacy is subject to our Terms of Service, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and the application of the law of Italy. While Consorzio ARCA will endeavour to email you with changes to either this Privacy Statement or the Terms of Service, you should check our website frequently for any recent changes.
Contacting Us
If you have any questions or comments about the practices of this site or your dealings with us, you may Contact Us, email to: wave@consorzioARCA.it

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