Terms

Terms of Service

In order to maintain a friendly and pleasant atmosphere on the Community Management Platform, SymPlLace has implemented some basic rules of conduct, which can be updated by SymPlace from time to time. All community members and/or visitors who participate and use this portal’s facilities are expected to read and agree with these rules and policies actively and to not violate any of them.

1 - General Conditions

The purpose of the SymPlace Community Management Platform is to support multiple professional communities for different networks, collaborative projects and other multi-organisational private and public undertakings.

The present terms and conditions of use apply to the SymPlace Community Management Platform at https://cmt.eurtd.com/, including all tools and services administered by SymPlace in connection with the SymPlace Community Management Platform. In using the portal, tools or services, you commit to comply with the present terms and conditions of use.

2 - Informed Consent

The SymPlace Community Management Platform allows you to register your contact details in order to receive complementary information on the community. Your data will be treated confidentially, in accordance with the European Regulation on Data Protection and the respective national regulations. The database is hosted in France and, in accordance with the French 1978/01/06 law, the data collection file has been declared to the French Administrative Authority (CNIL) under the Declaration n° 1620342 v0.

Your data will be used exclusively for answering your requests and will not be passed to third parties without your prior authorisation.

All users have the right to access and correct their personal data. Any request regarding personal data shall be declared to cmt_contact@eurtd.com .

3 - Intellectual Property Rights

The SymPlace Community Management Platform is based on the sharing and collaborative paradigm of Web 2.0. Thus, where content is clearly identified as subject to copyright by the use of the symbol ©, the rights of the copyright owner(s) remain applicable. This is equally valid for content accessible by hyperlink from the SymPlace Community Management Platform.

4 - Unauthorised Use and Practices

Users shall refrain from:

  • Inserting into the SymPlace Community Management Platform posts or images of a defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane or threatening nature. This includes any messages or material ethnically, racially, religiously or sexually offensive, insulting or demeaning
  • Inserting into the SymPlace Community Management Platform content that violates laws or regulations
  • Discussing illegal activities such as software and movie piracy and other intellectual property infringement
  • Employing any mechanisms, software or scripts other than interfaces or software provided by the SymPlace Community Management Platform itself when interacting with the portal
  • Obtaining unauthorised access and distributing or publicly disclosing the restricted content that may be made available to closed user groups on the SymPlace Community Management Platform
  • Performing any actions which may impair the operation of the SymPlace Community Management Platform, particularly actions which may overload the portal infrastructure

5 - Expected behaviour of members

Members of the SymPlace Community Management Platform are encouraged to:

  • Keep all contributions within the appropriate community area of interest
  • Use short and concise titles when posting entries
  • Communicate as clearly as possible
  • Refrain from using foul or offensive language
  • Treat all other SymPlace Community Management Platform members in a respectful and courteous manner at all times, even in the event of disagreements

6 - Links to other websites

The SymPlace Community Management Platform may contain hyperlinks to websites or web pages of third parties or other parties, or refer to them in some other way. SymPlace has no control over the content or other features of these websites or web pages and cannot be held liable in any way for the content or features thereof. The SymPlace Community Management Platform’s use of links does not in any way constitute implicit approval of the content of these websites or web pages.

7 - Passwords and secure areas of the portal

Users need a password to access certain restricted areas of the SymPlace Community Management Platform. Once you have received such a password, you must keep this password secret and confidential. Each use of the SymPlace Community Management Platform made after valid identification using your password shall be deemed to be committed by you. If SymPlace has a reason to believe that the safety of the portal or an area of the portal is in jeopardy, the SymPlace Community Management Platform can deny access to the portal.

8 - Disciplinary Measures

All content posted by users expresses the views of the author. The SymPlace Community Management Platform and SymPlace will not be held responsible for any message not posted or set forth by SymPlace .

While the aforementioned rules cover most common situations, they cannot anticipate everything. Consequently SymPlace reserves the right to take any actions it deems appropriate to ensure that the SymPlace Community Management Platform is not disrupted or abused in any way.

SymPlace reserves the right to monitor the posts on the SymPlace Community Management Platform and delete any postings or activities that do not adhere to these Terms of Service. This includes postings that disrupt or interfere with Platform technical operations.

SymPlace reserves the right to close or ban, temporarily or permanently, any user accounts without previous notice, as it deems necessary.

Should you feel you have been treated unfairly by SymPlace , you may appeal directly to: cmt_contact@eurtd.com

9 - Disclaimer

The specific content of the SymPlace Community Management Platform results from community and / or project specific exchanges and contributions. The content of the SymPlace Community Management Platform does not reflect the views of SymPlace . The information, software, products and services that are offered on the SymPlace Community Management Platform may contain shortcomings of all kinds. The SymPlace Community Management Platform does not guarantee them in any way. The SymPlace Community Management Platform shall not be liable for possible viruses and rejects all liability for any damage these viruses may cause.

10 - Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application.

The CMT uses the following cookies:

  • The session cookie: it contains the session id that links the user to the browser.
  • The “Remember me” cookie: it allows users to stay logged in for a longer period of time regardless of whether the browser has been closed, so you don’t have to log in again. And again. And again
  • The "Cookie consent" cookie: it prevents the display of the cookie consent banner if you consent for cookies.