Terms of service

Last updated on 23rd of October 2015


Welcome to ecomaps.eu. Please read our Terms of Service carefully before using the www.ecomaps.eu (“ECOmaps”) website.

This website is administrated by International Young Naturefriends (here and henceforth “us”, “our”, “we” or “IYNF”). By using this website, you fully accept our terms and conditions.

These Terms apply to all visitors, users and others who access or use the Ecomaps.eu. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use this website or the content provided by it.


License to use the website

ECOmaps is a community-based project that provides a free mapping service and educational content. This project supports free content sharing, therefore we want to foster to the sense of community and altruism, and create a community that is seeking a common purpose through Internet.

We believe that mapping services can help improving local economies or mobilize people towards civic engagement, as people can use them to identify problems in their surroundings, share or find specific places in their cities. In the case of ECOmaps users can use this service to highlight the most sustainable places in their surroundings.

Our role is to administrate and host a collaborative project and foster its development at the European level. We act mainly as a hosting service, we coordinate and manage the website, and try to improve its structure and interface to allow our users to access the content, and contribute and edit the content themselves. We provide some of the content offered by the website. We do not take responsibility for any misuse or wrong information provided when uploaded by users. You are legally responsible for your edits and contributions.

You are allowed to access the information, share it, edit and update content on the maps after creating an account at ECOmaps. You can print pages from the website for your own use. You may not sell, rent or sub-license material from the website; reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on this website for a commercial purpose or claim original content as your own.


Acceptable use

Throughout the community & contribution features of the ECOmaps website, users can insert a new place or edit an existent one, review or rate a location and submit comments, messages, photos, images. The website and its services are solemnly for public and not private communication.

Do not use the website:
- in any way that may cause damage or limitation of the accessibility of the website;
- in any way that can be illegal, fraudulent or harmful;
- for any commercial or marketing purposes without IYNF’s consent.

We will not tolerate any form of hate speech, prejudice, violence and offensive behaviour towards IYNF, other users or third parties.


Restricted access and account

Some areas of the website are only accessible upon registration. When registering you will have to provide an ID and password to enable you to access restricted functionalities of this website. You are responsible for keeping your log in details confidential.

You must inform us immediately if you are aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

You must provide accurate, truthful and complete information when you create an account at ECOmaps.eu. Any fake or inaccurate information gives us the right to close your account.

IYNF may disable your user ID and password in case of misuse of the website.

IYNF reserves also the right to edit, modify or remove any material submitted to this website without notification. As this website is based on collaborative work be aware that your content may be modified by IYNF or other users.

You preserve the copyrights for the information you submit on ECOmaps. By submitting or posting information through ECOmaps, you grant IYNF the right to reuse, redistribute, translate or republish that information on our website, social media platforms and other mediums.

You acknowledge that any content, picture or information submitted by you to ECOmaps must be available for rating, viewing, reviewing and comment by other users of ECOmaps.

By submitting any content, information or pictures to ECOmaps, you declare that the submitted material doesn’t infringe on any copyright, any kind of private or public rights of any person or third party.


Termination

ECOmaps promotes environmental education, sustainable and healthy eating, as well as solidarity, equality, respect, love and care for nature and/or compassion towards all kinds of beings. We welcome those who support or have an authentic desire to learn more about those topics. Ecomaps has the right to suspend your account if neither applies to you.

The use of this platform for purposes other than the mentioned above may result in banning the User ID account.

We may suspend or cease your account, with or without notification or justification at any time, in case of violation of our Terms of Service or other kind of misuse of the website.

If you desire to end your account you may simple discontinue using ECOmaps or ask IYNF to suspend your account. You can cancel your account at any time.


Availability, Errors and Inaccuracies

We are constantly trying to improve and update the website, to make it more reliable and accurate. However we can’t assure all the information provided by ECOmaps is truthful, accurate or complete. This includes description of places, prices, images, services and availability.

We have the right to change and update information and to correct any kind of inaccuracy, wrong or incomplete information without notifying users.


Links to Other Web Sites

ECOmaps may contain links to third party websites and services which don’t belong to IYNF. We don’t assume any responsibility for the content of any of those websites or services. Moreover you acknowledge and agree that IYNF should not be responsible directly or indirectly for any issues caused by accessing any kind of content, websites, links and services from third parties through ECOmaps.


Spam Policy

You understand and agree that sending undesired email containing advertising, spam as well as posting undesired advertisings through the ECOmaps website in any way is expressly forbidden by these terms. Any unauthorized use of ECOmaps is a violation of these Terms and may subject the infractor and his or her associates to civil and criminal penalties.


Indemnity and Limitation of Liability

By your use of this Site, you agree not to submit IYNF, its sponsors, donators, members, partners, volunteers, employers to any obligation, loss or cost (including costs and fees with attorneys) from (i) any claim or demand made by any third party to which access was allowed from or to ECOmaps, (ii) use of the services available on ECOmaps, (iii) or any violation by you or any third party using your ID account, (iv) as well as any kind of intellectual property or other rights of any user or entity.


Disclaimer

There are no warranties provided or implied by www.ecomaps.eu, its information and all the materials provided on this website, in the sense that we don’t claim that the website will be constantly available, that the information provided is complete, accurate or non-misleading. This website includes a service free of charge that aims to help people finding the most sustainable and healthiest places. The information provided is meant to be used for educational and collaborative purposes. We try nonetheless to ensure that the information provided is accurate and created and reviewed by experts. The way you use and interpret the information is at your own responsibility and risk.

IYNF does not guarantee that the ECOmaps will always function without security or accessibility issues, and that it will always be available at any particular time or location. We do not guarantee that ECOmaps will be free of viruses or other harmful components. We do not guarantee that the results of using ECOmaps will meet your expectations or requirements.

When you create an account on our website, you take responsibility for maintaining the security of your account and content and all the activities occurring under the use of your account on ECOmaps. You are then fully responsible for the content you submit and make sure it will not be used in a misleading, unlawful or inappropriate manner intended to threaten the name or reputation of others.

You acknowledge that in no circumstance whatsoever shall IYNF and its affiliates be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages of any kind resulting from (i) your access of or inability to use correctly our website; (ii) any content or actions coming from any third party website; (iii) any content obtained from ECOmaps; (iv) for any indirect, special or consequential loss; (v) or for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.


Contact us

Please contact us if you disagree with the content provided by ECOmaps or have any inquiries about these Terms of Service.