Terms for Participants and User Contributions

This page contains the terms applicable to Participants of GLAM Hack’s projects, events and activities, as well as to Users of its website who contribute Content and Metadata to GLAM Hack. As a Participant or User, you should be aware that GLAM Hack strives to make all Content and Metadata available for re-use with a minimum of restrictions. As part of this policy, the Terms for Participant and User Contributions establish that all Content that is contributed to GLAM Hack by Participants or Users will be made available on its website under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license. This means that, when a Participant or User contributes Content on GLAM HAck’s website, he/she irrevocably grants Third Parties the right to freely use that Content, as long as they attribute the work to the author and share alterations of that Content under the conditions of the license. In addition, all Metadata contributed by Participants and Users to GLAM Hack will be made available under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0). This means that the Participant and User irrevocably grants Third Parties the right to freely use such Metadata without any restrictions. If you do not agree with these terms, please do not contribute Content and/or Metadata to GLAM Hack. These Terms for Participant and User Contributions determine the aspects of the relationship between Participants or Users who contribute Content and Metadata to GLAM Hack. By providing Content and/or metadata for the website operated by GLAM Hack, the Participant or User indicates acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Article 1: Definitions

In these Terms of Use, the following terms have an initial capital letter. These terms are defined as follows: 

  • Content: All material made available and accessible by a Participant or User to Visitors through the Service, including but not limited to video, photo, image and/or audio material, as well as texts. 
  • Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0): Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license as published at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/.
  • Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0): The Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Dedication as published at: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/.
  • Email Address: The Email Address provided by the Participant or User when providing Content and/or Metadata, or the Email Address provided by the Participant or User to replace this Email Address. 
  • GLAM Hack: Non-formal, not-for-profit initiative (located in Athens, Greece), and operating, among others, the website: https://glamhackevents.org
  • Intellectual Property Rights: Intellectual Property Rights, including but not limited to copyrights, related (or neighbouring) rights and database rights. 
  • Metadata: All descriptive Metadata, including but not limited to descriptions and tags that refer to Content or to a physical or digital object that is otherwise the subject of the Website. 
  • Nickname: The name or alias chosen by the Participant or User, and which is displayed in connection with the Content provided by the Participant or User. 
  • Participant: Any natural or legal person who participates in GLAM Hack’s projects, events and activities. 
  • Public Domain: Content not protected by Intellectual Property Rights and/or subject to a waiver of Intellectual Property Rights. 
  • Public Domain Mark: The Public Domain Mark 1.0 as published at: https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/pdm/.  
  • Report: A report of the presence of Content and/or metadata on the Website that infringes Intellectual Property Rights and/or other rights of Third Parties. 
  • Service: The Service rendered by GLAM Hack to enable Participants and Users to contribute Content and/or Metadata on its Website. 
  • Terms of Use: This document. 
  • Third Party: Any natural or legal person who is not party to this agreement. 
  • User: A natural or legal person who uses the Service. 
  • Visitor: A natural or legal person who visits the Website, including Participants and Users when they are not using the Service. 
  • Website: The Website and associated databases operated by GLAM Hack (including but not limited to https://glamhackevents.org, and all sub-domains).

Article 2: Applicability

  1. These Terms for Participant and User Contributions apply to Participants or Users when they are using the Service. They do not apply to Visitors. GLAM Hack’s Terms of Use apply to Visitors, including Participants and Users in their capacity as Visitors.
  2. GLAM Hack is entitled at all times to amend or supplement these terms. In such an event, the amended Terms for Participant and User Contributions will be sent to the Participant’s or User’s Email Address. If the Participant or User continues using the Service after the amended or supplemented Terms for Participant and User Contributions have been sent to the Email Address, he/she thereby irrevocably accepts such conditions. If the Participant or User does not agree to the amended or supplemented terms, he/she must refrain from using the Service. The applicable Terms for Participant and User Contributions are available on the Website at all times.

Article 3: The Service

  1. GLAM Hack uses Third Party services in order to provide the Service.
  2. The Participant or User accepts that the Service only contains the functionality and other features found by him/her when using the Service. The Service is, therefore, delivered ‘as is’. GLAM Hack expressly excludes explicit and tacit guarantees, undertakings and warranties of any nature whatsoever, including but not limited to guarantees, promises and warranties with respect to the quality, safety, availability, lawfulness, integrity and correctness of the Service.
  3. GLAM Hack does not guarantee that the Website and/or the Service will at all times be accessible without interruptions or failures. Failures in the Website and/or the Service may occur as a result of, amongst other things, failures in internet or telephone connections or because of viruses or faults/defects. GLAM Hack is in no way responsible or liable for compensating the Participant or User for any damage or loss arising from or as a result of the Website and/or the Service being unavailable or temporarily unavailable, or in case of a breakdown of the Website and/or the Service.
  4. GLAM Hack is entitled, without any prior notice being required and without being liable to compensate the Participant or User, to close down or to temporarily close down the Website and/or the Service and/or to limit the use of it if it considers this necessary, for instance in connection with any reasonably necessary maintenance of the Website and/or the Service.
  5. GLAM Hack is entitled, without any prior announcement being required, to make procedural and technical changes and/or improvements to the Website and/or the Service.

Article 4: Use of Content by GLAM Hack 

  1.  All Content that is protected by Intellectual Property Rights contributed by the Participant or User to the Website will be made available by GLAM Hack to Third Parties under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence. Content that is in the Public Domain will be marked with the Public Domain Mark.
  2. If the Participant or User is the proprietor of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Content contributed by him/her; he/she hereby authorises GLAM Hack to perform Article 4.1 with respect to that Content. If the Participant or User is not the proprietor of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Content contributed by him/her, he/she guarantees that either he/she is authorised by the proprietor of the Intellectual Property Rights of this Content to authorise GLAM Hack to perform Article 4.1 with respect to that Content; or The Content is Public Domain.
  3. If required and in addition to the rights granted under Article 4.2 in conjunction with Article 4.1, the Participant or User grants GLAM Hack a free, unencumbered, worldwide, non-exclusive licence for the use, reproduction, distribution and communication of the Content, and for making the Content publicly available, to the extent that this is necessary for the Service to be provided.
  4. The licence referred to in Article 4.3 ends once GLAM Hack removes / or the Participant or User asks GLAM Hack to remove the relevant Content from the Website, except for the situation where and in as far as Content has to remain published on the Website for the dissemination and communication of the results of a project, as well as for the monitoring and reporting of a project, as required -for example- in the context of the co-funded programmes of the European Union.
  5. Although the Website will indicate that use by Third Parties of the Content contributed by the Participant or User is governed by the Terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) licence, the Participant or User acknowledges and accepts that GLAM Hack is not responsible and/or liable for compliance by Visitors with this licence.

Article 5: Use of Metadata by GLAM Hack 

  1. All Metadata contributed by the Participant or User to the Website will be made available by GLAM Hack to Third Parties under the terms of the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication (CC0 1.0).
  2. If the Participant or User is the proprietor of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Metadata contributed by him/her, he/she hereby authorises GLAM Hack to perform Article 5.1 with respect to that Metadata. If the User is not the proprietor of the Intellectual Property Rights of the Metadata contributed by him/her, he/she guarantees that either: he/she is authorised by the proprietor of the Intellectual Property Rights of this Metadata to authorise GLAM Hack to perform Article 5.1 with respect to the Metadata; or The Metadata are Public Domain.

Article 6: Unlawful Use of the Service

  1. The Participant or User is aware of and accepts that GLAM Hack has knowledge of Content and Metadata that is made available through the Service. GLAM Hack does verify, inspect and/or edit the wording of this Content and Metadata. However, the Participant or User is also fully responsible and liable for any acts he/she performs with the help of the Service, in particular with regard to the provision of Content and/or Metadata.
  2. The Participant or User guarantees that he/she will not distribute through the Website any Content or Metadata:
    • that infringes rights of GLAM Hack or Third Parties, including but not limited to Intellectual Property Rights or rights relating to the protection of privacy;
    • that discriminates on the grounds of and/or is offensive in respect of appearance, race, religion, sex, culture, or origin;
    • that incites violence against and/or harassment of other person(s);
    • that leads to or is the result of exploitation or abuse of others;
    • that is pornographic or that contains a link to pornographic material or pornographic websites;
    • in which personal data of minors are requested and/or in which personal data of others are made available;
    • that promotes or facilitates the committing of illegal activities;
    • that involves chain letters, junk mail or spam and/or that requests passwords or other information traceable to individuals for commercial or illegal purposes, or which envisages other commercial purposes;
    • that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots or other software that may damage automated work or data, render it unusable or inaccessible, delete or appropriate it, or that is intended to circumvent technical protection measures of the Website and/or GLAM Hack’s computer systems;
    • that is in violation of any applicable legislation and regulations;
    • that is in violation of any of the other provisions of these Terms of Use.
  1. The Participant or User indemnifies GLAM Hack against Third-Party claims that are based on the statement that Content and/or Metadata provided by the Participant or User with the help of the Service in some way infringes the rights of Third Parties and/or is unlawful in any other way.
  2. Without being required to give notice or without being liable for compensation, and without prejudice to the right of GLAM Hack’s right to take further legal action, GLAM Hack reserves the right to remove Content and/or Metadata if it considers there are grounds for doing so, in particular in, but not limited to, cases in which, in the opinion of GLAM Hack, the Participant or User breaches the provisions of this Article 6 or any other provision of these Terms of Use.
  3. If the Participant or User is of the opinion that Content and/or Metadata distributed with the help of the Service is unlawful, he/she can Report this. Such a Report to GLAM Hack can be made by emailing glam.hack.events@gmail.com

Article 7: Privacy

  1. In connection with the Service, the Participant or User will provide GLAM Hack with personal data as defined in the GDPR. GLAM Hack will only process and use these personal data where necessary in connection with the Service, and it will not supply these personal data to Third Parties in any manner whatsoever, unless it is legally obliged to do so.
  2. The Participant or User understands and acknowledges that his/her name or Nickname provided by him/her will be displayed in connection with the Content and/or Metadata and that any personal data will be disclosed. Participants or Users choose their Nicknames themselves.

Article 8: Liability

  1. GLAM Hack assumes no liability for damage or loss as a result of any failure in fulfilment of the provision of the Service, including but not limited to damage or loss arising from or relating to the use of the Website and/or any impossibility of using it, or as a result of any unlawful act or otherwise, unless this exclusion of liability is not allowed under mandatory provisions of law.
  2. GLAM Hack assumes no liability for the substance of the Content and/or Metadata, nor, therefore, for damage or loss to Participants, Users or other Third Parties that arises from any unlawful substance of the Content and/or Metadata.
  3. The Participant or User indemnifies GLAM Hack against all Third-Party claims on any grounds whatsoever that relate to the compensation of damage, loss, costs or interest, in connection with or arising from his/her use of the Service and/or any breach of these Terms for Participant and User Contributions and/or any other rights of Third Parties.
  4. This restriction of liability does not, however, intend to exclude the liability of GLAM Hack for intent and/or wilful recklessness by GLAM Hack (‘own actions’).
  5. The only action the Participant or User may take if he/she is of the opinion that he/she has sustained any damage or loss is to cease using the Service.

Article 9: Duration and Termination

  1. The Participant or User is entitled to cease using the Service at any time.
  2. GLAM Hack is at all times entitled to terminate and/or suspend the availability of the Service to the Participant or User if it considers there are grounds for doing so, without creating any liability on its part towards the User.

Article 10: Miscellaneous, Applicable Law and Competent Court

  1. These Terms for Participant and User Contributions and the use of the Service are governed by the laws of Greece.
  2. Where national or international rules of law do not contain mandatory provisions to the contrary, all disputes between the Participant or User and GLAM Hack will, at the discretion of the party serving a summons or the party making an application, be brought before the competent court in the district of his/her place of residence or place of business, or before another court that is competent pursuant to national or international rules of law.
  3. Should any provision of these Terms for Participant and User Contributions be or become invalid, the Participant or User and GLAM Hack will remain bound to the remaining provisions. GLAM Hack will replace the invalid provision by a valid provision, in accordance with the object and purport of these terms, in such a way that the new provision differs as little as possible from the invalid provisions.

Updates

Terms for Participants and User Contributions were last updated on 22 October 2020.

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