Terms & conditions
This website and its contents shall be governed in accordance with the Italian Law. Please carefully read the rules and conditions below. In the event that the user does not accept these conditions in whole or in part, he/she is required to discontinue consulting the site.
WITOIL is a product of the TESSA Project (Sviluppo di TEcnologie per la Situational Sea Awareness), implemented by the Consortium formed by Links S.p.a, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), and Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino e Costiero (IAMC) of CNR which have carried out the research activities and are responsible for the distribution of all related services.
The Consortium does not constitute a legal entity, but it comprises several legal entities formed under the terms of the Consortium Agreement.
USE OF THE SITE
The contents of the WITOIL website are property of the Consortium that manages them in full discretion within the limits of the Law. The Consortium reserves the right to freely and without notice modify, suspend, or cancel the terms, conditions, or content of this website.
The information provided on or via this website should not be considered as any form of consultancy. The Consortium publishes the usual material in the website within the Consortium's information activity.
The Consortium does not guarantee that the contents on the WITOIL website may be suitable for every type of aim or use by the users. The Consortium is not liable for any damages or lost profits resulting from the use of information contained on the website. The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only and may not always be valid in particular cases. The user is required to independently evaluate the information on the site and assumes personal responsibility for his/her omission.
DISCLAIMER ON THE ACCESS AND USE OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE
The Consortium ensures that the WITOIL website has been designed and will be maintained as much as possible using every reasonable method and appropriate tool to ensure that the site functions accurately and continuously. However, even in relation to the current state of knowledge and technology, the Consortium cannot guarantee the functioning of the website without error or interruption.
WITOIL's services are of public domain and can be used freely for any lawful purpose until the end of project Tessa.
The website may be temporarily inaccessible due to malfunctions, connection problems, or other events beyond the control of the Consortium.
Except when clearly stated, the Consortium has no control over the nature or content of the information regarding the programs transmitted or received by the user. The Consortium does not examine the way in which the user uses the site.
The Consortium is not responsible for the material used nor the users conduct when browsing the site.
The Consortium assumes no responsibility for the transmission neither of the user's computer, nor of any viruses and otherwise harmful content originating from third parties.
Upon accessing the website, the user agrees to the following:
a. not to claim ownership of the information contained on the website and not to use the information in such a way as to imply an affiliation with the Consortium's partners Links, CMCC or CNR_Iamc;
b. not to use the website or its contents to pursue illegal aims nor to use the website as a tool to disclose or distribute in any way the material or content pre-ordained to perform illegal activity;
c. not to interrupt, destroy or render any part of the site less efficient, nor tamper with the site in any manner, which could damage its effectiveness or functionality;
d. not to use the site to transmit or create viruses or any other material which is derogatory, offensive, threatening, or obscene that could create discomfort, inconvenience, or any prejudice;
e. not to use the site to constitute a violation of people or companies (including copyright Law or confidentiality rights);
f. not to use the site to transmit publicity or promotional materials without written permission from the Consortium.
THIRD PARTY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES
Whenever the WITOIL website provides hypertext links to third party websites, such links do not represent an endorsement by the Consortium of any products or services provided on or via such websites. The use of such links is entirely at the user's own risk. The Consortium accepts no responsibility or liability for the content, use, or availability of such websites. The Consortium has not verified the truth, accuracy, reasonability, reliability, or completeness of any content of such websites. It is not possible for users and for third parties to create links to this website without the prior written consent of The Consortium. In any case, the publisher reserves the right to remove, at any time, the links to this site.
The Consortium, or the relevant owner, retains all rights (including copyrights, trademarks, patents as well as any other intellectual property rights) in relation to all information provided on or via the WITOIL website (including all texts, graphics and logos). The user may not copy, download, publish, distribute or reproduce any of the information contained on this website in any form without the prior written consent of The Consortium or the appropriate consent of the owner. However, the user may print out and or download information contained on this website for his/her own personal use.
Messages that the user sends to the Consortium by e-mail may not be secure.
The Consortium recommends that the user not send any confidential information by e-mail. If the user chooses to send any messages to The Consortium, via e-mail, he/she accepts the risk that they may be intercepted, misused, and modified by a third party.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
Neither the Consortium nor any of its agents or subcontractors shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, including but not limited to financial losses, lost profits or violation of the brand image (even if The Consortium is advised to the possibility thereof) arising in any way from, including but not limited to: (i) any defects, viruses, or other malfunctions caused to any equipment and other software in connection with the access or use of the WITOIL website, (ii) the information provided on or via this website, (iii) the interception, modification or misuse of information transmitted to The Consortium or transmitted to the user, (iv) the functioning or non-availability of this website, (v) the misuse of this website, (vi) the loss of data, (vii) downloading or use of any software made available by this website, or (viii) claims of third parties in connection with the use of this website.
We hereby clarify that under no circumstances the Consortium may be held responsible for any damage resulting from the use of the information provided.
Due to the peculiarity of the WITOIL service, it is necessary to specify that the Consortium cannot guarantee, and cannot therefore be held in any way responsible for the information relating to the weather and oceanographic forecasts and the accuracy in predicting the development of oil spills. The parameter errors, the model approximations as well as the simplifications can lead to a computation of the area, dimension and position of the oil spills that can be partially or completely unsafe. Therefore, under no circumstances the Consortium will be held responsible for any damage resulting from the use of the WITOIL service.
The exclusion of liability is also related to the remuneration of the directors and employees of the
The WITOIL website may use "cookies", within the limits of the existing Law, only for the purpose of facilitating user navigation. "Cookies" are information that can be stored by the user's browser on his/her hard drive, which provide various features of the navigator. The vast majority of web browsers accept cookies. However, the user can change his/her browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If the user does this, he/she may lose some of the functionality of this website.
The WITOIL website and its Disclaimer shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Italian Law. All disputes arising out of or in connection with this Disclaimer shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Lecce, Italy. In the event of any discrepancy in the interpretation of the various versions of these rules and conditions, the Italian version shall prevail.
AMENDMENTSThe Consortium reserves the right to change the information provided on or via the WITOIL website, including the terms of this Disclaimer, at any time and without notice. It is recommended to periodically review the information provided on this website, including the terms of this Disclaimer for changes.