International Committee of Architectural Critics CICA
CICA Website Legal Terms and Conditions
This page states the Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) under which you, the Website visitor (“You” or “Your” or “Yourself”) may use this Website (“Our Website”), which is owned by the International Committee of Architectural Critics (“CICA”) (“We” or “Us” or “Our”). By using this Website, You agree to be bound by all of the Terms and Conditions set forth below. If You do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please do not use this Website. We may, at Our sole discretion, revise these Terms and Conditions at any time; therefore, You should visit this page periodically to review the Terms and Conditions. Having such access to and use of the Website (including the content of such Website) through Us is collectively referred to as “the Service(s).”
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SERVICES OR OTHERWISE ACCESS THE WEBSITE.
You may use Our Website for legal purposes only. Your rights to use this Website may be further limited by European Union law or the laws or regulations in Your particular country, state or locality.
Your Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions
The Terms along with our Privacy Notice and Cookies Statement (https://www.cicarchitecture.org/resources/cica-privacy-notice and https://www.cica.org/resources/cica-cookie-statement) constitute a legal agreement between You, as a visitor to the Website, and Us. Additional terms and conditions of use may also be posted directly on other areas of the Website, and together with the Terms and Privacy Notice, as amended from time to time, are collectively referred to as the “Agreement.” We reserve the right to modify any or all of this Agreement at any time, and such change will be effective immediately upon its publication on Our Website. You agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and any modifications thereof, as long as You continue to access and use the Services. Because of the possibility that the Agreement could change between visits, You also agree to check the Agreement each time You return. Your continued access to or use of Our Website Content (defined below) shall be deemed Your conclusive acceptance of modifications to this Agreement.
Collection, Processing, Use, etc. of Personal Data
Any information, including Personal Data (as defined in the Privacy Notice) provided by You is also subject to Our Privacy Notice and Cookies Statement, which is incorporated by reference into the Terms. By using the Services, You acknowledge and agree that You have read and agree to the terms in Our Privacy Notice and Cookies Statement.
The Rights We Grant to You, the Website Visitor
The contents of this Website, such as text, graphics, images, video and other content (the “Website Material”), are protected by copyright under both European Union and foreign laws. We authorize You, non-exclusively and non-transferably, to view and download a single copy of the Website Material for Your personal use. This authorization is not a transfer of title in the Website Content or copies of the Website Content. Unauthorized use of the Website Material violates copyright, trademark, and other laws. You agree to retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original Website Material on any copy You make of such material. You may not sell or modify Our Website Material or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Website Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose. The names, marks and logos included in the Website Material are, unless otherwise noted, registered and/or common law trademarks owned by or licensed to Us. Marks not belonging to Us belong to their respective third party owners and We claim no rights in them. The use of these marks or the Website Material, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is prohibited.
We Welcome Your Comments
We welcome Your comments on Our Website and services at firstname.lastname@example.org. You acknowledge, however, that if You send Us comments, praise, creative suggestions, ideas, notes, drawings, concepts, inventions or other information (collectively, but excluding personally-identifying information about You, the “Information”), You grant to Us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, freely transferable license to use, practice, exploit, modify and sublicense such Information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, throughout the universe. Please note that any communication or other materials that You post to Our Website or transmit to Us over the Internet is considered to be, and will be treated as, non-confidential, unless the Website page through which information is submitted expressly states otherwise. For more information about confidentiality and privacy issues, please read Our Privacy Notice, below, and Our Privacy Notice.
You acknowledge that the Service contains “Website Content,” which collectively refers to any of the following owned by Us or certain third parties as specified hereunder: any text, graphics, images, information, software, audio and video clips, links, logos, icons, and other material, including but not limited to proprietary and confidential information, copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trade dress, service marks and trademarks, including the Marks (as defined below). Any Website Content owned by Us is referred to herein as “Our Website Material.” Website Content may also include “Third Party Website Material” and “User Information,” both as defined below. Our Website Material may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. We reserve the right to make changes and updates to any information contained on Our Website without prior notice.
Rights to the Website Content
All Website Content, in whole or in part, is protected by all applicable copyright laws, international conventions or treaties, and any other intellectual property or proprietary laws, and, unless in the public domain, belonging to third parties, or unless otherwise stated, is owned by Us, whether or not such rights are expressly identified in, or in connection with, such Website Content.
You understand and agree that You may not remove, alter or cover any copyright or other proprietary notices placed on Our Website. No other license to use any of the Website Content is given or implied without the respective owner’s prior written consent. You may not transfer the Website Content to any other person unless You give him or her notice of, and s/he agrees to accept, the obligations arising under these Terms. You agree that You will not refer to or attribute any information to Us in any public medium (regardless of form) for advertising, public relations, marketing or other purpose (including informing or influencing any third party).
Unless otherwise specified hereunder, You may not sell, rent, modify, reproduce, display, distribute, redistribute, republicize, retransmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit or otherwise use the Website Content, in whole or in part, in any way without the respective owner’s prior written consent.
The names, marks, logos and/or text appearing on the Website Content (“Marks”) are registered and unregistered trademarks owned by Us and protected under all applicable laws, except as otherwise noted on the Website. Unless otherwise specified hereunder, such Marks may not be used in any way that is not expressly authorized by Us or the respective owner, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among the public about Us or Our business (or the respective owner and its business), or in any manner that disparages or discredits Us (or the respective owner and its business).
You agree that You will not copy or reproduce any Mark of Ours, unless specifically authorized to do so, to imply an endorsement by or relationship with Us.
Permission is hereby granted to those wishing to use, reproduce, and/or display all or any portion of any AQI® Rating System appearing on the CICA Website in the form of a limited, royalty-free, nonexclusive, revocable license, so long as the user attributes the permission of and authorship and copyright to the International Committee of Architectural Critics in any such use, reproduction, and/or display. To the extent that there are any questions concerning this limited license, or if greater use of any AQI Rating System is sought, please contact email@example.com.
User Rules and User Information
As a user of the Service, You agree to carefully read and abide by the Agreement, including any user rules of conduct as specified below. You must be over 18 to access and use Our Website and Services. If You are over 18, You agree to take full and active responsibility to prevent the use of Our Website and Services by any children under 18 You may be responsible for as a parent or legal guardian. If You are under 18, You may not access and use the Website and Services without Your parent’s or legal guardian’s supervision.
We do not want You to, and You should not, post any confidential or proprietary information to Us via Our Website. You acknowledge and agree that transmissions and communications to and from the Website, including transmission of any User Information (defined below), are not confidential, and may be read or intercepted by others. You also acknowledge that if You transmit any communication to Our Website You are solely responsible for its accuracy and completeness. By posting messages, uploading files, inputting data or information, or engaging in any other form of communication via the Website or to produce any information for the Website (collectively referred to as “User Information”), You give Us an irrevocable, unrestricted, worldwide, royalty-free license to use such User Information through the Service in any way, unless otherwise specified in the Agreement. All User Information is governed by Our Privacy Notice. Should You provide Us with information, including but not limited to feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas or the like, such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential and We assume no obligation to protect such information from disclosure, except insofar as provided for in Our Privacy Notice. The submission of such information to Us shall in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans and ideas by Us for any purpose whatever and We shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without restriction. We shall be free to use the content of any such communications, including any ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or know-how disclosed therein, for any purpose including developing, manufacturing and/or marketing goods or services. Unless otherwise specified, You waive all rights to any claim against Us for any alleged or actual infringements of any proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, rights of privacy and publicity to the maximum extent permitted under the applicable law, moral rights, and rights of attribution in connection with such User Information. We disclaim any liability for disclosure of User Information as a result of errors in transmission by third parties or unauthorized acts of third parties.
Improper Use of Our Website
You agree that You will not use Our Website to post, transmit or distribute, or cause to be posted, transmitted or distributed, any material that (1) violates any local, state, national or international laws; (2) violates the proprietary rights, intellectual property rights (including without limitation copyright and trademark rights), rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, rights of attribution, or any other related rights of others; (3) is intended to advertise or solicit business including but not limited to any multi-level marketing scheme; (4) purports to be provided by another person; (5) is obscene, harassing, threatening, defamatory, libelous, or abusive; or (6) is a chain letter or part of a pyramid scheme. You agree not to impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent Your affiliation with a person or entity. You agree not to “stalk” or otherwise harass another or store personal data about other
users. You may not introduce any material into Our Website that contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or other Artificial Intelligence computer programming routines that may damage, interfere with, or appropriate Our Website or any information residing on Our Website. We reserve the right to delete any information You post on Our Website that We in Our sole discretion determine to be inaccurate, violative of law or otherwise violative of Our policies. If You use, or attempt to use Our Website or its Content for improper purposes including without limitation tampering, hacking, modifying, or otherwise corrupting the security of Our Website, including by means of any products created by You via Artificial Intelligence Programmes, You will be responsible for all damages including, but not limited to, criminal prosecution and civil and criminal penalties.
European Union Copyright Directive
We respect the rights of copyright owners and expect You to comply with European Union copyright law. We have procedures in place to protect the rights of copyright owners in the event of alleged infringement, in accordance with the European Union Copyright Directive (“EUCD”). If You believe that Your copyright is being infringed by any material viewed on this Website, please send a notice, in accordance with the EUCD, to Our designated agent.
We reserve the right to expel users and prevent their further access to this Website for violating these terms or the law and reserve the right to remove any communications from this Website.
Disclaimer of Warranties
Although We strive for accuracy in all elements of the Website Material, it may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. We make no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the material on this Website or about the results to be obtained from using Our Website. You use Our Website and its material at Your own risk.
WE DO NOT WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE AND ITS SERVER ARE FREE OF COMPUTER VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL MATERIAL. IF YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR THE SITE’S MATERIAL RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING OR REPLACING EQUIPMENT OR DATA, WE SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE COSTS. THIS WEBSITE AND ITS MATERIAL ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, OF NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS, AND OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WE AND OUR AFFILIATES MAKE NO WARRANTIES ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR TIMELINESS OF THE MATERIAL, SERVICES, SOFTWARE, TEXT, GRAPHICS, AND LINKS ON THIS WEBSITE.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE MATERIAL ON THIS WEBSITE OR SITES LINKED TO THIS WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE AND/OR ANY AFFILIATE IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Fees posted on this Website are accurate only as of the date posted, and are subject to change. For up-to-date fee information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Website contains links to Websites owned by third parties (“Third Party Websites”). Should You utilize these links, You will leave Our Website. If You decide to visit any linked site, You do so at Your own risk and it is Your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. You also agree that We are not responsible or liable for any direct or indirect damage or loss caused, or alleged to be caused, by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, products or services. These links are provided solely as a convenience to You and are not an endorsement by Us of the contents on those other sites, which content may change at any time without notice to Us. We are not responsible for the content of any linked sites and make no representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such sites, nor do We make any representations regarding the privacy practices of such sites. If You are concerned about the privacy practices of an outside site, please consult its Privacy Notice; the privacy protection provided on Our Website may not be available at the external link. We are not responsible or liable for applications, admissions, hiring and employment practices and access to services, programs, institutions and services of such Third Party Sites. We are not responsible for any misuse of intellectual property found on those sites.
No Endorsement of Third Party Site Material
Our Website Content may include information, products or services provided by third parties on, linked to, or framed within, the Website (“Third Party Website Material”). Third Party Website Materials are the opinions and creations of the authors and/or owners identified in those materials. As such, We do not assume any responsibility or liability for any Third Party Website Material. Our publication of Third Party Website Material does not constitute Our endorsement, warranty or guarantee of any information, instruction, opinion, products or services contained within the Third Party Website Material.
Our Management of Website Content
We reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to establish practices regarding a visitor’s use of the Service and storage of any Website Content posted on the Website. We have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Website Content and any other communications maintained or transmitted through the Service.
You also understand that We may not necessarily prescreen or monitor Website Content, but reserve the right, in Our sole discretion, to refuse or remove any such content available via the Service for any reason at any time and with no explanation. We reserve the right to modify, reject or eliminate any information residing on or transmitted to Our Website that We, at Our sole discretion, believe is unacceptable or in violation of the Agreement.
We may preserve, disclose or review any Website Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with any legal process, enforce the Agreement, respond to any claim regarding the violation of any third parties, or protect the rights, property or personal safety of Us or any visitors to Our Website.
By using this Website, You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Us and all of Our officers, directors, agents, employees, contractors, and information and service providers (“Indemnified Parties”) from any claim, demand, losses, damages, costs, and/or expenses including reasonable attorney’s fees, accounting fees, and related costs, including court costs, attributable to or arising from Your posting of User Information through the Service, Your use of the Service, Your use of the Website Content, Your conduct through the Service, Your communications to third parties through the Service, Your violation of these Terms, and/or Your violation of any other rights related to the Service. We reserve the right to assume or participate, at Your expense, in the investigation, settlement and defense of any such action or claim.
Termination of or Change in Service
We may immediately, at any time and at Our sole discretion,
1) terminate or limit Your use of or access to the Service, or any part thereof, or
2) remove and discard any Website Content within the Service, for any reason, including without limitation, Your lack of use, Your breach of any terms and conditions hereunder, or if We believe You have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Agreement. We may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Website or Service, or any part thereof, or impose any limits on any feature or service, including the availability of any Website feature, database, or Website Content for any reason, at any time, and without notice. You agree that We will not be liable in any way to You or to any third party for any actions We take as described herein or otherwise.
One Year Limit
You agree that, regardless of any contrary statute or law, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or these Terms, or alleged to arise out of or to be related to use of the Service or these Terms, must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose, or be forever barred.
Survival of Certain Provisions
The termination of these Terms for any reason will not terminate the obligations or liabilities of the parties under these Terms regarding warranties, liabilities, proprietary rights and all others that by their sense and context are intended to survive the execution, delivery, performance, termination and expiration of the Agreement.
Our Website provides opportunities to e-mail various individuals. This functionality is for communication purposes only; do not disclose any personal information about Yourself. Do not use the e-mail service to reveal information about Your financial circumstances, including without limitation assets, liabilities, or debts.
These Terms are governed, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the European Union, without giving effect to its conflicts of law rules. Before seeking legal recourse for any harm You believe You have suffered from Your access to Our Website, You will give Us written notice specifying the harm and thirty (30) days to cure the harm after providing such notice before initiating any action.
Except for Our claim for injunctive relief in any court having jurisdiction, You and We agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of European Union courts. By accessing the Website and using the Service, You waive any defense of an inconvenient forum and of jurisdiction on account of place of residence or domicile, and You agree that You waive Your right to a jury trial.
This Website originates from Berlin, Germany. Therefore, We make no representations that the information on Our Website is appropriate or available for use in any location other than the European Union, including any location outside of the European Union. Access to the Website from other territories is strictly prohibited if such access is illegal in such jurisdiction. You agree that Your decision to access Our Website is done solely on Your own initiative, and that You are solely responsible for complying with any applicable laws regarding such access.
We make no representation that Our Website Content is appropriate or available for use in any jurisdictions or countries other than the European Union. You may not use Our Website or export Website Content in violation of European Union intellectual or export laws and regulations. Given the global nature of the Internet, You agree to comply with all local rules (from where You physically reside) regarding Internet conduct and content. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the European Union or the country in which You physically reside.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between You and Us, and supersedes any prior agreements between You and Us. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions which may apply when You use any third party content, software or other proprietary information. If any provision under this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions will continue in full force without being impaired or invalidated in any way. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. We may assign Our rights and obligations under this Agreement at any time and without notice to You. The section headings used in this Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal effect.
All employment-related information on this Website is subject to modification or elimination at Our sole discretion. Nothing on this Website creates an express or implied contract of employment.
We do not practice law or accounting or give legal, accounting, tax, or financial advice.