Terms of use

General use of the www.icityproject.eu website:

  • Use of this website and corresponding services by any user entails full acceptance of these general terms and any specific conditions published on the website. Accordingly, users are recommended to read carefully these terms and conditions and any instructions shown on the website each time they access the site.
  • We reserve the right to modify or delete at any time and without notice any content, services and information that are published in this website, as well as limit or modify these terms and conditions. Unless otherwise indicated, any modification will take effect as from the date of publishing and will bind any user accessing the page subsequent to publication. These terms may be saved and printed by the user using the "Print" function of the browser.

Intellectual Property Rights:

Independently of any free or open source software or data license that may apply to any software, API or data that is made available through the iCity website or developer portal, and except for works that are in the public domain, all the elements of this website - including each individual work and the structure, arrangement and selection of those works - are covered by intellectual or industrial property rights. The rights in data, source code, form, design and name of the products, applications, tools, pages, brands, commercial names, logotypes, images and graphics, belong to, or have been granted to or are the object of a license in the name of the iCity Project. The right to use these works and data in any manner, including reproduction, modification, distribution or public communication, are protected by law. 

Developers iCity Platform Accounts:

iCity Developer Portal at http://icity-devp.icityproject.com/   provides services to third parties (Developers) to access and use certain data and services provided by cities and other public administrations that are members of the iCity Platform Member group. Developers wishing to use the iCity Platform services and iCity Member Services through the iCity Platform (as defined in the iCity Platform User Terms) must register, agree to and be bound by the iCity Platform User Terms, available here. 

  • Registration:

To obtain a Developer account or post content to iCity, you must create an account by completing the corresponding form with your details and agreeing to these Terms and the iCity Platform User Terms. The passwords are confidential and are therefore your responsibility to safeguard and ensure their correct use. You agree to notify us immediately upon learning of any unauthorised use of your Account or any other breach of security known to you. On confirmation of the account, you are granted a limited, revocable, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use the ICity services in accordance with these Terms nd the iCity Platform User Terms. The privacy policy applicable to personal data collected and processed by ICity Project is set out below.

  • Term:

Your account will be activated and remain in force unless terminated by either us or you hereunder. You may cancel your account at any time. All cancelations should be addressed to: developers@icityproject.eu. We may suspend or cancel your registration immediately in case of breach by you of these Terms (including the iCity Platform User Terms), by written notice. We may provide you 7 days’ notice of termination in any other circumstance. On termination for any reason, your access (and access by any App of yours) to your account and all of its content will be disabled and your personal data will be deleted, except as maintained in backups (for back-up retrieval purposes only or for any contingency). The content you have posted to the site will be reviewed and may be deleted or kept online with an anonymous user tag. 

  • Responsibility and Use: 

You are responsible for all activities undertaken under your account. In addition, by using the account to upload content to iCity website and Platform, or by using the iCity service to access and use iCity Member Services, you hereby expressly agree that other iCity users and third parties may view and share your content according to these terms. You agree not to use the iCity account for any illegal or unauthorised purpose or any activity that infringes third party rights. You must not use the service in any manner that may deteriorate it or violates any laws (including but not limited to copyright laws). You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless to the fullest extent allowed by law regarding all matters related to your use of your iCity Account.

  • Security:

You understand that the iCity account can be used for transmission of your content, and that during processing, certain content, including your name (or your users’ name), and certain account information may be transferred unencrypted over the internet. 

Interactive services and User content

  • ICity provides services to users that allow them to post content on the web site including distribution lists, chat rooms, newsgroups, forums, blogs, etc. ("interactive services"). Users must provide and use such content and services in accordance with current legislation, these terms and conditions, any specific conditions regarding the provision of these services, and ethical conduct. In particular but without limitation, users may not use this site in breach of any Intellectual and Industrial property rights (copyright, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.) nor of personal rights such as image, honor, and personal intimacy. Without limitation, you agree not to use such services to disclose, publish or disseminate any spam, illegal code/virus/malware, confidential or misleading information or advertising, or other harmful uses that may damage the systems, reputation and interests of iCity project and partners, our licensees or users.
  • We do not control or supervise contributions made by users and other third parties to the iCity web site, for example forum posts, user comments, etc., except when required to by applicable law or competent court or administrative decision or to remove spam and other irrelevant or harmful content. If users spot any content they consider may be illegal or infringe these conditions, they should contact info@icityproject.eu with a description of the issue and the URL of the content, or use the functionalities onsite for flagging content.
  • All third party content, announcement, comment, opinion, declaration or recommendation made within the interactive services shall exclusively be attributable to the User/s expressing such points of view. In no circumstances shall such announcements, comments, opinions, declarations or recommendations be attributable to iCity Project partners or participant cities, which will be held harmless by the user from any claims that may arise in relation to such User using these interactive services for the purposes prohibited in these terms or otherwise by law.
  • We reserve the right to eliminate at any time any content or contribution that infringes or may infringe these conditions, or prevent the reproduction or public communication of any content/contribution until proof is provided of ownership of the material provided or the legality of the contribution. In particular, and for precautionary purposes, iCity Project may eliminate or suspend publication of such content when any contribution is reported to be illegal, infringe third party rights or not be sufficiently documented (without prejudice to iCity Project's right to retain and keep on file internally a copy of the content in question while the legal situation is being verified and for the duration that is prescribed by law).
  • We also reserve the right to exclude any user from the interactive services and to suspend or close his/her account without prior warning should the user breach any of these terms.
  • Without prejudice to the specific rules for use of the iCity Platform and API, the posting or publication of messages, comments, descriptions, opinions, files or any other content to the website constitutes the grant in IMI’s favour (as coordinator of iCity project) to use and exploit such content under the terms of the Creative Commons Zero license.  Unless otherwise indicated, all other content on iCity website and platform is licensed under the CC-BY 4.0 International license. 
  • Claims:

Any claims notified to us by users in relation to infringements of intellectual or industrial property or privacy rights relating to any of the content or data contained on the iCity website or platform/portal must be sent to the following e-mail address: info@icityproject.eu

Liabilities

  • iCity is a R+D project, and the iCity developer portal is a pilot project. We do not guarantee the continued availability of iCity website or developer portal / Platform or the supply of information or of the various services offered through it. As a result, users will not hold us or any iCity project partner liable for any damage or expense in the event of interruptions in the service, delays, malfunctions and, in general, any inconvenience whose origin lies in causes beyond the control of iCity Project partners.
  • We do not guarantee the use, results or infallibility of the contents and services provided over the iCity website or iCity Platform/portal. All opinions, measures, downloads or actions of any nature adopted by the user will be exclusively at their own account and risk.
  • IMI and the other iCity project partners do not assume any liability arising from (a) use made by the user of the content of iCity's website, platform and services; (b) the content and opinions published by third parties herein; (c) any activity that constitutes breach by the user or third parties of these terms or the iCity Platform User Terms; or (d) for any damages that may be caused to the users' equipment due to possible computer viruses contracted by the user in browsing the website or for any other damages incurred due to their browsing.
  • The User shall hold IMI and the iCity project partners harmless in the event of damages caused to third-parties as a result of the user's rightful or wrongful use of the products, services, contents or tools available on the iCity website and/or Platform.
  • IMI, as representative of the iCity Project, will only be liable for loss or damages incurred by the user as a consequence of accessing the website or Platform when such damages are attributed to fraud or wilful misconduct on the part of IMI.
  • We reserve the right to modify, replace, update, renew, impede or restrict access, interrupt, block, temporarily suspend or cancel definitively any service, supply of information or service, either with regard to a specific user or in general, in particular when notified by any third party or administrative or judicial authority of any actual or potential breach of third party rights. Any potential breach should be notified to info@icityproject.eu.
  • Links:

Our site contains links to third party Internet sites. We make no representation whatsoever nor accept any responsibility about such sites nor have any control over them. Any third-party content or a link to a third-party site is for informational purposes only. Unless otherwise expressly established in each case, ICity does not intervene, participate in or assume any guarantee regarding the services or products offered by third party providers that may be accessible through hyperlinks or advertisements.

  • Contact and notifications:

You agree to receive our email notifications related to the website and services. We will not share your email with 3rd parties. We may contact you for information and service notifications relevant to your account or when required by law. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our Sites or delivering them to You through e-mail. If you do not provide us with accurate information, we cannot be held liable if we fail to notify you. 

  • Law and Jurisdiction:

These terms and conditions are governed by Spanish Law. The parties expressly accept that any conflict arising out of or in relation to the application, interpretation or performance of these terms and the use of the services will be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent Courts of Barcelona, Spain.

Privacy policy

Personal data of users provided to us through using the iCity website and services is processed in accordance with the policy set out below.

Developers will define their own privacy policy for the processing of their users’ personal data with or through their applications and webservices that use the iCity Platform.           

  • Responsibility:

The personal data provided will be stored in file under the responsibility of Institut Municipal d'Informàtica de Barcelona (IMI), domiciled at Ave. Diagonal 220/2, 08018 Barcelona, Spain.

  • Purposes:

The data is processed for the general purpose of carrying out the iCity research development and innovation studies, works and project, and including contacting users and managing our relation with you, providing and managing the iCity website and platform services, communicating with users regarding activities of the iCity project, managing any users’ accounts, providing notices, newsletters and other electronic communications, and for any administrative and legal / judicial purposes.

  • Collection:

We collect personal data on creating user accounts and/or via contact forms, including name, surname, and email address. Users may voluntarily add other data in their profile. Only the data marked with a star is obligatory. Users must provide and maintain true and accurate personal profile data. Users must NOT upload any sensitive data regarding racial origin, trade union membership, religion, ideology and sexual life, the user’s or third party’s health, or relative to the commission of criminal offences or proceedings and associated penalties or fines.

  • Disclosure.

The data is kept confidential and not communicated to anyone except as provided herein. These data may be disclosed (a) with your previous consent; (b) to iCity project partners (listed on www.icityproject.eu); (c) to iCity Members whose services any registered developer may access and use; and (d) third parties when such a disclosure is authorized or required by law; (e) any entity or organisation that takes over the operation and management of the iCity website and portal as part of the exploitation of the iCity project results. You consent to such disclosures, and in the case (e) this event will be notified to users on the iCity website.  

  • Confidentiality:

Technical and organizational measures have been adopted to preserve and protect users’ personal information from unauthorized use or access and from being altered, lost or misused, taking into account the technological state of art, the features of the information stored and the risks to which information is exposed. 

  • User rights:

Rights to access, correct, cancel or object to data in these files may be exercised as set out in http://www.bcn.cat/english/avislegal/protec_dades.htm   

  • Consent:

By registering as user or sending a contact form, users expressly agree to this policy, including the sending of electronic communications.

  • Cookies and Analytics:

See our cookie policy here.