Notizie.it User Agreement
“User” refers to any individual who loads any material to or from the Notizie.it server. A “user” includes, but is not limited to, article authors, 3rd party forum participants (anyone who has posted on a forum who is not a Member), individuals who make facebook comments on any of the Notizie.it website properties, and article commentators.
“Moderate”, “moderated content”, “moderation” refers to a process by Notizie.it where content is reviewed on a random sampling basis or due to comments or feedback by 3rd parties. Notizie.it uses a part active, part passive moderation regime. Active moderation is conducted primarily on a random sampling basis. Passive moderation results from feedback by 3rd parties. Due to the massive volume of content posted to Notizie.it, not all content can be reviewed actively, and therefore a large amount of content is automatically posted. Notizie.it does not warrant that any specific articles(s) or comment(s) has been actively moderated, reviewed or even seen by a human being.
“Approved” articles may simply have passed through a review period and may NOT have been actively moderated, or even viewed, by a human being. Active human moderation is primarily done on a random sampling basis.
(1). User/Member Agreement: In consideration of being allowed to use the website facilities provided by Notizie.it, Users/Members agrees that Users/Members will not:
A. Use article or comment facilities for any purpose in violation of local, state or national laws of any country;
B. Post material that is copyrighted, unless User/Member owns them or has the permission of the copyright owner to post it;
C. Post material that reveals trade secrets, unless User/Member owns them or has the permission of the owner of the trade secrets to post it;
D. Post material that infringes on any other intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
E. Post material that could be construed by a reasonable person as threatening, obscene, defamatory, unreasonable, hurtful, harassing, or hateful to another User/Member or any other person or entity;
F. Post advertisements or solicitations of business;
G. Post chain letters or pyramid schemes;
H. Impersonate another person.
Notizie.it also reserves the right to ask an article author (whether an individual or organization) to publish a contact person (real name) on the relevant article. Such a request can be made at the absolute discretion of Notizie.it. A request may be made, for example, because Notizie.it believes that legal issues exist beteween the parties of a nature that demands identity transparency. Notizie.it encourages ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) procedures and this is often best served with a transparency policy. Failure to comply with a request from Notizie.it for identity transparency may result in account closure.
(2). Regarding a Member’s email address:
B. Members will normally receive email alerts regarding mail sent to their Notizie.it mailbox. This alert feature may be switched off at any time by a member.
C. Members may receive periodic emails from Notizie.it which relate to site functions.
(3) (a) Members agree that their article(s) and member profile(s) may be stored in perpetuity in the Notizie.it database.
(b) Members acknowledge that the signature list URL can be made available by them and sent (emailed) to the petition target for viewing of the signature list at any time and on completition of the petition. Members acknowledge that this method of signature list delivery shall be sufficeint for the purposes of signature list presentation. Members acknowledge that file downloads and backups are available with premium services.
(c) Members acknowledge that they are responsible for their own content and any associated comments or forum comments related to their petition(s). Members with petitions shall moderate comments associated with their petition(s) and shall report abuse to Notizie.it if they become aware of it.
(4). License and copyright: By posting articles and other communications, User/Member grants to Notizie.it a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, moderate, publish, translate, distribute, perform and display those communications, inclusive of comments, alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed. Notizie.it reserves any and all intellectual property rights, including copyright or otherwise, attached to the publication of petitions, authored by members, on the Notizie.it website. Publication of an article at Notizie.it does not automatically confer copyright to the owner. Copyright of an article text, if required, should be stated specifically in the article where copyright is required. Notizie.it shall retain copyright over all comments lists generated on the Notizie.it website.
(5). Indemnity: Every User/Member agrees to hold harmless Notizie.it and its officers and directors from any and all claims, actions or demands, resulting from User/Member material or personal information posted to any facilities provided by Notizie.it. Members, including article authors, agree to indemnify Notizie.it for any legal claims against Notizie.it resulting from member content posted on the Notizie.it website, or any content endorsed by a member on the member’s article. The indemnity shall include all legals costs pre, during and post litigation resulting from any action by an agrieved party. The indemnity operates regarldless of whether the legal action is successfully defended by Notizie.it or not. All and any court costs orders, regardless of a case’s outcome, are included in this indemnity.
(7). Notizie.it at its absolute discretion may release member or signer contact and other identifying details to third parties without notice or reasons to the member or signer. This clause would be occasionally invoked, for example, when Notizie.it forms an opinion that the release of such information would be fair or equitable or may help in a legitimate legal investigation, criminal or civil.
(8). By subscribing to or using the Services, User acknowledges and agrees that Notizie.it is entitled to transfer User’s personal data to third parties.
If Notizie.it, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Notizie.it goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Notizie.it may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy and that there may be changes to the policy.
(9). Construction: Nothing in the Terms and Conditions shall be construed as reducing or limiting Notizie.it‘s rights or interests as set forth in the Disclaimer, or as expanding Notizie.it‘s duties, obligations or liabilities beyond those provided for in the Terms and Conditions.
(11). While the services of Notizie.it are generally free, we reserve the right to place a sponsor’s advertisement on the same page as a Member’s article. We also reserve the right to post a sponsor’s url on a Member’s article. Notizie.it also offers premium services on a non-refundable fee basis.
(12) Notizie.it may charge for premium services, on a non-refundable basis, which may vary from time to time according to Notizie.it‘s discretion, use of server or administrative resources, and/or service availability. Premium service accounts with petitions that have massive signature counts may attract additional charges due to extra loads on server resources. Notizie.it may request the payment of premium services on an account at its discretion. Such requests may be made, for example, in circumstances where Notizie.it forms the view that excessive administrative resources have been applied to an account.
(13). Notizie.it has the right to moderate site content so that Notizie.it‘s Terms are complied with. Due to the magnitude of content on the site, Notizie.it does not warrant that all content is actively moderated. Notizie.it does not warrant that its moderation of content complies with the laws of relevant jurisdictions. Notizie.it has the right to remove any site content, including petitions and forums, without notice or reasons. Any content removal shall be at Notizie.it‘s absolute discretion. Authors may submit a request for removal of petition information, subject to Notizie.it‘s diescretion and an administrative fee. Petition or content removal may attract an administrative charge.
(15). The terms herein shall be governed by the protections afforded by the Supreme Court of California to blog sites against claims for libel or copyright infringement. This website is not liable for any such infringements in relation to materials uploaded by members or users. Redress against member content lies with direct claims against members, authors and/or users, not this website.