Terms and Conditions
 

Who use our sites, there are some limitations on the type of content and behavior that we allow. These limitations are set forth in the EuropeConnectSU GmbH (a German company located in 50678 Köln Im Zollhafen 24, Email: info@europeconnect.eu, web site: https://europeconnect.eu/) Rules and Terms of Service, collectively named as "EuropeConnect Terms and Conditions", that governs a user's access to and use of our services, including our various websites, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads, commerce services, and our other covered services.

 

EuropeConnect Rules

 

All individuals accessing or using our services must adhere to the policies set forth in the EuropeConnect Rules. Failure to do so may result in EuropeConnect taking one or more of the following enforcement actions:

  • requiring you to delete prohibited content before you can again create new posts and interact with other users;
  • temporarily limiting your ability to create posts or interact with other users;
  • asking you to verify account ownership with a phone number or email address; or
  • permanently suspending your account(s).

If you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts.

Please note that we may need to change these Rules from time to time and reserve the right to do so. The policies set forth in these Rules govern organic content on our platform.

 

Content Boundaries and Use of EuropeConnect

 

Intellectual property

We reserve the right to suspend accounts or take other appropriate action when someone’s brand or trademark, including business name and/or logo, is used in a manner that may mislead or confuse others about your brand affiliation.

We will respond to clear and complete notices of alleged copyright infringement. Our copyright procedures are set forth in our Terms of services.

 

Graphic violence and adult content

We consider graphic violence to be any form of gory media related to death, serious injury, violence, or surgical procedures. We consider adult content to be any media that is pornographic and/or may be intended to cause sexual arousal. You may not use such content in your profile or header images. Additionally, EuropeConnect may sometimes require you to remove excessively graphic violence out of respect for the deceased and their families if we receive a request from their family or an authorized representative.

 

Abusive Behavior

We believe in freedom of expression and open dialogue, but that means little as an underlying philosophy if voices are silenced because people are afraid to speak up. In order to ensure that people feel safe expressing diverse opinions and beliefs, we prohibit behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user’s voice.

Context matters when evaluating for abusive behavior and determining appropriate enforcement actions. Factors we may take into consideration include, but are not limited to whether:

  • the behavior is targeted at an individual or group of people;
  • the report has been filed by the target of the abuse or a bystander;
  • the behavior is newsworthy and in the legitimate public interest.


Unlawful use

You may not use our services for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities. By using EuropeConnect, you agree to comply with all applicable laws governing your online conduct and content.


Trends

At times, we may prevent certain content from trending. This includes content that violates the Rules, as well as content that may attempt to manipulate trends.

 

Misuse of usernames

You may not buy or sell EuropeConnect usernames.

You may not engage in username squatting. Some of the factors we take into consideration when determining whether conduct is username squatting include:

  • the number of accounts created;
  • the creation of accounts for the purpose of preventing others from using those account names;
  • the creation of accounts for the purpose of selling those accounts; and
  • the use of third-party content feeds to update and maintain accounts under the names of those third parties.

Please note that EuropeConnect may also remove accounts that are inactive for more than six months.

 

Violence and physical harm

You may not make specific threats of violence or wish for the serious physical harm, death, or disease of an individual or a group of people. This includes, but is not limited to, threatening or promoting terrorism. You also may not affiliate with organizations that use or promote violence against civilians to further their causes.

You may not promote or encourage suicide or self-harm.

You may not promote child sexual exploitation.

You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so. We consider abusive behaviour an attempt to harass, intimidate, or silence someone else’s voice.

You may not direct abuse at someone by sending unwanted sexual content, objectifying them in a sexually explicit manner, or otherwise engaging in sexual misconduct.

You may not promote violence against, threaten, or harass other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or serious disease.

You may not use hateful images or symbols in your profile image or profile header. You also may not use your username, display name, or profile bio to engage in abusive behavior, such as targeted harassment or expressing hate towards a person, group, or protected category.


Private information and intimate media

You may not publish or post other people's private information without their authorization and permission. Definitions of private information may vary depending on local laws.

You may not post or share intimate photos or videos of someone that were produced or distributed without their consent.

You may not threaten to expose someone’s private information or intimate media.

You also may not threaten to hack or break into someone’s digital information.

You may not impersonate individuals, groups, or organizations in a manner that is intended to or does mislead, confuse, or deceive others. While you may maintain parody, fan, commentary, or newsfeed accounts, you may not do so if the intent of the account is to engage in spamming or abusive behaviour.

 

Spam and Security

We strive to protect people on EuropeConnect from technical abuse and spam.

To promote a stable and secure environment on EuropeConnect, you may not do, or attempt to do, any of the following while accessing or using EuropeConnect:

  • Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of EuropeConnect, EuropeConnect’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of EuropeConnect’s providers.
  • Probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network, or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures.
  • Access or search, or attempt to access or search, EuropeConnect by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by EuropeConnect (and only pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with EuropeConnect. Note that crawling EuropeConnect is permissible if done in accordance with the provisions of the robots.txt file; however, scraping EuropeConnect without our prior consent is expressly prohibited.
  • Forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use EuropeConnect to send altered, deceptive, or false source-identifying information.
  • Interfere with or disrupt the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing EuropeConnect’s services, or by scripting the creation of content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on EuropeConnect.

Any accounts engaging in the following activities may be temporarily locked or be subject to permanent suspension:

  • You may not publish or link to malicious content intended to damage or disrupt another person’s browser or computer or to compromise a person’s privacy. 
  • You may not use EuropeConnect’s services for the purpose of spamming anyone. Spam is generally defined on EuropeConnect as bulk or aggressive activity that attempts to manipulate or disrupt EuropeConnect or the experience of users on EuropeConnect to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives. Some of the factors that we take into account when determining what conduct is considered to be spamming include:
    • if you have followed and/or unfollowed a large number of of accounts in a short time period, particularly by automated means (aggressive following or follower churn);
    • if your posts or direct messages consist mainly of links shared without commentary;
    • if a large number of people have blocked you in response to high volumes of untargeted, unsolicited, or duplicative content or engagements from your account;
    • if a large number of spam complaints have been filed against you;
    • if you post duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, or mentions over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account, or create duplicate or substantially similar accounts;
    • if you post multiple updates to a trending or popular topic with an intent to subvert or manipulate the topic to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives;
    • if you send large numbers of unsolicited replies or mentions;
    • if you add users to lists in a bulk or aggressive manner;
    • if you are randomly or aggressively engaging with posts (e.g., likes, reposts, etc.) or users (e.g., following, adding to lists, etc.) to drive traffic or attention to unrelated accounts, products, services, or initiatives;
    • if you repeatedly post other people’s account information as your own (e.g., profile URL, etc.);
    • if you post misleading, deceptive, or malicious links (e.g., affiliate links, links to malware/clickjacking pages, etc.);
    • if you create fake accounts, account interactions, or impressions;
    • if you sell, purchase, or attempt to artificially inflate account interactions (such as followers, reposts, likes, etc.); and
    • if you use or promote third-party services or apps that claim to get you more followers, reposts, or likes (such as follower trains, sites promising "more followers fast", or any other site that offers to automatically add followers or engagements to your account or posts).

Accounts created to replace suspended accounts may be permanently suspended.

 

 

Terms of Service

 

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) govern your access to and use of our services, including our various websites, email notifications, applications, buttons, widgets, ads, commerce services, and our other covered services and any information, text, links, graphics, photos, videos, or other materials or arrangements of materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the services (collectively referred to as “Content”). By using the services you agree to be bound by these Terms.

Who May Use the services

You may use the services only if you agree to form a binding contract with EuropeConnect and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the applicable jurisdiction. If you are accepting these Terms and using the services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.

Content on the services

You are responsible for your use of the services and for any Content you provide, including compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others.

Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the services or obtained by you through the services is at your own risk. We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the services or endorse any opinions expressed via the services. You understand that by using the services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. All Content is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We may not monitor or control the Content posted via the services and, we cannot take responsibility for such Content.

We reserve the right to remove Content that violates the Terms and Conditions, including for example, copyright or trademark violations, impersonation, unlawful conduct, or harassment.  Information regarding specific policies and the process for reporting or appealing violations can be found in our help center.

If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please report this by visiting our help center.

Your Rights

You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the services. What’s yours is yours — you own your Content (and your photos and videos are part of the Content).

By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed). This license authorizes us to make your Content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. You agree that this license includes the right for EuropeConnect to provide, promote, and improve the services and to make Content submitted to or through the services available to other companies, organizations or individuals for the syndication, broadcast, distribution, promotion or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use. Such additional uses by EuropeConnect, or other companies, organizations or individuals, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the services.

Using the services

You may use the services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Our services evolve constantly. As such, the services may change from time to time, at our discretion. We may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the services or any features within the services to you or to users generally. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time. We may also remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the services, suspend or terminate users, and reclaim usernames without liability to you.

In consideration for EuropeConnect granting you access to and use of the services, you agree that EuropeConnect and its third-party providers and partners may place advertising on the services or in connection with the display of Content or information from the services whether submitted by you or others. You also agree not to misuse our services, for example, by interfering with them or accessing them using a method other than the interface and the instructions that we provide. You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the services: (i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the services, EuropeConnect’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of EuropeConnect’s providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by EuropeConnect (and only pursuant to the applicable terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with EuropeConnect (NOTE: crawling the services is permissible if done in accordance with the provisions of the robots.txt file, however, scraping the services without the prior consent of EuropeConnect is expressly prohibited); (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the services, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the services. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of EuropeConnect, its users and the public. EuropeConnect does not disclose personally-identifying information to third parties except in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you want to reproduce, modify, create derivative works, distribute, sell, transfer, publicly display, publicly perform, transmit, or otherwise use the services or Content on the services, you must use the interfaces and instructions we provide, except as permitted through the EuropeConnect services, these Terms.

Your Account

You need to create an account to use our services. You are responsible for safeguarding your account, so use a strong password and limit its use to this account. We cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above.

You can control most communications from the services. We may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the services and your account, and you may not be able to opt-out from receiving them. If you added your phone number to your account and you later change or deactivate that phone number, you must update your account information to help prevent us from communicating with anyone who acquires your old number.

Your License to Use the services

EuropeConnect gives you a personal, worldwide, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you as part of the services. This license has the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the services as provided by EuropeConnect, in the manner permitted by these Terms.

The services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the EuropeConnect name or any of the EuropeConnect trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. All rights, titles, and interests in and to the services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of EuropeConnect and its licensors. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding EuropeConnect, or the services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions without any obligation to you.

Ending These Terms

You may end your legal agreement with EuropeConnect at any time by deactivating your accounts and discontinuing your use of the services. We may suspend or terminate your account or cease providing you with all or part of the services at any time for any or no reason, including, but not limited to, if we reasonably believe: (i) you have violated these Terms or the EuropeConnect Rules, (ii) you create risk or possible legal exposure for us; (iii) your account should be removed due to unlawful conduct, (iv) your account should be removed due to prolonged inactivity; or (v) our provision of the services to you is no longer commercially viable. We will make reasonable efforts to notify you by the email address associated with your account or the next time you attempt to access your account, depending on the circumstances. In all such cases, the Terms shall terminate, including, without limitation, your license to use the services, except that the following sections shall continue to apply: II, III, V, and VI.  If you believe your account was terminated in error you can file an appeal following the steps found in our help center.

Limitations of Liability

By using the services you agree that EuropeConnect, its parents, affiliates, related companies, officers, directors, employees, agents representatives, partners and licensors, liability is limited to the maximum extent permissible in your country of residence.

General

We may revise these Terms from time to time. The changes will not be retroactive, and the most current version of the Terms will govern our relationship with you. Other than for changes addressing new functions or made for legal reasons, we will notify you 30 days in advance of making effective changes to these Terms that impact the rights or obligations of any party to these Terms, for example via a service notification or an email to the email associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. EuropeConnect’s failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.

These Terms are an agreement between you and EuropeConnect GmbH, a German company, located in 50678 Köln Im Zollhafen 24, Email: info@europeconnect.eu If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact.

 

Effective: 24. 06. 2018

 

 
 
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