1. Ownership of the Platform and the Content
The Narratives Observatory combatting Disinformation in Europe Systemically (NODES) is a joint project of Re-Imagine Europa, Agence France-Presse (AFP), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), PlusValue, Sotrender, Science Feedback and Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia (hereinafter the “Project Partners”) which has received funding from the European Commission under grant agreement CNECT/2022/5162608.
As between the Project Partners and you, subject to section 3 below, the Project Partners or their licensors are the sole owners of the Platform, all its components and any content (text, photos, videos, fact-check articles, sound bites, still and animated graphics, metadata and any other content whatever its form) displayed on the Platform (hereinafter the “Content). The Platform and the Content are protected by European and international copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties.
2. Permitted use of the Platform and the Content
You may only use (reproduce, communicate to the public) the Platform and the Content, without any alteration, for strictly personal purposes or for the purpose of illustration for teaching or scientific research, to the exclusion in each case of any commercial use, and only to the extent and as permitted by European copyright law.
Any other use of the Platform and/or the Content, in particular (by way of example and without limitation) any distribution, modification, translation, decompilation, extraction, scraping of the Platform and/or the Content, in whole or in part, for any other purpose, without the prior written consent of the Project Partner(s) who hold(s) the right to authorize such use, is strictly prohibited.
3. Limitations and disclaimers of liability
The Platform, the Content and, as for fact-check articles, any third parties materials which may be included in or used to produce the fact-check articles, are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, whether express or implied, including fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement of third parties rights. You are responsible for making your own verification and assessment of the Content and are solely responsible for the consequences of any decision made or transaction carried out on the basis of any Content available on the Platform. Your use of the Platform and the Content is under your sole and full responsibility.
The Project Partners hold no releases or clearances from the individuals or entities who may be featured in the Content, or from the owners of depicted trademarks, works, events, sound bites or from any other individual or entity who may hold intellectual property rights, neighbouring rights (including, without limitation, moral rights and performers’ rights), publicity rights, privacy rights or any other rights in and to the subject matter or the Content or in and to the Content itself. When the Content is a fact-check article, any third parties materials included therein or used to produce the fact-check article are so to the extent necessary for the verification carried out in such fact-check. The Project Partners hold no license in and to any such third parties materials, whatever their form: text, photos, videos, sound bites, graphics, protected works, trademarks, logos, emblems, software, tools, programs or any components thereof, etc. The Project Partners hold no releases or clearances from the individuals or entities who may be featured in such third parties materials, or
from the owners of depicted trademarks, works, events, sound bites or from any other individual or entity who may hold intellectual property rights, neighbouring rights (including, without limitation, moral rights and performers’ rights), publicity rights, privacy rights or any other rights in and to such third parties materials.
The access to or the availability of the Platform and/or the Content may be totally or partially interrupted or run slowly due to causes beyond the Project Partners’ control or may be totally or partially modified, suspended, interrupted or restricted by the Project Partners at any time. The Project Partners do not guarantee that the Platform and the Content are provided without interruption, server downtime or delay or free from errors or any breach of security due to hackings, security intrusions, bugs, viruses, malwares, etc., that may affect your hardware, software or data. In no event shall the Project Partners be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to your access to or use of, or your impossibility to access or use, the Platform and/or the Content.
If one or more provisions of these Terms are held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable under any applicable law or rule, or declared invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
Any failure to insist upon or enforce any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision of these Terms or right of the Project Partners.