General Terms of Use of Services accessible through the MAPPING Awareness Platform (Terms of Use)

The present document contains the general terms of the Contract for the use of the information services and resources provided by Law and Internet Foundation through the MAPPING Awareness Platform (accessible via http://engaged.mappingtheinternet.eu/en) and regulates the relations between Law and Internet Foundation and any user of the services and resources accessible through the MAPPING Awareness Platform.

  • Definitions
    • “Admin” is a User who is a registered Team Member and has access to the Backend of the MAPPING Awareness Platform via an Admin Account. The access to the Admin Account by the Admin is performed by entering the e-mail address and Password specified upon his/her registration.
    • “Applicant” is a User who is a Team Member and submits an application for registration as an Admin.
    • “Backend” is an internal section of the MAPPING Awareness Platform accessible only for Admins upon their registration.
    • “Chance Event” is a circumstance of unusual nature unforeseen at the moment of the contract conclusion which makes the provision of the Services objectively impossible.
    • “Content” is any text, photo, any other graphical content, multimedia content, video, link or any other material or information, including any opinion, posted, uploaded and accessible through the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • MAPPING Consortium” shall mean the “Managing Alternatives for Privacy, Property and INternet Governance” Consortium formed by the following beneficiaries (partners) acting jointly as a consortium under Grant Agreement No. 612345: University of Groningen (the Netherlands), acting in the capacity of coordinator, University of Malta (Malta), Law and Internet Foundation (Bulgaria), Laboratory of Citizenship Sciences (Italy), Leibniz Universitat Hannover (Germany), the International Criminal Police Organization (France), National Research Council (Italy), European Projects and Management (Czech Republic), Enterprise-and User-oriented Strategy for Trust and Identity eXchange, Association for Technology and Internet (Romania), DIPLOFoundation (Malta), Hoplite Software (Spain) and British Business Federation Authority (United Kingdom).
    • “the MAPPING Awareness Platform” (http://engaged.mappingtheinternet.eu/en; “Platform”) is a web-based platform developed, managed and administered by LIF within the Project through which Users are provided with various information services and resources, subject of the present Terms of Use.
    • “Information system/System” is each particular device or combination of connected or similar devices, which is or one of which in the implementation of a certain programme ensures automated data processing.
    • IP address” is a unique identification number associating a device, a web page or a User's resource in a way that allows their localization in the Internet.
    • “Law and Internet Foundation” (“LIF”) is a non-for-profit organization, established and existing under to the laws of Republic of Bulgaria, registered under company file No. 2343/2001 at the Register of the Non-Profit Legal Entities with Sofia City Court, BULSTAT No. 130511877, VAT No. BG130511877, having its seat and registered address at Bulgaria, Sofia 1303, Vazrazhdane District, 54 Balgarska Morava Str., floor 7, e-mail address: office@netlaw.bg.
    • ”Link” is a link (reference) designated in a particular Internet page that allows automatic forwarding to another Internet page, information resource or object using standard protocols.
    • “Malicious Actions” are actions or inactions, violating the Internet ethics or causing damages to persons connected to the Internet or associated networks, as well as sending of unsolicited communications (SPAM, JUNK MAIL), flooding, gaining access to resources by using somebody else’s rights and passwords, using system imperfections for own benefit or for gaining information (HACK), committing actions, that can be qualified as industrial espionage or sabotage, damaging or destruction of systems or information massifs (CRACK), sending of “Trojan Horses” or causing installation of viruses or unauthorized remote control systems, disturbance of the other Internet and associated networks user’s normal work, committing any actions that can be qualified as crimes or administrative offences according to the Bulgarian or other applicable legislation.
    • “Partner” shall mean each of the beneficiaries within the MAPPING Consortium.
    • “Password” is a unique combination of letters, ciphers and/or symbols selected by the Admin which, along with the e-mail address specified by the Admin upon his/her registration, serves for access to his/her Admin Account.
    • ”Server” is a device or a system of connected devices, on which system software is installed to perform tasks related to storing, processing, receiving or sending information.
    • “Services” are the services provided through the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • “Team Member” shall mean a User, who is a member of a Partner’s team and acts on behalf of the respective Partner when accessing the MAPPING Awareness Platform and using the Services.
    • “The Project” shall refer to any activity carried out and any result achieved within performance of Grant Agreement No. 612345.
    • “User” is any person that uses the information society services and resources provided through the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • “Website” is a specific place in the global Internet accessible through its unified address (URL) under HTTP or HTTPS protocol, containing files, text, programmes (software), sound, picture, image, electronic links or other material and resources.
    • “Web Page” is a composite part of a Website.
  • Subject
    • Through the MAPPING Awareness Platform, LIF provides the User with the Services under the condition of strictly observing the requirements of the Terms of Use mentioned herein by the latter.
    • The Services provided are to be used without completing a preliminary registration. These Services include, but are not limited to, services connected with searching and acquiring access to information in the form of text, video materials, images, completing questionnaire for self-assessment, etc. made available for Users on the MAPPING Awareness Platform, as well as other services conceded to Users.
    • Some of the Services provided may be used only by a Team Member upon completing a preliminary registration and creating an Admin Account. These Services include, but are not limited to, the possibility to moderate the Platform, possibility to post, upload and store Content on the MAPPING Awareness Platform in compliance with the available functionalities of the MAPPING Awareness Platform, to remove posted or uploaded by him/ her Content on the Platform, etc. A Team Member with an Admin Account shall have access to all Services accessible for an Admin as per the present Terms of Use.
    • The Services provided do not include provision of computer or other equipment (terminal devices for Internet access) and connection for transfer of packets between the respective User and the Web Page, necessary for gaining access to the MAPPING Awareness Platform Website. LIF does not bear responsibility if the User cannot gain access due to problems which are not in the control of LIF (hardware, software issue, problems regarding Internet connection, etc.).
    • Due to the fact that the Services provided by LIF are various and are constantly being modified with view to their improvement and tailoring to the aims of the Project, the number and characteristics of the Services as well as the regime of Service provision may be altered at any time by LIF. Notwithstanding the modifications, the provision of the Services remains free of charge and LIF shall not at any time collect pecuniary or other kind of remuneration.
  • Acceptance of the Terms of Use
    • The present Terms of Use shall apply to the relations between LIF and the Users.Тhe present Terms of Use shall also respectively apply to the relation between LIF and the Partners.
    • The text of the present Terms of Use is available on the Internet, on the following Web Page http://engaged.mappingtheinternet.eu/en/a/terms in a form that allows their storage and reproduction. A Link to the Web Page containing the text of the present Terms of Use is displayed at the bottom of every Web Page of the MAPPING Awareness Platform. With every use of the information services and resources of the MAPPING Awareness Platform, including by opening a Web Page of the MAPPING Awareness Platform, as well as by clicking on a Link displayed on the home page or any other Web Page of the MAPPING Awareness Platform the User declares that he/she has read the present Terms of Use, agrees to them and undertakes to observe them. If a User does not agree with any requirement, provided for in the present Terms of Use, the latter shall not use the MAPPING Awareness Platform or any of the Services.
  • Registration
    • Only Team Members are entitled to registration on the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • In order to use the Services specified in Art. 2.3 or in Art. 2.4 of the present Terms of Use, the Applicant shall create an Admin Account by applying a request for registration to LIF via email and by agreeing to the present Terms of Use.
    • For being able to complete the registration as per Art. 4.1 and to create an Admin Account the Team Member shall be provided with a Team Member Code by LIF. LIF shall send a Team Member Code to the e-mail address of the respective Team Member as specified by the legal representative or another duly authorised representative of the respective Partner. The Team Member shall not reveal his/her Team Member Code to third parties and shall immediately notify LIF in case of unauthorised access, as well as if there is probability of such to his/her Team Member Code. The Team Member shall be obliged to take all due care and the necessary measures, which are reasonably needed in order to protect his/her Team Member Code and shall be fully liable for all actions performed by him/her or by a third party through the use of the respective Team Member Code.
    • By submitting an application for registration, the Applicant makes an explicit electronic statement within the meaning of the Bulgarian Electronic Document and Electronic Signature Act by which he/she declares that he/she has read the present Terms of Use, agrees to them and undertakes to observe them. By registering him on a respective data carrier on the Server of LIF through a common standard for technical conversion which allows reproduction, the electronic statement acquires the status of an electronic document within the meaning of the Act mentioned above. LIF may keep log files with the IP address of the User on their Server, as well as any other information, necessary for identification of the User and reproduction of the User’s electronic statement for the User’s consent with and acceptance of the Terms of Use, and may use any such information in case legal disputes arise.
    • Registration of an Admin shall be done only by a person who is duly authorised to act on behalf the respective Partner with respect to the registration in the MAPPING Awareness Platform and the use of the Services. In the process of registration, the Team Member shall declare that he/she is granted with the necessary authorisation to act on behalf of the respective Partner and to commit on behalf of the latter the respective legal and factual actions when using the respective Services available via the Admin Account. In case a person acts on behalf of a Partner without actually being duly authorised to act in such a manner, this person shall owe compensation for all damages caused to the respective Partner, to LIF, to MAPPING Consortium and to any other third party as a result of the actions committed by the person by using a Team Member Account.
    • When applying for registration the Applicant is obliged to enter his/her full and true identification and contact data; any change in the data mentioned above shall be submitted within a 7-day period as of their change. The Applicant guarantees that the data presented at the moment of registration is true, exact and exhaust and in the event of data change the latter shall update them in due term. In cases where false data is presented LIF is entitled to terminate or to suspend immediately and without prior notification the provision of the Services and to block the access to the Admin. In this case, the termination of the provision of the Services shall be considered as an automatic termination of the contract.
    • In case where the Applicant refuses to present the required mandatory information for registration, LIF is entitled to decline the registration.
    • LIF shall have the right, but shall not have the obligation, to undertake and carry out at any time (prior or after his/her registration) any further actions to check and verify whether a Team Member is duly authorised to act on behalf of a respective Partner. LIF shall have the right to immediately block the access to a Team Member Account and to terminate the contract without any prior notice to the Team Member upon being informed by the legal representative of the respective Partner that the person who uses such Team Member Account on its behalf is not or is no longer a member of its team. In the latter case the Partner shall have the right to access, manage, use or remove any User Content posted, uploaded or stored by the respective person via his/her Team Member Account by naming another Team Member who will act on its behalf.
  • Conclusion of the Contract
    • The contract between the parties shall take effect at the moment when the consent is expressed as described under Section III and respectively Section IV above. The contract is concluded in English.
    • After the conclusion of the contract via registration LIF shall confirm immediately the receipt of the statement under Art 4.3 by sending a message to the email address (identifier) specified by the Applicant during his/her registration, which message shall include the name, registered address and contact details of LIF, the text of the present Terms of Use.
    • The term of the contract is:
      • for Users – until the termination of Service use;
      • for Partners – for an indefinite period until its termination under the terms provided for in these Terms of Use.
  • Admin Account
    • The registration of an Admin Account entitles the Team Member to use the Services as per Art. 2.3 and Art. 2.4 of the present Terms of Use free of charge. The Team Member shall use the Services on behalf of the respective Partner.
    • By accepting the present Terms of Use the Team Member agrees that his/her access to the Team Member Account can be blocked or temporary suspended by LIF at any time upon respective request by the Partner. By accepting the present Terms of Use the Team Member also agrees that his/her access to the MAPPING Platform, provided under the present Terms of Use could be terminated at any time by LIF upon respective request by the Partner without any advance notice and that the Partner shall have the right to access, manage, use or remove any Content or other information provided, posted, uploaded, stored or otherwise made available on the MAPPING Awareness Platform by the Team Member (including his/her personal data) via his/her Admin Account. By accepting the present Terms of Use the Team Member undertakes and declares that he/she shall not use his/her Admin Account for his/ hers’ personal needs, activities, purposes or communications which are not related to or necessary for the completion of the activities and responsibilities of the Partner within the Project.
  • Questionnaires
    • The Questionnaires is a specified section of the MAPPING Awareness Platform, representing an online self-assessment tool and consisting of public and private contents.
    • In order to complete the Questionnaires, Users will not be obliged to provide any personal data.
  • Rights and Obligations of the User
    • The User is entitled to online access to the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • The User is entitled to assess the uploaded Content through the tools indicated in the Platform.
    • The User is entitled to access the MAPPING Awareness Platform’s Content, as well as any other content uploaded to the MAPPING Awareness Platform, solely for the aims and purposes set by LIF and by using the regular functionalities of the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • Multimedia Content (audio and video records/files) may be accessed via hyperlinks or directly on the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • Streaming services can be carried out on the MAPPING Awareness platform. These include transmission of a steady stream of audio and video signals via the Internet from the MAPPING Awareness Platform to the end device of the User, enabling the User to watch and listen to audio and video records online, in real time whereupon no permanent copy remains and no download is possible, unless that is explicitly and unequivocally allowed by the MAPPING Consortium, such as indication of a download option (a download button or Link) to the respective content.
    • The User undertakes in the process of use of the Services provided on the Platform not to load/upload on a Server of LIF and not to make known to third parties in any way whatsoever Content – information, data, text, sound, files, software, video, photographs, graphics, audio materials, communications, nor any other materials or Links to materials:
      • violating EU or Bulgarian legislation, the applicable foreign laws, these Terms of Use, the Internet ethics or the common rules of decency and morality;
      • subject to intellectual property rights of third parties, save with the consent of the right holder;
      • constituting trade or professional secret or any other confidential information, whose disclosure is forbidden by a contract, law or an act of a competent state or municipal authority;
      • containing personal data regarding third parties or any other information protected by law, except in compliance with all applicable requirements for their protection, processing and use;
      • calling for or containing human or animal violence, humiliation of human dignity, threats to life and physical integrity of persons or animals;
      • depicting accidents and other serious incidents or crimes; victims of accidents, incidents or crimes;
      • with pornographic or explicit sexual content;
      • representing or calling for discrimination, based on sex, race, nationality, ethnicity, citizenship, origin, religion or belief, education, beliefs, political affiliation, personal or public status, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status, property status or any other signs as well as propagating any other undemocratic ideology;
      • harmful to the good name, honour or dignity of third parties;
      • calling for a violent change of the constitutional order, commission of a crime, personal violence or incitement of racial, ethnic or religious hatred;
      • presenting or encouraging behaviour, which threatens environment protection;
      • containing information, inciting the commission of terrorist activities and any information relating to terrorism;
      • violating any proprietary rights or any legitimate interests of third parties;
      • of poor quality and unclear content;
      • with file size exceeding the maximum size determined on the respective Web Pages at the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • The User undertakes in the process of use of the Services provided by LIF:
      • not to perform Malicious Actions within the meaning of these Terms of Use;
      • not to use, copy and distribute Content, uploaded by other Users or any other content accessible on the MAPPING Awareness Platform Website for any commercial purposes;
      • not to use the Platform for political campaigns or religious propaganda;
      • not to use methods causing the unwanted loading of content unauthorized by the Internet users by using “pop-up”, “blind link” and the like;
      • not to impersonate another person or representative of a person who is not authorized to represent or otherwise mislead LIF or third parties with regard to his/her identity or affiliation to a certain Partner or a group of people;
      • to immediately notify LIF of any case of performed or discovered violation in the use of the provided Services;
      • to notify the LIF upon detection of damaged files with a view to their removal.
    • The Admin may cease at any time at his/her sole discretion the use of the Services provided by cancelling his/her registration on the MAPPING Awareness Platform. LIF shall suspend his/her access to his/her Admin Account, but the respective Partner shall have the right to access, manage, use or remove any Content posted, uploaded or stored by the respective Team Member via the respective Account by naming another Team Member who will act on its behalf.
  • Rights and obligations of LIF
    • LIF is the responsible partner for maintaining the MAPPING Awareness Platform on behalf of the MAPPING Consortium.
    • LIF does not have the obligation and the objective ability to control the way in which the Users use the provided Services and is not liable for the Content uploaded by them.
    • LIF has no obligation to monitor the information stored on its Servers or made accessible by the use of the Services, neither to seek facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity carried out by the User through the use of the Services.
    • LIF does not guarantee that the information, accessible on the MAPPING Awareness Platform, including the Content on it, is accurate, correct and errorless.
    • Upon receipt of claims of third parties that the Content uploaded on the MAPPING Awareness Platform violates their intellectual property rights, LIF shall be entitled at its sole discretion and without prior warning to suspend the access to such Content until the settlement of such dispute by an act of a competent state authority. Upon receipt of an order from a competent state authority, concerning the Content, LIF shall be entitled to suspend the access to the respective Content without prior warning and to carry out other actions pursuant to the received order.
    • LIF is entitled without prior notice to deactivate the Password for access to the Admin Account of the Admin in case that in LIF’s opinion the Admin violates provisions of the applicable European legislation, Bulgarian legislation in force, these Terms of Use or the rights and legitimate interests of third parties. In such cases LIF shall be entitled to cancel the registration of the Admin, the respective Partner shall have the right to access, manage, use or remove any Content posted, uploaded or stored by the via the respective Admin Account by naming another Team Member who will act on its behalf. The access of the Admin shall be deemed automatically terminated as of the date of cancelling his/her registration.
    • Whenever LIF receives information, which gives grounds to assume that the User’s behaviour in the use of the Services may constitute a crime or an administrative violation, LIF shall be entitled at its sole discretion to approach the competent state authorities and to provide them the necessary cooperation and all necessary information and material in compliance with the relevant procedure, which could be of help for identifying the perpetrator and proving the committed crime or an administrative violation.
    • LIF retains the right to suspend the provision of particular Services, accessible through the MAPPING Awareness Platform, after giving a notice by publishing a communication on the relevant Web Pages at the MAPPING Awareness Platform.
    • LIF is entitled to place on each of the Web Pages of the MAPPING Awareness Platform Links to Websites out of LIF’s control. LIF is not liable for the content, truthfulness and conformity with the law of such Websites and resources, neither for goods or resources, which have become known to the User in the process of use of the Services, nor for the content, truthfulness and conformity with the law of the information in the opinions uploaded by them and other content.
  • Intellectual property
    • In the use of the Services the User has access to various contents and resources, which are subject to copyright of LIF, MAPPING Consortium, Partner/s or third parties indicated respectively. The User shall have access to the content with a view to its use for personal needs in compliance with these Terms of Use and shall not be entitled to use, record, store, reproduce, change, adapt, publicly distribute the content, which has become accessible to him/her during the use of the Services, except for the cases where he/she has been given the explicit consent of the respective right holders.
    • The User shall be obliged not to circumvent, conduct or otherwise obstruct the normal operation of technical or software applications installed by LIF on the MAPPING Awareness Platform with a view to prevention or restriction of the use of the MAPPING Awareness Platform content in violation of the present Terms of Use, including limiting the ways of using or copying User Content.
    • The intellectual property rights on all materials and resources on the MAPPING Awareness Platform are subject to protection pursuant to the applicable law and are held by LIF or the respective holder of the IP right that has granted the right of use to LIF, and may not be used in violation of the legislation in force.
  • Liability
    • LIF together with the MAPPING Consortium takes all due care that the information available on the MAPPING Awareness Platform will always be correct and up-to-date, but does not guarantee the authenticity and thoroughness of the content and does not commit to any deadlines for updating the information, unless otherwise specified on the MAPPING Platform (as might be applicable). LIF and the MAPPING Consortium take due care to provide the Services for normal use to the User, but LIF is not obliged to and does not guarantee that the Services provided free of charge will satisfy the User’s requirements or that the Services will be uninterrupted, timely and secure.
    • By accepting the present Terms of Use, the User declares that the use of the Services provided shall be entirely at his/her risk and liability, and the parties agree that LIF shall not be liable for any damages that might be incurred by the User in the course of the use of the Services, unless such damages are caused by LIF intentionally or due to gross negligence.
    • LIF shall not be liable for any damages caused on the User’s software, hardware, devices and equipment, neither for any loss of data, arising from any materials or resources uploaded or used in any way through the medium of the Services provided.
    • LIF shall not be liable for non-provision of the Services due to any circumstances beyond its control – in cases of force majeure events, Chance Events, any problems in the global Internet and in the service provision beyond the control of LIF, any problems due to the User’s equipment, as well as in case of unauthorised access or intervention by third parties in the operation of LIF’s Information System or Servers.
    • By accepting the present Terms of Use, the User declares that he/she realises the possibility of any interruptions and other kinds of problems in the provision of the Internet connection to the MAPPING Awareness Platform that might arise irrespective of LIF’s due care.
    • LIF shall not be liable for the availability, quality of the services or trustworthiness of the external information provided to the User by third parties and indicated in the MAPPING Awareness Platform by means of any reference, including any Link references to external data resources.
    • The parties acknowledge that LIF shall not be liable for the non-provision of the Services or provision of Services with worsened quality as result of tests performed by LIF for examination of the equipment, connections, networks and others, for the purposes of improvement and optimization of the Services provided. In such cases, LIF shall notify the User in advance of the expected temporary non-provision or provision with worsened quality of the Services by publishing a relevant announcement on the MAPPING Awareness Platform or in any other appropriate manner.
    • LIF shall not be liable for damages incurred, including loss of profit by the User or any third persons arising as a result of the termination, change or limitation of the Services or the termination of the contract due to violation by the User of these Terms of Use or the legislation in force, or due to provision of information or execution of orders issued by competent authorities.
  • Indemnifications
    • The User shall indemnify LIF and any third party for any and all damages and loss of profit incurred, including for penalty payments, attorney fees, litigation expenses and other expenses arising from filed claims by and/or paid compensations to third persons in relation to the User Content or other information and materials made available to third persons or made accessible by the User through the use of the Services in violation of the applicable European legislation, the Bulgarian legislation, applicable foreign laws, these Terms of Use and in violation of good faith, as well as other breach of the User’s obligations under these Terms of Use.
    • Apart from the above, the Admin shall be obliged to compensate LIF for any and all damages incurred as a result of the use of the Services by third persons that have been provided by the Admin with his/her Passwords in violation of these Terms of Use.
    • The obligations of the parties under the present Section XIII of the Terms of Use shall remain in effect even after the termination of the contract with the User, including after the termination of the activity and existence of the MAPPING Awareness Platform itself.
  • Personal Data Protection
    • LIF shall be entitled to collect, process and use information concerning the Users. The information may include any data, which the User enters, uses, or voluntarily provides when using the Services or, respectively, any other information which becomes otherwise accessible for LIF as a result of the requesting and using the Services by the User, as well as any information provided by the User to LIF in connection with questionnaire forms, inquires, question forms and other similar completed through the MAPPING Awareness Platform neither shall collect, process and use log files (date, time and respectively source - IP addresses). LIF shall process log files and any other information necessary to reproduce electronic statements made by the User when using the Services (for example acceptance of the Terms of Use, etc.) and for identification of the User in the event of a legal dispute.
    • LIF shall undertake the due care and shall bear responsibility for protection of the information for the User, which has come to its notion in the conduct of provision of the Services, except in the event of force majeure events, Chance Event or Malicious Actions of third parties.
    • By expressing his/her consent with the present Terms of Use, the User agrees his/her data to be processed as provided therein.
    • LIF shall collect, process and use the information under Art. 13. for the purpose of providing the Services, for ensuring identification of the User when necessary, for reproducing and proving the electronic statement made by the latter in the event of occurrence of a legal dispute or in cases where their reproduction or proving is necessary for fulfilment of the obligation of LIF in conformity with the applicable law, for meeting its obligations provided by law, for realization and protection of its rights and interests protected by law, for other purposes explicitly provided for in the present Terms of Use, as well as for statistical purposes.
    • By accepting these Terms of Use the User acknowledges that he/she is familiar with the rights granted to him/her by the Bulgarian Personal Data Protection Act, including but not only:
      • his/her right of access to his/her personal data processed by LIF;
      • the right to correct and update his/her personal data processed by LIF;
      • the right to request deletion, correction or blocking of his/her personal data, the processing of which does not meet the requirements of the applicable legislation;
      • the right to request from LIF to notify the third parties to whom it has disclosed his/her personal data for any deletion, correction or blocking of such data, save for the cases where this is impossible or involves excessive efforts for LIF;
      • the right to object against the processing of his/her personal data for the purposes of direct marketing; and
      • the right to be notified before his/her data are disclosed for the first time to third parties or used on their behalf for the purposes of direct marketing, and to be provided the opportunity to object against such disclosure or use.
    • LIF undertakes not to disclose any personal data of the User and not to provide any third parties – state authorities, companies, natural persons, etc. - with personal data collected hereunder, except in the event that:
      • this is provided in the present Terms of Use or when the User has given his/her explicit consent upon registration or at a later stage.
      • the information is requested by state authorities, court bodies or officials that according to the applicable legislation are competent and authorised to request and obtain such information in compliance with the procedures established by law;
      • the disclosure of personal data by LIF is necessary for protection of the rights and legal interests of LIF;
      • the data is provided to data processors acting on behalf of LIF. Those persons will be obliged to process the data only and solely under the strict instructions of LIF and will not have the right to use or process in any other way the personal data of the Registered User for other purposes, except for the purposes specified in these Terms of Use;
        • other occasions provided by law or specified in these Terms of Use.
    • In the event that the User or third parties under his/her control have performed Malicious Actions within the meaning of the present Terms of Use or have violated any rights or lawful interests of third parties, LIF shall be entitled to provide the relevant competent authorities with the User’s data in order to initiate the necessary legal procedures, in accordance with the applicable law.
    • LIF has the right (but not the obligation) to install on the User’s computer or other terminal device cookies – small text files which are preserved on an Internet page through Internet Server on the User’s hard drive and give the opportunity to recover information about the User as they identify the sites/pages used by his or her terminal device and/or browser. The cookies used by LIF shall not contain any information which enables the identification of the User as an individual.
    • The User has the right at any time to reject the preserving and/or the access to the information saved on his/her terminal device. The prohibition and/or the erasure of cookies by the User may lead to complete impossibility of the User to access the MAPPING Awareness Platform and /or the Services, for which LIF does not take responsibility. The User shall have the right at any time to receive information from LIF about the data preserved on his/her terminal device by sending a question to LIF on the following electronic mail address: info@mappingtheinternet.eu.
  • Termination of the Registration. Termination of the Contract
    • The Admin shall be entitled to terminate his/her registration at the MAPPING Awareness Platform by applying a request to LIF. The termination of the registration will not terminate the contract between LIF and the respective partner.
    • Besides the cases stipulated in the present Terms of Use, the contract between the parties shall be terminated upon occurrence of one of the following circumstances:
      • Termination of the support of the MAPPING Awareness Platform;
      • Upon mutual consent of the parties;
      • In other cases as provided by law.
    • In case of termination of the contract between the parties on any grounds, LIF shall be entitled to immediately terminate the access of the respective Admin to the Account, to terminate his/her registration in compliance with the provisions of the applicable law.
  • Amendments to the Terms of Use
    • As far as the Services provided on the MAPPING Awareness Platform are various and constantly supplemented and modified for the purpose of their development and improvement and with view to legislative changes, the Terms of Use may be unilaterally amended by LIF.
    • In case of any amendments to the Terms of Use, LIF shall notify the User of such amendments by publishing them on the MAPPING Awareness Platform and /or by publishing an announcement containing the texts of the amendments or a Link to a Web Page containing the amendments. In case of any amendments to the Terms of Use, LIF shall notify the Admin of such amendments by sending them to the Admin via e-mail but no later than 7 days as of the date of the adoption of the amendments. The User, respectively the Admin shall have the right to terminate his/her contract with LIF within a month.
    • If within the term under Art. 15.3 the Admin does not claim to reject the amendments to the Terms of Use, the amendments shall be deemed binding for the Admin. Should the User/Admin state to reject the amendments by sending a notification to LIF to the following email address: info@mappingtheinternet.eu or otherwise as specified by LIF, this access to the MAPPING Platform
    • A Unregistered User shall express his/her disagreement with the amendments to the Terms of Use by suspending the use of the Services accessible to Users.
  • Other Provisions
    • Unless otherwise explicitly provided, the written statements and notifications stipulated in these Terms of Use shall be deemed valid if made in the form of a letter with a return receipt, email, pressing on or checking in a virtual button/ check box on the MAPPING Awareness Platform and in other similar manner, as far as the statement is technically recorded in a way allowing its reproduction.
    • By accepting the present Terms of Use and entering into a contract, the parties express their consent to deem the electronic statements exchanged between them to be received upon their entry into the Information System specified by the addressee, without an express confirmation. In case the User has specified an invalid email address, the message shall be deemed received upon its being sent by LIF, even if not actually received.
    • If any provision of the Terms of Use proves to be null and void, this shall not entail nullity of the contract, other provisions or other parts thereof. The void provision shall be replaced by the imperative norms of law or by the established practice or custom.
    • These Terms of Use shall not apply to Services assigned with specific rules, unless otherwise provided therein.
    • The Terms of Use shall be governed by Bulgarian law and for all matters not settled by the present Terms of Use, the provisions of the Bulgarian legislation in force shall apply.
    • All disputes between the parties arising from or pertaining to the contract between them, including those arising from or related to their interpretation, validity, performance or termination, as well as disputes on filling any gaps in the contract or its adaptation to new circumstances, shall be resolved amicably and in good faith, through negotiations and mutual concessions. If it proves impossible to reach agreement, the dispute may be referred for resolution to the competent court in Sofia, in compliance with the Bulgarian legislation in force.

For the implementation and interpretation of the present Terms of Use, the terms and expressions used shall have the following meaning:

The present Terms of Use are adopted by with a decision of the Managing Board of Law and Internet Foundation on 01 September 2017.