Membership Agreement 

The Italian Cheese Organization is an association online devoted to promote knowledge of Italian cheeses in the world

Our missions, values and tools are devoted to allow citizens of the world to know and appreciate Italian cheeses, respecting the animals, producers, environment and the planet.

Anyone can participate to the Italian Cheese Organization with dedicated memberships for specific identities.

Our memberships are open to individuals as well as companies and institutions and are thought to provide a real support to members to allow Italian dairies to be better known, appreciated and consumed abroad. Our members enjoy several benefits, according to one's identity and needs.

This document regulates the terms and conditions of our Memberships (hereafter the "Membership") is between you ("you", "your", "yourself", etc.) and the Italian cheese Organization Online (hereafter the "Organization").

The main objective of the Membership is to promote the knowledge, awareness and appreciation of Italian cheeses around the world, providing promotion and global communication tools to the vertical Italian dairy sector, including supporting producers and providers to improve and expand their global audience to support preservation of regional and local Italian socio-economic-gastronomic environments.

This Membership is open to Italian and international companies, institutions, consortia and individuals who shares the values and objectives of the Organization.

'This Membership Agreement governs the terms and conditions of the Membership and for registration into the internet site / s managed by the Organisation, as well as for the use of additional personalized services of global promotion attached (each a "Service").

Use of the Services is conditioned on the acceptance of the Membership Agreements hereinafter

 Connecting to the site the user agrees to accept the terms of this Membership Agreement and the conditions of membership.

 The copying, use and downloading of all or any part of the Site is prohibited without prior permission from the Organization.

 You agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement, as well as by any additional terms specific to the particular service for which you register.

Such additional conditions are considered an integral part of this contract with respect to the services requested.

This Membership Agreement, and its eventual addendums, are an integral part of the contract between the parties in the above terms. 

No other contract is deemed to exist if it is not concluded in writing between the parties.

 1.  SERVICES:

 The organization will provide the services for which you register on the website, which will be subject to the terms and conditions of this Membership Agreement.

 You acknowledge that the Services may be offered at different levels ("Service Plans") with the possible addition of other services ("Addenda"), and you will only receive service plans for which you have registered and who has paid the contribution for membership.

The description of each service, as well as the various service plans are communicated by the Organization via email or through the website of the Organization.

 You can go to a higher level of care, if available, at any time period by completing and submitting the application form to update the Organization and paying invoices for services that may be chosen.

 

 2.  REGISTRATION PROCESS:

 To subscribe and receive the services you need to send to the Organization the information necessary for the provision of the service.

 Such registration data shall include: name, surname or company name, tax code and VAT number, email address, website (if applicable), full address of the office/residence, phone numbers, profile and VAT number, as well as other details required for each plan.

 The Organization reserves the right, in its sole discretion to refuse any application for registration or activation of service without payment of the fee of the membership or even in case the profile, or services do not meet the conditions of this Membership.

 The organization is not required to provide any services until it has received full payment of the applicable fee.

 The use of information provided to the Organization at the time of registration is governed by the privacy policy ("Privacy Policy")

 

 3.  WARRANTIES AND OBLIGATIONS:

 As a condition to receive any service, the user agrees to be legally able to contract and confirms that:

 (A) all registration information provided to the organization at the time of registration is true, complete and accurate and

i. that you inform the Organization of any changes in the registration data during the term of this Membership;

ii. the user will update the information within 20 days of the changes therein.

 (B) None of the content supplied or services offered cover in any way:

i. hate propaganda or material that encourages or promotes illegal activities or violence;

ii. content which violates or infringes in any way upon the proprietary rights of others, including, but not limited to copyright, trademark, patent or other third party proprietary rights, Membership, privacy, publicity or intellectual;

iii. material that promotes or utilizes software or services designed to deliver unsolicited e-mail;

iv. material that violates any local, state or national legislation or regulations;

v. codes of hacking or use automated scripts to generate high traffic;

vi. misrepresentation or material that is threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable, offensive, or harmful, or

vii. other material that the organization, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate, including any violations of the rules published on the website of the Organization or sent by e-mail.

 (C) Do not copy, send or make use of any of the translations and the additional information provided

 by the portal / s and the Organization itself, including the use of texts and parts of any translated content for the labelling of products (defined as additional services translation of texts to be included on the labels if necessary).  For any unauthorized use, the user acknowledges that the organization may charge a subsequent amount and / or suspend or delete contacts in the user's profile and cheese products.

 (D) safeguard your username and password in order so as not to disclose the same to third parties and will take responsibility for any damage or liability attributable to himself or any other person who had access to the account or other service using the above username and password.

 (E) in general will respect all privacy rules and those for the protection of the consumer or otherwise communicated to gathered or transmitted through the website of the organization or the Services Organization.

 (F) will assume the responsibility to comply with all local laws and / or state governing the activities with other members of the Organization of this Membership Agreement.

 (G) has full power and authority to enter into this membership so as to perform the obligations enumerated below.

Reserving more and different remedies, the Organization may, however, reject or cancel your account or access to the Services at any time and for any violation of previous promises.

 In the event of any breach of any of the preceding paragraphs, you expressly agree that any material or translations provided for your profile from the Organization, it will be immediately removed, defaced or made available oline, online or in print form.

 You acknowledge that any breach be held responsible for the content of the profile, or services, including translations or translations of parts that appear in other portals and will therefore be charged in relation to the type of violation.

 The user expressly declares that if such content is used for commercial purposes, in combination with direct dial telephone, e-mail, social networks and / or web profiles private or business purposes, the same will be held responsible and will therefore be required to immediately remove the content within 30 days from notification or, if not possible, to be held at the recasting of the damage that can be quantified from now on the price of membership for each item and for each foreign language for which the content is found and its presence documented on websites and / or screenshot of the page where it is displayed and considered attributable to the user or used for purposes of commercial promotion directly or through other websites, etc:

During the period of their membership, members will be able to use the contents and translations PRIOR COMMUNICATION EMAIL OR FAX with the content you want to use and addresses on which you intend to publish.

 4.  PAYMENT:

By adhering to this membership agreement you agree to pay the fees defined for the annual Membership.

 The membership fees shall be paid in the manner specified by the Organization via email or through the website. By adhering to this membership agreement you authorize the Organization to charge all expenses and related taxes corresponding to additional services chosen not included in the membership plan. 

Payments must be made on a periodic basis, coinciding with the period of subscription to the service selected, and in any case no later than 31/12 of each year. 

The non-payment of amounts due under this Membership Agreement shall be deemed a material breach of the obligations assumed with the present Membership.

 Section 4.1.  Method of Payment:

 The Organization accepts payment by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Amex), PayPal , bank transfer or any additional new method that might arise and used by customer.

 Billing is done on an annual basis and, at its discretion, the user can authorize the Organisation to debit automatically the annual membership fees through the payment method selected at registration.

 5.  CHANGES pricing and other changes:

The organization may at any time change their plans or other terms of this Membership, updating information on applicable prices or other terms posted on the website of the Organization.

The Organization can enter specific agreements with individual members dedicated to providing additional support, advice or services in addition to the Membership. Such agreements.

 Changes to the terms not related to pricing will become effective after fifteen (15) days of notification.  Should the amendments published by the Organization in accordance with this section should not be accepted by the member, and always before they come into force, the account will be deleted, or the affected Service as provided herein.  Otherwise, if not, it will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to the changes.

 

 6.  DURATION AND CANCELLATION OF SERVICES:

 This membership has a term of 12 months. At any time after the activation of a service, you or your organization have the right to cancel the membership by giving written notice to the Organization;

The Organization may suspend all services without notice and there will be no refund in the event of termination of this Membership agreement.

The organization reserves the right to delete each individual service immediately and without prior notice in the event of breach of any provision of this Membership

Finally, you expressly agree that Sections 10 and 13 of this Membership Agreement shall survive and remain in force notwithstanding the termination of this Membership.

 

 7.  PROPERTY RIGHTS:

All Services and all graphic designs, icons, tags, HTML code, computer programming and other things embodied therein are the exclusive property of International Marketing by Daniela DeMartin VAT 05997400964, granting the Organization to use the entire portal/s to pursue their aims and exercise all rights. The user acknowledges that the organization has all rights to exercise, promote, pursue and offer services in accordance with the Organization missions and values but participation to the Organization does not constitute a basis or title to acquire property or rights to use the Organization, trade names, service marks, inventions, copyrights, trade secrets, softwares, contents and know-how relating to the design, function, or operation of the Service.  Fees for services are strictly limited to the rights expressly granted in this Membership Agreement.

 8.  DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY:

 The Services and all related materials are provided "AS IS" without warranty of any kind.

 THE ORGANIZATION MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENTS OR SERVICES and related materials, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR INFRINGEMENT control which must be done by the user if choosing to register for thr present Membership.  While exercising due care, you hereby acknowledge that the Organization cannot be held liable for ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS DUE to the PRESENCE OF ERRORS, POORLY TRANSLATED MATERIALS OR INEFFICIENCIES OF ANY KIND, NOR ANY HARDWARE, SOFTWARE OR HOSTING MALFUNCTION

The website of the organization may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than the organization.  The Organization does not control such websites and is not responsible for their content.  The inclusion of hyperlinks on the website of the Organization of such other websites does not imply any legal liability or service organization on the information provided on these or other web sites.

 You further acknowledge that the organization does not provide any guarantees on commercial or economic outcome or results of any kind arising out of any services in terms of reliability, accuracy, security, timeliness, usefulness or availability. 

 9.  LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

 IN NO EVENT THE ORGANIZATION WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY' USE OF THE RESOURCES OF THE ORGANIZATION or ANY SERVICE OR PRODUCT PURCHASED BY YOU OR BY A THIRD PARTY OR OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO DATA, NON-COMPLIANCE OF SANITARY STANDARDS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OR DAMAGE TO REPUTATION. IN NO CASES THE MAXIMUM ECONOMIC LIABILITY UNDER ANY LAW CAN BE HIGHER THAN THE AMOUNT PAID FOR THE MEMBERSHIP

 

 10.  INDEMNIFICATION:

 In case of any dispute, the user agrees, at the request of the Organization, to indemnify or defend the Organization’s officers, directors and representatives from and against any and all liability, damages, losses, costs or expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys, fees and expenses) incurred in connection with any claim related to:

 (A) the breach of any term, condition, representation, warranty or commitment to this Membership;

 (B) the information provided to the Organization, including registration information;

 (C) your conduct towards other members or third parties, in violation of any term, condition, representation, warranty or commitment of this MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT.

 

11.  YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY:

 This Membership regulates general terms. Together with the specific terms for each plan, the present Membership constitutes the entire Membership Agreement between the user and the organization. 

For cases of conflicts in which any part of this Membership Agreement is held to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Membership shall remain in full force.

In all cases where you are not satisfied with part or the entire agreement, or with any or all services, you acknowledge that your sole and exclusive remedy is to cancel the present Membership. 

Except as otherwise provided herein, any communication made in connection with this Membership Agreement shall be made in writing via pec (certified mail), email with confirmation of reading or fax and will have full effect on the working day following the sending.

You acknowledge that the account is part of the network organization, and as a result, you will receive periodic announcements and information about the services of the Organization.  You may request to be removed from the mailing list news network at any time. 

 12.  ARBITRATION:

 Given the online nature of the Organization, disputes or complaints directed by the user to the Organization must be resolved in advance online through written communication sent by mail to the Organization itself, which will attempt in good faith to resolve such disputes.  If such disputes will continue, the venue of the arbitrator shall be defined in the city of Milano.  Any claims should not be pursued in any other place and nowhere else.

The findings of the arbitrator on the basis of the provisions of this Membership Agreement shall be final and binding on the parties and may be entered in any court of competent jurisdiction for enforcement.  Executions of any award or judgment shall be governed by the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.  In cases of breach by User of these terms and copyright infringements on content, such as images, code, etc.., Tailored to the user by the organization, is recognized by the user the same responsibility for covering the complete recasting of all the legal costs faced by the Organization 's exercise of its rights in the jurisdiction of Milan.

 13.  FORCE MAJEURE:

 The Organization is not liable for any damages of any delay or failure in delivery resulting from causes beyond its reasonable control and without the fault or negligence of the same, including, without limitation but not limited to, acts of God, acts of civil or military authority, fires, riots, wars, embargoes, accidental damage due to accidents in air, water, earth, without limitation Internet outages, hacker attacks, or communications failures, acts of any governmental body or software failure, or third-party devices

 Under the terms and for the purposes of articles.  1341 and 1342 the user declares to have carefully examined, to acknowledge and accept the following articles, including individual chapters identified by the letters of the alphabet:

 - Art.  5 Changes - art.  6 Duration and Cancellation - art.  8 Exclusion of Warranty - art.  9 Limitation of Liability - art.  10 Compensation - art.  Exclusive Remedy 11, art.  12 Arbitration - art.  13 Force Majeure.