Terms of Service for Non Architecture SRL’s Platform (non-a.com)
Last Updated: August 1st 2023
You agree that by clicking “Join Now”, “Join Non-a”, “Sign Up” or similar, registering, accessing, or using our services (described below), you are agreeing to enter into a legally binding contract with Non Architecture s.r.l. (even if you are using our Services on behalf of a company). If you do not agree to this contract (“Contract” or “User Agreement”), do not click “Join Now” (or similar) and do not access or otherwise use any of our Services. If you wish to terminate this contract, at any time you can do so by closing your account and no longer accessing or using our Services.
This Contract applies to Non-a.com, Non-a-branded apps, Non-a Learning and other Non-a-related sites, apps, communications, and other services that state that they are offered under this Contract (“Services”), including the offsite collection of data for those Services. Registered users of our Services are “Members” and unregistered users are “Visitors”.
You are entering into this Contract with Non Architecture s.r.l. (also referred to as “we” and “us”), established in Via Delle Coppelle 3, 00186 Roma RM, Italiy, VAT IT16621271002.
This Contract applies to Members and Visitors.
1.2 Members and Visitors
When you register and join the Non-a Services, you become a Member. If you have chosen not to register for our Services, you may access certain features as a “Visitor”.
We may make changes to the Contract.
2.1 Service Eligibility
Here are some promises that you make to us in this Contract:
- You’re eligible to enter into this Contract without any restriction.
- The Services are open to users of all ages.
To use the Services, you agree that: (1) you will create only one Non-a account, which must be in your real name; and (2) you are not already restricted by Non-a from using the Services. Creating an account with false information is a violation of our terms, including accounts registered on behalf of others.
2.2 Your Account
You will keep your password a secret.
You will not share an account with anyone else and will follow our rules and the law.
Members are account holders. You agree to: (1) use a strong password and keep it confidential; (2) not transfer any part of your account (e.g., connections) and (3) follow the law and our list of Dos and Don’ts and Professional Community Policies. You are responsible for anything that happens through your account unless you close it or report misuse.
As between you and others (including your employer), your account belongs to you. However, if the Services were purchased by another party for you to use (e.g. Premium membership bought by your employer), the party paying for such Service has the right to control access to and get reports on your use of such paid Service; however, they do not have rights to your personal account.
You’ll honor your payment obligations and you are okay with us storing your payment information. You understand that there may be fees and taxes that are added to our prices.
Refunds are subject to our policy.
If you buy any of our paid Services (“Premium Services”), you agree to pay us the applicable fees and taxes and to additional terms specific to the paid Services. Failure to pay these fees will result in the termination of your paid Services. Also, you agree that:
Your purchase may be subject to foreign exchange fees or differences in prices based on location (e.g. exchange rates).
We may store and continue billing your payment method (e.g. credit card) even after it has expired, to avoid interruptions in your Services and to use to pay other Services you may buy.
If you purchase a subscription, your payment method automatically will be charged at the start of each subscription period for the fees and taxes applicable to that period. To avoid future charges, cancel before the renewal date. Learn how to cancel or suspend your Premium Services.
All of your purchases of Services are subject to Non-a’s refund policy.
We may calculate taxes payable by you based on the billing information that you provide us at the time of purchase.
You can get a copy of your invoice through your Non-a account settings under “Purchase History”.
2.4 Notices and Messages
You’re okay with us providing notices and messages to you through our websites, apps, and contact information. If your contact information is out of date, you may miss out on important notices.
You agree that we will provide notices and messages to you in the following ways: (1) within the Service, or (2) sent to the contact information you provided us (e.g., email, mobile number, physical address). You agree to keep your contact information up to date.
Please review your settings to control and limit messages you receive from us.
When you share information on our Services, others can see, copy and use that information.
Our Services allow messaging and sharing of information in many ways, such as your profile, projects, videos, audios, group posts, links to news articles, job postings, messages, and forums. Information and content that you share or post may be seen by other Members, Visitors or others (including off of the Services).
We are not obligated to publish any information or content on our Service and can remove it with or without notice.
3. Rights and Limits
3.1 Your License to Non-a
You own all of the content, feedback, and personal information you provide to us, but you also grant us a non-exclusive license to it. We’ll honor the choices you make about who gets to see your information and content.
You own the content and information that you submit or post to the Services, and you are only granting Non-a and our affiliates the following non-exclusive license:
3.2 Service Availability
We may change or end any Service or modify our prices prospectively.
3.3 Other Content, Sites and Apps
Your use of others’ content and information posted on our Services is at your own risk. Others may offer their own products and services through our Services, and we aren’t responsible for those third-party activities.
We have the right to limit how you connect and interact on our Services.
Non-a reserves the right to limit your use of the Services, including the number of your connections and your ability to contact other Members. Non-a reserves the right to restrict, suspend, or terminate your account if you breach this Contract or the law or are misusing the Services.
3.5 Intellectual Property Rights
We’re providing you notice about our intellectual property rights.
Non-a reserves all of its intellectual property rights in the Services. Trademarks and logos used in connection with the Services are the trademarks of their respective owners.
3.6 Automated Processing
We use data and information about you to make relevant suggestions to you and others.
We use the information and data that you provide and that we have about Members to make recommendations for connections, content, and features that may be useful to you. Keeping your profile accurate and up to date helps us to make these recommendations more accurate and relevant.
4. Community Standards
4.1 Professionalism and Respect
Non-a is a platform where architectural creativity thrives and professional relationships flourish. We expect our members to engage respectfully and foster a community of learning and innovation.
Engage in discussions and share content responsibly. Ensure your conversations contribute to a safe and inclusive environment.
Use your true identity on Non-a, sharing real and authentic information. Your profile should accurately reflect your professional persona and contributions to the field of architecture.
4.4 Professional Discourse
Non-a encourages a broad spectrum of discussions related to architecture, design, and associated disciplines. Keep your interactions professional and constructive.
4.5 Reporting Inappropriate Content
Help us maintain a safe and professional community by reporting any inappropriate or abusive content. Your vigilance helps us identify and address issues promptly.
4.6 Content Moderation
We may use automated systems and a team of moderators to review and enforce our community guidelines. Violation of our policies may lead to content removal or account suspension.
4.7 Privacy and Data Security
4.8 Prohibited Activities
Avoid engaging in or promoting illegal activities, sharing malicious software, or scamming others. Non-a is not a platform for fraudulent activities or harmful behaviors.
4.9 Respectful Interaction
Avoid derogatory remarks, hateful comments, or harassment towards others. We do not tolerate discrimination or offensive behavior on Non-a.
4.10 No Spam
Refrain from spamming others with unsolicited or irrelevant content. Ensure your interactions on Non-a are meaningful and contribute positively to the community.
4.11 Intellectual Property
Respect the intellectual property rights of others. Share your work responsibly and give credit where it’s due.
4.12 Commercial Conduct
Any commercial activity on Non-a should comply with our guidelines and local laws. Misrepresentation, fraudulent activities, and other unethical commercial behaviors are prohibited.
5. Disclaimer and Limit of Liability
5.1 No Warranty
This is our disclaimer of legal liability for the quality, safety, or reliability of our Services.
NON-A AND ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY ABOUT THE SERVICES, INCLUDING ANY REPRESENTATION THAT THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, AND PROVIDE THE SERVICES (INCLUDING CONTENT AND INFORMATION) ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, NON-A AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTY, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF TITLE, ACCURACY OF DATA, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
5.2 Exclusion of Liability
These are the limits of legal liability we may have to you.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW (AND UNLESS NON-A HAS ENTERED INTO A SEPARATE WRITTEN AGREEMENT THAT OVERRIDES THIS CONTRACT), NON-A, INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES, WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTRACT FOR LOST PROFITS OR LOST BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, REPUTATION (E.G., OFFENSIVE OR DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS), LOSS OF DATA (E.G., DOWN TIME OR LOSS, USE OF, OR CHANGES TO, YOUR INFORMATION OR CONTENT) OR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES.
NON-A AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH THIS CONTRACT FOR ANY AMOUNT THAT EXCEEDS (A) THE TOTAL FEES PAID OR PAYABLE BY YOU TO NON-A FOR THE SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF THIS CONTRACT, IF ANY, OR (B) EUROS 1000.
5.3 Basis of the Bargain; Exclusions
The limitations of liability in this Section 5 are part of the basis of the bargain between you and Non-a and shall apply to all claims of liability (e.g., warranty, tort, negligence, contract and law) even if Non-a or its affiliates has been told of the possibility of any such damage, and even if these remedies fail their essential purpose.
These limitations of liability do not apply to liability for death or personal injury or for fraud, gross negligence or intentional misconduct, or in cases of negligence where a material obligation has been breached, a material obligation being such which forms a prerequisite to our delivery of services and on which you may reasonably rely, but only to the extent that the damages were directly caused by the breach and were foreseeable upon conclusion of this Contract and to the extent that they are typical in the context of this Contract.
We can each end this Contract, but some rights and obligations survive.
Both you and Non-a may terminate this Contract at any time with notice to the other. On termination, you lose the right to access or use the Services. The following shall survive termination:
- Our rights to use and disclose your feedback;
- Members and/or Visitors’ rights to further re-share content and information you shared through the Services;
- Sections 5, 7, 8, and 9.2 of this Contract;
- Any amounts owed by either party prior to termination remain owed after termination.
7. Governing Law and Dispute Resolution
In the unlikely event that a legal dispute arises, both you and Non-a agree to resolve it under Italian law, regardless of where you live.
All claims related to Non-a’s provision of the Services will be governed by Italian law. Both parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Italian courts for all disputes arising out of or relating to this User Agreement or the Services.
This agreement ensures that any legal matter will be handled consistently and under a known set of laws, providing a predictable framework for resolving disputes.
8. General Terms
Here are some important details about the Contract.
8.1 Enforceability: If a court with authority over this Contract finds any part of it unenforceable, you and we agree that the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, you and we agree to ask the court to remove that unenforceable part and still enforce the rest of this Contract.
8.2 Entire Agreement: This Contract (including additional terms that may be provided by us when you engage with a feature of the Services) is the only agreement between us regarding the Services and supersedes all prior agreements for the Services.
8.3 Enforcement: If we don’t act to enforce a breach of this Contract, that does not mean that Non-a has waived its right to enforce this Contract.
8.4 Assignment: You may not assign or transfer this Contract (or your membership or use of Services) to anyone without our consent. However, you agree that Non-a may assign this Contract to its affiliates or a party that buys it without your consent. There are no third-party beneficiaries to this Contract.
8.5 Legal Notice: You agree that the only way to provide us legal notice is at the addresses provided in Section 11.
9. Dos and Don’ts
Non-a fosters a professional community. This list of “Dos and Don’ts” alongside our Professional Community Policies outlines what you can and cannot do on our Services.
You agree that you will:
- Comply with all applicable laws, including, without limitation, privacy laws, intellectual property laws, anti-spam laws, export control laws, tax laws, and regulatory requirements;
- Provide accurate information to us and keep it updated;
- Use your real name on your profile; and
- Use the Services in a professional manner.
You agree that you will not:
- Create a false identity on Non-a, misrepresent your identity, create a Member profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person), or use or attempt to use another’s account;
- Develop, support or use software, devices, scripts, robots, or any other means or processes to scrape the Services or otherwise copy profiles and other data from the Services;
- Override any security feature or bypass or circumvent any access controls or use limits of the Service;
- Copy, use, disclose or distribute any information obtained from the Services, without the consent of Non-a;
- Disclose information that you do not have the consent to disclose;
- Violate the intellectual property rights of others or of Non-a;
- Post anything that contains software viruses, worms, or any other harmful code;
- Reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the Services or any related technology;
- Rent, lease, loan, trade, sell/re-sell or otherwise monetize the Services or related data or access to the same, without Non-a’s consent;
- Use bots or other automated methods to access the Services, add or download contacts, send or redirect messages;
- Monitor the Services’ availability, performance or functionality for any competitive purpose;
- Engage in “framing,” “mirroring,” or otherwise simulating the appearance or function of the Services;
- Interfere with the operation of, or place an unreasonable load on, the Services;
- Violate the Professional Community Policies or any additional terms concerning a specific Service that are provided when you sign up for or start using such Service.
10. Complaints Regarding Content
Contact information for complaints about content provided by our Members.
We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We require that information posted by Members be accurate and not in violation of the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. We provide a policy and process for complaints concerning content posted by our Members.
11. How To Contact Us
Our Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general inquiries, you may contact us online. For legal notices or service of process, you may write us at this address: Via delle Coppelle 3, 00186, Roma, Italia.
These guidelines aim to maintain a professional and respectful community on Non-a’s platform, ensuring that members adhere to legal and ethical standards.