CityOpenSource, a collaborative mapping platform, offers registered users the opportunity to create and share their own maps and digital content.
CityOpenSource allows for collaborative projects of digital storytelling by localizing multimedia content and data on interactive maps. The platform, in its desktop version and customized apps, encourages sharing, reuse, and customization of the experience and leverages the possibility of integrating additional proximity marketing services and geographic data-based AI analysis tools into a single solution. It also allows for data import/export and their reuse on the platform, presenting itself as a DaaS (Data as a Service) for digital commons and open data.
As a user, you have the right to use the CityOpenSource Services (websites, mobile apps, and other services, features, APIs, and functionalities) subject to the following terms and conditions that you accept at the time of registration and which may be modified.
We will inform users in advance via email regarding any changes. The prerequisite is that the user has provided an email address. The amendment is considered approved if the user does not object within one month from the announcement of the change. Otherwise, we have the right to block access.
If you use the CityOpenSource Services on behalf of another entity, all references to "Users" in the remainder of the Terms will include such entity. You represent that you are authorized to accept these Terms on behalf of such entity and in the event that the user or entity violates these Terms, the entity agrees to be responsible to us.
The users of the CityOpenSource Services are of three types:
The user can contribute to the project voluntarily, spontaneously, and free of charge by uploading content that will subsequently be distributed on the Website and/or the App under the licenses defined by the administrator (see Content Licenses).
The CityOpenSource Services allow users to create, publish, store, and share content, including images and sequences of images, videos, audio, text, datasets, location and route information, comments, messages, polls and responses, posts, votes, ratings, other materials, and all other information associated with them (collectively, "User Content").
By providing their content, the user retains ownership of all rights, including intellectual property rights related to the content, and grants CityOpenSource a non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable, free, perpetual (or, in jurisdictions where this is not allowed, for the period of protection of intellectual property rights or for a term equal to 99 years), irrevocable, worldwide license to distribute, use, host, store, copy, modify, distribute, create derivative works, publish and process such content, through any means, either alone or in combination with other content or materials, in any way and through any means, method or technology, whether existing or future. CityOpenSource undertakes to indicate the name and surname of the author and/or, in the absence of these, the wording indicated in the username for each published content and is obliged in accordance with the law on personal data protection
CityOpenSource is not liable for user-provided content and will not be held responsible for any disputes directly or indirectly connected to them, including any copyright infringement or damages that may result from it. Users who provide content to the company assume full responsibility for their content.
The user's content (alone or in combination with other datasets) may be entered with different specific levels of access through licenses, ranging from copyright to Creative Commons licenses with different levels of reuse. The choice of content licenses is defined by the map administrator. If there are no explicit indications to the contrary, the contents are published under the Creative Commons Attribution license (CC BY).
The contents are imported from the databases of CityOpenSource, whose protection - which does not prejudice existing rights on the contents - is governed by European directives on the matter.
When the user publishes or otherwise shares their content on or through CityOpenSource Services, they agree that such content and any associated information (such as username, profile picture, and bio) may be visible to other users. As a user, you agree that the content provided and published on the platform can be used by all users authorized by CityOpenSource for specific access levels defined by the licenses.
As a user of the platform, you agree to respect the rights and property rights of other users of CityOpenSource.
The CityOpenSource code of conduct requires users to use the Services responsibly, respecting other users, applicable laws, and intellectual property rights. In particular, users must not:
In the event of a violation of the code of conduct, CityOpenSource reserves the right to suspend or close the user's account and remove inappropriate content.
We are responsible according to legal provisions. User-generated content is not subject to our monitoring obligation. Therefore, we assume no responsibility for the timeliness, correctness, completeness, reliability, authenticity, and non-infringement of third-party rights, viruses, or suitability of such content and/or other user activities. In particular, we assume no responsibility for the loss or storage of user passwords or access rights. The user shall indemnify CityOpenSource against claims for damages or demands of third parties when CityOpenSource is not liable. Unless otherwise agreed, the responsibility is not with CityOpenSource.