General Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to our web site ("storiesofitaly.com"). These General Terms and Conditions of Use govern the access to and use of storiesofitaly.com. The access to and use of this web site as well as the purchase of products on storiesofitaly.com are based on the assumption that these General Terms and Conditions of Use have been read, understood and accepted by you.
This website is managed and maintained by Stories of Italy srl. ("Stories of Italy"), with registered office in Italy at via San Francesco d’Assisi, 15 - 20122 Milano, business register number, tax code and VAT number 09151450963, fully paid share capital of EUR 20.000,00.
Stories of Italy may amend or update all or part of these General Terms and Conditions of Use. Any amendment or update to the General Terms and Conditions of Use shall be posted for our users on the Home Page of storiesofitaly.com as soon as such amendments or updates have been made and shall be binding as soon as they are published on the web site in this section.
Therefore, you should regularly access this section on the web site in order to check the publication of the most recent and updated General Terms and Conditions of Use of storiesofitaly.com. If you do not agree to all or part of Stories of Italy's General Terms and Conditions of Use, please do not use our web site.
The access to and use of storiesofitaly.com, including display of web pages, communication with Stories of Italy, downloading product information and making purchases on the web site, are carried out by our users exclusively for personal purposes, which should in no way be connected to any trade, business or professional activity.
Remember that you will be liable for your use of storiesofitaly.com and its contents. Stories of Italy shall not be considered liable for any use of the web site and its contents made by any of its users that is not compliant with the laws and regulations in force, without prejudice to Stories of Italy's liability for intentional torts and gross negligence. In particular, you will be liable for communicating information or data which is not correct, false or concerning third parties (in the event such third parties have not given their consent), as well as for any improper use of such data or information.
Finally, since each material will be downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the service of your choice and at user’s risk, all liability for any damage to computer systems or data loss resulting from downloading falls on the user and cannot be attributed to Stories of Italy.
Stories of Italy accepts no responsibility for any damage resulting from inaccessibility to services on the website or from damage caused by viruses, corrupted files, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions of content, network problems, providers or telephone and / or data transmission, unauthorized access to, alteration of data, failure and / or malfunction of the user’s electronic equipment. The user is responsible for the safekeeping and proper use of personal information, including credentials that allow access to confidential services, as well as for any damages or injury which might arise against Stories of Italy or third parties as a result of incorrect use, loss, removal of such information.
2. Intellectual Property Rights
storiesofitaly.com's contents, including but not limited to, works, images, pictures, dialogues, music, sounds, videos, documents, drawings, figures, logos and any other material posted on storiesofitaly.com in any format, including menus, web pages, graphics, colours, schemes, tools, fonts, design of the web site, diagrams, layouts, methods, processes, functions and software which are part of storiesofitaly.com, are protected by copyright and by any other intellectual property right of Stories of Italy and of the relevant right-holders. The reproduction, wholly or in part, in any form whatsoever, of storiesofitaly.com and of its contents is not allowed without Stories of Italy's written consent.
Stories of Italy has the exclusive right to authorise or prohibit any reproduction (whether direct and indirect, temporary or permanent or by any other mean or in any form, in whole or in part) of storiesofitaly.com and its contents. Concerning the use of storiesofitaly.com, you are only authorised to display the web site and its contents. You are also authorised to carry out all the other temporary acts of reproduction which are transient or incidental and an integral and essential part of displaying storiesofitaly.com and its contents and which have no independent economic significance. You are also authorised to surf on the web site for the lawful use of storiesofitaly.com and its contents.
You are not authorised to reproduce by any means or in any form, in whole and in part, storiesofitaly.com and its contents. Any reproduction must be authorised from time to time by Stories of Italy or, if necessary, by the authors of the work posted on the web site. Such reproductions shall be carried out for lawful purposes and in compliance with copyright and the other intellectual property rights of Stories of Italy and of the authors of the works posted on the web site. The authors of works posted on storiesofitaly.com are at any time entitled to claim the authorship of their work and to object to any distortion or any other modification of the works, including any damage to the works which may prejudice the honour and reputation of the authors.
You undertake to comply with the copyright of the authors who chose to publish their work on storiesofitaly.com or have cooperated with storiesofitaly.com in the creation of new expressive and artistic works which are intended for publication, not exclusively on the web site, or which are an integral part of the web site. In any event, you are not authorised to use, in any manner or form whatsoever, the contents of the web site or any single work protected by copyright or any other intellectual property right. By way of example, you must not alter or modify the web contents or any work protected by copyright and by any other intellectual property right without Stories of Italy's consent and without the consent, where necessary, of each author of the works posted on storiesofitaly.com.
3. Trademarks and Domain Names
“Stories of Italy” is a registered trademark and the domain name "storiesofitaly.com" is property of Stories of Italy.
Stories of Italy is entitled to the exclusive use of such trademarks.
You are not authorised, without the consent of Stories of Italy, to use such trademarks for distinguishing products or services.
4. Links to Other Web Sites
storiesofitaly.com contains links to other web sites which are in no way connected to storiesofitaly.com or Stories of Italy.
Stories of Italy does not control or monitor such third party web sites or their contents. Stories of Italy shall not be held liable for the contents of such sites and/or for the rules adopted by them in respect of, but not limited to, your privacy and the processing of your personal data when you are visiting those web sites.
storiesofitaly.com provides links to other web sites exclusively to help its users in searching and surfing the Internet and to allow links to web sites on the Internet.
When Stories of Italy provides links to other web sites, Stories of Italy does not recommend its users to access these web sites and it does not provide any guarantees to their web content or to services and products supplied and sold by these web sites to Internet users.
5. Links to storiesofitaly.com
If you are interested in linking the home page of storiesofitaly.com and other web pages which are publicly accessible you are free to do so. A notification at the following e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org appreciated. Stories of Italy grants links to storiesofitaly.com free of charge and on a non-exclusive basis.
Stories of Italy is entitled to object to certain links to its web site in the event that the applicant who intends to activate links to storiesofitaly.com has, in the past, adopted unfair commercial or business practices which are not generally adopted or accepted by the market operators, or has made unfair competition activities vis-à-vis Stories of Italy, or when Stories of Italy fears that such practices or such activities might be adopted by the applicant in the future. In any event, it is forbidden to post deep links (such as deep frames) to storiesofitaly.com or to use unauthorised meta-tags without Stories of Italy's prior written consent.
6. Disclaimers on Content
Stories of Italy has made all efforts to prevent the publication on its web site of content describing or representing situations of physical or psychological violence or which, according to the sensitivity of storiesofitaly.com's users, might be deemed to violate civil beliefs or human rights and dignity, in all its forms and expressions. In any event, Stories of Italy does not warrant that the contents of the web site are appropriate or lawful in other Countries outside Italy.
However, in the event that such contents are deemed to be unlawful or illegal in some of these Countries, please do not access our web site and, where you nonetheless choose to access it, we hereby inform you your use of the services provided by storiesofitaly.com shall be your exclusive and personal responsibility.
Stories of Italy has also adopted measures to ensure that the content of storiesofitaly.com is accurate and does not contain any incorrect or out-of-date information.
However, Stories of Italy cannot be held liable for the accuracy and completeness of the content posted by Stories of Italy on its web site, except for its liability for tort and gross negligence and as otherwise provided for by the law.
Moreover, Stories of Italy cannot guarantee that the web site will operate continuously, without any interruptions and errors due to the connection to the Internet. In the event of any problem in using our web site please contact us by using the Give Feedback tool on the home page of our web site. A Stories of Italy representative will be at your disposal to assist and help you to restore your access to the web site, as far as possible.
At the same time, please contact your Internet services provider or check that each device for Internet connection and access to web content is correctly activated, including your Internet browser.
Although Stories of Italy shall use its best efforts to ensure regular access to its web site, the dynamic nature of the Internet and web content may not allow storiesofitaly.com to operate without any suspensions, interruptions or discontinuity due to updating the web site.
Stories of Italy has adopted adequate technical and organisational security measures to protect services on storiesofitaly.com, integrity of traffic data and electronic communications in order to prevent unauthorised use of or access to data, as well as to prevent risks of dissemination, destruction and loss of data and confidential/non confidential information regarding users of storiesofitaly.com, and to avoid unauthorised or unlawful access to such data and information.
7. Our Sales Policy
Stories of Italy has adopted a sales policy; its mission consists of selling products through its services and its web site to "consumers" only. "Consumer" shall mean any natural person who is acting on storiesofitaly.com for purposes which are outside his or her trade, business or professional activity (if any).
If you are not a consumer, please do not use our services for purchasing products on storiesofitaly.com. Stories of Italy shall be entitled to object to the processing of purchase orders from persons other than consumers and to any other purchase order which does not comply with the General Terms and Conditions of Sale and these General Terms and Conditions of Use.
If you are not a consumer and wish to purchase our products, please contact us by sending an e-mail at email@example.com.
8. Governing Law
These General Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by Italian law.