Terms and Conditions

General informations

Welcome to our “4oncommunity” platform (or “Platform“), the virtual space for scientific discussion and study dedicated to professionals and specialists in the oncology sector who, through the sharing of experiences and knowledge, analyze and study precision medicine for patients suffering from oncological diseases and, in this case, from solid neoplasms for which molecular targeted treatments are available or are being studied.

Below you can consult the terms and conditions of use (hereinafter also just “Terms of Use” or “Conditions of Use”) defined by MedicaEditoria e Diffusione Scientifica S.r.l. with Sole Shareholder, C.F. and VAT number 12389510152, as owner and manager, for accessing and using the 4oncommunity platform, as well as for the use of the services it offers (“Services“). The person who visits the Platform and / or accesses it and / or uses the 4oncommunity Services is hereinafter referred to as the “User” (or “Users“).

  • Acceptance of the Terms of Use

The User who intends to access the Platform and use the Services contained therein, agrees to undertake to comply with these Terms of Use.

By accessing 4oncommunity, the User declares and warrants that he has the right, authority and ability to accept and comply with the Terms of Use. In particular, he declares to have read, understood and accepted: 1) to be bound by the Terms of Use which establish the conditions of use of 4oncommunity and the Services, 2) to have the right and legal capacity to accept and comply with the Terms of Use and 3) to have undertaken to comply with the applicable laws and regulations regarding the access and use of 4oncommunity and the Services, relating to the protection of personal data, copyright and industrial property rights, the fight against crimes computer scientists.

Medica reserves the right to modify or simply update, in whole or in part, these Terms of Use. Changes and updates will be binding as soon as they are published and made available to Users on the Platform, in the appropriate section “Terms and Conditions of Use”. Therefore, Medica invites Users to consult and periodically check the Terms of Use, in order to verify the publication of the most recent updates and / or changes. Medica also invites Users not to use the Platform if they do not agree, in whole or in part, with the 4oncommunity Terms of Use.

For the processing of personal data, the User is invited to consult the specific section dedicated to the Privacy Policy, in order to better understand how 4oncommunity collects and uses the personal data of Users and for what purposes.

  • Registration and access to 4oncommunity

To access the Platform and use the Services offered by 4oncommunity, you must be registered.

Registration is free and takes place by filling in a special form on the Platform, in which the User enters their personal data, up to the creation of a personal profile, called “Account”. To this end, it is necessary to complete the appropriate procedure by providing current, complete and accurate information as requested in the appropriate online form.

It is the User’s responsibility to keep the data provided from time to time updated, complete and accurate and the User is responsible for any damage caused by failure to comply with these obligations. The User acknowledges and declares that he is solely responsible for the truthfulness and accuracy of the personal data and information provided.

The User undertakes not to access the Account if he is not the true and legitimate holder of the access credentials.

Registration, access and use of 4oncommunity require reading, knowledge and acceptance of these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

  • How to use 4oncommunity and the services connected to it

In general, the Services offered by 4oncommunity are free and are aimed at users operating in the oncology sector (doctors, researchers, PhD students).

The Services consist of the possibility for Users operating in the oncology sector to consult a board of experts and request further information on prognostic-predictive molecular pathology, by submitting a Ticket, after registering with 4oncommunity. The Ticketing module on the Platform allows the User to type a text message and attach documents to support the request for further information or the survey.

The User who accesses the Platform and intends to use the Services undertakes, under his own responsibility, to enter completely anonymized information, data or any writing file, video or images that cannot be in any way attributable to an identified or identifiable person. In other words, all data must be made anonymous enough to prevent or not allow the identification of the data subject.

Medica does not guarantee continuous and uninterrupted access to 4oncommunity and the Services, the functionality of which may be affected by various factors independent of Medica’s control.

Access to 4oncommunity may be suspended and / or interrupted at its discretion by Medica, by way of example, for technical reasons of any kind, for business choices, for the occurrence of a fortuitous event or force majeure, for the violation of the obligations of User set out below, without, in any case, the latter having nothing to claim from Medica.

Medica reserves the right to make changes to 4oncommunity and the Services, as well as to the related access and provision methods. If the User does not wish to continue using the Platform and the Services according to the new version and / or the new Terms of Use, he can delete his Account by contacting us or writing to the e-mail address info@4oncommunity.com.

  • Unauthorized use of 4oncommunity

The User is required to use 4oncommunity and the Services in timely and constant compliance with the law, public order and morality (including customary rules related to the so-called Netiquette) and the provisions of these Terms of Use.

The User undertakes not to use 4oncommunity nor the Services connected to it, for any illegal, obscene, abusive, offensive, harassing, improper or questionable purpose, to sell or offer to sell goods or services, to carry out or forward surveys, contests or chain letters, or for any purpose that is prohibited by the Terms of Use and applicable laws.

The User undertakes not to use the Services for:

  • upload, publish, send e-mails or otherwise transmit or disseminate any material that contains viruses or other codes, files or programs created to interrupt, destroy or limit the operation of the software and hardware;
  • interfere or interrupt the Services, servers or networks connected with the Services, act in contrast with any requirement, procedure or rule of the networks connected with the Services;
  • collect or store personal data of other Users or other subjects, in the absence of their explicit consent.

The User undertakes not to publish or store on 4oncommunity any software, information, data, database, music, audio, video or audio-video files, photographs, images, documents, texts, digital files or other material that violates proprietary rights. intellectual property rights (including copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents, publicity rights, or, as far as protectable, confidential ideas). Illegal or unauthorized use of 4oncommunity, including but not limited to 4oncommunity framing or linking to unauthorized sites or unauthorized use of any robot, spider or other automated device on 4oncommunity, will be subject to investigation and will be subject to any legal action it deems appropriate, including civil proceedings.

The User undertakes not to use 4oncommunity and the Services for illegal, illicit purposes, contrary to public order, morality or detrimental to the rights of others, and not to transmit material and / or messages that encourage third parties to engage in unlawful conduct and/or criminal liable to criminal, civil or administrative responsibility, not to carry out actions that give rise to an unreasonable burden or an excessive IT load on the 4oncommunity system.

It is forbidden to use any automatic or manual practice, device, process, software, program, algorithm, methodology or routine, including, but not limited to, “robot”, “spider” or other similar processes or functionalities to interfere or attempt to interfere with 4oncommunity or the Services.

The User must not use 4oncommunity and the Services for the purpose or in such a way as to cause damage to Medica or to third parties, thus having to refrain from using them to carry out competing activities, or in any case in such a way as to cause damage or prejudice to the interests and image of Medica, other users or third parties. It is forbidden to record and distribute any consultation with the board of experts.

In case of violation of the Terms of Use, Medica reserves the right to suspend or close access to 4oncommunity and the Services without notice and to delete the data provided.

If Medica receives reports of possible complaints or violations by Users or suspicions that the use of the Services violates the Terms of Use and, in particular the intellectual property rights of Medica or third parties, or other applicable laws, Medica may, at its sole discretion, suspend or close access to 4oncommunity and the Services, without notice.

  • Limitations of use

Permission to use 4oncommunity and the Services is automatically revoked in the event of a full or partial violation of the Terms of Use and applicable laws.

The User has the right to visit, view and keep a copy of the 4oncommunity pages for personal use, with the commitment not to duplicate, download, publish, modify, or otherwise distribute the 4oncommunity material for any commercial use or for any purpose other than that described in these Terms of Use.

The User also agrees not to deep-linking to 4oncommunity for any purpose, unless specifically authorized by Medica.

  • Industrial and intellectual property

With the exception of content provided by Users and/or from an external source, all information and materials appearing on 4oncommunity or as part of 4oncommunity and the Services (including text, graphics, images, illustrations, drawings, icons, photographs, video clips , audio clips, interfaces, software, logos, titles and names, collectively “intellectual property”) are the property of Medica, unless otherwise indicated in writing and agreed with the right holders and governed by these Terms of Use.

Medica and what is the subject of intellectual property are protected by the laws on copyright, distinctive signs and trademarks in force in Italy, as well as by European Union law, by international treaties and conventions, and by the laws of other countries, where applicable.

With the exception of information in the public domain or for which the User has been authorized by Medica, the User may not use, reproduce, copy, modify, publish, transmit, distribute, perform, display, download, license , enter into a database, use to create derivative works, reverse engineer, transfer or sell any intellectual property, information, software or products obtained from or through this platform or the Services, in whole or in part.

The User is responsible for the content and materials made available using 4oncommunity and the Services; by making materials and contents available, the User declares and guarantees that they do not violate the Terms of Use.

The trademarks, domain names, logos, slogans appearing with or relating to the Services are the property of Medica or its commercial partners, affiliates, agents, companies of the Group. The User may not copy, publish or use these trademarks without the prior written consent of Medica.

The use of 4oncommunity and the Services does not grant Users any right of use or license to use or reproduce the trademarks of Medica or third parties.

  • Reports

To notify us of any violation, non-compliant use of Medica or the Services, the User can write to info@4oncommunity.com

  • Limitation of Liability

Medica is in no way responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by Users. Any consequence arising from a different use, with respect to these Terms of Use, of 4oncommunity and the Services is attributable to the User.

Medica cannot assume any responsibility for the content posted by Users on the Platform. Despite the periodic review of 4oncommunity, Medica cannot guarantee that Piattafornma is free from viruses or other potentially harmful programs. Before accessing the network and carrying out any operation, including, in particular, downloading documents and software, the User must always adopt the most up-to-date IT protection measures.

Medica will not be liable for damages suffered by the User or third parties in relation to the use of 4oncommunity and the Services or the information contained therein, including, by way of example and not limited to, economic losses, loss or corruption of data, loss of benefits or interests, unless otherwise agreed with Medica or otherwise provided for by law applicable to Medica (such as regulations on the protection of personal data, to protect copyright).

Medica’s liability for any loss and / or damage suffered by the User due to the content of 4oncommunity or in relation to the Services will be limited to the elimination from the same of the content or material that caused them within a reasonable time or to adoption of any other action deemed useful and appropriate.

Despite the adoption and constant updating of all appropriate security measures by Medica, there is the possibility that computer pirates enter 4oncommunity, modifying its content and integrating material harmful to them, such as viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelboots, corrupted files or any other type of destructive software that may damage the computer equipment or property of others. In this case, Medica will in no way be responsible for any damage, loss or modification generated by these to the User by such third parties. If circumstances permit, Medica will warn Users of the interruption of the normal operation of 4oncommunity and the Services.

Medica will not be liable under any circumstances if the User tries to connect to 4oncommunity using a computer or programs that are obsolete compared to those normally used for an Internet connection. Medica is not liable under any circumstances for damages and prejudices of any nature caused by the lack of continuity, availability, reliability, usability of Medica and the Services and, in particular, by way of example but not limited to, for errors in accessing them, or of the speed and reliability of the user’s access to the Internet or to any type of communication network. Medica will not be liable for losses or any other circumstances resulting from the theft, theft or use of any User identification data (username and password) relating to 4oncommunity.

If the applicable law does not allow exclusions or limitations of guarantees and responsibilities towards Users, the above limitations will apply to the extent permitted by law.

  • Indemnity and compensation

The User undertakes to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Medica, its agents, collaborators, directors and employees from and against any claim, action, request, liability, cost and expense, including, by way of example, but not limited to, reasonable legal fees, resulting from the violation of any provision of the Terms of Use, or from any warranty provided herein, or otherwise arising in any way from the use, even illegal and unauthorized, of 4oncommunity and / or the Services.

  • Modification and termination

The User can withdraw from the Terms of Use at any time by canceling his subscription to the Services with immediate effect. In case of cancellation, Medica will remove the Account and all the information contained therein, except as specified in the following period

In the event that the access to the Services by the User is terminated, the User will still be bound by the obligations deriving from these Terms of Use and any additional conditions, including the guarantees issued by the User and the exclusions and limitations of responsibility. Medica is also not responsible to the User or third parties for any termination of access by the User.

Medica has the right to suspend or remove the User’s Account, with immediate effect, if the User violates these Terms of Use. The User who has been suspended or removed for violation of the Terms of Use does not have the right to register a new Account without the express authorization of Medica.

  • Applicable law and competent court

The Terms of Use, the rights and obligations of Users and Medica, and all actions provided for in this agreement will be governed by Italian law. Any disputes that arise between the User and Medica are devolved to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Milan, without prejudice to any different allocations of jurisdiction established by law in favor of the User.

  • General provisions

The use of the Services is not authorized in jurisdictions that do not recognize the validity of all the provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.

No joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship exists between the User and Medica as a result of the Terms of Use or the use of our Services and Medica.

In the event of invalidity or inapplicability by law of any provision of the Terms of Use, including, by way of example but not limited to, the exclusions of warranties and limitations of liability indicated above, the remaining provisions will continue to have full force and effectiveness and the invalid and/or unenforceable provision will be considered replaced by the valid and applicable provision that most closely corresponds to the rationale and spirit of the original provision.

The execution of the Terms of Use by Medica is subject to the laws and procedures in force and applicable and nothing contained in the Terms of Use derogates the right of Medica to comply with the requests or requirements deriving from the application of such laws.

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