Terms of Use

This Terms of Use and Policy is effective as of June 1st, 2019.

CauseMe ("us", "we", or "our") operates the public instances of CauseMe, including https://causeme.uv.es, http://causeme.net and http://www.causeme.net (herafter referred to as the CauseMe websites or CauseMe platforms). This document only applies to these sites, not to other instances. The CauseMe websites are administered by Universitat de València and maintained by members of the Universitat de València (Spain) and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Germany.

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Spain and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location. By accessing the CauseMe websites, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing these sites. The materials contained in these websites are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. By using the CauseMe platforms, you agree to and accept all of these Terms. Contact us (info@causeme.net) with any questions or comments.

Use license: Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information, data or software) on CauseMe's website for personal, non-commercial transitory work only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:

  • Modify the materials;

  • Use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);

  • Attempt to decompile or reverse-engineer any software or database creation contained on CauseMe websites;

  • Remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or

  • Transfer the materials to another person or «mirror» the materials on any other server.

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by CauseMe at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

Limitations, permitted and prohibited uses: User may not use the CauseMe websites to violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law:

  • User may not upload or transmit any material that infringes or misappropriates any person's copyright, patent, trademark, or trade secret, or disclose via the CauseMe websites any information the disclosure of which would constitute a violation of a confidentiality obligation on User's part. You agree that you will not use the platform in a way that violates any law, regulation, the intellectual property or privacy and data protection rights, or any other rights of anyone else.

  • User may not upload any viruses, worms, Trojan horses, or other forms of harmful computer code, nor subject CauseMe network or servers to unreasonable traffic loads, or otherwise engage in conduct deemed disruptive to the ordinary operation of CauseMe websites.

  • User may not attempt to obtain the password, account, or other security information from any other user; violate the security of any computer network, or cracks any passwords or security encryption codes; run Maillist, Listserv, any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the platform, or any processes that run or are activated while you are not logged in, or that otherwise interfere with the proper working of the site (including by placing an unreasonable load on the site infrastructure).

  • User may not «Crawl,» «scrape,» or run «spiders» in any page, data, or portion of or relating to the CauseMe platform or Content (through use of manual or automated means).

  • User may not store any significant portion of the Content, as well as decompilation, reverse-engineering, or otherwise attempts to obtain the source code or underlying ideas or information of or relating to the platform are not permitted.

  • User is strictly prohibited from communicating on or through this site any unlawful, harmful, offensive, threatening, abusive, libelous, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, fraudulent, sexually explicit, racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any sort, including, but not limited to, any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national, or international law.

In no event shall CauseMe or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on CauseMe's website, even if CauseMe or a CauseMe authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

User Submissions and Accounts:

  • CauseMe does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from a User through this site.

  • Any material, information, or other communication a user transmits or posts to the CauseMe websites will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and CauseMe websites will be under no obligation of any kind with respect to such information.

  • Universitat de València and DLR under joint agreement will be free to reproduce, make derivative works from, use, disclose, and distribute the Communications to others without limitation. Universitat de València and DLR jointly may provide authorship attribution by listing User's name. You grant Us the licence to use your submissions, which does not affect your ownership of submissions.

  • You may not sign up for more than one CauseMe account. You also may not select a username that you don’t have the right to use, or another person’s name. If we believe that you are using more than one CauseMe username, we may remove your account from the platform without notice.

  • Any submission of results, methods, or model data on the CauseMe platform is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated, and you access all such information and content at your own risk. We aren’t liable for any errors or omissions in that information or content or for any damages or loss you might suffer in connection with it.

User Profile and Password: User agrees to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information when registering with the CauseMe website. It is User's responsibility to maintain and promptly update this account information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If User provides any information that is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is fraudulent, untrue, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account without notice and to refuse any and all current and future use of this site (see Termination section below).

Although sections of the site may be viewed simply by visiting the site, in order to access some Content and/or additional features offered at the site, you may need to register. If you create an account on the site, you may be asked to supply your name, organization, a User ID and password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account and are fully responsible for all activities that occur in connection with your password or account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of either your password or account or any other breach of security. You further agree that you will not permit others, including those whose accounts have been terminated, to access this site using your account or User ID. You grant us and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the CauseMe websites the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your information in connection with the operation of CauseMe websites and in the provision of services to you. We cannot and do not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit, or your or third parties' use or misuse of information transmitted or received using the CauseMe websites.

Links to Other Materials: The CauseMe websites may contain links to sites owned or operated by independent third parties. These links are provided for your convenience and reference only. We do not control such sites and, therefore, we are not responsible for any content posted on these sites. The fact that we offer such links should not be construed in any way as an endorsement, authorization, or sponsorship of that site, its content or the companies or products referenced therein, and we reserve the right to note its lack of affiliation, sponsorship, or endorsement on this site. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to the CauseMe websites, you do this entirely at your own risk. Because some sites employ automated search results or otherwise link you to sites containing information that may be deemed inappropriate or offensive, we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, or decency of material contained in third party sites, and you hereby irrevocably waive any claim against us with respect to such sites. CauseMe has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by CauseMe of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user's own risk.

Credits: Information found on the CauseMe websites may be freely used and copied for educational, research and other non-commercial purposes, provided that any reproduction of data be accompanied by an acknowledgement of Universitat de València (UV) and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) as the source. For scientific publications, we ask that the scientific papers listed under «How to cite» are properly cited. This does not apply to the pages and images with explicitly reserved reproduction right: © followed by the right owner. In case of error or forgetting copyrights, please contact us (info@causeme.net). The contents provided in CauseMe is the property of the Us. Any reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden without prior consent of its owner.

Indemnification: User agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Universitat de València and DLR, their employees, directors, officers, affiliated companies, agents, vendors or suppliers from and against any and all claims, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising from or related to your use or misuse of the CauseMe websites, including, without limitation, User's violation of these Terms and Conditions, the infringement by User, or any other subscriber or user of your account, of any intellectual property right or other right of any person or entity.

Disclaimer: CauseMe websites and associated materials are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Universitat de València disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property. Universitat de València makes no representations or warranty that the site will meet your requirements, or that your use of the sites will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error free; nor does Universitat de València make any representation or warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the sites. Universitat de València makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of the sites or the information, content, materials, or products included on these sites.

In no event shall Universitat de València or any of its affiliated companies, employees, directors, officers, agents, vendors or suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of information) arising out of the use, misuse of or inability to use the sites, even if Universitat de València has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

You understand and agree that any content downloaded or otherwise obtained through the use of the sites is at your own discretion and risk and that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data or business interruption that results from the download of content. Universitat de València shall not be responsible for any loss or damage caused, or alleged to have been caused, directly or indirectly, by the information or ideas contained, suggested or referenced in or appearing on the sites. your participation in the sites is solely at your own risk. no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from Universitat de València or through Universitat de València, its employees, or third parties shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. You acknowledge, by your use of the CauseMe websites, that your use of the site is at your sole risk.

Accuracy of materials: The materials (data, information, code) on CauseMe's website are provided on an 'as is' basis. CauseMe makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, CauseMe does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site. The materials appearing on CauseMe's website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. CauseMe does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. CauseMe may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However CauseMe does not make any commitment to update the materials.

Termination: These Terms and Conditions of Use are effective until terminated by either party. If User no longer agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, User must cease use of the CauseMe websites. If User is dissatisfied with the CauseMe websites, their content, or any of these terms, conditions, and policies, User's sole legal remedy is to discontinue using these websites. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to and use of these websites, or parts of these websites, without notice, if we believe, in our sole discretion, that such use is (i) in violation of any applicable law; (ii) is harmful to our interests or the interests, including intellectual property or other rights, of another person or entity; or (iii) where we have reason to believe that User is in violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Competitions hosted on CauseMe: All terms also apply to competitions hosted on the CauseMe platform. These competitions may involve monetary prizes and payment of such prizes may be restricted to bank accounts in certain countries, due to government legislations. In addition, competition organizers and members of the research groups that organize the competition cannot compete for the monetary prizes.

Changes To This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use: This Privacy Policy and Terms of Use is effective as of June 1st, 2019 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page. We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use at any time and you should check this page periodically. Your continued use of the CauseMe websites after we post any modifications to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Privacy Policy

General: At CauseMe, accessible from https://causeme.uv.es and http://www.causeme.net, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our users. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by CauseMe and how we use it. Our websites comply with all ES and EU laws and requirements for user privacy. CauseMe is a protected trademark. If you have any questions about this policy, please contact us at info@causeme.net.

Information Collection: We may use your User Information to contact you with newsletters and updates about new features of the CauseMe website(s). Like many site operators, we collect information (Log Data) that your browser sends whenever you visit the CauseMe websites. This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser version, the pages that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, we may use third party services, such as Squarespace or Google Analytics, that collect, monitor and analyze usage. Like for many sites, we use «cookies» to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of the CauseMe websites. By accepting the Cookie Notification message, you consent to the use of such cookies.

  • CauseMe follows a standard procedure of using log files. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for administering the site.

  • Like any other website, CauseMe uses «cookies». These cookies are only used to store information about the visitors' login access. You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options.

  • When you create an account, you provide us with personal information that includes your email address and a password. We also collect the content you upload.

  • The information that CauseMe obtains about a User on its website is used for non-commercial purposes. Such information includes the name and e-mail address of the User, which the User may voluntarily decide to provide. You may opt out receiving email from the platform and its administrators by contacting us (info@causeme.net). According to the «Ley Orgánica 3/2018 – Dec. 5th» on personal data privacy protection and digital rights («Protección de datos de caracter personal y garantía de derechos digitales»), you have the right to access the information as well as to rectify and delete data that concerns you personally on this site. In case of dispute, the Spanish law will apply. To exercise this right, please contact us.

  • If you use our Contact Us page then the personal information (name, email and the message) are simply emailed to us and, other than the email, this information is not stored or otherwise processed or retained. Your personal information is only used to respond to your query. We will not pass this information onto third-parties. The personal information is stored and processed in the EU and/or where we and our third-party email provider maintains facilities, which may be overseas. By providing us with your personal information, you consent to the disclosure to our email provider. We have a contract in place that requires our email provider to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.

  • If we or our assets are acquired, we would include data among the assets transferred to any parties who acquire us. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any parties who acquire us may continue to use your personal information according to this policy.

  • We will comply with government and law enforcement requests for data, as required by law, in connection with any actual or prospective legal proceedings, or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

  • We regularly review our retention periods for personal information and only hold such information for as long as necessary for the relevant activity (or until such time as you request that we delete your information).

Your rights

  • Choice and consent: In using the site, you consent to us using any information you provide in accordance with this policy.

  • Data access, portability and correction: You may request details of the personal information that we hold about you. You may request such personal information to be deleted, corrected or transferred to a third-party.

  • Data breaches: We will comply with laws applicable to us in respect of notification of any data breach.

  • Complaints: If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law, please contact us as detailed above. We will investigate and respond in writing.

This policy is effective as of 1 June 2019.