Terms and Conditions
Last updated: 14/12/2017
The following terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of the “SavingFood” CAPs platform located at SavingFood platform. More information about the platform, the project and the different user roles can be found at the following link: www.savingfood.eu.
The SavingFood platform offers a novel approach to tackle food waste, through the redistribution of surplus food to welfare organisations that support people in need. Moving forward from existing food redistribution channels SavingFood seeks to create a social movement for reducing food waste, by engaging all actors of the food waste cycle to become part of the solution.
The project brings together the food waste community and the technical and scientific community in a mutually beneficial context to provide a complete, sustainable and flexible platform where all participants – food donors, beneficiaries, policy-makers and society at large – can engage, discuss and deliver within a prosocial environment in which everyone’s needs are met, information is shared, and food is effectively distributed.
Three local food rescue organizations have been involved in the development of the platform, one in Greece, one in the UK and Belgium and one in Hungary. ViLabs, have coordinated the Project, and imec are moderators of the platform.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688221.
For more information about the overall project you can contact the Project Coordinator: Apostolos Vontas, ViLabs
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Through the settings of your Web browser, you can choose to receive a warning each time a cookie is being sent or you can disable all cookies. As each Web browser is different, please look at the Help menu of your Web browser to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you disable cookies, some of the Platform features might not be accessible or function properly, which might negatively affect your user experience.
Unless otherwise stated, the author possesses the intellectual property rights for their own material published on the SavingFood platform. You may view and/or print pages from the SavingFood platform for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out in these terms and conditions.
You are not allowed to use the SavingFood platform content for commercial purposes nor to redistribute it, unless the content is specifically made for redistribution.
Collection of Personal Data
Collected personal data will be stored in a secure way on the Data Controller, ViLabs’, Department server. Collected personal data will be anonymised before it is made available to any third party (inside or outside the European Union).
SavingFood collects and uses your personal information to operate the platform and deliver the services you have requested:
- First, if you decide to volunteer for an event, like a farmer’s market or gleaning event, a series of actions will be set in motion to allow you to participate in the event and at the same time protect your personal data. More specifically, if your contact details and your username need to be shared outside the platform, for example between the driver and the other volunteers, this will only be done by the Coordinator, who will proceed with the agreement of interested parties. For example, if you are seeking a lift, we will let the driver know where you are. In fact, the only case where the contact details of a user will be shared in the platform with other volunteers that have committed to an event, is if the user himself includes them in a “Comment “.
- Second, if you are offering or would like to accept a donation, we will pass on your name and location to the other party (donor, recipient, or their representative). Those individuals will be registered members of the platform only.
- Third, if you are going to be hosting an event, such as gleaning, we will show your location to within an [X][mile / kilometre] radius of your location, centred on a mid-point between you and the next nearest location we know about.
We also want to be able to report the amount of food which has been saved, that is, food that with your help has not been wasted but passed on to a suitable recipient. (Here we need to note that the individual quantification report will be visible only to the donor concerned and that only the total cumulative report will be accessible to all users).
You can remove your account and all your personal information from the platform at any time. You also agree that you will be consistent with the purpose of the platform and will not participate in, publish or create any improper content or content containing threats, violence, abusive statements including racial, sexual, offensive, provocative or discriminatory and information invading an individual’s privacy. The moderators of the platform reserve the rights to disable user accounts and remove comments, as well any content that does not meet the above rules.
Usage of your personal information for research purposes
The SavingFood platform may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion on current services or on potential new ones that may be offered. SavingFood may share anonymized data with trusted partners in the consortium for research purposes or to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or provide customer support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information and will sign an agreement with SavingFood to maintain the confidentiality of the provided information.
Receiving Notifications and Emails
Your email address is being collected during the registration to the Platform to define your user rights and send you notifications in case you have subscribed to them. At the bottom of each notification email, information is provided how you can unsubscribe from receiving future emails. All requests to unsubscribe from the SavingFood platform notifications will be processed in a timely manner.
The information published on the SavingFood platform is liable to change at any time without notice.
The information presented in this document does not constitute legal advice and you should not rely or act solely on the basis of this information. Access to information on the SavingFood platform does not create either a relationship of solicitor/client or formulate a contract between the SavingFood platform hosts and visitors.
It cannot be warranted that the information on the SavingFood platform is free from viruses. It is therefore recommended that an appropriate virus check is utilised.
The SavingFood platform excludes, to the extent permitted by law, all liability to third parties who access information contained on the SavingFood platform either directly or indirectly and rely on or use such materials.
The SavingFood platform may restrict access of any user to the Platform at any time without warning and without the need for any prior notification. The procedure we follow in the pilot countries (Greece, Hungary, the UK and Belgium) is that the local coordinator will be granting access to new users (volunteers, recipient organisations, donors), so any registration request needs to receive an official approval notice.
Without respective administration rights, you are not allowed to create frames around the Platform web pages or use other techniques that alter the visual presentation or appearance of the Platform in any way.
Removal of Links from the SavingFood platform
We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link on the Platform at any time and in sole discretion, which you agree to do without an unjustified delay.
If you find any link on or to the SavingFood platform objectionable, please report it to us by sending an email to email@example.com. We will consider all such requests, but reserve the right to make the final decision and to not respond to you directly.
Amendment of the Terms and Conditions
We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. You agree to be bound to the current version of these terms and conditions.
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Thank you for respecting these terms and conditions! We wish you happy food saving!
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If you’re happy with this, then please proceed with the registration.
The SavingFood platform and its functionalities are in compliance with the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and with Article 29 Working Party 8/2010 opinion.