Terms of Service

Disclaimer: cooperativehousing.eu is under construction and is being brought online to allow participants in an international alliance of cooperative housing organisations to experiment with the technical and functional capabilities offered by a collection of sophisticated and versatile open source packages. While security and privacy concerns have been taken seriously during setup of this website, no guarantees can be given during this testing phase that the data and content provided by subscribers will at all times be properly protected and preserved. As a user, please do bear this in mind when using this website.

  1. We have Community Guidelines to ensure the platform remains a civilized place for public discussion. Subscribers are encouraged to flag content or behavior which one considers contrary to those guidelines. In order to maintain our community, moderators reserve the right to remove any content and any user account for any reason at any time. Moderators do not preview new posts; the moderators and site operators take no responsibility for any content posted by the community.

  2. Every subscriber is obligated not to publish any content that infringes on the rights of third parties or otherwise violates applicable law. This includes in particular, but is not limited to, pornographic or obscene material, extremist content or content that offends common decency, gambling, material that could seriously endanger the morals of children or young people or violate the rights of third parties (copyrights, name rights, trademark rights and data protection rights). This also includes the publication of defamatory content, insults or disparagement of persons or groups of persons.

  3. The transmission of spam mail is prohibited. This includes in particular the sending of unauthorized, unsolicited advertising to third parties. When sending emails, it is also prohibited to provide false sender data or to disguise the identity of the sender in any other way.

  4. If we become aware of illegal activities, we will request that the subscriber immediately removes the offending content and we are entitled to lock the subscribers access to the platform.

  5. Subscribers are primarily responsible for data integrity with regard to their user profile and site administrators strive to make as much tools available to subscribers as possible for the self-management of their user data, but site administrators and moderators will also be allowed to perform automated and manual verification of personal data, request subscribers to correct possible inaccuracies and eventually block or remove false user profiles. With respect to legal entities site the administrators and moderators will also be allowed to construct or complete organisational profiles using public sources.

  6. The domain and services used have been registered and financed by @Rob himself. Without a profit motive @Rob is willing to temporarily keep the services up and running while the establishment of a democratically governed pan European umbrella for community led cooperative housing organisations is pending and as long as there appears to be sufficient interest and support from the community to continue. After the formal establishment of an umbrella organisation @Rob is willing to transfer registrations and all collected data to this organisation on the sole condition that his start-up costs will be reimbursed. No data will be sold to third parties and an eventual handover will only take place after informing and consulting subscribers. Subscribers will be able to remove their personal profiles from the platform at any time.

  7. The web services on the domain cooperativehousing.eu have been put in place and are currently maintained by @Rob as a courtesy in anticipation of the formal establishment of a pan-European network. In doing so, @Rob has applied contemporary security guidelines and, both in the design of the platform and in the selection of service providers and software, strives for the best digital ethics. The basis for a digital ecosystem has been built in a lean environment with limited resources in order to explore the usability and acceptance of such a digital platform within the cooperative housing movement. If it catches on a migration to infrastructure with superior scalability and high availability would be necessary to guarantee smooth operation. Care has been taken to ensure everything is within GDPR guidelines en in accordance with the general privacy policy for this domain. However, all services within the domain are currently provided as is and @Rob won’t assume any responsibility for or obligation or duty with respect to those services, of any nature or kind whatsoever, or any matter or proceedings arising out of or relating thereto.