1.1 The following terms and conditions (the "Terms") apply to your use of https://www.digitalsteppingstones.ie/ (the "Website") and the Digital Stepping Stones assessment tool ("DSS Tool") and any related services provided by An Cosán (The Shanty Educational Project Company Limited by Guarantee) ("An Cosán") in connection with the Website ("Services"). For the purpose of this document, "use" includes visiting the Website, browsing any information or material which has been made available on the Website ("Content"), submitting responses via the DSS Tool and communicating with us.
1.2 The Website is operated by An Cosán ("we" / "our" / "us"). The Website provides you with access to the DSS Tool, which, through an online self-guided assessment, allows you to assess your level of digital skills and identify any areas where you may need to upskill to address any gaps in your personal digital divide. These Terms set out the rights and obligations of all users ("you" / "your" / "User") in relation to your use of the Website and the DSS Tool.
1.3 By using the Website, you agree to the following Terms. If you do not agree to these Terms, you must not use our Website.
2 ACCEPTABLE USE
2.1 Responsibility for information submitted
You accept sole responsibility for your conduct and any information that you submit, share or exchange on the Website, including for the accuracy of the information submitted.
2.2 Prohibited uses
pYou must not use the Website or the Services for any illegal or unauthorised purpose. Users residing outside of Ireland agree to comply with all local laws regarding acceptable online conduct. You must not engage in any attempt to modify, adapt, copy, or hack the Website. This includes falsely implying that another service or Third Party is affiliated with the Website. You must not crawl, scrape, or otherwise cache any content from the Website, including (but not limited to) other user profiles, personal details, photos, graphics, scripts or other content. You must not intentionally upload or transmit any viruses, malware, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, or any other malicious, destructive, or unauthorised software to the Website.
YOU WARRANT THAT ANY CONTRIBUTION TO THE WEBSITE COMPLIES WITH THE ACCEPTABLE USE STANDARDS SET OUT IN THIS SECTION 2 (ACCEPTABLE USE) OF THE TERMS, AND YOU WILL BE LIABLE TO US AND INDEMNIFY US FOR ANY BREACH OF THAT WARRANTY. THIS MEANS YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WE SUFFER AS A RESULT OF YOUR BREACH OF WARRANTY.
3 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
3.1 You may not sell, copy, reproduce, distribute, modify or otherwise exploit intellectual property owned by An Cosán. We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website (except where specifically identified as third party content), and in the material published on it. The An Cosán intellectual property includes, but is not limited to, graphics, design, branding, computer code and interactive features.
3.2 Except for the making of a hard copy print for your own personal use only or the use of others in your organisation (or downloading the material for your own personal use or the use of others in your organisation only provided that you retain all copyright and proprietary notices), the materials on this Website may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or displayed, by any means, without the express written consent of the Company.
3.3 You must not use any part of the materials on the Website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
4 PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
5 LIABILITY AND DISCLAIMER
5.1 TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AN COSÁN EXCLUDES ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR OTHER TERMS WHICH MAY APPLY TO THE CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITE.
5.2 AN COSÁN WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE TO ANY USER FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING FROM THE USE OF OUR WEBSITE OR SERVICES, WHETHER ARISING IN CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTORY DUTY, OR OTHERWISE.
5.3 IN CASES WHERE LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, SERVICES OR RESOURCES ARE PROVIDED ON OUR WEBSITE, AN COSÁN ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CONTENTS OF THESE THIRD PARTY OFFERINGS. SUCH LINKS ARE PROVIDED FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY, AND YOUR USE OR RELIANCE ON THE THIRD PARTY INFORMATION IS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
5.4 ANY SERVICES PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE MAY BE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SERVICE. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW AND FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THESE TERMS.
6 WEBSITE AVAILABILITY
The Website is provided on an "as available" basis. Although we will make every reasonable effort to ensure continued uninterrupted access, there may be occasions where such access will be unavailable.
7.1 An Cosán reserves the right to modify the Website, Content, and Services at any time without the requirement to provide notice. When you use our website, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.
7.2 We will try to provide you with reasonable notice of any major changes to these Terms providing appropriate notice on our Website. The date on which these Terms were last updated will also be indicated at the top of this webpage. Once you have received notification of such changes, your continued use of our Website and Services will indicate your awareness and acceptance of those changes.
7.3 By using our website, you agree to comply with these Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, you must not use our Website and Services.
8 GOVERNING LAW, JURISDICTION AND VENUE
8.1 The Irish courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to the Website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
8.2 These Terms and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of Ireland.
8.3 Sections 8.1 and 8.2 do not apply if you are a consumer based in the European Union. If you are a consumer based in the European Union, you may make a claim in the courts of the country where you reside, and you additionally enjoy the protection afforded to you by the mandatory provisions of the law of country where you reside.
8.4 If you reside in the EU, the European Commission provides for an online dispute resolution platform, which you can access here. If you would like to bring a matter to our attention, please contact us at the details set out in Section 10.1.
9.1 An Cosán reserves the right to restrict, remove, or prevent access to our Website and Services if you fail to comply with these Terms. Such actions are at our sole discretion.
9.2 If any of these Terms are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to the extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.
10.1 Should you have any complaints regarding the Website, Services, or these Terms, please direct these to the following email address: email@example.com