Conditions of Use
Welcome to IREKIA, the official website of the Basque Government, designed in order to encourage the participation of the public and enhance the relationship between our citizens and the public administration.
First of all, we at IREKIA wish to thank you for your decision to take part in this interactive project and encourage you to continue doing so in the future as the main aim of IREKIA is to improve communications between the public and government institutions through the direct participation of our citizens via the Internet. For that reason, we would like you to use this space to voice your opinion on any subject. We are especially interested in any suggestion or doubt you may have and encourage you to put forward your own proposals. We would like you to be an active member of the public. In order to achieve this goal, the Basque Government is making determined efforts to promote transparency in government and to provide our citizens with the adequate tools to exercise their right to having a say in government. In this way, it will strengthen the direct participation of our citizens in the day-to-day workings of Basque politics and improve the quality and efficiency of our democratic systems.
These Conditions of Use regulate access to and use of IREKIA, including the contents and services placed at the disposal of Users through IREKIA, by the General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government, by its Users, or any third parties.
ONE: AIM OF THIS SERVICE.
The conditions of use applicable to IREKIA set out to ensure that any member of the public can express an opinion and make contributions without feeling subject to threats or insults as a result. For this reason, we invite all users to be respectful in their use of language with other users of IREKIA and with the institutions, companies or public persons taking part.
The General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government reserves the right to improve, modify or eliminate the services and/or contents of IREKIA on a unilateral basis and in accordance with a broad range of different criteria.
Obligation to use the portal correctly: Users undertake to utilise the portal in an adequate manner and to refrain from the pursuit of illicit activities in any way contrary to the principles of good faith and the law (merely illustrative and not exhaustive); damage the physical or logic systems of the owner of the website, its suppliers or third parties; introduce or spread computer virus or any other physical or logic systems that might damage the network in the aforementioned manner, as well as all those designed to violate or transgress the honour, privacy and image of individuals or of their families, property rights and rights of all other kinds belonging to a third party as a consequence of the transmission, dissemination, storage, provision, reception, obtaining or access to the contents of images of third parties; acts of unfair competition and illegal advertising as a consequence of the transmission, dissemination, storage, provision, reception, obtaining or access to contents and shall ensure the veracity, exactitude, thoroughness, pertinence and/or topicality of the contents. The User shall, under all circumstances, hold the General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government free from any judicial or extrajudicial claim.
Any contributions other than comments or opinions (e.g., applications, requests for information, etc.) shall be sent to the Citizens Information Service (ZUZENEAN) for processing and/or response.
The User bears sole responsibility for any contents, comments and files made available through IREKIA, and for this reason undertakes not to publish (or upload) any file (e.g., video, audio, text, etc.) that may be subject to the intellectual (or industrial) rights of third parties, unless the legal owner of such rights has granted a formal license or authorisation in accordance with the license that governs this portal.
IREKIA has a system to deal with comments in order to prevent the publication of those comments/contents that violate these Conditions of Use.
The General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government shall not accept any responsibility for damages of any kind due to contents provided or supplied by any third party, nor for any opinions added by users.
Use and Custody of Usernames and Passwords. The User undertakes to make diligent use of his/her password and user name and to keep these a secret. The User shall bear sole responsibility for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her password, and shall therefore assume responsibility for any damages, costs and/or harm of any kind that might derive from any non-compliance with this obligation or as a result of revealing the password, as well as any incorrect use that a third party may make of this, as a consequence of his/her failure to maintain its confidentiality.
Cancellation of access, services and contents. The General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government may, at its sole discretion, deny, withdrawal, suspend and/or block at any time and without the obligation to provide prior notification, any Users who fail to comply with these Conditions, and is entitled to remove their account and all information relating to this, or, if appropriate, refuse access to such files or to IREKIA itself. The General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government shall not accept any responsibility for cancelling access to IREKIA. The General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government reserves the right to limit access, totally or partially, to certain Users, as well as to cancel, suspend, block or eliminate certain kinds of contents through the use of the appropriate technological tools available for this purpose, should it discover that the activity or information stored and/or disseminated is illicit or damages the properties or rights of a third party.
Likewise, any User who may consider it appropriate to do so, may inform the General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government about any contents/comments/users that might have breached these conditions of use. Should the veracity of such reports be proven, it may erase/cancel the reported contents/users as established in the previous paragraphs.
Communications and notifications All communications and notifications shall be considered to have been effectively delivered to all intents and purposes when these are sent via e-mail to the e-mail address provided by the User. The User expressly recognises that such data has been supplied by him and is completely true.
THREE: INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
Any contents and information provided through the IREKIA portal that may be subject to intellectual property rights owned by the General Administration of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, by its users or third parties, made available through the IREKIA portal may be reproduced, disclosed publically, transformed or extracted freely and non-exclusively, totally or partially, by any person, in any format, without any restriction regarding time or territory and, for any subsequent legitimate use, according to the following conditions: In any event, the authority shall always be indicated and it shall be subject to the Creative Commons license that appears on its homepage. Should any contents be specifically subject to intellectual property rights, clear and express information shall be provided on the license applicable in each case or the reservation of all rights if appropriate.
With regard to any industrial property rights that might be applicable, these are the property of the Government of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country or of its legitimate owners, and all rights with regard to these shall be reserved.
The use of any information provided on this website that might breach the stipulations set out in these Conditions of Use, as well as any damage to the intellectual and industrial property rights of the Government of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, shall empower the Government to take any actions legally available to it and, if appropriate, accept any responsibilities that might derive from the exercise of such rights.
Adults are fully responsible for determining the specific contents and services accessed by minors in their charge. The General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government understands that from the moment a minor accesses the Portal, he/she has the permission of his/her parents, tutor or legal representative.
As Internet provides access to contents that may not be suitable for minors, Users are informed that there are mechanisms, specifically filtering and blocking programmes, that allow them to restrict the contents available to them and, although these are not infallible, are especially useful in order to control and restrict those materials to which minors may gain access.
FIVE: COOKIES AND LINKS
The General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government informs Users that IREKIA utilises cookies. These are information files stored in the User's own computer to facilitate the navigation of Users in the portal (e.g., without having to ask for the Username and/or password again). Under no circumstances shall cookies gather or process any kind of details of a personal nature. However, the User can configure his/her navigator in such a way as to prevent the installation of these files.
The portal can provide links to external websites over which it does not exercise any control and with regard to which, the General Communications Secretariat of the President's Department of the Basque Government does not accept any responsibility. The User of this website must, in all cases, comply with the specific conditions of use of such links.
For this purpose, the necessary measures have been taken to avoid any modification, loss, processing or unauthorised access to personal details, in accordance with the technology available at each moment in time. However, the User must be aware that Internet security is not impregnable.