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Terms of Service

Welcome to Brothers Network, a social network operated by DIRECT INPUT OUTPUT di A.Casalegno (Italy). Please read the following terms and conditions carefully. Your use of Brothers Network constitutes your acceptance without modification of all of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. The use is conditioned on your acceptance of these Terms of Use, Brothers Network grants to you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable and non-transferable license (as referenced below) to access and use our services. Brothers Network reserves all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement. Brothers Network reserves the right to make modifications, improvements or deletions at any time, any and all relevant portions of this Agreement will apply automatically to all modifications, improvements and deletions as they appear.

In addition Brothers Network reserves the right at any time to modify the terms and conditions of this Agreement (or any part thereof), or to impose new conditions on the Agreement. Your use of our services after any such change will be conclusively deemed acceptance of such change.

While the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to remove or edit any generally objectionable material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every message. Therefore you acknowledge that all posts made to this website express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators, moderators or webmaster (except for messages by these people) and hence will not be held liable.

To cut down on the abuse and to increase the quality, administrators eliminate off-topic contents. Below you will find examples of what is unacceptable and will be removed from Brothers Network (watches replicas, spam, games, auctions websites, dating websites, etc).

You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of Brothers Network have the right to remove, edit, move or close any message at any time should they see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered above being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, the webmaster, administrator and moderators cannot be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the safety of the data being compromised.

Brothers Network uses cookies to store information on your local computer. These cookies do not contain any of the information you have entered above; they serve only to improve your viewing pleasure. The e-mail address is used only for confirming your registration details and password (and for sending new passwords should you forget your current one).

Brothers Network from which you accessed this agreement is provided to you subject to the following conditions. These terms are in addition to any other terms governing access to the Website. By visiting (in any manner) the Website you accept these terms and conditions (the “Terms of Use”). Please read them carefully.

Any Non-Human Visitors to the Website shall be considered agents of the individual(s) who control or author them. These individuals shall ultimately be responsible for the behavior of their Non-Human Visitor agents and are liable for violations of the Terms of Service.

Special License Restrictions for Non-Human Visitors

Special restrictions on a visitor’s license to access Brothers Network apply to Non-Human Visitors. Non-Human Visitors include, but are not limited to, web spiders, bots, indexers, robots, crawlers, harvesters, or any other computer programs designed to access, read, compile or gather content from the Website automatically. Non-Human Visitors are restricted from taxing the resources of Brothers Network beyond what would be typical of a human visitor.

Furthermore, as specified by the “no-email-collection” flag in the header pages within Brothers Network and/or the contents of the robots.txt file, email addresses on this site are considered proprietary intellectual property of the author of Brothers Network. It is recognized that these email addresses are provided for human visitors alone, and have value in part because they are accessible only to said human visitors. By continuing to access the Website, You acknowledge and agree that each email address Brothers Network contains has a value not less than US $50 derived from their relative secrecy. You further agree that the compilation, storage, and potential distribution of these addresses by Non-Human Visitors substantially diminish the value of these addresses. Intentional collection, harvesting, gathering, or storing email addresses by Non-Human Visitors is recognized under this agreement as a violation of this agreement and expressly prohibited.

Advertising

Brothers Network may contain advertisements and sponsorships; the advertisers and sponsors that provide these advertisements and sponsorships are solely responsible for insuring that the materials submitted for inclusion on our pages are accurate and comply with all applicable laws. Brothers Network is not responsible for the acts or omissions of any advertiser or sponsor. Your decision to make purchases from any such advertiser or sponsor is completely voluntary and within your sole discretion. You are solely responsible for payment of all costs or fees associated with any such purchase, including payment of all shipping charges, applicable sales tax, or other taxes, assessments, or fees imposed by applicable law.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

Each party agrees that any suit, action or proceeding brought by such party against the other in connection with or arising from the Terms of Service (“Judicial Action”) shall be governed by the law of the state of residence of the registered Administrative Contact (the “Admin State”) for Brothers Network as such laws are applied to agreements between Admin State residents entered into and performed entirely within the Admin State. The visitor to the Website consents to the jurisdiction of federal and state courts within the Admin State.

The visitor to Brothers Network consents to the venue in any action brought against him in connection with breaches of these Terms of Service. The visitor to Brothers Network consents to electronic service of process regarding actions under the above agreement.

Records of Visitors Use and Abuse

As a visitor to Brothers Network, you consent to having your Internet Protocol address recorded. An email address may appear immediately below (the “Identifier”) if we suspect potential abuse. The Identifier is uniquely matched to your Internet Protocol address. Visitors agree not to use this address for any reason.

VISITORS AGREE THAT HARVESTING, GATHERING, STORING, TRANSFERRING TO A THIRD PARTY OR SENDING ANY MESSAGE(S) TO THE IDENTIFIER CONSTITUTES AN ACCEPTANCE AND SUBSEQUENT BREACH OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE.

Privacy Policy

Last modified: April 20, 2014

This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by Brothers Network or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies; collectively, Brothers Network’s “services.” In addition, where more detailed information is needed to explain our privacy practices, we post supplementary privacy notices to describe how particular services process personal information. These notices can be found in the Brothers Network Privacy Center.

Brothers Network adheres to the International Privacy Principles of Notice, Choice, Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity, Access and Enforcement.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website or write to us at info@brothersnetwork.org

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Brothers Network offers a number of services that do not require you to register for an account or provide any personal information to us. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

Information you provide – When you sign up for a Brothers Network Account or other Brothers Network service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). For certain services, such as our advertising programs, we also request credit card or other payment account information which we maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from other Brothers Network services or third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.
Cookies – When you visit Brothers Network, we send one or more cookies – a small file containing a string of characters – to your computer or other device that uniquely identifies your browser. We use cookies to improve the quality of our service, including for storing user preferences, improving search results and ad selection, and tracking user trends, such as how people search. Brothers Network also uses cookies in its advertising services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web. We may set one or more cookies in your browser when you visit a website, including Brothers Network sites that use our advertising cookies, and view or click on an ad supported by Brothers Network’s advertising services.
Log information – When you access Brothers Network services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
User communications – When you send email or other communications to Brothers Network, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
Affiliated Brothers Network Services on other sites – We offer some of our services on or through other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to Brothers Network in order to deliver the service. We process such information under this Privacy Policy. The affiliated sites through which our services are offered may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
Gadgets – Brothers Network may make available third party applications through its services. The information collected by Brothers Network when you enable a gadget or other application is processed under this Privacy Policy. Information collected by the application or gadget provider is governed by their privacy policies.
Location data – Brothers Network may offers location-enabled services. If you use those services, Brothers Network may receive information about your actual location (such as GPS signals sent by a mobile device) or information that can be used to approximate a location (such as a cell ID).
Links – Brothers Network may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising. Read more information about links and redirected URLs.
Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to Brothers Network services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results, sites that include Brothers Network applications, products or services, or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.
Brothers Network only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include:

  • Providing our services, including the display of customized content and advertising;
  • Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services;
  • Ensuring the technical functioning of our network;
  • Protecting the rights or property of Brothers Network or our users;
  • Developing new services.

You can find more information about how we process personal information by referring to the supplementary privacy notices for particular services.

Brothers Network processes personal information on our servers in the United States of America and in other countries. In some cases, we process personal information on a server outside your own country. We may process personal information to provide our own services. In some cases, we may process personal information on behalf of and according to the instructions of a third party, such as our advertising partners.

Choices for Personal Information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use.

If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the supplementary service privacy notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent.

Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some Brothers Network features and services may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.

Brothers Network uses the DoubleClick advertising cookie on AdSense partner sites and certain Brothers Network services to help advertisers and publishers serve and manage ads across the web. You can view, edit, and manage your ads preferences associated with this cookie by accessing the Ads Preferences Manager. In addition, you may choose to opt out of the DoubleClick cookie at any time by using DoubleClick’s opt-out cookie.

You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case Brothers Network may not be able to provide those services to you.

Information Sharing

Brothers Network only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Brothers Network in the following limited circumstances:

We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.
We provide such information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of processing personal information on our behalf. We require that these parties agree to process such information based on our instructions and in compliance with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof, detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Brothers Network, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
If Brothers Network becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will ensure the confidentiality of any personal information involved in such transactions and provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

We may share with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal information, such as the number of users who searched for a particular term, for example, or how many users clicked on a particular advertisement. Such information does not identify you individually.

Please contact us at the address below for any additional questions about the management or use of personal data.

Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data.

We restrict access to personal information to Brothers Network employees, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.

Data Integrity

Brothers Network processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services or as otherwise permitted under this Policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and Updating Personal Information

When you use Brothers Network services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users’ personal information. We provide the details for these procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.

Enforcement

Brothers Network regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or Brothers Network’s treatment of personal information by contacting us through this web site or by writing to us at: info@brothersnetwork.org

When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is Brothers Network’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Brothers Network and an individual.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, we will post any Privacy Policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of Privacy Policy changes). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review.

If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site or at: info@brothersnetwork.org