Terms and conditions of use
A. Purpose and service in charge of its management
These rules inform the main aspects of the platform of participation in Sitges (decidim.sitges.cat), promoted by the City Council of Sitges. The platform aims to promote citizen participation and direct, deliberative and participatory democracy in the city through the different processes, spaces and participation bodies, which generate actions of direct and open interaction between the City Council, citizens and citizens different social agents of the town. We decide Sitges is aimed at promoting citizen deliberation and debate, the transparency and traceability of participation (in no case, of the users), and the generation of spaces of participation in person and digital. The Decideix Sitges platform is managed by the Department of Planning, Quality and Open Government, in collaboration with the Service of Technology and Information Systems.
B. Scope of application of these rules and conditions of use
These rules and conditions of use link all the people who participate in this website. Anyone who accesses this platform agrees to accept and comply with all the provisions of this legal notice and all applicable provisions. It also undertakes to make a lawful and adequate use of the contents and services and to abstain from any illegal or contrary behavior to good faith.
Upon registration, they will be asked to accept these conditions.
The City Council of Sitges reserves the right to modify the current conditions of the platform and publish on this website the latest version of these conditions. Any change in terms of conditions of use will be notified in this same space, as well as to the users of the modifications when they affect privacy and / or security.
C. Objective of the initiative
Through the Decidim Sitges platform, the Sitges Town Council wants to promote citizen participation in an open and transparent way and involve citizens and different social agents in improving the democratic quality of the city's life as a whole, in the definition and design of public policies and municipal actions, as well as in the assessment, information, discussion, prioritization and decision on public policies and actions. In this way, it seeks to face the challenges and difficulties that arise in the city, with the aim of improving it and opening it to the citizens as a whole through multiple processes, spaces, organs and other avenues of participation citizen
The Decidim Sitges platform supports the City Council's commitment to democratic quality, which will only be possible with citizen cooperation, co-production, codecision and co-assessment of public policies with the public.
D. General aspects of the participation in the platform We decide Sitges
Anyone who has previously registered on the Decidim Sitges platform can participate. By accepting these conditions of use, the registered person declares that the data provided are truthful. Older children are dependent on the actions of these minors on the Decidim Sitges platform. The platform also allows the possibility of opening the register to entities and groups in the city.
The registration of a person on the platform and the activity that he makes is personal and non-transferable. Under no circumstances will anyone be able to collectively manage the registration and activity of this user.
The Decidim Sitges platform is a meeting point that aims to promote citizen participation for the improvement of the city. For this reason, users are obliged to use it diligently and in accordance with this objective.
The Sitges Town Council is not responsible for the incorrect use of the Sitges platform, which are made by the users or the contents that they provide, nor is it responsible for the quality, authenticity, legality or security of these contents. Each user is responsible for using the platform correctly, as well as the legality of the contents and opinions shared therein.
It is not allowed to add any illegal or unauthorized content to the website. For merely indicative purposes, content with the following features can not be added:
- that is false or deceptive
- that infringes any right of the City Council or any third party, such as copyright, trademarks or other intellectual and industrial property rights or other related rights
- that violates the privacy of a third party, such as publishing personal details of the participants, such as the name, address, telephone number, email address, photographs or any other personal information
- It contains viruses, trojans, robots or other programs that may be harmful to the website or systems of the City Council or the website or system of any third party, or that they intend to circumvent the technical measures designed to to the correct operation of the platform
- You want to send spam to users or overload the system
- It has the character of message chain, pyramid game or gambling
- You have commercial purposes, such as posting job offers or ads
- that goes against individual and collective fundamental rights (the content must not incite hatred, discriminate, threaten, provoke, or have a meaning or sexual character, violent, rude, or offensive)
- That it infringes a law or applicable regulation
- to share any content that violates the secret in communications or that violates intellectual property rights or regulatory norms for the protection of personal data
- to campaign campaigns that promote the mass vote for other proposals not related to the process and the debate framework, and
- and that I create multiple users simulating to be different people (astroturfing or false social base).
The Town Council of Sitges is not responsible for the quality, authenticity, legality or security of the contents that the users contribute to the platform. However, the Sitges Town Council reserves the right to eliminate opinions, information, comments, proposals or files that contradict these conditions of use from the platform Decidim Sitges, and you can install filters to this one. effect All this will be done solely in order to preserve the fundamental objective of the Decidim Sitges platform. The Sitges Town Council also reserves the power, without prior notice, to suspend temporarily the activities of a participant in the platform, to deactivate the account in any way, to remove the content, to eliminate its Tell or send a notice, especially, and without limitation, in the following cases:
- if there is an infringement of these conditions of use of the participation platform
- If the City Council believes that the activity of the participant is detrimental to others, to the website or to the City Council.
The participant is responsible for the content of his contributions and for the damages or claims of third parties that may be derived. In no case will Sitges City Council be held responsible for the improper use of the site of the platform or of the contents that are shared therein, nor will it respond to the use made by a natural person of the ideas provided, nor on the suitability of these ideas, or about the results derived therefrom. In the event that the content includes a link to another website, the City Council of Sitges does not assume any type of responsibility for the damages and / or damages due to the access to the contents of this link, nor by the content that can it Have in that same link. In the event of a dispute of any kind or for any reason between the participants in the website or a third party, the City Council of Sitges is exempt from all liability for claims, claims or damages of any nature that are related to any way with this dispute.
E. Operation of the platform
The participants can access and navigate the platform We decide Sitges freely and anonymously. Only when they want to do any action that involves the creation, the support or the commentary of a proposal or the participation in a debate will have to be registered previously. The registration that will allow participating in the platform by making comments in a section or creating proposals must be processed by entering the following information: username, email address, password and acceptance of the conditions of use. The user will be required to verify their account and, in some processes, who is 16 years of age or older and who is registered in Sitges. To that end, two data relative to the register (DNI and date of birth) will be requested. These data will be used for the sole purpose of verifying the account, and will not be used later.
The platform also allows the possibility of registering entities and groups and, in this case, the following information will be requested: name of the entity or group, responsible person, document accrediting (DNI / NIF), email, telephone, password and acceptance of the conditions of use.
The registered person, entity or group can interact with the platform through the different functionalities enabled for each of the participation processes (debates, proposals, meetings ...). The people verified in the register will be able to support the proposals and participate in the processes of prioritization of these.
F. Free software and open content
The code of the platform, as well as modules, libraries or any other code that is developed for its operation, will always be free software.
Likewise, the contents, data, APIs and / or interfaces that the platform uses to interact with any type of user will comply with open and interoperable standards, and will always be at the highest level of integration with the standards open more widespread
In order to maximize transparency and citizen collaboration in the processes, the bodies and participation mechanisms, the content of texts, graphics, fonts, audio, video or other design elements will be made public with a Creative Commons license By-Sa.
Similarly, platform data, especially all those that can be systematically collected through scrappers or other mass-search techniques, will be published with Open Data Commons Open Database License in standardized and accessible formats (CSV type, JSON). ...) and, whenever possible, with tools that facilitate the analysis and visualization of this data.
G. Transparency, traceability and integrity
The platform, as well as its configuration, development, implementation and current or future use, must ensure and maximize at all times the transparency, traceability and integrity of the diagnoses, proposals, debates, decisions or any other object, mechanism or participation process.
H. Equality of opportunity and quality indicators
The platform will guarantee equal opportunities for all people, as well as their proposals or other contributions that it can receive. The platform will offer the same starting opportunities for all participatory objects (proposals, debates ...) so that they are viewed, discussed, commented, evaluated or treated, without discrimination of any kind. In this sense, the digital identity of the users will be always personal and non-transferable.
With the objective of guaranteeing the democratic quality of the platform, the use of quality indicators will be encouraged based on the processes and participation mechanisms, as well as the activity of users of the platform. The sharing of the configuration of the different components as well as the open data for the definition of these indicators will also be encouraged.
I. Accountability or liability
The City Council of Sitges will respond all the contributions and the consultations in the minimum possible time. It will also monitor the results of the participation processes and will study the incorporation of monitoring indicators of the participation processes once they are finished, in order to be able to systematically evaluate their deployment.
J. Protection of personal data
In accordance with Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, on the Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, the interested party is informed that by registering with the platform, Decidim Sitges consent to the processing of the personal data provided, with the In order to promote access and citizen participation in the acts and participatory processes promoted by the City Council, as well as its management and follow-up.
The user who registers on the participation platform agrees that the published content is publicly accessible.
By means of the option to "Receive information on relevant activity" (available during the registration process in the participation platform), the user authorizes the reception of emails to the address provided that include information related to the " Relevant activity of the participation platform. In any case, the user who does not wish to receive more information may unsubscribe with the corresponding option in the configuration section of the user account.
Likewise, it is informed of the possibility of exercising the rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition, in the terms established by current legislation, by means of a paper presented at any office of citizen attention of the City Council of Sitges or also through a form of the municipal electronic headquarters.
K. Conditions for the treatment of the contents provided by users
These conditions regulate the terms applicable to the treatment of the content sent by users of this platform through the corresponding form (hereinafter, the content). The content does not include those personal data (except for the public name of the user) that are provided at the time of registration and verification, only includes public content provided by the user (comments, proposals .. .).
These conditions apply to both the content initially sent to the Sitges platform and to any content that is subsequently sent or manifested in Sitges Town Council.
Non-confidentiality: all content provided by the user in the City of Sitges must be capable of being known to the general public. Therefore, the City Council of Sitges will treat said content as non-confidential information.
Procedure: in the case that the City Council of Sitges is interested in the content transmitted by the user, you can contact him to request additional information, without the City Council acquires for this fact any commitment with respect of the user This information will be non-confidential, notwithstanding the fact that, in the event that the parties consider the need to exchange confidential information, a confidentiality agreement is signed. All this without prejudice to the provisions of the section on "Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights".
Publicity or dissemination of the submitted content: the people participating in the Sitges Sitges Sitges platform declare knowing and accepting the fact that the information provided may be published on the websites owned by the City Council of Sitges, as well as by means of others means that the organization considers opportune to publicize this initiative.
Intellectual property: provided that the contrary is not indicated, the contents protected by the intellectual property that the user contributes to this website will be subject to a Creative Commons Recognition Recognition Share license (CC-BY-SA).
Notice and withdrawal procedure: any person, with reasoned reasons, may request the removal of content that fails to comply with the legal notice and the present conditions of use. The application will be addressed to the City Council of Sitges, by sending an email to the address decided firstname.lastname@example.org. The City Council of Sitges will process these requests and reserves the right to make the necessary verifications or checks prior to the removal of any content.
L. Copyright, reuse of information and other rights regarding the website and its contents
The Town Council of Sitges encourages the use of open licenses, the creation of derivative works and the reuse and modification of the works contained on this website, provided that the original authorship is acknowledged and the same license is maintained over the same. resulting work Unless stated otherwise, the contents protected by intellectual property disclosed on this website are subject, by default, to a Creative Commons Recognition Share Share Equal (CC-BY-SA) license. In accordance with this license, any person (including the City Council) may use the contents protected, both for commercial and non-commercial purposes, provided that the authorship is acknowledged and the resulting work is disseminated under the same license CC-BY-SA. This license will apply both to the contents provided by the City Council and to the content provided by the users of this website.
The Town Council of Sitges allows the reuse of all the information and data disseminated through this website, subject to the following conditions:
You must properly recognize the authorship, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes have been made.
You can not make it understand that the City Council sponsors or supports the activity in which the information is reused.
Sitges Town Council will respect all intellectual or industrial property rights over the content sent by users, and assumes no responsibility, directly or indirectly, with respect to any type of dispute, dispute and / or litigation that may arise from the publication, disclosure and / or dissemination of the contents provided without the consent of its legitimate owners or without the protection of any use permitted by law.