v1.0 – 30 September 2013
Please carefully read these terms (hereinafter: "Specific Terms") with regard to specific services, tools, forums and applications (hereinafter: “Applications”) offered on the Site before using this Site.
These Specific Terms form an integral part of the “General Terms & Conditions of Use”, to be consulted here. All definitions and conditions provided therein are also applicable on these Specific Terms.
Tell Your Story
The Site is designed to create a permanent Jamboree experience and to provide a platform where You as Scouts play a pivotal role. You are invited to join the network and tell your story.
To participate, You register by filling in the online registration form, agreeing with all the terms and conditions and by creating an account.
You must be at least 13 years old in order to register. If You are under 18, You need the permission of Your parents or legal guardian. For all minors, we refer to our “Child Protection Guidelines” accessible here.
You are solely responsible for Your login details. Keep Your login details secret. All actions taken from Your account are deemed to be taken by You. If You suspect that Your login security has been compromised in any way, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Scout Bureau may at all times and at its sole discretion block You, remove Your account and delete Your content.
Code of Conduct
Our Site is a place where Scouts meet. We expect all Scouts to behave in a bona fide manner, respecting each other and the law.
When You upload content or information, it means that You are allowing everyone to access and use that information, and to associate it with You (i.e., your name and profile picture).
Please do not act in any way that might violate the rights of others or hinder the functioning of this Site, including but not limited:
- post unauthorized commercial communications (such as spam);
- collect Users' content or information, or otherwise access the Site, using automated means (such as harvesting bots, robots, spiders, or scrapers) without our prior permission;
- engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme, on the Site;
- upload viruses or other malicious code;
- solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else;
- bully, intimidate, or harass any user;
- post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic, incites violence, or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence;
- develop or operate a third-party application containing alcohol or drugs related, dating or other mature content (including advertisements);
- use the Site and its Applications to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, or discriminatory;
- do anything that could disable, overburden, or impair the proper working or appearance of the Site or its Applications, such as a denial of service attack or interference with page rendering or other functionality;
- facilitate or encourage any violations of this Statement or our policies;
- post content or take any action on the Site that infringes or violates someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law;
- post anyone's identification documents or sensitive financial information on the Site.
The World Scout Bureau reserves the right to refuse, block and/or remove any User from the Site or its Applications in case of violation of one or more of the above-mentioned rules of conduct.
User Generated Content
The World Scout Bureau and all partners involved in the construction and maintenance of this Site are mere hosting providers and may not be held liable for any content that is placed on the Site or its Applications by individual Users. Hosting providers, as intermediaries on the Internet, provide an infrastructure that enables operators of websites and applications to store and process content and make it publicly available to third parties. As hosting providers, we have no knowledge of the content stored, processed and made available by Our Users. Neither are we obliged to actively monitor that content. The User is solely responsible for content that it stores, processes or makes accessible to other Users and third parties using the hosting services.
We want to provide a safe and friendly environment for You to share and communicate within the Scout network. Even though We have no active monitoring obligation, We have worked out a three-tiered procedure, aiming at blocking content that violates the Code of Conduct, infringes intellectual property rights, brake the law or may generally be considered as harmful for the integrity of an individual, the Site or society (hereinafter: “Bad Content”).
The Site and its Applications use the following three-tier system:
- automated obscenity filter
- peer control
- notice and takedown
In the event that content is placed by a User on the Site or its Applications, such content is automatically screened by an automated filter. Once the filter is triggered, the content will automatically be blocked.
In the event that content is identified by a User as Bad Content, such User may flag the Bad Content by using the “Flag” button. Once the Bad Content has been flagged the World Scout Bureau will take appropriate action to ensure that the matter is dealt with.
Notice and takedown:
Users may also choose to notify Us of Bad Content placed on the Site. Notifications may be done by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com. Such notification should contain the following information:
(a) name and address of the sender;
(b) explanation of why the sender is particularly affected;
(c) URL of the Bad Content;
(d) precise description of the allegedly illegal content; and
(e) reason why the content is illegal.
If We deem the content to be Bad Content, the content will be blocked.
At all three stages, the World Scout Bureau reserves the right to take all measures it deems appropriate, including but not limited to:
- permanently deleting the content
- restoring the content
- blocking one or more Users
-reporting the content to the KOBIK or to the criminal prosecution authorities
Intellectual Property Rights
You agree to respect the intellectual property rights and personal rights of others and refrain from posting content on the Site or its Applications in violation of such intellectual property rights. You hereby guarantee that You have the rights or proper authorization to publish and reproduce the content that You post on the Site or its Applications.
You also own intellectual property rights on the content that You have created as an original author. You specifically grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any content that You post on or in connection with the Site or its Application. You also give a limited, royalty-free, non-commercial license to other Users to consult, reproduce and republish Your content and make derivative works thereof for purely non-commercial purposes.
When You delete content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, You understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others).
All Users are invited to translate certain aspects of the Site in their own language. Such translating is not remunerated in any way and implies a full transfer of rights on the translations to the World Scout Bureau, as defined above.
Financial means can be donated to World Scouting through the Site.
The Application includes a sliding scale to determine the amount of money You consider to donate. The examples of projects are merely indicative and do not guarantee You in any way that Your donation will be reserved for any particular project.
The beneficiaries of Your donations are the World Scout Bureau Inc. (the legal entity of WOSM) and the World Scout Foundation, depending on the size of your donation.
The World Scout Foundation is a Swiss legal entity with registered offices at Rue de la Navigation 1, CH-1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Please take into account that the World Scout Foundation is a separate legal entity. The World Scout Bureau Inc. (and hence WOSM) may not be held accountable for any action or decision taken by the World Scout Foundation.
All donations are subject to the “Terms and Conditions” of the World Scout Foundation, accessible on the following location: www.worldscoutfoundation.org/terms-and-conditions