I.CE.C - Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector

The reference for leather sector certifications

Legal notes


The Website www.icec.it is the corporate website of ICEC – Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector – and serves to provide information on the company's corporate structure and mission, the activities it performs and the documents it produces.

Your use of the ICEC website is subject to acceptance of the Terms and Conditions set out below.

ICEC reserves the right to modify these Terms and Conditions without notice. You can consult the updated text of the Terms and Conditions at any time by consulting this page.

In any case, any access to the Website and the use of its features will imply full acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Art. 1 - Use of the Website

1.1. You, the User, agree to access the Website and use the features it contains only for lawful information purposes, subject to the Terms and Conditions governing the provision of our Services.

1.2. To use the features of the Website, you must have access to the Internet by means of a provider of your choice, at your own expense. ICEC will in no way be responsible for any damage to the computer you use for reasons directly or indirectly related to your Internet connection.

Art. 2 - Features of the Website

2.1. The Website is designed with the highest technology standards currently available so as to ensure maximum functionality of the services offered and the confidentiality of the information transmitted by Users.

2.2. Information obtained through the use of query tools available on the Website have an informative nature and are provided solely to assist the User in receiving the services provided by ICEC.

Art. 3 - Registration on the Website

3.1. The opportunity to submit applications, requests and complaints through the appropriate sections of the Website is restricted to users who have completed the registration process available on the Website and have given the information requested.

3.2. You agree that the personal data and any other information provided during registration are up to date, complete and truthful, and agree to promptly notify ICEC of any changes in your personal data whenever they occur.

3.3. You authorize ICEC to verify the accuracy of the personal data and other information provided and agree to cooperate with ICEC for the successful completion of these verifications.

3.4. The collection, processing and all other operations related to the data provided during registration on the Website – as well as any other information regarding the User provided and/or collected while browsing and/or using the features or services available on the Website – is made in accordance with the Privacy Notice of ICEC, which is an integral part of the Terms and Conditions.

3.5. The notice required by Article 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 (Law related to the protection of personal data) is provided to Users during the Website registration process.

Art. 4 - User Accounts and Authentication

4.1. At the end of the Website registration process, the User is assigned an Account ID and a confidential password, for which the User himself is responsible, also as regards their custody and safekeeping and the activities undertaken through their use.

4.2. You agree to immediately notify ICEC of any unauthorized use of your Website authentication credentials, as well as any other violation of their confidentiality of which you become aware.

4.3. You acknowledge that in order to regulate access to the Website and the availability of Services your authentication relies exclusively on verification of the ID and password you use; Users are therefore responsible for any damage or injury which might occur to ICEC or third parties as a result of the incorrect use, loss, theft and/or compromise of the confidentiality of their Account ID and password.

4.4. All operations carried out through use of your ID and password will cause all operations carried out and requests made to be automatically attributed to you.

4.5. You, the User, understand and acknowledge that ICEC reserves the right to produce, at any time, as proof of operations made by you and, in general, of its relationship with you, any form of evidence derived from the computer systems and procedures used by ICEC to regulate access to the Website and use of its Services.

Art. 5 - Bulletin Boards, Chats and Forums

5.1. The Website can be programmed to host electronic bulletin boards, virtual spaces, chat rooms and other communication tools and/or services for the exchange of messages between Users of the Website.

5.2. You agree to use the forums and any other public discussion tool available on the Website only to send and receive messages and materials relating to the forums themselves and to the activities proper to the Website.

5.3 As an example, by using a forum or other public discussion tool, the User agrees not to: a) defame, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of third parties, such as the right to privacy, human dignity and personal decorum; b) publish, distribute or disseminate any material or information with defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful content; c) upload files, programmes or any other material protected by intellectual property rights reserved to third parties unless the User is the owner of the legitimate rights thereto or has received the necessary consent from the owner of said rights; d) upload programmes and/or files that are damaged, corrupted or infected by viruses, or otherwise potentially liable to jeopardize the operation of the ICEC servers and/or the computers used by other users to connect to the Website; e) remove, delete or otherwise alter any copyright information or legal notices from/of any file or programme available on the Website; f) advertise, offer or sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or "chain" letters.

5.4. You acknowledge that the forums and any other tool for discussion between Users made available on the Website is intended for public and not private communications; furthermore, you are hereby made aware that any information available via chat, conference rooms, bulletin boards and other tools for discussion with other Users is not verified and/or approved by ICEC and, therefore, should not be considered reviewed, screened or ratified by the same.

5.5. ICEC reserves the right to remove without notice any content made available through forums or other tools for communication between Users, as well as to reject, at its sole discretion and without notice, access to the Website or specific sections of it by any User who has been found responsible for serious violations of the rules of use provided in the Terms and Conditions.

Art. 6 - Software on the Website

6.1. Any procedure or software product available on the Website for Users to use and/or download (hereinafter referred to as the "Software") is protected by copyright of ICEC or its associated companies. All rights are reserved and protected by Italian laws on intellectual and/or industrial property and international conventions to which Italy adheres.

6.2. Your use of the Software is subject to the terms of the license agreement, if any. If there is no specific license agreement, ICEC grants Users a personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use the Software for viewing the content and using the Site's features, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions and for no other purpose. By installing, copying or otherwise using the Software, you agree to be bound by the terms and limitations of its license.

6.3. The Software, including but not limited to HTML code, ActiveX controls and other scripts contained in the Website, are the property of ICEC and/or its suppliers, or other associated companies, and are protected by the laws and by the provisions of international treaties on copyright and intellectual property.

6.4. You may make copies of the Software solely for backup or archival purposes. Any other reproduction, distribution or marketing of the Software is not authorized by ICEC.

6.5. You may not decode, decompile or disassemble the Software.

6.6. The Software is made available by ICEC "as is" and "in its available form": the provision of any warranties, explicit or implicit, by ICEC is expressly excluded, including – by way of example – any guarantee of marketability, suitability for a particular purpose or for the satisfaction of the specific needs of the User.

6.7. You agree that the Software and all documentation and/or attached technical information are subject to Italian laws.

Art. 7 - ICEC Logo

7.1. The ICEC logo is a registered trademark owned by ICEC, the use of which is allowed only in contexts authorized by explicit consent.

7.2. The ICEC name or any brand or trademark that includes the name ICEC cannot be used as the URL of other websites or as part thereof without the prior written consent of ICEC.

7.3. In accordance with applicable law, permission is given to quote ICEC (for news commentary, study purposes, etc.) provided that the owner of the copyright, the name ICEC and the source of information in the form of the Internet address www.icec.it is mentioned.

Art. 8 - Links to other Websites

8.1. The Website contains hyperlinks to other Internet resources, business partners of ICEC and third parties. The publication of hyperlinks on the Website is made for information purposes and as a reference for the navigation of Users and does not imply the endorsement or approval, by ICEC, of this content.

8.2. ICEC has no control over the contents, information, services and/or products offered by these linked websites and assumes no responsibility for the truthfulness, accuracy and updating of the information published on these sites.

8.3. Unless otherwise indicated, the publication on the Website of a hyperlink to another internet resource does not imply the existence of any relationship of association and/or commercial affiliation between ICEC and the management of the linked site.