BUSINESS COMMUNITY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These terms and conditions (“T&C”) govern the membership to the Business Community under Layer 4 of the Federated Innovation (“Business Community”) and the relationship between each member of the Business Community (“Layer 4 Member” or “L4M”) and the Federated Innovation Network, a network-subject created pursuant to Section 3 para. 4-ter of Decree-Law no. 5/2009, with registered office in Milan, Via Porlezza 12, Fiscal Code and Companies’ Register of Milan no. 11574850969, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, certified email (PEC) email@example.com (“FI”, “we”, “us”, or “our”).
1. The Business Community and membership benefits
1.1 The Business Community under Layer 4 of the Federated Innovation is a collaborative network of entities willing to engage in innovation initiatives, projects and events within the Federated Innovation ecosystem. The Business Community represents Layer 4 of the Federated Innovation ecosystem. Other layers of the Federated Innovation ecosystem are: Layer 1 (Innovation Alliance), Layer 2 (Thematic Area Leaders), Layer 3 (Innovation Initiatives) and Layer 5 (Talent Community) (together the “Layers”). Membership or access to the other Layers is subject to separate terms and conditions, agreements and/or policies. However, the membership to the Business Community allows interactions with the members of the other Layers (“Members”). Such interactions are facilitated by a dedicated supporting and catalyst function of the Federated Innovation (“Ecosystem Support”).
1.2 The onboarding and participation to the Business Community takes place mainly through the Federated Innovation Digital Square Platform (“Platform”).
1.3 Membership to the Business Community offers to L4M a range of services (“L4 Services”), which may be provided free of charge or upon payment of a fee, as indicated from time to time, including the following:
1.4 The list of L4 Services under Section 1.3 is not binding. Therefore, unless otherwise agreed in writing, we have no obligation to provide the L4 Services and we reserve the right to change the L4 Services from time to time without prior notice. Each of the L4 Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions.
1.5 We do not guarantee the uninterrupted availability of or accessibility to the Platform and L4 Services. FI may terminate or restrict the availability of all or part of the Platform or L4 Services without notice at any time and for any reason, including to protect the security or integrity of the Platform, our servers, or to carry out maintenance for the Platform. FI may, in its sole discretion, discontinue the Platform or any portion or feature thereof or modify the features of the Platform or L4 Services from time to time without prior notice.
2. Onboarding process
3. Intellectual Property
3.2 The Federated Innovation trademarks and format are owned by Lendlease S.r.l. and licensed to FI.
4. L4M Content, Trademarks and Logos
4.2 You also agree and warrant not to post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any L4M Content that breaches the Platform Term of Use or any other terms, standards, or policies applicable to the L4 Services to which you have agreed, any applicable laws or third-party rights.
5. Innovation Management Process
5.1 You may participate to certain Innovation Initiatives or other RDI activities within the other Layers upon:
5.2 Upon confirmation by you of your interest to participate to the Innovation Initiatives or other relevant RDI activities, you may be required to participate to a selection process, based on specific needs of thematic areas and/or sectors of specialisation.
6. Access and transition to other Layers
6.1 FI may provide from time to time the possibility to access or transit to other Layers.
6.2 In case of access to another Layer your relationship with FI and the other Members of such Layer will be regulated separately. These T&C remain valid and applicable to the activities carried out by you as a L4M.
7.1 You may exercise at any time an opt-out from the Business Community by asking for the deletion of your L4 Account on the Platform.
8. Communications and complaints
10. Independent Relationship
11. Third-Party Content
12. Data Protection
12.2 You agree that your use of the Platform and L4 Services will comply with all applicable data protection and privacy laws and regulations and your own applicable privacy policies.
13.1 You may not assign these T&C, without FI’s prior written consent. You agree that FI may assign or transfer these T&C to any third party, at its sole discretion, and hereby provide your consent thereto.
14. No Waiver
14.1 No failure by FI to enforce any of its rights related to the Platform and the Business Community or to a breach of these T&C will act as a waiver of such rights.
15. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
15.1 These T&C are governed by the Italian law. You agree to submit any dispute arising out of or in connection with these T&C to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Milan.
15.2 You acknowledge and agree that FI is not obliged to mediate any disputes between you and any other L4M or Member. However if you are unable to resolve the dispute, you may refer the dispute to the FI which can (but is not obliged to), at its own discretion, review the details of the dispute and seek to help to resolve such dispute.
16.1 We may amend these T&C from time to time. We will post the revised T&C on the Platform and update the "Last updated” date to reflect the date of the changes. Please consult these T&C regularly. The use of your L4 Account and L4 Services after such modifications constitutes your full acceptance of the revised T&C.
16.2 If you do not accept the proposed change, you may opt-out in accordance with Section 7.
In accordance with Articles 1341 and 1342 of the Italian Civil Code, you expressly accept the provisions included in the following Sections: 1.4 (The Business Community and membership benefits), 1.5 (The Business Community and membership benefits), 4 (L4M Content, Trademarks and Logos), 11.1 (Third-Party Content), 15.1 (Governing Law and Jurisdiction).