Terms & Conditions

1. General Terms and Conditions of Use
1.1. This document contains the rules applicable to the use of the LIFE Volunteer Escapes website [LIFE17 ESC/PT/00003], available at www.lifevolunteerescapes.org (hereinafter “Website”), which, as a whole, constitute the General Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website ( hereinafter “Terms and Conditions”). By accessing the Website, the respective user (hereinafter “User”) agrees to respect and comply with these Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using the Website. If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms and Conditions, you must refrain from using the Website; In some circumstances, failure to expressly accept the Terms and Conditions may make browsing the Site unfeasible.

1.2. The Site is managed by Montis – Association for Nature Conservation, Portuguese Environment Agency, I.P., Municipality of Torres Vedras, SPEA – Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds, Marca – Local Development Association and BCSD Portugal – Business Council for Sustainable Development.

1.3. LIFE Volunteer Escapes contact details are:

1.4. LIFE Volunteer Escapes reserves the right to change any part of the content of the Website, at any time, at its discretion exclusive and without prior notice.

2. Privacy
2.1. Users’ personal data collected by LIFE Volunteer Escapes will be treated in strict respect and compliance with applicable legislation.

2.2. We want Users to know the general rules of privacy and processing of data that we collect and process in connection with the provision of the Website. The Privacy Policy of the Website (hereinafter “Privacy and Cookies Policy”), the which includes the rules applicable to the use of cookies and information storage and access mechanisms. Please read the Privacy and Cookies Policy carefully before using the Website.

3. Use of the Website
3.1. The User is exclusively responsible for the use of the Website and its use, including the information contained therein.

3.2. The use of the Website for illegal purposes or contrary to the law, as well as for commercial or business purposes, is expressly prohibited.

3.3. The User may not interfere, in any legal or illegal way, with the content and information contained on the Website, undertaking not to use any device, software or routine capable of affecting or attempting to interfere with the availability and public access and/or the correct functioning of the Website, under penalty of being civilly and criminally responsible for such acts.

3.4. The availability of the Website may be suspended or interrupted, temporarily or permanently, at any time and without any prior notice, particularly to maintenance, without this suspension or interruption serving as a basis for any claim for compensation, in any capacity whatsoever, for any User.

4. Intellectual Property and image rights
4.1. The contents, including but not limited to icons, images, graphics, text, photographs and features on the Website are protected by intellectual property rights and/or personality rights. The aforementioned contents subject to copyright, industrial property, domain names and/or personality rights are the exclusive property of LIFE Volunteer Escapes or third parties who have authorized their use on the Website.

4.2. By accessing the Site, the User agrees not to copy, reproduce, alter, modify or publicly disclose any content on this Site and not to insert or implement any link to this Website on any website owned, maintained and/or operated by you or by a third party, whether your employer or not, without the prior express authorization of LIFE Volunteer Escapes or third parties previously indicated by it, except if is personal information and provided that the copy of these materials complies with applicable legislation on intellectual property and maintains any proprietary notes contained in the original material.

4.3. Failure by the User to comply with the provisions set out in 4.2. above implies, without prejudice, possible liability civil and criminal, the destruction of any copies, reproductions, transmissions or other derivative and/or equivalent works made by the User.

4.4. If the User becomes aware of any abusive use of the Website and its contents, they agree to immediately notify LIFE Volunteer Escapes of such facts, through any of the contact methods indicated in 1.2. above.

5. Third party websites
5.1. The Website may contain links to third party websites, which are not maintained or controlled by LIFE Volunteer Escapes and which will have Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies separate from those of this Website. These links will be included solely for the User’s convenience, without any association or endorsement by LIFE Volunteer Escapes with such websites and the respective entities that manage them, content or functionalities.

5.2. LIFE Volunteer Escapes hereby excludes any responsibility for references made to third party websites, their content or the activity carried out by these websites, including advertising activity; LIFE Volunteer Escapes will also not be responsible for any damages or losses arising, directly or indirectly, from the use of third party websites.

6. Limitation of liability
6.1. It is LIFE Volunteer Escapes’ concern that the Website corresponds to the level of satisfaction expected by the User. There are, however, guarantees that cannot be assumed, as provided here.

6.2. The information available on the Website is provided “as is”, without any warranty or condition, express or implied, as to the content of the Website or the accuracy or reliability of any information or statements contained therein, or instructions, advice and opinions.
LIFE Volunteer Escapes will make every effort to include accurate and current information whenever possible, but makes no warranty or representation regarding its accuracy or completeness. However, we emphasize that LIFE Volunteer Escapes does not assume any obligation to update the content. Please note that the information contained on the Website may include inaccuracies, typographical errors or may have become out of date.

6.3. Under no circumstances will LIFE Volunteer Escapes, the agency providing the service or their legal representatives or employees be responsible for any losses or direct, indirect or consequential damages resulting from, arising out of or in connection with (i) the use or performance of the Website, (ii) the User’s inability to use the Website (iii) or reliance on any content displayed on the Website .

7. Suggestions and Comments
If you wish to make any suggestions or comments about the Website or if you have any questions that you would like clarified, please contact LIFE Volunteer Escapes through one of the means referred to in 1.2. above.

8. Invalidity
The partial invalidity of any of the Terms and Conditions will not affect the remaining Terms and Conditions, which will remain valid and fully in force; the part affected by the invalidity will be regulated by the applicable supplementary rules, using, if necessary, the rules for the integration of legal transactions.

9. Changes to Terms and Conditions
9.1. LIFE Volunteer Escapes reserves the right, at any time, to introduce modifications or changes to the Terms and Conditions, being relevant changes duly notified to the User through the Website, through specific notices published on the Website and prior to requesting the User’s consent to those changes. The User must consult the Terms and Conditions regularly.

9.2. If the User does not accept the modified Terms and Conditions, they must cease using the Website.

9.3. In case of conflict between these Terms and Conditions and those that may be subsequently published following changes, these Terms and Conditions will prevail last over the first.