Latest update: May 16, 2021
We want to provide you with clear and transparent information about Renovita.
We know that terms and conditions are as incomprehensible as they are important, so to make it a bit simpler we’ve briefly explained who we are, what services we offer, and what you can and cannot do.
Who are we?
Renovita is a nonprofit organization that manages the Renovita Website.
What services do we offer?
We offer an online space where you can post or search for listings of properties for sale for less than €50,000 or as part of a 1 euro house program.
What you can and cannot do on Renovita
You can browse the Website, register as a member, save your searches and favorite houses, contact sellers, create listings of houses to sell, read information about the 1 euro house communities, read information on requirements to buy a house in Italy and the purchase process, find, contact, and review local service providers.
You may not damage third parties or Renovita, break the law, use automatic mechanisms to copy or extract our content, create fake contacts or accounts nor use the user access details of other people without their permission.
Who owns the Website and the relevant content?
Renovita is the owner of the Website, all the content, images, brands, logos, videos, texts, etc. that appear on the Website (or are from third parties who have given us their permission). By sharing material on Renovita, you authorize us to continue using it even when your house listing is no longer on the website for our price reports and statistical references.
1.Purpose and Overview
Renovita (hereinafter, “Renovita” or “we”) applies the following terms and conditions (“Conditions“). These cover:
- use, browsing and, where relevant, registration, of the website held under the domain www.renovita.net as well as its respective subdomains (hereinafter, the “Website”) owned by Renovita.
- the downloading and use of any information, text, images, or other content (hereinafter, the “Content”) that you might access from the Website.
Our aim is to increase your awareness of what we do, how our Website functions and the services we provide. At Renovita, we appreciate our users and the trust you place in us when using our services or accessing the Website is essential. Therefore, we would like to give you information about our services..
Below you will find the Conditions and any other terms of the services that constitute the entire contract between Renovita and its users.
What is www.renovita.net?
Our website, hosted under the domain www.renovita.net and its subdomains, contain a technology platform that we make available to our users so they can publish listings for the sale of either 1 euro houses or private market houses of €50,000 or less, or search for a property (hereinafter the “Services“).
Renovita is merely an intermediary that facilitates contact between users offering properties and those who are looking for properties. Renovita does not have any involvement in any transactions that may arise from such contact. We are not a real estate agency, nor are we involved in selling and/or renting properties. Within this context, we provide some additional services connected with the Services we just described above (hereinafter, the “Additional Services“).
Who is Renovita?
Renovita is the owner of this Website, a non-profit organization established as part of a master’s degree course in digital marketing.
Please feel free to contact us at any time via email at renovita.italy@gmail or through the inquiry form on our contact page.
2. Access to the Website and Acceptance of the General Conditions
When accessing or using the Website, you do so under your own responsibility and assume the role of user (hereinafter, “User“) and it is assumed that you have read, understood and unreservedly accepted these General Conditions in their latest published version. In the event that you use additional services requiring registration, whether as a private user or professional user, you will become a registered user (hereinafter, “Registered User“). This likewise assumes that you accept the specific conditions that replace, add to, and/or modify these General Conditions (hereinafter, “Specific Conditions“) as they apply in each case.
We reserve the right to extend, modify, substitute, and/or cancel our Services and/or these General Conditions at any time, without prior notice and without giving rise to any liability or indemnity on the part of Renovita. We will do our best to notify you of any changes to the General Conditions. In particular, if you are a Registered User, we will notify you of any changes to the Terms and Conditions by email to the email address you provided during registration. We will also change the date of the “latest update” located at the top of these General Conditions. However, we advise you to review these General Conditions frequently to be aware of any changes we may have made.
If you access the Website or use the Services after any change is made to the General Conditions, you will be expressly accepting the new General Conditions.
If you do not agree with these General Conditions or with any changes that may be made to them, you will need to stop using the Website as well as the Services. If you continue to use them, it means that you accept the General Conditions.
To clarify, the present General Conditions and the Specific Conditions, where applicable, will apply to both private users and professional users.
3. Conditions of use and responsibility for use of the Website
Your use of the Website must at all times comply with these General Conditions and the Specific Conditions, where applicable, as well as applicable law, good morals, decency, and public order.
You may not use any of the above unlawfully, inappropriately, or in any way that contravenes any provision in these General Conditions or the Specific Conditions, as the case may be. In order to facilitate your browsing and use of our Website, please see the following list of what you can and cannot do:
- Access and browse the Website (except the property listings) without needing to register, completely free of charge.
- Once registered, receive new property listings or save properties that may be of interest.
- Contact agents and service providers listed on the Website and leave reviews regarding their service.
- List property for sale that you own or manage.
- Disseminate, share or publish:
- Content that is racist, xenophobic, obscene, or derogatory.
- Content that incites, involves, or promotes criminal, violent or defamatory acts on the grounds of age, gender, religion, beliefs, or that involves the defence of terrorism.
- Content that injures the fundamental rights of third parties in any way.
- Information that constitutes illicit or unfair advertising.
- Content that violates the privacy of communication and/or the applicable law with regards to personal data protection.
- False, inaccurate, or fraudulent content that could mislead the recipients of such information.
- Use the Website for illicit or commercial purposes, for the purpose of making a profit, or for the resale, transfer, or disposal for the use or benefit of any other person or entity.
- Cause damage to IT systems owned by Renovita or third parties or introduce or spread computer viruses or anything else that could damage the IT systems.
- Carry out acts that in any way infringe on the Intellectual and Industrial Property rights of Renovita and/or jeopardize the reputation of Renovita, or of third parties.
- Use the identity and/or access keys or password belonging to another Registered User without their consent.
- Access, control, or copy any content or information included on the Website using any kind of robot, spider, scraper or any other automatic or manual process to do so for any purpose, without our express written permission.
- Violate any notice on the exclusion of robots included on this Website, or bypass or circumvent other measures used to prevent or limit access to this Website.
- Copy, display or otherwise incorporate any content from the Website into any other website without our prior written permission.
What happens if you do any of these things?
If you carry out any of the above-mentioned actions, you will be liable for any damages arising from such direct or indirect breach of these General Conditions and you agree to hold Renovita harmless.
In the event that these General Conditions or Specific Conditions are breached, we reserve the right to unilaterally cancel, at our sole discretion and without prior notice, the access to, use of and/or registration on our Website and Services of any User, Registered User, without this in any way giving rise to any form of compensation.
What happens if you find someone doing this?
If you become aware that any infringement on the rights of Renovita or third parties is occurring or if any other use contrary to these General Conditions or the Specific Conditions is taking place, we ask you to inform us using the forms provided for this purpose on the Website.
4. Publishing Listings
You will need to register to be able to publish a listing for your property on our Website. By doing so, you guarantee that all the data you include in the listing is truthful, accurate, complete, and up-to-date. At Renovita, we strive to check the accuracy of the information published in the listings, but we cannot completely guarantee the veracity of such information. Therefore, you undertake to keep the information provided up-to-date at all times, notifying us if any of the information becomes outdated or is inaccurate. By publishing a listing you acknowledge that you are the owner of the property you are listing (or duly authorized to list it by the owner of the property) and that you will be solely responsible for the truthfulness of the information published, and consequently you will be exclusively liable for any damages or any other liability that may arise in this regard.
You acknowledge that Renovita reserves the right to deactivate listings that do not comply with these General Conditions.
Renovita, as a simple intermediary, cannot be linked in any way other than as described in these General Conditions and in the applicable laws, and as such, the price and other information contained in the listings regarding the properties does not constitute a commercial offer on our part.
To publish a listing, you simply need to follow the steps outlined on our Website. Upon completion of the process to publish a listing, you will receive a confirmation email at the address provided during registration.
5. Rules for publishing listings
By using the Services for publishing listings, you expressly agree to:
- Not republish images or publish images with any kinds of frame, watermarks, logos, or text.
- Not publish images that are not relevant to the listing (including, for example, empty images).
- Not publish properties of a different typology than the one stated in the listing.
- Not publish properties that will not be available in the near future, not advertising properties that are already reserved or rented.
- Not label a photo of the advertisement as a “floor plan” if it is not of a floor plan.
- Insert the exact address in order to geolocate the property correctly, even if the “hide address” function is activated.
- Not publish inaccurate prices (for example, indicate that the price includes a parking space and add the additional price in the property description).
You accept that Renovita reserves the right to remove listings that do not comply with these rules of publication or the General Conditions and/or the Specific Conditions, where applicable.
In order to prevent fraudulent use of the Services, you understand and accept that Renovita may suspend listings that contain material suspected of being fraudulent or contrary to these General Conditions. These suspended listings will not be visible on the Website until the appropriate checks are completed.
Renovita will have the right, but not the obligation, to investigate reports of fraud notified by users and, in this case, the advertiser must cooperate in the investigation.
By using the publication service, you understand and accept that Renovita will not be liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage due to the fraudulent use of the Services and, in particular, to the application of anti-fraud mechanisms and measures, including but not limited to:
- loss of earnings or profits;
- loss of a business;
- loss of profits or contracts; and
- loss of data.
Renovita reserves the right to implement any additional anti-fraud measures it deems appropriate or necessary from time to time.
In accordance with these General Conditions, you expressly accept that, once the listing is published, with your consent at the end of the publication process, you will lose the right of withdrawal, in accordance with the provisions of the Consumer Code and applicable legislation.
6. Intellectual and Industrial Property
6.1. Material and information contained on the Website and Apps
Through these General Conditions, you acknowledge and accept that all rights regarding the material and elements appearing on the Website (including, but not limited to, drawings, text, graphics, maps, photographs, images, videos, distinguishing marks, logos, domains, software etc.) belong to Renovita or, where appropriate, to third parties who have consented to the transfer of the same to Renovita, consequently, we have all the necessary rights and licenses for the use of such.
The fact that we allow you to access, use, browse, utilize and/or download material from our Website in no way implies that we waive, transmit, or grant any licenses or transfer of our rights, or that you acquire ownership thereof. As a User or a Registered User, you only have the right to strictly personal and private use, solely in order to benefit from the Service. Consequently, you cannot manipulate any identifying element from Renovita or the respective owners. In particular, the use of any material or elements from the Website for inclusion in whole or in part on other websites without our prior written permission is prohibited. The use of any element or information in such a way so as to give the impression that it belongs to or is associated with the User or Registered User is likewise prohibited.
Specifically, it is not permitted to re-sell, deep link, use, copy, monitor (for example, spider, scrape), display, download, save, or reproduce the content, information, software, products or services available on our website for any commercial or competitive activity without our prior written permission.
6.2. Material published by the User
The material and information you publish on our Website when using the Services must likewise respect any image or industrial and intellectual property rights that might exist for them.
By disseminating or publishing information, non-personal data, photographs, or any other material through Renovita, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, valid, and unlimited worldwide license for the maximum term of protection permitted by law and with the ability to sub-license such information to affiliated companies and third parties. In this sense you acknowledge that Renovita has the right to disseminate all or part of the content of listings for advertising campaigns and promotion of the Site.
Specifically, you authorize us to:
- add Renovita’s watermarks in order to prevent such photographs from being published by unauthorized third parties;
- use information about the properties advertised on our website for property valuations and appraisals, price reports, statistical reports and other references in the housing market. Such information may be used even after the respective listings had been removed from the Web
- copy, distribute, transform, or publicly communicate said material.
If you are a photographer and use and/or access our Website to upload photos, videos, and floor plants related to real estate properties, which are the result of your work or service, by disseminating or publishing information, non-personal data, photographs, or any other material through Renovita, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, valid, and unlimited worldwide license for the maximum term of protection permitted by law and with the ability to sub-license such information to affiliated companies and third parties. In this sense you acknowledge that Renovita has the right to disseminate all or part of the content of listings for advertising campaigns, promotion of the Site.
6.3 Granting of license with respect to Renovita
Without prejudice to the provisions of Section 7.2 above, by disseminating or publishing information, non-personal data, photos, or any other material through Renovita, you grant us, also with specific reference to Renovita/maps, a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, valid, and unlimited license throughout the world, for the maximum term of protection permitted by law and with the ability to sub-license such information to affiliates and third parties. In this sense, you acknowledge that Renovita has the right to disseminate and use all or part of the content of the ads (prices, photos, etc..), in order to allow the operation and improvement of the service Renovita. You acknowledge that this information may be used on www.Renovita.net even after the relevant ads have been removed from the Website and you authorize us to distribute, reproduce, transform, and publicly communicate this material to Renovita.
7. Renovita’s responsibility
Our responsibility is established in the terms which states that we cannot be responsible for the content published by users.
As mere intermediary service providers, although we do our best to ensure that all published content is correct, we have no obligation to exercise prior controls over the veracity, accuracy, lawfulness, completeness, appropriateness, or suitability of the information or material published on the Website as this is information stored at the request of Users. However, if for any reason we become aware of any unlawful actions or actions contrary to these General Conditions or the Specific Conditions, we will act with due diligence to remove the relevant information or make it impossible to access in accordance with current regulations.
Renovita assumes no kind of liability for damages that may arise in connection with the relationship between users arising from their contact or negotiations.
Access to and use of the Website requires computer equipment or a computing device and an Internet connection, the costs of which you agree to bear yourself.
We are not liable for any charges, encumbrance, claims, conflicts, mortgages, rates, repossessions, census, or any other charges that could affect the properties listed on our Website, and you agree to hold Renovita harmless with respect to any liability or damages thereby arising.
We are not responsible for the veracity, integrity, accuracy, lawfulness, appropriateness, or suitability of the information, materials and/or content available on the websites of third parties which you may access through links on our Website.
8. Contracting with third parties through the Website
You acknowledge and accept that any contractual or non-contractual relationship, as appropriate, that you formalize with any advertiser, User, Registered User or third party through our Website will be carried out solely and exclusively between you and the other party in question. Renovita will not be part of, or assume any liability whatsoever for, such a relationship or for any damages that might arise from it.
Therefore, we advise you to proceed with caution when contacting and contracting any advertiser, User, Registered User or third party through our Website. If you have any concerns or suspicions that any kind of unlawful activity, fraud or any other actions contrary to these General Conditions are being carried out, we advise you not to formalize any kind of payment or contract and get in touch with us as soon as you become aware of any of the above activity (via the “Have you seen an error?” form available in the listings), and we will do everything possible to help resolve the situation.
9. Links or hyperlinks to the Website
At Renovita, we are concerned about the integrity of our Website when it is accessed in a particular way solely by third parties or when it is displayed in an area created exclusively by third parties. In this regard, you must explicitly request and ensure you have the express written permission of Renovita before deep linking or framing this Website or any of its Contents. If you would like to do this, when contacting Renovita to request permission you will need to include: a) your name, email address and telephone number, b) the name of your company, c) the address or addresses of the website where the proposed deep linking or framing will appear, d) specific information on the deep linking or framing covered, including the content or pages of the website with which you want to establish the deep linking or framing.
You must not link our Website with any other website containing inappropriate, defamatory or illegal information, material or themes, or material or information that infringes on any third party’s rights, including any intellectual or industrial property rights. Likewise, you may not set up any kind of framing that allows the Website to be viewed through an address other than that of the actual Website in such a way that or that could create errors or confuse or mislead users as regards the true source of the items or services being displayed, or that involves an act of unfair competition.
10. Personal Data Protection
11. Term and Duration
Access to the Website is, in principle, indefinite.
Both the User and Renovita may terminate their relationship without prior notice at any time.
However, a different duration and the need for prior notice may be established in the Specific Conditions, in the contract signed by professional advertisers or in the applicable legislation. Any Clause of these General Conditions that is or that becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable will be excluded and deemed inapplicable, being replaced by another clause that resembles it as closely as possible, without this negatively affecting the User, and without giving rise to any compensation whatsoever. In this case, the remaining provisions or clauses are not affected and will remain in full force.