Short version: Play nicely, respect other people, and we will all get along fine.
Long version: Meet.coop’s fair use policy means that Members are expected to use Meet.coop’s in line with their Membership levels and not abuse the services in any way. We run usage monitoring on our servers but do not actively police usage, nor do we want to. If we find that the severs are being overloaded we will investigate but we’d rather not have to because we’d rather be getting on with growing the co-op and improving our services. So please, play nicely and we’ll all get along fine. If you do need more meeting participants than are allowed in your Membership Level, or use more resources than you feel you have paid for, please make an additional donation via Open Collective.
1. Who is in charge of The Online Meeting Cooperative
The Online Meeting Cooperative is a collective initiative co-produced as a Consortium initiated by femProcomuns SCCL cooperative with Tax Number F67139550 and headquarters at Providencia 42, 08024 Barcelona, Webarchitects Cooperative, with headquarters in Sheffield, United Kingdom and Collective.tools with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, which collectively act as the owner, facilitator and administrator of meet.coop domain and subdomains. For clarity, in this document the term “Meet.coop” refers to the The Online Meeting Cooperative project.
The contact details of the Delegate for Data Protection are: firstname.lastname@example.org
User is anyone who connects with one of Meet.coop websites or systems.
Members are people and organisations that are part of The Online Meeting Cooperative. We have two types of memberships–Operational Members and User Members. One may apply to each membership type as an individual or as an organization.
The Online Meeting Cooperative offers online video conferencing services.
We provide free services available to anyone via demo.meet.coop and paid services to our Members. The Online Meeting Cooperative seeks to make it easier for people to use free services to help them realise they can regain control over their data.
2.3. Private and public information
Users can decide on the privacy of their information within each of their services, they decide if they want to keep their data private, share it with other people or make it public. In the latter case, the information is considered “public information” and is not protected in the same way as personal and private data.
2.5. Free software
Free software, libre software or free-as-in-freedom-software is software that can be used, studied and modified by anyone without restrictions, and can be copied and redistributed either in a modified version or unmodified without restrictions, or with minimal restrictions to ensure that future recipients will also have these rights.
2.6. Free licenses
Since the laws of intellectual and industrial property turn information into exclusive property by default, the free software movement has built standard legal agreements to facilitate the sharing of knowledge, which are known as “Free licenses”. You’ll find the precise definition and licenses that are considered free at http://freedomdefined.org/. Each free software is governed by its own rules defined in its license. http://freedomdefined.org/.
Rates refer to the price of services that a user contracts – please see the links to the latest prices via our home page
2.8. Voluntary contributions
Users are encouraged to make voluntary contributions, in the form of a donation, to support the project.
To become a member, a user reads and accepts the Statutes of the custodian cooperative through which membership is realised and makes a unique contribution to the capital of the cooperative. Under conditions as specified in the bylaws of each custodian member cooperative, the share capital maybe returned upon leaving the cooperative.
2.10. Storage space
Members may have a limited storage space to save recordings of meetings at one of the servers.
2.11. Support channels
The Online Meeting Cooperative offers Support Channels to facilitate the user experience, such as community support among users, technical documentation – see the forum for more details.
In order to join The Online Meeting Cooperative you must become a Member – this also gives you a vote in the assembly and access to channels of participation for members.
4. Form of payment
Social capital contributions, service fees and voluntary contributions are in Euros unless otherwise specified and will be made via Open Collective or BACS.
5. Intellectual property
The Intellectual Property Law states that the authors have exclusive rights to their work by default. At The Online Meeting Cooperative we want the contrary: all knowledge generated and published as public information in the free services available to the entire user community is, by default, considered to be published under free licenses – if the opposite is not explicitly stated. Specifically, we use the licenses mentioned below.
In all works and contributions made public in the free services that do not have specific restrictions on its use or specific licenses, the following license applies to each type of work: • software: Affero General Public License v3 or higher • content: Creative Commons Recognition-ShareAlike 30-EN • data: Open Domain Commons Public Domain Dedication License https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/ • industrial designs: CERN Open Hardware License
Shared and public information requires recognition of authorship, in such a way that other users can contribute to their improvement, extension and maintenance and to facilitate the collective construction of knowledge with respect for all contributions. However, logos, trade names, trademarks or any other sign owned by third parties are excluded from this license.
The user, when contracting or using with The Online Meeting Cooperative, accepts the intellectual property policy of the project and therefore of the service.
Any shared content that belongs to authors who are not users of the The Online Meeting Cooperative project is protected by the intellectual protection rules they have chosen, and are not subject to these conditions. Users are responsible in this case to respect the rules of intellectual property, and mainly the authorship and the license on the basis of which they have the right to share it.
6. Obligations and responsibilities of the User
The User (Members of Meet.coop) agrees to communicate to The Online Meeting Cooperative, when creating their account and membership their exact contact information and to keep them up to date, so that The Online Meeting Cooperative can keep direct communication with them.
The User is the only person responsible for the passwords they need for the use of the services, as well as for their storage.
The User assumes in full the consequences in the event of the loss or theft of their passwords.
The User is responsible for the contents published on the servers, whether in free services or payed services, as well as of the communications made through them. For this reason the User undertakes to make a responsible use and assume all the responsibilities derived from its publications.
7. Limitation of responsibility for The Online Meeting Cooperative
The Online Meeting Cooperative is free to limit the access to web pages and content, products and/or services offered therein, as well as the subsequent publication of the opinions, observations, images or comments that users can send through e-mail.
The Online Meeting Cooperative is committed to carrying out operations to maintain, update and improve infrastructures. In case these operations involve a temporary interruption of the service, The Online Meeting Cooperative is committed to let users know.
In no case may the User make a claim against The Online Meeting Cooperative for any direct or indirect personal or commercial loss derived from the interruption of the service.
The Online Meeting Cooperative has no responsibility for hardware damage in any of the services offered.
In case of incidents occurring in a third-party data processing center, The Online Meeting Cooperative will use all the guarantees offered by the company that owns the data processing center in favor of the User.
In no case may the User claim responsibility for The Online Meeting Cooperative in case of fire, explosion, failure of transmission networks, demolition of facilities, epidemic, earthquake, flood, electrical failure, war, strike, boycott or any other circumstance of force majeure.
The Online Meeting Cooperative is not responsible for the damages caused by the lack, neglect or omission of third parties on which The Online Meeting Cooperative has no control or surveillance power.
It is the responsibility of the User to take all necessary measures to safeguard the integrity of their data.
The Online Meeting Cooperative is not responsible for the total or partial destruction of the information transmitted or stored as a result of errors directly or indirectly attributable to the User or its collaborators. In the case of failure of the service, for a failure of the system caused by The Online Meeting Cooperative will not be responsible of any indirect damages, such as commercial damage, loss of orders, loss of profits or customers, they are expressly excluded.
The sum of the damages and interests that could be placed by The Online Meeting Cooperative, should its responsibility be compromised, will be limited to the effective sum paid by the User to The Online Meeting Cooperative for the period considered or billed to the User by The Online Meeting Cooperative.
8. About these conditions
All notices, requirements, citations and other communications that must be made by the parties in relation to these conditions must be made in writing and it will be understood that they have been properly executed when delivered in hand or either remitted by ordinary mail to the address of the other party or to their email address or to any other address or email that for these purposes each part may indicate to the other.
If any clause included in these conditions is declared, totally or partially, null or ineffective, such invalidity or inefficiency will affect only this disposition or the part of it that is null or ineffective, the same conditions remain for all the rest, considering such a disposition, or the part of it that is affected, not estated.
The Online Meeting Cooperative will proceed to update these conditions when it deems it is appropriate or if changes are made in the legal framework. These will always occur after having notified the users.
9. Jurisdiction and current law
This agreement will be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws applicable in (Catalonia, UK, Sweden). The parties are subject to the common rules of the jurisdiction.