Date of last revision and effective as of: September 5th, 2020
Aruba Futura Foundation & District 297
The Aruba Futura Foundation (hereafter referred to as Futura) is an Aruban foundation incorporated in accordance with the National Ordinance on Foundations (Landsverordening op Stichtingen) with the stated aim of supporting the Government of Aruba with the design and implementation of national innovation strategies, policies and initiatives and to manage, participate and/or execute innovation projects that would promote the innovation of the Aruban economy in the broadest sense.
District 297 is a project led by Aruba Futura Foundation. The purpose of District 297 is to build a resilient & future proof economy for Aruba with the help of all talented and knowledgeable people who have Aruba’s best interest at heart. Our mission is to create value-driven platforms for Arubans abroad and Aruban businesses & institutions to engage, connect, and collaborate towards the socio-economic development of Aruba.
District297.com (hereafter referred to as the website) is an online platform that is an integral part of District 297. It is the digital infrastructure wherein all users will be able to engage, connect and collaborate on different subjects that are related to the stated objectives of Futura and to respond to possible job offers and internships that are found to be in accordance with the criteria that are found in these Terms & Conditions.
Terms & Conditions
By entering and using the website, user hereby agrees to the applicability of these Terms & Conditions to all the services provided on the online platform. If user does not agree to these Terms & Conditions, then user must discontinue using the services provided in this website. To the extent provided by law, this English version of the Terms & Conditions is binding, and any eventual translations shall be used for convenience only.
Futura reserves the right to change these Terms & Conditions at any given moment without any prior notice. Nevertheless, modified Terms & Conditions will be posted on this website and the date of last revision will be placed at the top of these Terms & Conditions.
The website strives to provide its members with an opportunity to be able to connect with each other, to conceive, organize and execute projects and to respond to possible job vacancies. To guarantee the effectiveness and safety of each member when interacting with other members and Futura through the website, all members of District 297 are required to interact with other members and Futura in a way that can be deemed to be honest, professional and constructive.
Profile & account
User is required to create and use a single profile when accessing the services of the website. The personal information used by the user to create the profile must be accurate and lawful. Any changes to the personal information that is provided by the user must be adapted into the profile.
It is prohibited to impersonate someone else or to use a false identity when creating and using an account on the website. Fake of altered pictures of the individual cannot be used by user for their account.
User cannot represent or associate oneself with a company, organization or an individual while one does not have any representative authority or while one has no formal association with the referred to entities or persons.
After creating the profile, User shall be given an account that would be solely managed by the user in accordance with the provision of these Terms & Conditions.
The account is the property of Futura and Futura reserves the right terminate or block your access to all or any part of the website and its services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, effective immediately. All provisions of these Terms & Conditions shall survive termination, including but not limited to ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
The website is a platform where legal entities are able to publish advertisements relating to possible job offers or internships that are found to be in accordance with the policy related to the publication of advertisements on the website.
User must not use their account on the website to engage in activities that can be classified as ‘spamming’ which consists of sending a significant amount of unwanted, unsolicited messages of a commercial or malicious nature to other users of the website.
User agrees that Futura is not responsible for the content, accuracy or validity of the advertisements.
User can respond to advertisements that are found on the website that relate to possible job offers or internships at legal entities that are established on Aruba. Any interaction between user and the legal entities whose advertisement is found on the website falls under the sole responsibility of the user and the company. Futura is not responsible for the content or any possible legal effect & consequences that any messages, offers, information that are exchanged between user and the legal entity may cause.
Messages & interactions between users
User is free to engage in discussions with other user through the forum and through messages that are sent to the District 297 account of another user. These interactions must be conducted in a manner that can be considered to be respectful and appropriate. These interactions must also be relevant to the objective that Futura wishes to achieve with District 297 and to the subject matter that is being discussed in the forum and in other instances of communication that would be provided by Futura through the District 297 platform.
The possibilities for communication that is offered by District 297 cannot be used with the purpose of harming user, their careers or their business ventures in an unjustifiable manner such as through bullying and harassment.
These services cannot be used to air personal grievances and disputes that cannot be considered to be relevant to the discussions that are being held in the forum and/or personal messaging to the account of a user. It is also prohibited for user to disclose personal information of third parties, that is not in the public knowledge, without the explicit consent of the third party.
User may not use the messaging services to engage or to incite other users to engage in actions that constitutes a criminal act or a misdemeanor. User may also not use the messaging services engage or to incite other users to engage in actions that may result in civil damages.
It is prohibited for user to interact with other user and/or Futura with the intent of misleading, deceiving and/or confusing the receiving party.
Messages and statements that contain nudity or sexually explicit material or language and messages and statements that incites violence and hatred towards another individual or specific group of individuals are prohibited.
The website must not be used to steal or negatively alter any intellectual property that belongs to a user and that is shared on the website without the express permission from the user.
Third party websites
On District 297.com there are some links that user could use to visit websites that belong to third parties at their own discretion and risk. Futura does not control nor can be held responsible or liable for the content, services, legality, accuracy, relevance, reliability and/or any other aspect related to the website belonging to the third party.
District 297 contains creative works, signs and designs that are part of the intellectual property of Futura and/or partners. It is prohibited to reproduce and/or publish any creative work, sign and design that are found on District 297 and that are part of the intellectual property of Futura and/or partners without the written authorization of the rightful owner(s).
User hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Futura, its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, and its officers, directors, employees, partners, contractors, representatives and agents from and against any and all claims, causes of action, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs) and all amounts paid in settlement arising from or related to breach of these Terms or violation of any applicable laws. Futura reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you have agreed to indemnify Futura and user hereby agrees to assist and cooperate with Futura as reasonably required in the defense or settlement of any such matter.
Disclaimer of warranties
Your use of the services on this website is at your sole risk. The services are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Futura and its affiliates expressly disclaim and exclude, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all warranties, conditions and representations of any kind, whether express, implied or statutory, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement.
Futura and its affiliates make no warranty or condition that (I) the services will meet your requirements, (II) the services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (III) the results that may be obtained from the use of the website or services will be accurate or reliable, or (IV) the quality of any products, services, information, or other material obtained by you through the website will meet your expectations. No advice or information (oral or written) obtained by you from Futura shall create any warranty.
Limitation of liability
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, neither Futura nor its affiliates will be liable under any theory of liability (whether in contract or tort) for any indirect, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages, including damages for loss of revenues, profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses arising from or relating to the website or services of these Terms & Conditions.
Reporting of users
The event that any of the provisions of these terms & conditions is found to be void or voidable does not imply that the other provisions will not continue to be legally binding. Futura will make the necessary adjustments to these terms & conditions and will publish the revised version within a time period that can be considered to be sufficient.
If a member is of the opinion that a provision is void or voidable, he should report this to Futura for necessary review and possible adjustments.
The laws of Aruba apply to these Terms & Conditions and only the Court in First Instance of Aruba is competent to hear cases that may arise wherein provisions of these Terms & Conditions must be interpreted in light of the facts and arguments presented by Plaintiff.