Terms of use

Preamble. The document on this page governs the access to the website of ECM SpA (Hereinafter the "ECM" or the "Company") and governs the conditions of use of the site. The Visitor acknowledges and agrees that in all cases:

a) ECM shall reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of this legal notice at any time, notifying users of amendments by introducing new legal notes to the site;

b) once included on the site, the modified legal notices will constitute new terms and conditions to which access and navigation on the site will be subject.

The information on this site is subject to a specific policy: protection of the company's intellectual property rights, protection of personal data, limitation of the Company's liability.

Access to and consultation of this site implies full acceptance of the terms and conditions described below.


Contents of this site. All data, information, materials in general about - as an example but not limited to - know-how, software, files, tables, texts, data, images, videos, sounds, logos, icons, etc.. contained within this site are offered for information purposes only and do not constitute, nor should they be considered a commercial proposal, a license, a consultation, a professional relationship between the visitor and ECM.

The contents of this site are not of a “newspaper” nature and do not represent an "editorial product" ex Law 62/2001, and therefore are not subject to application of Law 106/2004 and the implementation order through Presidential Decree 252/2006 regarding legal deposit. This site is not a newspaper because it is updated without any periodicity, based solely on the contributions of professional updates that are processed from time to time.

The management and control of the contents are performed by ECM either directly by the company itself or by companies authorised to do so.

Controls on the contents solely and exclusively regard those published directly by the site, links to other pages are not part of this control.


Copyright, industrial property and use of the site. The contents of this site includes textual information and multimedia elements such as text, drawings, graphs, charts, logos, trademarks, images, icons, audio and video excerpts, photographs, programs, know-how, which are protected under the provisions of national and international law in the field of industrial and intellectual property. Rights to all the contents of the site are the exclusive domain of ECM or are otherwise materials which the Company uses pursuant to licenses and agreements. Any Content owned by third parties will bear an indication of their provenance or an appropriate citation will be present to ensure that rights are allocated to their rightful owners or authors.

The fact that the material has been made public through the web site does not constitute a waiver of copyright on the materials and the right to exercise the same right.

The Visitor undertakes the obligation to respect the privacy rights of ECM or third parties, subject to the rights and exceptions laid down by any mandatory provisions.

The Site's materials may be used by users for personal ends but not for advertising purposes or commercial gain or otherwise, unless in respect of industrial property and any other rule in force. However, the reproduction of some data may be subject to different conditions, in which case such information shall be accompanied by a statement that specifies these conditions, or special permission granted and relative conditions specified.

All contents of this site may therefore be downloaded or used for personal, non-commercial use with a clear indication of ECM copyright: nothing may be copied, modified or resold , even in part, for profit or any other purpose.

The Visitor undertakes a commitment not to delete or modify the reservations related to the author or source and not to override the technical protection of documents and multimedia elements, such as restrictions on the press or electronic withdrawals and visible or invisible markings.

Any use other than that permitted in these terms and conditions is forbidden as is any alteration of the content of the website without the prior permission of ECM itself. Violations are punishable by civil and criminal prosecution.

In case of doubt about the conditions of use of a specific element or about the identity of the holders of the rights in question, the visitor can submit a request for information to the Company.

ECM is at the disposition of any person who may recognise the material on this site as a result of his or her work and genius so as to properly cite the authorship or remove the content.

Any sites using the ECM logo or the part of it are not always authorised to do so and in any event such use does not confer any official right to the company of the site that uses it. Pursuant to the effects of the above, ECM prohibits the referential use of its logo, its brands, and the names of their products unless specific written permission is obtained.

Ex art. 5 Law 633/1941 the official acts of state and government, both Italian and foreign, are not covered by copyright, nevertheless, the preparation and presentation of the texts themselves are protected by copyright. All parts of legal measures published, including by a link, are not official: therefore, we do not accept any responsibility for eventual inaccuracies.


Responsibility. This site is designed to promote public access to information about ECM and its activities and products. The aim pursued is to disseminate the most concise, accurate and up to date information possible: the Company will update the information contained on the website, but does not guarantee its completeness, accuracy or constant and timely update. Although ECM wishes to undertake the updating and the accuracy of this site, the Company does not guarantee that the site is free of inaccuracies, errors, omissions, viruses, although it does work to minimise that risk.

The Visitor acknowledges and agrees that, his/her access to the site and navigation of it is entirely at his/her own risk and under his/her sole responsibility.

The visitor also acknowledges and agrees that the site is provided on an "as it is" and "as available" basis and may be temporarily unavailable or otherwise contain defects or be subject to delays.

It is the Company's responsibility to minimise disruption caused by technical problems, but we cannot guarantee that the service will not be interrupted or affected by such problems. ECM assumes no responsibility for faulty or incomplete transmission of data due to different Internet networks or due to incompatibilities caused by net-surfers.

ECM will not be liable for any loss or damage arising out of or in any way related to the use or operation of the site, including - without limitation - damages for loss of business, loss of profits, interruption of business, loss of business information and / or any other pecuniary loss, except in cases of wilful misconduct or gross negligence of ECM. The Company may in fact be held liable only for damage resulting directly from its mistakes under the conditions hereby specified. With no prejudice to the extent required by law, in no other case will ECM be liable for damages of any kind caused directly or indirectly by the site, the impossibility of accessing it, by the Visitor and the use of content.

The information on this site is provided as it is, in the state in which it is found without any kind of guarantee for non-commercial use, therefore ECM does not guarantee any results arising from the use of even part of the information available on the company website nor will it be liable for any loss of profit or loss of earnings or interruption of business of the Visitor arising from the use or the inability to use the site or from having trusted the information on this site or any linked site. The information contained on this site may sometimes refer to external sites over which the Company has no control and for which the company disclaims any liability: ECM cannot guarantee the reliability or updating of information from outside sources on this site.

The information contained on this site is general in nature and therefore has not been designed to meet individual needs, it does not therefore constitute a professional opinion.

ECM does not guarantee that the information on this site is correct outside of Italy and that the products and services are available with the same appearance, in the same format or under the same conditions.

This disclaimer of liability is not intended to limit the liability of ECM in case of violation of provisions under national and international law nor to exclude cases in which it cannot be excluded under the law.


Links to related websites. The links on this site that take the user outside of the site are not under the control of ECM, which therefore has no responsibility for the sites that can be accessed through the links on the site, provided as a service to network users. The inclusion of these links by ECM is not an endorsement of these websites, of which the company disclaims any responsibility for the quality, graphics and content.

ECM is not responsible for the information obtained by the Visitor through access to related sites, therefore the completeness and accuracy of the information is the responsibility of the owners of such sites, which are accessed under own conditions.

Should the visitor access a site other than this one with the ECM logo, he/she must consider that it is independent from ECM and that ECM has no control over the content of the site in question.

It is the responsibility of the Visitor to take every necessary precaution to ensure that any material taken and used is free from destructive elements such as viruses, worms, trojans.

It is forbidden to create a link between an external web site from any page on this site without prior written permission of ECM.


Cookies. To offer a better service to visitors, the site may use cookies to customise the display of web pages for each user and allow a more correct view of the content.

Cookies are text files that are saved on the visitor's computer hard drive through your web browser when you access the site.

Most browsers are set to accept cookies: if you do not want to accept cookies, you can set your computer to refuse cookies or to alert you to them when they are saved. If the visitor refuses the use of Cookies, the ability to provide personalised services may be limited.

Cookies created on the computer of the visitor do not contain any personal identification and will not compromise the privacy or security of the visitor: Cookies cannot and will not be used to capture the e-mail address of Visitors, to obtain information from hard drive or to gain confidential or sensitive information on them. No personal data of the visitor is, in fact, acquired through cookies. ECM only uses cookies in order to identify a random code saved in previous visits to the company website so as to enable a safe and efficient surfing of the website. Details relative to Cookies will not be disclosed.

The c.d Cookies of sessions used on this site make it possible avoid the use of other technology that could compromise the privacy of the users and do not allow the acquisition of personal identification data. They are designed to speed up the analysis of Internet traffic and help visitors access the services offered by the site.



Download. The products, programs, routines and objects that may be present on this site for downloading of technical documentation, commercial documentation, software, etc.., unless otherwise indicated, are available free of charge under the conditions set by the owner. ECM assumes no responsibility for the content of the documents or the characteristics of products documented, or operation of such programs.

Material that can be downloaded from this website may be protected by copyright, user and/or copy rights of their respective owners, therefore ECM requests the visitor verify conditions of use and rights and will not assume any liability in this respect.

Users who download documents from this website must always check the accuracy and are responsible for the selection, installation and usage of the document.


DDocuments and comments from site visitors. ECM does not want to receive confidential or personal information from you through this Site. Any non-personal information or material sent to ECM will not be considered confidential.

The Company assumes no obligation to monitor the information or content that the visitor sends to its site.

The Visitor guarantees that all information sent to ECM or comments he/she transmits to the Company through this site does not infringe industrial property laws or other laws. Such information, content or comments will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary whatsoever. By submitting any information, materials or comments to the Company, the Visitor grants an irrevocable and unrestricted right to use, display, modify, and transmit such information, materials or comments, including the know-how and ideas that form the basis of such information, material or comments. ECM reserves the right to use, display, modify and transmit such information, materials or comments in any way it believes appropriate without, however, disclosing the origin and without publicising it, except for specific authorisation or when required by law.


Applicable law and jurisdiction. Under the present conditions of website use ECM applies Italian law.

Any dispute arising from or relating to these terms of use will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court of Pistoia, following an attempt at conciliation between the parties and pursuant to legislative decree 28/2010. Should one or more of the provisions of these terms of use result invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain valid and enforceable.


Changes in the conditions of use. ECM reserves the right to modify and / or update the contents of the site and legal information at any time without prior notice.

In continuing to use this site the visitor also accepts the updates and / or changes.

The service offered by this site may be modified, suspended, terminated without notice or made unavailable at any time under ECM's unquestionable decision. The Company shall not be liable for any interruptions in the accessibility to the site due to events beyond its reasonable control, beyond necessary maintenance or technical updating.

For any information, matters to be highlighted or specific needs regarding the website please write to the e-mail address.