Welcome to the Co/Rizom Platform!

By accessing or using the co/rizom website, app or platform (“the Service” or “Co/Rizom platform”), you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use (“the Terms”).

The Service is owned or controlled by CORIZOM SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SRL, headquartered in 17 Cătinei St., Brașov county, Romania, bearing the sole registration 42316565, and CO/RIZOM – Verein zur Förderung der soziokulturellen und gesellschaftspolitischen Entwicklung, headquartered in Ybbstrasse 7, 29-30, 1020 Vienna, bearing sole registration number 1611965021 (“Provider”).

These Terms govern your access to and use of the services relating to the co/rizom platform, including our website, APIs (Application programming interface), email notifications, third-party integrations, applications, buttons, widgets, commerce services, and any information, text, graphics, photos, videos, audio tracks or other materials uploaded, downloaded, or appearing on the Service (collectively referred to as “Content”). Your access to and use of the Service is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing, creating an account (Signing Up) or using the Services you hereby expressly consent to these Terms.

By using, downloading, installing, or otherwise accessing the services or any materials included in or with the services, you hereby agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not accept these terms, then you may not use, download, install, or otherwise access the Service.

These Terms of Use affect your legal rights and obligations. If you do not agree to be contractually bound by all of these Terms, do not access or use the Service.


Your Service Account

In order to use the Service, you must first agree to these Terms. If you are using the Service on behalf of an organization, you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of that organization and promising that you have the authority to bind that organization to these Terms. In that case, “you” and “your” will also refer to that organization, wherever possible. Additionally, ”you” and ”your” will refer to the Customer, Artisan, Creative, Business Developer, POD, Other, and/or Public User, as applicable.

We define “Customer” as any individual or legal entity who registers to use the co/rizom platform or any of its services, who is then assigned the role of ”Artisan”, ”Creative”, and/or ”Business developer” or “Other”, respectively becoming part of a ”POD”. The Customer is granted access to the POD management interface, where they can upload, modify or delete files and information such as, but not limited to business plans, designs, creations, royalties, team roles, and product description.

We define ”Artisan” as any individual who registers under this role within the ”POD”, who has the main goal of providing a small qualitative collection of goods that best represents their craft, which bears great commercial potential. The Artisan will produce all the product prototypes, review designs, and establish production flows.

We define ”Creative” as any individual who registers under this role within the ”POD”, who has the main goal of designing  qualitative products that are based on the USP of the craft, bearing great commercial potential. The Creative will follow the co/rizom roadmap and support the artisan in using the tools provided by the Service.

We define ”Business developer” as any individual who registers under this role within the ”POD”, who has the main goal of bringing structure to production flows, apply business and marketing models, and identifying opportunities for the successful launch of a collection.

We define “The Other” as any individual who registers under this role within the ”POD”, but who has not yet assigned themselves the role of either Artisan, Creative or Business Developer. This is only temporary for a short period of time and, in order to fully use the Service, must ultimately choose the role of either Artisan, Creative or Business Developer. If neither of the previously three mentioned roles is chosen within the given the timeline, we may choose not to further grant access to the Service or terminate the account.

We define a ”POD” as the team comprised of one Artisan, one Creative, and one Business developer. A POD cannot contain less than one of each of the three roles.

We define a ”Public User” as any individual who uses the co/rizom platform as it is, without registering as an Artisan, Creative, Business developer or part of a POD. In most cases, the Public User accesses and views the collections developed by the Customer.

The aim of the Service is to drive production, promotion, and the distribution of authentic, fair, and sustainable product, which can then be scaled up. We firmly believe that artisans, creatives, and business developers can collaborate within a team, propelling them to mutual success and integration within the global supply chain.

You must be at least 18 years old for using the Service, as such individuals under the age of 18 cannot use or register for the Services. The use of the Service by individuals under the age of 18 represents the sole liability of their parents and/or legal guardians. The age limit does not apply to legal entities.

To protect your Service Account, keep your password confidential. You are responsible for the activity that happens on or through your Service Account. Try not to reuse your Service Account password on third-party applications.


Your Content in the Service

Some components of the Service allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours, unless otherwise specified.

The Customer is able to create, transmit, publish or display information (such as data files, written text, computer software, photographs, videos or other images) through use of the Services, as applicable. All such information is referred to below as “Content.”

When you upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through the Service, you give the Provider (and those we work with) a free, worldwide, no-time limit, non-exclusive license in relation to the Customer’s respective intellectual property rights (“the License”). This provision is to be detailed, completed, modified, and clarified as applicable by the provisions under the chapter regarding “Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)”.

Some components of the Service may offer you ways to access and remove content that has been provided to that Service. Also, in some components of the Service, there are terms or settings that narrow the scope of our use of the content submitted in those components of the Service. Make sure you have the necessary rights for any and all Content that you create, transmit, publish or display via the Services.

You can find more information about how Service uses and stores content in the Privacy policy and Cookies policy. If you submit feedback or suggestions about the Service, we may use your feedback or suggestions without obligation to you.


Using the Service

You must follow any policies made available to you within or related to the Service.

Don’t misuse the Service. For clarity, don’t interfere in any way with the Service or try to access them using a method other than the interface given and the instructions that we provide. You must use the Service only as permitted by law and by our Terms.

We may suspend or stop providing the Service to you if you do not comply with our Terms or Policies or if we are investigating suspected misconduct. For more clarity, please see below chapter “Permissions & Responsibilities”.

By using the Service does not give you ownership of any intellectual property rights in the Service or the content you access. You may not use content from the Service unless you obtain permission from its owner or are otherwise permitted by law. These Terms of Use do not grant you the right to use any branding or logos used in the Service. Don’t remove, obscure, or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with the Service.

The Service displays some content that is not Provider’s. This content is the sole responsibility of the entity that makes it available. We may review content to determine whether it is illegal or violates our policies, and we may remove or refuse to display content that we reasonably believe violates our policies or the law. But it does not necessarily mean that we review content, so please don’t assume that we do.

In connection with your use of the Service, we may send you service announcements, administrative messages, and other information. You may opt out of some of those communications, as per our GDPR Policy.


Intellectual property rights (IPR)

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are all intangible rights, such as copyright, know-how, database rights, design rights, model rights, patents, trademarks and domain name registrations.

The Service is protected by international conventions and national law on copyright, trademark, as well as international trade provisions.

All content, including graphic layout, text, images, illustrations, graphics, audio or video clips are parts of the trademarks, service marks, copyright and/or other intellectual property rights or parts of the licenses held by Provider or his partners or other third parties who have licensed their materials to Provider.

Logos, names of goods and Service as well as offers that belong to collaborators of the Provider are the property of respective owners and they have full rights and obligations on them.

The user of Service cannot copy, download, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, transfer or create derivative works from the content of Service without direct written permission from Provider. As such, all IPR, including logos, trademarks, copyright, roadmaps, workflows, and flowcharts are proprietary and belong to the Provider. They cannot be used by the Customer, Public User or any third party without prior written consent from the Provider. If any illicit use or infringement of said rights takes place, the Provider may and will undertake all legal proceedings respective to their protection, stopping infringement, and recovering damages from said unlawful party.

By using the Service, the Customer agrees to protect, to ensure, to defend and to consider the Provider innocent against all losses, expenses, damages and costs resulting from failure to follow these Terms of Use by him.

The License given by the Customer to the Provider regards all IPR and its scope is to use, host, store, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with the Service), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute of the Content. The rights you grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting, using within marketing operations, and improving the Services, and to develop new ones. Additionally, the purpose of the license is to promote the collection of goods created or developed by the Customer and/or the POD.

The IPR regarding the designs and products created by the members of the POD will be the sole property of said members. The Provider will not sell, assign, license or rent the designs and products created by the POD. Additionally, the POD hereby consents and acknowledges to the full, without time or geographical limitations, and exclusive assignment of IPR regarding all photographs, videos, texts, captions, and audio regarding the content respective to the designs and products created by the POD.

For clarity, the designs and products themselves are the sole property of the POD, while the content regarding the marketing, advertising, newsletters, captions, and interviews related to said designs and products is the shared property of the POD and the Provider in equal parts. When choosing how to use, license or transfer said shared property, the Provider has final and definitive say in the matter.

The Customer is solely liable and guarantees for the ownership of the IPR respective to the Content and for the IPR respective to the License.

This License continues even if you stop using the Service or delete your account. If you wish to terminate the intellectual property license given to the Provider, you must delete your account and you must expressly request the termination via a written notice sent at office@corizom.org, within 30 (thirty) days prior to the desired date of termination.

If the Customer or Public User of the Service notifies or believes that any material on this Platform, published by Provider or by someone else, violates copyright or any other rights, said party may contact the Provider at the email address office@corizom.org, in order to take a decision as quickly as informed.


Selling of goods

The selling of goods found within a certain collection created by a Customer, POD or Artisan will not take place via the Platform, but will take place via a third party.

The Provider is not responsible in any way, shape or form for any damages or losses incurred by the selling or promise of selling of said goods.

The Provider has the right to recommend to the Customer an intermediary or third party in order to support with the selling or promotion of the goods found within a certain collection created by a Customer, POD or Artisan.

The Artisans, Creatives and Business developers, as members of a given POD, have the right to establish the way they price the goods found within their respective collection, as well as the way they establish the costs of production, time of manufacturing, and the splitting of royalties resulting from the selling of said goods.

The Provider is not responsible or liable in any way, shape or form for how the members within a certain POD have decided to establish prices, costs or time management for the goods within a collection or the splitting of royalties.

The Provider is not responsible or liable in any way, shape or form for the suggestions given to the Customer and/or POD.


Marketing and promotion

The Customer agrees and acknowledges that the Provider has the right to use, modify, implement, translate or derive the Content submitted or uploaded by the former within such mediums as photographs, collages, videos or any other forms of media for the purpose of marketing, advertising or promotion. Said marketing, advertising or promotion can be to the benefit of the Customer, Platform and/or the Provider.

The Customer hereby agrees to take part in photoshoots, videoshoots or other media recordings requested by the Provider in relation to the marketing, advertising and/or promotion of the Content.


Permissions & Responsibilities

The Customer is directly and solely responsible for:

  • any content that the Customer enters, submits or publishes via the Service;
  • sharing the profile of the entity for which they were granted a co/rizom Platform service account with other Customers invited through the Platform to contribute with content to their profile. In turn, the latter party will not be able to access the Platform only after accepting these Terms of Use;
  • all activities within the Platform undertaken by the Customer, such as creating, editing, modifying or deleting content, the Provider has the right to intervene, modify or delete such content.

You are not allowed and you cannot permit anyone else to: 

  • copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of the Services or any part thereof, unless this is expressly permitted or required by law, or unless you have been specifically told that you may do so by co/rizom Services, in writing (e.g., through an open source software license); 
  • attempt to disable or circumvent any security mechanisms used by the Services or any applications running on the Services;
  • access, tamper with or use non-public areas of the Services, co/rizom Services’ computer or server systems, or the technical delivery systems of co/rizom’s providers;
  • probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures relating to co/rizom;
  • access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by co/rizom (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with co/rizom Services;
  • forge any TCP/ IP (i.e. Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol address) packet header or any part of the header information in any email or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;
  • upload content which utilizes or contains any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, or any other similar software, data, or programs that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, data, personal information, or property of another;
  • interfere with or disrupt, or attempt to do so, the access of any Customer, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services;
  • to register in the Platform any content that is illegal, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, pornographic, racist, sexist, privacy invasive or affecting the minors in any way;
  • to register in the Platform as events content which represents promotions or offers of Service, products or any kind of activities involving marketing of goods or Service over a period of time no matter how long it is. For this type of content, it can be used the sections of Offers, Promotions, Menu or Products within the Platform, according to the contract that they signed with Provider;
  • to introduce in the Platform content which includes private information or identifies a third party without its express consent;
  • to introduce content which is false, deceptive, misleading, confusing or misinformed;
  • to use in any way the Platform for illegal or unauthorized purposes.

You may not engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services (or the servers and networks which are connected to the Services).

You may not access the Services for the purpose of bringing an intellectual property infringement claim against the Services or for the purpose of creating a product or service competitive with the Services.

If the user of Service is not a Romanian citizen or resident in Romania, he is obliged to submit to Romanian laws regarding conduct and content acceptable in online media.

The user of Service agrees that Provider take content created and edited by him in order to send it to third web and mobile applications that displays the content of Platform.

In case you or your affiliates infringe upon the provision within the Title herein or the rest of the provisions within the Terms, then you are solely liable and will be held to the full extent of the law to pay for all damages and legal fees incurred.


About Software in the Service

When a Service requires or includes downloadable software, this software may update automatically on your device once a new version or feature is available. Some Services may let you adjust your automatic update settings.

co/rizom Platform gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software provided to you by the Provider as part of the Service. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefits of the Service as given by the Provider, in the manner permitted by these terms.

You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of the Service or included software, nor may you reverse engineer or attempt to extract the source code of that software, unless laws prohibit those restrictions or you have our written permission.


Modifying and Terminating the Service

We are constantly changing and improving the Service. You acknowledge and agree that the form and nature of the Services which co/rizom provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you, subject to the terms in its Terms and Privacy Policy.

Changes to the form and nature of the Services will be effective with respect to all versions of the Services; examples of changes to the form and nature of the Services include without limitation changes to fee and payment policies, security patches, added functionality, automatic updates, and other enhancements. Any new features that may be added to the website or the Services from time to time will be subject to these Terms, unless stated otherwise.

In order to terminate the subscription, you must first delete your account from the Platform. Initially, co/rizom will close the account, but the information, data, and content related to it will still be accessible by the Customer for a period of 30 days since terminating the subscription. After the 30-day term has lapsed, all information, data, and content related to the account will be deleted by co/rizom.

You agree that the Provider, in its sole discretion and for any or no reason, may terminate your account or any part thereof. You agree that any termination of your access to the Services may be without prior notice, and you agree that co/rizom will not be liable to you or any third party for such termination.

Upon any termination of the Services or your account these Terms will also terminate, but all provisions of these Terms which, by their nature, should survive termination, shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, and limitations of liability.

Moreover, in the event that one or more of the provisions in the Terms herein are considered unforeseeable, invalid or void, the rest of the provisions will still be in force and effective.

These Terms may be amended or updated from time to time without notice and may have changed since your last visit to the website or use of the Services. It is your responsibility to review these Terms for any changes. By continuing to access or use the Services after revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. If you do not agree to the new Terms, please delete your account and stop using the Services. Please visit this page regularly to review these Terms for any changes.


Our Warranties and Disclaimers

We provide the Service using a commercially reasonable level of skill and care and we hope that you will enjoy using them. But there are certain things that we don’t promise about the Service.

Other than as expressly set out in these Terms of Use, neither Provider nor its suppliers or distributors make any specific promises about the Service. For example, we don’t make any commitments about the content within the Service, the specific functions of the Service or their reliability, availability or ability to meet your needs. We provide the Service “AS IS”.

Some jurisdictions provide for certain warranties, like the implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all warranties.



Provider cannot be responsible for damages of any kind, which the Customer or any user of the Service or any third party may suffer as a result of the fulfilment by the Provider of any of his obligations under the Terms of Use as formulated and under the order. The Provider shall not be responsible if the subcontractors and/or his partners of any kind involved in executing of order, do not fulfil any of their contractual obligations.

In this sense, Provider, as well as its successors, and any other party involved in the creation, development or delivery of the Service are not responsible for any indirect, related, specific, and/or determined damages resulted by the use of Services, such as, but not limited to:

  • account, data or information loss;
  • interruption of services for any period of time;
  • site or platform malfunctions, glitches, bugs or issues;
  • delays or interruptions in uploading, streaming, processing or storing recordings or lack thereof;
  • issues or consequences related to the direct or indirect use of the Services via website, platform, communications or interactions;
  • inaccurate reading, data gathering or information processing undertaken by the platform and its underlying technologies;
  • delayed answer or lack of an answer for any message, request or report sent;
  • emotional stress arising from or related in any way to the Services.

Neither Provider, nor any of its successors are responsible for the content or material posted, submitted, displayed, privately transmitted or found within the content uploaded or shared by the Customer or by the End User in relation to the Services.


Force majeure

Neither party shall be liable for failure to perform its contractual obligations if such failure is caused by an event of force majeure.

Force majeure is unforeseeable and unavoidable, beyond the parties, noted as such under the laws in force.

We are not liable or responsible in any way in the event of Force Majeure, respectively any event beyond the control of co/rizom, its Affiliates, subcontractors or its commercial partners, which prevents us from complying with any of obligations under these Terms, including, but not limited to denial-of-service attacks, failure by a third party hosting or utility provider, unforeseen technical issues, strikes, riots, fires and any other acts of God, war, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), invasion, act of foreign enemies, mobilization, requisition, or embargo.


Applicable law. Jurisdiction

In the event that any legal disputes arise between Provider and any of its Customers, the parties involved will try to settle the issue in an amicable way or by mediation/alternative dispute resolution. In case one of the parties decides to move forward with legal action, the law governing the dispute will be that which is applicable in territory where Provider is headquartered, namely Romania.

The territorial Court jurisdiction or competence will be chosen according to the applicable laws of Romania.

If anyone, either a Customer, Public User or any other third-party, brings a claim against Provider related to your actions, your Content or information, Provider and its successors will be in no way liable and will not be held to pay any damages, losses or expenses of any kind related to such a claim. In the event that Provider or any of its successors are ordered to pay damages, losses or expenses of any kind in relation to the said claim by Court order, we reserve our right to pursue all necessary legal actions. This comes as a consequence of the fact that, although we provide the Terms in regards to Customer conduct, we cannot control or direct a Customer’s actions, Content or information, be it online or offline.

In no event is the Provider liable or responsible for any damages arising out of the Terms, caused by using the Services. The Services are provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis without any warranties of any kind. The Customer acknowledges that Provider does not guarantee that the Services will always be uninterrupted, safe, secure, non-infringing or technically functional.

In no event is the Provider liable or responsible to any other party or third party for any damages of any kind or loss of profits or revenues relating to the use of Services or access of a Customer on the co/rizom platform.


About these Terms of Use

We may modify these Terms of Use or any additional terms that apply to a Service to, for example, reflect changes to the law or changes to the Service. You should look at the terms regularly.

Changes will not apply retroactively and will become effective no sooner than 10 days after they are posted. However, changes addressing new functions for a Service or changes made for legal reasons will be effective immediately. If you do not agree to the modified terms for a Service, you should discontinue your use of that Service.

If there is a conflict between these Terms of Use and the additional terms, the additional terms will control for that conflict.

These Terms of Use control the relationship between Provider and you. They do not create any third party beneficiary rights.

If you do not comply with these terms, and we don’t take action right away, this doesn’t mean that we are giving up any rights that we may have (such as taking action in the future).

If it turns out that a particular term is not enforceable, this will not affect any other terms.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, if you are using the Services on behalf of an organization, you agree to permit Provider to identify you as a customer and to use your name and/or logo in the co/rizom platform and marketing materials in return for no charge or fee.

If you have any questions about these Terms or if you wish to make any complaint or claim with respect to the Services, please contact us at office@corizom.org. When submitting a complaint, please provide a brief description of the nature of your complaint and the specific services to which your complaint relates.

Read more about our GDPR Policy here.