The use of the website (the «Site») entails the acceptance by the user of the contractual terms and conditions described below (the «General Conditions»). Prior to acceptance, it is the user’s responsibility to proceed to a careful and aware reading of the General Conditions. If the user does not intend to accept the General Conditions, the latter must refrain from accessing the information, data and, in general, the information contents owned by Horta Srl which are published on the Website.

These general conditions apply to the Site, to navigation on the Site, to the registration request to the sections with restricted access of the Site (including the section dedicated to the Reserved Services) to the request for disbursement and the provision of the Services.

HORTA may modify and/or update, in whole or in part, these general conditions. Changes and/or updates will be notified to Users by specific information on the Site Home Page as soon as they are adopted and will be binding as soon as they are published on the Website, replacing the previous version. Therefore, it is advisable to regularly access this page to check the publication of the most recent and updated version.

Whenever the User navigates the Website, he agrees to adhere to the general conditions established at the time of access. If the User does not want to accept these general conditions, he is required to leave the Website.

The provision of certain Services or sections of the Site may be subject to additional or different terms and conditions of regulation («special conditions»): the User declares from now on to be aware and accept that for access to such section and/or the use of said Services must comply with these particular conditions.

Unless otherwise specified, the Site, its contents and the Services are provided to the User in a single solution at the time of each connection by the User. The User requests and accepts their immediate supply.

1 – PARTIES – These General Conditions are stipulated between Horta Srl, with legal office in Piacenza, Via Egidio Gorra 55, C.F./P.IVA 01529030338, registered with the Business Register of Piacenza and R.E.A. 170291 (hereafter referred to as «HORTA») and the individual user of the Site (be it a natural person, legal person or other institution), who acts on his own account and/or on behalf of the body he represents (the User).

2 – ACCEPTANCE – The General Conditions are accepted by the User with his navigation on the site; if the User does not want to accept these General Conditions he is obliged to leave the Site. The special conditions relating to some Services or Sections of the Site are considered accepted when the User chooses (by clicking or marking) the field «ACCEPT» at the bottom of the conditions themselves.

3 – OBJECT – The subject of these General Conditions is the provision to the User free of charge and for an unlimited period of consultation of the Site according to the terms and limits set forth below.

4 – Access and use of the Website

HORTA provides access to the Site and its information content in the state and under the conditions as they are when the User accesses them («as it is»), with the following details:

(a) the contents of the Site are not exempt from faults, defects or errors and are not intended for commercial and/or professional use;

(b) the Site and its contents are not provided for the achievement of specific objectives or results pursued by the User;

(c) Horta does not provide the control of third party sites or of the contents provided by third parties, present on the Site or to which it is possible to access through the links present on the Site, nor the check of the accuracy and/or update of such links.

Under no circumstances HORTA may be held responsible for damages caused by the trust of the User and/or third parties regarding completeness, accuracy, commercial or professional usability, updating, errors exemption, defects or defects in the contents of the Site and/or the Site and/or the Services.

HORTA is in no case responsible for any damage, direct and/or indirect and/or consequent, including also, without restrictions, damages due to loss, loss of profit, stop of the activity, economic and/or information loss, to User and/or to third parties as a result of any form of use or utilization, or for non-use, of the information, data, content on the Site and/or Site and/or Services.

5 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – The User recognizes and accepts that all information and data published on the Site and the Website itself, are the exclusive property of HORTA and, as such, are protected by national laws and international conventions concerning intellectual property and industrial property.

6 – USES NOT PERMITTED – it is forbidden to the User, without the preventive written consent of HORTA, to publish, replicate in copies, store, transmit in electronic form or by other means, create summaries and/or abstracts, distribute, commercialize, translate and/or in any case use, in whole or in part, the Site for any economic and/or commercial purposes and/or in any case which is not strictly private and personal. The violation of this provision – in addition to exposing the User to contractual liability – involves the reporting by HORTA to the Judicial Authority for the detection of the related criminal and/or administrative responsibilities and the consequent possible application of the penalties provided for by law.

7 – ACCURACY OF DATA PUBLISHED BY HORTA – Considering the purely informative nature of the Contents published on the Website, the User recognizes and accepts that HORTA cannot be held accountable, except for the confirmed cases of malice or gross negligence, for any damages that may derive from the use of the Site or from the Contents taken from the latter. HORTA makes every reasonable effort to publish accurate and up-to-date information on the Website. In any case, HORTA does not provide any guarantee regarding the accuracy and updating of the contents published on the pages of the Website, nor assumes any responsibility for any errors or omissions relating to it.

8 – ACCURACY OF OTHER DATA – The user acknowledges and accepts that HORTA has no control over the external sites accessible through the links that may be present on the site and, therefore, is not responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The User claims to know that HORTA cannot guarantee the completeness and/or accuracy of the information contained on the site that comes from sources other than HORTA and cannot prevent information from sources however considered useful but that in some cases may be incorrect, incomplete or  no longer up to date, due to technical problems or causes outside the control of HORTA.

9 – SERVICE SUSPENSION – The user acknowledges and accepts that HORTA is not responsible for damages resulting from interruptions, suspensions, delays or anomalies in the supply of the site, dependent on the supply of electricity or telephone service, due to unforeseeable circumstances or force majeure or to other causes connected to the means through which the Site is published.

10 – DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY – The use and Site navigation is under the User’s responsibility. HORTA and its staff, managers, collaborators or third parties involved in the creation, production or put online will not be held responsible for any damage caused by the access and/or any use of the Site. Stating the foregoing, HORTA claims that the Site is made available to the User as it is, with no warranties, expressed or implied, including, for example, adaptability or usability for a specific purpose.

11 – Copyright, domains, trademarks and distinctive signs – All texts, images, sounds, videos, databases, software and any other content on this site (henceforth referred to as «content») are intellectual and/or industrial property of HORTA or its suppliers. Any action reserved to the rights-owner by the national and international laws on intellectual or industrial property (including the copyright) performed without specific authorization is civilly and criminally liable.

To the User is only granted, on a temporary, non-exclusive and non-transferable basis, the right to use the contents online, for personal and private purposes, on nonprofit or benefit basis.

The brands HORTA Srl, granoduro.netTM, vitebio.netTM are owned by HORTA. The trademarks, either registered or not, the domains and any other distinctive sign of HORTA present on the Site can be used only with the prior written consent of HORTA. Any action reserved to the rights-owner by national and international laws regarding trademarks and distinctive signs made without HORTA authorization can be civilly and criminally liable.

Any other trademarks, registered and unregistered, names of products or services, domains, company names, distinctive signs, slogans or titles appearing on the Site are the property of their respective owners. HORTA is not authorized to grant, nor grants it in any case, its use to third parties.

The graphics, structure and any other element of the Services are also protected by commercial laws and other laws. They cannot be copied, imitated, retransmitted or otherwise used, either in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of HORTA. Any action reserved to the rights-owner by national and international laws regarding trademarks and distinctive signs made without HORTA authorization can be civilly and criminally liable.

Access to the Site and/or the Services does not provide the User with the right to appropriate, reproduce, modify, distribute, republish or otherwise use in any form, even partial, with any tool, the contents without express written consent from HORTA.

12 – VARIATIONS – HORTA reserves the right to modify the General Conditions at any time and without notice. In order to guarantee the communication of any variations of the General Conditions, changes and/or updates will be notified to Users through specific information on the Site Home Page as soon as they are adopted and will be binding as soon as they are published on the Website, replacing the previous version. The User acknowledges and accepts, moreover, that HORTA has the right to modify and/or obscure, at any time and at its discretion, in whole or in part, the contents of the Site, without prior notice.

13 – CONTACTS – For further information regarding these General Conditions, the User can contact HORTA at the following address: HORTA Srl, Via E. Gorra 55, 29122 Piacenza (Italy), e-mail:

14 – APPLICABLE LAW – The General Conditions of the Site are governed by Italian Law.