GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The S-Procurement website brings together in one-stop-shop S-Procurement information system, intended for the electronic management of procurement procedures, including public procurement procedures, and a KNOWLEDGE FORUM, which is educational and provides access to many informative and educational contents. It is an innovative hub for procurement officers and suppliers to exchange good practices, seek new opportunities, and enter long-term partnerships.
The website is intended for agile undertakings striving to digitise their procurement processes while maintaining a high level of operations legal security and contracting authorities who are obliged to use electronic means of communication in public procurement procedures pursuant to the current Slovenian Public Procurement Act (Zakon o javnem naročanju – ZJN-3). It is also frequently visited by the general public, who want to be up to date with the current developments in public procurement and procurement processes, expand their expertise in the field or exchange good business practices.
1. General Provisions
The General Terms and Conditions for the Use of the S-Procurement Website govern the use of the S-Procurement website and the website KNOWLEDGE FORUM and regulate the relationship between the company S-Procurement d.o.o., družba za elektronske nabavne platforme, d.o.o., Ukmarjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, as service providers, and all users or visitors of the S-Procurement website.
S-Procurement d.o.o., družba za elektronske nabavne platforme, d.o.o., Ukmarjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, reserves the right to change or amend the General Terms and Conditions without prior notice. Unless otherwise specified, the amended General Terms and Conditions shall enter into force on the day of their publication on the website www.s-procurement.si and shall be henceforth binding for the users of the KNOWLEDGE FORUM.
S-Procurement Information System – is an information system for the electronic implementation of procurement processes in the private and public sectors (i.e. public procurement procedures), which runs entirely on the community.vortal.biz website in accordance with the VORTAL’s General Terms and Conditions.
Website community.vortal.bi – is the website community.vortal.biz and all its subpages and includes all content available on the website and its subpages.
VORTAL General Terms and Conditions – are the general conditions for the use of the S-Procurement information system set by VORTAL and available on the following website: link.
VORTAL company – is Vortal, Comércio Electrónico, Consultadoria e Multimédia, S.A., with Portuguese identification number 505141019, Vortal Connecting Business with Spanish identification number A85765469 or any other company owned by Vortal, SGPS, S.A., with Portuguese tax number 50996340.
S-Procurement website – is website www.s-procurement.si and all its subpages and includes all content available on the website and its subpages.
Service provider or S-Procurement – is the company S-Procurement d.o.o., družba za elektronske nabavne platforme, d.o.o., Ukmarjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
KNOWLEDGE FORUM – is an educational website that provides access to a broad range of informational and educational content. Individual content is available to users free of charge or for a fee.
Member of the KNOWLEDGE FORUM – is a subscriber and registered user with an access to all content on the S-Procurement website (i.e. free and paid content).
Subscriber – is a user of the S-Procurement information system having a valid contract with S-Procurement.
User – is any visitor to the S-Procurement website and may be unregistered or registered.
Unregistered user – is any visitor to the S-Procurement website who is not registered on the S-Procurement website.
Registered user – is every visitor to the S-Procurement website registered on the S-Procurement website who has created a user account and selected a user package to it.
User account – is an individual user account, consisting of a username and password, which guarantees the individual the right to access paid content on the S-Procurement website and membership in the KNOWLEDGE FORUM to the extent of the selected user package.
User package – is a package of services available to the registered user to the selected extent: UNIVERSAL, PREMIUM, PREMIUM+, SUBSCRIBER, KNOWLEDGE FORUM.
UNIVERSAL user package – is a free-of-charge package for economic entities, which enables access and use of the S-Procurement information system or its functionalities to a limited extent.
PREMIUM user package – is a paid package for economic entities that allows access to and use of all functionalities of the S-Procurement information system.
PREMIUM+ user package – is a PREMIUM user package upgraded by membership in the KNOWLEDGE FORUM.
SUBSCRIBER user package – is a paid package for regular subscribers who have a monthly subscription, which enables access and use of the S-Procurement information system to the extent determined by the contract between S-Procurement and the subscriber and membership in the KNOWLEDGE FORUM.
KNOWLEDGE FORUM user package – is a paid package for subscribers who do not have a monthly subscription, which allows access and use of the S-Procurement information system, but have included membership in the KNOWLEDGE FORUM.
Price list – is a catalogue of services with corresponding prices and payment terms.
Subscription – is the legal relationship between the user and the S-Procurement service provider, which is established by creating a user account.
Content and information published on the site www.s-procurement.si are the property of S-Procurement and may be reproduced, distributed, made available to the public, processed or rented for non-commercial purposes only, in particular study and information purposes, provided that the source of information is acknowledged (S-Procurement, d.o.o.; www.s-procurement.si) and also the author, insofar as the latter is indicated for individual content. Opinions and beliefs of the authors of individual content or information published on the website www.s-procurement.si are not necessarily the views of S-Procurement. Use of content and information published on the site www.s-procurement.si is not permitted for commercial purposes. In the event of a copyright infringement of S-Procurement, d.o.o., the user shall be liable to S-Procurement d.o.o. for all damages caused. Content and information published on the site www.s-procurement.si is a purely informative tool. S-Procurement does not accept any liability for direct or indirect damages (including business damages, loss of profits, business interruptions, loss of data) resulting from the use of the website www.s-procurement.si. S-Procurement assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content and information published on the S-Procurement website.
4. Processing and Protection of Personal Data
5. Technical Conditions of Access
S-Procurement shall ensure uninterrupted access and availability of content on the S-Procurement website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in accordance with the service-level agreement (SLA).
S-Procurement reserves the right to suspend access to and use of the S-Procurement website due to updates, regular website maintenance, elimination of technical errors on the S-Procurement website or due to force majeure.
Users shall access the S-Procurement website with a personal computer having an appropriate operating system installed via an Internet browser and enabled access to data transfer or the Internet. Access to data transfer or to the Internet shall be provided by the user.
S-Procurement advises users to provide the latest software, install any updates that are currently available, and use the appropriate communication equipment.
S-Procurement assumes no responsibility for any failure or malfunction of the S-Procurement website for reasons on the part of the user or non-compliance with the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions.
6. Terms and Conditions
Every user has the right to access free content on the S-Procurement website. Access to paid content on the S-Procurement website is provided to registered users to the extent available in the selected user package.
The use of the S-Procurement information system is provided to users under the General Terms and Conditions for the use of the S-Procurement information system set by VORTAL. S-Procurement guarantees the user the right to membership in the KNOWLEDGE FORUM, change the user package and the right to cancel the subscription and thus terminate the user account.
6.1. Registration and Login on the S-Procurement Website
The registration process shall be carried out using the online registration form available at the S-Procurement website, where the user provides his/her personal data necessary to identify the user and create a user account, as well as information about the subscription payer.
After submitting or sending the online registration form, the user shall receive a confirmation message and an invoice for the subscription payment to the provided e-mail address. After paying the subscription, the user is given access to the scope of the selected user package.
Log in to the user account is performed with the username and password specified by the user at the time of registration or assigned to him/her by S-Procurement – in the case of many users of the same customer. S-Procurement allows the user to recover and change the password.
S-Procurement reserves the right to temporarily restrict the use or terminate an individual user account if it determines or is aware of violations of these General Terms and Conditions by the user or his/her malicious conduct.
6.2. Subscription and Purchase of Individual Content
The subscription relationship between S-Procurement and the user shall be established on the day of payment of the first subscription.
The amount of the subscription depends on the selected package. The price list is publicly available on the S-Procurement website. The content of each package and its price may change during the subscription period, of which the user will be notified at least 3 days in advance. If the registered user disagrees with the changes, he/she may withdraw from the subscription. If, after receiving the notification of the change, the user continues to use the S-Procurement website or in the case of payment of the subscription at the changed price, the user is considered to agree with the changes.
S-Procurement reserves the right to set promotions or promotional prices. Unless expressly agreed in writing or otherwise specified, promotions or promotional prices are valid for the first 12 months.
Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing, the subscription shall be charged monthly, no later than the fifth of the month for the previous month. The payment shall be made within 30 days of the receipt of the invoice. In the event of non-payment, S-Procurement is entitled to charge statutory default interest from the due date to the date of payment and until the termination of the user account.
S-Procurement also provides access to paid individual content to unregistered users. Payment for access to individual content is made based on an invoice and is a condition for access to the content. The price list is published on the website www.s-procurement.si.
6.3. Subscription Cancelation
The subscriber to the KNOWLEDGE FORUM may cancel the subscription with a notice period of one (1) month unless otherwise specified in the case of promotional campaigns. The subscriber must cancel the subscription in writing or paper form by registered mail to the company’s address: S-Procurement, d.o.o., Ukmarjeva ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, or by e-mail: email@example.com. The user shall not be entitled to a refund of the already paid subscription or its proportional part due to the cancellation of the subscription.
S-Procurement reserves the right to cancel the subscription without prior notice in case of non-payment of overdue invoices or violation of these General Terms and Conditions. If S-Procurement incurs damage or may incur damage due to breaches of these General Terms and Conditions, S-Procurement shall be entitled to compensation.
6.4. Customer Support
S-Procurement provides customer support every weekday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM CET. Communication between the user and the customer support team is possible by phone (No.: +386 1 60 100 71) and by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
6.5. User’s Obligations
The S-Procurement website user undertakes to act in accordance with the provisions of the applicable General Terms and Conditions when using the S-Procurement website and its contents and services.
6.6. Effect of General Terms and Conditions
These General Terms and Conditions are binding on each user of the S-Procurement website, regardless of the status of the user (i.e. registered or unregistered user). Any disputes arising from breaches of these General Terms and Conditions shall be settled amicably by the user and S-Procurement. Where the latter is not possible, the court in S-Procurement’s jurisdiction shall have jurisdiction in disputes.
7. Final Provisions
7.1. Contact Details of the Service Provider, S-Procurement
S-Procurement d.o.o., družba za elektronske nabavne platforme, d.o.o.
Ukmarjeva 2, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
Registration number: 7276192000
Tax registration number: SI 31002200
E-mail address: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Telephone: +386 1 60 100 71
7.2. Transitional and Final Provisions
Ljubljana, 15 January 2021