Terms and conditions

The www.medellinabrazasuhistoria.com website aims to remember the history of drug trafficking experienced during the last three decades of the 20th century in Medellín and the rest of Colombia. This website is part of a project led by Medellín Mayor’s Office, Trébol Comunicaciones and Taller de Edición with a group of Colombian companies committed to the same aim: To make visible the victims of narcoterrorism, tell their stories, pay tribute to them and together accept the pain that this dark time left us so we can overcome it and move forward. This is an informative website and all the content posted herein is made available to users interested in the topic.
The right to use this website and its content is guaranteed if you accept the Terms and Conditions of Use, as well as all the notices, regulations for use and instructions made available to users that complete these Terms and Conditions, as long as they do not contradict them.

Use of this website requires acceptance of the Terms and Conditions posted therein from the moment the website is accessed, as well as all the notices, regulations for use and instructions that add to them, made known to the user via the website. The Medellín Mayor’s Office reserves the right to unilaterally alter or delete the presentation, settings and content of the site, as well as the Terms and Conditions required for its use at any time and without prior warning. All of the website’s items without limitations, including the graphic design, logos and content, are protected by Intellectual Property laws and all the international treaties on Copyright. All the rights to this website’s content, as well as the images, photographs, graphics, drawings, names, texts, logos, slogans, designs, illustrations and computer programs, videos or animated sequences, with and without sound, and all the works integrated into the website are the property of the Medellín Mayor’s Office or of third parties that have authorized this entity to use them. Other brands that appear on this website are used with the authorization of their owner as a partner of the Medellín Embraces its History project.
  1. The service of the www.medellinabrazasuhistoria.com website is free for its users.
  2. Users are obliged to use the content responsibly, correctly and legally. In particular, they must abstain from carrying out the following actions without the prior authorization of the Medellín Mayor’s Office. If they fail to do this, they shall be subject to the established penalties. Specifically, users must abstain from:
  • Using the content in a way, for purposes or intentions that are illegal, immoral or against the generally accepted good practices or public order.
  • Suppress, evade or manipulate the copyright and other data that indicates the rights of the Medellín Mayor’s Office or of its holders to the content, as well as the technical devices for protection or any of the information mechanisms that the content may contain.
  • Use the content and, in particular, information of any kind obtained from the website or the services to distribute, broadcast, send, alter, reuse or report the website’s publicity or content for direct sale or any other kind of commercial purpose; or send unwanted messages to a variety of people, regardless of their purpose; or sell or disclose said information in any way.
  • Use the website and its services for illegal purposes or intentions contrary to these Terms and Conditions, detrimental to the rights and interests of third parties, or that in any way, may damage, render useless, overload or impair the website and its services or prevent the users’ normal use or enjoyment of the website and its services.
  • Installation of a hypertext link in the www.medellinabrazasuhistoria.com website requires the prior written authorization of the Medellín Mayor’s Office and may only be established with the website’s home page. If you would like to install a hypertext link on your website, you need to contact the person responsible for the www.abrazasuhistoria.com website at the email: prensa@trebolcomunicaciones.com.
  • The user shall be liable for the damage and harm of any nature that the Medellín Mayor’s Office directly or indirectly suffers as a result of the breach of any of the obligations derived from the Terms and Conditions or from the law with respect to use of the website.
The Medellín Mayor’s Office fully respects the users’ right to privacy and applies the measures indicated below regarding any information provided or obtained about the users of this website. To share their stories on this website, users must previously provide certain personal information. The information requested may include their real or made-up name with the aim to post the events that people would like to make visible through the website. We clarify that this activity includes prior moderation by the team of the Medellín Embraces its History project. The stories that users share will receive an email from the project to analyze their relevance and subject them to an editing process before posting them. All material shared by the users through the Tell us Your Story form, created for said purpose, will be used for the development of the stories we post in the Untold Stories section. For said purpose and pursuant to the law for the protection of personal information or habeas data, we will request authorization to use the data provided. However, the Medellín Mayor’s Office shall not be held responsible for the quality nor the origin of this content, as it is our interest to provide a place on the website in the Untold Stories section for people to pay tribute to the victims of narcoterrorism, who are close to them but perhaps unknown to many.
People use the website under their full responsibility and accept that the Medellín Mayor’s Office is free from the following liabilities and guarantees, giving them the greatest scope that the law permits: The Medellín Mayor’s Office does not guarantee the availability and continuity of the website’s operation. When it is reasonably possible, it will give prior notice of interruptions to the website’s operation. Additionally, it will not guarantee use of the website and its services to carry out any particular activity, nor guarantee its infallibility. In particular, although not exclusively, it shall not guarantee that users can effectively use the website or access the different webpages that comprise it. Medellín Embraces its History cannot in any case assume liability for the other websites with a hypertext link from the www.medellinabrazasuhistoria.com website, and it cannot accept any liability for the content, products, services and other items available on or through said websites. In no case may the Medellín Mayor’s Office be held liable for direct or indirect harm and, especially, material damage, loss of data or of the program, or financial damage resulting from access to or use of this website or any website to which it is linked. The Medellín Mayor’s Office is not liable for any virus that could infect your computer or other property from access to use or browse the website, or from downloading any material, including texts, images, video or audio from the website. The Medellín Mayor’s Office is exempt from any liability for damage or harm of any nature that may be due to the knowledge that unauthorized third parties may have of the type, conditions, characteristics and circumstances of the use that the users make of the website and of its services. The opinions published by the users on the website do not commit the Medellín Mayor’s Office in any way.
These Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by Colombian law. If the user expressly gives up any other status, it is subject to the Courts and Tribunals of the city of Medellín. All disputes that result from this contract shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the High Courts of Colombia (as permitted by law) and each party agrees to not challenge the individual jurisdiction of said courts. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, the Medellín Mayor’s Office shall have the right to file and start any legal proceeding or equitable action, or case with any competent court that is not Colombian to obtain preliminary injunctions or any other injunction if in the opinion of the Medellín Mayor’s Office, said proceeding is necessary or desirable. No action of Medellín Mayor’s Office that is not an express amendment or withdrawal in writing may be interpreted as an amendment or withdrawal of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use or Privacy Policy. In the event that any clause of these Terms and Conditions of Use or Privacy Policy is not applicable, this will not affect, where possible, any other clause, and each one will remain fully in force and in effect. The user accepts that there is no relationship of business collaboration, association, employment or mediation with the Medellín Mayor’s Office as a result of the use of this website. For any suggestion or proposal for collaboration, please write to us at the email prensa@trebolcomunicaciones.com.