User agreement

1. Terms and definitions

Website is an Internet resource that is a collection of information and computer programmes contained in an information system that makes such information available on the Internet at the following network address:

The home page of the Website can be found on the Internet at

Website Administration (Administration) is Roscongress Foundation (address:

User – is any person who visits (visited) the Website.

Roscongress personal account (RPA) is a password-protected online space that contains information about the User, including their contact and registration information.

2. Status of the Agreement

2.1. This User Agreement (hereinafter referred to as “Agreement”) is a legally binding agreement between the User and the Administration, the subject of which are the terms of use and development of the Website, as well as the rights and obligations of its Users and the Administration. This Agreement also covers the relations in respect to the rights and interests of third parties who are not the Website’s Users, but whose rights and interests might be affected by the actions of the Website’s Users.

2.2. In addition to this Agreement, the relationship between the User and the Administration is governed by special documents (rules, instructions, etc.) that define the procedure for providing certain services of the Website, posted in the relevant sections of the Website.

2.3. In order to be able to use the Website, it is necessary to read and agree with the text of this Agreement. If the User has begun using the Website, it is considered as a full and unconditional agreement with the text of this Agreement in accordance with Article 438(3) of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

2.4. This Agreement may be amended and/or supplemented unilaterally by the Website Administration without any special notice. The current version of the Agreement is available on the Internet at The Website Administration recommends Users to check the terms of this Agreement regularly for modifications and/or amendments. The User’s continued use of the Website after amendments and/or additions to this Agreement shall mean the User’s acceptance and consent to such amendments and/or additions.

2.5. If the User does not agree with this Agreement or its updates, the User must refuse to use the Website.

3. Status of the Website

3.1. The Website is designed to inform users about events held by the Roscongress Foundation, the results of analytical research, social and other initiatives of the Roscongress Foundation, to provide a process of project implementation and public consultation.

3.2. The Website may contain links to other Websites that are not owned by the Administration and are not associated with the Administration. The Administration has no control and assumes no responsibility for the content of such websites.

3.3. The Administration is not responsible for the relationship between the User and the advertisers who placed their advertisements on the Website.

3.4. All rights to the Website in general and to the use of the network address (domain name belong to the Administration. The latter provides access to the Website to all interested parties in accordance with this Agreement and the applicable laws of the Russian Federation.

3.5. The Administration reserves the right to change the layout, content, list of services, scripts, software and other objects used or stored on the Website, any server applications at any time, with or without notice.

3.6. The information on this Website is intended for Users over the age of 18.

4. User registration

4.1. By registering on the Website, the User undertakes to provide accurate, current, true and complete information about themselves, including

4.1.1. Surname, first name, patronymic (if applicable).

4.1.2. Sex.

4.1.3. Citizenship.

4.1.4. Date and place of birth.

4.1.5. Number of the basic identity document, number of the foreign passport (if applicable), information on the date of issue of these documents and the issuing authority, series and number of a foreign citizen’s passport (if applicable).

4.1.6. Address of registration at the place of residence (domicile) and address of residence.

4.1.7. Contact information (mobile phone number, landline (home) telephone number, e-mail address).

4.1.8. Photographs.

4.1.9. Professional background, workplace/educational institution, and positions held.

4.1.10. The Website also collects and processes anonymized visitor data (including cookies) using Internet statistics services (Yandex Metrika and Google Analytics and others).

The registration form of the Website may allow the User to enter additional information about themselves. In case the User’s photograph is requested, if the User agrees to provide it, in accordance with Article 152.1 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, the User also grants the Administration the right to further use the photograph in any lawful manner.

If the Website Administration finds a violation of paragraph 4.1. of this Agreement, it reserves the right to unilaterally exclude that User from the list of applicants for rewards for active participation on the Website, as well as to limit the actions of the User on the Website up to block the account with prior notification of the User by e-mail. After the User eliminates violations of paragraph 4.1. hereof, the Website Administration shall remove the imposed restrictions within 1 (one) calendar day of the elimination of violations.

4.2. The administration has the right to block an existing User’s Account, without the possibility of re-registration, without explaining the reasons for the rejection/deletion.

4.3. The user is responsible for the compliance of the information provided during registration with the legislation of the Russian Federation and its freedom from third party claims.

4.4. By accepting this Agreement by registering on the Website, the User confirms their consent to the Administration processing of their personal data provided upon registration as well as the personal data voluntarily posted in their Account, namely collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, correction (update, change), use, depersonalization, blocking, destruction of personal data, including their transfer to an unlimited range of people and via non-secure communication channels (the Internet). Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the Personal Data Processing Policy and for the purposes of this Agreement, statistical purposes, surveys, examinations, questionnaires, direct contact with the User by means of communication, including electronic means of communication and postal services. Processing of the User’s personal data shall be performed in compliance with the legislation of the Russian Federation. The User’s consent to the processing of their personal data under this Agreement is granted for an indefinite period of time.

4.5. The username and password generated for a particular User are necessary and sufficient information for the User to access the Website. The User has no right to transfer its login and password to third parties, is fully responsible for their safety, choosing the way of their storage independently. Unless proven otherwise by the User, any action taken using their username and password will be deemed to have been taken by the relevant User. In case of unauthorised access to the User’s login and password and/or distribution of login and password the User shall immediately notify the Administration thereof.

5. Responsibilities of the User

The User undertakes:

5.1. Not to distribute, modify or interfere with any part or parts of the Website by any means.

5.2. Not to use the website for any commercial purposes.

5.3. Not to ask other Users for passwords and other identification information for misuse, as well as for commercial or mercenary purposes. Not to place personal data of other Users or any third parties on the Website without their personal consent.

5.4. Not to register an Account on behalf of a different person (a false Account) or to act on behalf of a legal entity or physical person whose interests he is not authorized to represent.

5.6. Do not post links to other resources or media websites on the Website if this contradicts the context of the discussion.

6. Limitation of liability

6.1. The User uses the Website and its Services “as is”. The Administration accepts no responsibility, including the compliance of the Website’s Services with the User’s goals and expectations.

6.2. The Administration has the right to carry out maintenance work on the Website’s Services with temporary suspension of the Website’s operation, without prior notice to the User.

6.3. The User agrees that they are solely and fully liable for any breach of their obligations and the terms of this Agreement and for the consequences of any such breach, including any damages.

6.4. The Administration shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any breach of this Agreement by the Users.

6.5. The User accepts and agrees that the Administration shall not be liable for any loss incurred by the User as a result of use of the Website or any information located on the Website.

6.6. The User, who considers that his rights and interests are violated due to the actions of the Administration, including in cases where his personal, contact and/or other data was misused on the Website, may send a claim or appeal to the Administration through a special Service on the Website or by e-mail The Administration undertakes to respond to the appeal (application) within seven (7) working days from the date of its receipt.

7. Final provisions

7.1. The User agrees that the Administration reserves the right to notify the User by e-mail or through notifications on the Website not only about changes in this Agreement, but also about changes in the operation of the Website and in the provision of services, including third-party services.

7.2. The provisions of this Agreement shall be subject to the laws of the Russian Federation currently in force.

7.3. If for any reason one or more clauses of this Agreement are invalid or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of the remaining clauses shall not be affected.

7.4. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as establishing between the User and the Administration an agency relationship, a partnership, a joint venture, a personal employment relationship, or any other relationship not expressly provided for in this Agreement.

7.5. This Agreement establishes the following procedure for the settlement of disputes:

7.5.1. Any claims of the User relating to the conclusion, validity or termination of this Agreement shall be subject to a compulsory (pre-trial) procedure.

7.5.2. Any claims of the Administration against the User(s) shall be considered in accordance with the procedure established by law. The claim (pre-trial) procedure for such claims (claims) is not necessary.

7.6. In view of the relationship between the User and the Administration under this Agreement, consumer protection regulations do not apply.

7.7. Materials of the Website, available without authorization, can be reproduced in any media, on other Internet websites or in any other media, without any restrictions on the volume and timing of publication in accordance with the Rules for the Use of the Website Materials. Any use or copying of materials or collections of materials of the Website, available only to authorized users of the Website is allowed only with permission of the right holder and only with reference to the source.