Terms of use

Welcome to GEM Nexus, a website of the GEM Foundation. If you continue to use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern the GEM Foundation’s relationship with you in relation to this website.

GEM is a collaborative effort and the knowledge and information shared by groups and all contributions from the GEM community are invaluable to advancing seismic risk assessment. For this reason we chose to release the contents of this website under the creative commons license 'Attribution, Share Alike' (CC-By-Sa), unless otherwise stated. 


CC-By-Sa main features are:


You are allowed to re-distribute content in any form, but should provide credit to the authors, either by including a) a hyperlink or URL to the page or pages you are re-using, b) a hyperlink or URL to an alternative, stable online copy which is freely accessible. This applies to content developed by the GEM Foundation community, unless stated elsewhere.

Content from external sources may attach additional attribution requirements to the work, which we will strive to indicate clearly to you.

Users are free to change, read, copy, use and distribute the content of GEM Nexus as long as all those rights are preserved in the resulting work. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work please make sure you include the following licensing notice, available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, when distributing the resulting work. In case of doubt, we recommend you to contact us.

Furthermore we note that:

- All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

- Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

- Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Italy.



The  contents of this website are created by the users of GEM Nexus and reflect their personal opinions. We trust that users endeavour to provide correct and updated information, we are not in a position to make representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the GEM Foundation. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, the GEM Foundation takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.