Hitched Limited Legal Terms & Conditions for Users
- LEGAL INFORMATION
Hitched Limited (hereinafter, “Hitched”) owns, operates and makes available this Website to users.
- LEGAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND INFORMATION FOR USERS OF THE WEBSITE
Accessing and using the Website and applications together with any content and features therein (including without limitation any games, widgets, embeddable media players and RSS feeds) automatically makes the person doing this a User. Therefore, Users are considered to be both the natural persons using the Website in their capacity as consumers as well as the legal persons using it within the framework of their professional activity in relation to the services that Hitched provides to wedding industry professionals.
Hitched reserves the possibility of amending, without prior notice, the content of these Legal Terms and Conditions, so its recommendation to Users is to thoroughly read the texts included therein before accessing and using any Website service.
Likewise, Hitched reserves the possibility of amending, without prior notice, this Website’s design, presentation and/or settings as well as some or all of its services and functions and it can delete or add some of them.
In any case, Hitched reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to refuse Website access to Users who fail to comply with these Legal Terms and Conditions or with any of the applicable Specific Terms and Conditions or who, based on Hitched’s unilateral criterion, do not use the Website appropriately.
These Legal Terms and Conditions regulate the access to and use of the Website and applications together with any content and features therein (including without limitation any games, widgets, embeddable media players and RSS feeds), whose purpose is to be a point of reference for couples wishing to organize their wedding and for wedding service providers.
In that sense, Hitched puts couples and providers into contact through its Website, making interaction tools available to both of them, giving providers a target audience interested in their products and services, and providing couples with products and services related to organizing and holding weddings.
Hitched shall only provide other users with the data and/or information supplied by the User when such data and/or information do not breach the legal provisions or these Legal Terms and Conditions.
Hitched can delete from its Website, without prior notice, the content which contravenes the legislation in force or which breaches or may breach third-party rights as well as the content which may be considered to be inappropriate or inadequate or which does not meet the minimum desired quality standards.
Users acknowledge that it is technically impossible to achieve 100% Website availability. Nevertheless, Hitched shall endeavor to maintain the Website available as constant as possible. Brief anomalies or temporary suspension of the Website services may take place, especially for maintenance, security or capability reasons or for reasons beyond Hitched’s control (e.g., anomalies in the public communication networks, power outages, etc.).
Hitched can unilaterally, without prior notice, unsubscribe Users who have been repeatedly addressed by complaints to which Hitched has accessed.
2.3. Website User obligations
Users undertake to make diligent use of the Website and of the services accessible on it, fully subject to applicable law, regulations, best practices and to these Legal Terms and Conditions and, where applicable, to the pertinent Specific Terms and Conditions, while duly respecting the other users. Pursuant to paragraph four of section 2.2 above, Hitched reserves the right to withdraw any content which, based on its criterion, does not comply with the minimum quality requirements.
Users who access the Website in their capacity as industry professionals and provide professional services through it, expressly state that they shall rigorously comply with all the regulations and requirements of any type which directly or indirectly affect their activity or their professional performance and they expressly hold Hitched harmless from any liability arising from failing to comply with any of their obligations. In that sense, Hitched can carry out the pertinent investigations and request the documentation considered to be appropriate with the aim of ensuring compliance with such obligations. Hitched reserves the right to not allow the presence on its Website of any User who does not provide the relevant documentation that was requested or who manifestly and deliberately conceals it or fails to comply with the applicable regulations.
In general, the service provision does not require Users to previously subscribe or register. Nevertheless, some of the Hitched services require Users (companies or individuals) to previously complete the corresponding registration form, selecting the username and password that the Users undertake to maintain and use with due diligence.
Passwords are personal and non-transferable, and they cannot be assigned, not even temporarily, to third parties. In that sense, Users must adopt the necessary measures to safeguard the passwords chosen by them, ensuring that third parties do not use them. Consequently, Users are the only parties responsible for the use made of their password and Hitched is held completely harmless. In the event that Users know or suspect that their password is being used by third parties, they must notify Hitched as soon as possible.
All the information provided by Users through any of the mechanisms enabled to obtain the services provided by Hitched must be truthful and accurate. For such purposes, Users guarantee the authenticity of all the data that they provide as a result of completing the forms or answering the requests made by Hitched and which are necessary for subscription to the services.
Likewise, Users shall be responsible for maintaining all the information provided to Hitched permanently updated so that it always conforms to the Users’ actual situation. In any case, Users shall be the only parties responsible for providing false or inaccurate statements or false or inaccurate information or for harming Hitched or third parties as a result of this.
Users undertake to respect the applicable laws and any third-party rights when using the Website content and services. Likewise, the reproduction, distribution, transmission, adaptation or modification, through any means and in any way, of the Website content (texts, designs, graphics, information, databases, sound and/or image files, logos, etc.) and other Website features are forbidden, unless there is prior authorization from their legitimate owners or when the law allows this.
In particular, Users are forbidden to: use offensive or slanderous content, regardless of whether that content affects other users or other persons or companies; use pornographic content or content which breaches the laws protecting minors or offends or harms other users or third parties (especially through spam); use legally protected content (e.g., legislation protecting intellectual property, trademarks, patents, utility models or aesthetic models) without having the right to do this, or advertise, offer or distribute legally protected goods or services; and carry out or foster actions contravening free competition, including those aimed at progressively capturing clients (such as chain, snowball or pyramid systems). Likewise, Users are forbidden to promote goods and services which lead to their own benefit or that of others related to them.
Users are forbidden to carry out, among other actions, the following:
- Use mechanisms, software or scripts in relation to the Website use.
- Block, overwrite, modify or copy, unless this is necessary for properly using the Website services. For example, it is not necessary to copy using web robots or crawlers for properly using the Website services, so this is expressly forbidden.
- Publicly disseminate and reproduce the content of the Website or of other users, without prior authorization.
- Carry out any actions which may jeopardize the functionality of the Hitched infrastructure, especially to overload it.
- Use any of the materials or information contained in the Website for unlawful purposes and/or purposes expressly forbidden in these Legal Terms and Conditions and, where applicable, in the Specific Terms and Conditions which are enabled and/or contravene the rights and interests of Hitched, its members and/or third parties. Users must be liable vis-à-vis the injured parties if they contravene or breach such obligations in any way whatsoever (even if they insert or spread computer viruses), harm, disable, overload, deteriorate or prevent the normal use of the materials and information contained in the Website, the computer systems or the documents, files and all types of content stored on any computer equipment of Hitched (hacking), its members or any users.
- Add comments or content which have nothing to do with the Website’s purposes and aims.
- Add contact data to fields other than those used for such purpose in the forms. Hitched reserves the right to edit any content which contravenes this obligation.
Users are aware and voluntarily accept that they use the Website and the services provided through it, in any case, under their sole responsibility.
Users shall be liable for the damages of any type caused to Hitched or third parties as a result of failing to comply with any of the obligations to which they are subject by virtue of these Legal Terms and Conditions or the law in relation to the service use.
Hitched shall not intermediate in conflicts among the Users or between the Users and third parties which may interfere in its proper service provision and reserves the right to unsubscribe them from the Website or cancel their existing contracts, where applicable, until any disputes or disagreements are fully resolved.
2.4. Obligations when adding content to the Website
By adding information, texts, audio, video and/or images to the Website (hereinafter, the “Content”), Users state that they are the legitimate owners of the intellectual and industrial property rights over that Content for the reproduction, distribution and public communication through any means and in any format, throughout the world during the term of their legal protection.
In that sense, Users state that they have sufficient rights to add Content to the Website and expressly hold Hitched harmless against any claims that it may receive as a result. Users are the only parties responsible for obtaining any type of authorization, permission or license in the event that this is necessary for making and publishing any Content, including all the necessary authorizations and/or permissions in relation to the image rights.
When Users add Content to the Website, they expressly authorize Hitched so that it can use and disseminate that Content in any of the websites or social media networks in which Hitched appears or manages.
Any Content added by Users shall form part of the composite work which is the Website addressed by the intellectual property rights, whose sole owner is Hitched. In that sense, Users who contribute any type of Content expressly state that they freely assign to Hitched, free of charge, the Content provided and any intellectual property rights over it and, in particular, the reproduction, transformation and public communication rights throughout the world and during the term of their legal protection.
Hitched does not allow Users to add content which it believes deteriorates the quality of its service. It is forbidden to add content which:
- is allegedly unlawful in accordance with the national, EU or international regulations or based on which activities are carried out that are allegedly unlawful or contravene the principles of good faith.
- does not meet the minimum quality parameters to appear on the Website as established by Hitched.
- violates the fundamental rights of people, may seek users’ weaknesses, lacks common courtesy on the web, upsets and/or may or seeks to generate negative opinion among Users or third parties.
- contravenes the principles of legality, honesty, responsibility, human dignity protection, protection of minors, protection of public order, protection of private life, consumer protection and protection of the intellectual and industrial property rights.
Without prejudice to the foregoing, Hitched reminds Users that the aforementioned Content shall not be analyzed from a legal standpoint but from a qualitative perspective, and that Hitched does not have the ability or the power for civil and/or criminal unlawful cases.
Hitched reserves the power to remove from the Website the Content which it considers to be inappropriate for the Website’s features and purposes and for Users. Likewise, it reserves the right to modify and/or adapt other content when necessary, where that modification does not affect the integrity of what has been contributed, with the aim of adapting it to the Website’s formal and quality requirements or the formats of that content, in accordance with the provisions of these Legal Terms and Conditions.
Although Hitched uses means to make sure that the Content complies with the aforementioned prohibitions and that it complies with Hitched’s quality parameters and the rules established herein, it cannot control all the Content that is published, so it cannot be responsible for this.
In the event that Users notice that there is inappropriate Content on the Website, they can contact Hitched through our User Support Service: email@example.com.
Regarding the Content which affects minors, Hitched states that it wishes to favor good Internet use. Likewise, it also states that it wishes to avoid the practice, the dissemination of illegal messages or images or which may violate or induce to violate human dignity, safety or the values of child and youth protection.
The Website acknowledges, respects and ensures the rights of minors within the framework of child and youth protection at both domestic and international level.
In accordance with the regulations in force, the unlawful interference in the right to protect the honor of minors, their personal and family privacy and their own image is considered to be any use of their image or name in the media which may undermine their honor or reputation or which contravenes their interests, even if there is consent from the minors or their legal representatives.
In that sense, any Users who add any Content to the Website which may breach the rights established in the preceding paragraph shall be immediately removed and their conduct shall be notified to the competent public bodies.
For such purposes, Users are reminded that, in accordance with the regulations in force, if they use minors for exhibitionist or pornographic purposes or scenes, they are subject to criminal punishment, including to prison sentences.
Without prejudice to the foregoing, providing the personal data of minors and, in particular, their image to the Website expressly implies that, without reservation, the Users who provide them:
- Hold the necessary rights to use the data or image of the minors.
- Ensure that the stated data do not jeopardize the minors in any way whatsoever or harm any of their rights.
- Expressly hold Hitched harmless against any potential claims arising from this, where the Users assume that they provided the information with the full liabilities arising from such claims.
In no event may Users who are considered industry professionals offer to the Users of the Website products or services that could be considered competitors in the market with those products or services provided by Hitched. Likewise, Users who are industry professionals will not be allowed to promote products or services that, in any way, could imply cross-selling.
Those Users who access the Website within the framework of their professional activity and who advertise a venue or any other service on behalf of another individual or entity, hereby confirm having the express authorization of either the individual or entity in whose behalf they act, and being entitled to advertise such spaces / services through the Website, as well as to use their brand, name and / or trademark, expressly holding Hitched harmless from any claim asserted against Hitched arising from such Users’ performance or failure to perform any of its commitments or duties or from the inaccuracy of any statement made under this legal terms.
2.5. Responsibility and dissemination of User content, data and/or information
Hitched can use and disseminate the Content that Users provide to the Website and, in particular, it can disseminate this through any of the websites or social media networks in which Hitched appears or manages, so that Users who provide Content to the Website expressly authorize Hitched at the time of adding that Content.
For the above, Hitched can modify or adapt the Content which requires this with the aim of respecting the Website’s graphic design or other communication formats used on the Hitched platform, provided that the modification or adaptation respects the integrity of the content provided. Such user rights or licenses are granted throughout the world, free of charge and during the legal term for protecting User rights.
Hitched is not obligated to control the use made by the Users of the services it provides and, therefore, it cannot guarantee that Users will use them in accordance with that established in these Legal Terms and Conditions or that they use them diligently and/or prudently although, by using the service and accepting these Legal Terms and Conditions, they undertake to do so.
Likewise, Hitched is not obligated to verify the Users’ identity or the veracity, validity, thoroughness and/or authenticity of the data provided by the Users about themselves; the Users undertake to provide actual information or data to Hitched and are responsible for their updated situation, as stated by Hitched in these Legal Terms and Conditions.
Without prejudice to the foregoing, Hitched reserves the power to partially or fully limit certain Users’ access to the services and cancel, suspend, block, edit or delete certain type of Content or cancel the account of the Users who unduly use the Website or if it has effective knowledge that the activity or information stored is unlawful or harms the assets or rights of third parties, using suitable technological instruments for such purpose. In that sense, Hitched can establish the necessary filters to prevent unlawful or harmful content from being added to the service through the Website or make sure that the Website is only used for the stated purposes.
Users can make suggestions or proposals on how to improve the information, activities and/or services included in and/or enabled on the Website by contacting the Hitched User Support Service here. Any new features developed based on User suggestions shall be fully owned by Hitched, and Users shall not have any rights over them.
2.6. Waiver of guarantees and liability
Except in the cases expressly described in the Legal Terms and Conditions and the rest of the regulatory framework for the Website, Hitched is not liable for the damages of any nature which may be due to a lack of accuracy, thoroughness or update or omissions in the information and services included in the Website or other Content which can be accessed through the Website, and it does not have the duty or commitment to verify or monitor the Website content and information.
Likewise, despite providing the technical means available, Hitched does not guarantee the availability, continuity or infallibility of the Website’s functioning and, consequently, it excludes, as allowed by the legislation in force, any liability for the damages of any nature which may be due to the lack of availability or continuity in the functioning of the Website and of the services enabled therein, and the errors in accessing the various web pages or those which, where applicable, provide such services.
Hitched is not liable for the Content, data and/or information provided by Users or for the content of the external websites to which it links. In particular, Hitched does not guarantee that such content is truthful or that it meets a specific purpose or that it serves that purpose.
Likewise, Hitched is not liable for the opinions provided by Users through the Website, the forums, the communities or other participation or opinion tools. Without prejudice to the foregoing, Hitched shall use the means available to moderate as far as possible the opinions provided by Users on the Website so that they do not breach third-party rights.
Finally, Hitched is not liable for anything in relation to the successful outcome of the potential transactions made between Users.
2.7. Links to third-party websites
Hitched includes in its content links to websites belonging to and/or managed by third parties with the aim of providing access to the information available through the Internet. Such links may or may not be related to those websites.
Hitched is not liable for the existence of links between the Website Content and the content located outside or any other mentions of content that is external to the Website. Such links or mentions are solely for information purposes and do not imply, in any case, any support, approval, marketing or relationship between Hitched and the persons or institutions authoring and/or managing such content or the owners of the websites where they can be found.
2.8. Applicable legislation and jurisdiction
These Legal Terms and Conditions and the Website’s other terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.
Regarding the issues which may arise or the actions which can be exercised arising from the provision of the services and content of the Website and from the interpretation and implementation of, or compliance or non-compliance with, the provisions herein, Hitched and the Users expressly waive the venues which may correspond to them and submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
You can contact Hitched by writing to the aforementioned email or postal address or calling the aforementioned telephone number.
- LEGAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE ONLINE FORUM
Using the Online Forum implies that Users fully accept the Legal Terms and Conditions for the Online Forum and the other rules included in the Website’s Legal Terms and Conditions.
3.1. Legal Terms and Conditions for the Online Forum and their acceptance
These Legal Terms and Conditions for the Online Forum regulate the provision of the Website’s online forum by Hitched as well as the conditions in which Users can use the service.
Hitched makes the Online Forum available to Users so that the couples organizing their wedding can share opinions and comments about all the wedding arrangement services. Hitched shall not allow, in any event, the Online Forum in particular and the Website in general to be used as a promotional platform or medium for professionals, especially if the professionals are personally related to any Users and the Users themselves carry out that promotion.
Likewise, it is forbidden to use the Online Forum to send mass emails among Users. Hitched shall provide the technical means available to detect and delete, where applicable, such mass emails.
The Online Forum and Website require Users to previously complete the registration form and accept the Website’s Legal Terms and Conditions in the version published by Hitched when the Users access the service.
The Online Forum is also subject to all the notices, user regulations and instructions notified to Users by Hitched.
The Online Forum can only be used by the Website Users who are active on it, using it to plan and manage a personal event, and by the wedding industry professionals who have a data sheet on the Website. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the main purpose is to enable the couple to organize an event and not be used as a promotional platform or medium for wedding industry professionals. Therefore, Hitched reserves the right to restrict or cancel access to the Online Forum among Users who unduly use it.
Hitched reserves the power to amend, at any time, these Legal Terms and Conditions for the Online Forum. They shall also be applicable from the time that they are available to Users through the Website. Hitched recommends Users to review the Legal Terms and Conditions every time that they use the Online Forum since they may be changed.
If Users decide not to accept these Legal Terms and Conditions and/or, where applicable, the future terms and conditions and communications that may be sent by Hitched, they must abstain from accessing and/or using the Online Forum provided.
By participating in the Online Forum, Users expressly accept that all the Content they publish will be made known to the other participants in that Forum.
All the Content provided by Users to Hitched by participating in the Online Forum shall be added to the Website, with the understanding that it is protected with intellectual or similar property rights. In that sense, Users assign Hitched, free of charge, the use of all the content provided through their participation and which will be added to the Website, in accordance with the provisions of Clause 2.4 above.
3.2. Purpose and description of the Service
The purpose of these Legal Terms and Conditions is to provide the Online Forum through the Website. After registering on the Website and validating the username and password previously allocated to Users, free of charge, they can share, access, answer messages and, in general, have conversations with other service Users to express and/or request opinions or share impressions about the information, activities and/or services included in the Website or which can be accessed from it and similar matters.
3.3. Access to the Online Forum
The service shall be accessed through a username and password or a personal code which are non-transferable chosen by the User. Users assume the consequences for breaking the confidentiality and misusing the passwords and access codes.
People aged over 18 can freely access this Service. Minors are not allowed access.
3.4. User obligations
Users undertake to use the Online Forum in accordance with the law, these Legal Terms and Conditions for the Online Forum, the Website’s Legal Terms and Conditions, as well as the generally accepted moral and good practices and public order.
Users undertake to abstain from using the service for unlawful purposes or effects or which contravene these Legal Terms and Conditions and the Website’s Legal Terms and Conditions, or harm third-party rights and interests or which, in any way whatsoever, may damage, render useless, overload or deteriorate the service or prevent other Users from normal use or enjoyment. In particular, for example, it is forbidden to transfer, disseminate or make available to third parties, through the Online Forum, information, messages, graphics, sound and/or image files, photographs, recordings, software and, in general, any type of material, data and content which:
- In any way whatsoever, may harass, stalk, threaten or abuse other Forum members or any third parties outside it.
- May include obscene or censurable content or content which harms the sensitivity of any third parties accessing it.
- Disseminate content that may infringe or violate the rights of Users or third parties as defamatory material or whose content breaches any intellectual or industrial property rights.
- May encourage others to breach these Legal Terms and Conditions, the Website’s Legal Terms and Conditions, and any other terms and conditions included in the Website.
- Are published with the intention of pretending to be members of the Hitched team or other Users by using similar identification or other methods or devices.
- May be used for commercial, advertising or unlawful purposes, and for sending spam and distributing unwanted mass messages.
- Breach the regulations on the secrecy of communications.
- Are expressly forbidden to be sold, promoted or distributed through Hitched’s Online Forum platform, even if the services or products are free of charge. Likewise, it is forbidden for Users to promote their professional activities related directly to them or to close parties.
Hitched reserves the power to remove from the Website the Content which it considers to be inappropriate for the Website’s features and purposes and for Users. Hitched reminds Users that the aforementioned Content shall not be analyzed from a legal standpoint but from a qualitative perspective, and that Hitched does not have the ability or the power for civil and/or criminal unlawful cases.
Likewise, Hitched reserves the right to remove and/or suspend Users from the services if they fail to comply with the provisions of these Legal Terms and Conditions and to delete, remove and/or suspend any messages which include information about the features stated in sections A to H, even if they are not stated therein, without the need for prior or subsequent notice, and can even cancel access to Users authoring them when, in accordance with Hitched, any of the Online Forum’s purposes are not complied with.
3.5. Content added by users in the Forum
The messages and content expressed by users in the Forum are exclusively opinions and experiences of each user. This content is solely the responsibility of the users who submit it to the Website.
By posting images to the Hitched Online Forum, users grant the Online Forum and its members authorization to use the published images. The use of said images will be subject to compliance with the following criteria:
- Images do not contain identified or identifiable individuals.
- Images shared within the Hitched Forum are used exclusively for inspirational purposes.
3.6. Disclaimer of liability
Hitched is not liable, in any case, for the messages sent by Users, and the latter expressly hold Hitched harmless against any liability for damages of any type arising from the content of the messages as well as any knowledge by third parties of the terms and conditions, features and circumstances of use of the service made by the Users or which may be due to the access and, where applicable, the interception, deletion, modification or manipulation by authorized or unauthorized third parties of the messages that the Users disseminate or make available to third parties through the Online Forum, although it undertakes to provide the means available so that Users’ participation in the Online Forum does not jeopardize or violate third-party rights.
3.7. Personal data
Likewise, Users expressly accept that the opinions and Content that they provided to the Website can be found and are accessible through the Internet search engines. Without prejudice to the foregoing, there are discussion groups which, because of their confidential and strictly private content in accordance with Hitched, will not be accessible through those search engines nor will the personal profile of the Users.
Users guarantee the veracity, accuracy, validity and authenticity of the Personal Data that they provide and they undertake to maintain them updated.
3.8. No licensing
Hitched authorizes Users to use the software’s intellectual and industrial property rights which allow them to execute the features comprising the Service only for using them as established in these Legal Terms and Conditions.
Without prejudice to the foregoing, Hitched does not grant any other user license or authorization of any type over its intellectual or industrial property rights or over any other properties or rights related to the Online Forum or over the Website itself or over the content in the Website’s Statement of Intellectual and Industrial Property Rights which users can find in the Legal Terms and Conditions.
3.9. Applicable legislation
All these Legal Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales.
Claims can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
Copyright © 2020 Hitched Limited – All the rights
All the operating rights are reserved.
This Website is governed by Spanish law and is protected by the national and international legislation on intellectual and industrial property.
The texts, designs, images, databases, logos, structure, trademarks and brands, and other features of this site are protected by the international laws and treaties on intellectual and industrial property.
Any reproduction, transfer, adaptation, translation, modification, public communication or any other operating of part or all of the content of this site, made in any way and through whatever means, whether electronic, mechanical or other, are strictly forbidden, unless there is prior written authorization from Hitched or third-party owners. Any breach of such rights may lead to the corresponding civil or criminal extrajudicial or judicial procedures.
Hitched does not grant any user license or authorization of any type over its intellectual or industrial property rights or over any other properties or rights related to the Online Forum, its services or its content.
Users authorize Hitched to use, free of charge, their logos, trademarks and Content added to the Website for providing the services arranged. Likewise, Users authorize Hitched to use, free of charge, such logos, trademarks and Content in all the Website sections and in all the social media networks in which Hitched has a presence, provided that it always states their origin.
Users expressly state that none of the Content provided to Hitched breaches in any way whatsoever any industrial or intellectual property rights or any other rights of third parties, expressly holding Hitched harmless against any claims related thereto filed by any third parties and assuming full liability for such events.
The legitimacy of the intellectual or industrial property rights corresponding to the Content provided by the Users is under their sole liability, and they expressly hold Hitched harmless against any claims filed by third parties.
To protect any potential intellectual property rights, if any Users or third parties believe that their legitimate rights have been breached as a result of adding certain Content to the Website, they must notify this by writing to: Hitched email@example.com stating the following:
- The identification data of the data subjects owning the rights which have allegedly been breached. If the claims are filed by third parties that are not the data subjects, their representation must be stated.
- The content protected by the intellectual property rights and its location on the website.
- Accreditation of the existence, ownership and validity of those intellectual property rights.
- Express statement in which the data subject is liable for the veracity of the data and information provided in the notification referred to in this section.