(effective as of 1 June 2012)
The CGIAR Consortium reserves the right to modify these Terms in its discretion at any time, such modifications being effective when posted.
1. Materials Accessible through the Site
Throughout the Site, you may access materials including but not limited to images, information, documents, audio recordings, videos and services (“Materials”) either (i) developed and made available by the CGIAR Consortium (“Consortium Materials“), or (ii) made available by contributors through a blog or other service of the Site (“Contributed Materials”), or (iii) belonging to or originating from third parties (including CGIAR Centers and CGIAR Research Programs) and aggregated on the Site and/or made accessible through links to third party websites (“Third Party Materials”).
2. Permitted Use of Consortium Materials
The CGIAR Consortium aims to create international public goods. For this purpose, the Consortium Materials are made available in the most open and easily accessible way. You may download, copy, reproduce, republish, modify, post, broadcast, transmit, distribute, make available to the public, or otherwise use Consortium Materials in any way, provided that (i) you attribute the work and any identified source, (ii) your use is for non-commercial, research, educational or personal purposes, and (iii) you, in turn, license such Materials under the same conditions. Should you wish to deviate from these conditions, please contact Consortium in order to seek prior authorization.
3. Third Party Materials
4. Contributed Materials
By posting Contributed Materials, contributors agree to grant the CGIAR Consortium, its successors and assigns, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, copy, modify, perform, publish and disseminate the Contributed Materials on the Site and in derivative works, and warrant that the exercise of such rights does not infringe any third party rights, including copyright. If the foregoing is false, Contributor shall defend, indemnify, and hold the CGIAR Consortium harmless from any resulting claims, damages or costs (including reasonable attorney fees).
5. Prohibited Use
You agree not to use this Site, including the Materials, for any unlawful purpose or in any way that would violate the rights of others, including intellectual property rights. You agree not use the CGIAR Consortium logo without our prior written authorization.
6. Disclaimer/ Limitation of Liability
The Site is provided by the CGIAR Consortium “as is”. The CGIAR Consortium makes every effort to ensure, but makes no warranties, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose of any of the Materials. In no event shall the CGIAR Consortium be liable for any loss or damages of any nature, including special, indirect, punitive or consequential damages, arising in connection with the access, use or reliance on any of the Materials.
You agree to indemnify and hold the CGIAR Consortium, its employees, officers, trustees and affiliates, harmless from any claims, losses or damages, including legal fees, resulting from your violation of these Terms or your use of the Site, including any of the Materials, and to fully cooperate in the CGIAR Consortium’s defense against any such claims.
These Terms are governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of France. You agree that any disputes or proceedings between you and us in connection with their subject matter shall be brought in a French court of competent jurisdiction.
9. No waiver
Either party’s failure to insist on or enforce strict performance of any of the Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. Nothing herein shall be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of the CGIAR Consortium.
10. Entire Agreement
Your privacy on the Internet is of the utmost importance to us.
Because the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (“CGIAR Consortium”), as the administrator of the CGIAR.org website (“Site”), gathers certain types of information about the users of the Site, we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information.
1. What Information Does the CGIAR Consortium Collect?
You can access and use the Site without providing any personal information. If you register for an email newsletter, post to a blog or fill out a feedback form, you may be asked for information that helps to identify you, such as your name, email address, organization and website. This information is used for technical and customer administration of the Site only and is not shared with third parties.
Non-personally identifiable information
We may track and analyze information about the usage of the Site. Only summaries of visitors’ behavior are produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on most popular and least popular pages.
The purpose of this data collection is so that the CGIAR Consortium can better understand the preferences of the Site’s visitors and improve the Site.
The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual and is never connected with any personal information you supply to us.
When you register for one of our services, the CGIAR Consortium sets a cookie, a small bit of code stored on your computer’s hard drive that enables you to manage your subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie, the CGIAR Consortium will remember you the next time you visit and won’t have to bother you by asking questions you have already answered (like address information).
You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the Site and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the Site.
In addition, the CGIAR Consortium also records your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our Site visitors and the technology they use to access the Site.
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