Terms and Conditions of Use

1 General

This website is maintained by UN Secretariat (OICT) and CEB Secretariat (hereafter collectively referred to as "the Administrators") and relies upon content received from UN system organizations and entities publishing open data.

The information presented within the Site is provided for informative purposes only. The Administrators grant permission to Visitors to visit the Site and to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, “Materials”) for the Visitor’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific provisions that may apply to specific Material within this Site. All Material on this Site appears subject to the present Terms and Conditions. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations, conclusions expressed in Materials on this Site do not necessarily represent the views of the Administrators, contributing organizations, the UN system or related organizations, staff, partners or advisers.

2 Disclaimers

(2.1) Materials provided on this Site are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The Administrators specifically do not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. The Administrators periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the Materials on this Site without notice. Under no circumstances shall the Administrators be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The use of this Site is at the Visitor’s sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall the Administrators or contributing organizations be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if the Administrators have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

(2.2) The Visitor specifically acknowledges and agrees that the Administrators and contributing organizations are not liable for any conduct of any Visitor.

(2.3) This site may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. The Administrators do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any Visitor of this Site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the Visitor’s own risk. Neither the Administrators nor contributing members, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any Visitor or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

(2.4) As a condition of use of this Site, the Visitor agrees to indemnify the Administrators and contributing organizations from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of the Visitor’s use of this Site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by the Visitor of these Terms and Conditions. If the Visitor is dissatisfied with any Material on this Site or with any of its Terms and Conditions of Use, the Visitor’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

(2.5) This Site contains links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the Administrators. Therefore, the Administrators and contributing organizations are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained within a linked site. The Administrators provide these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by the Administrators.

(2.6) This Site may contain wikis, chats, Visitor feedback and surveys, contact pages, discussion fora, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers, mailing lists, bookmarks, personal member pages, and other similar services. The Visitor agrees to use such services only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular page or section. By way of example and not as a limitation, the Visitor agrees that when engaged in publishing on the Site, he or she shall not do any of the following: (2.6.1) Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

(2.6.2) Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;

(2.6.3) Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy and publicity) unless the Visitor owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all consents as may be required by law;

(2.6.4) Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;

(2.6.5) Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;

(2.6.6) Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;

(2.6.7) Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters, or download any file posted by another Visitor of a Forum that the Visitor knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

(2.7) The Visitor acknowledges that some interactive services are public and not private. Further, the Visitor acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other communications by other Visitors are not endorsed by the Administrators, and that such communications shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by the Administrators. The Administrators reserve the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content submitted by its Visitors.

3 Preservation of Immunities

(3.1) Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the Administrators, which are specifically reserved.

4 General

(4.1) The Administrators reserve its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. The Administrators shall have no obligation to take the needs of any Visitor into consideration in connection therewith.

(4.2) The Administrators reserve the right to deny in its sole discretion any Visitor access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

(4.3) No waiver by the Administrators of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

5 Official Documents

(5.1) Official documents published on this site are unofficial copies, provided for informational purposes only.

6 Country and Area Nomenclature

(6.1) The designations employed and the presentation of Material in the Site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the Administrators and its members concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The term “country” as used in this Material also refers, as appropriate, to territories or areas.

(6.2) The depiction and use of boundaries, geographic names and related data shown on maps and included in lists, tables, documents, and databases on this web site are not warranted to be error free nor do they necessarily imply official endorsement or acceptance by the Administrators or contributing organizations.

(6.3) The designations “developed”, “developing” regions and economies “in transition” are intended for statistical and analytical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process.

All other site disclaimers apply.