Terms of Use

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Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above.

To make sure that the information posted on the Centre for Policy Research is useful and constructive, we ask you to review and agree to the basic rules set out in this policy.

United Nations University (UNU) reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Notice of a change will be announced on this page. Any revisions will include the date that they become effective.

The use of this website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the materials on this site are those of who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of the UNU.

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. UNU specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such materials.

UNU periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the materials on this site without notice. Under no circumstances shall the UNU 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 user’s sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall UNU or its affiliates and partners be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if UNU has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The user specifically acknowledges and agrees that UNU is not liable for any conduct of any user. This site may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. UNU does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any user of this site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the user’s own risk.

Neither the UNU nor its affiliates or partners, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any user 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.

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

Preservation of Immunities

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

Definitions and Nomenclatures

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this internet publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the staff of UNU or its partners 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. The use of designations for geographical regions and countries in accordance with the standard used by the International Labour Organization (ILO), as well as any appearance of the designation “developed” and “developing” regions, are intended for statistical and analytical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about administrative boundaries or about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process.