As part of our efforts to mobilize the development community to provide development solutions, the World Bank Group (as defined herein) maintains this Collaboration for Development platform and all country-specific versions thereof (the “C4D Platform” or “Platform”) in order to provide you (“User”) with access to a rich universe of information, expertise and collaboration. The Platform includes conversations, collaborations and sites (collectively, “Sites”) that are moderated and administered by World Bank Group staff, and are subject to applicable WB typically focus on an area of development concern. The Sites may be open to the public or may be open to users by invitation only.
We are pleased to allow you to visit the Platform and access the information and data on the Sites. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“IBRD” or “the World Bank”) and the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”) together administer this Site for the benefit of the World Bank Group. The World Bank Group is comprised of the following separately existing and organized entities/members: IBRD; International Development Association (“IDA”); International Finance Corporation (“IFC”); Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (“MIGA”); and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) (collectively, the “WBG Entities”). The WBG Entities are separate and distinct legal entities established under their respective Articles of Agreement. The obligations of any WBG Entity are not obligations of, or guaranteed by, any other WBG Entity.
The Platform includes the Sites, and such other features, content, applications or services as may be offered from time to time on or through the Platform (collectively, the “Services”). The World Bank and IFC provide you with access to communications tools designed to facilitate this access. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the Platform, the Sites, the Services, the communications tools, and any new tools made available by us that alter or improve your use of Platform, the Sites or the User Agreement shall be subject to this agreement (this “User Agreement”).
The Sites and Services may each have different or additional terms and conditions that govern their use (collectively, “Product-Specific Terms”), including but not limited to, provisions concerning ownership of intellectual property, and use and disclosure of information contributed by users on such Site. By accessing or using any such Site, you agree to accept and to be bound by such Product-Specific Terms (if any).
This Site is not directed to persons younger than 18 years of age and is offered only to users 18 years of age or older. If you are under 18 years old, do not use this Site.
This User Agreement and Product-Specific Terms may change at any time. We encourage you to check back and review this User Agreement from time to time. Your continued use of the Platform, or any Site or Services, following our posting of any changes will mean that you accept the terms of the revised User Agreement or Product-Specific Terms, as the case may be, and agree to abide by those terms.
Content Ownership and Use
The Platform and the Sites may contain a range of information and tools relating to C4D owned by the WBG Entities, including, without limitation, trademarks, logos, articles, reports, tools, downloadable forms, photographs, images, as well as other information and materials that we have written, commissioned or licensed from third parties (“WBG Content”) and user submitted content, such as discussion comments, images, videos, photographs, files, documents, information, ideas, inventions, opinions, creative works, blogs, discussion group tools and other materials (“User Provided Content”). User Provided Content as well as any content submitted by other third parties is NOT reviewed, verified, approved by unless specifically stated) or endorsed by (unless specifically stated) any WBG Entity, and we are not responsible in any way for the User Provided Content or any C4D Content licensed from or provided by third parties.
WBG License to User Provided Content
Unless otherwise provided in any Product-Specific Terms, you hereby grant to each and all of the WBG Entities a royalty-free, irrevocable, transferrable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive, fully-paid-up, perpetual and worldwide right and license in and to all User Provided Content that you post, share, distribute or communicate on the Platform or any Site (the “License”). The License granted to the WBG Entities includes the unencumbered right to use and create derivative works from any and all User Provided Content that you post, share, distribute or communicate on the Platform or any Site, in whole or in part, anywhere in perpetuity, in any and all media, whether alone or together, or as part of any material of any kind or nature.
Without limiting any of the foregoing, by submitting User Provided Content to this Site, you represent and warrant to the WBG Entities that you have all necessary rights in and to all User Provided Content that you provide and that such User Provided Content does not and will not infringe the intellectual property rights of any third party, or contain any libelous, tortious, or otherwise unlawful information.
The WBG Entities may develop products or services that compete with products, services, Materials or User Provided Content that you offer, post or share on the Site without incurring any liability or obligation to you.
Unless otherwise provided in any Group-Specific Terms, you may not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, frame, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, transmit, broadcast or circulate any WBG Content to any third party without the prior written consent of the World Bank and IFC as administrators of the Platform, or, as notified by the World Bank, other relevant WBG Entity as the case may be. Specific permission for such use may be obtained by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.The WBG Entities retain all rights that are not otherwise expressly granted in this User Agreement or Product-Specific Agreement.
Use of Sites and Services
The Platform contains Sites and Services, including collaboration groups, discussion boards, topic-oriented bulletin boards, chat rooms, and/or other messaging services and interactive features that allow you and other registered users to post (i.e., upload, post, make available, communicate, send, share or transmit) User Provided Content. Such User Provided Content can be accessed and viewed by others. You are solely responsible for your activities on this Platform, including the User Provided Content that you post.
WHEN YOU PROVIDE USER PROVIDED CONTENT, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT (A) YOUR SUBMISSIONS/POSTINGS OF USER PROVIDED CONTENT ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL (UNLESS THERE IS A GROUP POLICY TO THIS EFFECT), AND (B) THE PLATFORM, SITE AND SERVICES ARE NOT INTENDED FOR, AND ARE NOT APPROPRIATE OR SUITABLE FOR, USER PROVIDED CONTENT THAT IS PRIVATE OR SENSITIVE IN NATURE.
We request that you notify us of any links you create to the Platform or any SiteThe Platform and Sites may also contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Platform. In some cases, the links may be provided by other Users. The WBG Entities have not reviewed these third party websites and do not control and are not responsible for any of these websites or their content. If you decide to access any of these third party websites, you do so entirely at your own risk.
Usernames and Passwords
In order to register to use any Site or Service, you will be required to provide some basic information such as your credentials for accessing the Site and for any Services you may use which are only available to registered users. In order to access certain portions and features of the Site, you will be given a “username” after completing a registration process. This username will be the name by which you will be known to other registered users of the Site.
As part of the registration process to obtain the username, you agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Site's registration forms. You may not create multiple accounts or secondary usernames for trolling or any other purposes. You also agree to timely update your account information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account password and username, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password or username. Please immediately notify the World Bank and IFC of any unauthorized use of your password or username or any other breach of security. The WBG Entities reserve the right, in their sole and exclusive discretion, to deny anyone access to the Platform, or any Site or Service or any portion thereof, without notice to you.
Prohibited Use Policy
Without limiting any other provision of this User Agreement or any Product-Specific Agreement, you are prohibited from using the Platform, or any Site or Service, in any way that:
You further acknowledge and agree that any violation of this Policy may result in immediate termination of your access to the Platform, or any Site or Service, deactivation or deletion of your registration and all related information and files you have stored, and preclusion of any further access to such files or the Platform, Sites and Services.
Transactions Between Users
The Sites are not appropriate for commercial transactions and are not intended for that purpose. However, we recognize that the Sites permit information exchanges that may lead to transactions between users. The World Bank Group (and each WBG Entity) has no control over—and has no responsibility or liability for—these transactions, including for the accuracy, appropriateness, completeness, availability, conformance, legality, quality, or safety of any information, goods, or services in whole or in part provided by users. As in all your other interactions, you have the sole and exclusive responsibility for determining the trustworthiness of the person(s) with whom you are dealing.
This Site may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various users and/or content providers. The WBG Entities do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any content provider or any user of this site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement or other information shall be at your own risk.
No Investment Recommendations
Nothing on this Site, or in the Materials contained on this Site, constitutes an offer of or an invitation by or on behalf of the WBG Entities to purchase or sell any shares or securities of any kind in any country. Nothing contained in the Site or such Materials should be construed to constitute “directed selling efforts,” “general solicitation” or “general advertisement” efforts with regard to the offer or sale of securities of any type.
Procedure For Sending Copyright Complaint Notices
It is The World Bank’s policy to respect content owner rights and to respond to claims of infringement .If you are a copyright owner or an authorized agent of one and you believe that your copyright is being infringed by any Materials on the Site, please notify us by submitting a notice of claimed infringement, including the information listed below, to C4D’sw Designated Copyright Agent:
Designated Copyright Agent: [__________]
The World Bank and IFC may implement, at their sole discretion, the expeditious removal of infringing material and the termination of the usernames and access of users who qualify as repeat infringers. Please make sure that any notice of claimed infringement you send to the C4D’s Designated Copyright Agent (above) includes all of the following:
· a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
· an identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
· an identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
· information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, your email address;
· a statement that the you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
· a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you either (1) are the copyright owner or (2) are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
IF YOU KNOWINGLY MISREPRESENT THAT ONLINE MATERIAL IS INFRINGING, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FOR PERJURY AND CIVIL PENALTIES, INCLUDING MONETARY DAMAGES, COURT COSTS, AND ATTORNEYS’ FEES. THE WBG ENTITIES RESERVE THEIR RIGHT TO COOPERATE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN ANY SUCH MATTERS.
Termination of Access
The World Bank and the IFC reserve the right, at their sole discretion for any reason or no reason at any time and from time to time and with or without notice to you, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Platform, the Site or the Services (or any part thereof) or to terminate your username and account. We may also cancel or suspend your registration or member listing, for any other reason, including inactivity for an extended period. We will attempt to (but do not guarantee that we will) notify you in advance of such cancellation or suspension. Your right to access and use the Platform, the Sites and the Services will end once your registration is cancelled or terminated, and any data you have stored on the Site may become unavailable. Specifically, in the World Bank/IFC’s sole discretion, your account may be suspended, in which case your Materials will remain visible and useable on the Site, or your account may be deleted, in which case all of your Material will be removed and deleted from the Site. The World Bank and IFC shall have no obligation to back up, save, or otherwise safeguard Materials related to a deleted User’s account.
In addition, the Group Administrator for any Group of which you are a member may terminate or discontinue your privileges to access and use that Group, on the terms described above. If your rights to access and use a Group are terminated, it is up to the Group Administrator, in his or her sole discretion, whether to retain or permanently delete any Materials you may have posted to that Group.
You may terminate your own access to the Site at any time by sending a termination request to us at the following, with the Subject Line “Request for Account Termination for [Username]”: Email: email@example.com Such a termination request shall apply to all Groups of which you may be a member. Unless you specify how your materials shall be treated, the World Bank and IFC shall have sole discretion to determine whether to retain your Materials on the Site, or to delete them permanently. The WBG Entities have no obligation to archive, recover or provide copies of any User Provided Content (or any other content) to you or any other person or entity.
Disclaimers, Releases and Limitations on Liability
YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, THE SITES AND THE SERVICES ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WBG ENTITIES PROVIDE THE PLATFORM, THE SITES AND THE SERVICES ON A STRICTLY “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
THE WBG ENTITIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO THE SITE, THE SERVICES AND THE MATERIALS, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR THE MATERIALS. THE WBG ENTITIES MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT (1) THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR ANY OF THE MATERIALS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR ANY OF THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (3) ANY RESULTS OUR OUTCOMES FROM YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, SITES AND SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (4) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR MATERIAL OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE PLATFORM, THE SITE OR THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS; OR (5) THE PLATFORM, SITES AND SERVICES, OR ITS SERVERS, OR COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM ANY OF THE WBG ENTITIES WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL ELEMENTS.
YOUR SOLE COURSE OF ACTION AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES INCURRED OR SUFFERED BY YOU AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM, THE SERVICES OR THE SITE SHALL BE TO TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT AND CEASE USING THE SITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL YOU HAVE ANY CLAIM AGAINST ANY OF THE WBG ENTITIES FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS PLATFORM, THE SITE OR THE SERVICES. IN NO EVENT WILL ANY WBG ENTITY OR ITS LICENSORS, BUSINESS PARTNERS, CONTRACTORS, COLLABORATORS, PARTNERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR THE LIKE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, COLLATERAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, RELIANCE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, DATA, REVENUE OR PROFITS), EVEN IF ADVISED OR MADE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSSES OR DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE CLAIM IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY AND WILLFUL AND/OR INTENTIONAL CONDUCT), WARRANTY, INDEMNITY OR OTHER THEORY OF LIABILITY.
You specifically acknowledge and agree that none of the WBG Entities will be liable for the conduct of any User. You hereby release the WBG Entities and their respective licensors, business partners, contractors, collaborators, partners, agents, employees and the like from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with the conduct of any user. You also waive California Civil Code §1542, which states: “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” You also waive any and all benefits and rights that would otherwise accrue to you by reason of the provisions of any law, regulation or principle of country, state, province or local law, or other political entity, subdivision or municipality that may govern this release, which statute, regulation, law or principle provides in substance provisions similar to California Civil Code § 1542.
Indemnity by You
As a condition of use of this Site, you agree to indemnify the WBG Entities and their respective licensors, business partners, contractors, collaborators, partners, agents, employees and the like, from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of your access to or use of the Platform, the Sites or the Services, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that, if true, would constitute a breach by you of this User Agreement or any Product-Specific Terms. You agree to cooperate with the WBG Entities, at your own cost, in the defense of any such claim. The WBG Entities reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of the WBG Entities.
Any dispute between a WBG Entity and you arising out of, or in connection with, the Platform, the Sites or the Services that cannot be amicably settled between the parties to such dispute shall be arbitrated in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules from time to time in effect by one arbitrator appointed in accordance with those rules. The arbitration shall take place in the District of Columbia and the language of the arbitration shall be English.
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 WBG Entities, which are explicitly reserved.
No Waiver. The failure of any WBG Entity to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No waiver by a WBG Entity of any provision of this User Agreement or applicable Product-Specific Terms shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.
Assignment. This User Agreement is fully assignable by the World Bank and the World Bank Member Entities and will be binding upon and inure to the benefit of our successors and assigns. You may not assign this User Agreement or any applicable Product-Specific Terms, or delegate your obligations thereunder to any other person or entity without the prior written consent of the WBG Entities..
No Additional Rights. The WBG Entities reserve all rights not expressly granted under this User Agreement, and no other rights are granted by implication or estoppel or otherwise.
Headings. The headings in this User Agreement are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Survival. Any provision of this User Agreement that contemplates performance or observance subsequent to any termination or expiration of this User Agreement, including but not limited to any provisions relating to indemnities, representations and/or warranties and limitations of liability, will survive any termination or expiration of this User Agreement and continue in full force and effect.
Entire Agreement. THIS USER AGREEMENT (INCLUDINGTHE PRIVACY NOTICE) AND ANY APPLICABLE PRODUCT-SPECIFIC TERMS ARE THE COMPLETE AND EXCLUSIVE STATEMENT OF YOUR AGREEMENT WITH THE WBG ENTITIES WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER HEREOF AND THEREOF, AND SUPERSEDE ANY PROPOSAL OR PRIOR AGREEMENT, ORAL OR WRITTEN, AND ANY OTHER COMMUNICATIONS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS USER AGREEMENT.
Severability. If any provision of this User Agreement or any Product-Specific Terms is determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable as written, such provision will be deemed to be restated to reflect as nearly as possible the original intentions of the parties hereto in accordance with applicable law. The remaining provisions of this User Agreement and the Product-Specific Terms and the application of the challenged provision(s) to persons or circumstances other than those as to which it is void, invalid or unenforceable will not be affected thereby, and each such provision shall remain valid and enforceable to the full extent permitted by applicable law.
Any questions or comments about the C4D site may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
By using the Site, the user declares to be fully able and competent to enter into these Terms and Conditions and to have read, understood and agreed to be bound by this Agreement. If User does not agree to these Terms and Conditions, User can stop using the Site at any time. If User is accessing the Site as a representative of a legal entity, User represents that s/he has the authority to enter into this Agreement on behalf of that entity and agrees that the term “User” refers to that entity.
The Site is not directed to children younger than 18 and is offered only to Users 18 years of age or older. If you are under 18 years old, please do not use the Site.
When User registers on the Site, the Site sets a cookie on the User’s computer's hard drive that enables User to manage his subscriptions and online profile. By setting this cookie, the Site will remember User the next time User visits and won't have to bother User by asking questions User has already answered (like address information). However, User is always free to decline our cookies if User’s browser permits, although in that case User may not be able to use certain features and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the Site.
The Site records User’s IP address and data such as browser type and operating system. This data helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our Site visitors and the technology they use to access our Site. This data is not connected with the Personal Information User supplies in connection with registration on the Site, except in certain cases of managing errors, in which case, the contents of the http request are captured when there is an error, which is used for troubleshooting. This includes any cookies that are present on the User's computer, the page requested, IP address and browser information, for example.
The Site employs a range of technologies to protect the data maintained on our systems. Despite such undertaking, it is possible for Internet-based communications to be intercepted, subject to unauthorized access, lost, misused, disclosed, modified, forged, destroyed or targeted by cyber-attacks. Therefore, The World Bank cannot ensure that User Content and Information will not be intercepted, subject to unauthorized access, lost, misused, disclosed, modified, destroyed, or targeted by cyber-attack.
The World Bank reserves the right but not the obligation to monitor any Content, where posted on this Site. For Site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all Users, this computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change Content or Materials, or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload Content or change Content or Materials on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law. If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to law enforcement personnel.
Member accounts, User names and passwords are personal to each User. Users shall not allow any others to use their member account, User name or password under any circumstances. Each User is responsible for guarding his password carefully with the full awareness that a failure to keep his password secure will enable others to engage in transactions for which the User will be legally responsible. Users shall notify immediately The World Bank site administrator if they become aware of or believe there is or may have been any unauthorized use of (or activity using) their member account, User name or password or any other need to deactivate their member account, User name or password due to security concerns. Email must be directed to email@example.com
This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless and until User member account is terminated as provided herein. User is entitled to remove his Content, Posted Information and cancel her/his member account at any time. In this case, The World Bank retains the license rights as provided above.
Preservation of Privileges and Immunities
1. The World Bank and the IFC reserve the right to use, process and disclose without restriction any anonymous or generic data (including statistics) in which the User cannot be identified.
Effective May 1st, 2014