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Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern the Crisis Group website, located at http://www.crisisgroup.org (the “Website”), which is operated by the International Crisis Group (“Crisis Group”).  PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE.  By using the Website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

Use of the Website 

Crisis Group maintains the Website to provide you with information and for education and communication regarding Crisis Group.  Please feel free to browse the Website.  You may also download and use the materials on the Website subject to these Terms of Use.  Unauthorized use of the Website, including but not limited to unauthorized entry into Crisis Group’s systems or misuse of any information posted on the Website, is prohibited and may be a cause for terminating your right to use the Website.

Copyright and Trademark Notice 

Please see our Copyright and Trademark Notice, which is incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference, for further information about Crisis Group’s copyright claims, copyrights reserved by other individuals and organizations, and use of trademarks owned by Crisis Group. 

Privacy Policy

It is the policy of Crisis Group to respect the privacy of all visitors of the Website.  Use of the Website is subject to the terms of Crisis Group’s privacy policy, which is incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use and can be viewed here

Links to Other Sites

The Website may include links to other Internet sites that are beyond the control of Crisis Group.  Crisis Group is not responsible for the content of any such sites, makes no representations regarding any such sites, and does not necessarily endorse or approve of the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through any such sites.  You acknowledge and agree that your linking to other sites, your use of such sites, and your use of any information, material, products and services offered by such sites, are solely at your own risk.

Potential Disruption of Service

Access to the Website may from time to time be unavailable, delayed, limited or slowed due to, among other things, hardware failure, including, among other things, failures of computers, servers, networks, telecommunications lines and connections, and other equipment; software failure, including among other things, bugs, errors, viruses, configuration problems, incompatibility of systems, utilities or applications, the operation of firewalls or screening programs, unreadable codes, or irregularities within particular documents or content; overload of system capacities; damage caused by severe weather, natural disasters, war or acts of God; interruption of power supplies; strike or other stoppage of labor; governmental or regulatory restrictions; or any other cause whatsoever beyond the control of Crisis Group.

Changes in Terms and Conditions

Crisis Group may modify these Terms of Use at any time, and from time to time, by posting a modified version of these Terms of Use to the Website.  Your continued use of the Website thereafter will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms of Use.  At the time of any material modifications to these Terms of Use, Crisis Group will change the Effective Date below.  Please review these Terms of Use from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes.  

Disclaimer

While Crisis Group uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up to date information on this website, it makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy and disclaims all express and implied, it makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy and disclaims all express and implied warranties, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. Any reliance or use by you of any information available on this website, which is provided “as is”, shall be entirely at your own risk. Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms or other destructive materials onto the website, we do not guarantee or warrant that the website or content that is contained on or that can be downloaded from the website is free from such destructive materials.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Crisis Group or its affiliates be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages, whether direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, or otherwise, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, resulting from your access or use of the website or any error, omission, interruption or inaccuracy on the website. You hereby waive any and all such claims against Crisis Group and its affiliates. You agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of this agreement, and that the website would not be provided to you absent such limitation. Some statutes may restrict this limitation of liability.

Indemnification

You agree that you will not use the Website for any unlawful purpose, or for any purpose prohibited by these Terms of Use.  You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Crisis Group from any liability, loss, claim or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) related to (i) your violation of these Terms of Use, and/or (ii) your use of the Website.

Miscellaneous Provisions

These Terms of Use will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.  If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision or portion of the Terms of Use unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.  Any claim, legal proceeding or litigation arising in connection with the Terms of Use will be brought solely in state or federal court situated in New York, and you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of such court.  These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter.  Any waiver of any provision of the Terms of Use will be effective only if in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Crisis Group.  Crisis Group’s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.

Effective Date of Terms of Use:  10 September 2009