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Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE WEBSITE.

Introduction

These terms of use, together with the documents referred to therein (the “Terms”), govern your use of the website http://www.crisisgroup.org (the “Website”). The Website is operated by International Crisis Group (“Crisis Group”/“we”/”us”/our”), a not-for-profit organization. To contact us, please email our Online Editor.

By using our Website, you agree to be bound by and comply with the Terms. If you do not agree to the Terms, you must not use the Website.

We recommend that you print a copy of the Terms for future reference.

Use of the Website

We maintain our 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 from the Website subject to these Terms.  Unauthorised use of the Website and the materials provided on the Website, including but not limited to unauthorised entry into our 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.

Please note that we may update and change the Website and its content from time to time.

Accessing the Website

We do not guarantee that the Website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of the Website for business or operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.

Intellectual Property Rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the Website and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

Please see our Copyright and Trademark Notice, which is incorporated into these Terms by reference, for further information about our copyright claims, copyrights reserved by other individuals and organisations, and use of trademarks owned by us and others. 

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Website must always be acknowledged.

If you print, copy or download any part of our Website in breach of these Terms, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Viruses

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. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Website. You should use your own virus protection software.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

You must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. You must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.

Linking to the Website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to the Website in any website that is not owned by you.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of content provided on the Website other than that set out above, please contact us through our Online Editor.

Links to other websites

Our Website may include links to other Internet websites that are beyond our control. We are not responsible for the content of any such websites, make no representations regarding any such websites, and do not necessarily endorse or approve of the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through any such websites.  You acknowledge and agree that your linking to other websites, your use of such websites, and your use of any information, material, products and services offered by such websites, are solely at your own risk.

Changes in Terms

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

Disclaimer of warranties

While we use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on the Website, we appreciate that errors or omissions may from time to time occur. This Website is provided to you “as is,” and your use of this Website is at your own risk.

CRISIS GROUP DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, CRISIS GROUP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS AND OTHER TERMS EITHER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES’ RIGHTS AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Limitations on 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 us and our 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 limitations. 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 the Terms.  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 the Terms, and/or (ii) your use of the Website.

Miscellaneous provisions

The Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to conflicts of law principles. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction holds any provision or portion of the Terms unenforceable, the remainder of these Terms will continue in full force and effect.  You and we both agree that the state and federal courts located in the borough of Manhattan in the State of New York, will have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any claim, legal proceeding or litigation arising in connection with the Terms.

Any waiver of any provision of the Terms will be effective only if in writing and signed by an authorised 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: August 2016