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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE OF ISSME WEBSITE

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

  1. The ISSME maintains this web site (the “Site”) as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“Users”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. The ISSME grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site for the User’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works there from, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Material within this Site.
  2. The ISSME administers this Site. All Material on this Site from the ISSME appears subject to the present Terms and Conditions.
  3. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this Site are those of the various ISSME staff members, consultants and advisers to the ISSME Secretariat who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of the ISSME or its Member Countries.
Disclaimers

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 ISSME specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. The ISSME periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the Materials on this Site without notice. Under no circumstances shall the ISSME 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 the ISSME or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if the ISSME has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that the ISSME is not liable for any conduct of any User.

This site may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. The ISSME 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 ISSME nor its affiliates, 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 the ISSME and its affiliates 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.

Extracts from ISSME material contained in this website may be freely used elsewhere provided that acknowledgement of the source is made. If the material indicates that the information (including photos and graphics) is from a source or site external to ISSME, permission for reuse must be sought from the originating organization.

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgments by ISSME as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries.

The mention of names of specific companies or products or services (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of ISSME.

This Site may contain links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the ISSME, and the ISSME is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The ISSME provides 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 ISSME.

The ISSME is not responsible for the content of any messages posted on websites linked to from this website.

Social Media Pics

The inclusion of links to the above websites does not imply the endorsement of the content of any message on those websites by the ISSME.

If this Site contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities (collectively, “Forums”), the User agrees to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example and not as a limitation, the User agrees that when using a Forum, he or she shall not do any of the following:

  1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
  2. Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;
  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 User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all consents therefor as may be required by law;
  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;
  5. Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
  6. Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
  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 user of a Forum that the User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.

The User acknowledges that all Forums and discussion groups are public and not private communications. Further, the User acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other communications by other Users are not endorsed by the ISSME, and that such communications shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by the ISSME. The ISSME reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content of the Forums received from Users, including, without limitation, e-mail and bulletin board postings.

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 ISSME, which are specifically reserved.

General

The ISSME reserves its exclusive right at its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. The ISSME shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

The ISSME reserves the right to deny at its sole discretion any user access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

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