Terms of Use

The Website

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) Website (the “Website”) is a dedicated online platform for sharing knowledge, tools, data and good practices, including a database of green growth projects, a global library of technical and policy resources from leading institutions and experts, and a repository of green growth tools and data (the “Content”).

This Website was created in 2012 following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the establishment and maintenance of the GGKP between the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) (collectively referred to as the “Organizations”).  The World Bank initially owned the intellectual property of the GGKP domain name and website, managed the domain name, and operated this Website.

Effective 6 January 2014, under a MOU between the World Bank and GGGI, the ownership of the intellectual property of the GGKP domain name and website, management of the domain name, and operation of this Website had been transferred from the World Bank to GGGI.

Terms of Use

The access and use of the Website are governed by the general terms and conditions found at http://gggi.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/GGGI-Website-General-Terms-of-Use.pdf  (the “general terms and conditions”) and the specific terms and conditions herein (the “Terms of Use”). By using the Website, contributors and those who access the Website (collectively “Users”) are deemed to have understood and agreed to both the general terms and conditions as well as the Terms of Use herein.

GGGI reserves the right to amend the general terms and conditions as well as the Terms of Use at any time, and such amendment will be effective immediately upon posting of the amendment.  Once the amendments are posted, the continued use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified general terms and conditions as well as the Terms of Use, so please check them from time to time.

The Content

The content available on or through the Website is owned as the case may be by GGGI, the other Organizations, and the contributors, and is and may be protected by one or more of copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret laws, or other proprietary rights regimes, and international treaties, and also may have security components that protect digital information. The content does not necessarily reflect the views of the Organizations, nor those of the governments of the member countries of the Organizations. The User may print, download, and store articles and other information for their own convenience and for their personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works there from, subject to the other terms below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Content within this Website.

The Contributor

Contributors are welcome to include information and resources on this Website.  However, contributors shall be responsible for ensuring that their respective content is accurate, and that their respective content does not infringe on proprietary rights of any third party.  Contributors shall promptly inform GGGI if their respective content requires revision or removal due to inaccuracy or infringement on proprietary rights.

The content submitted by contributors is not reviewed, verified or fact-checked by GGGI.  Although GGGI reserves the right to do so, GGGI does not edit contributor-provided content of any type, and GGGI additionally reserves the right to refuse or remove any Content that violates these Terms of Use.

The User

The User is responsible for the use of the Website.  The User may use the Website for lawful purposes only.  The User may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair GGGI’s servers or networks, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website.  The User agrees not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of this Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of this Website or the content.  The User may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to GGGI’s computer systems or networks, through hacking, password mining or any other means.  GGGI reserves the rights to and may take without notice to the User any legal and technical remedies to prevent the violation of this provision and to enforce these Terms of Use.

If the Website 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 therefore 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.

Links

The Website may include links to other websites.  These links are provided for the convenience as a courtesy only and do not mean and do not imply the endorsement of the linked website by GGGI.   The User acknowledges and agree that GGGI is not responsible or liable for access to or the content or accuracy of these other websites.

The User generally does not need to obtain permission from GGGI to put a text link on another website that links back to this Website.  GGGI requests that the User notify GGGI of any links the User may create to the Website and GGGI reserves the right, however, to revoke permission to the link at any time in GGGI’s sole and exclusive discretion.  If GGGI revokes such consent, the User agrees to immediately remove and disable any and all of the User’s links to the Website.  The User shall include all appropriate attributions in connection with all links to the Website and shall not use any link in a manner that is likely to create confusion as to the source of the Content.

Indemnification

The use of this Website is at the User's sole risk. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to negligence, shall GGGI be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if GGGI has been advised of the possibility of such damages.  Furthermore, the User agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless GGGI 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 Website, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by the User of these Terms of Use. If the User is dissatisfied with any Content on this Website or with any of its Terms and Conditions of Use, the User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website.

Because GGGI has no control over the content submitted by contributors and Users, the User agrees to look solely to the contributor of the content for any claims the User may have regarding the content.  The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that GGGI is not liable for any conduct of any User.  If the User has a dispute  with one or  more users, the User forever releases GGGI (and its officers, directors, agents,  affiliates, and employees) from claims, demands and  damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown,  arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, GGGI reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense of any matter subject to indemnification by the User, and the User will cooperate fully as reasonably required, and the User shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of GGGI. 

Preservation of Immunities

Nothing in or relating to these Terms of Use shall be construed as a waiver, renunciation or modification by GGGI of any immunities from suit or enforcement measures that it may enjoy under any international and national laws, any agreement between any parties or any international convention or customary international law.