The following discloses information gathering and dissemination practices for this website. The respect of privacy is essential to building a trusting relationship between the planetGOLD programme and stakeholders.
By accessing this site, certain information about the User, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on United Nations servers. These will not specifically identify the User. The information will be used internally only for web site traffic analysis.
This website does not collect personal information, except where it is volunteered. If the User provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this site, such information will be used for statistical purposes, kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with third parties, except with explicit permission. The United Nations, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.
Whenever filling the Site’s registration or submission forms, the User accepts to provide accurate and updated information as required in order to keep it accurate and complete.
Like most standard web servers, this website uses log files. These files contain information such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp. This data is not linked to any personally identifiable information, and is used for aggregated statistical analysis of web site traffic only.
Cookies are small data files which can be used to identify a browser visiting a website. They can be used to track movement through the site, or to facilitate access to parts of the site. Cookies are used on this website. The cookie expires at the end of the session, and contains no personally identifiable information.
Third party sites
This site contains links to other sites. UNEP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites.
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 United Nations specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. The United Nations periodically adds changes, improves or updates the Materials on this Site without notice.
Under no circumstances shall the United Nations 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 United Nations or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if the United Nations has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that the United Nations is not liable for any conduct of any User.
This site may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. The United Nations 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 United Nations 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 United Nations 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.
This Site may contain links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the United Nations, and the United Nations is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The United Nations 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 United Nations.
If this Site contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities enabling the User to upload, send, share, communicate, transmit or make messages, contents or materials available (collectively, "Interactive Tools"), the User agrees to use the Interactive Tools only to send and receive messages, contents and materials that are proper and related to the particular Tool. By way of example and not as a limitation, the User agrees that when using an Interactive Tool, he or she shall not do any of the following:
(a) Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;
(b) Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;
(c) 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;
(d) 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;
(e) Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
(f) Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;
(g) 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;
(h) Misrepresent his or her identity.
The User is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his or her account password and username, and is fully responsible for all activities that occur under this password or username.
The User is required to immediately notify the planetGOLD programme of any unauthorized use of this password or username or any other breach of security.
The User acknowledges that all Forums and discussion groups, and all other Interactive Tools, 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 United Nations, and that such communications shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by the United Nations. The United Nations reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content of the Interactive Tools received from Users, including, without limitation, e-mail and bulletin board postings.