Terms & conditions

This web site is owned and operated by IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre. The information on this web site is for general and educational purposes only. IRC grants permission to users to visit the site and to download and copy the information, documents and 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. For any other than personal use IRC has to give prior written permission. All rights reserved.

IRC accepts no responsibility or liability for the completeness, accuracy or reliability of any information contained in or downloaded from the web site. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information on the web site before relying on it and any reliance you place on it is done at your own risk.

Third-party Copyright

IRC has made every reasonable effort to locate, contact and acknowledge copyright owners of texts on our web site. If any copyright owner is not properly identified or acknowledged, please inform IRC so that any necessary corrections can be made.

Third-party Web Sites

This web site may contain links and references to third-party web sites. These links are not under the control of IRC and IRC is not responsible for the content of any of the linked sites. IRC 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 IRC.

Reviews, comments, communications and other content

You may submit comments and provide other content as long as the content is not obscene, illegal, threatening, or defamatory and as long as the content does not invade the privacy or infringe the intellectual property of a third party. Further, such content may not contain software viruses, mass mailings, chain letters, or any form of irrelevant commercial messages. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the information.

By submitting information, you grant IRC a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub licensable right to reproduce, use, modify, publish, adapt, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. By submitting information you also represent and warrant that the content is accurate; you own or have permission to use the content that you submit; and that use of the content will not cause injury to any person or entity.

Disclaimer on reviews, comments, communications and other content

This site may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers and content providers. IRC does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, or any user of this site or other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall also be at your own risk. Neither IRC 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, timeliness, completeness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of, or use of any content herein, regardless of cause, for any damages resulting there from.

As a condition of use of this site, the user agrees to indemnify IRC 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 the terms and conditions of use of this site, the user's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this site.

Privacy Policy

Use of personal data

IRC will not use any personal data collected on this site for any purpose other than that specifically stated. IRC does not sell or pass on personal contact details to any organisation. If you agree to receive, or sign up for, further information from IRC, you will be offered an opportunity to unsubscribe from that communication. IRC will discontinue sending this information on your first request.

Cookies

‘Cookies’ are used to remember information between successive requests for a webpage. This site uses cookies, for example in the ordering process of publications, so you can continue browsing after selecting a publication and before checking out. Information gathered this way is used only to facilitate browsing the website, and to analyze the usage of the web site.

Usage statistics

IRC collects standard usage statistics on its web server. This does not include personal data, but rather information which assists IRC in assessing the general usage patterns of its site. This information may include the IP address of your computer. IRC will not attempt to trace that IP address to you personally, nor will it allow that information to be tracked by outside agencies.

General

IRC reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the site or any contents in any respect. IRC shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.

IRC may at any time modify these Terms and Conditions and the new version will be posted on the web site. Your continued use of the web site constitutes your agreement to these terms and conditions.

This web site is governed by Dutch law and Dutch privacy regulations.