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Terms and conditions of use of Alliance websites and privacy policy

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance (‘IHAA’) is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. For the purposes of these terms and conditions and the privacy policy, the term ‘Alliance’ refers to IHAA, its Country Offices, and its Linking Organisations around the world.

Terms and conditions

Current Terms and conditions
Use of this website is provided by the Alliance subject to the following terms and conditions:
1. Your use constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions as at the date of your first use of the site. If these terms and conditions are not accepted in full, your use of this site must be ended immediately.
2. The Alliance may change these terms and conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions as modified.
3. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by, any third party.
4. This site and the information, names, images, pictures, and logos regarding or relating to the Alliance are provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made by the Alliance or any third party and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies and/or errors.  In no event will the Alliance be liable for any damages whatever including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, arising from use of this site or in connection with use or loss of use of this site, whether in contract or in negligence save that this condition will not restrict our liability for any kind of loss the limitation of which is not permitted by law.
5. The Alliance does its best to ensure that this site is functioning correctly and that materials contained in the site are timely and accurate. However, the Alliance does not warrant or represent: (a) that the functions and materials contained in this site will always be uninterrupted or error free; (b) that defects will be corrected; (c) that this site, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or bugs; and (d) the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials found on this site.
6. Concerns about accuracy of information: we invite you to bring to our attention any material you believe to be factually inaccurate. Please notify us by forwarding a copy of the material and your comments by email to: webmaster@aidsalliance.org.
7. Copyright in the information and materials contained on this website, and any translations of such material, are at all times owned by the Alliance unless otherwise indicated.
8. The information and materials contained on this website may be translated, printed and used for personal, educational and not-for-profit purposes only, provided at all times that source indications are stated (to include, but not to be limited to, the name of the copyright owner). We encourage the translation and adaptation of Alliance information and materials but only with the prior written approval of the Alliance. Under no circumstances shall the Alliance be held responsible for the content of any third party translation or adaptation. It is strictly prohibited to sell any information or materials to third parties or to use any information or materials for personal gain.
9. Some documents and photos have been published on this site with the permission of the relevant copyright owners (who are not the Alliance). All rights are reserved on these documents and permission to copy them must be requested from the copyright owners (the sources are indicated in respect of such documents/photographs).
10. The Alliance takes no responsibility for the content of external internet sites. In addition, links to these websites cannot be taken as any endorsement of the content or approval by the Alliance of the views and expressions on these websites.
11. Where information or material has been posted by a third party on the site, including the Alliance blog, or an Alliance social networking profile, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube and Flickr, the Alliance takes no responsibility for the contents of the posting.  The posting may not have been reviewed by the Alliance.  Please do not post inappropriate, confidential or sensitive information, or materials for which appropriate dissemination rights have not been obtained.  We invite you to bring to our attention any information or material you believe to be inappropriate, confidential or sensitive, or unlawfully disseminated.
12. Trademarks: the Alliance name and logo are trademarks of the Alliance. The names, images and logos identifying the Alliance or third parties and their products and services are the proprietary marks of the Alliance and/or third parties as appropriate. Nothing contained therein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right under any trademark or patent of the Alliance or any third party.
13. Photographs: the inclusion of persons in images or photographs within this website should not be construed as indicating their health status. In order to respect the privacy of the children and adults with whom we work, the photographs and names used on this site are not necessarily those of the actual people concerned.
14. External links to the Alliance: any organisation wishing to set up a link to this site must complete a link request form and confirm their agreement to the terms and conditions attached to the form. Click here to view and agree to the website linking licence.
15. Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the site including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like (‘Contribution’) is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary information. On posting any Contributions to this site, you confirm that you are granting the Alliance a perpetual (and irrevocable), royalty-free, worldwide, non-exclusive licence to use the material in your Contribution for any purpose in any media in any part of the world. This includes the right for Alliance to copy, edit, publish, grant sub-licences, and exercise all other copyright and publicity rights over the material. You also waive all ‘moral rights’ in the materials (‘moral rights’ are described in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988).  If you do not wish to grant us these rights, please do not post your Contribution to this site.
16.  By posting a Contribution to this site you warrant that:
•   your Contribution does not infringe any person’s intellectual property rights, which include any copyright, moral rights or trade mark rights;
•   you have all the necessary rights to post or submit the Contribution and to grant us the rights described in the these terms of use; and
•   you have necessary permission from everyone in a picture or video. For children and young people the permission must be from their parent or legal guardian.
17.  The Alliance does not endorse any Contribution or any opinion, statement, or advice expressed by users of this site. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Alliance expressly disclaims all liability in connection with any Contributions made by users of this site.
18.  You may not submit, publish, post, distribute or transmit any defamatory, offensive, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful or objectionable Contributions. You may not interfere with anyone’s use or enjoyment of this site, for example by threatening, bullying or sending junk mail. If the Alliance in its sole discretion considers that any Contribution, conduct or use of this site breaches these terms of use or is unlawful or inappropriate in any way, we reserve the right to do any or all of the following actions (without prior notice): (a) warn you via email and require you to discontinue such conduct or use; (b) delete any Contribution you have posted to this site or which features in any personal area; (c) discontinue your registration with this site or any service being provided; and/or (d) take other measures, including terminating, suspending or restricting use of this site, and/or passing details to relevant third parties, including email providers, the police or other authorities. Any action that we take is without prejudice to any of our accrued rights.
19. If there is any conflict between these terms and conditions and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.
20. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.
May 2011 

Privacy policy

Privacy Policy
This policy governs all pages hosted at www.aidsalliance.org and registration for these sites. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations to which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.
Personally identifiable information
When you register to use the website – for example, subscribe to an e-bulletin or apply for a job - the Alliance collects the following information about visitors to the site: IP addresses; pages accessed; your location, operating system, etc and any information volunteered by you, such as an email address.
Like many websites, the Alliance uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service.
A cookie is a text-only string of information that we pass to your computer’s hard disk through your web-browser so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.
A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.
For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.
If you do not wish to receive cookies you can easily modify your web browser to refuse cookies, or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled, and so in order to enjoy the Alliance site to the full, we recommend that you leave them switched on.
Instructions on how to stop cookies being installed on your browser
Use of information
The Alliance uses the information we collect about you to help us with understanding more about how our site is used, to make the site more useful, and to be able to send you relevant communications such as our e-bulletins.
Collection of information
When you are on www.aidsalliance.org and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information only with International HIV/AIDS Alliance, and its Country Offices and Linking Organisations around the world unless stated otherwise.
Distribution of information
If you have subscribed to Alliance e-bulletins, we will send you regular communications as specified in the relevant area of the website. You are able to unsubscribe from any of the e-bulletins, or stop receiving Alliance publications, at any time by altering your preferences on this site (or by contacting the Alliance publications department).
Changing and removing information
The accuracy of your individual identifying information is important to the Alliance. We are always looking for ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that the Alliance maintains about you through the Alliance website. If you change your email address, or if any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please change it online, or email webmaster@aidsalliance.org. If you want us to stop using any information which you have provided in order to contact you, please also email webmaster@aidsalliance.org.
Sharing information
Except as explained below, the Alliance will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, and will not sell or rent lists containing your information to third parties. The Alliance may disclose information when it has your permission to do so or under special circumstances, such as when it believes in good faith that the law requires it. The Alliance may also use such information to contact individuals for marketing purposes.
Information security
When you give the Alliance personal information we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, the Alliance cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we use our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
October 2009