World Food Programme (WFP) web sites

TERMS OF USE

The access to and use of this web site, including its subdomains, associated websites and extranets (each a “Site” and collectively the “Sites”) constitutes acceptance by you or the entity you represent of the following terms and conditions of use (the “Terms of Use”). If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not access or use the Sites. Additional terms (including age requirements) may apply to and govern the access to and use of specific Materials or Site Features (as defined below) (the “Special Terms”). The Special Terms will be available with the relevant Materials or Site Features and shall be part of these Terms of Use upon the access to or use of such Materials or Site Features by the User (as defined below).

  1. The World Food Programme (“WFP”) maintains the Sites as a courtesy to anyone who may choose to access any Site (a “User”). The information presented in the Sites is for informative purposes only. Unless otherwise set forth in the relevant Special Terms, WFP grants permission to the User to visit the Sites and to download and copy the WFP information, documents and materials from the Sites (collectively, the “Materials”) for the User’s personal and non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to these Terms of Use and provided the source is fully acknowledged.

  2. The User may need to register and/or create a User account to access to or use certain sections of the Site, Materials or Site Features. The User may never use another User account without permission. By registering or creating a User account, the User represents and warrants that (i) the User is of legal age or possess legal parental or guardian consent and fully able and competent to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use; and (ii) if the User represents a legal entity, the User has authority to bind such legal entity to these Terms of Use. The User is responsible for keeping the password and other relevant login information confidential and shall inform WFP if at any point the User considers that his or her password or login information have been compromised and/or is being misused by someone else and shall take such action as is required and/or is requested by us to prevent such misuse. The User is responsible for all activities conducted under his or her User account.

  3. Unless expressly stated otherwise by WFP, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials are those of the various WFP staff members, consultants and advisers to WFP who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of WFP. The designations employed and the presentation of material in the Sites do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of WFP concerning the legal or development status of any territory, country, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

  4. Third party content displayed in the Site may only be used subject to its owner’s consent or as otherwise permitted by applicable law, as the case may be. Nothing in these Terms of Use shall be deemed to confer any third party rights or benefits on any such content.

  5. Information Disclosure

    WFP is committed to making information relating to its operations and programmes available to the public. WFP believes public access to information contributes to a better understanding of WFP’s unique mission and enhances stakeholders' participation in the fight against global hunger. For more information, download the following documents:

  6. Site Features. Submissions

    The Sites may contain bulletin boards, extranets, social networks and platforms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities and other applications (collectively, the “Site Features”). Special Terms may apply to the Site Features. The User agrees to use the Site Features only to send and receive information, content and materials that are proper and related to the particular Site Feature. By way of example and not as a limitation, the User agrees that when using a Site Feature, the User will not:

    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 the systems of WFP or any third party;
    5. Circumvent, disable or interfere with the Sites, the Materials or the Site Features;
    6. Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file or content that is uploaded;
    7. Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file or content that is uploaded;
    8. Take any action that may impair or diminish any rights of WFP hereunder, or the goodwill associated with its name or the name of the United Nations or any organization within the United Nations system; and
    9. Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters, or download or use any file or content posted by another user of a Site Feature that the User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally downloaded or used in such manner.

    The User acknowledges that certain Site Features are of public access and communications. Further, the User acknowledges that any postings, communications, content and any other material that User or other users of this Site post, submit, upload, or otherwise provide to this Site (“Submissions”) are not endorsed by WFP and shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by WFP. WFP does not claim ownership of any Submissions provided by the User or other users of this Site. However, by posting, submitting, uploading, or otherwise providing Submissions, the User grants WFP a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub licensable and transferable license to use, display, distribute, reproduce, modify, remix, translate, transcode, excerpt, adapt, prepare derivative works of and compile, publicly perform and publicly display any or all Submissions in any media format or medium for any purpose whatsoever in connection with WFP.

    WFP accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any User in connection with any Site Features, or for any Submission and User waives all rights to bring any claim against WFP for any cause of action that may arise out of User’s use of any Submission.

  7. Personal Information

    The collection, retention and use of personal information by WFP through the Sites is subject to the WFP Privacy Policy currently in force, found at wfp.org/privacy.

  8. Donations in support of WFP

    Certain Site Features may allow the Users to make donations in support of WFP and its projects and activities using a number of different means including credit cards, debit cards and other payment methods (each a “Payment Method”). Donations may be in the form of direct contributions to WFP or indirect support through contributions to cooperating partners in different territories, in which case additional terms may apply.

    By providing information related to a Payment Method, the User represents, acknowledges and agrees that the User: (i) is permitted to use that Payment Method; and (ii) shall be the sole responsible for any fee charged by the User’s financial institution or other payment method provider. When the User makes a donation, the User authorizes WFP (and its designated payment processor) to collect, process and store information related to the relevant Payment Method and other related transaction information to conduct the transaction and help better manage donors and donations.

    WFP takes every reasonable care to ensure that all donations and related transactions are conducted via a secure link. However, the security of information and payments transmitted via the internet cannot be guaranteed. The User acknowledges and agrees that: (i) donations to WFP are at User’s own discretion and risk; and (ii) WFP has no liability whatsoever for (a) any loss the User may suffer if a third party obtains unauthorized access to any information provided by the User and (b) any act or omission by the User’s financial institution, credit, debit card or other payment method provider, telecommunications services providers or any third party in connection with the donations to WFP and transactions related thereto.

  9. Disclaimers. Indemnification by User

    The use of the Sites, the Materials and the Site Features is at the User’s sole risk. The Sites, the Materials and the Site Features are provided “as is” and “as available", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. WFP specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Sites, Materials or Site Features. WFP periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the Sites, Materials and the Site Features without notice. The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that WFP is not liable for the conduct of any User.

    The Sites may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. WFP 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 third party. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the User’s own risk.

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

    Under no circumstances shall WFP, its staff, officials, employees, information or content providers be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of the Sites, Materials or Site Features, including, without limitation, any fault, inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption or delay deletion, defect, alteration or use, with respect thereto, infection by virus or any other contamination of by anything which has destructive properties, communication line failure, regardless of cause. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall WFP be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if WFP has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

    As a condition of use of the Sites, the Materials and the Site Features, the User agrees to indemnify WFP, its staff, officials and employees 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 of Use. If the User is dissatisfied with any Site, Material, Site Feature or with any provision of these Terms of Use, the User’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

  10. Preservation of immunities

    Nothing in these Terms of Use or Special Terms shall imply a waiver, express or implied, by WFP, the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations of any privileges and immunities enjoyed by them pursuant to the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, the 1947 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of Specialized Agencies, customary international law, other relevant international or national agreements, and under domestic law.

  11. Miscellaneous

    WFP reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to (i) alter, limit or discontinue the Site, any Materials or Site Features in any respect; (ii) modify these general Terms of Use or any Special Terms. WFP shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

    WFP reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice and to suspend, revoke or stop providing User accounts if the User does not comply with the Terms of Use or any Special Terms and remove, for any reason and without notice, any Submission.

    WFP’s name, emblem and abbreviation (the “WFP Marks”) are the exclusive property of WFP and are protected under international law. Unauthorized use of the WFP Marks is prohibited. The WFP Marks may not be reproduced or used in any manner without WFP’s prior written permission.

    The mention or omission of specific companies, their products or brand names on the Sites does not imply any endorsement or judgement on the part of the WFP.

    User shall not remove, obscure or alter any legal notices displayed in or along with the Materials or Site Features.

    WFP reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these Terms of Use including any rights of WFP in the Sites, the Materials, the Site Features and the Submissions. No waiver by WFP of any provision of these Terms of Use shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.

    These Terms of Use and any dispute arising therefrom shall be exclusively governed by international principles of international law, to the exclusion of any single national system of law.

    Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use, or the breach, termination or invalidity hereof or to the use of the Sites, the Materials and Site Features by the User or any content available therein and their particular terms of use shall be settled by Arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules then in force. The arbitral tribunal, which shall be composed of 1 (one) arbitrator, shall be empowered to order: (i) the return or destruction of goods or any property, whether tangible or intangible, or of any confidential information provided hereunder; (ii) the termination hereof; or (iii) that any other protective measures be taken with respect to the goods, services or any other property, whether tangible or intangible, or of any confidential information provided hereunder, as appropriate, all in accordance with the authority of the arbitral tribunal pursuant to Article 26 (‘the Interim Measures’) and Article 34 (‘the Form and Effect of the Award’) of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. The arbitral tribunal shall have no authority to award punitive damages. WFP and the User shall be bound by any arbitration award rendered as a result of such arbitration as the final adjudication of any such Dispute. The language of any such proceedings shall be English.

    To the extent that there exists more than one language version of these Terms of Use and there is any inconsistency between the versions, the English version shall always prevail.

  12. If you have any questions about this terms and conditions, please contact WFP via wfp.org/contact

    Last modified: 29 July 2013