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Last updated: November  2019

Welcome to the terms of use of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) website. The website (the “Website”) is owned and edited by GICHD.

These terms of use (“Terms of Use”) govern your use of the Website. In these Terms of Use, we use the term “GICHD”, "we", "us" and "our" to refer to GICHD.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the Website. By accessing and using our Website, you agree to be bound to these Terms of Use and their updates and amendments.

Updates to these Terms of Use

We may make changes from time to time to these Terms of Use. Please check regularly the Website to keep informed of updates. The latest version of these Terms of Use will always be available on the Website. Any new version of these Terms of Use shall take effect and govern the use of the Website and your relationship with us immediately upon its date of posting.

Our privacy policy

Our personal data collection practices are governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

Permitted use of materials

Materials include but are not limited to: text, photographs, videos, animations, illustrations, charts, maps, graphs (the “Materials”).

Any authorized use of the Materials available on the Website must be for personal and informational purposes only, and not for commercial purposes and the following reference must appear in all copies “Reproduced with permission of GICHD”.

Permission to reproduce the Materials for commercial application (e.g., book publishing) shall be obtained from us in writing. Materials may not be modified.

In using the Materials in accordance with these Terms of Use, (1) you may not state or imply that GICHD is endorsing you, your viewpoints or any services or products that you or your organization may provide or (2) represent that you or your organization has a relationship with us or any of the projects, events or services that we may provide or endorse unless that relationship is the subject of a written agreement that has been signed by GICHD.

Materials may be used, copied or distributed only with the accompanying text.

E-mail addresses may not be retrieved in bulk for any reason, including commercial reasons, without prior written permission.

Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right to any GICHD trademark.  Unless expressly granted, all rights are reserved to GICHD.

Limitation of liability

GICHD tries to ensure that the information provided on the Website is accurate and complete. However, GICHD does not warrant or represent that Materials are accurate or error-free.

All content on our Website is available “as is”. GICHD makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the Website or any part thereof, including any warranties of title, non-infringement of copyright, trademark or patent rights of others, merchantability, or fitness or suitability for any purpose.  In no event will GICHD, its directors, officers, members or employees be liable for any indirect, consequential, special, incidental, or punitive damages arising out of the use or inability to use the Website or in connection with the use of information available on the Website.

Trademark notice

All trademarks, logos and service marks that appear on the Website (collectively the "Trademarks") are registered or otherwise protected trademarks owned by GICHD or are licensed for use by our partners and are registered to their respective owners. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without our prior written permission or the owners of the Trademarks. Use of any Trademarks displayed on the Website, or any other content on the Website, except as provided herein, is strictly prohibited.

Copyright notice

All content (including Materials) on the Website are either protected by the copyrights of GICHD or are licensed for use by us. All rights are reserved.

Links & linking

The Website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. These websites and services are governed by the terms set by those third parties. The inclusion of any link to such third party sites does not imply endorsement by GICHD of those sites. GICHD has not reviewed all of the content contained in the linked sites and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any off-site pages or any other sites linked to any of the Website. It is not responsible in any way for any third party sites.

Termination and suspension

You agree that GICHD may, even without notice, terminate or suspend your access to and use of the Website if we reasonably believe that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these Terms of Use, or violated the rights of GICHD, its affiliated or parent companies or any third party. You agree that we may modify the Website or discontinue the access to the Website, with or without notice to you. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party as a result of such modification or discontinuation. These Terms of Use will survive any modification, suspension or termination of the Website.

General provisions

If any provision, or part of a provision, of these Terms of Use is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall be deemed not to form part of these Terms of Use, and the legality, validity or enforceability of the remainder of the provisions of these Terms of Use shall not be affected, unless otherwise required by operation of applicable laws.

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to the use of the Website.

No course of action or failure by GICHD to strictly enforce any provision of these Terms of Use shall be construed as a waiver of any term, right or condition.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Switzerland, without reference to conflict of laws provisions. Any dispute arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, shall be exclusively brought to the Courts of Geneva, Switzerland.

Contact us

If you have any questions or comments about these Terms of Use, please contact us at the address provided below.

Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining address:

Maison de la paix
Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2C 
PO Box 1300
CH-1211 Geneva 1

Or, via the e-mail address:  info(at)