Conditions for use of the website

 

 

Please read carefully the following Conditions for Use of the Website. By acccessing our Website and/or one of its pages (hereinafter described as ´the Website´) you are accepting the Conditions for Use set out below, which apply both to the Website itself and to its contents.

The World Council of Churches (hereinafter referred to as the WCC) reserves to itself the right to modify these Conditions of Use at any time without notice. You are thus advised to regularly consult these Conditions of Use so as to be informed of possible modifications.

Intellectual Property Rights.

 

The present Website has been created by the World Council of Churches, and the whole of its contents, including texts, still or moving images, data bases, programmes, etc., are protected by authors´ rights. In the absence of any indication to the contrary, the whole of the contents of the present Website are exclusively the total property of the WCC.

Any user is free to use or to reproduce any information appearing on the present Website, under condition of the specific user conditions possibly accompanying that information. Thus, in the absence of any indication to the contrary, you have the right to view, save, print, reproduce and distribute the Website pages or to download the material on the Website for your personal, non-commercial use, always on condition that (a) no changes are made to the aforementioned pages or material, (b) that the document is copied in its entirety, and (c) that references to sources are also reproduced.

Any unauthorized reproduction for commercial purposes of the Website or a part of it is an infringement of the rights of the WCC.

 

Supply of Information

 

In the absence of any explicit statement to the contrary, the material contained on the Website is offered solely for information. The WCC makes no undertaking as to whether the material on the Website is adapted or available for use on any territory other than that of Switzerland. Users who decide to access the Website from other geographical areas do so at their own risk and are entirely responsible for observance of the local laws and norms in force in this regard.

 

Limited liability

 

Although the WCC has taken all necessary steps to check the accuracy of the information on the Website at the time of publication, no statement or guarantee, whether explicit or implicit, is thereby given to the user as regards the accuracy, trustworthiness or completeness of this information.

Therefore, the WCC declines all responsibility concerning the use or the interpretation of the information provided on the Website. THE WEBSITE IS MADE AVAILABLE ´AS SEEN´ AND ´AS MADE AVAILABLE´ AT YOUR OWN RISK ENTIRELY, WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEE WHATSOEVER, EXPLICIT OR IMPLICIT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLICIT GUARANTEES AND THE CONDITIONS OF GOOD QUALITY, SUITABILITY AND APPROPRIATENESS FOR PRIVATE USE OR NON-VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES.

Downloading, or loading by any other means, of the contents of the Website is performed entirely at your own discretion and at your own risk, and you will be entirely responsible for any possible damage to your computer system or the possible loss of data resulting from the downloading of the aforesaid contents.

The terminology used and presentation of information on this Website does not entail any formal recognition on the part of the WCC regarding the legal status of the countries, territories, cities, towns or zones, nor of their authorities, nor of the position of their frontiers.

 

Internet links

 

This Website contains links to other websites. All links to other websites are provided simply for your convenience. We have no control over the functioning and contents of these websites and we take no responsibility for the contents or materials that may be found on them, the use to which they are put, or the services and products that they might distribute or sell. We decline all responsibility for any direct or indirect damage possibly arising from the use of our Website or websites with which our Website is linked, whether we know or do not know of the possibility of such damage taking place.

 

Disclaimer

 

As a prior condition to your use of our Website, you undertake to indemnify the WCC and its employees from any responsibility or expense (including legal expenses) and from all compensation payable out of any legal action arising from your use of the Website.

 

Data protection

 

Within the framework of the collection and processing of personal data, the WCC is bound by Swiss legislation on data protection. For further information, please consult our Policy on personal data.

 

Legal provisions and relevant jurisdiction

 

BY ACCESSING THIS WEBSITE, YOU ARE DECLARING THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ALL QUESTIONS ON THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE ARE GOVERNED BY THE RELEVANT SWISS LEGISLATION, AND THAT THE PRINCIPLES OF PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW ARE NOT APPLICABLE.

YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY LEGAL ACTION FALLS WITHIN THE EXCLUSIVE COMPETENCE OF THE COURTS OF GENEVA, SWITZERLAND.

YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS ENGLISH VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL FRENCH TEXT IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION ONLY AND THAT ONLY THE FRENCH VERSION IS LEGALLY BINDING.

Unless otherwise indicated, the information and statements on this Website should not be taken as necessarily representing the official position of the World Council of Churches.