The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) reserves the right to change these Terms at any time. Your continued use of this Website following any amendment, modification or change to these Terms shall constitute your acceptance thereof.
If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please contact UNU-IAS at https://sdm.satoyama-initiative.org/contact.
Use of Materials
a. Proprietary Materials
Unless otherwise indicated on this Website, the Materials contained on this Website are the property of the United Nations University (UNU), of which UNU-IAS is an integral part, and are protected by applicable copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.
b. Permitted use
Except where otherwise specified, the contents (text, video, graphics, photography) of the Website are licensed by UNU under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 IGO License. Your fair use and other rights are in no way affected by the above. You must give appropriate credit to UNU by using the citation associated with the relevant Material, or, if no specific citation is available, you must cite the source information using the following format: UNU (year), (material name), (data source) DOI or URL (accessed on (date)). UNU encourages you to inform UNU-IAS in advance for any reproduction, modification, distribution, public display or performance of such Materials at https://sdm.satoyama-initiative.org/contact. Permission granted herein is revocable at any time, with or without cause.
c. Image Usage
Any photographs that indicate “Creative Commons” within their attribution have been obtained through an appropriate license in accordance with said source’s regulations. For example, Creative Commons licenses used may include: CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC-ND, or CC 0 Public Domain. For more information, please visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/.
By using the Website, you understand that all information and content made available at, or submitted to, the Website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. You also acknowledge that UNU does not make any representations or warranties about, including without limitation, the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content and information made available at the instigation of users of this Website.
Under no circumstances is UNU liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to: any infringing content, any errors or omissions in content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Website.
You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content not created by UNU or submitted to UNU, including without limitation, information in any part of the Website.
You further agree that, while UNU makes every effort to ensure that the content made available at the Website is legal and non-infringing, and that the use of it in accordance with these rules and other applicable policies, UNU cannot guarantee that all content made available at this site does not infringe the rights of any third party.
This Website may include blogs, user-generated content or other interactive areas or services (“Interactive Areas”), in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other items or materials on the Website (“User Materials”). The views that are expressed by individual contributors do not represent the views of UNU-IAS. You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk.
UNU-IAS is not liable for any statements, representations or User Materials in any Interactive Area. UNU-IAS reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove or edit any User Materials posted or stored on the Website, or to block any contributor, at any time and for any reason without notice who, in our judgment, violates applicable law, is in breach of these Terms, or otherwise fails to respect other users of the Website. UNU-IAS also reserves the right take any other action as may be appropriate in the circumstances. Comments on or problems arising from the User Materials in any Interactive Area shall be communicated with their owners.
UNU does not claim ownership of User Materials. Unless otherwise indicated, you grant UNU a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Materials on or in connection with the Website and other SDM promotional materials. You grant UNU-IAS the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Materials.
In using the Interactive Area, you agree:
not to post any material that you do not have the right to post, for example, in violation of intellectual property, confidentiality, privacy or other applicable laws;
not to post any unsolicited or unauthorized materials, including advertising or promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of unsolicited or unwelcome solicitation or advertising;
not to post any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or otherwise interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or that disobeys any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
Further, you represent and warrant that:
you own and control all of the rights to the User Materials that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Materials to the Website;
the User Materials are accurate and not misleading; and
use and posting of the User Materials you supply does not violate these Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.
Any dispute between the Parties concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement, which cannot be settled amicably, shall be submitted, at the request of either Party to the dispute, to arbitration in accordance with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules then obtaining. The Parties agree to be bound by the arbitration award rendered under this paragraph as the final adjudication of the dispute.
Non-Waiver of Privilege and Immunities
Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to be a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities of the United Nations or of UNU, which is an autonomous organ of the General Assembly thereof or of UNU-IAS which is an integral part of UNU.