Terms and Conditions of Use

This website is provided as a public service by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) subject to the following terms and conditions. Your use of the site is subject to these terms; if you do not agree to them, please leave the site.

Disclaimer of liability

In the preparation of this website, every effort has been made to offer the most current, correct, and clearly expressed information possible. Nevertheless, inadvertent errors may occur. In particular, but without limiting anything, IDS disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on Citizenship DRC web pages. IDS also reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.

The information and data included on Citizenship DRC web pages has been compiled from a variety of sources. Unless expressly stated otherwise, opinions given on this website are those of the individuals making them, and not those of IDS or its funders: the Institute is not responsible for such opinions or any claims resulting from them. Further, IDS makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the quality, content, completeness, or adequacy of such information and data. In any situation where printed publications differ from the text contained in this system, the printed documents take precedence.

Unacceptable use

You must not use any part of the website for any purpose which is illegal, immoral, offensive to others or in breach of others’ rights, or submit any content of that nature. This includes, but is not limited to any content or purpose which is discriminatory or harassing on the grounds of race, gender, religion, age or any other personal attribute, foul language, inciting hatred, sexually explicit, abusive, defamatory, in breach of copyright or other rights and such other activity as IDS may from time to time determine is unacceptable. IDS may remove or block access to any content or communication for any purpose. If you feel that your rights are infringed by anything on this site, please contact the IDS Communications Team (details below) giving a full description of the offending items and reasons. IDS will investigate and, if it agrees, remove or block such content.

Disclaimer of reliability

While every effort is made to ensure that this website operates reliably, IDS make no representations or warranties regarding the condition or functionality of this website, its suitability for use, or that the service it provides will be uninterrupted or error-free.

Disclaimer of damages

By using this website, you assume all risks associated with its use, including any risk to your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, software, or any other file which might be transmitted or activated via this website. IDS shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without limitation, lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of this website or the information contained in this website.

Disclaimer of endorsement

Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favouring by IDS. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of IDS, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Links to other websites

Links from the Pathways of Citizenship DRC website may take you to other websites that are not controlled by IDS. While such links are provided in good faith, IDS does not approve or endorse the websites to which it has established links in any way. Links are provided for your convenience only and IDS is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any other website linked to or from the IDS website. Use of any such links will not render IDS liable to you or any other person for loss or liability of any kind.



IDS holds the copyright to all IDS publications and the Citizenship DRC website content, but encourages reproduction of these materials for non-commercial purposes. Proper attribution is requested, stating the original source of the material. Permission to make digital or hard copies of part or all of this work for teaching or not-for-profit use is hereby granted without fee and without a formal request provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that full attribution appears on the first page. Zed Books holds the copyright for all books in the Claiming Citizenship Series. Unless otherwise stated, the copyright to all other materials are held by the authors. Copyright for web content and publications not owned by IDS must be honoured and permission pursued with the copyright holder. Copying in any other circumstances, including but not limited to any commercial use, re-use in commercial publications, or for translation or adaptation, is not permitted without prior written permission from IDS for which a fee may be payable.

To request permission to reprint or republish material from this site, or if you are unclear who is the copyright holder, please contact:

Communications Team
Institute of Development Studies
at the University of Sussex
Tel: +44 (0)1273 876681
E-mail: communications@ids.ac.uk

Storage and use of personal information

IDS is committed to protecting your privacy. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please e-mail communications@ids.ac.uk

When you visit the Citizenship DRC website, we log non-personally-identifiable information including IP address, profile information, aggregate user data, and browser type. We use this data to monitor usage and improve our website services.

In cases where you have provided the Citizenship DRC with personal data, this may be used internally by IDS to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the services we provide. We may also use this information to contact you in the future unless or until such a time that you say you do not wish us to do so.

When you request to receive information, publications or eNewsletters, you will need to provide a limited amount of information that identifies you personally. This may include one or more of the following: your name, address, telephone number, email or other information appropriate to your request or order. We will not share your personal information with third parties

The database holding your personal details is held in the UK and the 1998 UK Data Protection Act applies. You have the right to inspect and update your personal details. If you require help with this, please contact the IDS Communications Team (communications@ids.ac.uk) who will process your request within a reasonable time.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions or the practices of this website, please contact us at:

Communications Team
Institute of Development Studies
at the University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RE
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 606261
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 621202/691647
E-mail: communications @ids.ac.uk
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