BRIDGE Website Terms and Conditions of Use
The BRIDGE website is provided as a public service by BRIDGE , the gender and development unit at 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 here, IDS disclaims any responsibility for typographical errors and accuracy of the information that may be contained on BRIDGE web pages. IDS also reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice.
The information and data included on BRIDGE 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.
IDS reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove, review, edit or delete any content at our own discretion. 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. 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 BRIDGE 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 BRIDGE website. Use of any such links will not render IDS liable to you or any other person for loss or liability of any kind.
We have tried to ensure that links to off-site materials are clearly indicated. If we have linked to your material and not clearly indicated that the content is non-IDS, please let us know so that we can resolve the matter by making the link clearer, or removing the link.
Use of 'Cookies'
We want to ensure that all IDS websites and services are easy to use and reliable. This sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your computer, including small files known as cookies. These files cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve our services for you by, for example:
- enabling a site to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task
- recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested
- measuring how many people are using our sites, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
How you can control cookies
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see AboutCookies.org. You can delete all the cookies already on your computer and you can set most browsers to block them being placed. But if you do this, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the site.
Several cookies are set by our web servers to ensure that your session is maintained for the duration of your visit (until you close your web browser), to help the site remember your settings and preferences (so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to us) and to help us to diagnose and fix problems with specific pages.
For further details on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Code website.
IDS holds the copyright to all BRIDGE publications and BRIDGE 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. 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 us
Storage and use of personal information
When you visit the BRIDGE 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 BRIDGE 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 eNewletters, 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.
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. To do this contact the BRIDGE Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will process your request within a reasonable time.
Email subscription services
You should not enter information on behalf of another person or about any other person. Your name and email address will be used only for delivering to you the services to which you have subscribed, for sending information about these services, for sending you password reminders and for validating security. They will not be provided to any third parties without your express consent.
If you are sharing your email address with other people, IDS cannot protect any information you provide against access by the other users of your email address, nor can IDS prevent other users of your email address changing your subscription details.
Password protected services
You are responsible for the safeguarding of any information, such as passwords and user IDs needed for use of your computer and/or your account with IDS, and IDS will not be responsible for any consequences of such information failing to be adequately safeguarded.
You should not enter information on behalf of another person or about any other person. You are required to use all reasonable endeavours to ensure against unauthorised access to the service, in particular the use of user names and passwords by unauthorised individuals. Password reminders and other information from the service will be sent to the email address you have given.
If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions or the practices of this website, please contact us at:
Institute of Development Studies
at the University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RE
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 606261
Fax: +44 (0) 1273 621202/691647
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Limited by guarantee and registered in England
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