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ICEED Privacy Statement and Terms of use

Overview

Thank you for visiting the International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development Websites and reviewing our privacy policy.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically

If you visit our Website, we automatically gather and store the following information about your visit so that we can track the use of our Website in order to make improvements. This information is stored and used in the aggregate only, and is not used to contact you personally:

• The IP address from which you access our Website • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, Nigeria.ng, aol.com) • The type of browser and operating system used to access our Website • The date and time you access our site • The pages, files, documents and links that you visit • The Internet address of the website from which you linked to this Website

Cookies

In addition to information collected automatically, we use cookies, which are small pieces of information sent to your browser by a website that you visit. The cookies do not collect personally identifiable information. Cookies are used to track usage patterns, traffic trends and customer behavior, as well as to record other information from the Website. When you register on the Website, cookies also allow us to save information so that you will not have to re-enter it the next time you visit. Many content adjustments and customer service improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. ICEED website use a third-party vendor, Google Analytics, to place cookies and analyze the information collected by cookies in order to make the Smithsonian website more interesting and useful to you. Information that we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of individual users and only will be used in aggregate form.

If You Send Us Personal Information

ICEED Website will only collect personal information which you knowingly and voluntarily provide by, for example, sending emails, events, or other programs, responding to surveys or ordering materials (Publication). If you provide us with personal information, we will normally respond to your inquiry, request or order. We may also contact you to provide information about ICEED activities, programs and development opportunities, products and special events that may interest you. We will never share your name or information outside the ICEED unless you affirmatively authorize us to do so by opting-in. When we send you such information by email, you will always have an immediate opportunity to decline further communication. Please use the contact specified in the email so that we can remove you from the list that contains your name. If you are uncertain about whom to contact, you may contact our webmaster at info@iceednigeria.org

Security

ICEED is committed to ensuring that its IT systems, applications and information technology infrastructure are secured. Unauthorized access and/or unauthorized attempts to change information on this website are strictly prohibited.

Linking to Third party sites

Within the ICEED Website there are links and widgets to non-ICEED websites. These sites operate independently of the ICEED and have their own privacy policies. When you link to third party websites, you leave our Website and no longer will be subject to our privacy and security policies. ICEED is not responsible for the privacy or security practices nor the content of non-ICEED website, and such links are not intended to be an endorsement of the non-ICEED website or its content.

Links FROM Third Party Sites

Linking is an important feature that facilitates searching and making connections among websites. If you link to the ICEED Website, you agree to present the link in a manner that does not give the impression that ICEED endorses, whether expressly or implicitly, any products, services or opinions provided on your website and that the link contain a clearly written notice that the user is leaving your website and accessing another.

Comments

ICEED is a large organization with many people sharing responsibility for the content of our Website. Please help us respond to your comments and inquiries by sending them to the appropriate ICEED office. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via email at info@iceednigeria.org

Terms of Use

Use of Content from this Website

ICEED provides the content on this website (www.iceednigeria.org), other websites, and third-party sites on which it maintains a presence (“ICEED Website”) in support of its mission for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.” ICEED invites visitors to use its online content for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes. By using ICEED Websites, you accept and agree to abide by the following terms.

Intellectual Property Rights in Content

ICEED is the owner of the compilation of content that is posted on its Websites, which consists of text, images, audio, video, databases, design, codes and software (“Content”). However, ICEED does not necessarily own each component of the compilation. The Content that ICEED makes available on its Websites may be owned by ICEED, owned by others and used with their permission (such as user-generated content), or used in accordance with applicable law. Some Content is in the public domain and some Content is protected by third party rights, such as copyright, trademark, rights of publicity, privacy, and contractual restrictions.

ICEED endeavors to provide information that it possesses about the copyright status of the Content and to identify any other terms and conditions that may apply to use of the Content (such as trademark, rights of privacy or publicity, donor restrictions, etc.); however, ICEED can offer no guarantee or assurance that all pertinent information is provided or that the information is correct in each circumstance. It is your responsibility to determine what permission(s) you need in order to use the Content and, if necessary, to obtain such permission. If you have specific questions or information about Content on the ICEED Website, please contact the appropriate ICEED personnel or program that is associated with the Content.

Permitted Uses

ICEED welcomes you to make fair use of the Content as defined by copyright law. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

In addition, ICEED allows personal, educational, and other non-commercial uses of the Content on the following terms: • You must cite the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work. • You must also cite and link to, when possible, the ICEED Website as the source of the Content. • You may not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, and notices, that are placed in or near the text, images, or data. • You must comply with all terms or restrictions other than copyright (such as trademark, publicity and privacy rights, or contractual restrictions) as may be specified in the metadata or as may otherwise apply to the Content.

For commonly asked questions about use of ICEED content, see FAQs below.

Unauthorized Uses Require Prior Written Permission

You may not use the Content for commercial purposes. This means that you may not sell the Content or sell materials, products or services that use and incorporate the Content, nor may you use the Content to promote or advertise products or services. If you wish to use the Content for any purpose beyond the permitted uses, such as a commercial use or publication (except as may be permitted by fair use under the copyright law), you must obtain prior written permission from ICEED (or other owner of the Content as applicable).

Send your permission request or other inquiries, including requests for higher quality formats, including high resolution digital images, to ICEED or program that is associated with the Content you wish to use. Contact information for each program are listed on the ‘our people’ page of this website.

If you are uncertain about what office to contact or are seeking permission to include the Content in a commercial product or other item of consumer merchandise, please contact the Office of The Executive Director, info@iceednigeria.org. If you are seeking to use the Content in a film or video product, or for general assistance with filming requests, please contact info@iceednigeria.org.

Trademarks

Many of the names, titles, trademarks, service marks, and logos that appear on the ICEED Website are registered or common law (unregistered) marks of ICEED. With the exception of fair use, you may not use the ICEED trademarks without prior written permission.

Trademarks of third parties may also appear on the ICEED Website from time to time. You agree that nothing on the ICEED Website shall be construed as granting any license to use any Trademark displayed on the ICEED Website without the express written permission of the owner of the trademark.

Interactive Features and User-Generated Content

ICEED provides certain interactive features, such as blogs, Facebook for the exchange of ideas and information by visitors in furtherance of its mission. Accordingly, the ICEED encourages you to interact with its site, subject to the following conditions:

• You are solely responsible for the content that you submit. • By posting content, you are giving ICEED and those authorized by the ICEED permission to use it for any educational, promotional or other standard purpose. • You will not post any content that is off-topic, partisan-political, contains personal attacks or expletives, or is otherwise abusive, threatening, unlawful, harassing, discriminatory, libelous, obscene, false, pornographic, or that infringes on the rights of any third party. • You will only post content that is yours or for which you have received permission from the person or entity that owns the content and the related intellectual property rights. • You will not insert your own or a third party’s advertising or promotional content into your posting. • You understand that ICEED may monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards or any other postings from time to time. • You understand that ICEED assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the posting of your content or for any error, defamation, libel, omission, obscenity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any posted information or from any failure or delay in removing such content. • You will not introduce any software viruses, worms or other programs designed to damage software, hardware or telecommunications equipment. • You agree that you will not collect information about the users of this website or use such information for any purpose. • You are not under the age of 18.

ICEED reserves the right to monitor content or information provided by website visitors in its sole discretion, to edit or remove any content that, in the ICEED’s judgment, does not comply with the foregoing rules. ICEED is not responsible for any user-generated content that is posted on the ICEED Website or for any failure or delay in removing such content.

Copyright Complaints

If you have any complaints or objections to Content posted on the ICEED Website because it was not properly credited or it was posted without permission and you are the copyright owner, please contact the Office of Executive Director, info@iceednigeria.org with your contact information and a link to the relevant Content.

Disclaimer

The Content is provided “as is” without a warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use, and/or non-infringement. ICEED shall not be responsible or liable for any damage that may occur due to your use of ICEED Website or downloading any Content from the ICEED Website.

Reservation of Rights

ICEED reserves the right to change these Terms of Use from time to time without notice; changes shall be effective upon posting. Please check back regularly for updates. Failure of ICEED to enforce any of these terms shall not constitute a waiver of such terms.

Warranty and Indemnity

By using the ICEED Website, you represent and warrant that your use will be consistent with these Terms of Use, including fair use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold the ICEED harmless from all claims, causes of action, allegations, costs, expenses, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), judgments, liabilities, losses, and damages arising from or relating to your use of the ICEED Website.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use and any amendments or revisions shall be governed by applicable federal law and the laws of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Any case, controversy, suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, in connection with, or related to these Terms of Use shall be brought in the appropriate federal court.

Privacy

By using ICEED Website, you agree that ICEED may collect, use and disclose information that you provide as described in the Privacy Policy, www.iceednigeria.org/privacy

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

May I put ICEED Content on my personal website, blog or my Facebook (or other social networking) page?

Yes, so long as you: • Identify the author and source of the Content; • Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other notices that are placed in or near the Content you use; • Do not use the Content to promote, advertise, or sell your own products or services or for any other commercial or unauthorized purpose; and • Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content. Is it an unauthorized use if the host of my website or blog adds advertising to my website or blog? If that is the only commercial aspect of your website or blog, you may post the Content on that site consistent with these Terms of Use.

I love the ICEED sunburst logo! May I use it on my website?

No. You may not use ICEED logo or other trademarks without the ICEED’s prior written permission.

But what if I want use ICEED logo as a link to the ICEED website?

Even so, you need the ICEED’s prior written permission to use its logo or other trademarks for any purpose (other than fair use as defined by trademark law). For linking, please use a text link, not the logo.

May I use ICEED Content on t-shirts that I plan to sell?

No, this would be a commercial use. If you wish to make a commercial use, you must obtain prior written permission. Contact: info@iceednigeria.org

If I find ICEED Content on a website such as Twitter Commons and the Content is described as having “no known copyright restriction,” how may I use the Content?

The phrase “no known copyright restriction” means that ICEED has determined, to the best of its ability based on available information, that the Content is unlikely to be protected by copyright interests and, in all likelihood, is in the public domain. However, copyright is often difficult to determine with certainty, so the phrase is intended to say that ICEED is unaware of any copyright restriction, but such restrictions may still exist. In addition, even if the Content is unrestricted from a copyright standpoint, there may be other considerations that would limit your use, such as rights of privacy or publicity of the individuals featured in the images, or contractual restrictions. For these reasons, ICEED makes its content available for personal and non-commercial educational uses consistent with the principles of fair use. If you decide to use the Content for commercial or other purposes without undertaking to clear all rights, you will be responsible if someone else owns the rights and the owner objects to your use.

How may I use ICEED Content in my research paper or other class work?

You may quote, describe, or include a copy of ICEED Content so long as you: • Identify the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work; • Identify the relevant SI Website as the source of the Content; • Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, or notices that are placed in or near the text, images, or data that you use; and • Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

How may I use ICEED Content in my lectures/lesson plans?

There are many opportunities to include ICEED Content in your teaching. In addition to the foregoing, ICEED invites you to make educational or fair use of its Content so long as you: • Identify the author and source of the Content as you would material from any printed work; • Identify the relevant Website as the source of the Content; • Do not remove any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices including attribution information, credits, or notices that are placed in or near the text, images, or data; • Do not use the Content to promote, advertise, or sell your own products or services or for any other commercial or unauthorized purpose; and

Comply with any other terms or restrictions that may be applicable to the Content.

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