TESS Website Terms of Use

These terms of use ("Terms of Use") govern your access and use of the Forum on Trade, Environment, & the SDSs (TESS) website (the"Website"). Please read the following Terms of Use before using the Website. By accessing and using the Website, you agree to be bound by all the Terms of Use set forth herein. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, your sole recourse is to cease using the Website immediately. A copy of these Terms of Use may be downloaded, saved, and printed for your reference.

1. Privacy Policy

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2. Links to Outside Resources

tessforum.org may link to other external resources (such as websites). In doing so, we are not—either directly or indirectly—implying any approval, association, sponsorship, endorsement, or affiliation unless specifically stated. Such linked websites are independent of TESS, and TESS has no control over the content of such
websites. Consequently, TESS cannot be held liable and makes no warranty or representation whatsoever as to the accuracy, timeliness, and/or completeness of the information contained on such websites.

3. Copyright and Permissions

Intellectual Property

The Website is owned and operated by TESS. Any and all content, data, graphics, photographs, images, audio, video, software, systems, processes, trademarks, trade names, and other information contained in the Website (collectively, the “Content”) are proprietary to TESS or third-party licensors. The Content is protected by Swiss and international copyright and trademark laws

Open Use Policy

TESS publishes all content (with the exception of photos, see Point 4) under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license, which requires that:

  • Attribution to TESS is given and a link to the Creative Commons license is included.
  • The material cannot be used for commercial purposes.
  • If the material is remixed, transformed, or built upon, distribution of this altered material must also be under a CC license.

Under this license, users of the Website are encouraged to use TESS published material for their own non-commercial use. For online use, in addition to the link back URL to the Creative Commons license, we ask that you also provide a link back to the Website URL where the original content can be found.

If you are interested in using TESS material for commercial purposes, please contact us for permission: info@tessforum.org

Republishing TESS Publications and and Linking to tessforum.org URLs

We do not allow for our published publications and other outputs (“TESS Publications”) to be reproduced or otherwise made available for download on non-TESS websites without prior permission. We request that you use the tessforum.org URL when linking to our TESS Publications. This ensures we are able to accurately track the use of our research and communications outputs for evaluation purposes.

Permission is not required for the use of TESS links on outside websites. We encourage links to our Website wherever possible.

If you are interested in having a TESS publication available as a downloadable resource on your website, please contact us for permission: info@tessforum.org

4. Photography

The majority of photos found on the Website, in TESS publications, and in communications outputs are acquired from third-party stock photo providers. We cannot give permission for the use of these photos.

5. Changes and Amendments

TESS reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time and to notify you by posting an updated version of the Terms of Use on the Website. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. Additionally, TESS reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You are responsible for regularly reviewing the Terms of Use, including, without limitation, by checking the date of “Last Update” at the top of this document.

Continued use of the Website after any such changes shall constitute your consent to be bound by such changes, with continued provision of the use of the Website constituting consideration from TESS to you for so being bound. Your only right with respect to any dissatisfaction with (1) these Terms of Use (2) any policy or practice of ours in operating the Website or (3) any content available through the Website is to stop visiting and using the Website.

6. Disclaimer/Limitation of Liability

Although we strive to update and keep accurate as much as possible the content contained on the Website, errors and/or omissions may occur and we cannot guarantee it is accurate and complete at all times.

Accordingly, to the extent permitted by applicable law, the Website, including the content provided herein, is being provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and without any warranties or conditions of any kind, either express or implied. TESS disclaims all warranties and conditions, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. TESS does not warrant that the functions on the Website will be uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or other harmful components.

In no event shall TESS, its affiliates, founding partners, funders, employees, and licensors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages that result from or are in connection with the use of, or the inability to use, the Website, any content, even if TESS has been advised of the possibility of such damages. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or currency of any content.

7. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless TESS, its affiliates, founding partners, funders, employees, and licensors from and against any and all losses, expenses, damages, claims, fines, penalties, costs, and liabilities (including reasonable legal and accounting fees), resulting from (1) your use of the Website, or (2) any alleged violation by you of these Terms of Use.

8. Trademarks

“Forum on Trade, Environment, & the SDGs” and “TESS” are trademarks of TESS. All non-TESS trademarks appearing on the Website are property of their respective owners. Our trademarks may not be used in any manner for any purpose without our express written consent.

9. Applicable Laws

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Canton de Genève and of the laws of Switzerland applicable therein, and any dispute is to be submitted to a court of competent jurisdiction.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then such provision shall be severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. A printed copy of these Terms of Use and of any notice in electronic form shall be admissible in any judicial or administrative proceedings to the same extent and under the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

10. Acceptance of These Terms

You acknowledge that you have read and agree to these Terms of Use.

These Terms of Use, including any documents referenced herein, constitute the entire agreement between you and TESS with respect to the Website.