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Terms of Service

United People Global / Terms of Service

Last updated: 27th September 2018

This service is operated or supported by “Fondation United People Global” (hereafter “United People Global” or “UPG”), a non‐profit organisation registered as a foundation in Geneva, Switzerland with registration number CHE.407.035.390.

1.  Please read these terms of service (the Terms) carefully. By accessing and using our website, digital applications and any content and features therein including our services and activities, you indicate your acceptance of these Terms and the Privacy Policy any other notices, guidelines and rules published by us on our services and activities from time to time (each of which is incorporated into the Terms by this reference). The Privacy Policy can be accessed from links at the bottom of our webpages.

2. If you do not accept these Terms please do not access and/or use our website, digital tools, the content therein, or our services or activities.

3. We may update these Terms at any time. Please review the Terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes. Your continued access to and/or use of our services and activities after changes have been made to the Terms indicates your agreement to be legally bound by the updated and/or amended Terms.

If you have any questions about the Terms of Service, please write: contact{-at-}unitedpeople.global

1. Website and Digital Applications Use and Your Rights

The websites and all digital applications are owned and operated by United People Global. All intellectual property rights, including copyright, in the content displayed on the Website, or on digital applications, (“Content”) belong to United People Global. All rights are hereby reserved.

2. Website, Digital Applications and Content Usage

The Website, Digital Applications and their Content may only be used for your personal, non-commercial use.

For educational purposes alone: you may retrieve and display the Content on a computer screen. You may also print out and photocopy the content of this website.

The content of any opinion-related content on the websites and digital applications represent the opinion of the author(s). You understand, also, that all opinions expressed by authors or other users of our websites and digital applications are expressed strictly in their individual capacities and not as representatives of any UPG team or institution.

You may make use of opinion-related content under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License (“CCPL”) as outlined here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode. All rights are reserved with respect to any other content published on the websites or digital platforms which are protected by copyright.

Under the CCPL license, you may copy, distribute and transmit opinion-related content in any format provided the work is properly attributed to the author and to United People Global; and that any such use is for non-commercial purposes and that it is not altered, transformed or built upon. This means (excerpt from https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/):

Attribution: Visitor must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse Visitor or their use of the work).

Noncommercial: Visitor may not use this work for commercial purposes.

No Derivatives: Visitor may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

This CCPL shall not apply to UPG’s name and logo, third-party materials, trademarks, illustrations, videos, logos, website UX elements, source code, photographs and videos. UPG reserves all rights which have not been expressly granted.

As an author or contributor, unless you specify otherwise, any and all works of authorship by you and shared on UPG websites and digital applications are submitted under the terms of an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons Public License. Under this license, you permit anyone, including UPG, a non-exclusive right to copy, distribute, display and perform your content, royalty-free, worldwide, on the condition that they credit your authorship each time they do so.

Except as set out above, you agree not to download, copy, reproduce, modify, store, archive, show in public, redistribute or commercially exploit in any way any part of the Content without the prior written permission of United People Global. You agree not to use the Content or the Website for any illegal or improper purpose, nor for any purpose, which might infringe the rights of others, or which might harass or cause inconvenience or distress to any person.

You also agree to abide by all copyright notices and restrictions attached to the Content and not to remove or alter any such notice or restriction or alter the Content in any way.

You shall not use the websites or digital applications to post or distribute unlawful, abusive, defamatory or offensive materials. Furthermore, you shall not use the websites or digital applications in any way that may violate third party rights including, but not limited to copyrights or privacy. UPG reserves the right to monitor and to remove content from its websites and digital applications. You shall not access or attempt to access the websites or digital applications using interfaces other than the ones provided explicitly by the websites or digital applications.
You agree not to use the websites or digital applications in a manner that limits the availability or the quality of the services. UPG reserves the right to take any actions required to enforce this part of the terms of service.

3. Reproduction of Content

The Website, Digital Applications and the Content are the copyright of United People Global. UPG reserves rights to all content on its websites and digital platforms. This includes all templates, layouts, structures, texts, illustrations, photographs, animations, logos and/or other items that appear on websites and digital applications.

If you wish to re-publish, re-distribute or exploit the Content in any way you should address a request for permission to United People Global by email to contact{-at-}unitedpeople.global. United People Global cannot guarantee that any such permission would be forthcoming or on what terms.

4. Third Party Links

Third parties are permitted to link to stories and content within the United People Global website and digital applications, using the original UPG url and quoting the headline and the source.

A Third Party must ensure that nothing on its own website suggests or could be understood to imply that any part of the website or content is part of its own website unless the third party has obtained the prior written approval of United People Global.

United People Global reserves the right to withdraw any permission without explanation or notice if in its sole judgment use of such links is excessive or inappropriate. United People Global also reserves the right to change the location and nature of files within the website without explanation or notice; it is the responsibility of the third party to check and update links as necessary.

5. Trademarks and Intellectual Property

United People Global is the Registered Trademark of the Fondation United People Global and the content of the website and of all digital applications are part of its intellectual property. You may not use these marks without the prior written permission of United People Global.

6. Limited Liability and Disclaimer

United People Global obtains the Content from a wide range of sources and it includes facts, views, opinions and information likely to be of interest to users of the Website and Digital Applications.

United People Global does not endorse or accept any responsibility for any views, advice, recommendations or opinions expressed on any website to which we link. You should note that any contact or arrangements made between you and any third party named on the Website or any third party website linked from it is at your own risk, and United People Global accepts no liability.

The Content of our websites and digital applications should only be used for your general information and use and not by way of specific recommendation or advice, as every individual’s circumstances are different. The content published on the websites or digital applications represent the opinion of the author(s). Before taking any action or decision based in whole or in part on the Content, you should always make your own independent checks of any information that is important in making such decisions or taking such action.

You should also seek professional advice in appropriate circumstances such as over medical matters. UPG does not take responsibility for the completeness, accuracy or correctness of the content provided on the websites and digital applications. UPG disclaims any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or not done wholly or partially in reliance upon the contents of the websites or digital applcations.

United People Global does not give any warranties in respect of the Content or the Website or Digital Applications, availability, freedom from viruses or other contamination or that the Website is compatible with any computer systems, software and browsers.

If these disclaimers are not enforceable under any applicable law, then UPG may modify it so that they are enforceable. All implied warranties or duties are excluded save if and to the extent that they may not lawfully be excluded.

United People Global shall not be liable for any claims, losses, injuries, penalties, damages, costs or expenses arising from the use of, or inability to use the Website or Digital Applications or Content or from any action taken, or omitted to be taken, as a result of using the Website or Digital Applications or Content, other than death or personal injury resulting from use of the Website directly caused by the negligence of United People Global.

7. Changes to the Terms and Conditions

United People Global reserves the right to make changes to any part of the Website, Digital Applications and to add to or change these at any time.

8. Legal

By accessing the Website and any Digital Applications you agree to accept that these Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the Swiss laws. You also accept the exclusive jurisdiction of courts in Geneva, Switzerland, in relation to any dispute that may arise in connection with these Terms or your use of the Website, the Digital Applications or arising in any way from the Content. Any failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

9. Organisation Information

United People Global is a a non‐profit organisation registered as a foundation in Geneva, Switzerland with registration number CHE.407.035.390. The United People Global website www.unitedpeople.global and all digital applications are the intellectual property of United People Global.