Website Acceptable Use Policy
This Acceptable Use Policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site. Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, every part of this Acceptable Use Policy.
- In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
- In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
- To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material that does not comply with our content standards;
- To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
- To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programmes or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
- Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
- Any part of our site;
- Any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
- Any software used in the provision of our site; or
- Any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including:
- Discussion forums;
- Bulletin boards;
- Polls and feedback forms.
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, whether it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical). We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
These content standards apply to any and all material that you contribute to our site and to any interactive services associated with that material.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
- Be accurate (where they state facts);
- Be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
- Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- Contain any material that is defamatory of any person;
- Contain any material that is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
- Promote sexually explicit material;
- Promote violence;
- Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
- Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
- Be likely to deceive any person;
- Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
- Promote any illegal activity;
- Be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
- Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
- Give the impression that they emanate from ODI, if this is not the case;
- Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this Acceptable Use Policy through your use of our site.
When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
- Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site;
- Issue of a warning to you;
- Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
- Further legal action against you;
- Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this Acceptable Use Policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we deem reasonably appropriate.
We may revise this Acceptable Use Policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you.
Some of the provisions contained in this Acceptable Use Policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.
The opinions expressed in our publications and other website content are the responsibility of the authors. Any opinions, findings, conclusions and/or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Sydney or other organisations to which authors may be affiliated. HFL therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
We aim to update our site regularly. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which any reliance should be placed.
You may link to pages on our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not take advantage of our reputation, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy detailed above.
We ask other organisations and media create links to documents stored on our site, rather than storing our documents on their own systems.
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.
We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Copyright and Permissions
The Humanitarian Frontiers Lab (HFL) holds the copyright for material available to view or download through humanitarianfrontierslab.org and/or in print, unless otherwise stated.
These are subject to Australia copyright law. HFL also publishes content using a Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC 4.0), full attribution, no commercial gain).
HFL wants to ensure that the research carried out by its members reaches a wide audience, contributing to debate and research on humanitarian issues.
We welcome requests for non-commercial dissemination and reproduction of our work, however we do not permit the reproduction of HFL content for commercial gain, whether direct or indirect.
Much of our content is available for download from our website. We ask other organisations and media to link to these materials rather than hosting documents in full on their own sites.
This helps us to track the use of our research and communications outputs, providing vital information for monitoring and evaluation activities.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material must always be acknowledged and a full credit given as follows:
- Author or Editor, with last name first
- Year of publication (in brackets)
- Full title in italics
- Place of publication (Sydney, unless otherwise noted)
- Humanitarian Frontiers Lab
Example: Opdyke, A. (2016) Can We Draw a Line Between Humanitarian and Development Work?, Humanitarian Frontiers Lab.
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