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The information in the various pages of the WIAN Website (hereafter referred to as “the Website”) is issued by the Women in International Affairs Network (hereafter referred to as WIAN) for general distribution. The information presented is protected under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literature and Artistic works, Copyright, the 1988 Designs and Patents Act, and other international conventions and national laws on copyright. Extracts of the information in the Website may be reviewed, reproduced or translated for information, research or private study, but may not be used for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. Any use of information from the Website should be accompanied by an acknowledgement of WIAN as the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the article. Reproduction or translation of substantial portions of the Website, or any use other than for educational or other non-commercial purposes, require explicit, prior authorisation in writing. Applications for use and enquiries should be addressed to

The mention of specific companies, organisations and departments does not imply that they are endorsed, recommended or partnered with WIAN. WIAN does not warrant that the information contained in the Website is complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damages incurred as a result of its use.

The use of this Website constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

  1. WIAN maintains this Website as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the site (“users”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only.

  2. WIAN grants permission to users to visit the site, and to download relevant information, documents and materials from the site for the user’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions outlined, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific material within this site.


The Women in International Affairs Network administers this site. All material on this site from WIAN appears subject to the present Terms and Conditions.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the materials on this site are those of the various WIAN staff members, consultants, contributors and advisers who prepared the work, and do not necessarily represent the views of WIAN as a whole.



Materials provided on this Website are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. WIAN specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such materials. WIAN periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the materials on this Website without notice. Under no circumstances shall WIAN be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The use of this Website is at the user’s sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall WIAN, its partners or affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if WIAN has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The user specifically acknowledges and agrees that WIAN is not liable for any conduct of any user.

This Website may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. WIAN does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any user of this site or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the user’s own risk. Neither the WIAN, its partners or affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

As a condition of use of this site, the user agrees to indemnify WIAN, its partners and affiliates from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of the user’s use of this site, including, without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by the user of these Terms and Conditions. If the user is dissatisfied with any material on this Website or with any of its Terms and Conditions of use, the user’s sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Website.

This Website may contain links and references to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of WIAN, and WIAN is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. WIAN provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by WIAN.

If this Website contains bulletin boards, comment sections, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities (collectively, “Forums”), the user agrees to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example and not as a limitation, the user agrees that when using a Forum, he or she shall not do any of the following: 

  1. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

  2. Publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information;

  3. Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy and publicity) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all consents as may be required by law;

  4. Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer;

  5. Delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;

  6. Falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded;

  7. (Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests or chain letters, or download any file posted by another user of a Forum that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.


The user acknowledges that all Forums and discussion groups are public and not private communications. Further, the user acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other communications by other users are not endorsed by WIAN, and that such communications shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by WIAN. WIAN reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content of the Forums received from Users, including, without limitation, e-mail and bulletin board postings.

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