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Terms of Use for

The Inter-Agency Working Group on responsible investment (collectively the “IAWG Members”) include the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Bank. IAWG Members collaborate in, and maintain this website.

The use of or any of its pages (collectively the “IAWG Website”) is governed by the terms of use found on this page (the “Terms of Use”). By accessing the IAWG Website and using any content found therein, you (the “User”) acknowledge that you have fully read and understood, and agree to be bound by, these Terms of Use. You also acknowledge that you have fully read and understood the IAWG Privacy Policy and agree to its terms. These Terms of Use, as well as the IAWG Privacy Policy, may be updated from time to time at the discretion of IAWG Members.

I. Use of Material

IAWG Members encourage the use of their data, publications and multimedia products (sounds, images, software, etc.) presented on the IAWG Website (collectively, the “Material”). Unless otherwise stated, all Material on the IAWG Website is the intellectual property of one or more IAWG Members, and protected by copyright or other similar rights.
No Association
The use may neither represent nor imply that IAWG Members have participated in, approved, endorsed or otherwise supported his or her use of or reproduction of the Material. The User may not claim any affiliation with the IAWG or any individual IAWG Member. For information about use of the name and logo of individual IAWG Members, please contact individual IAWG Members.

a. Material Governed by Specific Terms and Conditions
Certain Material found on the IAWG Website is governed by specific terms and conditions, rather than the general Terms of User found on this page. IAWG Members will use its best efforts to indicate where this is the case. With respect to Data, this will take the form of a notification in the Data´s source information.

b. Text and Multimedia Products

Permitted Use
You may use the content contained in the IAWG Website publications and webpages, without modification, for non-commercial purposes, provided you cite the copyright and title.

Except as provided otherwise in these Terms of Use, you must receive permission from IAWG Members for all other uses of the Material (including, without limitation, commercial use and translation rights). You should submit your requests to the specific IAWG Member organisation that owns the copyright of the Material involved.

If you have any questions about citing or re-using the content on the IAWG Website, please contact specific IAWG Members.

c. Data
IAWG Members have placed data (the “Data”) on the IAWG Website free for the use and consultation by the public.

By using the IAWG Website and the Data contained therein (whether accessed directly or through an application programming interface), you acknowledge your acceptance of the Terms of Use found on this page.

As stated in Section I(a) above, Data may be subject to restrictions beyond the scope of these Terms of Use, either because specific terms and conditions apply to those Data or because third parties, or IAWG Members, may have ownership interest in some of the Data. It is your responsibility to verify the Data´s source information (under “source”) to determine whether that Data is fully or partially owned by third parties, whether additional restrictions may apply, and to contact the owner of the Data before incorporating it in your work in order to secure the necessary permissions. Individual IAWG Members in no way represent or warrant that any of its members owns or controls all rights in all Data, and no IAWG Member will be liable to any User for any claims brought against the User by third parties in connection with the use of any Data. No IAWG Member will be liable for any loss or damage arising from, or directly or indirectly connected to, the use of, reference to, or reliance on any information contained in the IAWG Website, including, but not limited to, any liability arising from any intentional or negligent misuse, errors, disclosure, undue transfer, loss or destruction of data that may occur.

II. Communication and Messaging Facilities

You shall not do any of the following in any messaging or communication facilities that may be found on the IAWG Website:

• defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights of others;
• publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material;
• upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary permissions;
• 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;
• upload, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited advertising of any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, “spam” or chain letters, etc.

IAWG Members reserve the right to deny, at its sole discretion, any User´s IP address access to the IAWG Website or any portion thereof without notice.
You specifically acknowledge and agree that IAWG Members are not liable for any conduct of any other User, including, but not limited to, the types of conduct listed above.

III. Linking to the IAWG Website

In order to promote its work, and because linking is an essential aspect of the Internet, IAWG Members encourage a User who maintains an external website to include hyperlinks to the IAWG Website on that external site without having to ask for prior permission, under the following conditions:

These hyperlinks must not:

• Infringe the rights of IAWG Members, in particular relating to their names, logos, acronyms and intellectual property rights;
• Be used for the promotion of an organisation or company, or of any commercial products or services.


• if you link to the IAWG Website, you must refrain from creating frames, or using other visual altering tools, around the IAWG Website;
• once a link to the IAWG Website has been created, it should be tested to ensure that it works and meets the above conditions.

IV. Disclaimers

INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED AS AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. IAWG Members make every effort to ensure, but do not guarantee, the accuracy or completeness of the information and Materials (including the Data) on the IAWG Website. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. Unless expressly stated otherwise, any opinions stated on this website are those of the various authors of the materials and are not necessary representative of or endorsed by IAWG Members.

IAWG Members, may add, change, improve, or update the information on the IAWG Website without notice. IAWG Members reserve their exclusive right in their sole discretion to alter, limit, or discontinue all or part of the IAWG Website. Under no circumstances shall IAWG Members be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from the use of the IAWG Website or Material contained therein, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. In particular, and without limitation, IAWG Members disclaim all guarantees as to the compatibility of the IAWG Website with any hardware, operating system, web browser, or other means of accessing the IAWG Website. Use of the IAWG Website or any component thereof is at the User´s sole risk.

We make every effort to minimize disruption caused by technical error. However, some Material on the IAWG Website may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that the IAWG Website will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. IAWG Members accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems (failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of content, etc.) incurred as a result of using the IAWG Website or any link to external sites.

For site security purposes, and to ensure that the IAWG Website remains available to all users, IAWG Members employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change informant, or otherwise cause damage and to detect other possible security breaches.

The IAWG Website may contain advise, opinions and statements from external websites. Hyperlinks to non-IAWG internet sites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to other sites is to indicate further information available on related topics.

The mention of specific companies or certain products does not imply that they are endorsed or recommended by IAWG Members concerning the legal status of any country or of its authorities. Its content and any data and maps included therein are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area.

V. Preservation of Immunities

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of IAWG Members, or of any related body or entity, which are specifically reserved.

Privacy Policy

All IAWG Members collaborate in, and are responsible for, maintaining the IAWG Website This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

IAWG Members are committed to the protection of personal information of the users of its websites. Staff and external processors who have access to personal information and are associated with the processing of that information are obligated to respect the privacy and confidentiality of information.

Collection of Information

When you visit the IAWG Website to read or download information, IAWG Members collect and store only the following information that is automatically recognised: the date and time, the originating IP address, and domain name, the type of browser and operating system used (if provided by the browser), the URL of the referring page (if provided by the browser), the object requested and the completion status of the request.

Use of Collected Information

Anonymous information is collected from visits to the IAWG Website to measure user activity. This includes analysing these logs periodically to measure the traffic through the servers, the number of pages visited and the level of demand for pages and topics of interest, and to help IAWG Members provide better customer service. The logs may be preserved indefinitely and used at any time and in any way to prevent security breaches and to ensure the integrity of the data on the servers. This information is collected through the use of various technologies, including cookies. The information collected is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and not shared with third parties.


Throughout the IAWG Website, you may find links to other third-party websites. Please note that IAWG Members are not responsible for the privacy policies or content on third party websites.