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Site Policy

Terms of Use

By using the UNU-ISP website, you understand that all information and content made available at, or submitted to, the UNU-ISP website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. You also acknowledge that UNU-ISP does not make any representations or warranties about, including without limitation, the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content and information made available at the instigation of users of this website.

Under no circumstances is UNU-ISP liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to: any infringing content, any errors or omissions in content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the UNU-ISP website.

You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content not created by UNU-ISP or submitted to UNU-ISP, including without limitation, information in any part of the UNU-ISP website.

You further agree that, while UNU-ISP makes every effort to ensure that the content made available at the UNU website is legal and non-infringing, and that the use of it in accordance with these rules and other applicable policies, UNU-ISP cannot guarantee that all content made available at this site does not infringe the rights of any third party.

UNU-ISP reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Notice of a change will be announced on this page. Any revisions will include the date that they become effective.

The work on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. You are welcome to copy and distribute this material as is, but not for commercial purposes. You may not alter, transform, or build on this work without our permission, but feel free to ask.

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Privacy Statement

UNU-ISP may collect information from our users in various ways. UNU-ISP is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to others, or share it in any manner, in ways different from the practices disclosed in this statement.

Log Files

UNU uses the IP address from your Internet connection to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements and gather broad geographic information for aggregate use. The IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.


UNU may share aggregated contact, demographic and other information with the various institutes and programmes of the UNU system. this information will not be shared with any other entity.


This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website. The UNU-ISP website contains links to other sites. Please note that UNU-ISP is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

UNU-ISP will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. If UNU-ISP decides to change its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this page so that our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by e-mail. Users will be given the choice as to whether or not to allow us to use their information in this different manner.