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Welcome to the website of TechEmerge operated by the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”, “we” or “us”). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference (collectively, “Terms of Use”), govern your access to and use of www.techemerge.org and associated sites (includes www.techemergebrazil.org and related mobile application, referred to collectively as the “Sites”), including any content functionality and services offered on or through the Sites, whether as a guest or a registered user.

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before your start to use the Sites.  By using any of the Sites, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference.  If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Sites.

Changes to the Terms of Use

We may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion.  All changes are effective immediately when we post them and apply to all access to and use of the Sites thereafter.  Your continued use of the Sites following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes.  You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

Accessing the Site

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the Sites, and any service or material we provide on the Sites, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Sites are unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Sites, or all the Sites, to users, including registered users.

You are responsible for:

  • Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Sites.
  • Ensuring that all persons who access the Sites through your internet connection or device are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them

 

To access the Sites or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Sites that all the information you provide on the Sites are correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with the Sites or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on the Sites, is governed by our Privacy Policy and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

Intellectual Property Rights

The Sites and its entire contents, features and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by IFC, its affiliates, business partners, service providers, licensors, users or other providers of such material and are protected by the United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws.

These Terms of Use permit you to use the Sites for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on our Sites, except as follows:

  • Your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials in RAM incidental to your accessing and viewing those materials.
  • You may store files that are automatically cached by your Web browser for display enhancement purposes.
  • You may print or download one copy of a reasonable number of pages of the Sites or .pdf files of project reports, user guide, and research materials.

You must not:

  • Modify copies of any materials from this site
  • Delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from this site.

If you wish to make any use of material on the Sites other than that set out in this section, please address your request to: techemerge@ifc.org.  If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Sites in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Sites will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.  No right, title or interest in or to the Sites or any content on the Sites is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by IFC.  Any use of the Sites not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

Trademark

The names “International Finance Corporation”, “IFC”, and “TechEmerge” and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of IFC or its affiliates or licensors.  You must not use such marks without prior written permission of IFC.  All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Site are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Prohibited Uses

You agree not to use the Sites: (a) in violation of these Terms of Use or any applicable national, state, provincial, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software); (b) to post or upload information, material or content that is false, inaccurate, or misleading; (c) to transmit or display any information, material or content that is illegal, abusive, inflammatory, threatening, tortious, violent, discriminatory, obscene, sexually explicit or pornographic, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or otherwise objectionable or offensive, or to harass or harm IFC, or another entity or individual; (d) to infringe any copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy of any party; (e) to transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials; (f) to transmit or upload any material that contains adware, malware, spyware, software viruses, or any other harmful code; (g) to impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; (h) to interfere with or disrupt the Sites or any software, hardware, telecommunications equipment or networks used by us; (i) to further or promote any illegal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities; (j) to obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Sites; or (k) to interfere with other users’ use and enjoyment of the Sites (for example, by spamming, advertising or offering to sell any goods or services, conducting promotions, soliciting or overly promoting personal interests).

You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Sites, including, without limitation: (1) accessing data not intended for you or logging onto a server or an account which you are not authorized to access; (2) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization; or (3) accessing or using the Sites or any portion thereof without authorization, in violation of these Terms of Use or in violation of any applicable national, state, provincial, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software). Violations of system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. We will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting people who are involved in such violations.

We reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violates these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, removing the offending content from the Sites, suspending or terminating the access of such violators to the Sites and reporting violations to the law enforcement authorities.

Reliance on Information Posted

The information provided on or through the Sites is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Sites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

The Sites may include content provided by third parties. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Changes to the Sites

We may update the content on the Sites from time to time, but its content is not necessarily complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the Sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Sites

All information we collect on the Sites is subject to our Privacy Policy.  By using the Sites, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Linking to the Sites

You may link to our homepage, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part.

You may use these features solely as they are provided by us and solely with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions we provide with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not:

 

  • Establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
  • Cause the Sites or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site.
  • Link to any part of the Sites other than the homepage.
  • Otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this Site that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use.

 

You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Links from the Site

If the Sites contain links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience 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. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to the Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such Sites.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Sites will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our sites for reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE SITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF THE SITES, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITES, ITS CONTENTS AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER IFC NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH IFC MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE SITES. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER IFC NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH IFC REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE SITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITES OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS, OR THAT THE SITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

IFC HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL IFC, ITS AFFILIATES, BUSINESS PARTNERS, AND SERVICE PROVIDERS OR ANY OF OUR AND THEIR RESPECTIVE LICENSORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS, BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITES, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE SITES OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IFC, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns, including the World Bank, its members, its partners, volunteers or contractors, from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Sites, including, but not limited to, any use of the Sites’ content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Sites.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the Sites and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America, without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the District of Columbia or any other jurisdiction).

You agree that any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy or the Copyright Statement or the Sites shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States located in Washington, D.C. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver by IFC of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of IFC to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Preservation of Immunities

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of IFC, which are specifically reserved.

Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and International Finance Corporation with respect to the Sites and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Site.

Your Comments and Concerns

The Sites are operated by International Finance Corporation, 2121 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20433.

All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Site should be directed to: techemerge@ifc.org.

Thank you for visiting the Sites.