Terms and Conditions

Terms of Use of UNHCR Website

Use of this website and all pages in this domain (together, the “UNHCR website”), constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. UNHCR reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use, including any violation of UNHCR’s rights in UNHCR name and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, or pictures (together, the “Content”) of the UNHCR website.

1. UNHCR Website

UNHCR website is made available by UNHCR for personal use and educational purposes only. Extracts of the information in this website may be reviewed, reproduced or translated for research or private study but not for sale or for use in conjunction with commercial purposes. Any use of Content from UNHCR website shall be accompanied by an acknowledgment of the source, citing the uniform resource locator (URL) of the text.

Any use other than for personal or educational purposes, including reproduction or translation of substantial portions of the Content of UNHCR website requires the express prior written permission of UNHCR. All Content of the UNHCR website is protected by law including, as applicable, copyright laws. The Content of the UNHCR website is selected on the basis of UNHCR’s own criteria and in its own sole discretion. UNHCR reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the UNHCR website, including but not limited to these terms of use, hours of availability and equipment needed for use.

2. UNHCR Name and Emblem

UNHCR name and emblem are the exclusive property of UNHCR. They are protected under international law. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of UNHCR.

3. Preservation of immunities

Nothing in or relating to this notice or the UNHCR website shall be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of UNHCR in conformity with the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 13 February 1946 and with the provisions of the agreement between the Swiss Federal Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of 19 April 1946.

4. Disclaimer

The United Nations and UNHCR disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the UNHCR website or the Content of the UNHCR website. The United Nations, UNHCR, members of their staff, and their contractors, shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of the Content of the UNHCR website, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such Content.

The responsibility for opinions expressed in signed articles, studies and other contributions rests solely with their authors, and publication does not constitute an endorsement by UNHCR of the opinions expressed in them.

UNHCR online donation site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. UNHCR makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information, including credit card information, using industry accepted data collection and encryption methodologies. The confidential use of this site cannot be guaranteed by UNHCR. UNHCR shall not be responsible for any harm that the visitors or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality in respect to the use of this site or any information transmitted to this site.

While UNHCR makes every effort to ensure that any software available to be downloaded from UNHCR’s website is free of any software virus, it cannot guarantee that the material is free from any or all software viruses. UNHCR is not responsible for any loss or damage howsoever caused by the software and related codes, including viruses and worms.

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by UNHCR as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries.

The mention of names of specific companies or commercial products or processes (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNHCR.

5. Interactive Parts of UNHCR Website

UNHCR accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any user in connection with the use of bulletin boards, chat rooms, or other message or communication facilities made available on its sites, or for any material submitted by users and carried on UNHCR website including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material. Chats, postings, emails and other communications by any users are not endorsed by the United Nations, and shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by UNHCR. UNHCR reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content received from users.

6. Links to Other Websites

This site contains hypertext links to other sites. UNHCR assumes no responsibility for those sites including the privacy practices or the content of such websites.