Terms of use

Welcome to the Agora Web Site!

Use of Agora is dependent on acceptance of these Terms & Conditions. The Agora Web Site is operated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Three United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017 – USA).

UNICEF reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use, including any violation of UNICEF's rights in the UNICEF name and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, or pictures (together, the "Content") of the UNICEF Web Site.

Agora is a personal learning and development portal offering a collection of resources, tools and services for your personal use and viewing.


Acceptable use

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner that does not infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party.

You agree not to do any of the following: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity); (b) publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; (c) upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents; (d) upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of another's computer; (e) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded; (f) falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; (g) advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters; or (h) download any file posted by another user that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. UNICEF reserves the absolute right to delete any material posted to the UNICEF Web Site without notice to the user.

UNICEF accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any user in connection with such facilities, or for any material submitted by users and carried on the UNICEF Web Site including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material.


Software disclaimer

Agora is built on TotaraLMS software. While the software is open source, certain features, patches and upgrades are made available to UNICEF under non-transferable license. For more information about TotaraLMS, please visit: http://totaralms.com/


Individual access rights

Users are provided with personalized access to content as well as specific features, based on their profile.

Your access to Agora is personal. You are not allowed to share details of the account that has been provided to you or created by you. Sharing account details may result in temporary or definitive suspension of your rights to use Agora.


Links to external resources

The Agora Web Site may be linked to other web sites that are not under UNICEF's control. UNICEF provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or approval by UNICEF of any web site, product or service. UNICEF does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such web sites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those web sites.


Virus protection

While the Agora project team makes efforts to test the site and its content, we encourage you to run an anti-virus program on your device, especially when downloading materials or opening email communications.


Use of the Web Site by minors

The use of this Web Site by minors is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents or guardians who permit their children to use this Web Site that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using this Web Site should be made aware of the potential risks to them and of their obligation to comply with the Terms of Use when using this Web Site.

We will do our best to assess any possible risks to minors from third parties when they use this Web Site and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in light of those risks.  

For minors under 14, the email address used for registration must be that of their parent or guardian.


Intellectual property rights

This Web Site contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, or any page(s) from the Web Site for your personal use and where applicable you may draw the attention of others within your Institution to content posted on the Web Site.

You may not transfer the materials to another person or "mirror" the materials on any other server.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Web Site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on the Web Site or Online Product for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us.

Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

The UNICEF name and emblem are the exclusive property of UNICEF. 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 UNICEF.


Disclaimer

The United Nations and UNICEF disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the Agora Web Site or the Content of the UNICEF Web Site. The United Nations, UNICEF, 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 UNICEF Web Site, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such Content.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

No representations or warranties of any kind concerning the UNICEF Web Site are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Last modified: Thursday, 22 May 2014, 10:15 PM