Terms of use

Welcome to the Agora Web Site!



Welcome to the Agora website!

Agora is a personal learning and development site operated by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) offering a collection of resources, tools and services for your personal use and viewing.

Please take a moment to read the following Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use constitute an agreement between you and UNICEF. By using this site, you agree that you have read, understood, and accepted the terms and conditions contained below.  If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, please do not use this site.

These Terms of Use are subject to change, so please make sure you check out this page from time to time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear at the bottom of this page. If you continue to use this site, this means that you accept any changes to or revisions of these Terms of Use.

Your privacy is very important to us – please also read our Privacy Policy, which will walk you through how UNICEF collects, stores, and uses the information that you provide to us.  By using this site, you are confirming to us that you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy.

As used in these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, “we,” “us,” and “our” refers to UNICEF. The terms “you,” “your”, “yours” and “user” refer to you as the individual or organization accessing or using this site.




The site can be accessed and used by UNICEF users and Guest/Partner users. All users are provided with personalized access to content as well as specific features, based on their profile, such as learning activity and records.


“UNICEF users” are staff or consultants for UNICEF and National Committees to UNICEF for whom an Agora account is created automatically as soon as they become engaged with UNICEF or a National Committee to UNICEF.  To become a “Guest/Partner user” you have to register on the site and create a user account. If the institution you are affiliated with has a partnership with UNICEF, you may still need to create a user account.


In setting up your account, you are required to enter certain information, such as your name, city/town, country and e-mail address, and create a username and password. Optional fields are available, in case you want to provide information relating to your organization or your interests. You warrant that all such information provided by you is accurate, current, complete, and complies with your obligations under this agreement. You also agree to maintain and update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete. You acknowledge that if any such information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate your use of this site.


Your access to the site is personal.  You are not allowed to share details of the account that has been provided to you or created by you.  You are responsible for all uses of your account, even if your account is used by someone else.  Sharing account details may result in temporary or definitive suspension of your rights to use this site.


You acknowledge that UNICEF may choose, but is not obligated, to make any inquiries, either directly or through third parties, that UNICEF deems necessary to validate your registration information, including without limitation engaging third parties to provide verification services. UNICEF reserves all rights to take legal actions against anyone who misrepresents personal information or is otherwise untruthful about their identity.


If you have any reason to believe that your account is no longer secure – if your password has been stolen, for instance – you should change your password as soon as possible. If you cannot access your account to change your password, notify us at agora@unicef.org 




Use of this 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 site that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online. Minors who are using this site should be made aware by their parent or guardian of the potential risks to them and of their obligation to comply with the Terms of Use when using this site.


We will do our best to assess any possible risks to minors from third parties when they use this 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 ages 14, the email address used for registration must be that of their parent or guardian.


3.            RULES OF USAGE


The site is open to and welcomes people from around the world. UNICEF aims to create an environment on Agora where every person feels comfortable, no matter their nationality, gender, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation or political conviction.


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 you own or control the rights thereto or have 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 you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.  UNICEF reserves the right to delete any material posted to this site without notice to users.


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, pictures or other content of the site.


4.            POSTING CONTENT


Posting and contributing is great, but we want to make sure you do it respectfully! When you publish or post something, be aware that it can be read by other users in most instances.


We are trusting you as an author to make sure that everything you write about is accurate, and we can’t be held accountable for mistakes that you make, so please make sure to do a good job in your editing!

Please do not post content on this site that you did not write. You are responsible to only post things that you have written. If you decide to use someone else’s work in your own, make sure that you have permission to post it on the site and credit it appropriately.


UNICEF reserves the right to remove any content that is not in accordance with these Terms of Use of which we become aware of, but will be under no obligation to do so.


You understand that UNICEF cannot control all content that is posted on this site. Occasionally, content that does violate our Terms of Use may appear on our site. You agree that when you are exposed to content which does not conform with our Terms of Use or that you otherwise find objectionable or offensive that we are not responsible for such incidents.  If you see any content that violates our Terms of Use, please email us at agora@unicef.org.    




The site may include links to other websites 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 website, product or service. If you decide to access linked third-party websites or applications, you do so at your own risk. UNICEF does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such websites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those websites.


6.            VIRUS PROTECTION


While the Agora team makes efforts to test the site and its content, 100% virus free is not guaranteed, thus we encourage you to run an anti-virus program on your device, especially when downloading materials or opening email communications.




We intend to make certain content and resources available on this site for use in accordance with these Terms of Use. Some of the content and resources will consist of user content, in whole or in part. Other resources will be created or provided by us or our other licensors.


We grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use the content and resources as set forth in these Terms of Use. Subject to these Terms of Use, you may use the resources in the ways in which users are permitted to use them, as described on this site.

Unless otherwise indicated in the course description, the following provisions apply:

You may only use the content and resources for your own personal. You must not use any part of the content or resources on the site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us first.


You may only access and use the content resources on this site.  You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, or any page(s) from this site for your personal use and where applicable you may draw the attention of others within your institution to content or resources posted on this site.


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


You must not, and are not allowed to, modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded from this site in any way, and you must not, and are not allowed to, 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 and resources on this site must always be acknowledged.


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. All other trademarks, service marks and logos used on this site, with or without attribution, are the trademarks, service marks or logos of their respective owners.


Except for user content, the content and resources and all other parts of this site are the property of UNICEF and/or licensors and are protected by copyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under national and international law.  We and/or our licensors reserve all rights to the resources and this site that are not expressly granted in these Terms of Use.


You may not reverse-engineer, decompile, disassemble or otherwise access the source code for any software that may be used to operate this site. You may not remove any copyright, license or other notices on any resources or otherwise on this site.


8.            DISCLAIMERS


The United Nations and UNICEF disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of this site or its content. The United Nations, including UNICEF, its officials, employees, consultants, agents and  contractors, will not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of this site and its content, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such content.


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


UNICEF does not warrant that the functions contained in the content or resources on 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 content or resources.  No representations or warranties of any kind concerning this site are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.


You agree that you are solely responsible for any issues that you may encounter that result from your use of this site. Under no circumstances can UNICEF be held responsible for any damages or injuries you may have related to your use of this site.


You agree to indemnify, at your own expense, UNICEF, its officials, employees, consultants and agents, against any claims, including their costs and expenses, by any third party, relating to or arising out of (a) your use or attempted use of this site, resources or services in violation of this agreement; (b) your violation of any law or rights of any third party; and (c) any user content that you post or otherwise make available on this site or through any service, including without limitation any claim of infringement or misappropriation of intellectual property or other proprietary rights.


The mention of names of specific companies or products on this site does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be interpreted as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNICEF.


The use of particular designations of countries or territories or maps on this site does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. 



9.            Termination; withdrawal of resources


You agree that we may terminate your use of this site, in our sole discretion, for any reason or no reason, and that we shall not have any liability to you for any such action.  Without limiting any of our other rights or remedies, it is our policy to terminate in appropriate circumstances users of this site who are repeat copyright infringers. We will not be required to provide you any service or engage in any activity if we believe that the service or activity may violate any applicable law or regulation.


You further acknowledge that for the purpose of this site your sole relationship with us is as defined in these Terms of Use. You agree that we have the right to cancel or modify the site at any time, including, without limitation, the right to withdraw or modify resources or content.  You acknowledge that other users also may withdraw resources or content, including resources or content you are using.


If you want to delete your account from this site, you need to send an e-mail to agora@unicef.org. The rights granted to you under these Terms of Use will terminate upon any termination of your right to use the site, but the other provisions of this agreement will survive any such termination. 




Nothing in or relating to these Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy or this site shall be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of UNICEF under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.


11.         CONTACT US


If you have any questions about this site or Agora please contact us at agora@unicef.org.

Last Updated: 7 December 2020

Última modificación: lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2022, 13:04