Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

The users of this website are subject to the following Terms of Use and Privacy policy.

(A) Terms of use

The content placed on this website is within the sole discretion of the Sphere Project and/or the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA). The Sphere Project and/or ICVA retain the right to modify any aspect of this website, including but not limited to the terms of use, copyright policy and privacy policy.

All users of this website agree to abide by the policies contained herein. No one may use this website in a manner that is contrary to the Humanitarian Charter and/or the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

The Sphere Project and/or ICVA disclaim any liability from the use of this website. In case of any consequences arising from the use of this website, including improper or fraudulent use, the Sphere Project and/or ICVA shall not be liable.

(B) Use of personal information

Submitting personal information (name, e-mail address, etcetera) to this website indicates your acceptance of the use of this information for the purposes of contacting you, and sending you information and materials that the Sphere Project believes may be of interest to you.

As a general rule, the Sphere Project and/or ICVA will not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your permission or where required by law. Information you provide to the Sphere Project and/or ICVA will not be sold to or shared with third parties or used in a manner inconsistent with the aims of this website. Some personal information submitted to this website is forwarded to third parties for purely technical and administrative processing. These third parties are not authorized to distribute, sell, rent or otherwise share user information in any manner.

(C) Personal information of third parties

The Sphere Project requests you not to submit personal information of third parties such as contact details (address, phone number, e-mail address, etcetera) to this website (e.g., embedded in reports) without formal permission of the interested parties. By submitting personal information of third parties to this website you indicate your acceptance of the full responsibility before the involved parties.

The Sphere Project and/or ICVA disclaim any liability from the use of personal information of third parties that may be contained in this website. In case of any consequences arising from the use of personal information of third parties included in this website, including improper or fraudulent use, the Sphere Project and/or ICVA shall not be liable.

(D) Non-personal information ("cookies")

"Cookies" are small amounts of information which may be stored on your computer when you use our web services. Cookies help us monitor website traffic, personalize the content of the site for you, and facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the site. They do not collect any data from your computer.

Our system may issue cookies to your computer when you visit and/or log on to the site. Cookies may either be permanent (i.e., remaining on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., remaining only until you close your browser). You may set up your computer to reject cookies using a simple procedure available in most browsers. However, if you block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on our site and/or may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the site.

(E) Level of security and disclaimer

The Sphere Project and/or ICVA will take all necessary and appropriate steps to safeguard the information that you provide and its subsequent processing, using secure systems and best practices. Only authorized personnel will have access to the information submitted to this website.

However, the Sphere Project and/or ICVA cannot guarantee the security of this information. In the event that there is a breach of security or misuse of the information, the Sphere Project and/or ICVA shall not be liable. The submission of information and use of the site is at the risk of the user.

The Sphere Project and/or ICVA do not take any responsibility for the veracity or accuracy of any of the information submitted to it by third parties.

Notification of any change to this privacy policy will be posted on this website. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the Sphere Project.