Terms of Service Agreement

Last updated: August 29th, 2016

This Terms of Service Agreement (the “Agreement”) is an agreement between you (the “User”) and Danida Fellowship Centre ("Danida Alumni Network", "we", or "us").  We provide Users with access to certain Materials (as defined below) to help our customers create and manage websites by providing general and personalized content, website hosting services, communication tools and forums, mobile applications, and ecommerce tools and services (collectively, the “Services”) directly and through the website and associated domains of http://alumni.dfcentre.com (the “Site”).  We've tried really hard to keep this Agreement as readable and straightforward as possible.  If you have suggestions that can help us improve it or any questions about this Agreement, please email us and let us know.  This Agreement explains our obligations to you, and your obligations to us.  This Agreement is the entire Agreement between us. By using the Site in any way you are agreeing to comply with these terms, our Privacy Policy and any other legal notices or conditions or guidelines posted on the Site.

1. What We Own

All material and services available on the Site, and all material and services provided by or through Danida Alumni Network, its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees or agents including, but not limited to, all informational text, photographs, graphics, audio, video, messages, interactive and instant messaging, files, documents, images, or other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted as well as all derivative works thereof (collectively, the "Materials"), are owned by us or other parties that have licensed their material or provided services to us, and are protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property laws. All Danida Alumni Network trademarks and service marks, logos, slogans and taglines are the property of Danida Alumni Network. All other trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans and taglines are the property of their respective owners. Except as otherwise specifically provided herein, nothing should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans or taglines displayed on Danida Alumni Network without our express written permission, or the express written permission of such third-party that may own the trademark, service mark, logo, slogan or tagline. 

2. Rights to Use What We Own

Subject to this Agreement, Danida Alumni Network hereby grants you a limited, revocable, non-transferable and non-exclusive license to use the Materials through a user identification reference provided by Danida Alumni Network (“User ID”) to the extent, and only to the extent, necessary to access and use the Services in accordance with the terms of this Agreement. This license does not permit you, and you agree not to: store, copy, reproduce, republish, modify, upload, post, translate, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute, transfer, transmit, display, decompile, reverse engineer, reverse assemble, decipher or otherwise attempt to discover any programming code or any source code used in or with the Materials or otherwise distribute in any way the Materials other than as specifically permitted in this Agreement. You may not sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise attempt to transfer any right in the Materials, create derivative works based on or in any manner commercially exploit the Materials, in whole or in part, other than as expressly permitted in this Agreement. Any use of the Materials for any purpose other than as specifically permitted herein or without our prior consent or the prior written consent of our licensors, as applicable, is expressly prohibited. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in this Agreement.

We will provide you one User ID for each account held by you, thereby permitting you access to the Materials through the Site. You agree to fully and accurately provide the information requested by us when setting up your accounts and to regularly update such information. Your failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your account and loss of Services. You further agree (a) not to provide User IDs to anyone who is not your employee, and (b) to ensure all individuals permitted to use the User IDs are aware of and have agreed in writing to comply with the terms of this Agreement. 

3. What You Provide to Us

You are legally responsible for all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials uploaded, posted or stored in connection with your use of the Services (“Content”).  Danida Alumni Network is not responsible for your Content.  You hereby grant Danida Alumni Network a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to host and use the Content in order to provide you with the Services and hereby represent and warrant that you have all the rights necessary to grant us such license.  You are responsible for any Content that may be lost or unrecoverable through your use of the Services.  You are encouraged to archive your Content regularly and frequently.  

4. Comments and Feedback

Any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback, or other information provided by you to us (“Comments”) are not confidential and you hereby grant us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, display, perform, distribute, publish, modify, edit or otherwise use such Comments as we deem appropriate, for any and all commercial and/or non-commercial purposes, in our sole discretion.

5. Monitoring What You Provide Us

Danida Alumni Network may, but has no obligation to, monitor Content on the Site or profiles created using our Services. We may disclose any information necessary or appropriate to satisfy our legal obligations, protect Danida Alumni Network or its customers, or operate the Services properly. Danida Alumni Network, in its sole discretion, may refuse to post, remove, or require you to remove, any Content, in whole or in part, alleged to be unacceptable, undesirable, inappropriate, or in violation of this Agreement. Danida Alumni Network may, in its discretion, also require you to place all or any portion of the Content behind password protection. If Danida Alumni Network has requested Content be placed or has placed Content behind password protection, you may not publish the password or similar information in any way that limits the effectiveness of the password.  If Danida Alumni Network requests that you place any Content behind password protection and you fail to do so promptly, Danida Alumni Network may (a) place such Content behind password protection itself, or (b) immediately terminate this Agreement.

6. Copyright Complaint Policy

If you believe any Materials infringe your copyrighted works, you may provide a notification of claimed copyright infringement to alumni@dfcentre.dk

7. Rules

You agree to all of the following: 

a. You hereby certify that you are at least 18 years of age. Individuals under the age of 18 are prohibited from using the Services.

b. You will ensure the email address provided in your account registration is valid at all times and will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.

c. You will not use the Services or Materials for any unlawful purposes or to conduct any unlawful activity, including, but not limited to, fraud, embezzlement, money laundering or insider trading.

d. You will not use the Services or Materials to impersonate another person. 

e. You will not imply or state, directly or indirectly, that you are affiliated with or endorsed by Danida Alumni Network without our express written permission.

f. You may not send unsolicited messages (also known as junk mail or SPAM) to promote any profile published on the Site.

g. You may not upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available or initiate any Content that contains software viruses, worms, Trojan horses or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Services or the Materials or that may impact the ability of any Danida Alumni Network user to access the Services.

h. You will not access the Services through automated methods. The Services may only be used or accessed through an electronic device through manual control at all times.

i. You may not send messages using the Services which do not correctly identify the sender and you may not alter the attribution of origin in electronic mail messages or postings. 

j. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything that might jeopardize the security of your account. You will not attempt to or actually access the Services or Materials by any means other than through the interfaces provided by Danida Alumni Network. 

k. You will not attempt to or actually override any security component included in or underlying the Materials or Services.

l. You will not attempt or engage in any action that directly or indirectly interferes with the proper working of or places an unreasonable load on Danida Alumni Network’s infrastructure.

m. You will not publish Content, or links to Content, that is:

i. Pornographic, sexually explicit, or violent.

ii. Illegal (including stolen copyrighted material and material that infringes or has the potential to infringe the intellectual property rights of another).

iii. Reasonably likely to cause harm, or that could be reasonably considered as slanderous or libelous. 

iv. Breaches another’s privacy.

v. You will not publish Content that is spam, is machine- or randomly-generated, and/or contains unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing), or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing). 

8. Termination

a. Services may be terminated by us, without cause, at any time.

b. Services may be terminated by you, without cause, by following the cancellation procedures in your Danida Alumni Network profile interface.  

c. Danida Alumni Network may terminate Services at any time, without penalty and without notice, if you fail to comply with any of the terms of this Agreement or the intellectual property protections applicable to these Services. 

d. Notice of termination of Services by Danida Alumni Network may be sent to the contact e-mail associated with your account. Upon termination, Danida Alumni Network has the right to delete all data, files, or other information that is stored in your account.

9. ERRORS AND ACCESS TO SITE

YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY AND APPROPRIATENESS OF ALL DATA AND CONTENT WITHIN YOUR WEBSITE; INCLUDING SALES TAX CALCULATIONS, PRODUCT PRICING, AND PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, SHIPPING CHARGES, CONTACT INFORMATION, EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS, AND ELECTRONIC PAYMENT PROCESSING. DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR INACCURATE INFORMATION AND ANY POTENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY SUCH INACCURACIES. YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK MAY NOT MAINTAIN COPIES OF FILES OR DOCUMENTS THAT ARE SENT BY YOU AND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR BACKING UP THIS DATA. 

10. Third Party Websites; Third Party Services; No Implied Endorsement

The Site may contain links to other web sites owned by third parties ("Third Party Sites"). Please note that when you click on any of these links, you are entering another website for which we have no responsibility or control. You may also have the ability through the Site to login to accounts that you have for services provided by third parties (“Third Party Services”) or to link accounts for Third Party Services to your Danida Alumni Network account. Danida Alumni Network is not responsible for any activity occurring within Third Party Services, even if logged in through or linked to a Danida Alumni Network account.

You agree that we shall not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as a result of your use of any Third Party Sites and/or Third Party Services, whether or not you were linked to or directed to a Third Party Site or Third Party Service through the Site.  You acknowledge that Third Party Sites and Third Party Services may be subject to the applicable third party provider’s terms of service, and you are solely responsible for reviewing and complying with any such terms of service.  In no event shall any reference on the Site to any third party, third party website or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by us of that third party, third party website or of any product or service provided by a third party.

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THE SITE, SERVICES AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK NOR ITS LICENSORS WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE, THE MATERIALS AND/OR THE SERVICES AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED; NOR DOES DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK OR ITS LICENSORS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, CURRENCY, QUALITY, COMPLETENESS, USEFULNESS, PERFORMANCE, SECURITY, LEGALITY OR SUITABILITY OF THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS OR THE SITE.  YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND YOUR RELIANCE UPON THE SERVICES AND/OR THE MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. IN ADDITION, DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE, AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES FOR THE DELIVERY OF ANY MESSAGES (SUCH AS EMAILS, POSTING OF ANSWERS OR TRANSMISSION OF ANY OTHER USER GENERATED CONTENT) SENT THROUGH THE SITE TO ANYONE. 

FURTHER, DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES THAT THE SERVICES OR THE MATERIALS OR THE SITE ARE APPROPRIATE OR AVAILABLE FOR USE IN ALL GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS. IF YOU USE THE SITE, THE SERVICES OR THE MATERIALS OUTSIDE OF DENMARK, YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. NEITHER DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK NOR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, PARTNERS OR AFFILIATES WARRANT THAT THE SITE,ITS SERVERS THE MATERIALS OR THE SERVICES OR ANY E-MAIL SENT FROM THE SITE OR ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS, PARTNERS OR AFFILIATES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

WE ARE NOT LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR SPECIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR COMPUTER OR OTHERWISE) ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, YOUR CONTENT, THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS OR ANY THIRD PARTY USER GENERATED CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, WHETHER UNDER A THEORY OF BREACH OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, MALPRACTICE OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU HEREBY RELEASE DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK AND HOLD DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, AND THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, TRUSTEES, AFFILIATES, SUBCONTRACTORS, AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES, HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACTUAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL), KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED AND UNSUSPECTED, DISCLOSED AND UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THE SERVICES, MATERIALS, SITE, YOUR CONTENT OR ANY THIRD PARTY USER GENERATED CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGHTHE SITE. YOU HEREBY WAIVE THE PROVISIONS OF ANY STATE OR LOCAL LAW LIMITING OR PROHIBITING A GENERAL RELEASE.

13. EXCLUSIVE REMEDY

IN THE EVENT OF ANY PROBLEM WITH THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, YOU AGREE THAT YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO CEASE USING THE SITE, THE SERVICES AND THE MATERIALS. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL DANIDA ALUMNI NETWORK, ITS AFFILIATES, OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, YOUR CONTENT, THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS OR THIRD PARTY USER GENERATED CONTENT AVAILABLE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, ANY INFRINGEMENT OF THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHER RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF, OR RELATED TO, THE USE OF THE SITE, THE SERVICES, THE MATERIALS, YOUR CONTENT OR ANY THIRD PARTY USER GENERATED CONTENT AVAILBALE ON OR THROUGH THE SITE. 

14. Termination/Exclusion

We may modify, replace, refuse access to, suspend or discontinue the Services, partially or entirely, or add, change and modify prices for all or part of the Services for you or for all our users at any time and in our sole discretion.  All of these changes shall be effective upon their posting on the Site or by direct communication to you unless otherwise noted.  We further reserve the right to withhold, remove and or discard any content available as part of your account, with or without notice if deemed by us to be contrary to this Agreement. For avoidance of doubt, Danida Alumni Network has no obligation to store, maintain or provide you a copy of any content that you or other users provide when using the Services.

15. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Danida Alumni Network and its licensors, suppliers, officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, successors and assigns (collectively "Indemnified Parties") from and against any and all liability, loss, claim, damages, expense, or costs (including but not limited to attorneys' fees), incurred by or made against the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising from or related to (i) your use (or anyone using your account’s) use of the Services, the Site or the Materials or (ii) your Content.  This includes, but is not limited to, any breach or violation of this Agreement by you or anyone utilizing your account. You agree to fully cooperate at your expense as reasonably required by an Indemnified Party.  Each Indemnified Party may, at its election, assume the defense and control of any matter for which it is indemnified hereunder. You shall not settle any matter involving an Indemnified Party without the consent of the applicable Indemnified Party.

16. Amendments

We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Agreement at any time, effective upon the date of the change. In the event of any such change, we will post a notice on the Site that we have changed this Agreement. If you have a Danida Alumni Network account, we may (but are not required to) provide you with notice via the email address that we have on file for you that we have changed this Agreement. You and we both understand that sometimes there are issues with email communication.  We are not responsible if any email notice gets caught by your SPAM filter and you do not see it, if you have given us the wrong email address (or failed to update your address) or if there are other communications issues that prevent email from reaching you. Therefore, we encourage you to frequently visit this page periodically to monitor any changes. Your continued use of or access to the Services following the posting of any changes to this Agreement constitutes acceptance of those changes. 

We may also, in the future, offer new services and/or features through Site (including the release of new tools and resources). For the avoidance of doubt, such new features and/or services shall be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

17. Disputes

The formation, interpretation and performance of this Agreement and any disputes arising out of it shall be governed by the substantive and procedural laws of Denmark. The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for actions related to the subject matter hereof shall be the courts of Copenhagen, Denmark, and you hereby submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts. You hereby waive any right to a jury trial in any proceeding arising out of or related to this Agreement.

18. Privacy

We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy, and to use the information it contains to help you make informed decisions. Please also note that certain information, statements, data and content (such as photographs) which you post to the Site are likely to reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, and/or other personal information about you.  You acknowledge and agree that your submission of such information is voluntary on your part.  Further, you acknowledge, consent and agree that we may access, preserve, and disclose your registration and any other information you provide if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary in our opinion Disclosures of user information to third parties are further addressed in the Privacy Policy. 

19. Other

You acknowledge that a violation or attempted violation of any of this Agreement will cause such damage to Danida Alumni Network as will be irreparable, the exact amount of which would be impossible to ascertain and for which there will be no adequate remedy at law.  Accordingly, you agree that Danida Alumni Network shall be entitled as a matter of right to an injunction issued by any court of competent jurisdiction, restraining such violation or attempted violation of these terms and conditions by you, or your affiliates, partners, or agents, as well as to recover from you any and all costs and expenses sustained or incurred by Danida Alumni Network in obtaining such an injunction, including, without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees. You agree that no bond or other security shall be required in connection with such injunction.

In no event shall you be entitled to rescission, injunctive or other equitable relief, or to enjoin or restrain the operation of Danida Alumni Network, the exploitation of any advertising or other materials issued in connection therewith, or the exploitation of the Site or any content used or displayed through the Site.

20. Miscellaneous

a. If any portion of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, the remaining portion will remain in full force and effect.

b. If we fail to enforce any of this Agreement, it will not be considered a waiver.

c. Any amendment to or waiver of this Agreement must be made in writing and signed by us.

d. You will not transfer any of your rights or obligations under this Agreement to anyone else without our prior written consent.

e. All of our rights and obligations under this Agreement are freely assignable by us in connection with a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets, or by operation of law or otherwise.

f. This Agreement does not confer any third party beneficiary rights.

g. A printed version of this Agreement and of any related notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.