Terms and Conditions

1. GENERAL

These terms (including the Privacy Policy, Copyright Statement and General rules and Guidelines) are the terms and conditions which apply to your use of the website www.gbvhivonline.lvcthealth.org

By accessing GBVHIVONLINE you are deemed to have read and accepted the terms of use whether or not you are a registered user of the website.

We may make changes to these terms from time to time, which will be binding to all users from the time they are posted on the platform. You are therefore required to familiarize yourself with these terms from time to time to ensure that you abide by the most current version.

2. ABOUT GBVHIVONLINE

GBVHIVONLINE is a web based learning platform for sharing knowledge, information, ideas, programming guidance and resources on sexual and gender based violence. This platform aims to provide up to date information on deliberations, papers, promising practices and advances, as well as national standards and tools, all aimed at ending sexual and gender based violence. Through funding from the United Nations Trust to End Violence against Women (UNTF) the platform is operated by Liverpool VCT, Care and Treatment (LVCT).

Users will be provided with a rich collection of on-line facilities and services including but not limited to discussion forums, blogs, news feeds, calendar and document library .  There is also a search facility allowing users who have registered to use the Platform (“Registered Users“) to search for and contact peers, advisers and other practitioners who are themselves Registered Users. Registered Users will be able to access external web services and public blogs and view key events using activity streams.

3. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY

We reserve the right to withdraw, suspend or amend access to all or any part of GBVHIVONLINE  or cease its operation temporarily or permanently at any time without notice.

Access to, and the use of, some parts of the platform (including content) may be restricted to Registered Users or to selected Registered Users only.

We may, at our sole discretion, refuse to register a user or to provide access to certain parts of the platform to certain users, or terminate the membership of a Registered User without providing reasons for doing so.

We will use reasonable endeavors to ensure that the GBVHIVONLINE is accessible 24 hours a day. However, the Platform is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and we give no warranties or guarantees that GBVHIVONLINE will meet particular levels of availability or functionality.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to GBVHIVONLINE and we cannot guarantee that the transmission of any information over your internet connection will be secure nor can we guarantee that the platform will be compatible with any or all hardware and software that you may use to visit the GBVHIVONLINE.

4. REGISTRATION

In order to use certain aspects of GBVHIVONLINE, you must complete the registration form available on the homepage. Information you supply when registering will be available to other Registered Users except your user name, email address, telephone number and password.

You can edit your personal profile by signing in to the platform, selecting “My Account”, then selecting “Edit my Account”.

5. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect personal information about you when you register and as and when you use the platform. We have explained what this information is, what we do with it, and who we share it with and other related matters such as cookies in more detail in our Privacy Policy.

We strongly recommend that you do not include your home address, telephone number or other sensitive personal information in any messages you send via GBVHIVONLINE and that you do not post any content unless you are willing for it to be shared with other Registered Users and made public. 

 6. YOUR PASSWORD

If you know or suspect that your password has been disclosed to another person you must immediately contact us. We have the right to disable your user name and password at any time if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

7. MONITORING

By using GBVHIVONLINE you accept that you will be able to access Content posted by other Registered Users in an unedited and unrestricted form. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor the use of the platform and will NOT be responsible as author, editor or publisher of any Content.

We reserve the right to promptly without notice to you to reject, remove, or edit any Content on the platform without any liability on our part.

We will moderate, support and facilitate positive discussion forums on the platform and you are expected to adhere by the GBVHIVONLINE General Rules and Guidelines.

If you encounter any content or behavior in connection with use of the platform which you think is unacceptable you should report it to us by using the Report Button. We will then review the content or behavior and decide whether it complies with the Terms and deal with it in our discretion.

Where we consider it appropriate, we will contact you to inform you that a complaint has been received in relation to Content which you have uploaded, the action that we have taken, our evaluation of the allegation, and what steps (if any) we require you to take.

8.  POSTING CONTENT

By making Content available on the platform you grant us (and our agents, successors and assignees) an irrevocable, royalty-free, perpetual licence (with the right to sub-licence) to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, and publicly display your Content on GBVHIVONLINE for the purposes of making the Content available to Users and to be used, viewed and downloaded by those Registered Users that have access to the platform.

As a Registered User, you agree to comply with these Terms applying to Content you use and post on the platform, and agree to acknowledge the source of the Content when using it and retain any proprietary notices which may apply to it, as stated in our Copyright Statement.

We reserve the right to revoke our permission to use Our Content at any time.

9. DISCLAIMER

 The information and resources (including logos and trademarks) published on this site belong to their respective authors and do not necessarily represent the views of GBVHIVONLINE or any of its affiliated organizations. GBVHIVONLINE makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of, the guidance, resources and other information available on the site does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of, the guidance, resources and other information available on the site.

We do not verify the identity of our Registered Users and you should not assume that the details of Registered Users are accurate. We are not liable for false or misleading statements by Registered Users.

We do not warrant that the GBVHIVONLINE is uninterrupted or error free or free of viruses, worms, Trojan Horses or technical defects of any description‚ and we accept no responsibility for any technical problems arising from your use of the platform.

Unless we specifically state otherwise, we provide GBVHIVONLINE to you without any conditions, warranties, or guarantees which are expressly excluded to the extent permitted by law.

10. LINKS TO AND FROM GBVHIVONLINE

All hyperlinks to third party websites and materials, provided for informational purposes, are the sole responsibility of their owners and do not imply our approval for or endorsement of the sites or their content. Once you access an individual document that links you to another website, you are subject to the privacy policy of the website containing that document.

Please bear in mind that your use of such other websites may be subject to additional terms and conditions imposed by the owners of those websites. Your dealings with such third parties are between you and the third party, and we accept no liability as a result of you accessing such websites or entering into contractual arrangements with the third parties.

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. However, you are prohibited from establishing a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

GBVHIVONLINE must not be framed on any other site except with our permission. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.  If you wish to make any use of material on the platform other than that set out above, kindly contact us.

11. INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify us and keep us indemnified against any and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities and reasonable costs arising from or in connection with your use of and conduct on the GBVHIVONLINE and your breach of any of the Terms.

In the event that you have or believe that you may have any right, claim or action against any other Registered User from that Registered User’s use of the platform, you agree to release us and pursue such right, claim or action independently of and without recourse to us, and you will procure that any third party releases us from all claims, loss, damage expense, costs, delays and other liability, known and unknown, arising from or in any way connected with such right, claim or action.

12. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP

If you no longer wish to be a Registered User, please contact us or terminate your registration by selecting the “End Membership” button on your profile.

If we believe that you have not complied with the Terms we may, at our discretion and without incurring liability, cancel your membership and restrict access to the platform immediately and without giving you any prior notice.

These Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect even after termination of membership for whatever reason.

13. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the use of the GBVHIVONLINE and supersede any previous agreements between you and us.

14. ASSIGNMENT

We may assign, delegate or transfer our rights, liabilities and/or obligations under the Terms without your prior consent and upon such assignment, delegation or transfer we shall be relieved of any further obligations under the Terms. You shall not assign, delegate or transfer any of your rights, liabilities and/or obligations under the Terms without our prior written consent.

15. SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these Terms is found by any Court, or other competent body to be wholly or partly illegal, invalid, void, voidable, unenforceable or unreasonable, that part shall be deemed to be severable from the Terms and the remaining provisions of the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.

16. NOTICES

We may provide you with notices regarding GBVHIVONLINE or the Terms via email, or postings to this website.

17. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

The interpretation, construction, effect and enforceability of these Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Kenyan Law.

18. CONTACTING US

You can contact us by adding your details to the Contact Us feedback box on GBVHIVONLINE.

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