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Terms of use

The use of this website, and these website terms of use, is/are governed by, and will be interpreted in accordance with, the laws of Ontario and Canada.

By using this website, you agree to be bound by these terms of use.

IDRC reserves the right to make changes to these terms of use from time to time.

The opinions expressed in publications and other website content are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of IDRC, its employees, officers, or governors. All materials contained within this website are for informational purposes only and do not constitute professional or expert advice or opinion in any way.  Materials are not guaranteed to be correct, up to date, or complete. By using this website, you are deemed to accept this.

This website contains links to other websites for the convenience of users. Such links are provided for convenience only and do not constitute endorsement by IDRC. These sites are not controlled by IDRC and IDRC is not responsible for their contents.

Interactive spaces

This website provides interactive spaces from time to time including, but not limited to, polls, discussion forums, and feedback forms.  The user agrees, when using such facilities, not to communicate anything that is defamatory, unlawful, obscene, or threatening. The user will not upload or attach files where it would be unlawful to do so or which are corrupt, contain viruses, or would otherwise be technically harmful. The user will include proper notice of ownership and rights attached to material s/he provides and respect the intellectual property rights of others. The user will not advertise, attempt to sell goods, or distribute contests, chain letters, or surveys, or other such material through this website. IDRC may, at its sole discretion, remove any materials that offend these terms of use and may prohibit the use of the site by any user. For more information on how information collected in such interactive spaces is stored and treated, please see our privacy policy.


Where copyright is held by IDRC

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright to material on this website is held by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

IDRC permits reading, downloading, copying, redistributing, printing, linking, and searching, for non-commercial or academic purposes, of any of its content, provided that credit and reference is given to IDRC and the original source page.

Users must request and receive, at IDRC’s sole discretion, written permission from IDRC prior to making any commercial use of IDRC content on this website. Users intending to make commercial use must contact us to obtain formal permission, indicating the complete URL of the material you are interested in using, as well as a description of intended use. IDRC will review submissions and inform users in writing whether permission to make commercial use of IDRC content will be granted or not. Users may not make commercial use of such content prior to receiving written permission from IDRC.

IDRC content on this website may be freely reproduced for private, personal use.

Where copyright is not held by IDRC

When copyright to material on this website is not held by IDRC, for example in the use of stock photography, the copyright owner is specifically noted, and all rights are reserved by the copyright holder.  Users wishing to make use of such material must contact the copyright holder directly for all requisite permissions.