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The use of this web site constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

(a) The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction maintains this web site (the “Site”) as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“Users”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. The United Nations grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site for the User’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Material within this Site.

(b) The United Nations administers this Site. All Material on this Site from the United Nations appears subject to the present Terms and Conditions.

(c) Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this Site are those of the various United Nations staff members, consultants and advisers to the United Nations Secretariat who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations or its Member States.


Under no circumstances shall the United Nations be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. 

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that UNDRR is not liable for any conduct of any User.

This Site may contain links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of the United Nations, and the United Nations is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The United Nations provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by the United Nations.

If this Site contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities (collectively, “Forums”), the User agrees to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and materials that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example and not as a limitation, the User agrees that when using a Forum, he or she shall not do any of the following:

(a) Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others;

(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 and 
publicity) unless the User owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all consents therefor as may be required by law;

(d) Upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programs 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 download any file posted by another user of a Forum that the User knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
The User acknowledges that all Forums and discussion groups are public and not private communications. Further, the User acknowledges that chats, postings, conferences, e-mails and other communications by other Users are not endorsed by the United Nations, and that such communications shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by the United Nations. The United Nations reserves the right to remove, for any reason and without notice, any content of the Forums received from Users, including, without limitation, e-mail and bulletin board postings.

Country and area nomenclature

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The term “country” as used in this material also refers, as appropriate, to territories or areas.

Privacy notice

UNDRR is committed to protecting individual privacy and securing the personal information made available by users of UNDRR websites hosted under UNDRR.org and preventionweb.net

This privacy policy describes what information is made available to UNDRR and third parties when you visit UNDRR websites, and how UNDRR uses and stores that information.

UNDRR is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of websites to which it may link.

What personal information does UNDRR collect through its websites?


If you wish to subscribe to any of the PreventionWeb hosted workspaces or PreventionWeb email alerts, we may ask for some basic demographic information. We use this information to learn more about our audience as well as to improve the delivery of customized services.

You can unsubscribe from any of our mailing service through the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email you received. 

Conference/Event registration

For registration and subsequent electronic correspondence concerning UNDRR conferences and meetings, we may request you to supply an e-mail address, a picture, basic demographic information (address, country, zip code) and passport information.

Signing up for expertise services

To sign up for PreventionWeb expertise services, we will ask for some contact details, basic demographic information as well as information on your professional experience. Your personal contact details will not be disclosed but your picture and biography will be visible on the public website.


UNDRR regularly post surveys to collect inputs from the DRR community in order to inform our programs, products and service delivery. In this context, we may ask for some contact details, basic demographic information and information related to your professional background.

Cookies policy

Aside from the personal information that you disclose for a specific purpose, UNDRR also uses cookies to collect anonymous information about your browsing behaviour. Cookies are small data files placed onto your computer or other mobile devices when you access a website. Encrypted information gathered from cookies is used to understand the audience and performance of our websites and improve user experience. This information is anonymous and based on behaviour rather than on personally identifiable features.

If you do not wish to have cookies installed on your computer or mobile device, you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some areas of UNDRR websites may not function properly.

With whom does UNDRR share the information?

  • UNDRR will not provide personal information supplied electronically to any third party without your consent. UNDRR may disclose information supplied electronically to third parties only in aggregate form.
  • Workspaces: Any information you disclose when posting a message in our workspaces may be public depending on the settings of the workspace. Subscribers who post a message in a workspace may make their e-mail address visible to other subscribers, which could result in unsolicited e-mail from other subscribers or parties, for which UNDRR declines responsibility.

Preservation of immunities

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the United Nations, which are specifically reserved.


The United Nations reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. The United Nations shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

The United Nations reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

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