following discloses our online information gathering and dissemination
practices. By utilizing the site and entering information about
as amended from time to time. If this policy is not acceptable
and you are unwilling to be bound by it, please do not enter any
information about yourself through this site.
Our overall policy is extremely simple: If we collect information
from you, we use it only for the purposes for which it was collected,
and the other limited purposes outlined below.
Here are the details of our privacy policies. This statement may
change over time - please review it periodically. By using this
agree to accept those changes. If at any time you choose not to
information about yourself; if you have already done so, then
you can opt-out as explained below.
of Information Collected
Spanda Foundation site collects two types of user information.
We collect some non-personally identifiable information automatically
and some from our registration forms and online surveys. Non-personally
identifiable information might include your IP address, your browser
type or operating system, the domain name from which you linked
to our site, your zip code, your age, and other general demographic
information. We use this non-personally identifiable information
to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our
Web site; and we may share it with our affiliates, or with our
other business partners on an aggregated basis.
Our site's donations, registration and contact forms, online surveys,
and merchandise transactions may also request or require users
to give us personally identifiable information (like their name,
telephone number, home address and e-mail address). We may use
the information from our donations form, registration form, merchandise
purchase forms and surveys to contact the user, but users may
opt-out of receiving future mailings. We will not sell or disclose
your personally identifiable data to any third party unless: (i)
we change Web site hosts or our host transfers business assets
(as further described below); (ii) we first obtain permission
from you; (iii) we need to share it with agents or contractors
who perform services for us; or (iv) we are required by law to
If you provide contact information, staff from the Spanda Foundation
may inquire to clarify your comment or question, or to learn about
your level of customer satisfaction with our services.
of Business Assets
As our Web site host develops business, it may be acquired, merge
with another business, or acquire or buy other businesses or assets.
In such transactions, both personally and non-personally identifiable
information will likely be one of the transferred assets.
Cookies We may
use "cookies" to determine whether you have visited
our site previously and to save and remember any preferences that
you set while using our site. Cookies also allow us to measure
activity on our site and to improve your user experience, for
example by remembering your passwords and viewing preferences,
thus allowing you to visit any member-only parts of the site without
re-registering. Our cookies cannot retrieve any other data from
a hard drive or obtain an e-mail address. Although a user has
the ability to modify most browsers to either accept all cookies,
notify the user when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies,
it may not be possible to utilize certain services if cookies
This site contains links to other sites. The Spanda Foundation
Web site is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content
and any other online policies or agreements of any sites to which
site makes use of virtual meetings. Please remember that any information
that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and
you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal
information. By posting information, you also give the Spanda
Foundation the unlimited right to use and republish the information
as we see fit.
Security While there is no such thing as "perfect"
security on the Internet, we will take reasonable steps to ensure
the safety of your personally identifiable information. This site
has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and
alteration of the information under our control. However, we do
not assume any liability for third-party usage of your personal
information, whether obtained legally or illegally from our system.
Children The Spanda Foundation site does not seek to collect
any information from children under the age of 14. If any child
provides us with personally identifiable information, a parent
or guardian may notify us and such information will be deleted
from our records.
Correct/Update This site gives users the opportunity to change
and modify information previously provided information by visiting
our contact page
the Web Site f you have any questions about this privacy statement,
the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site,
you can send us an email message through this
site is owned and operated by the Spanda Foundation. (referred
to as "SP," "we," "us," or "our"
herein). Access to and use of this site ('spanda.org') is provided
by the Spanda Foundation subject to the following terms:
1. By using spanda.org you agree to be legally bound by
these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first
use of spanda.org. If you do not agree to be legally bound by
all the following terms please do not access and/or use spanda.org.
2. The SF may change these terms at any time by posting
changes online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure
you are aware of any changes made by the SF. Your continued use
of spanda.org after changes are posted means you agree to be legally
bound by these terms as updated and/or amended.
of spanda.org 3.
You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast,
transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use spanda.org
content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial
use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative
work from any spanda.org content except for your own personal,
non-commercial use. Any other use of spanda.org content requires
the prior written permission of the SF.
4. You agree to use spanda.org only for lawful purposes,
and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or
inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of spanda.org. Prohibited
behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience
to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting
the normal flow of dialogue within spanda.org.
and Limitation of Liability 5.
Spanda.org content, including the information, names, images,
pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the SF its
products and services (or to third party products and services),
is provided "AS IS" and on an "IS AVAILABLE"
basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made
(whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by
law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality,
fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility,
security and accuracy.
6. Under no circumstances will the SF be liable for any
of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen,
foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of
revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss
of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation;
(f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential,
special or exemplary damages arising from the use of spanda.org
regardless of the form of action.
7. The SF does not warrant that functions contained in spanda.org
content will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will
be corrected, or that spanda.org or the server that makes it available
are free of viruses or bugs.
The names, images and logos identifying the SF or third parties
and their products and services are subject to copyright, design
rights and trade marks of the SF and/or third parties. Nothing
contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication,
estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark,
patent, design right or copyright of the SF or any other third
to spanda.org 9.
Where you are invited to submit any contribution to spanda.org
(including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you
agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant the SF a royalty-free,
non-exclusive, sub-licenceable right and license to use, reproduce,
distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise
all publicity rights with respect to your contribution
worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works
in any media now known or later developed for the full term of
any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance
If you do not want to grant to the SF the rights set out above,
please do not submit your contribution to spanda.org.
10. Further to paragraph 9, by submitting your contribution
to spanda.org, you:
10.1. warrant that your contribution;
10.1.1. is your own original work and that you have the
right to make it available to the SF for all the purposes specified
10.1.2. is not defamatory; and
10.1.3. does not infringe any law; and
10.2. indemnify the SF against all legal fees, damages and
other expenses that may be incurred by the SF as a result of your
breach of the above warranty; and
10.3. waive any moral rights in your contribution for the
purposes of its submission to and publication on spanda.org and
the purposes specified above.
Community Rules 11.
You agree to use spanda.org Communities (including Message Boards)
in accordance with the following Community Rules. These apply
across all spanda.org community sites and services. You should,
however, read the local house rules of the particular site or
service you are using, as there may be some local variations to
these Community Rules.
your Posts •
Contributions must be civil and tasteful
• No disruptive, offensive or abusive behaviour: contributions
must be constructive and polite, not mean-spirited or contributed
with the intention of causing trouble.
• No unlawful or objectionable content: unlawful, harassing, defamatory,
abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented,
racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not
• If you use multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting the
community or annoying other users you may have action taken against
• Be patient: users of all ages and abilities may be taking part
in the relevant spanda.org Community.
• No spamming or off-topic material: we do not allow the submission
of the same or very similar contributions many times. Please don't
re-submit your contribution to more than one discussion, or contribute
off-topic material in subject-specific areas.
• No advertising
• No spoilers: material which contains plot developments which
haven't been transmitted on analogue or digital device will be
deleted unless submitted in a designated ‘spoilers’ area.
• Contributions containing languages other than English may be
removed unless allowed in the relevant local house rules.
• No impersonation
• No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names
• You may not refer to specific URLs (web site addresses) unless
allowed under the relevant local house rules. If you know of a
worthy web site relevant to the discussion topic, please inform
the host of the Community area.
• Deliberate misuse of the complaints facility is not permitted.
If you persist in doing this action may be taken against your
advise that you never reveal any personal information about yourself
or anyone else (for example: telephone number, home address or
email address), and please do not include postal addresses of
any kind. If you have a helpful address to share, inform the host
of the relevant Community area using the 'Contact Us' link, and
they will promote it if they see fit.
the law •
You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature
in spanda.org Communities. This includes text, graphics, video,
programs or audio.
• Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting
an illegal act is strictly prohibited.
• You agree to only submit materials which are your own original
work. You must not violate, plagiarise, or infringe the rights
of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets,
privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.
• The views expressed in spanda.org Community areas are those
of members of the public and are not necessarily those of the
you are under 16 •
Please get a parent’s or guardian’s permission before taking part
in any spanda.org discussion.
• Never reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone
else (for example, telephone number, home address or email address).
you fail to abide by these Community Rules (and/or any variations
in the relevant local house rules) when taking part in a spanda.org
Community service, you will be sent an e-mail which informs you
why your contribution has been failed or edited. This mail will
also include a warning that continuing to break the rules may
result in action being taken against your account or accounts.
This action may include your relevant account or accounts being
placed into pre-moderation or a temporary or permanent suspension
of your ability to participate in any or all of spanda.org Community
If you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere
on or to spanda.org Communities or otherwise engage in any disruptive
behaviour on spanda.org, and the SF considers such behaviour to
be serious and/or repeated, the SF may use whatever information
that is available to it about you to stop any further such infringements.
This may include informing relevant third parties such as your
employer, school or email provider about the infringement/s.
The SF reserves the right to delete any contribution, or take
action against any account, at any time, for any reason.
If there is any conflict between these terms and specific terms
appearing elsewhere on spanda.org (including local house rules)
then the latter shall prevail.
13. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal,
invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any
state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective,
then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term
is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and
deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive,
remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and
14. All claims, disputes or disagreements which may arise
out of the interpretation, performance or in any way relating
to your use of this site and any and all other SP site(s), shall
be submitted exclusively to the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of
Fair use Notice
This website may contain copyrighted material whose use has not
been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. The Spanda
Foundation is making these materials available in an effort to
advance the understanding of various issues relating to culture,
health, education, the environment, research, domestic and international
We believe that this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted
material as provided for in section 107 of the U.S. Copyright
Law. If you are a copyright owner and wish to have your material
removed or credited differently, please contact
us for immediate assistance.