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Terms of Use of the Women & Water website:


1. General

  • These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of, including any content (such as the database), functionality, and services offered on or through (hereafter the ‘Website’), whether as a guest or a registered user.

  • By using this Website including its database, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, which take effect immediately following your first use of the Website. These Terms of Use shall apply to all users of the Website, including users who are also contributors of video content, information, text, pictures, graphics, photographs, audio or video or other materials on the Website (the “Contributions”). If you do not agree to be bound by all the following terms, please do not access and/or use the Website.

 2. Use of the Website

  • You agree that the Website’s main purpose is to build a community of women working or involved in the water sector, to share and discuss different topics including ideas, challenges, successes, to provide access to online resources such as videos and online courses and to allow the registration of women wishing to create an expert profile in the database and to provide information thereon. As such, you authorize us to collect your personal data for the purposes of creating your profile, subject to the provisions detailed hereafter.

  • You agree to use the Website only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe other persons’ rights or limit or hinder anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Website. Prohibited behaviour includes causing inconvenience to any person by transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within the Website.

  • You agree that we may access, store and use any information that you provide in accordance with the terms of the Privacy Policy.


3. Intellectual Property Rights and Use of Website Content

  • The names, icons and logos identifying Women & Water, its Members or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights, trademarks and any other intellectual property rights as the case may be, of Women & Water, its members and/or third parties. For the avoidance of doubt, Women & Water retains all intellectual property rights on the Website (including the database), and nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of Women & Water, its Members or any other third party.


4. Disclaimers

  • Women & Water shall not be liable for any damages, including any damages arising from use or loss of data, whether in contract, negligence or other action, arising from or in connection with your use of the Website to the extent permitted by law.

  • Women & Water shall moreover not be liable for any indirect or consequential damages, including any loss of profit.

  • No implied endorsement. The views of individual users or contributors to the Website expressed are those of members of the public only and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Women & Water or Women & Water Members. Women & Water or its Members shall have no responsibility in that respect.

  • Links to other websites have been included to make this Website as useful as possible. However, Women & Water is not involved in their production and is not responsible for the content or accuracy of information on these linked websites.


5. Privacy Policy

  • This privacy notice serves to inform you how we collect and use your personal data. Personal data collected by Women & Water shall be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’). Women & Water only collects personal data for specified legitimate purposes, and shall only process the information in accordance with those purposes.

  • Individual users are free to make use of the information contained on the Expert’s profile page site for their own (non-commercial) use.

  • Women & Water will only process your personal data for the following purposes: (i) for research and statistical purposes (number and frequency of visits to the Website, number of visitors, users’/contributors profiles, pages visited, etc.),  (ii) to create your profile online, (iii) to make available your information on the Website for use by the third party users such as for example event organisers and journalists, (iv) to contact you about news and events via our e-mail newsletter.

  • You agree that the users may use your personal data in accordance with the provisions set out in these Terms of Use. Women & Water may process the following categories of personal data: first name, last name, languages, country of residence, job title, highest qualification, company or institution, years of experience, fields of expertise, most recent or relevant publications, tools or websites (max 5), countries of experience, biography and links to your online profile.

  • Women & Water will only transfer your personal data to website developers, hosting providers, and the Women & Water team. 

  • Your personal data shall not be forwarded to third parties unless you give your express authorization or unless disclosure of such information is necessary to identify, investigate or engage in legal proceedings and if required to do so by law.

  • Women & Water shall moreover make its best efforts to take all necessary measures to ensure the confidentiality of data communicated via the Internet. You hereby recognize, however, that it is not possible to guarantee absolute security in the transfer of data via the Internet. Consequently, personal data are communicated to Women & Water under your full and sole responsibility. Women & Water cannot be held responsible for any incident which may occur during the transmission of the data by you, such as loss of data or piracy of the communication by a third party.

  • For services proposed by a third party, via a link available on the Website, the third party is solely responsible for collecting and processing personal data communicated by you. Women & Water shall neither collect nor preserve the data thereby provided by you.

  • You have the right to access your personal data, as well as to rectify, erase or restrict the processing of your personal data. If you believe that your data protection rights have been violated, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


6. Amendment

All profiles will be examined by Women & Water for appropriateness. Women & Water reserves the right to treat profiles according to its own reference criteria. Entries that do not meet the required criteria will not be included in the database. No profile will be published on the website without being reviewed beforehand. Women & Water will refuse the publication of following content:

  • Racist or defamatory, abusive, aggressive or violent;

  • Advertising or promotional.

  • Women & Water reserves the right to apply these rules by deleting some or all of the entries and by temporarily or permanently excluding those who violate the rules in a flagrant, repeated or systematic manner.

  • If you see any comments or contributions that you perceive to be contrary to these Terms of Use, please send an email to Women & Water will  review your application as soon as reasonably possible.

  • Any published message remains the sole responsibility of its author.


7. Cookies

  • Women & Water uses cookies on the website. Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. Such cookies may include information such as your computer’s IP address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Website that you visit, the time and date of your visit and the time spent on those pages and other statistics. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Website or a third party to recognize you and make your next visit easier. When you use and access the Website, we may place a number of cookies files in your web browser. We use such cookies to enable certain functions of the Website, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisements delivery, including behavioural advertising.


8. Final Clauses 

  • Women & Water may change these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes online. Please review these Terms of Use regularly to ensure that you are aware of any such changes made by Women & Water. Your continued use of the Website after changes have been posted on the Website implies that you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated or amended.

  • We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We reserve the right at all times to block access to certain parts for the users. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.

  • 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 of Use; the remaining Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

  • These Terms of Use (including our Privacy Policy and other notices posted on this Website) have been redacted in English. Although translations into other languages of any of such texts may be available, in the event of any conflict between the English version and any other translations, the English version shall prevail.

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