Terms of Service

Legal disclaimer, copyright information and terms of use.

1. Terms and Conditions

Please read these terms and conditions carefully and, please note that Practical Action or Practical Action Consulting Limited (“PAC”) may replace or amend them at any time, and without notice to you.  By making use of this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below, any update to them, as well as to any additional terms and conditions that may be set out on individual pages of the website.  If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, do not continue to use or access this website.  This agreement is governed by English Law and jurisdiction of the English courts.

2. Copyright and Trademarks

Where content on this website is the copyright of Practical Action or PAC you may reproduce it for private research and non-commercial use only.  If you wish to make any other reproduction in whole or in part of any content on or distributed via this website, please write to Andrea.Beartl@solucionespracticas.org.pe.

The ELLA logo is owned by Practical Action Consulting Limited and all rights are reserved.

3. Liability

The content held and accessed on the public pages of this website is for general guidance only and is offered by PAC as material that may be of interest to users who choose to access this website.  Members who have been granted access to the ELLA Learning Alliance restricted access space on the website are able to post comments and use the restricted space as a platform for communications with other Members and for sharing content produced by third parties with other Members of the ELLA Learning Alliances.  Members will be clearly identified as the source of this content on the website and it is the Members’ responsibility to ensure that they are the originators or they have the authority to post such content belonging to third parties.  Members are also responsible for ensuring that the information Members upload onto their User Profiles are kept up to date and are free from inaccuracies and misstatements.

Unless explicitly expressed as the opinion of PAC, or the ELLA programme managed by PAC, no statement, viewpoint, comment, belief, or expression, whether expressed or implied shall be taken to be that of PAC, its directors, officers, employees or partners.  Neither can it be taken that PAC agrees fully or in part with such material.  Comments accessed at this website are the viewpoints of the Members registered under the ELLA Learning Alliances or individual(s) alone.

Whilst we have made efforts to ensure that this information contained in this website is accurate, we do not give any representation or warranty (express or implied) as to its accuracy or completeness, and cannot accept liability for errors or omissions.  PAC shall not accept any liability in the event that users of this website base actions on information contained herein that is subsequently found to be inaccurate.  If we are liable to you for any reason our liability will be limited to £200 except in relation to death or personal injury resulting from our fraudulent misrepresentation or negligence.

4. Links to Other Web Sites

This website contains links to other sites that are not owned by PAC or are not under the control of PAC.  These links are provided only as a convenience to users and PAC is not responsible for the content provided on any of these sites nor does it endorse the material provided on them.  Inclusion of these links does not necessarily imply any association with the operators of these websites.

5. User Participation

PAC does not and cannot review all communications and materials posted to or created by users accessing the website and is not in any manner responsible for the content of these communications and materials.  You acknowledge that by providing you with the ability to view and distribute user generated content on the website, PAC is merely acting as a passive conduit for such distribution and is not undertaking any obligation or liability relating to any contents or activities on the website.

If you upload any content to the website, you agree to accept the following rules at all times. Please let us know immediately by contacting us at Andrea.Beartl@solucionespracticas.org.pe if any of these rules are broken by you or other users, or if you have any concerns about material posted to the website:

(a) You must not post or upload any content or use the website in a way that breaches any law.
(b) You must not post or upload any content or use the website in a way that is offensive, threatening, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, harassing, false, misleading or unreliable, or that brings or is likely to bring the website or Practical Action or PAC into disrepute.
(c) Failure or delay to enforce an obligation or exercise a right under these Terms and Conditions shall not be a waiver of that obligation or right.
(d) PAC reserves the right to remove/edit any content at any time.
(e) Other information relevant to ELLA’s activities (including user surveys) or to your interests

You are wholly responsible for all content posted by you on the website. Other than permitted content uploaded in accordance with these terms and conditions, you may not alter the website in any way or do anything that might damage or disrupt:

any content on the website

the good working order of the website

PAC’s equipment or software.

(g) Using your access to the website to send unsolicited bulk email or spam is forbidden.
(h) We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to the website immediately at any time.
(i) We reserve the right to edit, or require you to edit, content posted to the website at any time.
(j) Any content you post to the website may be used for any purpose, subject to our Privacy Policy.
(k) If your use of the website, uploading of content or breach of these terms and conditions creates losses for PAC/Practical Action, you will compensate PAC/Practical Action for all their losses (including direct and indirect losses, all costs and damages).
(l) If your access to the website is terminated or suspended for any reason, you must not access the website or any other Practical Action or PAC website without our prior consent.

6. Translation Services Software

The ELLA website has been developed in the English language and content willbe uploaded to the website in English.  In order to assist those users who do not have English as their first language the site offers the facility of a language conversion tool called Google Translate.  This language conversion tool enables users to select an alternative language of their choice to view website content.

PAC provides no warranty for the accuracy of website content which has utilised this language translation tool.

7. Virus Protection

While PAC takes care to protect its systems and websites from virus attacks and other harmful events, the company gives no warranty that the use of this website is free of any virus or other harmful matter, and accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from the user downloading information from the website.

8. Member Account, Password and Security

Members will be granted a Learning Alliance user ID and password as provided by PAC to allow them to access the restricted space on the ELLA website.  Your user ID and password is provided by PAC for your own personal use or for use by your organisation if it is your Organisation which is registered as the Member.  You are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur in your account and your password should not be disclosed to anyone else without the prior written agreement from of an authorised representative of PAC.

PAC reserves the right to change your password if it believes it is no longer secure and may withdraw on-line access.

As a user of this website, you agree to notify PAC immediately of any unauthorised use of your account or any other breach of security.  PAC will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your consent or knowledge.

PAC reserves the right to hold you liable for any losses incurred by PAC or another third party due to someone else using your account or password.

9. Termination

PAC may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the website and associated e-newsletters for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions.  If you breach these Terms and Conditions, your authorisation to use the site and receive associated e-newsletters automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials and content.  PAC reserves the right to refuse any and all current or future use of or access to the website.

10. General

(a) PAC may assign, transfer, novate or subcontract any or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms and Conditions at any time.
(b) If any term of these Terms and Conditions is illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining terms shall continue to be valid.
(c) Failure or delay to enforce an obligation or exercise a right under these Terms and Conditions shall not be a waiver of that obligation or right.