Terms of Use

The World Economic Forum (the “Forum”) is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It is committedly neutral and impartial with no political, partisan or national interests and, with the explicit intention of creating a platform for open dialogue between all stakeholders. The Forum owns, operates and makes available the website www.weforum.org as well as subdomain websites (individually “Website” and collectively “Websites”) and makes them available to the users of its Websites (individually “Visitor” and collectively “Visitors”) under the following Terms of Use.

Agreement to the Terms of Use

The Websites may contain features including blog, report and newsletter services, event, issue and community pages, member areas and other applications that may be available from time to time. Any person that accesses or uses the Websites agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use contain conditions, disclaimers and other provisions, some of which limit the Forum’s liability. Any person that does not agree or comply with these Terms of Use should not access or use the Websites.

Appropriate Use

Any use of the Websites by Visitors that would limit or constrict the availability or quality of the Websites’ features is prohibited and the Forum reserves the sole right to take any actions required to enforce this principle.

Visitors shall not use the Websites to post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials. Furthermore, Visitors shall not use the Websites in any way that may violate third party rights including, but not limited to copyrights or privacy. Neither shall Visitors access or attempt to access the Websites using interfaces aside from the ones provided by the Websites.

Visitors may provide personal information as part of the registration to access and use some of the features on the Websites as members, partners, bloggers, subscribers, participants, donators or similar. Information provided for registration must be accurate, correct and up-to-date. The Forum reserves the sole right to verify and deny access where data is incomplete, incorrect, inappropriate and/or missing.

Disclaimer

The Websites are provided “as is” and “as available” with no express or implied warranties of any kind including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, non-infringement, and title. the forum disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to visitors` use of the site. visitors assume total responsibility for their use of the site and any linked sites. if this disclaimer is not enforceable under applicable law, it may be modified at the forum’s sole discretion to a form that is enforceable.

The Forum does not take responsibility for the correctness, completeness, up-to-datedness or quality of the information provided on the Websites. The Forum expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person in respect of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partially in reliance upon the contents of the Websites.

Furthermore, the Forum is not liable for any damage or corruption caused by viruses (or similar mechanisms such as worms, lock outs, metering, or self-destruct mechanisms) on computers or other terminal equipment in connection with visiting, using and/or downloading data of any kind from the Websites. The Visitors are personally responsible for protecting their equipment appropriately from viruses and other risks on the Internet.

The Forum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, but disclaims the obligation, to monitor and/or remove content from any blog.

Website Content

The Forum publishes its own content as well as links, content and resources provided by third parties and content that has been specifically commissioned by the Forum for publication on the Websites.

All proprietary rights relating to any third party links, content or resources published on the Websites remain with the original source or the author(s) of that material and where any content has been commissioned by the Forum for publication on the Websites, any proprietary rights in such content remain with the relevant author, unless otherwise agreed or specified.

For all other content published on the Websites, the Forum reserves all proprietary rights including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and to all content on the Websites; this includes all text, graphics, photographs, logos and/or other items that appear on the Websites. The Forum also reserves its rights over the Websites’ template, including its layout and structure.

The Forum’s name and logo are registered trademarks of the Forum. Visitors are not authorized to use the Forum’s name, logo or likeness without prior consent.

The content, links and resources on the Websites is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which Visitors should rely. Visitors must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on the Forum's site. Although the Forum makes reasonable efforts to update the information on the Websites, the Forum makes no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on the Websites is accurate, complete or up to date.

Publications

The content of any articles published on the Websites (“Articles”) represents the opinion of the author(s) of the respective Article(s). Where the Websites contain Articles, resources or links provided by third parties, these should not be interpreted as the Forum’s endorsement of any views expressed or the content contained within such Articles, resources or links.

Visitors may make use of the content of the Articles published to this particular feed only: http://wef.ch/feed (the "Feed") under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 Unported License (“CCPL”). To view a copy of this license please see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode. All rights are reserved with respect to other Articles published on the Websites which are protected by copyright.

Under the CCPL license, Visitors may copy, distribute and transmit the Articles, in any medium or format provided the work is properly attributed to the author and the World Economic Forum, that any such use is for non-commercial purposes and it is not altered, transformed or built upon.

Attribution: Visitor must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse Visitor or their use of the work).

Noncommercial: Visitor may not use this work for commercial purposes.

No Derivatives: Visitor may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

This CCPL shall not apply to the Forum name and logo, third-party materials, trademarks, names and logos, Website interface elements, graphic files and source code, photographs and videos. The Forum reserves all rights which have not been expressly granted.

Links to other websites

Links on the Websites may connect Visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to the Forum or under its control. The Forum is not responsible for the content of external or third party websites that may be accessible or displayed through external links on the Websites. The presence of these external links does not represent the Forum’s endorsement of the views or content of these third party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on the Websites is done at the sole risk of the Visitor, and the Forum expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.

Links to this Website

The Visitor may link to the Websites provided the Visitor does so in a way that indicates that the link is to the Forum Websites and is fair and not misleading. Visitors may not integrate or make use of all or part of the Websites in ways that would confuse or mislead other Visitors as to the nature and origin of the Websites’ content.

Amendments

The Forum may amend these Terms of Use at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon notice being provided to the Visitor. Notice may be provided on the Websites itself, and after posting of the notice, the Visitor’s continued use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

Waiver and Severability of Terms of Use

The failure of the Forum to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties` intention as reflected in the provision and the other provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain in full force and effect.

Applicable law

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the substantive laws of Switzerland, under the exclusion of any international treaty and under exclusion of any conflicts of laws principles. Exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Geneva, Switzerland.

Contact

For questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact the Forum at legal_team@weforum.org.