Terms and Conditions

Website usage terms and conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern SIANI's relationship with you in relation to this website.

The term 'SIANI' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website which is a programme hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute, Kräftriket 2b Stockholm SE 106 91, Sweden under the registered organisation number SE802014076301. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material shared under the Creative Commons licence, unless specified differently.

Creative Commons: These terms have been aligned to be interoperable with any Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Licence. This means that you may mix the information with Creative Commons licensed content to create a derivative work that can be distributed under any Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Licence.

This website is a special project of SIANI. The reproduction of the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

This website also includes links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Sweden.

We want the information on this site to be open and as easy to re-use as possible. When you submit information to this site we will work under the terms of Creative Commons Licence 2.0, unless you clearly state otherwise alongside your work. Your ideas and applications remain your own.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets outhow SIANI uses and protects any information that you give SIANI when you use this website.

SIANI is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

SIANI may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 7th December 2009.

What we collect

We collect the following information when you create an account: name, country of residence and email address.

We may collect the following information when you update your profile: preferences and interests and other information relevant to SIANI

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

To customise the website according to your preferences and interests

To enable other website users to view your user profile, and contact you via the website. The email address you have provided will not automatically be displayed on the website, unless explicitly stated by you.

Internal record keeping.

We may use the information to improve our products and services.

We may periodically send promotional emails about new SIANI related services with other information which we think you may find interesting, or for research purposes using the email address which you have provided.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not wish to allow SIANI or other users to contact you.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for sending you updates from SIANI or allowing other users to contact you , you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at contact [at] siani.se.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to contact [at] siani.se.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Copyrights and Copyright Agent and Infringement Procedures

SIANI asks its users to respect the intellectual property of others. SIANI has designated an agent to receive any notifications of claimed copyright infringement on its site, who can be reached as follows: copyright [at] siani.se

It is the policy of SIANI to respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement and, following investigation, to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers and/or to remove or disable access to any infringing materials as legally required. If you believe in good faith that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide our copyright agent with the following information:

  1. Your name, address, telephone number and email address;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
  4. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent or the law;
  5. A statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorised to act on the copyright owner's behalf;
  6. An electronic or physical signature from the copyright owner or the person authorised to act on behalf of the copyright owner.