TERMS OF USE

USE OF THIS WEBSITE BY ANY PARTY ("YOU") CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE FOLLOWING TERMS. Read these terms carefully. They constitute a binding agreement between you and ICF Consulting Services Limited ("ICF International" or “We”). If You do not accept these terms, please refrain from using this website. ICF International reserves the right to change this website and these terms at any time without prior notice.

Also, please review our Privacy Policy below that explains how ICF International processes any personal data that it collects from You or that You provide to ICF International. By using this website, You accept such processing and warrant the accuracy of the personal data so collected and/or provided.

Privacy Notice: using Your personal information

When using the “Contact Us” page on the website, You will be asked to provide Your first and last name, Your email address and Your telephone number “Personal Data”. The data controller and the data processor of Your Personal Data is ICF Consulting Services Limited. Your Personal Data will be collected and processed for the purpose of responding to the questions You asked using the “Contact Us” page on the website and to discuss the Project or other opportunities if You if You request so. Your Personal Data will be securely stored in the ICF International’s servers hosted in the United Kingdom. If You need further information or if You want to modify Your Personal Data, please contact Us at ICF International Watling House 33 Cannon Street London England EC4M 5SB.

1. Who are We?

1.1. This website is operated by ICF Consulting Services Limited (formerly known as GHK Consulting Limited) a company registered and incorporated under the laws of England and Wales under company number 04161656 with registered office at Watling House 33 Cannon Street London England EC4M 5SB and with VAT number 927 4872 86.

1.2. This website and its content was funded with UK aid from the UK government; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies.

2. Acceptable use of this website

2.1. All documents, graphics, reports, including without limitation- urbanisation research findings, associated publications, peer-reviewed articles, policy briefings- and blogs, presentations and other information (“Content”) provided on this website are for general informational and educational purposes for members of the general public. This website has been created for a non-commercial purpose, in the aim of disseminating the Content of the Urbanisation Research in Nigeria (the “Project”). Certain sections of this website are intended for particular audiences, including ICF’s employees, the media, customers, and stockholders, as well as researchers. .

2.2. You may access the Content solely for Your personal, noncommercial use. You may download or print a copy of an insubstantial portion of the Content, provided any copy retains all applicable copyright notices. All other rights, title, and interest to the Content are expressly reserved by ICF International. In no event, shall such usage rights constitute an endorsement from ICF International of Your use of the Content.

2.3. You will comply with all applicable laws in connection with the use of this website. You will not engage in conduct on or in connection with this website that is illegal, misleading, infringing, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or otherwise objectionable. You will not cause damage, embarrassment, or adverse publicity to ICF International.

2.4. You will cooperate with all reasonable requests of ICF International and will notify ICF International promptly upon learning of any actual or suspected breach of these Terms of Use by You or unauthorized use or abuse of this website. No other permission is granted to You to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify the Content. You shall be solely responsible and liable for all losses, whatever their nature arising out of or in connection with Your use of the Content of this website or any portion of it and shall indemnify and hold ICF International harmless against any liability (including reasonable attorney fees) arising from or related to Your failure to comply with these Terms of Use.

3. Website and Registration Administration

3.1. In using the blog section, You may link to any page of this website as long as the link is without framing. However, in the event ICF International deems your linking practices in relation to this website to be inappropriate, ICF International may provide notice to You to remove or modify the inappropriate link, and You agree to comply with any and all requirements of ICF International relating thereto. Upon notification of ICF International as provided above, You may link to this website unless and until ICF International gives notice that You must discontinue linking to this website.

3.2. ICF International may in its discretion modify, edit, translate, suspend, restrict access to, or terminate this website, these Terms of Use, the Content, or any link at any time without liability or prior notice. ICF International may in its discretion terminate the browsing of and use of this website by You at any time without liability or prior notice for any reason, including for any breach of these Terms of Use.

4. Third-Party Website Links

As a convenience to You, this website may contain content, links, and other information submitted by third parties over whom ICF International has no control or responsibility. ICF International has no obligation to monitor, control, or restrict the use of this website, or third-party websites accessible via links on this website. These other sites are not under the control of ICF International, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with ICF International) ICF International is not responsible for and makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by ICF International or any association with its operators. Moreover, ICF International has no obligation to verify any content submitted by You or to provide any registration or other information to You concerning any content.

5. Disclaimer

5.1. This website and its Content are provided free of charge and on an AS IS basis. ICF International does not warrant that Your use will be uninterrupted or error-free. This website may contain inaccuracies, out-of-date information, and typographical errors. ICF International makes no warranties or representations of any kind as to the accuracy, currency, completeness, or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, or other information displayed or distributed through this website. By using this website, You acknowledge that any reliance on any such opinion, advice, statement, report, or information shall be at your sole risk. ICF International reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to correct any errors or omissions in any portion of the website.

5.2. You may express and share with others Your opinions, views and other information in relation to the Project only (“Opinions”) by using the blog section of this website; provided that such Opinions are not illegal, unlawful, obscene, infringing any third party’s intellectual property rights, threatening, an incitement to hatred based on race, sex, religion or nationality or otherwise injurious or objectionable. You shall not use the blog for any purpose other than discussing the Project or other topics related to or arising out of the Project.

ICF International reserves the right to:

(i) Remove from the blog any Opinion, which ICF International deems inappropriate in its absolute discretion;

(ii) Suspend Your access and/or use of the blog and this website; and/or

(iii) Report You to the local law enforcement authorities

at any time, without Your prior approval and without notice.

Your Opinion shall not be deemed to reflect ICF’s International official policies and ICF International hereby disclaims all liabilities for any loss of any nature caused by You to any third party as a result of or in connection with Your use of the blog.

5.3. You agree that access to and use of this website and the Content thereof is at Your own risk. ICF International provides no warranty, whether express or implied, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement in connection with this website or its Content.

5.4. Neither ICF International nor any party involved in creating, producing, or delivering this website shall be liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, incidental, consequential, or indirect, arising out of access to, use of, or inability to use this website, or any errors or omissions in the Content thereof. This limitation includes damages to, or for any viruses that infect, your computer equipment.

6. Limitation of Liability

6.1. In no event shall ICF International be liable to any party as a result of use of this website for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages (including, without limitation, inability to use this website, use or reliance on any information contained in the Content and/or comments posted on the blog section, damages for lost profits, lost data, or business interruption), whether based on warranty, contract, negligence, tort, or any other legal theory, even if ICF International has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

6.2. Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits the liability of ICF International for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under English law.

 7. Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless ICF, its officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, and third-party partners from and against all losses, expenses, damages, and costs, including reasonable legal expenses , resulting from any violation by You of these Terms of Use.

 8. Governing Law

8.1. ICF International maintains this site in the United Kingdom. ICF International makes no representation that materials on this website are appropriate or available for use at locations outside of the United Kingdom, and access to this website from locations where its contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use this website or export the materials on this website in violation of U.S. and U.K. export laws and regulations. If You access the website from a location outside of the United Kingdom, You are responsible for compliance with all local laws.

8.2. These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England, without regards to conflict of law principles. The Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute relating to this website and these Terms of Use. .

8.3. You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this website, and you agree that You will not access or use the information on this site in violation of such laws.

9. Intellectual Property

9.1. The entire contents, including the Content of this website are subject to copyright laws and treaties around the world. . All such rights are reserved. The Content is owned by ICF International or is provided with the permission of the owner.. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right under any patent or trademark of ICF International or any third party.

9.2. ICF, ICF International, and ICF Consulting, the ICF International logo and ICF Consulting logos, and the other logos, taglines, and slogans on this website are, trademarks, or registered trademarks of ICF International, Inc. Other product or company names may be the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

9.3. Elements of this website are protected by design rights and other laws, and this website and its appearance, including website code and scripts, may not be copied or imitated in any way without the express written consent of ICF International.

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Last updated 15 October 2014.