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Website Terms of Use

SHINE is an online hub (from here used as “SHINE hub”) for global knowledge exchange on ending violence against women and girls. The access to and use of this website, including its subdomains, associated websites, mobile applications and extranets (each a “Site” and collectively, the “Sites”) constitutes acceptance by you or the entity you represent of the following terms and conditions of use (the “Terms of Use”) and the Code of Conduct. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use and/or the SHINE hub Code of Conduct, you may not access or use the Sites.

The information and resources (including logos and trademarks) published on this online hub belong to their respective authors and do not necessarily represent the views of UN Women, the United Nations, or any of its affiliated organizations. The information and resources made available through the SHINE hub are protected by international copyright laws and intellectual property regulations and are provided solely for non-commercial purposes. Users should acknowledge the original source(s) and author(s), when redistributing, publishing, copying and/or using any and all materials obtained through the site. 

The SHINE hub makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the guidance, resources, translation accuracy and other information available on the site. All hyperlinks to third party websites and materials, provided for informational purposes, are the sole responsibility of their owners and do not imply UN Women's approval for or endorsement of the sites or their content. SHINE hub administrators reserve the right to regularly change (by adding, removing or updating) the content and materials on the SHINE hub without notice. 

The User acknowledges that, unless otherwise specified for a Site or Feature, all Site Features and discussion groups are public and not private communications. 

Further, the User acknowledges that any postings, communications, content and any other material that a User or other users of the Sites post, submit, upload, or otherwise provide to the Sites (“Submissions”) are not endorsed by UN Women and its affiliates, and shall not be considered to have been reviewed, screened or approved by SHINE hub administrators. UN Women and its affiliates do not claim ownership of any Submissions provided by the User or other users of the Sites. However, by posting, submitting, uploading, or otherwise providing Submissions, the User grants UN Women and its affiliates a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, display, distribute, reproduce, modify, remix, translate, transcode, excerpt, adapt, prepare derivative works of and compile, publicly perform and publicly display any or all Submissions in any media format or medium for any purpose whatsoever in connection with UN Women and its affiliates.

UN Women and its affiliates are not liable for any direct or indirect loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered which is claimed to result from use of this site. Users of the site access the materials and information at their own discretion and risk. Additional terms may apply to and govern the access to and use of specific Materials or Site Features as defined at UN Women's Terms of Use.