Last updated: 20/11/2020

World Economic Forum, with registered offices at 91-93 route de la Capite, CH-1223 Cologny/Geneva, Switzerland (the “Forum”, “we”, “our” or “us”) 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 and operates, and makes available the G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance website (“we”, “our” or “us”) which aims to provide a platform for sharing model policies and best practices for the responsible and ethical use of smart city technologies. The G20 Global Smart Cities Alliance website (https://www.globalsmartcitiesalliance.org/) (hereinafter “Website”) is made available to the users (individually “you” or “Visitor” and collectively “Visitors”) under the following Terms of Use.

  1. Agreement to the Terms of Use

Our Website enables you to access the Alliance smart city policy roadmap and find details about the Alliance Pioneer Cities Programme. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing the Website. These Terms of Use contain conditions, disclaimers and other provisions, some of which limit our liability. By accessing the Website, you explicitly agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE WESITE.

  1. Privacy

Your privacy and the protection of your personal data are very important to us. For more information about our privacy practices, you should review our privacy policy: https://globalsmartcitiesalliance.org/?page_id=313

Reviewing these policies will help you understand how we collect, process and safeguard the information you provide to us.

  1. Appropriate Use

Visitors shall not use the Website to:

In case of violation of this Section 3, we reserve the sole right to take any actions, including but not limited to cancel or suspend your access to the Website.

  1. Disclaimer of Warranties

WEBSITE IS 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, TRANSLATION AND TITLE. WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR THE ACTS, OMISSIONS AND CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATED TO VISITORS` USE OF WEBSITE. VISITORS ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR USE OF THE WEBSITE AND ANY LINKED SITES. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST US FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. IF THIS DISCLAIMER IS NOT ENFORCEABLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, IT MAY BE MODIFIED AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION TO A FORM THAT IS ENFORCEABLE.

WE DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS, UP-TO-DATEDNESS OR QUALITY OF THE INFORMATION AND CONTENT PROVIDED IN THE WEBSITE, INCLDUING ANY TRANSLATION OF THE CONTENT. ESPECIALLY, THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED IN THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE ARE THOSE OF THE RESPECTIVE AUTHORS. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM 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 WEBSITE.

FURTHERMORE, WE ARE 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/INFORMATION FROM THE WEBSITE OF ANY KIND OR ACCESSING ANY EXTERNAL THIRD PARTY LINKS. THE VISITORS ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THEIR EQUIPMENT APPROPRIATELY FROM VIRUSES AND OTHER RISKS ON THE INTERNET. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, AT OUR SOLE DISCRETION, BUT DISCLAIM THE OBLIGATION, TO MONITOR AND/OR REMOVE ANY CONTENT FROM THE WEBSITE.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

We publish content, photographs, videos, graphics, logos, resources, and links that is owned by the Forum and provided by third parties (“Content”). Any Content remains owned by the Forum and such third parties and your use of the Websites does not give you any rights of ownership in relation to such Content.

We will retain all (including where applicable, ownership) rights in relation to any comments, ideas, and feedback provided by Visitors in relation to the use of the Website (“Visitor’s Feedback”).

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. Visitors are likewise not authorized to use the Website name, logo or likeness without prior consent.

  1. Links to other websites

Links in the Website may connect Visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to us or under our control. We have not reviewed those third-party websites and we are not responsible for the content of external or third-party websites that may be accessible or displayed through external links in Website. The presence of these external links does not represent our endorsement of the views or content of these third-party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on the Website is done at the sole risk of the Visitor, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability, damage and losses for any content or otherwise that appears on any external site.

  1. Links to the Website

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

  1. Amendments 

We may amend these Terms of Use at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon providing the notice in the Website. Visitor’s continued use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified Terms of Use.

  1. Waiver and Severability of Terms of Use

Our failure 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 endeavour 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.

  1. Translation

These Terms of Use are originally written in English. We may translate these terms into other languages. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these Terms of Use and the English version, the English version will control.

  1. Applicable law and Jurisdiction

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.

  1. Contact

For any notices and questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact at info@globalsmartcitiesalliance.org or rushi.rama@weforum.org.