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International Transport Forum Online Debate Platform
Terms of Use

1. About the International Transport Forum Online Debate Platform
The International Transport Forum Online Debate Platform (the "ITF Online Debate Platform") is an online forum for discussions open to the participation of the general public and relating to the activities of the International Transport Forum ("ITF"), including but not restricted to transport, logistics and mobility.

The ITF Online Debate Platform is provided by ITF on an “as is” basis, without any warranties or guarantees. In particular, ITF does not guarantee any performance level, security or availability of the ITF Online Debate Platform. ITF reserves the right to modify, replace or discontinue the ITF Online Debate Platform at any time or delete data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. ITF shall have no responsibility or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.

2. Acceptance of Terms of Use
By registering for and participating in the discussions held within the framework of the ITF Online Debate Platform, you agree to be bound by the present Terms of Use as may be amended from time to time by ITF, in addition to the other notices on the ITF website, in particular the general OECD/ITF website use Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Copyright Rules. If there is any conflict between the present Terms of Use and/or the terms appearing elsewhere on the ITF or OECD websites the present Terms of Use shall prevail.

3. Opinions expressed on the ITF Online Debate Platform
You acknowledge that the views of persons posting queries, comments and statements to the ITF Online Debate Platform are not necessarily the views of ITF, and are not necessarily endorsed by the ITF. The ITF Online Debate Platform is intended to be a medium for the exchange of information between, and points of view of, many people, and these are the points of view and statements, opinions or questions of those individuals and not of ITF.

4. Registration
In order to access the ITF Online Debate Platform, you must follow the registration procedure and agree to provide truthful information when requested. People of all ages are encouraged to participate, but in the interests of child protection, those under sixteen (16) are not allowed to register. By registering, you certify that you are sixteen (16) years old or older. When registering, you are requested not to choose an inappropriate username (vulgar, offensive, etc).

Our registration process requires you to supply us with your email details. We shall use this information to validate your access to the discussions and for other service administration purposes. Also, be aware that the International transport Forum may reveal your registration information and/or IP address to any aggrieved parties or to the authorities.

You are responsible to maintain the confidentiality of your password and shall be responsible for all uses via your registration and/or login, whether authorised or unauthorised by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorised use of your registration, user account or password.

5. Conduct
You explicitly agree, in using this website and participating to the ITF Online Debate Platform, that you shall keep your contributions civil, tasteful and relevant. In particular, you agree to the following conduct rules:

  • Keep your posts relevant. Each topic of debate organised on the ITF Online Debate Platform is about a particular issue. Posts which are not relevant lower the value of the debate for everyone and may be removed.
  • Post in English only. Posts containing languages other than English may be removed. Common greetings and salutations in languages other than English may be acceptable.
  • Do not make multiple postings. So that we can publish comments from as many different people as possible, participants should keep the number of their contributions per debate to a reasonable level. Multiple posts from one individual, or small number of individuals, discourages many others who might otherwise wish to take part.
  • No flooding. Do not repost the same message, or very similar messages, more than once.
  • Do not post messages that are unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, homophobic or racially offensive. These will be rejected for posting by the Moderator.
  • Do not use the ITF Online Debate Platform to transmit any material that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party as well as any material that you do not have the right to make available under any law.
  • Do not use the ITF Online Debate Platform to transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or to transmit any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes" or any other form of solicitation.
  • No advertising, promotion of products or services, or posting of web links (URLs). If you know of a worthy website relevant to the discussion, please inform the Moderator
  • No personal information. It is not acceptable to publicise your or anyone else's contact details including address, place of employment, name of educational establishment, telephone or mobile number, email address, etc. This is for your own safety and that of everyone who uses the ITF Online Debate Platform.

6. Copyright
You own the copyright in your postings and any attachments (the "Content"), but you also agree to grant ITF and the OECD a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sublicenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to any such Content worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in such Content.

By submitting your contribution to this site, you also warrant that such contribution is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to the OECD and ITF for all the purposes specified above, and that it is not defamatory and does not infringe any law.

7. Removal of postings
ITF reserves the right to remove any postings to the discussions on the ITF Online Debate Platform at any time, for any reason, and is under no obligation to publish any work or statement submitted.

8. Suspension and Termination
ITF reserves the right to suspend or terminate any registration at any time and at its sole discretion. While suspended, returning to the ITF Online Debate Platform website by creating another account shall result in your account being closed permanently.

9. General Disclaimer and Indemnity
Under no circumstances shall ITF be liable to you or any other person or entity for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered which is claimed to result from, or in any manner in connection with, the use of the ITF Online Debate Platform, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. You agree to indemnify and hold ITF harmless from any claims which may arise from third parties as a result of, or in connection with, your use of the ITF website and ITF Online Debate Platform.

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