Your use of the Share-Net website and/or your membership to the Share-Net Community within the online network is governed by the following terms and conditions:

You hereby agree that by becoming a member of Share-Net and its online community, you have read, understood and agreed to comply with the terms and conditions of membership.

Membership is available to both individuals and organizations.

1. Registration and Membership

1.1 This agreement binds all registered members of Share-Net, and to the extent applicable, to all general users of the Share-Net Bangladesh website.

1.2 Some or all of the pages on the website may be accessed only by use of a password, which will be provided to you after registration. The information supplied by you in connection with your registration is subject to Share-Net Bangladesh’s privacy policy. You agree not to share your password with anyone and to take reasonable care to protect your password from unauthorized disclosure. You agree promptly to report to the Coordinators of Share-Net Bangladesh any known, suspected, or anticipated compromise of your password.

1.3 In the event that you are employed by an organization, you hereby warrant that you are authorized under the terms of your employment or contract to enter into this agreement.

1.4 Share-Net Bangladesh may amend these terms and conditions at any time simply by posting an amended version on this site and may make any amendment effective as it deems appropriate. It is your responsibility regularly to review these terms and conditions and to acquaint yourself with any changes. If you do not agree with these terms and conditions, do not participate in Share-Net Bangladesh.

1.5 Registration or usage of the site constitutes an irrevocable waiver of any claim that you did not read, understand, or agree to these terms and conditions.

2. Rights and Obligations of Membership to Share-Net Bangladesh

2.1 By registering as a member with Share-Net Bangladesh and by agreeing to the terms and conditions, you will be entitled to participate in any Share-Net Knowledge Bangladesh online features and activities.

2.2 The platform comprises of different community discussion and knowledge exchange forums.

2.3 Only members shall be entitled to post practitioners’ blog posts on the website. Members shall also be entitled to reply to the blog posts in the form of sharing their experiences, examples, insights, best practices, offering suggestions and providing additional knowledge and/or information and resources.

2.4 Share-Net Bangladesh hereby reserves the absolute right of editorial discretion in member uploaded/submitted news articles, features, events, and academic and/or communication resources.

3. Copyright

3.1 In keeping with the spirit of voluntary information exchange, all materials and information available in Share-Net Bangladesh, all users have the right to use, distribute, modify and redistribute the information, for non-commercial purposes, and provided that adequate credit is given to the author or organization of the work.

3.2 Any person posting either a blog or a reply, or any other information (news, features, events) to the site shall retain their copyright over such information, but explicitly agree that by posting any information to Share-Net Bangladesh site, the information is strictly for knowledge generation and capacity building purposes.

3.3 It shall be the duty and obligation of every member posting either a blog, news, feature, or event to read and understand principles of “creative common” whereby usage of information on this site remain free, duly credited to author/organization. For more information on the Creative Commons, please refer to: www.creativecommons.org

3.4 In the case of references and resources on the e-library of Share-Net Bangladesh that require paid subscription for viewing and reading, Share-Net Bangladesh does not take any responsibility of the subscription/payment processes. The free available abstracts/sources will be available on the e-library as references. It will be entirely members’ disclosure and responsibility to purchase any such resources and will remain a transaction between the source site and the respective members. Share-Net Bangladesh will have no part in the transaction.

3.5 In the event that Share-Net Bangladesh uses any material or information posted by any member it shall provide adequate credit to the member. Members also agree that Share-Net Bangladesh will invest a lot of skill and judgment and value in creating synthesizing information, respond to queries, produce documents and reports, and moderate platform, giving adequate credit to the member(s).

3.6 In the event that any member uses or distributes any Consolidated Reply in its totality, it shall provide Share-Net full credit in the manner prescribed by Share-Net. Specifically, re-users of this material must cite as their source Share-Net as well as the item’s recommender, if relevant, and must share any derivative work with the Share-Net Bangladesh’s community.

4. Obligations of Members

4.1 Members agree that Share-Net Bangladesh is designed to provide you and other members an opportunity to exchange ideas and information. By posting or submitting material to Share-Net Bangladesh, you represent that you have all necessary rights in and to such material and that such material will not infringe on any personal or proprietary rights of any third parties. You hereby agree to authorize the right to view, use, and distribute such material in any manner and in any medium, in perpetuity and as per Clause 3 of this agreement.

4.2 Members agree that they shall not post, transmit, or otherwise distribute on or through this site any material that may be unlawful, obscene, offensive, defamatory, threatening, or infringing of any copyright or other rights of others.

4.3 Members may not post, transmit or otherwise distribute any virus, worm, or other code that may be damaging to software or hardware.

4.4 Members may not advertise or solicit on these pages without Share-Net Bangladesh’s express permission.

4.5 If you breach any of these terms and conditions, you are obligated to hold Share-Net Bangladesh harmless from, and to indemnify it against all liabilities and costs of any and every sort resulting from your breach.

4.6 Share-Net Bangladesh reserves the right to remove any content from the site at any time, for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such content or if Share-Net Bangladesh is concerned that user may have breached the immediately preceding sentence).

5. Representations, Warranties and Disclaimers

5.1 All members of a Share-Net Bangladesh hereby expressly agree that Share-Net Bangladesh is a voluntary platform for sharing knowledge of different individuals, and is not intended to provide prescriptive advice or consultancy services. The knowledge that is shared or made available on the site shall not be construed directly or indirectly as prescriptive advice or consultancy.

5.2 While Share-Net Bangladesh shall use all reasonable endeavors to ensure that the information available in the news, features and e-library sections are accurate and useful, it shall not be liable for any loss or suffering caused as a result of relying on such information.

5.3 Members agree that Share-Net Bangladesh will not be able to monitor, verify or endorse all information or material submitted as a practitioner’s blog post, news, or events, by any member. Members should therefore be aware that such information may be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date.

5.4 We hereby disclaim all warranties and representations (whether express or implied) as to the accuracy of any information contained on the website or posted through the various features of Share-Net Bangladesh. We do not guarantee that such information will be fault free and do not accept liability for any errors or omissions.

5.5 In no event shall Share-Net Bangladesh be liable for any loss of profit, revenues, goodwill, opportunity, business, anticipated savings or other indirect or consequential loss of any kind in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising out of use of either the websites or information posted on Share-Net Bangladesh. The subscriber acknowledges that use of the data requires the subscriber to use of its own skill and judgment.

5.6 Shre-Net Bangladesh disclaims all liability for any losses suffered or claims arising from an inability to access the websites for any reason whatsoever.

5.7 All members warrant that they have all the necessary skill and judgment required to understand the information and material available on the websites or posted to them, and undertake at all times to exercise their own judgment in the use of such information and shall be solely liable for all decision, opinions, recommendations, forecasts or comments made or any action taken in reliance on such information.

5.8 The ideas and information posted by members and used by Share-Net Bangladesh in its various features do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Share-Net.

5.9 Share-Net reserves the absolute right, which it may or may not exercise, to review, edit, or delete any material that it deems to be inappropriate or in violation of these terms and conditions. It further has the absolute right, in its sole discretion, to deny or to withdraw access to anyone who violates these terms and conditions.

5.10 Share-Net may provide through the site or synthesized documentation or news or features hypertext links to other internet sites. By providing or permitting such a linking service, Share-Net Bangladesh is not undertaking any responsibility or liability for any third party information or publications available on the internet, even if accessed through Share-Net Bangladesh.

5.11 Members agree that these links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Share-Net Bangladesh of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Share-Net Banglaesh bears absolutely no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. It shall be the obligation of the member to contact the external site for any clarifications or answers to questions regarding its content.

5.12 In the event that any members redistribute any of Share-Net Bangladesh’s content or any part thereof, it shall be their duty to inform all third parties about the terms and conditions that apply to such information from this agreement as well as those arising out of the creative commons license.

5.13 Members hereby represent that they shall not post any information or idea for which they intend to seek a patent. Members warrant that they are aware that in the event that they do post any such information, it may be construed as prior publication for the purpose of patent law, thereby affecting their chances of being granted a patent.

6. Miscellaneous

6.1 Share-Net Bangladesh may impose limits on certain features and services or restrict user’s access to parts or all of the services without notice or liability.

6.2 Share-Net Bangladesh shall not be liable in any way for failure, interruption, delay or any other matters of the nature whatsoever arising out of war, rebellion, civil commotion, strikes, lock‑outs and industrial disputes; fire, explosion, earthquake, acts of god, flood, drought or bad weather; the failure of the system or the equipment or software; interruption to the data or problems associated with transmission or access by/to the system; the unavailability of material, information or data for or to update the database, system or software.

6.3 In the event that any or any part of the terms, conditions or provisions contained in this agreement is be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms and conditions which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

6.4 Members hereby agree that Share-Net Bangladesh shall not have any special relationship of agency with, or any fiduciary duty to the Member or User. Members and Users acknowledge that they shall not be entitled to use any Trademark, any sign or symbol of Share-Net Bangladesh without the prior written permission of Share-Net Bangladesh, except to provide credit while using or distributing any material or information, as mandated by this agreement.

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