1. User Agreement
The Global Development Commons (also known as ‘GDC’) is a UNICEF website and online platform where users can share and gain specialized and previously curated knowledge about UNICEF and its partners work in the area of child-focused programming and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), personal opinions of experts and pre-existing externally researched knowledge about child-focused programming and the SDGs.
2. Account Creation and Security
In order to submit content to the site, you need to register with the GDC and create an account. Creating an account is optional but doing so will allow you to actively participate on the site. For example, you will be able to submit content and participate in forums. If you choose to create an account, you will be asked to provide personal information about yourself including your username, email address and/or phone number.
If you have any reason to believe that your account is no longer secure or if your password has been stolen – you are solely responsible to ensure your password is changed immediately. If you cannot access your account to change your password, please notify us at email@example.com.
3. Rules of Usage
The GDC is an open community that welcomes people from around the world. The GDC aims to create a diverse environment where users should feel comfortable regardless of their nationality, gender, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation or political conviction.
The GDC’s core values are positivity, openness, respect, inclusiveness, dialogue, collaboration and constructiveness.
The GDC welcomes contributions on any topic related to UNICEF’s work and recognizes that politics and policy are an important part of the global conversation. We believe that attacks, insults, and political polemics do not foster tolerance or support an inclusive community of ideas.
Accordingly, GDC is not intended for partisan politics, nor for extremist or inflammatory positions. You should not make allegations against, advocate for, nor belittle or insult parties, party platforms and political leaders. Additionally, many countries have specific rules for political content, and you are responsible for complying with these rules.
Among other prohibited categories, you may not use this site in any way to:
- Promote bigotry, discrimination, hatred or violence against any persons or groups;
- Threaten, harasses or intimidate any persons or groups, whether that person(s) is affiliated with the GDC or not;
- Use foul language or personal attacks;
- Use sexually explicit or other graphically violent material;
- Engage in dishonest or deceptive behavior;
- Imitate, impersonate or pretend to be somebody;
- Incite or provide instructions on how to commit any illegal or unlawful activity;
- Ask for or expose any person’s personal identifying information, contact information, or passwords without the person’s consent;
- Spam other users with promotional offers or other unsolicited content not related to the GDC’s mission. This includes viruses and malware;
- Use content for commercial purposes including but not limited to, the selling of other users’ information as well as the sale of the content itself;
- Violate or attempt to violate the security of the site.
You agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations in your country when you use this site. Under no circumstance is UNICEF responsible for your opinions.
4. GDC Content, Disclaimer of Warranties
The GDC hosts materials related to UNICEF and its partners’ mandates. The materials include but are not limited to, evaluations, research, reports, manuals, workbooks, guides, tools and videos. The materials are meant to increase knowledge and understanding on particular subjects. The contents of the site are for your personal use only and not for commercial use.
Unless explicitly noted, all materials provided by the GDC on this site are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Unported license. This license allows you and others to copy and redistribute the content on the site but it does not allow you or others to remix or transform the content or use the content for commercial purposes. This license requires you to attribute any material you use to the original author(s). If you still have questions, please feel free to visit the Creative Commons FAQ page, where you will find more information.
The GDC and UNICEF names and logos are the exclusive property of UNICEF. They are protected under international and national laws. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of UNICEF. Requests for permission should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Posting Content
Posting is great but we want to make sure you do it respectfully! Please remember that everything you post on this site is public.
As an author, we trust you to ensure your content including any summaries or affiliated writing is accurate. You may express your opinion(s) on this site but if they do not comply with the Rules of Usage noted above, the GDC has the right to delete them immediately.
If you decide to use someone else’s work in your own, make sure that you have permission to post it on the site and credit it appropriately. If this is not the case and we are approached by the owner of the original content or affiliated third party, we may have to take down your content if required.
All contributions, including published content on the platform and well as content sent to email@example.com are not deemed private. We have the right to publish this or send it to other people. Please also read our GDC quality standards for blog posts.
We are here to help you. If you choose to provide your own content to this site, you consent to allowing the GDC to edit that content for clarity purposes. If you submit something with grammatical or spelling errors, we reserve the right to edit your work.
You also agree that your content may be used by us to support UNICEF’s work and mission, and that we can share your content on social media, newsletters, in presentations, other websites and communication channels for such purposes. All content you submit on this site is licensed to and through UNICEF under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license. This means that you allow us and other users to view, remix, transform, and build upon your content for any purpose. This license also allows us to display, distribute, and reproduce your content on our site, through social media channels, and elsewhere. If you do not want to license your content under this license, then do not share it on this site.
6. Links to Other Sites
What you read on this site is not necessarily written by UNICEF staff. Therefore, the views and opinions expressed on this site are not a reflection of UNICEF’s views and opinions.
All content that we provide or is submitted by other users on this site is provided “as is”. This means we cannot guarantee that all content on this site is completely accurate or error-free.
We periodically add, change, improve or update the materials on this site without notice.
You agree that you are solely responsible for any issues that you may encounter that result from your use of this site. Under no circumstances can UNICEF be held responsible for any damages or injuries you may have related to your use of this site.
You agree to indemnify, at your own expense, UNICEF, its officials, employees, consultants and agents, against any claims, including your costs and expenses, by any third party, resulting from your use of this site.
The mention of names of specific companies or products on this site does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be interpreted as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNICEF.
The use of particular designations of countries or territories or maps on this site does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries.
8. Contact Us
If you have any questions about this site or GDC please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 04-June-2020