(Last updated on 19 August 2019)
MRD collects information through its website to provide better services to all of its users. This may include some information that can identify you, but is not sensitive. The information on this page aims to help you understand the terms and conditions that govern the collection and use of such information.
What information we may collect
- Personally identifiable information
You can access and use this website without providing any personal information. We do not collect any personal data from you.
- Non-personally identifiable information
The information we do collect are your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, operating system, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits. These do not specifically identify you. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access the website.
How MRD uses your information
As indicated above, we will use your non-personally identifiable information to facilitate analysis of website traffic to improve the performance and usability of the website.
Materials accessible through the website
Throughout the website, you may access materials including but not limited to images, information, documents, videos, and services either:
- developed and made available by MRD, or
- made available by contributors or partners through a blog, article, or other service of the website, or
- belonging to or originating from third parties and aggregated on the website and/or made accessible through links to third-party websites.
Permitted use of MRD materials
MRD aims to create international public goods. For this purpose, MRD materials are made available in the most open and easily accessible way. You may download, copy, reproduce, republish, modify, post, broadcast, transmit, distribute, make available to the public, or otherwise use MRD materials in any way, provided that:
- you attribute the work and any identified source, and
- you, in turn, license such materials under the same conditions.
Should you wish to deviate from these conditions, please contact MRD in order to seek prior authorization.
By posting contributed materials, contributors agree to grant MRD, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable license to use, copy, modify, perform, publish, and disseminate the contributed materials on the website and in derivative works, and warrant that the exercise of such rights does not infringe any third-party rights, including copyright. If the above-mentioned is false, the Contributor shall defend, indemnify, and hold MRD harmless from any resulting claims, damages or costs (including reasonable attorney fees).
This website, including the materials, are prohibited to use for any unlawful purpose or in any way that would violate the rights of others, including intellectual property rights. The MRD logo is also prohibited to use without prior written authorization.
Disclaimer/limitation of liability
The website is provided by MRD “as is.” MRD makes every effort to ensure, but makes no warranties – either express or implied – as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, non-infringement, merchantability, and fitness for a particular purpose of any of the materials. In no event shall MRD be liable for any loss or damages of any nature, including special, indirect, punitive or consequential damages, arising in connection with the access, use or reliance on any of the materials.
How to contact us
MRD Editorial Office
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
University of Bern
Tel: (+41) 31 631 54 48