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Terms and conditions

World Habitat is an independent and non-political research organisation that promotes sustainable development and innovation in housing through collaborative research and knowledge transfer. It hopes that the results of its work will be of value to policy-makers and practitioners.

The following terms and conditions and the Privacy Policy (the Terms) govern your use of World Habitat websites ( and World Habitat retains the right to add to or change these Terms at any time without notice by updating this posting and it is your responsibility to review the Terms regularly. Your continued use of the websites after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these terms. As a condition of your use of the World Habitat websites, you will not use the websites for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms.

Copyright and copying
Unless otherwise stated, World Habitat owns the copyright to all information on their websites. All software used on these websites is the property of World Habitat or of its software suppliers and is protected by copyright laws.

The content of the websites may be downloaded, printed out, copied and distributed in whole, or in part, for non-commercial purposes without the prior written permission of World Habitat, provided that the material is reproduced accurately and not used in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context. Where this material is being issued to others, the source, including the web address and copyright status must be acknowledged.

Reproduction or distribution of material on this website for commercial purposes is prohibited without the written permission of:

World Habitat

Gresham Works Office

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The trademarks, logos and other marks (the Marks) displayed on the website are the registered or unregistered intellectual property of World Habitat and/or of other third parties. No authorised use of any Mark may be made without the prior written permission of World Habitat or the third party proprietor of any such Mark. You are prohibited from implying that you are connected or associated with the Marks.

Website content
World Habitat accepts no duty to place information on the websites, nor to update or correct any information that may be published on the website. World Habitat may, at its absolute discretion edit, amend or remove any information, material or content on the Websites at any time without notice.

World Habitat seeks to provide accurate information on the websites, but neither makes nor gives any representation or warranties, express or implied, about the websites or any material, information or hypertext links on the websites, including, but not limited to, accuracy, completeness, legality, functionality, reliability, availability, legibility, speed of download or access or timeliness.

World Habitat’s websites hold a wide range of links to related websites from a variety of related organisations. Whilst every effort is made to check the content and accuracy of these websites, World Habitat takes no responsibility for information contained on websites maintained by other organisations or for action taken as a result of information contained on websites maintained by other organisations.

Linking to this website
World Habitat encourages linking to this website and you do not have to ask permission to link directly to any information hosted on it. However, it does not permit its pages to be loaded into frames on your site.

You shall ensure the truth, accuracy, lawfulness and decency of the content of your emails or any other material that you send to World Habitat or post or attempt to post on the websites. You agree to indemnify World Habitat for any losses, costs, expenses or liabilities that World Habitat may incur as a result of your breach of this clause.

World Habitat may filter, edit, refuse to post or delete any email or material sent to it, or which is posted or is attempted to be posted on or through the websites without notice and at its absolute discretion. World Habitat does not accept any liability for any material posted on the site by a third party.

Data protection
All information you provide to us through these websites will be treated in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. For more information please read our Privacy Notice which forms part of these Terms.

World Habitat does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of World Habitat’s websites. World Habitat does not warrant or offer any assurance that the websites are compatible with your computer equipment or the network through which you access the websites, or that the websites are free of errors or that the use of the websites will not lead to viruses, Trojan horses, worms or similar destructive software accessing your computer equipment. You are responsible for ensuring that your equipment has appropriate security and virus protection features for your own protection, as well as that of World Habitat’s information technology systems and the websites.

World Habitat does not guarantee that access to and use of its websites will be uninterrupted or error free. World Habitat may restrict access to the websites at any time to allow for repairs, maintenance or the introduction of new services.

Mention of third party products, services, companies and websites is for informational reasons only and does not constitute either an endorsement or recommendation.

These Terms are governed by the laws of England and Wales. Any dispute arising under the Terms shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. If you are outside the United Kingdom, you must ensure that you are entitled to lawfully access the Websites under any applicable laws, before accessing the websites further. World Habitat does not guarantee that the Websites or the information thereon complies with any laws outside of the United Kingdom. World Habitat shall have no liability in respect of your failure to do this.