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Terms and conditions (last changed on July 18th, 2011)

General

This document states the terms and conditions (hereafter "terms") under which individuals and organizations (hereafter "customer") may use DevelopmentAid.org services (hereafter "the service"). The purpose of this document is to define the procedures regarding access and use of the service.

The service is provided through the following website http://www.developmentaid.org

These terms constitute a binding agreement between the customer and the service provider - HCM Devpeople (Cyprus) Ltd. (hereafter "HCM"), and are deemed accepted by the customer each time that the customer uses or accesses the service. If the customer does not accept the terms stated here, he should not use the service.

HCM reserves the right to amend the terms at any point in time by posting an updated version to this web page. The customer should visit this page periodically to review the most current terms because these are binding on the customer.

Accessing the service

The rights to access and use of the service are non-exclusive.

The customer is not allowed to transfer, sell, or assign any rights and obligations to the service to any third party.

In order to limit the risk of piracy and theft, HCM reserves the right to limit access to parts or whole of the service. This includes, but is not limited to the possibility of introducing daily download limits.

Access to paid parts of the service is granted only upon receipt of payment from the customer.

Prices and payment

Prices for using parts or whole of the service are available on the website and can also be requested in written form at membership@developmentaid.org or via the correspondence address mentioned at the end of this document.

The prices can be subject to change at any time with prior notification via email or via the website. New prices can only be applied to an existing customer at the moment of re-subscription or prolongation.

HCM bills at the beginning of every renewal period to the bank account or credit card indicated during the registration process (or changed after initial registration). Billing takes place unless cancellation occurs before the renewal period begins.

The customer should indicate any discrepancies in the invoice to HCM within sixty (60) calendar days from the date of issue. Failure to indicate discrepancies within this period, shall lead the payment to be considered correct.

Customers based in Cyprus are liable to pay Cypriot value added tax (VAT) on top of the subscription price. Customers in other countries of the EU will be exempted from VAT if they can present a valid VAT number. Customers within the EU who do not dispose of a valid VAT number will be liable to pay Cypriot VAT on the quoted prices. Customers who are based outside of the EU will be exempted to pay Cypriot VAT.

All payments are to be made in cleared funds, without any deduction or set-off and free and clear of and without deduction for or on account of any taxes, levies, imports, duties, charges, fees and withholdings of any nature now or hereafter imposed by any governmental, fiscal or other authority save as required by law. If a customer is compelled to make any such deduction, it will pay to HCM such additional amounts as are necessary to ensure receipt by HCM of the full amount which HCM would have received but for the deduction.

Registration and password

Customers are responsible for keeping their login and password confidential.

The customer is solely responsible for the use of the relevant personal codes.

In case of any unauthorized use of their registration, the customer will notify HCM immediately.

Customer information on DevelopmentAid.org

The customer undertakes the responsibility to regularly update the information on the service that directly concerns the customer. The customer is solely responsible for the accuracy of the information, including resumes sent to the service. Customers that fail to upload updated resumes will be deleted from the system without any warning. The customer is entitled to access and rectify any personal information that the customer provides to the service as a result of using the service.

Disclaimer of warranty

HCM undertakes to do its utmost to ensure that its service are operational 7 days a week, 24 hours a day within the limits set out herein. However, HCM cannot guarantee that the website will be available or that the website will run problem free.

Customer is solely responsible for usage he makes of the service, including the use of the information provided by the service.

HCM cannot be held legally responsible, either from an express or tacit obligation or any direct or indirect damages caused by usage of the services.

HCM reserves the right to temporarily interrupt or restrict the use of the service for any reason. The customer exonerates HCM from any liability in the case of the service not being operational.

HCM is entitled to amend the characteristics of the service offered to the customers under any circumstances and without prior notice.

HCM is not able to guarantee that the service is free from viruses and/or other malicious software. It is up to the customer to take any necessary measure in order to protect his own data and/or software from being infected by any malicious software downloaded by means of the service.

Since HCM collects data from multiple external sources which HCM does not control, HCM cannot take responsibility for any inaccuracies.

HCM is not responsible for any errors and omissions of information on the service.

HCM cannot check that people are who they claim to be. HCM does not guarantee and is not liable for the contents of the customer profiles.

HCM is not liable for any transaction entered into between its customers and/ or between its customers and a third party. Under no circumstances shall HCM be a party to the contract.

HCM does not guarantee any minimum level of orders, income or results of any kind.

Links to other sites

HCM can insert hyperlinks and references to other sites in the service.

HCM cannot control the sites of third parties referred to on the service and is not responsible for the contents that appear on the sites of these third parties.

Termination by DevelopmentAid.org

HCM can cancel a subscription by a customer at any point in time for any reason. This will happen in case a customer violates any applicable law or regulation or uses the service to express defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful language or when they make any inappropriate use of the services.

In case of a termination, HCM does not refund the customer under any circumstances.

Cancellation by customer

Customers can cancel a subscription at any time by sending an email to cancellation@developmentaid.org

In case of cancellation by customer, no balance will be refunded to the customer by HCM.

License

The customer grants the service worldwide rights to use his details. These rights primarily include the rights to adapt the information to be included in the database and to communicate the information to the public in any way that the service considers necessary, mainly by internet.

Customer expressly authorizes the service to refer to him as a customer of the service. The service may therefore use the name of the customer in advertising or promotional documents without the service needing to ask the customer for any authorization or permission

Contents of the site

The customer is not allowed to make any copies, reproductions, transmissions etc. of any part or whole of the service and the information contained therein without the prior written permission of HCM.

HCM reserves the right to remove offensive, malicious, inaccurate or otherwise misleading information published by customer on the website.

Customer is forbidden to enter into competition with the activities of DevelopmentAid.org

Settlement of disputes

The terms and the relationship between HCM and its customers are governed by Cypriot law.

Any failure to exercise the rights granted herein does not mean that HCM waives its rights to enforce these rights.

Should any dispute arise from this contractual relationship, their parties hereby undertake to seek a friendly settlement before going to court.

Should the parties not reach a friendly settlement, they hereby accept to submit their actions to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Nicosia, Cyprus.

Correspondence

Any correspondence should be addressed to:

HCM Devpeople (Cyprus) Ltd.
49 Metochiou Ave
Orphil Court
3rd Floor, Office 301
Nicosia, 1101 Cyprus

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