Legal and Disclaimers


  • Terms of Use

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the “Global Fund”) owns, operates and makes available “www.theglobalfund.org” (henceforth refered to as the “Website”). The Website may contain features including RSS feeds, e-mail alert services, and other applications that may be available from time to time (collectively, the “Features”). Any person that accesses or uses the Website and Features (the “Visitor”) agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use (the “Terms of Use”), as they are amended from time to time. These Terms of Use contain conditions, disclaimers and other provisions, some of which limit the Global Fund’s liability. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use or cannot enter into a legally binding agreement, you may not access or use the Website and Features.

    Appropriate uses

    The Global Fund maintains and operates the Website as a service and resource for the benefit of the stakeholders in its activities. Any use of the Website by Visitors that would limit or constrict the availability or quality of these services and resources is prohibited and the Global Fund reserves the right to take any actions required to enforce this principle.

    Visitors shall not use the Website to post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials. Furthermore, Visitors shall not use the Website in any way that may violate third-party rights including copyright, trademark or privacy. Visitors also shall not access or attempt to access the Website and Features using interfaces aside from the ones provided by the Website.

    Visitors may provide personal information as part of the registration to access and use some of the Features on the Website. Information provided for registration must be accurate, correct and up to date.

    Assumption of Risk/Disclaimer of Warranties

    The Website and Features are provided “AS IS” and “WHEN AVAILABLE” and the content and functionality may be changed whenever and however the Global Fund . The Global Fund makes no representations or warranties, whether express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular use or non-infringement. Specifically, the Global Fund makes no representation or warranty that the Website will meet a Visitor’s individual needs, or that service will be timely, uninterrupted, secure, virus-free or error-free. The Visitor understands that any information or data accessed or downloaded through the Website is done at the Visitor’s sole risk, and that the Visitor will be responsible for any damage or loss that may occur due to use of the Website and Features. The Global Fund expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility to any person in respect to use of the Website and Features or anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon the contents of the Website and Features. Global Fund employees, members of the Board or other individuals related to the Global Fund, may have contributed content to the Website in their personal name, notably through blog posts on the Website. Any content posted by such persons is not added in any official capacity, and the views expressed do not represent official positions of the Global Fund.
    Website Content

    The Global Fund hereby reserves sole proprietary rights including copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights over all content on the Website. This includes all text, graphics, photographs, logos and other items that appear on the Website and Features. The Global Fund also reserves proprietary rights over the Website’s template, including its layout and structure.

    The Global Fund’s name and logo are registered trademarks of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Visitors who would like to use the Global Fund logo for fundraising or other purposes should contact the Global Fund directly.

    The Visitor may make use of: (i) Global Fund governance, policy and guidelines documents, (ii) downloadable documents and forms related to the CCM and funding processes, (iii) texts, graphs, reports and information related to the grant portfolio or the operations of the Global Fund and (iv) blog, blog comments or discussion forum sections of the Website, made available for download and which bear “© The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria” (the “Licensed Website Works”) under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License; provided, however, the Global Fund reserves the right to revoke the License at its sole discretion; please see the terms of the license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/. Under this License, the Visitor may copy, distribute and transmit the Licensed Website Works, in whole or in part, in its original form, or adapt such works. Under this License, the Global Fund shall be provided as Attribution Party, in addition to any third-party Original Author, if applicable. Whenever possible, a hyperlink to the Licensed Website Work is to be provided.

    This License shall in particular not apply to: (i) Global Fund logos and marks, (ii) third-party logos, marks and materials, (iii) Website interface elements and related graphic files and source code, and (iv) videos and photographs.. The Global Fund reserves all rights that have not been expressly granted.

    Outside Content

    Links on the Website may connect Visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to the Global Fund or under its control. The Global Fund is not responsible for the content of external or third-party websites that may be accessible or displayed through external links on the Website. The presence of these external links does not represent the Global Fund’s endorsement of the views or content of these third-party websites. Navigating to external websites through links on the Website is done at the sole risk of the Visitor, and the Global Fund expressly disclaims any liability for any content that appears on any external site.

    Links to this Website

    The Visitor may link to the Website provided the Visitor does so in a way that indicates that the link is to the theglobalfund.org website and is fair and not misleading. Visitors may not integrate or make use of all or part of the Website in ways that would confuse or mislead visitors as to the nature and origin of the Website content.

    Reporting Abuse

    To report abuse of the Website, or violations of these Terms of Use, including defamatory, vulgar, threatening or misleading information, misappropriation of content, or any other inappropriate use, please click on the “Report Abuse” button at the bottom of this page and other pages throughout the Website.

    Personal Information

    The Global Fund reserves the right to use the Visitor’s personal information, including submitted email addresses and IP addresses along with associated usage patterns and computer configuration, in order to tailor the Websites to the Visitor’s specific needs, offer information that may be of interest to the Visitor, for analysis and other institutional purposes. The Website Privacy Policy is part of these Terms of Use and is incorporated fully herein. To review the Website Privacy Policy, please visit; Privacy Policy.

    Indemnification Clause

    The Visitor agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Global Fund, members of its Board, employees, agents, affiliates and partners from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities and other costs in connection with any claims, damages or losses that are related to or arise in connection with: the Website content, Features, use of the Website, any alleged unauthorized use of the Website, or any alleged or actual breach of these Terms of Use by the Visitor.

    Language

    The official, legally enforceable language of this document shall be English. Any question of interpretation shall be resolved based on the English version of these Terms of Use and the Visitor agrees that these Terms of Use be provided exclusively in the English language.

    Disclosure of Information

    The Global Fund reserves the right to disclose any Visitor information, including personally identifiable information, when required by law or when necessary to investigate potential illegal activities such as fraud, violations of the Terms of Use, or when otherwise necessary to protect the property, rights and safety of the Global Fund, Website Visitors or other third parties.

    Dispute Settlement

    Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof or to any use of the Website by the Visitor or of the content available therein and the applicable licenses, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules. The Global Fund and the Visitor agree to be bound by the arbitration award rendered as a final adjudication. The appointment authority of such arbiter shall be the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The place of arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland. The language used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English.

    Privileges and Immunities

    Nothing in or related to these Terms of Use may be construed as a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities accorded to the Global Fund under: (i) international law, including international customary law, any international conventions, treaties or agreements, (ii) any national laws including but not limited to the United States of America’s International Organizations Immunities Act (22 United States Code 288f-6), or (iii) under the Headquarters Agreement between the Global Fund and the Swiss Federal Council dated 13 December 2004.

    Applicable law

    These Terms of Use shall be governed by the UNIDROIT Principles (2004).

    Amendments

    The Global Fund may amend these Terms of Use at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon notice being provided to the Visitor. Notice may be provided on the Website itself, and after posting of the notice, the Visitor’s continued use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified Terms of Use, so please check this page from time to time.

    Contact

    For questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact the Global Fund.

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  • Privacy Policy

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the “Global Fund”) owns, operates and makes available theglobalfund.org ( henceforth referred to as, the “Website”). The Website may contain features including RSS feeds, e-mail alert services, and other applications that may be available from time to time (collectively, the “Features”). This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is incorporated into the Website Terms of Use. Any person that uses the Website (the “Visitor”) acknowledges having read and agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy, as they may be amended from time to time. Any Visitor that uses or accesses the Website agrees and consents to the collection of personal information in the manner outlined in this Privacy Policy.

    Information Collection

    This Privacy Policy explains the information automatically collected from a Visitor’s computer or information submitted by a Visitor. The Website collects two categories of information: (i) general information, and (ii) personal information.

    General Information: The Website automatically collects non-personally-identifiable information using the Website’s cookies to monitor Visitor usage patterns and information. Examples of the collected information include: (i) domain names, (ii) time and date stamps, (iii) IP addresses, browser types or operating systems, (iv) pages that a Visitor views and the links used to arrive at the pages, (v) domain names of other websites that linked to the Website, (vi) Website landing pages and (vii) other general demographic information.

    Personally-Identifiable Information: Visitors that register with the Website to receive an email alert through a third-party service provider may be asked to submit personal information such as an email address. The Website shall not collect personally-identifiable information without the consent of a Visitor. The Visitor also maintains a right of rectification with regard to personal information and may modify or delete their personal information, in whole or in part, at any time.

    Visitors may be able to interact with Website content through third-party social media websites and applications, which may allow the Website to access information about the Visitor’s social media profile. This may allow the Website to obtain other non-personally-identifiable information such as the Visitor’s engagement with the Website content. Social media profile information allows the Website to tailor content to each Visitor and communicate with Visitors through the social media websites and applications. Some social media websites and applications allow Visitors to designate privacy settings to control the information shared with the Website, so Visitors should review the privacy policies of their social media websites and applications before interacting with Website content through them. Any information provided through social media websites and applications will be handled in accord with this Privacy Policy. 

    Use of Information

    The Global Fund will analyse browsing patterns and usage trends of Website Visitors with the general information collected. The Global Fund reserves the right to use personal information in order to tailor the Website to the Visitor’s specific needs, offer information that may be of interest to the Visitor, for analysis and other institutional purposes.

    Cookies

    Small text files called cookies are sent to each Visitor’s Internet browser to help store preferences and record session information. Cookies enhance a Visitor’s experience on the Website. Cookies do not collect other data from a computer’s hard drive. Visitors have the option to enable and disable cookies; however, Visitors may not be able to use certain Features of the Website if they disable cookies. Unless a Visitor has adjusted its browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when the Visitor accesses the Website.  

    External Links

    Links on the Website may connect Visitors to external or third-party websites that are not related to the Global Fund or under its control. The Global Fund is not responsible for the privacy practices of or the content found on external or third-party websites. The appearance of such external links on the Website does not represent the Global Fund’s endorsement or affiliation with the views and content found on the external websites. Visitors should review the individual privacy practices of external or third-party websites before accessing such websites as they may differ from the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy.

    Language

    The official, legally enforceable language of this document shall be English. Any question of interpretation shall be resolved based on the English version of this Privacy Policy and the Visitor agrees that this Privacy Policy be provided exclusively in the English language.

    Disclosure of Information

    The Global Fund reserves the right to disclose any Visitor information, including personally identifiable information, when required by law or when necessary to investigate potential illegal activities such as fraud, violations of the Terms of Use, or when otherwise necessary to protect the property, rights and safety of the Global Fund, Website Visitors or other third parties.

    Dispute Settlement

    Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or related to this Privacy Policy or the breach, termination or invalidity thereof or to any use of the Website by the Visitor or of the content available therein and the applicable licenses, shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules. The Global Fund and the Visitor agree to be bound by the arbitration award rendered as a final adjudication. The appointment authority of such arbiter shall be the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The place of arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland. The language used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English.

    Privileges and Immunities

    Nothing in or related to this Privacy Policy may be construed as a waiver, express or implied, of the privileges and immunities accorded to the Global Fund under: (i) international law, including international customary law, any international conventions, treaties or agreements, (ii) any national laws including but not limited to the United States of America’s International Organizations Immunities Act (22 United States Code 288f-6), or (iii) under the Headquarters Agreement between the Global Fund and the Swiss Federal Council dated 13 December 2004.

    Applicable law

    This Privacy Policy shall be governed by the UNIDROIT Principles (2004).

    Amendments

    The Global Fund may amend this Privacy Policy at any time, and such amendments will be effective immediately upon notice being provided to the Visitor. Notice may be provided on the Website itself, and after posting of the notice, the Visitor’s continued use of the Website will be deemed as acceptance of the modified Privacy Policy, so please check this page from time to time.

    Contact

    For questions regarding this Privacy Policy, please contact the Global Fund.

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  • Notes and Disclaimers

    Key Results

    Results are harmonized with partners to avoid double counting and are released twice a year.

    Disbursements

    Disbursements represent actual payments made by the Global Fund to grant recipients.

    Performance Ratings

    Grants are measured and rated against country-owned targets at each periodic disbursement of funds (every 3, 6 or 12 months).

    Amounts

    All amounts are in USD or the USD-equivalent for grants signed in EUR.

    The geographical designations employed by the Global Fund do not represent or imply any opinion or judgment on the legal status of any country, territory, city or area on its governmental or state authorities, or on the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

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