Terms & Conditions

I. Disclaimers


The Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility (“AP3F”) provides the information, documents, data and databases, maps and materials (together, “Materials”) contained in this website solely as a resource for its users without any form of assurance. Whilst AP3F tries to provide high quality content, the Materials provided on this website are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
AP3F specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. In addition, this website may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers and content providers. AP3F does not represent or endorse the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the Materials or of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, or any user of this website or other person or entity. Reliance upon the Materials or any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall be at your own risk. AP3F will not be liable in any capacity for damages or losses to the user that may result from the use of or reliance on the Materials or any such advice, opinion, statement or other information.
AP3F and ADB, likewise, shall not be responsible for any errors, omissions or inadvertent alterations that may occur in the disclosure of content on its website. Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations, and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this site are those of the various information providers and content providers and are not necessarily those of AP3F or ADB.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographical area, or by using the term “country” in the website, AP3F does not intend to make any judgment as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Boundaries, colors, denominations or any other information shown on the maps do not imply, on the part of AP3F, any judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries, colors, denominations, or information.


II. Links and Project Data


    A. Links to third-party websites

AP3F and ADB provide a number of links to third-party websites for the convenience of their users. The inclusion of these links does not in any way imply endorsement by AP3F or ADB. Since these links are not under the control of AP3F or ADB, it shall not be responsible for the contents of these linked sites or the opinions and statements expressed therein. This also applies to any additional links that may appear within these sites.

    B. Linking to AP3F website and republishing of articles

AP3F encourages website and blogs to link to its web pages. Articles may be republished without alteration with the attribution statement “This article was first published by the Asian Development Bank (www.adb.org)” and a clickable link back to http://ap3f.adb.org. 
AP3F and ADB reserve the right to revoke this permission if a link or any other material is used to imply that AP3F or ADB is promoting or endorsing an unapproved website, blog, publication or product, or if the same material is used in a way that is defamatory or damaging for its reputation.

    C. Project data

Unless otherwise indicated, AP3F project data accessible from the AP3F website may be copied, downloaded, distributed, adapted, duplicated, linked, displayed or included in other products for commercial and noncommercial purposes at no cost.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
AP3F project data may link to or contain content which may originate from third parties. Use of this content may be subject to different copyright/terms of use. Users who wish to use content form such third-party providers should refer to the source material for the relevant terms of use before such use.
By using any AP3F project data, you agree to provide attribution to the Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility. When sharing or facilitating access to any AP3F project data, you agree to include the same acknowledgment requirement in any sub-licenses of the data that you grant, and a requirement that any sub-licensee do the same. You may meet this requirement by providing the uniform resource locator (URL) of these terms of use.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
You may not claim or imply that AP3F endorses your use of project data, nor may you use AP3F’s or ADB’s logo in conjunction with such use, unless you have received prior written permission from AP3F.
AP3F reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any AP3F project data, or any means of accessing or utilizing any information about AP3F projects, at its sole discretion with or without prior notice.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The designations employed and the presentation of the material in AP3F project data do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of AP3F concerning the legal status of any country, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontier or boundaries.
By using the AP3F project data or any presentations of data derived from it, you agree to be bound by AP3F’s Terms of Use.

    D. Restricted Data

You may not redistribute or reuse data identified as restricted data without the prior consent of the original provider.


III. Copyright/Privacy


    A. Copyright Notice

All materials that appear on AP3F’s official website, http://ap3f.adb.org, are its exclusive property unless otherwise indicated. AP3F encourages users to print, download, or copy information, documents and materials from the website exclusively for personal and non-commercial use. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the express, written consent of AP3F. All photographs and other multimedia material appearing on the AP3F website are likewise the exclusive property of AP3F and its affiliates.

    B. Privacy

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website. If you register for an email newsletter or news alerts, you may be asked for information that helps to identify you, such as your name, email address, and organization. The information you are asked to provide is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and is not shared with third parties.


IV. Open Access for ADB publications in the AP3F website


    A. Publications and Copyright

ADB accumulates vast amounts of knowledge in the course of conducting development projects, including AP3F activities, that are aimed at alleviating poverty in Asia and the Pacific. Publications are one of many ways by which ADB shares this knowledge. ADB publications are meant to be disseminated, read, and built upon to create new knowledge on development work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
ADB publications are licensed under one of the following terms:
    1. Materials published and copyrighted solely by ADB under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 3.0 IGO).
    2. Materials published and copyrighted jointly by ADB with under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY NC ND).
    3. All other materials are published as “All Rights Reserved,” unless otherwise indicated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
While most of the content in ADB publications is owned by ADB, there may be materials where copyright is shared with or owned by others. Please refer to the relevant copyright notices in each publication for complete information.

    B. Attribution

You should always acknowledge ADB as the source using the following format:

Author.1 Year of publication. Title of work.2 City of publication: Publisher.3 © ADB.4 URL5 License.6
1 Expressed as first initial and last name, with names of multiple authors separated by a comma
2 In italics
3 Usually, but not always, ADB
4 Usually ADB. Include joint copyright holders, if any
5 Do not end in a period
6 Usually CC BY 3.0 IGO or All Rights Reserved

    C. Translations and Adaptations

If you create any translations or adaptations of works that are available under a CC license that allows this, you should include the following disclaimers, as applicable:
For translations:
Originally published by ADB in English under the title [title in italics]. © ADB. [URL] [license]. The quality of the translation and its coherence with the original text is the sole responsibility of the translator. The English original of this work is the only official version.
For adaptations:
This is an adaptation of an original work titled [title in italics]. © ADB. [URL] [license]. The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of ADB or its Board of Governors or the governments they represent. ADB does not endorse this work or guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use.


    D. Use and Permissions

AP3F and ADB do not necessarily hold copyright to each chapter, table, figure, data set, photograph, illustration, or other contribution to a work in the Resources section of the AP3F website. AP3F and ADB therefore do not warrant that the use of any third-party-owned individual content contained in the section will not infringe on the rights of third parties. You assume full responsibility for the use of the material and conformity to the laws of copyright, defamation and privacy, and shall hold AP3F and ADB harmless from any claims arising as a result of the use of the material.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
If you want to use part of an ADB publication, you need to first check if ADB actually holds copyright to the paragraph, table, figure, data set, photograph, or other illustration you intend to use. If it is attributed to another source, please contact the copyright owner or published of the source for permission to reproduce it. You are responsible for obtaining the necessary permissions. AP3F and ADB cannot assist you in obtaining permission from sources external to AP3F and ADB.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
You may not use the works in any way that suggests that AP3F or ADB endorses you or your use, or that you have any rights to the AP3F and ADB logos and their marks. AP3F reserves the right to revoke this permission if a link or any other material is used to imply that AP3F or ADB is promoting or endorsing an unapproved website, web page, blog, publication, or product, or if the same material is used in a way that is defamatory or damaging to AP3F’s or ADB’s reputation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
If you are archiving, copying, distributing, or displaying any of the works from the AP3F Resources section, ensure that any disclaimers included in the work (usually on the copyright page) are included or transmitted with the work.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
AP3F expects that any material directly quoted from and attributed to AP3F or ADB will faithfully reproduce any references to ADB members, maps, and borders as they appear in the original ADB publication.

    E. General Provisions

Nothing in or relating to these Terms of Use shall be deemed as a limitation upon or waiver, express or implied, of any of the privileges and immunities of ADB under the ADB Charter of any of the privileges and immunities of ADB under the ADB Charter of any of the privileges and immunities of ADB under the ADB Charterof any of the privileges and immunities of ADB under the ADB Charter, which are specifically reserved, and no provision of these Terms of Use shall be interpreted or applied in a manner, or to an extent, inconsistent with such privileges and immunities.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
The works provided in the AP3F Resources section are provided “as is,” and AP3F and ADB make no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the works. AP3F and ADB will not be liable to you for any damages arising from your use of any of the works.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Any and all disputes arising as a result of CC IGO licenses that cannot be settled amicably shall be resolved in accordance with the mediation and/or arbitration procedure provided in the CC IGO license.

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By using the AP3F Resources section and any of the works, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. AP3F reserves the right to amend the Terms of Use at its sole discretion. By continuing to use the AP3F Resources section subsequent to such amendment, you also agree to any changes in the terms.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
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V. Contacting the Website


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