Terms of Use Oct 19, 2018

By using any Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage (JLN) websites, mobile applications, or social media (collectively the “JLN Platform”) or any of the text, graphics, name, trademarks, logo, user interfaces, visual interfaces, information, data, tools, products, services, and other content (together, "Content") contained therein, you hereby accept and agree to comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use.

This Terms of Use is a binding agreement between you and the JLN, and governs your access and use of any part of the “JLN Platform”, including this website (the "Site"), and any of the Content it contains.

Throughout this policy, you will see the terms “Joint Learning Network,” “Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage,” “JLN,” “we,” “our,” and “us” – these terms refer to the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, a global network of country members that are working to implement universal health coverage, and the JLN Network Manager that is responsible for the administration and management of the JLN Platform. Presently, the JLN Network Manager role is performed by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a Massachusetts non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status pursuant to Internal Revenue Service Code Section 501(c)(3). You will also see the terms “I,” “you,” “your,” and “yours” – these terms refer to visitors to and users of the JLN Platform or any of the content contained therein.

Copyright and Permissions

JLN Copyrights

In general, content on the JLN Platform is produced and protected under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA 4.0) and may be freely used in accordance with this license.

What you may do without permission: Without asking our permission, you are welcome to print pages from this website and to download the files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (usually, PDF, Word, or PowerPoint). You may also use, without prior permission, text from posted press releases and other public pages on the JLN Platform. You may also link to this website and its contents without permission; although, we kindly appreciate if you let us know when you have done so by emailing jln@msh.org.

What you must request permission to do: If you want to reproduce, publish, or incorporate other text or images from this website into other websites, publications, or other materials that you or others produce, contact jln@msh.org for permission.

For all materials and information used from the JLN Platform, we ask that you credit original sources as given. If no other specific source or authorship information is shown, please provide credit to the appropriate website.

It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify the Joint Learning Network and the JLN Network Manager from any costs or claims for infringement of copyright in relation to copies of images or text from the JLN Platform.

Digital Millennium Copyright ACT (“DMCA”) Notice

We are committed to complying with copyright and related laws, and require all users of the JLN Platform to comply with these laws. Accordingly, you may not store any material or content or use or disseminate any material or content though the JLN Platform in any manner that constitutes an infringement of third party intellectual property rights, including rights granted by copyright law. Owners of copyrighted works who believe that their rights under copyright law have been infringed may take advantage of certain provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the “DMCA”) to report alleged infringements. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. It is our policy to terminate use privileges of any user who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to us by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent.

If you believe that your work has been copied and posted using the JLN Platform in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact jln@msh.org.

Linking to the Site and use of Content

Please be aware: by copying and/or downloading Content from the JLN Platform, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in this Terms of Use and any other terms and conditions that may be outlined elsewhere on this Site. Without limiting any other terms or conditions, the permission to use the JLN Site and Content, including our name and the logo and/or links bearing the name and logo, is subject to the following:

  1. Use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that the JLN endorses, approves, sponsors, or is affiliated with your products, goods, services, or your website.
  2. Your use of the name and logo or links bearing the name and logo may not indicate or create an impression that the JLN will benefit from the sale of any of your goods or services.
  3. Links bearing the name and logo may only be used for the purpose of linking to our Site as designated within the link.
  4. The links bearing the name and logo will always be active links.
  5. The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not be combined with any other graphic elements; nor may they be altered in any manner including size, proportions, font, design, arrangement, colors, or elements; nor may they be animated, morphed, or otherwise distorted in perspective or appearance. Please email jln@msh.org for additional guidance regarding the use of the JLN name, logo, or brand elements.
  6. The name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear more prominently than your personal, company, product, or service website name.
  7. You will not transfer, assign, sell, reproduce, distribute, or otherwise exploit the name and logo or your link to us.
  8. The JLN name and logo and/or link bearing the name and logo may not appear on any pages of any website that include content or advertising for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, pornography, partisan material, political material, or firearms.
  9. Appropriate action by the JLN may include, but is not limited to, the revocation of the right to use the name and logo and/or any links bearing the name and logo, in which event you agree to remove the name and logo and/or the links bearing the name and logo promptly, but in no event later than two business days of notice of revocation.
     

It is improper, and may be a violation of law, for you to post or download and distribute any material that you do not own or for which you do not have permission to use. PLEASE BE AWARE: violation of someone’s copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil and/or criminal penalties.

Inappropriate use of the JLN’s Content

It is inappropriate to use the JLN Platform or Content for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes, or in support of such activities. We define these terms as follows:

"Illegal activities" are those that violate laws, regulations and/or private agreements, including federal or state laws governing charitable activities, copyright laws, trademark laws, license agreements, or other intellectual property rights.

“Inappropriate uses” are any uses other than as permitted by this Terms of Use, or as may be permitted elsewhere on our Site.

“Obscene activities” are those that violate generally accepted social standards for use of this type of material or technology.

PLEASE BE AWARE: THE JLN MAY SEEK APPROPRIATE ACTION TO TERMINATE ANY USES OF OUR CONTENT INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE NAME AND LOGO AND LINKS BEARING OUR NAME AND LOGO IN THE EVENT WE, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION, DETERMINE THAT YOUR USE DOES NOT CONFORM TO ANY OF THE CONDITIONS OF THIS TERMS OF USE OR AS PROVIDED ELSEWHERE ON OUR WEBSITE; INFRINGES ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OR OTHER RIGHTS OF THE JLN OR A THIRD PARTY; ADVERSELY AFFECTS THE JLN’S IMAGE, REPUTATION, AND/OR OUR PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR PROGRAMS; VIOLATES ANY APPLICABLE LAW, REGULATION, OR ORDINANCE; AND/OR IS A PROHIBITED ACTIVITY.

Listed below are some, but not all, prohibited activities that may result in action by the Joint Learning Network:

Posting, transmitting, or facilitating in the promotion of illegal content through the JLN Platform or Content.

Using our JLN Platform or our Content to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another visitor or third party that is unwanted.

Transmitting or facilitating distribution of content that is untrue, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that the JLN Platform remains available to all users, some elements of the JLN Platform may employ software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage.

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on the JLN Platform service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act.

Disclaimers

Links to Other Sites

The JLN Platform may include links to websites of other organizations which, we believe, may offer relevant information. Once you depart the JLN Platform to another site, you are subject to the relevant disclaimers, security, and privacy policies of the new site.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The documents posted on the JLN Platform may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links and pointers are provided for the visitors’ convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to other websites is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.

Reference on the JLN Platform to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of our site’s visitors, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the JLN. The views and opinions of authors expressed on the JLN Platform do not necessarily state or reflect those of the JLN.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL THE JLN OR ITS MEMBERS/DONORS/SUPPLIERS/LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INDIRECT DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE), WHICH INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA AND BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE, EVEN IF THE JLN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Disclaimer of Liability

The JLN makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of the JLN Platform and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in any of the contents of the JLN Platform.

With respect to the content of the JLN Platform, the JLN makes no warranty, expressed, implied, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to content available from the JLN Platform or other internet resources linked from it. Additionally, we assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed on the JLN Platform or freedom from computer viruses, and do not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Warranty Disclaimer

YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF THE JLN PLATFORM IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK AND YOU ASSUME ALL RISK. THE JLN PLATFORM IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS AVAILABLE,” “AS IS” BASIS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE JLN AND ITS LICENSORS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO THE JLN PLATFORM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, QUIET ENJOYMENT, QUALITY OF INFORMATION, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE JLN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE JLN PLATFORM WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE JLN PLATFORM WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE JLN PLATFORM WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE JLN IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD-PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

Other Disclaimers

  • The JLN Platform and the information contained herein is provided for informational and educational purposes only, and could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
  • Information on the JLN Platform is provided with the understanding that we are not rendering professional advice or recommendations. You should not rely on any information on these pages to replace consultations with qualified professionals to meet your individual needs.