Licensing and copyrights

July 3rd, 2014By: RAIN editor

Updated: 1 July 2014

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General website content

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Privacy notice

If you use RAIN’s on-line subscription forms (i.e. RAIN newsletter) you will be asked for personal information, such as your name and email address. The information provided is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and is not shared with third parties.
Certain information about the user, such as IP addresses, navigation through site, software used, time spent and other similar information, may be stored by RAIN. The information will be used internally only for web site traffic analysis. If the user specifically provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this site, such information will only be used for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access. RAIN, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.

Rainwater wiki content

Content within the Rainwater wiki (Akvopedia) is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA), as also described on the Akvopedia copyright page.

User-Generated Content and Data on the Akvo RSR service

Material that is submitted to the Akvo RSR service by users and systems, i.e. photographs, updates and project descriptions, is available is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Plus Netherlands License. (CC-BY-NC-SA Plus).

Data that is submitted to the Akvo RSR service by users and systems, i.e. other information than photographs, updates and project descriptions, is available under a dual license. Both licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. (CC-BY-SA). And under the Open Database License 1.0 [ODbL] (or later versions as applicable).

Terms and conditions of the site

RAIN maintains this website as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the site (“user”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. Use of the above website and all pages in this domain constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. RAIN reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use.

Copyright Violations

RAIN respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. RAIN has no responsibility for content on third party websites that you may find or access when using this website’s products or services. Material available on or through other websites may be protected by copyright and intellectual property laws. The terms of use of those websites, and not RAIN Terms, shall govern your use of that material.

It is RAIN’s policy, at its sole discretion, to disable and/or terminate the accounts of users who may infringe or repeatedly infringe the copyrights or other intellectual property rights of RAIN and/or others.

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, please provide RAIN with the following information:

1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest; 2. a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed; 3. a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Website, with enough detail that we may find it; 4. your address, telephone number, and email address; 5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; 6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.

RAIN’s agent for notice of claims of copyright or other intellectual property infringement can be reached as follows:

By mail: Copyright Notice c/o RAIN, Barentszplein 7, 1013 NJ Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

By email:

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by RAIN as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The designations “developed” and “developing” regions are intended for statistical and analytical convenience and do not necessarily express a judgement about the stage reached by a particular country or area in the development process.


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