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Terms and Conditions of Use

The use of this module constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions:

(a)   The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has developed the module contained herein as an open educational resource (OER) to assist university lecturers in the preparation and delivery of classes on topics related to UNODC mandated areas of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNODC grants permission to Users to visit this site and to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, "Materials") for non-commercial use.

(b)   Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials do not necessarily represent the views of the United Nations or its Member States.


Materials provided on this site 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. UNODC specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. UNODC periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the Materials in the module without notice. Under no circumstances shall UNODC be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this module, including, without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The use of this module is at the User's sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall UNODC be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if UNODC has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that UNODC is not liable for any conduct of any User.

The module may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. UNODC does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any User or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the User's own risk. Neither the United Nations nor its affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

If the User is dissatisfied with any Material in this module or with any of its Terms and Conditions of Use, the User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the module.

The designations employed do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNODC concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

The module may contain links and references to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of UNODC, and UNODC is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. UNODC provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by UNODC.

Preservation of immunities

Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the United Nations, including UNODC, which are specifically reserved.


UNODC reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the module or any Materials in any respect. UNODC shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

UNODC reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any user access to this site or any portion thereof without notice.

No waiver by UNODC of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative.


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