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IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE - The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer and a copyright notice.

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the "IBRD"), acting as trustee of various carbon funds and through its Carbon Finance Unit ("CFU"), maintains this server to enhance public access to information about its initiatives and operations in general. The goal of the CFU is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However the CFU accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site. This material is:
  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which the CFU has no control and for which the CFU assumes no responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).
Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available online exactly reproduces an officially adopted text, so that only CFU documents published in the paper editions are deemed authentic.

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. The CFU accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT as trustee of various carbon funds AND THE USER

Use of this Site constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions.
  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, acting as trustee of various carbon funds and through its Carbon Finance Unit ("CFU"), maintains this web site (the "Site") as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site ("Users"). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. Subject to applicable law, the CFU allows Users to visit the Site and download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, "Materials") from the Site for User's personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell, redistribute or create derivative works there from, provided that the source is acknowledged, and subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific material within this Site. Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the foregoing general permission and indicate clearly any restrictions on use.
  • The IBRD is a member of the World Bank Group, which is comprised of IBRD; IDA (the International Development Agency); IFC (the International Finance Corporation); MIGA (the Multilateral Guarantee Agency); and ICSID (the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). All Material on this Site from the various members of the World Bank Group appears on this Site subject to these terms and conditions. In addition, the members of the World Bank Group may have additional terms and conditions that govern the use of their material.
  • Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials in this Site are those of the various authors of the work and are not necessarily those of the World Bank Group's Boards of Executive Directors or the countries they represent.
Disclaimers

  • 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. The CFU specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. The CFU periodically adds, changes, improves, or updates the Materials on this Site without notice. Under no circumstances shall the CFU, the IBRD, participants in IBRD-managed carbon funds, or their respective officers, employees, agents or affiliates, be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered which is claimed to resulted from use of this Site, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. Use of this Site is at User's sole risk. Under no circumstances, including, but not limited to, negligence, shall the CFU, the IBRD, participants in IBRD-managed carbon funds, or their respective officers, employees, agents or affiliates, be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, even if they have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  • User specifically acknowledges and agrees that the CFU, the IBRD, and participants in IBRD-managed carbon funds, and their respective officers, employees, agents and affiliates, are not liable for any conduct of any User.
  • This site may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers and content providers. The CFU does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, or any user of this site or other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall also be at User's own risk. Neither the CFU, the IBRD, nor participants in IBRD-managed carbon funds, nor their respective officers, employees, agents, or affiliates, nor information providers or content providers, shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, completeness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of, or use of any content herein, regardless of cause, for any damages resulting there from.
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  • If this Site contains bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities (collectively, "Forums"), User agrees to use the Forums only to send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Forum. By way of example, and not as a limitation, User agrees that when using a Forum, User shall not do any of the following:
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Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
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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 IBRD, which are specifically reserved.
General
  • The CFU reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the site or any Materials in any respect. The CFU shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.
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  • No waiver by the CFU of any provision of this Agreement shall be binding except as set forth in a writing signed by its duly-authorized representative.
  • The obligations of the IBRD are not binding on the IBRD in its individual capacity, nor on any of the participants in IBRD-managed carbon funds, nor their respective officers, employees, agents or affiliates, personally or in their respective individual capacities, but bind only the respective funds for which the IBRD acts as trustee.

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