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Terms of Use

The Bach Initiative welcomes and values your contributions to this website. If you would like to send feedback directly, please contact
To make sure that the information posted on the website is useful and constructive, we ask everyone who contributes to review and agree to the basic rules set out in this policy.
We encourage you to communicate freely and openly about the themes covered by the BaCH Initiative and its partners. We ask individuals to share their opinions on these matters through the comments section of each article or news item.
We hope that the BaCH Initiative website will become a place where discussion and debate takes place in a genuine and respectful manner, but we do not intend that the result be a uniformity of opinion.

Rules when using the UNU website

By using the BaCH Initiative website, you understand that all information and content made available at, or submitted to, the BaCH Initiative website is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such content originated. You also acknowledge that BaCH Initiative does not make any representations or warranties about, including without limitation, the accuracy, integrity or quality of the content and information made available at the instigation of users of this website.
Under no circumstances is the BaCH Initiative liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to: any infringing content, any errors or omissions in content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the website.
You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of such content. In this regard, you acknowledge that you may not rely on any content not created by the BaCH Initiative and/or its partners or submitted to BaCH Initiative, including without limitation, information in any part of the website.
You further agree that, while the BaCH Initiative makes every effort to ensure that the content made available at the website is legal and non-infringing, and that the use of it in accordance with these rules and other applicable policies, the BaCH Initiative cannot guarantee that all content made available at this site does not infringe the rights of any third party.
The United Nations University reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time. Notice of a change will be announced on this page. Any revisions will include the date that they become effective.

Privacy Policy

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices of the United Nations University (UNU) the body coordinating the BaCH Initiative.
UNU is committed to the privacy of individuals who visit and interact with and follows these practices.
What personally-identifiable information does UNU collect on and how does the organization use it?
UNU may collect information from our users in various ways. UNU is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell or rent this information to others, or share it in any manner, in ways different from the practices disclosed in this statement.

Log Files

UNU uses the IP address from your Internet connection to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movements and gather broad geographic information for aggregate use. The IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.


UNU may share aggregated contact, demographic and other information with the various institutes and programmes of the UNU system. This information will not be shared with any other entity.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website. The UNU website contains links to other sites. Please note that UNU is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site, and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information.

Notification of Changes

UNU will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected. If UNU decides to change its privacy policy, we will post those changes to this page so that our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by e-mail. Users will be given the choice as to whether or not to allow us to use their information in this different manner.

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