Terms of Use

These Terms of Use (this “Agreement”) set forth the terms for accessing and using the website tbvaccinesforum.org (the “Website”) operated by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Inc. ("IAVI") on behalf of the Global Forum on TB Vaccines organized by IAVI, the Stop TB Partnership Working Group on New TB Vaccines (“WGNV”) and the Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (“TBVI”) (together "Global Forum Organizers", "we", "our", "us")for the purpose of organizing and providing information about the Global Forum on TB Vaccines. By accessing the Website you consent to the terms of this Agreement, as amended. We may update or amend this Agreement from time to time in the future. When revised, the new Terms of Use will be posted on the Website and the “Last Updated” date below the policy will reflect the date of the most recent amendments. Therefore, we encourage you to periodically visit our Terms of Use to review the most recent form.


The purpose of the Website is to provide information about the Global Forum on TB Vaccines, which facilitates research and development of new vaccines to prevent TB by providing a forum to share information and research findings, promote innovation, foster partnerships and collaborations, and increase global recognition of the critical role that new vaccines will plan in ending the TB epidemic. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, IAVI and the Global Forum Organizers provide the Website indiscriminately to visitors for informational purposes and to facilitate their participation in the Global Forum on TB Vaccines. We do our best to ensure that this information is current and accurate, but we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee the accuracy of this data.


The Website contains links to third-party websites. Our inclusion of a link is not intended to constitute an endorsement of or affiliation with the owner or sponsor of such websites. IAVI and the Global Forum Organizers are not responsible for the contents of any linked website or any link contained in a linked website.


IAVI and the Global Forum Organizers do not provide medical advice. Data and information contained on the Website is for informational purposes only. Proper medical diagnosis, treatment and other medical advice should always be obtained from a qualified healthcare provider.


You must access and use the Website, and any content or data contained therein, in compliance with applicable law.


IAVI and the Global Forum Organizers provide the Website on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use of the Website, in terms of the correctness, accuracy, reliability of any information contained therein, or otherwise.


To the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, neither IAVI nor any of the Global Forum Organizers shall be liable for any special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to the Website, its content, or any related  information, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or otherwise, even if it has been advised of the possibility of such damages. IAVI's and the Global Forum Organizers’ respective liability to any user shall be limited to proven direct damages in an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500.00).


You agree to indemnify, defend and hold IAVI and the Global Forum Organizers, along with their respective funders, subsidiaries, affiliates, members, managers, officers, employees, contractors, and agents, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising from your violation of these Terms of Use.


This Agreement is governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law rules. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with IAVI, the Global Forum Organizers, or their affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, agents, and content providers, that in any way relates to your use of the Website, or the information contained therein, resides in the courts of the State of New York.


All content included or available on the Website, including site design, text, graphics, interfaces, and the selection and arrangements thereof is copyrighted material of the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS), with all rights reserved, or is subject to third parties’ intellectual property rights. Any use of materials on the Website, including reproduction, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining, or other commercial exploitation of any kind, without prior written permission of IAVI is strictly prohibited. You agree not use any robot, spider, or other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the Website or the content contained therein without prior written permission of IAVI.

All trademarks displayed on the Website are the trademarks of their respective owners, and do not constitute any affiliation with or represent an endorsement of such businesses, or their goods or services.


This Agreement and the Global Forum's Online Privacy Policy found on the Website, as modified from time to time in accordance with their respective terms, constitute the complete and exclusive agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.


If any provision of this Agreement shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent.

Last updated: 27 May 2022