Terms & Conditions

This website is maintained by the Commonwealth Secretariat on behalf of the ‘Council of Commonwealth Societies’. Access and use by you of this site constitutes your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. 

Throughout this document the terms ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ refer to the Commonwealth Secretariat and the terms ‘you’ and ‘your’ refer to you the user. 

The Connecting Cultures website uses WordPress  for content management. WordPress has its own Terms and Conditions of use at http://en.wordpress.com/tos/  which all users agree to abide by when using this site. 

The Commonwealth Secretariat makes every effort to ensure that all information published on the Connecting Cultures website is accurate. However we cannot accept any liability for comments made by users. Visitors who rely on this information do so at their own risk. 

Acceptable use of ‘Comments’
By submitting a comment to this site you agree to abide by these conditions. We reserve the right not to publish comments that contravene any of these. We will not edit any of your comments, but we may contact you if your comments contravene these conditions. 

  • Personal identification: When you leave a comment on the website, do so with a username and your real email address. Do not represent yourself as another person.
  • Conduct and use of language: Your comment should be within the scope of the topic under discussion. Comments should be civil and tasteful; they must not be malicious or designed to offend. Swear-words and profanity will not be accepted. No reference should be made to the personality of other participants nor should attacks be made on an individual’s character.
  • Legal liabilityYou should remember that you are legally responsible for what you write. By submitting a comment you undertake to indemnify the Commonwealth Secretariat against any liability arising from breach of confidentiality or copyright, or any obscene, defamatory, seditious, blasphemous or other actionable statement you may make.
  • Advertising, spamming and research: No advertising or promotion is allowed except where it is for an event, publication or similar item that has direct relevance to the subject of discussion. Information about locating and sharing knowledge and expertise is welcomed, but within the specific discussion provided. 

 Copyright and Neighbouring Rights
The material produced on this site may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium for research, private study, web-based discussion, or for internal circulation within an organisation.

This is subject to the material being reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. The permission does not extend to any material on this site which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. 

Where any of the items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. 

Re-posting on commercial sites requires written permission from the Commonwealth Secretariat

Links to and from other websites
 The Commonwealth Secretariat is not responsible for the contents or reliability of external websites and does not necessarily endorse views expressed within them. Links to external sites should not be taken as endorsement of any kind. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of the linked pages. 

Intellectual property
Copying logos and/or any other third party logos accessed via this website is not permitted without prior approval from the relevant copyright owner unless where explicitly stated.  Requests for permission to use our graphics should be sent by email to connectingcultures@commonwealth.int 

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material of this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent full functionality, accuracy, and reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Connecting Cutures website.


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