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Terms and Conditions of Use
The GlobalStat website is made of all sections and sub-sections hosted on the www.Globalstat.pt domain and refers to the whole network of web services provided by it. By accessing the website as well as the material and information contained herein, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, accepted and agreed to be bound by the following terms and conditions.
 
GlobalStatis a service provided by the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos (hereafter referred to as “FFMS”) and the European University Institute (hereafter referred to as “EUI”) to users on a worldwide basis, providing easy access to data. All data and metadata provided on GlobalStat’s website are available free of charge. The data and metadata may be downloaded for personal research and information purposes only. Any additional modifications, developments, enhancements, re-production and/or re-dissemination for other purposes, whether in hard copy or electronically, require the consent of the original copyright holder(s).

 

No Liability
The FFMS and the EUI, which are responsible for the GlobalStat website, have made every effort to ensure that the information contained on the website was accurate at the time of creation and/or modification. All information is subject to change without prior notice. The FFMS and the EUI expressly disclaim any liability for errors or omissions therein.

 
The FFMS and the EUI are not liable for any type of damage caused to the user, other users, third parties or other websites for the illegal and improper use of GlobalStat and/or the information it contains.
 
The FFMS and the EUI are not responsible for the improper or illegal behaviour or conduct of GlobalStat users and are not liable for damages resulting from errors or misinterpretation of the contents of the website.
 
The FFMS and the EUI are not liable for damage caused by voluntary or involuntary interruptions of GlobalStat, they do not guarantee that the site is free of errors or that those that may occur are immediately corrected, nor do they guarantee that the website is free of viruses or other harmful agents.
 
The GlobalStat website may contain advice, opinions and statements of various information providers. The FFMS and the EUI do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider, any user of this website or any other person or entity.
 
Reliance upon such advice, opinion, statement, or other information shall also be at the user’s own risk. Neither the FFMS, the EUI nor their 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.
 
As a condition of use of the GlobalStat’s website, users agree to indemnify the FFMS and the EUI from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of users use of the website, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by users of the websites’ Legal Terms as well as its Terms and Conditions of Use.
 
Therefore users will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defence of any such claim. The FFMS and the EUI reserve the right, at their own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter, and users shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of the FFMS and the EUI.
 
It is GlobalStat policy to respond to notices of infringement of third parties’ rights that comply with applicable laws by expeditiously removing unlawful content and terminating the account of repeat infringers.
 
As the GlobalStat website is constantly being developed, the FFMS and the EUI reserve the right to maintain and update it on a periodic basis, in order to make browsing improvements.

 

No endorsement
The users may not publicly represent or imply that the FFMS and the EUI are participating in, or have sponsored, approved, or endorsed the manner or purpose of their use of information and materials provided by GlobalStat. The FFMS and the EUI will prosecute, to the fullest extent of the law, any use and manner that falsifies, misrepresents, disparages, or fraudulently uses its information and materials.

 

No Association
The users may not use any trademark, official mark, official emblem, or logo of GlobalStat, the FFMS and/or the EUI or any of their other means of promotion or publicity, without GlobalStat’s, the FFMS’s and/or the EUI’s prior written consent nor in any event to represent or imply an association or affiliation with GlobalStat, the FFMS and/or the EUI.

 

Disclaimers
The FFMS and the EUI may or may not review the information provided in the website, but they shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to review, reject, or remove any and all information and materials at any time for any or no reason whatsoever with or without notice to users.

 
The FFMS and the EUI reserve the right, at their sole discretion for any reason or no reason at any time and from time to time and with or without notice to users, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the GlobalStat’s website (or any part thereof).

 

Governing Law
The GlobalStat website shall be ruled by Portuguese law. Any dispute concerning the website shall be settled by the courts of Lisbon, with express waiver of any other forum.

 

Accuracy and Currency of Data
The GlobalStat website presents the highest level of accuracy, yet it does not guarantee or make any express or implied representations regarding the accuracy, reliability, correctness, fitness for use for a particular purpose, or otherwise, whatsoever, of any of the original data sources used.

 
The FFMS and the EUI periodically incorporate, without notice, revisions, updates and improvements to GlobalStat’s content, but do not undertake regular obligation to do so. For further information about the quality or limitations of the data and metadata please refer to the source databases of the original data providers.

 

Country or Area Designations
The designations employed and the presentation of the material on GlobalStat do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the FFMS and the EUI concerning the legal status of any country, city or area, or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontier or boundaries. Please refer to GlobalStat’s methodological notes for information on the country naming conventions applied in the database.

 

Linked Sites
The GlobalStat website may include hyperlinks to websites maintained or controlled by others and the FFMS and the EUI take no responsibility for the contents of such linked website.

 

Use of cookies and web beacons
GlobalStatuses cookies, a small bit of code stored on your computer's hard drive, so that you can make the best possible use of the website. If you proceed without altering your settings, we assume that you will accept cookies from the GlobalStat website.

 
You are always free to decline GlobalStat’s cookies, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the site.

 

Miscellaneous
These Terms and Conditions of Use may be amended by the FFMS and the EUI from time to time at their sole discretion. So, please periodically check these Terms and Conditions of Use. 

 
You agree not to make any public statements that assert or imply any relationship with the FFMS and the EUI, unless you have the FFMS’s and the EUI”s prior written approval. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the court should nevertheless endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use remain in full force and effect.
 
The FFMS and the EUI reserve all rights not expressly granted under these Terms and Conditions of Use, and no other rights are granted by implication or estoppel or otherwise. The headings in these Terms and Conditions of Use are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

 

Questions and Suggestions
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