General Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the “School of Governance” (SOG):

These Terms & Conditions describe the rules and regulations that govern your use of the Transparency International – Lebanon (TI – LB) School of Governance (SOG) website located at this website.



The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement, and Disclaimer Notice, as well as all Agreements: "You" and "Your" refer to you, the person who is logged in to this website and agrees to TI-terms LB's and conditions, or any other legal entity on whose behalf such individual is accessing or using the service as applicable. "TI-LB," "Ourselves," "We," "Ourselves," and "Us" all refer to Transparency International - Lebanon Beirut. TI - LB "Party," "Parties," or "Us" refers to both the person who is logged in to this website and ourselves. Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalization, and/or he/she or they are considered interchangeable and thus refer to the same.

Country refers to: Lebanon.

Third Party Social Media Service means any service or content (including data, information, products or services) provided by a third party that may be viewed, included or made available through the Service.
This website links to Transparency International - Lebanon (TI-LB)

Other conditions

- We use cookies. By visiting this website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with Transparency Lebanon TI - LB's Privacy Policy.
Most interactive websites use cookies to allow us to retrieve user information for each visit. Cookies are used on our website to enable the functionality of certain areas and to make it easier for you to visit our website. Services or third-party websites may also use cookies.

- You should be able to control if and how cookies are accepted by your web browser. In the "Help" section of the toolbar, most browsers provide instructions on how to reset your browser and decline cookies. Many features and conveniences may not function properly if you reject our cookies.

When a user visits our website, we collect information such as which pages were visited, in what order, when they were visited, which hyperlinks were "clicked" on our website. We also collect information from the URLs to which we were linked. Such information may include the IP address, operating system, and browser and software logs used by each website user. This information is not personally identifiable, but IP addresses may be used to identify the geographic location of your Internet service provider and point of connection.

- Please take some time to become familiar with the various ways in which the SOG uses the information collected.

We use Non-Personal Information to build better, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of our users' collective characteristics and behavior, as well as measuring demographics and interests in specific areas of our Site.
We use Personal information collected when registering for various e-mail services and update services which will be used to send you information about websites and online courses. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
Our operation and maintenance contract partners may have limited access to your personal information while providing us with products or services. Vendors and suppliers who provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of our website or online courses are examples of contractors. These contractors' access to your Personally Identifiable Information is restricted to information that is reasonably required for the contractor to perform limited functions on our behalf.
We may offer you the opportunity to receive updates by email or by posting on parts of the website that are accessible only to registered users. To register for these services, you may be required to provide personally identifiable information such as your name and email address.

- For your convenience, we may provide links to websites operated by organizations other than TI-LB ("Third Party Sites.) We never share your personal information with third-party websites without your permission. We do not endorse or accept responsibility for the privacy practices of third-party websites. If you choose to open a link to one of these Third-Party Sites, you should read the privacy statement on that site to understand how that Third-Party Site collects and uses your Personally Identifiable Information.

- This website informs you that many aspects that are:

- Copyrighted: This may include photographs, articles, reports, legal research, studies, drawings, animation sequences and recordings in digital audio or video format etc.
- And/or protected by design legislation.
- Trademarked (including the term 'brand', the TI-LB logo or the former LTA logo).

- Accordingly, reproduction, representation, use, adaptation, modification, recording, translation, commercialization, in whole or in part, by any process and in any medium (paper, digital, etc.) for distribution anywhere, requires prior written consent from TI-LB.

- Unless otherwise stated, TI-LB and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights of all SOG Materials. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may access this from the SOG for personal use only, subject to the restrictions outlined in these terms and conditions.

- You should not:
• Sell, rent, or sublicense any material from SOG;
• Replicate, duplicate or copy SOG materials;
• Share content from SOG.
Unless with our permission or for SOG academic purposes!

- We reserve the right to remove or edit any inappropriate content or activity that has been identified or reported to us. We may separately suspend, disable, or terminate a user's access to all or part of the Services.

- You are also not allowed to:

• Do anything that violates local, state, national, or international law or breaches any of your contractual obligations or fiduciary duties;
• Share your password; allow anyone other than yourself to access your account, or do anything else that may put your account at risk;
• Attempt to access any other user's account;
• Break or circumvent our authentication or security measures or otherwise test the vulnerability of our systems or networks, unless specifically authorized to do so;
• Try to reverse engineer any portion of our Services;
• Try to interfere with any user, host, or network, for example by sending a virus, overloading, spamming, or mail-bombing;
• Use our Services to distribute malware;
• Use our Services or any functionality of the platform for anything other than completing online courses, pedagogical purposes, or uploading academic material;
• Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
• Encourage or help anyone do any of the things on this list.

We reserve the right to suspend, disable, or terminate the accounts of users who repeatedly violate or are charged with violating others' copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights.
If you believe that materials on the platform infringe on your intellectual property rights, you may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed or access to it be restricted.

- The notification should contain the following information:
1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an allegedly infringed exclusive right;
2. Identification of the allegedly infringed copyrighted work (or, if multiple copyrighted works on the Platform are covered by a single notification, a representative list of those works);
3. Identification of the allegedly infringing material or the subject of allegedly infringing activity, as well as information reasonably sufficient to allow SOG to locate the material on the Platform;
4. The complaining party's name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available);
5. A statement that the complaining party believes, in good faith, that the use of the material in the manner complained of is not permitted by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
6. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the allegedly infringed exclusive right.

- Certain sections of this website allow you to post and exchange opinions and information in certain areas of the website Domaine name TI-LB. The views and opinions expressed in the comments do not reflect those of TI-LB, its agents, or affiliates. Comments reflect the views and opinions of the individuals who post them. Transparency Lebanon TI-LB shall not be responsible for the Comments or for any liability, damages, or expenses caused and/or suffered as a result of any use of and/or posting of and/or appearance of the comments and testimonies on this website, to the extent permitted by applicable laws.
Transparency Lebanon TI-LB reserves the right to monitor and remove comments deemed inappropriate, offensive, or in violation of these Terms and Conditions.

- You guarantee and represent that:

• You have all necessary licenses and consents to post comments and testimonies on our website;
• The comments and testimonies do not infringe any intellectual property right, including without limitation copyright, patent, or trademark of any third party;
• The comments and testimonies do not contain any defamatory, abusive, obscene, indecent, or otherwise unlawful material that is an invasion of privacy;

• Comments and testimonials will not be used to solicit or promote business, custom, or current commercial activity or illegal activity.
You hereby grant TI-LB a non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, edit, and authorize others to use, reproduce, and edit any of your Comments in any and all forms, formats, or media.

- Establishing a hypertext link to this site or one of the projects requires prior written permission.
In any case, we cannot be held liable for the content or products or services offered on sites to which the site may be linked via hypertext links or other types of links.

- All users participating in Content Offerings must agree to follow the code below:

1. I will register for only one account, unless the SOG expressly allows me to register for multiple accounts;
2. My answers to homework, quizzes, exams, projects, and other assignments will be my own work (except for assignments that explicitly allow collaboration);
3. I will not make homework, quizzes, exams, projects, or other assignments solutions available to anyone else (except to the extent an assignment explicitly permits sharing solutions). This includes both my solutions and any solutions provided by the course staff or others.
4. I will not engage in any other activities that will dishonestly improve or harm my results or the results of others.
Any violation of this code may result in the suspension, disablement, or termination of your access to all or part of the Services.

- You should be aware that when you upload any type of document to the digital library, we have the right to use, post, and refer to it, as well as the right to reject it.

-Rules for Online Conduct
You agree that you will use this Site in accordance with all applicable laws. You also agree not to engage in organized, partisan political activity through the Website. You also agree not to email or post any of the following content ("Prohibited Content") on the website or other SOG Computing Resources:
-Content that defames, harasses, or threatens others;
-Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them or encourages others to commit them;
-Content that infringes or exploits the intellectual property rights of others, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets;
-Content that you do not have a right to disclose as a result of contractual confidentiality or fiduciary obligations;
-Content containing obscene words or images;
-Advertisements, promotional materials or any form of commercial solicitation;
-Content that is harmful to other users or visitors of the Sites;
-Content that is illegal or violates any applicable local, state, national or international law.

- Without prior approval and written permission, you may not create frames around our Webpages that alter in any way the visual presentation or appearance of our website.

- If, for any reason, you find inappropriate links on the site, please contact us at any time to let us know. We will consider requests to remove links but are under no obligation to respond directly to you.
We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information on this website, nor do we guarantee that the website will remain available or that the material on the website will be kept up to date.

- To the greatest extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties, and conditions relating to our website and its use. Nothing in this disclaimer is intended to:

- Limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury;
- Limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
- Limit our or your liability in any manner not permitted by applicable law;
- Exclude our or your liability that cannot be excluded under applicable law.

- LIMITATIONS AND PROHIBITIONS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION AND ELSEWHERE IN THIS DISCLAIMER: (a) subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) control all liabilities arising under this disclaimer, including liability arising out of contract, tort and breach of statutory duty.
As long as the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind.

- The laws of the Country shall govern this Terms and Your use of the Services. Your use of the Services may also be subject to other local, state, national, or international laws.

- These Terms and Conditions may have been translated if we have made them available to you on our Service. You agree that the original English text shall prevail in the case of a dispute.

- We reserve the right to change or replace these Terms at any time, at our sole discretion. If the change is significant, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you before the new terms take effect. What constitutes a material change will be determined solely by us.
You agree to be bound by the revised terms if you continue to access or use our Service after those revisions become effective. If you do not agree to all or any of the new terms, please discontinue your use of the Website and Services.

- We may terminate or suspend your access immediately, without notice or liability, for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation if you violate these Terms of Service and Conditions.
Upon termination, your right to use the Service will immediately stop.

- For any additional questions, we suggest that you contact us by sending an email to the following