User Terms and Conditions governing Fundación Avina’s Website

By the current user conditions, FUNDACION Avina (hereinafter Avina, the Fundación, us) regulates access to and use of the contents found on the Website. USE OF SUCH CONTENT BY THIRD PARTIES CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS; THEREFORE, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT NEITHER THE SITE NOR THE CONTENT BE USED SHOULD YOU NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS. is a website associated with Fundación Avina, a foundation supporting sustainable development through alliances among successful and responsible private and philanthropic organizations that promote leadership and innovation, legally constituted under the laws of the Republic of Panama.

The present conditions constitute an agreement between Fundación Avina (us) and the user (hereinafter, the user, you) governing the use of the site and all information presented herein.

Table of Contents:
1. Restrictions on use of content
2. Registration and creation of profiles
3. Violation of our rights or the rights of others
4. Links
5. Amendments
6. Legal and Other Notices
7. Termination or cancellation of rights
8. System Requirements
9. Trademark Notices

1. Restrictions on Use of Content

The site contains mixed information (content), including data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, videos, messages, or other materials, which you can access. Most of the site content is not available for download, as our work is covered by copyright, as is the work of others that we are not allowed to distribute. However, we also have a designated amount of content that you may  download under these Terms (“Available / Download Content”).


2. User registration and creation of electronic profiles

In order to access some areas of the site, you may be required to complete a registration process or create a profile with personal information. Once the process has been completed, generally an account is created with a username and password, or any other ID that you will agree to keep as confidential information. This information should be used with care to prevent others from accessing it.

The user agrees to provide accurate, current, and complete information at all times. You also agree to review, maintain, amend and update such information in a timely manner to maintain accuracy and integrity through the use of the means permitted or, where appropriate, by contacting us. If you provide (or Avina has reasonable grounds to believe) inaccurate, dated or incomplete information, Avina may suspend or terminate access, application, awarding,  or participation in a program, in addition to exercising all rights and resources permitted by law.

A. Content and activities generated by the user:

When the user provides content—for example, uploads a video, information or comments or participates in a chat room—the user:

• States and guarantees that the content is, in its entirety,  his or her original work; or that he or she has all rights, title, interest and license to upload it and make it available or to download it and distribute it to the Fundación and others. The user also releases Avina and other users of any applicable license restriction or law for the use or disclosure of the content.

• Agrees not to upload, post, or broadcast through the site any content or other material that is or appears to be defamatory, offensive, obscene, and invasive of another person’s privacy or protected data. It should not violate the rights of any person regarding intellectual property—including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secret, or right of publicity—and should not contain viruses or other harmful computer code, files or programs—including those designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunication equipment.

Any opinions, advice, statements, services, or information expressed or made available by users are the property of the respective author and not Avina’s.

Avina reserves the right to monitor, edit, or remove any content that violates the terms set forth herein.

B. Content and activities generated by the Fundación

Avina may change the entire content, design, functionality, and services offered on site at its own discretion at any time. We may implement this for certain activities, even though users may have begun to participate.

There are no fees or extra payments. Avina does not pay commissions or other fees to anyone who helps organize work, a grant or any other task unless they have expressly been hired to do so and agreed to in writing before any such contract. Avina may also use, remove or ignore any information the user provides without covering any payment for such content.

3. Violation of our rights or the rights of others

Our site, including contents, is protected by intellectual property rights and the user agrees to respect them. All rights not expressly granted to you are reserved. Any person who believes that his or her work has been violated, can communicate directly with the address Avina agrees to investigate the case and will respond as covered by the terms and conditions of use set forth herein.

4. Linked Sites

Our site may contain links to third party websites. We provide these links as a convenience, but do not endorse the linked site or anything about it; nor assume responsibility for its content. While their information, products, services, and information can be useful to you, these links are independent entities from Avina; and we neither control nor endorse them. You agree that visits to the linked sites are at your own risk and are governed by the privacy policies (in each case) contained in the linked site.

You may not make direct access links to our site from your website, blog or similar application, without our prior written consent.

5. Amendments

Avina can modify these Terms as it deems appropriate (including the addition or removal of all or part of the provisions). Each time you visit our site, you are responsible for verifying the effective date of the published version, and therefore it will be subject to the version of the amended terms. Each time we make adjustments to the conditions our site will announce them.

6. Information sent to your email address

Notice to you: The user authorizes Avina to send notices, or any kind of information to his or her email address, if agreed on beforehand.

7. Termination or cancellation of rights

When Avina deems necessary, it may deny or suspend your access to our Site with or without cause at any time and without prior notice; or terminate or cancel the right to continue using the Site.

8. System Requirements

Depending on the actions you want to develop on our site (for example download a document, open a video or audio), you may need to make adjustments to your hardware or software.

9. Trademark Notice

The trademarks, logos and other features used on the site are the property of (1) Avina or (2) their respective owners and are trademarks or features registered by the Fundación or third parties, which have all rights reserved. You may not use any of the features without the prior consent of Avina or third party owners of those rights.