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www.gbpn.org is published by: 
 
The Global Buildings Performance Network - GBPN
 
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75002 Paris - France
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Disclaimer & Terms of Use

The Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) maintains this website on a regular basis to keep the information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.  
 
It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The GBPN accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems.
 
By using our service, you are in agreement with the following Terms of Use: 
 
Please review them regularly as they may change at any time. If you do not agree with any part or all terms of use, you should not access or otherwise use our website and Newsletter. 
 
Our website currently provides information that is based on publicly available (statistical) data and non-confidential studies and research. Some data is also based on estimates made by experts in the field. In addition, relevant feedback from people visiting the website may be added to the data portal. We may also revise, add or delete the information contained in our website at any time.  
 
The GBPN endeavours to keep the information up to date, accurate and reliable via periodical updates. However, errors or omissions may occur or content may be or become obsolete. The GBPN cannot guarantee the accuracy, quality or completeness of the information in the website and cannot be held liable for any damage that would result from the use of this information. This also applies to any information that is made available for downloading.  Hence, all content is provided “as is” without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. We neither warrant nor represent that the use you make of any information will not infringe the rights of any third parties nor that the information will be accurate, complete or up-to-date. 
 
The GBPN accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regards to the information gathered via the News Aggregator Tool  and any external links. The links mentioned in the website are for information purpose only. The GBPN cannot be held liable for and does not have any influence or control on third-party content or third party privacy policies or security. 
 
The GBPN cannot be held liable for any damage that would result from the use of (or the information on) such external or third-party websites or for the fact that such external websites would now or in the future include illegal or offensive content.
The GBPN cannot be held liable for any damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, general, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of any use of the information contained in the website or in any third party websites.
 
Any limitation of liability in these terms of use does not exclude liability which cannot, under French law, be excluded.
 
Users are given permission to use the website as follows:
 
Except if indicated differently in the website, you may download all information for free under the conditions of a Creative Commons CC BY License and you must state the source of data as follows on all documents:  “Source, the Global Buildings Performance Network, 2013”.
 
Under the Laboratory section of the website, the GBPN reserves the right to moderate comments posted by users. This includes the possibility to remove contributions in case users do not respect the following principles: preserve and ensure the quality of the debates and avoid any harmful, detrimental, destructive or irrelevant contributions or remarks which do not respect the law or constitute invectives or personal attacks. All contributions deemed inappropriate to the debate will be removed. This includes the following situations (please note that this list is non-exhaustive): 
 
  • Attacks and insinuations based on race, beliefs, ethnic origins or sexual orientation; 
  • Insults, harassments, serious unproven or manifestly inaccurate statements aiming at people or organizations; 
  • Any obscene, pornographic, harassment-related message;
  • Any message conflicting with copyrights and related rights, the applicable database law, rights of personal portrayal and respect of privacy or which would violate any legislative and statutory provisions;
  • Personal attacks addressed to politicians; 
  • Aggressive, disdainful, peremptory remarks or, more generally, any detrimental remarks to the website users;
  • Using the website for commercial and advertisement purposes; 
  • Publishing personal contact details or inappropriate hypertext links; 
  • Overlapping, redundant or irrelevant contributions. 

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We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, or to administer our website or for quality control purposes.  We may conduct analysis of user traffic to measure the use of our website and to improve the content of our website and our services.  These analysis are performed through the use of IP addresses and cookies.  We may also use cookies to enable the signing-in process after you have registered with us and to provide you with more tailored information when you return to our website. A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser.  Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but usually you can alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. If you reject the use of cookies please note that the efficient operation of the website may be affected. Our website will always ask for prior approval of the use of cookies. 
 
Our website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis tool of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies that are saved on your computer to make it possible to analyze how you use the website. All your usage information created by these cookies (including your IP Address) will be transferred to, and saved on, a Google Server in USA. Google uses this information to analyze how you use the website, to create reports about the website-activities for the webmaster and for other services in connection with website and internet usage. This information can be submitted to third parties by Google if it is requested by law or if the third party is contracted by Google for processing this data. Google will not connect your IP with other data of Google. You can disable the cookie installation by setting up your browser to prevent it from saving cookies but it may affect some features of the website. By using the website you declare that you allow Google to process and analyze the collected data as described above. 
 
The Google analytics terms of use are available here

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) governs the processing of personal data of users of the website of the GBPN. The GBPN is committed to abiding by this Privacy Policy and the requirements of applicable data protection and privacy laws in the operation of its activities.  
Users of our website have a right of access to their personal data contained in records. They are given an opportunity to amend, update or supplement inaccurate personal data. 

Acknowledgment

The design of the Policy Comparative Tool is inspired by the work of Moritz Stefaner. 

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