Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum)

Terms of use, copyright and privacy policy

Gerneral terms of use & netiquette

The forum facilitators reserve the right to edit and/or withhold messages that do not comply with the forum guidelines. Users shall not do any of the following:

  1. Use foul language or obscene images. This site is a forum for discussion, and general attacks on a person or idea will not be tolerated.
  2. Repeatedly post the same message, or post an unsolicited commercial message to one or more discussions or boards. Such messages are considered spam. Duplicate messages will be deleted or consolidated by the forum moderators.
  3. Post copyrighted material without authorization or otherwise illegal material. Users are requested to notify the forum moderators if they identify such postings on the forum platform.
  4. Abuse this forum in any way not specifically mentioned above.

Legal disclaimer and copyright

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum) is a network of professional peers, and not of organizations. Messages posted to the FSN Forum represent the personal views of members, and not those of their employer. The views expressed in the FSN Forum and its products are those of the FSN Forum‘s members and participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of or imply endorsement by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Hyperlinks to non-FAO Websites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility on the part of FAO for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to non-FAO sites is to indicate further information available on related topics. The information is provided on the understanding that Members accessing the platform assume responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of the content. The designations employed and the presentation of material in the FSN Forum do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the FAO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

The materials contained in this web site are for information purposes only. In posting messages, whether edited or unedited, and incorporating them into synthesized responses, the FSN Forum accepts no responsibility for their accuracy or authenticity. Members intending to use or share the information contained in messages should be aware that they are relying on their own judgement.

The FSN Forum shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damages arising from the use of, or inability to use,  the whole or part of the contents of this Web site.

Copyright of the material available on the FSN Forum remains with the individual information provider(s) or original rights holder(s). Members may only post materials for which they have the right or permission to distribute electronically and to authorize others to redistribute. The FSN Forum team encourages reuse and redistribution of such information posted on the platform and, unless otherwise indicated, Members may reuse and redistribute such material for non-commercial purposes in line with the objectives of the FSN Forum without requesting prior written permission. Where specific authorization to reuse and redistribute material is required, Members must obtain the necessary permission from the respective rights holder(s).

Privacy policy

On registration with the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition (FSN Forum), prospective members are asked to provide personal information such as a username, country of residence, affiliation and e-mail address. No other personal information is collected without the member’s prior consent. Information is stored in the FSN Forum database and is only be used for services related to the FSN Forum. Login details are strictly personal. The FSN Forum Moderation Team reserves the right to use a member’s personal information to post contributions received by e-mail on behalf of the member.

Registered members will receive regular e-mail updates on ongoing discussions and other key announcements by the FSN Forum.

All information shared with the FSN Forum will be identified with the member’s name and affiliation.

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