Version 6 July 2018


What’s in these terms?

These terms tell you the rules for using our websites.


Who we are and how to contact us,,,,,,,,, and our other websites are sites operated by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (”We”). We are a Swiss charitable foundation and have our principal office at Chemin Louis-Dunant 15, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland.

To contact us, please email or contact us at one of our offices.


By using any of our sites you accept these terms

By using our sites, you confirm that you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.


There are other terms that may apply to you

Our Acceptable Use Policy, Cookie Policy, and Privacy Policy also apply to your use of our sites.


We may make changes to our site

We may update and change our sites from time to time to reflect changes to our portfolio, our users’ needs and our priorities as a charitable foundation.


We may suspend or withdraw our site

Our sites are made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our sites, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our sites for organizational and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice through the sites of any suspension or withdrawal.


You must keep your account details safe

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at


How you may use material on our site

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our sites, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws. All such rights are reserved.

Except for images, films and trademarks, content on our sites is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Switzerland licence.

Use of images, films, and contents posted in any interactive service such as a chat room is expressly prohibited without the prior written approval of DNDi. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any contents on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us (and our licensors).

DNDi’s name and logos (including the GARDP logo) are registered trademarks. The access or use of the website does not grant any entitlement to copy, reproduce, modify, disseminate, publish or otherwise exploit the DNDi name and logos without the prior consent of DNDi.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our sites in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our sites will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.


Disclaimer of endorsement and liability

The content on our sites is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to any advice that would be fit for a specific purpose. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our sites. Any reference obtained from our sites to a specific product, process, or service does not constitute or imply that We endorse such product, process, or service, or its producer or provider. The views and opinions expressed in any referenced document do not necessarily state or reflect ours.

Although We make reasonable efforts to update the information on our sites, We make no representations, warranties, guarantees or assume any legal liability, whether express or implied, that the content on our sites is accurate, complete or up to date.


We are not responsible for websites we link to

Where our sites contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.


User-generated content is not approved by us

Our sites may include information and materials uploaded by other users of the site (which may include our staff acting in an unofficial capacity), including to bulletin boards and chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our sites do not represent our views or values.

If you wish to complain about information and materials uploaded by other users please contact us on or contact our offices.


Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so.

To the extent permitted by law:

  • We exclude all implied conditions, warranties, representations or other terms that may apply to our sites or any content on it.
  • We will not be liable to you for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, our sites; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our sites.


Uploading content to our site

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our sites, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the Content Standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage We suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our sites constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We have the right to remove any posting you make on our sites if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the Content Standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.


Rights you are giving us to use material you upload

When you upload or post content to our sites, you grant us and other users the following rights to use that content in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution – Non-Commercial-Share Alike 3.0 Switzerland licence.


Exception for job applicants

The content you upload onto our sites (CV, cover letter, diplomas and other HR documents) will be considered confidential and proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content. Our online job application form currently asks applicants whether they would like us to keep their information on file. If so, we keep it. If not, data is deleted after 6 months. However, some anonymized data may be kept for KPIs after deletion (for example: gender, region, how you learned about us, and education level). With regards to the content submitted with the job application form, it may be shared internally and/or for HR purposes.


We are not responsible for viruses and you must not introduce them

We do not guarantee that our sites will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our sites. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our sites by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our sites, the server on which our sites are stored on any server, computer, or database connected to our sites. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you may be deemed to commit a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and We will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our sites will cease immediately.


Rules about linking to our site

You may link to any pages of our website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our sites in any website that is not owned by you if prohibited by the owner of the website and must not establish a link to any site that may have adversely affect our reputation.

Our sites must not be framed on any other site.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the Content Standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our sites other than that set out above, please contact


We may make changes to these terms

We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our sites, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on 6 July 2018.


Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?

Please note that these terms of use, their subject matter and their formation, are governed by the laws of Switzerland. The courts of the canton of Geneva, Switzerland shall have exclusive jurisdiction.