Terms of Use

By accessing or using the Kleptocracy Initiative (KI) website, you agree to the following Terms of Use and any changes posted elsewhere.

  1. Any views expressed or facts asserted in this material are solely attributable to their author and are not necessarily supported by KI or its trustees, officers, employees, affiliates, or funders.
  2. KI is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. We will not share user information with third parties without your express permission, unless required by subpoena, court order, or other legal process, or to report suspected unlawful activities to law enforcement personnel.
  3. When you visit the KI website, we automatically aggregate and store certain information, such as IP address, domain name, browser, date and time, and pages visited, so that we can track the use of our website and make improvements. Such information is never used to identify or contact you personally. We may also use “cookies,” small pieces of information sent to your browser to track usage patterns and traffic trends, in order to customize the content you see. These cookies do not collect personally identifiable information, but you may change your browser settings to refuse cookies if you prefer – though doing so may limit the site’s ability to respond to certain instructions.
  4. While KI takes all reasonable measures to protect its users, we cannot guarantee complete security of information transmitted via the Internet. Any transmission of personal information to or through our site is at your own risk. KI is not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures on this website.
  5. All material on this website – including, without limitation, text, graphics, logos, icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, design, and software (“Material”) – is the exclusive property of KI, its content suppliers, or other third parties, and is protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, or other proprietary rights. You are strictly prohibited from copying, downloading, printing, displaying, distributing, transmitting, selling, making derivative use of, gathering, mining or extracting data, or exploiting for commercial purposes any Material on this website, except as follows: You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferrable, revocable license to access and print for personal use discrete material from this site solely for non-commercial purposes. (That said: Please contact us if you wish to use KI material for any other purpose and we will be happy to discuss).
  6. The following uses of the KI website – and any material it contains – are strictly prohibited: any purpose that is unlawful, or that could interfere with any other party’s use or enjoyment of the site; use of spiders, robots, or other technologies to collect e-mail addresses; and unauthorized attempts to alter or modify anything on the website. Any such unauthorized use – and any other use in violation of the Terms of Use outlined on this page – will automatically terminate your permission to access or use the KI website.
  7. The KI website contains links to third party-websites. KI does not control third-party websites and is not responsible for the content of any such site, or the privacy or security of any information which you or anyone else provide to them. The inclusion of a link on the KI website does not imply KI’s endorsement, recommendation, or approval of any third-party site, any material posted on or available through that site, or that site’s sponsors.
  8. As described above, KI will make regular and reasonable efforts to protect its website and its users from privacy and technical threats. KI is nevertheless unable to warrant that this site, its servers, or e-mail sent from the KI website will always remain free of viruses or other harmful elements. KI therefore cannot and will not be liable for damages of any kind arising from the use of the KI website, including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or punitive damages.
  9. Any dispute arising under or relating in any way to these Terms of Use or the KI website shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia, USA, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.

Please contact us if you have any questions about these Terms of Use.