Terms and Condition

Terms and Condition

1. Definitions

In these Terms of Use: “SourceHer Database” refers to the AWiM database with search tool made available on a stand-alone site and links in the AWiM website which contains data on female experts across Africa and in Diaspora who can be referred to as news sources who are recognized by their professional, regional and national bodies. “User” refers to any person using, free of charge, the information contained in the SourceHer Database.

2. Use of data

2.1AWiM allows the User to access and make use of the information available in the SourceHer Database under the conditions described herein. The SourceHer Database is a free-of-charge public service aimed at ensuring the voices of women are seen and used as expert source opinion in news releases on the continent and in international papers by editors and journalists. In view of this objective, SourceHer Database is provided only for public information purposes and the User is forbidden to:

a.Share or reproduce any part of this database for personal or financial gain;

b.Perform bulk acquisition, bulk downloading, and bulk storing of data;

c.Perform bulk copying, bulk reformatting, bulk sharing, and bulk redistributing of data;

d.Perform any other abusive use degrading or circumventing the service.

2.2Under no circumstances may the data made available through the African Female Experts Database be sold or sublicensed by the User in any way without AWiM permission.

2.3When using the data provided in the African Female Experts Database, the User shall identify “SourceHer Database” as the source and indicate the following disclaimer: “African Women in Media bears no responsibility for the integrity or accuracy of the data contained herein, in particular due, but not limited, to any deletion, manipulation, or reformatting of data that may have occurred beyond its control.”

2.4AWiM reserves the right to intervene and block access to the SourceHer Database in case of unauthorized or abusive use of the service.

3. Level of service and other relevant services:

3.1The SourceHer Database is provided by AWiM on a “best-effort” basis, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for registered users on the platform. This service may be unavailable from time to time for scheduled maintenance or due to unforeseen circumstances.

3.2In addition to the SourceHer Database, AWiM may also provide support services to news editors and journalists while making use of this database. For further information on this service, please contact AWiM.

4. Disclaimers:

4.1AWiM makes every effort to ensure, but cannot guarantee, the accuracy and completeness of the data contained in the SourceHer Database. The data contained in the SourceHer Database is provided on a strictly “as is” basis and the User is fully and solely responsible for the use of the data and for any results and consequences of this use.

4.2AWiM publishes in the SourceHer Database the personal data as provided by the individuals and authorities concerned. Any required update of said data is made by AWiM upon receipt of the relevant information from the authority concerned. AWiM shall not make any changes and/or updates to the data upon the direct request of Users, however, such data would be investigated and considered for the database.

4.3Hyperlinks to other websites imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained in those other websites on the part of AWiM. AWiM makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the legality, accuracy, or availability of such information.

4.4Any search result generated by the SourceHer Database search tool does not imply the expression of any legal opinion whatsoever on the part of AWiM concerning the likelihood of confusion or conflicts between profiles.

5. Modification of Data:

AWiM reserves the right to modify, remove or correct any data contained in the SourceHer Database at any time, at its sole discretion and without prior notification.

6. Liability:

6.1AWiM shall not be held liable for any or all uses of the data contained in the SourceHer Database and any or all search results generated by its search tool that may affect or violate any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, other intellectual property right or any legal right of any third party.

6.2AWiM shall not be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, liquidated, special, punitive, or exemplary damages or penalties to the User, including, but not limited to, losses of the business, revenue, or profits, as a consequence of using any of the data contained in the SourceHer Database.

6.3AWiM shall not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delays or failure in performance or interruption of service resulting directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its reasonable control.

7. User Login Information:

The User may create a user account. As part of the registration process, the User is asked to choose a login name and a password (“login information”) for identification purposes. The User’s login information is personal and confidential. The User shall be responsible for any damages arising out of, or in connection with, the disclosure of his/her login information to anyone. The User agrees to notify AWiM of any unauthorized use of his/her login information as soon as he/she is aware thereof.

8. Intellectual Property:

8.1The User does not have the right to use the AWiM logo unless it is specifically authorized by AWiM in writing after having sent a request to

8.2The User recognizes that the SourceHer Database, as well as the particular form of compiling data, the presentation and, the design of the SourceHer Database, are protected by applicable IP laws.

9. Personal data and privacy:

The User acknowledges that AWiM may use his/her personal data according to AWiM’s Privacy Policy, which is incorporated herein by this reference.

10. Amendments to the terms of use:

AWiM may amend these Terms of Use at any time at its sole discretion. Any amendments will be posted on AWiM’s website. Unless stated otherwise, amendments shall take effect immediately following the posting of the new Terms of Use.

11. Privileges and immunities:

Nothing in or relating to these Terms of Use shall be deemed or interpreted as a waiver of any privileges and immunities accorded to AWiM as an international non-governmental organisation and specialized agency that works in partnership with other international organisations and institutes.

12. Settlement of disputes:

Any dispute between AWiM and the User arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use that cannot be resolved amicably shall be referred to arbitration in accordance with the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules then in force. The parties shall be bound by any arbitration award rendered as a result of such arbitration as the final adjudication of such a dispute.