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Effective date: FEBRUARY 4, 2022

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These Terms and Conditions are entered into by and between PATH (“PATH” or “us” or “we”), a charitable nonprofit corporation under the laws of Washington state, USA, in its role as hosting institution for the Early Childhood Development Action Network (“ECDAN”) managing its Secretariat, and you as an individual or, if acting on behalf of your employer or another entity, the entity for which you act as agent when accessing this website (“you” or “your”).  If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern this website, including, without limitation, your use of our sites and all information on or submitted through them. If you are not authorized to enter into a binding contract on behalf of the party for which you are accessing this website, you are not authorized to access this website unless such party has provided separate written authorization to PATH.  PATH and you may be referred to herein by name or individually as a “Party,” and collectively as the “Parties.”  If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions or you are a person who cannot enter into a binding contract, please do not use our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The websites are controlled by us from our offices within the United States of America. If you access them from locations outside the United States of America, you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for compliance with any local laws. You may not use or export information from our sites in violation of US export laws, regulations, or these terms.
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  • Where you are invited to submit any contribution to us (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licensable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution, and in accordance with privacy restrictions set out in our privacy policy. If you do not want to grant to us the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution.
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