Terms of use

The Children’s Rights and Business Atlas has been created by UNICEF and the Global Child Forum to help its users advance children’s rights across the world. UNICEF and Global Child Forum are equal contributors to this joint initiative. Users of the Children’s Rights and Business Atlas website (the “Site”) agree to comply with all of the following terms and conditions of use.

General Rules

By using the Site, you will be legally bound by these terms and conditions, and agree to comply with them in order to become and remain an authorized user of the Site.

We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change or modify any term or condition of this Site at any time. All changes and modifications will be notified to you by being posted on the Site, and it is your responsibility to read these changes and modifications. They will come into effect immediately upon being posted, and you will be deemed to have accepted them if you access the Site after that time. The date of the most recent revisions will appear at the bottom of this page. If these terms and conditions or any future changes or modifications are unacceptable to you, please do not use this Site.

We may improve, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site at any time without notice, including the availability of any website feature, database or content. We may also impose limits on certain features and services, or restrict your access to parts or all of the Site without notice or liability.

Site Content

This Site provides data and materials, including manuals, workbooks, guides, and tools, that can be used to help businesses and industries assess potential and actual impacts on the lives of children and guides the integration of children’s rights into due diligence practices and procedures.

UNICEF owns and retains all rights in and to the code, the software, the design, functionality, and architecture of the Site, and the Global Child Forum is (except for UNICEF's own use) the exclusive licensee to such rights. UNICEF and the Global Child Forum reserve all copyrights to their respective materials on this Site, including but not limited to, their publications, photographs, media and graphic designs. Except where expressly stated, the materials on the Site represent the views of the respective authors and are not necessarily those of UNICEF or the Global Child Forum.

Please note that this Site and the content provided on this Site may contain materials, images, sounds and videos that are copyrighted or trademarked by third parties. Nothing in these Terms of Use limits or reduces a third party’s intellectual property rights. You may not post, modify, distribute, or reproduce in any way any copyrighted material, trademarks, or other proprietary information belonging to others without obtaining the prior written consent of the owner of such proprietary rights. You are solely responsible for any violation of a third party’s intellectual property rights caused by your misuse of these materials.

The UNICEF and the Global Child Forum names and logos are the exclusive property of UNICEF and Global Child Forum respectively. They are protected under international and national laws. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission.


The content provided on this Site is for informative purposes only and is provided “as is”. This simply means that we cannot guarantee that everything you find on this Site will be completely accurate or error-free. Hyperlinks to other sites are not an endorsement by UNICEF and the Global Child Forum of those sites. We periodically add, change, improve, or update the content on this Site without notice. Make sure you use content on this Site thoughtfully and responsibly.

You agree that you are solely responsible for any issues that you may encounter that result from your use of this Site. UNICEF and the Global Child Forum make every effort to ensure, but cannot and do not guarantee, and make no warranties as to the accuracy, accessibility, integrity and timeliness of any content on this Site. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall UNICEF and the Global Child Forum, or any person involved in creating, producing or distributing the Site, be liable for any loss of business or profits, or for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that may result from any use of—or inability to use—the Site, even if we were previously advised of the possibility of such damages, including— but not limited to—reliance by any user on any information obtained by way of the Site, or that may result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or e-mail, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission, or any failure of performance, whether or not due to natural disasters, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. You waive and discharge any and all claims against UNICEF and the Global Child Forum arising out of or relating to your use of the Site, including the Site’s content.

The mention of names of specific companies or products on this Site does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be interpreted as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of UNICEF and the Global Child Forum. The use of particular designations of countries or territories or maps on this Site does not reflect a position by UNICEF and the Global Child Forum on the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries.


By using this Site, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless UNICEF and the Global Child Forum and their respective officials, employees and service providers from and against all claims, suits, demands and liability of any nature, including UNICEF’s and the Global Child Forum’s costs and expenses, and attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Site. This provision shall extend to claims and liability arising out of the use of copyrighted material and other intellectual property by you. If you are dissatisfied with any content or material on this Site or with any of its terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site

Privileges and Immunities

Nothing relating to these terms of use shall be deemed, express or implied, deliberate or inadvertent, a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of the United Nations and its subsidiary organs under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, as adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 13 February 1946, or otherwise.