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To share, meet and learn for sustainable cocoa

Terms of use

cocoa CONNECT is a digital platform to share, meet and learn for sustainable cocoa. It was implemented on behalf of the Dutch ChocoworkGroup Sustainable Cocoa by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT). KIT also facilitates exchange and learning on the platform in socio-economic and technical domains related to sustainable cocoa.

It is the mission of cocoa CONNECT to encourage people around the world to work towards sustainable cocoa by:
• sharing their documents and get recent publications into the public domain
• actively promoting cocoa CONNECT
• sharing their expertise on the platform
• uploading their profiles and organizational information
• active participation in working groups
• supporting research proposals from the working groups or the platform.

The following conditions apply:
• Members or other users take responsibility for their contributions.
• Members or other users support a civil environment and do not harass other users.
• Members or other users do not violate copyright or other laws.
• Members or other users do not harm our technology infrastructure.
• Terms of Use and Policies – Members adhere to the Terms of Use and to the applicable community policies when visiting the site of cocoa CONNECT or participating in its communities.

In the case of violations we may respond in one of the following ways:
• issue warnings: written or verbal
• suspend the member's posting privileges
• suspend the member's account
• terminate the member's account

It will be understood that:
• members generally must license their contributions to cocoa CONNECT under a free and open license (unless their contribution is in the public domain).
• the content of articles and other projects on cocoa CONNECT is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily constitute professional advice.

• Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information contained on cocoa CONNECT is accurate, KIT and the Dutch ChocoworkGroup Sustainable Cocoa cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions, or for any consequences arising from the use of information contained herein.
• KIT, as facilitator, reserves the right to introduce changes to the information provided, including the addition, withdrawal, relocation or restructuring of any pages or content.


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