Terms and Conditions of Use
Please read carefully before using the Toolkit.


  1. Intellectual property rights to this version of the Toolkit are owned by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank), except for cited information that is independently copyrighted by another party. UNESCO, Knowledge Enterprise LLC, and the Academy for Educational Development hold a perpetual, royalty-free, nonexclusive, worldwide license over these property rights. Earlier prototype versions were developed collaboratively and owned jointly by UNESCO, Knowledge Enterprise, LLC and the Academy for Educational Development. These versions were licensed to the World Bank (infoDev) for the development of the present version.

  2. InfoDev / World Bank and UNESCO maintain this Toolkit and its Website as a courtesy to those who may benefit from it. InfoDev / World Bank and its partners are pleased to allow qualified decision makers, planners and practitioners to access the Toolkit and use its interactive instruments and reference materials to formulate, plan, and evaluate education development programs enhanced by information and communication technologies (ICTs).

  3. The content of this Toolkit does not necessary reflect the views of the World Bank or its collaborators in the development of the Toolkit. See Acknowledgements.

Acceptable Use of the Toolkit

  1. Users are given permission to use the Toolkit in accordance with the level of authorization granted to them. Permissions include access to the Toolkit or parts of it, writing into all Tools or parts of them, Users may download, store, and print forms, files and materials from the Toolkit to use offline. Use of the Toolkit is restricted to non-commercial professional and institutional purposes.

  2. Permission to use the Toolkit is subject to the following restrictions:

    • Except for the above purposes (para. 4), users may not republish, display, distribute, transmit, or otherwise make available in any form (online, CD, print) or by any means all or any portion of the Toolkit � without explicit permission from the owner or licensees;

    • Users may not include any materials obtained from the Toolkit in any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, Website, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism;

    • Users may not remove, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any Site software or use any network monitoring or discovery software to determine the Site architecture.

    • Users may not use the email applications for any usage other than for the purposes related to the application of the Toolkit.

Authorization to Use the Toolkit

  1. Toolkit User Administrators have the right at their sole discretion to authorize or deny access to the Toolkit. Authorized master users in a country or institution have the authority to authorize other users within their country/institution to access the Toolkit or any parts of it.

Links to other Websites

  1. The Toolkit contains links to third-party Websites. Including these links in no way implies endorsement of the linked site or responsibility for its content.

Inputs into the Toolkit

  1. Toolkit allows users to input information into the Toolkit through Forms, a Team Bookshelf and a Messaging System. User agrees to use these instruments only to enter information, documents, and messages that are proper and related to the Toolkit. All other uses are not allowed.

  2. The Toolkit supports email communication among Team Members and selected outside users and survey respondents. The use of these email instruments must be limited to actions which directly support the toolkit usage � any other forms of communication using the email tools are not allowed.

Files Created by User

  1. Files created by users within a country/institution account are accessible only to authorized users who belong to that account. No files in one account are accessible to users in other accounts or to the Toolkit administrators and managers.


  1. Password: Every authorized user will have a user login name and password. All user passwords are encrypted in the Toolkit. Forgotten passwords are reset, based on a confirmation email � they are never mailed in plain text to users. It is recommended that upon the first login to the Tool, users reset their password.

  2. Cookies: Non-persistent session cookies are used by the Toolkit for user authorization and security. The cookie set on the user�s computer is automatically destroyed when the user logs out, closes the browser window, or turns off the computer. The session cookie contains no personal data. Users must allow cookies to be set in order for them to use the Toolkit.

  3. Usage Tracking: This Website uses standard Web server logs to record usage. These statistics are analyzed to ensure that the site and its content is meeting the needs of the majority of its users. As mentioned above, no personal information is tracked using these web logs. However, for security purposes, IP addresses are tracked with regard to page access.

  4. Email Privacy: The Toolkit Management will not share, distribute, sell, or lease the email addresses collected from the usage of the Toolkit (including questions about new accounts) with any outside organization. An email address may be shared with a technical support party to resolve a usage problem.


  1. Materials provided in the Toolkit and it Website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation warranties of accuracy or completeness of any such materials. Toolkit and site materials may be modified, improved, or updated without notice. Under no circumstances shall the Toolkit owner or licensees be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered which is claimed to be resulted from use of the Toolkit.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

  1. These Terms and Conditions will be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America. Any action to enforce them shall be brought in the federal courts located in Washington, D.C.

Preservation of Immunities

  1. Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, which are specifically reserved.

Non-Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions

  1. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, permission to access the the Website is not granted.