Terms & Conditions

Thank you for visiting PATTIRO’s website.

PATTIRO is a research and advocacy institution which focuses on local governance issues, particularly decentralization. The focus areas of PATTIRO are Social Accountability for Public Services, Public Finance Management, and Transparency. Through a Creative Commons license, we encourage greater accessibility to the materials our staff created and published collaborated with the donors. In other words, you can share and repurpose much what you see on www.pattiro.org, but not everything, in accordance with our website terms and conditions of use. While we are firm believers in openness, we also strive, whenever possible, to protect the rights of PATTIRO’S products creators and their works. For more information about your rights as a potential user of content from our site, please read the terms of use below.

By using the products of our website, you are accepting the practices described in these terms and conditions of use. We reserve the right to modify or amend these terms and conditions of use from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our products of our website following the posting of changes to these terms and conditions of use will mean you accept those changes.


Copyright, Ownership, and Creative Commons License

All of the content featured or displayed on the website is owned by PATTIRO, its licensors and/or its Content providers. All elements of the Website, including without limitation the design and the Content, are protected by copyright, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property. The content owned by PATTIRO, such as all design elements, text, graphics and arrangements, is licensed to the public through the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international license allows users to download the content owned by us (that is not specifically restricted) from our website and to share it, adapt it, transform it and build upon it for any purpose, so long as any such use:

  1. Includes appropriate credit to the Ford Foundation,
  2. Contains a link back to www.pattiro.org as the original source of the work and a link to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license, and
  3. Indicates if changes were made to the original Content.

Except as authorized under copyright law, you are responsible for obtaining permission to use any content owned by any party other than PATTIRO. This includes most photographs, illustrations and videos present on the website, which are licensed by PATTIRO from third parties and come with limited rights that do not allow us to make them available via a Creative Commons license. If you want to know who the copyright holder is for a specific photo, illustration or video, please contact us at info@pattiro.org and we will provide you with that information.

You shall comply with all applicable law regarding your use of the website. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on the Website.

Trade Mark

You may use the logos, motto, as well as the symbol owned by us if only you agree to accept our website terms and conditions of use. For further information and explanation, you may visit the Branding Identity page on our website.

Submission Policy

PATTIRO encourages the public to participate in enlivening our website by posting comments and/or submit their writings, videos, or other publication materials. The materials considered in connection with the website and any related programs, and PATTIRO focus areas will be published in our website. User Submissions remain the intellectual property of the individual user.

By posting or sumbitting any content on our Website, you expressly grant PATTIRO full authority to use, multiply, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such User Submissions and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in the material submitted, in whole or in part, and in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered.

Any such User Submissions are deemed nonconfidential, and PATTIRO shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any material submitted.

Inappropriate Materials & Submissions

You are prohibited from posting or submitting any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any other material such as comments that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Such violations may subject the sender and the sender’s agents to civil and criminal penalties.

PATTIRO may reject any submissions or postings in which we believe, in our sole discretion, that any such activities have occurred. If notified by a user of a submission that allegedly violates any provision of these Terms and Conditions, PATTIRO reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, if such a violation has occurred and to remove any such submission or posting from our website.

We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

Using the Information in the Website

Using or displaying any information or material published in this website in similar means on another website without our prior written permission is prohibited. Any permitted links to this Website must comply with all applicable laws, rule and regulations.

Third-Party Links

From time to time, this Website may contain links to websites that are not owned, operated or controlled by PATTIRO. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Website.

We are not responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other website, nor any products or services that you buy from any other websites or any donations made through any other websites.

We do not endorse, guarantee or make any representations or warranties regarding any other websites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other websites, or the products or services that you may obtain from using any other websites or how any donations you make through such websites will be used. If you decide to access any other websites linked to or from this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Downloading Our Content

You may be required to fill out a personal data form displayed on this website and complete it appropriately and accurately to obtain and/ or download any material or information published on our website.

PATTIRO has the authority to disclose the user’s personal data and any other related information to the Law in some particular situation and condition such as responding to legal liability, legal process, court order, or to protect PATTIRO’s right and other users’.

Access and Interference

You agree that you will not use any automated mean or tool such as robot, spider, scraper or others to access our Website for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (a) take any action that, in our sole discretion, imposes, or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (b) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website or any activities conducted on the site; or (c) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Website.


Your use of this Website is at your risk. The information, materials and services provided on or through this Website are provided “as it is” without any warranties of any kind. PATTIRO does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, materials or services provided on or through this Website. The information, materials and services provided on or through this Website may be out of date, and PATTIRO does not make any commitment or assume any duty to update such information, materials or services.

Limitation of Responsibility

PATTIRO is not responsible for any damages to, or any viruses that may infect your computer, telecommunication equipment or other property caused by or arising from your access to, use of, or browsing this Website, or your downloading of any information or materials from this Website. Our website may be interfered with numerous factors outside of our control, hence, PATTIRO does not guarantee if there is any distruption occurs while you are accessing our website.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold PATTIRO harmless from any and all risk occurred caused by you or or your authorized users, and are willing to endure and return any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, if any legal problem that harm PATTIRO arises.


This terms and conditions of use is an agreement between PATTIRO and its website users. With the effectuation of this terms and conditions of use, any previous agreement, either written or unwritten, is no longer use. Should you do not understand, or have any inquiries or comments related to this terms and conditions of use, please contact us at info@pattiro.org.

Copyright Notice

All design elements, text, graphics and arrangements are protected and licensed the public through the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (type).

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