Habitat III The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. 17 – 20 October 2016, Quito – Ecuador.

Terms and Conditions

This Agreement sets forth the general terms and conditions and privacy policy of your use of the Habitat III website and mobile app.


You can use this website or mobile app anonymously to read the available information about the conference’s programme, the commitments and the Habitat III Village projects. In order to interact with this website or mobile app you must join the Quito Implementation Plan to become a partner. During registration you are required to give certain information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact you about events, updates and activity in your profile. You may also provide other information in your profile for better visibility and enhanced experience.

If you join the Quito Implementation Plan, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under the account and any other actions taken in connection with it. Providing false contact information of any kind may result in the termination of your account. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized uses of your account or any other breaches of security. We will not be liable for any acts or omissions by you, including any damages of any kind incurred as a result of such acts or omissions. We may suspend, disable, or delete your account (or any part thereof) if we determine that you have violated any provision of this Agreement or that your conduct or content would tend to damage our reputation and goodwill.

User content

The Habitat III website or mobile app and specifically the Quito Implementation Plan contains information added by partners such as commitments and media attached to those commitments, collaborations on commitments and the descriptions of those collaborations, profile information/description and messages sent by partners through the Connect section. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content that other partners publish.

You can report commitments or profiles you consider inappropriate by clicking the “report” link from the website. Please note that currently from the mobile app you are only able to report commitments.

You shall have sole responsibility for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability, appropriateness, and intellectual property ownership or right to use of all submitted Content. We may, but have no obligation to, monitor Content on the website or mobile app submitted or created by you. Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, we have the right, though not the obligation, to, in our own sole discretion, refuse or remove any Content that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any of our policies or is in any way harmful or objectionable.


When you join a commitment you may be reached through the website or mobile app by the commitment’s lead partner or other partners that also joined that commitment. They will never see your email or other contact information besides the one available on your public profile at least you share it with them in the conversation. The system may send you notifications to your email about the partners that tried to reach you.


You may see some links inviting you to take surveys about the event and share your experience with us. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring the experience of the partners during the Habitat III conference.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We only have access to information that you voluntarily give us via the Registration form, the Add Commitment form, the Join commitment form and the Connect form. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new features, events or activity in your profile.

The following information will be available publicly to the website visitors or mobile app users:

  • Your partner name (Required)
  • Your partner address, city and country
  • Your type of organization (Required)
  • Your lead partner (If selected)
  • Your website link
  • Your partner description
  • Your commitments
  • Commitments you have joined

Besides the public profile, bear in mind that those interactions also publish information in our website and in the mobile app:

  • When you add a commitment, all the information sent within the form will be available publicly.
  • When you join a commitment, your type of collaboration and description will be available publicly.
  • When you use the Connect feature to network with other partners, the messages you send will be visible for other partners that joined the same commitment.

You can do the following regarding to your information:

  • See the stored data about you by going to the “Update Profile” section on the website.
  • See your public information by viewing your profile
  • Change/correct any data by going to the “Update Profile” section on the website
  • Remove collaborators from the commitments you created
  • Have us delete any data we have about you by sending a request to admin@habitat3.org asking us to delete your profile and data


Wherever we collect sensitive information that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment and your private information is only visible to our technology staff administrators and high level managers.

We perform regular backups of the website and mobile app content and will do our best to ensure completeness and accuracy of these backups. In the event of the hardware failure or data loss we will restore backups automatically to minimize the impact and downtime.

Mobile App Session

You can use this mobile app anonymously but you will not be able to use the attend button on events neither joining a commitment or qualifying a Habitat III Village project among other interactions that may ask you to log in.

Once you start a session into the mobile app by using the login form, the session will be maintained until you clear the app’s data from your phone or delete the application.


We use “cookies” on the website and they are not linked to any personally identifiable information. It is just used to maintain your session in your browser.

Some of our business partners may use cookies on our website (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Links to other websites

When you use the website you may encounter links to external websites some of them published by partners. We encourage our partners to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of any other website that collects personally identifiable information. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content that other websites publish. If you find an inappropriate link, kindly report the profile or commitment where it was posted by using the “report” link available on each commitment or profile.

We do not assume any responsibility or liability for the actions, products, services and content of any other third parties. You should carefully review the legal statements and other conditions of use of any website which you access through a link from this website. Your linking to any other off-site pages or other websites is at your own risk.

Changes and amendments

We reserve the right to modify this Agreement or its policies relating to the website and mobile app at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Agreement on the website. When we do we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. Continued use of the website and mobile app after any such changes shall constitute your consent to such changes.

Acceptance of these terms

You acknowledge that you have read this Agreement and agree to all its terms and conditions. By using the website and the mobile app you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Agreement, you are not authorized to use or access the website or mobile app.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this document, please contact us at admin@habitat3.org ________________________________________________

Last update: September 29, 2016