Terms and Privacy

Here you can find terms of use and our privacy policy for opencrvs.org. Note that these terms apply only to this website content, not to the OpenCRVS software or the OpenCRVS documentation.

Terms and Conditions of Use

By accessing this website, you are agreeing to be bound by these website Terms and Conditions of Use, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law.

Use licence

Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (not applicable to the OpenCRVS software) on the OpenCRVS website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a licence, not a transfer of title, and under this licence you may not:

  • modify or copy the materials;
  • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
  • remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
  • transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.

This licence shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by OpenCRVS.org at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this licence, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.


The materials on the OpenCRVS website are provided “as is.” OpenCRVS.org makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties, including without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights. Further, OpenCRVS.org does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.


In no event shall OpenCRVS.org or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on the OpenCRVS website, even if OpenCRVS.org or a OpenCRVS.org authorised representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

Revisions and Errata

The materials appearing on the OpenCRVS website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. OpenCRVS.org does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. OpenCRVS.org may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. OpenCRVS.org does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.


OpenCRVS.org has not reviewed all of the sites linked to the OpenCRVS website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by OpenCRVS.org of the site. Use of any such linked web site is at the user’s own risk.

Terms of Use Modifications

OpenCRVS.org may revise these terms of use for the OpenCRVS website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions of Use.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to OpenCRVS.org’s website shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected.
  • We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned to use their personal information for additional purposes, or as required by law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfilment of those purposes.
  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.
  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.
  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.

We are committed to conducting our business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.

Website Analytics

We use Google Analytics to allow tracking services on the OpenCRVS website through the use of cookies to analyse users’ use of the website, determine the popularity of certain content, and better understand online activity. The data collected is anonymous, and is not shared by OpenCRVS.org with any external party. By accessing our site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Google Analytics. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

If you do not want any information from your visits to our website to be collected and used, you can opt out using the Google Analytics opt-out browser plugin, or similar tools offered by third-party vendors.