Terms and Conditions

IOM recognizes the value of having quality images, audios, and videos documenting and supporting its work. It is IOM’s policy to use its visual and audio materials in order to:

  • Advance the goals and objectives of the Organization particularly by
    • Increasing knowledge about IOM, its programmes and activities,
    • Fostering understanding of the work of the Organization,
    • Supporting fundraising, outreach and advocacy activities,
    • Strengthening programmes and activities, and
    • Documenting programmes and activities with a view towards creating and preserving an institutional memory.
  • Advance understanding of migration issues; and
  • Uphold and promote the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Visual and audio materials must not be used contrary to these objectives. In particular, visual and audio materials must not be used or perceived to be used for

  • Discriminatory purposes based on race, gender, ethnic origin, religious affiliation or any other purpose contradictory to the text and spirit of relevant Human Rights conventions and treaties;
  • Political purposes associated with political parties or special interest groups;
  • Commercial purposes linked to specific products or companies;
  • Purposes disregarding or compromising the rights and the dignity of the persons depicted;
  • Any other purpose that may be contradictory to advancing the goals and objectives of the Organization.


The materials are provided on an "as is" basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. IOM specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the appropriateness, quality, timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the materials.

While IOM cannot make any warranties that there are no errors on the websites, it does endeavour, where appropriate, to correct errors that are drawn to its attention.

The use of the websites are at a user's sole risk. By using the websites, the user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless IOM, its employees, information providers and content providers from and against any losses, damages, expenses (including legal fees and costs), claims, suits and liabilities to the extent arising out of or resulting from the use of the websites.

Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers accept any responsibility whatsoever for the appropriateness, quality, accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the materials.

Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, incompleteness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration or use of any content published on the websites, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.
If a user is dissatisfied with any material on the websites or with any of the terms and conditions governing the websites, a user's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the websites


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