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Terms and Conditions

v1.0 – 30 September 2013

Please read these terms and conditions of use and this legal information (hereinafter: "Terms and Conditions") carefully before using this website (hereinafter: “Site”).


These Terms and Conditions set out the regulations governing the use of this Site and all the information, documents and materials (hereinafter collectively: “Materials”) by those who may choose to access the Site (hereinafter: “User”, “Users” or “You”), as well as the corresponding relationship between the Users and the World Scout Bureau.

The World Scout Bureau (WSB, hereinafter also: “We”) maintains this Site as a courtesy to the Users. The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. The World Scout Bureau grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the Materials from the Site for personal use in accordance with the conditions set forth hereunder.

Connected Legal Documents

The following documents form an integral part of these Terms and Conditions and are fully applicable to the use of the Site:

  • Cookie Policy
  • Specific Terms of Use
  • Privacy Policy
  • Child Online Protection Guidelines

If any inconsistencies should arise between the different legal documents, these Terms and Conditions prevail.

Language Versions

These Terms and Conditions and all connected legal documents are originally drafted in English and have thereafter been translated into the other official languages of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). In the event that any translated version of these Terms and Conditions and the connected legal documents conflict with the English version, the English version controls.


Upon their visit to the Site, the Users fully agree with and abide by these Terms and Conditions without any reservation. Consent is deemed issued when the Site is accessed and used.

The World Scout Bureau reserves the right to amend, replace and modify these Terms and Conditions from time to time. Therefore the World Scout Bureau strongly recommends the Users to consult these Terms and Conditions upon each visit to the Site or use of the Materials. For Your convenience, the date and version number of the current version are mentioned above.

In relation to the use of individual services, the World Scout Bureau may ask Users to issue their consent again by clicking on a corresponding confirmation field or tick box and/or to consent to additional terms and conditions.


The World Scout Bureau administers this Site. All Materials on this Site from the World Scout Bureau appear subject to the present Terms and Conditions.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this Site are those of the various World Scout Bureau staff members, consultants and advisors to WOSM who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of the WOSM or its member countries.

Neither WOSM, nor the World Scout Bureau is implied in any relationship or transaction established between Users and/or third parties through the use of the Site.

Reservation of Rights

The World Scout Bureau reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. The World Scout Bureau shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

The World Scout Bureau reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any User access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice.

No waiver by the World Scout Bureau of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorised representative.

Disclaimer: Content

While the World Scout Bureau endeavours to provide accurate Materials on its Site and to the extent permitted by law, it gives no warranty concerning the completeness or accuracy of the material provided by this service. The Materials are provided "as is" without any warranty or implied term of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

Users should be aware that the Materials may be incomplete, may contain errors or may have become out of date, and should always refer to the originating bodies or departments sourcing the documents for confirmation of the accuracy of the Materials.

Some content is user generated. This content is subject to the specific terms on user generated content as provided in the “Specific Terms of Use”.

Disclaimer: Access, functionality and malware

The World Scout Bureau cannot guarantee that the Site is accessible at all times, in all parts of the World and in a flawless, uninterrupted way. The World Scout Bureau cannot guarantee that the Site will by fully functional and has no flaws whatsoever; the Site, its Applications and all services provided thereon are provided “as is”. The World Scout Bureau cannot guarantee that the Site is completely free of any viruses, Trojan horses, phishing, hacking and/or cracking utilities and other malware. You are responsible for installing appropriate software to protect Your end-user devices.

Disclaimer: Links

The World Scout Bureau provides hypertext links to a number of external sites, but does not accept responsibility for any materials on these external sites.

The user of the link is responsible for the downloading of any linked materials and/or any fees or charges incurred by the downloading of this materials. Downloading of images and/or text without the permission of the copyright owner may breach international copyright laws.

Disclaimer: Damage through use

The World Scout Bureau will have no responsibility or liability in relation to any direct or indirect loss or damage incurred by the Users, including damage to their software or hardware, arising from their use of or access to this Site.


The Site and its Materials, save for user generated content, is provided under the terms of the 'Creative Commons Public License (CCPL)'.The Materials of the Site are protected by copyright and/or other applicable law. Any use of the Materials other than as authorised under this license (CCPL) or copyright law is prohibited.

In general, the World Scout Bureau grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the Materials from the Site for the User’s personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works thereof, subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Materials within this Site and subject to the following:

Under the 'Creative Commons Public License (CCPL)' you are free:

  • to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work
  • to make derivative works

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution. You must give the original author credit.
  • Non-Commercial. You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
  • Share Alike. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
  • For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work.
  • Any of these conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.

The WSB recommends you to thoroughly read through the conditions of the 'Creative Commons Public License' prior to any use of the Materials.

Unless otherwise noted, information on this Site may be freely reproduced by national Scout organisations (NSOs), which are members of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, with credit given to this source. Others may request permission to use the material.


All trademarks, brand names, product names and titles and copyrights used in this Site are trademarks, brand names or copyrights of their respective holders. They are both worldwide well-known marks and registered trademarks in a large range of jurisdictions. They are protected by national and international law through Intellectual Property Protection Treaties and must not be used or reproduced without express permission. For more information visit the Brand Protection page.

Applicable Law & Competent Court

The law of the Swiss Canton of Geneva shall apply exclusively to these Terms and Conditions and any disputes arising under or in connection with the relationship between the World Scout Bureau and the Users.

In case of litigation with regard to the present Terms and Conditions or the use of the Site, the Courts of Geneva (Switzerland) will be exclusively competent.

World Scout Bureau

Bureau Mondial du Scoutisme (association)
Rue du Pré-Jérôme 5
PO Box 91
CH-1211 Geneva 4 Plainpalais

Geneva Registry of Commerce
Registration Nr. CH-660.0.195.970-0

T: (+41) 22 705 10 10
F: (+41) 22 705 10 20

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