Terms and conditions of use


By using and/or accessing this website, you agree to be legally bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use, which include the Privacy Policy. These Terms and Conditions are governed by the laws of Barbados and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Barbadian courts.

These Terms and Conditions may be updated without notice, so please check them regularly.

This website is provided to the general public for free. The general public may use this site to review and retrieve publicly available information and documents.

The contents of this website, including its intellectual property, is owned by the Caribbean Centre for Research on Trade and Development (CCRTD), or the authors. It may not be republished, copied, used or reproduced without CCRTD's written consent, except where it is used for non-commercial study purposes or where it is a blog, which is made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

If you believe we are violating your intellectual property rights, please contact us. We will deal with your concern as quickly as possible. 


Disclaimer of liability

Subject to the comments about user contributed content below, reasonable efforts have been made to offer the most current, correct and clearly expressed information possible on this website. Regardless, errors in the representation of information may occur.

CCRTD makes no guarantees or representations whatsoever regarding the accuracy, quality, content, completeness or adequacy of information and data on the website. In any situation where CCRTD printed publications differ from the text contained on the website, the printed documents take precedence.

CCRTD also reserves the right to make changes to the website at any time without notice to you. 

This website provides access to the World Wide Web, including links to other sites. Once you leave the CCRTD site (including via links from our site), CCRTD cannot control the information you access and CCRTD is not responsible for your use of other websites. You access other websites at your own risk.

Disclaimer of reliability

CCRTD makes no representations or guarantees regarding the condition or functionality of this website its suitability for use, or that this web service will be uninterrupted or error-free.

We cannot ensure that the website is appropriate or available for use in every territory around the world. By using the website, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws in your territory. You must stop using it immediately if by using it you infringe any law or regulation in your jurisdiction.

Disclaimer of damages

By using this website or any part of it (including the blog or any interactive areas), you assume all risks associated with the use of this site, including any risk of relying on information or content found on this site; or risk to your computer, software or data being damaged. 

CCRTD shall not be liable to you for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including (but not limited to) lost revenues or lost profits, resulting from the use or misuse of the CCRTD website and/or information contained on it. 

However, if CCRTD is liable to you for any reason, its liability will be limited to US$350 (except in the case of any liability CCRTD has for death or grievous personal injury resulting from its negligence or fraudulent misrepresentation). 

If your use of the website, including (but not limited to) your use of the Blog or posting/uploading of comments or other content, or breaches of these Terms and Conditions create any losses for CCRTD, you will compensate CCRTD for all its losses (including direct and indirect losses, all costs and all damages). 

Disclaimer of endorsement

Reference in the website to any specific commercial products, process or service by trade name, trade mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not imply its endorsement, recommendation or favouring by CCRTD. The views and opinions of authors expressed on this website do not necessarily state or reflect those of CCRTD, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

For more information, please contact: info@ccrtd.org

Your contributions to the website 

If you submit or upload any content to the website, you agree to accept and comply with the following rules at all times. In these Terms and Conditions, "content" means any blog, comment or other user generated content.

You are wholly responsible for all content posted by you on the website. You must not post or upload any content or use this website in a way that breaches any law or infringes any organization/individual's rights. You agree to not post or upload any content or use this website in a way that is offensive, threatening, defamatory, obscene, harassing, false, misleading or unreliable.

We do not guarantee that we moderate any content posted to the website but we reserve the right to review/remove/edit any content at any time (including any blogs or comments). We also reserve our right to terminate your access to the website or any part of it. Any comments submitted to the website are submitted without being edited. If you wish to report any content contributed to the website, please email us at: ccrtd@outlook.com, or flag a comment on the comments system.

Any content contributed to the website by users contains the contributors' personal views and information and not those of CCRTD. We do not guarantee or endorse the accuracy and reliability of, and can accept no liability in respect of, any advice, opinion, statement or information contained in any user generated content.

Any content posted to the Blog will be subject to the terms of the Blog License. You irrevocably agree that other content you post to the website (including any comments) may be used by CCRTD for any purpose, including on our websites and in hard copy publications, provided it is in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Privacy policy

Protecting your privacy is important to CCRTD. We are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information. If you have any questions about how we use your personal information or comply with data protection legislation, please email us. This Privacy Policy forms part of the Terms and Conditions.

What information do we collect about you?

We may collect personal information from you when you use the website, including when you post content to the website or contact us through the website. 

This personal information may include, but is not limited to, your contact details, or other personal details, and video or photos you provide us with.

How do we use this information?

Your personal information will be used by CCRTD to process your requests, provide or administer CCRTD services, or to display content you have provided to us on the website (including comments or blog submissions). We will also use/store your personal information for our internal records.

Do we share the personal information you provide to us through the website with third parties?

Any content you submit to the website (including comments or blog submissions) will be used and made available in accordance with our Terms and Conditions, and our Blog License (for blog submissions).

We do not forward personal information you provide to us through the website to any other third parties.

What security measures are in place to protect your personal information?

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration of information you provide us with through the website.

Communications from us in connection with the website may be sent to you by e-mail. E-mail is not a fully secure means of communication and we cannot guarantee our e-mails are free from viruses and other harmful effects.

Do we use cookies and what are cookies?

A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s computer hard drive by a website.  The types of cookie we sometimes use on the website are “session cookies”, which keep track of information you have entered or looked at as you travel from page to page within the website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire quickly after you leave the website.

Wherever on the website that we use session cookies we will ask users to give consent to receive cookies the first time they visit that part of the site.  

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies. For further details on disabling cookies, see: www.aboutcookies.org.

Blog license

By using the blog you agree to be legally bound by the terms of this blog license and the CCRTD Terms and Conditions.

If there is any conflict between this blog license and the CCRTD Terms and Conditions, the terms of this blog license shall prevail.

The content of this blog (not including any comments posted on or about the blog) is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License accessible at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode.

  • This means, when you submit any blog, you agree to be bound by the terms of the Creative Commons License. Under the terms of this license anyone can copy, distribute and display work submitted to the blog, and make derivative works, providing that he/she gives the original author credit and makes the new work available under the Creative Commons License. Please check the Creative Commons License for the full terms and conditions of the license.

Any personal information submitted in a blog will be treated in accordance with the CCRTD Privacy Policy.