Terms of Use

Agence France-Presse (AFP) maintains this website and digital courses (the “Site”) for use by partners, customers, students, and other Site users, as authorized by AFP from time to time (“Users”) upon agreement to the following terms. Please read the terms carefully before using the Site. Use of this website indicates acceptance of these “Terms of Use” and forms a binding agreement between you and AFP. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this Site. 

1. Use of Site and Materials 

AFP provides various materials, information, articles, news and other information in the ‍multilingual digital courses from AFP’s digital investigations team offered through this Site (the “Materials”).  

‍Users can access and consult this Site and the Materials for personal, private, and non-commercial purposes. Any other use, in particular any reproduction, communication to any third-party or to the public or distribution of the Materials or the content of this Site, in whole or in part, for any purpose and/or by any means, is strictly prohibited.  

Any breach of these Terms of Use automatically terminates your authorized use of the Site. 

2. Copyright 

Unless otherwise provided and excluding the pieces of publicly available online content (regardless of format: text, image, video) used as examples for the needs of the digital courses, all the materials and documents published on the Site for the purpose of the digital courses are the property of AFP. The Materials on this Site are copyrighted, and any unauthorized use of any Materials on this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. 

You are not authorized to modify the Materials, download, copy nor extract content from the Materials.  

3. User Warranty 

As a User you warrant that you are a journalist or student in journalism and that you are using the Site and Materials solely for training purposes in relation with digital investigation techniques. 

4. Trademark and Copyright 

AFP, AFP Factcheck, Objectif Desinfox, AFP Factuel and certain other brands, trademarks, and service marks are marks of AFP and its affiliates. Any use of such brands and marks available on this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. 

5. Hyperlinks 

Links to external websites are provided solely as a convenience to you. AFP has not reviewed all of these external websites, does not control and is not responsible for any of these sites or their content. If you decide to access any of the external websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk. 

6. No Warranty 

The Materials provided at this Site and the Site are provided “as is” and AFP disclaims all representations and warranties, expressed, implied or statutory, of any kind with respect of the Site or Materials, including but not limited to all warranties (1) of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, (2) of non-infringement or title, (3) that the Materials or the Site will satisfy your expectations or requirements, (4) that the Material or the Site will not contain errors or inaccuracies. AFP further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the Materials at this Site. AFP may make changes to the Materials at this Site at any time without notice. The Materials at this Site may be out of date, and AFP makes no commitment to update the Materials at this Site. 

7. Limitation of Liability 

In no event will AFP or other third parties mentioned at this Site or in the Materials be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, for intellectual property infringements) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of the use of this Site, any websites liked to this Site, or the Materials or information contained at any or all such sites or Materials, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages.  

In particular, the subject matter depicted or included via links within the Materials as examples are provided to the extent necessary for correct understanding of the verification of the information concerned. AFP has not obtained any rights from the authors or copyright owners of this third-party content and shall incur no liability in this regard.  

If your use of the Materials or information from this Site results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you shall assume all costs thereof. 

8. Applicable Law 

The Terms of Use are governed by the laws of France. Failure to enforce strict performance of the Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right. AFP may assign its rights and duties under the Terms of Use without notice to any party at any time. 

9. Effective Date and Updates 

The Terms are effective as of February 1st, 2022 and are subject to change without notice by AFP at any time. Please check for changes regularly. Your use of this Site after such changes constitutes your agreement to such changes.