Website Terms of Use

  1. Terms

By accessing this web site (www .hisp.org and any subdomains, derivatives and related content, hereafter referred to as the “web site”), you are agreeing to be bound by these web site 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 web site are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law, and all content is the property of HealthInformation Systems Program South Africa (hereafter referred to as “HISP”) unless otherwise   stated.

  1. Use License
    • Unless otherwise specifically stated in License documentation accompanying software (for example, DHIS x and DHIS 2.x), permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials (information or software) on HISP’s web site for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only.This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title,and under this license you may not:
      • modify or copy the materials;
      • use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial  or   non-commercial);
      • attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on HISP’s web  site;
      • 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 license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by HISP at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license,you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed

  1. Disclaimer

The materials on HISP’s web site are provided “as is”. HISP 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, HISP does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy,likely results,or reliability of the use of the materials on itsInternet web site or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

  1. Limitations

In no event shall HISP 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 HISP’sInternet site, even if HISP or a HISP authorized 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.

  1. Revisions and Errata

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

  1. Links

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

  1. Site Terms of Use Modifications

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

  1. Governing Law

Any claim relating to HISP’s web site shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa without regard to its conflict of law

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
  • We will collect and use of 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 or as required by  law.
  • We will only retain personal information as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those
  • 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 unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or
  • We will not send you unsolicited electronic communications, and if you receive any electronic communications from HISP you will be offered an opt-out If you feel you are the recipient of any such material in violation of this policy, you may report such abuse by sending a mailto: abusemail.
  • 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.

Communications Disclaimer

Any electronic communication and any files transmitted with it from (or to) HISP, its employees, contractors, agents, partners and/or customers are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed.

If you have received any such message in error please notify HISP using the contact details here;any such communication may contain confidential information and is intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy any part of the message. Please notify the sender/owner immediately by e-mail if you have received this communication by mistake and delete the message from your system. f you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited, and may be punishable by criminal and civil prosecution under the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

Warning: Although HISP South Africa has taken reasonable precautions to ensure no viruses are present in any electronic materiel,the company cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage arising from the use of any communication, downloads or attachments .

Any views or opinions presented in personal communications are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the company. Employees of HISP South Africa are expressly required not to make defamatory statements and not to infringe or authorize any infringement of copyright or any other legal right by email or other communications. Any such communication is contrary to  company policy and outside the scope of the employment of the individual concerned. The company will not accept any liability in respect of such communication, and the employee responsible will be personally liable for any damages or other liability arising.

DHIS 1.x End User License Agreement

The Health Information Systems Program (HISP) is a collaborative research & development network comprising Universities, Ministries, and not-for-profit companies  in countries like South Africa,  Mozambique,  Malawi, Tanzania,  Ethiopia,India, Vietnam,  Norway, and Sweden (the network is continuously expanding).

HISP grants you a non-exclusive  license to use the DHIS software  modules, provided the use is exclusively for  non-commercial    purposes. The term “DHIS modules” includes any upgrades, modified versions, or updates of the  DHIS application  provided to you from HISP  or  its partners.

You may make and distribute unlimited copies of the Software, including copies bundled with commercial products, as long as each copy that you make and distribute contains this Agreement and is distributed for free.  f you enable the download of DHIS modules from the

Internet or similar online source, you must include this Agreement  with any online distribution and on any  media you distribute that includes the software.

You are free to modify, translate, or create derivative works based on the DHIS software, again provided that this End User License Agreement is attached to the DHIS parts of these works and that such parts are provided for free.

All developers are encouraged to provide such modifications, enhancements or derivative works to bona fide users on a non-commercial basis.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. HISP has done its best to ensure the quality and correctness of the DHIS software, including incorporating functionality requested by users. Note, though, that the DHIS is provided on an “AS IS” basis, without warranty of any kind, including without limitation the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The entire risk as to the    quality and performance of the DHIS modules is borne by you. Repair of discovered bugs, as well as the incorporation of new features, will in the (unlikely) event of the HISP network dismantling be the responsibility of the users or software designers appointed by users to maintain and/or further develop the software, unless HISP already has vested this responsibility in another body (e.g. a University department).

Data exported from the system, using XML and/or comma-delimited TEXT files in ANSI or Unicode (UTF-8) format, have been standardised on the “yyyy/mm/dd” format in accordance with IS0-8601. Users importing data from DHIS into non-PC systems are responsible for designing import routines that correctly interprets the standard “yyyy/mm/dd” date  format.

TERMINATION. The license will terminate automatically if you fail to comply with the limitations described herein. On termination, you must destroy all copies of the DHIS software.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, TORT, CONTRACT,OR OTHERWISE, SHALL HISP OR ITS COLLABORATING PARTNERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT,SPECIAL,INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY CHARACTER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF GOODWILL,WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES.

MISCELLANEOUS. If the copy of the Software you received was accompanied by a printed or other form of “hard-copy” End User License Agreement whose terms vary from this Agreement, then the  hard-copy  End User License Agreement  governs your  use of the Software. This Agreement  represents the complete agreement  concerning this license and may amended  only  by a writing  executed  by both  parties.

DHIS 2.x End User License Agreement

Copyright © 2014  University  of Oslo. All  Rights Reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation  and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

The name of the author may not be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED.IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

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