Terms of use

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Legal notice

This website is owned by International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas – ALIPH, a Swiss foundation with registered offices at Rue de Lausanne, 80, 1202, Geneva ("ALIPH"). By accessing or using this website, you accept the following terms of use and you agree to be bound by them.

Modification of these conditions of use

ALIPH reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of this website at any time and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting of such changes. Your continued access to this website shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement.

Copyright and trademark

Except as otherwise noted, ALIPH is the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in the website and in the material published on it.  All material on this website is protected by copyright under domestic and international intellectual property laws (in particular copyright and trademark laws). All such rights are reserved.

All use of material on this website is strictly prohibited without express written and preliminary permission from ALIPH.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials from this website, copyright and trademark notices must not be deleted and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video, audio sequences or any other graphic element separately from any accompanying text.

ALIPH’s status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on this website must always be acknowledged.

Reliance on information posted

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Information and materials posted on this website are not intended to amount to advice upon which reliance should be placed.  While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, it may not be accurate, up to date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. ALIPH cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and therefore disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance on such information by any visitor to this website or by anyone who may be informed of its contents.

Our liability

The information displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, ALIPH and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

(i)     all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; and

(ii)    any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with this website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for: 

  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill; and
  • wasted management or office time.

Information about you and your visits to our site

We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Linked websites

Through this website you are able to follow links to other websites which are not under ALIPH’s control. ALIPH is not responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to our website or to which you may gain access from our website. We do not accept any liability in connection with any such sites or links.

Where we provide a hyperlink to a third party’s website, we do so in the good faith belief that the site contains or may contain material which is relevant to that on our website. Such a hyperlink does not signify that ALIPH or its subsidiaries have approved or endorse the third party’s website or its contents.

Internet communications

Due to technical difficulties typically found with the Internet, Internet software or transmission problems could produce incomplete copies with inaccurate information. Computer viruses or other destructive programs may also be accidentally downloaded from this website. ALIPH cannot accept any liability for any Internet software, computer viruses or destructive programs that may be inadvertently downloaded from this website. ALIPH recommends that you install appropriate anti-virus or other protective software.

Access to the site

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, ALIPH takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. In addition, ALIPH reserves the right, for whatever reason and at its discretion, to cancel, to modify, to amend, to suspend, to withdraw or stop access to whole or part of the site.  ALIPH will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period.


You can contact us at the following address: contact@aliph-foundation.org for all comments or questions relative to the present Terms of use.

Photography copyright

  • Leptis Magna, Libya, (c) Dr. Hafed Walda
  • Babylone, Iraq, (c) Ivan Erhel
  • Leptis Magna, Libya, (c) Dr. Haded Walda
  • The Tomb of Askia, Gao, Mali, (c) DNPC Mali
  • Gebaïch, Iraq, (c) Ivan Erhel
  • Uruk, Iraq, (c) Ivan Erhel
  • Eridu, Iraq, (c) Ivan Erhel