Privacy Policy, Legal Notices and Disclaimer

Forestry Research Network for Sub-Saharan Africa Information Service (FORNIS)

FORNIS includes the information and services provided under the gateway. The Network is a non-profit, non-governmental scientific organisation open to forestry and forest-related organisations and individuals. It embodies three sub-regional networks; the Association of the Forestry Research Institutions of Eastern Africa (AFREA) which has 10 member countries, the Forest Research Network of thé Conférence de responsables de Recherché Agronomique Africains (CORAF) which has 20 member countries and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) which represents research institutions in the 14 SADC states.

Terms and Conditions of use of the website

Access to and use of the FORNIS world wide website in this domain is subject to the following terms and conditions which must be followed and observed. Your use of this website will mean that you accept these terms and the privacy statement on this website. FORNESSA reserves the right to change these terms and conditions and to vary material, information and publication on this website without notice.

Any questions concerning the use of this website should be directed to:

Dr. J.R. Cobbinah
Coordinator, FORNESSA
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
E-mail (person):
Telephone number:
+233-03220-61378 /60373
c/o Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
P.O. Bos UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Privacy Policy

FORNESSA is committed to respecting the privacy of online visitors and automatically gathers and stores only the following generic information (information that does not identify visitors personally):
• The Internet domain and/or IP address from which our website is accessed;
• The type of browser and operating system used to access our site;
• The date and time you access our site;
• The pages visited; and
• If you linked to our site from another Web site, the address of that site.

This information is used for statistical purposes and for system administration tasks to maintain this service. The log file is periodically deleted.

If at any stage you provide us with your email address either as part of a message or by completing a web form, we will only use your email address for the purposes for which it was provided. We will not subscribe your email address to any mailing list without your consent.

External sites that are linked to or from the FORNESSA web site are generally under not under FORNESSA's control or responsibility and you are advised to review their privacy statement.

Non-FORNIS Trademarks & Member Trademarks

The trademarks, logos, and service marks not owned by FORNESSA and that are displayed on the site are the registered and unregistered marks of their respective owners. No rights are granted by the FORNESSA to use such marks, whether by implication, estoppel, or otherwise.

"METADATA" is a trademark of the Metadata Company. FORNESSA uses the term "metadata" in a descriptive sense, meaning "data about data". FORNESSA is not in any way affiliated with the Metadata Company.

Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances will FORNESSA or any of the contributors to the site be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of regardless of the form of action.

FORNESSA does not accept any liability for any errors or omissions in any data or any other material accessed through this website. FORNESSA makes no representations and excludes all express, implied and statutory warranties of any kind to user and/or any third party including warranties as to accuracy, timeliness, completeness, merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose.

The download of software and/or data from this website is at your own risk and FORNESSA gives no warranty that this website, functions in the data and other material on this website or technology that provides this website will be interrupted and/or free from bugs, viruses and errors.

All of the information contained on the site is within the public domain. Public domain information on FORNESSA websites may be freely downloaded and reproduced provided that the rightful owner is given appropriate acknowledgment in any subsequent use of this work.

Information on this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. FORNESSA may make improvements and/or changes in the materials contained in or described on this site at any time without notice.

In no event will FORNESSA be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages for any use of this site, or on any other hyperlinked web site, including, without limitation, any lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data on your information handling system or otherwise, even if FORNESSA is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

Links to Other Sites

Links to other sites may be provided for your convenience. These are sites independent from FORNESSA and we do not endorse, control or make any representations, warranties or conditions concerning their contents or links. FORNESSA does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of the information contained within the linked sites. When you transfer to another site through a link on a FORNESSA  page, you then must follow the conditions set by this webpage originator/owner.