Terms of use

Using this Website

If you use https://globalcenter.ai (the “Website”) and any associated web pages then these Terms of Use apply to you. By using this Website you agree that you are bound by these Terms of Use, which constitute an agreement between you and the African Observatory on Responsible Artificial Intelligence NPC t/a Global Center on AI Governance (“GCG”).

Anyone who uses this Website, is referred to as You in these Terms of Use

You agree that in these Terms of Use the words “this Website” refers to a website operated at the behest of the GCG usually available at the Uniform Resource Locator: https://globalcenter.ai.

You agree that the GCG making this Website available from time to time is sufficient consideration for You to agree to and abide by these Terms of Use.

If You are younger than 18, or if You need the consent of a parent or guardian to enter into a contract then by using this Website you are representing to the GCG that you have the consent of your parents or guardian to use this Website, and to agree to these Terms of Use. If You do not have your parent or guardian’s consent you must stop using this Website immediately.

You agree that the GCG may use technical means to block any user, including You, who is not complying with the Terms of Use.

Copyright and Related Rights

Unless otherwise indicated, all “GCG”, “Global Index” and “African Observatory” marks displayed are subject to the trademark rights of the GCG.

Unless indicated otherwise the copyright of all material (except computer programmes) on this Website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike Non Commercial licence (the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License). That means that You are free to share, and remix the content for non-commercial purposes as long as You attribute the author by stating the author’s name, and attributes this Website using the words “Global Center on AI Governance” and giving a link to this Website and if You alter, transform, or build upon this work, You must distribute the resulting work only under the same or a similar license. You must check whether there is different licensing information in or accompanying images, video clips, podcasts, reports and other documents. If you would like to use our data, podcasts, reports or other products on a different basis to the licence of that product then send an email to info [at] globalcenter [dot] ai.

The copyright license refers only to copyright and does not grant any rights over trademarks, brands, Uniform Resource Locators, patents, designs or other Intellectual Property. You are permitted to reproduce all intellectual property other than copyright material only to the extent necessary to use this Website. If you remix the material under the Creative Commons licence specified you may not include any logos, brand marks or trademarks in your remix, or suggest the endorsement of the GCG.


You agree that while every reasonable effort is made to keep this Website running smoothly the GCG takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for this Website being temporarily unavailable.

You agree that the information contained on this Website is provided by the GCG without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, including (but not limited to) any implied warranties of fitness for any particular purpose, or non-infringement. You agree that You are aware that information may include errors or inaccuracies.

You agree that you have no right to make any kind of legal claim against the GCG for anything to do with this Website or the content on this Website. In other words You agree to defend, indemnify and hold the GCG harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, and liabilities including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to, result from Your use of this Website.

You agree that the indemnity in the previous paragraphs applies to all the partners, employees, agents, suppliers, consultants, associates, heirs and assigns of the GCG. Those people and entities aren’t parties to this agreement, so the GCG accepts the benefit of Your agreement on their behalf. In other words the acceptance by the GCG of the benefit is solely as a stipulatio alteri and does not create any liability, partnership or agency between the person or entity benefited and the GCG.

By using this Website you are communicating that you understand that unauthorised use of this Website or failure to adhere to these Terms of Use may give rise to the GCG instituting a claim for damages against You or You may be found guilty of a statutory or criminal offence.

You understand that this Website may also include links to sites created and controlled by others on the World Wide Web or other networks. You agree that it is in the nature of the World Wide Web and similar networks for sites to link to other sites, and that these links are provided for Your convenience for the purposes of providing further information. You understand and agree that these links are to sites outside the control of the GCG so that the GCG cannot be held responsible for the content of those sites. You agree that you cannot claim that links signify that the GCG endorses the site(s) linked to. You agree that even if the GCG knows that sites linked to infringe or allegedly infringe your legal rights that it is in the nature of the Internet that links to other sites are made without imposing any duty or liability on the linking site and that the GCG has and will have no responsibility and bear no liability in relation to such linked site(s).

You agree that the GCG reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without notice, to interrupt, suspend or terminate this Website as a whole or in part and to change the software and/or hardware required to gain access to this website.

General Terms

You agree that if any of the terms in this Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court all the other terms remain binding on You.

You agree that the GCG may change these Terms of Use at any time by posting the changed Terms of Use on this Website or a successor site. If you use this Website after the terms have been amended on the site then the new terms bind You. You should regularly check these Terms of Use for any amendments or updates.

You agree that all or part of these Terms of Use, and other legally binding terms or conditions of the site may be translated from English into one or more languages and displayed on the site and that the GCG does not warrant that any translation is accurate. If there is conflict between the English version of a provision and translation of that provision into another language then You agree that the version in English will be authoritative and bind You.

You agree that these Terms of Use will be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

If you allege a complaint or claim against this Website then you should send a notice setting out the grounds of your complaint or claim, your full names, address, phone numbers, and email address to the address below:

Att: Global Center on AI Governance
Cube Workspace

Corner Dock Road & Portswood Road

V&A Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa

Email:  legal@globalcenter.ai 


If You send a complaint about a copyright issue to the person who is detailed to take the complaint then you should also include the following: the name of the copyright work in which you claim a right or license, the type of work, the format of the work, the author, the date and place of origin of the work, the precise nature of your claim over the work, and the legal basis for your complaint.

If there is any apparent conflict between these Terms of Use and the terms of use of any other service which you use to access this Website then the two sets of terms shall be read so as not to conflict, or if that is not possible then the these Terms of Use will override the other terms of use, unless that would result in any liability on the part of the GCG.

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© Global Center on AI Governance copyright 2024

We're advancing local insights to create global impact on equitable AI governance through knowledge production and exchange.

© Global Center on AI Governance copyright 2024

We're advancing local insights to create global impact on equitable AI governance through knowledge production and exchange.

© Global Center on AI Governance copyright 2024