The Philippine Community eCenter Portal ( www.philcecnet.ph ) is a venue for knowledge sharing and virtual community gathering of CeC implementers, stakeholders and network leaders in the country and throughout the globe.
This portal is a project of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), with support from telecenter.org and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
We reserve the right to change this site and the terms and conditions stated herein at any time and without notice.
While CICT exerts every effort to ensure the optimal performance of this portal, you acknowledge and agree that this site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. CICT does not guarantee the timeliness, accuracy, reliability, completeness or usefulness of this site. As such, the use of this site and its contents is entirely at your own risk, for which CICT is not liable.
CICT does not warrant that this site will meet your needs or expectations, or be uninterrupted, secure or error free, or that this site, its server or any files available for downloading are free of computer viruses or other harmful components.
You acknowledge that CICT is not liable for any defamatory, offensive or illegal conduct or material found in connection with this site, including such conduct or material transmitted by any means by any other person.
You acknowledge that CICT is not liable for any damages, including, without limitation, direct, incidental, special, consequential or punitive damages, in connection with or arising from your use or from your inability to use the site.
With respect to any content provided by users or other submissions, CICT is merely a distributor of such content. CICT is not responsible for any content submitted by users or other third parties, including their opinions, judgments, advice, statements, services or other information provided. CICT shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any reliance upon such information obtained through the portal. It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any content.
II. Site Use
• User Account
If you maintain an account with this site (as is necessary if you wish to contribute content), you are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and for restricting access to your computer. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities occurring under your account that are due to your conduct, inaction, or negligence. Should there be any disclosure, loss, theft or unauthorized use of your password, please notify us immediately.
• User Obligations and Conduct
You agree to provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the portal’s user registration form. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or if CICT has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, CICT has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current and future use of the site or any portion thereof.
Furthermore, you agree to not use the portal to:
o upload, post, email, transmit, cause the display or performance of, or otherwise make available any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise offensive or inconsistent with the purpose of this portal;
o improperly assume or claim the identity, characteristics or qualifications of another person, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
o forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the site;
o upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any content that infringes any patent, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of any other person;
o delete any author, attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded;
o upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited mass mailing (“spam”) and other forms of unauthorized advertising or solicitation;
o collect or store personal data about other users;
o upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other harmful or malicious component;
o interfere with or disrupt the site or servers or networks connected to the site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the site; and
o intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, national or international law.
CICT welcomes contributions that are consistent with the portal’s intended purpose. To be able to submit content, however, you must be a registered user of this site.
Portions of this portal may provide you and other users the opportunity to share and exchange information, ideas, opinions, articles, news, reports, images, documents, creative works and other materials with us and with other users of the portal.
You understand, acknowledge and agree that such contributions, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated. As such, you, as the user, and not CICT or any of its partners, are entirely responsible for all content that you make available via this site.
CICT has limited control over submitted content and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such content. Under no circumstances shall CICT or its partners be liable for any content, any errors or omissions in such, or any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of submitted content.
CICT reserves the right to prevent you from posting content and to restrict, modify or altogether remove such content for any reason at any time.
With regard to contributions or submitted content, you hereby grant CICT irrevocable, royalty-free and non-exclusive license to use, copy, sublicense, adapt, transmit, distribute, publicly perform, publish, and display such content, whether in whole or in part. Such license shall be applicable worldwide and in perpetuity.
Unless otherwise provided elsewhere on this portal, all content submitted by users of this portal shall be available pursuant to the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License .
While users are encouraged to participate and post messages in our forums, CICT accepts no responsibility whatsoever in connection with or arising from such posts. Messages submitted are not necessarily reviewed by CICT prior to posting and they do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of CICT. As such, no warranties are made, whether express or implied, with regard to the content, accuracy and reliability of posted messages or other materials in our forums.
Moreover, CICT reserves the right to prevent you from posting messages and to restrict, modify or altogether remove such messages for any reason at any time. CICT likewise bears no responsibility for the conduct of users participating in our forums.
In submitting messages to our forums, you agree to strictly limit yourself to discussions about the subject matter for which the forums are intended.
As a condition of your use of this site, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold CICT, its officers, employees and partners harmless from and against all the liabilities, claims, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees and costs) arising out of your use of this site; your failure to use the site; your breach or alleged breach of this agreement or your breach or alleged breach of the copyright, trademark, proprietary or other rights of third parties.
CICT reserves the right to immediately terminate your use of, or access to, this site at any time if CICT decides at its sole discretion that you have breached these terms and conditions or any relevant law, rule or regulation or you have engaged in conduct that CICT considers to be inappropriate or unacceptable.
All personal information requested from you in this portal will be used solely for the particular purpose for which the information was gathered. We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on this site to third parties.
While we gather certain technical information like IP address, domain name, browser type, operating system, date and time of visit and pages visited, we make no attempt to link these addresses to the identity of individuals visiting our site unless an attempt to damage the site has been detected.
IV. Linking Policy
• Links to PhilCeCNet.ph
Providing a link to PhilCeCNet.ph from your website is highly encouraged and no prior permission is required for you to do so. For more information on how to link to this portal, please visit our Link to Us page.
• Links to external websites
This being a web portal for CeCs, numerous links can be found to external websites bearing relevant resources. These links, however, were placed here for your convenience only and in no way shall CICT be responsible for the contents and reliability of the linked sites. We also cannot guarantee the availability of such linked pages at all times.
Moreover, the presence of said links in this portal does not necessarily constitute endorsement of any kind.
V. Site Ownership and Administration
CICT owns the portal under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License and is responsible for the site’s administration.