Terms of Use, Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

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Terms of use and Disclaimer

The CITES Secretariat grants permission to users who visits the website of the CITES Tree Species Programme (‘CTSP’ at cites-tsp.org) to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the webpage for the non-commercial use, without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works there from, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific Materials within this Site.

The use of such information shall be accompanied by an acknowledgement that the CITES Tree Species Programme (‘CTSP’ at cites-tsp.org) is the source of the information.

The CITES Secretariat makes every effort to ensure, but cannot and does not guarantee, and makes no warranties as to, the accuracy of this information. Materials are regularly updated and changed without notice and the Secretariat assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. It further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss howsoever caused in connection with using this website.

The geographical designations employed on this website do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the CITES Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

While every effort is made to ensure that any software available for download from the website is free of any software virus, it is not guaranteed. The Secretariat is not responsible for any loss or damage howsoever caused by the software and related codes, including viruses and worms.

Hyperlinks to other websites are provided as a convenience only, and the Secretariat accepts no responsibility for the information and software they may contain.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the materials on this Site are those of the various staff members, consultants and advisers to the CITES Secretariat who prepared the work and do not necessarily represent the views of the CITES Secretariat or UNEP.


The photographs in the galleries are either exclusive contributions from the photographers or appear with the permission of the copyright holders. They may not be duplicated, reproduced, televised or stored for later retrieval in print or electronic format, in whole or in part, without the written permission of the copyright holders.

Where contact details of the photographers or copyright holders are not indicated next to the photograph, you should request them from the CITES Secretariat. Any use of material from the CTSP galleries must be credited as required by the copyright holder. If you are using the photos for your own website, a link back to the respective CTSP gallery is required.


As the legal custodian of the logo, the CITES Secretariat authorizes the use of the CTSP logo for official purposes and actively encourages its use, particularly in communication material (websites, leaflets, posters, etc.). Users may request a high-resolution version of the logo, suitable for printing, from the CTSP. For other uses, they should consult with the CTSP team.

The CITES Secretariat authorizes use of the logo for non-commercial purposes only and on a case-by-case basis. It checks the context in which the logo is planned for use for any factual mistake or misrepresentation of the CTSP mission. The Secretariat also looks at the proposed layout to ensure that it leaves no ambiguity as to the author or origin of the document where the logo would appear. Use of the logo is free of charge, but the Secretariat does not grant standing authorizations and any new use must be the subject of a new request. Finally, the Secretariat retains the right to rescind its authorization at any time.

Requests to use the CTSP logo must be sent to the Programme Assistant with a detailed explanation of where and how the logo would be used.

Use of the logo by intergovernmental organizations or in websites as a simple link to the CTSP website is granted at the discretion of the CITES Tree Species Programme.

Privacy Policy

By accessing this site, certain information about the user, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the site, the software used and the time spent, along with other similar information, will be stored on the servers. These will not specifically identify the user. The information will be used internally only for web site traffic analysis. If the user provides unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this site, such information will be used only for statistical purposes and will not be published for general access. The CITES Secretariat, however, assumes no responsibility for the security of this information.