Terms of Use

The following Terms of Use conditions apply for:

For Website Visitors 

This website (“Website”) is owned by the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (“IRMA”) and is registered in the United States. 

The content on the Website is intended to provide information about the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (“IRMA”) it’s programs and projects, the Standard for Responsible Mining, the Responsible Mining Map and engagement tools for mine sites.

Website Use
By accessing or using the Website you agree to do so on the terms and conditions set out here and elsewhere on the Website (“Terms”). Please read these Terms carefully before using the Website.

The Terms are in addition to any additional terms and conditions that apply to the services offered by the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance.

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance may amend the Terms without notice at its sole discretion by posting amended Terms on the Website. By continuing to use the Website you accept the Terms as they apply from time to time. You should visit this webpage periodically to review the Terms.

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance reserves the right to change or discontinue any feature or part of the Website or the Information contained therein without notice.

Disclaimer
The content of the Website is intended to provide you with information. It is for informational purposes only.

Part of the Information is provided by third parties. The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance does not independently verify this information and therefore accepts no liability for any losses that may arise as a result of reliance on such information.

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance does not warrant or represent that the Information is free from typographical errors or defects. The use of the Website and the Information is at your own risk.

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance excludes to the maximum extent permitted by law, all warranties, representations, and implied terms and any liability which may arise in relation to access to or use of the Website or the Information.

Where liability cannot be excluded, any liability incurred by The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance is limited to the re-supply of the Information. The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance is not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damages arising out of the use of the Website or the Information, including lost business profits.

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance is not liable to any third party for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage for any use of or reliance upon the Information or on any other linked website, including, without limitation to, loss suffered in connection with out of date materials or transmission of computer viruses, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data, even if the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance is expressly or impliedly advised of the possibility of such damages.

The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance is not responsible if your use of the Website or the Information results in the need for servicing or replacing computer equipment or data.

Intellectual Property
All content, including coding, text, images, drawings graphics, and Information available on this website is protected by copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws and remain the property of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance, its Members and/or the nominated owners and/or suppliers of such material.

You may only access and use the Information for its intended purpose unless you have the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance prior written approval otherwise.

Copying, adaptation, transmission or reproduction of the Website or any part of it, or any of the Information contained therein is prohibited except to the extent permitted by United States law.

The trademarks which appear on the Website are owned by The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (“Trademarks”). Use of the Trademarks without the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s consent will infringe the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance’s intellectual property rights. Nothing should be interpreted as granting any rights to use or distribute any names, logos, or Trademarks except with the express written consent of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance.

No part of the Website may be reproduced, modified, or distributed in any form or manner without the prior written permission of the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance, except where explicitly offered or indicated otherwise, such as file and document downloads, which are permitted.

Links
The Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance permits you to include hypertext or links on your website to the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance Website, providing that the link or text on your website does not imply that the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance endorses or recommends your product or services or is affiliated with you or your enterprise in any way, unless otherwise authorized by the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance.

Jurisdiction
It is your responsibility to ensure that use of the Website is in accordance with the laws of the relevant jurisdiction where the material is viewed or received.

Your access to and use of the Website is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United States, and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the United States.

For Responsible Mining Map Registrants 

All of the above apply plus the following:

A company, organization or similar entity registering for the IRMA Responsible Mining Map participates voluntarily. See below for Terms of Use for Mine Sites. 

By choosing to register for the Responsible Mining Map, registrants agree to provide accurate information and to keep that information current and factual. The registrant will not post derogatory or offensive language. 

IRMA does not endorse a registrant’s participation on the Responsible Mining Map nor does IRMA endorse the positions, opinions shared by 3rd parties. IRMA takes no responsibility for any inaccuracies in information or data entered into the Map registration form by the company/organization. 

Registration fees for the Responsible Mining Map are subject to change. Current pricing is available here. Companies/organizations that meet fee thresholds shall submit payment before information will be posted on the Responsible Mining Map. 

For Mine Sites Participating in IRMA

All of the above apply plus the following:

A mining company that fills out a mine site self-assessment (“a company”) will be able to update information in its Mine Site Profile(s) at any time, through the online Self-Assessment Tool portal.

IRMA Use of Self-Assessment Data and Company Information
By registering to self-assess, using the self-assessment tool, and completing a Mine Site Profile form a company agrees to let IRMA use its Mine Site Profile and Self-Assessment data for internal purposes, for example, to understand what types of mines are using the IRMA Self-Assessment Tool, or to analyze if there are any trends in mine site performance or barriers to performance that are associated with particular mine site attributes (e.g., geography, mine size, commodity being mined, etc.). This information will help to inform future revisions to the IRMA Standard and/or the IRMA certification system. (See Data Privacy and Disclosure, below, to find out how IRMA may and may not use your data)

Mine Site Claims
Mines that complete a self-assessment using the IRMA Self-Assessment Tool agree to not make any claims to being “certified” or “independently audited” in relation to the IRMA Standard for Responsible Mining (until such time when those statements are true). 

A mine site that has registered and paid its self-assessment fee may claim to:
Be in the process of self-assessing against the IRMA Standard

A mine site that has completed a self-assessment using the IRMA Self-Assessment Tool may claim that:
It has completed its self-assessment against the IRMA Standard

The IRMA Self-Assessment Tool will not generate an overall mine site self-assessment score. It will, however, generate scores for individual chapters. If a company chooses to release self-assessment scores for one or more chapters, the company may claim to:
Self-declares that it has achieved the following scores on its self-assessment (or something equivalent).
In no way shall the company imply that its self-assessment scores have been verified by IRMA.

IRMA Liability
IRMA takes no responsibility for any inaccuracies in information or data entered by the company on a Mine Site Profile form or in the Self-Assessment Tool.

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