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Habitat International Coalition Association, hereinafter referred to as HIC, responsible for this website, with full legal capacity Commercial Register number 40412090, The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, with postal address 101 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa, makes this note informing all users about the website’s conditions of use.

Intellectual and industrial property rights

Permission for use of HIC Materials

Except where otherwise noted, content in HIC Materials is licensed under a Creative Commons (attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives, international 4.0) licence.

Where we attribute material to a copyright owner other than HIC (for example some photos which appear on our website / or in an International publication) this material is not subject to the Creative Commons licence. Please refer to the full terms of the license.

The designs, logos, text and/or graphics that do not belong to HIC, and that may appear on the website, belong to their respective owners, who are liable for any possible dispute that may arise with respect to them. 

By downloading and sharing our publications, you agree to adhere to the terms presented in the Creative Commons Licence.

Comments regarding any possible breaches of intellectual or industrial property rights, as well as any of the contents of the website, can be made by sending an e-mail to

Use of cookies

This website may use technical cookies (small information files that the server sends to the computer of the person accessing the page) to carry out certain functions considered essential for the correct functioning and visualization of the site. In all cases, the cookies used are of a temporary nature, with the sole purpose of making navigation of the site more efficient, and disappear at the end of the user’s session. Under no circumstances do these cookies themselves provide personal data, and they will not be used to collect such data.

Through the use of cookies, the server where the website is located may be able to recognize the browser used by the user, in order to facilitate navigation, allowing, for example, users who have previously registered to access areas, services, promotions or competitions reserved exclusively for them without having to register on each visit. They may also be used to measure the audience or traffic parameters, monitor progress and number of visits, etc. In these cases, the cookies used are technically non-essential, but are beneficial for the user. This website will not install non-essential cookies without the user’s prior consent.

The user may configure their browser to alert them about the reception of cookies or to prevent their installation on their computer. For further information, please consult your browser’s instructions.

IP addresses

The website servers can automatically detect the IP address and domain name used by the user. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to a computer when it connects to the Internet. All this information is recorded in a duly registered activity file on the server that allows the subsequent processing of the data in order to obtain purely statistical measurements that make it possible to know the number of page impressions, the number of visits made to the web servers, the order of visits, the access point, etc.

Last updated: 04/11/2022