AGRA POLICY ON THE MANAGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ASSETS (IP POLICY)
BACKGROUND, SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE
- The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework governing the management of AGRA’s intellectual property assets arising from the creation, production, acquisition, licensing and protection of innovations and technology produced by AGRA in all its projects and development activities with third parties including any persons or entities from whom AGRA receives material, personnel, advice and/or funds from (Donors), and recipients of any monetary funds, contribution or any other value in kind from AGRA (Grantees).
- It is intended that the management of these intellectual property assets is consistent with enshrining AGRA’s Global Access Strategy and its objective of ensuring that all intellectual property assets are managed and used with the overriding objective of promoting charitable activities in the world that touch on AGRA’s key vision that ensures Africa can feed itself and the world.
- As such, AGRA is committed in ensuring that all intellectual property assets derived from its projects should be used, developed and dealt with in a sustainable manner that would ensure global accessibility to all persons in need in the developing world as enshrined in AGRA’s Global Access Strategy and thus enable AGRA’s vision for Africa’s agriculture by which AGRA seeks to use these intellectual property assets to create meaningful and lasting change in African agriculture so as to assure food security and lift millions of needy people in the African continent out of poverty.
- It is also intended that the application and implementation of AGRA’s IP policy and Global Access Strategy will be aligned with and adhere to all international treaties safeguarding and promoting the protection of intellectual property.
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Use of Information
As a general rule, AGRA will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. When you are using our secure online donation pages you are going through to a partner company and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information is provided so that the transaction can take place.
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Protection of Information
AGRA is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us.
AGRA makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information, including credit card information, by using high grade encryption and https security protocol to communicate with your browser software.
This method reflects industry standard security protocol and makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card information, whilst protecting your privacy.
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