Terms of Use

Welcome to DevSAT.info, an online interactive platform operated by Trimpact BV ("Trimpact"), an independent social enterprise based in the Netherlands with the mission to increase impact through synergy and alignment. Trimpact facilitates the collaboration between the various stakeholders by providing the Development Synergy and Alignment Tool (DevSAT®; “DevSAT”) and train DevSAT facilitators. This version 1.3 of DevSAT’s Terms of Use replaces the previous ones.

Please read the terms and conditions below carefully and completely before using this site.

If you do not accept the Terms of Use, refrain from using DevSAT. By using DevSAT you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

DevSAT means the software and services (“Services”) made available on the internet and its content, i.e. text, documents, presentations, fonts, graphics, images, video, footage, audio, media files, data, templates, names, images, trademarks, links, or similar.

1. Acceptance of Terms

Our Services are subject to the following Terms of Use ("ToU") and License Agreement (“Agreement”) that we may modify at any time, and such amendments shall be effective immediately upon posting of the amended ToU and/or Agreement. In addition, when using a specific online third party service hosted in DevSAT (“third party service”), you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such services that may be posted by this third party from time to time. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the ToU and/or Agreement.

Accordingly, you agree to review this ToU and/or Agreement periodically, and your continued use of our Services shall be deemed your acceptance of the amended ToU.

2. Description of Service

Trimpact provides DevSAT users with access to several online resources, including detailed requirements from national planners, project and business activities, and lessons learnt linked to geographical locations. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the existing Service, including the release of new DevSAT Services, shall be subject to the ToU and/or Agreement. You understand and agree that neither Trimpact nor its affiliates (e.g. Licensed DevSAT Facilitators) nor DevSAT.info are responsible or liable for any claim, loss, or damage directly or indirectly resulting from your use of the Service or the information or the resources contained on or accessible through this site unless otherwise provided herein.

The content and software on DevSAT.info may be used to the benefit of increased impact through synergy and alignment of stakeholders, including amongst others financial departments of national ministries and donor organizations. Any other use, including the reproduction, modification, rent, sales, distribution, transmission, republication, display, or performance, of the content on this site or providing services (including training and consultancy assignments) using DevSAT to third parties is strictly prohibited. Reverse engineering, copying and data-mining of our Services are serious offenses and legal actions will be taken against any violation.

You are responsible for your use of the Services and for any content you provide, including compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations. You should only provide content that you are comfortable sharing with others. We reserve the right to remove content that violates the ToU, including for example, copyright or trademark violations, impersonation, unlawful conduct, or harassment.

2.1 Privacy and Data protection

It is important for you to know what data we collect from you when you use DevSAT. When you decide to use DevSAT, you need only to provide your email-address that is connected to a user name (if you prefer you can also use DevSAT under a pseudonym) and the name and type organization that you work for. Secondly, we ask you to fill in the country for which you want access (pending). We use this information for things like keeping your account secure, and optimizing the working speed of DevSAT, respectively. For evaluation of the intensity of the use of DevSAT, we can read when an information form is created and adapted.

We give you control through your settings to change your password and the country for which you want to use DevSAT. You can also always download the information you have shared on DevSAT.

Since DevSAT is semi-public (i.e. users have paid a User Fee or this Fee is paid for them) after logging-in, content is immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. You have the option to keep the information filled in only for your own organization or to share the information with other DevSAT users by classifying your information as ‘public’ (you tick the box for that purpose).

Trimpact and its affiliates will attempt to keep the content and the resources on or accessible through DevSAT safe, timely and accurate in an as much as user-friendly way, but makes no guarantees, and disclaims any implied warranty or representation, about its accuracy, relevance, timeliness, com­pleteness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose since the information is provided by DevSAT users.

Trimpact, its affiliates and DevSAT.info will never sell the information filled in DevSAT, and only use information from DevSAT in report that are classified as ‘public’, i.e. the owner has provided his permission that the information can be shared or the information is obtained from already public sites (e.g. IATI).

2.2 DevSAT user versions

DevSAT may be made accessible to legal entities in different versions or subject to further specific license terms. For example, DevSAT may be supplied as:

  1. a trial, locked, demonstration or other limited use version (“Trial Version”); or
  2. as a student, teacher, researcher, journalist version or other version dependent on status or intended use (“Customer Specific Version”); or
  3. as part of a volume or as part of use of other services provided by Trimpact (“Stakeholder Version”).

2.3 No License Granted

Nothing on DevSAT.info nor any of your use of the Services shall be construed as conferring any license or any other intellectual property or other proprietary right, which belong to Shifting Energy B.V., Trimpact and/or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise except in the manner provided herein.

2.4 User fee

To use DevSAT a fair User Fee (“fee”) is requested. Unless this fee is – as we prefer – being paid for by a donor for a group of organizations in the framework of one or more projects, the fee will be due by the organization requesting access to the Services by means of subscription.

2.5 Links

The Services or third parties services may provide links to other Internet sites or resources. Be aware that Trimpact, its affiliates nor DevSAT.info do control, guarantee, and therefore disclaim any express or implied representations or warranties about the accuracy, relevance, completeness, timeliness, or appropriateness for a particular purpose of the information or the resources contained on their or any other Internet sites. Further, the inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect the importance of these other sites or endorse any of the views expressed in, or products or services offered by, these other sites. Your access and use of these and any other Internet sites, including the information, services, products, materials, and any other resources contained on them, are solely at your own risk.

2.6 Changes to Sites

Trimpact or DevSAT.info may change or modify the information, Services, products, materials, and any other resources contained on or accessible through their sites, or discontinue their sites altogether, at any time.

3 Your rights and grant of rights in the content

Your organization retains its rights, if any, to the content you submit through DevSAT (information, data, documents, photo’s or alike).

By submitting content through DevSAT, you on behalf of your organization grant DevSAT users a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, publish, transmit, display and distribute that content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed) ONLY when your project or organization is made public.

This ToU authorizes Trimpact, subject to this ToU and conditions for such content use, to make your content available to the rest of the world and to let others do the same. You agree that this ToU includes the right for Trimpact to provide, promote, and improve DevSAT and to make content submitted available to other companies or organizations for their use (trade is excluded) and that such uses may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through DevSAT.

You represent and warrant that you have, or have obtained, all rights, licenses, consents, permissions, power and/or authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein for any content that you submit through DevSAT. You agree that the content will not contain material subject to copyright or other proprietary rights, unless you have necessary permission or are otherwise legally entitled to post the material and to grant Trimpact the rights described above.

4 Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly understand and agree that:

  1. the login codes provided are only valid for you (i.e. the codes cannot be used by another person),
  2. your use of the Services is at your sole risk,
  3. the Services are provided on an "As Is" and "As Available" basis, and only for use within the organization (i.e. the legal entity) you legally represent (e.g. as employee), and
  4. the level of Services is a function of your contribution to DevSAT (law of reciprocity).

All content is the sole responsibility of the person who originated that content. We may not monitor or control the content posted via DevSAT.info and we therefore cannot take responsibility for such content. Since DevSAT works best with all stakeholders contributing, those organizations that do not contribute may lose their right of (full) Services.

Trimpact, its affiliates, and DevSAT.info expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

Trimpact, its affiliates, and DevSAT.info make no warranty that:

  1. The Services will meet your requirements,
  2. The Services will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free,
  3. Data stored in DevSAT can be retrieved after serious server interruptions or attacks by hackers,
  4. The results that may be obtained from the use of the Services will be accurate or reliable,
  5. The quality of any products, services, information, or other material obtained by you through the Services will meet your expectations,
  6. DevSAT will be compatible with any third-party software, third party services, third party external services,
  7. DevSAT will be available in any language or from any location, or is appropriate for use in any location, and
  8. Any errors in the software will be corrected.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from DevSAT.info or through or from The Service shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the ToU.

The Services and all information, products and other content (including third party information, products and content) included or accessible from this website are provide “As is” and are subject to change at any time without notice to you. To the fullest extent permitted by law, Trimpact, its affiliates, and DevSAT.info disclaim all representations and warranties (express, implied and statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and infringement of proprietary right) as to the Services and all information, products and other content (including third party information, products and content) included or accessible from this website.

5 Limitation of Liability

In no event shall Trimpact, DevSAT.info or its affiliates (such as Licensed DevSAT Facilitators) be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, exemplary or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever, resulting from any loss of use, loss of data, loss of profits, business interruption, litigation or any other pecuniary loss, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, arising out of or in any way connected with the use or performance of their or third party sites, with the delay or inability to use these sites, or with the provision of or failure to make available any information, services, products, materials, or other resources contained on other sites, even if advised of the possibility of such damages except in the manner provided herein.

6 Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Trimpact, its affiliates, and DevSAT.info from any liability, loss, claim, and expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees) related to your violation of this Service.

7 Copyrights and Trademark notice

Part of the geo-data has been derived from public data in GeoNames.org and other public internet sites. Other geo-data have been derived from national organizations (e.g. Ministries or subject specific institutions) through a signed memorandum of understanding or alike. The data provided in the Project, Business and Geographical Information Forms and Lessons Learnt by the various organizations remain under the copyright law. All other software and technology used on this site is the property of Shifting Energy BV and/or its software suppliers, and are protected by the laws of the Netherlands and international copyright and trademark laws.

Note that data should be handled with confidentiality, and in case of publication, the original data provider should be acknowledged following Open Data policies.

DevSAT is an internationally registered trademark of Shifting Energy BV, the Netherlands, the holding company of Trimpact BV. All other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.