Terms of use

These terms of use (hereinafter, the “Terms of Use”) regulate the services of the Internet portal www.ign.gob.do (hereinafter, the “Portal”) of the National Geographic Institute “José Joaquín Hungary Morell” (hereinafter, the “IGN-JJHM”), a government institution attached to the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development, created by mandate of Article No.05, Chapter II, of Law No.208-14 that creates the National Geographic Institute “José Joaquín Hungary Morell”, GO No.10760 of June 30, 2014, with its address and main offices at calle Jonas Salk esq. Benigno Filomeno Rojas No.101, Santo Domingo de Guzmán, National District, capital of the Dominican Republic.

The use of the Portal grants you the condition of user of the Portal (hereinafter, the “User”) and implies the full and unreserved acceptance of each and every one of the provisions established in the Terms of Use and the Policies published by the IGN-JJHM at the time the User accesses the Portal. Therefore, it is necessary for the User to read these terms carefully each time they use the Portal, since it may undergo modifications, without prior notice.

  1. Object. – Through the Portal, the IGN-JJHM provides Users with access and use of the services, information and content (hereinafter, the “Services”) made available by the IGN-JJHM or by third parties.
  2. Conditions of Accessibility and Use of the Portal.
  • Free access and use of the Portal. – The provision of the Services, on behalf of the IGN-JJHM, is free for the User. Notwithstanding the foregoing, some of the Services provided by the IGN-JJHM through the Portal could be subject to the payment of a fee which would be established therein.
  • User registration. – In general, the provision of the Services does not require prior subscription or registration by the User.
  • Veracity of the information. – All information provided to the User through the Services must be truthful. For this reason, the User undertakes to guarantee the authenticity of the data provided as a result of the requirements of the forms necessary for subscribing to the Services. In the same way, it will be the responsibility of the User to keep all the information provided to the IGN-JJHM duly updated in such a way that it responds, at all times, to the real situation of the User. In any case, the User will be solely responsible for the false or inaccurate information made and the damages that may be caused to IGN-JJHM or third parties by the information provided.
  • Intellectual Property.- All the content of this Portal, be it texts, images, compilations, brands, logos, color combinations, or any other element, its structure and design, the selection and presentation of the materials included in it. , and the programs necessary for its operation, access and use, are protected by intellectual property rights, owned by IGN-JJHM or third party licensors, which the User of this Portal must respect.
  • The User of the Portal must refrain from deleting, altering, evading or manipulating any protection device or security system that may be installed in it.
  • Protection of personal data. – To use some of the Services, the User must previously provide IGN-JJHM with some personal data (hereinafter, the “Personal Data”).
    • The IGN-JJHM will automatically process Personal Data for the purpose and conditions, defined in its Privacy Policy. The IGN-JJHM does not guarantee the absence of viruses or other elements in the Services provided by third parties through the Portal that may cause alterations in the User’s computer system (software and hardware) or in electronic documents and / or databases. from your computer system.
    • The IGN-JJHM has adopted the security levels of protection that it deems necessary and seeks to install the technical means and protection measures that are becoming necessary. However, the User must be aware that security measures on the Internet are not inviolable.
    • The IGN-JJHM may use cookies when a User browses the Portal’s Web sites and pages. The cookies that can be used on the Portal’s Web sites and pages are only associated with the browser of a specific computer (an anonymous User), and do not in themselves provide the User’s name and surname. Thanks to “cookies”, it is possible for the IGN-JJHM to recognize the browsers of registered Users (after they have registered for the first time), this helps that they do not have to register each time they visit the areas and Services reserved exclusively for them. The “cookies” used cannot read “cookie” files created by other providers. The User has the possibility of configuring his browser to be notified on his screen of the receipt of “cookies” and to prevent their installation on the hard drive.
    • To use the Portal, it is not essential to install the “cookies” sent by the IGN-JJHM, without prejudice to the fact that in this case it may be necessary for the User to register each time they access a Service that requires prior registration.