Legal Notice

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1. Reading and accepting Terms and Conditions for use

Banco de la República issues this legal notice to outline the terms and conditions that regulate access, browsing, and use of its websites: https://www.banrep.gov.co/enhttps://investiga.banrep.gov.co/en and https://www.banrepcultural.org/.

Visitors and/or users of these websites are requested to read the terms of this legal notice carefully, as well as our policies on protection of personal data and data security, before beginning to browse or use them. Therefore, browsing our websites and using them are understood to imply full and unreserved acceptance of the terms and conditions established for access and use of the same by the user or visitor.

 

2.  Information published by Banco de la República on its Websites

The primary purpose of Banco de la República's websites is to provide information on the functions, procedures, services, and activities it conducts to fulfill its legal mandate. Additionally, in compliance with the Statutory Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information (Law 1712 of 2014), all minimum mandatory information required therein is published, as is the information it proactively discloses because it is of interest to the public.

The purpose of including the information and documents posted on these websites, whether in Spanish or in any other language, is merely informative and intended to facilitate their consultation by the public. Consequently, no type of advice or particular recommendations on operations or transactions are provided to those who visit or use the sites.  

These websites contain information, articles, or works of an artistic, literary, or scientific nature, prepared for informative purposes by Banco de la República or by third parties. These works may be protected by intellectual property rights, as cautioned below, which may be updated or withdrawn at any time and without prior notice.

In the event that comments or opinions are published, it is specified that they pertain to the authors in question and, therefore, do not necessarily imply a commitment on the part of the Bank, unless expressly indicated otherwise.

Banco de la República´s translations of the contents posted on its websites are for informative purposes. Should there be any inconsistency between the Spanish and English versions, the original version shall prevail (that is, the version in the language in which the text was written initially). With respect to legislation that has been translated into English by the Bank for informative purposes, it is up to the user or visitor to the site to verify the official letter of the law in Spanish.

Banco de la República has procedures for responsible disclosure in good faith of the information it publishes. The aim in this respect is to comply with high standards in terms of quality and, in that sense, to be timely, objective, truthful, complete, and up-to-date, as per its nature or scope. However, those who use the information available on these websites do so at their own risk and responsibility. Banco de la República, therefore, assumes no legal liability to them or to third parties for how the information is used or for a decision based on it, nor for damages suffered directly or indirectly as a result of its use or transformation.  

Banco de la República participates in the "Open Data" initiative (“Datos Abiertos”) sponsored by the Colombian government.  Therefore, information available on “Open Data Site” (“Portal de Datos Abiertos”) may be used in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated for use of the site.

Economic information of statistical nature, information on cultural services, and any other general information that is of public knowledge and is available on the website (excluding analyses, adaptations, projections, compilations, commentaries, or opinions) may be reproduced or divulged freely, provided that its content is not altered or modified and that the source is cited.  However, economic information from sources outside Banco de la República, such as Bloomberg, Reuters and WM, may not be reproduced or disclosed.

Considering that an absolute lack of interference in a website by an outside third party cannot be technically guaranteed, Banco de la República cannot ensure the accuracy, fidelity, integrity, and/or veracity of the information on its websites, or whether it has been altered or modified, all or in part.  Therefore, it assumes no responsibility for information that is not managed directly by its web manager.

 

3. Links to Third-Party Websites

The links to third-party websites eventually included on our websites are intended to facilitate consulting other sites of interest or to provide additional information to those who visit or use our websites. However, this does not imply their acceptance or approval by Banco de la República, nor the existence of any connection between the Bank and such third parties. Therefore, Banco de la República is in no way responsible for their content, operation, availability, or any information outside its websites. Those who access these third-party websites must agree to their terms and conditions for their use.

 

4. Participation in Social Networks

Banco de la República may participate in social networks for the purpose of communication and to circulate information in an effort to approach the public and new audiences. However, the Bank will remain active in such networks only for as long as there is an interest in doing so and it may withdraw or modify its participation at its discretion.

 

5.  Intellectual Property

The design (text and graphic and/or audiovisual elements) of this web page and its contents are protected by Colombian and international laws on the copyrights held by Banco de la República and the respective authors or copyright owners who have authorized their use on our websites, as the case may be. Therefore, such elements may be reproduced, divulged, or used only in the cases expressly authorized under the law, provided that the source, title of the work, and the author are cited clearly (when they appear in the text).

The name “Banco de la República”, the logo of the institution, and the name of some of the services or products it offers (CEDEC, CENIT, CUD, SEN, SAF, SEBRA, DCV, MUSEO DEL ORO, MUSEO DEL ORO COLOMBIA, and CASA DE MONEDA, among others) are trademarks registered by Banco de la República. They are protected by the regulation on industrial property and may be taken advantage of or used only by the Bank.

Therefore, in no case do access, browsing, and use of these websites by a user or visitor imply a transfer, waiver, or licensing of the copyright or other intellectual property rights held by Banco de la República or by third parties.

Consequently, those who use or visit these sites must comply with the regulations on copyrights and industrial property that protect the contents of these websites, as applicable.

 

6. Malicious Software (Malware) and Availability of the Websites

Banco de la República has rigorous policies and standards on information security. However, in no case does it guarantee the absence of operating errors, malicious software (malware) or other elements that might alter its websites. Therefore, it is not liable for damages caused by such alterations. Those who use or visit its websites should take the necessary precautions to prevent such risks.  Nor is Banco de la República responsible for uninterrupted or error-free service on its websites; however, it makes every effort to guarantee their maximum availability to users and visitors.  These websites may not be used in any way that overloads, damages or disables the networks, servers and other equipment or computer applications belonging to Banco de la República or third parties.

 

7. Changes to Banco de la República’s Websites and Legal Notice

Banco de la República reserves the right to modify, add, limit, suspend or discontinue, all or in part, the structure, design, operation and contents of this page, or to block access to the site by persons or entities who violate these conditions or make improper use of the site.

The Bank also reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this legal notice at any time and without prior notice. Any such modifications shall be effective as of their publication.

 

8. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

The terms and conditions outlined in this legal notice are governed by Colombian law. For all legal and judicial effects, the place of this legal notice is the city of Bogotá, Colombia, and any controversy with respect to its interpretation or application shall be subject to the Colombian jurisdiction.