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Gary Waterworth Owen  *   Robert Swan  * Elbe Coetsee  * Noel De Villiers



Garreth Waterworth Owen Helen Douglas Dufresne  * Andre Retief   * Andrew Harper Khaled Amin



Martin Charter *   Stone Kyambadde  *  Saxon Logan Andy Connolly  *   Ron Nkomba



Paul Taylor     * Sosten Chiotha

The ResponseAbility Alliance (RAA) - founded by Gary Waterworth Owen in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit - is an alliance of ‘EcoVenturers’ - entrepreneurs, academics, explorers, artists, architects and film makers - all committed to helping people and organisations develop their ‘ability to respond’ to the challenges of the twenty first century. Allies organisations also comprise of charities, foundations and trusts in the UK, USA, Europe and Africa.

The inherent diversity of vision, creativity, passion and experience is what makes this alliance unique.

Click on their names for their information and links to their web site links, Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies.


NB: This web site is dedicated to projects and programmes initiated and delivered by Gary Waterworth Owen in collaboration with RAA allies and a growing number of allied organisations and individuals.


ResponseABILITY Alliance Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies

Terms and Conditions

By downloading or using ResponseABILITY Alliance (RAA) content you agree to be bound by the terms set out below.. These Terms may be updated by RAA from time to time. Your download and/or use of the content indicates your agreement to the following Terms.

1. All title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights shall remain the property of RAA and allies.

2. You will inform RAA if you are planning on using any RAA content before publication, including information about the title, publication date and context in which you are using the content. Please allow ten days for approval. You must credit us to say: This content was originally published by RAA and include:

a. the author’s name and details

b. the original date of publication

c. a link to the original version on our site

3. You shall not claim any exclusivity in relation to the content or in relation to its association with either.

4. You shall not claim or imply any RAA endorsement of the user or its business activities.

5. You may not directly or indirectly charge users specifically for accessing the content or otherwise commercialise the content, nor attempt to re-sell the content in any way whatsoever.

6. Navigation pages displaying RAA assets may show advertising provided there is no implied association between the content, RAA and such advertising.

7. RAA will take all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy of the content but we do not guarantee that it will be free from error.

8. We will not be liable in any circumstance for any loss of profits, anticipated savings, contracts, goodwill or business opportunities on your part arising from your use or expectation of RAA materials.

9. Where you display RAA audio or video assets, the quality of service shall be of a standard acceptable to the organisation, including technical integrity, picture and audio quality and service delivery.

10. You shall not use the content to bring RAA into disrepute.

11. You shall have acceptable security for the content you host to prevent unauthorised alterations (e.g. hacking).

12. You warrant to RAA that:

(i) you have fully complied with, and shall continue to comply fully with, all applicable laws and regulations;

(ii) your web site shall contain no material which is libelous, defamatory, pornographic, obscene or which brings RAA into disrepute, or which is in breach of any third party intellectual property rights.

13. You hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend RAA in respect of all damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable legal fees and litigation expenses, arising out of or as a result of any breach of the Terms or otherwise in connection with your use of the content.

14. RAA may restrict, suspend or terminate your use of the content at any time without liability.

15. Should you receive any enquiries which relate to RAA or the content you should promptly refer such enquiries to:

Gary Waterworth Owen


Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting your privacy and do not pass on any information to other parties, except as explained below. Please read on for more details about our privacy policy.

Your consent

By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of information. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your personal information may be used by us and our allies to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to our or their sites, new services and special offers we/they think you'll find valuable.

If you would rather not receive this information, please send a blank e-mail with unsubscribe in the subject line to

Why we need this data and what do we do with it?

When you submit an enquiry, we may ask for your name, address and e-mail address so we can administer the request and reply to you. We also monitor customer traffic patterns and site usage to help us develop the design and layout of the site. We may also use the information we collect to occasionally notify you about important functionality changes to the site, new products, services and special offers we think you'll find valuable. If you would rather not receive this information, please send a blank e-mail with unsubscribe in the subject line to

How do we protect your customer information?

Under EU and UK data protection law, we follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorized access. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we are able to disclose sensitive information to you.

Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. We may use your details to send you marketing information using trustworthy third parties, but you can tell us not to by sending a blank e-mail with unsubscribe in the subject line to If you use more than one e-mail address, send this message from each e-mail account you use.

Donor Privacy

RAA does not sell, trade, or share personal information about donors, whether that information is collected online or off line, nor do we send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. In general, visitors to our website remain anonymous, but on some pages visitors need to provide personal information to register, make donations, contact us or conduct other transactions via the website. The types of personal information collected on the web site may include any or all of the following, depending on your activities on the web site: name, address, email address, telephone number, web site address, organisation (including the organisation’s name, web site, phone number, and address), and other personal information actively provided to us via the web site

Donations that are made to RAA on the web site are processed using a third-party payment system. Credit/debit card details will be retained by the party providing the payment services and its affiliated bank as deemed necessary by them to process the payment for your donation. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that these parties keep your personal information confidential and only use it to the extent necessary to perform their functions and not for any other purpose.

Please note that RAA generally publishes, in print or online, the donor’s names for contributions made to the organisation. If you prefer to be listed anonymously for your contribution, please indicate this in the notes/comments section of your online contribution, or contact RAA by email at

Uses of Personal Information

We use and/or disclose personal information to process and complete donations and to provide information about our organisation, events, projects, initiatives or other issues of interest. We make every reasonable effort to ensure that personal information is accurate and complete. We rely on individuals to notify us if there is a change to their personal information that may affect their relationship with our organisation. If you are aware of an error in our information about you, please let us know and we will correct it on request wherever possible. In some cases we may ask for a written request for correction.

We may use personal information to update you on our activities and to let you know about our organisation, events, projects, initiatives, or other issues that we believe may be of interest to you except as otherwise required by local law. We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information.

We may disclose personal information in response to legal process or when we believe in good faith that the law requires it, for example, in response to a court order, subpoena or a law enforcement agency’s request. To the extent allowable under local law, we also reserve the right to disclose personal information to protect the security of the web site, to protect ourselves and our allies against liability, and/or in connection with any sale, assignment, or other transfer of some or all of our operations.

International Users

RAA seeks to collect, process, store, disclose and dispose of personal information that is submitted to us in accordance with applicable law in the UK. Please note that the personal information you submit to the web site may be transferred to the UK or other locations to be processed by RAA or other parties in order to provide the web site and its services to you or for such other purposes as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you are not a resident of the UK, you acknowledge and agree that we may collect and use your personal information, as discussed in this Privacy Policy, outside your resident jurisdiction.


A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this web site. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about web site use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our web site is used to create reports about the use of the web site. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many web sites.

Links to Other Websites

We may provide links to third party websites, and other websites may provide links to the Platform. Third party websites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. We have no control over such third party websites, and by using this Platform, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such third party sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that we will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.

Questions and Complaints

If you have a question or concern about any collection, use or disclosure of personal information by RAA, or about a request for access to your own personal information, please contact:

Gary Waterworth Owen

The bottom line is:

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We believe in treating people as we wish to be treated!

Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy - May 2018