Terms and Conditions

The Fifth Element is a Club of Rome program that seeks to ask better questions for the future of humanity and learn from communities acting by themselves towards equitable wellbeing within a healthy ecosystem. It intends to catalyse the conditions for people and organisations — wherever they are — to liberate from constraining frameworks and engage in their own learning processes for regenerative change.  

This Notice explains when and how we collect your personal data when you use our website and the rights you have over your own information. This Notice applies to the website of The Fifth Element. If you have any questions in relation to this Notice or would like to exercise your rights under it, please contact: enquiry@thefifthelement.earth

By accessing or using this website owned or controlled by The Club of Rome on behalf of The Fifth Element you (the “User”) agree to be bound by these terms of use (“Terms”). The Club of Rome reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms at any time. Your continued use of the website means that you accept and agree to the changes.


The Fifth Element content

The Fifth Element content is protected by copyright, and unless otherwise stated is owned by The Club of Rome. To ensure wide dissemination of our content, we are committed to making our own content freely available and encourage the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data presented. All The Fifth Element content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License. It may be translated, copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, and for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgment of The Fifth Element as the source is given and that The Fifth Element or its partners’ endorsement of users’ views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way. No written permission is required for such use.

Specific restrictions and/or conditions may apply to specific materials within the Fifth Element site, which will be clearly marked.

The Fifth Element also permits the incorporation of parts of its publications into other works or publications in printed, electronic, or any other media, provided these are for non-commercial research or teaching purposes and the used material is appropriately attributed to the initiative. No written permission is required for such use.

However, if the materials copyrighted to The Fifth Element or its partners are intended to be used for commercial purposes, written permission is required.

Requests for permission must be made in writing and:

Clearly identify what material you would like to copy, and

Briefly explain the intended use of the material.

Please send all requests to info@clubofrome.org titled “Copyright and permissions”.


Non-The Fifth Element content

The Fifth Element website may include third party copyright material for which rights and permissions must be obtained from the copyright holder(s) indicated. We have made every reasonable effort to locate, contact and acknowledge rights holders and to correctly apply terms and conditions to these materials. Under no circumstances shall The Fifth Element or its partners be held responsible for any copyright infringements arising from the use of third-party content.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links and references to third-party websites. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third-party sites or services.


The information, products, and services contained on this site is provided “as is” without any warranties. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of the partner organisations or funders. 

The Club of Rome and partners accept no responsibility for losses, damages, costs, and other consequences resulting directly or indirectly from the use of this website and any information or material available from them. Nor does it guarantee that use of the information is free of any claims of copyright infringement.

The mention of names of specific companies, products, or services on the site does not imply any endorsement or recommendation.

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If you would like to use the Fifth Element logo please contact pbaumgartner@clubofrome.org.

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