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Terms and conditions of use of the site

Consultation of this site presupposes acceptance of the terms and conditions of use as defined below. ETUI reserves the right to alter these terms and conditions at any time.
The contents of the site may be altered at any time and without notice. ETUI reserves the right to suppress access to the site or to any of its parts without notice.

  • Intellectual property

    This site is the property of ETUI, an international non-profit association established under Belgian law (aisbl 0.418.812.841), Bd du Roi Albert II, 5, 1210 Brussels, Belgium. The contents and presentation of the web site (HTML or Flash pages, whether fixed or automatically generated, files of images, illustrations, sound, videos, names, trademarks, logos, data bases, etc.) shall be protected by copyright law, the law on trademarks and other intellectual property laws. ETUI wishes to extend public access to its work and activities and runs its internet site, and the information, documents and other items included on it, exclusively for purposes of information. The content of this internet site is fully protected by copyright. Unless otherwise specified, ETUI authorises persons choosing to access its site to download and copy the site’s contents for their personal use and for non-commercial purposes. No other use of the contents shall be authorised without prior written permission from the ETUI. Any reproduction of contents must include all copyright references and any other details and trademark information included on the original. Any reproduction of text or multimedia information (sound, image, software, etc.) included on the internet site must refer to the source by quoting the internet address (URL) of the page (Title of content, © ETUI, URL).

  • Links

    ETUI reserves the right to require removal of a link to any of its web pages should it consider that such a link is not in keeping with its mission. It shall be prohibited to use links for the presentation of a page from this site in a framework not belonging to the ETUI or for insertion of an image belonging to the ETUI in a page that does not belong to it. The site may supply links to other internet sites maintained by others and references to other sources of information. These links and information sources are supplied solely for purposes of guidance. ETUI does not check these sites or the information contained on them and shall therefore not be held responsible for the availability of other sites to which it refers, for the content, advertisements and products offered by these sites, or for the quality and/or exhaustive nature of the information. ETUI declines any responsibility for damage resulting from consultation of the information found on other sites or in other sources of information in general to which it refers, particularly in the event of loss or damage caused, or allegedly caused, by connection to these sites.

  • Privacy

    Users’ personal data communicated to the ETUI via its website are processed by the ETUI, for example in order to send confirmation of an email or to forward information requested to users’ addresses. These data are not intended to be communicated to third parties other than persons specified by the user and firms whose involvement is required to achieve one of the abovementioned purposes. In accordance with the law of 8 December 1992 on protection of privacy in relation to processing of data of a personal nature, users shall be entitled to consult and, if necessary, request correction of the data in question. To this end please contact the ETUI staff member responsible for management of personal data (, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5, B-1210 Brussels)

  • Responsibility

    The user accepts that any access to or use of the site shall take place under his/her own responsibility. ETUI shall be in no way responsible for direct or indirect damage caused by use of the site. ETUI may under no circumstances be held responsible for damage resulting directly, indirectly or fortuitously from incorrect or inappropriate use of the site or following incorrect or defective connection or for any other use in combination with any material taken from this site or any other specific software or material. The information on this site is supplied as it is received and subject to availability. ETUI seeks to ensure, but cannot guarantee, the accuracy or exhaustive nature of the information contained on its internet site. The aim of the ETUI is to keep this information up to date and accurate. If errors are reported, they will be corrected as far as possible. However, the ETUI shall be in no way responsible for damage caused by any incorrect, non-updated or incomplete information communicated via its site. Information supplied on this site shall under no circumstances imply the formulation of a specific opinion by the ETUI. References to firms shall in no case imply any form of recommendation or backing on the part of the ETUI. Nor is it possible to guarantee that a document available on line is an accurate reproduction of an officially adopted text. The sole reliable source shall be the text of the legislation of the State concerned as published in that State’s official journal. Similarly, translations are offered for the convenience of readers and the ETUI can offer no undertaking concerning the accuracy or exhaustive nature of these translations. In case of doubt it is up to the user to refer to the official texts. The user of the site shall be aware that Internet is not a perfectly protected media and that total security concerning privacy cannot be guaranteed. As a result, the ETUI shall be in no way held responsible for any damage suffered by the user of the site following his/her introduction of confidential or delicate information.

  • Legislation applicable and competent law courts

    These terms and conditions are governed by Belgian law and shall be implemented pursuant to its provisions. The Brussels law courts are alone competent to deal with any litigation arising.