BCCM website legal notice

General Disclaimer

The website (the hereinafter reference of is operated by the Belgian Science Policy Office (hereinafter referred to as "BELSPO") and all rights thereto are owned and reserved by BELSPO.

The information available on this website has been put together with utmost care by the collections and the coordination cell of the BCCM consortium funded by BELSPO. The information and software made available on this website are provided to the user "as is" and without guarantees or representations of any kind (express or implied) or any liability to the fullest extent permissible pursuant to applicable law. Forward-looking statements made on this website have been given according to the best of our knowledge and belief.

BELSPO shall not be responsible for and disclaims any liability for any indirect, incidental, consequential and special damages, that have been caused by or in connection with the use of this website.

Any product information or other information published via the website is given to the best of BELSPO's knowledge. All this information shall not, however, as far as legally permissible, create any guarantee or representation of any kind or any liability of BELSPO and shall not relieve the user from undertaking its own investigations and tests.

Without liability whatsoever BELSPO may without notice modify and/or discontinue operation of all or portions of this website at any time in its sole discretion, and assumes no responsibility to update the site. By accessing this site, you agree to all terms, conditions and notices contained or referenced herein.



The pages of this website are protected by copyright. In particular, any reproductions, adaptations, translations, storage and processing in other media, including storage or processing by electronic means, enjoy copyright protection.

However, BELSPO grants the users to use save, or duplicate only the texts, images and graphics, provided on this website, either in whole or in part, only for journalistic purposes, within the restrictions of prevailing press and copyright laws. Nevertheless, BELSPO must be named as the source or the copyright holder of the reproduced information.

Moreover, the texts, images and graphics downloaded from this website can be used for personal, non-commercial use.

The texts, images, graphics, logos etc. provided by BELSPO on this webpage may not be altered, copied for trade purpose, or used in other media, except the ones specified above, including other websites.


Third Party Links

Links to third-party websites ("Hyperlinks") do not constitute an endorsement of such third-party websites by BELSPO and BELSPO is not responsible for the availability of these websites or their contents. The hyper linking to these websites is at the user's own risk.


Declaration of confidentiality

The Belgian Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) places a great deal of importance on the private life of users. Although the majority of the information available on this website does not require the user to provide any personal data, it is possible that users will be asked to enter personal information. In this case, the data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the European Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (entered into force on 25 May 2018) on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (GDPR).

In particular, this means that:

  • Personal data cannot be recorded or processed except for the purpose of responding to a request for information which you have made.
  • Personal data will not be passed to third parties or used for any commercial purposes.
  • You have the right to refer to your own personal data, to check the accuracy of the data and to have any errors corrected.
  • BELSPO undertakes to put in place the best possible security measures in order to ensure that third parties cannot misuse the personal data which you have provided.

You will find more details by reading the "Declaration of confidentiality" available on the Portal of the Belgian government.

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