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The website www.epd.eu, its subdomains (e.g.  https://europeandemocracyhub.epd.eu/, https://youthdemocracycohort.com/) and directories (hereinafter collectively the “Platform”) are managed by, and are the property of the EUROPEAN PARTNERSHIP FOR DEMOCRACY ASBL, a nonprofit organisation registered in the Belgian Crossroads Bank for Enterprises under the number 0648.708.779, with registered offices at B-1040 Brussels, Rue Froissart 123-133 (hereinafter referred to as “EPD”, “we”, “us” or “our”).

Hereinafter, you will find the terms and conditions applicable to the access and use of the Platform (hereinafter the “Terms”) by its visitors (hereinafter referred to as “Visitor”, “you”, “your”). Should you have any questions, complaints and/or remarks with regard to the Platform or these Terms, you can reach us via email at the following e-mail address:  [email protected]  

By accessing and using the Platform, you accept, without any reservation, the terms and guidelines governing the access to and the use of the Platform, as set out in the present Terms. Acceptance will further extend to the other legal documentation available on the Platform, including our Privacy Policy and respective Cookie Policies (European Partnership for Democracy, European Democracy Hub and/or Youth Democracy Cohort

Article 1 – Intellectual property rights 

All components of our Platform (including, without limitation, the software, including the source code, layout, text, logos, photographs, drawings, images, sound, databases, names, trademarks, and domain names) are works protected by copyrights, trademarks and / or other intellectual property rights. 

All relevant property rights, including intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, copyright, trademarks, database rights, design rights, etc.) belong to EPD or are included on the Platform with the authorization of the respective owners of the relevant rights. 

No component of the Platform, nor any data or information provided on it may be stored (other than what should be required in order to visit and use the Platform and its functionalities), or reproduced, modified, translated, rendered public, distributed, rented out, sold, transferred to third parties, or in any way used without the prior written authorization of EPD. 

Article 2 – Liability

We endeavour to provide information that is up-to-date and accurate. Nevertheless, we cannot guarantee this to be the case at all times and cannot be held accountable for any mistakes or incomplete information you might encounter on the Platform. This applies to all information that has been posted on the Platform, including, without limitation, all content placed thereon, including text, images, sound, data, video files, etc. 

We cannot be held accountable for any decisions or actions that you may take on the basis of information provided on the Platform, nor are we responsible for any errors or mistakes you may make based on the information found on the Platform. We are not liable for direct or indirect damages or any damages that could be caused by inaccuracy, incompleteness, inadequacy, forgetfulness, or neglect in providing, composing, writing, and interpreting the information on the Platform. 

We are not liable for links placed on the Platform to websites operated by others, or for the damage caused in the course of a visit to such websites. We exercise no control over such websites and cannot be held liable for the content displayed thereon. We cannot be held accountable for any permanent or temporary damage or defaults of your computer equipment or data during or after the use of the Platform. In particular, we cannot be held liable for the possible transmission of trojans or other viruses via the Platform. 

For the realization of the Platform, we use, to the reasonably largest possible extent, the most modern available techniques. However, we cannot be held responsible for the (temporary) failure or any malfunctioning or maintenance work on – or of – the Platform. 

Article 3 – Data Protection

Any personal data we might collect and store about you will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016) and all other applicable data protection legislation such as the Belgian Act of 30 July 2018 regarding the protection of natural persons in relation to the processing of personal data (“Applicable Data Protection Laws”), and as further detailed in our Privacy Policy and respective Cookie Policies European Partnership for Democracy, European Democracy Hub and/or Youth Democracy Cohort

Article 4 – Modifications

We may bring adaptations and improvements to the Terms from time to time. These changes will mainly be made to account for new case law and practices developing in the legal field. If we should bring material changes to these Terms, we will contact you in order to inform you of such adaptations. The most current version of the Terms will always be displayed on the Platform and can be requested via [email protected].

At the top of these Terms, you will be able to check the date on which we last implemented changes to the Terms. Please contact us should you wish to consult earlier versions thereof. 

Article 5 – Waiver

Our lack of enforcement of any provision of these Terms or any delay in our undertaking of any action with respect to you in the event of a possible breach of any provision of these Terms, cannot be interpreted as a waiver of a claim or right in respect of any provision in the context of a current or future infringement. 

Article 6 – Severability

If any provision of these Terms should be considered wholly or partly illegal, invalid, or unenforceable under the applicable law, that provision will no longer be part of these Terms. The legality, validity, and binding nature of the other provisions of these Terms shall remain unaffected. 

Article 7 – Competent Court and Applicable Law

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Belgian law. The competent courts for disputes relating to these Terms shall be the courts of Brussels, unless mandatory legal provisions provide otherwise.