Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

This website is operated by EUROBITUME, boulevard du Souverain 165 (4th floor), 1160 Brussels, Belgium.

EUROBITUME is an international association, established for scientific purposes, whose members include certain bitumen companies and national bitumen associations operating in Europe (Members).

Please read these Terms & Conditions carefully before using the Website. The following Terms & Conditions apply to EUROBITUME’s website (hereinafter "the Website").

By accessing and using the Website, you (hereinafter "the User" – "User" means the visitor to the Website, including the Members) acknowledge and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions.

2. Intellectual Property rights

2.1. Copyright: Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material contained on the Website (including, but not limited to, texts, photographs, reports, graphics, designs, database, etc.) is owned by EUROBITUME, or its members.
a) Users other than Members: EUROBITUME authorizes the User of the Website to view and download (on a temporary storage device) the pages of the Website and to print these pages in hard copy for its own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use (including, notably, modification of the content of the Website, distribution, storage in a database, etc.) without EUROBITUME’s (or the copyright holder’s) prior consent is prohibited, unless it is permitted by law.
b) Members: EUROBITUME authorizes its Members to reproduce and communicate (view, download, copy, print, forward, etc.) the pages of the Website.

2.2. Trademarks:
The names and logos reproduced on the Website are registered trademarks owned by EUROBITUME’s Members, or allied industry organisations. Any use of these trademarks without their owners’ prior consent is prohibited, unless it is permitted by law.

3. Content of the Website

3.1. Information for Users (not Members): The Website contains, on the one hand, information accessible to any User and, on the other hand, information accessible to its Members only.

3.2. Restricted area for Members only: The Website contains a restricted area for Members only. A login and a password (provided by EUROBITUME to its Members) are required to gain access to the restricted area for Members. The login and password are personal to any Member, not transferable to a third party (i.e., not a Member) and cannot be used by a third party. Members must keep their login and password information confidential at all times.

3.3. General information: The content of the Website is provided for general information purposes. It does not provide any form of advice (legal, financial or other).

4. Exclusion of liability

4.1. Accuracy / completeness and update: EUROBITUME takes reasonable care to ensure that the information contained on the Website is accurate and up to date. However, EUROBITUME does not guarantee - and disclaims all conditions, warranties and other terms whether express or which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity - that the content of the Website is accurate, complete and/or up to date. The use of the Website and its content is at the User’s own risk. EUROBITUME is not liable for any loss or damage of any kind arising from the use, inability to use, or in connection with the use, of the information contained on the Website or any other information accessible via the Website including but not limited to any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management or office time and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable. This does not affect EUROBITUME’s liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence nor for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

4.2. Computer viruses, Trojan horses, etc: EUROBITUME does not warrant that the Website will be uninterrupted or that the Website is free from computer viruses, Trojan horses, or any other harmful component. EUROBITUME is not liable for any loss or damage of any kind arising from the use, inability to use, or in connection with the use, of the Website or any sites to which the Website is linked.The User must not misuse EUROBITUME’s website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

The User must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. The User must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, the User would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. EUROBITUME will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing the User’s identity to them. In the event of such a breach, the User’s right to use the Website will cease immediately.

4.3. Link to other sites: The Website contains links to other sites that are not controlled or operated by EUROBITUME. The links from the Website to any other site are provided on a "as is" basis without warranties of any kind. EUROBITUME is not responsible for these other sites and their content. If the User decides to access and use other sites, it does so at its own risk.

4.4 Links to the Website: You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage EUROBITUME’s reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on EUROBITUME’s part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

The Website must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page. EUROBITUME reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

5. Privacy Policy / Data Protection

5.1. Cookies: EUROBITUME does not use cookies on the Website to collect and store personal data from the User. EUROBITUME does collect non-personal data (i.e., data not related to identifiable individuals) for internal purposes (evaluation of the number of Users who visit the Website and how it is visited; administration of the Website itself).

5.2. Unsolicited email from Users of the Website: Any email (and its content) sent by the Website’s User to EUROBITUME will be considered non-confidential and must be lawful (not libelous, defamatory, obscene, etc.). EUROBITUME will have no obligations with respect to these emails.

5.3. Link to other sites: The Website contains links to other sites that are not controlled or operated by EUROBITUME. EUROBITUME is not responsible for the content of these other sites, including their privacy policy / data protection terms.

6. Change

6.1. Content of the Website: EUROBITUME may, at its sole discretion, change, suspend, revise and/or remove the content of the Website at any time for any reason whatsoever and without notice.

6.2. Terms & Conditions: EUROBITUME, at its sole discretion, may change and/or amend the Terms & Conditions of the Website at any time for any reason whatsoever and without notice. Users should check these Terms & Conditions periodically for any changes.

7. Contact details

If you have any questions or comments, please contact EUROBITUME’s PR & Communications Consultancy: Seidl PR & Marketing GmbH, Rüttenscheider Straße 144, 45131 Essen, Germany; Phone: +49 (0)201 8945889-0, janina.heidl(at)seidl-agentur.com

8. Applicable law and jurisdiction

The host server for the Website is located in Belgium. Any dispute or claim arising from the use of the Website will be governed by and construed in accordance with Belgian law. The Belgian courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any dispute or claim.