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European Reference Networks - ERNs


Introduction and acceptance of terms of use

ERNs offer you information via this website. By using this web site, you agree to accept and comply with the terms and conditions of use as stated below ("terms of use"), which the ERNs may update at any time without notice. You should visit this page periodically to review the then-current terms of use. Please note that the ERNs may, at its sole discretion, terminate your access to this website at any time without notice.

Intellectual property and trademarks

Please note that it is the ERNs' policy to enforce its intellectual property rights to the utmost extent as set forth in applicable laws, including criminal sanctions. The trademarks, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on this website are Trademarks owned or licensed by the ERNs. Nothing on this site should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right in or to the Trademarks without the express written permission of the ERNs or, if not the ERNs, the owner of the Trademark. In addition, any reproduction, retransmission, modification or use of this website's content for other than personal, non-commercial purposes requires the prior written consent of the ERNs. The following copyright notice must appear on every copy of the contents of this website or a portion thereof: Copyright © ERNs. All rights reserved.

No guarantee or warranty

The ERNs are committed to keeping the website up-to-date. However, the ERNs do not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of any information contained in this website. Except for direct damages caused by the ERNs willful misconduct or gross negligence, the ERNs are not liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental, or other consequential damages arising out of or in connection with your visit to this website, including, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption, and loss of programmes or electronic data.

Limitation of Liability
In no event shall the ERNs or their suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages including, without limitation, loss of profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this website or any linked site, damages resulting from use of or reliance on the information or materials presented on this website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory even if the ERNs or their suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
For the convenience of our visitors the ERNs provides links to other websites. However, certain links on this site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom the ERNs have no control. The ERNs are not responsible for third-party content or the consequences of your use thereof.  
We will not misuse information you provide.

The ERNs do not make your personally identifiable information available for marketing to third parties under any circumstances.

When we request information from you, we ask for the information needed to provide you with the service you've requested. When we provide you the opportunity to receive newsletters or other information, we may ask for information about your company to determine which of our business units can best serve you.

When you set up an account, maintain that account or place an order, we use the information you provide about yourself so we can complete that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to complete that order (e.g., to arrange for third-party shipping and delivery services).

When you register for events or special promotions on our website, we give you the opportunity to receive additional information and updates on our products and related services. We will not use information you submit to our website for this purpose unless you give us your consent on our online forms.

We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with our software publishers. For example, we may tell a publisher that a certain number of individuals visited a certain area on our website or that a certain number filled out a registration form, but we do not disclose anything that could be used to identify individuals.

We never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to those described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated use.

Use of e-mail addresses

Return e-mail addresses
We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail we receive. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose and are not shared with outside parties.

E-mail messages to existing customers
Out of respect for the privacy of our users, we present the option not to receive e-mail messages related to product promotions and services. Please see "Unsubscribe" below.

E-mail addresses obtained from events
We use e-mail addresses that we obtain through online forms at events, registration, seminars and business reply cards to market our products and services. If you receive an e-mail message from us following such an event, we will give you the option not to receive future e-mail messages related to product promotions and services by replying to the message.

How to contact us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please send us an e-mail at

Opting out
When we ask for information, our users are given the opportunity to "opt out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our website. For example, our online forms have an opt-out option. Also, users who no longer wish to receive our promotional materials may opt out of receiving these communications by e-mailing us at

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