The owner of this site, Single Market
Ventures sprl of Brussels, Belgium (referred to below
as THIS COMPANY or THE COMPANY), draws the attention of all
users to the following conditions of use.
1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The company accepts no liability
for the consequences of use or misuse of its reports, recommendations,
or advice. Much of the material on this site presents analysis
and information assembled by this company, in a field where
new and updated data is constantly emerging. The company's
editorial material presents the latest information available
to the company, and also presents the company's view of relative
priorities and consequences of the developments to which the
information refers. The company uses a wide range of sources,
published and unpublished, and normally uses data which is
in the public domain. The company warrants that its work is
performed with due diligence, care and attention, but makes
no claim to include references to every item of conceivable
relevance, makes no claim to refer to data not in the public
domain even when such data may be demonstrably relevant, and
makes no claim to legal certainty in its interpretation of
the developments it reports.
The company accepts no liability for
the content or interpretation of third-party texts presented
on or via this site. In the case of official documents originating
with EU institutions, only the European Community's legislation
printed in the Official Journal of the European Communities
is deemed to be authentic, and only the European Courts have
the right to issue legally binding interpretation of that
legislation. The European Commission itself issues a legal
notice to indicate that the distribution of its texts is subject
to a disclaimer and limitation of liability which are applicable
to texts made available indirectly through this site.
Further detailed limitations
of the company's liability appear in the paragraphs below.
2. COPYRIGHT AND TRADE-MARK
Material made available on this
site includes material developed by this company and publicly
available material developed by outside organisations and
made available as a service by us.
For all material developed by the
company and presented on this site, the company asserts its
copyright. The company considers the name of the company itself
and the name of the Europe-link Service on EU Product Approvals
to benefit from trade-mark protection. Except where expressly
agreed in writing, material developed by this company and
presented on this site may be downloaded as a single copy
only to a single computer connected to a single user screen,
and may not be printed or otherwise reproduced or distributed
as more than a single copy, regardless of whether such copies
are sold for payment or distributed free-of-charge. It is
the company's commercial policy to negotiate multiple-user
and copying arrangements with individual clients in individual
contracts, and any client or user is welcome to contact the
company to enquire about conditions for such arrangements.
Any such individual contract may override the copyright conditions
presented in this paragraph, but in the absence of any such
user-specific contract, the copying restriction above applies.
The company reserves the right to claim, from any person or
company making unauthorised copies or unauthorised electronic
transmission of our material, the full purchase or subscription
cost for such copies as well as compensatory damages.
For any document developed by any other
organisation and quoted or otherwise made available by us
via this site, the company makes no claim to copyright or
to any exclusive reproduction rights. That applies notably
to official documents and to links to Internet sites of European
institutions or government organisations, who retain the copyright
to documents produced by them, and whose support we are happy
to recognise in making their information available free-of-charge
to a wider public audience. [An example of such information
is that available on the europa server of the European Commission.]
Such third-party material may itself be subject to copyright
restrictions imposed by the original author. Appearance of
a third-party text on this site does not indicate that that
text is free of copyright restrictions.
3. USE AND MIS-USE OF PASSWORDS
Much of the material on this site
is accessible only through the use of an authorised password
issued by this company, and passwords are issued only after
signature of a written agreement on the terms of its use.
Those terms invariably include restrictions on communication
of the password to other individuals and other organisations.
You agree not to copy or transfer any password, or cookie
containing your password or authorisation to access our site,
to any person or organization without our written authorisation.
We reserve the right to monitor usage of any password or user
name used to access our Internet site.
If evidence reaches the company that
a password is being used by an unauthorised user, the company
reserves the right to terminate all access by that password,
and immediately, and to cancel any contract between the registered
holder of the password and the company. In any such case where
a password-holder is a subscribing client to our services,
the company will communicate the evidence to the client, will
acknowledge receipt any explanation which the client provides,
and will attempt to re-instate access by the client if conclusive
evidence is produced that the client did not breach the terms
A registered password-holder who communicates
his/her password to an unauthorised third-party accepts full
responsibility for the use or mis-use of any information obtained
from this company by the unauthorised third-party, and for
any damage caused to the company as a result, for example
by hacking or sabotage.
The company respects the privacy
of personal data and of commercial data we receive from our
clients and registered users on their activity. We allow any
client for our services who wishes to do so to specify that
any personal information he provides should only be used for
purposes directly related to the reasons for which it was
originally provided to us, and not for purposes unrelated
to those reasons. We do not communicate telephone contact
numbers to third-parties who we believe might make unsolicited
telephone calls. We take all reasonable measures to prevent
the loss, misuse, alteration, disclosure of information clients
provide to us, or unauthorised access to that information.
We respect the confidentiality of any data which any client
provides on the client's markets, products, or finance unless
such data is in the public domain, and of any detailed financial
information such as bank accounts or credit card references.
Payment details requested over the Internet are channelled
through recognised third-party systems offering encryption
and other security features to prevent leakage of data.
The company seeks to collect
and analyse data on visits to this web-site for its own purposes
only, and with the primary objectives of preventing misuse
of the site, and of identifying opportunities for improving
our service through the site. The company therefore reserves
the right to use, for any purpose whether commercial or non-commercial,
any other data supplied by any user of this site other than
the confidential data listed in the previous paragraph, and
notably log-in access data or what is commonly called clickstream
data (information from visits to our sites, the domains from
which people visit, and measures of visitor activity), but
will make reasonable efforts to restrict access to such data
on receipt of an explicit, written request from any user.
We may use "cookies" (elements of data that a Web
site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on
your system), which offer you various options if you wish
to block them: for example, you can set your browser to notify
you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to
decide whether to accept it, or you can also set your browser
to turn off cookies, although if you do that, some areas of
our site may not function properly.