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TERMS OF USE

1. Access and agreement with the Terms of Use

You have access to this website and are allowed to use this website and the information provided or presented on it. The information and data provided are, and shall remain, the property of FOOD SECURITY vzw and/or the organisation which made the data available. 

By visiting this website, you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use.

By visiting this website, you confirm that you shall not use it or its content for illegal or illicit purposes. You are prohibited from wilfully damaging, disabling or overloading this website. You are prohibited from obtaining any information or other data by means which are not explicitly allowed.

FOOD SECURITY vzw explicitly reserves the right to restrict, limit or deny access to (features of)  its website to persons who do not respect these Terms of Use, to persons who have used this website for illicit purposes or to persons who have damaged the reputation, integrity or safety of this website. This denial of access requires no prior warning or notice.

FOOD SECURITY vzw further reserves the right to claim indemnification or compensation of each person who uses this website in an illegal or illicit manner, or in any other manner in breach of these Terms of Use.

2. Intellectual property

The texts, documents, images and publications on this website are governed by intellectual rights and copyrights. Reproduction or presentation to the public is allowed solely for non-commercial purposes and after prior written consent from FOOD SECURITY vzw. If FOOD SECURITY vzw is not the holder of these rights, it shall refer you to the proper rights holder.

Some names, signs or logos on this website are registered trademarks. You are prohibited from using those without prior written consent of the rights holder. 

3. Hyperlinks to other websites

This website may contain hyperlinks to other websites, which may be of interest to the visitors of this website. These hyperlinks have been supplied to inform the user. FOOD SECURITY vzw does not monitor these websites or the information they provide. FOOD SECURITY vzw cannot be held liable for the content or quality of any of the websites to which it shows hyperlinks. Nor does the fact that this website contains hyperlinks to other websites mean that FOOD SECURITY vzw agrees with the information provided on any such websites. FOOD SECURITY vzw endeavours to inform you as completely and accurately as possible. In the event that the information on any of the websites that this website links to, is incomplete or erroneous, FOOD SECURITY vzw cannot be held liable. 

4. Liability

FOOD SECURITY vzw has paid great attention to the contents of this website.

Nevertheless, FOOD SECURITY vzw does not offer any guarantees pertaining to the accuracy, correctness, completeness or suitability of any of the information that this website contains. As a result, FOOD SECURITY vzw cannot be held liable for any damages occurred as a result of erroneous or omitted information or data.

All information on this website is of a general nature, unless explicitly stated otherwise. This information has not been adapted to circumstances specific to any person or entity. This information is not intended as personal, professional or legal advice or any equivalent thereof in any way, shape or form.

FOOD SECURITY vzw cannot be held liable for failures, interruptions or errors in the electronic delivery of services requested via the websites. Any such failures, interruptions or errors in no way grant you the right to any financial compensation whatsoever.

5. Privacy

Logs are kept of traffic on our web server. These logs are small files which keep track of which user visited which page(s) as which time(s). Based on these logs, regular analyses of the nature of visits to this website are made: how many users visit this website monthly, which pages are visited most and by whom and with which browser. 

The information in these logs is not used for any commercial purpose whatsoever, and is not transmitted to third parties.

This website also uses cookies. Cookies are small files saved on your computer. These do not contain any personal data, but only serve to simplify your next visit to this website. They store information about things such as your preferred language, making it unnecessary to select your preferred language at each new visit. You can turn off the use of cookies in your browser, if you wish. However, it is possible that your next visit to our website will be less than optimal.

6. Personal data

The public part of FOOD SECURITY vzw's website can be visited freely, giving access to information about our organisation and services without the need for any personal data.

If you do provide personal data, FOOD SECURITY vzw will treat this data in accordance with legal requirements regarding the processing of personal data: the law of 8 December 1992 with regard to the protection of your privacy in relation to the processing of personal data. 

a. Confidentiality of personal data

Any personal data collected by FOOD SECURITY vzw is stored on secured servers which are not accessible to the general public. These data can only be processed by a limited number of people employed by FOOD SECURITY vzw, who need these data to perform their duties. These data shall only be used and processed internally. In the exceptional event that FOOD SECURITY vzw transmits your information to organisations or companies with which it collaborates, this will be explicitly mentioned, or your permission will be asked. 

b. Purpose of information

FOOD SECURITY vzw processes the following personal data: 

- in order to contact you and offer you an optimal service. 

- to inform you of news about FOOD SECURITY vzw. If you do not wish to receive such information, you can communicate this via email or letter to the webmaster of the website (foodsecurity@foodsecurity.com). The informative emails sent by FOOD SECURITY vzw contain hyperlinks which allow you to unsubscribe. 

- Personal data collected by FOOD SECURITY vzw can possibly be consulted by other members (by the website-driven data file), depending on your privacy settings. 

c. Permission for processing

By providing your personal data, you expressly acknowledge FOOD SECURITY vzw's right to process these data for the abovementioned purposes (section b). If FOOD SECURITY vzw intends to process your data for other purposes or transmit them to partnering organisations or companies, FOOD SECURITY vzw shall expressly request your permission, which you can deny. 

d. Right to access to and correction or deletion of personal data

You have the right to access to your personal data collected by FOOD SECURITY vzw, and to request the correction of inaccurate or incomplete data. Moreover, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal data from the servers of FOOD SECURITY vzw at any time. You can direct such a request at the webmaster of the website. 

7. Accessibility of the website

FOOD SECURITY vzw endeavours to make this website accessible 24/7.

However, no guarantees can be given concerning the continuity of this service, as the website can be subject to failures, maintenance, alterations, etc.

Furthermore, FOOD SECURITY vzw reserves the right to halt or interrupt access to this website if it suspects any chance of fraud or abuse which could be prevented in this manner.

Barring the event of deceit or gross negligence, FOOD SECURITY vzw cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damages resulting from an interruption of the services offered via this website, connection failures or communication network failures, regardless of which natural or legal entity experienced these damages.

8. Internet safety

FOOD SECURITY vzw endeavours to make this website accessible to a certain degree. Any user should consider the fact that this website is not secured in the sense that any data transmitted to and from our website are not encrypted.  

Use of the internet is never void of risk (hacking, viruses, etc.). By using this website, you acknowledge to have sufficient knowledge of and accept the risks of internet usage. Downloading, storing or random access to the data on this website is done solely on your own responsibility and risk: no one other than you can be held responsible for any possible damage to your computer system or loss of data.

Barring the event of deceit or gross negligence, FOOD SECURITY vzw cannot be held liable in general for any direct or indirect damages resulting from internet usage, regardless of which natural or legal entity experienced these damages.

We would like to emphasize that you alone are responsible for taking the appropriate safety measures to protect yourself against safety breaches (by means of an updated antivirus programme, a firewall, etc.).

9. Competent jurisdiction and applicable law

By visiting this website, you acknowledge that the use of this website is governed by Belgian law. The courts of the Brussels judicial district have exclusive competence.