Terms of reference

Article 1 – Purpose

These Terms of Use (ToRs) govern access to and use of the inter-open.eu domain (the Site). The Site introduces the inter-oPEn project, its goals and activities to the general public, and gives access to restricted, private sections for its members’ and partners’ representatives. Every part of the Site is available to anyone with access to the Internet, through a browser (the User).  

Article 2 – Site owner & host (legal notice details)

The Site is published by CRESYM, AISBL whose registered office is 34-40 square de Meeûs B-1000 Brussels, and registered by the Banque Carrefour des Entreprises under number 0790 603 745. The director of publication is CRESYM, represented by its General Manager, Sébastien LEPY. Contact : contact@inter-open.eu. The Site is hosted by OVH (the Host), SAS with a capital of € 10,069,020 registered in the register RCS Lille Métropole under number 424 761 419 00045, 2 rue Kellermann – 59100 Roubaix – France (tel: 1007).  

Article 3 – User access and acceptance of ToRs

The present ToRs can be consulted at any time on the Site. By browsing the Site, the User accepts to be bound by the current ToRs. CRESYM may change the present ToRs from time to time and so the User should check them whenever revisiting the Site.  

Article 4 – Intellectual property

The Site contains material including text, photographs and other images and sound, which is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. All copyright and other intellectual property rights in this material are either owned by CRESYM or have been licensed to it by the owner(s) of those rights so that it can use this material as part of the Site. This Site also contains trademarks, including the project’s logo. All trademarks included on the Site belong to CRESYM or have been licensed to it by the owner(s) of those trademarks for use on the Site. Every opensource resource of the Site (an “Asset”) is available to the User once she accepts the related license. The User may print off one copy of any or all of the Site’s pages for her own personal reference. Otherwise, only with CRESYM’s express written consent, the User may
  • copy (whether by printing off onto paper, storing on disk, downloading or in any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), broadcast, alter or tamper with in any way or otherwise use any material contained in the Site. These restrictions apply in relation to all or part of the material on the Site;
  • remove any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material from any material copied or printed off from the Site.

Article 5 – Availability & accessibility

CRESYM may change the format and content of the Site at any time. CRESYM may suspend the operation of the Site for support or maintenance work, in order to update the content or for any other reason. CRESYM reserves the right to terminate access to the Site at any time and without notice. CRESYM uses PDF files to help us preserve the look and feel of our original documents. To open and view PDF files, you can download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader free of charge. Adobe also publishes information on accessing PDFs using screen readers (PDF).  

Article 6 – Cookie policy

The Site implements cookies to learn how every User interact with the Site’s content and to improve the User’s experience when visiting the Site. By using the Site without deleting or rejecting some or all cookies, the User agrees that CRESYM can place those cookies that she has not deleted or rejected on her device. The User can choose to reject or block all or specific types of cookies by clicking on cookie preferences panel popping up when accessing the Site. The User can change her preferences for the Site and/or the web sites of any third-party suppliers by changing her browser settings. The User may also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or reject cookies and for further information on cookies generally. If essential cookies are opposed by the User, CRESYM cannot ensure that the Site will work as smoothly as expected. CRESYM doesn’t track geolocations nor use cookies to differentiate contents served to users or relay targeted advertisements. The Site may involve third party suppliers, e.g. to display embedded videos from, or links to, YouTube. These videos or links (and any other content from third party suppliers) may contain third-party cookies, and CRESYM encourages the User to consult the privacy policies of these third-party vendors on their web sites for information regarding their use of cookies.  

Article 7 – Personal data collection

For registration to events or connection to private pages of the Site, CRESYM requires the user to provide basic personal data: email, first name, last name, postal address, phone number. In accordance with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 in force since 25 May 2018 on data protection (“GDPR”) the User has, in particular, a right of opposition, access and rectification of data concerning him by sending his request in writing to CRESYM. For more information, see the Site’s “Privacy policy”.  

Article 8 – User’s posted information

CRESYM reserves the right to monitor any information transmitted or received through any provided form. CRESYM, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, may at any time review, remove or otherwise block any posted material. Should any part of the Site offer the User the opportunity to join in or read from a forum, any communications posted on the forum represent the views of the individual who posted such communication and are not to be taken as the views of CRESYM. CRESYM accepts no responsibility or liability for anything posted on the forum by any user of the forum. The User must not use the forum to post, upload, or otherwise transmit information or pictures that are defamatory, a breach of privacy, violent, controversial, pornographic, xenophobic or otherwise unlawful.  

Article 9 – External links

The Site may include links to external web sites. When the User follows such links the external web site may appear as a full screen (in which case the User will need to use the back button on her browser to return to the Site) or in some cases it may appear within the frame of the Site (in which case the User will be able to return to the Site by using the navigation buttons within the frame). Where an external web site appears within the frame of the Site, this is purely for ease of navigation back to the Site and does not indicate any responsibility on CRESYM’s part for the external web site concerned, even if it is a web site owned and operated by CRESYM or its members or partners. These links are provided in order to help the User find relevant web sites, services and/or products which may be of interest to her quickly and easily. It is the User’s responsibility to decide whether any services and/or products available through any of these web sites are suitable for her purposes. CRESYM is not responsible for the owners or operators of these web sites or for any goods or services they supply or for the content of their web sites and does not give or enter into any conditions, warranties or other terms or representations in relation to any of these or accept any liability in relation to any of these (including any liability arising out of any claim that the content of any external web site to which this web site includes a link infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party).  

Article 10 – Liability

Given the implementation of third-party software and hardware to transmit and display them, CRESYM cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the information on the Site delivered to the User. CRESYM is not liable for direct or indirect, material or immaterial, foreseeable or unforeseeable damage to the User resulting especially from:
  • the use or difficulties in using the Site, especially the technical unavailability of the connection, whatever the cause;
  • difficulties in the compatibility of the Site with any other hardware or software;
  • security gaps related to the information flowing on the Internet and out of CRESYM’s control;
  • illegal content or activities using the Site material.
All information or advice provided as part of the Site is intended to be general in nature and the User should not rely on it in connection with the making of any decision. CRESYM tries to ensure that all information provided as part of the Site is correct at the time of inclusion on the Site but does not guarantee the accuracy of such information. CRESYM is not liable for any action the User may take as a result of relying on such information or advice or for any loss or damage suffered by the User as a result of the User taking this action.  

Article 11 – Request & complaint procedure, & applicable law

For any question, request for information or complaint concerning the Site, the User may contact CRESYM, using the contact details in §2.  

Article 12 – Applicable law

These ToRs are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with Belgian law. In the event of a dispute arising in relation to these ToRs or any dispute arising in relation to the Site, the User and CRESYM will seek an amicable settlement. In the absence of an amicable settlement, the dispute shall be finally settled by binding arbitration of the Belgian courts. The arbitration shall take place in Brussels in English. Requests for amicable settlement do not suspend the deadlines for bringing legal actions.