Disclaimer

This web site was developed by EUN Partnership AISBL, on behalf of the European Commission (DG Research & Innovation). Contact information for EUN Partnership AISBL can be found below.

In 2010-2012 it was managed by EUN Partnership AISBL as part of a service contract with the Commission (contract number RTD-L4-PP-2008-1). As of 1 January 2013 the website is maintained by the EUN Partnership AISBL as part of the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme project “Scientix 2”(Grant Agreement No 337250).

EUN Partnership AISBL is based in Brussels, Belgium, and Belgian laws apply to any use of the site.

Although we do make reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information provided is both current and accurate, the information provided via this web site is:

  • of general informational nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • not necessarily comprehensive, accurate, complete or up to date;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which EUN Partnership AISBL or the Commission has no control and for which EUN Partnership AISBL or the Commission assumes no responsibility;
  • not a source of professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

EUN Partnership AISBL or the Commission, therefore assume no liability in relation to any of the points above, except as required under applicable law. If you believe that your rights have been violated through information provided via the Scientix platform, please contact EUN Partnership AISBL as indicated below. EUN Partnership AISBL will handle your objection with due diligence in compliance with its legal obligations.

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However, we accept no liability in the event of such errors as we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. EUN Partnership AISBL and the Commission accept no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

We have set a regular maintenance window on Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. the following day (CET) in order to fix any possible errors found on the site. During this time the services provided by the Scientix website may be disrupted and the site may be unavailable to users. We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused in such an event.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of EUN Partnership AISBL or of the Commission should they be in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law, nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

Copyright notice

© - Scientix is a service provided by the EUN Partnership AISBL and the Commission. Except where otherwise stated, content created on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Content from third party websites is subject to the website’s own copyright; please refer to the site of origin for more information.

Copyright of resources

Copyright details of the items listed in the Scientix resources library (teaching materials, reports, training courses) are included in their descriptions. Please refer to these copyright details for further information.

Personal Data Protection

The Scientix portal is dedicated to respecting the privacy of its users. Our intention is to provide a secure and safe environment for all users. The following statement outlines the policies by which the Scientix portal collects, manages, and uses the data provided to us by users, and how users of the portal may exercise their rights. Use of the Scientix site indicates that you have read these policies and agree to abide by them.

Although it is possible to browse most of the website without providing any personal information, in some cases such information is required in order to provide additional online services, such as information and communication services.

Information collection

To best serve its users, the Scientix portal requires users to submit the following information as a part of the registration process: name, surname, email address, country and mother tongue. Users register through the OpenID system (see http://www.scientix.eu/web/guest/openid).

In addition, information such as user IP address, internet service provider (ISP), web browser, operating system, approximate time of use, referring site and any similar data exchanged between a user's computer and the servers of the Scientix portal will be collected. These will not be linked to specific user accounts except as indicated below. This information is accessible only to the systems administrators of EUN Partnership AISBL and is used only to ensure the broadest compatibility and connectivity between users and the Scientix portal, and to take appropriate action in case of unlawful or inappropriate behaviour.

Finally, aggregate statistics will be collected regularly, including, but not limited to, the number of users during a specific period, most popular pages and uploaded materials.

Information access

During the registration process, users will be asked to specify a unique username and corresponding password. Using this username/password combination, users may access their account and use the restricted area of the site. Users can edit or delete their profile information at any time.

Use of collected information

The storage, processing and displaying of personal data is necessary to allow Scientix users additional online services, such as information and communication services. Access to this information is strictly limited to EUN Partnership AISBL. EUN Partnership AISBL will not divulge your personal data to third parties for direct marketing purposes.

EUN Partnership AISBL will have access to account information provided by the user and can modify and/or delete information as needed to maintain the integrity of the user database or to ensure the proper operation of the Scientix platform.

Changes within this privacy policy

Any and all changes to this privacy policy will be posted here, and will take effect upon publication.

Contacting EUN partnership aisbl

EUN Partnership AISBL is based in Brussels (Belgium). For any questions related to the Scientix platform, including your rights to access, correct and delete your personal information under applicable data protection law, you can contact us:

via email:
privacy (at) eun.org

via post:
EUN Partnership AISBL
Rue de Trèves 61
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium