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TERMS AND CONDITIONS www.eota.eu

The Website www.eota.eu (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) belongs to, and is exploited by the European Organisation for Technical Assessment (Organisation Européenne pour l'Évaluation Technique) in the area of construction products, an international non-profit organisation according to Belgian law, having its statutory seat at 1040 Brussels, Kunstlaan 40 (BE) and registered in the Belgian company register under the number 0449.719.714.

Tel:               +32 (0)2 502.69.00
E-mail:          info@eota.eu
Website:       www.eota.eu

the European Organisation for Technical Assessment is hereinafter referred to as “EOTA”.

EOTA is the organisation for technical assessment according to Article 31 of Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (hereinafter referred to as “CPR”).

EOTA is committed to serve its customers equally. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. If you have difficulties accessing the Website or have any comments or feedback on how we can improve our Website, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  1. SUBJECT & CONSENT

Underlying Terms and Conditions concern the use of information and services offered by EOTA via its Website. EOTA maintains this Website to enhance public access to information about its services as regards European Technical Assessments (hereinafter referred to as “ETA’s”) and the technical work related to the development of European Assessment Documents (hereinafter referred to as “EAD’s”).

Any user of the Website and/or the services offered via the Website, including the content made available via the Website (such as - but not limited to - the hyperlinks offered on the Website), is considered to have read, to understand and to agree with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

Should you refuse or should you be unable to agree with these Terms and Conditions, we kindly ask you not to surf on the Website and/or make use of the services offered by EOTA.

  1. PRIVACY POLICY

2.1. General

EOTA respects your privacy and takes all reasonable care to inform you about the way in which your personal data are collected and used. This privacy policy refers to EOTA obligations in relation to the processing of personal data pursuant to applicable Belgian privacy legislation (Act of 8 December 1992 on the protection in relation to the processing of personal data as amended) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR - Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

Should you have any concern as regards your privacy, we hope that this policy will resolve it. In case you nonetheless have any further question or remark, you are free to contact us by post or e-mail. You can find our coordinates at the top of this page.

2.2. Personal Data

EOTA makes use of cookies and collects information when your browser connects to the Website (logfiles). This information is used for traffic and profile analysis only and allows EOTA to learn to know your personal interests and preferences. Logfiles are found on the server of the Website and contain data about your actions on the Website.

Should you contact us via the contact form on the Website, you will be required to provide us your Name, First Name, Company Name, Street, Number, Postal Code, City, Country and e-mail. This information is collected and used exclusively to assist EOTA in responding to your query.

EOTA does not disclose this information to third parties, unless it is required:

  • by law;
  • on the basis of an enforceable judgment; or
  • by judicial or police services;

According to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 regarding the privacy protection, you are granted several rights as regards your personal data, such as the right to inspect the personal data you submitted to EOTA, as well as the right to require correction of incomplete or inaccurate data.

2.3. Cookies

The use of cookies is necessary to offer personalised services. Cookies are small pieces of information registered on your hard disk by our server. These cookies can be retrieved whenever you visit our Website.

Cookies also contain information as regards your actions on our Website. This allows us to learn to know your preferences and wishes. The cookie will also contain your IP address, your type of browser and the data used to log in - if applicable -.

You have the possibility to configure your browser so that (i) you receive a warning whenever a new cookie is made or (ii) to prevent the use of cookies as such. Should you decide not to allow the use of cookies, you should understand that some features of the Website will not be accessible or will not work properly.

2.4. IP-address

When visiting the Website, EOTA registers your IP address.

In case of abuse, infringement of these Terms and Conditions, or when it is required by judicial or politional services, EOTA reserves the right to identify your computer (connection) on the basis of your IP-address.

2.5. Links

The Website contains links to other Websites or third party information.

EOTA does not control these linked Websites and cannot be held responsible or liable for their privacy policy or the way they treat your personal data. We therefore recommend you to read the (privacy) policies of these linked Websites carefully.

2.6. Security

EOTA takes all reasonable security measures to protect your personal data against unexpected destroyal, accidental loss, intentional modification or illegitimate access. EOTA uses firewalls, saves all information and files on a secure terminal and protects passwords by encryption technology. EOTA also follows up new technologies to warrant up-to-date but reasonable security measures to the best of its ability.

2.7. Internal register for the Processing of Data

Details for the processing of personal data are given in the  Data Protection Policy which forms part of the Management system manual.

2.8. Modifications to the privacy policy

EOTA reserves the right to modify this privacy policy. Should the case arise, the amendment shall be notified on the homepage of the Website.

2.9. Contact

Should you have any question or remark about our privacy policy, you can contact EOTA on the above mentioned address.

  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

3.1. General

The Website was registered on September 17, 2006 via Telenet NV (Hostbasket Support), having its headquarters at 9080 Lochristi, Antwerpsesteenweg 19, BELGIUM.

3.2. Design and content

EOTA is proprietor of all intellectual property rights (including - but not limited to - copyrights, trademarks and designs & models) on the design and content of the Website (including - but not limited to - texts, images, logo’s, HTML-codes, metatags, and pictograms, hereinafter referred to as “Protected Content”), with the exception of ETA’s and - if applicable - content submitted by a user.

The publication of bibliographic information about ETA’s is a service EOTA provides to its Members and the manufacturers according to the rules agreed upon within EOTA. All such rights are reserved. Reproduction (i.e. copies/dissemination/modification) of EOTA publications is prohibited.

It is prohibited to reproduce, modify, distribute or use in any commercial way the Protected Content of this Website. The Protected Content can be used only for private and non-commercial reasons. The possibility to download, copy or modify (a part of) the Protected Content, does not provide you any right to use it otherwise than for private and non-commercial reasons.

The use of Protected Content for other than private and non-commercial reasons, is allowed only upon prior written consent by EOTA. EOTA reserves the right to refuse, without cause, such request.

Should you be of the opinion that the content of the website infringes your (intellectual property) rights, we ask you to formulate your complaint according to section 7.

3.3. EOTA Intranet

The ETA process and EAD development procedure is subject to commercial secrecy and confidentiality according to article 20 (1) c of the Regulation (EU) 305/2011 (CPR).

EOTA Intranet provides a platform for members and public partners and Technical Assessment Bodies to be kept informed on the ETA process and the EAD development. Some textual information may have copyrights owned by third parties. This information can only be used non-edited for assessment in EOTA technical work. It must not be used for commercial purposes. No license is granted in respect of any intellectual property rights of third parties.

Users have to accept a data protection declaration according to the rules set up in the respective EOTA member bodies and/or Technical Assessment Bodies. When applying for access to the EOTA Intranet, such a declaration has to be signed.

In case of problems with the EOTA Intranet, please do contact us.

  1. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

4.1. General

EOTA cannot be held liable for incorrect or wrong data on the Website or mailings. EOTA is not responsible as regards the users or third parties for direct or indirect damage, loss of profit or any other damage as a consequence of its negligence or forgetfulness in providing, compiling, assemblation, writing and interpretation of information.

EOTA cannot be held responsible for the failure or disfunctioning of the Website, for whatever reason.

4.2. Maintenance

EOTA takes all reasonable care to maintain the Website regularly and to protect it against computer viruses, interruptions, network errors or a failure of any kind.

Except for unexpected circumstances that urge for immediate maintenance activities, EOTA seeks to notify via the homepage of the Website all planned maintenance operations to the Website. 

Despite these precautionary measures, EOTA cannot be held responsible for any damage as a consequence of a visit to the Website, attacks of computer viruses via or on the Website, or a network interruption, failure or error.

4.3. Links

EOTA cannot be held liable for the content and working of links placed on the Website as well as for the processing of personal data via these links. The fact that a link is placed on the Website does not mean that EOTA agrees with the content of the linked website.

A reference to a link on the Website does not mean as such that EOTA cooperates with the owner of that link. You are strongly recommended to verify the Terms and Conditions of any linked website should you decide to surf via the links offered on the Website.

  1. MODIFICATIONS

You can review the most current version of the Terms and Conditions at any time on this page.

EOTA reserves the right to, at its sole discretion, update, change or replace any part of these Terms and Conditions by posting updates and changes to the Website, without previous notification and/or cause. If the modifications are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice on the homepage during a period of at least one month.

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully. It is your responsibility to check the Website periodically for changes. Your continued use of, or access to the Website or the Service following the posting of any changes to these Terms and Conditions constitutes acceptance of those changes.

Prior versions of the Terms and Conditions are kept in an archive for your review.

  1. SEVERABILITY

In case one or more provisions of these Terms and Conditions is declared unlawful, void or unenforceable on the basis of a judicial decision, such provision shall nonetheless be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and the unenforceable part shall be deemed to be severed from these Terms and Conditions. 

Such determination shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any other remaining provision(s).

  1. COMPLAINTS

Should you have a complaint about the content of the Website, you can contact EOTA on the above mentioned address.

Your complaint should indicate what right you invoke as a ground of your complaint.

EOTA decides at its sole discretion what consequence it will give to your complaint and is not obliged to inform you about the outcome its internal verification and decision.

  1. GOVERNING LAW & JURISDICTION

These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Belgium.

The Courts of Brussels (BELGIUM) have jurisdiction to take notice of all disputes between EOTA and the user of this Website. Belgian law does not allow to introduce class actions.