Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions


Please carefully read the terms and conditions set out below. They state:

(a)  how you may use this website, which is operated on behalf of the ENCATC – European Network on Cultural Management and Policy (Nº enterprise 0464174494);

(b)  our limitations of liability.


1.1  These terms and conditions (Terms) govern your access to and use of this site.

1.2  By using this site, you confirm that you agree to comply with the Terms. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms, please do not use this site.



2.1  We may update these Terms from time to time. Amendments to the Terms will be effective from the date the revised Terms are made available on this page. You are responsible for checking for each amended set of terms. To make this easier, each version will be dated with the date on which it commences.


3.1  You may view, download and/or print material from this site for your own use only (including for research purposes). Please contact us at info@encatc.org if you would like to reprint or republish any material to which you have gained access on this site (including if you would like to repost any material to another website).

3.2  For clarity, the licence in clause 3.1 is non-exclusive and non-transferable.


4.1  We retain and reserve all right, title and interest (including copyright) in this site and in all components and elements of this site.

4.2  We may change this site (including by removing or adding content, links and other URLs) and make this site inaccessible, or modify, discontinue or upgrade this site at our discretion, without notice and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, without liability to you or anyone else.

4.3  The content on this site is provided for general information only and is offered on an “as is” basis. It is not intended to amount to any advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on this site.

4.4  You are responsible for:

(a) making all arrangements (such as for software, hardware and internet connectivity) that may be necessary to gain access to this site (when available) or any content on it;

(b) making all arrangement to protect your software, hardware and internet connectivity from any bug or virus by using your own virus protection software; and

(c) ensuring that anyone who accesses this site through your internet connection is both aware of these Terms and complies with them.

4.5  If we enable you to post material on this site or submit material for this site to us (such as photos, information and/or comments):

(a)  you agree only to post material which:

(i)  you own, control or are otherwise authorised to post;

(ii)  does not infringe the rights of others;

(iii)  is not defamatory, obscene; and

(iv)  does not otherwise breach any laws;

(b)  you grant us an exclusive, world-wide, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, transferable licence to use, reproduce, adapt, publicly perform and communicate to the public that material, including by any and all means and media (whether now known or existing in the future);

(c)  you promise that you have the right to grant such a licence and you promise that our use of the material in accordance with that licence will not infringe the rights of any person;

(d)  you agree that we will not be responsible or liable to any third party for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of this site;

(e)  you agree not to take any action against us based on or in any way related to content you or some other person posting material to this site has uploaded or otherwise made available;

(f)  you acknowledge that in exercising any rights granted by you to us under this clause we are not required to attribute you as the author of material, we may attribute others as the author of it and that the material will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary; and

(g)  subject to our Privacy Policy and at our complete discretion (for any or no reason) we may delete, edit, change or deal with all or any part of that material in any manner (including for promotional purposes).

4.6  We have the right at any time to disable any user identification code or password (whether chosen by you or allocated by us) if, in our reasonable opinion, you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the Terms.

4.7  Where this site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these are provided for your information only, and you acknowledge that we have no control over the content of those sites or resources.

4.8  Your right to access and use this site ceases immediately if you use this site in breach of the Terms.



5.1  Except as expressly permitted by law, or as expressly authorised by us in writing, you agree not to:

(a)  reproduce or communicate to the public any of the materials available on this site other than in accordance with these Terms;

(b)  modify any materials you print, copy or download from this site;

(c)  reverse engineer, access the source code of, or otherwise deal with this site without our express written permission;

(d)  use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of this site (including by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful);

(e)  attempt to gain unauthorised access to this site, the server or servers on which this site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to this site;

(f)  attack this site via a denial-of-service attack or distributed denial of service attack;

(g)  remove any copyright notice or metadata from this site;

(h)  systematically download material from this site in aggregate quantities to store it for uses other than permitted under clause 3.1;

(i)  take any action which imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on this site or our infrastructure;

(j)  use any part of the content of this site for commercial purposes; or

(k)  disclose to or share with any person or entity any password or log-in details with which we may provide you, or use your password or log-in details for any unauthorised purpose.


5.2  You agree to:

(a)  comply with all relevant laws relating to the use of this site and relating to any product or service you purchase or otherwise acquire from us;

(b)  promptly notify us at info@encatc.org if you know or suspect that any person not authorised by us knows any user identification code or password we may have allocated to you or that you have chosen to use in relation to this site and/or our services; and

(c)  indemnify us against any and all liability, loss, damage, cost or expense, caused by any breach by you of any provision of these Terms.

5.3  You warrant that, subject to any obligations in relation to privacy (including our Privacy Policy) any account or personal information you provide is accurate.

5.4  By continuing to use this site, you agree to us installing cookies. If you do not agree to us installing cookies, you should look to amend your browser preferences accordingly, and also expect that not all features of this site will work optimally for you.


6.1  Unless expressly stated otherwise, and except where required by law, we make no warranties, express or implied, in relation to this site or the services supplied through this site, including but not limited to warranties of accuracy, reliability, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

6.2  To the maximum extent permitted by law, we do not make any warranties that this site will be available, complete, up-to-date, uninterrupted or free from errors, omissions, bugs or viruses.

6.3  To the maximum extent permitted by law and save as expressly stated in these Terms, all other express or implied terms, conditions, warranties, statements, assurances and representations in relation to the sites and/or any content on this site arising from these Terms are expressly excluded.

6.4  Except as required by law, in no event will we (including our agents, employees or contractors) be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss (even if we are aware of the possibility of such loss or if such loss was otherwise foreseeable), including, but not limited to, loss of profits, production, data, opportunity or goodwill or business interruption, however caused and on any theory of liability, including without limitation, contract or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising during and/or as a result of our performance or non-performance of these Terms and including any such loss:

(a)  caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this site or to your downloading of any content on it or on any Sites linked to them; or

(b)  that may arise from your use of Sites to which this site links (such links not to be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked Sites or of any goods or services offered on or through them); or

(c)  caused by your reliance on information available on this site (always consult a properly qualified professional before relying on any information).

6.5  If any of the exclusions or limitations set out in this clause are declared illegal or void or if there has been a breach of a term, condition, warranty, statement or assurance which cannot be excluded by these Terms, then, to the extent permitted by law, our entire liability and your exclusive remedy is limited to, at our discretion, the replacement of any applicable goods or service, or the supply of equivalent goods or an equivalent service.

6.6  To the maximum extent permitted by law, our maximum cumulative liability under these Terms will not exceed an amount greater than the income we have received individually from you in the last 3 months.


7.1  Any failure by us to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision.

7.2  These Terms contain the entire agreement between you and us relating to the public areas of this site and supersede any prior agreement. The validity, construction, breach and operation of these Terms will be governed by the laws of and will be adjudicated in Brussels, Belgium.

7.3  If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

7.4  Neither these Terms nor your use of this site create any agency, partnership, joint venture or employee/employer relationship between you and ENCATC.

7.5  Any notices required or able to be given by us under these Terms may be given by email to any email address you provide to us. Any notices required or able to be given by you may be sent to info@encatc.org