Legal Notice

Please, read this Legal Notice carefully before you start using the MDNP platform. By using the platform or accepting to use certain of its tools, you are acceptance of this Legal Notice.

The Webmaster and the European Commission reserve the right to change this Legal Notice at any time at its sole discretion by posting revisions on the site. Such revisions will be effective immediately upon posting them to the site. Your use of the site after such changes have been posted constitutes your acceptance of the revised Legal Notice.

Disclaimer

Information included

The material contained on this website is published for information purpose only. The Webmaster endeavours to make its best effort to up-date the information on a regular basis, but it is not claimed to be exhaustive. The Webmaster has compiled the pages on this platform site very carefully and the information placed on this website is offered in good faith. This information is believed to be correct. Nevertheless, the Webmaster makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of any of this information. The Webmaster reserves the right to withdraw or amend the site and any service or material provided on it at its sole discretion without prior notice. The Webmaster or the European Commission will in no event be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use of or reliance on the information contained in this website.

Member-provided information

You represent and warrant that you own or control all rights in the information you provide about yourself and/or your organization to this site and have the right to grant the Webmaster and the European Commission the license granted above. You represent and warrant that all the information you provide to the site does and will comply with this Legal Notice and you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the MDNP and its affiliates and licensors for any breach of that representation and warranty. You understand and acknowledge that you, not the MDNP, have full responsibility for such information's content, including its legality, reliability, accuracy, completeness and appropriateness.

In addition to the foregoing, all Member-provided information must comply with all applicable national, regional, local and international laws and regulations. Without limiting the foregoing, Member-provided information must not:

  • Contain any material which is defamatory, obscene, indecent, abusive, offensive, harassing, violent, hateful, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable;
  • Promote sexually explicit or pornographic material, violence or discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • Infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property rights of any other person;
  • Violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or contain any material that could give rise to any civil or criminal liability under applicable laws or regulations or that otherwise may be in conflict with this Legal Notice;
  • Be likely to deceive any person;
  • Cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety or be likely to upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • Be used to impersonate any person or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person or organization.

Links to external sites

Links to external websites are provided solely as a convenience. Therefore, those links imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained in these websites by the Webmaster or the European Commission. The inclusion of external links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. Please, be also aware that when you leave the MDNP platform, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms, which are beyond the control of the MDNP.

Operative system and/or browser-related errors

It has been detected there is a common error that shows up after installing Windows 10 updates that prevents users from reaching Internet pages online, which includes the MDNP platform. Microsoft Edge users encounter the error most frequently, although Google Chrome or Firefox users run into it, too. Further info and hints to solve this problem can be found here. The MDNP will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by operative system and browser related errors.

Copyright notice

This site and its content, where applicable, are subject to the copyright of the European Commission. Reproduction is authorised, except for commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned and acknowledged. The Webmaster or the European Commission claims no copyright on any official document or document in the public domain. Copyright, if any, of third party material found in this site must also be respected.

Prohibited uses

The site may be used for lawful purposes only and in accordance with this Legal Notice. You agree using the information contained in the Member’s Area for lawful and legitimate purposes, such as networking or obtaining member contact information for your own lawful uses. You agree not to use the MDNP platform:

  • In any way that violates any applicable national, regional, local and international law or regulation;
  • In any way that violates any applicable national, regional, local and international law or regulation;
  • To gather or attempt to gather personal information belonging to members, users or member organizations for the purposes of spamming, selling to third parties, or otherwise sharing beyond the reasonable uses of the Site;
  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate the MDNP or a Webmaster member, another user, person or entity (including, without limitation, the use of names or email addresses associated with any of the foregoing;
  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the site, or that harm MDNP platform or users of the site or expose them to liability;


Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the site, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the site;
  • Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the site for any purpose, including to monitor or copy any of the material on the site;
  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the site or for any other unauthorized purpose without the prior written consent of Webmaster or the European Commission;
  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the site;
  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful;
  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any part of the site, the server on which any part of the site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the site;
  • Attack the site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack;
  • Attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site;

Certifications and Security

The Data Center where the website is hosted is certified with the ISO 27001, which is a globally recognized security standard for systems, data centers’ planning and construction and security measures driven by the implementation of an information security management system (ISMS). An ISMS is a security framework of policies, procedures and controls that includes administrative, physical and technical safeguards to manage information security risks to internal and customer information

The website has a 256-bit SSL Certificate, which encrypts the client-server communication flow using a secure encryption protocol.

Disclaimer of warranties

The MDNP cannot and does not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the site will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and for maintaining a means external to the site for any reconstruction of any lost data.

The MDNP will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the site or any services or items obtained through the site, or to your downloading of any material posted on it or on any website linked to it. Your use of the site, its content and any services or items obtained through the site is at your own risk.

Personal Data Protection

If you are provided with a user name, a password or any other piece of information as part of the site security procedures you shall make a diligent use of it, being responsible of their security and confidentiality, keeping them safe and not disclosing them in order to avoid the access to unauthorized third parties. User must notify the Webmaster immediately in the event of an incident that may cause a breach of confidentiality of data

The policy on "protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data” is based on Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). See information on the protection of personal data.

Governing Law

This Legal Notice and all disputes or controversies arising out of or relating to this Legal Notice and your use of the site shall be governed by the laws of Belgium.