Legals

Bussola Institute Website Terms

Welcome to our website. These terms (the 'Website Terms') are applicable to the use of our website https://www.bussolainstitute.org  (the 'Website'). Please read them carefully before using our Website. By accessing or using our Website, you automatically agree to these Website Terms and will comply with them. In case you do not agree to them, please stop using our Website.

Our Website and our Website Terms may be changed at any time. Be sure to check the latest version of the Website Terms.

This Website is operated and owned by Bussola Institute AISBL/IVZW (an international non-profit organisation incorporated under Belgian law), De Meeûssquare 28, 1000 Brussels, Belgium ("Bussola Institute"), registered at the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises under the number 0672.588.991 (RPR/RPM Brussels). 

You can contact us via (the information provided on) our contact page.

Please note that these Website Terms only relate to the general use of the Website and are (for example) not applicable to the provision of any service by Bussola Institute or the participation as participant or speaker to events organised by the Bussola Institute, nor do they govern any precontractual interaction or communication, as these will only be governed by terms applicable to such services, event, etc.

1. Website information and liability

The information provided through this Website is intended for general information purposes only. You are solely responsible for how you use and interpret the information on this Website.

We maintain our Website with the utmost care but do not and cannot warrant, and you should not rely on, the Website and its contents to be accurate, complete, and up-to-date, nor to be available, uninterrupted, error-free, or free of viruses or bugs. Third party information and links to other websites are provided for informational purposes only. We are not responsible for such websites, for their availability, nor for the information on such websites. We do not exercise control over these third party websites and are not affiliated with them, except where expressly stated otherwise. Your visit to third party websites is therefore always at your own risk. Visiting those websites may be subject to any terms of use and privacy and cookie policies of the website in question.

We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Website for business and operational reasons. If possible and reasonably required, we will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal. Bussola Institute is not responsible and, consequently, cannot be held liable for any damage caused by the use of the Website other than as allowed under these Website Terms. Bussola Institute's liability for any service or sale of products will be exclusively governed by the agreement related to such service or sale.

This Website complies with EU with the applicable Belgian and EU legislation. If you visit this Website from another country, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local legislation.

Any prices, discount or promotions offered on the Website are only valid in accordance with the applicable terms and conditions. Specific additional terms may apply to promotions.

2. Intellectual Property Rights

Bussola Institute and/or its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Website and the information provided thereon, as well as on all products, trademarks and trade names of Bussola Institute and/or its licensors, unless explicitly stated otherwise. The Website and the information provided on it may be used for your own personal use. Any other use, such as copying, redistributing or saving the contents or any part thereof to another website, framing, hyper- or/deeplinking to another website, is not permitted without our express written consent.

3. Various

Please read our Privacy Policy to understand how we process your personal information when using this Website and our Cookie Policy to understand how we use cookies.

Whenever possible, each provision of these Website Terms is to be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law. In the event that any provision of these Website Terms is determined to be unlawful, such provision shall be deemed severed from these terms, but every other provision of these terms will remain in full force and effect, and in substitution for any such provision held unlawful, the provision shall deemed to be replaced by a provision of similar import reflecting the original intent to the extent permissible under applicable law 

Failure to enforce any part of these Website Terms shall not be a waiver of any right of Bussola Institute, a waiver must always be done explicitly and in writing to be valid.

All disputes arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website and/or the Website Terms are governed by the laws of Belgium, without regard to the national and international conflict of laws rules of private international law. Any disputes arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website and/or the Website Terms and Conditions shall be submitted to the competent court in Brussels, Belgium, only.  

Most recent update: [1 June 2021]

Cookie Policy

Last updated [27 April 2021]

1. INTRODUCTION

Thank you for your interest in the work of The Bussola Institute (“we” or “us” or “our”). We may use cookies and other tracking technologies when you visit our website [www.bussolainstitute.org], including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”) to help customise the Site and improve your user experience. 

We reserve the right to amend this Cookie Policy at any time and for any reason. The “Last Updated” date of this Cookie Policy will serve as the indication of any changes being made. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Cookie Policy on the Site. You will be informed of any changes upon your next visit to the Website via our cookie banner. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Cookie Policy by your continued use of the Site after you have been informed of its revision. 

2. USE OF COOKIES

A “cookie” is a string of information stored on a computer system via a web browser. A unique identifier or cookie ID is assigned to this string of information. Your browser then provides that unique identifier to use each time you submit a query to the Site. We use cookies on the Site to, among other things, keep track of services you have used, record registration information, record your user preferences, keep you logged into the Site and track the pages you visit. Cookies help us recognise you, understand how the Site is being used and improve your user experience. 

3. TYPES OF COOKIES

We use cookies to improve our online services and your user experience. The following types of cookies may be used when you visit the Site:

Analytics Cookies

Analytics cookies monitor how users reached the Site, who they are (demographically speaking), and how they interact with and move around once on the Site. These cookies let us know what features on the Site are working the best and what features on the Site can be improved. 

Our Cookies

Our cookies are “first-party cookies”, and can be either permanent or temporary. These are necessary cookies, without which the Site won't work properly or be able to provide certain features and functionalities. Some of these may be manually disabled in your browser but may affect the functionality of the Site.

Personalisation Cookies

Personalisation cookies are used to recognise repeat visitors to the Site. We use these cookies to record your browsing history on our Site, the pages you have visited, and your settings and preferences each time you visit the Site. 

Security Cookies

Security cookies help identify and prevent security risks. We use these cookies to authenticate users in a secure way and protect user data from unauthorised parties.

Site Management Cookies

Site management cookies are used to maintain your identity or session on the Site so that you are not logged off unexpectedly, and any information you enter is retained from page to page. These cookies cannot be turned off individually, but you can disable all cookies in your browser.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies record your visit to our Site, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We can use this information to make our Site and the information and advertising displayed on it or on other websites more relevant to your interests. These cookies are third-party cookies.

First-party and third-party Cookies

As already indicated above, cookies can also be classified as:

• First-party cookies. These cookies are issued by the website you visit and are often used to ensure and facilitate normal site navigation and enable site functionalities. They are used to remember your preferences (e.g. preferred language or login data).

• Third-party cookies. These cookies are issued by parties other than the website operator (“third parties”). These are often used to track online behaviour across various websites, such as cookies placed by Google, Twitter, and Facebook.

4. CONTROL OF COOKIES

According to the law, we may only store cookies on your device without your permission if these cookies are strictly necessary for the use of the site or if their sole purpose is to carry out or facilitate the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network (referred to as 'strictly necessary cookies'). We require your permission for all other types of cookies. 

When you visit our Site, our cookie banner will pop up, requesting you to accept or decline the use of non-necessary cookies. It is not possible to refuse any strictly necessary cookies. Other cookies will only be used in accordance with your preferences.

If you wish to manage or review the cookies you consented to or if you want to withdraw your consent (and refuse the cookies concerned), you can do so via our Cookie Preference Centre [https://www.bussolainstitute.eu/legals] or via your browser settings.

The 'Help' function within your browser also tells you how to restrict or block cookies. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers or visit one of the following pages that provide more information for the indicated browsers:

• Internet Explorer and Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d 

• Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac  

• Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB&amp%3Bamp%3Bhlrm=en  

• Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox  

• Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies  

Please be aware that refusing or blocking cookies could affect the availability and functionality of the Site.

5. PRIVACY POLICY

For more information about how we use information collected by cookies and other tracking technologies, please refer to our Privacy Policy posted on the Site. This Cookie Policy is part of and is incorporated into our Privacy Policy. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Cookie Policy and our Privacy Policy.

6. THE FOLLOWING COOKIES ARE USED ON OUR SITE

I) www.bussolainstitute.org: First-party cookies

  • Purpose: to improve website operation and functionality
  • Data: your behaviour, technical identification data, preferences, etc. No data are permanently stored here, which can lead to identification.
  • Validity: They include both session cookies (which expire after you close the page) and permanent cookies that expire after 1 year.

II) Google (Universal) Analytics, Adwords and Double Click: Third-party cookies

  • Purpose: Profile determination, in-depth analysis of website use, targeted advertising purposes, people are recognised on the basis of the information available to Google and collected on our website (technical identification data and behaviour) and elsewhere (the Bussola Institute does not have access to the collected information, only resulting statistics).
  • Google’s Privacy policy [/ link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en ]
  • To prevent Google from tracking you, use this link [/ link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en ].
  • Validity: These contain both session cookies and cookies that expire after [2 years].

7. CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments about this Cookie Policy, please contact us at:

Bussola Institute 

28, Square de Meeûs, 

1000, Brussels, Belgium 

+32 (0) 2 329 50 60

info@bussolainstitute.org