TERMS OF USE for the website of the International Horizon Scanning Initiative

  1. General
    1. This website is owned and operated by “International Horizon Scanning Initiative”, an international non-profit association having its registered office at Tervurenlaan 211, 1150 Sint-Pieters-Woluwe (Belgium) and registered with the Belgian Crossroads Bank of Enterprises under the company number 0735.645.228 (hereinafter “IHSI”).
    2. The present terms of use (hereinafter “Terms of Use”) are applicable to every person that consults and/or uses the website of IHSI. By using the website, the user is assumed to have read and accepted the Terms of Use.
  1. Purpose of this website
    1. This website seeks to (1) provide users with accurate and up-to-date information regarding an extensive range of (existing and upcoming) medicines and other medical supplies, relevant clarifications, commentaries, user information, the current state of affairs, envisioned release dates, etc.; (2) allow users to contact IHSI (e.g. with questions or to pass on relevant information); and (3) allow users to express their opinion, assessments and comments about the website or IHSI.
  1. Use of the website
    1. This website may only be used in order to fulfill the legitimate, personal and non-commercial purposes set out in Article 2.
    2. Users acknowledge and accept that it is at all times forbidden to use the website for any other purpose, and that it is in particular forbidden to use it in a way that (1) violates any applicable legislation, regulation and/or any relevant code; (2) violates or is detrimental to the rights and/or freedoms of IHSI, other users of this website and/or third parties; (3) interferes with or otherwise harms the use and/or effective functioning of this website; (4) provides users with (unauthorised) access to medical data and/or other personal data of other users or employees of IHSI; (5) provides users with any commercial advantage; and/or (6) seeks to perform activities of “screen scraping” (encompassing the automated transfer of data from one computer program to another).
    3. IHSI reserves the right to, at all times, carry out all necessary investigating measures to identify breaches of this article 3, and to take all action deemed necessary to prevent and/or terminate any unauthorised use of this website.
    4. In case of any unauthorised use of this website by a user, the user shall indemnify IHSI against all claims, demands and/or procedures initiated against IHSI by a third party, and against all damages (irrespective of their nature) that IHSI would suffer as a result of the unauthorised use. 
  1. Protection of personal data
    1. By using the website, certain of the users’ personal data are collected and processed. Such processing of personal data is at all times carried out in accordance with the “Privacy Policy” of IHSI. This Privacy Policy contains a detailed overview and extensive clarifications concerning the collection and processing of personal data by IHSI, and concerning the rights users have in respect thereto. The Privacy Policy of IHSI can be consulted at the following webpage: https://ihsi-health.org/privacy-policy/. IHSI strongly advises users to carefully read the Privacy Policy of IHSI before continuing to use the website. 
  1. Intellectual property rights of IHSI
    1. Users acknowledge and accept that all information, texts, databases, diagrams, plans, overviews, logos, images, photographs, videos, sounds and/or other materials or data, as well as the website itself and its underlying software (hereinafter the “Materials”) are protected by intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights, database rights, software rights, trademark rights and tradename rights) of which IHSI is either the exclusive owner, or has obtained the necessary license rights. Users of the website cannot in any way derive any rights from the use of the website and/or the Materials.
    2. Users may only use and reproduce the Materials (e.g. by saving or printing individual pages) to the extent strictly necessary to achieve the purposes set out in article 2, and in accordance with the provisions of article 3. Any other use, reproduction, publication, dissemination, distribution, modification or manipulation of the Materials, without the prior and written consent of IHSI, is strictly forbidden and leads to the infringement of the intellectual property rights of IHSI and/or its licensors.
    3. IHSI reserves the right to, at all times, carry out all necessary investigating measures to identify breaches of this article 5, and to take all action deemed necessary to prevent and/or terminate any unauthorised use of the Materials.
    4. In case of any unauthorised use of the Materials by a user, the user shall indemnify IHSI against all claims, demands and/or procedures initiated against IHSI by a third party, and against all damages (irrespective of their nature) that IHSI would suffer as a result of the unauthorised use. 
  1. References to websites of other companies
    1. This website contains various links and/or references to the websites of other companies, which have their own terms of use. These links and references are made available to enable users to quickly and easily consult additional services provided by these third companies. IHSI is not responsible for the content and/or quality of the websites referred to, and it does not endorse their content. The access to and use of these websites is not subject to IHSI’s Terms of Use, but to the terms and conditions of the concerned companies. IHSI strongly advises users to carefully read the terms of use and privacy policies of those other companies when consulting their websites.
  1. Liability
    1. Users cannot hold IHSI liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of their use of this website and/or the Materials or information displayed on it.
  1. Applicable law and competent jurisdictions
    1. All disputes arising from the use of this website are subject to Belgian law and fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Belgian courts.
  1. Modifications to the Terms of Use
    1. IHSI reserves the right to, from time to time, modify and update its Terms of Use. IHSI strongly advices users to consult the Terms of Use regularly.

Version: October 2019