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Introduction

By simply using and/or consulting this site, you automatically and unconditionally indicate your full acceptance of these conditions in their entirety.
The Royal Library of Belgium reserves the right to change the present conditions at any time, without notice or compensation of any kind. We therefore recommend that you consult these terms regularly.

Responsibility

In general terms, the Royal Library of Belgium cannot be held responsible in the event of any technical problem of any nature affecting this site.
The Royal Library of Belgium reserves the possibility to modify, temporarily or permanently interrupt all or part of the site, without giving any notice nor compensation of any kind.
The Royal Library of Belgium cannot under any circumstances be held responsible by you or any third party, for any modification, interruption, suspension or removal of the site.
Where links are created by the Royal Library of Belgium to other sites, the Royal Library of Belgium cannot be held responsible for the content and existence of these other sites.

The Royal Library of Belgium cannot be held responsible for the information given on the sites which it hosts, the list of which is given below:

Subject to the applicable legislation or regulations in force, the Royal Library of Belgium cannot be held responsible for any damage, either direct or indirect, particularly but not exclusively limited to loss of profit, customers and intangible goods which may result from the use or inability to use the site and, more generally, any event connected to the site and/or any third party site. In particular, the Royal Library of Belgium cannot be held responsible in the event of total or partial piracy of the site and the damage which this piracy may cause to you or to a third party.

Intellectual property

The use of the site does not confer any right to intellectual property to the user over the content of the site which remains the exclusive property of the Royal Library of Belgium.
Therefore, any text, photos, videos, data, notices, logos, brands and other elements reproduced on the site are reserved and protected by copyright and/or trademark law and/or any other legal provisions in force which are applicable in relation to intellectual property. As such, you are only authorised to use this site for private use. Any other use is considered to be counterfeit and/or infringing upon trademark and/or copyright and/or any other legal provisions in force which are applicable in relation to intellectual property.
It is therefore forbidden to reproduce, represent, broadcast, commercialise, modify, or concede in whole or in part any of these elements reproduced on the site and all or part of the site in general, without the prior and express permission of the Royal Library of Belgium. Any illicit use of all or part of the site (piracy, counterfeit, etc.) may give rise to legal proceedings in line with the legal provisions in force.

Links and hyperlinks

You may create a link between your site and the homepage of the Royal Library of Belgium. The creation of any other link requires the prior permission of the Royal Library.

Data protection

The Royal Library of Belgium may collect certain nominative information about you. This personal information will be used in line with the legislation in force.

In particular

Information collected by the processing manager, particularly names, addresses and telephone numbers which you have provided, may be encoded in the Royal Library of Belgium's computerised records. This information may be used and processed by the Royal Library of Belgium in order to manage its relations with internet users, visitors and readers and to combat any abuse and irregularities of use. This information may also be used for public relations purposes by the Royal Library of Belgium and its partners, except where you have indicated your express opposition to this.
You have the right to freely consult the personal data held about you and to modify this information if it's incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant. Individuals wishing to exercise this right can do so by writing a dated and signed request, accompanied by a double-sided photocopy of their identity card, to the Secrétariat de la Direction Générale de la Bibliothèque Royale de Belgique, 4 Boulevard de l'Empereur, 1000 Brussels.
Further information on the legislation applicable in terms of the protection of personal data can be obtained from the Commission pour la protection de la vie privée

139 Rue Haute
1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 213 85 40
Fax: +32 (0)2 213 85 65
commission@privacycommission.be

Property and individual responsibility

By providing your opinion on one of the fields of the Royal Library of Belgium site, or by communicating any content, other than by e-depot, you expressly and freely grant the Royal Library of Belgium all related intellectual property rights, and particularly the right to reproduction, representation, adaptation, in any format and using any media currently known or unknown, for the entire world and for the duration of the current and future intellectual property. By publishing a message on the site of the Royal Library of Belgium, you agree to not infringe the law and particularly not to defame, abuse, distribute any racist or offensive material, harass, threaten, or violate the rights of others such as the right to private life, image rights and rights relating to human dignity.
You alone are responsible for the content of your message and as such guarantee the Royal Library of Belgium against any recourse and/or actions which may be filed by any individual as the result of publication of your message on the Royal Library of Belgium website.
The Royal Library of Belgium reserves the discretionary right to publish or not publish any message on its site, to change it, retain it online or delete it at any time and without having to give you prior notice.

Cookies

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Applicable law - disputes

The site is subject to Belgian law and in the event of a dispute only the courts in the Brussels district are competent.

Contact details

Royal Library of Belgium
4 Boulevard de l’Empereur
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 519 53 11
Email: info@kbr.be
VAT number: BE0875395207