Terms & Conditions

– Commercial Terms and Conditions
– Contribution Terms and Conditions
– Intelligence Terms & Conditions


Euractiv Headquarters: International Press Center, Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Bruxelles

VAT number: BE0457860784

Euractiv Media Network BV (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the following websites with their newsletters (collectively called the “Service”):

www.euractiv.com and its subdomains, including jobs.euractiv.com, pr.euractiv.com, agenda.euractiv.com, www.events.euractiv.com, www.euractiv.fr, www.euractiv.de, ei.euractiv.com, www.euractiv.com/intelligence

Access to and use of euractiv.com and its newsletters (‘website’) is provided by EURACTIV Media Network BV (‘EURACTIV’). EURACTIV may, at its discretion, change these Terms and Conditions (‘terms’). If you (‘user’) do not agree to be bound by these terms, you should not use the website or subscribe to its newsletters.

1. Content of the Website

(a) While the information contained within the website is periodically updated, no guarantee is given that the information provided on this website is correct, complete, and/or up-to-date.

(b) The contents contained on the website are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on any subject matter.

(c) Euractiv does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on the contents contained on the website.

(d) This website and its contents are provided ‘AS IS’ and ‘AS AVAILABLE’ without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

(e) Euractiv is in the process of prioritising first-party data over third-party data in order to provide a better user experience to its readers. This may lead to being requested to ‘register an account’ or ‘sign in’. Details that you provide to Euractiv will be held and used in accordance with Euractiv’s privacy policy.

(f) User agrees to use the website and its contents only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the website and its contents. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene, untrue or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within Euractiv.

2. Copyright and Trademarks

(a) All copyright, trademarks, design rights, patents and other intellectual property rights (registered or unregistered) on the website and all contents (including all applications) located on the website shall remain vested in Euractiv or its licensors.

(b) The names, images and logos identifying Euractiv or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of Euractiv and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any licence or right to use any trademark, design right or copyright of the Euractiv or any third party.

(c) Photographs have the copyright of the source credited in the text under them.

3. Use of the Website

(a) Permission is given for the downloading and temporary storage of the website for the purpose of viewing on a personal computer.

(b) The contents of the website are protected by copyright under international conventions and, apart from the permission stated, the reproduction, permanent storage, or retransmission of the contents is prohibited without prior written consent.

(c) Occasional republishing (once a week or less frequently), for non-commercial use is allowed only with indication of the source and by linking to the original article. Any other use is subject to syndication and is allowed only with prior approval of Euractiv and may be subject to a fee. For details in this sense please contact: digital(@)euractiv.com.

4. Community Guidelines

(a) Euractiv’s online Code of Conduct is composed of a handful of clear and easily graspable rules.

  1. Dialogue, not monologue: If you engage in a debate, please make sure that your line of argumentation is clear, specific, well–founded and grammatically correct. Avoid drifting away from the topic do not forget to link your statement to the context of the initial discussion. Please do not over-speculate and instead come up with a coherent argumentation based on evidence.
  2. No venue for online hate speech: Any forms of propaganda, threat, inflammatory comments, personal insults or defamatory and discriminating remarks are not tolerated anywhere on Euractiv. You must also exercise prudence when it comes to irony and sarcasm in online communication in order to minimise the scope for misinterpretations. “Do as you would be done by” – recall this rule before you press the “send” button. Ask yourself whether you would have chosen the same wording in a real-life conversation – if not, rephrase your message along the lines of this codex. In case you detect hate speech coming from fellow users, report these comments straight away and avoid engaging with the author. Help the Euractiv team to ensure a good atmosphere on its channels.
  3. The Internet is not a “lawless” space: Check whether you are entitled to share a post, post a link or publish content before doing so. Copyright, intellectual property rights, the right to the protection of one’s image and appropriate marking of quotations – none of these loose validity online. Moreover, followers should not use fake accounts to engage in debates – Euractiv aims to strengthen transparent discussions and seeks to limit any form of bias and distortion.
  4. Euractiv is not a free advertising platform: Euractiv has set up several online accounts to foster a trans-European dialogue. Non-official advertisements and spam of all sorts hinder coherent conversations and are therefore removed from Euractiv pages.

(b) Repercussions

  1. Deletion: If the editorial team detects a statement which falls into the category of hate speech, Euractiv will delete it.
  2. Blocking: If a person repeatedly violates our online code of conduct, their profile will be denied access to comment in future.

(c) If you see comments that you believe ought not to be published, please contact digital@euractiv.com.

5. Third Party Content and Websites

(a) Some contents (including links, letters to the editor, blog posts and comments to articles) of the website are supplied by a third party and may lead to other websites, including those operated and maintained by third parties (‘Third Party Content’).

(b) Euractiv includes Third Party Content solely as a convenience to its users, and the presence of such contents does not imply Euractiv’s responsibility for them, for the linked website or an endorsement of the contents or the linked website or its operator.

(c) The Third Party Content must be civil and tasteful. It must not be disruptive or offensive. It must not contain unlawful content, inappropriate usernames (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc.) or off-topic material.

(d) Advertising in Third Party Content is not allowed unless prior written approval of Euractiv has been given.

(e) By sharing any Third Party Content (including any text, photograph, graphics or video) with Euractiv you grant to Euractiv, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) for Euractiv services. In certain circumstance Euractiv can share your contribution with third parties.

(g) Address Third Party Content to the editor at editor@euractiv.com.

6. Privacy Protection

User’s personal information will be protected in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) EU 2016/679 and our Privacy Policy and will not be given, sold, traded or rented to third parties, unless specifically mentioned.

7. Newsletters

A user who no longer wishes to receive Euractiv’s newsletters may opt-out by clicking on an unsubscribe link on the bottom of a newsletter and following the link.

8. Force Majeure

Euractiv will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of any content resulting from any cause beyond its control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other problems, computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labour problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.

9. Indemnity

Users agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Euractiv, its partners, clients, employees, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, penalties, settlements, judgments, fees (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from (i) any Content that the user or anyone may submit, post or transmit to the website (including Third Party Content); (ii) the user’s use of the Euractiv services; (iii) the user’s violation of these Terms; and (iv) any violation or failure by user to comply with all laws and regulations in connection with the Services.

10. Jurisdiction and Arbitration

(a) These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.

(b) If any provision of this agreement is held by a court of jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

(c) Any cause of action of yours with respect to these terms must be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction within one year after the cause of action has arisen, or such cause will be barred, invalid, and void.

11. Contact

Address your feedback to digital@euractiv.com.

Brussels Network Office

International Press Center
1 Boulevard Charlemagne, boite 1,
1041, Bruxelles

Commercial Terms and Conditions


I.1. Contracting Parties

(a) The wording of these Commercial Terms and Conditions is binding on the Contracting Parties, i.e. the Client and the Provider.

(b) The Client – an organisation entering into a written contractual agreement with the Provider (e.g., EurActor, Content supporter, Advertiser, Client of the Agenda, JobSite or Press Release Services).

(c) The Provider – Euractiv Media BV operating the website ‘euractiv.com’ (‘the Site’) and providing services of an EU online medium. The Provider is registered in Belgium, International Press Centre, Bd Charlemagne 1, 1041 Bruxelles. Company number: BE0457860784.

I.2. Introductory Provisions

(a) These are considered to be the Commercial Terms and Conditions of the Provider.

(b) These terms and conditions are applicable to the Provider and its Clients as of 1 January 2023.

(c) The Commercial Terms and Conditions form an integral part of any contract between the Client and the Provider.

(d) A contract between the Client and the Provider is established on the basis of a written order – also in the form of electronic mail and electronic order forms (hereinafter the ‘Order’).

(e) Unless the Provider informs the Client within two (2) business days after having received an order that it does not accept certain conditions of the Order, the conditions mentioned in the Order will be deemed valid for the relationship between the Contracting Parties.

(f) A contract between the Client and the Provider is also established if the Client accepts a proposal from the Provider to change the conditions of an Order. Then the contractual relations are governed by the latest agreed conditions.

(g) The agreed conditions of the contractual relations may be amended or cancelled only on the basis of the express agreement of the two Contracting Parties.

I.3. Subject Matter of the Performance

The subject matter of the performance is the provision of services connected with the Provider’s line of business, in particular the performance of the provision of services provided for Advertisers, Supporters, Euractiv Members, and Clients of the JobSite, Agenda and Press Release Services (hereinafter the “Service”) according to the requirements specified in the Order.

I.4. Editorial Independence

The Provider works on the basis of editorial independence and does not adapt its coverage for its Clients. Its principles are explained in euractiv.com’s Editorial Charter.

I.5. Contract Renewal and Termination

(a) The contract Renewal applies to Euractiv Members.

(b) The contract Renewal occurs automatically one year after the date of signature (‘Renewal Date’), and each subsequent year, unless either party cancels the contract by registered mail at the latest one month prior to the Renewal Date. 

(c) If requested by the Client, the Provider offers an achievement meeting and provides an annual report about the services provided about 6 weeks prior to the renewal date.

(d) The signing of a Euractiv order form indicates a firm commitment by the Client to purchase a Euractiv media solution. Unilateral cancellation of the contract is not permitted. Postponement may be considered, only if agreed by both parties. In the case of postponement, additional fees may apply. Postponement of an agreed Service is limited to a period of 12 months.

I.6. Conditions Governing Unused Services

(a) Any Service, which was ordered, but has not been used by the Client by the Renewal Date (e.g. advertising, job adverts), cannot be transferred into the period after the Renewal Date, unless agreed by written consent of both Contracting Parties.

(b) Transfer of this Service in favour of other organisations is not possible, unless agreed by written consent of both Contracting Parties.

I.7. Clients Mentioned in Publications

Clients will be mentioned (with logo and/or name) in the Provider’s print and electronic publications. The Provider provides this to ensure an appropriate level of transparency to its readers.

I.8. Copyright and Trademarks

The Provider is not liable for any possible consequences connected with any infringement of copyright.

I.9. Cooperation and Trust

(a) The Client commits, until one year after the end of any agreement, not to recruit passively or actively any individual member of the Provider’s team, be it full-time or part-time, as employee or service provider, without the prior written consent of the Provider.

(b) The Provider welcomes enquiries and proposals made by intermediates such as agencies or consultancies on behalf of other companies that are new prospects, not yet in contact with the Provider. In such cases, the Provider respects the value of the contacts and ideas provided, and aims to respect the role of the intermediate, including – if requested – their wish to be informed of contacts with that customer.

I.10. Privacy Protection

(a) The Provider will protect any personal or Client’s information provided to it. The Provider is committed to protecting privacy and will not sell, trade or rent private information to third parties, unless specifically mentioned.

(b) The Provider undertakes to maintain confidentiality regarding any dealings connected with the subject of the performance.

(c) Given that a physical person’s image is classified as personal data by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Client has the obligation to comply with current data protection legislation and the GDPR, with regard to filming on behalf of the client. Euractiv doesn’t hold any responsibility in the event of complaints concerning misuse of personal data that might arise from the multimedia products created and distributed within the scope of a contract with the Client.

I.11. Rates

All rates in the list of services are exclusive of VAT. VAT will/will not be applied in accordance with EU VAT rules. 

I.12. Terms of Payment

(a) The Provider is entitled to issue an invoice upon signature of the Order Form or as soon as the Client becomes a Supporter or a Euractiv Member.

(b) The rate of the Service will be paid on the basis of the invoice issued by the Provider.

(c) The Client should pay for the Service in one instalment within the period specified, counted from the invoice date to the Provider’s designated bank account, unless otherwise stated in the Order. If the payment conditions in the Order conflict with these Terms, the former should apply.

(d) Client Payment is due 15 calendar days after the invoice date.

I.13. Late Payment

If a Client does not pay on time after a reminder, the Provider reserves the right to (i) charge interest of 5 per cent per month applied on the amount invoiced from the initial due date, (ii) remove any advertising material or references to the Client from the Site, (iii) take any legal steps.

I.14. Defective Service

(a) A completed Service is considered defective if it has not been performed in accordance with the Order.

(b) In all other cases, the Services shall be considered to have been performed properly.

I.15. Complaints

(a) Any complaints must be made in writing. The complaint must state the grounds for the complaint, and describe the nature of the defects.

(b) If the Provider recognises the Client’s complaint as justified, it shall provide a revision of the Service at its own expense.

I.16. Deadline for Complaints

(a) Any claims arising out of the liability for defects cease to be valid if they are made more than one month after Service is completed.

(b) The Client is obliged to file any claims based on any defects in a Service without undue delay immediately upon discovering such defects.

I.17. Withdrawal from the Contract

(a) Either Contracting Party has the right to withdraw from the contract if, after entering into the contract, insurmountable impediments arise on its part which prevent it from fulfilling its obligations.

(b) The Contracting Party withdrawing from the contract must inform the other Contracting Party of this fact in writing.

(c) The Provider is not liable to the Client for damage incurred due to the non-performance of a concluded contract if it is a result of unforeseeable and unavoidable events the occurrence of which the Contractor could not have prevented (see paragraph I.20 below).

I.18. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

(a) These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales which shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes.

(b) In case of difficulty to implement or interpret these Terms, it will be submitted to arbitration by one arbiter designated by common agreement of the Contracting Parties, within one month of one party requesting it. In case the parties cannot agree on a joint arbiter, within one additional month, each one will designate one arbiter, and both arbiters will designate a third one. The parties will be bound by the findings of the arbiter(s).

(c) The language of proceedings will be English and the legal principles will be those of English law and case law.

I.19. Severability/Survival/Statute of Limitations

(a) If any provision of this agreement is held by a court of jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.

(b) Any cause of action of the Client with respect to these Terms must be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction within one year after the cause of action has arisen, or such cause will be barred, invalid, and void.

I.20. Force Majeure

The Provider, its affiliates and its information providers will not be liable or deemed to be in default for any delay or failure in performance or interruption of the delivery of the Service resulting directly or indirectly from any cause or circumstance beyond its or their reasonable control, including but not limited to failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other problems, computer viruses, unauthorised access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, earthquakes or natural disasters, strikes or other labour problems, wars, or governmental restrictions.

I.21. Changes to these Terms and Conditions

The Provider reserves the right to amend or modify these Terms or impose new Terms and Conditions at its convenience. Either Contracting Party will be deemed to have accepted all the new changes 24 hours after they become effective on the Site.

Contact accounting@euractiv.com for more information.


II.1. Introductory Provisions

The following conditions apply to those Clients using the Provider’s advertising services on the Site, its partner websites and in the Newsletters published by the Provider (the ‘Advertisers’).

II.2. Advertising Services

The Service is the provision of advertising services (‘Advertising’) specified by the Advertiser in the Order and/or media plan on the agreed dates and delivered in the agreed manner.

II.3. Organisation of Advertising

(a) Advertising is organised by number of weeks, starting on Monday and ending on Sunday the same week, unless agreed otherwise by the Contracting Parties.

(b) After initial agreement, the Provider will first send a proposal mentioning the period and position of advertising materials on the Site and in its newsletters. The Provider will also attach a proposal of an Order based on the initial agreement.

(c) By delivering the Order signed to the Provider, the Advertiser undertakes to accept the media plan and the completed Service and to pay the final rate for the Service.

II.4. Advertising Exclusivity

Unless explicitly stated in the Order, the Advertiser’s Advertisement on the Site or on its sections or in its Newsletters is not exclusive, i.e. the Advertiser shares the same advertising position with other Advertiser(s).

II.5. Creation of Advertising Material

(a) After reception of the Order, advertising material will be created according to Advertising Specifications by the Advertiser.

(b) The Advertiser will provide the Provider with its own Advertising Material: (i) the Advertising Material submitted by the Client must be in line with EURACTIV’s Advertising Specifications; (ii) the Advertiser submits the Advertising Material by at least 5 business days before the start of the campaign.

(c) If the Advertiser requests so, the Provider can design for a fee the Advertising Material for the Advertiser: (i) the Provider will request visual and text material from the Advertiser which will be used as an inspiration for creating Advertising Material; (ii) once the Advertising Material is created by the Provider, it will be sent to the Advertiser for approval, with a limit of two drafts including the final version for publication. Any Advertising Material created by the Provider will remain its own property and may not be re-used without prior written permission.

II.6. Responsibility for the Advertising Material

(a) In both cases the Advertiser accepts full responsibility for the messages and content of the Advertising Material. The Provider reserves the right not to publish a part or the whole Advertising Material, without any indemnity, even if its contact person initially acknowledged the Advertising Material, if it considers it inappropriate.

(b) The Provider does not accept advertisements that expand outside of the designated ad space, without prior written agreement.

II.7. Contact

Email to euaffairs@euractiv.com if you would like to receive more information regarding the Provider’s services for Advertisers.

III. Euractiv Membership

III.1. Introductory Provisions

(a) The following conditions apply to Clients with a Euractiv membership agreement (‘Euractiv Members’).

(b) Euractiv membership is an ongoing status, supporting an organisation’s communication campaigns in EU circles, signed initially for one year with an automatic renewal (see sub-section I.5 above).

III.2. The Services Provided for Euractiv Members

The Service is the provision of communication services specified in the ‘Order’. These may include:

i. The Euractiv Members logo and brand name on Euractiv.com,

ii. Invitation to Euractiv Yellow Academy communication and advocacy trainings,

iii. Invitations to Euractiv policy events,

iv. 10% discount on all additional Euractiv services,

v. Unlimited publication of Press releases on the Euractiv PR site, Events on Euractiv Agenda, and Vacancies on the Euractiv JobSite,

vi. Banner ad campaigns (conditions of section II above. Advertising apply),

vii. Distribution of Euractiv Members videos, infographics, promoted opinion pieces through Euractiv channels, and podcasts,

viii. Support one episode of Beyond the Byline podcast, a flagship newsletter or one of the available specialised Policy Briefs, 

ix. Recording of short video statement in our studios,

x. Publishing the Client’s logo on all Euractiv Members print and online lists.

III.3. Notification in the case of changes

The Provider reserves the right to modify the services provided when necessary and will inform the Euractiv Member of any major changes.

III.4. Contact

Email to euaffairs@euractiv.com if you would like to receive more information regarding the Provider’s services for Euractiv Members.


IV.1. Introductory provisions

(a) The following Terms apply to Clients with a sponsorship or communication partnership agreement (the ‘Supporter’).

(b) Content support by The Provider enables it to devote additional editorial resources to cover a topic more widely and deeply. Euractiv’s editorial content is independent from the views of its supporters.

(c) Content support refers to (i) either a ‘special report’ or (ii) or a more specific policy product.

(d) The Provider reserves the right to create other types of content support.

IV.2. Non-influence of the Supporter

(a) The Provider is a neutral media platform for all EU actors, providing no lobbying services. The Provider is subject to auditing requirements and to the publication of its accounts.

(b) The Provider’s editorial content is independent from the views of its supporters. 

IV.3. The services provided for content supporters

(a) The Provider will provide visibility to the name and/or logo of the sponsor. This includes visibility on the Sites and on paper publications, as well as mentions at press conferences, if any are held. 

(b) The Service includes Logo visibility and/or name mention. The visibility on the Site is provided through the Supporter’s logo and/or name and link to the Supporter’s website. The visibility in the Newsletters is provided by mentioning the name of the Supporter and a link to the Supporter’s website. 

IV.4. Contact

Email to euaffairs@euractiv.com if you would like to receive more information regarding the Provider’s services.


V.1. Euractiv Agenda Clients

(a) The following conditions apply to Clients using the services of the Euractiv Agenda (‘Agenda Clients’).

(b) The euractiv.com Agenda service is a reference tool for EU-related events. It is searchable and organised chronologically.

(c) The Euractiv Agenda creates awareness of the Client’s activities.

(d) The featured agenda events may appear, apart from on the main Agenda page, also on specific section pages of the Site and in the Newsletters.

(e) Email to euaffairs@euractiv.com if you would like to provide other feedback to the Provider.

V.2. Euractiv JobSite Clients

(a) The following conditions apply to Clients using the services of the Euractiv JobSite (‘JobSite Clients’).

(c) It supports its Clients in their recruitment needs by publishing their job openings on jobs.euractiv.com, on the Site and in its Newsletters.

(d) The Provider reserves the right to publish JobSite Client’s job openings on other supporting platforms, in print and online (e.g., Facebook and Twitter).

(e) In order to ensure the sustainability of this service, the JobSite Client: (i) agrees to send to the Provider any information necessary to enable the Euractiv JobSite to provide those Services; (ii) must inform the contact at the Euractiv JobSite within one business day if its job opening has been modified, cancelled or made unavailable before its expiry date; (iii) may request a change on the job description before the expiry date (extra charge may apply).

(f) The Provider has the right to reject any job posting at its own discretion. 

(g) Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the job advert is published as soon as possible, the Provider will publish the job within two working days, subject to public holidays and office closure, after it has been ordered at the latest.

(h) The JobSite Client can terminate the publishing of a vacancy before its expiry date by email to jobs@euractiv.com. The job will be removed from the Euractiv JobSite list within two business days, subject to public holidays and office closure.

(i) Email to jobs@euractiv.com if you would like to provide other feedback to the Provider.

V.3. Press Release Service Clients

(a) The following conditions apply to Clients using the services of the Euractiv Press Release Service (‘Press Release Clients’).

(b) The Press Release Service publishes press releases and other advocacy or policy material on pr.euractiv.com, on the Site and/or in its Newsletters.

(c) Third parties may use the content of the Press Release website in part or whole only if quoted properly. Other uses are prohibited unless the Provider’s written consent has been given prior to use.

(d) The Provider will endeavour to publish the item within two working days after it has been ordered, subject to public holidays and office closure.

(e) Press Releases will remain on the Press Release Service site and its section pages for as long as the Provider sees fit.

(f) Email to euaffairs@euractiv.com if you would like to provide other feedback to the Provider.

VI. Euractiv Intelligence

VI.1. Euractiv Intelligence Terms & Conditions

The Terms & Conditions for Euractiv Intelligence can be found at https://intelligence.euractiv.com/terms-conditions/.

Intelligence Terms & Conditions

  1. Access to and use of the platform and user obligations
    1. Euractiv points out that it strives for an uninterrupted usability and accessibility of the Platform. However, temporary restrictions or interruptions may occur, especially due to technical faults (e.g. interruption of the power supply, hardware and software faults and technical problems in the data lines).
    2. The Authorised User has the following obligations:
    3. The Authorised User must keep the access credentials confidential and may not communicate or disclose its access credentials to third parties (including without limitation other individuals within its organisation, company or legal entity) and has to protect its access credentials against intentional or accidental notice by third parties.
    4. The Authorised User is obliged to inform Euractiv  immediately if the Authorised User has reason to assume that third parties have become aware of its access credentials or has indications of any form of unauthorised use of access credentials; the Authorised User shall be liable for any unauthorised use of its access credentials by third parties unless the Authorised User can prove that such unauthorised use was not caused by actual fault of the Authorised User.
    5. The Authorised User is not allowed to provide access to the Platform to third parties or to rent, lease, lend, trade, sell, resell or otherwise monetise the access to the Platform; Euractiv shall not be liable for any damages for such use of the Platform by third parties;
    6. The Authorised User must refrain from any form of unauthorised use of the Platform, including but not limited to attempts made to overcome or circumvent the security mechanisms of the Platform or to otherwise incapacitate them, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, decrypt, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code of the Platform or any related technology that is not open source, using computer programs enabling automatic data readouts as for example crawlers or bots, as well as using and/or circulating viruses, worms, trojans or other malware, brute force attacks, spam or using other links, programmes or procedures that are suited to damage Euractiv, the Platform and/or other Authorised Users.
    7. The Authorised User may not use the Platform or any Platform Content to commit or promote or to help to commit or to promote:
      1. (a) physical or non-physical violence or criminal behaviour, including terrorist activity, mass or serial murder and human trafficking;
      2. (b) organised hate and hate speech including racist campaigns and behaviour;
      3. (c) commercial and non-commercial spam;
      4. (d) false/fake news;
      5. (e) war and war crimes;
      6. (f) all other behaviour that may seriously affect the reputation of Euractiv, the Platform and/or other Authorised Users.
    8. The Authorised User has to take all necessary and reasonable steps to prevent or limit damage caused using the Platform or any Platform Content, in particular to:
      1. (a) arrange for the regular backup of its own data outside of the Platform;
      2. (b) diligently check the information provided via the Platform (including without limitation the results of calculations or computations provided via Platform applications) or have such information checked and cleared by an expert, particularly with regard to compliance with applicable norms and permits, prior to using them for own purposes, as the information provided via the Platform only serves as an aid for evaluation, interpretation and assessment by the Authorised User.
    9. The Authorised User has to avoid giving the impression that he or she is affiliated with or endorsed by Euractiv if that is not the case.
    10. The Authorised User may not operate a service which frames, mirrors or otherwise simulates the appearance or functioning of the Platform.
    11. The Authorised User must keep the data provided to Euractiv up to date, especially regarding the data provided with the registration (including contact details).
    12. Euractiv reserves the right to temporarily limit an Authorised User’s access to the Platform or certain parts of the Platform if and as long as it has substantive indications of fraud or misuse of the Platform in connection with the access credentials of an Authorised User. Euractiv will accordingly inform the Authorised User without undue delay regarding such limitation. Euractiv will remove any such limitation or issue new access credentials once it can exclude negative impacts on the Authorised User, Euractiv, the Platform or third parties.
  2. Intellectual property rights 
    1. The Platform and the Platform Content may be protected under copyright law and other statutory provisions. Euractiv reserves all intellectual property rights to the Platform. Use of the Platform does not mean that the Authorised User has any ownership rights with respect to the Platform or the Platform Content made available through the Platform. The trademarks and logos used in connection with the Platform are trademarks of their respective owners.
    2. Euractiv grants to the Authorised User for the duration of the registration the revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Platform for its own purposes, provided that this use complies with the provisions of these General Terms and applicable special terms as well as with applicable statutory provisions. Authorised Users will not be granted any further rights of use. In particular, Authorised Users are not entitled to allow third parties to access the Platform, nor may they modify or otherwise process the Platform and Platform Content, incorporate it into another work, or use it to create databases and/or information services of their own, unless a corresponding functionality is explicitly provided for this purpose within the Platform.
  3. Liability and limitation of liability
    1. Euractiv shall be held liable only under the following circumstances, regardless of the legal grounds:
      1. If one of its legal representatives or executives or other vicarious agents has acted intentionally or grossly negligently;
      2. In the event of slight negligence, each party undertakes liability only in case of the breach of an essential contractual duty. The expression “essential contractual duty” describes a duty in the abstract, the fulfilment of which is an essential pre-requisite for the due implementation of Euractiv’s obligations, and that is a duty on whose fulfilment the respective other party can rely as a general rule.
    2. In the event of liability pursuant to Clause 9.1.2, this shall be limited for financial losses and damages to property to the amount of the typically foreseeable loss.
  4. Modifications of term of use
    1. Euractiv reserves the right to amend provisions of these General Terms and applicable special terms that are minor in scope or nature if deemed necessary, especially in case of changes in law and jurisdiction and provided that the user is not disadvantaged thereby against good faith. Euractiv will communicate, by e-mail or within the Platform, the modified conditions at least two weeks prior to the effective date. Users who do not object in text form (letter, e-mail, fax) to the modification within four weeks after the receipt of the e-mail or their notice of corresponding Euractiv communication within the Platform will be deemed to have accepted the respective modification. Euractiv will specifically indicate the possibility of objecting to the modification and the consequences of above deadline.
    2. If the user objects to the new (modified) General Terms or applicable special terms, Euractiv’s request to modify them to this extent will be deemed to have been rejected. The agreement will then be continued without the proposed modification. Euractiv’s right to withdraw the registration or Service or the user’s right to terminate the registration or Service remains unaffected.

  1. Data protection
    1. The Authorised User must process any personal data in compliance with the applicable data protection provisions, especially but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
    2. For information on how Euractiv processes personal data please see the Privacy Policy.

  1. Miscellaneous
    1. The use of the Platform and the Platform Content requires the use of special technical systems such as end user devices, software programs, transmission networks, telecommunications and other services provided by third parties, all of which may entail further costs. Euractiv does not provide such end user devices, software programmes, communication channels, telecommunications services or other services and therefore will not assume any liability for such services provided by third parties.
    2. Any addition or amendment of these General Terms or applicable special terms as well as individual agreements deviating from these General Terms must be in written form (on paper and signed) to be valid. This shall also apply to any waiver of this written form requirement.
    3. The rights and duties under the Authorised User’s registration may only be transferred with the prior written consent of Euractiv.
    4. The registration does not authorise either of the parties to make any legally binding declarations on behalf of both parties together, or on behalf of the respective other party, nor does it authorise them to place the respective other party under any obligation or to represent it in any other way.
    5. Should any individual provision of these General Terms or applicable special terms be of no effect, as a whole or in part, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision will be deemed replaced by that provision that is legally effective and comes closest, in the usual understanding, to the economic intent and purpose of the invalid provision. The same applies to any unintentional omission.

  1. Governing law, jurisdiction and online dispute resolution
    1. The General Terms are governed by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. The application of the Convention on Contracts of the International Sale of Goods 1980 and the conflict of law rules are excluded. The legal regulations for the restriction of the choice of law and for the applicability of compelling regulations in particular of the country, in which the user as a consumer has its usual stay, remain unaffected.
    2. If the user is a merchant, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law, exclusive place of jurisdiction for all disputes in connection with these General Terms and their validity is Hamburg, Germany.
    3. The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution (ODR) with consumers which can be found on the European Commission platform: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr . Policy Insider (contact@policy-insider.ai) is not obliged or willing to participate in this or another dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration body.

  1. Data Disclaimer
    1. All data and information provided by Euractiv are intended for use by persons knowledgeable in political processes.
    2. While all data is provided in good faith and to the best of our expertise, we do not commit to it being complete or up to date. Euractiv or any of our employees or directors do not give any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided) or represents that its use would not infringe privately or publicly owned rights.
    3. Subject to absolutely mandatory legal provisions, Euractiv is not responsible for data management after extraction and transmission to the recipient, we do not warrant that the files, the servers and the databases used for data storage, extraction, management and transmission are free of errors, viruses or bugs, and the recipient accepts that it is the recipient’s responsibility to make adequate provision for protection against such possibilities.
    4. Any user shall refrain from distributing or selling the data sets to any other individual, institution, or organisation without the written consent of Euractiv.
    5. In no event shall Euractiv be liable for any incidental, indirect, consequential or special damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of profit, loss of contracts, goodwill, or business relationships, arising out of or in connection with the use of Euractiv or the data.
    6. Some of the data may be protected by copyright law and may be copyright of Euractiv or third parties. In this case the recipient of data covered by intellectual property rights is not permitted to reproduce, change, remove, pass on, distribute or disseminate the data or make it available to third parties without the express written permission of Euractiv. Any property rights or intellectual property rights are in no way transferable to persons or legal persons recipient of the data.

Contribution Terms and Conditions

Euractiv Media BV (‘Euractiv’) would like to offer a chance for Euractiv’s supporters to contribute to Euractiv sustainability and thereby enable its mission to bridge European capitals.
Contributions are leveraged by Euractiv to support its editorial operations. These Terms and Conditions govern the ties between Euractiv and every contributor.


By offering a contribution, a contributor agrees and acknowledges that:
The contribution is provided to Euractiv as an irrevocable gift, subject to any exercise of the contributor’s right to receive a refund as mentioned below and Euractiv’s right to pay back any contribution at its discretion;
Contributions are leveraged by Euractiv to support its editorial operations; and
The contribution is offered subject to those Terms and Conditions, that shall represent a lawfully binding agreement between the contributor and Euractiv (the “Agreement”), entered into by every party in regard of the other’s obligations within these Terms and Conditions.


You approve to pay the elected contribution amounts on a periodic basis. Recurrent contributions may be modified within the manage my account section.
You must give Euractiv the complete and correct payment data at the time you off your recurrent contribution. Payment for your continued contribution may be created by credit card or Paypal. Your payments are taken on a rolling basis and your continued contribution can continue unless and till it’s over by either party in accordance with the provisions of section five (Refunds and Cancellation of Contributions).


Contributions are accepted from people and from legal entities. Individual contributors should be aged eighteen or over. The maximum total contribution from anyone is €2,000 or equivalent.


All contributions to Euractiv shall be offered through the contributions page on one of Euractiv platforms. Contributions are accepted by Euractiv for the duration of the Contribution program. At the moment the contribution is processed, Euractiv becomes lawfully and beneficially entitled to the totality of the contribution. The contributor shall receive no benefit in exchange for any contribution and shall have no right to influence the editorial policy or output of Euractiv.


Euractiv is authorised to refuse or pay back any contribution in its discretion, for example but not limited to wherever it believes that approving the contribution would conflict with the mission, values or interests of Euractiv. Contributors are entitled to receive a refund of their payment for up to seven days once payment is received by notifying Euractiv by recommended letter. Any request for refund received by Euractiv after that period is ineligible. Recurrent contributions may be interrupted within the manage my account section.


Euractiv is authorised to request the complete name and contact data of the contributor; request from the contributor the other data that are deemed necessary or valuable to source a contribution; and undertake any investigation it deems useful to establish the source of a contribution. If the contributor refuses to supply the requested data, Euractiv might refuse and pay back the contribution to the contributor at its discretion.


Contributor is not entitled to promote its contribution or otherwise market themselves or any connected person or business in reference to their contribution, except with the prior written approval of Euractiv. This restriction does not prevent contributors from using promotional tools made available by Euractiv (e.g. social sharing buttons on contribution pages).


Neither Euractiv nor any related team member, employee, agent, officer or director shall be responsible for any loss suffered by any donator, including but not limited to loss of revenue, loss of profits, loss of business or anticipated savings, loss of use, loss of goodwill, loss of information, and whether or not caused by wrongful conduct (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, except in respect of any liability that can not be excluded or restricted by applicable law.


Euractiv Media BV
International Press Center,
Boulevard Charlemagne 1,
1041 Bruxelles
Company number: BE0457860784

Brussels Phone: +32 (0) 2 226 58 10

Brussels Fax: +32 (2) 2 226 58 20

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