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Terms of service

Introduction
Under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), EUN Partnership aisbl (hereinafter called European Schoolnet) is developing and maintaining – on behalf of the European Commission – a Better Internet for Kids (BIK) core service platform to share resources, services and practices between national providers of the services – the European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) – and to provide services to their users, including industry.

The terms of service below cover the legal terms and conditions relating to the use of the BIK core service platform..

European Schoolnet is based in Brussels, Belgium and, as such, Belgian laws apply to any use of the site.

Content disclaimer
Although we have made every reasonable effort to ensure that the contents are both timely and accurate, the information provided via this platform is:

  • of a general informational nature only and not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
  • not necessarily comprehensive, accurate, complete or up to date;
  • does not necessarily represent the views of the European Commission and European Schoolnet;
  • sometimes linked to external sites over which the European Commission and European Schoolnet have no control and for which EUN assumes no legal responsibility;
  • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

European Schoolnet reserves the right, at its discretion, to suspend, change, modify, add or remove (portions of) the website at any time, including any materials which may have been made available by content contributors.

Liability disclaimer
European Schoolnet and the European Commission assume no liability in relation to any of the points above, except as required under applicable law. If you consider that your rights have been violated through any information provided via the BIK core service platform, please contact European Schoolnet as indicated below. European Schoolnet will handle your objection with due diligence in compliance with its legal obligations.

European Schoolnet and the European Commission are not responsible or in any way liable for the contents of any document, information or materials ("materials") which have been uploaded, linked to or otherwise made available by contributors to the website. It is the duty of each content contributor to check the legality of their use of such materials prior to making them available and, in particular, to ensure that they do not infringe upon any relevant law including but not limited to copyright, privacy, data protection, criminal, contract, torts or civil liability, statutory obligations or any other law or laws whether at international, European or national level. European Schoolnet and the European Commission reserve all and any rights to proceed against any content contributor which breaches the above provisions and for which European Schoolnet and the European Commission suffer loss or damage as a result.

Copyright
We take every measure possible to ensure that all copyrights are respected. If you notice a copyright infringement, please notify us as soon as possible.

Several sections of this site make use of web feed technologies to present content which may originate from several third-party websites which are relevant to the project (e.g. RSS or Twitter feeds). European Schoolnet collects and formats this data. However, use of this content may be subject to different copyright/terms of use. Please refer to the portal to which the service links if you wish to use content from third-party sites.

Copyright notice
© - All rights reserved. Copyright protection applies. Content from third-party websites (i.e. content providers) is subject to its own copyright restrictions; please refer to the site of origin for more information.

Contacting European Schoolnet
For any questions related to the BIK core service platform, you can contact us:

via email:
bik-info[AT]eun.org

via post:
EUN Partnership aisbl
Rue de Trèves 61
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium

via telephone:
+32.2.790.75.75

Privacy policy

Introduction
Under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), EUN Partnership aisbl (hereinafter called European Schoolnet) is developing and maintaining – on behalf of the European Commission – a Better Internet for Kids (BIK) core service platform to share resources, services and practices between national providers of the services – the European Safer Internet Centres (SICs) – and to provide services to their users, including industry.

The privacy policy described below applies to the BIK core service platform.

European Schoolnet is dedicated to respecting the privacy the BIK core service platform users. Our intention is to provide a secure and safe environment for all users. The following statement outlines the policies by which the BIK core service platform collects, manages, and uses the data provided to us by users, and how users of the platform may exercise their rights.

The European Commission's Head of Unit Finance, Directorate Resources, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology acts as the Data Controller. European Schoolnet is the first contact point for any queries regarding the BIK Community – contact details are provided below.

Cookies
To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

How do we use cookies?
On our site, we only use a very limited number of cookies:

  • User preferences: These cookies help to improve a user's experience of a website by providing a more personalised service, without having to ask you every time again; more specifically, our Liferay Portal stores a limited number of user preferences, such as language and session id.
  • Analytics: Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that uses cookies to track visitor interactions, helping website owners understand how visitors engage with their website. Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so that they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.

How to control cookies?
You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Site security
The BIK core service platform has implemented and continues to maintain appropriate state-of-the-art technical and management measures to keep your personal information secure and safe from loss, damage, corruption or deletion.

Changes within this privacy policy
Any and all changes to this privacy policy will be posted here, and will take effect upon their publication. If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, at any time, please contact privacy[AT]eun.org.

Contacting European Schoolnet
For any questions related to the BIK core service platform policy, you can contact us:

via email:
privacy[AT]eun.org

via post:
EUN Partnership aisbl
Rue de Trèves 61
B-1040 Brussels
Belgium

via telephone:
+32.2.790.75.75

If required, we will transfer your questions to the contracting authority:

via email:
CNECT-DATA-PROTECTION-COORDINATOR[AT]ec.europa.eu

via post:
European Commission
Directorate-General Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Directorate G: Media and Data
Unit G4: Inclusion, Skills and Youth
L-2920 Luxembourg