Legal notice & cookies

Please read these Terms of Use and Privacy Notice carefully before browsing the Biotech Week Website.

This site is owned and operated by the “European Association for Bioindustries”, in short “EUROPABIO”, an international not for profit association incorporated under Belgian law (“AISBL/IVZW”), with registered office at Avenue des Arts 53 (8th Floor), 1000 Brussels, Belgium and registered in the register of legal entities (district of Brussels) under number 0477.520.310 (hereafter “EUROPABIO”). The EUROPABIO EU VAT number is BE 0477 520 310. Tel: +32 2 735 03 13

These Terms of Use apply to any person accessing the Website (hereafter a “User”) and may be changed in full or in part by EUROPABIO at all times and without notice. Regular consultation of these Terms of Use is therefore recommended, in order to remain up to date with the latest version.

By using this Website, the User fully and unconditionally accepts the present Terms of Use and undertakes to comply with them. If the User does not agree with these Terms of Use, he shall refrain from making any use whatsoever of the Website.

In case of a breach of these Terms of Use or of any other contractual obligation between the User and EUROPABIO, EUROPABIO reserves the right to refuse access to the Website (including, without limitation the Restricted Area, as defined below) without prejudice to the right of EUROPABIO or any third party to claim compensation for all direct and indirect damage sustained as a result of the breach.

The information and material contained in this Website is for information only. It is offered in the utmost good faith. The information it contains is believed to be correct. Nevertheless EUROPABIO makes no representation or warranties as to the adequacy, reliability, currency, completeness or accuracy of any information presented on this Website (or any linked site), neither does it assume any liability for any inaccuracy or incompleteness found in the content.

Barring deliberate acts and/or mandatory legal provisions, EUROPABIO will in no event be held responsible for any use made of the content of this Website. Neither will it be held liable for any loss or damage of any nature whatsoever (direct, indirect, material or immaterial, etc.) resulting from the use of or reliance on the information presented on this Website.

EUROPABIO reserves the right to amend and update this website at any time without prior notice. The user acknowledges that EUROPABIO reserves its right to modify the website and its content at any time and without prior notice.

EUROPABIO applies a range of security controls to protect the Website from unauthorized access. However, EUROPABIO does not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

EUROPABIO accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a User’s computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this Website or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions (such as having their own virus protection software) to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the User’s computer system, software or data.

Users are responsible for configuring their information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Website.

Users must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. Users must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website. Users must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, a User would commit a criminal offence under the Belgian Act of 28 November 2000 regarding information technology criminality. EUROPABIO will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and will co-operate with those authorities.

To use most of this Website, you do not need to provide EUROPABIO with any personal data. However, we do collect personal data with your consent when you send a query to through our content form.

Your personal data will only be used by EUROPABIO to administer the service that you have requested. When you provide personal information to EUROPABIO for any of the above reasons, we will take all necessary steps and use the best security measures to protect your personal data against loss, misuse and alteration. EUROPABIO will not give away or sell your personal data to third parties.

EuropaBio respects your privacy and only uses your information for quick and easy communication: information and answers to your queries, electronic communications (press releases, newsletters, etc.), comments and suggestions. We respect the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 14 April 2016. All personal data that we gain from personal contacts, mailings and the website are structurally recorded by EuropaBio and is not passed on to third parties. If you want to view your data, you can make a request to EuropaBio, Avenue des Arts 53, 1000 Brussels (Belgium), phone +32 2 739 11 75 or by e-mail at Extra information on data protection can be requested from the Data Protection Commission, Rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels (Belgium), phone: +32 2 213 85 40 – e-mail – website:

A number of our pages use cookies for instance when user logs in, authentication of registered user, agreeing to our use of cookies on this site.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than for the purpose of ensuring a smoother functioning of the EUROPABIO corporate website and Members Area.

This Website’s general pages and their content, where applicable, are subject to the copyright of EUROPABIO. Reproduction of material found on the general pages is authorised except for commercial purpose, provided that the source is mentioned and acknowledged.

The Extranet and its content are subject to the copyright and ownership of EUROPABIO. Use and reproduction of the information set out on the Extranet is strictly limited.

EUROPABIO claims no copyright on any official document or documents in the public domain and presented on this website or on the Extranet. Copyright, if any, of third party material found on this website should be respected; no rights are being granted.

Links to other websites are provided solely as a convenience. Therefore those links imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained on these websites by EUROPABIO. EUROPABIO does not accept responsibility or liability of any nature whatsoever for these other websites and any information they may contain. It is prohibited to insert hyperlinks on the Website that lead to another site, without the prior written approval of EUROPABIO.

The nullity, invalidity or unenforceability of one or several provisions of these Terms of Use shall not result in the nullity, invalidity or unenforceability of the Terms of Use as a whole. The provision which is entirely or partially null, invalid or unenforceable shall be deemed unwritten, while all other provisions shall remain fully applicable. The provision declared invalid shall then be replaced by another provision with the same effect.

Any failure or delay in exercising a right resulting from these Terms of Use shall not be construed as a waiver thereof. Any failure to exercise a right or only partially exercising a right does not preclude that right or any other right resulting from the Terms of Use from being exercised later.

This Website and these Terms of Use are governed by Belgian law. Any dispute arising in connection therewith shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts of Brussels, Belgium.

Please note that the official version of the EuropaBio statutes is in French, as published by the “Moniteur belge” on 29 October 2020. The French version is available for consultation here as well as the non-official English translation.