Terms and Conditions of Use

Please read the following terms and conditions of use carefully before using this Website or any of its sections.

Article 1 - Terms of the Website

1.1 By accessing and using this Website, or any Section of this Website, you as User acknowledge, accept and agree to any and all of our Terms and Conditions of use as described below, and otherwise contained on or referenced in this Website.

Article 2 - Definitions


GERG” means European Gas Research Group / Groupe Européen de Recherches Gazières AISBL with registered office at Avenue Palmerston, 4 - B-1000 Brussels, Belgium, an association established, on a non-profit basis, strengthen the Gas Industry within the European Community by promoting effective, gas-related R&D. Membership reflects natural gas R&D activity across Europe and GERG members are actively conducting natural gas research and technical development within the European Community


“Membernet” means GERG secure area reserved to GERG members and accessible at http://www.gerg.eu/


 “Registered User” means a User to whom GERG grants an access to the Membernet as described in Article 9 -


“User” means any person either a natural or legal person using the present Website on its behalf or for whom the use is made, and who is bound by the Terms and Conditions of use.


“Section” means a section of the Website dedicated to a specific topic or area.


“Terms and Conditions of use” means the present terms and conditions of use of the entire Website by any User.


“Website” means GERG website http://www.gerg.eu which comprises  various Sections and a secure area.

Article 3 - Ownership of Content


The property rights of all contents of this Website including, but not limited to any texts, graphs, images, copyrights, databases (whether or not protected by law), trademarks, designs, maps or other intellectual property rights are the exclusive property of GERG, its members, or such third party credited as the provider of the contents. All property rights are reserved unless otherwise stated in the present Terms and Conditions of use.

Article 4 - Use of Content


Any use of the content or part of it contained or provided through this Website, except and to the extent as specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions of Use, is strictly prohibited. You may download, store and use the contents of this Website provided you keep intact all trademark, copyright and other proprietary notices indicated.


You shall not transfer, sell, display, republish, retransmit, redistribute, create derivative works from, or otherwise make the contents or any part of It,  of this Website available to any other party or make the same available on any website, on-line service of your own or of any other party or make the same available in hard copy or on any other media without GERG’s express prior written consent and to the extent agreed by GERG.


You can contact GERG at the following e-mail address: robertjudd@gerg.eu.


When using information or data for any of the purposes mentioned in the first and second paragraphs, you shall at least indicate the source: “GERG and/or its members” and the title of the relevant Section.


When using information or data for any of the purposes mentioned in the second paragraph, you may be asked to provide GERG upon request with statistics on their circulation on a regular basis and at least on an annual basis.


In any case, you undertake not alter or modify the data and information provided in this Website.


GERG does not permit automatic extraction of data or other usage which reduces the performance of the Website. GERG reserves the right to block at any time and without any prior notice the author of any such extraction or usage from the Website and to seek for damages in compensation of such infringement including but not limited to the reduced performance of the Website. In such circumstances, GERG reserves the right to block the full access or the access to the specific Section(s) to a User which would proceed to not proportional downloads (7.5 times more than the average user of the same category) as well as be based on illegitimate or unfair use of the data.


GERG reserves the right to temporarily withdraw or suspend access to the Website at any time for the purposes of further development, improvement or correction of a functionality or content.

Article 5 - Prohibited use of the Website


You are prohibited from using the Website to:

  a) post or transmit any infringing, threatening, false, misleading , abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. GERG will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or any court order requesting or directing GERG to disclose the identity of anyone posting or transmitting any such information or materials;
  b) advertise or perform any commercial solicitation; and

upload information or change information without any prior authorisation, defeat or circumvent security features, or otherwise cause damage to the Website. The latter may be punishable under applicable laws.

Article 6 - Disclaimer on responsibility and liability


All content is subject to change and is provided to you “as is” without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied nor for any specific purpose.


Subject to the first paragraph above, GERG uses reasonable endeavours to publish on its Website information or data deemed reliable unless otherwise expressly mentioned.


GERG disclaims any warranty whatsoever as to eventual errors or omissions or obsolance with reference to any discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like that may be on the Website. GERG assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law, contained in any such locations on the Website.


GERG reserves the right to revise, add or delete the information published or posted at any time without prior notification.


GERG and the providers of information and data therefore expressly disclaim to the extent permitted by law any responsibility or liability for:

  a) the accuracy, up-to-datedness, reliability, completeness or usability of the information and data;

the revision, addition or deletion of information;


loss or damage of any kind, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, general, special, incidental, or consequential damages, which may result from the use, consultation, transmission or downloading of information and data contained on this website or from the interpretation or reutilisation by a lawful user of information and data contained on this website, even in the case of negligence;


use of any content which would infringe the rights of any third party; and


the alteration or modification of the data resulting from an improper reutilisation of the data by any lawful user


The Website may contain links to sites owned or operated by parties other than GERG. Such links are provided for your convenience only. GERG does not control, and is not responsible for, the content or privacy policies on, or the security of, such sites.

Neither does GERG endorse the content, or any products or services available, on such sites.


GERG assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any damage or disruption encountered on the IT system of the User while accessing the Website.

Article 7 - Hold harmless


You as User acknoledge  that GERG shall not be liable in any respect to the User or to any third-party for any termination of the User's access anySection of the Website and undertake to keep harmless GERG in respect thereof

Article 8 - Secured Access Privilege: user account, password and security


GERG maintains a secured Section of this Website to share and make available certain materials and information that require access restrictions. Registered Users will be granted access privileges to such secured Section. Registered Users are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their assigned User ID and password, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under their account. GERG shall not be liable or responsible for any misuse of User ID and password.


Registered Users acknowledge that general security practices are employed. GERG has the right to log off accounts that are logged in and show no activity for a longer period of time, as well as account inactivity for more than 180 days. GERG reserves the right to change these general security practices at any time without prior notice.


As a condition of the grant of access to the secured Section, the Registered User shall agree that GERG can terminate the Registered User's account and its access privilege without prior notice in cases where GERG would record a breach of these Terms and Conditions of use by the Registered User.

Article 9 - Use of Cookies


In order to improve and accelerate the performance of the Website and adjust it, in as much as possible, to your preferences, certain data are collected regarding the usage of the Website. This is done by making use of so-called ‘cookies’. You can disable the use of cookies by changing the appropriate settings in your browser and continue to use the Website however this would mitigate the improvement and acceleration of the performance sought.

Article 10 - Privacy


Registered User will be required to provide personal data for administrative purposes only and for the proper circulation of newsletters and updates on Website functionalities in as much as existing or available. Any personal data will be used by GERG to the extent legally authorised and complying with in confidentiality obligation applying. GERG will not use any personal data supplied for the above purpose for any marketing or sales activities or release the data to a third party.

10.2 Any other communication or material that you may transmit to the Website, such as questions, comments, suggestions or otherwise, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Article 11 - Revision of the Terms


You acknowledge and agree that GERG may modify these Terms and Conditions of use at any time, at its sole discretion and without notice. All modifications will be effective immediately upon our posting of the modifications on the Website. You are bound by any such revisions and liable to remain informed on a timely basis.

Article 12 - Law and Jurisdiction


These terms and conditions of use are subject to Belgian law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Belgium.