The usage of this web site, provided by the Organization for European Integration e.v. and/or its affiliates (further called herein “ORFEI e.v. Website”), is subject to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use may be amended, modified or replaced by other terms and conditions, e.g . for the purchase of products and services. With log-in, or where a log-in is not required, in accessing or using the ORFEI e.v. Web Site these Terms of Use are accepted in their current version.

ORFEI e.v. may stop the operation of the ORFEI e.v. Web Site in full or in part at any time. Due to the nature of the internet and computer systems, ORFEI e.v. cannot accept any liability for the continuous availability of the ORFEI e.v. Web Site.


Some pages of the ORFEI e.v. Web Site may be password protected. In the interest of safety and security of the business transactions, only registered Users may access said pages. ORFEI e.v. reserves the right to deny registration to any User. ORFEI e.v. particularly reserves the right to determine certain sites, which were previously freely accessible, subject to registration. ORFEI e.v. is entitled, at any time and without obligation to give reasons, to deny the User the right to access the password-protected area by blocking its User Data (as defined below), in particular if the User

  • uses incorrect data for the purpose of registration;
  • violates current Terms of Use or neglects its duty of care with regard to User Data;
  • violates any applicable laws in the access to or use of the ORFEI e.v. Web Site; or
  • did not use the ORFEI e.v. Web Site for a longer period.

For registration the User shall give accurate information and, where such information changes over time, update such information (to the extent possible: online) without undue delay. The User shall ensure that its e-mail address, as supplied to ORFEI e.v., is current at all times and an address at which the User can be contacted.

Rights of Use to Information, Software and Documentation

The use of any information, software and documentation made available on or via this ORFEI e.v. Web Site is subject to these Terms of Use or, in case of updating information, software or documentation, subject to the applicable license terms previously agreed to with ORFEI e.v.. Separately agreed to license terms, for example software downloads, shall prevail over these Terms of Use.

No information, software and documentation may not be distributed by the User to any third party at any time nor may it be rented or in any other way made available. Unless such is allowed by mandatory law, the User shall not modify the software or documentation nor shall it disassemble, reverse engineer or decompile the software or separate any part thereof. The User may make one backup copy of the software where necessary to secure further use in accordance with these Terms of Use.

The information, software and documentation are protected by copyright laws as well as international copyright treaties as well as other laws and conventions related to intellectual property. The User shall observe such laws and in particular shall not modify, conceal or remove any alphanumeric code, marks or copyright notices neither from the information nor from the software or documentation, or any copies thereof.

Intellectual Property

No information, brand names and other contents of the ORFEI e.v. Web Site may not be changed, copied, reproduced, sold, rented, used, supplemented or otherwise used in any other way without the prior written permission of ORFEI e.v.

User’s obligations

In accessing or using the ORFEI e.v. Web Site the User shall not

  • harm other persons, in particular minors, or infringe their personal rights;
  • breach public morality in its manner of use;
  • violate any intellectual property right or any other proprietary right;
  • upload any contents containing a virus, so-called Trojan Horse, or any other program that could damage data;
  • transmit, store or upload hyperlinks or contents to which the User is not entitled, in particular in cases where such hyperlinks or contents are in breach of confidentiality obligations or unlawful; or
  • distribute advertising or unsolicited e-mails (so-called “spam”) or inaccurate warnings of viruses, defects or similar material and the User shall not solicit or request the participation in any lottery, snowball system, chain letter, pyramid game or similar activity.

ORFEI e.v. may deny access to the ORFEI e.v. Web Site at any time, in particular if the User breaches any obligation arising from these Terms of Use.


The ORFEI e.v. Web Site may contain hyperlinks to the web pages of third parties. ORFEI e.v. will have no liability for the contents of such web pages and does not make representations about or endorse such web pages or their contents as its own, as ORFEI e.v. does not control the information on such web pages and is not responsible for the contents and information given thereon. The use of such web pages shall be at the sole risk of the User.

Other Liability, Viruses

The liability of ORFEI e.v. for defects in relation to quality and title shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of current Terms of Use. Any further liability of ORFEI e.v. is excluded unless required by law.

Although ORFEI e.v. makes every endeavor to keep the ORFEI e.v. Web Site free from viruses, ORFEI e.v. cannot make any guarantee that it is virus-free. The User shall, for its own protection, take the necessary steps to ensure appropriate security measures and shall utilize a virus scanner before downloading any information, software or documentation.

The parts of this section do not intend nor imply any changes to the burden of proof to the User’s disadvantage.

Data Privacy Protection

For collection, use and processing of personally identifiable data of the User of the ORFEI e.v. Web Site, ORFEI e.v. shall comply with applicable laws on data privacy protection and the ORFEI e.v. Web Site Data Protection Privacy Policy, which is available per hyperlink on the ORFEI e.v. Web Site and/or on

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