This page describes the legal terms and conditions which apply to every internet user visiting the Materials Research Cluster website. In consulting this site you
undertake to comply with these terms and conditions without reservation. We would advise you to consult these terms regularly, as they may be modified from time to time
and without warning.The involved partner companies/research institutes of the Materials Research Cluster have their own legal existence and have independent legal
personality, but on this site the terms "Materials Research Cluster", or "we/us", are sometimes used to designate all Materials Research Cluster involved partner
companies/research institutes or when there is no need to identify a particular company/research institute of the Materials Research Cluster.
The Materials Research Cluster makes great efforts to keep its website constantly updated and comprehensive. However, we cannot give any guarantee as to the correctness,
completeness or accuracy of the information on our website.The information on our website does not relate to personal or specific matters, and so cannot be considered as
personal,professional or legal advice to the user. The content of the website is purely for information only.We cannot be held liable for the links to other sites, or
for their content.
The partner companies/research institutes of the Materials Research Cluster keep all information, data, results etc. strictly confidential. We undertake never to divulge
any information provided by our customers and partners outside the Materials Research Cluster. All our members are bound by a secrecy agreement which forms part of the
conditions of employment.
All information available on the website (documents contained on the website and all elements created for the website) are the individual or joint property of one or
more of the partner companies/research institutes of the Materials Research Cluster and are governed by copyright laws at the time they are made available to the public
on the website. Copies of documents contained on the website can only be made for information purposes, and solely for strictly private use. No licence and no right
other than the right of website viewing is granted to any person in respect of intellectual property rights. Reproduction of website documents is authorized solely for
informative purposes and for personal, private use. Any reproduction and any use of copies made for other purposes is explicitly forbidden.
The Materials Research Cluster respects and protects the privacy of its customers and visitors. Any personal information gathered for processing is used only to ensure
the efficient operation of the services offered by the Materials Research Cluster.The Materials Research Cluster stores technical data about every visit to this website
in the log files of its web server. This data may include the IP address, the name of the internet service provider, the operating system and the type of browser used
by the visitors, the date and duration of the visit, the name(s) of the page(s) visited and the amount of data transferred. The Materials Research Cluster analyses the
data for statistical purposes only and to improve this website.
The Materials Research Cluster complies fully with the Belgian Data Protection Act of 8 December 1992 concerning the processing of personal data, as amended by the Act
of 11 December 1998 implementing the EU directive of 24 October 1995. This legislation lays down that natural or artificial persons that collect personal information
must obtain the consent of the individuals concerned; that the personal information must be relevant, sufficient and accurate; and that it must be collected for
specific, clearly-defined and legitimate purposes. All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with, the processing of personal
information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal information. The Materials Research Cluster will not sell or pass on personal
information concerning users to third parties without the prior consent of the individuals concerned. The individuals concerned have the right to consult their own
personal information and to have any mistakes relating to them corrected, free of charge.
Any legal claims or lawsuits concerning this website or its use are subject to the laws of Belgium. The courts in Ghent shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
Materials Research Cluster
Registered Office of involved partners of the Materials Research Cluster:
Pres. J.F. Kennedylaan 3
Belgisch Instituut voor Lastechniek vzw
Antoon van Osslaan 1-4
CRM group - Centre de Recherches Métallurgiques vzw
Flamac, a division of SIM
Dept. Mechanical Construction and Production (Labo soete) - Universiteit Gent
Dept.Materials Science and Engineering - Universiteit Gent