Vandemoortele - Legal information

You are explicitly requested to take note of the information below. This information relates to your use of this web site (hereafter referred to as the “Vandemoortele web site”) and to the information and images found on this web site.

The information and images on the Vandemoortele web site have been made available by Vandemoortele nv, Moutstraat 64 in 9000 Gent, Belgium, a company which is part of the food group Vandemoortele, consisting of wholly–owned subsidiaries of Vandemoortele nv or affiliates of Vandemoortele nv, hereinafter referred to as ‘Vandemoortele’.

By accessing and using the Vandemoortele web site, you accept to observe all the conditions and guidelines set forth herein, as well as all legal provisions related to the use of the Vandemoortele web site.

 

1. INFORMATION CONCERNING THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL PRIVACY

At Vandemoortele, a European leader in the production and marketing of food products, the protection of the privacy of customers, applicants and visitors is guaranteed in compliance with all applicable legal rules and regulations.

By visiting the Vandemoortele web site, you may make available to Vandemoortele nv, details about yourself or your company, such as your name and address which could be used by Vandemoortele nv e.g. to operate efficient customer management, to address your queries or to consider your application.

Vandemoortele nv or one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries or affiliates, will be responsible for the processing of such data.

Unless you explicitly object to any such use, your personal data may be made available to third parties. Such third parties may be Vandemoortele companies and/or third party companies contractually related with Vandemoortele nv or one or more of its wholly–owned subsidiaries or affiliates. You have the right to access your personal data and the right to request clarification of your possibly inaccurate personal data.

You accept and acknowledge the fact that third parties may gain access to information which is sent across a public network and that Vandemoortele nv or one or more of its wholly–owned subsidiaries or affiliates, in no way can be held liable or responsible in the event any such information were to be used illicitly.

In addition, you accept and acknowledge the fact that Vandemoortele nv, at its sole discretion, may rely upon the services of suppliers for the purpose of providing technical support for the Vandemoortele web site, such as the management of web servers, the backing up of information, etc. and that these service providers, may - beyond the knowledge of Vandemoortele nv - resort to third parties to provide such services on their behalf.

 

2. COPYRIGHT

The entire contents of the Vandemoortele web site, including the design of the web site, texts, layout, drawings, photographs, films, graphic representations as well as all and any further elements pertaining to these web pages as well as their selection and presentation, are the exclusive property of Vandemoortele nv and are governed by and protected under Vandemoortele nv copyrights or have been included as part of the Vandemoortele web site with the explicit permission of the relevant owner. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Copying sections of the Vandemoortele web site, either by electronic means or by way of hard copy, is permitted exclusively to comply with specific requirements as part of a contractual relationship with Vandemoortele nv and under the condition that no copyright or other ownership references have been removed.

Any other use of the Vandemoortele web site, including the reproduction, modification, alteration, translation, distribution and re-publishing as well as creating links to the Vandemoortele web site for personal, public or commercial purposes, other than those specified above, are strictly prohibited unless given prior explicit permission of Vandemoortele nv in writing.

Downloading or copying data or images as used on the Vandemoortele web site do not result in any transfer of rights on any type of software or other materials.

Any infringements will be prosecuted by any means made available by the applicable legislation.

 

3. TRADEMARKS AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Vandemoortele web site displays a variety of signs which are capable of being represented graphically, particularly words (including personal names), designs, letters, numerals, the shape of goods or of their packaging, photographs, images, trademarks, trade names, etc.

Each of these signs has been registered in the name of Vandemoortele nv, Vamix nv, Vandemoortele Lipids nv and / or in the name of another company within Vandemoortele, and this either inside and/or outside the territory of the European Union.

All page headers, specific graphic representations and icons, are service marks, trademarks, drawings or models exclusively owned by Vandemoortele nv and/or a company within Vandemoortele.

All other trademarks, product names and company names or logo’s (no apostrophe), included in the Vandemoortele web site are the exclusive property of their respective owners.

 

4. DISCLAIMER

The Vandemoortele web site is made available on an "as is" basis by Vandemoortele nv.

By doing so, Vandemoortele nv neither makes any explicit or any implicit acknowledgement, nor does it provide any guarantee of any kind with regard to the Vandemoortele web site or its contents.

Specifically, Vandemoortele nv neither makes any explicit nor any implicit acknowledgement, nor does it provide any guarantee of any kind with regard to the following :

  • that the information on the Vandemoortele web site is or would be fit for commercialisation and/or suitable for any other purpose;
  • that the information on the Vandemoortele web site is accurate, complete or up-to-date;
  • that you will be able to use the Vandemoortele web site or that it will be available on a permanent basis in either its present or any future form or format;
  • that the software that is available from the Vandemoortele web site or any other types of materials, is free from viruses or defects or compatible with your hardware;

It is your responsibility :

  • to use anti-virus software or any other type of software or materials available from the Vandemoortele web site or not compatible with your own software;
  • to verify whether - and if so, to what extent - the contents or information made available through the Vandemoortele web site is either accurate, complete or up-to-date;

The editorial contents of any web site accessed by you, by using a hyperlink available on the Vandemoortele web site, is strictly subject to the responsibility of the party making this other web site available.

Except as provided for in the exceptions detailed below, Vandemoortele nv will in no way assume responsibility or liability, either for negligence, infringement of contractual commitments or any other reason, for the loss of or damage incurred by yourself in any which manner (included, without restriction, direct losses or damage, indirect losses or consequential damage, loss of goodwill, loss of opportunity, loss of information or loss of profit) as a result of : (i) computer viruses or other ‘bugs' transmitted from the Vandemoortele web site, (ii) your use or incompetence with regard to the use of the Vandemoortele web site or any disruption of the Vandemoortele web site being available, (iii) your use of or reliance on other web sites which you have accessed by way of hyperlinks made available on the Vandemoortele web site, (iv) any type of inaccurate information published on the Vandemoortele web site or (v) your non-compliance of applicable legislation and rules and regulations as applicable to you or in the event you should choose to rely on the Vandemoortele web site.

Nothing contained in this legal information can be used to either limit or exclude our responsibility or liability towards evil intent, death or personal injury resulting from gross negligence or wilful misconduct on our part.

Prices, information regarding product availability, as well as all product information, if any, are subject to alteration without prior notice.

The companies within Vandemoortele as well as all and any of its administrators, employees or representatives will not be responsible for or liable for any which type of damage resulting from or related to the use of the Vandemoortele web site.

The above serves as an all-encompassing restriction of liability which applies to any form of damage, including - and not restricted to – repairment damage, direct or indirect losses or consequential losses, loss of data, revenue or profits, loss of or damage to property and third party claims.

 

5. APPLICABLE LAW AND COMPETENT LAW COURTS

The above conditions and guidelines are governed by Belgian law.

The Belgian courts will be exclusively competent in settling any disputes, controversies or claims resulting from or relating to the above conditions and guidelines, both with regard to the existence, the validity or the enforceability thereof, insofar as no amicable out-of-court settlement can be reached to terminate any such dispute, controversy or claim.