The International Federation for Animal Health-Europe (“IFAH-Europe” or “we”) is an international non profit organisation, with registered seat at 168 Avenue de Tervueren, box 8, 1150 Brussels and registered with the Register of Companies under 875.168.345.
The Site is owned and operated by IFAH-Europe or one of its affiliates. The content on this Site, such as text, graphics, images, photographs, illustrations, trademarks, trade names, logos, audio or video materials, information obtained from third parties and the lay-out of the public area of this Site (“Content”) is the property of IFAH-Europe or their respective owners, and is protected by international intellectual property laws. Nothing on this Site shall be construed as granting any license or right to use for non-personal purposes the Content without prior written permission from IFAH-Europe, except as otherwise described herein.
You may display, print or download content on the public area of this Site only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided you do not remove or alter any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary notices or legends.
You may not engage in systematic retrieval of content from this Site to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database, or directory without prior written permission from IFAH-Europe.
The use of the Site is at your own risks. To the largest extent permitted by applicable law, the services, all information, and any Content included in or accessible from this Site are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind (express or implied), which IFAH-Europe expressly disclaims.
To the largest extent permitted by applicable law, IFAH-Europe does not warrant that the functions contained in the Content or the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this Site or the server that makes it available to you are free of viruses or other harmful components. You shall assume the entire costs of all necessary repairs or corrections of any device, including data associated with this device, used to access this Site.
IFAH-Europe does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the results of the use of the Content of this Site regarding their correctness, accuracy reliability or otherwise.
The information that IFAH-Europe provides on this Site is provided in utmost good faith and has been based on the best information currently available. In no event shall IFAH-Europe and its affiliates be liable for any any loss or any special, indirect or consequential damages of any kind resulting from the use of, access to, or reliance on, the information or from the inability to use, performance or non-performance of this Site.
Our social media channels have been created to share information with you and to allow you to communicate with us and about us. IFAH-Europe welcomes your thoughts, views, opinions and comments on the posts, photos or other items that IFAH-Europe places on the social media channels and you may share what we place on the social media channels, provided that you do not amend it and that you cite us as the source. If you access IFAH-Europe social media channels, you do so at your own risk and to the largest extent permitted by applicable law, IFAH-Europe is not responsible for any losses or other damage you suffer as a result of its use.
Please be aware that:
(a) our social media pages are public and any contribution you make will be available for anyone to see; and
(b) messages sent over the internet, via mobile applications or other publicly accessible networks may not be completely secure and are subject to possible interception, loss or alteration. This is not within IFAH-Europe’s control and to the largest extent permitted by applicable law, IFAH-Europe shall not be held responsible for such interception, loss or alteration and does not assume any liability towards you or anyone else for any costs or any special, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or otherwise you or anyone else may incur as a result of any message sent by you to us or any message sent by us to you over the internet or through a mobile application or other publicly accessible networks.
6.2 Users Submissions
You agree to use IFAH’s social media channels only for lawful purposes. When posting content please be polite, respectful, relevant, accurate where stating facts and civil to others, even if your views differ.
You may not upload, post or transmit any material:
(a) that is threatening, harassing, defamatory, obscene, indecent, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience, or otherwise objectionable material; or
(b) for which you have not obtained all necessary permissions, licences and/or approvals; or
(c) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in any country in the world; or
(d) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data);
(e) which constitutes any advertisements or solicitations of business.
You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever content you submit, including its legality, reliability and appropriateness.
By uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting material, you warrant that the material does not breach any right of third party and in particular that it is your own or is in the public domain or otherwise free of proprietary or other restrictions and that you have the right to post it on IFAH-Europe’s social media channels.
If we consider the material transmitted by you to be inappropriate for any reason, we may choose to refrain, in our sole discretion, from posting or deleting such material from the relevant social media channel(s) (although we shall not be required to do so). We shall be under no obligation to notify you of such decision.
6.3 Exclusion of Liability of Third Parties Content
Users of IFAH-Europe’s social media channels may post views, opinions and comments in reaction to IFAH-Europe’s materials and your materials. Any of such materials, other than the content provided by IFAH-Europe, are solely the views, opinions and responsibility of the users submitting them and do not reflect IFAH-Europe’s views or opinions.
We aim for open, respectful communication on the relevant topics within our social media channels. While, where possible, IFAH-Europe conducts moderation. However, IFAH-Europe can neither review all material before it is posted nor ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, to the largest extent permitted by applicable law, IFAH-Europe does not assume any liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or materials uploaded, posted or otherwise transmitted on IFAH-Europe’s social media channel(s) by third parties. Any use or reliance on such content or materials posted is at your own risk.
By using our social media channels, you may be exposed to content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise misleading.
We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy or reliability of any content posted by third parties. To the largest extent permitted by applicable law, under no circumstances will IFAH-Europe be responsible or liable in any way for any material posted on its social media channels by you or other users, or for any loss or any special, indirect or consequential damages of any kind incurred as a result of any material transmitted through IFAH-Europe’s social media channels. In no event shall IFAH-Europe be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages of any kind whatsoever resulting from the loss of use or data arising out of or in connection with the availability, use or performance of any information communicated on IFAH-Europe’s social media channels.
If you have any complaint about materials which appear on IFAH-Europe’s social media channels please email us at [email protected].
Any health-related information supplied through this Site and IFAH-Europe’s social media channels or by any employee or member of IFAH-Europe, whether by telephone, e-mail, letter, or other form of communication, is presented for informative purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, and it is important that you not make medical decisions without first consulting a licensed veterinarian. You should never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking such advice because of something you have read on this Site or IFAH-Europe’s social media channels. IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR NEED IMMEDIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR YOUR PET, PLEASE CONSULT AN ANIMAL HOSPITAL OR EMERGENCY VETERINARY FACILITY.
Similarly, if you are using or have used a veterinary medical product and you have questions or concerns about a specific product or want to report a suspected adverse effect or reaction, please contact the manufacturing company directly. Alternatively, please contact the body that licenses the use of veterinary medicines or vaccines in your country for advice.
These Terms and and Conditions were last updated on 28 May 2023
The International Federation for Animal Health (“IFAH-Europe” or “we”) is an international non profit organisation, with registered seat at 168 Avenue de Tervueren, box 8, 1150 Brussels and registered with the Register of Companies under 875.168.345.
IFAH-Europe collects two types of information about users accessing the Site: Personal Information and Aggregate Information.
1.1 Collection of Personal Information
You are not required to provide any personal information (“Personal Information”) on any areas of the Site. However, you may choose to voluntarily provide us with Personal Information about yourself, for example your name, postal address, email address, telephone number and/or other information, for various purposes. Personal Information submitted by you will be used to allow us, our employees, agents, consultants and sub-contractors to process your request for the purpose for which you give your consent, for example, to send you information on news, publications, seminars and events. IFAH-Europe does not collect or store data of a sensitive nature.
1.2 Collection of Aggregate Information
We may also collect aggregate information and statistics (“Aggregate Information”) for the purpose of monitoring the Site usage in order to help us develop the Site and our services. These statistics are non-personally identifiable / anonymous information about you and will therefore not include information that can be used to identify any individual.
When you use this Site, IFAH-Europe may consequently collect certain information about your computer. For example, we may log environmental variables, such as browser type, operating system, CPU speed, referring or exit webpages, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer. We do not match such information with any other information unless we have your consent.
IFAH-Europe collects your Personal Information in order to:
- record, support and facilitate your participation in the activities you select;
- contact you and communicate with you;
- verify compliance with legal requirements of applicable laws, rules and regulations.
The collection of Personal Information by IFAH-Europe will be limited to what is necessary for the purposes of collection. If the Personal Information is collected and processed for other purposes, your consent will be obtained before or at the time it is collected.
IFAH-Europe will collect, process or disclose your Personal Information only with your consent, except where required or permitted by law.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by sending an email to [email protected].
IFAH-Europe keeps your Personal Information only as long as needed for the purposes for which it is originally collected or to which you have subsequently consented and for legitimate purposes (such are legal compliance).
IFAH-Europe does not sell, trade or transfer otherwise your personal data to any third parties other than to our agents, consultants and sub-contractors who assist us in running this Site and related services, and who are subject to security and confidentiality obligations. IFAH-Europe will observe applicable law and take reasonable steps to ensure that any person or entity receiving or accessing your Personal Information for the purposes described here above are obligated to protect and keep secure the Personal Information.
We will keep your information confidential and secure and use it in accordance with our internal procedures covering the storage, access and disclosure of information, and all applicable laws. IFAH-Europe has implemented physical, technical and administrative safeguards reasonably designed to protect your Personal Information.
IFAH-Europe will keep your Personal Information as accurate, complete and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is collected and processed. If any of the information that you have provided to us changes, for example if you change your email address or if you wish to cancel your request, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected]
You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you, to have any inaccurate information corrected or any part or all of your data deleted and to object to the processing of your information. To do so, please send your request to [email protected].