Terms and Conditions of Use

General conditions 

These terms and conditions of use apply to the website www.huisvanalijn.be and all other websites managed by the AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn. The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn reserves the right to unilaterally alter these conditions. In addition to these general terms and conditions, specific conditions may apply, including conditions related to other services delivered (regardless of whether they are delivered through the websites or not). If the language in the general terms and conditions and the specific conditions conflict, the specific conditions take precedence.

This website has been developed and published with the utmost care. The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn bears no responsibility for use of this website. The AGB Erfgoed /House of Alijn does not guarantee that this website is free of viruses, nor that this website will be available at all times or function flawlessly. Use the website at your own risk. 

The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn and all parties that provide information for this system hereby disclaim any liability for incorrect or fraudulent use of the information provided on this website. They are in no way responsible for the correctness or completeness of the information found or exchanged through this system. 

The inclusion of links to any external websites, including links contained on those websites, does not necessarily indicate any connection, partnership, affiliation or endorsement. The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn is not responsible for hyperlinks from this site to third party sites. Any such hyperlink does not imply that the AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn is affiliated with the organisation in question, nor that the AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn endorses the content of the website in question. The inclusion of hyperlinks to this website on your own website is permitted. 

Following this notification, anyone who makes use of information obtained through this system shall refrain from lodging any complaint, of any nature, in connection with the use of material or information made available through the system, regardless of whether such complaints are directed at the AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn or at any other person who has provided material or information for the system. The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn or any other party providing information through the system cannot, under any circumstance, be held responsible for direct or indirect damages. 

The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn reserves the right to remove data from the website without justification or prior warning. This includes but is not limited to text, photos, audio material, videos, images, databases, etc. (henceforth referred to as ‘Data’). The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn bears no responsibility for the consequences of such removal of Data. For questions or comments regarding the use of this website, please contact the House of Alijn, Kraanlei 65, 9000 Ghent, Belgium, 09 269 42 00 or e-mail info@huisvanalijn.be. 

Intellectual property rights & usage 

The Data that the Museum of Industry makes available on its website may be the property of the AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn or may be the property of third parties. This Data can be used with prior permission, in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations. Some Data belongs to the public domain, and other Data is protected by third party rights, such as intellectual property rights, privacy laws, contractual limitations, etc. Data that belongs to the public domain is made available under the Creative Commons principle of the ‘Public Domain Mark’, which can be found here. 

The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn endeavours, to the greatest extent possible, to make available the information it has regarding the intellectual property rights relevant to this Data. The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn cannot guarantee or ensure that all necessary information is provided, nor that the information is correct. 

In other words, the mere fact that this website contains text and images does not mean that the AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn has the power to grant licences for further publication or duplication of said material in all cases. 

The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn makes Data available based on the Creative Commons ‘Right Statements’, which can be found here and here. 

The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn operates under an open data principle. 

Privacy policy 

Your privacy is important to the AGB Erfgoed. Although most information on this site is available without having to provide personal data, it is possible that you will be asked to provide personal data. 

The AGB Erfgoed / House of Alijn treats the personal data you provide with respect for your privacy. In doing so, it follows the General Data Protection Regulation. 

Why, with whom and for how long? 

By submitting your personal data, you grant the AGB Erfgoed / Museum of Industry permission to use it for informative purposes related to the museum’s daily operations. 

We use this data (only) within our museum’s daily operations. We understand this to mean:

  •  dissemination of the newsletter
  • information-sharing related to specific and/or upcoming activities 
  • data-sharing with third parties in the context of (historical) research 
  • collection management 

By submitting your data, you grant permission for it to be used in the dissemination of the newsletter. As long as you do not unsubscribe, your data will be stored for upcoming communications. 

Your rights 

You always have the right to review your personal data and to amend incorrect data. In some cases, you can also have your data deleted. Would you like to exercise these rights? You may do so using the contact form on this page. 

Do you suspect that someone is making unauthorised use of your personal data? Report it to us via info@industriemuseum.be. You also have the right to submit a complaint to the Data Protection Authority. 

More information about your rights and privacy can be found here. 

Applicable law and competent courts 

This site is subject to Belgian law. Should a disagreement arise, only the courts presiding over the legal district of East Flanders, Subdivision Ghent, have authority.

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