Legal Notices and General Conditions of Use

Last edited: 11 april 2018 – v.180549

Website publisher

The website is published by Dun & Bradstreet B.V. (“ALTARES – D&B”), a limited liability company, registered with the Trade Register of Rotterdam under number 24047019.

ALTARES - D&B has its registered office at Otto Reuchlinweg 1094, 3072 MD Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Tel.: +31 (0)10 710 9400
Publications Director: Darren Tebbit


The website is hosted by Savvii B.V.

General Conditions of Use of the Website

These General Conditions of Use (GCU) aim to define the practical means by which the website has been made available and the conditions of its use by the User.

The User is encouraged to read this document carefully and to re-read it every time they visit the Website.
Use of the Website effectively constitutes their acceptance of these GCU.


  • Website: refers to the website
  • User: refers to any person who uses or visits the Website. Users are reminded that the Website is exclusively aimed at professionals acting within the context of their work.
  • User Account: refers to the personal area created by one category of User in order to access certain types of content.

Website access and content provided
The purpose of the Website is to provide Users with content created by ALTARES – D&B or their partners, including articles, white papers and studies.

Copyright – Intellectual Property
The reproduction of all or part of this website, in any format, is strictly prohibited. Any partial or total reproduction and/or duplication, by any method whatsoever, performed without the prior and written consent of ALTARES – D&B is prohibited. Any breach of this prohibition may constitute a copyright infringement under the Dutch Intellectual Property Law and may incur civil or criminal liability for any offender.

The user is authorised to use the studies and white papers published on the website for private purposes, excluding any use for commercial purposes.
All trademarks on this website are registered trademarks. Any partial or total duplication and/or copy and/or use of these trademarks is therefore prohibited.

As some information published on the Website is included on a database protected by intellectual property law, the user is forbidden from extracting, transferring, saving or copying any or part of this Information.

Copying, re-publishing and the automatic extraction of information appearing on the website by any method is forbidden. The use of robots, software and any automated method allowing the direct extraction of data is strictly forbidden.

User Account
To access certain types of content, the User must create a User Account.

It should be noted that the creation of a User Account results in subscription to the Website’s newsletter.
The User commits to provide correct information regarding their registration and to update it immediately following any changes. They alone will be responsible for the consequences of providing incorrect information.

The User’s identifying information (username/password) are sent to them by ALTARES – D&B and allow the User to log in to their Account. They are strictly personal and confidential. Use of the Account and log-in details is restricted to the User. The User alone is responsible for any use of their Account and log-in details. They are able to modify them at any time from their Account.

Data Protection
ALTARES – D&B informs users of the website that the personal data collected on the website is subject to automated processing for the website’s operating requirements, the user account and the services offered by ALTARES – D&B (particularly logging in to the website, sending messages to the user regarding their user account or the use of services provided by the website).

All forms on the website contain obligatory fields indicated by an asterisk, which identifies the information necessary for processing the request and without which no application can be processed. The gathering of information contained in these fields is for the purpose of, among other things, analysing the user’s situation with the aim of offering them services adapted to their needs, but also carrying out surveys and market development activities by ALTARES – D&B and companies belonging to its group.

For all ALTARES - D&B's aforementioned processing methods, the persons concerned have a right of access, correction, deletion of data concerning them and even opposition to the use of such data by ALTARES - D&B. The persons concerned may exercise this right by contacting ALTARES - D&B, Otto Reuchlinweg 1094, 3072 MD Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The information and/or documents appearing on this website and/or accessible through it are provided for information purposes only and may contain inaccuracies and errors. ALTARES – D&B reserves the right to correct them, as soon as they become aware of these errors.
The User is responsible for using this information with discernment and a critical eye and verifying their accuracy and relevance.
The information and/or documents available on the Website may be modified at any time and may have been updated. In particular, they may have been updated after they are downloaded but before the User becomes aware of them.

The information and/or documents available on the Website are used at the entire and sole responsibility of the User, who will bear all consequences that may arise as a result, without ALTARES – D&B being able to be held responsible for this and without appeal to the latter.

ALTARES – D&B may not in any case be held responsible for any damages of any kind resulting from the interpretation or use of information and/or documents available on the Website.

The Website may contain hyperlinks to other websites. Links to these other resources result in you leaving the Website.

It is possible to create a link to the homepage of this website without the express authorisation of ALTARES – D&B. No prior authorisation or information request can be required by ALTARES – D&B in relation to a website that wishes to set up a link to the Website. This website should however be displayed in a new browser window and ALTARES – D&B reserves the right to request the removal of a link that they deem not in accordance with the purpose of the Website.

Website Access
ALTARES – D&B endeavours to make the Website continuously accessible, except in the case of force majeure or an event out of the control of ALTARES – D&B, and subject to potential breakdowns and maintenance breaks necessary for the proper functioning of the Website and services.

As a result, ALTARES – D&B cannot guarantee the availability of the Website and/or services, the reliability of broadcasts and performance in terms of response times or quality. No technical assistance with regards to the User is planned.

ALTARES – D&B may not be held responsible in the event of inability to access the Website and/or use the services.

In addition, ALTARES – D&B may need to suspend the Website or part of the services at any time without prior warning, all without the right to damages. The User acknowledges and accepts that ALTARES – D&B may not be held responsible in relation to these suspensions and the consequences that may arise from them for the User or any third party.

Rules of Use of the Internet

The User states that they accept the features and the limits of the internet and in particular acknowledges that:

  • ALTARES D&B does not assume any responsibility over the services accessed online and does not exercise any control of any kind whatsoever over the nature and the features of the data that may pass through the intermediary of their hosting server.
  • The data available on the internet is not protected including against potential misuse. The presence of the ALTARES – D&B logo establishes a simple presumption of validity. Information judged by the User to be sensitive or confidential is transferred at their own risk.
  • The data available on the internet may be regulated in relation to usage or be protected by a property law.
  • The User acknowledges that ALTARES – D&B does not have any means of control over the contents of the services accessible on the internet.

The User alone is responsible for the use of the data that they consult, examine and transfer on the internet.

Modification of the Conditions of Use
ALTARES – D&B reserves the ability to modify, at any time and without prior warning, these conditions of use in order to adapt them to the website’s development and/or its operation.

Applicable Law
Both this Website and its methods and conditions of use are governed by Dutch law, regardless of where they are used. In the event of a potential legal challenge, and following the failure of all attempts to find an amicable solution, the Dutch courts of the jurisdiction of Rotterdam alone will be competent to hear these legal proceedings.

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