Terms of use

Last updated: 1 June 2022

Agreement to Terms of use

European Forest Institute (“EFI”, “we”, “us” or “our”) provides and maintains the website flegt.org (“Website”).

The Website, as well as any content on the Website, may be modified or discontinued without notice.

By accessing the Website, You acknowledge having read and understood and You agree to be bound by these Terms of use.

EFI may change these terms and conditions at any time without notice to you. By continuing to access website following any change, you accept and agree to be bound by all changes.

Use of the Website

You may not post spam, access the Website or collect the content of other users or information using automated means, upload viruses or other malicious code, solicit login information or access an account belonging to someone else, use the Website to do anything unlawful, misleading, malicious, offensive, or discriminatory, do anything that could disable, overburden (e.g. impair the proper working of the Website), or facilitate or encourage any violations of these Terms of use.

Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise indicated, the Website is our proprietary property and all source code, databases, functionality, software, website designs, audio, video, text, photographs, graphics,  trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively, the “Content”) contained therein are owned or licensed to us.

You may not use the Website or the Content on the Website in any way that infringes the intellectual property rights of EFI or any other party. You therefore have to be aware of copyrights, trademarks, patents and other proprietary rights and laws that may apply website and to specific material therein.

By adding, uploading, submitting, distributing, posting to, creating, or making available the Content through any similar action You grant EFI a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use that content, for the duration of intellectual property rights protection. You represent and warrant that Your actions don’t infringe upon the rights of any third parties.

Third-party content

The Website may contain links, articles, photographs, text, graphics, pictures, designs, music, sound, video, information, applications, software, and other content or items belonging to or originating from third parties (“Third-party Content”) and references to third-party websites.

Third-party Content is provided for Your convenience and interest. For EFI, this implies neither responsibility for, nor approval of, information contained in such Third-party Content.

Limitation of liability

The use of the Website and the use of information received through the Website is at Your own risk.

The information from or through the Website is provided “As-is,” “As available,” without warranties, express or implied (including but not limited to accuracy, availability, completeness, fitness for purpose, non-infringement or reliability).

There may be information on the Website that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. EFI does not guarantee the quality and the completeness of the data on line nor that the Website is up to date.

Access to the Website can be interrupted at any moment and without prior warning.

You are solely responsible for the searches You carry out, as well as for the interpretation and use You make of the results.

The information and services may contain bugs, errors, problems or other limitations.

EFI has no liability whatsoever for use of any information or service provided through the Website. In particular, but not as a limitation thereof, EFI is not liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages (including damages for loss of business, loss of profits, litigation, or the like).

You confirm and agree that EFI is not liable for any conduct of any user of the Website.


You agree to indemnify EFI from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses arising from Your use of the Website.

Privileges and immunities

Nothing in these Terms of use is to be interpreted as a waiver of any privileges or immunities accorded to EFI by its constituent documents or international law.