Website terms and conditions of use
Users of this website must respect the general conditions for use set out below. By accessing this site, you confirm that you are aware of these general conditions and have accepted them without any reservations. Except if otherwise specified, these conditions apply to all Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz websites.
Purposes of the website
Unless otherwise stated explicitly, the information provided on this website or the websites of the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz is of a general nature. If you need personal or specific advice, you should contact the staff of Remembrance of Auschwitz. To reach the appropriate individual or department, please call +32 (0)2 512 79 98 or send an email.
Quality of information and services provided – limitation of responsibility
We pay close attention to the quality of the information provided on this website. That information (including links) is considered to be correct when published, but may subsequently become inaccurate or out of date. The Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz do not guarantee that the information provided is correct or complete. Users should also be aware that information may be amended without prior notice. The Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz therefore decline responsibility for the contents of the website or the uses which may be made of them.
The Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz undertake no responsibility for hypertext links on the website which point users to other websites. The offering of links to other sites does not mean that the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz guarantee those websites or their contents. Moreover, the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz may not be held responsible for errors in the website addresses or domain names which appear on this website.
Although every effort is made to avoid interruptions in the website’s availability for technical reasons, the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz decline any responsibility for the unavailability of services or other technical problems.
Intellectual property rights
The texts, page formats, illustrations and other elements of which this website consists are protected by copyright or, in the case of databases, by specific legislation. All these elements are the property of the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz or, where appropriate, of a third party from whom the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz have obtained the necessary authorizations.
Unless otherwise stipulated, the textual information appearing on this site which is the property of the Auschwitz and Remembrance of Auschwitz may be used free of charge, provided that reference is made to its source and it is not used for commercial or advertising purposes. However, all reproductions of this information for commercial or advertising purposes, as well any type of use or reproduction of the other elements constituting this website which are the property of the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz, such as graphics, images, audio materials, films or computer applications, are strictly prohibited without the prior authorization of the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz. All requests in this context must be addressed to the website supervisor (see below). Elements appearing on this website which are the property of a third party may only be used when the necessary authorization has been obtained from the third party holding the rights to them.
Creation of hyperlinks to this site
The Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz authorize the creation, without a prior request, of surface linking to the home page of this website or any of its other pages. However, the use of techniques such as framing or in-lining to include all or part of this site on another website in a way which masks, even partly, the exact source of the information, or which may lead to confusion as to its source, requires the prior written authorization of the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz. All requests for authorization must be addressed to the website supervisor (see below).
Principles relating to the collection of personal data
In principle, the information available on or via this website is accessible without the need to provide personal data such as a name, mailing address or email address. Exceptionally, users may be asked to provide personal information, essentially contact details, in order to obtain additional services (orders of documents, subscription to an information letter, etc.) In these cases the data are processed in accordance with the provisions of the Belgian law of 8 December 1992 concerning the protection of private life in relation to the processing of personal data. In practice, this means in particular that.
your personal data may only be collected and processed in accordance with the purposes stated when they were collected, and only insofar as is necessary to meet your request and carry out the missions entrusted to the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz. In no case will your data be processed for commercial purposes;
your personal data are only provided to the staff responsible for handling each request. They may only be forwarded to third parties outside the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz if this proves necessary to deal with your request and fulfill its purpose;
you are entitled to consult your personal data in order to verify that they are correct, and to have any errors corrected. Requests should be sent by ordinary mail or email, with evidence of your identity, to the controller responsible for processing your data, whose contact details are given below. You will then be provided with details of your personal data, and incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant data will be corrected, or your data may be deleted if this is justified;
as data processing controllers, the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz take the requisite security measures to protect your processed personal data against accidental destruction, modification, (potentially ill-intentioned) access and any other non-authorized processing.
Data processing controllers
The data processing controllers responsible for processing personal data relating to the website are the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz, represented by the head of the department concerned. All requests or questions concerning the protection of privacy on the website may be sent by mail to the following address: Auschwitz Foundation / Remembrance of Auschwitz – Rue aux Laines 17 BOX 50 – 1000 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, or by email.
Use of browser-related information for statistical purposes
When you access the website, the servers consulted automatically process the following data:
the IP address attributed to you at the time of the connection;
the date and time when you access the site;
the pages consulted and the type of browser used;
the platform and/or user system installed on the PC;
the search engine and keywords used to locate the website;
any files downloaded.
By using this website, you expressly consent to the use of your personal data by the Auschwitz Foundation and Remembrance of Auschwitz on the conditions and for the purposes described in this section.
Any dispute relating to this online agreement and all disputes concerning this websites or its contents will be settled solely according to Belgian law. By consulting this site, you accept that the courts of Brussels, Belgium, have sole jurisdiction in the case of a dispute.