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1. Conditions for the use of information on this website

The OIE administers this site. All Content on this Site from the OIE appears subject to the present terms of use. The OIE maintains this Site as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“Users”). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only.

The OIE grants permission to Users to visit the Site and to download and copy the information, documents and materials, from the Site for the User’s personal, non-commercial use (informational and education purposes), without any right to resell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, provided that:

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  • The OIE is not held liable for any consequence stemming from the reuse.

Without prior written permission of the OIE it is forbidden:

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While the OIE believes the information it provides on this Site to be reliable, human or technical error remains a possibility. Content provided on this Site are provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. The OIE specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness or correct sequence of the of any such Content provided on this Site. Reliance upon the information provided by the OIE on this Site shall be at the User’s own risk. Under no circumstances shall the OIE be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site, including, without limitation, any fault, negligence, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto. The User specifically acknowledges and agrees that the OIE is not liable for any conduct of any User.

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No waiver by the OIE of any provision of these terms of use shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorised representative.

3. Disclaimer for hypertext links

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The User specifically acknowledges that the OIE is not liable for any defamatory, offensive, misleading or illegal conduct of other Users, links or third parties, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the User.

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5. Disclaimer for translation

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9. Preservation of immunities

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