Terms of Use

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The website www.mdpadvocaten.be (the "Website") is operated by MDP Advocaten BV, hereinafter referred to as "MDP", "we" or "us/our". Our registered office is located at Jean-Baptiste de Ghellincklaan 31/001, 9051 Ghent, Belgium, where you can contact us at any time. Our company / VAT number is BE(0)466.770.829. You can also send us an e-mail (see the email addresses on the Website) or contact us by telephone at +32(0)9 223.90.03.

Access to and use of the Website is subject to the current Website Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and our Cookie Policy. Jointly, these form a single legal instrument (the "Terms") which applies when you use our Website.

Please read these Terms carefully before using the Website in any way. By accessing or using the Website in any way, you expressly agree to the Terms set out in these documents. If you do not understand these Terms, or if you do not agree with their contents, please do not use the Website in any way. In that case, you may contact us at any time using the contact details above.
We reserve the right to modify, extend or discontinue these Terms and the Website (and its information and functionalities) at any time. We recommend that you regularly review the applicable Terms.

1. Content

The Website is informative in nature. Through the Website, you can obtain further information about the services we offer to our clients, as well as additional relevant information. The information available on the Website does not constitute an offer to enter into an agreement and is subject to change from time to time. Our assignments (and associated terms and conditions) are concluded with our clients exclusively on an individual basis.

We make every effort to keep the information provided on the Website complete, correct, accurate and up-to-date. Despite these efforts, errors may still occur. If you find any errors in the information provided, please do not hesitate to contact us. The use of the Website and the information contained therein is at your own risk. In any case, the information on the Website should not be construed as legal, commercial, IT or other professional advice.

We also endeavour to protect the Website by reasonable means and to minimise any inconvenience resulting from use of the Website. However, we cannot exclude unauthorised acts or interventions, nor can we guarantee that access to the Website will not be interrupted or otherwise impeded. We will make reasonable efforts to protect this Website from computer viruses and other forms of malware. However, given the nature of these dangers, you acknowledge that we cannot provide absolute protection and that you have taken the necessary steps to protect your own computer equipment and systems.

To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event shall we be liable for any direct or indirect damages resulting from the foregoing.
This provision applies in the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and, in any event, is not intended, nor shall it be so interpreted, to violate mandatory rules in connection with the exclusion or limitation of liability.

2. External hyperlinks

The Website may contain hyperlinks to other websites and platforms (including social media platforms). We have no technical or content control over these websites/platforms to which we link. We cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of the content or availability of these external websites/platforms.

In addition, these websites and platforms may be subject to their own terms of use or privacy and cookie policies. We recommend that you read these before using these websites/platforms. We accept no liability for any direct or indirect damages resulting from the use of these external websites/platforms.

3. Intellectual property rights

The intellectual and industrial property rights (hereinafter "Intellectual Property Rights") in this Website and its contents (including as contained in our designs, texts, logos, graphics, software and any other material on the Website) are owned by us or our licensors. The only licence granted to you in respect of these Intellectual Property Rights is to inform you about MDP and the services we offer.

Without being exhaustive, you may not, nor may you permit anyone else to, (a) publish, copy, distribute, create derivative works from, reverse engineer, reproduce, decompile, disassemble or modify the content of this Website; (b) send spam or unsolicited messages in violation of applicable law; (c) transmit or store any virus, worms, time bombs or other malicious software or code in or through the Website; (d) use automated systems or software to extract data from the Website (screen scraping); (e) copy ideas, designs, features, logos created by MDP or images from the Website, or (f) generally violate any laws, executive orders and other legal instruments applicable to you. You may not copy, reproduce or use the trademarks, logos or names appearing on the Website. You may not post links to our Website on other websites without our prior consent.

4. Processing of personal data

Through the Website, you may be able to provide us with certain information. We also use cookies, which are small files that may be placed on your device. How we process your personal data is described in more detail in our Privacy Policy and in our Cookie Policy.

5. Applicable law and competent courts

Use of the Website is governed by Belgian law (excluding the application of the rules of private international law) and shall be interpreted accordingly. By using the Website, you agree, to the extent permitted by law, that any dispute relating to the validity, interpretation or performance of these Terms and Conditions shall be finally settled by the competent court in Ghent, Belgium.

6. Invalid provision

Should any clause in the Terms be invalid and/or unenforceable, the remaining clauses shall remain in full force and effect. The parties then agree to replace the invalid and/or unenforceable clause with a valid and/or enforceable clause that approximates the original intention of the parties as much as possible.

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