Responsibility and privacy

Last updated on 4-4-2018 by Daisy Tysmans


Care is taken to ensure that Sciensano’s website content is accurate. Nevertheless, content is provided for general information only, and you use it at your own risk. Sciensano will not be held liable for damage or loss ensuing from any act or omission resulting from the use of information on this website.

External Websites

Sciensano is not responsible for the content or reliability of any linked websites. Sciensano accepts no liability in respect of the content or for the consequences of following any advice included on such sites. Listing should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind.
Sciensano cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of the linked pages or change of website address.
Sciensano reserves the right to reject or remove links to any website.


The copyright for material on this website rests with Sciensano. You may download and read this material. You may not alter this information, repost or sell it without Sciensano’s permission.

Personal Information

When you voluntarily submit identifiable data on Sciensano’s website (this includes submission of contact form, job application, questionnaires etc.), the information submitted is used solely to respond to your queries and for its intended purpose. We do not share web user information with third parties.


Sciensano’s website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse Sciensano’s website and also allows us to improve Sciensano’s website. By using Sciensano’s website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with Sciensano’s cookie policy.

Virus Protection

Sciensano makes every effort to check and test material for viruses. However, it is recommended that you run an anti-virus program on all materials downloaded from the internet. Sciensano cannot accept responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from Sciensano’s website.


If you find any problems with Sciensano’s website, such as a missing link or a file won’t load, then please report it to Sciensano’s webmaster. If you have any comments or suggestions for improvement, Sciensano would like to hear those as well.


E-mails coming from and their attachments contain confidential information and are intended only for the individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not disseminate, distribute or copy such an e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately if you have received an e-mail by mistake and delete this e-mail from your system. 
E-mail transmission cannot be guaranteed to be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. Sciensano therefore does not accept liability for any errors or omissions in the contents of this message, which arise as a result of e-mail transmission.
Please note that any views or opinions presented in an e-mail are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Sciensano. Finally, the recipient should check an e-mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses. Sciensano accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by e-mail.

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