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Terms of Usage and Sales in respect of End Users


Adopted by EBR EEIG




For the purpose of this Attachment:


“User”, or collectively ”Users”, includes both ISA Participants’ End Users and Third Party Distributors’ End Users, who are allowed to use the EBR Data purchased for personal use only, and the term ‘the User’ means any of those End Users.


“Legal Information”/ “Data” means the information or data held by the database of:


  • the Austrian Ministry of Justice official Business Register Database – the Austrian National Business Register. Information Provider: Telekom Austria AG,
  • the Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES) – primary source of official public and other information on business entities in Slovenia and Information Provider,
  • Bolagsverket – the Swedish National Business Register,
  • INPI (Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle) – Registre National du Commerce et des Sociétés – INPI (National Institute for Industrial Property) – the French National Business Register,
  • The Latvian State Enterprises Register – the Latvian National Business Register – Information Provider: the Lursoft IT,
  • the Registre National du Commerce – the Belgian National Business Register – managed by the »La Banque Carrefour des Entreprises” – Information Provider: Coface Services Belgium
  • Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus (PRH) – the Finnish National Business Register,
  • the United State Register of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs – the Ukrainian National Business Register – Information Provider: State Enterprise »Information Resource Centre«


(hereinafter collectively referred to as “the Databases”).


»Information Provider«, or collectively, »Providers« means the ISA Participant which processes the data from one of the national Databases listed in the previous paragraph, and has the right to provide that same data to a Participant within the EBR Network as stated within the ISA agreement.



These Terms of Usage and Sales in respect of End Users are in principal common and valid for all Information Providers listed above. However, due to differences in national legislation etc., specific for a certain country, some terms are particular for one or more Information Providers. Therefore, the distributing ISA Participants and their Users will notice that the conditions below are specific for a special country where so is indicated.


When accessing or selling Information from the Swedish National Business Register, the Participants and its Users are, in this context, obliged to conform to 2 d only.



The purpose of this Attachment is to replace the former individual sets of National Sales Conditions, previously issued by the Providers listed above, with one set of conditions, common for all of these Providers. Therefore, the conditions stated in this document shall only apply in the contractual relationship between one of the Providers listed above and an ISA Participant that supplies information originating from that Provider.


1) Preconditions for the providing of Information


a) The Providers permit the ISA Participants, and hence their Users, to access Legal Information from the Databases and to resell it to their Users, strictly on the basis that the Participants and the Users are bound by and adhere to these Terms of Usage and Sales.


b) The Providers will use their best efforts to build up the Databases and keep them up to date. However, under no circumstances shall the Providers be liable for any express or implied duty to achieve a given result.


c) The Data supplied to the User might be indicative only and furthermore uncertified depending on the legislation in the country in which the Database is established.

Therefore, the User will notice that:

French Data supplied to the User is, according to French legislation, indicative only. The Data supplied is uncertified, and the User is hereby on notice that only hard copies supplied by INPI or by the Greffes des Tribunaux de Commerce (local French Business Registers from the Commercial Courts), duly certified by those bodies, have a legal value. Information supplied by Lursoft IT is also indicative only.


d) The User has full responsibility to take all measures necessary to access the Data, mainly by using an adapted technical configuration, and to protect himself against intrusion or virus contamination.


e) The User will access the EBR Service via the Internet. Under no circumstances, shall the Providers be liable for any technical inability to access the service which may arise, whether as a result of    phone failure, internet service provider, failure or shortage of power, and/or a problem originating in the User’s technical configuration, etc. problem originating in the User’s technical configuration, etc.


f) The User is fully responsible in respect of requests made by him to the Information Provider for Data and in respect of the usage which it makes of the Data obtained as a result of those requests.


g) The User has full responsibility for the data retrieval operations.


h) The Providers reserve the right to restrict the access to their respective Database in the event of unlawful use of the data or restrictions impelled by legislation, governmental or administrative order.


2) Usage conditions


a) The User receives a non-exclusive usage right to access the database and the data. This right is strictly personal to the User and the Data is supplied to the User for internal use only. Under no circumstances, may retrieved data be communicated, duplicated, redistributed, incorporated, modified or altered in any manner by the User, free of charge or not.


b) The following are expressly prohibited:


i) the retrieval by the User, by temporary or permanent transfer, of the totality or a qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part of the database's content, whatever the means or the format,


When purchasing Data coming from Belgium and France:

ii) the retrieval or the systematically repeated re-use by the User of a qualitatively or quantitatively non-substantial part of the database's content.


c) When purchasing Data coming from Latvia:

The usage right is strictly for identified Users and the information can only be used in accordance with Copyright and Private data protection laws.


d) When purchasing Data from every Information Provider comprised by these General Terms of Usage and Sales:


The Participants and their respective Users are obliged to treat the Data supplied in such a way that the integrity of any person registered in any of the Databases comprised by these conditions is protected in accordance with the Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24th October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, as well as any corresponding implementations of this Directive into national legislation of Member States.


3) Liability


a) The Providers will be liable according to statutory legal provisions for any damage that is caused by a deliberate or grossly negligent act.


b) The liability of the Providers shall be limited to the maximum degree of damage which has to be expected as for the kind of contracts herewith negotiated in the case of a fundamental breach of their contractual duties.


c) When purchasing Data coming from Belgium, Finland, France, Latvia and Slovenia:

Under no circumstances, shall the Providers be liable to the User for any loss or damage, whatever its nature (in particular a loss of business, a data loss or other financial loss) resulting from the use of the tools provided by EBR and the Providers, in connection with the supply of Data to the User via EBR.


d) A claim for compensation emerging from the providing of incorrect Data shall be settled in accordance with Article 10 in the ISA-agreement*.


e) Any further liability of the Providers is excluded.


f) The User is liable and hence obliged to compensate the Information Provider for any damage caused in relation to any non-authorised communication, duplication, redistribution, incorporation, modification or alteration of the data, as this is stated within the ISA Agreement or in these general Terms of Usage and Sales, including, but not limited to, fault or negligence on the part of the User.



This Terms of Usage and Sales were last amended in Luxembourg on 25 May 2016.


* op. According to Article 10, the Participants shall use their best efforts to amicably resolve any disputes between them arising out of, or in connection with, this Agreement, including disputes about its validity in whole or in part, by good faith negotiations. In the event that the Participants are unable to reach any future agreement the matter shall be finally settled by arbitration, executed in accordance with the rules of The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. The arbitration tribunal shall be composed of three arbitrators.

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