Terms & conditions

  1. About the terms & conditions, privacy policy, disclaimer, and cookie policy
    1. This terms & conditions, privacy policy, events policy, disclaimer, and cookie policy page describes how this website and its contents can be used, as well as the collection, use and processing of personal data by the Industry4Europe coalition.About the
  2. Industry4Europe coalition
    1. The Industry4Europe coalition, henceforth Industry4Europe, is a coalition of likeminded organisations, including trade associations, based in EU member states. Industry4Europe’s purpose is to campaign for, inter alia, the creation of an ambitious EU industrial strategy – including through the publication of reports, news articles, press releases, social media posts et al.
    2. Industry4Europe does not have legal personality and has no registered address or directors. Actions, including commercial transactions for the purpose of furthering the aims of Industry4Europe, are carried out on its behalf by its members or associates. Industry4Europe does not have accounts and undertakes no financial or commercial activities of its own.
    3. The Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes (UNIFE) is the initiator and principle administrator of the Industry4Europe coalition.
    4. To contact Industry4Europe, please write to contact[@]industry4europe.eu or call Jean Philippe Peuziat at the Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes (UNIFE), Avenue Louise 221, 1050 Brussels, +32 (0) 2 642 23 25.
  3. Disclaimer
    1. Industry4Europe provides this website and any products, documents, and any materials provided through this web site on an ‘as is’ basis without any representations, warranties or conditions of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory, out of a course of dealing or usage, trade or otherwise including any implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for any particular purpose or use, title, or non-infringement.
    2. Further, Industry4Europe does not represent or warrant that this website, the products, documents, or any materials provided here through will be free of defects, uninterrupted, accurate, complete, current, stable, or available at any time. This website and any products, documents, and any materials provided by Industry4Europe through this website may be modified or discontinued at any time by Industry4Europe.
    3. To the extent permitted by law, in no event shall Industry4Europe be liable for any indirect, consequential, incidental, special, reliance, punitive or other damages or expenses of any kind, including but not limited to any loss of profits or revenue, interrupted business, lost business, or lost data, arising out of or related to this website, the use of this website, the products, documents, or any materials provided through this website.
  4. Industry4Europe events
    1. Industry4Europe reserves the right of access to its events or those run by partners on its behalf.
    2. Industry4Europe reserves the right to modify, cancel or change events at any time without notice in any way without warning. Moreover, registrations to Industry4Europe and partner events can be modified, adapted, rescinded or cancelled at any time without the obligation on Industry4Europe to explain why or to clarify its reasoning for doing so.
    3. If your registration to a Industry4Europe event is cancelled or changed, we will usually try to inform you. No compensation is due for expenses incurred, nor is Industry4Europe in any way liable for damages or costs arising from the cancellation or adaptation of a registration to a Industry4Europe event.
    4. Industry4Europe's decision to modify, adapt, rescind or cancel any registrations is final and without recourse. If Industry4Europe has to delete your registration, your information will generally also be deleted in line with applicable rules and according to Industry4Europe's data privacy policy.
  5. Data privacy policy
    1. Industry4Europe, its members and its partners endeavour to comply with EU data privacy rules as set out, inter alia, by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including as regards processing of personal data. If you believe Industry4Europe holds personal information about you, you are entitled to request this from the coalition or the principle administrator thereof. Moreover, you can unsubscribe at any time and have yourself removed from the Industry4Europe database by clicking here or writing to contact[@]industry4europe.eu
    2. Your personal data is stored securely, is processed safely, and is used exclusively for Industry4Europe’s own purposes.
    3. How and why Industry4Europe processes personal data:
      1. The data we collect can include your organisation’s name, your job title, first name, last name, telephone number, billing address, e-mail, photo, bio (if you are a speaker at one of our events), as well as where applicable, attendance at our meetings or events.
      2. Generally, we collect personal data directly from you, but we may sometimes obtain personal data from third parties such as directories or EU institutions websites.
      3. As a Industry4Europe member or as an external stakeholder you may provide us with personal data information when using our website, interacting with us on social media, registering for events or subscribing to updates about our organisation (for instance, via our mailing lists)
      4. The information that you provide us with will be used for the purpose of contacting you, fulfilling your online requests or providing you with relevant and updated information about our organisation, its activities and positions.
    4. Industry4Europe processes data for a variety of purposes, including membership, advocacy, media and journalistic, events and for information.
      1. Membership: Industry4Europe processes personal data of the contact persons of its members for the purpose of administering or informing its membership or for the governance of the association. Industry4Europe also processes the personal data of representatives and contact persons of entities which have contractual obligations towards Industry4Europe, such as services providers or consultancies.
      2. Advocacy: Industry4Europe, in its capacity as a trade association, conducts advocacy activities – which is to say: representing the interests of the European steel industry. The association therefore processes contact details of journalists, Members of European Parliament, officials from the European Commission and from EU Member States, academics, consultants and industry experts.
      3. Events: Industry4Europe runs regular events which require registration, and sometimes payment, by attendees. This process requires data to be processed in the creation of attendance lists, organisational purposes, security and compliance needs.
      4. Informational: Industry4Europe processes the data of individuals that expressly register to receive information from Industry4Europe through its various mailing lists. These can be unsubscribed from at any time.
    5. Industry4Europe will not share your data with third parties, including with Industry4Europe member companies, unless required for the performance of certain duties (for instance, if you are the speaker at an event being organised by Industry4Europe, etc). Industry4Europe will never share your data with third parties for commercial reasons;
    6. Industry4Europe will provide you with the personal data it has on file for you in a structured, machine-readable format on written request of the person concerned.
    7. Industry4Europe will rectify, modify or completely delete your data on written request by the person concerned if the personal data is incorrect or incomplete;
    8. You can object to the processing of your personal data by Industry4Europe at any time.
    9. You have the right to obtain restriction of processing of your personal data. This right only applies in certain circumstances. You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in the following circumstances:
      1. You contest the accuracy of the personal data;
      2. The processing of your personal data is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction instead;
      3. Industry4Europe no longer needs your personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the personal data are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
      4. You object to processing, pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of Industry4Europe override yours.
    10. If you have any concerns regarding Industry4Europe’s data privacy or processing policy, please write to: contact[@]industry4europe.eu or call Jean Philippe Peuziat at the Union des Industries Ferroviaires Européennes (UNIFE), Avenue Louise 221, 1050 Brussels, +32 (0) 2 642 23 25.
  6. Cookies
    1. Cookies are files stored on your computer which enable us to track your computer’s use of Industry4Europe’s website.
    2. Industry4Europe’s ‘main’ website and associated mini-sites, and those of third-party contractors working on Industry4Europe’s behalf, use cookies because they are a means to collect technical information about your use for the purpose of improving and tailoring our website’s content to the user, facilitating its user-friendliness.
    3. Among other, we use performance cookies that provide anonymous statistics about how our website is used (such as Google Analytics and other such services).