Terms of use

I. Who operates this website?

This website, shalegas-europe.eu (the “Website”), is operated by FTI Consulting

Belgium (“FTI”, “us”) on behalf of Shale Gas Europe and its participants. FTI is a

Belgian limited liability company with registered office at 1000 Brussels, 23 boîte 3

Avenue Marnix (Belgium), registered with the Belgian Companies Registry (Banque

Carrefour des Entreprises) under the number 0478.948.485.

You may get in touch with us at the above postal address or through the “Contact”

section on our website (http://shalegas-europe.eu/contact/).


II. Using the Website

These Terms of Use govern your use of our website. By using our website, you accept

these Terms of Use in full (including the Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy).

You are prohibited from violating, or attempting to violate, the security of our

Website. Violations of the security of the Website include, without limitation, the


– Tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting or breaching security

without proper authorization;

–  Transmitting material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs

or other computer programming routines or engines with the intent or effect of

damaging, destroying, disrupting or otherwise impairing a computer’s

functionality or the operation of the Website;

–  Interfering with, intercepting or expropriating any system, data or information.


III. Website content and liability

The information available on the Website is offered for informative purposes only and

cannot be relied upon as professional advice of any kind whatsoever, including but not

limited to the expert opinions published or referred to on the Website. You agree that

use of any information obtained via our Website is at your own risk, and FTI shall not

be liable for any decisions taken on the basis of this information.

The views expressed on the Website represent the views of the author(s) of the

relevant message only, and do not represent the views of the Shale Gas Europe

participants. To the extent permitted by law, the Shale Gas Europe participants shall

have no liability whatsoever with respect to the content of the Website or its use.

Whilst FTI does its utmost to ensure the content of the Website is comprehensive,

accurate and up-to-date, FTI does not offer any guarantees about the content and

information on the Website.

To the extent permitted by law, FTI shall not be liable for any damage resulting from

your direct or indirect use of this Website or its content or for any damage resulting

from interruptions to the Website’s online services owing to technical errors, viruses or

any (other) factors beyond FTI’s control.

To the extent permitted by law, FTI shall not be liable with respect to the use and

content of third-party websites to which our Website may direct you. Third-party

websites and their content are subject to the liability of their author(s)/owner(s) only.

FTI undertakes to delete links if it learns they actually lead to illegal information or


To the extent that any content on the Website that was provided by a third party (such

as an external expert) is unlawful, FTI undertakes to react promptly to remove or

render inaccessible such content upon being made aware (with adequate evidence) of

the unlawful nature thereof.

If you have any questions regarding the content of the Website or if you spot any

errors, please get in touch with us at http://shalegas-europe.eu/contact/.


IV. Intellectual property rights

Without prejudice to the rights of guest posters and individuals or works quoted in

articles, FTI owns the intellectual property rights in the Website and content and

materials on the Website (including without limitation all images, logos and text).

Apart from viewing, downloading and printing pages from the website for your own

personal use, you may freely share or reproduce (parts of) content published on the

Website subject to giving appropriate credit to FTI and Shale Gas Europe. To the

extent that any foreseen use of the Website content goes beyond these limits (such as

modifying the content to be reproduced), such use shall be subject to FTI’s prior

written consent, all applications to be made to http://shalegas-europe.eu/contact/.

Notwithstanding the above, you may not use any Website content in any manner

whatsoever for defamatory purposes or for any other unlawful purpose.

Other than as specifically set out in this Section IV you may not copy (whether by

printing onto paper, storing on disk, placing on another site, downloading in any other

way), distribute (including distributing copies), broadcast, alter or tamper with any

portion of this Website in any manner whatsoever.


V. Privacy Policy

FTI may process some personal data concerning you in the context of your use of the

Website, as described in FTI’s Privacy Policy. Click here to view FTI’s Privacy Policy

VI. Cookie Policy

The Website uses certain cookies, as described in FTI’s Cookie Policy. Click here to

view FTI’s Cookie Policy


VII. Changes

FTI reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time and without notice.

VIII. Severability

If any part of the Terms of Use should be found invalid or unenforceable, for any

reason whatsoever, the remaining parts of the Terms of Use shall remain valid and

enforceable as if the invalid or unenforceable provision had not been included therein.

IX. Applicable law and competent courts

These Terms of Use of the Website are governed by and interpreted in accordance

with Belgian law, and the courts of Brussels (Belgium) shall have sole and exclusive

jurisdiction over any disputes relating to the Terms of Use, the Website or its use or



X. Contact

Applications for information about the Website or its content should be made through