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
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.
FTI may process some personal data concerning you in the context of your use of the
enforceable as if the invalid or unenforceable provision had not been included therein.
IX. Applicable law and competent courts
with Belgian law, and the courts of Brussels (Belgium) shall have sole and exclusive
Applications for information about the Website or its content should be made through