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Terms of Use | Prospero & Partners

Prospero & Partners and its affiliates ("Prospero" or "we") provide content on "" and "" (the "Site") subject to the following terms and conditions (the "Terms"). We review and update our Terms of Use regularly, so you are encouraged to re-read them occasionally for updates. These Terms were last updated on 3 October 2013.

By accessing this Site and consulting any of the information therein, you (the "User") agree to comply with these Terms.


You can jump to a specific section that interests you by clicking on the term in the table of contents.

  1. Copyrights and Trademarks
  2. Use of Prospero Content
  1. User-Generated Content
  1. Third-party Content
  2. Disclaimer of Liability
  3. Your privacy


1. Copyrights and Trademarks

The site contains copyrighted material and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, logos, graphics, photographs, functionality and the selection and arrangement of content that are the exclusive property of Prospero or its licensors and is protected by Belgian and international copyright laws. All rights not expressly granted are reserved. (See the section on "Use of Prospero Content" for information on content covered by Creative Commons licenses.)

The trademarks, service marks, designs, and logos (collectively, the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are the registered and unregistered Trademarks of Prospero and its licensors. You agree that you will not refer to or attribute any information to Prospero or its licensors in any public medium (e.g., press release, websites) for advertising or promotion purposes, or for the purpose of informing or influencing any third party and that you will not use or reproduce any Trademark of, or imply any endorsement by or relationship with, Prospero or its licensors.


2. Use of Prospero Content

Copyrighted material

Prospero hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable license effective immediately to access and download, display, and print one copy of the copyrighted content and functionality displayed on the Site (the "Site Content") on any single computer solely for your internal, personal or business use, provided that you do not modify the Site Content in any way and that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices displayed on the Site Content. You may not otherwise reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, post, or disclose copyrighted Site Content without Prospero's prior written consent.

If there is no indication of a Creative Commons license, assume that Site Content is covered by traditional copyright and contact us for written permission to reproduce or otherwise use that content. Permission is generally granted for educational, non-commercial uses.

Where the copyright on such material is held by a third party that has licensed the content to Prospero or otherwise given us permission to use it, we will provide the contact details of the copyright holder if we can.

Prospero material covered by Creative Commons Licenses

Most of the blog articles, infographics, white papers, slide presentations, etc. published on this Site are covered by Creative Commons licenses, and this will be explicitly indicated on the content where applicable.

Feel free to share the content covered by Creative Commons licenses as long as you respect the terms of the relevant Creative Commons license and the guidelines for attribution below. As long as the guidelines for attribution are respected, you may reference or quote up to 75 words of textual content (facts, figures, quotes, etc.) in your own blog articles, presentations, documents. Beyond that amount, please link back to the original content rather than reproducing it. If you copy our content in full, even with attribution, you will hurt our (and your) search engine optimization results. So unfortunately, you cannot republish in full our documents (blog posts, PDFs, PPTs, DOCs, etc.). We will try to share them in formats that allow for robust linking and embedding.

We generally (but not always, so please double-check) apply the Creative Commons license BY-NC-SA, which means:

• You must attribute the source (and not state or imply that the work is yours);

• You cannot make money from the content that we share with you at no cost;

• You must share our content on similar terms to those under which we have shared it with you.

Guidelines for attribution when using Prospero content

  1. Give credit where credit is due: attribute Prospero as the source.
  2. Link to the original Prospero source:
    1. For blog articles, include the permalink to the article in question;
    2. For specific pieces of content (images, videos, etc.), link to the content where it is housed (e.g. on the Prospero site or on our account on a third-party picture or video-sharing platform);
    3. When you have to complete a form to obtain the content, please link to the page containing the form.


3. User-Generated Content

When you provide information or a comment through our website or related social media services, you acknowledge and agree that Prospero shall own and have the unrestricted right to use, publish, and otherwise exploit any and all information that you post or otherwise publish on the Site or related social media services in postings, survey responses, and otherwise, and you hereby waive any claims against Prospero for any alleged or actual infringements of any rights of privacy or publicity, moral rights, or rights of attribution in connection with Prospero's use and publication of such submissions. Users are prohibited from posting or otherwise publishing on the Site and Prospero's related social media services any materials that (a) are threatening, libelous, defamatory, or obscene; (b) would constitute, or that encourage conduct that would constitute, a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate law; (c) infringe the intellectual property, privacy, or other rights of any third parties; (d) contain a computer virus or other destructive element; (e) contain advertising; or (f) constitute or contain false or misleading statements. Prospero does not and cannot review all information posted to the Site by users and is not responsible for such information. However, Prospero reserves the right to refuse to post and the right to remove any information that violates the conditions outlined in this paragraph.

Help us respect your copyright/intellectual property

Prospero prohibits the posting of any information that infringes or violates the copyright rights and/or other intellectual property rights (including rights of privacy and publicity) of any person or entity. If you believe that your intellectual property right (or such a right that you are responsible for enforcing) is infringed by any content on the Site, please contact Prospero, giving a written statement that contains: (a) identification of the copyrighted work and/or intellectual property right claimed to have been infringed; (b) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Site that is requested to be removed; (c) your name, address, and daytime telephone number (including the country code), and an e-mail address if available; (d) a statement that you have a good faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work and/or exercise of the intellectual property right is not authorized by the owner, its agent, or the law; (e) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the right that is allegedly infringed; and (f) the signature of the intellectual property right owner or someone authorized on the owner's behalf to assert infringement of the right. Prospero will remove any posted submission that infringes the copyright or other intellectual property right of any person upon receipt of such a statement. Many jurisdictions provide significant penalties for submitting such a statement falsely. Repeatedly submitting material that violates the provisions of this paragraph could lead Prospero to block the concerned user(s) from submitting further posts.


4. Third-Party Content

Prospero may establish links with other websites or sources, and some of the content appearing on this Site may be supplied by third parties, including through framesets fed by third-party servers. Prospero cannot guarantee the availability of these sites nor the quality of the functionality or content therein. Prospero has no responsibility for these third-party sites and services, which are governed by the terms of use and privacy policies, if any, of the concerned third-party content providers.

However, if a User notices that a link leads to material that is illegal or otherwise violates the provisions of the section "User-Generated Content", Prospero may delete the link after having been duly informed of the content.


5. Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and timely information on the Site. Nonetheless neither Prospero, nor any of its employees or affiliates warrant that service will be uninterrupted or error-free. Both the content and the functionality of the Site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. Therefore, neither Prospero, nor any of its employees or affiliates, will be liable for any damages arising from the use of or inability to use the Site.


6. Your Privacy

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Prospero collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our website(s);
  • people who use our services, e.g. who subscribe to our newsletter or send enquiries through our website.

What information do we collect through the Site?

When you visit the Site, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose (collected on an individual basis) and website use information as you and others browse the Site (collected on an aggregate basis).

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information.

E-mail information

If you choose to correspond further with us by e-mail, we may retain the content of your messages together with your e-mail address and our responses. We provide the same protection for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

Website use information

Prospero uses web server logs to collect information about how the Site is used. Information gathered in this way may include the date and time of visits, pages viewed, time spent at the Site as well as web sites visited just prior to our own. This information is collected on an aggregate basis and is not associated with you as an individual.

Cookie policy

We use cookies to improve your User experience. We explicitly ask for your consent the first time you visit the Site and assume that we have your consent on subsequent visits from the same computer. To learn more about our use of cookies, view our cookie policy here. 

How do we use your information?

Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our working activities and providing services requested. We use web server logs to gather information about Users' browsing activities in order to constantly improve the Site.

How do we protect your information?

Prospero respects your privacy and will not share any personal information that you submit to us with any organization unless explicit notice is given. Your information is completely private and will only be shared internally with the person(s) responsible for handling your request.

Periodically, our operations and working practices are reviewed to ensure high levels of data protection. In general, our working practices limit the access Prospero personnel have to confidential information and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons.

We may provide aggregate information about the Site visitors and related website information to relevant service providers, but this information will not include data that identifies any individual.

If you have any questions or concerns about out prrivacy policy or how we treat your information, please contact us.

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