Legal notice

The information on the EFSA website is subject to the following:

  • a disclaimer;
  • a linking policy;
  • a copyright notice;
  • a statement on confidential information.

Disclaimer

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) maintains this website to enhance public access to information about its activities and initiatives. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them as soon as possible.

EFSA accepts no responsibility or liability (including, but not limited to, any direct or consequential loss or damage that might occur to you and/or any other third party) arising out of, or in connection with the information on this site, including information relating to the documents it publishes. EFSA cannot be held liable for errors, inaccuracies or inconsistencies with regard to texts available on its website being different from the scientific and administrative documents officially adopted, issued or endorsed by its responsible governance bodies. In case of disagreement between the adopted text and the document made publicly available on EFSA’s website, the adopted text will always prevail.

Information on the EFSA website:

  • reflects the information and state of knowledge available on the date it was adopted or endorsed;
  • is not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
  • is not to be interpreted as professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our website may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free, and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems.

EFSA accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit EFSA’s liability in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under such law.

Linking policy

EFSA encourages organisations and individuals to create links to its website. Linking should not:

  • be used in a defamatory context;
  • be displayed in a manner which suggests that EFSA endorses any commercial product or service, scientific or administrative output, or the information or text in the context of which it is published;
  • confuse users of the other website as to the source of the content. EFSA should be fully acknowledged as a source or author of the relevant documents;
  • be displayed alongside advertising.

Some EFSA pages link to other websites maintained by external parties, over which EFSA has no control and for which EFSA is not responsible. Linking to another website should not be taken as an endorsement by EFSA. Users clicking and visiting another site are subject to the policies applicable to the new site.

Copyright notice

Copyright © for the entire content of this website unless otherwise stated: European Food Safety Authority – EFSA. Re-use is authorised, provided that EFSA is acknowledged as the source of the material.

For individual documents, the general principle of re-use outlined above may be subject to specific conditions as indicated in individual copyright notices contained therein. Users are advised to refer to these individual copyright notices.

The EFSA logo is the exclusive property of the European Food Safety Authority – EFSA and is registered under Article 6ter of the Paris Convention for the protection of industrial property. Its use is prohibited without the prior written permission of EFSA.

Statement on confidential information

In the area of EFSA’s mission, several specific legal acts provide confidentiality clauses setting out the conditions in which certain documents or information may be disclosed. For certain matters the legislator has given EU bodies other than EFSA (e.g. the Commission or the Member States) the competence to accept/reject confidentiality claims of third parties with regard to the data processed under the specific legal act.