Terms of Use

The European Space Agency is making BEAM available free of charge to the user community

 

Terms of Use

The BEAM website is maintained and provided by Brockmann Consult (BC) under contract of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Access to the BEAM website is provided from Geesthacht, Germany.

Disclaimer

Access to, and use of, the BEAM website constitutes acceptance of the following general terms and conditions.

Neither BC nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of Users' access to, or use of, the website. The Web Portal does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided by external sources and accepts no responsibility or liability for any consequences arising from the use of such data.

Though BC uses the best technical standards to control its site, material on this website may inadvertently include technical inaccuracies or other errors. We should be grateful if users could notify us of any errors or inaccuracies they may find. Please note that users browse and use the website at their own risk. BC does not warrant that the functional aspects of the website will be uninterrupted or error free or that this website, or the server that makes it available, are free of viruses or other harmful components. BC may change material on the site without prior notice.

Access and availability of service and links

The BEAM website may contain links and references to third-party websites. These are provided for the convenience and interest of users and on the part of BC this implies neither responsibility for, nor approval of, information contained in these websites. BC makes no warranty, either express or implied, as to the accuracy, availability or content of information, text, graphics which are not under the 'brockmann-consult.de' domain. BC has not tested any software located on other sites and does not make any representation as to the quality, safety, reliability or suitability of such software.

Personal data privacy

By accessing the BEAM website, certain information about users, such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the site, software used and time spent, as well as other similar information, will be stored on BC servers. These will not specifically identify users and the information will be used internally for website traffic analysis only. If users provide unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this site, this information will be used for statistical purposes only and will not be published or made available for general access.

BC does not sell or rent its website users' names, addresses, email addresses or other personal information.

Use of IP address

The IP address is a number that is automatically given to your computer when you are surfing on the internet. Servers and ‘big computers’ that host web pages, automatically identify your computer through its IP number. BC uses IP addresses in order to carry out statistics, however, as IP addresses and personal identification are not linked to each other users remains anonymous.

Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual hard drive for record-keeping purposes; passwords are not saved in cookies. Cookies help to operate the website.

If you do not wish to receive a cookie, or if you wish your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, you may use the option on your web browser to disable cookies. Click on the 'help' section of your browser to learn how to change cookie preferences.

BC does not use personal identification details transferred through cookies either for promotion or marketing purposes, nor will such information be shared with a third party.

Forums and discussions

The BEAM website contains a forum. Users agree to use this forum only to send and receive messages and materials that are related to the forum. When using the BEAM forum users agree not to do any of the following:

  • Users may not distribute or otherwise publish through the BEAM website any content which is libellous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or in any way violates any laws.
  • Users should not distribute or otherwise publish any material containing any solicitation for funding, advertising or solicitation for goods or services without requesting and receiving prior written approval from BC.
  • Users shall not delete any author attributions, legal notices, proprietary designations or labels from any file that is downloaded nor falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is downloaded.

BC does not and cannot review every message posted by users on forums and is not responsible for the content of any messages posted. BC reserves the right to delete, move or edit, at its sole discretion, messages that it deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright laws or unacceptable. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages.

Users acknowledge that any submissions may be edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted and displayed by BC.

Copyrights

All material published on the BEAM website is protected by copyright and owned or controlled by BC or the party credited as the provider of the content, software or other material.

Users may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, display or in any way exploit any of the content, software, material or services, in whole or in part, without obtaining prior written authorisation.