General conditions of use of the website

Access to and use of this website are subject to the following conditions of use ("Conditions of Use"). You are kindly requested to read the Conditions of Use carefully before making use of this website in any way.

By continuing to visit this website or using it in any way, you are expressly agreeing to these conditions. If you experience problems reading these conditions or do not agree with their content, we ask you not to continue using this website.

1. Purpose and content of the website

This website is a guide to searching for information on the King, the royal family, and the monarchy.

2. Contact details

If you have questions or comments about the content of the website, please contact the Royal Palace, Hertogstraat 2, 1000 Brussels or cpa2@kppr.be. The Royal Palace is responsible for the publishing aspect, the editorial management, and the editorial follow-up of this website.

If you have questions or comments about the functioning of the website or the technical aspects, please contact the Federal Public Department for Information and Communication Technology (Fedict), Simon Bolivarlaan 30/9, 1000 Brussels or servicedesk@fedict.be. Fedict manages the technical aspects and the technical follow-up of this website.

3. Nature of the information provided

The information available on this website is of a general nature. The information is not adapted to personal or specific circumstances and cannot therefore be considered personal, professional or legal advice. This website and all the materials provided are available as they are "in their current state" and without guarantee.

4. Liability

The Royal Palace makes every effort to ensure that the information provided is complete, correct, accurate and up-to-date. Despite these efforts, inaccuracies may occur. If the information provided contains inaccuracies or if certain information is unavailable, attempts will be made to correct this as quickly as possible. If you detect inaccuracies in the information made available, you may contact us any time.

Fedict makes every effort to protect the website by all reasonable means and limit as far as possible any inconveniences caused by technical faults. However, Fedict cannot rule out the possibility that incorrect technical manoeuvres or unauthorised interventions may occur. For this reason, Fedict cannot guarantee that access to the website will not be interrupted or that the website will not experience disruption in some other way due to such problems. However, Fedict shall not be held liable under any circumstances for direct or indirect damage that occurs through the use of this website or the information provided.

5. Intellectual property

The intellectual property rights to the content of the website belong to the Royal Palace. Unless stated otherwise, the property rights are not limited in time and they apply for all countries.

Private use

By providing access to the website, the Royal Palace grants a permit to the user, who accepts it, subject to the following conditions:

  • The permit gives the user the right to non-collective and non-exclusive private use of the texts which are placed online. It comprises a right of reproduction for storage, display on a single workstation screen and reproduction of a single copy, for back up or printing on paper.
  • This right is personal and meant for the exclusive and non-collective use by the licensee. The right must not be transferred.
  • An exception is made for non-commercial school and educational use.

Public use

Except for the installation of hyperlinks (see hereafter), any inclusion in a network configuration and any dissemination, in any form whatsoever, is subject to prior permission. This permission must be requested from the Royal Palace.

Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks to this website may be installed freely and this may be done without permission.
However, the pages on this website may not be incorporated in the pages on another site.

Reproduction of texts

Unless otherwise stated, the texts, legends and other written information on the website are the property of the Royal Palace. These texts may be reproduced free of charge, without prior permission, for private or non-commercial use, with the following acknowledgement of their source:
© The Royal Palace, Brussels, Belgium.

Translations which are produced independently must state the following compulsory information: "translation not produced by the author of the text" and must acknowledge the source.

Reproduction of images

Unless otherwise stated, the Directorate-General External Communication of the FPD Chancery of the Prime Minister and/or the Royal Palace hold the copyright for the photographs and visual elements in the texts. These photographs and visual elements must not be copied, used or reproduced without prior permission in writing from the Royal Palace and/or the Directorate-General External Communication of the FPD Chancery of the Prime Minister.

Unless mentioned otherwise, the press agency Belga holds the copyright for the photos of the Royal Family which are used to illustrate the activities calendar. These photographs must not be copied, used or reproduced.

Although the publisher has done everything possible to identify the authors of the photographs or their beneficiaries, this has not been possible in every case. If an author recognises his work, he may contact the Royal Palace.

Prosecution

Those failing to comply with the present stipulations or making any unlawful use of the full contents or part of the website shall be prosecuted.

6. Changes

These Conditions of Use may be amended at any time. It is your responsibility to read the applicable conditions on a regular basis. These Conditions of Use were last amended and revised on 17 July 2015.

7. Protection of privacy

We respect your privacy. For more information, see our Privacy Statement

8. Governing law and competent court

These Conditions of Use and the Privacy Statement are governed by Belgian law. By using this website, you agree to the courts of Brussels having sole jurisdiction in the event of a dispute.