General terms and conditions and privacy

This website (hereinafter the “Website”) is an initiative of Biotechnological Enzymatic Catalyse SA/NV, Avenue Reine Astrid 26, 7180 Seneffe, Belgium, VAT BE 0446.755.472, RPR/RPM Charleroi, tel. +32 (0)9 218 93 02, fax + 32 (0) 64 55 66 79, (hereinafter “Bienca”).

The user of the Website declares to have read and to accept the following general terms and conditions:

1. Intellectual and industrial property rights, right of privacy, right of image and other rights

a. Content and presentation of the Website

The Website is an original creation of which the content, lay-out and structure are protected by intellectual property rights and/or other rights. Works on the Website (such as texts, logos, drawings, pictures, images, sounds, audio, video and audiovisual files) are also protected by intellectual property rights and/or other rights.

Any use and reproduction for non-private and/or commercial purposes or for purposes for which it was not offered on the Website, any communication to the public, arrangement, adaptation, modification, filming, making images, photographs or drawings of, translation, making available, exploitation, distribution, commercializing, possession or offer for commercial purposes, putting into commerce, selling, dissemination, rental, lending, integration in another website or medium, reverse-engineering or disassembling of the Website, in whole or in part, in any form, in any way and on any medium, without Bienca’s prior, written and explicit consent, is prohibited.

b. Trademarks and names

Trademarks and names mentioned on the Website, such as names of persons, products, authorities, trade names and corporate names, are legally protected.

2. Protection of personal data

In principle, a user can visit the Website without providing any personal data. However, to contact Bienca, the user has to provide some personal data (such as the user’s e-mail address). In addition, Bienca will collect certain electronic data (such as the user’s IP address).

When a user provides personal data on the Website, he provides his consent to Bienca to process these for the purposes mentioned below. If these personal data concern another person than the user, then the user warrants that he is entitled to provide this consent on behalf of that other person.

Personal data provided by the user will be processed for the purposes of responding to the user’s contact with Bienca or other communications related to the Website.

The personal data may be transferred to business partners and organizations with which Bienca or an entity of Bienca’s group co-operates.

The Website makes use of “cookies”. Cookies are small electronic files that are placed on the harddisk of the user’s computer. The Website places cookies only for the purposes of carrying out or facilitating the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network or providing an information society service explicitly requested by the user, such as registering the user’s acceptance of the general conditions, registering a user’s language selection during a browser session and registering that the user has performed a payment. The user can install his web browser in such a way that his browser provides information about the reception of a cookie or makes it possible to refuse the placing of a cookie. However, the user should be aware of the fact that, if he refused the placing of cookies, some parts of the Website may not function properly or may be inaccessible or a requested Work, information, service or activity may not be supplied.

The user can exercise his legal right of access, correction and objection against the use for direct marketing by submitting a written, signed and dated request thereto, together with a copy of the recto and verso side of his identity card, to Bienca by regular mail to Avenue Reine Astrid 26, 7180 Seneffe, Belgium or by e-mail at If the user has an electronic identity card, then also a print-out of the content of the chip or an official certificate of domicile is required.

3. Liability

The contents of the Website are provided for informational purposes only. All information is provided on an "as is" basis without any warranties of any kind. Bienca makes no representations and disclaims all expressed and implied warranties and conditions of any kind, including without limitation, on results, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose. Availability of the Website in a country does not imply the existence of any licenses or permits for sale and use of Bienca products in that country. The user agrees and accepts that, before purchasing any Bienca products, he needs to verify with the local authorities whether Bienca has obtained the required licenses and permits needed for sale and use in his country.

Bienca is not liable for any typing or other error, shortcoming or mistake in connection with the content of the Website. In no case will Bienca be liable for any indirect or consequential damage, any damage to any hardware or devices, any loss of data, profit, turn-over, savings, customers or business opportunities, any damage to image or reputation and any moral damage.

4. Hyperlinks to the Website

It is prohibited to place on a website, without Bienca’s prior, explicit and written consent, (1) any deeplinks, and (2) any framed links or inline links to (any part of) the Website. In any case of linking to (any part of) the Website, the webpage containing the hyperlink has to, if one clicks that hyperlink, disappear completely and the full URL of (the part of) the Website has to be clearly visible in the address bar.

5. Dispute Resolution

This use of the Website is exclusively governed by Belgian law. Any dispute related to this agreement or the Website will be adjudicated exclusively by the courts of Brussels, Belgium.