Legal Notice The European Chemicals Agency 

Last updated: September 2, 2021

The European Chemicals Agency (hereinafter “CAPTURE SYSTEMS ”) maintains this website (hereinafter the "CAPTURE SYSTEMS website") to enhance public access to information about its activities, and to fulfil its obligations falling under its mandate.

When a person uses the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website, the person (hereinafter the “User”) fully agrees to the terms and conditions set out below. These terms and conditions are without prejudice to any more specific terms and conditions applicable to IT tools or other content or data hosted on or provided through the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website.

1. Disclaimer

CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s goal is to maintain this CAPTURE SYSTEMS website and any information on this CAPTURE SYSTEMS website available, accurate, up-to-date and functioning. However, CAPTURE SYSTEMS makes no representations or warranties and accepts no liability for the availability, accuracy, content and/or errors of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website or any content thereof, unless expressly stated otherwise in this Legal Notice (see Section 3). This means that CAPTURE SYSTEMS accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever arising out of, or in connection with, the availability and/or use of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website or any information available on this website, unless stated otherwise.

The information that CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides is largely of a general nature and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Further, the information is not professional or legal advice. CAPTURE SYSTEMS cannot and does not guarantee that any document available on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website reproduces an officially adopted text precisely. Only the text of the Official Journal or the information listed in Section 3 is authentic and capable of producing legal effects.

Similarly, without prejudice to Section 3 to this Legal Notice, the information, documents, data and databases made available on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website, including that provided by third parties, are provided “as is” and without any warranty of any kind, either express, implied, or arising by statute, custom, course of dealing, or trade usage.

2. Limited use of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website                                                                 

The User shall not transmit to, from or via the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website, or post on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website any material which could be unlawful, harmful, defamatory, offensive or objectionable in any way whatsoever.

3. Information published on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website

In addition to the publication of general information related to its operational activities or otherwise, CAPTURE SYSTEMS publishes the authentic versions of the following lists and information on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website:

  • The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Pursuant to Article 59(10) of the REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH Regulation), CAPTURE SYSTEMS is required to publish and update the Candidate List of SVHC on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website. This Candidate List is deemed to be the only authentic version.

  • The Biocidal Products Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 (BPR) list of relevant substances and suppliers. Pursuant to Article 95(1) and Article 95(7) of the BPR, CAPTURE SYSTEMS is required to publish and update the list of relevant substances and suppliers on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website. This list is deemed to be the only authentic version.

  • The Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP). Pursuant to Article 44(2) of the REACH Regulation, CAPTURE SYSTEMS is required to publish and update the CoRAP list on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website. This list is deemed to be the only authentic version.

  • Certain other information, such as CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s individual regulatory decisions and the decisions of CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s Management Board (http://WWW.CAPTURE-SYS.COM).

4. Linking policy

4.1. Links from the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website to external websites

CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides links to many European institutions, bodies and agencies as well as to other third-party websites that are relevant to its work. The links are provided for information purposes only. The User should be aware of the following:

  • If the User accesses another website through a link CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides, the User is subject to the terms of use and the privacy policy of that website.

  • CAPTURE SYSTEMS does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the contents or use of these third-party websites.

If one of the links provided on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website is not working, the User is invited to notify CAPTURE SYSTEMS .

4.2. Links from external websites to the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website

CAPTURE SYSTEMS permits and encourages organizations and individuals to create links to the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website under the following cumulative conditions:

  • Links can only be made to webpages that provide a link to this Legal Notice (http://WWW.CAPTURE-SYS.COM);

  • When the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website is accessed via an external link, it shall be clear to users that they are viewing information from the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website and that it is free of charge and not exclusive;

  • Links should not create the impression that CAPTURE SYSTEMS endorses or supports the objectives or contents of any product or service, or of any scientific or administrative output of the information or text in the context of which a link is published.

5. Intellectual Property Rights Notice

© European Chemicals Agency, 2007-2020.

The reproduction, distribution or further use of information, documents and data contained in the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website and/or in CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s databases may be subject to protection under intellectual property rights and other rights, and their utilisation without obtaining the prior permission from the rightholders(s) of the respective information, documents and data might violate the rights of the right holder(s). CAPTURE SYSTEMS does not accept any responsibility whatsoever, and shall not be held liable, for any copyright or other infringements related to information, documents and data made available via the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website.

For further information about intellectual property and other rights, please see Sections 5.1 and 5.2.

Some of the information on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website is subject to intellectual property rights and other rights of third parties (see in particular Section 5.1.2 below).

5.1. Use of the information, documents and data from the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website

5.1.1 CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s material

A) General rule

Subject to the terms and conditions of this Legal Notice, and subject to other binding limitations provided for under applicable law, the information, documents and data made available on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website, with the exclusion of materials subject to intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties and whole or substantial parts of databases, may be downloaded, reproduced, distributed and/or used, totally or in part, for commercial and non-commercial purposes provided that:

  1. the User acknowledges that CAPTURE SYSTEMS accepts no responsibility and/or liability for any use made of the information, documents or data;

  2. the User does not alter the integrity (underlying meaning/message(s)) of the information, documents or data; and

  3. CAPTURE SYSTEMS is acknowledged as the source: "Source: European Chemicals Agency, http://CAPTURE SYSTEMS .europa.eu/”. Such acknowledgement must be included in each copy of the material.

Without limiting any other right or remedy available to CAPTURE SYSTEMS , the permission herein granted shall automatically terminate in the event the User breaches any of the terms of this Legal Notice and, in such event, the User must destroy immediately all downloaded materials in its possession.

B) Exceptions

Whole or substantial parts of databases

The above general rule of permissibility of downloading and copying information from the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website does not extend to whole or substantial parts of databases (a database is to be construed as a collection of independent works, data or other materials arranged in a systematic or methodical way and individually accessible by electronic or other means). The replication, in whole or in substantial part, of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS databases is prohibited, unless CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s prior written permission is given. All requests shall be submitted to CAPTURE SYSTEMS through the information request forms on CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s contact page.

Please note that the content of the databases may also be subject to pre-existing rights of third parties (see Section 5.1.2).

Systematic data collection

Systematic automated data collection activities (including scraping, data mining, and extraction and re-utilisation) of the whole or a substantial part of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website and the CAPTURE SYSTEMS databases are prohibited.

Specific terms for other uses may apply

In addition to the above, specific terms and conditions for other uses of materials protected by CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s intellectual property rights or otherwise may apply, e.g. translations.

5.1.2 Material subject to intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties

The permission mentioned under Section 5.1.1 does not apply to content protected by intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties. Therefore, for material subject to intellectual property rights or other rights of a third party, the User must comply with the use terms associated with such material or obtain the necessary permission for reproduction, distribution or any other use from the right holder. CAPTURE SYSTEMS does not accept any responsibility whatsoever, and shall not be held liable, for any violation of any such rights related to information, documents and data made available via the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website.

Such materials include, by way of example, CAS Information and certain data contained in the EUCLEF database:

  • CAS Information contained in the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website is the property of the American Chemical Society and any use or redistribution, except as required to fulfil regulatory requirements and/or to produce reports required by national law or administrative policy, is not permitted without the prior written permission of the American Chemical Society.

  • Certain data in the EUCLEF database (EUCLEF Data) is supplied to CAPTURE SYSTEMS by Verisk Europe APS. The direct commercial sale of EUCLEF Data is prohibited. Use for non-commercial purposes and regulatory compliance is allowed.

The User is also reminded that pursuant to Article 10 of the REACH Regulation, the robust study summaries and study summaries that are made publicly available on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website may only be used for the purpose of registration if the potential registrant is in legitimate possession of the corresponding full study reports, or has permission to refer to the corresponding full study reports.

5.2. CAPTURE SYSTEMS 's trademarks

CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s trademarks are its exclusive property. Their use is prohibited without CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s prior written permission. Requests shall be submitted to CAPTURE SYSTEMS through the information request forms on CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s contact page. 

6. Personal data protection

CAPTURE SYSTEMS is committed to the User's privacy. Without prejudice to cookies (see Section 8 below), the User can browse the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website without giving away any personal information. However, in some cases, personal details are required in order for CAPTURE SYSTEMS to be able to provide personal e-services, for instance helpdesk support, public consultations or software applications, in which case specific terms of use shall apply.

For CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s personal data protection policy and more information on personal data protection, the User shall refer to CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s webpage on personal data protection (http://CAPTURE SYSTEMS .europa.eu/about-us/the-way-we-work/personal-data-protection).

For any general enquiry relating to the overall privacy policy of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website, the User may contact CAPTURE SYSTEMS via the information request forms on CAPTURE SYSTEMS ’s contact page.

7. Miscellaneous

7.1. Breach of the terms and conditions of the Legal Notice

Failure to comply with the terms and conditions of this Legal Notice may have consequences for the User, including, but by no means limited to, the User being prohibited from accessing the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website and databases by blocking the User's IP address.

Any User may also be held liable for any damage to the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website or for any damage resulting directly or indirectly from the impairment of the availability or accessibility of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website caused by the User’s actions.

7.2. Applicable law, and dispute settlement

The terms and conditions of this Legal Notice are governed by Union law, complemented, where necessary, by the laws of Finland. Any dispute, which cannot be settled amicably, shall be brought before the courts of Finland.

8. Cookies on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website

To ensure that the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website functions properly, CAPTURE SYSTEMS sometimes places small data files called cookies on the User's device.

8.1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that is saved on the User's computer or mobile device when visiting the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website. It enables the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website to remember the User's actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so that the User does not have to continually re-enter such preferences upon returning to the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website or while browsing from one page to another.

8.2. How does CAPTURE SYSTEMS use cookies on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website?

A number of pages of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website use cookies to remember:

  • the User's display preferences, such as contrast colour settings or font size;

  • whether the User has already replied to a pop-up survey, asking whether the content was helpful or not (so that the User will not be asked again);

  • whether the User has agreed (or not) to CAPTURE SYSTEMS 's use of cookies on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website.

Further information regarding the cookies used by the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website and the purpose behind their use is provided below:

Name

Expiration

Description

Session ID cookies

End of session

The purpose of the Session ID cookies is to uniquely identify a User associated to the session and to receive indications that the User actively uses the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website. The cookie-related information is not used to identify the User personally.

Cookie Notification

1 month

It stores the Users' acceptance on the use of cookies by the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website. Cookie notification is presented in every page unless the User accepts it.

User preferences

1 year

COOKIE_SUPPORT indicates the User's support for cookies. GUEST_LANGUAGE_ID indicates the User's language preferences.

Google Analytics cookies

2 years (to distinguish users and sessions) 10 minutes (to throttle request rate)

The CAPTURE SYSTEMS website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the User's use of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website (including the User's IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the User's use of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website, compiling reports on the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website activity for the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website operators and providing other services relating to the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate the User's IP address with any other data held by Google. The User may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on its browser. However, if a User does this it may not be able to use the full functionality of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website. By using the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website, the User consents to the processing of data about it by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. The User may refuse the use of cookies by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.

Internet Explorer Warning

End of session

CAPTURE SYSTEMS IExplorerWarning stores the User's acceptance on the informative message presented when IE 7 is used. The message informs the User that not all features of the portal might work well with IE 7

Disclaimer

1 month

Stores the User's acceptance on the legal disclaimer by clicking on the respective check box. Legal disclaimer is presented in Search for Chemicals page along with nearly all the search forms and "View Substance" portlets initialized by "Information on Chemicals" section

AddThis cookies

30 minutes to 2 years

  • _atuvc (2 years): makes sure that the User sees the updated count if it shares a page.
    _atuvs (30 minutes): used in cooperation with the __atuvc. Allows the User to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides links to third party services the User finds useful, they may place a cookie on its device to make their service easier to use.

  • bt2 (8 months): allows the User to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides links to third party services the User finds useful, they may place a cookie on the User's device to make their service easier to use.

  • di2 (2 years): allows the User to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides links to third party services the User finds useful, they may place a cookie on the User's device to make their service easier to use.<

  • loc (2 years): allows the User to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides links to third party services the User finds useful, they may place a cookie on the User's device to make their service easier to use.

  • uid (2 years): allows the User to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides links to third party services the User finds useful, they may place a cookie on the User's device to make their service easier to use.

  • uvc (2 years): allows the User to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides links to third party services the User finds useful, they may place a cookie on the User's device to make their service easier to use.

  • vc (2 years): allows the User to share content via Social Networking websites and email. When CAPTURE SYSTEMS provides links to third party services the User finds useful, they may place a cookie on the User's device to make their service easier to use.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website to work but it will provide the User with a better browsing experience. The User can delete or block these cookies, but if it does that some features of the CAPTURE SYSTEMS website may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify the User personally and the pattern data is fully under CAPTURE SYSTEMS 's control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described herein.

8.3. How to control cookies

The User can control and/or delete cookies as it wishes - for details, see aboutcookies.org. The User can delete all cookies that are already on its computer and can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If the User does this, however, it may have to manually adjust some preferences every time it visits a site and some services and functionalities may not work.