This website (hereafter known as the ‘website’) is a joint initiative of FPS Economy, gas.be, and Synergrid, with the support of the Belgian federal government, Regions, FEBEG and Mr Jean-Marc Delporte, chairman of the management board of FPS Economy (hereafter known as the ‘publisher’).

1. Acceptance of general terms and conditions

We ask the user to carefully read the terms and conditions for using the website as described in this disclaimer. By using the website, the user accepts them unreservedly. The publisher retains the right to modify them at any time.

2. Aim of the site and limitations

This website aims to give web-users information about the arrangements and impact of the campaign to gradually replace low-calorific gas (lean gas) from the Netherlands with another gas that is high-calorific (rich gas). This campaign will take place in Belgium until 2030. 

The website provides information of a general nature. It does not claim to be complete and exhaustive or to describe every specific case, whether for organising the conversion of the networks or for the installations and gas appliances.

3. Use of the site

The content of the website is provided to the user solely for the purposes of general information about the operations linked to the conversion of the network from lean gas to rich gas, as well as for raising the awareness of private customers, businesses/employers and authorised technicians about their responsibilities and the roles they must play in this conversion. Nothing on the website can be considered as an offer or service provision or the conclusion of a contract.

The web-user must also take into account the fact that regional legislation or special legislation may bring additional obligations that are not mentioned on the website.

4. Illegal or prohibited use

The user agrees to use the website within the laws and the legal and/or contractual notice. The user may not use it any way that harms third parties. Unless otherwise specified or permission is granted by FPS Economy, the documents and visual media made available through the website cannot be modified by their users.

5. Guarantees and limitations of liability

Use of the website is the sole responsibility of the user. Any elements downloaded or obtained in any other way during use of the service are made at the user’s own risk. The user recognises that they alone will be responsible for any damage suffered by their computer system or for any data loss after downloading any kind of content.

The website is provided on the basis of a service ‘as is’ and is accessible according to its availability. The publisher cannot guarantee the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, or that the results obtained by using the service will always be accurate and/or reliable, or that any defects in the software used, if there are any, will be corrected.

The presence on the website of hyperlinks to websites of third parties does not in any case mean an approval or a guarantee of the quality of these third-party sites by the publisher.

External websites on which the hyperlinks are found by using the website are not controlled by the publisher and he is not liable for any content that is inappropriate, illegitimate, inaccurate or illegal on these websites or for the hyperlinks that these websites create to other websites.

In general, the publisher cannot in any case be held liable for direct or indirect damage, nor for any other damage of any kind whatsoever, resulting from the use of this website or the impossibility to use it for any reason whatsoever, whether or not this liability is contractual, delict or quasi-delict, or whether it is founded on strict liability or otherwise and even if the same publisher has been advised of the possibility of such damage. The publisher cannot in any way be held responsible for the actions taken by web-users.

6. Intellectual property rights

All of the elements accessible on the website and their compilation and arrangement (texts, images, icons, data, etc.) are protected by the intellectual property rights of their creators.

All the downloadable elements in the communication kit such as brochures, logos, visuals, posters and other media can be freely used on the web, printed, distributed and shared so as to contribute to the dissemination of the information about the conversion from lean gas to rich gas, provided that they are not the subject of a commercial transaction. It is advisable not to modify the texts taken from the site, but to reuse them in their entirety.

7. Dispute resolution and applicable law

These conditions of use are governed by Belgian law. Any dispute arising from, or linked to, the use of this service will be a matter for conciliation. In the event of failure, the dispute shall be subject to Brussels courts (Belgium). The publisher reserves the right to move to another competent court, if he deems it appropriate.

8. Use of personal data

The publisher respects your private life and always acts in accordance with the provisions of the Belgian law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data.

Use of Google Analytics

The site uses Google Analytics, a service to analyse the website provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to assist the website in analysing the use of the website by its users. The data generated by these cookies about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site, to compile reports on the activity of the site to send to its publisher and to provide other services on the activity of the site and the use of Internet. Google may also provide this data to third parties in the case of legal obligation or when these third parties process this data on behalf of Google, including in particular the publisher of this site. Google will not link your IP address with other data held by Google. You can deactivate the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software. However, such deactivation may prevent you from using some functions of this site. By using this site, you expressly agree that Google may process the data collected about you in the manner and for the purpose described above.

You can send your comments, suggestions or any other question by sending an e-mail to info.eco@economie.fgov.be