Terms and conditions for use of website


These terms and conditions apply to the website of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (hereinafter referred to as 'RMCA') http://www.africamuseum.be on all websites that fall under the domain africamuseum.be and on the websites of the scientific projects on which the RMCA collaborates and which are hosted on the RMCA's server. These websites are hereinafter referred to as 'the Website'.


Purpose of the Website 

The purpose of the Website is to provide information about the activities, history, organisation and workings of the RMCA, the museum, the scientific institution and the renovation, as well as about the collections and publications of the RMCA, the scientific projects and research and the international collaboration projects in which the RMCA is involved.
The RMCA endeavours to provide the most precise and accurate information possible, but it cannot be exhaustive. All the information is given as a guide and may change over time.


Access to the Website. 

Use of the Website automatically implies acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in these Terms and Conditions of Use in the version published by the RMCA at the time when the user accesses the Website. 
Consequently, the user must read the Terms and Conditions of Use each time s/he intends to use the Website, since the Terms and Conditions of Use may have changed in the meantime. 
The use of certain services offered on the Website is subject to special terms and conditions which, depending on the case, may replace, supplement and/or amend these Terms and Conditions of Use. Therefore, the user must also read the corresponding specific terms and conditions thoroughly before using the aforementioned services.


Protection of privacy

The RMCA attaches great importance to the confidential treatment of the data of users of the website and to the protection of your personal data. The RMCA handles and protects your personal data in a lawful, proper and transparent manner. When processing your personal data, the RMCA complies with the law, i.e. the European Regulation no 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on data protection (better known as the General Data Protection Regulation or the 'GDPR'), the Act of 30 July 2018 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data, or any other legislative decree that modifies these.
We invite the users of the website to read the RMCA's privacy policy carefully so that they know and understand the RMCA's policy in this area. This statement is updated regularly. The most recent version of the statement is available on the website 
The policy relating to the respect of privacy and the processing of personal data is explained in the ‘privacy policy’.


Intellectual property right protection of the Website

The Website is an original creation of which both the content and the structure are protected by intellectual property rights. 
The RMCA is the owner of intellectual property rights or holds rights of use to all the elements accessible on the Website. 
The right of access to the Website does not constitute in any way a transfer, either wholly or in part, of the Intellectual property rights.


Intellectual property right protection of the data provided

The conditions under which the data provided may be used are laid out in the data policy.



The RMCA declines any responsibility for any inaccuracies, omissions or deficiencies in the information provided, whether that is due to its own doing or that of its third-party partners which provide it with the information.
With regard to the RMCA's liability, we refer you to the Disclaimer. 
Specifically with regard to the use of the Website, it is emphasised that the RMCA does not offer any guarantee concerning the availability or operation of the Website, nor of the services offered on the Website. 
The site is normally accessible to users at all times. However, a break in service may be necessary and will be announced to the users wherever possible.
The RMCA retains the right to amend the Website at any time or to temporarily or permanently suspend the Website, without prior notification and without the right to compensation. 
The RMCA cannot be held liable for any damages, direct or indirect, arising from the use or unavailability of the Website, or of the services offered on the Website, and in general for any event related to the Website and/or any third-party website. 
Despite the best endeavours made by the RMCA in that respect, it cannot guarantee that no virus or other element is present in the content of the Website which may lead to changes in your computer system or in the electronic documents and files stored on your computer system.


Links to the Website

Other sites are free to link to the Website. The creation of a link to specific content of a web page or frame is only allowed on condition that the source is quoted. This includes a clear mention of the URL to which the link is made and mention of the RMCA or the RMCA project (as stated on the website to which the link is made).


Links to third-party websites

This Website may contain links to third-party websites or refer to them indirectly. The display of links to these websites or pages does not imply in any way implicit approval of their content. The only purpose of these links is to facilitate users' access to information on the Internet. The RMCA does not exercise any control or authority over these websites or their content or other characteristics, and declines any liability concerning the content, operation, availability, quality, legality or reliability of third party websites and links created by these websites to other websites, or for any other form of damages as a result of their use.


Safeguarding of the RMCA's rights

Certain areas of the Website may be reserved or subject to specific conditions. In the event of an unauthorised attempt to access that part of the Website, the RMCA may use any legal means to safeguard the integrity of the Website, in collaboration with the appropriate judicial authorities and police services. 
All users of the Website undertake to use the Website in accordance with the law and these Terms and Conditions of Use. 
The RMCA devotes particular attention to safeguarding its intellectual property rights. 
The RMCA reserves the right to take any appropriate measures to prevent or terminate the infringement of its rights, without it being able to be held liable for those measures. 
Moreover, any infringement will entail legal action under civil and/or criminal law.


Duration and termination

The granting of access to the Website is, in principle, for an unspecified period. 
Nevertheless, the RMCA may terminate or suspend access to the Website and/or any services offered on the Website at any time, without warning or notice.


Applicable law and competent court 

Access to and use of the Website are governed by Belgian law. Any dispute relating to access to or use of the Website is to be submitted to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of the Brussels legal district.


Person responsible for the Website 

Users may contact the person responsible for the Website by sending an email to webmaster@africamuseum.be or by writing to the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium.


Copyright information

Copyright © Royal Museum for Central Africa ('RMCA'), 2018. All rights reserved.


This declaration is updated regularly.