The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and its subsidiaries and affiliates (hereinafter, “FENS”, “the Federation“, “we“, “our” or “us”) welcome you to this website, which is owned and/or operated by FENS,  and to all of its related domains and subdomains (collectively, the “Sites“) and/or to use the services offered by FENS (the “Services“).

  1. Acceptance of the Terms

By using the Sites and/or by accessing the Sites (including, without limitation, by linking to the Sites), downloading any Materials (as defined hereafter) from it, or using any of the Services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these terms of use including the terms of the Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Terms“) and you agree to be bound by them and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the use of the Sites. If you do not agree to the Terms, do not enter the Sites nor use the services they provide.

The Terms may be revised and updated from time to time, with or without any notice.

By using, entering and/or viewing the Sites, you acknowledge that these Terms constitute a binding and enforceable legal contract between FENS and any person so using or entering the Sites.

  1. Availability of the Sites

Access to the Sites and/or Services may not be available at all times or in all areas. FENS reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Sites, with or without any notice to you. You agree that FENS shall not be liable to you or to any third party for the content or any modification, suspension, or discontinuance of: (a) the Sites, or (b) the materials presented on the Sites (including contact information, links, publications, blogs, travel and conference information, medical, and scientific informational materials presented, other specialised content, documentation, data, related graphics, and other features as applicable) offered herein (collectively, the “Materials“).

  1. Use Restrictions

You may not: (i) copy, modify, adapt, make available (whether publicly or not), translate, reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble any portion of the Sites and/or Services or the information which the Sites contain in any way; (ii) create a browser or border environment, or GUI around the Sites (e.g. no “frames” are allowed); (iii) interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Sites and/or Services, or the servers or networks that host the Sites or make the Materials available, or disobey any laws or regulations or requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of such servers or networks; (iv) interfere with or violate users’ right to privacy or other rights, or harvest or collect personally identifiable information about users without their express consent, including using any robot, spider, crawler, site search or retrieval application, or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve index and/or data-mine information; (v) impersonate any person or entity or provide false personal information or business information, for the purpose of receiving the Materials provided in the Sites or gaining unlawful access to it; (vi) falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity, including without limitation, with FENS, or express or imply that FENS endorses or is in any way affiliated with you, your website, your business or any statement you make, or present false information about the Sites; (vii) transmit or otherwise make available in connection with this Materials any virus, “worm”, “Trojan horse”, “time bomb”, “web bug”, spyware, or any other computer code, file, or program that is malicious by nature or defective, and may, or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or any other actually or potentially harmful, disruptive, or invasive code or component; (viii) create a database by systematically copying and storing all or any of FENS’ Intellectual Property (as shall be defined below); (ix) use any of the Sites and/or Services, and/or any information contained therein or relating therefrom, for any commercial purposes; and (x) use the Sites and/or Services, and/or any information contained therein or relating therefrom, for any illegal, immoral or unauthorised purpose.

Your failure to comply with the provisions set forth herein may result in the termination of your access to the Sites, Materials and/or Services and may expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.

  1. Intellectual Property Rights

The Materials, the Services, the Sites and all the content provided through them, including without limitation, the graphics, photos, texts, data, personal data and information, business and technical data and information, medical and scientific information, guides, manuals, specifications, brochures, banners, any proprietary resources, presentations, sounds, music, videos, interactive features, software (whether in source code or object code), scripts, designs, interface functionality trademarks, service marks, and logos (collectively, “Intellectual Property“), whether or not registered and/or protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws, are solely owned by or licensed to FENS and subject to copyright and other applicable intellectual property rights under EU laws and regulations, foreign laws and international conventions. Except as permitted by applicable laws, you are not granted, expressly or by implication, estoppels or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Intellectual Property without the prior written permission of FENS.

  1. Specific Notice Regarding Links to Third Party Sites

Certain links provided herein may permit you to leave the Sites and enter third party sites. These linked sites are not under FENS’ control. FENS is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any changes or updates to such sites or the availability of such external sites or resources. FENS is providing these links to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by FENS of any linked site. FENS’ publication of information regarding third-party products or services does not constitute an endorsement regarding the suitability of such products or services or a warranty, representation or endorsement of such products or services either alone or in combination with any of FENS’ Materials. FENS reserves the right to terminate any link at any time. You further acknowledge and agree that FENS shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such linked sites or resource.

  1. Commercial Advertisements

FENS may integrate commercials and advertisements as part of the Sites and/or Services. All the information contained in such commercials and advertisements belongs solely to the third party advertisers and FENS makes no warranties or representations as to such advertisements, whether or not FENS had control over such advertisements.  

  1. Disclaimer and Warranties

The materials and the contents of the sites, including without limitation any content, data and information related thereto, is provided on an “as is” or “as available” basis, without any warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of title or non-infringement or implied warranties of use, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose including for successful or proper installation. FENS does not warrant that the materials, services and information presented on the sites will be uninterrupted or error-free. FENS may correct, modify, enhance, improve and make any other changes to any data, information and content available via the sites, at any time or to discontinue displaying such materials, information and content without notice.

FENS does not warrant nor guarantee any advice or information otherwise granted through the sites and assumes no liability, with respect to such information or advice or its accuracy. You acknowledge and understand that the information and materials presented on the sites should be used for general informational purposes only and not for other purposes. Also, FENS cannot assume any responsibility for updating or correcting any such information or advice once it has been given.

  1. Limitation of Liability

The use of the sites is solely at your own risk. In no event shall FENS be liable for any damages whatsoever including, but not limited to, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages of any kind, including death or injury, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action resulting from or arising out of the use or inability to use the sites, regardless of whether FENS or an authorised representative of FENS has been advised of the possibility of such damages, except where liability is mandatory in which event liability for damages shall be limited to the sums actually received by FENS from you in connection with the site.

  1. User’s Representations and Warranties

As a condition for your use of the Sites, you hereby represent and warrant that (i) you possess the legal authority to enter into these Terms and to form a binding agreement under any applicable law, to use the Sites in accordance with these Terms, and to fully perform your obligations hereunder; (ii) the execution of these Terms does not and will not violate any other agreement to which you are bound or any law, rule, regulation, order or judgement to which you are subject; (iii) you will safeguard your account information and will supervise and be completely responsible for any use of your account by anyone other than you; (iv) you will provide true and accurate information and will not impersonate or provide a false identity; (v) you will not infringe any right of any third party, including intellectual property rights, privacy rights and publicity rights; and (vii) you will not harm any user and will not use the Sites and Materials presented therein for any illegal, Immoral or unauthorised purposes.

  1. Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless FENS, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs, debts, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of  the Sites including for successful or proper installation; (ii) your violation of any term of these Terms; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any intellectual property right, property right, privacy right or publicity right; and (iv) any damage of any sort, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, you may cause to any third party with relation to the Sites or the Material. This defence and indemnification obligation will survive these Terms.

  1. Special provisions relating to Third Party Components

The Sites and/or Service may use or include third party software, files and components that are subject to open source and third party license terms (“Third Party Components“). Your right to use such Third Party Components as part of, or in connection with the Sites and/or Service is subject to any applicable acknowledgements and license terms accompanying such Third Party Components, contained therein or related thereto. If there is a conflict between the licensing terms of such Third Party Components and these Terms, the licensing terms of the Third Party Components shall prevail in connection with the related Third Party Components. These Terms do not apply to any Third Party Components accompanying or contained in the Sites and/or Service and We disclaim all liability related thereto. You acknowledge that We are not the author, owner or licensor of any Third Party Components and that We make no warranties or representations, express or implied, as to the quality, capabilities, operations, performance or suitability of Third Party Components. Under no circumstances shall the Sites and/or Service or any portion thereof (except for the Third Party Components contained therein) be deemed to be “open source“ or “publicly available“ software.

  1. Termination

You agree that FENS, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Sites or any part thereof, at any time and for any reason, including, without limitation, if FENS believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of these terms and conditions. You agree that any termination of your access to the Sites under any provision of these terms and conditions may be effected without prior notice. Upon termination of these Terms, your right to use the Sites will immediately cease. FENS shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Sites or any part thereof.

  1. General

These Terms do not, and shall not be construed to create any relationship, partnership, joint venture, employer-employee, agency, or franchisor-franchisee relationship between the parties hereto.

Any claim relating to the Sites and/or Services or its use thereof will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with EU laws and regulations without reference to its conflict-of-laws principles. Any dispute arising out of or related to your use of the Service will be brought in, and you hereby consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in, the competent courts of Brussels, Belgium. Except that you agree that FENS shall have the right to bring suit against you, in any venue and/or jurisdiction outside of Belgium, in which you have assets, domicile or a place of business.

You agree to waive all defences of lack of personal jurisdiction and forum non-convenience and agree that process may be served in a manner authorised by applicable law or court rule.

If any provision of these Terms is found to be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision will be deemed severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder will be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption or section title contained herein is inserted only as a matter of convenience, and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof.


For information or questions contact:

FENS Office

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

Fondation Universitaire

Rue d’Egmont 11

1000 Brussels, Belgium

Phone: +32 2 545 04 06

Email: office [at-sign]


Effective date: 13/02/2023