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Terms and conditions for EPD-Norge Digi

EPD-Norge Digi

Terms and conditions for EPD-Norge Digi:

General Terms of Use of EPD-Norge Digital EPDs
With the EPD-Norge Digi platform, EPD-Norge makes available a standardized digital database for the life-cycle assessment of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPD-Norge Digi provides company- or association-specific datasets from EPDs.
The datasets published in EPD-Norge Digi can be viewed by the end user and may be downloaded for calculating life-cycle assessments after registering free of charge.  Any further commercial use of the data, circulating it to third parties, requires entering into a licensing agreement.

By entering and using EPD-Norge Digi you accept these Terms of Use without restriction and reserve.

1. Information on registering for using the database content
1.1 Use without Registration

In principle it is possible to just view datasets published on EPD-Norge Digi in html mode without registration.

2. Availability, Updating and Accuracy of EPD-Norge Digi

The EPDs are products of EPD-Norge. Extracts from the EPDs are published in the EPD-Norge Digi online database. The information obtained is based on information from the manufacturers. Despite conscientious processing of the information available EPD-Norge cannot assume any liability for the details being up to date and accurate nor for the evaluation of the products. The user of the EPDs, the processor/purchaser of the products or the consultant/planner recommending these products is not absolved from the responsibility to test the intended application for himself.

EPD-Norge enables the user to access its EPD-Norge Digi database via the internet.

EPD-Norge reserves the right to make modifications or additions to the information, data and layouts provided without notice.

The user has no entitlement to the availability of the domain or the corresponding server. Therefore, any liability of EPD-Norge in this regard is excluded. Furthermore, EPD-Norge reserves the right to suspend or completely terminated the operation of the database and the domain at any time.

3. Using the database content free of charge is the rule

EPD-Norge transfers to the user the simple, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable right to use the database content free of charge for his own use, which includes a readout of the data via html. Only registered users are entitled to download digital datasets by means of individual request from the database for calculating life-cycle assessments.

The content of the online data must not be changed or imitated. Nor may it be circulated to third parties or used commercially.

3.1 Right to Use Free of Charge

If the user is seeking commercial use of the digitalized datasets or to circulate them to third parties, this must be arranged with EPD-Norge in advance and agreed separately.

By commercial is meant here a use that consists in downloading parts of the database or database content for purposes other from life-cycle assessments is aimed at offering the database content of EPD-Norge Digi to third parties against payment or free of charge via own tools.

The entitlement to use going beyond the commercial use of the data described under clause 3.1 is subject to payment. 

4. Suspension and termination of the user

EPD-Norge has the right to suspend the provision of EPD-Norge Digi for individual users where:

The user has violated applicable laws, criminal or copyright laws or such that protect the rights of third parties, or if his conduct is damaging to the interests of EPD-Norge or to a natural person or legal entity that is in a legal relationship to EPD-Norge.

If the user breaches the provisions of clauses 3.1 and 3.2 of these Terms of Use, EPD-Norge has likewise the right to block the user and to deny the user access to the download area of EPD-Norge Digi in future. Further claims for damages by EPD-Norge remain unaffected by this. 

5. Claims for Defects and Liability

5.1 Liability of the User

The materials and software required to access the page and use of the EPD-Norge Digi database are charged exclusively to the user. It is his responsibility to take all appropriate actions to protect his own data, EDP systems and/or software programs from infection by viruses. The use of the information, messages or data of any kind communicated by the service are the sole responsibility of the user. Also, decisions or actions that the latter considers or carries out because of the information result in no further liability than that of the user. The user bears the sole responsibility towards EPD-Norge and, if applicable, towards third parties, for the use he makes of the page and the service as well as for all direct and indirect damage of any kind caused by a piece of information or another content element. 

When using EPDs from EPD-Norge as data input to studies both with academical and commercial purposes, the user must:

  • Always mention the relevant and used EPDs as Source Refrence
  • Never use EPDs and/or selection of EPDs for misleading communication
  • If using EPDs for comparison, remember the EN15804 statement: "Comparison of the environmental performance of construction products using the EPD information shall be based on the product's use in and its impacts on the building, and shall consider the complete life cycle. EPD that are not in a building context are not tools to compare construction products."

5.2 Liability of EPD-Norge

EPD-Norge will take the usual care corresponding to the requirements of a database operator for updating and care of the database content, whereby EPD-Norge is dependent on the supply of data by third parties. EPD-Norge makes no representations that the content made available with the products and its selection is correct, up to date and complete. The user is himself responsible for the correct use of the database and a final check of the data and its evaluation.

Despite a regular data backup by EPD-Norge, data dropouts or even data losses may occur. EPD-Norge accepts no liability for this.

EPD-Norge is only liable under the statutory regulations for damage for injury to life, limb or health in the event of gross negligence by EPD-Norge, a legal representative or vicarious agent or for damage falling under a warranty or assurance given by the EPD-Norge. In the case of slight negligence, EPD-Norge is only liable for damage that is typical of this type of contract and foreseeable and only where a cardinal obligation has been breached. Apart from that, liability for slight negligence is excluded.

EPD-Norge is not liable for damage arising from malfunctions on lines, servers and other equipment that is not in responsibility of EPD-Norge. 

6. Copyright

The databases to which EPD-Norge grants the user access are copyright-protected. All rights are reserved to the provider. The consent to the present Terms of Use by the user is considered at the same time as recognition of the intellectual property rights. The user acquires a right of use only in the scope determined under clause 3.

7. Privacy Policy

7.1 Personal Data

EPD-Norge takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. The personal data of the user is stored by EPD-Norge for processing as part of the use of EPD-Norge Digi database. All personal data transmitted by the user during registration at EPD-Norge Digi is collected lawfully and in good faith.  

7.2 Customer’s research requests and user profiles

Customer’s research requests and user profiles are treated in confidence by the provider.

8. Governing Law and Place of Jurisdiction

The legal relationship between EPD-Norge and the user of the database as well as all claims and legal disputes arising from it are governed solely by the law of Norway

If the user is a merchant, a corporate body under public law or a special fund under public law, the parties agree for all legal disputes from or based on these Terms of Use the competent courts of the registered office of EPD-Norge as place of jurisdiction. This does not apply if an exclusive place of jurisdiction is laid down by law. Differing terms and conditions do not apply – unless agreed in writing by the parties.

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The Norwegian EPD Foundation

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N-0303 Oslo Norway
Telephone: +47 977 22 020
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