Legal Notice is a platform created by the collective of the European Citizen Space on which YouTube videos are posted. Its purpose   is to help the users get a better understanding of the institutions, the functioning and the policies of the European Union. This website is financed by the Eurometropolis Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai.


These General Terms and Conditions of Use (GTC) specify all rights and obligations of the user (hereinafter referred to as the “User”), regardless of whether it concerns a private individual who is of age and has full legal capacity or a legal entity, either or not acting within the context of a professional activity, in the capacity of User of the website published by the website Publisher (hereinafter referred to as “the Website”).

By using and navigating the Website, the User accepts these general terms and conditions. Within this context, the User explicitly acknowledges that prior to using and navigating the Website, they have read all the information below and explicitly accept it. The conditions of use may be changed or supplemented at any time.  The users of the Website are therefore requested to consult them regularly.

This Site is normally accessible to the users at all times. However, the Publisher may decide to interrupt the Website for technical maintenance from time to time and will, whenever possible, inform the User in advance of the date and time of the intervention.

The Website is regularly updated by the Publisher. This means that the legal notice may also be changed at any time.  Nevertheless, they are binding for the User, who is requested to consult them as often as possible.


2.1. Publisher : the Publisher of this Website is :

Website :

Eurométropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai

Registered office: 2, boulevard des Cités Unies CS 70043 59040 Lille Cedex

Contact :

Phone: +32 (0) 56 23 11 00

Responsible editor: Loïc Delhuvenne, Director of the Agency of the Eurometropolis.

  • Web host: this Website is hosted by :


P.O. Box 81226

Seattle, WA 98108-1226


  • Content – Information :

The words “Content” or “Information” refer to all elements disseminated through the Internet on the Website, in particular information, photographs, videos, images, diagrams and any other elements, goods or services.

  •  User:

Any legally competent person who accesses the Site to consult the latest news.

  •  Personal data:

Any information relating to a private individual who is identified or can be identified, either directly or indirectly, on the basis of an identification number or one or several personal data, such as name, address, telephone number, etc.


The User declares to accept the characteristics and restrictions of an online service and in particular to acknowledge that:

  • the Publisher is bound by a mere best-efforts obligation;
  • they are aware of the uncertainties of online consultation, in particular with respect to response time;
  • it is the User’s responsibility to take all necessary measures in order to ensure that the technical characteristics of their computer and/or IT network enable them to have access to the Website;
  • they are exclusively responsible for their access to the Internet;
  • it is the User’s responsibility to take all appropriate measures in order to protect their own data and/or software against contamination by viruses circulating on the Internet or downloaded via any other electronic means.

Consequently, the Publisher does not provide any explicit or implicit guarantee with respect to navigation on the Website. The User is responsible for choosing this service and for the use and interpretation of the documents obtained on the Website. The User therefore navigates and uses the Website under their own responsibility and at their own  risk.

In general, the Publisher is not liable for any indirect damage that may be result from navigation on the Website. It is explicitly agreed that indirect damage includes but is not limited to any moral or commercial damage, loss of profit, of turnover, of orders, of income, of goodwill or of data, as well as any action instituted against the User and the consequences thereof. 


In accordance with the French Act of 21 June 2004 relating to confidence in the digital economy, the User has the obligation to report any content glorifying crimes against humanity, inciting racial hatred, relating to child pornography or violence or affecting human dignity.

The User can report any misuse to the editorial department of by contacting the Publisher via the pre-filled form on the “Contact” page, quoting the content in question and stating the reasons justifying the report.

If the Publisher becomes or is made aware of any content violating these GTC, we are authorised to make this content inaccessible without prior notice.


The Content available on the Website is supplied by the Publisher and by YouTube.

By visiting the Website, the User has access to Content protected by law, in particular by the terms of service of YouTube and by the provisions of the French Code of Intellectual Property (in particular with regard to copyrights and trademarks). The use and navigation of the Website therefore does not grant the User any intellectual property rights on the Content.

All elements of the Website, including but not limited to the name, the logo, drawings, photographs, animated images, downloadable documents and any other documents are the Publisher’s exclusive property. is an intellectual work protected by the applicable laws and abroad by the international conventions relating to copyrights.

In this context any representation, reproduction, modification, commercial use or transfer to another website and/or another carrier are forbidden without the explicit written consent of the person responsible for the publication.

Only strictly personal use is authorised.

The violation of any of the copyrights on the work constitutes a counterfeiting offence.


The Personal Data provided by the User are destined for the Publisher. They are strictly confidential and cannot be disclosed to third parties. The Publisher undertakes to respect the confidential nature of these Personal Data and to process them in accordance with the provisions of the French Act no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and amending the French Act no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to Information Technology, Files and Civil Liberties (“Act on information technology and liberties”) and of Regulation (EU) no. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016.

Personal data are retained for a period of 13 months as regards the contact forms and as long as you don’t unsubscribe using the relevant link as regards the newsletters.

The Publisher points out that, should the User change their mind and no longer want to receive certain types of emails, they can at any time adjust their preferences as regards the sending of emails by surfing to the Website, using a link that will be included in these emails.

Pursuant to the amended French Act on information technology and liberties of 6 January 1978 and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and the Council of 27 April 2016, the User has the right to access, modify, restrict, erase, rectify, transfer and object to the processing of their personal data retained by the Publisher.   The Publisher may request the User to add a copy of their identity document or that of the person exercising parental responsibility to their request. The User can exercise the above-mentioned rights by addressing the request (with indication of the email address, the name, the first name and the street address) to Eurométropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai, 2, boulevard des Cités Unies CS 70043 59040 Lille Cedex or by email to the address

To exercise these rights, you can contact us at:

Eurométropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai

Doorniksestraat 63, B 8500 Kortrijk (BELGIUM)

Phone: 0032 56 23 11 00

The User has the right to file a complaint with the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL). Click on this link for more information about the personal data (website of the CNIL).


The Publisher uses Cookies on the Website in order to improve the quality. Cookies are files saved on the hard disk of the User’s computer when surfing on the Internet.

A cookie in itself does not permit personal identification, but registers information relating to the surfing behaviour on the Website that can be read directly by the Publisher’s servers during subsequent visits to the Website.

In accordance with the recommendations of the CNIL (, this Website respects the following instructions :

  • The cookie is only used to create anonymous statistics
  • The cookie does not allow the Publisher to monitor the surfing behaviour of the User on other websites
  • The IP address used to determine the geolocation of the internet user is not more precise than the city/town. The two last bytes of the IP address are erased from our files.
  • Cookies enabling the tracing of internet users and IP addresses are not retained during a period of more than 13 months after the first visit.
  • The raw visit data linked to a user name are not retained during a period of more than 13 months, either.

For more information, the User can consult the “Cookie Policy” page of the Website.


The Publisher reserves the right to create a hyperlink to other websites.

The Publisher has no control over these other websites and therefore excludes all liability and guarantees, in particular with respect to the content.

The Publisher cannot be held liability for the possible unavailability of these third-party websites.

The Publisher does not accept any liability with respect to any other website you may access via the Publisher’s Website, and it is explicitly pointed out that a link to another website does not imply that the Publisher accepts any liability with respect to the content of this website or the purpose for which it may be used.


The User undertakes to comply with the applicable laws and regulations and to respect public order and good morals.


Should one of the provisions of these general terms and conditions be declared inapplicable, this inapplicability shall not affect the application of the other provisions.


These GTC are governed by French law.

In case of a dispute resulting from the interpretation or performance of these general terms and conditions, the Publisher and the User undertake to attempt to reach an amicable settlement before bringing the dispute before a court.

If no amicable settlement can be reached, the competent courts will have exclusive jurisdiction, even in case of interlocutory proceedings, the introduction of third parties or multiple defendants.

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