Terms and Conditions for
Public Literature

  • Introduction

    The following Terms and Conditions for Access to Crop Protection Study Documents (Terms and Conditions) apply to requests and the subsequent provision of Study Documents ( study summaries and study reports) concerning crop protection active substances and/or crop protection products researched, developed, registered and/or marketed by Members of the Glyphosate Renewal Group (GRG Members) and which have in particular, without being limited to this, been requested and provided via the website https://glyphosate.eu/. These Study Documents may be redacted to protect personal data and/or confidential business information. Generally, Study Summaries are directly downloadable on the website. Study Reports are provided individually on request by or on behalf of the GRG Member(s) who own(s) the Study. However, the GRG Members are not obliged to provide any Study Reports.

    Purpose

    GRG Members are disclosing safety related Glyphosate Study Documents to foster the societal and scientific dialog on modern agriculture. Such disclosures are made to support continued regulatory oversight based upon sound science, to facilitate and share additional data to interested parties, and to encourage constructive feedback and suggestions to continually improve the performance, safety, and certainty of glyphosate containing products to regulators, customers, and consumers alike.

    GRG members do not intend to support any third party commercial interests or exploitation of Study Documents. Therefore, any use of Study Documents disclosed under these Terms and Conditions for commercial and regulatory purposes is strictly forbidden.

    No provision of Study Documents to the benefit of other crop protection product companies

    By making a request to receive Study Documents the user confirms that he/she is not directly or indirectly engaged in or intending to become engaged in the commercialization of crop protection products and is not acting on behalf of or for the benefit of any third party which is directly or indirectly engaged in the commercialization of crop protection products.

    License regarding Study Reports provided

    The user acknowledges that Study Reports may be protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights of one or more GRG Members (Study Owner) and can be considered commercially valuable when used for commercial and regulatory purposes.

    The user is granted by the Study Owner a non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free, revocable license to use one copy of the requested Study Report provided in compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

    The license can be revoked any time by the Study Owner, without the need to state any reasons. In case of revocation the user shall return, delete and/or discard any copies of the Study Report without any undue delay and shall not further use the Study Report.

    Use of Study Documents

    Except as provided in the Quotation Rights section below, the user is not allowed to distribute, reproduce and/or publish the Study Documents.

    The user is not allowed to use Study Documents for any regulatory or commercial purposes, which includes, without limitation, any use by the user and/or any third party that could reasonably be understood to be for or in support of the creation of profit.

    Quotation Rights

    The user may reproduce, distribute and communicate reasonable parts of the Study Documents if these parts are included in an independent scientific work for the purpose of furthering scientific debate and/or explaining the Study contents provided that the GRG Members copyrights are appropriately cited.

    No Warranties and Limitation of Liability

    No GRG MEMBER NOR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE AFFILIATES MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO DATA AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE STUDY DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

    THE STUDY OWNER AND/OR GRG MEMBERS SHALL ONLY BE LIABLE IN CASE OF (i) INTENT, (ii) GROSS NEGLIGENCE, (iii) LOSS OF LIFE, BODILY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO HEALTH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE LAW (AS SET OUT UNDER “GOVERNING LAW” BELOW). WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CASES SET OUT IN THE PREVIOUS SENTENCE, GRG MEMBERS IN PARTICULAR ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY PARTY'S USE, OR THE RESULTS OF SUCH USE, OF ANY PART OF THE STUDY DOCUMENTS .

    GRG MEMBERS ARE NOT OBLIGED TO PROVIDE ANY STUDY REPORTS.

    Third Party Rights

    The restrictions and conditions and the warranty and liability provisions of these Terms are also made for the benefit of any and all GRG Members and, accordingly, each such GRG Member may in its own right enforce these Terms.

    Government law and Jurisdiction

    The validity interpretation and performance of these Terms and Conditions, any dispute connected herewith and any non-contractual obligations arising in connection with them are governed by and construed in accordance with Belgian law, and the Belgian courts have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any dispute arising in connection with these Terms and Conditions, including disputes relating to any non-contractual obligations.