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General Conditions of Contract

In force from 15 July 2010

In force until 14 July 2010

In force until 30 September 2009

Terms of Use

These Terms of Use govern your access and use of this D&B web site and its related sites (collectively, the “D&B Site”). Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using the D&B Site. By using the D&B Site, you agree to these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, you may not use the D&B Site.

For purposes of this D&B Site, “D&B” means The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, its subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, contractors and all of its and their data sources and suppliers. These Terms of Use are in addition to the specific terms and conditions that apply to the products or services offered by D&B.

D&B does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any of the data and/or programs (“Information”) available at this D&B Site. The Information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement.

In no event will D&B or its affiliates be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other damages for any use of or reliance upon the Information found at this Web Site, or on any other linked web site, including, without limitation, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or other data, even if D&B is expressly advised of the possibility of such damages.

You will be responsible for the content of any material you enter on the D&B Site. D&B has no responsibility for the content of any messages or information posted by users, or for the content of information of third parties on the Internet, even if accessed through the D&B Site. However, D&B retains the right, which it may or may not exercise in its sole discretion, to review, edit or delete any material that D&B deems to be illegal, offensive or otherwise inappropriate.

You may be able, through hypertext or other computer links, to gain access to other sites on the Internet that are not part of the D&B Site. D&B makes no representations, warranties or endorsements with respect to any web site that may be accessed from a D&B Site. When you access a non-D&B site, please understand that D&B has no control over the content or information at that site. It is your responsibility to protect your system from such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

D&B, the D&B logo and the D&B products referenced in a D&B Site are either trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, copyrights or other intellectual property of D&B or its affiliates (“D&B IP”). Other products and company names mentioned in a D&B Site may be the intellectual property of their respective owners. You may not use any D&B IP without the consent of D&B.  You may not use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any D&B IP, including the images found at this D&B Site, the content of any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page without D&B’s consent. Except as noted above, you are not conveyed any right or license by implication, estoppel, or otherwise in or under any D&B IP or the intellectual property of any third party.

You may not robotically or otherwise automatically harvest information from a D&B Site.

D&B has the right to amend these Terms of Use at any time and without notice to you. Such amendments shall be effective immediately upon posting. You agree to review the D&B Site periodically to be aware of any such amendments. Your continued use of a D&B Site after such amendments have been made shall constitute acceptance of the amendments.

No part of the D&B Site may be reproduced, modified, or distributed in any form or manner without the prior written permission of D&B.
You may access D&B’s Privacy Policy from the D&B Site.

Privacy policy

D&B - An Industry Leader in Data Protection Practices

For more than 160 years, D&B has collected information on businesses to create products and services that assist its customers in critical buying and selling decisions.

Today, D&B is one of the world's leading providers of business-to-business credit, marketing and purchasing services. As a leader in the information industry, D&B developed data protection practices more than 20 years ago.

The fundamental principles of those data protection practices still apply to our traditional information products and services.

Data protection practices for the Internet

Driven by requests from customers, D&B delivers products and services through the Internet faster and more efficiently than ever before. Many of the measurable benefits derived from D&B products and services are a result of the ability to freely move information. D&B recognizes that the free flow of information must be balanced against an individual's privacy interests. The company also believes the adoption of balanced data protection practices for the Internet makes good business sense. Therefore, D&B subscribes to the practices described below.

D&B data collection practices browsing a web site

Generally, a visitor to a D&B Web site does not have to reveal any individually identifiable information such as name, address or telephone number. On most sites, D&B does not require that a visitor provide individually identifiable information nor do we collect any through the use of technology. Some non-individually identifiable information is collected by Web site servers such as what browser is being used (e.g., Netscape) or the domain name from which a visitor entered the site (e.g., www.yourcompany.com).

Use of Internet technology

We sometimes use an Internet device called a cookie to store login or other information on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of information that a web site transfers to your computer's hard drive. Many web sites use cookies to make your life as a web user easier and more engaging. We use cookies to simplify your access or to tailor our services to your needs and interests. Some pages within D&B sites require provision of individually identifiable information to order a product or to register with D&B. When this information is requested, you will know because you will be asked to complete a form and return it to us. The data requested may include your name, mailing and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers.

D&B collects this individually identifiable information to complete business transactions, deliver products and services, administer individual accounts, provide customer support and meet government regulatory requirements such as VAT collection. D&B does not store the information on its Web servers nor does the company sell or otherwise share the information externally. D&B does, however, from time to time compile online transaction and registration information for internal analyses such as researching and identifying market segments and needs.

Confidentiality and security safeguards

D&B takes technical, contractual, administrative and physical steps to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of individually identifiable information. If, during their employment, D&B associates acquire confidential or proprietary information belonging to D&B or its customers, such information will be handled in confidence and may not be disclosed to unauthorized third parties. D&B associates are also responsible for the internal security of such information. On some D&B sites, technology is used to further secure the information.

Data quality

Data quality is at the heart and soul of any successful information company. Working to ensure that data are up-to-date and accurate benefits the data subject and D&B. To help ensure quality data, D&B employs extensive measures, including direct contacts with businesses and quality review at both the point of collection and at the end of the data collection process.

Correction process

When we are contacted about a potential error in our report, we act promptly to address the concern and correct whatever errors are present.

The practices outlined above represent current data protection practices. To keep up with the rapidly evolving Internet environment, D&B will from time to time review and revise these practices and communicate any updates.

Data protection practices

For more than 160 years, D&B has collected information on businesses to create products and services that assist its customers in critical decisions. Today, D&B is one of the world's leading providers of business-to-business credit, marketing, purchasing and receivable management services.

Many of the measurable benefits derived from D&B products and services are a result of the ability to freely move information. Recognising that the free flow of the information must be balanced against an individual's privacy interests, D&B developed data protection practices more than 20 years ago. The fundamental principles of those data protection practices still apply to our traditional information products and services. The company also believes that employing balanced data protection practices makes good business sense. Therefore, D&B subscribes to the practices described below.

The data D&B collects

D&B’s global database contains more than  143 million business records from 209 countries. Up to 1,500 data items are collected on each business. While all of the data collected is business-related, some elements are specifically identifiable to the individual owners or principals of the business entity. Data collected about owners or principals is limited to information deemed relevant for making business decisions. D&B collects this information for purposes such as: giving trading partners a sense of who is responsible for the decisions that drive the business; providing the business qualifications of the business managers; and serving as a resource to assess the likelihood of a business' success. Such business uses represent non-personal interests, pertaining to a business enterprise for business-to-business commerce decisions, not the individual personally.

Sources of D&B's information

We invest hundreds of millions of dollars annually in data collection activities. Our primary sources of information are the owners or principals of businesses and public records such as business registries, courts and bankruptcy filings.

Data quality

Data quality is at the heart and soul of any successful information company. Ensuring that data are as up-to-date and accurate as practicable benefits both the customer and D&B, and is also fair to the data subject. To ensure quality data, D&B takes exhaustive measures including direct contact with businesses and quality review at the point of collection instead of exclusively at the end of the data collection process.

Access and correction process

When a business owner or principal contacts D&B about a potential error, we act promptly to correct errors or misleading information whenever we learn of it.

Use limitations

A business may have its information removed from business marketing lists published by D&B. The removal must be requested in writing by an authorized representative. To make this request, please contact our Customer Service department on ,  +36 1 347 67 90 .

Data security

D&B takes technical, contractual and administrative steps to control data in order to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of it. For example, D&B will not provide data to third parties without a contractual relationship. Our strict contractual processes stipulate valid / authorized uses of D&B data and bind our customers to relevant country laws.

D&B have policies and documented procedures associated with data collection, accuracy, quality, updating, notification, disclosure, privacy concerns and more. Employees are required not to discuss our information with non-business associates. The secrecy and professional conduct of the employees is of great importance to D&B, its customers and the data subjects.

Accountability

D&B is subjected to local Data Protection legislation and authority regulations in the countries where we operate. In every European D&B country or market there is at least one Data Protection Officer appointed. The Data Protection Officers are, among other things, responsible for monitoring compliance, legislative development and contacts with the local Data Protection Authorities.

Operationally, each issue above is covered by a senior manager and team, with audit tools to ensure full compliance with the practices. In addition, within our United States’ General Counsel's office is a designated lawyer with global responsibility for the company's data protection policies.