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5.4.3. Legal notice (disclaimer formula)

In addition to the copyright notice and the qualification, a legal notice may be added by the author.

In case of reuse

For European Commission publications, in accordance with Decision 2011/833/EU of 12 December 2011, the author may add to the reuse principle one or more of the following three conditions.

1.
The obligation for the reuser to acknowledge the source of the documents (the Publications Office recommends that this obligation be added systematically):
Reuse is authorised provided the source is acknowledged.
2.
The obligation not to distort the original meaning or message of the documents:
Distorting the original meaning or message of this document is not allowed.
3.
The non-liability of the Commission for any consequence stemming from the reuse:
The European Commission is not liable for any consequence stemming from the reuse of this publication.

In case of reproduction

The standard formula is as follows (this example is applicable to Commission publications not subject to the reuse policy and can be adapted to other author institutions or bodies):

Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use that might be made of the following information.

Other standard formulas are also available, depending on the origin and/or destination of the publication, and they too can be adapted to the author institution or body:

This document should not be considered as representative of the European Commission’s official position.
This report does not involve the European Commission in liability of any kind.
The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the European Commission.
The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and should not be considered as representative of the European Commission’s official position.

 

Last updated: 29.8.2019
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