Terms of website use

Terms of website use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website https://epadb.com (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

When using our site, you must comply with the provisions of our Acceptable use policy and, be aware of our site Privacy policy.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

We offer two memberships: ‘Free’ and ‘Premium’. Our Free membership entitles you to free access. Our Premium membership for both institutions and individuals allows further levels of access and is charged. To register for either membership, we will require some of your personal information detailed in our Privacy policy. Primium membership will entitle you to access additional functionality and content as separately detailed on our site from time to time.

The steps required for both Free and Primium membership and to accept these Terms (i.e. creating a legally binding contract) between you and us are as follows:
(a) you register by signing up to the site online and complete the steps prompted by the sign up process; and
(b) if you have opted for Primium membership at the end of the signing up process, payment will be due following completion of the online registration form (i.e. when you click the pay now button).

When you have completed the online registration process, we will email Primium applicants to acknowledge that we have received your membership request.

We may send you an email to say that your membership request has not been approved. This is typically for the following reasons:
(a) we cannot obtain authorisation of payment; or
(b) there has been an error by us on the pricing or description of the Primium membership.

When registering to our site, please take care to ensure that all the information that you provide to us is correct.

If you are under the age of 18 you may not subscribe to our Primium membership.


Upon becoming a Primium member, you will pay the annual/monthly subscription fee as set out in the registration application. This will be paid by you annually/monthly and shall be calculated on the basis that there are 365 days in each calendar year.
You may pay for the subscription using a credit card or debit card.

The price of the subscription includes VAT at the applicable rate.

We reserve the right to refuse to provide the Primium membership service if you fail to pay the subscription fee in accordance with the Terms.

We shall be entitled to suspend the provision of the subscription for the duration of any period in which the payment of the Primium membership fee is overdue, and we shall not be obliged to repay any portion of an annual/monthly subscription fee paid in advance for any period in which we suspend the service.

At the time of renewal we will send individuals a renewal reminder by email alerting you to our renewal payment server. For institutions an invoice will be sent for payment. We will give you not less than [30] days’ written notice prior to the anniversary of the commencement date each year of any increase in the subscription fees.

If these Terms are cancelled it will not affect our right to receive any money which you owe to us under these Terms.


As an individual member, and subject to you not starting to use the membership service during the 14 day period, you will have a right to cancel your membership during the ‘cooling off’ period of 14 days from completion of application. . During this period, you may tell us that you want to cancel your subscription and obtain a refund. Any refunds will be made using the same method of payment, or on the debit card or credit card which you used to pay for the subscription. You may cancel your Primium membership subscription at any time following the ‘cooling off period’, but you will not be entitled to a refund. By agreeing these Terms you acknowledge and agree that once you start to use the membership service that you have applied for you will lose the right to cancel during the cooling off period or at all and will no longer be eligible for a refund during the cooling off period.

To make a cancellation please email us at subscription@epadb.com. We will confirm the cancellation to you in writing. The cancellation will have immediate effect.

We reserve the right to cancel your subscription with immediate effect, where we go into liquidation, or a receiver or administrator is appointed over our assets, or where we are affected by an event outside of our control.

As a user of our site you acknowledge and agree that any information recorded or posted on our site by you the user is information that is available to us to use and that subject to any copyright notice posted by you at the time of posting such information, all copyright in material posted and appearing on our site belongs to us. In the event of you claiming copyright over any posted material you hereby agree at the time of such posting to our site to grant to us an irrevocable and perpetual, royalty free right to display, use and defend against infringement the posted information.

You agree that information posted by you to our site will be accurate and comply with our Acceptable Use Policy and that such information be in the public domain unless you select at the time of posting the option to keep this private in which case the information will only be available to registered users of our site.

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Commentary, information and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim any and all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information or materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
• loss of income or revenue;
• loss of business;
• loss of profits or contracts;
• loss of anticipated savings;
• loss of data;
• loss of goodwill;
• wasted management or office time; and
for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law


We process information about you in accordance with our Privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided or posted by you is accurate.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to privacy@epadb.com

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.


The Portuguese corts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These terms of use are governed by Portuguese law.

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

Contact us

If at any time you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with any enquiry relating to your personal information or site use, you can do so by sending an e-mail to us at privacy@epadb.com.

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