Terms of use


These terms and conditions of use (Terms of Use) explain how our website at www.pet-europe-org should be used.  These Terms of Use apply to all users of our website.  Please read them carefully.  By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree with them, you should not use our website.   

Our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy (as updated from time to time) are incorporated into and form a part of these Terms of Use. Please refer to those policies for additional information about how we use the information we hold.

About this website and its operator

This website is operated by PET EUROPE, PRODUCERS’ ASSOCIATION (We/Us). We are a not for profit organisation, registered in Belgium with registration number 0829.158.374. Our registered office and correspondence address is PET EUROPE aisbl, Rue Théodore de Cuyper 100, 1200 Brussels, Belgium and our email address for general enquiries is info@pet-europe.org.  Our VAT registration number is BE 829158374. PET EUROPE is an industry association which does not undertake any commercial activities for profit.

This website contains general information about us, our work, and the European PET resin producers we represent.  Some of the companies we represent are Associate Members. The website contains various content including articles, opinion, news and event information as well as other information about the sector in which we operate.  Further information is provided in these Terms of Use about the content which we provide.

Access to our website and restrictions on use

Access to our website is temporary and we may withdraw or amend the information we provide without notice at any time.  We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it will always be available or uninterrupted, and we will not be liable if for any reason, our site, any part of it or any of the functions available on it, are unavailable at any time.

You must make all arrangements needed to access our website and ensure that anyone accessing it through your internet connection is aware of and complies with, these Terms of Use.  This will include any of your staff and other representatives who you may authorise to use this website on your behalf, at any time.

From time to time, we may decide to restrict access to some parts of our website to our Associate Members only. For example, our Document Library is available to Primary and Associate Members only. If at any time we issue any usernames and/or passwords, the same must be treated confidentially and not disclosed.  We may disable account usernames or passwords at any time if we believe that you have not, or any person within your organisation has not, complied with any of these Terms of Use.

You must not corrupt the website, flood it with information which causes it to malfunction or use any features which may affect it such as worms, viruses or logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful.  Spam (multiple, unsolicited or undesired bulk emails) is strictly forbidden.

You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, our servers or any server or computer connected to it.  You must not attack our website via a denial-of-service attack or similar.  If you do, you may commit an offence.  We will report any such breach to the relevant authorities, will co-operate with them by disclosing your identity where it is lawful for us to do so, and your right to use our website will end immediately.  We also reserve the right to monitor traffic to our website including to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information on our website or otherwise cause damage.

We may prevent or suspend your access to our website if you fail at any time to comply with these Terms of Use, any policies referred to in these Terms of Use or any applicable law.

Information from you

You must make sure that any information you provide to us is accurate and up to date.

You must not provide information about another person except with their express permission or where otherwise lawfully permitted to do so.

Under no circumstances should any submission or comment be made using this website which is defamatory, abusive, obscene, unlawful, sexist, racist or discriminatory or which may in any way cause offence.  You must never use abusive language, be aggressive, swear, threaten, harass or abuse any other person.

We will not be liable to any person for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by you or any other user of our website.

We may remove any material, posting, submission or other content uploaded to our website at any time, including any submissions or content which does not conform to the requirements of these Terms of Use.

It is possible to send information to use via the “Contact” section of our website, via email or by contacting us in other ways including by way of the Docshare facility which we make available. Any material you send to us will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary and we will have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose such material to third parties including by inclusion on our website where we consider it appropriate.  You should therefore not provide any information or content which you do not want to be disclosed and you must not submit information which is copied from another source. We may also disclose your identity to any person who claims that material posted or uploaded by you violates their intellectual property, privacy or other rights.

Any information you send to us whether electronically or otherwise is sent at your own risk. You acknowledge that the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be secure and therefore we will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss of your information or any unauthorised access to or disclosure of the same.

The information on this website

We may remove content or change our website or its content at any time and without notice.  We aim to provide accurate and up to date information on our website. However, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.  We do not guarantee that particular services or events mentioned on our website will always be available and we may withdraw information, services and content at any time.

From time to time, we publish news items on our website. We do not give any assurance that such news items are current or up to date and such content will remain on our website for reference.

Our website may include information and comments received from other users of the website, for example on our News and Recent Posts  pages. This information has not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our website do not represent our views or values.

The information on this website is provided in English. We accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies in any translations which you may decide to generate based on the content of this website.

This website is aimed at business users.

Our intellectual property rights

All design, text, graphics, images, logos, trademarks, arrangement of them and all other materials and content on this site, the look and feel of the website and any underlying software are subject to copyright and other ownership rights which belong either to us or our third-party licensors. This includes the trademarks and logos of our Member organisations which are displayed in the website.   Using this website does not in any way give or transfer any such rights to you.

The website may provide information about, or provide links to, products and services offered by our Member organisations   All intellectual property rights in those products and services, including in the trademarks and logos which appear on product packaging, belong to the relevant Member and you must not under any circumstances, copy the same or allow any other person to do so without the express written permission of the owner of those rights.  You acknowledge that our Members’ businesses are heavily based on the retention and preservation of those intellectual property rights which remain their key, valuable assets.   We therefore take instances of breach of our intellectual property rights, or those of any of our Members, seriously.

You must not yourself or allow anyone else to publish, copy, distribute or modify this website or any content whatsoever.  Proprietary works are protected by laws and all such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy and may download extracts of any page for personal reference and may draw the attention of others to material on our site.  You must not modify the copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way or use any illustrations, video, photographs, or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.  Our status and that of any identified contributors as authors of material on our website must always be acknowledged.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our website in breach of these Terms of Use, your right to use our website will cease immediately and you must return or at our request, securely destroy all copies of the materials you have made.

Links to other websites

From time to time, we may provide hyperlinks or references to other websites operated by third parties, including our Members.  All links, references and any other third-party information are provided for convenience only and we are not responsible for the content or availability of those websites or your use of them nor do we endorse the same.  We do not make any representations or give any guarantee about their content, and we have no control over those sites or resources.  Your use of third-party websites may be governed by any terms and conditions applicable to those third party sites.

You may link to our home page but must do so in a way which is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, nor that of any of our Members. You must not infer any association, approval or endorsement where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any website that you do not own.  Our website must not be framed on any site, nor may you create a link to any page other than the home page.

We may withdraw linking permission without notice.


You must make sure that your reliance on this website is suitable for your own purposes.  The information we provide is intended as general information only and is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely nor does it take into account the detail of any particular circumstances and is provided without any guarantee as to its accuracy.

In particular, the PET EUROPE is an organisation which has members from a number of different jurisdictions.  The information and content made available on this website does not take account of the requirements of, or circumstances in, any particular jurisdiction, does not in any way amount to regulatory or legal advice and is generic in nature only.   Any person using this website is responsible for seeking its own regulatory and compliance advice.

We do not give any guarantee that our website can be access in any particular jurisdiction.

We do not warrant that the information accessible via this website is complete or that the website will be available, secure or operate without error or be free from bugs, viruses or other harmful elements.

Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended in any way to exclude or limit our liability for death or personal injury which is caused by our negligence or any fraudulent misrepresentations by us or for any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

This website is provided on an “as is” basis.  Accordingly, to the extent that the law allows, neither we nor any of our employees, consultants, members or representatives will be liable to you, no matter how that liability arises, for any costs, claims, liabilities, expenses or damages which you incur arising out of or in connection with use of this website.  This includes without limit the following types of loss, in each case whether direct or indirect:

  • loss of profit;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of income, revenue or business;
  • loss of goodwill or damage to reputation; or
  • wasted management time.

All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute or common law (including as to satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose) are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

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


The English Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to our website or these Terms of Use.  These Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter (including non-contractual disputes or claims) or this website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.

If any part of these Terms of Use is or becomes unenforceable then all other parts will continue to be valid irrespective of the unenforceable part.

Failure by you or us to exercise rights under these Terms of Use or a delay in doing so will not affect any of the remaining rights and remedies available to us or you.

No-one other than a party to these Terms of Use has a right to enforce any of these Terms.

Nothing in these Terms of Use will imply a relationship of employment, partnership, joint venture or agency between us.

We may appoint any third parties to assist us in making this website available at any time.

Except as agreed in these Terms of Use, a person who is not a party to them will not have any rights to enforce any term as set out above.

We may amend these Terms of Use at any time. Please check these Terms of Use every time you wish to use our website, to ensure that you understand the Terms of Use that apply at that time.