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If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern APOPO's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use APOPO's website.

The APOPO website

The APOPO website is provided by APOPO for personal use and educational purposes only. Any other use, including reproduction or translation of anything more than a de minimis portion of the content of the APOPO website or reuse covered by our right of use policy, or any use other than for personal or educational purposes, requires the express prior written permission of APOPO. Requests for permission should be sent to us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., specifying full details of the proposed use.

All Content of the APOPO website is protected by law including, as applicable, copyright laws. The Content of the APOPO website is selected on the basis of APOPO's own criteria and in its own sole discretion. APOPO reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the APOPO website, including but not limited to these terms of use.

The APOPO Name and Emblem

The APOPO name and emblem are the exclusive property of APOPO. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of APOPO. Requests for permission should be sent to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Copyright notice

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to APOPO. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only; you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material. You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content; nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

We sometimes post non-APOPO produced text or images on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, in which case we strive to include the appropriate copyright statement. Such material is covered by the copyright on the original, and any reuse needs to be approved by the copyright holder.

APOPO reserves all copyrights on material on its web pages, including photographs and graphic designs. In the case of some publications, APOPO has licensed the rights to third parties. The use of APOPO internet material for any purpose, including repackaging in hard copy or compilation for CD-ROM or any other electronic media, is prohibited unless prior written permission is obtained. Requests for permission should be sent to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, and you're not certain about copyright or other restrictions, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

Linking to the APOPO website (right of use)

APOPO welcomes links from sites that share our goals. By adding a link you are expressing your support for these goals. If you would like to link to APOPO's website, we ask you to agree to the following.

You may link to the homepage or to a deep content page. APOPO reserves the right to disallow links at any time (e.g. if there are contents or other links in close proximity to the APOPO link that may be inappropriate from APOPO's point of view). If this is the case, the site maintainers agree to delete the link immediately.

A site that links to APOPO's site:

  • May not contain any content which could be deemed offensive, unsuitable or harmful or otherwise promoting any illegal or immoral purpose
  • May link to APOPO's content but may not copy it without special permission.
  • Should not embed a APOPO web page in a frame or create any border environment around APOPO content
  • Should not misrepresent its relationship with APOPO or imply that APOPO is endorsing it or its products
  • Should not use the APOPO logo without permission
  • Must, if it sells any products or services, inform APOPO and request permission to link as a commercial site

Interacting with others on the APOPO website

The APOPO website may contain message or communication facilities that allow you to interact with other website visitors or add comments or other content to the website.

In those cases, don't do any of the following:

  • defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity)
  • publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information
  • upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents
  • upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of another's computer
  • delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded
  • falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded
  • advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters
  • download any file posted by another user that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. APOPO reserves the absolute right to delete any material posted to the APOPO website without notice to the user.

APOPO accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any user in connection with such facilities, or for any material submitted by users and carried on the APOPO website including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material.

If you have any questions about this, please contact APOPO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by APOPO as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of APOPO.

APOPO disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the APOPO website or the Content of the APOPO website. APOPO, members of their staff, and their contractors, shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of the Content of the APOPO website, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such Content.

No representations or warranties of any kind concerning the APOPO website are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

Neither APOPO nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

APOPO reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use, including any violation of APOPO's rights in the APOPO name and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, or pictures of the APOPO website.

Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of Belgium.