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General terms of use of the website

General terms of use ERB website


European Review of Books (hereinafter ERB) has its office at the Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 22A 6211 HE in Maastricht, Netherlands.


ERB is the publisher of the magazine ‘European Review of Books’ and offers an online service through its website. Every visit to the ERB website and the use of the ERB account are subject to these terms and conditions of use (hereinafter ‘Terms of Use’). 

By visiting the website, you implicitly and unconditionally agree to the applicability of these Terms of Use. By creating an ERB account, you expressly agree to these Terms of Use. ERB may modify these Terms of Use at any time. The amended Terms of Use will be effective upon posting. The date of the latest version of the Terms of Use can be found at the top of this page. We therefore recommend that you check the Terms of Use regularly. 


Despite the constant care and attention ERB pays to the composition of its website, it is possible that information published on this website is not complete, correct or current. The information provided on or through this website is subject to change and any changes may be made at any time with immediate effect and without notice. ERB does not warrant that the website will be available at all times without interruption. ERB reserves the right to optimize or modify the technical characteristics and accessibility of the website without notice. ERB excludes all liability for any direct or indirect damages of any kind arising from or in any way related to the use of the website, the use of information obtained through the website, or the temporary inability to access the website.

Access to and use of our website

You have the right to use our website for private purposes. Commercial use (such as using (parts of) the website to obtain advertising revenue or (partial) copying the content) is prohibited. You may not interfere with the normal operation of our website and must observe the following rules of conduct on our website:

1. Do not infringe on the (intellectual property) rights of ERB or of the authors, in the broad sense, who post works on our website;

2. Do not interfere with the use by other visitors of our website;

3. Do not distribute spam, viruses, malware or other inappropriate messages or information through our website;

4. Do not circumvent or interfere with the security of our website;

5. Do not use any means to search or index (parts of) our website, such as robots or spiders. Search engines must comply with the robot.txt protocol;

6. For those parts of the website for which an ERB account is required, comply with the rules regarding ‘ERB account’ and ‘Rules of conduct for placing content’ below.

Upon failure to comply with one or more of these rules of conduct, ERB reserves the right to deny you access to our website.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to third-party websites. Such a link does not mean that ERB recommends this website, endorses its contents, or cooperates with it in any way. Nor does ERB make any warranty as to the suitability, accuracy, completeness or security of this website. ERB is therefore not responsible for such websites and the information provided thereon.

Intellectual Property Rights

The rights relating to ERB's trademarks and associated logos, such as copyright and trademark rights, belong exclusively to ERB. ERB expressly reserves these rights.

The intellectual property rights (including copyright-, database- and related rights) relating to the content and layout (the data, images, sounds, texts and other information contained therein) of the website and digital editions of the ERB brand belong exclusively to ERB. These contents and formatting are intended for personal, non-commercial use only. To copy, store and distribute (parts of) the content and use of the design in any way, you must obtain prior written consent from ERB or the rightful claimant. Re-use of ERB material is in principle not allowed, unless you have a written permission from ERB. ERB may charge a fee for the reuse of an article. ERB has the right, but not the obligation, to deny access to information or to remove information if, in ERB's sole judgment, there is an infringement or potential infringement of third-party rights.

If you have permission from ERB to post an article, you must cite the source (article title, magazine title (European Review of Books, author, and date). The permission applies only to the text and not to any attached photographs and/or illustrations, for which you must contact the photographer/illustrator for any permission and conditions of use. We further stipulate that you will indemnify us against any third-party claims arising from the use of such material.

ERB Account

If you create an ERB account on our website, you expressly agree to:

1. provide accurate, current, and complete information as prompted by ERB account creation, and

2. promptly update this information in the event of any changes.

You will receive a confirmation email after creating an ERB account. Your login details (username and password) are strictly personal. It is not permitted to exploit the login details or give the login details to third parties. If you suspect that your login details have come into the hands of a third party, you are obliged to inform ERB immediately.

ERB has the right at all times to block an ERB account temporarily or permanently, for example if, in ERB's opinion, a user is in breach of these Terms of Use.


ERB’s Privacy Statement applies to the processing of personal data through ERB’s website and apps and is an integral part of these Terms of Use.

Final Determination

These Terms of Use and any disputes relating to them or to the use of ERB account are governed by Dutch law. The courts of Amsterdam shall have exclusive jurisdiction with respect to such disputes.