In this Disclaimer, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

  1. UHASSELT: Universiteit Hasselt, a public institution, with its registered office at B-3500 Hasselt, Martelarenlaan 42 and registered with the Kruispuntbank van Ondernemingen under the number 0208.359.859;
  2. Website: The Retail Design Lab Website of UHASSELT, www.retaildesignlab.be and derivatives developed and operated by UHASSELT.

1.General information about the Website.

Consultation or use of the Website implies full knowledge and acceptance of the Disclaimer. If you continue to consult the Website, it means that you have expressly accepted and will strictly comply with the conditions set forth below.

The information published on the Website is of a general and informative nature and is not published to meet an individual need. Nor is the information necessarily complete or up-to-date and does not include individual advice or professional recommendations.

2.Intellectual property rights

The Website including texts, layout, graphic components, presentation, logos, software, databases, the corporate name of UHASSELT and other components of this Website are protected by intellectual property rights belonging to UHASSELT or third parties. You expressly undertake to fully respect the intellectual property rights of UHASSELT and/or third parties.

UHasselt® (trademark registration number 938140 16062317), Hasselt University® (trademark registration number 16062325) and the UHASSELT logo with baseline 'knowlegde in action' (trademark registration number 938139 1344765) are protected trademarks of UHASSELT. Retail Design Lab™ is a trade name of UHasselt.

Any reproduction, dissemination, sale, distribution, publication, adaptation, translation, editing or use for commercial purposes of all or part of this Website, under any form and by any means, is prohibited, except with the prior and written consent of UHASSELT. The same applies to data not protected by intellectual rights, which can be collected, among others, by the technique of "screen scraping". Through the provision and possible use of the Website, no license is granted by UHASSELT in any way.

UHASSELT reserves the right to take any measures it deems effective to prevent and/or put an end to the infringement of its intellectual property rights, without any liability arising from these measures.


The creation of hyperlinks to the Website must be notified in advance to UHASSELT. The hyperlink may only refer to the home page of the Website, which opens in a new tab of the web browser. Deep linking is prohibited.

The Website may also contain hyperlinks to other websites. Under no circumstances can UHASSELT be held liable for the content, security or privacy and cookie policy of a website to which a hyperlink on the Website refers.

The insertion of hyperlinks to one or more other websites does not in any way imply any association, partnership or affiliation with the establishments operating these websites or any approval of the content of these websites. The hyperlinks are provided for information purposes only. UHASSELT does not control (the content of) these other websites.

As soon as UHASSELT has certain knowledge of any illegal content on a website to which a hyperlink on the Website refers, or if the content does not correspond to the intended purpose of UHASSELT, UHASSELT will remove the hyperlink to this website. Under no circumstances can UHASSELT be held liable for the posting of the hyperlink to the website in question.


UHASSELT can never be held liable for direct or indirect damages resulting from the use of the information on the Website. By visiting the Website, you waive any claim or recourse against UHASSELT regarding the use of data and information made available on the Website.

By visiting the Website, you agree to assume all risks associated with the use of the Website. Thus, you bear the risk of damage to the computer, software or data when such damage is due to malware that would have been transmitted or activated by the Website. UHASSELT cannot be held liable for this.

You further acknowledge the right of UHASSELT to interrupt, at any time and without prior notice, the access to the Website, inter alia, but without being limited to, for the following reasons: detecting or suppressing possible cases of abuse and/or fraud, or remedying technical or operational malfunctions or in case of a court order for alleged infringement of the (intellectual) rights of third parties or having actual knowledge of such infringement, etc.

5.Security of the Website

UHASSELT will take measures to the best of its ability to ensure the security of the Website, such as security surveys, techniques of encryption, secure environments and all measures and procedures reasonable according to the state of the art in the matter. In case of an attack on the Website, computer crime or any other unauthorized attempt to gain access to part or all of the Website, UHASSELT will use all legal means at its disposal to protect the integrity of its Website with the cooperation of the competent authorities.

6.Privacy and Cookies

For more information regarding privacy and cookie policy, please see our Privacy and Cookie Statement.

7. Modifications to the Website and/or the Disclaimer

UHASSELT reserves the right to modify the Website and the information on the Website, without prior notice, at any time and, temporarily or permanently, to remove them (including the hyperlinks to other websites). In addition, UHASSELT has the right to modify, update or change the provisions of the Disclaimer.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the most current Disclaimer. Your continued use of the Website after such change indicates your express agreement to and acceptance of the changes. This Disclaimer was last amended on January 1, 2017.

UHASSELT disclaims any liability for any harmful consequences that may result from changes made to the contents of the Website or the Disclaimer.


If one or more clauses of this Disclaimer are declared partially or fully void or non-binding by a judicial intervention, this shall in no way affect the validity of the remaining clauses or the validity of the entire Disclaimer. Should UHASSELT wish to modify or replace the clause(s) in question, the modified or new clause shall be as close as possible to the clause(s) declared invalid or non-binding.

UHASSELT's failure to require strict compliance with the provisions of this Disclaimer shall not be construed as any waiver or repudiation thereof.

9.Applicable law

By accessing the Website and thereby expressly accepting this Disclaimer and the terms and conditions contained herein, you agree that any dispute or claim relating to the Website or any information contained herein shall be governed by Belgian law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts and tribunals of Hasselt (Belgium).