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Logos, contents, layouts, pictures and structure of the EURL ECVAM database service on alternative methods to animal experimentation and its website are properties of the European Commission:
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The European Commission's Joint Research Centre maintains this database service in reply to a requirement of the Communication of the European Commission to European Parliament and Council (SEC-91-1794), reinforced by Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, Article 48, Annex VII (2)(d), OJ L Nr. 276/33, 20.10.2010, namely to develop and manage a database on advanced and alternative techniques to animal experiments in biomedical sciences. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. The layouts and contents of the DB-ALM (EURL ECVAM DataBase service on ALternative Methods to animal experimentation) have been prepared very carefully. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. Please send your comments to . However, neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use that might be made of the information contained herein. Therefore, the Commission accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material of the database service and more generally on the website.

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This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the Commission in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

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Reuse is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged as follows: European Union, European Commission, JRC, EURL ECVAM DataBase service on ALternative Methods to animal experimentation (DB-ALM),

The reuse policy of the European Commission is implemented by a Decision of 12 December 2011 [728KB].

Reuse is not applicable to documents subject to intellectual property rights of third parties.

Personal Data Protection

The European Union is committed to user privacy. The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000. This general policy covers the European Union's family of institutional Web Sites, within the eu domain. The current web based service treats your personal information according to the policy described in the Privacy Statement indicated below.

All personal data of DB-ALM are provided on a voluntary basis and are used for the following purposes, such as, to:

In this context, EURL ECVAM will implement an interactive service that shall allow to easily communicate to DB-ALM any variation to the data originally provided to DB-ALM. Furthermore, DB-ALM will contact periodically all registered people to verify the accuracy of the contact details. In case no reply/confirmation will be obtained, the respective contact details will be removed and the person informed.

You can be assured that your data are stored in conformity with the privacy policy indicated above and that the provisions of the EU Regulation are applied.

Linking Policy

The website of DB-ALM provides links to third party sites. These links cover databases and information services of Centre's and Platform's active in the same subject area.

DB-ALM also maintains a newsletter which provides news and updates to the DB-ALM content/subject matter, therefore, external submissions or request are not accepted.

Absolutely, no personal data exchange or information on the proposed method will occur with these sites. These sites are listed only to provide you with potentially useful links. However, we will have no control over them and, thus, we encourage you to review their privacy policies.

Privacy Statement DB-ALM (Notification DPO1360.4)