Legal & Privacy


European Association for Coal and Lignite aisbl
Rue Belliard 40
1040 Bruxelles

telephone : +32 2 775 31 70

Registered at the Tribunal de commerce de Bruxelles
Numéro d’entreprise : BE 0408.290.816

Registered address: Rue Belliard 40, 1040 Bruxelles

EU Transparency Register No.: 19853116579-64

Responsible editor: Brian RICKETTS (

Websites: with a subdomain “member”. Public files are also served from and members files from Microsoft Onedrive @euracoal.

Privacy Policy

EURACOAL is committed to protecting the privacy of its website visitors which include “members” of EURACOAL and “subscribers” to our websites and emailings.

EURACOAL may collect personal information from our members and subscribers on a voluntary basis. This may include personal information such as name, title, job description, organisation, address, phone number and email address. Visitors to our public website are not required to provide any personal information. Members and subscribers are required to provide personal information to gain access to password-protected areas of our websites, to download certain documents and to take advantage of certain other features of our websites.

EURACOAL uses the personal information that members and subscribers provide for such purposes as processing and responding to requests for information, improving our operations, and communicating with our members and subscribers. You always have the right to amend your data, access your data or withdraw your consent upon request to

EURACOAL does not sell, rent or share with other individuals or organisations any personal information that our visitors provide or information that is derived from internal web tracking. The EURACOAL public website is hosted by Automattic Inc. on Visitors should be aware of Automattic’s own privacy policy.

We collect visitors’ IP addresses and browser user agent strings to help detect spam. In the case of logged-in EURACOAL members, an anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to Automattic’s Gravatar service to collect usage statistics.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. EURACOAL may use cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of EURACOAL websites and their website access preferences for performance analytics purposes to improve our website. EURACOAL visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using EURACOAL’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of EURACOAL’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. These cookies are for your convenience and will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When members or subscribers log in, we will also set up several cookies to save login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on EURACOAL websites may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

For members and subscribers, we store a name and email address in their user profile. Members and subscribers can see, edit or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. You can request that we erase this data.


Unless otherwise noted, copyright and database producer rights are reserved to EURACOAL. This excludes material that has the written or verbal consent of its legal owner and material for which EURACOAL has secured useage rights. Any extraction and/or re-utilisation of substantial or unsubstantial parts of the contents of this website is forbidden without the prior written consent of EURACOAL.


The website contents are provided “as is” and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. Although EURACOAL has taken great care in preparing and verifying the contents available on this website, no guarantee can be given for the completeness or accuracy of the information provided. Information may be changed at any time without prior notice.

Please note that the contents of this website should not be relied upon as a subsitute for professional advice.


EURACOAL accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information provided on this website or linked to other external websites. Under no circumstances shall EURACOAL,  EURACOAL members or EURACOAL staff be held responsible for any loss or damage including but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, special, punitive, consequential or other damages caused by reliance on the information herein.