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Corporate Information and Terms of Use

Terms of Use

By accessing to and browsing from (this "Site"), you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Terms and Conditions herein, and you acknowledge that to the extent they are inconsistent herewith, any other agreements between you and Forest Stewardship Council, Global Development (hereinafter “FSC GD”) are superseded and of no force or effect. Your access to and use of this Site is subject to the following Terms and Conditions, and all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

1. Privacy commitment
FSC GD is committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information. This Privacy Statement applies only to this Site. Other websites that may be affiliated with FSC GD which have other domain names may have different privacy statements. FSC GD respects the privacy of users of this Site and believes that such information should be used responsibly and appropriately. In general, all users may visit this Site anonymously and without revealing any additional personal information. There are times, however, when we may need information from you, such as your name and address. This is usually required in order for us to promptly respond to your requests for information or to answer your questions. Only the people from within the FSC Network (which may include affiliates of FSC GD (collectively, "FSC")) who need it to respond to your communication will use this information. We do keep track of the countries and domains from which people visit us, the browser and/or Internet Service Provider used and other related data. We analyse this data for trends and statistics. We do not collect any personal data and user sessions are anonymous. We may also collect information automatically provided to us by your browser about the type of computer and operating system you are using. In general, we do not use cookies to help identify users. (Cookies are pieces of information that a Web site transfers to an individual's hard drive for record-keeping purposes.) If you have any questions, please contact webmaster This Privacy Policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and beyond the control of FSC GD and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable laws, rules or regulations.

2. Copyright
Materials contained in this Site are the copyrighted property of FSC GD All rights reserved. FSC GD neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed in this Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with FSC GD You may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, reproduce, re-post or use the copyrighted materials on this Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio and video, without the express written consent of FSC GD You are hereby authorised to view, download, print and distribute individual pages from this Site subject to the following conditions:

A. The copyrighted materials on this Site may be used for informational purposes only.
B. Except as specifically authorised by FSC GD, the copyrighted materials on this Site may only be used for non-commercial, personal purposes.
C. Any copy or distribution of the copyrighted materials on this Site, or portion thereof, must include this copyright notice, and all other copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials.
D. Text: Unless otherwise stated, all text featured on this website is copyright of FSC GD Any reproduction, in full or in part, must credit FSC GD
E. Photographs: All photographs featured on this site are subject to copyright and must not be reproduced without permission. If you are interested in using any of the images, please contact
F. Trademark: The FSC logo, the Initials “FSC” and “Forest Stewardship Council” are registered trademarks of FSC GD and are subject to copyright. It must not be used or reproduced without permission. If you are interested in using our trademarks, please contact

3. Disclaimer
Everything on this Site is provided to you “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or arising from a course of dealing, usage trade or practice. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above disclaimer may not apply to you. In addition, the materials contained in this Site could contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. FSC GD may make improvements and/or changes in this Site and promotions described in this Site at any time without notice. FSC GD also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing within this Site, or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from this Site. In no event shall FSC GD be liable for any incidental or consequential damages, lost profits, or lost data or any indirect damages, even if FSC GD has been informed of the possibility thereof.

4. Communications
Any communication or material you transmit through this Site to FSC GD by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you so transmit may be used by FSC, for any purpose, including but not limited to reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting. Furthermore, FSC is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to this Site for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

5. Linking
This Site may contain links to Sites owned or operated by parties other than FSC GD. FSC GD has not reviewed the content of all sites linked to this Site. FSC GD does not control outside sites and is not responsible for the content of any offsite pages or any other sites linked to this Site. Linking to any other offsite pages or other sites is at your own risk. Outside sites may contain information that some people may find offensive or inappropriate. FSC GD assumes no responsibility for the screening of any site that is included as a link, and assumes no responsibility for the content, completeness, availability, accuracy, legality or decency of any linked site. FSC GD does not endorse any products or services available from other sites, and it is not responsible for the failure of any linked site to provide any promised goods or services. This Site may link you to pages that may have been removed or modified since the information was last collected and indexed.

You may link your site to on the following conditions: You shall not place any content from this Site in a frame on your site. You shall not imply that FSC GD. endorses your site, or any products on your site. You shall not misrepresent the relationship of your site with FSC GD. You shall not present false information about FSC GD products or services. You shall not use the FSC GD trademarks without express written permission. Your site shall not contain material that could be construed as offensive. Your site shall be appropriate for all age groups. You shall not "deep link" to this Site - you shall only link to the home page at You shall indemnify and hold harmless FSC and employees from any claim brought by any third party arising out of your linking to this Site. You agree to immediately remove your link to this immediately upon request by FSC GD, or if you breach any of these linking conditions.

6. Equal Opportunity Employer
FSC GD may make employment information available to you through this Site. FSC GD is an equal opportunity employer. FSC GD provides equal opportunity to qualified persons without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status or disability. We support a drug-free work environment.

7. Cautionary Statement
Statements in the documents in this Site with respect to the plans, strategies, and beliefs, of FSC as well as other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on expectations and are naturally subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary materially from such statements due to changes in circumstances including, but not limited to, general economic conditions. Therefore, you are advised not to put undue reliance on those statements and FSC GD is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligations to) update or alter any forward-looking statements.

Corporate Info

This website is owned by the:
FSC Global Development GmbH

Legally represented by:
Managing Director, Mr. Kim Bering Becker Carstensen

Registered Office
Charles-de-Gaulle Straße 5
53113 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0)228 367 66-0
Fax: +49 (0)228 367 66-30
Handelsregister / Commercial register: Bonn HRB15990
USt.-Id Nr. / VAT No: DE 258067376