Terms of Use

The Energy Charter Secretariat ("ECS") maintains this website and grants permission to users to visit the website, as well as to download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively “the Materials”) from it subject to the terms and conditions outlined below. Additional specific restrictions may also apply to specific Materials within this website.

The ECS reserves its exclusive right to alter, limit or discontinue the website or any Materials in any respect and to deny wholly or partly any users access to the website without notice. The ECS shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.


The ECS maintains this website to enhance public access to information about the Energy Investment Risk Assessment publication, the Energy Charter Treaty, the Energy Charter Process and the activities of the Energy Charter Secretariat (hereafter “the Information”).

The ECS provides the Information (including the ECS website) on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The ECS’ goal is to keep this Information accurate and complete, but it makes no representations, guarantees or warranties (express, implied or otherwise) of any kind concerning the Information, including, without limitation, no warranties of satisfactory quality, availability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, completeness, merchantability, up-to-datedness, title or against infringement of the proprietary or other rights of third parties. The ECS reserves its right to change, update or discontinue wholly or partly the Information or change any publication or data release dates, without notice or any liability.

The Information is not intended to be and should not be relied upon by the user in making or refraining from making any decisions. The ECS shall not, under any circumstances, be liable to the user for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered (including all loss of profit, loss of use, loss of revenue, loss of contracts, increased costs and expenses and all special, indirect and consequential losses) which is claimed to result from access (or lack of access) to, use of, or reliance on, the Information, including without limitation, from any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay in such respect. Use of the Information is at the user’s sole risk.

Users shall indemnify and hold harmless the ECS from and against any and all loss, including loss of reputation, loss of data and loss of revenue and any other claims, actions, damages and costs occasioned to, or suffered by, the ECS resulting from the user use of any Information.

Except where expressly stated, the Information does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the ECS and/or individual Member countries. The Information does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the ECS concerning the legal status of any country or of its authorities. The Information and any maps included in it are without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory, to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries and to the name of any territory, city or area.

The ECS may mention or refer to specific companies, certain products or information on external websites. This does not imply ECS endorsement, preference or recommendation in such respect. Reliance on this third party material is at the user’s sole risk.

For site security purposes and to ensure that the ECS website remains available to all users, software programs may be used to monitor network traffic and to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change the Information, or otherwise cause damage and to detect other possible security breaches.

Any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographic area, or the use of the terms “country” or “State” in this document, is without prejudice to the status of or sovereignty over any territory or area, as well as to the delimitation of international frontiers and boundaries.

Copyright notice

©European Energy Charter [1991 - 1994].

©Energy Charter Secretariat [1995 - 2016].

Reproduction of any Information, documents and Materials of this website is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.

Some of the Materials in this website may contain materials from third parties or references thereto whose copyright the user of this website must honour by obtaining the necessary permission from the copyright owner.

A user who maintains a website can include hyperlinks to the ECS website or to any of its pages on that website, without having to ask permission. However, permission to include a hyperlink does not include permission to use the ECS logo or acronym or its intellectual property without prior written permission from the ECS.

If users produce works derived from using part of the Information, he or she shall include the following disclaimer in his or her work:

"This work is partially based on the [description of the information data] developed by the ECS but the resulting work has been prepared by [insert your legal entity name] and does not necessarily reflect the views of the ECS."

A link to the ECS website shall not be used for the promotion of an organisation, company or individual or of any commercial products or services. Furthermore, users shall not use information, or link to the information, in a way that suggests that the ECS approves, participates in, is connected/affiliated/associated with, sponsors, or otherwise endorses the user, his or her entity and/or his or her use of the information.

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