Disclaimer and copyright

This legal notice applies to the entire contents of the website under the domain name www.bhl-europe.eu (and its aliases) and to any correspondence between you and us and to any newsletters or publications downloaded by you or sent to you by us (the "Site").


The Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe (“BHL-Europe”) whose address is Museum für Naturkunde Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity at the Humboldt University Berlin, Invaliden Str. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany is responsible for the Site.


In consideration of BHL-Europe allowing you access to the Site you are deemed to accept our terms and conditions of use. Please read them carefully. If you do not accept these terms and conditions of use, do not use the Site.


From time to time our terms and conditions of use may be changed. Please review them regularly. If you continue to use the Site after a change has been made to the terms and conditions of use you are deemed to have accepted it.



Intellectual Property


Unless expressly stated to the contrary, the copyright and other intellectual property rights (such as, design rights, trademarks, patents etc.) in any material provided on the BHL-Europe Site remains the property of BHL-Europe (or as the case may be another rightful owner). BHL-Europe-owned material on these websites including text and images, may not be printed, copied, reproduced, republished, downloaded, posted, displayed, modified, reused, broadcast or transmitted in any way, except for the user's own personal non-commercial use. Permission for any other type of use must be obtained from BHL-Europe E-mail: bhl-europe@mfn-berlin.de

Personal Data

BHL-Europe respects user privacy. By using this Site you are giving your consent for your data to be processed for the administration, management and implementation of the BHL-Europe. It will be held on a secure server. Neither BHL-Europe nor its partner institutions will supply this information to a third party. Your data will be destroyed when it is no longer required by the BHL-Europe, or when it is found to be out of date. Please update us with any change of contact details. For further details see our Privacy Statement.


Some of the pages on the Site include links to external websites over which BHL-Europe has no control. These are for your convenience only. BHL-Europe does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of these external websites, nor does BHL-Europe guarantee that these links will work all of the time.

Other websites may place text-based links to pages on the BHL-Europe Site without seeking prior permission. However such links must not open BHL-Europe Site pages into frames within another website. Pages the BHL-Europe Site must be loaded into the user's entire browser window.

The use of the BHL-Europe logo or the logos of any associated or subsidiary organisations must not be used for promotional or linking purposes unless prior approval in writing has been given. Please contact bhl-europe@mfn-berlin.de for further details on obtaining such approval.


Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on the Site, no warranty is given as to its accuracy or completeness.

BHL-Europe cannot guarantee that you will have uninterrupted access to the Site.

Notwithstanding anything else in these terms and conditions of use, to the fullest extent permitted by law BHL-Europe excludes all warranties (whether express or implied) and all liability to you in respect of the Site, its content and your use of it.

Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes arising in relation to the Site shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

If any of these terms or conditions of use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted and the remaining terms and conditions of use shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.