SSHOC Terms of Use

These Terms of Use are applicable to all users of this website (“Website”), the online Users should read, understand and accept these Terms when creating an account on the Website or using any of the services provided via this Website. If a given user has not done this, or does not agree with the contents of these Terms of Use, that user should not create an account on the Website and should not make use of any of the services provided via this Website.

By accepting these Terms of Use, upon creation of an account on the Website, the user enters into an agreement with Trust-IT Services Ltd, located at Chase Green House, 42 – Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6NF United Kingdom, VAT no. 848450895 (“Trust-IT Services Ltd”, also referred to in this document as the “Data Controller”), made up by the contents of these Terms, in order to regulate the user’s access and use of the Website. Users which accept these Terms of Use hereby represent and warrant that:

  • They accept to be bound by these Terms of Use, as registered Website users – either individually, or in representation of an organisation;
  • They are at least 18 years old;
  • They are capable, under the terms of the law applicable to them, to be legally bound by and comply with these Terms of Use – in particular, whenever a user creates an account as a representative of an organisation, that user warrants to have been expressly and validly authorised by that organisation to do so, or to otherwise be a legitimate representative of that organisation under the applicable law;
  • Their use of the Website will be carried out in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

In the event of doubts concerning the Terms of Use, the Data Controller may be contacted at: info[at]

For information on the processing of personal data on users which is carried out via the Website, please see the SSHOC Privacy Policy.

1.    Services provided via the Website

Access to services provided via the Website (“Services”) is, in part, restricted to registered users – i.e., users with a registered Website account – although some Services are open to all Website users. The creation of an account and access to the Website is free of charge; 

All data collected through the registration process is protected by the SSHOC privacy statement.

a. Newsletters and communications

Trust-IT Services Ltd will include members of Groups within specific mailing lists tied to those Groups, to ensure that those members are kept updated regarding important news and events related to the Group’s scope, by sending out informative newsletters and other communications to registered users (unless they opt-out of this).

b. Plenaries and Events

Via the Website, users are able to sign-up to attend SSHOC events. 
Additionally, users can register to attend webinars and other relevant meetings and events through the Website, hosted by SSHOC or its partners.

c. Submission of applications

The Website also allows registered users to respond to different calls made by SSHOC, or to apply for grants awarded in connection with projects in which SSHOC is involved. 

d. User support

Any questions concerning SSHOC activities in general can be addressed to the SSHOC via the General Enquiry Form.

2. Copyright / Intellectual Property

Users of the Website may download or print copies of any and all materials on the Website for non-commercial use. None of the information on this Website may be copied, distributed or transmitted in any way for commercial use without the Data Controller’s written consent. For any materials downloaded from this Website, source and references must be acknowledged. The Data Controller reserves full ownership and intellectual property rights of any materials downloaded from this Website.

3. Liability

The material on this Website is provided for general information only. The Data Controller makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of any materials and information incorporated thereto and contained on this website. The Data Controller has a policy of continuous improvement of its communication and reserves the right to make improvements or changes to the online content without notice.

The use of the material (or any information incorporated thereto), in whole or in part, contained in this Website is the user’s sole responsibility. The Data Controller disclaims any liability for any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental and/or consequential damages resulting from access to the website and use of the materials provided therein.

Trust-IT Services Ltd makes no representations about websites accessed through this Website which are not maintained, controlled or created by Trust-IT Services Ltd. Trust-IT Services Ltd does not endorse these sites and is not responsible for their content.

The content is the sole responsibility of Trust-IT Services and cannot be considered to reflect the views of the European Commission.