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Certain general terms and conditions, described below, are associated with the use of this website. By simply using the website, you are deemed to have accepted these general conditions of use.

.I. Purpose of the site

The website is :

  • An official source of information on the warning and communication platform BE-Alert, developed by the Crisiscenter of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Home Affairs.
  • A link to the inscription form of the BE-Alert database

With this website, the federal government wants to give you simple, quick and improved access to this information about risks.

The information on the website(s) to which it refers is of a general nature. The information is not adapted to personal or specific circumstances, and can therefore not be considered as personal, professional or legal advice to the user.

If you need specific or personal advice, you should always consult the competent services. It should be emphasized that the information and documents made available on or via the website cannot be regarded as an authentic excerpt of the officially adopted texts. Only the official texts published in the Belgian Official Gazette are valid as authentic texts. In the event of divergences between the electronic version and the printed text, the official text printed in the Belgian Official Gazette always prevails.

.II. Content and availability of the website

The federal government makes great efforts to ensure that the information provided is complete, correct, accurate and up-to-date. Despite these efforts, inaccuracies may occur in the information provided. If the information provided on or via the website contains inaccuracies or if certain information on or via the website is unavailable, the federal government will make every effort to rectify this as quickly as possible.

The federal government also makes great efforts to prevent disruptions due to technical errors as much as possible. However, the federal government cannot guarantee that the website will be completely free of interruptions or cannot be affected by other technical problems.

If you find inaccuracies in the information made available on or via the website or have questions about it, you can contact the relevant department. If you don’t know the department in question, you can contact the administrator of the website. In the latter case the administrator will refer you to the appropriate department.

The website may contain links to other websites of governments, agencies and organizations over which the federal government does not exercise any technical or substantive control. The federal government therefore cannot offer any guarantee about the completeness or accuracy of the content or the availability of these websites.

The federal government accepts no liability for any direct or indirect damage resulting from the consultation or use of the websites or the information provided on the websites to which you are referred on or via the website.

.III. Copyrights

Unless otherwise indicated, the information you find on or via the website is free of rights. The information may be used free of charge, provided that the source is mentioned and only for personal use. When prior permission is required for the use or reproduction of certain information, the restrictions for use are explicitly mentioned. The use and reproduction of multimedia information (including, without limitation: images, sound and software applications) is always subject to prior approval.

The federal government and / or others retain all intellectual property rights on the website. Certain software applications and graphical elements that can be consulted on or via the website are supplied by third parties and may be protected by copyright, limiting the use and reproduction possibilities and subject to the prior permission of the author.

.IV. Data protection 

The General Directorate of the Crisis Centre, within the Federal Public Service (FPS) Home Affairs, attaches great importance to the respect for privacy and to the protection of your personal data. You can consult our privacy statement here.