Please read the conditions for the use of this website thoroughly before using it.

By using this website, you agree to the conditions for the use of the site. If you do not agree with these conditions, please do not make any use of the site.


These conditions apply to the user of this website. Users who let other people consult data available on this site should inform them of the existence of these conditions.
DeSingel has compiled this website with great care. However, deSingel vzw does not guarantee that the information, data or publications are up to date, accurate, correct, complete or suitable for a particular purpose. DeSingel can consequently not be held responsible for any loss, in whatever form, that might be caused by errors or omissions in this website. DeSingel tries to make information available punctually and accurately. If deSingel is informed of any errors on the site it will try to correct them as soon as possible.

Every link to the deSingel website should take the user direct to the homepage. Please do not create links to other pages on the site. DeSingel does not bear any responsibility for data on other websites to which it refers by means of a link. Nor does it bear any responsibility for data on websites that refer to deSingel.

The entire content of the website is © 2007 deSingel vzw.

Original writing on this website is protected by the law of 30th June 1994 concerning copyright and related rights.

Any infringement of the rights of deSingel may result in the appropriate legal action being taken.

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The security of the website

DeSingel makes use of the internet. We hear a great deal about internet applications that turn out not to be secure. The security principles deSingel applies demonstrate its meticulousness in this respect. If there are any persistent risks, they usually result from user behaviour. In order to exclude as many risks as possible you, the user, can take several very simple preventive measures.

Security principles:

You will find a short description of the security principles here.

  • To identify you as a user of this site's extranet we use a personal user ID and a password. The only people who may hold them are employees of deSingel. The password should be changed the first time a user logs on.
  • All communication between your computer and the deSingel extranet is secured by SSL. This system guarantees that you, the user, are communicating with a web server system owned by deSingel. This is because, in order to use SSL, deSingel must have the required server certificates. These certificates are granted by Verisign, which only does so after a thorough investigation of the applicant's identity and trustworthiness. The fact that SSL is used can be seen by the 's' in the first part of the internet address: 'https://...', where the 's' stands for 'secure'. When you visit this address, your browser shows a lock icon (usually at the bottom of the screen), which indicates that you are using a secure connection.

Additional security:

  • deSingel uses 'firewalls' which repels hackers who may try to make direct attacks on deSingel's web servers or main computers.

Preventive measures:

  • Store your passwords safely.
  • Never give your personal access codes to anyone else.
  • Never leave your computer unattended while you are logged on.
  • Do not open any e-mail - and certainly no attachments - from unknown senders.
  • Do not download any files from unknown sites.
  • Use an anti-virus program that checks your computer every time you start it up.
  • Do not copy software from a diskette without first checking it with an anti-virus program.
  • Do not install any beta versions of operating systems or browsers on your computer, especially if you use them for production applications.
  • If your computer uses a permanent internet connection, e.g. by cable or ADSL, it is essential to install a simple 'firewall'. After all, a permanent internet connection increases the computer's vulnerability to hackers.