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Terms of use

The following terms of use apply to the websites offered by Proteq and/or its subsidiaries as well as the associated services. These general terms of use may in a specific case be supplemented, modified or replaced by additional terms and conditions without prior written consent by Proteq. You are deemed to have accepted the application of these terms of use at the time you log in or, where no special log in is required, at the time you start using a Proteq site.

1. Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights

Copyright © Proteq. All rights reserved. The content of the Proteq Sites, including, but not limited to, their web pages, programs, graphics, illustrations, audio, videos, scripts, texts as well as the arrangement of same on the Sites are subject to copyright protection and other laws protecting intellectual property.

The content of the Proteq Sites may not be used for commercial, business and/or public purposes, in particular it may not be copied, distributed, modified or made accessible to third parties without prior written consent by Proteq. Any copies made of the content must contain a Proteq copyright notice. Notices of protected rights may not be removed.

2. License

You are not granted an explicit or implicit license or any other right to use the content of the Proteq Sites unless you first obtain the written consent of Proteq or the respective licensor. Any improper use of the content is strictly forbidden and Proteq will institute civil and criminal proceedings in relation thereto.

3. Information sent to Proteq

All comments, suggestions, ideas and other content which you send to or otherwise make available to Proteq (Information Sent) will be treated as non-confidential. Proteq is not obliged to treat the Information Sent confidentially. Proteq will be entitled to use and exploit the Information Sent free of charge.

4. Liability for information sent

You will be liable for ensuring that none of the information you send violates the rights of third parties, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, patent rights, business secrets, privacy or other personal rights or intellectual property rights. In connection with the aforegoing, you will be required to indemnify Proteq against all third-party claims, including the reasonable costs of legally defending its rights.

5. User Behaviour

You are prohibited while using the Proteq Sites (a) from inflicting damage on people (especially on minors) and from violating their rights of personality, (b) from behaving in a manner that violates public policy, (c) from sending content that is libellous, defamatory, obscene, insulting, pornographic or which glorifies violence or invades the privacy of another person, and (IV) from infringing industrial property rights or copyright or other proprietary rights and from advertising goods or services and from soliciting transfers of economic benefit.

User activities which are aimed at disabling the Proteq Sites or at least making their use more difficult are forbidden and may lead to Proteq instituting civil or criminal proceedings.

You are also prohibited from using the Proteq Sites for any purpose that is unlawful. In particular, you are not permitted to register third parties at the Proteq Sites for a subscription to a newsletter or similar publication (e.g. My Account) without their knowledge and express consent or to register them for a competition without their knowledge and express consent.

Proteq may block your access to the Proteq Sites at any time, including, but not limited to, where you breach your duties under these Terms of Use.

6. Registration and Password

Some of the Proteq Sites may be password protected or some Sites that were previously freely accessible may now require that you register. You have no right to demand that Proteq register you. Proteq may at any time revoke your login authorization and block your login data without giving reasons, including, but not limited to, where (a) you made a false statement at the time you registered, (b) you violated the law when using the Proteq Sites or (c) you have, for an extended period of time, not used the Proteq Sites.

All information that you supply when registering must be truthful and you must notify Proteq without delay of any changes which subsequently affect the information supplied.

After you have successfully registered, you will automatically receive an e-mail notifying you that your account has been set up. You must keep your user ID and password confidential, may not make them available to any third party and must protect your user ID and password from access by unauthorized third parties. You will be responsible for any misuse of your user ID or password.

7. Rules for (online) competitions


The following rules for (online) competitions are valid for all competitions organized by Proteq through its online channels.

These rules may be modified or replaced by other rules in specific cases. The rules stipulated for a specific case take precedence over rules stipulating otherwise or the rules in the general conditions for competitions. If the rules are concurrent, both regulations are valid.


  1. You can enter the competitions through the official Facebook page of Proteq and its websites.
  2. Every person officially living in Europe can participate in the contest.
  3. Each person older than 16 years can participate in a competition organised by Proteq.
  4. Minors may participate in an online competitions, if they receive explicit consent by one of their parents or gradients. If a minor enters a competitions, Proteq Europe assumes he/she has consent of her/his parents/gradient. If a minor cannot present this consent, he or she can be denied entry to the competition or the right to a prize at any time.
  5. In case of entry through a fake profile, the person linked to the profile can be denied entry to the competition or the right to a prize at any time. If Proteq remarks irregularities or someone falsifying the competition, Proteq always has the right to exclude a competitor from the competition.
  6. Proteq cannot be held liable for interruptions of the game, whether or not due to malfunctions related to the Internet, the website, the network, the software or the hardware (from third parties), any technical problems and / or problems caused by third parties (such as delay, strike, damage, etc.), making participation impossible.
  7. In case of a competitions in which multiple prizes can be won, each contestant has the right to a maximum of 1 prize. This way, prizes are distributed equally and fair. Unless stipulated otherwise (1 prize may also constitute several elements).
  8. Proteq commits to send the prize to the winner within Europe. Shipping outside Europe should be paid by the participant.
  9. The regulations or terms of use to participate in a competitions are always mentioned in the promotional message / website / page / flyer in a short version, alongside these extensive terms of use which are valid for all competitions organised by Proteq.
  10. Contestants are not entitled to claim the cash value of a prize or to exchange a prize for another prize.
  11. No recourse may be had to the courts. Proteq cannot be held liable for any damage, direct and / or indirect, which is in any way connected with the competition.
  12. Facebook cannot be associated with the competition and is in no way supported or executed by Facebook. Facebook therefore cannot be held responsible in case of problems


  1. Participants provide information to Proteq and not to Facebook.
  2. By participating in the contest, each participant agrees automatically that his first name and surname could be published by Proteq and that he can be mentioned as winner of the competition.


  1. The allocation of the prizes to the contestants will take place at the end of a competition period by a competent of Proteq.
  2. Participations that are requested or filed before or after the competition period are not entitled to claim a prize.
  3. The way the winner is selected may vary per game and is always explained on the action page, action poster or the action message communicated, in addition to this extensive contest rules. In the case of a "Facebook like action" in which the game is to collect the most number of likes on a Facebook photo or post on Proteq Facebook page, the winner is chosen based on the total number of likes for a particular picture or post at the time of the announcement of the winner. Only the likes that are visible to the administrator (s) of the Proteq Facebook page apply. Likes that are not visible due to privacy settings for a particular user, cannot be brought into account.

8. Liability

You are responsible for all your actions at or in connection with the Proteq Sites.

Proteq strives to ensure that these sites are administered and maintained with due care. Nonetheless, Proteq does not warrant that the information contained on the Proteq Sites is error-free or accurate or that access to the Proteq Sites will be uninterrupted. Furthermore, it disclaims any liability for lost, damaged or deleted downloads.

Proteq accepts no liability for any damage arising directly or indirectly from the use of the Proteq Sites or the downloading of files on the sites.

9. Links / content of Third Party sites

To the extent that the Proteq Sites mirror other Internet sites which are operated by third parties or contain links to such sites, Proteq assumes no liability for the content of these sites nor does it endorse them or their content. Proteq is not responsible for the content of such sites. Your use of such sites is at your own risk.

You are not permitted to post any content to the Proteq Sites unless Proteq has requested you to do so or has explicitly made the necessary applications available. As a rule, Proteq has no control or influence over the content posted by users of the Proteq Sites or other third parties. The persons responsible for such content are the users or third parties who posted such content, but not Proteq.

10. Changes / Improvements

Proteq reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use as well as to modify the content and structure of the Proteq Sites at any time. The right reserved above will also include the right to make certain offerings and services subject to payment or to discontinue them entirely.