Use Of EM-DAT Database Data and Derived Products

UCLouvain 2023

If you are an academic organization, a university, a non-profit research institution or an international public organization (UN agencies, multi-lateral banks, other multi-lateral institutions, and national governments) or part of a media agency (journalist, or press agency) with the intention to use the EM-DAT database (hereafter EM-DAT) for research, teaching or information purposes, you shall, conditional upon the acceptance of the present conditions of use, be granted free access to EM-DAT (see also Authorized Use).

Users of EM-DAT declare that they will not (see also Unauthorized Use)

  • Reproduce, copy, communicate, lend, or otherwise distribute EM-DAT or a substantial part of EM-DAT.

  • Reverse assemble, decompile, decompose, or disassemble EM-DAT.

  • Create substitute or derivative databases of EM-DAT.

  • Attempt to unlock or bypass any initialization or security systems used by EM-DAT.

  • Share, use or transmit any portion of EM-DAT via the Internet to unauthorized users.

  • Divulge the password to unauthorized users.

  • Remove, alter or obscure any proprietary legend, copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property right notice, logo, and image in or on EM-DAT.

  • Perform acts that conflict with the normal exploitation of EM-DAT or unreasonably prejudice the interest of the Licensor.

  • Make Commercial Use of EM-DAT, except in the event such users enter into a separate Database License Agreement, described hereafter.

If you are an entity (which may include a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, law firm, or other business organization) that is not an academic organization, university, non-profit research institution, or an international public organization (UN agencies, multi-lateral banks, other multi-lateral institutions, and national governments), the use of EM-DAT shall be considered to be Commercial Use. More precisely, this means the use of EM-DAT for a commercial purpose rather than for a public, non-profit, or educational purpose. A commercial purpose is considered when: the use of EM-DAT for, among others, sale, lease or license or the use of EM-DAT to perform contract research, to produce or to manufacture products for sale purposes, or to conduct research activities that result in any sale, lease, license, or transfer of EM-DAT to any organization. Except if agreed upon in a separate Database License Agreement, EM-DAT (including its data and derivate products) cannot be used for any commercial purpose.

In cases of Commercial Use, the user shall send a prior written request to Ms. Regina BELOW, EM-DAT data manager – (hereinafter “the Database Manager”) describing the aim of such Commercial Use and the number of users needing access to such data. Access shall be granted to EM-DAT upon proof of payment of the corresponding annual fee, as agreed in a separate Database License Agreement.

General Terms and Conditions

  • Access to EM-DAT shall be granted as of the moment the user agrees to it by clicking on the “I agree” button.

  • All published papers and technical reports from the EM-DAT Database owner related to EM-DAT may be used free of charge by the user, provided the user uses Proper Citation. Proper Citation of both EM-DAT and data obtained through EM-DAT is the responsibility of the user alone. “Proper Citation” of EM-DAT means:

“EM-DAT, CRED / UCLouvain, Brussels, Belgium –

  • Certain personal data may be collected and processed via our site in order to provide access to EM-DAT, for example, through the registration form. The collected personal data shall be used exclusively for the purpose indicated above, in accordance with the Belgian Law of December 8, 1992, on the protection of privacy in relation to the processing of personal data (as amended and the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of April 27, 2016, of the European Parliament and the Council Concerning the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data and repealing Directive 95/46 / EC (General Data Protection Regulation)).

  • The CRED makes every effort to ensure, but cannot and does not guarantee, and makes no warranties as to, the accuracy, accessibility, integrity, and timeliness of this information. The CRED assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this site and further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss, howsoever caused, in connection with using EM-DAT. The CRED may make changes to EM-DAT at any time without notice. If you are undertaking an in-depth analysis, we recommend that you consult our staff to obtain a good understanding of the weaknesses, limitations, and peculiarities of our data;

  • Any use that causes unjustified damage to the legitimate interests of CRED – UCLouvain is strictly forbidden. The same applies to the use with the aim of creating a tool in competition with EM-DAT;

  • CRED reserves the right to restrict access by any user who contravenes these conditions of use.