Legal Notice

The information and content on this website is subject to:

  • a Disclaimer;
  • a Copyright Notice;
  • rules related to Personal Data Protection.

1. Disclaimer

1.1. General considerations

The Agency maintains this website to:

  1. Enhance public access to information about its initiatives. Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

    However, the Agency accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on this website. In principle, this information is
    • of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
    • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
    • sometimes linked to external sites over which the Agency has no control and for which the Agency assumes no responsibility;
    • not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).
    Only the European Union legislation published in paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Union is deemed authentic. Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available online exactly reproduces an officially adopted text.
  2. Publish the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Pursuant to article 59(10) of the REACH Regulation, ECHA is required to publish and update the Candidate List of SVHC on this website. This Candidate List is deemed to be the only authentic version. Companies may have immediate legal obligations following the inclusion of a substance in the Candidate List on this website.
  3. Publish information in accordance with Article 40(2), Article 58(4), Article 59(4), Article 59(10), Article 64(3), Article 69(6), Article 71 (1) of the REACH Regulation and Article 37(4) of the CLP Regulation.

It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However, some data or information on our website may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The Agency accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems (e.g. failure of performance, computer virus, alteration of content) incurred as a result of using this website or any linked external sites.

1.2. Links from ECHA website to external websites

We provide links to many European Institutions and other sites that are relevant to the Agency's work. You should be aware of the following:

If you access another website through a link the Agency provides, you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.

The Agency is not responsible for the contents of any pages referred to from its website. Linking to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind by the Agency.

If you represent a European level organisation involved in chemicals management and would like to have a link from our website, please contact us (by choosing the "Contact the ECHA Information Desk" option in the contact webpage) giving the name and address of your site, a description of its content and information on corrections, deletions or additions. We do not provide links to personal sites, political advocacy sites, political campaign sites, and commercial sites. We also reserve the right to exclude any website due to its lack of suitability for inclusion.

If you notice that one of our links is not working, please notify us (choose the "Contact the ECHA Information Desk" option) and we will rectify the situation.

1.3. Links from external websites to ECHA website

The Agency welcomes links to its website. Any links from external websites to the Agency's website is subject to the following cumulative conditions:

  • Provided links should not confuse users of the other website as to the source of the content. The Agency should fully be acknowledged as a source;
  • When the ECHA website is accessed via an external link, it should be clear to users that they are viewing information that is free of charge and not exclusive;
  • Links should not create the impression that the Agency endorses or supports the objectives or contents of the host website or the organisation managing it;
  • If links are made from a frames-based website, the contents from the Agency's website should not be framed on that website in a way that might mislead users as to the origin of the contents.

1.4. Accreditations

The Agency does not accredit or endorse companies. Of course there will be times when the Agency may have a contractual relationship with consultants and ask them to, for example, collect information on its behalf. In all such cases, the companies will be able to present clear documentation mandating their work.

2. Copyright Notice

© European Chemicals Agency, 2007-2015.

Some of the information on the website is subject to intellectual property rights of third parties (see in particular section 2.1.2., section 2.2. and section 2.3. below).

2.1. General considerations

2.1.1.  Reproduction of information and documents from the European Chemicals Agency website

Reproduction for non-commercial purposes of information and documents from the Agency's website is authorised provided that you acknowledge the Agency as the source: "Source: European Chemicals Agency,".  

As a general rule, any reproduction of information and documents from the Agency's website carried out in the course of a commercial activity will require the permission of the Agency. All requests should be submitted to the Agency by choosing "Contact the ECHA Information Desk" on the contact webpage.  

The European Chemicals Agency logos and trade marks are exclusive property of the Agency. Their use is prohibited without the prior written permission of the Agency.

2.1.2. Third party material

The permission mentioned under Section 2.1.1. does not apply to third party material. Therefore, for material where copyright is vested in a third party, permission for use and reproduction must be obtained from that third party.

2.1.3. European Chemicals Agency's databases

The Agency is the owner of databases available on this website. It has the exclusive right to control the use, the reproduction and the making available to the public of the whole or a substantial part, evaluated qualitatively and/or quantitatively, of its databases. The content of the databases though might be subject to exclusive rights of third parties (see Section 2.2. Information from Registration Dossiers and Notifications to the C&L Inventory).

2.2. Information from Registration Dossiers and Notifications to the C&L Inventory

Information on Registered Substances (available at comes from registration dossiers which have been assigned a registration number. The assignment of a registration number does however not guarantee that the information in the dossier is correct or that the dossier is compliant with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (the REACH Regulation). This information has not been reviewed or verified by the Agency or any other authority. The content is subject to change without prior notice.

The information in the C&L Inventory (available at comes from the C&L notifications. This information has not been reviewed or verified by the Agency or any other authority. The content is subject to change without prior notice.

The Agency cannot guarantee the correctness of the information in the databases and the REACH Regulation does not permit it to make modifications to the data provided by the owner(s) of the respective information.

Reproduction or further distribution of this information may be subject to copyright protection. Use of the information without obtaining the permission from the owner(s) of the respective information might violate the rights of the owner. The Agency does not take any responsibility whatsoever for any copyright or other infringements that may be caused by using the information.

Potential registrants are reminded that pursuant to Article 10 of the REACH Regulation, robust study summaries and study summaries made publicly available on the Agency's website may only be used for the purpose of registration where the potential registrant is in legitimate possession of the full study report or has permission to refer to the full study report. Registrants shall guarantee that they have adequate rights to submit this information to the Agency and acknowledge that such information can be made publicly available over the Internet.

2.3. CAS Information

The Agency wishes to inform users of the Agency's website that the CAS Information contained in this website is the property of the American Chemical Society and any use or redistribution, except as required in supporting regulatory requirements and/or for reports required by national law or administrative policy, is not permitted without the prior written permission of the American Chemical Society.

3. Usage of the website

3.1. Personal data protection

The right to protection of personal data is a fundamental right foreseen in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The Agency is therefore highly committed to ensuring the protection of the personal data of the individuals it works with, regardless of whether they are website users, industry representatives (registrants, applicants for authorisation, etc), stakeholders, individuals subscribing to a newsletter, members or invited experts of an Agency's body, staff members or job applicants. The Agency will process any personal data it collects in line with the provisions of Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 on the protection of the individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions and bodies and on the free movement of such data (i.e. the data protection Regulation).

Personal data shall only be processed for the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest on the basis of EU law or in the legitimate exercise of an official authority vested in the Agency. Alternatively, processing is lawful if it forms part of a legal or contractual obligation or when the individual concerned has given their unambiguous consent.

As a general rule, anyone has the right to be informed about the processing of their personal data, while they will also have the right to access that information at any time and to rectify it when it is inaccurate or incomplete.

Like all other EU institutions, bodies or agencies, ECHA has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to ensure the application of the principles of personal data protection in the Agency. The DPO provides an independent advisory function. All processing operations of personal data shall be duly notified to ECHA's Data Protection Officer and if necessary to the European Data Protection Supervisor.

All questions or complaints concerning the processing of your personal data can be addressed to the Agency's Data Protection Officer (data-protection-officer (at) Alternatively you can also have recourse to the European Data Protection Supervisor,


ECHA Data Protection Policy


3.2. E-services

The Agency is committed to user privacy. You can browse the ECHA website without giving away any personal information. However, in some cases, personal details are required in order for us to be able to provide personal e-services, for instance helpdesk support, public consultations or software applications.

In this respect:

  • For each specific e-service, the Agency determines the purposes and methods of the processing of personal data and ensures conformity of the specific e-service with the privacy policy;
  • The ECHA Data Protection Officer monitors compliance with the data protection Regulation;
  •  As with all EU Institutions and Agencies, the European Data Protection Supervisor also acts for ECHA as an independent supervisory authority with regard to the protection of personal data.

For any general enquiry relating to the overall privacy policy of the Agency website, please contact ECHA via the ECHA Information Desk web form (available at

3.3. Cookies on the Agency's website

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the web team analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies do not contain any personal information about you and cannot be used to identify an individual user.

You may refuse the use of cookies by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.

3.4. Systematic data collection

Systematic automated data collection activities (including scraping, data mining, data extraction) on or in relation to the European Chemicals Agency's website is not permitted. Such actions may result in you being prohibited, temporarily or permanently, from accessing the website by blocking your IP address. You may also be held liable for any damage to the website or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the website.


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