Legal notice

Notice for users of this website

Consultation or use of this site in whatever language involves the full acceptance of the general conditions set out below and to the applicable laws.

What is the PES?

This is the website of the Party of European Socialists (hereafter referred to as PES). The PES is a non-profit international association registered under Belgian law under the name of PSE AISBL (company no. 0897.208.032 at the registrar of the Commercial Court of Brussels).
Our postal address is: rue Guimard, 10, 1040 Brussels, telephone: +32 2 548 90 80, e-mail:

Accessibility of the website

The PES does its best to keep its services accessible 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.
The PES can nevertheless interrupt access, particularly for maintenance and upgrading or for any other reason, including technical.

Limitation of liability

The PES is in no way responsible for the interruptions mentioned above or for the consequences that may derive from them for the user or any third party.

The PES does not offer any guarantee with regards to the accuracy or updating of the information on this website.

The PES is not responsible for any temporary or permanent damage or breakdown that may be caused to the data or computer equipment of the user when accessing or browsing the website, or more generally when downloading files and computer programmes on the website to his/her computer. In particular, the PES cannot be held liable for any transmission of viruses through its website.

The PES cannot be held responsible for any damage that may result from non-authorised intrusion into its computer system and/or the fraudulent use of its distribution system. More particularly, the PES does not accept any responsibility in the event of any pillage of data following intrusion into its computer systems. However, the PES will put in place appropriate systems to prevent illegal intrusion.

Intellectual property

The structure, formatting and all of the items on this website are specifically protected, for the benefit of the PES and/or any suppliers or partners, by the laws on (i) royalties and associated rights, (ii) protection of computer programmes and (iii) databases. The user undertakes not to infringe the rights of the PES and/or those of any of its suppliers or partners.

Other names of products or companies may appear on this website, which are the brand names of their respective manufacturers. The user is not authorised to change, copy, distribute, transmit, represent, reproduce, publish, grant under licence, transfer or sell any information, software, product or service obtained from this website, nor to create any work derived from the aforementioned elements, without prior written agreement of the PES.

Links to third-party websites

Websites outside the domain of this website, particularly websites to which the user can be redirected using hypertext links within the pages of this website, shall remain the sole responsibility of the owners of these websites.

The PES cannot exercise any permanent control over these websites, nor accept any responsibility for their contents. The insertion of these links does not mean that the PES approves of the contents of these websites.

The PES thus accepts no responsibility, particularly with regards to material, data of any kind contained or distributed on these cross-reference websites or regarding any processing of personal data which may take place there.


If any provision of the present document is declared to be invalid or inapplicable in the eyes of the laws in force the invalid or inapplicable provision shall be considered as having been replaced by a valid and applicable stipulation, the content of which is as close as possible to the original provision. All the other stipulations of the agreement shall remain in force.

The present provisions (in addition to the "Privacy Policy") express the agreement between the user and the PES regarding this website and invalidate and replace all prior or contemporaneous communications in electronic, written or oral form between the user and the PES relating to this website.

A printed version of these provisions and any warning notice delivered in electronic form shall be accepted in any legal or administrative procedure linked to this agreement in the same way and under the same conditions as other documents and commercial registers created and preserved in printing.

The PES reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and warning notices under which the website has been set up.