Licences Policy

1.    Licenses to use the material

The training material contained on the website is published under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. For more information, please check

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You must abide by all copyright notices or restrictions contained on the website or the online content and courses. You may not delete any attributions, legal or proprietary notices on the website or the online content and courses.

2.    Content provided by the users

The courses may provide you with the ability to upload notes and replies, discussions, profile pages, and other content and media for social interaction, or certain information and materials for use within the website or courses, e.g., written assignments, questions, hypothetical examples etc.

ECDC does not claim ownership of any content you may submit or make available for inclusion on the website or courses. Any content you provide will be available under a Creative Commons (CC BY) license. For more information, please check Accordingly, subject to the licence granted to us and any partner institution, the user will be the sole and exclusive owner of any and all rights, title and interest in and to the content they have provided.

In particular with regards to ECDC, and with respect to any content you submit to us, you grant us an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display such content on the website and/or in the courses or otherwise exploit the content, with the right to sublicense such rights for any purpose associated with the provision of the website and the courses.  ECDC reserves the right to remove any content without prior notice at any time and for any reason, in particular if any of the terms stated herein are violated.

Nothing in these terms shall restrict other legal rights ECDC may have to content provided by users, for example under other licenses.

To the extent that you provide any content, you represent and warrant that:

(a)        you have all necessary rights, licences and/or clearances to provide such content and permit us to use and publish such content as provided above;

(b)        such content is accurate and complete to the best of your knowledge and belief;

(c)        as between you and us, you are responsible for the payment of any third party fees related to the provision, publication and use of such content; and

(d)        such use and/or publication of your content does not and will not infringe or misappropriate any third party rights or constitute a fraudulent statement or misrepresentation.


You acknowledge and agree that the website material and user interaction may be monitored or recorded for quality control purposes and that the information or material provided as part of the services is included within these terms and is provided for educational purposes only.

Any content included on the website or within the courses that infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party will be removed as soon as possible after ECDC is made aware of such infringement.

3.    Intellectual property rights

If you are the owner of intellectual property rights, or are authorised to act on behalf of an owner, or authorised to act under any exclusive right, you may report any alleged infringements of your intellectual property rights taking place on or through the website by emailing the administrators of the platform at

Your written notice must contain the following:

a.              a statement telling us you believe that you have found content on the website which you believe infringes your intellectual property rights;

b.              which country your intellectual property rights apply to;

c.              the title of the content concerned and the full URL for access to that content;

d.              a statement explaining how the content infringes your intellectual property rights;

e.              your mailing address, telephone number and email address so that ECDC can contact you;

f.               a statement that the information contained in the notice is accurate and that you are the owner of the intellectual property rights or have an exclusive legal right to bring infringement proceedings in respect of its use; and

g.              your signature (an electronic signature is sufficient).

ECDC will take whatever action, in its sole discretion, ECDC deems appropriate, including the removal of the challenged content.

Last modified: Thursday, 17 March 2022, 10:20 AM