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EUROFOREST Portal Service

The EUROFOREST Portal includes the information and services provided under the gateway. The EUROFOREST Portal is jointly developed by the European Forest Institute (EFI) and SILVA Network/University of Joensuu, and it is provided and maintained by EFI.

Terms and Conditions of use of the website

Access to and use of the EUROFOREST Portal world wide website in this domain is subject to the following terms and conditions which must be followed and observed. Your use of this website will mean that you accept these terms and the privacy statement on this website. EFI reserves the right to change these terms and conditions, and to vary material, information and publication on this website without notice.

Any questions concerning the use of this website should be directed to:


Tim Green


EUROFOREST Portal co-ordinator


European Forest Institute (EFI)

Email (person):

forestportal (at)

Yliopistokatu 6, 80100 Joensuu, Finland

Privacy Policy

Information collected and how it is used

EFI is committed to respecting the privacy of online visitors. If you do nothing during your visit to the EUROFOREST Portal but browse or download information, we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:

 1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used but not the email address. The Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address to direct Internet traffic to you
 2. The type of browser and operating system you used.
 3. The date and time you visited this site.
 4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site.
 5. If you linked to our site from another website, the address of that site.
 6. The search terms you used.
 7. The previous site you visited.

The information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content of our web services, and to help us understand how people are using our services. Our website logs are not personally identifiable, and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse the EUROFOREST Portal.

If during your visit to the EUROFOREST Portal you participate in a survey or send an email, the following additional information will be collected:

 1. E-mail correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail.
 2. Surveys: Any information you volunteered in response to a survey.

If at any stage you provide us with your email address either as part of a message or by completing a web form, we will only use your email address for the purposes for which it was provided. Your personal information will not be added to any mailing list or used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent. Survey information is used for the purpose designated.

External sites that are linked to from the portal’s web site are generally not under EFI’s control or responsibility, and you are advised to review the privacy statements of the external sites.

Disclaimer and Limitation of liability

Under no circumstances will EFI or any of the contributors to the service be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of regardless of the form of action.

Information on this site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without notice. EFI may make improvements and/or changes in the materials contained in or described on this site at any time without notice.

Links to other sites

The EUROFOREST Portal website contains links to other web sites. EFI is not responsible for the content and the privacy practices of other websites and encourages you to examine each website's privacy policy and make your own decisions regarding the accuracy, reliability and correctness of material and information found. When you transfer to another site through a link on a EUROFOREST Portal page, you then must follow the conditions set by the originator/owner of the external webpage.

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