In this section you will find PILAR's (also referred to in the following policies as "we", "us", or "our") Legal policies relating to use of our website, (the "Website").


(1) Cookie policy
(2) Privacy policy
(3) Website terms and conditions

(1) Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites. For more information about cookies, including how to opt out by modifying the settings in your browser, please see

How we may use cookies?

We may use functional cookies to keep you (the "User"; also referred to in these policies as "you", "your", or "yourself") logged into secure registration-dependent areas of the Website. Whilst you can disable these cookies (see link above), the relevant part of the Website may not work exactly as intended. 

We may use analytical cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, including the geographical area assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your browser type, your total visits to the Website, from which websites they come, and their journey through the Website.

This Website will not:

Share your personal information with third parties.

(2) Privacy policy

We may store the following information about Users for the purposes of evaluating the Website: the country or region from where you access the Website, the date and time you access the Website, terms entered into our search engine, and the pages on the Website visited.

The personal information provided to us by Users who choose to correspond with us via an e-mail message or online form will be used only to respond to your request. Personal information provided by those Users who choose to register with us will be used only for the purposes of verifying credentials and collaborating with those Users for the purposes specified by project objectives. In the course of corresponding with some Users, we may ask for further information (such as your job title, country, employer or educational institution, and telephone number). If you choose to provide us with your information we will only use it for the purposes specified in such correspondence.

All personal information will be held in the strictest confidence, used only for the purposes set out above, and held no longer than is required for that purpose. No information will be disclosed to any third parties without the prior, explicit and voluntary consent of the User.

(3) Website terms and conditions

(3.1) Acceptance

Your use of the Website is subject to the following Terms & Conditions, which you are deemed to accept by using the Website.

(3.2) Copyright

The copyright and all other rights in the material on the Website are owned by us or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights. No copying or distribution of material on the Website for any commercial use is permitted without our prior written consent, which we are happy to give in most cases.

(3.3) Prohibited use

You agree not to use the Website:

  • to create a database that includes material obtained from the Website unless explicitly permitted on the Website page or for which we have given prior written consent;
  • to distribute promotional material for any commercial purposes;
  • to distribute unsolicited or unauthorised promotional materials, including, inter alia, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation;
  • to distribute material which may be construed as being abusive, defamatory, or obscene, or that may harass, incite violence or criminal activity;
  • to distribute material containing software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programmes that disrupt, damage, destroy, or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; or
  • to post link(s) that direct or redirect Users to material that contravenes any of the above restrictions.

(3.4) Nature of information

Whilst we try to ensure that information contained on the Website is accurate and complete, the Website is provided without prejudice or warranties of any kind, and the information contained on the Website does not constitute medical, legal, or any other professional advice. As such, we do not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information.

(3.5) Malicious material

Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the Website does not contain or link to any malicious code, files, programmes, or websites, we cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused by material claimed to originate from the Website.

(3.6) Registration and User accounts

In order to access the secure areas of the Website, we will require you to create a User account by registering and providing certain information about yourself. In doing this you agree to: (a) provide accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the relevant registration form (the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain the Registration Data in order to keep it accurate, current, and complete.

As part of this registration process you will be required to create a user ID and passcode. You will be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and passcode, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur through your User account. You agree to immediately notify us if you become aware of any unauthorised use of your User account or any other breach of security. We will not accept liability for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these requirements.