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Terms of use

The use of the Mutual Learning Programme web site is subject to the following terms and conditions.

This website is managed by GHK Consulting Ltd (GHK) on behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities and represents GHK's interpretation of the Mutual Learning Programme function. The site should not be relied upon as a statement of the European Commission’s views. In entering the site, you, as a user, are accepting these terms and conditions.


Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure that the details provided on the site are correct. GHK’s goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

The MLP web site is provided ‘as is’, without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this Web site.

External links

GHK cannot accept any responsibility for the content of any of the external sites which have links to the MLP web site. Listing and linking should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind and we accept no liability in respect of the content. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and have no control over the availability of the linked pages. Care should be taken if divulging information while utilising third party sites. Any information you may provide while accessing third party websites is subject to the privacy policies of those organisations.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise to run an anti-virus application on all material downloaded from the Internet. GHK cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions or for any losses, direct or consequential, which may be sustained by users as a result of the contents or information contained within this site.

Privacy policy

Any information submitted by users of the MLP site is protected and held securely. GHK maintains strict security standards to prevent unauthorised access to it. Details such as e-mail addresses are not submitted to any third parties.

The MLP site collects three kinds of information from its users: feedback and queries (through forms and e-mails sent to the Secretariat); and site usage information (from server log files).

1. Feedback

The Secretariat welcomes feedback on any aspect of the website and users can contact us via . Messages are seen only by members of the Secretariat and will be dealt with as soon as they are received.

2. Site usage information

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. This information is generated automatically by GHK’s Web server and is used to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information.


All pages, documents and graphics on the MLP website (with URLs beginning are copyright. Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated. Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the above-mentioned general permission and shall clearly indicate any restrictions on use. Photographic images are copyright Getty Images, Inc and Istock Images.