The websites vai.be, archiefhub.vai.be, crm.vai.be, and festivalvandearchitectuur.be, hereinafter referred to as 'our websites,' are owned by Flanders Architecture Institute vzw, Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 155, 2018 Antwerp, email: info@vai.be, tel. +32 (0)3 242 89 70, hereinafter referred to as 'VAi'.

By accessing and using our websites, you as a user of our websites expressly agree to our terms.

Intellectual Property Rights

The content of our websites, as well as the illustrations depicted on our websites, the page layout, the data made available, the texts, images as well as the software used in connection with the website, are protected by intellectual property rights belonging to VAI or to third parties with whom VAI has contractual agreements. You acknowledge these intellectual property rights and agree to refrain from any infringement of these rights.

The texts of VAI on the website archiefhub.vai.be are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC-BY-SA 4.0). Under this license, these texts may be copied, edited, and distributed under the following conditions:

  • The user must attribute the work to the creator or licensor as specified and provide a link to the license.
  • If the user modifies the work, the resulting work may only be distributed under the same license as the original work.

All other works (such as, but not limited to, photos, images, video clips, downloadable PDF documents, software, and databases) are not covered by this Creative Commons license, unless expressly stated otherwise with respect to these works.

Databases and Open Data

Data from the database(s) of VAI are freely accessible via, among others, archiefhub.vai.be and vai.be/gebouwen. Ownership of and copyright in these database(s) belong to VAI.

VAI may offer certain datasets or data for free reuse via its own and other online channels and platforms, to the extent that no infringement is committed against the copyright law and/or privacy legislation (see privacy policy), or other legislation that may be applicable in this regard. You can find more information about this on our websites.

Limitation of Liability

The information on our websites is of a general nature. The information is not adapted to personal or specific circumstances and cannot be considered as personal, professional, or legal advice to the user.

VAI makes great efforts to ensure that the information provided is complete, correct, accurate, and up-to-date. Despite these efforts, inaccuracies may occur in the information provided. If the information provided contains inaccuracies or if certain information on or via the website is unavailable, VAI will make the greatest possible effort to rectify this as quickly as possible. However, VAI cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of the information on our websites.

The user or visitor who provides information to VAI, or adds, modifies, or supplements it via vai.be or crm.vai.be, is liable for the content and accuracy of this information. The user confirms that this provided information does not infringe upon the (intellectual) property rights of third parties. The user will therefore indemnify VAI against any claim that may be brought by third parties due to an infringement of (intellectual) property rights against VAI.

The content of our websites (including links) may be modified, changed, or supplemented without prior notice or notification. VAI reserves the right to exclude messages or comments, without having to provide any justification for this.

If you notice inaccuracies in the information provided via our websites, you can always contact us.

VAI does not provide any guarantees for the proper functioning of our websites and cannot be held liable in any way for any malfunction or temporary (un)availability of our websites or for any form of damage, direct or indirect, resulting from the access to or use of our websites.

VAI cannot in any case be held liable to anyone, in a direct or indirect, special, or other manner, for damage resulting from the use of our websites, including, without limitation, any losses, work interruptions, damage to programs or other data on the computer system, equipment, software, or other of the user.

Our websites may contain hyperlinks to websites or pages of third parties, or refer to them indirectly. The placement of links to websites or pages of third parties does not imply any implicit approval of their content in any way. VAI expressly declares that it has no control over the content or other characteristics of these third-party websites and cannot be held liable in any way for the content or characteristics thereof or for any other form of damage resulting from their use.

VAI has made the necessary reasonable efforts to identify and/or locate the copyright holders of texts, photos, video clips, images, or other works on our websites or in our online (PDF) publications. Despite our efforts, it is possible that we could not trace all copyright holders. If you believe that you are the rightful owner of certain of these works, and you feel aggrieved, we kindly request you to contact us so that the further use of these works without your permission can be discontinued.

Data Protection Policy

VAI attaches great importance to the protection of your personal data and fully respects your privacy. VAI therefore handles and protects your personal data in a lawful, proper, and transparent manner. When processing your personal data, VAI naturally complies with the law, i.e., from May 25, 2018, the European Regulation No. 2016/679 of April 27, 2016, concerning data protection (better known as the General Data Protection Regulation or 'GDPR') or any other legislative decree amending it.

We invite you to carefully read our data protection policy so that you know and understand VAI's policy in this area. This statement is regularly updated. We will inform you via the usual communication channels if important changes have been made.


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For more information, please read our cookie policy.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

Belgian law applies to this website. In case of a dispute, only the courts in Brussels are competent.

Contact Address

Flanders Architecture Institute vzw
Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 155
2018 Antwerp
Tel. +32 (0)3 242 89 70