Terms of use

This document contains the terms of use of the www.stepstone.be website (hereafter the “Website”) of the NV/SA StepStone, with its registered offices at Koningsstraat 47, B-1000 Brussels, RPR Brussels, registered in the crossroads bank for undertakings with the number 0459.971.228 and having VAT number BE 459 971 228.

By using our website, you accept our terms of use.

The Website contains many types of data and information upon which we hold the exclusive legal rights (including intellectual property rights such as trademark rights and copyrights). We grant you a personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the Website for non-commercial purposes, in particular to make (technical) copies for the purposes of reading or browsing for your personal use.

Nothing from this Website may, in whole or in part (e.g. job posts), be downloaded, reproduced or distributed without StepStone’s prior written consent. Any commercial use of (the content of) our Website is prohibited. This is also the case for the content of our Website which you would find on third party websites including, without limitation, our clients’ websites. You are not permitted to make a link, hyperlink, framed link and/or deeplink to the Website or to a third party website containing content from our Website, without StepStone’s prior written consent. Neither do we allow direct or indirect (e.g. from third party websites) recording or copying of the data and content from the Website with automated programs, software, or any other method such as screen scraping.

If you would like to use our Website and/or content for commercial purposes, you can always contact us through the contact details, which you can find below in these terms of use. 

Downloading content from our Website shall be made entirely at your own risk. We shall not be liable for any damage which may result from the download, installation, storage or use of software or content from our Website. Although we use state of the art antivirus programs, any liability for damage or disturbance of functionality caused by viruses or worms is excluded.

a) The content of listings, which is in part fully automated and published on behalf of third parties is not tested for its unrestricted legal compliance. Also, it does not represent our opinion. Naturally we will immediately investigate any evidence of possible illegal content or breaches of third party rights and if necessary remove listings with illegal content.

b) We are liable for the content on our websites to the extent that this is governed by local law. However, we do not accept any liability for the accuracy, completeness, suitability for a particular purpose or currency of the information published.

a) Please read our Privacy Statement carefully prior to disclosing any personal data. You can find it here. Please note that upon forwarding your personal information to a third party, we are not responsible for the use of the data by such third parties. If you are not offered SSL encryption for electronic transmittal of your personal data to a potential employer, you should contemplate sending your application off line.

b) Please note that a job listing could be published by a company or individual that might use your personal data for purposes other than that intended. We cannot control this. You should therefore check the identity of any third party to whom you send your personal data. For example, you should never send personal data to a private email address. We advise you not to supply a recruiter with certain sensitive data, even if they request this. Such sensitive data would include (but is not limited to) your personal ID number, national registry number, social security number, credit card number and banking details.

a) If you follow an external link and thereby leave our site, the content of such other web site is beyond our control and influence. We do not accept liability for this unless we had actual knowledge of the illegal content. In such cases we will disable the link after investigation.

b) Please note that the terms of use and privacy statements of such linked sites may differ from the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement of our Website. Therefore you should read and comply with the privacy statements and terms of use posted on linked sites.

a) Please ensure that you do not send us any attachments that contain worms or viruses. Personal details provided to StepStone should not contain:

  • Information on illnesses
  • Information on pregnancy
  • Any information about ethnic origin, political opinion, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health and sexual orientation
  • Defamatory or slanderous information
  • Information having no reasonable relation to the job profile

b) The information you send us must be accurate and must not infringe the rights of third parties, contravene official regulations or breach public policy (“Illegal Content”), this includes but is not limited thereto that you may not create CVs for third persons without their explicit consent or create CVs for non-existent persons and that photos provided to us must be up to date and display the face of the actual candidate. We point out that you are responsible for keeping your contact details, particularly your e-mail address up to date and ensuring that you can be contacted at the email address provided and that the email address is not transferred to third persons. Please note that you shall undertake to indemnify us against all claims made against us as a consequence of your violation of this clause 6 b and failure to prevent Illegal Content appearing in any information you provide.

a) StepStone does not warrant that the services offered on its web site are available at certain times. Disturbances, interruptions or a possible breakdown of the online service cannot be excluded by StepStone.

b) Systematic backups of the servers are carried out regularly. In so far as you transfer data to StepStone – regardless of type – we recommend that you store safety backup copies of your data.

c) StepStone reserves the right to change, extend, limit or withdraw its services or to delete data without notice at any time. You have no right to claim publication.

a) You agree to use the Internet at your own risk. We have no liability for any down times on our Website caused by technical problems or access to the Internet.

b) The StepStone Privacy Statement will apply in addition to these Terms and of Use. 

c) We reserve the right to amend these Terms of Use from time to time.

d) The invalidity or incompleteness of any individual provision of these Terms of Use will not affect the validity of the remaining terms.

e) Belgian law is applicable on these Terms of Use. In case of any dispute, the courts of Brussels have exclusive jurisdiction.

Brussels,7 July 2009

StepStone NV/SA
Koningsstraat 47 Rue Royale,
B-1000 Brussels
Tel. +32 2 209 98 00
Fax + 32 2 218 79 45
E-mail: info@stepstone.be

RPR Brussel 0459.971.228
BTW-nr. BE 459 971 228

Thorsten Otte
Ralf Baumann
KAWAK SPRL repr. by Gauthier Andries
FRH Management Cons. repr. by Rik Hülser

Disclaimer: version 14th of June 2006