Terms of use – intellectual property rights – privacy policy

Terms of use of the website

This website provides you the ease and freedom in selecting information and educational material that is mostly freely accessible following the vision of open access. You are free to interpret the information given on this website and to implement the information in decisions for action. You bear your own responsibility for interpretation and decision, and any action is at your own risk.

Freedom and open access do not mean that the use of this website and its material is free of restrictions. Most of the learning material referenced on this site is licensed under the conditions of Creative Commons. This means that you may use the materials within the conditions of the original licenses, as specified by the originators (authors) or institutes themselves. These conditions are mentioned or linked in the descriptions of the material e.g. in the library. For scientific articles, books, and other materials Copyright or Creative Commons conditions may exist. Please check the conditions of the licenses carefully. In conclusion, you may use the material provided that the terms of use of the original authors and/or owners are respected. In all cases, copyright remains with the originators of the materials.

You may only use the LDOH website if you respect the following limitations.

Firstly, hacking this website is illegal. In addition, you must not disturb the normal operation of this website, add information to its pages, or modify any content. You must not upload, install, or exchange, materials being or containing destructive material like viruses, malware, or Trojans.

You may not reproduce all parts of this website without the prior permission of the owners of this website, i.e. the LDOH foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands. If you want to print part of the site content, with the aim to create broader publicity or to commercially exploit (part of) the information, you may not do this without our prior permission.

Intellectual property rights


The website of LDOH, inclusive of the Library of Education in Occupational Safety and Health, is protected by Copyright. The copyright belongs to the LDOH foundation, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Intellectual property rights of materials referenced on the LDOH website

The materials referenced on this website and the downloadable documents may be used, copied, or otherwise multiplied, provided that all copies retain the original intellectual property rights, restrictions, and conditions of use. The same restrictions hold also for modifying, editing, or extracting (parts of) the content.

Payment for services or products

The LDOH foundation can offer gratis products and products for sale. Books are covered by the 6% VAT rate while selling in the Netherlands. For selling books to EU countries no VAT rates will be calculated as we will never pass the thresholds in the various EU countries. For selling books to countries not belonging to the EU no VAT rates need to be calculated in the Netherlands.

The e-library of Education in Occupational Safety and Health, being part of the LDOH website, is a free-of-charge facility and it strives to provide access to educational materials free of charge to the users. However, the e-library may include low-priced learning materials offered by non-profit organizations such as universities that need modest financial contributions to develop new learning materials and to offer services to users. It will be indicated in the description of the learning material that the material will be charged for by the owner(s). The charging, if any, will not be done via the LDOH website.


Privacy policy

In general, we do not collect personal information from you as a user of the website. However, if you order and download a digital book or other digital material published by the LDOH foundation, or if you order a printed book, we ask for your first and last name and your e-mail or postal address. In this way, we can send you the digital file or printed book or other material. We can use that information later to send you the LDOH Newsletter or information related to the publication ordered or downloaded. We can also use the e-mail address for sending you a voluntary evaluation survey, related to the use of and satisfaction with ordered or downloaded material. We will not use the e-mail or postal address for other purposes. The personal information will not be distributed to third parties.

Processing Personal Data

  1. Insofar as processing of personal data of counterparty is processed in the context of the services of the foundation LDOH, this personal data will be processed in a proper and careful manner, in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation.
  2. In addition to the previous paragraph, the foundation LDOH also notes that appropriate technical and organizational measures will be taken to protect the personal data processed from a counterparty against loss or any other form of unlawful processing, taking into account the current state of the art and the nature of the processing.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” (text files placed on your computer) to help the website analyze how visitors use the site. The anonymous information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google uses this information to keep track of how this website is used, to compile reports on the website activity for the owner of this website and to offer other services relating to website activity and internet use. Google may only provide this information to third parties if Google is legally obliged to do so, or insofar as these third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not combine your IP address with other data held by Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in that case, you may not be able to use all the features of this website. By using this website you consent to the processing of the information by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.

If you prefer to block the Analytics script completely, you can download an opt-out plug-in for Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. With this plugin, your visit no longer counts in the statistics of all websites using Google Analytics.

To comply with GPDR Privacy on Google Analytics, a plug-in is installed. Here the following settings are applied:

Automatically Anonymize or Disable Personal Data Tracking:

  1. Anonymizes IP addresses on all Google Analytics hits, eCommerce hits, and form tracking hits
  2. Disables UserID tracking on Google Analytics hits, eCommerce hits, form tracking hits, and the UserID dimension in the Custom Dimensions addon
  3. Disables author tracking in the Custom Dimensions addon
  4. Enables the ga() compatibility mode
  5. Disables the Demographics and Interests Reports for Remarketing and Advertising tracking on Google Analytics hits

Registration SHOP:

Your personal data are used on this website for organizing and sending you the materials that you ordered in the webshop. When you open an account we will use your personal data not for other purposes than for sending you an answer when you posted a question or a LDOH Newsletter or information directly related to the publication ordered or downloaded, or a voluntary evaluation survey. We will not use your name, e-mail address or postal address for other purposes. The personal information will not be distributed to third parties.

Privacy payment

Your personal information data are used on this website for organizing the orders and sending materials, for use of the web shop, and for use of your new account.

Personal data retention

Personal data will only be retained in our shop: shop.ldoh.net

Inactive accounts: 24 months
Completed orders: 24 months
Pending orders: 30 days
Failed orders: 30 days
Cancelled orders: 30 days