Terms & Conditions

The Resource Conservative Manufacturing consortium ("RESCOM") was formed in order to carry out a European Commission co-funded project on the development of an innovative methodology and software platform for the industrial implementation of closed-loop manufacturing systems. The consortium consists of the following members: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., TU Delft, INSEAD, IDEAL & CO Explore BV, Eurostep AB, Granta Design Limited, Bugaboo International BV, Gorenje Group, Loewe Opta GmbH, Tedrive Steering Systems GmbH and Ellen MacArthur Foundation Trading Limited.

By using this website, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions, as they may be updated from time to time by RESCOM. It is your responsibility to check them regularly before using the website. Any changes will be effective as of the date we post them to the site.

Disclaimer & Liability

The content on this website is for general information and interest only. Nothing in these pages constitutes professional advice. While every attempt is made to try to keep the information on this website accurate and up to date, the information is provided on an "as is" basis, and RESCOM accepts no liability or responsibility for any inaccuracies, or if for any reason this website is unavailable for any period of time.

No warranty, representation or undertaking is made about any of the content of this website (including as to quality, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose), and no liability is accepted for any loss or damage which may arise from the use of any information contained in any of the materials on, or links through, this website.

This website contains links to other websites which are not operated by RESCOM. RESCOM has no control over the linked sites and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Your use of those linked sites will be subject to the terms and conditions listed on those sites.

You must not misuse this website. You will not commit or encourage a criminal offence; transmit or distribute a virus, trojan, worm, logic bomb or post any other material which is malicious, technologically harmful, in breach of confidence or in any way offensive or obscene; corrupt data; cause annoyance to other users; infringe upon the rights of any other person's proprietary rights; send any unsolicited advertising or promotional material, commonly referred to as "spam"; or attempt to affect the performance or functionality of any computer facilities of or accessed through this website. Breaching this provision would constitute a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

RESCOM is not liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of- service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of this website or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless all members of the RESCOM consortium, and their respective directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use this website or your breach of these terms and conditions.

Intellectual Property Notice

Unless otherwise noted, you should assume that the intellectual property rights in all software and content available to you on or through this website remains the property of RESCOM, the individual consortium members or their respective licensors (as the case may be). All such rights are reserved by RESCOM, the consortium members and its licensors. You may store, print and display content supplied for your own use. Your access to it does not imply a licence to reproduce and/or distribute the contents of this website without our prior written consent (this does not include content which is expressly made available for you to download).

You may link to any of the site pages, provided it is clear to your users that the content came from RESCOM, or where provided by a third party, that the content has come via the RESCOM website. Unless EMF Trading has expressly agreed in advance in writing, any linking by you must not create the impression that the RESCOM site endorses or is affiliated with yours.

Any trade marks or logos featured on this website are owned by the respective trademark owners. Where a trade mark or brand name is referred to, it is used solely to describe or identify products and services, and is in no way an assertion that such products or services are endorsed by, or connected to, RESCOM.


RESCOM aims to provide a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience. Our website can be viewed on a range of different screen sizes, and the size of text can be changed to suit your needs by using your web browser. We also have a “search” facility to help people find information more easily.


The privacy of our users and subscribers is important to RESCOM. This section explains how RESCOM uses your personal information. If RESCOM makes changes to these terms and conditions that affect how it handles your personal information, you will be notified by email. Minor changes will not be notified.

What information do we collect?
When you register as a user of the RESCOM website to receive our newsletters, you will be asked for your name and email address. Each member of the RESCOM consortium is a data controller in common, and your data will be managed by for and on behalf of RESCOM by EMF Trading, unless and until you are notified otherwise by email. EMF Trading will respond to any questions you have regarding the processing of your personal data.

EMF Trading will use your personal information in order to improve your experience of our website, and to send you newsletters. We will only share your data with the RESCOM consortium and its service providers in order to provide services to you, and where permitted or required by law.

Cookies are small text files, stored on your computer, which can be used by websites to make a user's experience more efficient. Cookies are used on the RESCOM website to help improve your experience – for example by looking at content viewed, and to remember things like your login details and preference settings. Google Analytics, which counts the number of visitors and uses cookies to analyse how people use the RESCOM website, is also used.

The RESCOM website may link through to third party websites (including, for example, for the delivery of podcasts) which may also use cookies. We recommend that in such circumstances, you check the relevant third party's privacy policies for information about any cookies which may be used.

You can delete the cookies that are already on your computer by searching in your file management software for your “cookie” folder or directory. You can also choose to decline or block cookies from all websites. More information about this can be found at www.AboutCookies.org.

Transferring information overseas
RESCOM uses a mailing company which is based in America. Personal information provided by you through our website will be added to the RESCOM newsletter database. Where your personal information is available in other countries, RESCOM has taken steps to ensure that the information is appropriately protected.

Information requests
If you would like to update, change or delete any personal information that we hold about you, please get in touch with Sven Herrmann – sven.herrmann@ellenmacarthurfoundation.org


If any part of these terms and conditions are unenforceable (including any provision in which liability to you is excluded) the enforceability of any other part of the terms and conditions will not be affected all other clauses remaining in full force and effect. So far as possible where any clause/sub-clause or part of a clause/sub-clause can be severed to render the remaining part valid, the clause shall be interpreted accordingly. Alternatively, you agree that the clause shall be rectified and interpreted in such a way that closely resembles the original meaning of the clause /sub-clause as is permitted by law.

These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement of the parties and supersede any and all preceding and contemporaneous agreements between you and RESCOM. Any waiver of any provision of these terms and conditions will be effective only if in writing from EMF Trading on behalf of RESCOM.

Governing Law

These terms and conditions shall be construed in accordance with, and governed by, English law and any disputes arising hereunder shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.