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This website is published by The Consumer Goods Forum, a not-for-profit association (Association Loi 1901 under French law – Identification R.N.A: W751029783).  On this page you will find our Term of Use and Terms of Service.  Please feel free to download or read our Antitrust Compliance Guidelines online.


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Tel: (+33)1 82 00 95 95
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Publishing Director

Wai-Chan Chan
The Consumer Goods Forum
47 – 53, rue Raspail
92300 Levallois-Perret
France Phone : +33 1 82 00 95 95
Fax : +33 1 82 00 95 96

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Terms of Use

The Consumer Goods Forum corporate website (the “Website”), has been developed by The Consumer Goods Forum for the benefit of all visitors and members who would like to know more about our association, its activities and services. Your access to and use of the Website and/or to any information it contains, constitutes your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms of Use.


  • Intellectual Property Rights

The content of this Website, including, without limitation, its architecture, visual identity, as well as all the information and elements available on the Website, such as texts, articles, brochures, photographs, illustrations, images, brands and logos, trademarks, service marks, product or company names, software, tools, product, process or technology (“the Content”) are protected by applicable legislation governing copyright, trademark rights, design rights and unfair competition.

The Content is and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of The Consumer Goods Forum. No right to use such Content is granted hereunder except as expressly set forth below.

Reproduction of documents published on the Website is authorised solely for informative purposes and for personal and private use: any reproduction and any use of copies made for other purposes is expressly forbidden.

Other than the above limited rights, no license or authorisation whatsoever is given to you with regards to the Content of, or material covered in, this Website.

However, regarding how you intend to use the Content, you may obtain an authorization by filling the following standard form.


  • Use of Hyperlinks

Before creating a hyperlink in any form leading to content published by the Consumer Goods Forum, you shall obtain a prior written approval.
The Consumer Goods Forum reserves the right to give such approval at its sole discretion.
These hyperlinks posted by third parties are not related to the Consumer Goods Forum.
Therefore, the Consumer Goods Forum cannot take responsibility for content posted on these third-party websites. Hence, it shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend or approve any of the content published in these websites.


  • Disclaimer

The Consumer Goods Forum reserves the right to change in its sole discretion and without prior notice all or any part of the Content contained in this Website. The Consumer Goods Forum may make improvements or changes to the Content of this Website at any time without notice.

No warranty, either express or implied, of any kind is made, and The Consumer Goods Forum disclaims all warranties, regarding the Content of this Website.

The Consumer Goods Forum does not guarantee that the Website is free of errors or bugs, nor that these may be corrected or that the Website performs without interruptions or breakdowns. The Consumer Goods Forum excludes all liability of any kind for direct, indirect or incidental damages or loss of data or profit resulting from or associated with the use or operation of the Website and its Content. The Consumer Goods Forum has no liability in connection with the Content made available on this Website.

In no event will The Consumer Goods Forum be responsible for the content of the sites it links to. The Consumer Goods Forum has no editorial control over those sites. These links are made available as a service to users of The Consumer Goods Forum Website.

Logo Usage


GFSI grants its contributors and other stakeholders a limited right to use its logo (“GFSI logo” and its variations). GFSI permits its contributors and other stakeholders to use the GFSI logo only in the context of their activities promoting GFSI and its goals (such as stakeholder’s annual reports) or in the context of the GFSI Benchmarking Process, but not in any manner that suggests or implies that GFSI has endorsed or approved of the activities, products and/or services (such as training) of the organisation, or that GFSI is the source of any such activities, products and/or services.

Specifically, please note that the following uses will not be permitted:

  • any use of the logo suggesting or implying an accreditation / certification or seal of approval for activities, services and/or products;
  • any use of the logo as a component of an organisation’s own logo, trademark or other branding elements;
  • any use of the logo for the promotion or advertising of products, services and other activities intended to solicit business;
  • any use of the logo as a permanent graphical element of stationery, business cards, or other variably utilised print materials.


ln any case, for all proposed uses of the GFSI logo, permission must be sought in advance from the GFSI Team. Please provide a sample of your document by email on gfsinfo@theconsumergoodsforum.com and indicate where on the sample document you would like the logo to appear. Please also provide details on the full document and its publication (name, context and purpose, planned publication date and intended audience).

Name usage

Anyone may use the name “GFSI” or “Global Food Safety Initiative” in a general way related to the Programme. However, no company or other organisation shall be authorised to use GFSl’s name for the promotion, advertisement or marketing of its products or services. Please seek permission from the GFSI Team for public references to GFSI.


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