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GS1 Resolver Terms of Use

(version dated 1 July 2020)

These GS1 Resolver ToU (“ToU”) are issued by GS1 AISBL1 (“GS1”) and are addressed to any user of the GS1 Resolver.

What is the GS1 Resolver? The GS1 Resolver is a service based on a software that, in combination with the GS1 Registry Platform (a product data repository operated by GS1), enables the redirection of a web user towards certain linked websites in compliance with the GS1 Digital Link standard.

Under which terms is it available? The GS1 Resolver is made available free of charge for the benefit of the public. Use of the software is also made available free of charge subject to the terms of an Apache 2.0 license (available here:

Who is responsible for the linked web sites? The GS1 Registry Platform contains links to other web sites that are external to GS1 and have been provided to GS1 and/or the GS1 Member Organisations (our national organisations) by the company operating the web site or its authorised designees. GS1 has no direct control over the content of such linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. The linked websites are provided “as is” and no representations or warranties (express or implied) as regards quality, currency, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose or functionality are given. It is the responsibility of the web user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in such linked web sites.

Which use of the linked sites and the GS1 Resolver is permitted? Users of the GS1 Resolver and the links made available in the GS1 Registry Platform are responsible for making sure that their use is in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations. In addition, users of the GS1 Resolver should be aware that neither the GS1 Resolver nor the GS1 Registry Platform are validated, certified or approved under any applicable law or regulation (such as, for example: Part 21 of the US Federal Code of Regulations (CFR) paragraphs 11.10 (a) and 820.70 (i) regarding software used in handling data about medicines and/or medical devices) and therefore any use for regulatory purposes is made at user’s own risk.

What about security? GS1 applies a range of security controls to protect its GS1 Registry Platform from unauthorised access. However, GS1 accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to GS1 Resolver or its use. Users are also encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from the GS1 Resolver or the linked website is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data. Similarly, GS1 does not represent or warrant that the GS1 Registry Platform and the GS1 Resolver will be available continuously or that they will be secure or free from error or interruption.

What about personal data? GS1 handles personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy (

Can GS1 make changes to these ToU? GS1 reserves the right to amend these ToU by posting a new version on its website (or any successor site).

Applicable law and jurisdiction. These ToU shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Belgium, without regard to principles of conflict of laws. Any court located in Brussels, Belgium, shall have jurisdiction for any actions, suits or proceedings arising out of or relating to these ToU.

GS1 is an international not for profit association (AISBL) incorporated under the laws of Belgium, registered with the register of legal entities (Brussels) under # 0419.640.608, with registered office at Avenue Louise 326, bte 1, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.