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Terms and Conditions


General Terms of Use

World Crafts Council (AISBL) is the trading name of the organization registered in Belgium and governed by Belgian Law, located at 7000 Mons (Belgium)-Rue de la Trouille 17/02.

By using the World Crafts Council (AISBL) Collections Online you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first use. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not further access or use this website.

The World Crafts Council (AISBL) may change these Terms and Conditions at any time and without notice. The date of the most recent update will be displayed on this page.


Intellectual Property

All copyright, trade marks, design rights, and other intellectual property rights (registered and unregistered) in the World Crafts Council (AISBL) website Collections Online and all contents (including all text, images, sound, software, and other material) located on the site ('Site Content') shall remain vested in the World Crafts Council (AISBL) or its licensors.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use Site content in any way except for your own personal and non-commercial use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Site content except for your own personal, and non-commercial use. Any other use of Site content requires the prior written permission of the World Crafts Council (AISBL).

The names, images, and logos identifying the World Crafts Council (AISBL) or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights, and trade marks of the World Crafts Council (AISBL) and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring any license or right to use any trademark, design right, or copyright of the World Crafts Council (AISBL) or any other third party.


The World Crafts Council (AISBL) is committed to providing the highest standard and quality of information, and every attempt has been made to present up-to-date, accurate, and relevant information.

However, the information on this site should not be relied upon for any specific purpose, and the World Crafts Council (AISBL) gives no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, completeness, or relevance of the information on this website and accepts no liability for any loss, damage, or inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on such information or any access to or use of this site, including without limitation any loss of profit or indirect, incidental, or consequential loss. To the extent permitted by law, all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, are hereby expressly excluded, including but not limited to any warranties as to ownership or quality of material, or fitness for a particular purpose.

Information on this site may be changed or updated without notice. Any queries relating to the information, including queries as to its accuracy, should be made to the Communications Team at the World Crafts Council (AISBL)


Although the World Crafts Council (AISBL) takes all reasonable measures to ensure that the information provided to it from third parties is accurate and not defamatory or offensive, it cannot be responsible for content provided by third parties or linked pages.


Security and virus protection

You assume full responsibility for the protection of your computer system, including computer hardware, software, and stored data on your computer system, including hardware, software, and stored data of third parties who may access or be otherwise connected to your computer system.


Although care is taken to check and test material at all stages of production, the World Crafts Council (AISBL) cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption, or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur while using this website or material derived from it.


Linked websites

The World Crafts Council (AISBL) makes no representations as to the security, quality, or propriety of any website which may be accessed through this website and accepts no liability for the content of any such website or for any loss or damage caused (or alleged to have been caused) by the use of or reliance on information contained in such websites or goods or services purchased therefrom.


The World Crafts Council (AISBL), to the extent permissible by law, excludes all liability which may arise from your use or reliance on the information or contents contained in any linked site.


Governing law

These terms and conditions of use and your use of the services shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Belgian International law, and the Belgian Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in connection with all matters relating to these terms and conditions of use.



National Entity

  • Can vote in a General Assembly

  • Are first admitted at the regional level as the best representative of the crafts in

  • their country

  • Their rights can be suspended following non-payment of dues, or violation of T &C

  • Their membership can be excluded by a 2⁄3 majority vote at the General Assembly


Associate Member

  • No voting rights

  • Are first admitted at the regional level

Individual Member

  • No voting rights

  • Are admitted at the General Assembly

Membership Fees: Members are required to pay an annual membership fees as determined by the World Crafts
Council AISBL General Assembly based on the category of membership. Failure to pay dues may result in suspension or
termination of membership.

Code of Conduct: Members are expected to adhere to a code of conduct that promotes respect, integrity, and
professionalism in all interactions related to the World Crafts Council AISBL.

Termination of Membership: Membership may be terminated if a member violates the organization's code of
conduct, fails to pay membership dues, or engages in activities detrimental to the objectives of the World Crafts Council

Intellectual Property Rights: Members acknowledge and agree that any intellectual property created or shared during
their membership remains the property of the World Crafts Council AISBL and may be used for promotional or
educational purposes.

Data Privacy: Members consent to the collection and use of their personal information for the purposes of
membership administration and communication with the World Crafts Council AISBL. Personal information will not be
shared with third parties without consent.

Amendments to Terms and Conditions: The World Crafts Council AISBL reserves the right to amend these terms and
conditions at any time. Members will be notified of any changes and are responsible for complying with the updated

Governing Law: These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of Belgium, and any disputes arising out of or in
connection with membership will be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Belgium.

Acceptance: By submitting the membership form, applicants agree to accept by these terms and conditions and affirm
their commitment and agreement to abide by the principles, objectives, Bye-laws, and regulations of the WCC AISBL.

Admission of Members: Admission of new members is subject to approval by the relevant regional executive board or
directly by the WCC AISBL Board Members and ratification by the General Assembly.

Eligibility of Membership

Membership in the World Crafts Council (WCC) is open to institutions, organizations, and individuals from countries within the
five regions of the WCC who are actively involved in the encouragement, development, promotion, and support of crafts in any
capacity, both domestically and internationally, and who agree to abide by the principles, objectives, Bye-laws, and regulations
of the WCC.

Categories of Membership

The WCC AISBL organization is composed of two types of members, that is National Entity and Associate Member, all being
classified in three categories:


  • National Entity (Ordinary) Member: Means a legal entity under private or public law, including every group, community, company, association or foundation or any other organization, a State or a Government office, a ministry or an agency that best represents the interests of men and women skilled in the arts and crafts of such countries in the context of the activities of WCC organisation.

  • Associate Member: An Associate Member may be an international or regional Non Government Organization or any other organization or individual with an interest in arts and crafts.

  • Honorary or Individual Associate Member: An Honorary or Individual Member may be recommended by an Ordinary Member and admitted by the General Assembly.

Privacy Policy


Introduction and General Terms

The World Crafts Council (AISBL) is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using this website and its resources. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us through  (, or any related sites.


In order to provide you with the full range of World Crafts Council (AISBL) products and services, we may need to collect personal information about you.


The World Crafts Council (AISBL) is legally obliged to safeguard and protect your personal information under applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


This Privacy Policy explains the following:

  • What personal information we may collect about you

  • How we will use that information

  • When we may use your details to contact you

  • Whether we will disclose your details to anyone else

  • Your choices regarding the personal information you provide to us

  • The use of cookies on our website and how you can reject these cookies

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand how we handle your personal information. By providing your personal information to us, you consent to the collection, use, and transfer of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


What personal information we may collect about you?

  • We may collect and process the following personal information about you:

  • Your name, contact information, and email address

  • Any information you provide to us when you communicate with us for any reason

  • Information about your use of our website, including IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths

  • Any other personal information you voluntarily provide to us

How we will use that information?

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To provide you with the products, services, and information you requested from us

  • To administer and improve our website and ensure its security

  • To personalize your experience on our website and tailor the content to your preferences

  • To send you marketing communications, newsletters, and updates if you have opted in to receive them

  • To respond to your inquiries, comments, or complaints

  • To comply with legal obligations or defend legal claims

When may we use your details to contact you ?

We may contact you for the following reasons:

  • To respond to your inquiries or requests

  • To provide you with information or services you have requested

  • To send you marketing communications if you have opted in to receive them

  • To notify you about changes to our services or policies

  • To obtain feedback or conduct surveys

Will we disclose your details to anyone else?

We will not share, sell, rent, or disclose your personal information to third parties unless:

  • We have your permission to do so

  • We are required to do so by law or a regulatory authority

  • It is necessary to enforce our rights or protect the safety of our users

  • It is necessary to provide third-party service providers or contractors with information to enable them to perform services on our behalf


Your choices regarding the personal information you provide to us

You have the right to:

  • Access the personal information we hold about you

  • Update or correct any inaccuracies in your personal information

  • Opt out of receiving marketing communications from us

You can exercise these rights or make any requests regarding your personal information by contacting us using the details provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.


The use of cookies on our website and how you can reject these cookies

We use cookies on our website to collect and store certain information. Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. They allow us to recognize your device and tailor our website to your preferences.

By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. You can manage your cookie preferences and reject cookies through your browser settings. However, please note that rejecting cookies may affect the functionality of our website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our use of your personal information, please contact us:

World Crafts Council (AISBL)


Phone: +965 24811606 Ext. 360/359

Whatsapp: +965 99930555

We will respond to your inquiries or requests as soon as reasonably possible.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal obligations. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we handle your personal information. The date of the most recent update will be displayed at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.

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