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Legal notices


The site and all its contents are the property of the Laboratoire national de santé (LNS), a public establishment, located at 1, rue Louis Rech in L-3555 Dudelange, Luxembourg, registered and recorded in the Luxembourg Trade Register under number J.49. Telephone: +352 28 100 1.

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These disclaimers are not intended to circumvent the requirements of applicable law or to exclude liability where it cannot be excluded under that law.




The information on this website is provided for information purposes only and is not contractually binding. The LNS cannot guarantee the accuracy, precision, or completeness of the information provided on this site.

The LNS will do its best to ensure maximum availability of this site.

The LNS will do its best to ensure the security of the computer system. However, it cannot be held responsible for any attack on the computer system or for the temporary or total unavailability of the site.

Consequently, the LNS declines all responsibility:


  • for any imprecision, inaccuracy or omission concerning the information available on the site
  • for any damage, direct and/or indirect, whatever the cause, origin, nature, or consequences, caused by the access of any person to the site or the impossibility of accessing it, as well as the use of the site and/or the credit given to any information coming directly or indirectly from this site.


The LNS shall not be liable for any damages that may result from the use of the information provided on this website and/or from the use of any product or service to which this information refers. It is the responsibility of the user to verify the accuracy of the information provided and its use.


Intellectual property




Unless otherwise stated, all information on the site, the documents contained on the site and all elements created for the site are the property of the LNS and are protected by intellectual property rights.

The reproduction and use of all documents and information published on this site is only authorised for the exclusive purpose of information for strictly personal and private use and provided that the source is mentioned. Any reproduction, use or distribution of copies made for other purposes is expressly prohibited and punishable by law.

No licence, nor any right other than that of consulting the site, is conferred on the visitor to the site with regard to intellectual property rights. Any reproduction and any use of a copy made outside of strictly private use is expressly prohibited.

The use of the structure of the website and its software elements, in particular implementing all or part of the website’s databases, is only authorised for strictly personal and private use, excluding any use for professional and/or commercial purposes.


Distinctive signs


Unless otherwise stated, the company names, logos, products, and brands mentioned on this website (products ® and ™) are the property of the LNS. They may not be used without the prior written permission of the LNS.




The entire content of this site is protected by intellectual property rights held by the LNS and/or its suppliers and partners.

With regard to the legal protection of databases, the LNS is the producer and owner of all or part of the databases making up this site.

By accessing this site, the user agrees not to extract, reuse, store, reproduce, represent or retain, directly or indirectly, by permanent or temporary transfer, on any medium whatsoever, by any means and in any form whatsoever, including by hypertext link(s), all or part of the qualitatively or quantitatively substantial content of the databases on the LNS annual report website, as well as the repeated and systematic extraction or reuse of qualitatively and quantitatively insubstantial parts when these operations clearly exceed the conditions of normal use.


Hypertext links


The LNS formally declines all responsibility for the content of sites for which links are provided.

Any links provided to users of the website are provided as a service. The decision to activate the links rests exclusively with the users of the website. Any single and/or deep link or “framing” to the LNS annual report website is strictly forbidden and consequently, no element appearing on a page of the LNS annual report website may be partially or totally diffused, transferred, or inserted on another website, nor be used to create derivative products, except with the express authorization of the LNS.


Cookie policy


What are cookies?


A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer’s browser or mobile device by a website’s server when you visit the website. The cookie contains a unique code that can be used to recognise your browser when you visit the website (“session cookie”) or when you visit it again (“permanent cookie”). Cookies may be set by the server of the website you are visiting or by partners with whom that website collaborates. A website’s server can only read the cookies it has set itself; it does not have access to any other information on your computer or mobile device. Cookies are stored on your computer or mobile device in the directory of your browser. The contents of a cookie usually consist of the name of the server that set the cookie, an expiry date, and a unique encrypted code. Cookies ensure a generally easier and faster interaction between the visitor and the website. In addition, they help the visitor to navigate between different parts of the site. Cookies can also be used to make the content of a website or advertising on that website more relevant to the visitor and to tailor the website to the personal tastes and needs of the visitor. Cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months. The use of cookies is based on your consent. Therefore, you can withdraw your consent at any time. This withdrawal of consent will result in the immediate cessation of the use of cookies on the website.


Cookies used on this site


Cookies are used on the LNS annual report website to make our website easier and more enjoyable to use, and to provide you with a more personalised online experience. Examples include cookies that remember your customer segment.

This website uses Google target and advertising cookies, services provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States in a manner that is permitted by law through the Privacy Shield (of which Google is a member). Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Third party providers, including Google, place advertisements on the websites. Third party providers, including Google, use stored cookies to serve ads based on the pages previously visited by users of this site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.




Communication sent to users of the services offered on this site, whether in electronic or postal form, shall be deemed to have been received by the user in person.


Modifications of the site


The LNS reserves the right to change, modify or suspend, without prior notice, this site for maintenance, updating, or any other reason deemed necessary. In particular, the LNS may at any time withdraw, add, complete, or clarify all or part of the information and services contained or offered on the site. The LNS shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from such modifications.


Modifications to the general conditions of use


These general terms and conditions of use may be modified or supplemented at any time, without prior notice, in accordance with changes made to this site, changes in legislation and for any other reason deemed necessary. It is the user’s responsibility to inform himself/herself of the general conditions of use of this site, of which only the updated version accessible online is deemed to be in force.