Important legal notice

The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice, rules related to personal data protection and cookies.


General Remarks

The IATE terminology database was developed to serve as a working tool for the translation services of the institutions and bodies of the European Union. It is managed on behalf of these institutions and bodies by the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union.

This website is maintained to give the public access to a part of this database. This public IATE is not a guaranteed public service, but our goal is to keep it as up-to-date as possible. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

From this website, you can reach "Download IATE", a page where IATE terminology is made available for download.

Please read the Copyright notice carefully before copying anything from this website or Download IATE. Copying from this website is forbidden unless it is explicitly allowed in accordance with that section.

Despite extensive research, it may be that we have not been able to identify certain authors or rights holders of data appearing on this site. If you are such a rights holder, or if you have identified such a rights holder, or if there is a mistake on our part, we should be grateful if you would contact us. We will do our best to rectify the situation without delay.



The European Union accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the data on this site.

This data is:

·         of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;

·         not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;

·         sometimes linked to external sites over which the European Union services have no control and for which the European Union assumes no responsibility;

·         not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional).

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats that are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. The European Union accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites.

This disclaimer is not intended to limit the liability of the European Union in contravention of any requirements laid down in applicable national law nor to exclude its liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.


Copyright notice

© European Union, 1995-2014

Copyright in the data on the public IATE website belongs to the rights holders as defined by law. Since this website contains not only data owned by the European Union but also data belonging to other rights holders, the European Union is not in a position to authorize free downloading, reproduction or dissemination of all data on this website.

To allow maximum usefulness of the data collected in IATE, we have created a service called “Download IATE”. It makes available IATE terminology for batch download. The data made available is not copyright protected, and can therefore be freely downloaded and reproduced, for personal use or for further non-commercial or commercial dissemination. The European Union retains the copyright in the database structure on Download IATE, but hereby authorizes downloading and reproduction, for personal use or for further non-commercial or commercial dissemination, also of the database structure as available on Download IATE. The software necessary for exploitation or extraction (IATExtract) is distributed with the export file. The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union makes this extraction tool available under the EUPL licence.

We remind you that this authorization is restricted to the database structure, and does not include the interface, the logo or the software, which you are not allowed to download or reproduce (with a limited exception for the extraction tool).

Personal Data Protection

The European Union is committed to user privacy.

The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001  of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000.

You can browse the IATE website without giving away any personal information. However, for technical reasons the web site stores the IP addresses of the computers accessing the site. This information is also used to produce statistics on the geographic origin of requests.


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