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1. Internet Address and Ownership

The terms and conditions listed below refer to the Human Rights House Banja Luka website, at the address, which is owned by the coalition of the Human Rights House Banja Luka member organizations.

2. Content and Responsibility

The content on this website cannot be used or understood as personal advice, help or service. The Human Rights House Banja Luka disclaims any responsibility for any person who takes or fails to take any action relying on any part or the entirety of this website’s content.

Before or after using the content of this website and any action taken or failed to be taken, it is necessary to seek professional advice from experts in the specific field relevant to the issue, and in accordance with the specifics of the particular case and issue. 

3. SSL

This website is accessed via the SSL protocol. SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer and represents a security protocol for communication on the internet. The protocol operates on a client-server model. The client is the party initiating secure communication, while the server responds to the client’s request. The purpose is to enable encrypted communication directly between the user and the verified location, making the transmission of sensitive information more secure.

Internet pages secured by the SSL protocol have https:// (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) in its URL (Uniform Resource Locator) address, therefore this website is available via the address:


Sharing the Texts

1. Free Sharing of the Texts with Indicating the Authorship

Sharing any text from our website is free and there is no need to seek approval, unless approval is required from a third party (e.g. from a particular media outlet that published the statement).

The only obligations for anyone who shares a text are to detail the name of the author and the source from which the text was taken (which is this website) and highlight the hyperlink to access the source (this website or the exact address of the text).

The authorship must be indicated (detailing the author’s name and the source with the hyperlink) at the beginning or at the end of the text, and the author’s name must be indicated at the beginning or before the text itself,while the source with hyperlink can be placed at the beginning or at the end of the text.



1. Copyright of the Website Author

All texts published on the website belong to the Human Rights House Banja Luka, i.e. the authors of the texts, except in cases when stated where a part of the text was taken from.

Texts found on the website can be freely (exclusively non-commercially) shared on the Internet, recorded, duplicated or reproduced in any other way, including photocopying, photography, magnetic recording or any other form of recording of the entire text or its parts, as long as the texts’ content is not altered, while the authorship is respected and indicated.

No part of this website may be used for or to promote illegal purposes.

The pages of this site consist of:

1. Ownership content, the authors of which are the Human Rights House Banja Luka members.

2. Content, i.e. texts of media outlets, organizations, companies, etc. in which the Human Rights House Banja Luka was mentioned or in whose activities the Human Rights House has participated, and which were shared by this website.

3. Free content.

4. Content created by website visitors, such as comments under articles.

5. Links to external websites.

This website publishes content bona fide. All content is used at own risk and the Human Rights House Banja Luka website, the members of the Human Rights House Banja Luka, as well as the Human Rights House Banja Luka cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by their use.

This website contains links to third-party websites. All links are published in good faith, and this website, the members of the Human Rights House Banja Luka, as well as the Human Rights House Banja Luka cannot be held responsible for content outside of it. All content outside the scope of this website is used at own risk.

2. Copyright of Other Persons

Photographs, graphics, video recordings  and other multimedia belong to the author of the website and blogs or to the authors listed within each website section or a certain text (on the photo, graphic, video and other multimedia, in the text itself or at the end of it).

Any illegal appropriation of authorship entails ethical, civil and criminal liability.

If you believe that the Human Rights House Banja Luka website has violated someone’s copyright, send a message to one of the contacts provided here, and the issue will be resolved as soon as possible.



1. Approving a Comment if it Complies with the Regulations

Any comment that is in accordance with freedom of expression, European standards in the field of freedom of expression, international regulations and decisions of competent authorities, constitutions and laws in Republika Srpska/Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be approved.

2. ECHR and ECtHR Practice

In accordance with the practice of the European Court of Human Rights and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in connection with freedom of expression, all inappropriate comments on the texts shall not be approved.

The practice of the European Court of Human Rights interpreting Article 10 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, which refers to freedom of expression, can be accessed here. 

3. Comments are not Necessarily the House’s Position

The comments published on the website and the news section are not necessarily the views of the members of the Human Rights House Banja Luka or the Human Rights House Banja Luka, unless one of the members of the Human Rights House Banja Luka has commented or responded to a comment on a specific text.


Privacy Policy

1. Protection of Personal Data

The Human Rights House Banja Luka protects the privacy of all visitors to this website and protects their personal data in accordance with the laws of Republika Srpska/Bosnia and Herzegovina and in accordance with the European Union regulations.

2. Personal Information

You can visit this website without revealing any personal information about yourself, such as your name, phone number or e-mail address.

However, certain personal information may be requested on certain pages of this website (contact form). The information received from you when filling out the contact form may include your name and your e-mail address. 

If we receive personal information from you, such as your name and e-mail address, you will be informed about the process of collecting the information and how it will be used, while for any possible use you will be asked to give your express consent by e-mail.

The information you provide or is obtained through this website shall be used exclusively to answer your questions and/or to provide certain services.

The information obtained will not be used to identify you personally, but to measure the number of visits to this website, the average time spent on it, pages viewed, etc., based on that information. This information will be used exclusively to measure the frequency of visits to this website and to improve its content.

3. Storing Information

The information you provide shall be stored on a separate server, and can be accessed by, aside from the website author, government authorities in case of suspected illegal activity, only and exclusively in accordance with laws, international standards and with the approval or order issued by the competent authority.

Information about the use of this website may be transferred to third parties, but this shall not include information that can be used to identify you. Except where required by law, the personal information you provide shall not be made available or distributed in any way without your prior consent.

This website also contains certain links to other websites that do not apply this Privacy Policy.

4. Collecting Information

When you visit this website, information about your precise or approximate location, as determined by data such as your IP address or mobile phone GPS signal, may be collected in certain cases. The app or mobile settings of most mobile phones allow you to manage or disable the use of location services for apps or the mobile. We collect data such as your IP address, time and date of a particular interaction when you comment on a news item or a page on our website. 

Also, this website collects information about your interactions on the website, such as the pages or content you view, search engine searches, and other actions on this website.

5. Minors and Data

If you are a minor and access this website and wish to send a message via email, it is necessary to obtain the permission of your parents or guardian before providing personal information. 

6. Cookies

This website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small data packages that your web browser (most used browsers are: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari) stores on your computer and which help to identify you on websites during subsequent visits.

Cookies enable the website to remember your actions and preferred settings (such as login, language, font size and other preferred display settings) for a longer period, so it is not necessary to set them again each time you return to the website or when browsing its different pages.

Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by the server in the domain that issued that cookie. The use of cookies is a standard practice on the Internet and most web browsers are set to automatically accept all cookies. However, you can decide at any time that you want to stop using them. You can simply delete them manually or configure your web browser specifically to work with cookies. For these procedures, see the Help section of the web browser you are using. Also, for more information on how you can control and/or delete cookies, visit the About Cookies website.

Cookies are used on this website exclusively to enhance the quality of your visit to the website, for the purpose of visits statistical analysis and optimization of advertising on the Internet through Google Analytics and Google Ads services. Details about these services, as well as your settings options can be viewed on the official pages of these services. Also, you can disable the use of cookies on this website, but you will not be able to access all its functionalities and certain contents may not be displayed.

The cookies that can be found on this website, as well as their purpose are listed below.

First-party Cookies

These cookies are set by the webpage you are visiting, and can be read only by that webpage.

Third-party Cookies

These cookies are set by a third party, not this webpage. Also, if you share a link in a comment, e.g. a link to a social media page, this social media may set a cookie in your web browser. This webpage has no control over third-party cookies.

Session Cookies

These cookies only last as long as your web session lasts, and disappear from your computer, mobile or other device once you close your web browser.

Persistent Cookies

These cookies remain on your computer, mobile or other device even after you close the web browser, and last as long as specified in the cookie itself. These cookies are used to remember your settings for the next time you visit the website.

Necessary Cookies

These cookies enable you to use different sections of this website, so they are used when, for example, when it is required to remember the contact form text in a new session.

Functional Cookies

These cookies help to customize the page according to your previous preferences and settings. 

Terms and Conditions were adopted and published in Banja Luka,

Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina,

on November 28, 2023

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