Most of our reports, presentations and websites are intended for government clients and for the public domain. As such, our work is subject to strict copyright restrictions, especially regarding studies paid by the European institutions.
For text-output this is relatively unproblematic: We deliver original texts and adhere to the rules of scientific publications, with full recognition of sources and other references. For larger projects, our reference lists often contain more than hundreds of references. Where we work with confidential databases, we adhere to the non-disclosure agreements and publish only what is agreed. For our work on standards, we fully respect copyrights of standardisation organisations and cite only as much as is needed.
As regards illustrations our work differs from that of other analysts. As much of our work is product-related and technical, illustrations are imperative for an effective communication. Illustrations and diagrams constitute a considerable, labour-intensive part of our work. Because of the copyright restrictions, but also because it is often not desirable to use pictures where the brand or manufacturer can be recognised, we often cannot rely on external sources and make illustrations ourselves. This ranges from simple tables and standard spreadsheet diagrams to illustrations, Sankey-diagrams and photo-realistic computer renderings. Our tools include
All illustrations on this website are made by VHK. Examples of our other graphics are given below. These examples are all taken from our work for the European Commission. Copyright is with the European Union, which means that reproduction is authorised provided the source and copyright is acknowledged (European Union, author VHK).
The information and views set out in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Commission or any of the other clients of VHK. VHK does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this website. VHK may not be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein. The data in this website and in other associated deliverables have been retrieved and analysed to the best of the authorís ability and knowledge. However, many forward looking statements are implicitly or explicitly presented and neither the contractor nor the author personally assume any liability for damages, material or immaterial, that may arise from the use of this information. All content that are not in the public domain are copyright © Van Holsteijn en Kemna BV (VHK).
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