WINDA - Wind Industry Database

Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

The use of this website and the WINDA database is subject to the following terms and conditions.

2. Ownership

2.1 Global Wind Organisation (GWO) maintains the website and specifically the WINDA database (the Site) as a service to those who may choose to be trained in or offer training in the GWO Safety Training Standards (“Users”). All material is provided “as is” with no legal responsibility for GWO.

2.2 GWO is legally established as a not for profit association residing in the address Vesterbrogade 1C 2. floor, 1620 Copenhagen , Denmark.

2.3 All copyright is reserved and any and all material on the website is owned by GWO, except when expressly stated otherwise.

3. Terms and Conditions Updates or Changes

3.1 The current version of terms and conditions were issued on 10 October, 2016.

3.2 We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions. By registering as a user of the Site and/or using this Site after the posting of notices regarding such changes, you agree to be bound by such changes.

4. Copyright and Trademark Notice

4.1 The Site - including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video and audio content - is protected by copyright and as a collective work or compilation under the copyright laws of Denmark and other countries. In addition, the manner in which GWO have compiled, arranged and assembled our content is protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions.

4.2 Names, button icons, text, graphics, logos, images, designs, titles, words or phrases, audio clips, page headers, trademarks, and service names used on the Site are the trademarks, service marks, trade names or other protected intellectual property of GWO, its members or its affiliates.

4.3 You may not use any of such materials for any purpose without the express written agreement of GWO. All content and other elements comprising the Site are also copyrighted works.

5. Use of the WINDA database

5.1 Any individual or organization may make use of the services offered on and are subject to the criteria as laid out below. Users may use the Site only for lawful purposes.

5.2 GWO reserves the right to deny in its sole discretion any User access to this Site or any portion thereof without notice. No waiver by GWO of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall be binding except as set forth in writing and signed by its duly authorized representative. GWO will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

5.3 GWO will determine, in our discretion, whether Users have breached these terms of use through the use of the Site. If GWO consider that Users have breached these terms and conditions, without prejudice to any other right or remedy GWO may have, GWO may take all or any of the following actions:

  1. immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal the Users right to use the Site; or
  2. immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by a User to our site.

5.4 WINDA is provided as a service to the following user types:

  • Delegate User
  • Organizational User
  • Training Provider User

5.5 By creating a User profile (Participant User, Organisational User and/or Training Provider User) in WINDA you accept the following terms and conditions:

6. Participant User

6.1 Participant Users are individuals, who participate in GWO Standard Safety Training to obtain GWO safety training for personnel working in the wind industry. The Participant User is required to provide unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this Site.

6.2 The Participant User will be granted a unique WINDA ID, and may access and print his/her own personal information at any time. Participants may change their own email-address, but cannot otherwise change or modify their profile or records uploaded hereto.

6.3 Records of training can be uploaded by GWO certified Training Providers to a Participant User profile. Records cannot be deleted, but may be deactivated by the GWO administrator upon specific request from any User.

6.4 Request for deletion of Participant User profile  will always be granted if request is from said Participant User. All other requests for modification or deletion of records or profiles, such as participant name changes or correcting errors in records upload, are treated on a case by case basis, and at the sole discretion of GWO. Additional documentation may be required.

6.5 Prior to completion of a GWO Safety Training Standard Module, the Participant User must register in WINDA. By registering a profile, the Participant User agrees to allow GWO and GWO certified Training Providers to upload records of completed training onto his/her WINDA ID. The Participant User grants a right to all other Users to view current Training Records uploaded onto his/her WINDA ID as well as the name of the User. Individual Training Records are searchable by WINDA ID only.

6.6 Any WINDA ID will automatically be deleted if no activity has been recorded on the WINDA ID over a period of 48 months.  Prior to deletion a notification will be sent automatically to the email-address provided by the WINDA user.

7. Training Provider User

7.1 Training Provider User is a GWO certified Training Provider. As part of the registration process, and prior to completing registration, the Training Provider User must provide proof of certification against the GWO Criteria for Training Providers and one or more of the GWO Safety Training Standard Modules. Please refer to the Criteria for Training Providers and the GWO Safety Training Standards for all applicable details of certification.

7.2 All users representing the Training Provider are required to create a personal Training Provider User profile by invite of the Training Provider’s Site administrator.

7.3 Records of Training on WINDA is not an official document, however it is a digital representation of records kept by the Training Provider.

Upload of Training Records to WINDA must therefore always correspond to the Training Provider’s own original records of training which the Training Provider must keep according to the Criteria for Training Providers. Please refer to the Criteria for Training Providers for full details of requirements for record keeping.

7.4 Fees are applicable to Training Providers, and may be changed from time to time by decision of the GWO Steering Committee. The Training Provider must not have any outstanding debt to GWO.

7.5 Upload of records is subject to prior purchase of WINDA credits. WINDA credits are used to pay for upload of records. WINDA credits can only be used by the purchasing Training Provider. WINDA credits never expire except if the Training Provider profile for whatever reason is discontinued, in which case all WINDA credits are claimed by GWO.

7.6. WINDA credits do not expire, are non-transferable and non-refundable.

7.7 However, in special cases as per clause 7.8 and 7.9. WINDA credits may expire, be transferred or be refunded at the discretion of the GWO Audit & Compliance Committee.

7.8 The Training Provider will automatically be deleted if no activity has been recorded on their WINDA ID over a period of 48 months.  Prior to deletion, a notification will be sent automatically to the email-address provided by the Training Provider.

7.9 Training Providers that are deemed in non-compliance with the GWO Criteria and/or delivery of training according to the GWO Standards may be discontinued by decision of the GWO Steering Committee upon recommendation from the GWO Audit and Compliance Committee.

8. Organizational Users

8.1 Organizational Users are usually employers and other stakeholders with a need to validate training records. Searches and validation of records can only be done using a person(s) WINDA ID as unique identifier.

8.2 The Organizational User must have obtained permission from the Delegate User(s) whose records need to be validated to use the Delegate User WINDA id. GWO cannot disclose a WINDA id on the basis of name or other methods of identification.

8.3 If any individual WINDA id need to be verified against one or more specific persons identities, this may be done through accessing the original records of the Training Provider having uploaded the most recent record, as the Training Provider is required to ensure verification of the delegate identity prior to performing training.

9. General Remarks

9.1 Records of Training on WINDA is not an official document but a digital representation of the original records maintained by the Training Provider in accordance with their valid certification as a GWO Training Provider

9.2 GWO grants permission to Users to download, preprint and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site for the User’s personal or professional use. Users may redistribute or compile or create derivative works from information gathered in WINDA, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below. The User must not modify any materials printed off or copied in any way.

10. Liability

10.1 The material displayed on the Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. The use of this Site is at the User’s sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall GWO be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential expenses or damages incurred by reason of its use, including expenses or damages arising from communication failure and/or computer malfunctions associated with use of the Site even if GWO has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

10.2 As a condition of use of this Site, the User agrees to indemnify GWO from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of such User's use of the Site, including without limitation any claims that if true would constitute a breach by the User of these terms and conditions. If the User is dissatisfied with any material on the Site or with any of the terms and conditions of use of the Site, such User's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site and request of the System administrator to delete the User profile.

10.3 Nothing herein shall constitute or be considered to be a limitation upon or a waiver of the privileges and immunities of GWO.  GWO reserves its exclusive right in its sole discretion to alter, limit or discontinue the Site or any Materials in any respect. GWO shall have no obligation to take the needs of any User into consideration in connection therewith.

11. Your Information

GWO process information about all visitors of the Site in accordance with our Data Policy. By using the Site and accepting the policy, visitors consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

12. Governing Law

12.1 The Danish  courts will have the exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to the use of, or visit to the Site although GWO retain the right to bring proceedings against Users for breach of these conditions in the Users country of residence or any other relevant country.

12.2 These terms and conditions of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Denmark.

13. Questions or Comments?

Send an email to us at

Global Wind Organisation, Vesterbrogade 1C 2. floor, 1620 Copenhagen Denmark.

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