ISO/TS 16949 is an ISO Technical Specification, which aligns existing American (QS-9000), German (VDA6.1), French (EAQF) and Italian (AVSQ) automotive quality systems standards within the global automotive industry, with the aim of eliminating the need for multiple certifications to satisfy customer requirements.

Together with ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949 specifies the quality system requirements for the design/ development, production, installation and servicing of automotive related products. In addition, there are customer specific requirements that are required by individual subscribing vehicle manufacturers.



These Terms and Conditions govern your use of the ISO/TS 16949 website hosted at the the following domain ("the Site") and your relationship with Adare ("the Company", "we" or "us") who own and operate "the Site". Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under the law. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please do not register for or use the Site. If you have any questions on the Terms and Conditions, please contact

The Company makes available information, materials and products on the Site, subject to the following terms and conditions. By accessing any part of the Site, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions in full.

We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow the proper operation of the Site. Any changes will be notified to you via the e-mail address provided by you on registration or via a suitable announcement on the Site. The changes will apply to the use of the Site after we have given notice. If you do not wish to accept the new Terms and Conditions you should not continue to use the Site. If you continue to use the Site after the date on which the change comes into effect, your use of the Site indicates your agreement to be bound by the new Terms and Conditions.


Whilst the Company endeavours to ensure that this site is normally available 24 hours a day, the Company will not be liable if for any reason the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Access to the Site may be suspended temporarily or permanently and without notice.

Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and any other rights in all material on this web site are owned by the Company.
Except as specifically permitted in particular areas of the Site, none of the information on the Site may be reproduced modified copied or distributed in any form or by any means without prior written permission from the Company.
No part of this site may be reproduced or stored in any other web site or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without the Company's prior written permission and no waiver will be valid unless in writing and addressed directly to the party concerned.
The trade marks, logos and services marks ("Marks") displayed on the Site are the property of the Company, its licensor or other third parties. You may not use any of the Marks without the prior written consent of the Company or the third party who owns the relevant Mark.
Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.


Whilst the Company endeavours to ensure that the information on the Site is correct, no warranty, express or implied, is given as to its accuracy and the Company does not accept any liability for error or omission.

The Company shall not be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the Site, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the Site or any such material. Part of the Site contains material submitted to the Company by third parties. Those third parties are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on this site complies with national and relevant foreign law. The Company will not be responsible for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the material and reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted to it. If we are in breach of these Terms and Conditions, we will only be responsible for any losses that you suffer as a result to the extent that they are a foreseeable consequence to both of us at the time you use the Site. Our liability shall not in any event include business issues such as lost data, lost profits or business interruption.

This clause shall not limit or affect our liability resulting from any products sold through the Site being found to be unsafe or if something we do negligently causes death or personal injury.

Third Party Websites

The Company accepts no responsibility for the content of any site to which a hypertext link from the Site exists. The links are provided 'as is' with no warranty, express or implied, for the information provided within them. Provision of a link does not imply any endorsement by the Company of the relevant site.


When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of cookies by the Adare International Ltd

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The table below explains the cookies we use and why.




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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where vistors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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Submission of E-mails

Proof of sending an e-mail is not proof of receipt. The Company accepts no responsibility for non-receipt of information submitted through the Site.

Applicable Law

The Site is controlled by the Company from its offices in England. By accessing the Site, you agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, the Site will be governed by English law; and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts with respect to such matters.

International Use

The Company makes no representation that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Any person who chooses to access the Site from other locations does so on their own initiative and is responsible for compliance with local laws.

Privacy Statement

The Company will not use the personal information collected on the Site for any purpose other than that specified. The Company declares that all information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the legal provisions concerning data protection.

Advertising and Sponsorship

Part of the Site may contain advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on the Site complies with relevant laws and codes. We will not be responsible to you for any error or inaccuracy in advertising and sponsorship material.

Your Use of the Site

You may not use the Site for any of the following purposes:

  1. disseminating any unlawful, harassing, libellous, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, absence or otherwise objectionable material or otherwise breach any laws
  2. transmitting material that encourages conduct that constitutes a criminal offence, or otherwise breaches any applicable laws, regulations or code of practice,
  3. interfering with any other person's use or enjoyment of the Site
  4. making, transmitting or storing electronic copies of materials protected by copyright without the permission of the owner

You will be responsible for our losses and costs resulting from your breach of this clause.


You may not transfer any of your rights under these Terms and Conditions to any other person. We may transfer our rights under these Terms and Conditions to another business where we reasonably consider that your rights will not be affected.
If you breach these Terms and Conditions and the Company chooses to ignore this, the Company will still be entitled to use its rights and remedies at a later date or in any other situation where you breach the Terms and Conditions.
The Company shall not be responsible for any breach of these Terms and Conditions caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
The Company Site is owned and operated by:
Adare International Limited
Registration No: 01610897
Registered address: 1 Meridian South, Meridian Business Park,
Leicester, LE19 1WY
Registered in England & Wales
VAT Number: 616 6856 14
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