1. Presentation of website.
Pursuant to article 6 of law n° 2004-575 of 21st June 2004 of the French Civil Code pour la confiance dans l’économie numérique, (relating to trust in the online economy), users of the website www.thefrenchlab.fr are entitled to know the identity of the individuals involved in the creation and maintenance of said website:
Website owner: CLODEL Limited Room 1, 4/F, Yes & Right House, 1-3 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Website designer: Unflux
Person having legal responsibility for the content of the website: Mr Clochette
Webmaster: Unflux – firstname.lastname@example.org
Host: France: OVH – 2 rue Kellermann – BP 80157 59053 ROUBAIX CEDEX 1
2. Terms and conditions relating to the use of this website and the services offered through this website.
By accessing the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website, users agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of use as described below, in full. These terms and conditions of use may be modified at any time. As a result, users of the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website are invited to consult said terms and conditions on a regular basis. This website is usually accessible 24/7 by users. However, service may be interrupted to carry out essential maintenance work deemed necessary by Clodel Limited. Clodel Limited will do its best to give users advance notice of the dates and times of this work where possible.
The http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website is regularly updated by Clodel Limited. Likewise, these terms and conditions may be altered at any time. It is the user’s responsibility to check these terms and conditions on a regular basis in order to keep abreast of any such changes.
3. Description of services provided.
The goal of the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website is to provide information about the activities of this company. Clodel Limited will do its best to ensure the information contained on the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website is as accurate as possible. Nevertheless, it will not be held liable for any omissions, inaccuracies or other informational deficiencies linked to the updating of this website, whether these have their origin in the actions of Clodel Limited or of third parties responsible for supplying said information. All information contained on the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website is provided for guidance only and is not legally binding. The informational content of the website may be altered at any time. In addition, the information featuring on the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website is not intended to be exhaustive. It is provided on the understanding that it may subsequently be subject to changes after it has been put online.
4. Contractual limitations regarding technology.
5. Intellectual property and infringements of copyright.
Clodel Limited owns the intellectual property rights to this website, as well as the right of use of all publically accessible content upon the website, including all text, images, graphic design elements, logos, icons, sounds and software. Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication or adaptation, whether in their entirety, or a part thereof, of the constituent parts of this website, regardless of the procedure or method employed, is strictly forbidden in the absence of written permission from: Clodel Limited. Any unauthorized use of this website or of any of its constituent parts constitutes infringement of copyright, which is a criminal offence. Clodel Limited will seek the prosecution of offenders in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 and following of the French Intellectual Property Code (Code de Propriété Intellectuelle).
6. Limitation of liability.
Clodel Limited will not be held liable for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, caused to the user’s IT equipment or other devices during their visit to the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website arising either from the use of equipment not adhering to the requirements laid down in point 4, or from a software bug or some other kind of incompatibility. Nor may Clodel Limited be held liable for indirect loss or damage (such as loss of business or loss of opportunity) arising from the use of the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website.
Interactive areas (the opportunity to ask questions in the ‘contact’ section) are available for the benefit of users. Clodel Limited reserves the right to remove any text, post or comment submitted to this section which contravenes French legislation, especially that which is applicable to data protection and privacy, and this without any prior warning. Should the necessity arise, Clodel Limited also reserves the right to press for legal action to be taken in the civil and/or criminal courts in the event that users post messages deemed to be racist, abusive, defamatory or pornographic in character, regardless of the media used (text, photographs…).
7. Management of personal data
In France, personal data is protected under law n° 78-87 of 6th January 1978, law n° 2004-801 of 6th August 2004, article L. 226-13 of the French penal code and the European Directive of 24th October 1995. The following data may legally be gathered from users of the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website: The URL of the website through which the user initially accessed the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website, the user’s internet service provider, the user’s Internet protocol (IP) address. In any case, Clodel Limited will only collect personally identifiable information relating to the user insofar as it is needed in order to offer certain services available on the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website. The user will be fully aware that they are supplying this data, as they are responsible for entering said data upon the website. At this point it will be made clear to users of the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website what their obligations are with reference to the provision of said data. In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 and following of the law 78-17 of 6th January 1978 relating to data storage on computer and data protection, every user has the right to access, correct and demand the removal of their personal data. To do so, they should make a request in writing, enclosing a copy of their passport or ID card (clearly signed by the holder) and clearly stating the address to which a response is to be sent. This letter must be signed. No personal data relating to users of the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website is published without the full knowledge of the user. Neither will such data be exchanged, transferred, passed on or sold to third parties in any form whatsoever. Only in the event that Clodel Limited and its rights were bought by a third party would this data be transmitted to the buyer, who would in turn be bound by the same obligations with regard to the storage and modification of http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website users’ data. This website is not registered with the CNIL because it does not collect personally identifiable information. Its databases are protected under the provisions of the law of 1st July 1998 incorporating directive 96/9 of 11th March 1996 relating to the legal protection of databases.
8. Links and cookies.
The http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website contains a number of links towards other websites, placed there with the permission of Clodel Limited. However, it is not possible for Clodel Limited to check the content of websites which may be visited through the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website. As a result, it accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising out of visits to these websites. Visiting the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website may result in cookie(s) being installed on the user’s computer. Cookies are small text files, which are not used to identify individual users, rather, they record data relating to your computer’s browsing history and activity on a given website. The data obtained through this is designed to facilitate future visits to the website, as well as providing a basis for measuring various website traffic metrics. Blocking cookies may make it impossible for you to access certain services. Users are still within their rights to change their computer settings as follows, in order to block cookies: For Internet Explorer: click the tools tab (icon in the form of a cog at the top right) / then click internet options. Select the Privacy tab and choose Block all cookies. Click Ok. For Firefox: above the browser window, click on the Firefox button, then choose Options. Click on the Privacy icon. Set your History settings to: use custom settings for history. You will be able to direct Firefox to block cookies from sites or refuse third party cookies by ticking or clearing the relevant boxes. For Safari: Select Preferences. Click on the Privacy icon at the top. There is a ‘Cookies and website data’ section. In this section you can select an option to block cookies. For Chrome: Click on the menu symbol at the top right hand corner of the main menu (symbolized by three horizontal lines or three dots). Choose Settings. Click Advanced/Advanced Settings. In the “Privacy and Security” section, click on ‘Content settings’ and then ‘Cookies’. This will enable you to block cookies.
9. Applicable law and jurisdiction.
Any dispute arising out of the use of the http://www.thefrenchlab.fr/ website is subject to French law. The only courts having jurisdiction in said disputes shall be the relevant Paris courts.
10. Key relevant legislation.
Law n° 78-17 of 6th January 1978, (Loi n° 78-17 du 6 janvier 1978) as modified by law n° 2004-801 of 6th August 2004 relating to data storage on computer and data protection (loi n° 2004-801 du 6 août 2004 relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés). Law n° 2004-575 of 21st June 2004 relating to trust in the online economy. (Loi n° 2004-575 du 21 juin 2004 pour la confiance dans l’économie numérique.)
11. Definition of terms used.
User: Any internet user who accesses the aforementioned website. Personally identifiable information: ‘information which enables the identification of the natural persons to whom this information applies, regardless of how they are identified or whether they were identified as a direct or indirect result of this personally identifiable information,’ (article 4 of law n° 78-17 of 6th January 1978- article 4 de Loi n° 78-17 du 6 janvier 1978).