1. WEB SITE Présentation.
Under article 6 of the French Digital Economy Law number 2004-575 of 21 June 2004, users of the VDM UK web site are hereby informed of the identity of the various parties involved in the creation and monitoring thereof:
Owner: Olivier ROCHUT
Publications Director: Olivier ROCHUT – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Publication Director is a natural person or legal entity.
Development : Julien Félix Web
Host: 1&1 Internet Ltd.
2. gEnEral CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE WEB SITE AND services OFFERED.
Use of the VDM UK web site implies full acceptance of the general conditions of use described below. These conditions of use may be amended or supplemented at any time, and users of the VDM UK web site are therefore asked to consult them on a regular basis.
The site is normally accessible to users at all times. However, VDM UK may decide to suspend the service for the purposes of technical maintenance, and will make every effort to inform users of the dates and times of any such intervention beforehand.
The VDM UK web site is updated on a regular basis. Likewise, the legal notice may be amended at any time: it continues to apply to users, who are asked to refer to it as often as possible for information purposes.
3. Description OF THE services PROVIDED.
The purpose of the VDM UK web site is to provide information about all of the company’s activities.
However, it cannot be held liable for any omissions, inaccuracies or deficiencies in updates, whether of its own doing or that of third parties providing the information concerned.
All information appearing on the VDM UK web site is for guidance purposes only and is subject to change. Furthermore, details appearing on the VDM UK web site are not exhaustive. They are provided with the proviso that changes might be made after they are posted on line.
4. contractuAL LIMITATIONS REGARDING techniCAL DATA.
The web site cannot be held liable for material damage relating to the use of the web site. Furthermore, users of the web site undertake to access the web site using modern hardware that is free from computer viruses and with the updated version of a latest generation browser.
5. intellectuAL PROPERTY AND FORGERIES.
VDM UK owns the intellectual property rights or holds the usage rights to all accessible elements of the web site, including text, images, graphics, logos, icons, sounds and software.
Any full or partial reproduction, representation, modification, publication or adaptation of elements of the web site, whatever the means or procedure used, is prohibited without prior written permission from: VDM UK.
Any unauthorised use of the web site or any elements contained within it will be considered to constitute a forgery and will be subject to legal proceedings in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.
6. Limitation OF LIABILITY.
VDM UK cannot be held liable for any damage caused directly or indirectly to user hardware when the VDM UK web site is accessed, and resulting either from hardware that fails to meet the specifications stated in point 4, or the appearance of a bug or incompatibility.
Nor may VDM UK be held liable for any indirect damage (e.g. loss of market or loss of opportunity) arising from use of the VDM UK web site.
Interactive areas (option to ask questions in the contact area) are provided for users. VDM UK reserves the right to remove without prior notice any content posted in this area contravening legislation applicable in France, especially provisions relating to data protection. Should the need arise, VDM UK reserves the option to invoke the civil and/or criminal liability of the user, especially in the case of a message that is by nature racist, offensive, defamatory or pornographic, regardless of the medium (text, photo etc.).
7. personAL DATA MANAGEMENT.
In France, personal data is specifically protected by Law number 78-87 of 6 January 1978, Law number 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 and article L. 226-13 of the French Criminal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995.
The following may be recorded when the VDM UK web site is used: the URL of the links via which the user accessed the VDM UK web site, the user’s access provider and the user’s IP address.
In any event, VDM UK only records personal user data for the purposes of certain services offered by the VDM UK web site. Users provide this information in full knowledge of the situation, especially where they enter it themselves. In this instance, users are informed whether or not they are required to provide this information.
In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 et seq. of French Law number 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties, all users are entitled to access, rectify and dispute personal data concerning them, issuing a signed written request accompanied by a copy of their identity card signed by the holder and stating the address to which the reply is to be sent.
The personal information of VDM UK users is not published without their knowledge or exchanged, transferred, assigned or sold to third parties in any form whatsoever. Only the take-over of VDM UK and its rights would allow the said information to be transmitted to the purchaser, which would in turn be under the same obligation to retain and modify data concerning of the VDM UK web site.
The web site is not registered with the CNIL because it does not gather personal data.
Databases are protected by the provisions of the Law of 1July 1998 transposing Directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 concerning the legal protection of databases.
8. hypeRLINKS AND cookies.
The VDM UK web site contains a certain number of hyperlinks to other web sites included with the permission of VDM UK. However, VDM UK is not able to check the content of web sites visited in this way and therefore accepts no liability in this regard.
Browsing the VDM UK web site may lead to the installation of cookie(s) on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file that does not enable the user to be identified but that records information about how a computer browses a web site. Data obtained in this way is used to make it easier to browse the web site in future and for various visitor frequency measures.
Refusing cookie installation may mean that certain services cannot be accessed. However, users may configure their computer in the following way to refuse cookie installation:
With Internet Explorer: click the Tools button and then Internet Options. Click on Privacy and Block all cookies. Click OK to validate.
With Netscape: click the Edit menu and then click Preferences. Click on Advanced and select Deactivate cookies. Click OK to validate.
9. applicable LAW AND attribution OF juriSdiction.
Any dispute relating to the use of the VDM UK web site is subject to French Law. The competent courts of Paris shall have sole jurisdiction.
10. PRINCIPAL laws concerned.
Law number 78-87 of 6 January 1978, as modified by Law number 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties.
French Digital Economy Law number 2004-575 of 21 June 2004.
User: Internet user logging on and using the above-mentioned web site.
Personal data: “information permitting, in any form whatsoever, directly or indirectly, the identification of the physical persons to whom they apply” (article 4 of Law number 78-17 of 6 January 1978).