Legal disclaimers – www.technicisgroup.com website


Website publisher:

The “technicisgroup.com” website is published by TECHNICIS, a French joint-stock company; share capital: €49,800; registered address: 35 rue de Paris, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France; registered in Nanterre, France under no. 434 975 322; phone: +33 (0)1 46 04 66 00; e-mail: contact(@)technicis.fr.

Publishing manager: The publishing manager is Mr Benjamin du Fraysseix.

Company in charge of hosting the website:

The “technicisgroup.com” website is hosted by OVH, a French joint-stock company; share capital: €10,069,020; registered address: 2 rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix, France; registered in Lille, France under no. 424 761 419; phone: +33 (0)9 72 10 10 07.

Website terms and conditions of use

The viewing, browsing and use of the http://www.technicisgroup.com website (the “Site”) and of the services that it offers are governed by these terms and conditions (the “T&Cs”).

The use of the Site implies full and unreserved acceptance of these T&Cs. By browsing the Site, you accept and undertake to comply with the terms of use set out below. Please do not use the Site if you disagree with these terms.

The version of the T&Cs that is applicable is the version that is in force throughout the duration of the user’s session on the Site. TECHNICIS may modify these T&Cs at any time without giving prior notice to users. Users are therefore advised to regularly check these T&Cs in order to take note of any changes that may have been made to them and familiarise themselves with the current version at the time of their session on the Site.

1. Access to the Site

TECHNICIS shall endeavour to deploy all the requisite means to ensure that our Site is accessible to users.

TECHNICIS may, however, have to interrupt the operation of the Site, at any point in time, without giving notice; users shall not be entitled to compensation as a result of such interruptions. Users of the Site acknowledge and agree that TECHNICIS shall not be held responsible for any interruptions or for the consequences of such interruptions vis-à-vis the user.

TECHNICIS disclaims all liability in the event of an interruption of the internet network.

2. Management of the Site

For the purposes of the proper management of the Site, TECHNICIS may at any point in time, without notice or compensation:

• suspend, interrupt or limit access to all or part of the Site; • earmark access to the Site, or to certain parts of the Site, to a particular category of internet users; • remove any information that might disrupt its operation or that constitutes a violation of any national or international laws; • suspend the operation of the Site in order to perform upgrades and maintenance operations linked to any technological changes or otherwise required to ensure continuity of the service of the Site.

Should the Site, or all or part of its services, be suspended, users shall be notified by means of an information screen upon accessing the Site or the service(s) involved.

TECHNICIS may change, improve, modify, complement or remove, freely and at any point in time, all or part of the Site, its services or its functionalities.

3. Data protection

3.1 How we gather your personal data

Upon using the Site, users may be required to provide TECHNICIS with personal information and data concerning themselves, such as their first names, family name, IP address, connection and browsing data and e-mail address. Some personal data may be mandatory, while other elements may be optional, for accessing or benefiting from certain services offered on the Site, such as the newsletters or the contact forms. The mandatory or optional nature of the data shall be indicated at the time of its gathering by way of an asterisk.

The personal data and information that may be gathered on the Site shall be gathered, stored and processed electronically. It shall be recorded by TECHNICIS, and the resulting file has been declared to France’s CNIL [data protection watchdog].

3.2 Why we gather your personal data

Your personal data and information is gathered, stored and processed primarily for the following purposes:

- to manage and improve the relationship between TECHNICIS and users; - to enable the operation of the Site; - for use in managing the commercial relationship between TECHNICIS and users; - to enable TECHNICIS to respond to requests from users of the Site; - to send publications, announcements and information about TECHNICIS to users at their request; - to enable TECHNICIS to comply with its statutory and regulatory obligations, particularly in terms of security;

3.3 Who gets to see your personal data

Your personal data may be disclosed or transmitted, whether free of charge or in return for consideration, to third parties linked to TECHNICIS by an agreement for the performance of the subcontracted tasks that are needed for the management of the Site, without the users having to provide their consent.

In the event of a proven infringement of statutory or regulatory provisions, this information may be disclosed at the express request of the courts, backed by appropriate justification.

3.4 How long we keep your data

The personal data and information of users shall not be kept beyond the time needed for the abovementioned purposes.

3.5 Your right to access, modify and request the erasure of your personal data

In accordance with the provisions of France’s data protection law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, any person has a right to access, query, rectify, modify and erase personal data and information concerning them, and this right may be exercised at any point in time, by sending a letter by post to the following address: Technicis, 35 rue de Paris, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France, or by e-mail to contact(@)technicis.fr.

For security reasons and in order to avoid any fraudulent requests, we may have to ask you to provide proof of identity together with your request. After dealing with the request, this proof of identity shall be destroyed.

3.6 Transfers of data outside the European Union

Given that some of our partners are based outside the European Union, the data that is gathered may be transferred to countries that are not member states of the European Union and whose data-protection rules differ from those of the European Union.

Transfers outside the European Union may take place as part of our translation, localisation, interpreting or other services.

Should this be the case, TECHNICIS shall deploy all the means required to ensure the security and confidentiality of this data and ascertain that the transfer complies with all applicable laws.

4. Cookies

Please note that cookies may be installed on your computer when you access our Site. A cookie is data file that does not identify you personally but that is used to record information concerning your browsing history on our Site. You can deactivate cookies by modifying the parameters of your browser software.

5. Intellectual property

The general structure of the Site and all the elements that it comprises, such as all trademarks, graphic-design elements, photographs, texts, comments, illustrations, animated or still images, video sequences, sounds, as well as the computer applications that may be used to operate the Site, and in general all the elements that are reproduced or used on the Site, are protected by the prevailing intellectual-property laws and are the full and exclusive property of TECHNICIS or of its partners, or else TECHNICIS has been authorised beforehand to use them.

Any full or partial reproduction, showing, exploitation, modification, publication, use or adaptation, in any form, of all or part of these elements, including the computer applications, must be authorised in writing by TECHNICIS beforehand. Only reproduction for personal and private use shall be authorised.

Any full or partial reproduction, showing, publication, transmission, use or modification of our Site or of one of its elements, without the prior written authorisation of TECHNICIS, shall constitute an infringement of intellectual-property rights and may lead to a civil action or criminal prosecution.

Should TECHNICIS not prosecute such unauthorised use upon becoming aware of it, this shall not imply that TECHNICIS approves of such use or that TECHNICIS waives its right to prosecute.

6. Links to other websites

This Site may contain links to websites belonging to third parties. TECHNICIS has no control over these websites and therefore disclaims any liability for their availability or content. TECHNICIS hereby disclaims liability for any damage arising from access to these websites. Users shall bear full responsibility for their use of these websites. The positioning of links to this Site shall be prohibited without the prior express consent of TECHNICIS.

7. Lack of any warranty

All of the information and documents that are accessible via the Site are provided “as is”. TECHNICIS does not issue any warranty, whether express or implied, over same, and hereby disclaims liability for the use of the Site or its content. TECHNICIS shall not be liable for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions on the Site.

8. Limitation of liability

Under no circumstance may TECHNICIS or any company mentioned on the Site or involved in the creation, production or delivery of the Site be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage, loss or harm whatsoever, arising from a user’s connection, access to or use of the Site or of any information featuring on the Site, such as in the event of a fault, breakdown, problem or interruption of operation, temporary or permanent inaccessibility of the Site.

Moreover, TECHNICIS hereby disclaims liability for any damage resulting from the infection of a user’s computer equipment by a virus or other malware. It is up to users to take all requisite measures to protect themselves against viruses when accessing the Site or downloading documents from the Site.

In any event, any liability on the part of TECHNICIS for any damage resulting from the use of the Site, whatever its legal cause, including tort liability, shall be limited to damage caused intentionally or due to gross negligence.

Within the limits allowed by the applicable law, and save in case of gross negligence or malice, TECHNICIS hereby disclaims liability for any indirect or intangible damage, such as, but not limited to, interruptions of operation, losses of data, losses of turnover or losses of profit, arising from the use or the inability to use all or part of the Site or to listen to the Playlists.

TECHNICIS hereby disclaims liability for the consequences of circumstances of force majeure or acts of God, such as, but not limited to, natural disasters, fires, or internal or external strikes.

9. Applicable law and settlement of disputes

These T&Cs shall be governed by French law. Any dispute in connection with the Site shall be brought before the courts of Nanterre, France, subject to any specific settlement of disputes procedure arising from a particular law or regulation.

10. Contact us

Should you have any questions about the Site or about the products presented on the Site, please send an e-mail to contact(@)technicis.fr.