Legal statements and disclaimers
1. Presentation of the web site.
In accordance with article 6 of France’s law no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 for promoting trust in the digital economy, users of the www.proudreed.com
web site are hereby advised of the identity of the various parties involved in its production and operation:
Proudreed SARL; reg. no. 42399026600060; address: 7 rue de l’Amiral d’Estaing, 75116 Paris, France
Proudreed – firstname.lastname@example.org
The publication manager may be a natural person or a legal person.
Proudreed – email@example.com
Proudreed – firstname.lastname@example.org
Any use of the www.proudreed.com
web site are therefore advised to consult them regularly.
This web site is normally accessible to users at all times. Proudreed may however decide to interrupt the service for reasons of technical maintenance. In such a case, it shall endeavour to inform users beforehand about the dates and times when the work is to be carried out.
web site is updated regularly by Proudreed. Similarly, these legal statements and disclaimers may be modified from time to time: they shall be binding on the users of the web site, who are therefore advised to consult them as often as possible in order to ensure that they are acquainted with them.
3. Description of the services on offer.
web site is provides information about all the activities of the company.
Proudreed endeavours to provide information that is as accurate as possible on the www.proudreed.com
web site. However, it hereby disclaims liability for any omissions, incorrectness and failures to update information, be it due to its own fault or to the fault of any third party partners that provide it with this information.
All the information shown on the www.proudreed.com
web site is provided for information purposes only, and may be changed from time to time. Moreover, the information featuring on the www.proudreed.com
web site is not exhaustive. It is provided subject to any modifications that may have been made since it was put online.
4. Contractual limitations concerning technical data.
The web site [’s operator] hereby disclaims liability for any tangible damage arising from the use of the web site. Moreover, users of the web site undertake to access the web site by using recent hardware and software that is free of computer viruses and that includes a duly updated browser of the latest generation.
5. Intellectual property and infringements.
Proudreed is the owner of the intellectual property rights or holds the usage rights over all the elements that are accessible on the web site, such as the texts, images, graphics, logos, icons, sounds and software applications.
Any reproduction, showing, modification, publication, adaptation of all or part of the elements of the web site, whatever the means or the process used, shall be prohibited, unless authorised beforehand in writing by Proudreed.
Any unauthorised exploitation of the web site or of any of the elements that it contains shall be deemed to constitute an infringement of intellectual property rights and shall be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L. 335-2 et seq. of France’s intellectual property Code.
6. Liability disclaimer.
Proudreed hereby disclaims liability for any direct or indirect damage caused to hardware and software of users while they access the www.proudreed.com web site, and resulting either from the use of hardware and software that does not meet the specifications stated under point 4, or from the occurrence of a bug or incompatibility.
Proudreed also disclaims liability for any indirect damage (such as loss of contracts or loss of an opportunity) arising from the use of the www.proudreed.com
Interactive spaces are made available to users (offering for instance the possibility to post comments or questions on forums). Proudreed shall be entitled to delete, without any prior notice, any content posted in such spaces that runs counter to the applicable rules and regulations in France, and in particular the data protection rules. Where applicable, Proudreed shall also be entitled to invoke the civil and/or criminal liability of a user, in case of messages of a racist, insulting, defamatory or pornographic nature, whatever the medium used (text, photograph, etc.).
7. Data protection.
In France, personal data is protected by France’s law no. 78-87 of 6 January 1978, France’s law no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, article L. 226-13 of France’s Criminal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995, among others.
When users access and use the www.proudreed.com
web site, the following data may be gathered: the URLs of the links through which users access the www.proudreed.com
web site, users’ access providers, users’ Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.
In any event, Proudreed only collects personal data about users for the purposes of providing certain services offered by the www.proudreed.com
web site. Users provide this information in a fully informed manner, for instance when they key it in themselves. Users of the www.proudreed.com
web site are always informed about whether the information sought is mandatory or optional.
In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 et seq. of France’s data protection law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, any user has a right to access, rectify and challenge the processing of their personal data by filing a written and signed request, enclosing a copy of their identity document that is signed by its holder and stating the address to which the response must be sent.
No personal data of the users of the www.proudreed.com
web site shall be published without their knowledge, nor exchanged, transferred, assigned or sold to third parties on any medium. Only if Proudreed and its rights were to be bought by a third party would the information in question be transferred to the eventual buyer, which would in turn be bound by the same obligations in terms of preservation and modification of the data towards the users of the www.proudreed.com
The web site has not been declared to France’s CNIL [data protection watchdog] for it does not gather personal data.
The databases are protected by the provisions of France’s law of 1 July 1998 transposing directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.
8. Hypertext links and cookies.
web site contains a number of hypertext links to other web sites, implemented with the authorisation of Proudreed. However, Proudreed cannot check the content of the web sites that may be accessed via these hyperlinks, and hereby disclaims any liability for same.
When users browse the www.proudreed.com
web site, cookies may be installed on their terminals. A cookie is a small digital file that does not enable the identification of a user, but that records information concerning the browsing of a terminal on a web site. The data that is thus gathered is designed to facilitate subsequent browsing of the web site, as well as to enable various traffic measurements to be made.
A user’s refusal to allow the installation if a cookie may make it impossible for them to access certain services on the web site. Users may however configure their terminals as follows to reject the installation of cookies:
In Internet Explorer: click on the tools tab (the gear icon at the top right hand side), then select “Internet options”. Click on “Privacy” and select “Block all cookies”. Then press OK..
In Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on the Firefox button, then access the Options tab, then click on the “Privacy & Security” tab. Configure the Storage rules to “Apply custom settings”. Finally, un-tick the [box] to deactivate cookies.
In Safari: Click on the menu pictogram at the top right-hand-side of the browser (the gear icon). Select “Settings”. Click on “Display advanced settings”. In the “Privacy” section, click on “Content settings”. In the “Cookies” section, you can block the installation of cookies.
In Chrome: Click on the menu pictogram at the top right-hand-corner of the browser (consisting of three horizontal lines). Select “Settings”. Click on “Display advanced settings”. In the “Privacy” section, click on “Preferences”. Under the “Privacy” tab, you can block cookiess.
9. Applicable law and settlement of disputes.
Any dispute that may arise in connection with the use of the www.proudreed.com
web site shall be governed by French law. The courts of Paris, France shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
10. The main laws that are applicable.
France’s data protection law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, as subsequently modified by France’s law no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004.
France’s law no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 for promoting trust in the digital economy.
User: shall mean any Internet user who accesses and uses the web site.
Personal data: shall mean any information, whatever the form thereof, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the natural persons to whom it relates (article 4 of France’s law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978).