Legal notice

ARTICLE 1 – INTRODUCTION

  1. The privacy of visitors to our website is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting it. This policy details what we do with your personal information.
  2. Consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this policy on your first visit to our website allows us to use cookies each time you visit our site.

ARTICLE 2 – COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored and used:

  1. Information about your computer, including your IP address, geographic location, browser type and version, and operating system
  2. Information about your visits to and use of this website including referring source, length of visit, page views, and website navigation paths.
  3. Information such as your e-mail address, which you provide us when you register on the site
  4. Information such as your name and e-mail address, which you enter to subscribe to our e-mails and/or newsletters
  5. Information you enter when you use the services on our website
  6. Information generated during the use of our site, including when, how often and under what circumstances you use it
  7. Information about the purchases you make, the services you use or the transactions you make on our site, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and banking information.
  8. Information contained in all communications you send to us by e-mail or on our website, including their content and metadata
  9. Any other personal information you give us

Before disclosing personal information about another person to us, you must obtain that person’s consent to the disclosure and processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

ARTICLE 3 – USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Personal information provided to us through our website will be used for the purposes described in this policy or in the relevant pages of the site. We may use your personal information for :

  1. Administering our website and our company
  2. Customize our website for you
  3. Enable your use of the services offered on our website
  4. You send the goods purchased on our site
  5. To provide you with the services purchased on our site
  6. You send statements, invoices and payment reminders, and collect payments
  7. You send non-marketing related commercial communications
  8. You send e-mail notifications that you have expressly requested
  9. You send our newsletter by e-mail, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive our newsletter).
  10. Handling requests and complaints relating to our website
  11. Maintaining the security of our website and preventing fraud
  12. Verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website’s private messaging service) and
  13. Other uses.

If you submit personal information on our website for the purpose of publishing it, we will publish it and may use this information in accordance with the permissions you grant us.

Your privacy settings may be used to limit the publication of your information on our website and may be adjusted in your privacy settings on the website.

Without your explicit consent, we will not provide your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing or that of other third parties.

ARTICLE 4 – DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisors, agents, suppliers, or contractors to the extent reasonably necessary for the purposes set forth in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and any of its subsidiaries) to the extent reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information:

  1. To the extent that we are required to do so by law
  2. In the context of any current or future legal proceedings
  3. To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and credit risk reduction)
  4. To the purchaser (or potential purchaser) of any business or asset in our possession that we wish to sell (or plan to sell), and
  5. To any person whom we reasonably believe to be a member of a court or other authority having jurisdiction over the disclosure of such personal information if, in our opinion, such court or authority would be likely to request disclosure of such personal information.

Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties.

ARTICLE 5 – TRANSFERTS INTERNATIONAUX DE DONNÉES

  1. The information we collect may be stored, processed and transferred in all countries in which we operate to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.
  2. The information we collect may be transferred to the following countries that do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Russia, Japan, China and India.
  3. Personal information that you publish on our website or submit for publication may be available, via the Internet, worldwide. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of this information by third parties.
  4. You expressly agree to the transfer of personal information described in this charter.

ARTICLE 6 – KEEPING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

  1. This Article details our data retention policies and procedures, designed to help us comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.
  2. Personal information that we process for any purpose is not retained longer than necessary for that purpose or purposes.
  3. Without prejudice to Article 6-2, we will generally delete personal data in these categories on 31 December of each calendar year.
  4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Article 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing data personal:
    1. To the extent that we are required by law to do so
    2. If we believe the documents may be relevant to any current or potential legal proceedings
    3. To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for fraud prevention and credit risk reduction purposes).

ARTICLE 7 – SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

  1. We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
  2. We will store all personal information you provide to us on secure servers (password and firewall protected).
  3. All electronic financial transactions made through our website will be protected by encryption technologies.
  4. You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the Internet is inherently insecure, and that we cannot guarantee the security of your data sent over the Internet.
  5. You are responsible for keeping the password you use to access our website confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).

ARTICLE 8 – AMENDMENTS

We may occasionally update this policy by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by e-mail or through the private messaging service on our website.

ARTICLE 9 –

You may ask us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; the transfer of such information will be subject to the following conditions:

  1. The payment of fees of 100€ and
  2. The presentation of sufficient proof of your identity (identity card or passport) (for these purposes, we generally accept a notarised photocopy of your passport or identity card plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may retain the personal information you request to the extent permitted by law.

You may ask us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

In practice, you will either expressly express your consent in advance for us to use your personal information for marketing purposes or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

ARTICLE 10 – THIRD PARTY WEB SITES

Our website contains hyperlinks to third party websites and information about them. We have no control over these sites and are not responsible for their privacy policies or practices.

ARTICLE 11 – UPDATING INFORMATION

Please let us know if the personal information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

ARTICLE 12 – COOKIES

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session”: a persistent cookie is stored by the browser and remains valid until its expiry date, unless deleted by the user before that expiry date;
a session cookie expires at the end of the user session when the browser is closed. Cookies generally do not contain any information that
personally identify a user, but the personal information we store about you may be linked to information stored in and obtained through cookies. We only use session cookies and persistent cookies on our website.

  1. The names of the cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them are described below :
    1. We use Google Analytics and Adwords on our website to recognise a computer when a user visits the website / to track users as they navigate through the website / to enable the use of a shopping cart on the website / to improve the use of the website / to analyse the use of the website / to administer the website / to prevent fraud and to improve the security of the website / to personalise the website for each user / to send targeted advertisements that may be of interest to certain users.
  2. Most browsers allow you to refuse or accept cookies. For example, most browsers allow you to refuse or accept cookies:
    1. With Internet Explorer (version 10), you can block cookies using the alternative cookie management settings available by clicking on “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”.
    2. With Firefox (version 24), you can block all cookies by clicking on “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy” and then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu and unchecking “Accept cookies from sites”; and
    3. With Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by going to the “Personalize and Control” menu and clicking on “Settings”, “Show Advanced Settings” and “Content Settings” and then selecting “Prevent Sites from Setting Data” under the “Cookies” header.
  3. Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on the use of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features of our website.

  4. You can delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example, you can delete the cookies already stored on your computer:
    1. With Internet Explorer (version 10), you have to delete the cookie file manually (you can find instructions on how to do this here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
    2. With Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking on “Tools”, “Options”, and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use Custom History Settings” and clicking on “Show Cookies”, then “Delete All Cookies”.
    3. With Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by going to the “Personalize and Control” menu and clicking on “Settings”, “Show Advanced Settings” and “Delete Browsing Data” and then “Delete Cookies and Module Data from Other Sites” before clicking on “Delete Browsing Data”.