Legal notices

1. Website presentation.

Under Article 6 of Act no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, users of the website are hereby informed of the identity of the various parties involved pursuant to its development and monitoring:

Owner : Groupe POLE – 4 rue Lugano 68180 HORBOURG WIHR - Tel: +33 (0)5 87 21 70 90
Creator: Makassar
Programmer:  Kiwixi
Publication director: Vincent Gauthier - CEO of the POLE network
Host: OVH 

The publication director is a natural person or legal person.

2. General terms and conditions of use of the website and services offered.

Use of the website constitutes full acceptance of the general terms and conditions of use described below. These terms and conditions of use may be modified or supplemented at any time; users of the website are therefore invited to consult them regularly.

This website is normally accessible to users at all times. Interruption due to technical maintenance can be however decided by, which will then endeavour to communicate beforehand to users the date and time of the work.

The website is regularly updated by POLE employees. Similarly, the legal notices may be modified at any time: however, they are binding on the user who is encouraged to refer to them as often as possible to take note of them.

3. Description of the services provided.

The website aims to provide information on all of the company’s activities.

The POLE Group strives to provide on the website information which is as accurate as possible. However, it cannot be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies or deficiencies in updates, whether they are due to such updates or third-party partners which grant it this information.

All the information listed on the website is indicative only and is subject to change. Furthermore, the information on the website is not exhaustive. They are given subject to changes made since their publication online.

4. Contractual limitations on the technical data.

The website uses JavaScript technology.

The website cannot be held responsible for material damage related to the use of the website. In addition, the website user agrees to access the website using the latest equipment which is virus-free and with a recent, up-to-date browser.

5. Intellectual property and counterfeiting.

The POLE Group owns the intellectual property rights or has rights to use all the materials accessible on the website, specifically texts, images, graphics, logos, icons, sounds and software.

Any reproduction, modification, publication or adaptation of all or some materials on the website, regardless of the means or process used, is prohibited without the prior written permission of: the Pole Group.

Any unauthorised use of the website or any of its materials it contains shall be deemed an infringement and punishable in accordance with articles L.335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

6. Liability limitations.

The POLE Group is not liable for any direct or indirect damage to the user’s equipment during access to the POLE Group website and which results from the use of equipment which not compliant with the specifications of point 4 or the appearance of a bug or an incompatibility.

Likewise, the POLE Group is not liable for indirect damage (e.g. the loss of a market share or the loss of an opportunity) arising from use of the website.

Interactive spaces (providing the opportunity to ask questions in the contact area) are available to users. The POLE group reserves the right to remove, without prior notice, any content posted in this space which may violate the applicable law in France, particularly the provisions on data protection. If applicable, the POLE group also reserves the right to challenge the user’s civil and/or criminal liability, specifically in cases involving messages of a racist, offensive, libellous or pornographic nature, whatever the medium used (text, photography etc.).

7. Management of personal data.

In France, personal data is specifically protected by Act 78-87 of 06 January 1978, Act 2004-801 of 06 August 2004, Article L. 226-13 of the French Penal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995.

The following information can be gathered when the website is used: the URL of links used by the user to access the http: // website, the user’s access provider and the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.

In any event, the POLE Group shall collect personal information about the user only for the purposes of specific services offered by the website. The user shall provide this information with full background knowledge, especially when providing it himself. The user of the website shall then be informed of the obligation or not to provide this information.

In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 et seq. of Act 78-17 of 06 January 1978 on data processing, data files and civil liberties, every user has the right to access, correct and oppose personal data about him by issuing a written and signed request, accompanied by a copy of an identity document with the document holder’s signature, specifying the address to which the reply should be sent.

No personal information about the user of the website shall be published without his knowledge, exchanged, transferred, assigned or sold on any medium whatsoever to third parties. Only the sale of the POLE Group and its rights would allow the transmission of such information to the prospective purchaser who would in turn come under the same obligation to store and modify data about the user of the website.

The website named above has been declared to the French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty under the number to be entered.

Databases are protected by the provisions of the Act of 1 July 1998 transposing Directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.

8. Hypertext links and cookies.

The website contains a number of hypertext links to other websites, set up with the permission of the POLE Group. However, the POLE Group is unable to check the content of websites visited, and therefore assumes no liability.

Browsing on the website may cause a cookie/cookies to be installed on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file which does not identify the user but records information about the browsing activities of a computer on a website. The data obtained from this is intended to facilitate subsequent browsing on the website, and also aims to enable methods for recording visitor numbers.

If a user refuses to install a cookie, this may make it impossible to access certain services. However, the user may configure his computer as follows to refuse the installation of cookies:
In Internet Explorer: Tools/Internet Options tab. Click Privacy and select Block All Cookies. Press OK.
In Netscape: Edit/Preferences tab. Click Advanced and select Disable cookies. Press OK.

9. Applicable law and place of jurisdiction.

Any litigation relating to the use of the website is subject to French law. The competent courts of Paris are the exclusive place of jurisdiction.

10. The main laws concerned.

Act 78-17 of 06 January 1978, notably amended by Act 2004-801 of 06 August 2004 on information technology, files and civil liberties.

Act 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy.

11. Glossary.

User: An Internet user who connects and uses the above named website.

Personal information: “personal data which permits, in any form, directly or indirectly, the identification of the natural persons to which it relates” (Article 4 of Act 78-17 of 06 January 1978).