Legal notice

 

1. About the site

In accordance with article 6 of France’s digital economy law (loi° 2004-575 pour la confiance dans l’économie numérique) of 21 June 2004, users of the site www.sparklane-group.com are hereby informed of the identity of the various parties involved in building and managing it:

Owner: Infotrade – SAS – 3 Boulevard Salvador Allende – 44100 Nantes
Developer: Infotrade
Editor: Carine Roucher – cro@sparklane.fr
The editor is a legal or natural person.
Webmaster: Carine Roucher – cro@sparklane.fr
Hosted by: Linkbynet – 5-9 Rue, de l’Industrie – 93200 Saint-Denis, France
Credits: the legal notice was created and offered by Subdelirium creation of Angoulême website

 

2. General Terms and Conditions of Use: Website and Services

In using www.sparklane-group.com you are agreeing to the general terms and conditions of use set out below. These terms and conditions of use are subject to change at any time. As such, users of www.sparklane-group.com are asked to consult them regularly. In normal circumstances this site is accessible to users at any time. However, Infotrade may decide to take the site down for technical maintenance, in which case users will be notified in advance of the dates and times of maintenance work. The site is regularly updated by Carine Roucher. Similarly, the legal notice is subject to change at any time: users shall nevertheless continue to be bound by it and should refer to it as often as possible in order to familiarise themselves with its contents.

 

3. Description of Services Offered

The site’s purpose is to provide information on all of the company’s activities. Infotrade endeavours to ensure that the information provided on www.sparklane-group.com is as accurate as possible. However, the company may not be held liable for any omissions, inaccuracies or failings concerning updates, by themselves or by any third party partners who provide such information. Any information featured on www.sparklane-group.com is given as a guide and is subject to change. Moreover, information featured on www.sparklane-group.com is not exhaustive. It is given subject to changes that may have been made since being posted on-line.

 

4. Contractual restrictions on technical data

The site uses Javascript technology. The Website may not be held liable for any material damages arising from the use of the site. Moreover, when accessing the site, the user undertakes to use recent hardware, free from viruses and a latest generation browser with updates installed.

 

5. Intellectual Property and Infringement

Infotrade is the owner of intellectual property rights or holds the rights to use all the components accessible on the site, particularly texts, images, graphics, logo, icons, sounds and software. Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication or adaptation of any or all of the site’s components, by whatever means or process used, is prohibited unless otherwise authorised in writing by: Infotrade. Any unauthorised exploitation of the site or any of its components shall constitute infringement, punishable under the provisions of articles L.335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

 

6. Limitation of Liability

Infotrade may not be held liable for any direct or indirect damages caused to computer hardware as a result of accessing the site www.sparklane-group.com where such hardware does not meet the specifications given under point 4, nor for the appearance of a bug or incompatibility. Nor may Infotrade be held liable for indirect damages (such as, for example, lost markets or opportunity loss) following the use of www.sparklane-group.com. Interactive spaces (where questions can be entered in the contact form) are available to users. Infotrade reserves the right to remove without notice any content in this space which may contravene legislation applicable in France, in particular any data protection provisions. Where necessary, Infotrade also reserves the right to invoke the civil and/or criminal liability of the user, particularly in the case of messages that are racist, abusive, defamatory or pornographic in nature, whatever the medium used (text, photograph etc.).

 

7. Personal Data Management

In France, personal data are protected in particular under law n° 78-87 of 6 January 1978, law n° 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, article L. 226-13 of the Penal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995. Using www.sparklane-group.com may result in the following information being gathered: the URL of links through which the user accessed the site, the user’s internet provider and the user’s internet protocol (IP) address. In any event, Infotrade only collects users’ personal data for the purposes of certain services offered by www.sparklane-group.com. Users provide this information knowingly, particularly when entering such information themselves. Users of www.sparklane-group.com are therefore informed of whether such information is required or not.

In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 et seq. of the French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978 (loi 78-17 relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés), users are entitled to access, rectify or opt out of the use of their personal data by sending a written, signed request, with a copy of their signed proof of identification, specifying the return address.

No personal information belonging to users of www.sparklane-group.com is published exchanged, transferred, given away or sold on any medium to third parties without the user’s permission. Only in a scenario where Infotrade and its rights were bought by a third party would the transmission of such information be permitted, with any buyer to be bound by the same obligations towards site users in terms of retaining and amending data.

The site is not registered with the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL) as it does not gather personal data.

Databases are protected by the provisions of the French law of 1 July 1998, transposing directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.

 

8. Hypertext Links and Cookies

www.sparklane-group.com contains a number of hypertext links to other sites, added with Infotrade’s permission. However, Infotrade is unable to check the content of such sites and as such shall not bear any responsibility for them. Browsing on www.sparklane-group.com may result in cookie(s) being installed on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file which does not enable the user to be identified, but which registers information about the computer’s browsing history on a given site. Any data obtained in this way is intended to facilitate subsequent browsing on the site with their purpose also being to monitor traffic based on a range of metrics.

Refusal to install a cookie may prevent access to certain services. Nevertheless, users may configure their computers as follows to prevent the installation of cookies:

In Internet Explorer: under tools (a cog-shaped sign on the top right) / internet options. Click on Privacy and ‘Block all cookies’. Click OK.

In Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on the Firefox button, and then go to Options. Click on Privacy.
Under History, scroll down to ‘Use custom settings for history’ Untick to deactivate cookies.

In Safari: Click on the top right of the browser on the menu icon (cog symbol). Select ‘Settings’. Click on ‘Show advanced settings’. In the ‘Privacy’ section, click on ‘Content Settings’. In the ‘Cookies’ section, you can block cookies.

In Chrome: Click on the menu icon the top right of the browser (symbolised by three horizontal lines). Select ‘Settings’. Click on ‘Show advanced settings’. In the ‘Privacy’ section, click on ‘Content Settings’. In the ‘Privacy’ section, you can block cookies.

 

9. Choice of Law

Any dispute relating to the use of www.sparklane-group.com is subject to French law. The competent courts of Paris shall have sole jurisdiction.

 

10. The Main Laws Applicable

Law n° 78-17 of 6 January 1978, particularly amended by the French Data Protection Act of 6 August 2004 (Loi n° 2004-801 relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés). The French Digital Economy Act of 21 June 2004 (Loi n° 2004-575 pour la confiance dans l’économie numérique).

 

11. Glossary

User: Internet user logging into and using the aforementioned site. Personal Data: ‘any information, in any format, through which the natural persons to which it applies, can be identified, whether directly or indirectly’ (article 4 of the French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978 (loi n° 78-17).