Legal and privacy notice

Website’s publisher

LEXFO

A simplified joint-stock company (SAS) registered under French law with a capital of 100.000€ represented by CEO Samuel Dralet

Head office: 5 rue Drouot 75009 PARIS – FRANCE

Registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register (R.C.S) under number: 495 160 657

Phone number: 01.40.17.91.28

Contact e-mail: contact@lexfo.fr

Publication director

The publication director is Samuel Dralet, CEO of LEXFO.

Website host

ONLINE

A simplified joint-stock company (SAS) registered under French law with a capital of 214.410,50€

Head office: 8 rue de la Ville l’Evêque 75008 PARIS – France

Registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register (R.C.S) under number: 433 115 904

Phone number: 01.84.13.00.00

Terms of use

LEXFO manages the website accessible at www.lexfo.fr (thereafter the “Site”). These Terms of Use, subject to French law, aims to govern the use of the Site.

Is a User any natural person using the Site.

These Terms of Use are available on the Site. The User can save and/or edit the Terms of Use by using the standards functionalities of their web browser and/or their computer.

The User acknowledges that by browsing the Site they fully agree to these Terms of Use, in their latest version.

Article 1: Acceptance and modification of the Terms of Use and of the Site

Access and use of the Site are subject to the acceptance and compliance to the present Terms of Use.

By browsing the Site, through any technical means of access and using any terminal, the User shall have read these Terms of Use and accept them unconditionally.

The Terms of Use may be changed and/or updated at any time by LEXFO to reflect both the Site’s and the applicable legislation’s evolution. The modifications to the Terms of Use by LEXFO will apply to the User as soon as they are published on the Site.

The User is advised to refer to the latest version of the Terms of Use available on the Site prior to browsing it.

Article 2: Access to the Site

The Site is free to access for any User that has an Internet access and the necessary technical equipment.

The total costs generated by accessing the Site, such as buying hardware and software, subscribing with an Internet Access Provider, or potential taxes, are exclusively borne by the User.

The User is informed that no services of any kind will be performed by LEXFO from the Site. For this reason, the User acknowledges that the Site is purely informative.

Article 3: Intellectual Property

The Site and each of the elements that make it up, including texts, images, illustrations, photographs, databases, software, visuals, logos, thumbnails, sounds, corporate names, brands (thereafter “Intellectual Property Elements”) are protected by intellectual property rights.

LEXFO is the owner of the intellectual property rights on the Intellectual Property Elements and/or owns the rights to use these Intellectual Property Elements.

Outside of legally permitted instances, any reproduction, representation, modification, publication, adaptation of all parts of the Intellectual Property Elements, whatever the mean or the method used, is strictly forbidden.

The User is only authorized to represent the Site’s pages on his computer screen and is only allowed to reproduce the Site’s Intellectual Property Elements temporarily and as a mean to browse the Site.

Any violation of this article will be considered as akin to counterfeiting and might lead to prosecution, per the dispositions of the French Intellectual Property Code.

The User will restrain from making the Site’s contents available to third parties from a website or a server.

Any networking, sharing, exploiting in a professional or commercial setting or any commercialization of these contents to third parties, under any shape or form, is strictly forbidden except with prior consent from LEXFO.

Article 4: Hyperlinks

The Site may contain hyperlinks redirecting the User to other websites outside of the control or editing power of LEXFO. The User is informed that LEXFO doesn’t have the possibility to check the contents of the websites they are susceptible to visit by clicking on the hyperlinks and that as such, LEXFO is not liable in that context.

No hyperlink, of any nature, may be inserted on the Site for any reason by any User or any third party.

No hyperlink to a website containing illegal, violent, controversial, pornographic, or xenophobic content and/or that infringes on the intellectual property rights of a third party may be inserted on the Site.

LEXFO reserves the right to ask for the deletion of any hyperlink leading to its Site if it judges said link doesn’t abide with its editorial line.

Article 5: Responsibility

5.1. User’s responsibility

All the hardware and software necessary to access and/or use the Site and/or the Services are at the exclusive expense of the User, who is solely responsible of the proper functioning of his own equipment and Internet access.

On this basis, it is up to the User to ensure he have an Internet access fit to browse the Site and/or use the Services. It also falls on them to take all appropriate measures to protect their own data, information systems and/or software from being contaminated by potential viruses.

The User is solely responsible for using the Site and/or the Services.

5.2. LEXFO’s responsibility

LEXFO ensures a quality access to the Site by all the reasonable means it has at its disposition.

The Site is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except in case of maintenance and/or force majeure events and/or events outside of LEXFO’s control.

LEXFO is not liable for any network malfunction and/or server malfunction or any other event outside of its control, preventing or degrading access to the Site.

In case of an interruption caused by maintenance operations, LEXFO will try to communicate to the User the date and time of these operations prior to the interruption.

The Site’s downtime, whatever its cause, will not open any right to compensation for the User.

The Site is updated regularly and is normally accessible at any time to Users, except in case of force majeure events.

Article 6: Data protection

LEXFO grants the utmost importance to the protection of your personal data and undertakes to comply with the requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter "the General Data Protection Regulation" or "GDPR"), the "Data Protection Act" of 6 January 1978 as amended and the Decree of 20 October 2005 as amended.

LEXFO does not collect personal data from Internet users visiting www.lexfo.fr. The Site is therefore not declared to the CNIL.

However, the information voluntarily provided to LEXFO through the "contact" form are likely to be listed in a computer database.

This information, and in particular the email addresses of users sending us an email message, cannot under any circumstances be transmitted, whether free of charge or in return for payment, to third parties, without the prior agreement of the users.

In application of the law n° 78-17 of January 6, 1978 ("informatique et libertés"), you have the right to access and modify the information that concerns you. If you wish to have some of the data concerning you modified or deleted, please send an e-mail to dpo@lexfo.fr.

If LEXFO is bought out, merged with another company, or if there is a restructuring of the group, there will be a transfer of your personal data to the new entity. Should this occur, LEXFO will apply the same rules as those set out in this Policy to your personal data and your rights regarding the use of it.

Article 7: Miscellaneous

7.1. In the instance one of clauses of the Terms of Use is declared void or inapplicable either by a law, a regulation or a judicial decision given out by a competent court, the other clauses will remain valid and applicable.

7.2. LEXFO not demanding the application of a clause in the Terms of Use, whether temporarily or permanently, cannot be interpreted as LEXFO giving up the benefits of the rights ensuing from said clause.

Article 8: Applicable law and competent courts

These Terms of Use are subject to French law.

Any translation of these Terms of Use in English or any other language are provided by LEXFO for convenience reasons only. In case of incoherencies or contradictions between the French version and any of the translated versions, the French version of the Terms of Use will prevail.

If a dispute arises and an amicable agreement cannot be reached within a reasonable timeframe, the conflict will be litigated exclusively in French courts.