Privacy policy and Legal notices

1. Presentation of the website

Pursuant to Article 6 of Law 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on trust in the digital economy, the users of the website are hereby notified of the identity of the different contributors to the development and monitoring of said site:
Owner: GMT – SAS [simplified joint-stock company] with capital of 252,000 EUR – Siret: 481 665 040 000 38 – APE [principal activity code]: 4669B – 405 rue du Grand Gigognan – ZI Courtine – 84000 Avignon – France
Development & Hosting: Intrasite – 17 Boulevard Champfleury – 84000 Avignon – France
Publications manager: Service Communication GMT
The publications manager is a natural person or legal entity.
Credits: Subdelirium generated and supplied the legal notices.

2. General terms of use of the website and the services proposed

Use of the website shall imply full and complete acceptance of the general terms of use hereunder. These terms of use may be amended or supplemented at any time and, as such, the users of the website are invited to consult them on a regular basis.
This website is usually available to its users at any time. However, during technical maintenance work, AKHELEC may decide to make the website temporarily unavailable and shall attempt to notify the users in advance of the dates and times of the maintenance work.
The webmaster shall update the site on a regular basis. Similarly, the legal notices may be amended at any time: however, these notices are binding on users, who are invited to refer to and read them as frequently as possible.

3. Description of the services provided

The purpose of the website is to provide information relating to all of the activities of the company.
AKHELEC shall strive to post information on the website that is as accurate as possible. However, it may not be held liable for any omissions, inaccuracies or out-of-date information whether through its own fault or that of third parties that provide it with this information.
All the information provided on the website is a rough guide and is subject to change. The information on the website is also not exhaustive. It is provided subject to any changes that have occurred since it was published on-line.

4. Contractual limitations in respect of the technical data

The website may not be held liable for any material damage arising from use of the website. Users of the website also agree to access the site using modern equipment that contains no viruses and the latest updated version of their browser.

5. Intellectual property and counterfeiting

AKHELEC owns the intellectual property rights or holds the rights of use of all of the accessible content on the website, particularly the texts, images, graphics, logos, icons, sounds and software.
Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication, adaptation, be it whole or in part, of the content of the website, regardless of the medium or process used, is prohibited without the prior written approval of: AKHELEC.
Any unauthorised use of the website or of any of its content shall be regarded as a counterfeit and shall be subject to legal proceedings pursuant to the provisions of Articles L.335-2 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code.

6. Liability limitations

AKHELEC may not be held liable for any direct or indirect damage caused to the user’s equipment when accessing the website and which results from the use of equipment that does not comply with the specifications in point 4 or from the existence of a virus or an incompatibility with its equipment.
Nor may AKHELEC be held liable for any indirect damage (for example, market loss or missed opportunity) resulting from the use of the website
The users may make use of the interactive spaces available to them (making enquiries via the contact form). AKHELEC reserves the right to delete, without prior notice, any content placed on this website that breaches the applicable legislation in France, in particular any data protection rules. In such cases, AKHELEC also reserves the right to invoke the civil and/or criminal liability of the user, particularly in respect of messages of a racist, abusive, defamatory or pornographic nature, regardless of the medium used (text, photograph, etc.).

7. Management of personal data

Personal data are protected, in particular, by Law 78-87 of 6 January 1978, Law 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, Article L. 226-13 of the Penal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995.
The following data relating to use of the website may be collected: the URL of the links via which the user accessed the website, the user’s access provider and the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.
In any case, AKHELEC shall only collect the personal information of the user for the purpose of certain services offered by the website. Users provide this information in full knowledge of this, particularly when they enter the data themselves. It is thus specified to the user whether this information is compulsory or not.
Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 38 et seq. of Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on data protection, each user has a right to access, rectify and object to the collection of his personal data by sending a signed written request to this effect, accompanied by a copy of the identity document bearing the signature of the holder of the document and stipulating the address to which the response is to be sent.
No personal data concerning a user of the website shall be published without his knowledge and no such data shall be exchanged, transferred, assigned or sold on whatever medium to third parties. Only the hypothetical purchase of AKHELEC and its rights would allow for the transmission of this information to the purchaser, which would, in its turn, be subject to the same retention and modification rules in respect of the data of the users of the website.
The databases are protected by the provisions of the Law 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, which have been inserted with the approval of AKHELEC. However, AKHELEC has no way of checking the content of the websites visited via these links and, consequently, may not be held liable for this content.
Browsing through the website may cause cookie(s) to be installed on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file that cannot identify a user, but instead saves information relating to the browser history of a computer on a given website. The purpose of the data obtained in this way is to facilitate subsequent browsing of the website and the data are also used to make various measurements of the frequency at which the website is visited.
Rejecting cookies may mean that it is not possible to access certain services. However, the user may configure his computer to reject cookies by proceeding as follows:
In Internet Explorer: tool tab (wheel-shaped pictogram in the top-right)/ Internet options. Click on Privacy and select Block all cookies. Confirm.
In Firefox: at the top of the browser screen, click on the Firefox button, then go to the Options tab. Click on the Privacy tab. Configure to “use custom settings for history”. Finally, uncheck to disable cookies.
On Safari: Click on menu in the top right-hand corner of the browser (wheel-shaped pictogram). Select Settings. Click on View advanced settings. Under the “Privacy” section, click on content settings. Under the “Cookies” section, you can block cookies.
In Chrome: Click on the menu pictogram (three horizontal lines) in the top right-hand corner of the browser. Select Settings. Click on View advanced settings. In the “Privacy” section, click on preferences. Under the “Privacy” tab, you can block the cookies.

9. Applicable law and competent courts

Any dispute relating to the use of the website shall be subject to French law. Any such disputes shall be heard exclusively by the competent courts in Avignon, France.

10. Main relevant laws

Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978, as amended by Law 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 on data protection.
Law 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on trust in the digital economy.

11. Glossary

User: Internet user who accesses the aforementioned website.