1. Presentation of site.
Under Article 6 of the Digital Economy Law no. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004, users of the site, www.powerline.fr, are informed of the identity of the various participants taking part in its publication and operation:
Owner : S.T.B Powerline Corporation – SARL – 6 rue de l’Argelette – ZAC de la bourrée 49070 BEAUCOUZE, France
Publication Manager: Thierry Jahiel – firstname.lastname@example.org
Site Concept and Design: Blitz Conseil – Communication Consulting Agency, Angers, FRANCE
Development and Hosting: Atalanta – Web Agency, Angers, FRANCE
Credits : Legal terms were made and offered by Beignets, partner of SubDelirium Agence Web Angoulême
2. General Terms and Conditions for the use of site and proposed services.
This site is normally accessible to users at any given time. However, any interruption due to technical maintenance may/can be decided by www.powerline.fr, who will then make the necessary efforts to communicate said maintenance dates and times to the users beforehand.
The site, www.powerline.fr, is regularly updated by Thierry Jahiel. Likewise, the legal terms can be changed at any time. Nevertheless, these terms apply to the user who, in turn, is asked to refer to them as often as possible in order to be fully aware of them.
3. Description of provided services.
The purpose of the website, www.powerline.fr, is to provide information regarding all the company’s activities.
The S.T.B Powerline Corporation strives to provide information on the website, www.powerline.fr, as accurately as possible. However, it is not liable for any omissions, inaccuracies or deficiencies in said updates, done either by itself or a third party (-ies) providing such information.
All the information seen on the site, www.powerline.fr, is not binding and is likely to change. Furthermore, the information on the site, www.powerline.fr, is not exhaustive. The information is subject to change starting from when it is first posed online.
4. Contract Limitations on technical data.
The website will not be held liable for damages to property/material related to the use of the website. In addition, the website user agrees to access the website using recent (up-to-date) materials that do not contain viruses and have the latest “up-to-date” Internet browser.
5. Intellectual property and counterfeits.
The S.T.B Powerline Corporation is the owner of all intellectual property rights or holds the right to use all elements that can be accessed on the site, including texts, images, graphics, logo, icons, sounds, and software.
Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication, adaptation of all or any of the elements of the website, regardless of the method or process used, is prohibited, without prior written consent of S.T.B Powerline.
Any unauthorized exploitation of the website or any element of the site will be deemed as copyright infringement and will be pursued in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 and that of the Intellectual Property Code.
6. Limitations of liability.
The S.T.B Powerline Corporation will not be held liable for any direct and indirect damage that may occur to the user’s equipment, upon using the S.T.B Powerline website, and which may result from either the use of equipment not meeting the specifications indicated in point 4, or due to the occurrence of a bug or incompatibility with the website itself.
The S.T.B Powerline Corporation will also not be held liable for any consequential damages (i.e. market or opportunity loss) resulting from the use of the website, www.powerline.fr.
Interactive areas/spaces (that include the possibility of asking questions on the “Contacts” page) are available to users. The S.T.B Powerline Corporation reserves the right to delete, without prior notice, any content place in this area/space that would violate the legislation applicable in France, specifically for the provisions related to data protection. If necessary, S.T.B Powerline also holds the right to question the civil and/or criminal liability of the user, notably in cases of racist, abusive, defamatory, or pornographic messages, regardless of the medium being used (text, photograph, etc.).
7. management of personal data.
In France, personal data are specifically protected by Law No. 78-87 of January 6, 1978, Law No. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004, Article L. 226-13 of the Penal Code and the European Directive of October 24, 1995.
Upon the use of the website, www.powerline.fr, the following can be collected: the URL of the links through which the user has accessed the site, www.powerline.fr, the user’s Internet provider, and the user’s Internet protocol (IP) address.
In any case, S.T.B Powerline only collects the user’s personal information for certain services offered by the website, www.powerline.fr. Users shall provide such information fully acknowledging these facts, in particular, when the users is providing them willingly. It will also be mentioned to the user of the site, www.powerline.fr, whether or not to provide such information.
In accordance with the provisions of Articles 38 and of Law 78-17 of January 6, 1978 pertaining information technologies, files and civil liberties, every user has the right to access, rectify and delete any personal data concerning themselves, by including a written and signed request, accompanied by a copy of a passport or identity card with the holder’s signature, specifically stating the address to where the reply must be sent.
Users of the website, www.powerline.fr, shall not have their personal information published, exchanged, transferred, sold on any medium, or given to third parties without the prior knowledge of the user. Only the repurchase of the S.T.B Powerline Corporation and its rights would permit the exchange of the said information to the prospective buyer, who would in turn be bound by the same obligation to retain and modify the data vis à vis the user of the website, www.powerline.fr.
The site is not reported to the CNIL, because it does not collect personal data.
The databases are protected by the provisions of the French Law of July 1, 1998 transposing European Directive 96/9 of March 11, 1996 concerning the legal protection of databases.
8. hyperlinks & cookies.
The website, www.powerline.fr, contains a number of hypertext links to other sites, installed with the permission of the S.T.B Powerline Corporation. However, the S.T.B Powerline Corporation does not have the ability to verify the content of the sites visited, and thus will not be held liable for this fact.
Browsing the website, www.powerline.fr, is likely to result in the installation of cookie(s) on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file, which does not identify or permit the identification of the user, but records data related to the navigation of a computer on a site. The data obtained are intended to facilitate subsequent visits to the site and also allow various measures of visitation onto the site.
Refusal to install cookies may result in not having access to certain services. However, the user can configure his/her computer to not install cookies, using the following method:
With Internet Explorer: “Tools Tab/Internet Options.” Choose “Privacy” and select “Block All Cookies”. Select “Ok”.
With Netscape: “Edit/Preferences Tab.” Choose “Advanced” and select “Disable Cookies.” Select “Ok.”
9. Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction.
All disputes related to the use of the website, www.powerline.fr, is subject to French law, and shall be referred exclusively to the competent courts of Paris.
10. main LAWS CONCERNED.
Law No. 78-87 of January 6, 1978, notably amended by Law No. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004 pertaining to information technologies, files and civil liberties.
Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 for the Digital Economy Law.
User: Internet user connecting to and using the site previously mentioned.
Personal information: “information that allows, in any form, whether direct or not, the identification of the physical individual(s) to whom it applies” (Article 4 of Law No. 78-17 dated January 6, 1978).