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Welcome to the “www.codegaz.org” website (hereinafter the “Website”).

Please read these terms of use (hereinafter the “Terms”), and any special terms stated on the pages of the Website, which govern your use of the “www. codegaz.org” Website.

These Terms cover your rights and legal responsibilities, and become applicable as soon as you start to use this Website.

This Website is available to you free of charge (except for Internet connection costs) for your personal use, subject to compliance with the Terms set out below.

By accessing, visiting and/or using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms, and that you undertake to comply with all relevant laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Website.

You undertake to access the information provided on this Website exclusively for personal and non commercial use.

You may only use the Website for legitimate purposes. It may not be used or misappropriated for purposes contrary to Public Order and Morality.

The content of these Terms of use may change. We therefore advise you to read them regularly.

 

Legal information

This Website is the property of CODEGAZ, a not-for-profit organization governed by the 1901 Act,, and having its registered office at 22 rue du Docteur Lancereaux, Paris (8e), France.

The publication manager is François GUILLEMINOT in his capacity as Chairman of  the organization.

The content is hosted on computer equipment owned by the firm OVH, whose head office is at 2 rue Kellermann 59100 Roubaix - France.

 

Limitation of liability and guarantees

As a user of the Website, you acknowledge that you have the necessary skills and means to access and use this Website.

CODEGAZ and its contributors make every effort to ensure that the information provided on this Website is accurate and up-to-date, reserving the right to modify the content at any time and without notice. However, they cannot guarantee that this information is complete, or that it has not been modified by a third party (hacking, virus, etc.). CODEGAZ and its contributors also accept no liability (direct or indirect) in the event of delay, error or omission with regard to the contents and use of these pages and in the event of the service being interrupted or unavailable.

You agree that you have been informed that the Website is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except in the event of force majeure, server problems, problems caused by the telecommunications network infrastructures or other technical difficulties. CODEGAZ may occasionally shut down its Website for maintenance purposes. In this case, it will make every effort to notify users in advance.

CODEGAZ is not responsible for delays, operating problems or incompatibility between the Website and files, your browser or any other programme used for access to the Website.

CODEGAZ may under no circumstances be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from or subsequent to third-party distribution of a virus by means of our Website, which may infect your computer system following connection to this Website, use of this Website or browsing on this Website. Likewise, CODEGAZ may not be held liable for any material or consequential damage (including but not limited to technical failure, disclosure of confidential documents and data loss), or for any other indirect damage, arising from or associated with the use of the Website.

CODEGAZ makes every possible effort to ensure that the information provided on the Website is accurate and up-to-date, and reserves the right to correct the content at any time and without prior notice. However, CODEGAZ and its contributors make no undertaking and assume no liability, under any circumstances whatsoever, with regard to the relevance, continuity, accuracy, absence of errors, veracity, timeliness, fair and commercial nature, quality, validity and availability of the information contained in this Website. Each Internet user shall be fully responsible for the risks incurred by giving credence to this information. Incorrect information or omissions may be encountered arising from typographical or formatting errors. If you find any such errors, please inform us so that we can make the relevant corrections.

CODEGAZ reserves the right to modify any content of the Website at its sole discretion. Pursuant to its policy of updating and improving the Website, CODEGAZ may decide to modify these Terms.

Any dated information published on the Website is valid exclusively for the specified date.

Users are also reminded that the confidentiality of correspondence cannot be guaranteed on the network and that every Internet user is responsible for taking all appropriate measures to protect their own data and/or software from contamination by any viruses that may be circulating on the Internet.

The Website includes links to other CODEGAZ websites or CODEGAZ Partners likely to have their own legal conditions, which should be read and complied with.

 

Access codes and passwords

Some services on the Website require an access code and password.

These access codes and passwords are confidential, personal and nontransferable. You are responsible for their management, safekeeping and for the consequences of their use. You are responsible for taking the measures necessary for their protection and safekeeping. CODEGAZ may under no circumstances be held liable for any fraudulent use.

For security reasons, access to secure sections will be automatically barred after several failed access attempts. CODEGAZ reserves the right to suspend access to the Website in the event of fraud or attempted fraud in the use of a password or access code. In the event of your access being suspended, CODEGAZ will notify you.

The information recorded by the website’s computer system when the user logs on will constitute evidence of any actions performed by the user on the Website, and evidence that those actions have been processed.

 

Intellectual property

The Website is fully subject to French law on copyright, trademarks and, in general, on intellectual property.

The general structure, software, texts, images, videos, sounds, know-how, animations, and more generally all information and content shown on the Website, are the property of GDF SUEZ or are subject to rights of use or exploitation. These elements are subject to copyright law.

Any full or partial representation, modification, reproduction, distortion, of all or part of the Website or its contents, by any procedure whatsoever and in any medium whatsoever, constitutes an infringement sanctioned by articles L 335-2 of Intellectual Property Code.

These Terms do not grant you any licence for the use of trademarks, logos or photographs belonging to CODEGAZ.

Any databases appearing on the Website are protected by the legal provisions for the protection of databases. In this respect, CODEGAZ expressly prohibits any re-use, reproduction or extraction of elements of these databases. The user shall be held liable for any such reuse, reproduction or extraction.

CODEGAZ reserves the right to delete immediately and without prior notice any content – message, text, image or graphic that contravenes the laws and regulations in force and particularly the regulations specified above.

If you wish to use some of the Website content (text, image, etc), you must obtain prior express written authorisation from CODEGAZ, by writing to the address given in rubric  “Contact us” or by sending an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

In particular, you must refrain from compiling and using in any fraudulent manner any personal data you obtain, and from any action likely to damage the privacy, reputation, esteem, image or sensitivity, of any individual or corporation, and notably of CODEGAZ, by avoiding any defamatory, provocative, malicious or threatening comments, messages or texts on any medium.

 

Personal information

In order to meet your needs while you are browsing the Website, CODEGAZ may collect personal information about you, which is processed by electronic methods (some information, which is marked with an asterisk, is mandatory).

You are responsible for checking that the information that you provide through this Website is accurate and complete. So that we can deal with your requests correctly, please inform us immediately of any change to the information you have provided.

The information collected is exclusively for the use of CODEGAZ, which is authorised by these Terms of use, unless opposed by you for legitimate reasons, to store and use them in order to inform you about its products and services.

CODEGAZ may also pass this information to partners organizations, but only for the purpose of administration or prospecting, unless opposed by you.

You can oppose the use of data about you for canvassing purposes, at no cost to yourself.

To exercise your right to access, correct and dispute personal information, please contact us.

The Website is not intended to receive any confidential information which you may submit. Consequently, and with the exception of the personal data outlined above, any information (documents, data, graphics, questions, suggestions, concepts, remarks or other) which you communicate on the Website will in no way be deemed confidential. As a result, your decision to communicate that information to us entitles us to use, reproduce, post, modify or forward it, in order to process your request.

 

Cookies

When logging on to the Website, you may be informed that a cookie will automatically be installed on your browser software. This is a block of data that is not used for identification purposes but for recording information about your browsing on the Website. It is used to analyse activity, measure interest, etc., and otherwise to improve the quality of the Website.

You can set your browser software to inform you of the presence of a cookie and to refuse it if you wish. The method is varies from one browser to another:

  • With Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x: click on the “Tools” menu then on “Internet Options”, select the “Privacy” tab then move the cursor to the required security level or click on the “Advanced” button then “Ignore automatic processing of cookies” and check the option “Refuse” or “Ask” for each column;
  • With Netscape Navigator 6.2: click on the “Edit” menu then on “Preferences”, select “Privacy and security” then select the item “Cookies” and check “Disable” or “Ask me”;
  • With Mozilla Firefox version 1.x and 1.5: click on the “Tools” menu then on “Options”, select the “Privacy” then “Cookies” tab and uncheck the “Authorise” box;
  • With Apple Safari: go the “Safari > Safari Preferences” menu then click on the “Security” tab and click on “Only from Websites consulted”.

If you choose to set your browser to refuse cookies, some services will no longer be accessible.

You have the right to access, rectify or delete personal details sent via a cookie as described in the “Personal information” section.

 

Hyperlinks

CODEGAZ may not be held liable for hyperlinks to other websites, and particularly for the content of those websites.

CODEGAZ is not liable for hyperlinks from other sites to this Website and no such links may be set up without its prior written autorisation.

 

General clauses

Any assignment or other transfer of the rights granted under these conditions is strictly forbidden.

If, for any reason whatsoever, a competent court were to rule that a provision of these Terms is invalid, the invalidity of that provision will not in any way affect the validity of the remaining Terms, which will remain in force.

Failure by one of the parties to exercise a right or to institute legal proceedings under the terms of these Terms shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such a right or such proceedings.

The Website is subject to French law. These Terms will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with French Law.