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GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR USING THE WEBSITE
LES SALINES DE GUERANDE – LE GUERANDAIS
A cooperative company with variable capital
RCS Saint-Nazaire 349 241 315
Registered office: Pradel – CS 65315 – 44353 GUERANDE
Tel: 00 33 2 40 62 01 25 / Fax: 00 33 2 40 62 19 45
These general conditions of use (hereinafter referred to as “the GCU”) aim to set out the conditions for using the website published by LES SALINES DE GUERANDE, which may be accessed on http://www.leguerandais.fr (hereinafter referred to as “the Site”) by an Internet user logging on to the Site in a personal or professional capacity (hereinafter referred to as “the User”). All use of the Site is subject to compliance with and acceptance of all the terms of the GCU.
Users may consult the GCU at any time by clicking on the “General Conditions of Use” link which may be found at the bottom of every page on the Site. LES SALINES DE GUERANDE reserves the right to adapt and/or modify the GCU without notice. The applicable GCU are those in force on the day on which the User logs on to the Site.
1. Identification or registration on the Site
Users may consult the Site freely. They may also access the Site’s special functionalities concerning the broadcasting of recipes using Guérande salt and of opinions and comments on recipes using Guérande salt broadcast on the Site, as long as they have previously registered or identified themselves.
Registration prior to broadcasting recipes using Guérande salt: Users who wishes to broadcast their own recipes using Guérande salt on the Site must set up a “User” account. To set up a user account, a registration form has to be filled in. Every field in the registration form marked by an asterisk (*) is considered to be mandatory. A registration will not be approved if the User has not filled in one or more of the mandatory fields.
The User must choose an ID and a password when he/she applies to register. A password recovery service will be available to Users at any time via a “forgotten password” link through which they can request their password.
The fact that the User confirms the registration form by clicking on the “Confirm” button provided is confirmation of his/her total and unreserved acceptance of the GCU. All forms completed and confirmed by the User will receive an automatic acknowledgement sent to the User within a few minutes of the registration form being sent. The email will contain a link that the User must click on to confirm his/her registration and generate the creation of the “User” account.
Please note that LES SALINES DE GUERANDE may in no circumstances by held liable for any pirating of “User” accounts and that it is the User’s responsibility to sign of properly from his/her session once he/she has finished browsing on the Site.
The User may, at any time, decide to unsubscribe by sending an email to LES SALINES DE GUERANDE at the address shown at the top of these GCU.
Identification prior to broadcasting opinions and comments on recipes using Guérande salt: Prior to broadcasting any opinions or comments, the User must enter the information relating to his/her identity, town and country. The fact that the User confirms the recipe opinion and comment form is confirmation of his/her total and unreserved acceptance of the GCU.
2. User commitments and rules of conduct
Protection of minors
As part of their activity and, in particular, the use of their Site, LES SALINES DE GUERANDE attaches particular importance to the protection of minors. Therefore, any minor who wishes to register may only do so with the authorization of his/her legal guardian and under the guardian’s responsibility. LES SALINES DE GUERANDE may not be held liable for the improper use of the Site by a minor.
Subject to any stipulations to the contrary in the GCU or to any stipulations expressly indicated on the Site, all the components of the Site, including logos, domain names, trademarks and signs including the names “Les Salines de Guérande”, “Le Guérandais” and any downloadable documents are protected by the intellectual property regulations. They are the sole property of LES SALINES DE GUERANDE. Therefore, the User may not in any way reproduce, represent, broadcast, modify or concede all or part of the components of the Site, particularly the audiovisual, graphical and/or literary components, without the prior express agreement of LES SALINES DE GUERANDE. Any total or partial reproduction, imitation or representation of the Site and the sources of the Site may well constitute an act of piracy which is punished by the provisions of the intellectual property regulations and/or a criminal offence that may invoke the civil liability of the individuals who contravene the above-mentioned regulations.
The User’s liability
The User will be personally liable for all the content that he/she broadcasts on the Site. LES SALINES DE GUERANDE may not be held liable in any way for the content broadcast by the User. In particular, the User is prohibited from broadcasting remarks and content on the Site that are of an obscene, racist, religious or discriminatory nature or incite to hatred, and any remarks and content prejudicial to the rights of third parties and the rights of personality, including:
- any remarks and content that reproduce a work protected by intellectual property rights without authorization (trademarks, copyright),
- any remarks and content prejudicial to image rights and/or the right to respect for private life,
- any remarks and content prejudicial to the protection of a third party’s personal details.
The User is also prohibited from broadcasting advertising and commercial content on the Site, and from broadcasting addresses or hypertext links pointing users towards a third-party site, even if this is not commercial. The only exception concerns a category of Internet users known as bloggers, who are known to LES SALINES DE GUERANDE and have the right to broadcast the URL of their cookery blog via the recipe page on the website.
The User may report improper content by clicking on the “report an improper comment” link or sending an email to LES SALINES DE GUERANDE at the address shown at the top of these GCU.
Any violation of the GCU may lead to the deletion of the messages broadcast by the User, the closure of his/her account and temporary or permanent suspension of access to the Site. In addition, in the case of prejudicial to the rights of third parties, LES SALINES DE GUERANDE reserves the right to take out criminal or civil proceedings against the User who has made such remarks.
3. Sharing recipes using Guérande salt
3.1. Consulting recipes using Guérande salt
The User may consult all the recipes using Guérande salt that are placed online on the Site. LES SALINES DE GUERANDE authorizes the User to reproduce the recipes published on the Site on any other digital or physical medium for non-commercial purposes only, such as a personal blog, a website or a paper article, as long as the origin of the recipe is mentioned by stating, for example: “Recipe taken from the website www.leguerandais.fr”.
3.2. Posting and using recipes using Guérande salt
The recipe-posting modules available to the User on the “Recipes” page of the Site are used solely for collecting recipes using Guérande salt.
To post a recipe, the posting form has to be filled in. The fact that the User confirms the recipe posting form is confirmation of his/her total, unreserved acceptance of the GCU.
Each recipe posted on the Site must be signed by the User or, if he/she is not the author, by the author of the recipe.
The recipes posted by the User on the LES SALINES DE GUERANDE Site, and any associated visuals (photographs, videos, images, drawings…), must be free of copyright. The User guarantees LES SALINES DE GUERANDE against all claims by third parties for violation of copyright or image or name rights or fraudulent use of trademarks, patents, drawings and models, and, more generally, in the event of a violation of third-party rights resulting from the recipes that he/she has broadcast.
The User is informed that LES SALINES DE GUERANDE and third parties may use the recipes that he/she has broadcasted on the Site, and authorizes this use. In particular, LES SALINES DE GUERANDE may use, reproduce and communicate the recipes broadcast by the User on the Site and on any other medium, particularly for the purposes of commercial compilation. To this effect, the recipes may be translated, modified and paginated.
Caterers, chefs and restaurateurs, etc., who use the recipes published on the Site as part of their work undertake to mention the origin of the recipe on their menu, using wording that is equivalent to the following: “Recipe taken from the website www.leguerandais.fr”.
3.3. Opinions and comments on recipes using Guérande salt
The opinion and comment modules available to the User on the “Recipes” page of the Site are used solely for collecting opinions and comments relating to recipes using Guérande salt. The fact that the User confirms the opinions and comments form is confirmation of his/her total, unreserved acceptance of the GCU.
Caterers, chefs and restaurateurs, etc., undertake to comment on the Site on the recipes using Guérande salt taken from the Site that they have tested by broadcasting their opinions or comments.
3.4. Moderation and modification of opinions, comments and recipes
Where necessary, the User authorizes the Site editorial team to modify and moderate, a priori, his/her opinions, comments and recipes. These modifications and moderations will concern both the substance and the form of the opinions, comments and recipes (including their format and any spelling and grammar corrections). LES SALINES DE GUERANDE reserves the right to ensure that the subjects discussed are adhered to and to reject any content containing remarks that may be prejudicial to the rights of third parties.
4. Confidentiality – Data protection
The personal details, recipes, messages or other information sent by the User to LES SALINES DE GUERANDE by email, using contact forms or by setting up a “User” account, are automatically and systematically saved in order to keep a trace of the User’s messages and/or requests. The details collected in this way undergo computer processing for the purposes of Site administration. LES SALINES DE GUERANDE undertakes not to sell or resell these details to third-party service providers. Only LES SALINES DE GUERANDE will be authorized to use the details supplied by the User (including name, first name, postal address, email address, mobile and landline telephone nos.).
LES SALINES DE GUERANDE reminds Users that details sent via the Internet are not protected and may therefore be read and modified by a third party during the transfer. LES SALINES DE GUERANDE therefore recommends that information of a highly confidential nature should be sent by post, via the address shown at the top of these GCU.
In accordance with the French “Loi Informatique et Libertés” (Data Protection Act), the processing of Users’ personal details has been declared to the “Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés” (CNIL – the Data Protection watchdog). A User who has requested or sent information via the Site has the right to access, correct, object to and delete any information concerning him/her and may exercise this right by sending an email to the address shown at the top of these GCU, giving his/her name, first name, postal address and email address.
LES SALINES DE GUERANDE reserves the right to install cookies to assist the smoother running of the Site, make it easier to browse on the Site, collect statistics and analyze visitor behaviour with the aim of improving the Site. Cookies do not enable us to identify the User. The User may refuse or delete cookies by modifying his/her browser settings.
6. Language, applicable law and legal jurisdiction
The official language for these GCU is French. If the GCU are translated, only the French version will be valid. The GCU are subject to French law. In the event of a dispute that cannot be resolved amicably between the parties, the French courts will have sole jurisdiction.
7. Press Space
LES SALINES DE GUERANDE has set aside a Press access exclusive to professional journalists and communication professionals (hereinafter referred to as “ the Journalists”) and has provided them with a press pack relating to the cooperative, a photograph database and a collection of past press releases (hereinafter referred to as “the Information”). The registration form must be filled in to gain access to the Press Space. Every field in the registration form marked by an asterisk (*) is considered to be mandatory. A registration will not be approved if the Journalist has not filled in one or more of the mandatory fields.
The Journalist must choose an ID and a password when he/she applies to register. A password recovery service will be available to Journalists at any time via a “forgotten password” link through which they can request their password. The fact that the Journalist confirms the registration form by clicking on the “Confirm” button provided is confirmation of his/her total and unreserved acceptance of the GCU.
LES SALINES DE GUERANDE authorizes registered Journalists to use the Information to illustrate their remarks and content relating to LES SALINES DE GUERANDE. Journalists will make every effort to avoid distorting the Information and not to associate it with any remarks or content that may be damaging to LES SALINES DE GUERANDE’s image.
Journalists should always mention the origin of the Information, using wording that is equivalent to the following: “Content/information and/or images taken from the website www.leguerandais.fr, all rights reserved”.