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Date, created = 12 April 2006

Date, latest update = 23 March 2009


The press bureau of UBIFRANCE in London, part of the French Trade Commission in the UK, welcomes you to this website, which is our digital information platform in the UK. These are our terms & conditions (or terms of service) for use of the website. The terms & conditions that apply are those that are included in this document, as per the latest update.

These terms and conditions apply whenever you, the user, access the website, on whatever device or through whatever medium. In these terms & conditions, when we say ‘the UBIFRANCE London Website’ , we mean this website, regardless of how you access it. When we say ‘the press bureau’ , we mean the UBIFRANCE press bureau in London, which runs and updates the UBIFRANCE London Website. - By using the UBIFRANCE London Website, you are deemed to have accepted the conditions of service listed in this document. Any changes we make to the terms & conditions will be reflected on this page and incorporated into this document, as and when the need may arise.

1 — Registration

No registration process is required to access the UBIFRANCE London Website.

2 — Use of material appearing on the UBIFRANCE London Website

For the purposes of this agreement, ‘material’ means content, without limitation, that may appear in the form of text, video-clips, graphics and sound material, as published on the UBIFRANCE London Website, whether protected by copyright held by the press bureau or held by a third party.

You may download and print extracts from the material and make copies of these extracts for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a regular or systematic manner or otherwise with a view to creating and setting up a database in electronic format or paper form that would comprise all or part of the material appearing on the UBIFRANCE London Website.

You are not allowed to reproduce any part of the UBIFRANCE London Website, or the material appearing on it, or transmit it to (or store it in) any other website, or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated that you are allowed to do so.

The content of the press releases appearing on the Infotechfrance website (www.infotechfrance.com/), which is a sister-website of the UBIFRANCE London Website, however, can be freely reproduced and reused with a view to disseminating the information in a manner that complies with existing rules, regulations and laws.

3 — Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted under the law, we do not accept any responsibility for any statement in the material on the UBIFRANCE London Website. You must not rely on any statement we have published on the UBIFRANCE London Website without first taking specialist, professional advice. Nothing in the material is provided and supplied for any specific purpose, or at the request of any particular person or group of people.

We will not be liable for any loss caused as a result of your doing, or not doing, anything as a result of viewing, reading or listening to the material or any part of it, as per existing laws, rules and regulations, and in light of the paragraph above.

You can access other sites via links from the UBIFRANCE London Website. These websites and online services are not under the control of the press bureau and we are not responsible or liable in any way for any of their contents and for any of the material that they may feature.

We give no warranties of any kind concerning the UBIFRANCE London Website or the material that is carried on it. You must take your own precautions regarding the risk of computer-virus contamination, as we accept no responsibility or liability for any infection by virus (or other contamination), or by anything which has destructive properties.

4 — Data protection

No data concerning viewers and users of the UBIFRANCE London Website is stored on this website or anywhere else. Viewing content on this website does not require the use of so-called ‘cookies’.

5 — Variations

These terms & conditions may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms & conditions on a regular basis, as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the UBIFRANCE London Website after the said variation has been posted up on this website and duly incorporated into this document

The version of this document that applies is the latest, as per the ‘latest update’ date that appears at the top of this document. Variations will be incorporated into the body of this document as per the latest updates.

6 — Force majeure

Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to the UBIFRANCE London Website, we do not guarantee that this will be the case. We accept no responsibility or liability for any delay or interruption in accessing the UBIFRANCE London Website.

7 — Governing Law & Jurisdiction

This agreement is governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts of law. The press bureau is a department of Mission Economique UBIFRANCE, i.e. the French Trade Commission in London. The French Trade Commission in London is a diplomatic mission that comes under the French Embassy in the United Kingdom. The French Trade Commission in London is headquartered in the centre of London.

8 — Nature of data posted on the UBIFRANCE London Website

The data available on the UBIFRANCE London Website is, essentially, of a business, commercial and technological nature, since it reflects the activities of the French Trade Commission in London, of which the press bureau is a department.

The aim of the French Trade Commission in London is to assist French exporters in their expansion into the British market. The aim of the press bureau is to assist French exporters and other departments of the French Trade Commission in London with their communication, public-relations and promotion needs in the UK.

The data and press releases available on the UBIFRANCE London Website generally stem from information that is transmitted to the press bureau by partners of the UBIFRANCE press bureau in London, including companies and other entities based in France. The data in question is of a business, commercial and technological nature, and is not intended to reflect decisions made by (or the thinking of) the French Government, the French Embassy in the UK, or any other French authority in matters relating to policy or regulation. As such, the data that is available on the UBIFRANCE London Website should not be deemed to reflect French Government policy, or any position of a political nature that would relate to the French Government, the French Embassy in the UK, or any other French authority in matters relating to policy or regulation.