Terms of Use and Conditions

Welcome to artifact-paris.com website and thank you for visiting our platform. Artifact-Paris the owner of artifact-paris.com (“Artifact”) is committed to providing you an enjoyable experience while maintaining your privacy.

The following « Terms of Use and Conditions » apply to every internet user visiting this website . In the event of any contradiction with versions in another language, only the French version shall be regarded as binding.

1. Identification

Pursuant to section 6 of the Act No 2004-575 dated 21st June 2004 (« Confiance dans l’économie numérique »), the identity of the various persons and entities involved in its content or management is stated below :
Owner : ARTIFACT – SA – RCS PARIS – 85 bis avenue de Wagram – 75017 Paris France
Website designer : Sébastien Guy
Art director : Nadine Ziade-Postel
Photos : Arnaud Kehon ed al.
Graphic Webdesign / frontdev : Marina Mourguiart
Publication manager : Bernard Hadacek
Webmaster : Charlotte Spinola
Hosting provider : SAS OVH – 140, quai du Sartel – 59100 ROUBAIX – Tel : 0 899 701 761 – Fax : 03 20 20 09 58 – Email : support@ovh.com

2. Acceptance of Terms

Access to the website and its use are subject to the conditions below. While browsing the website, users are deemed to have read the Terms of Use and Conditions, accepted and agreed to abide by them. Artifact reserves the right to modify and update these Terms of Use and Conditions at any time without notice and without any particular formality. It is therefore the users’ responsibility to check regularly the Terms of Use and Conditions.
Artifact may update the site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on the site may be out of date at any given time, and Artifact is under no obligation to update it.

The site is made available free of charge.
Artifact does not guarantee that its site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to the site is permitted on a temporary basis. Artifact may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of it without notice. Artifact will not be liable to the users if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Users are responsible for making all arrangements necessary to have access to the site.
Users are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the site through his internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

3. Description of services

The purpose of this site is to provide information and materials about all activities undertaken by Artifact.
Artifact endeavours to provide the most accurate information possible ; however neither Artifact nor any third parties can provide any warranty or guarantee as to accuracy, timeliness, or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. Users acknowledge that such information and materials may contain errors, omissions, incorrectness or deficiencies in the updating of the website, for which Artifact expressly exclude liability to the fullest extent.

4. Intellectual Property

Artifact is the the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in this site, and in the material published on it of whatever kind, and namely texts, graphs, logos, icons, images, audio and video clips, trademarks, software and features.Those works are protected by the European and International copyright laws, trademark laws and/or other proprietary rights and laws.  All such rights are reserved.

Users will not print off, copy, modify, download or use any part of the content on the site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from Artifact or its licensors.

Any unauthorised use of the site or of any of the items it contains, shall be deemed to constitute an infringement and may result in prosecution, notably for infringement of copyright pursuant to Articles L335-2 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code.

5. Liability / Responsability

Artifact will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
use of, or inability to use, our site
use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
In particular, Artifact will not be liable for :
loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue
business interruption;
loss of anticipated savings;
loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation
any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
Artifact will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material belonging to users due to their use of the site or to their downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
Artifact assumes no responsibility for the content of websites linked on its site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by Artifact of those linked websites.

Interactive areas are available to users on this site : Artifact reserves the right to remove users’ content at its sole discretion and without prior notice in the event it would constitute an actual or potential breach of French laws and, in particular, the terms of the legal provisions concerning data protection.
Artifact will not tolerate intellectual property infringement or unlawful, threatening, racist or obscene content or conduct by users of the site and further reserves the possibility to subject the users to civil and/or criminal prosecution.

6. Liability / Limitations on technical data

The website uses Java-based technology
Artifact does not guarantee that the site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
The user is responsible for configuring his information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the site and should use his own anti-virus protection software.
Users must not misuse the site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. They must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the site, the server on which the site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.
Users are required to use appropriate recent equipment and a browser of the latest generation.

7. Personal Data

Artifact takes security very seriously and is committed to maintaining users’ trust. Artifact values users’ privacy and strive to maintain a secure platform : personal data are notably protected by the Act No 78-17 of 6th January 1978 as amended by the “Informatique, Fichiers et Libertés” Act No 2004-801 of 6th August 2004 for personal privacy protection,the Act 226-13 of the Penal Code and the EU Directive of 24th October1995.

While accessing the site artifact-paris.com, information may be collected : the URL address of the links via which users access this site, the users ’internet provider, the users IP address.
In any event, ARTIFACT does not collect personal information from users (name, email address, telephone details) for any other purpose than those described on the site. Users provide this information freely and in full knowledge of cause, in particular when they provide such information willingly. Users of the site artifact-paris.com are then informed about whether or not the information they are being asked to provide is compulsory.
In accordance with the provisions of section 38 et seq. of  Act No 78-17 of 6th January 1978 as amended by the “Informatique, Fichiers et Libertés » Act, all users have the right to access, rectify or challenge any personal data concerning them. To do so, a written and signed request should be sent, together with a copy of signed proof of identity, specifying the address to which the reply is to be returned.

None of the site users’ personal information is collected or published without users’ knowledge nor is it sold in any form whatsoever to third parties. Only the hypothesis of the buyback of ARTIFACT and its rights would allow the transmission of the aforementioned information to the possible buyer who would be held in his turn by the same obligation of preservation and of modification of the data concerning users of the site artifact-paris.com.

The site is not registered with the CNIL since  it does not collect personally identifying information.The databases are protected by the provisions of Act dated 1st July 1998 transposing European Directive 96/9 dated 11th March 1996 governing the legal protection of database .

8. Cookies.

The artifact-paris.com website contains hyperlinks to other websites and references to other sources of information installed with the authorisation of Artifact. However Artifact is not able to check the content of the sites visited in this way, and therefore disclaims all responsibility in this regard.
When consulting the site artifact-paris.com, information concerning users’ navigation of it via their terminal may be recorded in “Cookies” files (alphanumerical user IDs). A cookie does not allow the user identification, on the other hand, it records relative informations with the navigation of the computer on the site. The data thus obtained are intended to facilitate subsequent visits to the site, as well as to enable various measurements of visit frequency.
Refusing to use a cookie may make it impossible to access certain services.
Users are however free to de-activate and/or eliminate cookies by following the instructions given by their Internet browser’s help menu :

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9. Dispute / Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction

In case of litigation, the law applicable between the parts shall be the French law and the jurisdiction shall be explicitely assigned to Paris Courts.

10. Dispute / Main acts

Act No 78-17 of 6th January 1978 as amended by the “Informatique, Fichiers et Libertés” Act No 2004-801 of 6th August 2004 for personal privacy protection and its implementing decree of 17th July 1978,
Act No. 2004-575 of 21st June 2004 regarding « Confidence in the digital economy ».

11. Glossary

The term « users » refers to visitors connecting to the Artifact website.
The term « personal data » applies to any personal information that visitors to the website may forward to Artifact in the context of any message sent on the website via the “CONTACT” page and/or on the occasion of their using the website and the services proposed (article 4 of Act No 78-17 of 6th January 1978).

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