Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions

General Terms and Conditions of Use

1. Purpose

These General Terms and Conditions of Use (“General Terms and Conditions of Use” or “GTCU”) apply to the browsing of the website www.fondation-gattefosse.org  (the “Website”) and the use of its features.

By accessing the Website, the user (the “User”) acknowledges having read and accepted without reservation all the GTCU herein and undertakes to comply with them.

These General Terms and Conditions of Use may be revised by Gattefossé Foundation at any time without any formality other than the online publication of a new amended version, the latter prevailing over any previous version.

2. Access to the Website

The Website is accessible free of charge in any place to any User with internet access.

Any costs involved in accessing the Website (computer hardware, software, internet connection, etc.) are borne by the User.

In the event of maintenance work, an event beyond the control of Gattefossé Foundation, an outage or in the event of force majeure, access to the Website may be interrupted or suspended without notice or justification and without Gattefossé Foundation being held liable.

In addition, Gattefossé Foundation reserves the right to interrupt or definitively cease publication of the Website, at any time, without notice or justification and without being held liable.

3. Intellectual Property

The registered or unregistered trademarks, logos and signs represented on the Website as well as all its content (texts, icons, photographs, illustrations, layouts, etc.), are protected by the French Intellectual Property Code and more specifically by copyright.

Any reproduction, representation, publication, redistribution or copying of all or part of these elements is subject to the express prior authorisation of Gattefossé Foundation and/or copyright owners.

Non-compliance with this obligation may constitute an act of infringement punishable under Articles L335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

Access to the Website shall not be interpreted as conferring on the User any licence or intellectual property right whatsoever over the Website and/or its content other than that of viewing and browsing the Website.

All Users are also prohibited from using a robot or any other automatic process that enables them to access, vacuum or extract the data contained or presented on the Website.

4. Personal data

Gattefossé Foundation may collect and process personal data that Users provide during their browsing of the Website.

Gattefossé Foundation undertakes to collect and process this data in accordance with applicable law and the provisions of its Data Protection Policy.

5. Cookies

When browsing the Website, cookies may be placed on the User’s device (computer, tablet, smartphone). A cookie is a small computer file deposited on the User’s device through their Internet browser that allows certain data to be stored in order to facilitate browsing on a website and enable certain functionalities.

Gattefossé Foundation’s use of these cookies is governed by the provisions of its Data Protection Policy.

6. Liability

Gattefossé Foundation does not provide any warranty, whether express or implied, concerning the Website and/or all or part of its content.

Gattefossé Foundation will make every effort to ensure that the information presented on the Website is accurate, up-to-date and reliable, but will not be held responsible for any error or omission in this respect.

The information presented on the Website is provided for information purposes only.

Consequently, Gattefossé Foundation may not be held liable for any damage, direct or indirect, of any kind whatsoever, resulting from the use by the User of the information presented on the Website.

Gattefossé Foundation declines all responsibility for any viruses that may infect the User’s computer hardware due to access to, or use of, the Website.

Gattefossé Foundation cannot be held liable for any difficulties in accessing the Website and/or disruptions to Internet connections. Similarly, the liability of Gattefossé Foundation is excluded in the event of force majeure.

In general, Gattefossé Foundation declines all liability in the event of direct or indirect damage, regardless of the causes, origins, nature or consequences that would result from access to and/or use of the Website and/or its content, the User taking sole responsibility for the resulting risks.

7. Links to other websites

The Website may have hypertext links directing the User to other websites. Gattefossé Foundation declines all responsibility regarding access to and use of these websites and/or their content, the User alone assuming full responsibility and the resulting risks.

8. Applicable law, competent courts

These General Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by French law without giving effect to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. In the event of a dispute, the courts of Lyon shall have sole jurisdiction, including in the event of summary proceedings, third-party claims or multiple defendants.

Personal data protection policy

Version in force on 10/19/2021

1.    Purpose

Personal data is information that may allow, directly or indirectly, the identification of a natural person. This includes, for example, surnames, first names, email addresses, telephone numbers, user names, IP addresses, cookies, etc.

This personal data protection policy applies to personal data collected by Gattefossé Foundation directly from users (the “Users”) of the website www.fondation-gattefosse.org (the “Website”).

In its capacity as data controller, Gattefossé Foundation undertakes to collect, process and store the personal data of Users in complete confidentiality and in accordance with the provisions of this policy.

By accessing the Website, the User acknowledges having read and accepted, without reservation, the terms of this personal data protection policy.

2.    Purposes of processing

Gattefossé Foundation collects the personal data that Users agree to provide. Data is collected and processed for the following purposes:

  • Contact form

– Management, processing and response to Users’ enquiries and requests for information;

– Management and processing of requests for information, access, rectification, deletion or portability of personal data or requests to oppose or restrict data processing.

  • Cookies

– Facilitation of browsing on the Website;

– Sharing of videos, animated and interactive content;

– Statistics (analysis of traffic on the Website for example);

– Analyses to develop and improve browsing on the Website and/or the content of the Website.

The User is informed of the purpose of processing prior to any collection of personal data and has the opportunity to oppose it.

3.    Duration of storage

In accordance with legal requirements, the personal data of Users collected on the Website will be stored by Gattefossé Foundation only for the time required to fulfil the intended purpose, namely:

– Contact form: time required to process the enquiry or request plus two (2) years

– Cookies: two (2) years

The personal data collected will be deleted:

– At the end of the term stipulated above; or

– At the User’s request, in accordance with the applicable regulations and the procedures provided for in Article 7 below (subject to any legal retention obligation).

4.    Transmission

Personal data collected on the Website may not be sent to third parties for commercial and/or promotional purposes without the User’s prior consent.

On the other hand, this data may be sent to certain service providers/technical subcontractors of Gattefossé Foundation (audience analysis service in particular) bound to the confidentiality and security of this data and exclusively for the purposes described in Article 2 above.

In the event that the data is transferred to a country that is not a member of the European Union and is not subject to an Adequacy Decision, Gattefossé Foundation will take all necessary measures to ensure that the data is protected with an appropriate level of confidentiality and security.

Gattefossé Foundation may be required to send the data to the competent administrative or judicial authorities, at their request.

5.    Confidentiality and security

Gattefossé Foundation undertakes to set up all necessary technical and organisational measures to preserve the confidentiality and security of the personal data collected on the Website.

However, Gattefossé Foundation cannot be held liable for a security failure attributable to the User.

6.    Cookies

When browsing the Website, cookies may be placed on the User’s device (computer, tablet, smartphone). A cookie is a small computer file deposited on the User’s device through their internet browser that allows certain data to be stored in order to facilitate browsing on a website and enable certain functionalities.

The User is informed of the use of cookies by a banner that appears when connecting to the Website. The User may choose to authorise or prohibit all or some of the cookies by clicking on the “Customise” button on the banner.

The disabling of certain cookies may alter the operation of the Website. The User is informed of this when personalising cookies. In the event that the User decides to prohibit a cookie necessary for the optimal operation of the Website, Gattefossé Foundation cannot under any circumstances be held liable for the consequences relating to the altered or impaired running of the Website.

Cookies can be deposited by Gattefossé Foundation partners (such as Google Analytics for example). These partners may also use the information contained in cookies.

The User is entitled to withdraw their consent and/or their choice to personalise cookies at any time.

Information on the User’s consent and choice of personalising cookies will be retained by Gattefossé Foundation for twelve (12) months.

7.    User Rights

In accordance with the provisions of Law no. 7817 of 6 January 1978 on Technology, Files and Civil Liberties (known as the “Data Protection Law”) and European Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (known as the “GDPR”), the User has the following rights with regard to their personal data:

– Right to information;

– Rights of access and rectification;

– Right of deletion;

– Right to oppose processing for legitimate reasons;

– Right to oppose, without reason, the processing of data for marketing purposes;

– Right to personal data portability;

– Right to restrict processing.

These rights may be exercised at any time by the User by sending an email to: dataprotection@gattefosse.com, provided that proof of identity is attached.

In the event of an unsatisfactory response from Gattefossé Foundation in exercising the rights mentioned below, the User may lodge a complaint with the French National Commission for Data Protection and Liberties (“CNIL”).

8.    Amendments

This personal data protection policy may be updated at any time by Gattefossé Foundation without any formality other than the online publication of a new amended version, the latter prevailing over any previous version.

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