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1. Site presentation

Article 6 of Law N° 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 - Confidence in the Digital Economy - states that users of the website must be notified of the identity of the parties responsible for producing and maintaining it:

Owner: Cluster Maritime Français – an Association governed by the Law of 1st July 1901 – 47 rue de Monceau 75008 Paris
Designer: REY'GO WEB
Editorial Director:  Alexandre Luczkiewicz –
The editorial director can be a physical person or a legal entity.
Webmaster: REY'GO WEB
Host: 1&1 Internet SARL 7, place de la Gare BP 70109 57201 Sarreguemines Cedex
Credits: the legal notices have been generated and provided by Subdelirium responsive website creation

2. General terms of use and services offered

In using the website you are agreeing unconditionally to the general terms of use stipulated below. These terms of use may be changed or supplemented at any time; therefore users of the website are advised to check them regularly.

Normally users can access this website at any time. However Cluster Maritime Français  may interrupt access to its website to carry out technical maintenance; in these circumstances it will do its best to inform users beforehand of the dates and times of such maintenance.

The  website is updated regularly by the Editorial Director Alexandre Luczkiewicz. Likewise, the Terms of Use may be amended at any time: however the user is under obligation to accept these terms and is advised to refer to them as often as possible in order to be informed of any changes.

3. Description of the services provided

The website is intended to provide users with information on all of the activities of the association.

Cluster Maritime Français  endeavours to provide the most accurate information possible on its website However, it may not be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies or deficiencies in updating it, regardless of whether they are its fault or the fault of external partners who have supplied that information.

All information on the website is given for information purposes only, and is subject to change. Moreover, the information on the website is not exhaustive. It is given subject to the fact that changes have been made after it was put on line.

4. Contractual limitations regarding technical data

This website uses JavaScript.

This website accepts no liability for material damage related with using the website. In addition, users of the website undertake to access it using recent virus free equipment and the latest updated version of their browser.

5. Intellectual property and infringements

Cluster Maritime Français  holds the intellectual property rights or the right to use all accessible items on the website, in particular texts, images, graphics, logos, icons, sounds and software.

The reproduction, representation, modification, publication or adaptation of all or part of the items on the website, by whatever means or process, is prohibited without the prior written consent of Cluster Maritime Français .

Unauthorised use of the website or any of the items it contains will be considered as an infringement and legal action will be taken in accordance with articles L.335-2 and following of the Intellectual Property Act.

6. Limitations of liability

Cluster Maritime Français may not be held liable for direct or consequential damages caused to the user’s equipment when accessing the website, and resulting either from the use of equipment not meeting the specifications indicated in point 4, or owing to a bug or other incompatibility.

Likewise, Cluster Maritime Français  may not be held liable for consequential damages (such as loss of market or loss of opportunity) resulting from use of the website

Interactive spaces (allowing questions to be asked in the contact box) are available to users. Cluster Maritime Français  reserves the right to remove, without prior notice, all content posted in this space which contravenes the legislation applicable in France, in particular the provisions relating to data protection. Where necessary, Cluster Maritime Français  also reserves the right to hold the user liable under civil and/or criminal law, especially for a racist, offensive, defamatory or pornographic message, sent by any type of media (text, photograph, etc.

7. Personal data

In France, personal data is protected principally by Law N° 78-87 of 6 January 1978, Law N° 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, article L. 226-13 of the Penal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995.
When the website is accessed, the following information may be collected: the URL of links through which the user has accessed the website, the user’s access provider and the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.

In any event, Cluster Maritime Français only collects personal data on users for the requirements of certain services provided by the website Users supply this data knowingly, especially when it is input by the user him or herself. Users of the website are informed whether or not they are obliged to supply such information.

Under articles 38 and following of the French Data Protection Act (Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978), all users have a right to access, correct and delete personal data concerning them, by submitting a written and signed request, together with a copy of an identity document with the holder’s signature, stating the address to which the reply must be sent.

No personal data on users of the website is published, traded, transferred, assigned or sold on any medium to third parties without the user’s knowledge. Only the acquisition of Cluster Maritime Français  and its rights would permit the said information to be transferred to the acquirer who would in turn be bound by the same obligation to the user of the website to maintain or alter data.

The website is not declared to the CNIL because it does not collect personal data.

Data bases are protected by the Law of 1st July 1998 transposing EC Directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of data bases.

8. Hypertext links and cookies

The website contains some hypertext links to other websites, inserted with the consent of Cluster Maritime Français. However, Cluster Maritime Français  is unable to verify the content of the websites visited, and therefore accepts no liability in this regard.

Navigating to the website may result in the installation of cookies on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file which does not identify the user, but records information about how a computer browses a website.

Data thus obtained is used to facilitate subsequent browsing on the website, and also provides various frequency measurements of hits.

Refusal to install a cookie may prevent access some services. However users can configure their computer to reject cookies, as follows:

In Internet Explorer: Tools (gear wheel shaped icon at top right) / Internet options. Click on Privacy / Advanced and select Block all cookies / OK.

In Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on Tools, then Options. Click on the Privacy tab. Set the History box to: “Use custom settings for history”. Finally ensure that the “Accept cookies from sites” box is clear.

In Safari: Click at the top right of the browser on the Menu icon (gearwheel icon). Select Parameters. Click on Display advanced parameters. In "Privacy", click on Content Parameters. In "Cookies", you can block cookies.

In Chrome: Click at the top right of the browser screen on the Menu icon (symbolised by three horizontal lines). Select Parameters. Click on Show advanced parameters. In the "Privacy" section, click on Preferences. Under the "Privacy" tab you can block cookies.

9. Applicable law and jurisdiction

All disputes related with the use of the website is subject to French law. The competent courts of Paris have exclusive jurisdiction.

10. Principal applicable laws

Law N° 78-87 of 6 January 1978, particularly as amended by Law N° 2004-801 6 August 2004 on data processing, files and liberties.

Law N° 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy.

11. Glossary

User: A person connecting to and browsing the aforementioned website.

Personal data: “data in any form whatsoever which leads directly or indirectly to the identification of the individuals to whom it applies” (article 4 of Law N° 78-17 of 6 January 1978).