About the Website
Pursuant to Article 6 of the Trust in the Digital Economy Act (Law 2004-575 of 21 June 2004), the identity of the individuals involved in the creation and continuing operation of the website www.altrad.com must be provided to the site’s users:
Owner: ALTRAD INVESTMENT AUTHORITY (ALTRAD) – Simplified Joint-Stock Company (Société par Actions Simplifée), with a legal capital of € 337,592,500 – SIRET Company Number: 529 222 879 00015 – 125, Rue du Mas de Carbonnier – 34000 Montpellier – FRANCE
This website is ordinarily accessible to users at all times. However, ALTRAD may choose to interrupt service for scheduled technical maintenance. In this case, it will attempt to inform users in advance of the time and date on which maintenance will be performed.
Description of the Services Provided
The purpose of the website www.altrad.com is to provide information concerning the services-related activities carried out by the Altrad Group.
ALTRAD strives to provide information that is as accurate as possible on the www.altrad.com website. It may not, however, be held responsible for omitted, missing, incorrect, or insufficiently up-to-date information, whether such deficiencies are through its own fault or through the fault of third-party partners providing the information.
All information provided on the website www.altrad.com is provided for information purposes only and may be subject to change. Furthermore, the information contained on the website www.altrad.com is not exhaustive. It is provided subject to changes occurring after it is placed online.
Contractual Limitations Concerning Technical Data
The website may not be held liable for material damages resulting from the use of the website. Furthermore, users agree to access the site only if they are using recent, virus-free equipment and a current-generation browser to which all updates have been applied.
Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Theft
ALTRAD owns all intellectual property rights and usage rights to every accessible part of this website, including all text, images, graphics, logo, icons, sounds, and code.
Any and all reproduction, representation, modification, publication, or adaptation of all or part of the website’s elements, regardless of the process or technique used to do so, is strictly prohibited without prior authorisation from ALTRAD.
Any non-authorised use of the site or any element that it contains will be considered as an act of intellectual property theft and will be prosecuted to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Limitation of Liability
ALTRAD may in no way be held liable for direct or indirect damages caused to user equipment when accessing the website www.altrad.com, resulting either from the use of equipment that does not meet the specifications provided in Point 4 or from the appearance of a bug or incompatibility.
Furthermore, ALTRAD may not be held liable for indirect damages (such as, for example, the loss of a contract or the loss of an opportunity) resulting from the use of the website www.altrad.com.
Interactive user areas (with the possibility of asking questions in the contact area) are made available to users. ALTRAD reserves the right to delete, without prior notice, any content left in this area that violates applicable law, particularly data protection statutes. If necessary, ALTRAD further reserves the right to hold the user civilly or criminally liable, particularly in the event of racist, insulting, libellous, or pornographic messages, regardless of the form they take (text, photographs, etc.).
Handling of Personal Data
In France, personal data is specifically protected under Law 78-87 of 6 January 1978, Law 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, Article L.226-13 of the French Criminal Code, and the EU Data Protection Directive of 24 October 1995.
When users access the website www.altrad.com, the following data may be gathered: the URL of the link through which the user accessed the website www.altrad.com, the user’s internet service provider, and the user’s internet protocol (IP) address.
Regardless, ALTRAD collects only the personal information on users needed for certain services proposed by the website www.altrad.com. Users provide this information in full awareness of all the considerations involved, particularly when they enter this information themselves. When entering this information, users of the site www.altrad.com are informed of whether or not it is mandatory to provide said information.
Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 38 et seq. of the French Data Protection Act (Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978), all users have the right to access, modify, and object to the use of personal data concerning them by submitting a signed, written request accompanied by a photocopy of a signed identity document and indicating the address to which the response should be sent.
No personal information belonging to users of the website www.altrad.com is published without the knowledge of users or exchanged, transferred, assigned, or sold to third parties in any form whatsoever. Only the buyout of ALTRAD and its rights would allow for this information to be transmitted to the company’s new owner, who would also be bound by the same obligations toward users of the website www.altrad.com with respect to the conservation and modification of this data.
The website is not listed with the French data protection authority, the CNIL, because it does not gather and store personal information.
Our databases are protected under the Law of 1 July 1998, which enacted European Directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.
Hypertext Links and Cookies
The www.altrad.com website contains a certain number of hypertext links leading to other websites. These links are put into place with the authorisation of ALTRAD. However, ALTRAD cannot verify the content of each of the sites visited via these links, and consequently, it refuses to assume liability for said content.
Accessing the website www.altrad.com may result in cookies being installed on users’ computers. A cookie is a small file that does not allow users to be identified, but which stores information concerning a computer’s browsing on a website. The data obtained in this way aims to make it easier to browse the site at a later date, and also allows traffic to be measured in a variety of ways.
Refusal to install a cookie may make it impossible to access certain services. However, users may configure their computers to refuse to install cookies in the following way:
Internet Explorer Users: tools tab (icon in the form of a gear on the top right) / Internet Options. Click on Privacy and choose Block all cookies. Click OK.
Firefox Users: on the top right of the browser, click on the Firefox button, then click on the Options tab. Click on the Privacy tab. Set the History settings to: Use custom settings for history. Then uncheck Accept Cookies to disable them.
Safari Users: Click on the menu icon (represented by a gear) in the top right of the browser. Choose Settings. Click on Show advanced settings. In the “Privacy” section, click on Content Settings. In the “Cookies” section, you can block cookies.
Chrome Users: Click on the menu icon (represented by three horizontal lines) in the top right of the browser. Choose Settings. Click on Show advanced settings. In the “Privacy” section, click on Content Settings. In the “Privacy” section, you can block cookies.
Governing Law and Forum Selection
All disputes arising from the use of the website www.altrad.com are governed under French law. Exclusive jurisdiction over such disputes belongs to the relevant courts of the city of Montpellier.
Primary Pieces of Applicable Legislation
The French Data Protection Act (Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978, as amended by Law 2004-801 of 6 August 2004).
The Trust in the Digital Economy Act (Law 2004-575 of 21 June 2004).
User: An internet user connecting to, accessing, or using the aforementioned website.
Personal information: “Any information allowing the direct or indirect identification, in any way, shape, or form, of individuals who are the subject of the information (Article 4 of the French Data Protection Act – Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978).