Legal Information


Effective: 1st April 2015

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Terms and Conditions of Use
This page (together with any documents referred to on it) describes the terms of use with which you make use of our website peopleandthesea.org (“the site”), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.
Information about us
peopleandthesea.org is a site operated by People and the Sea (“We”). We are registered as a charity in France under number W741004257 and have our registered office at:

46 Rue de La Barrallaz
Annecy-le-Vieux
74940
France

Accessing Our Site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
Intellectual Property Rights
All property rights on our site (content/copyright/design) are owned by People and the Sea or are used under license. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site. You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged. You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.
Reliance on Information Posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
Our Site Changes Regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material. We may occasionally update these Terms & Conditions, or the following Privacy Policy and Use of Cookies Policy. When we do, we will also revise the “effective date” shown at the top of this page.
Our Liability
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including (without limitation) any liability for loss of use, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising, resulting from the use of this website.
Information about You and Your Visits to Our Site
We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
Material Posted on Our Site
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
Viruses, Hacking and other Offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
Linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you. Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
The French courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of France.


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Privacy Policy
People and the Sea (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and operate in accordance with Decree No. 2005-1309 (Enacted for the application of Act No. 78-17). This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to therein) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. For the purpose of the Act No. 78-17 (“the Act”), the data controller is ‘People and the Sea’ of 46 Rue de La Barrallaz, Annecy-le-Vieux, 74940, France.
Information we may Collect from You
We may collect data about you (including your name, postal address, telephone number, email and your credit/debit card details) through the following means:
• When you provide information by filling in forms on our site ‘peopleandthesea.org’ (“Our Site”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by ‘People and the Sea’, or when you report a problem with our site.
• When you contact us.
• If you complete surveys that we use for research purposes (although you do not have to respond to them).
• If you carry out any transactions through our site for the fulfilment of your orders.
‘People and the Sea’ will use your name, address and/or email address so that it can send out information to you and advise you of special offers and promotions it thinks may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe to receiving information from People and the Sea at any time by sending us an email. If your contact details change, you can update them by sending an email to the same address.
IP addresses
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
Cookies
Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie Policy.
Use of Information Provided
‘People and the Sea’ will not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your express written consent. We will only pass your data to other third parties and/or companies within the People and the Sea group in accordance with this Privacy Policy, the Terms of Use, the Booking Conditions, or if required to do so by law. We may disclose your data to certain permitted third parties, such as contracted service providers, expedition staff/leaders dealing with volunteer expedition, our own professional advisers or when ‘People and the Sea’ is legally obliged to disclose your data. We may disclose your personal information to third parties; in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets (in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets) or if People and the Sea all or of its assets are acquired by a third party (in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets).
Securing your data
‘People and the Sea’ will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on secure servers, with a back-up provided by removable external data storage devices. Any information relating to electronic financial transactions entered into via this website will be protected by encryption technology or passed through an alternative payment service (e.g. PayPal)
Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.
Access to information
The Act also gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of 10 Euros to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us at address provided above.


 


‘Use of Cookies’ Policy
The Website of ‘People and the Sea’ (peopleandthesea.org) (“the site”) uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. By continuing to browse the website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. Currently we use the following cookies:

Google Analytics – This allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. More information on these cookies can be found on Google’s Privacy Overview. If you wish to prevent Google Analytics from tracking you (across all sites) you can do so with Google’s browser add-on.

Please note that our site contains elements provided by other services, most notably ‘Facebook’ that may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.

Changes to our cookie policy
Any changes we may make to our cookie policy in the future will be posted on this page.

 

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