Effective: 1st April 2015
Terms and Conditions of Use
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
Accessing Our Site
Intellectual Property Rights
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Use of Information Provided
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)
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.
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.