1. Presentation of the site.
By virtue of article 6 of Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 relating to confidence in the digital economy, users of the www.vins-saintmont.com site are informed of the identity of the various parties involved in producing and monitoring the website:
Proprietor: Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont, rue Sainte Barbe, 32400 SAINT-MONT
Design & production: Agence Euphorie
Photos: © B.Dugros, M.Carrossio, IRQUALIM, iStock, Saint-Mont Wines
Director of publication: Eric FITAN, President
Webmaster: Charlotte Grizeaud
Web host: OVH.COM – Roubaix
2. General conditions for use of this website and the services on offer.
By using the www.vins-saintmont.com site the user fully accepts the overall conditions of use hereinafter described. These conditions of use are liable to be changed or modified at any time and therefore users of the www.vins-saintmont.com site should revisit them regularly.
Under normal circumstances this site is accessible to users at all times. However, for technical reasons and site maintenance the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont may interrupt the service, but they will endeavor to inform users in advance of the relevant dates and times.
The www.vins-saintmont.com is updated regularly by the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont. Similarly, the terms and conditions may be modified at any time: the user is however bound by these terms and conditions and is advised to review them periodically for changes.
3. Description of services provided.
The aim of the www.vins-saintmont.com site is to supply information concerning all the activities of the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont and the “Saint Mont” Appellation which it protects.
On the www.vins-saintmont.com site the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont endeavors to provide information as accurately as possible. It cannot, however, be held responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies or updating discrepancies whether of its own doing or of that of third partners providing such information.
All information provided on the www.vins-saintmont.com sites is for guidance purposes only and is subject to change. Moreover, the information appearing on the www.vins-saintmont.com site is not comprehensive. It is subject to modifications which may have occurred since going online.
4. Contractual limitations concerning technical data.
The Internet site may not be held responsible for any material damage relating to the use of the site. Moreover, site users undertake to access the site using modern virus-free hardware with an updated browser.
5. Intellectual property and infringements.
The Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont owns the intellectual property rights of the site and holds the rights of use of all the elements that can be accessed on the site, namely texts, images, graphics, logos, icons, audio and software.
Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication or adaptation of all or part of the website, by whatever means or media, is forbidden except by prior written authorization from the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont.
Any unauthorized use of the website or its content shall be deemed to constitute an infringement and shall be subject to legal proceedings in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 and those following of the French Intellectual Property Code.
6. Liability limitations.
The Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont shall not be held responsible for any damage to the user’s hardware caused either directly or indirectly when accessing the www.vins-saintmont.com site as a result of software bugs, incompatibility or the use of equipment not conforming to the requirements specified in Item 4,
Likewise, the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont shall not be held responsible for indirect losses (such as for example the loss of an opportunity) occurring as a consequence of using the www.vins-saintmont.com site.
Users can access interactive areas on the site (by asking questions on the Contact page). The Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont reserves the right to withdraw, without prior notice, any content in the area deemed to be in contravention of legislation applicable in France, in particular relating to data protection. Where appropriate, the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont also reserves the option of invoking the user’s civil and/or penal liability, specifically in cases of messages of a racist, offensive, defamatory or pornographic nature, irrespective of the medium used (text, photograph, etc.).
7. Personal data management
In France, personal data are protected specifically by Law No. 78-87 of January 6, 1978, Law No. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004, Article L. 226-13 of the Penal Code and the European Directive of October 24,1995.
The following information may be obtained through usage of the www.vins-saintmont.com site: the URL of the links by which the user has accessed the www.vins-saintmont.com site, the user’s service provider, the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.
In any event, the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont will only collect information about the user when it is needed for the provision of certain services offered by the www.vins-saintmont.com. site. The user supplies this information with full knowledge of the risk when s/he enters such information willingly. The user of the www.vins-saintmont.com site should therefore be offered the option as to whether to provide this information or not.
Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 38 and those following of Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on Information Technology and Civil Liberties, all users have right of access to their own personal data, as well as the right to alter or challenge it, by submitting a written signed request, together with a copy of signed proof of identity, specifying the address to which the reply should be sent.
No personal information about the user of the www.vins-saintmont.com site is published without the user’s knowledge, nor is it exchanged, transferred, given or sold on in any form whatsoever to third parties.
Databases are protected by the provisions of the law of July 1,1998 implementing Directive 96/9 of March 11,1996 concerning the legal protection of databases.
8. Hyperlinks and cookies.
The www.vins-saintmont.com site contains a certain number of hyperlinks to other sites, set up with the authorization of the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont. However, the Syndicat des Vins de Saint-Mont is not in a position to verify the content of sites visited in this way and therefore disclaims all responsibility in this regard.
Navigating the www.vins-saintmont.com site may result in the storing of cookie(s) on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file which does not identify the user but saves information about a computer browsing on a site. Data obtained in this way are intended to facilitate subsequent visits to the site and to obtain information about site visits.
Blocking the storage of cookies can make it impossible to access certain services. The user may however set up the computer in the following way to block cookies:
In Internet Explorer: Settings (cogwheel icon top right) / Internet Options. Click on Privacy and Block all cookies. Click on OK to confirm.
In Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on Firefox, then go to the Options menu. Click on Private Life. Configure the maintenance rules on: Use the Custom settings for History. Finally, uncheck the box to deactivate cookies.
In Safari: click on the top right of the browser on the menu icon (a cogwheel). Select Settings. Click on Advanced Settings. In the “Privacy” section click on Contents Settings. In the “Cookies” section you can block cookies.
In Chrome: click on the top right of the browser on the menu icon (three horizontal lines). Select Settings. Click on Advanced Settings. In the “Privacy” section click on Preferences. In the “Privacy” tab you can block cookies.
9. Applicable law and jurisdiction.
Any dispute relating to use of the www.vins-saintmont.com site is subject to French law. It shall be referred exclusively to the appropriate courts of Auch (32).
10. The main laws involved.
Law No. 78-87 of January 6, 1978, specifically modified by Law No. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004 on Information Technology and Civil Liberties.
Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 relating to confidence in the digital economy
User: person who connects to the web and accesses a given site
Personal data: “information permitting, in any form whatsoever, directly or indirectly, the identification of the individuals to which it refers” (Article 4 of Law No. 78-17 of January 6 1978).