Chapter 1- On the protection of privacy and personal data
The Comparator collects personal data on the internet users connecting to the-comparator.com as well as those wishing to subscribe to its services:
- To compile comprehensive statistics on attendance at various sections of its website by internet users.
- By means of “forms” to better become acquainted with the users, to respond to their questions, and to direct to their electronic mailbox certain information or announcements from the-comparator.com or its partners designated by its care.
- By means of “forms” to forward requests to third-party partners designated by The Comparator.
Recognizing that the collection and processing of personal data over the internet, must respect the fundamental rights of persons, TheComparator S.A.S., is committed to ensuring all treatment of personal data on the site the-comparator.com complies with the Data Protection Act of 1998, a United Kingdom Act of Parliament aimed to implement the European Data Protection Directive as issued in section 1.1-3.26 of the legal code.
The Comparator is committed to informing all users as to which data is collected in concordance with their rights and to ensure the users right to access and rectify any personal changes according to the following:
1.1 – Existence and terms to the rights of access and rectification
Right to access, rectification and deletion of data concerning the internet user: Pursuant to article 34 of the Data Protection Act of 1998, and the decrees of its application, the internet user has a right of access to modification, rectification and deletion of the concerned data. The user may exercise this right by writing to: The Comparator- 105 rue de l’Abbé Groult, 75015 Paris or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
1.2- Recipients of the Collected Information
Any internet user can ask at the time of the collection, or at a later period, that the said personal information not be communicated to third parties.
1.3- Security measures of personal data processing
The Comparator agrees to make every effort to protect personal data, most notably to prevent any data from being distorted, damaged or communicated to unauthorized third parties in accordance with section 1.1-3.26 of the aforementioned law of 1998.
One or more cookies will be placed on the hard drive of the computers accessing the site www.the-comparator.com. A cookie is a piece of data stored by a website within a browser, and then subsequently sent back to the same website by the browser.
Users connected to the site www.the-comparator.com can, indeed, prevent the recording of cookies by changing the options on the browsers on the computer (refer to the help section of the internet browser used). However, The Comparator, draws the attention of these users to the fact that, in these cases, access to certain services on The Comparator site may appear in an altered form or may even be indistinguishable.
Chapter 2- On the protection of minors and the monitoring of content
The Comparator recognizes the need to counteract illegal content (of a harmful, defamatory, racist, xenophobic, revisionist or pedophilic nature etc.) and to ensure the protection of minors and to accordingly commit to:
-assisting the relevant authorities in the combat against illegal content,
-allow restricted access to certain services.
Chapter 3- On the compliance with intellectual property rights
The opportunities offered by the internet to exchange data need not occur in violation with intellectual property rights. The Comparator implements technical and legal measures to protect these rights. The Comparator is committed:
To informing internet users of their obligations concerning the use and distribution of legally protected information;
To foster the development of techniques for protecting works and to fight against piracy;
To assist the appropriate authorities in the fight against counterfeiting.
Chapter 4- On trade security
Users should be able to benefit from the secure exchange of information. The Comparator agrees to take all legal and technical measures to ensure the security of exchanged information, including the misuse of data and the compliance with applicable regulations.
Chapter 5- Warning to internet users
Internet users of The Comparator are not exempt of their obligations and their responsibility in connection with the use of the internet and in consultation with the-comparator.com. This text is intended to inform the user of these points.
Chapter 6- General Disclaimer
6.1- Internet Network Security
The users of the-comparator.com are expressly warned of all risks associated with the technical specifications of the internet network. The Comparator cannot guarantee that the information exchanged through the services offered by The Comparator will not be intercepted by third parties, and that the confidentiality of the exchanges will be guaranteed.
6.2 User Responsibility
The Comparator is required to distribute certain information on its site: data, photographs, maps, works, software and services developed by third parties.
The Comparator is not involved in their development and therefore cannot ensure appropriate, reliable, relevant, or comprehensive information, data and services available via the website the-comparator.com nor the absence or infringement of software and works developed by third parties.
Accordingly, it is for the user to use any information on The Comparator website at one’s own discretion and all verifications remain the responsibility of the user.
6.3 Disclaimer regarding links to third party websites
The Comparator website contains links to websites operated by third parties. The Comparator cannot exercise any permanent control over these sites or take any responsibility for their content. The inclusion of these links does not mean that The Comparator approves the content on these sites. The Comparator cannot be held responsible for the content on these sites and the reference of these sites on The Comparator does not in any way implicate The Comparator in the responsibility of these sites. The Comparator then provides no guarantee concerning:
- The accuracy, timeliness, quality, completeness and comprehensiveness of the content of indexed websites
- The relevance and exhaustiveness of indexed websites
- Lack of access and operation of these websites
As a result, The Comparator cannot be held responsible in a dispute arising between a merchant site indexed on the-comparator.com and an internet user. Merchant sites referenced by The Comparator are solely, and of their own accord, responsible for compliance with all applicable regulations with regards to products or services offered to internet users and, in particular, laws and regulations relating to:
- Remote sales;
- Consumer Protection;
- False or misleading advertisement;
- Products and Services;
- Regulations specific to products and services considered.
6.4 Cautionary note concerning minors
Each user acknowledges that the internet permits the connection to websites whose content is extremely prejudice to minors (information of a violent or pornographic nature etc.) and commits to monitor and restrict said access to minors.
Chapter 7- Netiquette
The user is fully informed of the existence of rules and customs applied on the internet, known as “Netiquette” and the various codes of ethics available online.
Chapter 8- Protection of persons and property
The user acknowledges that The Comparator wishes to promote a fair and consistent morality in regards to internet practice. Accordingly, the user agrees to not use the-comparator.com for illicit purposes, including the broadcasting of messages or information regardless of its form or nature, included but not limited to behaviours:
- contrary to public order or morality;
- contrary to respect to privacy;
- abusive, defamatory, racist or xenophobic attacks upon the reputation of others;
- inciting discrimination or hatred;
- threatening a person or group of persons;
- pornographic or pedophilic;
- incitement to commit a crime, an act of terrorism, condoning war crimes or crimes against humanity;
- inciting suicide;
- violation of the law or privacy of correspondence;
- or, in a general manner, act in a way contrary to a regulation or the law.
The user further agrees:
- to not use the services provided by The Comparator, or the given data to which one may access with commercial ends, in a general manner; to propose services on the basis of direct or indirect remuneration;
- to not restrict, by any means whatsoever, site usage of the-comparator.com; to not falsify any mention or element of this site;
- to not hack into a computer system; to not alter content or commit any offense punishable under article 323-1 to 323-7 of the Penal Code;
- to not proceed with the mailing of unsolicited messages in the mailboxes of other internet users (spamming).
Chapter 9- Intellectual Property
9.1 Protection of the rights of The Comparator
Certain elements (including editorials, graphics and illustrations) contained on the site the-comparator.com are protected by intellectual property rights laws. All publication, reproduction or redistribution, both in the United Kingdom and abroad, of all or part of the theme of the-comparator.com, is prohibited without the express consent of The Comparator.
9.2 Protection of data distributed by internet users
The user agrees to obtain prior authorization by rights holders, as required by law, prior to reproducing, representing, or communicating any information concerning the site the-comparator.com to the public as well as all data protected by intellectual property rights (such as trademark law, copyright, neighbouring rights, including the rights of performers, producers of sound recordings and video recordings, and the rights of producers of databases). Each user guarantees to The Comparator that it is authorized to broadcast on the network through the-comparator.com site any content that may be protected by an intellectual property right, right of personality or right of the image.
Chapter 10- Identification- Password
Each user who creates a personal account is characterized by a username and a password. The password allows the user to identify and connect to personal and confidential services. The user, alone, is responsible for the use of his password and thereby agrees to maintain the secrecy of the password and to not disclose it in any form whatsoever.
Chapter 11- Availability of Services
The Comparator attempts, as much as possible to maintain available services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but may interrupt access, in particular for reasons of upgrades or for other reasons such as technical difficulties. The Comparator is in no way responsible for these disruptions or the consequences that may result for the user or any third party. The Comparator does not provide any personal assistance or “hotline.” It is noted that The Comparator may, at any time and without notice, terminate its services or modify its characteristics, particularly for technical reasons.
Chapter 12- Access Restriction
The Comparator reserves the right to deny any internet user access to all or a part of the site the-comparator.com, unilaterally and without notice, especially in cases of clear violation of the terms presented in this document.
Chapter 13- Amendments to the present terms and conditions
The Comparator reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices of this document. The present document is subject to British Law.
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