Legal and administrative matters

1. Statutory information

In accordance with Article 6 of French Act of Parliament No. 2004-575 of 21st June, 2004 (confidence in the digital economy), we hereby provide users of the website with the identity of the various entities involved in its production and operation:

Owner: AmDeCo, 91, Rue Philibert Routin, 73000 CHAMBERY, France

Publication manager: Charlotte Blanchard, phone +33 479 71 11 51

The publication manager is a natural or legal person.

Web host: Gplservice, 169, Avenue de Lyon, 73000 Chambery, France

Phone +33 479 33 08 74


2. Conditions of use of the site and its services.

Access to the website implies full, unconditional acceptance of the standard terms laid out in this page. These conditions of use can be modified or extended at any time. Persons using the website are therefore advised to consult them regularly.

This site is normally open to users on a permanent basis. AmDeCo may nonetheless find it necessary to close the site temporarily to enable technical operations, in which case it will endeavour to inform all users of the date, time, and duration of the interruption.

The website is regularly updated by Charlotte Blanchard. Similarly, this legal notice can be modified at any time. The onus is therefore on the user to refer to it as often possible in order to remain aware of its content.

3. Description of services provided.

The website sets out to provide information concerning all the company’s activities.

AmDeCo strives to ensure maximum possible accuracy of the information appearing on the website. It cannot however be held liable in the event of omissions, inaccuracies, or other deficiencies arising from its updating, irrespective of the entity at fault.

All information appearing on the website is provided for guide purposes only and is liable to undergo changes. The information appearing on the website does not profess to be exhaustive. It is provided notwithstanding modifications made subsequent to its publishing.

4. Contractual limitations with respect to technical matters.

This website uses JavaScript technology.

The website cannot be held liable for material damages resulting from its use. Users furthermore undertake to use modern equipment, free of any viruses, and a duly updated version of a present generation Web browser to access to the site

5. Intellectual property and infringement.

AmDeCo holds intellectual property rights or usage rights on the whole of the site’s accessible content and features, notably texts, images, graphics, logos, icons, sounds, software.

Reproduction, representation, modification, publication, or adaptation of this site’s content or features, even partly, and regardless of the means employed, is prohibited without the prior consent of AmDeCo.

Any unauthorized use of the site or of any of its content or features shall be considered an infringement in accordance with the French intellectual property code, Articles L.335-2 et seq.

6. Liability waiver.

AmDeCo cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage endured by the user’s equipment during access to the website that results from either the use of equipment not meeting the specifications defined in point 4 or the emergence of a bug or incompatibility.

AmDeCo cannot furthermore be held liable for any indirect damage (e.g., lost clients or lost opportunities) arising from use of the website.

Interactive pages (enabling user enquiries via a contact form) are available to users. AmDeCo reserves the right to summarily delete any content posted via this form if said content is in contravention of French legislation, especially data protection laws. Should it prove necessary, AmDeCo also reserves the right to invoke the user’s civil and/or criminal liability, notably in the event of the user’s posting messages of a racist, abusive, defamatory, or pornographic nature, whatever the medium (text, photographs, etc.).

7. Handling of personal data.

Personal date is protected in French law notably by Acts of Parliament Nos. 78-87 of 6th January 1978 and 2004-801 of 6th August 2004, Article L. 226-13 of the criminal code, and the European Directive of 24th October, 1995.

Certain data can be collected from users connecting to the website. These include the URLs from and through which the user gained access to the website, the user’s Internet service provider, and the user’s Internet protocol (IP) address.

In all of these cases, if AmDeCo does collect users’ personal information, it is only for use in the scope of certain services provided on the website. Users supply such information in full awareness of the above facts, notably when they enter it themselves. Users of the website will be informed whether this information is mandatory or optional.

In accordance with the provisions of Articles 38 et seq. of French Act of Parliament 78-17 of 6th January 1978 concerning computers, files, and liberties, all users retain the right of access to and rectification or negation of personal data concerning them. They can exercise this right by submitting a written, signed request to this effect, accompanied by proof of identity featuring the holder’s signature and stipulating a reply address.

No personal information concerning a user of the website is published, exchanged, transferred, offered, or sold on any medium to a third party without the user’s prior knowledge. Only in the event of a takeover of AmDeCo and of its rights can said information be transferred to the acquiring entity, who will then be subject to the exact same preservation and modification obligations in respect of data concerning users of the website.

The website is not registered with the authority overseeing these laws (CNIL) since it does not gather personal information. .

The databases are protected by the provisions of the French Act of Parliament of 1st July 1998 transposing European directive 96/9 of 11th March 1996 concerning the legal protection of databases.

8. Hypertext links and cookies.

The website contains a number of hypertext links to other sites, implemented with the consent of AmDeCo. AmDeCo is not able to verify the content of any such sites and consequently assumes no liability for said visits.

Browsing the website can trigger the installation of one or more cookies on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small text file that is has no means of identifying the user but can record information relative to a computer’s navigation through the site. The data obtained helps subsequent navigation through the site and can also be used to calculate various frequentation metrics.

Refusing the installation of a cookie may cause certain services to become inaccessible. The user nevertheless has the last say on whether cookies are accepted or not by following the steps below:

In Internet Explorer: tools tab (gearwheel icon at top right) / Internet options. Click Privacy or Confidentiality and choose Block all cookies. Confirm with OK.

In Firefox: at the top of the browser, click the Firefox button then select the Options tab. Click the Privacy tab.
Navigate to “Use custom settings for history” in the Storage rules. Then untick the relevant option to disable cookies.

In Safari: Click the menu icon (gearwheel) at the top right of the browser. Select Preferences. Click Advanced settings. In “Privacy”, click Content parameters. In the “Cookies” section you can block cookies.

In Chrome: Click the menu icon (three horizontal lines) at the top right of the browser.  Select Settings. Click Advanced settings. In the “Privacy” section, click preferences. You can block cookies in the “Privacy” tab.

9. Legal jurisdiction.

Use of the website is subject to French law. In the event of claims or litigation, the court of competent jurisdiction will be Tribunaux de Paris.

10. Key legislation.

French Act of Parliament No. 78-17 of 6th January 1978, notably amended by Act No. 2004-801 of 6th August 2004 concerning computers, files, and liberties.

French Act of Parliament No. 2004-575 of the 21 June 2004 concerning confidence in the digital economy.

11. Glossary.

User: Person connecting via Internet to the above named site.

Personal Information: “information, regardless of its form, that directly or indirectly reveals the identity of the physical person to whom it applies” (Article 4, French Act No. 78-17 of 6th January 1978).


Gerard Cottet
Philippe Gal