Terms and Conditions of Use

Conditions générales

The Terms and Conditions of Use set forth below govern the consultation of the site Exculturae (hereinafter referred to as the Site) and the use of the documents, the graphic elements (drawings, illustrations, infographics, logos, photographs or other), the information and the texts distributed through the Site. They include a statement of rights relating to the processing of personal data, which should be read carefully. The French version of the Terms and Conditions of Use is authentic (les Conditions générales d’utilisation sont également disponible en français); they are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws in force in France.

1. Acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Use

The Terms and Conditions of Use constitute a contract between the user of the Site (hereinafter referred to as the User) and Louis-Philippe Gratton (hereinafter referred to as LPG) and can be changed unilaterally and without notice by LPG.

Every User visiting the Site is deemed to accept without reservation the Terms and Conditions of Use.

Any breach of this contract on the part of the User may be subject to prosecution.

2. General disclaimer of liability

Documents, graphic elements (drawings, illustrations, infographics, logos, photographs or other), information and texts published on the Site are provided solely for educational and informational purposes. They constitute neither a legal advice nor a legal opinion on the state of the law at any point in time.

A User who is facing legal problems or is seeking legal advice should contact a lawyer of its national jurisdiction.

LPG does not guarantee the reliability, integrity or accuracy of the documents, the graphic elements (drawings, illustrations, infographics, logos, photographs or other), the information and the texts made available to the User thought the Site, or regarding the functioning of the Site or its availability.

LPG cannot be held responsible for damages resulting directly or indirectly from accessing the Site or its unavailability.

3. Disclaimer of liability for external content

The Site includes links to external documents, sites or sources over which LPG has no control. These links are provided solely for educational and informational purposes and do not engage the responsibility of LPG in any way.

Documents, graphic elements (drawings, illustrations, infographics, logos, photographs or other), information and texts from external sources made available to the User through the Site are provided solely for educational and informational purposes and do not engage the responsibility of LPG in any way.

Providing of documents, graphic elements (drawings, illustrations, infographics, logos, photographs or other), information or texts from external sources does not imply a recognition by LPG of their integrity, reliability, accuracy or compliance with the original sources or their legal status. They are subjected to copyright and intellectual property rights of their respective holders, if any.

4. Copyright and intellectual property rights

Copyright and intellectual property rights related to the Site belong exclusively to LPG, except where a different holder of rights is expressly mentioned.

No documents, graphic elements (drawings, illustrations, infographics, logos, photographs or other), information or texts published on the Site may be, among other things, broadcasted, copied, distributed, downloaded, modified, published, reproduced, translated or transmitted in any way.

It follows consequently that, among other things, broadcasting, copying, creation of derivative works, distribution, downloading, modification, public performance, publication, representation, reproduction, translation or transmission of documents, graphic elements (drawings, illustrations, infographics, logos, photographs or other), information or texts published on the Site is strictly prohibited.

Commercialisation or sale in any form of documents, graphic elements (drawings, illustrations, infographics, logos, photographs or other), information or texts published on the Site is strictly prohibited.

5. Personal data protection policy

Personal data collected on the site are used to communicate with the User and to generate traffic statistics. No other personal data is processed when the User browses the site or searches the database.

Processing of personal data is based on the consent of the User when she/he’s communicating with LPG, including through the contact form, and that granted in paragraph 1 of these Terms and Conditions of Use when he/she’s browsing the site.

User’s identification data collected through the contact form are limited to her/his name, first name and/or pseudonym, as well as his/her email address. These data are maintained in an active form only for the duration of the exchange with the User, then the exchanged messages are archived.

Data transmitted as part of the audience measurement (statistics) are limited to the User’s IP address, from which her/his origin is inferred, the operating system and browser used to access the site, pages and files browsed, duration of the visit, addresses of the referring sites and keywords used in referring search engines. These data, stored on the server and protected by a password, are deleted after a year.

No cookies are stored on the User’s computer when he/she’s visiting the site. Third-party cookies can be saved when the User clicks on one of the social media sharing buttons. She/he then leaves the site (pop-up window) and it is up to him/her to read the data protection policy of the page she/he’s visiting.

All personal data are treated confidentially and are not disclosed or transmitted in any way to third parties, unless such disclosure or transmission is required by law.

A User has the right to access, correct or delete his/her personal data. She/he also has the right to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of her/his personal data at any time. He/she shall exercise these rights by sending a written request to LPG through the contact form.

6. Legal notice

The Site, established on 1st September 2017, is published under the responsibility of Louis-Philippe Gratton.

It is hosted graciously by Zici (44640 Rouans, France), a member of the Collectif des hébergeurs alternatifs, transparents, ouverts, neutres et solidaires.

The publication’s aims are exclusively educational and scientific.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN): 2677-8432.

Last updated: 6 May 2019