1. Presentation of the website

Pursuant to article 6 of French law no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, users of the www.comite-costea.fr website are informed of the identity of the various parties involved in its creation and monitoring:

Owner: Association Française pour l’Eau, l’Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) – Association – 361 rue Jean-François Breton, BP 5095, 34196 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Creator : Michael Wassmer
Person responsible for publication: Bruno Grawitz, President of AFEID
The person responsible for publication is a natural person or a legal entity.
Webmaster: Michael Wassmer – contact@mwm-webdesign.com
Host: OVH – 2 rue Kellermann – 59100 Roubaix – France
Crédits : Le modèle de mentions légales est offert par Subdelirium.com

2. General conditions of use of the site and the services offered

Use of the www.comite-costea.fr website implies full acceptance of the general conditions of use described below. These conditions of use may be modified or supplemented at any time, and users of the www.comite-costea.fr site are therefore invited to consult them regularly.

This site is normally accessible to users at all times. However, Association Française pour l’Eau, l’Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) may decide to interrupt the site for technical maintenance, in which case it will endeavour to inform users in advance of the dates and times of the intervention.

The www.comite-costea.fr website is regularly updated by François Brelle, Director of AFEID. Similarly, the legal notices may be modified at any time: they are nevertheless binding on the user who is therefore invited to refer to them as often as possible.

3. Description of the services provided

The purpose of the www.comite-costea.fr website is to provide information on all of the project's activities.

Association Française pour l’Eau, l’Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) endeavours to provide information on the www.comite-costea.fr website that is as accurate as possible. However, it cannot be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies or shortcomings in updates, whether of its own doing or of that of third-party partners that provide this information.

All information on the www.comite-costea.fr website is provided for informative purposes only and may change. Furthermore, the information on the www.comite-costea.fr website is not exhaustive. It is provided subject to modifications that may have been made since it was put on line.

4. Contractual limitations on technical data

The website uses JavaScript technology.

The website cannot be held responsible for any material damage related to the use of the site. Furthermore, the user of the site undertakes to access the site using recent, virus-free equipment with a last-generation, up-to-date browser.

5. Intellectual property and counterfeiting

Association Française pour l’Eau, l’Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) is the owner of the intellectual property rights or holds the rights to use all the elements accessible on the site, in particular the texts, images, graphics, logos, icons, sounds and software.

Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication, adaptation of all or part of the elements of the site, whatever the means or process used, is prohibited without the prior written authorisation of Association Française pour l’Eau, l’Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID).

Any unauthorised use of the site or of any of the elements it contains shall be deemed to constitute an infringement and will be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

6. Limitations of liability

Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) may not be held liable for direct or indirect damage caused to the user's equipment when accessing the www.comite-costea.fr website, and resulting either from the use of equipment that does not meet the specifications indicated in point 4, or from the appearance of a bug or incompatibility.

Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) can also not be held liable for indirect damage (such as loss of business or loss of an opportunity) resulting from the use of the website www.comite-costea.fr.

Interactive areas (possibility of asking questions in the contact area) are available to users. Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) reserves the right to delete, without prior notice, any content posted in this space that contravenes the legislation applicable in France, in particular the provisions relating to data protection. Where applicable, Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) also reserves the right to hold the user liable under civil and/or criminal law, particularly in the event of a message of a racist, insulting, defamatory or pornographic nature, regardless of the medium used (text, photographs, etc.).

7. Management of personal data

In France, personal data is notably protected by law no. 78-87 of 6 January 1978, law no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, article L. 226-13 of the Penal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995.

When using the www.comite-costea.fr website, the following information may be collected: the URL of the links through which the user accessed the www.comite-costea.fr website, the user's access provider, and the user's Internet protocol (IP) address.

In any event, Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) only collects personal information relating to the user for the purpose of certain services offered by the www.comite-costea.frsite. The user provides this information in full knowledge of the facts, in particular when he or she enters it himself or herself. The user of the www.comite-costea.fr site is then informed whether or not he/she is required to provide this information.

In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 et seq. of law 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on information technology, data files and civil liberties, all users have the right to access, rectify and oppose personal data concerning them, by making a written and signed request, accompanied by a copy of his or her identity document signed by the holder of the document, specifying the address to which the reply should be sent.

No personal information of the user of the www.comite-costea.fr site is published without the user's knowledge, exchanged, transferred, ceded or sold in any medium whatsoever to third parties. Only in the event of the purchase of Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) and its rights would it be possible to transmit said information to the potential purchaser, who would in turn be bound by the same obligation to preserve and modify the data with regard to the user of the website www.comite-costea.fr.

Databases are protected by the provisions of the law of 1 July 1998 transposing Directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.

8. Hypertext links and cookies

The www.comite-costea.fr website contains a number of hyperlinks to other sites, set up with the authorisation of Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID). However, Association Française pour l'Eau, l'Irrigation et le Drainage (AFEID) is not able to check the content of the websites thus visited, and consequently shall not assume any liability for this.

Browsing the www.comite-costea.fr website may result in the installation of cookies on the user's computer. A cookie is a small file which does not allow the user to be identified, but which records information relating to the navigation of a computer on a site. The data obtained in this way is intended to facilitate subsequent navigation on the site, and is also intended to allow various measures of frequentation.

Refusal to install a cookie may make it impossible to access certain services. However, the user can configure his or her computer in the following way to refuse the installation of cookies:

In Internet Explorer: tool tab (pictogram in the shape of a cog at the top right) / internet options. Click on Confidentiality and choose Block all cookies. Validate with OK.

In Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on the Firefox button, then go to the Options tab. Click on the Privacy tab.
Set the retention rules to: use custom settings for history. Finally, uncheck it to disable cookies.

In Safari: Click on the menu icon (symbolised by a cog) at the top right of the browser. Select Settings. Click on Show advanced settings. In the 'Confidentiality' section, click on 'Content Settings'. In the 'Cookies' section, you can block cookies.

In Chrome: Click on the menu icon (symbolised by three horizontal lines) at the top right of the browser. Select Settings. Click on Show advanced settings. In the ‘Privacy and security’ section, click on preferences. In the ‘Privacy’ tab, you can block cookies.

9. Applicable law and jurisdiction

Any dispute relating to the use of the www.comite-costea.fr website is subject to French law. The competent courts of Paris have exclusive jurisdiction.

10. The main laws concerned

Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, notably modified by law no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 on information technology, data files and civil liberties.

Law no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 for confidence in the digital economy.

11. Lexicon

User: Internet user connecting to and using the above-mentioned site.

Personal information: "information which allows, in any form whatsoever, directly or indirectly, the identification of the natural persons to whom it applies" (article 4 of law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978).