1. General Terms and Conditions governing Use of the Site and the Services Offered.
Use of the site gares-connexions.com implies full and unreserved acceptance of the Terms and Conditions laid out hereinafter.
These Terms & Conditions may be amended or augmented at any time. Users of the website gares-connexions.com are therefore advised to check them regularly.
The site should normally be accessible to users at any time. Gares & Connexions may, however, decide to interrupt access to carry out technical maintenance, in which case Gares & Connexions will endeavour to inform users in advance of the date and time of any such maintenance work.
The site gares-connexions.com site is updated regularly by Gares & Connexions. The legal information may likewise be amended at any time. They are nonetheless binding on site users, and users are therefore advised to check them as often as possible.
2. Overview of the Websitegares-connexions.com
The gares-connexions.com site is the property of the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF), registered on the Register of Commerce of Paris under no. B.552.049.447, and whose Registered Office is at 34 rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 75014 PARIS - Tel: +33 (0)1 53 25 34 99.
The data provider for the website is the Gares & Connexions Communications Department, 16 avenue d’Ivry 75013 PARIS –Tél : +33 (0)1 80 50 93 00.
The current version of the website gares-connexions.com was designed by Duke Paris, a specialised PR & communications agency, 86-90 rue Notre Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris and developed by Kap IT, consultancy and RIA & Web 2.0 Software R&D firm, 18 rue des Gardes, 91370 VERRIERES LE BUISSON The SNCF Information Systems and Telecommunications Division, whose Registered Offices are located at 34 rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 75014 PARIS -Tel : +33 (0)1 53 25 34 99, is responsible for site maintenance and hosting.
The Publications Manager is Rachel Picard and the Editor-in-Chief is Caroline de Jessey.
3. The Services Provided.
The purpose of the website gares-connexions.com is to provide information and assistance regarding all activities, products and services offered by Gares & Connexions.
It is the constant endeavour of Gares & Connexions to ensure that the information provided is as accurate as possible. However, Gares & Connexions may not be held liable for any omissions, inaccuracies or deficiencies in updates, whether of its own doing or due to third party partners that provide the information in question.
The information given on the website gares-connexions.com is not exhaustive and is subject to any amendments that may have been introduced since it was put online.
4. Contractual Limitations on Technical Data
The minimum configuration required for accessing the website gares-connexions.com is as follows:
Screen: minimum 1024 x 768mm
Browsers: IE 6, IE 7, Safari 2, Firefox 2, Mozilla Firefox, Konqueror
The site uses Flash 9 technology.
Website users agree to access the site using equipment that is compliant with the configuration requirements indicated above and that is virus-free.
5. Intellectual Property.
The name Gares & Connexions is a trademark duly registered by the SNCF. The Gares & Connexions logo is also protected as a semi-figurative mark.
The SNCF owns the intellectual property rights or holds the right to use all the items accessible on the site, in particular text, pictures, graphics, icons, sounds and software. Copyright for photos used on the site: D. Boy de la Tour, Stéphanie Tétu, William Daniels, Eric Bernard (SNCF Médiathèque), Patrick Leveque (SNCF Médiathèque), Christophe Recoura (SNCF Médiathèque), Bernard Lachaud (SNCF Médiathèque).
No partial or complete reproduction, representation, amendment, publication or adaptation of any items on the site by any means whatsoever, without the prior written consent of Gares & Connexions.
Any unauthorised use of the site or of any of the items it contains 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 following of the French Intellectual Property Code.
6. Limitations of Liability.
Gares & Connexions shall not be held liable for direct and indirect damage caused to users’ equipment when accessing the website gares-connexions.com, and resulting either from the use of equipment not compliant with the specifications laid out in Clause 4 above, or from the occurrence of a bug or from incompatibility.
Neither shall Gares & Connexions be held liable for indirect losses (such as, for example, loss of earnings or loss of an opportunity) related to use of the aforementioned site, gares-connexions.com.
7. Personal Data.
The Data Controller is the SNCF Communications Division, and the purpose of the site is to enable contact with the internet users on various subjects by means of the newsletter and answers to their questions. Gares & Connexions may use the data gathered for the purposes of professional communications.
Data collected via the website is intended for Gares & Connexions Communications.
Finally, users’ attention is drawn to the fact that, under certain circumstances, Gares & Connexions may be obliged, by reason of legal or fiscal procedures, to communicate information in its possession to the relevant authorities - it cannot be held liable in such cases.
Some of the information requested, marked with an asterisk, is required in order to process user requests. Other information, which the user is not obliged to provide, is requested in order to get to know users better and thus improve the quality of the service provided to them. Should you fail to provided any of the mandatory information requested, Gares & Connexions will be unable to give you the information you require.
In accordance with the provisions of Articles 38 and following of Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 (the French Data Protection Act), all users have the right to access, correct or challenge any personal data concerning them. To do so, a written and signed request should be sent, together with a copy of signed proof of identity, specifying the address to which the reply is to be returned.
The request for access to personal data must be sent by post to the following address: Direction de la Communication de la SNCF, Pôle Communication Multimédia, 34 rue du Commandant Mouchotte, 75699 PARIS Cedex 14, France.
The databases are protected by the provisions of Act dated 1 July 1998 transposing European Directive 96/9 dated 11 March 1996 governing the legal protection of databases.
8. Hyperlinks and Cookies.
The insertion of hyperlinks in any part of the website gares-connexions.com is forbidden without the prior written consent of Gares & Connexions.
The website contains a certain number of hyperlinks to other sites, inserted with the approval of Gares & Connexions. However, since Gares & Connexions is not able to check the content of the sites visited in this way, it shall accept no liability in this regard.
Refusing to install a cookie may make it impossible to access certain services. However, users may configure their computers as follows to refuse cookie installation: With Internet Explorer: go to the Tools menu/Internet Options tab. Click Privacy and select Block all Cookies. Click OK to confirm. With Netscape: the Edit/Preferences tab. Click on Advanced and select Deactivate Cookies. Click OK to confirm
9. Applicable Law and Competent Jurisdiction.
Any dispute related to use of the website gares-connexions.com is governed by French Law and shall be referred exclusively to the courts of Paris, which shall be deemed to have competent jurisdiction in such matters.
Eric Bernard (SNCF Médiathèque), PatrickLeveque (SNCF Médiathèque), Christophe Recoura (SNCF Médiathèque).