In accordance with Article 6 under French law No. 2004-575, published on June 21st 2004 relative to trust in the digital economy, we wish to inform visitors to the EFI Bucharest website of the identity of the various stakeholders involved in making and supervising it:
Editor: EFI Bucharest - firstname.lastname@example.org
The editor may be a physical person or a legal entity.
General conditions of use of the website and services provided
The use of the EFI Bucharest website implies the full and complete acceptance of the general terms and conditions of use described below. These conditions may be modified or added to at any time. Users of the EFI Bucharest website are invited to refer to them regularly.
In principle, this website is always accessible to users. However, EFI Bucharest may decide to interrupt the service in case of maintenance. In this case, EFI Bucharest will make best efforts to communicate to users the dates and times of any maintenance planned beforehand.
The EFI Bucharest website is regularly updated by EFI Bucharest. Similarly, legal notices may be modified at any time. Such legal notices are applicable and users are invited to consult them frequently and to take note of them.
Description of services provided
The purpose of the EFI Bucharest website is to provide information on all its activities.
EFI Bucharest strives to provide the most accurate possible information on the EFI Bucharest website. However, it cannot be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies or flaws in any updates, whether it be the result of shortcomings on the part of EFI Bucharest or of third party partners who have provided EFI with information.
All information on the EFI Bucharest website is non-binding and may change. Furthermore, information on the EFI Bucharest website is not exhaustive. Information is provided on an as is basis and modifications may have been made since they were put on line.
Contractual limitations on technical data
The website cannot be held responsible for material damage that may be thought by a user to be caused through use of the site. Further, the user of the website agrees only to access the site using up-to-date equipment, not containing any viruses and using the latest generation of the browser in its most recent version.
Intellectual property and copyright infringements
Any unauthorized use of the site or any of its content will be considered as constituting an infringement and/or fraudulent use of EFI Bucharest’s rights and will be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 et seg of the of French legislation on Intellectual Property.
Limitations on liability
EFI Bucharest cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect damage to the user's equipment when accessing the EFI Bucharest website should be the result of the use by a user of the website of equipment that does not meet the specifications indicated in point 4, or the presence of a bug or any form of incompatibility.
EFI Bucharest cannot be held liable for damages (such as loss of sales or loss of opportunity) after using the EFI Bucharest website.
Interactive pages (possibility to ask questions on the contact page) are available to users of the EFI Bucharest website. EFI Bucharest reserves the right to remove, without prior notice, any content posted on any page that would violate the laws of France, especially the provisions on data protection. EFI Bucharest further reserves the right to claim the user's civil and/or criminal liability, particularly in the event of posting any racist, abusive, defamatory or pornographic messages, regardless of the medium used (text, photography...).
Management of personal data
In France, personal data is mainly protected under the law N° 78-87 of January 6th 1978, the law N° 2004-801 of August 6th 2004, the article L. 226-13 of the Penal Code and the European Directive of the October 24th 1995.
When connected to the EFI Bucharest website, the following data may be collected: the URL of the links through which the user has accessed the EFI Bucharest website, information relating to the user’s access provider, the Internet Protocol Address (IP) of the user.
In any event, EFI Bucharest only gathers personal information about the user for purposes of facilitating certain services it offers on its website. The user is fully aware that he is providing this information, especially as he provides the input personally. At this point, the user of the EFI Bucharest website is informed as to whether there is any obligation or not to provide this information
In accordance with the provisions of Article 38 et seq. under the French Law N° 78-17 of January 6th 1978 concerning computer technology, databases and civil liberties, all Internet users have a right of access, rectification and opposition to personal data concerning them. The user is required to make a written and signed request, accompanied by a signed copy of his passport or identity card, specifying the address to which the answer should be sent.
None of the personal information relating to a user of the EFI Bucharest website is published without his or her knowledge, nor exchanged, transferred, assigned nor sold to third parties on any media. Only in the case of the sale of EFI Bucharest and of its rights, is EFI Bucharest entitled to communicate such information to the prospective purchaser who would in turn be under the same obligation to store and modify data with respect to any user of the EFI Bucharest website.
Databases are protected by the provisions of the French Act of July 1st 1998, which implements the Directive 96/9 of 11 March 11th 1996 on the legal protection of databases and puts it into application.
Hypertext links and cookies
The EFI Bucharest site contains several hypertext links to other sites. These were installed with the permission of EFI Bucharest. However, EFI Bucharest cannot verify the contents of the sites visited via these links, and assumes no responsibility in this respect.
Browsing the EFI Bucharest website may cause the installation of cookie(s) on the user's computer. A cookie is a very small file saves information concerning their use of a website but which does not allow the user to be identified. The data collected is used to facilitate subsequent use of the website as well as to produce various visitor statistics.
Refusal to allow the installation of a cookie may result in certain services becoming unavailable. However, to refuse the installation of cookies the user can configure his or her computer as follows:
In Internet Explorer: Tools tab (image in the shape of a cloud at the top right)/Internet options. Click on Confidentiality and select Block all cookies. Click OK.
In Netscape: Edit tab/Preferences. Click Advanced and choose Disable cookies. Click OK.
In Safari: At the top of the browser window, click on the Safari link, then select Preferences. Click on the Confidentiality tab. In the Cookies and other website data field you can block cookies.
In Firefox: At the top of the browser window, click on the Firebox button, then go to the Options tab. Click on the Privacy tab. Configure the storage rules to: use personalised settings for the history. Then deselect to disable cookies.
In Google Chrome: Click at the top right of the browser on the menu icon (represented by three horizontal lines). Select Settings. Click on Display advanced settings. In the Confidentiality section, click on settings. You can block cookies via the Confidentiality tab.
In Opera: At the top of the browser window, click the Opera button, then go to the Settings tab. Click the Basic link. In the Cookies section, tick Block cookies from third parties and website data to block cookies.
Applicable law and jurisdiction
Use of the EFI Bucharest website is governed by the laws of France. Any dispute related to its use shall be construed in accordance with the laws of France and under the sole jurisdiction of the Courts of Paris.
Principle laws concerned
French law N° 78-87 of January 6th 1978, notably modified by the law N° 2004-801 of August 6th 2004 relating to computer technology, databases and civil liberties.
French law No. 2004-575 of 21st June 2004 on trust in the digital economy.
User: Internet user connecting, using the abovementioned website.
Personal information: “information that allows, in any form whatsoever, directly or indirectly, the identification of those persons to which they apply” (Article 4 of French Law No. 78-17 of January 6th 1978).