Legal Notice

LEGAL INFORMATION

Fidal is an inter-bar law firm registered with the Hauts-de-Seine Bar Association.

 

MEDIATION

We inform you that any Fidal client who is a consumer can avail him/herself of the possibility, offered by Article L 612-1 of the Consumer Code, to apply to the consumer ombudsman for the legal profession, Mr. Jérôme Hercé, in the event of a dispute or objection about our services.

His contact information is as follows:

We would like to point out that referral to this mediator can only take place after a prior attempt has been made to resolve the dispute amicably on the basis of a written complaint made to the lawyer in charge of the case, or addressed to the regional department to which he or she belongs.

 

The www.fidal.com website, hereinafter referred to as the Site, is the property of Fidal, a société d'exercice libéral par actions simplifiée with a management board and a supervisory board with a share capital of 6,000,000 euros, registered with the Trade and Companies Register under number 525 031 522 R.C.S. Nanterre, whose head office is at 4-6 avenue d'Alsace, 92982 Paris La Défense Cedex, intra-Community VAT number FR 42 525031522.

The Site's publication director is Yves de Sevin in his capacity as Chairman of the Management Board.

LThe Site is hosted by Oceanet, whose registered office is at 2, impasse Joséphine Baker 44800 Saint-Herblain.

 

LIABILITY

Fidal undertakes to use its best efforts to ensure that users can access the Site at all times. Fidal takes the greatest care to ensure the quality and reliability of the information contained on the Site.

Fidal cannot guarantee that the information published on its Site is accurate, complete and relevance, or that the Site will function properly at all times or that it is 100% secure. The information contained on the Site is provided as an indication only, without any guarantee, explicit or implicit, of validity, exhaustiveness or timeliness, for the sole purpose of providing general information to users, and is not intended to replace or substitute for legal, tax or any other professional advice or consultation.

Fidal cannot be held responsible in the event of unavailability of the site, for any reason whatsoever. Nor can it be held responsible for errors, lack of availability of information and/or the presence of viruses on its site.

Fidal shall not be liable for any damage, temporary or permanent, to the visitor's IT system or for any loss or damage (including, but not limited to, loss of data or profits) suffered as a result of:

  • access to or browsing on the Site;
  • the use of the information contained on the Site;
  • copying, viewing or any other use of the Site that might give rise to litigationor recovery proceedings.

Nor shall Fidal be held liable for indirect damages resulting from fraudulent intrusion by a third party resulting in an alteration of the information published on the Site or financial or commercial damage, loss of program or data in the user's information system or other, even though Fidal was aware that such damage may occur. The user acknowledges having read this legal notice and undertakes to comply with it. The user also acknowledges that he/she is solely responsible for using this information.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The overall structure of the Site, as well as each of its components taken independently, in particular, texts, data and graphic elements, animated or not, constitute works which are protected as such by intellectual property laws, in particular by copyright, designs and models and trademark law, and by international treaties. The general structure of the Site, as well as each of its constituent elements taken independently, in particular, the texts, data and graphic elements of the Site may not under any circumstances be modified, reproduced, displayed, presented, distributed or used for purposes of public or commercial interest. Any person who downloads or collects information published on the Site has only a private, personal and non-transferable right of use. The information collected may only be reproduced once in paper or digital format. Any use of the information collected must mention its source.

The protected works reproduced on the Site that are not the property of Fidal have been the subject of an express and prior authorization of reproduction on the part of the rights holder.

Any total or partial representation of the Site or any of its components without the express authorization of Fidal is prohibited and shall constitute an infringement punishable under articles L.335-2 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code.

The databases on the Site are protected by articles L.341-1 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code; any substantial extraction or reuse, qualitatively or quantitatively, of the content of the databases shall be punishable by law.

The brands or logos appearing on the Site are trademarks registered by Fidal or third parties. Any reproduction, imitation or use, in whole or in part, of these distinctive signs without the express authorization and in contravention of the prohibitions provided for in Articles L. 713-2 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code shall render their author liable under law.

Other distinctive signs, in particular company names, trade names, banners, signs, domain names reproduced on the Site are the property of Fidal or third parties and any reproduction thereof without express authorization is likely to constitute a case of usurpation, rendering its author liable under Article 1240 of the Civil Code as amended by Order n°2016-131 dated 10 February 2016.

Fidal shall be under no obligation to monitor any information that the user may post on its website. As such, the user warrants that any information, or element (the term "element" refers to any project, file or other attachment sent) or comments other than personal data, that the user may transmit to Fidal through Fidal's website, does not infringe any third-party intellectual property right or other applicable law. Such information, elements or comments, will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary. By submitting such information, material or comments, the user grants Fidal all necessary rights, without limitation and irrevocably, to use, perform, display, modify and transmit such information, material or comments, including any suggestions, concepts or know-how. Fidal reserves the right to use such information, materials or comments in any way it chooses.

 

LINKS

Hypertext links set up to other sites, mainly to the sites of Fidal's partners, have been expressly authorized in advance. As the links are provided for the personal convenience of Internet users, Fidal has no control over these sites and accepts no liability with regard thereto, the pages remaining the sole responsibility of their owners.

The reproduction of a page of the Site in a framework that does not belong to Fidal or the insertion of a page owned by Fidal in the page of a site that is not owned by Fidal is prohibited. Fidal reserves the right to delete any links on its site directing to a third site, should the latter contravene the core principles of the profession of lawyer, in accordance with its existing rules and procedures.

Users of the site may not establish a link to this Site without the prior written consent of Fidal.

 

MODIFICATION

Fidal reserves the right to modify the content of this legal notice at any time and without prior notice.

 

GOVERNING LAW

This Site is governed by French law.

The user acknowledges having read this legal notice and undertakes to comply with it.

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