Legal notice

1. IDENTIFICATION
Director of Publication: Olivier PEYRAT, Director General of the AFNOR Group
Headquarters: 11, rue Francis de Pressensé – 93571 Saint Denis La Plaine Cedex – France
SIRET (business registration No.): 775 724 818 00015 RCS Bobigny
“NAF” (French Activities) Code: 751 E
Tel.: +33 (0)1 41 62 80 00 / Fax: + 33 (0)1 49 17 90 00

2. SUBJECT
By accessing, connecting up to, logging on to, and using occasionally or regularly the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/ you unreservedly accept all of the clauses, rights and obligations of these legal notices.

3. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
PROPERTY OF AFNOR
All information made available throughout the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/ is protected by the applicable French legislation relating to intellectual property. All reproduction rights are reserved, whether it be for reproducing the design of the website or its content (in particular: texts, images, sounds, icons, photographs, plans, logos, trademarks, videos, and downloadable documents). These items may not be reproduced in part or in full on any medium whatsoever without AFNOR’s prior written authorization.

The documents contained in the website and all items created for the website are the property of AFNOR, or of its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, and are governed by the laws protecting copyright whenever they are made available to the public on this web server. Documents contained in this website may be copied only by way of information and solely for strictly private use. No licence, or any right other than the right to consult the website is granted to anyone regarding the intellectual property rights. Documents on the website may be copied solely by way of information for personal and private use: any reproduction and any use of copies made for other purposes is expressly prohibited.

Unless otherwise indicated, corporate names, logos, products and trademarks or brands mentioned on this website are the property of AFNOR. Them being indicated does not in any way whatsoever grant any licence or right to use said trademarks or brands, which therefore may not be used without AFNOR’s prior written consent.

Any link, editorial partnership, or affiliation shall be the subject of a prior approval to be requested by email to the webmaster of the website at the following address: boutique-certification@afnor.org

The following are subject to AFNOR’s prior written approval:

  • extraction, by permanent or temporary transfer, of all of or of any qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part of the contents of the databases of the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/ onto any other medium by any means and in any form whatsoever;
  • reuse, by making them available to the public, of all of or of any qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part of the contents of the databases of the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/ in any form whatsoever.

In general, any extraction or reuse of data for commercial purposes or for circulation to third parties is prohibited.

The following is authorised: extraction or reuse of a non-substantial part, assessed qualitatively or quantitatively, of the contents of the databases of the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/; however, this provision may not be interpreted as authorizing repeated and systematic extraction or reuse of qualitatively or quantitatively non-substantial parts of the contents of the databases of the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/.

Any other use not expressly authorized or any total or partial representation of this website, by any means whatsoever, is strictly prohibited without the prior written authorization of AFNOR Certification, and would constitute an infringement punishable under Articles L.355-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code (Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle).

PROPERTY OF THIRD PARTIES
When writing comments associated with articles published on the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/, it is forbidden to post copies of any press articles, doctrines, or works whatsoever in the form of scans or of full transcriptions of such documents.
Furthermore, it is essential to comply with image rights. To this end, we would remind you that any photo or illustration creates rights for its author or for the person(s) represented in it; circulation of such photos or illustrations remains subject to prior verification that the relevant rules have been complied with, and, where applicable, to prior granting of the necessary authorisations.

PHOTO CREDITS
Unsplash – Shutterstock – Fotolia

4. NAMED INFORMATION AND PERSONAL DATA
COLLECTING NAMED INFORMATION
AFNOR collects named information, in particular through forms. Pursuant to Articles 38, 39, and 40 of the French Data Protection Law No. 78-17 (“Loi Informatique et Libertés”) of January 6, 1978 as amended in August 2004, you have the right to access, delete, amend, and rectify the data about you. To exercise this right, you should write to the following address: AFNOR, à l’attention du Responsable du système d’information marketing commercial (for the attention of the Commercial & Marketing Information System Officer), 11, rue Francis de Pressensé – 93571 Saint-Denis La Plaine Cedex, France.

PROCESSING OF NAMED INFORMATION
The named information that is collected is to be used for the purposes of internal and/or external exploitation or of promotion of the standardization, certification, and consulting/training/or information activities of AFNOR. Pursuant to the French Data Protection Law No. 78-17 (“Loi Informatique et Libertés”) of January 6, 1978 as amended in August 2004, you have the right to access, delete, amend, and rectify the data about you and/or to object to that data being sold or otherwise transferred to third parties. To exercise this right, you should write to the following address: AFNOR, à l’attention du Responsable du système d’information marketing/commercial (for the attention of the Commercial & Marketing Information System Officer), 11, rue Francis de Pressensé – 93571 Saint-Denis La Plaine Cedex, France.

EXPLOITATION OF CONNECTION DATA
For reasons of security or of estimating the number of visitors to its website, AFNOR records the following data:

date and time;
IP (Internet Protocol) address;
page(s) viewed.

Those items of data are kept for three (3) months. An IP address constitutes indirectly named data. Pursuant to the French Data Protection Law No. 78-17 (“Loi Informatique et Libertés”) of January 6, 1978 as amended in August 2004, you have the right to access, delete, amend, and rectify the data about you. To exercise this right, you should write to the following address: AFNOR, à l’attention du Responsable du système d’information commercial marketing (for the attention of the Commercial & Marketing Information System Officer), 11, rue Francis de Pressensé – 93571 Saint-Denis La Plaine Cedex, France.

5. BROWSING
While browsing on the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/, Internet users leave computer traces. All such information is collected by means of connection indicators known as cookies (small files sent by the Internet users’ browsers and stored on their hard disks); however, such cookies do not contain any personal information. To offer Internet users certain customized services, AFNOR may use such cookies. All Internet users may refuse to save such data by changing the configuration of the browsers on their computers that can be set to authorise or not to authorise saving of cookies. If the Internet user’s browser is configured to refuse them, certain functions or services may be degraded.

6. WARNING
AFNOR reserves the right to change, suspend, restrict, or momentarily interrupt access to all of or any part of the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/, including in particular the contents, functions/features, or times of availability, without notice. The services and data accessible on this website are provided merely for information purposes. Although every endeavour has been made to ensure that the information contained in the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/ is reliable, AFNOR shall not assume any liability for any inaccuracy or impreciseness of the information provided on this website, use of the information being at the Internet user’s risk. Thus, under no circumstances may AFNOR be held liable for any direct or consequential damage, loss, or injury that might result from access to the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/ or from use thereof.

7. THE MAIN EDITORIAL PRINCIPLES
We would remind Internet users that comments should be written in compliance with netiquette, i.e. with the rules and practices commonly accepted on the various media on the Internet. AFNOR would urge every Internet user to refer to those rules and practices. Particular attention should be paid to the quality of writing of the comments:

  • Messages should be written in French and in small letters.
  • Grammar and spelling should be complied with.
  • Only abbreviations that are explicit should be used.
  • Titles should be explicit.
  • Care should be taken to summarise the information necessary so that any reader can understand the comment regardless of when they read it.

Furthermore, with concern for consistency, each comment should comply with the following rules:

  • Pertinent information should be given that is relevant to the associated article and that enables a constructive debate to take place.
  • Content that is “editorial” and not advertising should be published in the articles.
  • The information should be traceable (source, date, context…) where applicable.
  • All of the documents necessary for understanding the comment should be provided.

Furthermore, we would remind you not to post any content (comment), regardless of its form or nature, that:

  • Is contrary to public order and decency.
  • Constitutes an infringement or is secret or confidential.
  • Includes commercial or business secrets.
  • Constitutes unfair competition.
  • Is obscene, violent, defamatory, insulting, threatening, ill-intentioned, or abusive to any natural or juridical person, regardless of whether they are a User of the service, or inciting discrimination, or hatred of a person or of a group of persons due, in particular, to their political opinions, to their origin, or to their actual or presumed belonging or not belonging to a particular ethnic group, nation, race, or religion, or to their sexual preferences.
  • Could be prejudicial to the presumption of innocence of persons or to the due respect for and to the due authority of the justice system.
  • Is pornographic or paedophilic or harmful to the protection of children of minor age.
  • Is threatening, insulting, defamatory, racist, xenophobic, or harmful to the honour or reputation of others.
  • Incites people to commit offences, crimes, or acts of terrorism, or defends war crimes or crimes against humanity.
  • Could be prejudicial to the security or integrity of a State or of a territory, could incite people to commit an offence, a crime, or an act of terrorism, or defends war crimes or crimes against humanity, or incites people to commit suicide.

8. CONTENTS AND MODERATION
Publication of contents supplied by Internet users is in no way representative of the ideas, policies, guidelines, or opinions of the AFNOR group on subjects that are the subjects of the comments by Internet users. The AFNOR Group may not be held liable for the accuracy or inaccuracy of the information and content provided by the Internet users of the website https://lemagcertification.afnor.org/. Similarly, the AFNOR Group may not be held liable for content posted by an Internet user that might infringe the rights of one or more other Internet users.

AFNOR reserves the possibility, as of right, and without any prior justification, to moderate prior to publication or post-publication, to edit, or to delete content breaching these rules, in particular such content that it might deem insulting to it, defamatory to staff, denigrating its products, services, or partners, and that might be harmful to its image or to the image of its staff. AFNOR’s decision may not be disputed. AFNOR remains fully free to publish or not to publish its contents pursuant to its editorial liability.

Internet users remain fully liable for messages they publish and for the consequences that might result from them, and indemnify AFNOR against any recourse and/or action or claim related to such comments.

Internet users accept that their comments become public information. Internet users accept that their contributions may be published, reproduced, amended, translated, distributed, presented and/or displayed or posted on their own or in association with other work, in any form, on any media, and using any technology, currently known or unknown. Internet users grant to other Internet users the right to access, display or post, record, and reproduce the communications for their own personal use, AFNOR being free of any liability in this respect.

9. CONFIDENTIALITY OF MESSAGES
The messages you send us via the Internet might be intercepted by third parties. Therefore, outside secure zones, the confidentiality of such messages cannot be guaranteed and the indication of their origins might be doctored, i.e. false.

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