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We strongly recommend that you read all of these General Usage Conditions before consulting the site.

These General Usage Conditions are intended to define the conditions for accessing and using the "www.internationalforum.sncf.com" site (hereafter referred to as the "Site").

A Site User (hereafter referred to as the "User") is defined as anyone who connects to the Site. You are currently connected to the "www.internationalforum.sncf.com" website, which may be accessed at the following address: "www.internationalforum.sncf.com" (hereafter referred to as the "Site").
The Site is published by SNCF, an Industrial and Commercial Public Establishment, registered with the Bobigny Registry of Commerce and Companies, under the number B.808.332.670.
Head Office: 2 place aux Etoiles, 93200 Saint Denis
Telephone number: +331 85 07 80 01 
(hereafter referred to as "SNCF")

Publisher of the site

You are currently connected to the website "International Forum for Sustainable Mobility SNCF" accessible at the following address:

The Site is published by SNCF, an Industrial and Commercial Public Establishment, registered with the Bobigny Registry of Commerce and Companies, under the number B.808.332.670. Head Office: 2 place aux Etoiles, 93200 Saint Denis
Telephone number: +331 85 07 80 01
(hereafter referred to as "SNCF")

Director of publication

The director of publication is Guillaume Pepy, Chairman of the SNCF Board.

Hosting and maintenance of the Site

The Site is hosted by Amazon Web Services whose head office is located at the following address: Amazon Web Services LLC P.O. Box 81226 Seattle, WA 98108-1226

The site has been designed, developed and is and maintained by Phileog Eleven, whose head office is located at the following address: 34 rue Camille Pelletan 92120 Montrouge – Phone number: +33 1 49 37 33 3333

SNCF reserves the right to modify or update these General Usage Conditions at any time without the User's prior agreement.  Therefore, users are recommended to refer regularly to the latest version of the General Usage Conditions, which is permanently available on the Site.

SUBJECT

The purpose of the Site is to provide information about the International Forum on sustainable Mobilities organized by SNCF.

Access

The Site is accessed in particular from a computer, a telephone, a personal assistant or a mobile terminal connected to a telecommunications network according to the communications protocols used on the Internet network.

The User is informed of the cost of the access and browsing around the Site is at their own expense.

SERVICE AVAILABILITY

The Site is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except in the event of an Act of God or an event which is outside SNCF's control.

However, an interruption for technical maintenance or an update necessary for the Site and related equipment to function or for any other reason may be decided by SNCF; this access to all or part of the Site may then be suspended without the User being informed in advance.

SNCF is not bound by any obligation for results concerning the Site's technical accessibility. Under no circumstances is SNCF responsible for any interruptions or the consequences they may have.

The User is informed that SNCF may end or modify the characteristics of the services offered on the Site at any time, without notice and without the User having any recourse in relation to SNCF.

LEGAL INFORMATION

To enable the site to operate correctly, certain technical constraints must be respected by Users; these are likely to be modified.

The User is bound to respect the following technical indications to be able to access the Site and use the services proposed in the best way. They are prohibited from carrying out any action likely to hinder or interfere with the proper operation or technical accessibility of the Site. The following minimum configuration is required to access the Site:
Screen: 1024 X 768 minimum
Browsers minimum: IE 11, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome
Mobile terminals : IOS and Android

Users undertake to use equipment which does not contain any viruses to access the Site. 

SNCF does not guarantee that its servers which host the Site are free of viruses and other dangerous components. Therefore, the User must take all appropriate measures to protect their own data and/or software from contamination by any viruses which circulate on the Internet network.

The User accepts the fact that SNCF can not be held responsible under any circumstances for any unforeseeable material and/or non-material, direct and/or indirect damage which may result from access to or use of the Site, including inaccessibility, data loss, damage, destruction or viruses which may affect the User's IT equipment and/or the presence of viruses on their Site.

In addition, any material which is downloaded and/or obtained, in any way, when using the Site is at the User's risks and perils. In no way is SNCF responsible for any damage and/or data loss to which their computer is subject.

USAGE

Use of the site is reserved for strictly personal use, except where specified by SNCF. In particular, the User is prohibited from the following, without this list being exhaustive:

  • Using the site for commercial purposes and in general from proposing products and services with direct or indirect remuneration;
  • "Reselling" or providing to third parties and/or other Users the content of the Site, whether for a fee and/or free of charge;
  • Using the site to send advertising or unsolicited promotional elements in any way;
  • Directing Internet users directly or indirectly, in particular via hypertext links, to other Internet sites which are likely to not respect these General Usage Conditions.

INFORMATION PROPOSED

The information published by SNCF and contained on the Site is non-contractual and provided for information purposes, free of charge, and with no obligations on SNCF, which may modify it without notice.

SNCF strives to provide information which is as accurate as possible on the Site. However, SNCF may not be held responsible for any update omissions, incorrect information or missing information, whether by their own fault or by the fault of partner third parties who provide it with this information. The User is invited to check all information distributed on the Site with official sources.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

In general, the User is prohibited from causing any harm to the intellectual property rights (copyright, neighbouring rights, database producer sui generis rights, brand rights, domain names, etc.) of SNCF and/or third parties.  

Copyright – Neighbouring rights – Brands – Domain names

SNCF holds all intellectual property rights, both to the structure and the content of the Site (texts, logos, images, sound elements, software, icons, page layout, database, etc.) or has regularly acquired the rights to enable the Site's structure and content to be operated, without any limitations.

SNCF grants the User the right to use the Site for their own strictly private use, to the exclusion of all profit-making use. In the event of professional use, the User must obtain express prior written authorisation from SNCF.

Therefore, the User may not carry out any reproduction, representation, adaptation, translation, partial or full conversion or transfer of Site elements, in any way and for any purpose, except where express prior written authorisation is granted from SNCF.

The downloading by the User of certain elements, in particular texts, photographs or music, may be authorised by SNCF. This functionality is at the complete discretion of SNCF, who may modify or remove it at any time. Consequently, the User undertakes not to launch any dispute against SNCF in this area. In addition, the dispute of an unauthorised download may lead SNCF and/or any third party concerned to take the appropriate sanctions, in particular if intellectual property rights are violated.

The marks and logos reproduced on the Site are registered by the companies who own them. Any reproduction of the names or logos in any way without prior authorisation from the owner concerned is prohibited.

Failure to respect these restrictions may constitute an act of counterfeit and/or illegal and interfering competition, invoking the User's civil and/or criminal responsibility.

Hypertext links

  1. Except for sites which distribute illegal and/or political, religious or pornographic content, a User may create a hypertext link to the Site from another site. If these sites are used, the User is invited to refer to the General Usage Conditions for the site concerned. Under this authorisation, SNCF reserves an opposition right and is free of any responsibility as to the information contained in these sites which may be linked to its own Site via a hypertext link or other method.
  2. On the other hand, hypertext links contained on the Site may link to other websites by any method. If SNCF is unable to check these sites and these external sources, SNCF cannot be held responsible for the provision of these sites and external sources and cannot bear any responsibility for the content, advertising, products, services or any other material available on or from these external sites or sources. In addition, SNCF may not be held responsible for any noted or alleged damage following or in relation to the use of or having trusted the content of goods or services available on these external sites or sources. Finally, within the limits authorised by law, SNCF cannot be held responsible if the content of these other sites contravenes current legal and regulatory provisions.

Cookies

Browsing the Site is likely to lead to the installation of cookies on the User's computer.  A cookie is a small file which does not enable the User to be identified but which records information about how a computer browses a site. The data obtained in this way is intended to facilitate later browsing on the site and is also intended to enable different visit measurements to be taken.

However, the User is informed that most Internet browsers allow users to oppose the recording of cookies, to receive a warning message before a cookie is copied or to delete the cookies from their hard disk. The User must refer to their browser's instructions to find out more about these functions. 

However, if the User opposes the installation of cookies or deletes them, their use of the Site may be altered or even impossible.

Photo credits

Olrat/Thinkstock, KKulikov/Shutterstock, Phileog Eleven

PERSONAL DATA MANAGEMENT

SNCF may be required to gather certain information about Users completing the register form. SNCF respects the private lives of Users and all personal data that the User is required to send to the Site is subject to the provisions of law No. 78-17 of 6th January 1978, the "IT and liberties law". In no case, SNCF will use data collected as part of professional communication.

The body in charge of processing this data is the SNCF Secrétariat Général, organizer of the International Forum on sustainable Mobilities.

The end purpose of the Site is, without this list being exhaustive, to enter into contact with surfers asking for participation to the International Forum on sustainable Moblities. The data collected on the site is intended for the SNCF Secrétariat Général, organizer of the International Forum on sustainable Mobilities.

SNCF does not collect any personal data about the User except for data which the User has intentionally recorded.

Certain information which is requested and is marked with an asterisk is required to process Users' requests. SNCF will not be able to deliver the User the information they request if they do not provide an answer to the compulsory information for which they are asked. 

For all questions related to the operation of the User data hosting service, contact:
Secrétariat Général – Pôle communication
2, place aux Étoiles – CS 70001
93633 LA PLAINE ST DENIS CEDEX

Right to access, oppose, rectify and delete personal data

The User is informed that they have the right to access, oppose, rectify and delete their data in accordance with law No. 78-17 of 6th January 1978, the "IT and liberties" law. 

Therefore, they may demand that any information about them which is incorrect, incomplete, equivocal, out of date or whose collection or use, communication or conservation is prohibited be rectified, completed, clarified, updated or deleted. 

Each User may exercise this right at any time by sending a letter to the following address:
Secrétariat Général – Pôle communication
2, place aux Étoiles – CS 70001
93633 LA PLAINE ST DENIS CEDEX

SNCF will do everything in its power to make the changes requested as quickly as possible. 

GUARANTEE & COMPENSATION

When using the Site, the User undertakes not to contravene the current legal and regulatory provisions, Netiquette usage and these General Usage Conditions. The User is informed that any violation of these provisions is likely to lead to legal proceedings and sanctions against them.

In general, SNCF is free of any responsibility in the event of usage which does not conform to the General Usage Conditions and their services.

The User undertakes to act diligently to answer any claim. The User is responsible to SNCF and/or third parties for any material and/or non-material, direct and/or indirect prejudice of any kind whether caused by them and/or their representatives in the event of non-conforming use. The User guarantees SNCF and its parent, sister or affiliate companies and its representatives, employees and partners against any demand, complaint, claim and/or recourse of any kind which results from any violation of these provisions.

The User will compensate them at any time and at their first request against and damage and/or against any demands, actions or complaints from third parties resulting from any violation of these provisions. This guarantee covers all damages and interest which may be paid, regardless of their direct or indirect origin, as well as lawyer's fees, expertise expenses, justice costs and fiscal fees.

MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

The invalidity in whole or in part of one or more of the provisions of these General Usage Conditions, under the terms of a legal or regulatory provision or a legal decision that has become definitive does not lead to the invalidity of the other provisions or the part of the provision that is not invalid.

APPLICABLE LAW & ASSIGNMENT OF JURISDICTION

These General Usage Conditions are subject to French law. Any dispute relating to the interpretation or execution of these General Usage Conditions will be submitted to the competence of the relevant French courts.