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Any person accessing the Site shall be deemed to be a user (hereinafter referred to as a “User”). Hachette.com reserves the right to amend or update the Terms and Conditions of Use without being required to warn the Users and without any prior agreement.Users may consult an up-to-date version of the Terms and Conditions of Use on the Site’s home page at any time at the following address:http://www.hachette.com

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The Site is hosted by the company Hachette Livre. Département Informatique Groupe Livre (DSI), 10 allée Latécoère 78140 Vélizy (Tel.:01 30 66 20 66).

Pursuant to Articles 38 to 40 of the French law relating to information technology and individual liberties of 6 January 1978, as last amended by the Law of 6 August 2004, you have a right to access, modify, correct or delete the data that relates to you.You may object at any time, at no cost to you and without being required to justify your objection, to the data that you have supplied being processed. To access the Site, the User requires an Internet connection and the appropriate IT hardware, the costs of which shall be borne by the User.

The User may only access the Site for his own personal and private use.

Data privacy

Gathering of personal information

The Hachette.com files are registered with the French Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).

Users’ personal data is processed in accordance with the French Law relating to information technology and individual liberties of 6 January 1978, as last amended, and Hachette.com shall not collect personal data without the User’s knowledge.

The User has the right at all times to access and rectify the personal data held in relation to him or to object to such personal data.Users must simply send an e-mail (stating their surname, first name and e-mail address) to webmaster@hachette-livre.fr.

Obligations of Hachette.com to inform the persons concerned.

If the User has given his consent, he may receive communications from us or our partners through us.

The User may, should he so wish, unsubscribe from such communications by following the instructions contained in each such message.

Sending of CVs

Users have a right of access and modification, which means that in practice they may amend or remove their CV.

Hachette.com shall be the sole recipient of CVs and may not forward these, or more generally any personal data, to any third party.

Personal data provided in the form of a CV may not be used for any other purpose, particularly for commercial purposes (as referred to above). The Users shall bear sole responsibility for the form, content and accuracy of the information contained in their CV.

Hachette.com recommends that Users do not include “sensitive” personal data in their CVs:e.g. racial origin, political or religious opinions, sexual orientation etc.

Hachette.com does not intentionally collate any personal data from minors below the age of 18.The service for submitting a CV online is reserved for Users who are over 18.


Content distributed by Hachette.com (Intellectual property rights)

Hachette Livre draws your attention to the fact that “Hachette.com” is a work protected by copyright.Hachette Livre holds the author rights or rights of use in relation to each of the pages on this Site, as well as all rights to its structure and the elements that make up this structure.

In particular, the trademarks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos and texts, as well as extracts from audiobooks (distributed by Hachette.com) contained on this site are therefore the intellectual property of Hachette.com or its partners and may not be reproduced, used or shown without the express consent of Hachette.com or its partners. Failure to adhere to these conditions may result in legal action being taken.


The Hachette Livre trademark and its logo belong to Lagardère SCA.

The User undertakes to refrain from using or communicating the trademark or logo without the prior written consent of Lagardère SCA.

Consequently, Lagardère SCA shall take legal action, particularly in the event of any trademark infringement, against any party that violates its rights either directly or indirectly.

User compliance with intellectual property rights

The User guarantees that he shall not modify, hire, lend, sell or distribute the works included on the Hachette.com site and that he shall refrain from using the Site in full or in part for the purposes of producing works derived from the works contained on the Site.

Works may only be printed for the User’s private and exclusive use, with any other use being excluded in the absence of prior written consent from Hachette.com.


Where hyperlinks are provided on the Site, Hachette.com shall not be responsible for the content of the linked sites.Hachette.com shall therefore bear no responsibility for information contained in sites that may be linked to its site by means of a hyperlink or other form of link.

Warranty and liability disclaimer in relation to Site quality, continuity, accessibility, etc.

Hachette.com has taken all measures to ensure that its Site contains reliable information and offers secure access. However, Hachette.com cannot under any circumstances guarantee the complete absence of material errors, technical shortcomings or other faults. In particular, but without being limited to such a disclaimer, Hachette.com does not guarantee the continuity and quality of the services available on the Site.

In the event of software updates, the User may encounter connection problems.Hachette.com shall in no way be responsible for difficulties encountered in this regard. Hachette.com shall do everything within its power to guarantee the reliability of the data presented on the Site but may not be held responsible, either directly or indirectly, for any use made of this data or for any accessing or downloading of any content by the User.

Hachette.com cannot be held responsible for any loss of data or damage (direct or indirect) caused to the User’s IT system or other equipment due to use of the Site.

More generally, Hachette.com may not be held responsible for consequential damage, specific damage or accidental damage, be it direct or indirect, resulting from the Site having been accessed or used.

Applicable law

Place of jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed, interpreted and applied in accordance with French law, with the language of interpretation being French in the event of any dispute over the significance of a term or of a provision of these Terms and Conditions.

Any legal dispute arising from the use of the Site shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the French courts.

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