May 31th 2023
Welcome to the hachette.com website, a corporate website providing information about the Hachette Livre Group (hereinafter the "Website"). The Website presents the history, businesses, strategies and news relating to Hachette Livre Group.
ARTICLE 1 – DEFINITIONS
"Content" means, but is not limited to, the structure/architecture of the Website, the editorial contents, texts, illustrations, photos, videos, sounds, graphics, and any other content on the Website relating to Hachette Livre Group and its affiliates and/or their activities.
"Press Content" refers to all content provided to Professionals by Hachette Livre's communications department in the Press Section, such as press releases and photos, for the only purpose of communicating about Hachette Livre Group and/or its news and/or activities and/or the works it publishes and to which the content relates.
"Professional" means any journalist or any other professional, in particular in the editorial industry, who has access to the Website and the Press Content published thereon.
"User" means any physical person who navigates on the Website, including Professionals.
ARTICLE 3 - OBLIGATIONS AND LIABILITIES
3.1 User obligations and liabilities
3.1.1 General obligations
- use the Website for strictly personal purposes. In particular, Users undertake not to use the Website for commercial purposes or to send unsolicited advertising or promotional materials;
- not to breach or attempt to breach the security or integrity of the Website;
- not to commit or attempt to commit an act of counterfeiting, by any means whatsoever;
- not to seek to damage, as defined in articles L.323-1 et seq. of the French Penal Code, the automated data processing systems implemented to operate the Website.
Users are informed that any breach of these stipulations is likely to result in legal proceedings and sanctions in respect of their actions.
The present warranty covers in particular all compensation and lawyers' fees.
3.1.2 Technical obligations and constraints
A number of technical prerequisites are necessary for the Website to run smoothly. Due to the constant technical evolution of the Internet system, these conditions are subject to change.
Hachette Livre cannot be held liable under any circumstances for interruptions resulting from the normal operational limitations of the internet and the consequences that may arise as a result.
In general terms, Users undertake not to take any action that might hinder or disrupt the smooth operation or accessibility of the Website, in particular in relation to its IT configuration or the operational status of its hardware.
The cost of access to and browsing the Website are borne exclusively by the User.
3.2 Hachette Livre obligations and liabilities
Hachette Livre’s general obligation as the publisher of the Website is an obligation to use its best endeavours and Users acknowledge that Hachette Livre is under no obligation to achieve a specific result or commit additional resources of any kind.
The Website is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, continuous access to the Website is not guaranteed. However, Hachette Livre reserves the right to suspend, interrupt or limit access to all or part of the Website, without prior notice, in particular for maintenance and upgrading operations necessary for the proper functioning of the Website and related materials, or for any other reason, without the User being able to take any action against Hachette Livre. Hachette Livre cannot be held responsible for any prejudice of any kind that may result from these changes and/or the unavailability of the Website.
Hachette Livre cannot guarantee that the Website or the server on which it is hosted are free from viruses or other hazards. Users must take all appropriate measures to protect their own data and/or software from contamination by any viruses that may be circulating on the internet.
Users are hereby informed that Hachette Livre may shut down or change the nature of the Website at any time, without notice.
Hachette Livre makes every effort to ensure the quality of the content published on the Website. However, it cannot guarantee the accuracy, current nature, completeness or updating of the information and documents published on the Website and cannot be held liable for existing errors or omissions.
Hachette Livre is not responsible for the content of Website accessed through the hypertext links featured on the Website, or which are linked to it by any means whatsoever.
Hachette Livre declines any responsibility in the event of:
- a viral attack leading, in particular, to intrusion into its information systems or a theft of data;
- abnormal or illegal use of the Website;
- accidental, material and/or immaterial, direct and/or indirect harm that could result from access to or use of the Website, including inaccessibility, loss of data, deterioration, destruction or viruses that could affect the User’s computer equipment, and/or the presence of viruses on its Website.
Under no circumstances can Hachette Livre be held liable except in the case of proven fault.
ARTICLE 4 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
4.1 – General provisions
THE WEBSITE IS A PROTECTED WORK.
HACHETTE LIVRE AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, ITS PARTNERS ARE THE HOLDERS OF ALL EXPLOITATION RIGHTS RELATING TO THE CONTENT OF EACH PAGE MAKING UP THE WEBSITE, AS WELL AS TO ITS STRUCTURE.
ACCESS, CONSULTATION AND USE OF THE WEBSITE BY USERS IS EXCLUSIVELY PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL, WHICH USERS EXPRESSLY ACCEPT WITHOUT RESERVATION.
In general, Users shall not infringe the intellectual property rights (in particular copyright, neighbouring rights, sui generis rights of database producers, trademark rights, domain names, etc.) of Hachette Livre, its affiliates and/or any partner.
Hachette Livre is a registered trademark of LAGARDERE SA.
©HachetteLivre as well as all other brands, denominations, logos, book titles, collection names, visuals, graphics, illustrations, photographs, animations, videos, texts, extracts from books, etc. published on the Website belong to Hachette Livre and/or, where applicable, its partners. As a result, they may not be reproduced, represented, adapted, copied, extracted, modified, translated, exchanged and/or exploited in whole or in part by Users, by any means whatsoever and in any form whatsoever, without the prior authorization of Hachette Livre, under penalty of legal proceedings, in particular criminal and/or civil, except in the context of the exceptions to copyright limited by law.
The same applies to the underlying computer developments, technologies and developments that make up the Website. They may not therefore be reproduced, decompiled or disassembled without the express prior authorization of Hachette Livre, under penalty of legal action.
ANY VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ARTICLE EXPOSES THE USERS TO LEGAL ACTIONS WITH CIVIL AND/OR PENAL SANCTIONS.
4.2 – Terms of authorized use for Press Content in the Press Area
The Press Area is a section of the Website in which Hachette Livre's Communications Department allows Professionals to access, consult and use the Press Content under the strict conditions set out in this article 4.2.
Professionals are authorized, free of charge, to use the Press Content solely for the purpose of communicating about the Hachette Livre Group and/or its news and/or its activities and/or the works it publishes and to which the Press Content relates, subject to mentioning the credits associated with said Press Content. Reproductions and representations on any medium of communication to the public and by any means of transmission (e.g., print and digital media, website, social networks) are authorized throughout the whole world (unless specifically restricted in the credits).
The Professionals undertake not to distort the Press Content. Thus, this Press Content may not be modified or misappropriated by the User for the aforementioned purpose. Professionals also undertake not to harm the image of individuals or of the Hachette Livre Group, including its affiliates, its activities and the works it publishes.
The Professional uses this Press Content under his or her sole responsibility. Any violation of the general terms and conditions of use shall engage the responsibility of the Professional and Hachette Livre may take any measure to put an end to such violation.
ARTICLE 5 – PERSONAL DATA
ARTICLE 6 – GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 7 – APPLICABLE LAW AND DISPUTES