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Terms and Conditions of Use

INTRODUCTION

The Terms and Conditions of Use (hereinafter “TCU”) specify the conditions for accessing and rules for using the online services offered through the Site and/or Application via the link or by the following means: tech.sncf.com

Access to the Site and/or Application is subject to compliance with the TCU. Access to the Site and/or the Application is restricted to the User as defined in the TCU.

When the User accesses the Site and/or Application for the first time, the TCU are displayed in a window. The User must accept the TCU by checking the box: “I have read the Terms and Conditions of Use in their entirety, and I accept them”.

The Publisher reserves the right to unilaterally modify or update the TCU at any time according to any changes or additions and in particular to comply with any legal, jurisprudential, editorial, or technical developments as well as with any changes to the Terms of Use of the Hosting Provider.

The User shall regularly consult the latest version of the TCU, which is permanently available on the Site and/or Application.

If the TCU are modified, a window containing the modified TCU is displayed. The User must accept the new TCU by checking the box: “I have read the TCU in their entirety, and I accept them”.

If the User does not accept the TCU, he/she will not be able to access the Site and/or Application.

ARTICLE 1 – DEFINITIONS

The capitalised words or expressions in the TCU have the following meanings:

Cookie(s): computer files stored on the hard drive of the User’s computer.

Publisher: SNCF, an Industrial and Commercial Public Establishment (EPIC), registered in the Bobigny Trade and Companies Register under number B 808 332 670, with its registered office at 2, Place aux Étoiles, 93200 Saint-Denis, whose duly authorised representative for the purposes of this document is Sylvie Humbert, Director of Communication, SNCF Innovation & Research.

Hosting Provider: the online publication of the site

Information: all information and publications available on the Site and/or Application.

Contribution(s): all comments and/or content published by Users on the Site and/or Application.

User(s): a person or persons having access to the Site and/or Application regardless of the location or connection method of the person(s).

ARTICLE 2 – PURPOSE OF THE SITE AND/OR APPLICATION

The purpose of the Site and the Application is to provide Users with news and information about the projects of the SNCF Innovation & Research Department.

The Site and Application shall be used in a manner compliant with the TCU.

ARTICLE 3 – ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE AND/OR APPLICATION

3.1 Access to the Site and/or Application

The Site and/or Application may be accessed from a device connected to a telecommunications network using Internet protocols.

The Publisher grants the User the right to consult, use, and access information on the Site and/or Application.

3.2 Cost of access

Access to the Site and/or Application

All software and hardware necessary for the use or operation of the Site and Application as well as any costs for Internet access or communication outside of his/her workplace shall be provided and paid for by the User.

The User has sole responsibility for his/her connection data. Any connection to the Site and/or Application and any transmission of data using the User’s connection information will be considered the action of the User unless proven otherwise.

3.3 Duration of access

The User is provided access to the Site and/or Application for an unlimited period of time, without prejudice to the User or Publisher’s right to unilaterally terminate that access at any time without notice, reason, or compensation.

The User acknowledges that if any relevant laws and/or these TCU are violated, the Publisher may block and/or terminate access to the Site and/or Application without prior notice and with immediate effect.

3.4 Use of the Site and/or Application

Actions forbidden to Users include but are not limited to:

  • using the Site and/or Application for commercial purposes and in general offering products and services remunerating him/her directly or indirectly;
  • “reselling” or making available to a third party and/or other Users, for a fee and/or free of charge, the content of the Site and/or Application;
  • using the Site and/or Application to publish or offer in any form whatsoever advertising or unsolicited promotional items.

 

ARTICLE 4 – AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE AND/OR APPLICATION

The Publisher reserves the right to suspend, interrupt, or limit without prior notice access to all or part of the Site and/or Application, notably for maintenance and updating, for the proper functioning of the Site and/or Application and related materials, and for any other reason, including technical matters.

The Publisher has no obligation of result concerning the availability of the Site and/or Application. The Publisher is in no way liable for interruptions or the consequences of interruptions for the User, including those caused by the Hosting Provider for maintenance or other reasons.

The User is informed that the Publisher can terminate or modify the characteristics of the Site and/or Application at any time, without prior notice, and without the User’s having recourse against the Publisher.

ARTICLE 5 – HOSTING OF THE SITE AND/OR APPLICATION

Users are expressly informed that the content published on the Site and the Application is hosted and stored on the Hosting Provider’s servers.

ARTICLE 6 – INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The User is prohibited from infringing the intellectual property rights (copyright, related rights, the sui generis right of the database producer, trademark law, domain names, etc.) of the Publisher and/or the Hosting Provider and/or any third party.

The Publisher holds all intellectual property rights on both the structure and the content of the Site and/or Application (texts, logos, images, audio elements, software, icons, layout, database, etc.) or has legally acquired the rights for the unrestricted use of the structure and content of the Site and/or Application.

The User is therefore prohibited from copying, reproducing, representing, modifying using, and/or transferring in any way and for any purpose all or part of the structure and content of the Site and/or Application without the express, prior, and written consent of the Publisher.

Downloads of any kind are strictly prohibited without the Publisher’s express authorisation of the Publisher. Any improper downloading that is observed may result in the imposition by the Publisher and/or any third party of any penalties deemed appropriate.

Any software offered for downloading on the Site and/or Application by the Hosting Provider must comply with the Hosting Provider’s Terms of Use. The User must contact the Publisher before any download to determine whether it is one of the services that the Publisher subscribed with the Hosting Provider

The User is solely liable for any consequences of attacks resulting from any downloads made by the User without having informed the Publisher and/or in violation of the Hosting Provider’s Terms of Use.

The brands and logos reproduced on the Site and/or Application are registered with the competent Offices by the companies that own them. Any reproduction of names or logos by any means whatsoever without the holder’s prior consent is prohibited.

Failure to comply with these prohibitions may constitute an act of counterfeiting and/or unfair and parasitic competition that engage the User’s civil and/or criminal liability.

ARTICLE 8 – GUARANTIES/LIABILITY

The User undertakes not to infringe applicable laws and regulations, proper Intranet practices and netiquette, and these Terms and Conditions of Use while using the Site and/or Application.

The User is informed that any violation of the provisions of the TCU may result in legal action and penalties against him.

The User also undertakes, under the same conditions, to comply with the internal rules and practices relating to the use of the Publisher’s information systems and networks.

The User undertakes to respond diligently to any complaint.

The User is liable to the Publisher and/or third parties for any material and/or immaterial, direct and/or indirect damage of any kind whatsoever caused by the User and/or his/her employees resulting from the use of the Site and/or Application in violation of the TCU.

The User guarantees the Publisher, its parent companies, sisters, affiliates, representatives, employees, partners, and the Hosting Provider against any request, complaint, claim and/or recourse of any kind resulting from any violation of said provisions.

The User shall compensate them, at any time and when first requested, for any damage and/or any request, action, or complaint from third parties resulting from any violation of said provisions.

This guarantee includes both damages and interest that may be paid, whatever their direct or indirect origin, as well as attorney’s fees, expert’s fees, legal fees, or others.

The Publisher undertakes to make every effort to implement technical and organizational measures to protect the Information circulating on the Site and/or Application.

The User acknowledges, however, that he/she is fully informed that the data is not totally protected against intrusion, including by hacking.

The User acknowledges that it is impossible to guarantee the absolute security of transmitted data. Consequently, the Publisher cannot be held liable for incidents that may arise from their transmission.

It is the User’s responsibility to implement all means necessary to preserve the confidentiality of the transmitted data.

Users of the Site and/or Application expressly undertake:

  • not to use software or processes intended to copy Information on the Site and/or Application without the Publisher’s express prior consent;
  • not to use software or devices likely to disrupt the proper functioning of the Site and/or Application, or to take actions likely to place a disproportionate burden on the Publisher’s infrastructure;
  • not to alter or modify Information on the Site and/or Application or create works derived from it without the Publisher’s express prior consent;
  • to extract short quotations, analyses, and reproductions intended for press reviews or other uses expressly authorised by law only within the limits and conditions set by the latter and on condition that the authors’ names and the source are cited;
  • not to extract or reuse, including for private purposes, any part of the content of the databases and archives compiled by the Site and/or Application, whether substantial or not, without the Publisher’s prior written consent;
  • not to collect information on third parties, including email addresses, for use in sending commercial solicitations or the equivalent, or to integrate it within a referral service or the equivalent, whether free or paid, or to carry out competitive intelligence;
  • not to set up systems likely or of a nature to hack the Site and/or Application in whole or part, or likely to violate the TCU;
  • to inform the Publisher as soon as the User becomes aware of any infringement (in particular of the Publisher’s intellectual property rights) or any illicit or non-contractual use of the Information on the Site and/or Application, regardless of the transmission method used.

A User who publishes a Contribution on the Site and/or Application acknowledges his/her liability vis-à-vis third parties and the Publisher in the event of a violation of applicable laws or regulations, and therefore guarantees the Editor against any trouble, claim, or dismissal.

 

ARTICLE 9 – CONTACT

Any questions relating to the operation of the Site and/or Application and the Terms and Conditions of Use should be submitted by:

  • email: com.recherche@sncf.fr
  • post, to the following address: siège social, 2, Place aux Etoiles, 93200 Saint Denis

 

ARTICLE 10 – NULLITY

If one or more provisions of these TCU are found to be null and void under applicable laws, regulations, or a final decision of the courts, this shall not affect the other provisions or any part of the nullified provision(s) that is not null and void.

 

ARTICLE 11 – APPLICABLE LAW – SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES

These Terms and Conditions of Use are subject to French law.

In the event of a dispute concerning the interpretation, validity, or execution of these TCU, the User and the Publisher agree to use their best efforts to settle the dispute amicably.

In the event an amicable agreement cannot be reached, any dispute concerning the interpretation or execution of these TCU shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Paris courts.