Legal Disclaimers

In accordance with the provisions of article 6 III 1° of the French Law no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 for confidence in the digital economy, we would inform you that:

  • This site is owned by MAPA SAS, with share capital of EUR 35,000,010.00, registered with the Trade & Companies Register of Nanterre under number 314 397 720, of which the registered office is located 420 rue d’Estienne d’Orves 92705 COLOMBES FRANCE (e-mail:; telephone number :;
  • The director of Web publication is Anne Te Simon in his capacity of Marketing Manager;
  • The company hosting the site is Link by Net – 5/9 Rue de l'Industrie, 93200 Saint-Denis, France - telephone number : 01 48 13 00 00.

General conditions of use


Users are only able to take advantage of the services offered to them on this site provided they accept these general conditions of use. The site user acknowledges having read and understood the conditions of use and agrees to comply therewith. The user acknowledges that he has the competence and resources necessary to access and use the site.


The purpose of these T&Cs is to fix the conditions of use of the Website accessible at

Entry into force - Term

These conditions of use come into force as at the date they are put on-line and will be binding as at the date the user first uses the site. These conditions of use are binding throughout the whole period of use of the site and until new conditions of use replace these conditions. The user may at any time withdraw from using the services and the site but remains liable for any prior use.


MAPA SAS reserves the option of putting links in place on its Website giving access to Web pages other than those on its site. Users are informed that any sites they may access via the links do not belong to MAPA SAS. MAPA SAS declines all liability as regards the content of the information supplied on these sites pursuant to activating the link(s). The placing of a link towards this Website without MAPA SAS’ express prior authorisation is prohibited. The Web editor shall not be liable for access by users via links present on the site to other resources presented on the Internet network.

Web editor’s liability

MAPA SAS shall not be liable for:

  • the quality of the service, the service being offered “as is”;

  • any disruption in use of the site;
  • the impossibility of using the site;
  • breaches of computer security that might cause damage to users’ computer equipment and their data;
  • any breaches of users’ rights generally.

The Web editor uses its best endeavours to offer users information and/or tools available and checked but shall not be held liable for any errors, absence of availability of information and/or the presence of viruses. The information provided by the Web editor does not exempt the user from additional personalised analysis. The Web editor does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or currency of the information disseminated on the site. Accordingly, users acknowledge that they use at their own exclusive liability.

User’s liability

Users agree to use the services of the site together with all the information to which they may have access for personal reasons only and for purposes compliant with public policy, public morality and rights of third parties. Users acknowledge that they have checked that the computer set-up used by them contains no virus and is in perfect working order. Users agree not to disrupt use by other users of the site and not to access parts of the site for which access is reserved. Users agree not to commit any act that could jeopardize the computer security of MAPA SAS or other users. Users agree not to interfere with or interrupt the normal operation of the site. Users agree not to carry out any act for commercial, political or for advertising purposes or any form of commercial canvassing and specifically the sending of unwanted e-mails (spamming). Users agree not to collect, use or process the personal data of other users in any way whatsoever. Users agree to hold MAPA SAS harmless in case of complaint, claim, legal action, proceedings and any orders against the MAPA SAS arising from non-compliance with the conditions of use by them.

Intellectual property

The elements belonging to MAPA SAS such as the Website, trademarks, drawings, designs, images, texts, photos, logos, graphics charters, software, search engines, databases... without this list being exhaustive, are its exclusive property. These conditions of use do not carry with them the assignment of any sort in favour of the user of any intellectual property rights over the elements belonging to MAPA SAS Any representation of the site in full or part by any company whatsoever without the Web editor’s express authorisation is prohibited and constitutes an infringement punishable according to articles L.335-2 et seq of the Intellectual Property Code. The same applies to the databases included on the site which are protected by the provisions of the law of 1st July 1998 enacting transposition into the Intellectual Property Code of the Community directive of 11 March 1996 relating to legal protection of databases. The trademarks of the Web editor and its partners, as well as the logos included on the site, are trademarks (semi-figurative or not) and are registered. The trademarks and logos included in the section 'Dealer Locator' belong to the companies quoted. Any reproduction of these trademarks or logos in full or in part made on the basis of elements on the site without the Web editor’s express authorisation is thus prohibited by article L.713-2 of the Intellectual Property Code.

Data Protection

In accordance with the law of 6 January 1978 on computers, data files and liberties as amended, the automated processing of data of a personal nature performed from this site has been registered with the CNIL (French Data Protection Agency) which has issued a receipt under no. 458039. Users are informed that in accordance with article 32 of the said data protection law of 6 January 1978 as amended, the information disclosed in the forms present on the site are necessary to answer their request and are intended for the Web editor, the data processing officer, for administrative and commercial purposes or, where the information is given by the user in the section 'Ask for quotation' (namely their contact details and the content of their request for a quote), they will also be sent to the distributor(s) selected for obtaining the said quotes. Users are informed that they have a right to search, access and correct and a right to object on legitimate grounds relating to the personally identifiable data concerning them in writing to the following address: 420 rue d’Estienne d’Orves 92705 Colombes or , accompanied by a copy of proof of their identity. Users are bound to comply with the provisions of the law of 6 January 1978, as amended, relating to computers, data files and liberties; any breach thereof is punishable under the criminal law system. In particular, users must refrain from collecting, misappropriating and misusing and, generally, from any act liable to amount to an invasion of privacy or damage the reputation of persons in regard to the personally identifiable information to which they have access.

Professional messaging service

The electronic messaging address of MAPA SAS and every one of its members is reserved for business use only. Any professional files or documents intended for MAPA SAS must be forwarded to these business addresses.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These conditions of use are governed by French law. This applies for both substantive and procedural rules. Any dispute arising from the application of these conditions of use will be of the competence of the French jurisdictions.

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