GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
- “GTCU” or “General Terms and Conditions of Use” mean the Platform’s general terms and conditions of use which are intended to contractually regulate how Users make use of the Platform provided to them by Kariban; “Account” means the personal account created by a User. The Account gives the User access to their personal space from the Platform via a unique login/password combination;
- “Personal Data” or “Data” mean any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is deemed to be a person who can be directly or indirectly identified, namely through an identifying factor, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online username or any information specific to their physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, cultural or social identity;
- “Platform” means the platform accessible at www.karibanbrands.com ;
- “User” means the person who accesses the Platform.
The purpose of these GTCU is to set out the rights and obligations of the Parties while browsing the Platform.
3 – Acceptance and enforceability
The User acknowledges that they have received all the necessary information on the use of the Platform from Kariban and fully endorses these GTCU.
They acknowledge that they:
- Are aware of the conditions under which the Platform operates; Have all of the necessary technical skills to access and use the Platform normally in compliance with the GTCU.
- The User accepts the GTCU by ticking a box on the Platform.
- They must accept these GTCU to open an Account.
- The GTCU take effect and are enforceable once they are accepted by the User who must adhere to them while using Platform services.
4 – Accessing the platform
The Platform is accessible to any internet user wishing to use the proposed services, at the following URL: www.karibanbrands.com.
Some functions may be restricted depending on the settings of the Account in question.
The Platform is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, subject to a case of force majeure, any malfunctioning and/or maintenance work necessary to the proper functioning of the Platform.
5 – Terms and conditions of use for the Platform
5.1. PREREQUISITES FOR USING THE PLATFORM
To use the Platform (and all related services), the User must:
- Have a high-speed internet connection (mobile or Wi-Fi network);
- To make use of the services available in the Customer Space, open an Account under the terms set out in Article 6.
We recommend the latest version of a popular browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari) for an optimum experience.
5.2. PLATFORM FUNCTIONS
You generally recognise that the Platform is constantly evolving and its form and nature may undergo ad hoc changes without warning. You may not therefore make any complaints in this regard.
The Platform allows you to:
- Create lists of products that you wish to set aside and send to Kariban to be connected to a retailer;
- Manage your personal information;
- Manage your email subscriptions;
- and Manage your privacy settings.
6 – Opening an account and terms and conditions of use
6.1. OPENING AN ACCOUNT
To access your Customer Space, you must open an Account.
To open your Account, enter and approve all the compulsory information as well as any optional information that you wish to tell us on the registration page.
The selected password must meet the standards set by Kariban.
Once this information is approved, you must tick the box to accept the GTCU before you can use your Account to log in to your Customer Space.
6.2. LOGGING INTO THE CUSTOMER SPACE
Enter your username/password to log in to your Customer Space. If the combination is correct, you will be logged in to your Customer Space.
If you have entered an incorrect username or password, the login window will display an error message. At this point you can:
- Re-enter your username/password;
- or Generate a new password via an email that we will send out.
6.3. ACCOUNT SECURITY AND RESPONSIBILITY
Your Account is strictly personal. Do not disclose your username or password to others.
You are responsible for keeping your username and password private, for restricting access to your login tools and for any activity in your Account or via your username and password. We strongly recommend that you do not use your Account password for other applications.
If you discover or have reason to believe that your password has become known by a third party or has been or is likely to be used in an unauthorised manner (and, more generally, that your Account is being used fraudulently or your identity has been compromised), you must complete one or both of the following steps without delay:
- Change your password; and
- Inform Kariban by sending an email to the following address: [email protected]
Kariban shall under no circumstances be held liable in the event that the User’s Customer Space is used by unauthorised persons or by anyone other than the User to whom the Account belongs.
6.4. UPDATING ACCOUNT INFORMATION
Please note that you are also responsible for keeping your information accurate and up to date. To keep your Customer Space in good working order, you must immediately update your information following any change and/or respond without delay to any request from Kariban to confirm the validity and authenticity of your Data. You can access your information at any time and amend it in your Customer Space.
6.5. WHO CAN OPEN AN ACCOUNT?
Any natural person of legal age can open an Account free of charge.
6.6. ACCOUNT CLOSURE CONDITIONS
Once opened, your Account shall remain active for an unlimited period and may be closed at any time.
CLOSURE ON YOUR INITIATIVE:
Contact us from your Customer Space and request that we delete your Account.
We will close your Account as soon as possible once your request is received and, where necessary, your identity is confirmed.
CLOSURE ON OUR INITIATIVE:
Please note that we reserve the right to suspend or close your Account at any time in the event of:
- Non-compliance with these GTCU;
- A court injunction and/or a legal and/or regulatory obligation falling to us;
- A breach, suspicion or attempted security breach on your Account.
6.7. CONSEQUENCES OF CLOSING AN ACCOUNT
Closing an Account means it will be deleted. This is final and irreversible and associated Data will be automatically deleted and non-recoverable.
Deleting an Account does not prevent you from opening another Account in the future.
7 – Amending the GTCU
The GTCU may be regularly updated. You will be advised of these updates when you log in to your Account. To continue accessing your Customer Space, you must first read and accept the new GTCU.
If you do not accept them, you will be unable to access your Customer Space.
8 – Unavailability of the platform
8.1. UNAVAILABILITY DUE TO Kariban
We reserve the right to shut down all or part of the Platform at any time, with or without notice, particularly in the interests of corrective maintenance or upgrading to improve the content or presentation.
Where possible, we will inform you in advance of any corrective maintenance or upgrading.
8.2. UNAVAILABILITY INDEPENDENT OF Kariban
You recognise that the Platform may be shut down for reasons beyond our control and that we cannot therefore guarantee continuous access.
9 – Force majeure
Cases of force majeure will initially suspend the enforcement of the GTCU.
If cases of force majeure last for longer than two (2) months, the GTCU will be automatically terminated, unless otherwise agreed by the Parties.
In express terms, cases deemed to constitute force majeure or fortuitous events are those typically upheld by the case law of French courts.
10 – Product information
In general terms, all product information on the Platform is provided for information purposes only (e.g. retail prices, colours or product arrival dates). Kariban shall not be contractually bound by the provision of this information.
Prices are indicated without VAT.
11 – Liability
Kariban shall not be held liable towards the User for any direct or indirect damage of any kind, resulting from the use of the Platform or the inability to access the Platform for any reason whatsoever.
In any event, the User recognises that Kariban reserves the right to amend or temporarily or permanently shut down access to the Platform, in part or in full, including the Customer Space.
Kariban shall not be held liable in the event that the Platform becomes temporarily, partially or totally unavailable, particularly due to maintenance, a technical incident or, more generally, an external event beyond its control.
Equally, Kariban may not be held liable for any consequences of using the Platform in the event of data/information or settings errors.
12 – Hypertext links
The existence of a hypertext link from the site www.karibanbrands.com to another site does not constitute a recommendation or a validation of this site or its contents.
Consequently, Kariban cannot be held liable for the information, opinions and recommendations provided by these third parties.
Kariban allows the free creation of links to the homepage of its site.
However, for so-called “deep” links to another site page, a written request must be sent to the head office, at the following address: Kariban, 10 avenue du Girou 31620 Villeneuve-lès-Bouloc, France
13 – Rights and individual property
The general structure of the Platform as well as the text, still or moving images, sound and photos are the property of Kariban.
Consulting and using the Platform do not grant any licence or any transfer of the rights pertaining to these elements of the Platform, unless expressly stated.
These elements are subject to the provisions of the Intellectual Property Code: any unauthorised (according to law or the GTCU) use may therefore result in legal action.
Thus, without the prior consent of Kariban or the holder of the rights pertaining to the element in question, it is forbidden to copy, reproduce, depict, adapt, modify or distribute any of the Platform’s elements, in part or in full, or all or part of its content, through any process whatsoever, or on any medium whatsoever.
In general terms, any unauthorised use of the Platform’s content or information may result in legal action by the holders of the rights in question, who reserve the right to claim damages.
14 – Severability of clauses
If one or more stipulations of the GTCU are found to be invalid or declared as such under legislation, a regulation or following a final decision by a competent court, the other stipulations shall retain their full force and scope and remain valid and applicable. The same principles shall apply in the event of incomplete provisions.
15 – Waiver
That Kariban does not avail itself, at a given moment, of any of the provisions of the GTCU may not be interpreted as waiving the right to subsequently avail itself of any of these terms and conditions.
16 – Personal data protection
Kariban is likely to process personal data while responding to customer/prospect requests, sending communications on products and collections or improving service quality.
17 – Applicable law and assigning jurisdiction
The validity, interpretation and performance of the Contract and the resolution of any related disputes are governed and interpreted according to French law.
The Parties shall strive to amicably settle any dispute arising from the interpretation or performance of these GTCU.
If they are unable to reach an agreement and the dispute persists, they hereby agree to submit it to the competent court within the jurisdiction of the Montauban Court of Appeal.