LEGAL POLICY

By browsing www.valrhona-mea.com, hereafter the “Website”, as a user hereafter designated “you” or the “user”, you recognise that you understand and accept the “Terms and Conditions of Use”, and specific terms applicable to certain Website services, mentioned hereafter.

Legal notices

The publisher of the Website is the company VALRHONA SELECTION FZE, a free zone establishment with limited liability registered with the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority in Dubai, United Arab Emirates “UAE” under company number 2460533 and  licence number 101059 located at Office Number LB16110, JAFZA 16 Building, JAFZA, Dubai, UAE.

Tel: +971 4 885 5518

Email : valrhona-mea@valrhona.fr

Hosting of the Website

Registrar: Wix.com Ltd on behalf of VALRHONA SELECTION FZE as owner.

Servers : NS4.WIXDNS.NET and NS5.WIXDNS.NET mirrored from VALRHONA SELECTION FZE’s OFFICE NUMBER LB16110 – JAFZA BULDING 16 – JEBEL ALI FREE ZONE – DUBAI - UAE

Owner’s Contact : Tel: +971 4 885 5518

Intellectual property rights

Valrhona and all its associated brands are all registered trademarks “Valrhona Trademarks” protected with the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) and with some other registries which are members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

VALRHONA SELECTION FZE is duly licensed to use and protect the Valrhona trademarks and copyrights.

The Website and all its content (including Valrhona Trademarks and other commercial brands, logos and all graphic, text and software components including tree structures, formatting, articles, presentations, illustrations, photographs and/or any other document) are protected by UAE, French and other international intellectual property rights.

All rights reserved copyright © - since 2020.

Browsing the Website and its content may in no event be interpreted as the grant of any licence or other right of use thereof.

For that reason, all forms of representation, reproduction, imbrication, diffusion and repeat broadcast, in whole or in part, are prohibited (including under, but not limited to, article 37 of the UAE Federal law Nr 7 of 2002, articles 17 and 21 of the Saudi Royal Decree M/41 dated 30 August 2003, article 47 of the Qatar law No 7 of 2002, article 52 of the Oman Royal Decree No 65 of 2008, article 43 to 47 of the Kuwait Law No 75 of 2019, article 65 of the Bahrain Law decree No 22 of 2006 amended by the law decree Nr 5 of 2014, and  article L122-4 of the French code of intellectual property law). Any person so proceeding without express prior authorisation by the holder of the applicable rights may be liable for the commission of a counterfeiting or infringement offence. The Publisher reserves the right to engage in civil and/or penal pursuit of offenders and violators.

The Publisher also reserves the right at any time to improve or modify the information, products, programmes or conditions of use described on the Website without incurring any liability in that respect. The applicable terms, conditions and notices shall be those in force at the date of your connection to the Website and it is your responsibility to check these Terms and Conditions of Use periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes will mean that you accept and agree to the changes.

All photographs used on the Website are protected by copyrights. For practical reasons, the applicable photo credits are not mentioned. For more information on the authors of photographs, you may contact the Publisher via the contact form provided.

 

Hyperlinks

The Website may include hyperlinks towards third party websites. The user redirected towards such a third-party website via a hyperlink recognises that the Publisher has no control over the content, information, products and services offered on such websites. The Publisher can therefore accept no responsibility whatsoever for any direct or indirect loss attributable to use of such websites accessible via hyperlinks.

The Publisher is equally not responsible in respect of hyperlinks pointing towards the Website.

Any person wishing to implement hyperlinks pointing towards the Website must obtain the Publisher’s prior written authorisation.

 

Limitation of liability

The Publisher stresses the inherent characteristics and limitations of the internet and can accept no liability for any loss arising from access to the Website or, on the contrary, from the impossibility of accessing the Website. The Publisher cannot accept any liability for lack of availability of the Website for any reason whatsoever (technical failure, network congestion etc.).

The user expressly recognises that he or she uses the Website at his or her risk or peril and under his or her exclusive responsibility. The Publisher cannot accept any liability for any direct or indirect, tangible or intangible loss to users, their computer or telecommunications equipment or data stored thereon, nor for any associated consequences for their personal, professional or commercial activities.

The information provided on the Website is indicative in nature. It is periodically verified and updated but may still contain errors. It must in particular be taken into consideration at the time it is published on the Website and not at the time you consult the Website (note that data may have been updated between the time at which you download them and the time at which you read them). The Publisher may in no event be held liable on the basis of such information.

 

Access to protected zones

Access to zones protected by a password is reserved exclusively to the persons so authorised. The user undertakes not to obtain forced access to such zones and, in particular, not to usurp the identity, access code or address of any other user. You may not use anyone else’s password or account at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that password or account. Any unauthorised person attempting to obtain access to such zones may be subject to criminal complaint and judicial pursuit.

Access non authorized access to the Website by use of any "crawler", "robot" or other automatic algorithm, application or any similar or equivalent manual or mechanical process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any part of the Website or its content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website may be subject to criminal complaint and judicial pursuit.

 

Use of the Website

The Publisher proposes the Website mainly for use by any person wishing to become familiar with Valrhona its products and services.

When you browse or connect to the Website:

  • You undertake to comply with the present notices and with the applicable legislation more generally;

  • You undertake to refrain from any collection or diverted use in particular of any personal data to which you may obtain access and, more generally, from any action liable to affect the rights of third parties.

When you complete a form by providing information, you undertake:

  • To provide real, honest and up-to-date data and not to use false names, positions or addresses or names, positions or addresses for which you are not authorised;

  • To keep your registration information up-to-date so that it always remains honest and precise;

  • Not to provide or distribute information, programmes or other elements that are illegal, reprehensible or harmful (such as viruses or software for piracy or copying);

  • Not to diffuse statements, opinions or other information that is defamatory, obscene, violent or racist or that, more generally, violates the applicable legal and regulatory requirements, personal rights and accepted principles of morality.

In the event of any breach of the aforementioned provisions, the Publisher reserves the right to prohibit access to the Website or services offered for your exclusive fault and without prejudice to its other rights of recourse.

 

Cookies

Our Website may use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. The publisher may also share information about your use of the Website with its distributors and its social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they have collected from your use of their services. Sharing with distributors may be subject to business terms covenants.

 

Privacy Policy- Personal Information

Personal Information is data that can be used to identify a natural or legal person and its actions under the Website.

Based on your full consent, which is hereby given without any reserve, the Publisher may process the Personal Information that you provide, or that your connection provides (such as your IP number), by using this Website (including through the cookies above mentioned in clause 9) for the purpose of giving you access to and use of the Website, for the performance of any business which you may have with Valrhona Middle East FZE or simply for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Publisher is subject. Save as otherwise mentioned in these Terms and Conditions of Use, your Personal Information shall remain confidential and be solely used for the Publisher’s intended needs and purpose. You agree that your Personal Information as described herein may be exported by the Publisher outside the host and mirror servers to a Publisher’s affiliate or parent company. All consents given herein shall be deemed valid for the purpose of the EU GDPR regulations or any other similar applicable regulation.

None of your Personal Information shall be traded to any non-related third party for marketing purpose.

Whereby required, the Publishing director mentioned in clause one shall act as a Data Protection Controller/Officer.

 

 

Business - Sales and Purchase

Any business undertaken by you with the Publisher is subject to Valrhona Middle East FZE’s Distributor Agreement and/or Sales Policy in force as amended and applicable from time to time.

 

Scope of application / jurisdiction

The present terms and conditions apply to all users without limitation of time or space. Any provision herein which shall be deemed null and void under any applicable law shall not impact the remaining of the Terms and Conditions of Use which shall remain in full force.

You agree that all disputes raised by you against the Publisher will be governed by the laws of the UAE and you agree to bring such disputes exclusively before the jurisdiction of the Dubai Courts of the Dubai mainland Legal Affairs Department. You agree that the Publisher has the option to raise  disputes of any kind against you before the competent jurisdiction of its choice, including the jurisdiction of your location and you waive any objection to such jurisdiction or venue.