TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE / LEGAL NOTICE
IMPORTANT! Please carefully read the following terms and conditions ("Terms") governing your use (including access, browsing and/or use of any interactive features) of those portions of the CHANEL website accessible at www.chanel.com, as well as and including any other CHANEL websites or web pages accessible through the CHANEL website or other promotional websites CHANEL hosts or sponsors such as minisites or pages on third party social networking services, directed at English speaking consumers in countries where there is no localized version of the CHANEL website accessible by going to the “Languages” page or link in the home page of www.chanel.com (the “Site(s)”).
Different terms may apply in other countries or world regions where a local version of the Site exists.
Use of the Sites is subject to these legally binding Terms and constitutes your agreement to be bound by and to act in accordance with these Terms. By accessing and using the Site, you unconditionally agree to the following:
- 1. Contact Information
Chanel is a French société par actions simplifiée with capital of €80,200,000.00, with its principal office located at 135 Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, registered in the Nanterre Trade and Companies Register under number B 542 052 766 (EU VAT Number: FR 64542052766).
The Website is published by Chanel. Its Publication Director is Mr. Luc Dony.
The websites "chanel.com" and "chanel-news.chanel.com" are hosted by Claranet, 68 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris, France. Telephone: + 33 (0)1 70 13 70 00.
For any questions, please contact our Customer Service Department by filling out the "Contact Us" form.
- 2. Intellectual Property Rights
Chanel and/or its affiliates worldwide own the domain names "chanel.com" and "chanel-news.chanel.com". The Site is a creative work protected by intellectual property laws. The Site as a whole and each of its individual components (including text, tree structures, software, animations, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, logos, trademarks, designs, and models) are the exclusive property of Chanel and/or its affiliates worldwide, which is/are solely authorized to use the intellectual property rights related to them.
Use of all or part of the Site, in particular by means of downloading, reproduction, transmission, display, or distribution other than for your own personal or private use, for commercial or other purposes, is strictly prohibited. Violations are subject to the penalties provided by law.
By using the Site's "Share" function to introduce a Chanel product to others, you acknowledge and agree that the content made available for sharing may be used only for strictly personal use, which excludes any commercial use on websites or web pages and/or any other digital media for commercial purposes.
Hypertext links to the Sites can only be created with the prior written authorization of Chanel, which may revoke this authorization at any time.
Websites which have hyperlink to the Sites may not all be controlled by Chanel, which consequently disclaims any liability (particularly editorial) in connection with the access to such websites and their content.
Chanel is free to modify the Site's content at any time, without notice.
- 3. Warranties and Liability
Chanel makes every effort to ensure that the information accessible via the Sites is accurate, complete and up-to-date. However, Chanel gives no guarantee whatsoever that this information is accurate, complete and up to date. Chanel does not give any express or implied guarantee concerning all or any part of the Sites.
Chanel may not in any circumstances be held liable for any direct or indirect damage, whatever its cause, origin, nature and consequences, arising out of the consultation or use of the Sites. In particular, Chanel disclaims all liability for any interruption or inaccessibility of the Sites, any occurrence of bugs or any damage resulting from fraudulent acts by third parties (such as intrusion) from the Sites.
Chanel has put in place means intended to ensure the security of the files composed from the personal data collected on the Sites. Chanel has no control over risks in connection with the functioning of Internet and draws your attention to the existence of potential risks arising in terms of confidentiality of the data transiting via this network.
- 4. Changes to Legal Notice
These Terms may be modified at any time. Publication of any modifications shall take place upon being put on line and you are deemed to have accepted them unconditionally when you access the Sites after they have been put on line. We recommend that you consult this page regularly.
- 5. Disputes
These Terms have been drawn up pursuant to French law, and in particular to the provisions of French law n°2004-575 of June 21, 2004 regarding the trustworthiness of the electronic economy, French law n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 on Data processing, files and individual liberties as amended by French law n°2004-801 of August 6, 2004 relating to the Protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data. The French courts have territorial jurisdiction to hear any dispute relating to the Site.
Last update: July 2013
Copyright © Chanel.
The Chanel companies worldwide ("Chanel") recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of all consumers (“you” or “user”) who visit the CHANEL hosted or sponsored websites.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that your personal data may be collected on the Sites.
- 1. General Information
Chanel protects the privacy of the users of its Sites by complying with the applicable regulations in force. Accordingly, Chanel, as data controller, has notified the French data protection authority (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés) (hereinafter "CNIL") that it collects and processes your personal data.
- 2. Data Collection, Use, and Storage
2.1 Data Collection
Identifiable personal information
Chanel is likely to collect directly your identifiable personal information, namely via the “contact” section or when you subscribe to Chanel News (RSS feed).
“Identifiable personal information” refers to information related to you as an individual, communicated by you by using the application form, or that Chanel collects within the framework of your use of the Sites and which, whatever their nature, constitutes direct or indirect identifiable personal information. Identifiable personal information includes personal information (such as your first and last name, contact information, and photographs, as provided by you) as well as electronic identification data available on or from your computer (such as cookies or IP addresses). Your electronic identification data makes it possible to identify and geolocalize your Internet connection terminal and the pages you visited while using the Sites. As such, electronic identification data generally cannot be used to identify you personally.
In order to fight against counterfeiting and infringement, Chanel has set up automated processes to collect information on companies or individuals who commit or are likely to commit acts that violate its rights. This information will be accessible to any company legally authorized to use the Chanel trademarks, in France or abroad, that has been a victim of such violations, for the purpose of taking action or any necessary measures to protect their rights.
Cookies cannot be used to identify you. However, they record information relating to your computer's use of the Sites (the pages you visit, the date and time of your visit, etc.), which Chanel may use during subsequent visits, or the number of times Chanel promotional content is displayed on third-party sites or applications.
Chanel may collect information by installing a cookie or web beacon on your computer via the Sites. Chanel may also memorize connection and login preferences and information relating to use of online services. Depending on the settings you choose for your terminal, which you can change at any time, the cookies that Chanel installs via the Sites do the following:
- Determine statistics and volumes relating to traffic and use of the Sites' various components (sections and content visited, and paths used), which help improve the relevance and user-friendliness of the services offered to you; and
- Count clicks for components of online services.
Chanel may also purchase advertising space to promote its products using promotional content distributed via third-party sites or applications, which may contain cookies. Depending on the settings you choose for your terminal, which you can change at any time, such cookies may be installed on your terminal in order to:
- Count the number of displays and activations of our promotional content distributed via third-party sites or applications; identify such content and sites or applications; and determine the number of users that have clicked on each content display; and
- Establish statistics.
For Mozilla Firefox: Select the "Tools" menu, then "Options". Click the "Privacy" icon, locate the "Cookies" menu and select your preferred options.
For Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and later: Select the "Tools" menu, then "Internet Options". Click the "Confidentiality" tab and use the cursor to select the level desired.
For Opera 6.0 and later: From the "File" menu, select "Preferences", then click on "Privacy" and select your preferred options.
For Safari: From the Safari menu,select "Preferences", then click on "Security" and select your preferred options.
"Flash"© Cookies from "Adobe Flash Player"™
"Adobe Flash Player"™ is a computer application that can be used to quickly develop dynamic content using the "Flash" computer language. Flash (and similar applications) memorizes the settings, preferences, and use of such content by means of a technology similar to cookies. However, "Adobe Flash Player"™ manages relevant information and your preferences via a different interface than the one supplied by your browsing software.
Considering that your terminal may view content developed with Flash, we invite you to access your Flash cookie management resources directly from the website http://www.adobe.com/fr/.
A RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed is automatically generated as a particular website is updated. Chanel invites you to subscribe to RSS feeds that will enable you to be notified when articles are published, particularly on the “chanel-news.chanel.com” website. The feed will be updated automatically or manually when you refresh your Internet browser or email program, depending on the subscription options you have selected.
You can unsubscribe from a RSS feed at any time by deleting it from your browser and/or your email program. RSS feeds do not enable Chanel to obtain any information concerning you. For technical reasons, Chanel is aware only of the number of subscribers to its RSS feeds.
Chanel publishes a page that presents and provides information on Chanel on the social network facebook™.
You can follow Chanel's facebook™ page. Personal information that you have designated as public and that is accessible from your profile can be accessed by Chanel. Chanel does not create or use any databases unaffiliated with facebook™ that are compiled from any personal information you publish on facebook™.
If you wish to block Chanel from accessing the personal information that you have published on your profile (and which is publicly visible), we remind you that facebook™ allows you to restrict access to your information. We recommend that you check the identifiable personal information policy of facebook™ on a regular basis.
2.2 Data Use
The information you provide on the Sites enables Chanel to:
* Process your questions and requests for information;
* Assess the Sites' audience;
* Send you the News you have subscribed for;
* Provide information on Chanel products;
* Inform you of events organized by Chanel;
* Invite you to take part in surveys;
* Enable you to follow the Sites and its latest developments (in the Chanel News section).
Mandatory information required by Chanel to carry out the above tasks is marked with an asterisk on the different pages of the Sites. All other information is optional. It helps us to know you better and to improve our communication and the services we offer you.
2.3 Data Storage
Chanel may store your identifiable personal information for a period of up to ten years following the last date of contact. Cookies used to analyze traffic on the Sites are stored for six months.
- 3. Sharing and disclosure of Identifiable Personal Data
The data collected shall be provided only to Chanel and to companies authorized to use the CHANEL trademarks.
Chanel will not transmit your identifiable personal information to third parties unless:
- Chanel is required to share such information with its distributors or service providers, in particular, its technical service providers, to supply a service that you have requested (for example, sending a Newsletter); or
- Chanel receives a request from a judicial authority or any other legally authorized administrative authority asking that such information be disclosed in compliance with the laws in force.
Chanel will use its best efforts to ensure the confidentiality and security of identifiable personal information that has been collected when transmitting it to the aforementioned entities.
When you introduce a Chanel brand product to someone you know using the "Share" function provided on the Sites, the information you enter is used only to send your message. It is not stored by Chanel or used for any other purpose. You are solely responsible for any messages you send to people you know using the "Share" function.
- 4. Data Transmitted by the Sites Users other than as Requested by Chanel
Chanel requests that you refrain from transmitting any content including but not limited to business, advertising, creative, marketing or any other types of proposals, concepts, know-how, ideas and the like ("Unsolicited Materials") that is not requested via a questionnaire or any other collection form, such as commercial information, advertisements, personal creations, ideas, or concepts, etc.
- 5. Security Measures
Chanel will use its best efforts to protect your identifiable personal information against damage, loss, disclosure, misappropriation, intrusion, alteration, and destruction.
Chanel's information systems are protected by state-of-the-art hardware and software security systems. Physical and electronic safeguard procedures are implemented in connection with data collected on the Sites, in accordance with the applicable French laws governing personal data protection.
Any Chanel employees who, in the course of their work, might have access to your identifiable personal information agree to hold it in the strictest confidence.
However, Chanel has no control over the risks in connection with the functioning of the Internet and draws your attention to the existence of potential risks in terms of confidentiality of the data transiting via this network. Access to information proposed on the Sites might be interrupted for high priority events or beyond Chanel's reasonable control, or reasons which do not fall under Chanel's scope of responsibility.
- 6. Individual Rights Relating to Collected Data
6.1 Right to Access, Modify, Correct, and Delete Data
You have a general right to access, modify, correct, and delete data that concerns you.
To exercise your right please send your request to our Customer Service Department by filling out the "Contact Us" form.
To process your request, please send us the following information required for identification purposes: your first and last name, your email address, and possibly your mailing address.
The "chanel-news.chanel.com" portion of the Site offers users a free Newsletter service, which you are free to subscribe to.
Users of the Sites who no longer wish to receive it can unsubscribe as follows:
* by simply clicking on the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each Newsletter; or
* by filling out the "Contact Us" form and specifying your request and the email address to be unsubscribed in your message.
- 7. Use of Data in the Event of a Change of Corporate Control
Data collected by Chanel may be transferred to third parties within the framework of a change of corporate control, an acquisition, bankruptcy proceedings, or the sale of company assets.
- 8. Identifiable personal information Policy and Minors
The Sites are not targeted towards minors. However, access to the Sites is not reserved for adults, as it does not present any content prohibited for minors under the age of 18.
The Sites forms and questionnaires are not aimed at collecting information on minors. If information on a minor has been collected by the Sites, the minor's legal representative can contact Chanel's Customer Service Department to correct, modify, or delete the information (see article 6.1.)
- 9. Identifiable personal information Policy Updates
The identifiable personal information Policy may be modified by Chanel at any time. Should Chanel wish to use your personal data other than as stipulated in the identifiable personal information Policy in force at the time of data collection, notice of any such modifications will be posted on the Sites in a visible manner and you will also receive notice by email if you have subscribed to the Newsletter.
With regard to any changes which may be made to the identifiable personal information Policy, we invite you to check the "identifiable personal information" section on a regular basis.
- 10. Questions / Contact
For any questions or comments relating to the identifiable personal information Policy or the manner in which Chanel collects and uses your identifiable personal information, please contact our Customer Service Department by filling out the "Contact Us" form.
Last update: July 2013
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