1.1 PURPOSE OF THE CHARTER OF USE
The purpose of this Charter of use (hereinafter referred to as "the Charter") is to define the conditions of use for the accessible website especially at the address www.hornwell.com (hereinafter referred to as "the Website") that the company Hornwell Limited (hereinafter referred to as "the Company") makes available to Internet users (hereinafter referred to as the "Users").
1.2 IDENTIFICATION OF THE PUBLISHER
The User is informed that the Website is published by the company:
1.3 PUBLICATION MANAGER
The Publication Manager for the website is Mr John Law.
1.4 CONTACT THE COMPANY
The User can contact the Company:
For the purposes of this Charter, terms in upper case refer to the following:
2.1 Members: refers to the estate agents who have signed a publishing contract with the letting and/or sale of property advertising company on the Website.
2.2 Website: refers to the interactive electronic service published and operated by the Company, accessible, in particular at the address www.hornwell.com, which enables access to its Services.
2.3 Server: refers to a computer hosting an application service and which has a large amount of disk space where data are stored in files.
2.4 WebsiteServer: refers to the servers hosting the Website on which the Services made available to the User by the Company are installed and provided.
2.5 Services: refers to the services provided by the Company on its Website and described in article 4 of this Charter.
2.6 User: refers to any person who accesses the website in the context of strictly private use.
3. FIELD OF APPLICATION, ACCEPTANCE AND AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER
3.1 The purpose of this Charter is to define the conditions under which the User benefits from the Services provided by the Company through its Website.
All of the Services provided by the Company and made available to the User are detailed on the Company's Website.
3.2 The subscription, access to or use of the Services implies the acceptance without restrictions or reservations of this Charter by the User.
3.3 This Charter which may be subject to change, the applicable conditions are those in force and accessible on the Company's Website on the date of accessing the Website by the User.
4. ACCESS AND AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES
4.1 ACCESS TO SERVICES
The Services are freely and exclusively available online on the Company's Website.
4.2 AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES
The Company will do its best to make its Services are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, regardless of maintenance operations on the Services and/or Servers and/or the Website. Accordingly, the Company is bound by a best efforts obligation.
The Company reserves the right to be able to amend or discontinue, at any time, temporarily or permanently all or part of the Services without prior information from the Users and without the right to compensation.
5. GUARANTEES - LIABILITY - FORCE MAJEURE
5.1 USER'S GUARANTEE
By accessing the Company's Website, the User declares, guarantees and undertakes to:
In the case of a breach of one or other of these obligations and, without this this list being exhaustive, the User acknowledges and agrees that the company will have the right to refuse the User, unilaterally and without prior notification, access to all or part of the Website.
5.2 COMPANY'S GUARANTEE
The company provides the User, via its Website, with access to a number of Services aimed at supporting the User in the context of its real estate project
The User is fully aware that the Company particularly cannot guarantee the action taken:
The Company waives any liability with regard to the reliability and/or the relevance of the information supplied by the Members and/or the credit institutions on the Website - the information is put online and disseminated under their full liability.
The Company shall do its best to put Users and Members in touch with credit institution partners of the Company which offer their services via the Website.
The Company does not guarantee the conclusion of contractual relations between the User and the Members and/or credit institution partners.
Finally, as it is not a credit institution and limiting its intervention to the simple putting the User in contact with its members and the credit institutions or broker partners of its Website, the company cannot be liable for:
5.3 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
The User is solely responsible for their use of the Website and the Services accessed from the Website.
The Company will in no case be liable in the context of proceedings initiated against a User who is found guilty of a non-compliant use of the Website and/or the Services it provides.
The User recognises and accepts in this respect that s/he will be personally responsible for any claim or proceeding filed against the Company, as a result of the User's non-compliant use of the Services and/or the Website.
The Website may contain hypertext links to third party Websites.
In this regard, given the evanescent nature of the content that can be published, the Company shall not be liable in the case where the content of such third party Websites would contravene the legal provisions and/or regulations in force.
In any event, the Company cannot be liable:
The Company cannot be held responsible for any malfunction of any nature that relates to the User's computer hardware and Internet connection, when accessing the Website and more generally the Services.
More particularly, the company cannot guarantee the User of the Services regarding:
5.4 FORCE MAJEURE
The Company will not be held liable if the execution of one of its obligations is prevented or delayed due to a case of a force majeure as defined in the case law of the Courts of Hong Kong, and in particular natural disasters, fires, malfunction or interruption of the telecommunications network or the electricity network.
6. COMPLAINT - TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
For any information of a technical nature or relating to the operation of the Services accessible via the Website, the User is invited to refer to the section entitled "Contact the technical department" available on the Website and/or lodge a complaint using the details referred to in article 1.3 of this Charter.
7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
7.1 COPYRIGHT ON THE COMPANY'S WEBSITE
The Company is the holder or the licensee of the intellectual property rights for both the general structure of the Website and its contents (text, slogans, graphics, images, videos, photos and other content).
Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code, any total or partial representation, reproduction, modification, denaturing and/or use of the Website and/or its content and/or Services, by any process whatsoever and on any media, without the prior express authorisation of the Company is prohibited and constitutes breach of copyright acts.
Similarly, any unauthorised use of the Website and/or any of its content and/or Services incurs the criminal and civil liability of the User on the basis of breach of copyright.
The Company intends to disclose the Website and the Services in order to allow access to the Internet network, and this:
Any other use of the Website and/or Services shall be deemed legally reserved for the Company and constitutes a breach of its right of disclosure on the Website and/or the Services.
7.2 DISTINCTIVE SIGNS
The trademarks, logos, company names, acronyms, trade names, brands and/or domain name of the Company and/or its business partners listed on the Website, allowing access to services provided by the Company, which constitute distinctive signs are not permitted to be used without the prior express authorisation of their holder.
Any partial or total representation and/or reproduction and/or exploitation of these distinctive signs is therefore prohibited and constitutes a breach of trademark, in application of the French Intellectual Property Code, on the spoofing of a trade name, business name and domain name rendering the tort liability of its author.
The User irrevocably recognises that the Website and the Services comprise one or more databases made available by the Company as producer of those databases in accordance with the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code.
Therefore, in accordance with the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code the User is prohibited from performing the following:
7.4 CONTENT OF THE SERVICES
The User acknowledges and accepts that access to the Website and the Services made available to it by the Company does not prevail over any assignment or licensing of intellectual property rights (including copyrights) and other rights to the benefit of the User.
Access to the Services is exclusively limited to the private, personal use by the User in accordance with the conditions and restrictions defined in this Charter and in accordance with the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code.
Thus, the User recognises and accepts that the private and personal use to which s/he is licensed by the Company, to access its Services, particularly excludes access to the Services with a view to a collective use of its contents, reproduction, representation, resale, exchange, hire, transfer to a third party, amendment, adaptation, correction, either free of charge or for a fee, of all or part of the Website, Services, and their contents.
7.5 HYPERTEXT LINKS
The Company is not liable for any hyperlinks which can be accessed from the Website, enabling access to services, directed to other Websites and in general to all existing resources on the Internet.
The User will not, in any case insert hypertext links destined for deeper pages of Websites, allowing access to the Services by any technical process intended to go beyond the field of identification of the User or to proceed to remove all or part of the contents of the Services made available by the Company. The technique of framing is prohibited, without prior express authorisation from the Company.
8. DATA PROTECTION
8.1 PERSONAL INFORMATION
8.1.1 Nature of the User's personal information collected by the Company
The User's personal information that the company collects may include:
8.1.2 Processing manager
The Processing Manager for the User's personal information is the Company whose details are referred to in article 1.2 of this Charter.
8.1.3 Purpose of the processing
The User's personal information is collected and processed by the Company for the purpose of enabling the Company to:
8.1.4 Arrangements relating to Computing
In accordance with the provisions of the French Data Privacy Law, the User is informed that:
The Company undertakes to protect all of the User's personal information, the data are collected and processed by the Company with the strictest confidentiality, in accordance with legal provisions.
8.2 THE USER'S RIGHT TO OBJECT, ACCESS, CORRECT AND DELETE
8.2 Right to object, access, correct and delete
In accordance with the provisions relating to data privacy, the User has, at any time, the right to:
8.2.2 How the User can exercise their rights
To exercise their rights, the User just needs to send a simple letter, making sure that they prove their identity (indicate their last names, first names, email address, and attach a copy of their proof of identity) to the company, to the address indicated in article 1.2 of this Charter.
8.3 SECURITY AND ARCHIVING OF THE USER'S PERSONAL INFORMATION
The company collects and processes the User's personal information with the utmost confidentiality, and in compliance with the provisions of the French Data Privacy Law. The Company undertakes to take all reasonable steps necessary regarding the security and protection of the personal information of Users of its Website and Services, collected and processed by it. All of the User's personal information is electronically archived by the Company, for the entire duration of registration of the User to the Website and is deleted, once its registration has been cancelled.
The company is likely to approach the User or make contact through its service providers, by post and/or by email, with business information allowing them to find out more about the Services offered and operated by the Company. Unless the User refuses, the Company reserves the right, to use and communicate their personal data to third parties, including market research companies or polling institutes, exclusively for study and analysis purposes or third-party companies in the context of joint marketing offers or not sent by post and/or by email.
These cookies never permit the Company to personally identify the User. The shelf life of these cookies in the User's computer shall not exceed one (1) month. However the User is informed that they have the right to object to the logging of these cookies particularly by configuring their Web browser to do this.
11. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
11.1 CORRESPONDENCE - EVIDENCE
Unless specially provided for in this Charter, any correspondence between the Company and the User is exclusively carried out by email. The User acknowledges and agrees that the information issued by the Company via email and on its Website between the User and the Company is valid. Elements such as the time of receipt or issuance, as well as the quality of the data received will be valid by priority as appearing on the Company's Website, or as authenticated by the Company's computerised procedures, unless the Use provides written evidence to the contrary. The scope of the evidence of the information issued by the Company's Website is that granted to an original meaning a written paper document, signed by hand.
11.2 ENTIRETY OF THE CHARTER
This Charter expresses the entirety of the obligations of the Company and the User. The fact of one of the parties not acting on a breach by the other party of any of the obligations referred to herein, cannot be interpreted in the future as a waiver of the obligation in question.
11.3 PARTIAL INVALIDITY
In the assumption where one or several stipulations of this Charter are considered null, deemed to be not written or declared as such through the application of a law or regulation, or the result of a decision by a court with competent jurisdiction having the authority of res judicata, the other stipulations shall remain in full force and their scope will remain fully applicable, except if the invalid stipulation(s) were of a substantial nature and that their disappearance called the contractual balance into question.
In the event of difficulties of interpretation between any of the titles contained in the header of the clauses of this Charter, and one of the clauses, the titles will be declared non-existent.
12. APPLICABLE LAW AND SETTLING OF DISPUTES
This Charter is subject to Hong Kong law. In the event of a dispute relating to the application, interpretation, validity and execution of this Charter, and in the absence of an amicable agreement between the parties, the courts of Hong Kong will have express jurisdiction.