ASToN maintains this website (hereinafter referred to as “the website”) for your personal information and instruction only, to allow you to learn more about ASToN activities. You may browse freely through the website. You may also download information from the website for your personal non-commercial use only, provided all references to authors’ copyrights and other property rights appearing with the content in question are preserved. You may not distribute, modify, transmit, post, republish, upload or otherwise make use of the content of the website – including text, images, animations or soundtracks – for public or commercial use unless you have obtained prior written consent from ASToN.
In addition, access to the website and use of its content is subject to the terms and conditions below (“General Terms and Conditions”) and to all relevant laws. By accessing and browsing through the website you signify your full acceptance of these General Terms and Conditions.
General Terms and Conditions :
1. Unless otherwise stated explicitly, all information contained on the website is protected by authors’ copyrights and may not be used without ASToN’s written consent, except where the present General Terms and Conditions specify otherwise or in cases where such use is specifically authorised in the website text. ASToN does not guarantee that any use you may make of information found on the website will not infringe the rights of third parties not affiliated to ASToN
2. While ASToN does its best to ensure that information provided on its website is accurate and up to date, it does not guarantee the accuracy of the information. ASToN shall not be held responsible for errors or omissions in the content of the website.
3. You use the website at your own risk. Neither ASToN nor any other party involved in the development, design, production or publication of the website shall be held responsible for direct or indirect damages resulting from accessing the website or using the website and/or any of its content. Without prejudice to any of the above, the entire content of the website is provided “as is”, with no explicit or implicit guarantees, including but not limited to guarantees concerning commercial use or compatibility for any particular use, concerning accuracy or completeness, or concerning the possibility that it may infringe the intellectual property rights of third parties. ASToN does not guarantee that the website is free from errors or from viruses or other potentially harmful elements, or that it will function uninterruptedly. ASToN will accept no responsibility for damages caused to electronic equipment or to any other goods belonging to users resulting from logging in to the website or from using or downloading information, data, textual or multimedia material or soundtracks from the website.
4. Except for personal data, which is subject to our Personal Data Protection policy, all communication or information transmitted to the website by users, whether by electronic mail or by other means, including data, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques and all other types of information, shall be considered non-confidential and not covered by any property rights, and may be freely used, copied, distributed, published, diffused and otherwise disposed of by ASToN or by its affiliates at their discretion, for purposes including but not limited to the design, development and commercialisation of products utilising the information in question.
5. Commercial trademarks, logos and other distinctive signs (collectively referred to as “trademarks”) presented on the website are registered trademarks or trademarks protected by use, belonging to ASToN or to other persons. Nothing on the website shall be construed to convey the right or permission to use any of the trademarks on the website without the prior written consent of the owner of said trademark. Use of a trademark, or of any part of the content of the website, not explicitly authorised by these General Terms and Conditions is strictly forbidden. ASToN will ensure that its intellectual property rights are enforced by any legal means available, including legal proceedings. 6. The website and its content, including but not limited to drawings, images, articles, graphics, audio-visual elements and all other elements of the website (hereinafter referred to as “elements”), are protected by copyright, related rights and other property rights in accordance with French law and with international laws and treaties concerning intellectual property and protection of privacy. These elements are either the property of ASToN or the property of third parties who have granted ASToN the right or licence to use them on the website. Elements may only be copied and used for your personal and group information and to expand your knowledge of ASToN products, to the exclusion of any and all commercial purposes, and on condition that such use or reproduction shall retain all references to copyrights and any mention of property rights. It is strictly forbidden to use or copy all or part of an element other than for your own personal and private use without prior written consent from ASToN. It is strictly forbidden to distribute, copy, reproduce, represent, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, translate, sell or otherwise dispose of all or part of an element or of the presentation, structure or organisation of the website, in whatever form and by whatever means, without the prior written consent of ASToN.
7. For your convenience, the website may include links to other websites. ASToN has no control over these sites, has not examined the entire content of the sites linked to the website and cannot be held responsible for the content of such sites. Users access and use these sites and/or their content at their own risk. ASToN may from time to time check the discussion boards, email exchanges, transmissions, notice boards and other elements on the website, but it has no obligation to do so and accepts no responsibility for content that may be inaccurate, false, libellous, obscene, slanderous, incomplete, plagiarised, pornographic, offensive or dangerous. Users are strictly forbidden to transmit information that is illegal, threatening, libellous, scandalous, obscene, slanderous or pornographic, or information that may constitute or encourage behaviour that could be considered criminal or antisocial, likely to lead to prosecution, or a violation of any law.
8. The website’s software may be subject to the laws and regulations of the French, US or other governments concerning export control. These may be amended from time to time, and it is the responsibility of users to check which of these laws and regulations apply to them before downloading or exporting software from the website.
9. The website may contain information concerning various medical and public-health-related issues. Such information is intended for users’ information only, and in no case is it intended to replace the advice of doctors or professional medical practitioners. Users shall on no account use the information provided on the website to diagnose the health or medical problems of third parties. Users should always consult their doctors or medical advisors.
10. All information on the website concerning ASToN products and services is non-contractual. ASToN reserves the right to modify and update the website and the information it contains, including these General Terms and Conditions, at any time. Amendments are binding on all users, whose responsibility it is to check the General Terms and Conditions on a regular basis.
Personal Data Protection
In accordance with current legislation on personal data protection, you are hereby informed that whenever you log into the website a certain amount of personal information will automatically and deliberately be collected, saved and used according to conditions defined below. If you do not wish this information to be collected, saved and used, you must inform the webmaster. Personal information is collected, specifically, from the following sources:
1. the IP address you provide each time you log in;
2. automatic login or manually entered information that can be used to identify and/or contact you – name, address, telephone, fax, e-mail, company address or any other information that you agree to provide when you take part in discussion forums, online surveys and polls, when you request additional information on ASToN (such as, for example, marketing or advertising data), or when you subscribe to our newsletters, fill in registration forms or make other similar requests.
Personal data will be used only by ASToN and its affiliates and, unless otherwise specified at the time of collection, will not be divulged or shared with third parties for any reason whatsoever.
1. Personal data collected whenever you log in will be used to trace your path on the website; this will allow ASToN to produce statistics about the pages that are visited and to review and improve the overall operation of the website.
2. Personal data gathered whenever you participate in a discussion forum, online survey or poll, when you subscribe to our newsletter or when you make other similar requests will be used only for the purpose for which they were provided or collected.
Subscriptions to newsletters can be cancelled at any time by sending an email to our webmaster.
You have the right to access, correct, amend or suppress any personal data, and you may exercise these rights at any time by sending an email to the webmaster, who will deal with your request as promptly as possible.