Legal statement

The platform of the site www.so-buzz.fr, (hereinafter the 'Site') is the responsibility of SO-BUZZ, a simplified joint stock company (Société par Actions Simplifiée), with a capital of 7,050 Euros, entered in the Trade Register of Marseilles under number 538 485 996, having its headquarters at 4 rue Bonneterie, 13002 Marseille, 
The Site's Managing Editor is its Chair, Mr Alexandre Durain.
SIRET: 538 485 996 00036 APE Code: 6202A
Telephone: 00 33 (0)4 84 25 80 67
Email: contact [a] so-buzz.com
VAT no. FR18538485996
The site is hosted by a hosting company in the geographical area of the European Union, i.e.:
Société par actions simplifiée (simplified joint-stock company) with a capital of €10,000,000 
Lille Métropole Trade Register 424 761 419 00045
Headquarters: 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France.

General Terms and Conditions of Use (GTCU)


Access to the Site and the use of its content are subject to these terms.
In accessing and browsing the Site, the User agrees to them unreservedly. Any individuals who do not agree to the GTCU must refrain from viewing and/or using the Site in any way. The Site is aimed at professionals.
The Site and its component parts (photographs, editorial texts, classification trees, ranking, databases, illustrations, diagrams, drawings, logos, software as well as SO-BUZZ brands and trademarks) are the sole property of SO-BUZZ with any related intellectual property rights belonging solely to SO-BUZZ. These creations are protected by the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code and any breach is punishable under civil and penal law.
The use of all or part of the Site content, whether as downloads, extraction or transfer, through reproduction, depiction, distribution or the use of a hypertext link, is prohibited.
The Site is made available to users for the purpose of presenting SO-BUZZ and its products and services. In this respect, Site users tend to be professionals seeking information about the range of Social Media Marketing products and services, and/or who are consulting the service for accessing the SO-BUZZ platform through the Site.
The Site is also a means of accessing the platform that provides the service allowing a professional user to launch marketing campaigns on their Facebook pages, Twitter accounts or through other channels. In this respect, the Site user is a user of and subscriber to a service allowing that professional (hereinafter, the 'Client') to run marketing campaigns and sales promotions through competitions usually aimed at natural persons (hereinafter 'Participants').

Personal Data of Site Users

In accordance with the French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978 (Loi relative à l’informatique, aux fichiers et aux libertés), as amended by Act no. 6 August 2004 (Loi relative à la protection des personnes physiques), any automated processing of nominative data from the Site has been declared to the French Data Protection Agency (Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés - CNIL) under the registry number 1670014 v 0
Users, who are natural persons, are hereby notified that, in accordance with article 32 of the Data Protection Law of 6 August 2004, any information communicated by users via the Site is intended for the sole use of SO-BUZZ for the purposes of administrative management, making contact or contributing to the blog. The information required of users in order to access the platform is intended for the sole use of SO-BUZZ for the purpose of providing a professional auditing service.
Users, who are natural persons, in their capacity as Site users (and not as participants in a sales promotion conducted by an economic operator) are hereby notified that they are entitled to access and rectify their personal data, and to oppose the use of such data for commercial purposes, and may exercise this right by sending an email. Procedures for viewing and removing information can be found here: http://www.so-buzz.fr/contact/data

Personal Data of Participants

Upon the instruction of its clients and on their behalf as processor, So-Buzz collects the data entered manually by participants into their Facebook account, Twitter account or that of any other social network that can be logged into and from which the professional runs its promotions.
As such, these data are collected and used by So-Buzz clients who are solely responsible for the promotions, games and competitions organised with the So-Buzz platform in accordance with the rules of Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/page_guidelines.php – or those of any other social network that might be used for this purpose.
Participants, who are entitled to access, rectify or remove their personal data, exercise their right by contacting the Professional in question directly as it has undertaken to do as the controller, in accordance with its legal obligations.
In the event of any failings on the part of the aforementioned professional, Participants are entitled to notify SO-BUZZ. They undertake to do so with all the accuracy required, documenting their email with screen shots where relevant.
To notify any misuse or abuse, Participant are asked to use the form http://www.so-buzz.fr/contact
Under no circumstances may So-Buzz be held liable for the actions of its clients and under no circumstances may it be prosecuted or implicated in the prosecution of any of its clients who have failed to observe current data protection laws.
The personal data collected on this Site are protected by appropriate security measures in order to prevent, in particular, data from being distorted, damaged or accessed by unauthorised third parties.
SO-BUZZ regularly updates information available on the Site but cannot guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up to date. Under no circumstances may SO-BUZZ be held liable for any direct or indirect damage, whatever the cause, origin, nature or consequence, arising from viewing or using the Site. 
Users of the website state that they have checked that the configuration used does not contain any viruses and operates perfectly. 
Users hereby acknowledge that they have been notified that the website is accessible 24/7, notwithstanding any events of force majeure, IT problems, problems relating to the structure of telecommunications networks or problems of a technical nature.
SO-BUZZ may interrupt access to its service for technical maintenance and will strive to notify users in advance.
Users and Participants are fully and solely responsible for the accuracy, quality, integrity, legality, reliability and appropriate nature of the Content circulated or published on the Site.
All Users and Participants are solely responsible for the content of electronic messages submitted as comments on the Site Blog. No electronic message submitted in this way should be defamatory in nature, or damage the reputation and brand image of SO-BUZZ and that of professionals using the resources.  
Messages published on the Site are kept for the duration of the GTCU and may be removed and monitored as SO-BUZZ sees fit.

Browser settings – Cookies

At any time, User can deactivate cookies on the SO-BUZZ Site. The settings on Users' browsers may also be changed to notify them of cookies placed on their computer so that they can decide whether to accept them or not. Users may accept or reject cookies on a case by case basis or systematically reject them once and for all.
However, in certain cases, settings may affect the conditions for accessing SO-BUZZ services or certain functions requiring the use of cookies.
If the browser is set to reject all cookies, Users will not be able make purchases or benefit from certain essential functions of the Site. This is why, in order to manage cookies in accordance with their needs, Users are asked to change their browser settings according to the purpose of the cookies in use on the Site, which belong to the following cookie categories, described more fully below:
- 'user session' (SessionID) cookies enabling users' actions to be connected where necessary to supply the requested service; 
- cookies allowing the language spoken by the user to be recorded (for sites translated into several languages) or other preferences required to provide the requested service;
- cookies that have the sole purpose of contributing to the security of the service requested by the user.
Changing settings to monitor or prevent cookies from being stored:
Each browser is configured differently. This is described in the browser's help menu, which will tell Users and Participants how to change their cookie preferences. Users and Participants can refer to the browser's user manual installed or in use on their hardware, or to the recommendations issued by the French Data Protection Agency (CNIL), available on the site cnil.fr.

Applicable Law and Competent Court

The GTCU are subject to French law.
In the event of any difficulties in applying these terms and conditions, Users undertake to seek an amicable solution by contacting SO-BUZZ's customer services department before taking any legal action. 
If no amicable solution can be found within fifteen days of the occurrence of the disagreement, the case may be brought before the French courts, which have sole jurisdiction, with the Parties conferring sole jurisdiction on the Commercial Court where the SO-BUZZ headquarters are located, notwithstanding multiple defendants or third party appeals. 
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