1. Overview of the site
In pursuance of article 6 of act no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 for Confidence in the Digital Economy, the users of the website have been provided with the identity of the various entities participating in its creation and supervision :
Owner : SFZ S.A.S. - SIRET 969 507 953 00038 – 8 Rue des frères Lumière . 69680 Chassieu. France
Host : Wix.com Inc. – 500 Terry A François Blvd San Francisco, CA 94158
Credits : SFZ
2. General conditions of use of the website and the offered services
Using the website implies the complete acceptance of the general conditions of use described hereinafter. These conditions of use may be modified or updated at any time. Users of the website are therefore requested to check them regularly.
This website is normally accessible to users at all time. However, SFZ may decide to interrupt service for technical maintenance, in which case it will endeavour to communicate the dates and time of the intevention beforehand to the users.
The website is updated regularly by SFZ. Similarly, the legal notices may be modified at any time: nevertheless, they are still binding on the user, who is requested to check them as often as possible to stay updated.
3. Description of the provided services
The purpose of the website is to provide information on all the activities of the company.
SFZ endeavours to provide information that is as acurate as possible on the website . However, it cannot be held responsible for any missing information, inaccuracies or shortcomings in the updates, either owing to its own fault or owing to the fault of the third-party partners that provide this information to it.
All information given on the website has been provided for information purposes only, and is likely to change. Moreover, the information given on the website is not exhaustive. It is given subject to the changes that have been made to it ever since it was uploaded.
4. Contractual limitations on the technical data
The Website cannot be held responsible for property damage related to the use of the website. Moreover, the website user undertakes to access the website using modern equipment that is virus-free and with a browser having the latest updates.
5. Intellectual property and infringement
SFZ owns the intellectual property rights or holds the user rights of all information accessible on the website, especially the text, images, graphic art, logo, sounds and software, unless specified otherwise.
"District Heating" tab: The diagrams and the layout illustrating the "Characteristics of the sector" and "SFZ's experience in this sector" parts, as well as the photos from number 4 to number 9 in the "The SFZ solutions" part belong to CPCU.
"LNG" tab: The "Value chain of liquefied natural gas" diagram was taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Chaine_valeur_GNL.png - Author: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Raminagrobis
"LNG" tab: The "Cross-section of a Mark III membrane-type LNG carrier" diagram was taken from - Author: Tosaka
"LNG" tab: The "Cross-section of a Moss LNG carrier" diagram was taken from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LNG_tanker_(side_view).PNG?uselang=fr - Author: Tosaka
"Projects and News" tab: The pin in form of an icon was taken from the website
Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication or adaptation of all or some of the information on the website, irrespective of the method or process used, is forbidden, unless authorised beforehand in writing by SFZ.
Any unauthorised use of the website or any of the information that it contains shall be considered as an infringement and shall be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 of the Intellectual Property Code.
6. Limits of liability
SFZ cannot be held responsible for direct or indirect damage caused to the equipment of the user while accessing the website , and resulting either from the use of equipment that does not comply with the specifications indicated in point 4, or from the appearance of a bug or incompatibility.
SFZ also cannot be held responsible for indirect damage (e.g. loss of market or loss of opportunity) resulting from the use of the website .
Interactive spaces (option of asking questions in the contact space) have been provided to the users. SFZ reserves the right to delete, without prior notice, any content uploaded in this space that violates the applicable laws of France, and especially the provisions related to data protection. Where applicable, SFZ also reserves the possibility of invoking the civil liability and/or criminal liability of the user, especially in the case of racist, abusive, defamatory or pornographic messages, regardless of the medium used (text, photographs, etc.).
7. Personal data management
In France, personal data is protected by the act No. 78-87 of 6 January 1978, act no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, article L.226-13 of the Criminal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995.
While using the website , the following information may be collected: the URL of links through which the user accessed the website , the access provider of the user, the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the user.
Whatever the circumstances, SFZ does not collect personal information on the user except for the needs of certain services offered by the website . The user provides this information in full knowledge of the fact, especially when the user himself/ herself inputs it. The user of the website is also informed about whether or not this information is mandatory.
In pursuance of the provisions of articles 38 et seq. of the act 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to Information Technology, Files and Civil Liberties, every user has right to access, correct and oppose personal data pertaining to him/her, by sending a written and signed request specifying the address to which the response should be sent.
No personal information of the user of the website is published without the user's knowledge, or exchanged, transferred, yielded or sold on any medium whatsoever to any third party. Only the scenario where SFZ and its rights are bought out will permit the transmission of the said information to the buyer, who in turn will be bound by the same obligation to preserve and modify data concerning the user of the website .
The aforementioned website has been declared to the CNIL under the number 2176457 v 0, on 26/04/2018.
The databases are protected by the provisions of the act of 1 July 1998 transposing directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 relating to the legal protection of databases.
For more information, see our Privacy and Data Processing Policy.
8. Hypertext links and cookies
The website contains a certain number of hypertext links to either websites, that have been set up with the permission of SFZ. However, SFZ is unable to verify the contents of these other websites, and shall therefore not assume any responsability related thereto.
Refusing to install a cookie may result in certain services becoming impossible to access.
The user can still configure his/her computer in the following manner to refuse the installation of cookies :
In Internet Explorer : tools tab (pictogram in the shape of a gear wheel at the top-right of the page) / internet options. Click Privacy and select Block all cookies. Confirm by clicking Ok.
In Firefox : at the top of the browser window, click the Firefox button, then go to the Options tab. Click the Privacy tab. Configure the History rules to: use customs settings for history. Then deselect it to deactivate cookies .
In Safari : Click the top-right of the browser on the menu pictogram (symbolised by a gear wheel). Select Settings. Click Display advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click Content settings. In the "Cookies" section, you can block cookies.
In Chrome : Click the top-right of the browser on the menu pictogram (symbolised by three horizontal lines). Select settings. Click Display advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click preferences. In the "Privacy" tab, you can block cookies.
9. Applicable law and prescription of the competent court
Any dispute related to the use of the website is subject to French law. Exclusive jurisdiction has been granted to the competent courts of Paris .
10. The main laws concerned
Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, especially modified by act No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 relating to Information Technology, Files and Civil Liberties.
Act No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 for Confidence in the Digital Economy.
User: Internet user that logs in to and uses the aformentioned website.
Personal information: "information that, in any form whatsover, directly or otherwise, enables identifying the individuals to which it applies (articles 4 of act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978).