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JOINZEE General Conditions of Use

PREAMBLE

Prior to any use of the services on the Website accessible on www.joinzee.com, the subscriber shall read and accept, without reservation, the present General Conditions of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “GCU”).
The General Conditions of Use may be viewed at all times at the following address: www.joinzee.com/cgu
SPECIFIC LINK wishes to draw your attention to the fact that the General Conditions are liable to modification at any time. The GCU applicable, being those in force on the Website at the time of your subscription on the JOINZEE Website, save modification accepted subsequently, SPECIFIC LINK recommends you to print them out or to safeguard them on any durable media of your choice.

JOINZEE is a brand name registered by SPECIFIC LINK and protected for the purpose under the Intellectual Property Code.

ARTICLE 1 - INTERNET INFORMATION

1.1 Internet hosting

Iris-Network, 18 rue de la prairie, F-44390 Casson, Tel: #33-(0)685 861 498,
e-mail: contact@iris-network.fr, Website: http://www.iris-network.fr; and Online SAS, B.P. 438, F-75366 Paris CEDEX 08, Paris Trade and Companies Register [RCS] no. B 433 115 904

1.2 Publications’ Director 

Mr Cédric GOUGLER, in his capacity as Chairman of SPECIFIC LINK

ARTICLE 2 - IDENTIFICATION OF THE PARTIES

The present GCU are entered into between SPECIFIC LINK, a French single-partner Simplified Joint Stock Company with a share capital of €1,500, the Head Office of which being located at 41 boulevard des Belges, F-44300 Nantes, represented by Mr Cédric GOUGLER, in his capacity as Chairman, on the one hand, and the subscriber, on the other hand, hereinafter referred to together as the “parties”.

ARTICLE 3 - PRESENTATION OF JOINZEE

JOINZEE is a platform, reserved for professionals, whose aim is to introduce project providers to future partners.

ARTICLE 4 - LEXICON

“Dashboard”: page for centralising data, enabling to pilot the subscriber’s account.

“Project-provider”: designates a subscriber, who is holder of a business creation, development, take-over, transfer, or merger project.

“Future Partner”: designates a subscriber, who is holder of sector know-how, speciality, expertise or investment funds.

“Subscriber”: any person, whether natural or legal, registered on the JOINZEE Website and having access to all free functions.

“Premium Access”: all functions accessible to subscribers having paid an online subscription.

ARTICLE 5 - OBJECT

The purpose of the present GCU is to define the conditions in which the subscribers to the JOINZEE Website may access and use the services offered onsite, accessible at the following address: www.joinzee.com .
It is expressly stipulated that any use of the JOINZEE Website as a subscriber implies full acceptance, without reservation, of the present General Conditions of Use.
SPECIFIC LINK reserves the right to refuse subscription to anyone not accepting, without reservation, the present GCU.

ARTICLE 6 - CONDITIONS FOR ACCESSING AND REGISTERING ON THE JOINZEE WEBSITE

6.1 - Conditions pertaining to the subscriber

6.1.1 Legal capacity

JOINZEE Website is open to natural and legal persons.
Natural person subscriber
Registration on the JOINZEE Website is reserved to natural persons, both major and capable within the meaning of French Law.
The subscriber, by registering on JOINZEE Website, thus formally attests being major and capable.
Legal person subscriber
Registration of a legal person subscriber by a natural person is subject to the latter holding a power of attorney or mandate from said legal person, granting authorisation to represent and register it on JOINZEE Website.
Hence, the natural person carrying out registration attests being duly authorised to represent such legal person. The subscriber, as of the first request, must be able to provide proof of any such power of attorney.

6.1.2. Site reserved for professionals

JOINZEE Website has a professional connotation, its use being strictly reserved to professionals acting in the context of their main business.
Considered as professional is any natural or legal person, acting for purposes that fall within the context of his/its main business, whether commercial, industrial, craftsmanship, self-employed or agriculture, including if acting in the name or on behalf of another professional.
When registering on JOINZEE, the future subscriber asserts being a professional, acting for purposes falling within the context of his/its main business.

6.2.2 Website registration

6.2.1 Creation of a profile

In order to register on JOINZEE, the future subscriber must select, depending on his situation, either the:
> “file a project” thumbnail, or
> “become a partner” thumbnail.
Project-provider subscriber
The “project-provider” subscriber is obliged to indicate, in order to carry out onsite registration, two types of information: that relating to his project and that concerning his hunt for a future partner.

a) Regarding the project
• Title, surname and forename
• Country, Region, County and City
• Company name
• Business sector and Country
• Status of the company
• E-mail address
• Password for accessing the Website
• Full address
• Project name

b) Regarding the future partner
• Sector field
• Job title
• Business sector
• Investment funds and its Currency

The subscriber is given the option to complete his profile with a photograph or logo.
Future partner subscriber
The “future partner” subscriber is obliged to indicate, in order to carry out onsite registration, two types of information: that relating to his partner profile and that concerning his investment.

a) Regarding his partner profile
• Title, surname and forename
• Country, region, county and city
• Professional status, job title, sector field
• Business sector
• Years of experience
• Training
• Password for accessing the Website
• Full address

b) Regarding his investment
• Available capital and currency
• Time available
• Mobility
• Type of partnership desired
• Interested in employee status?
• If so, what type of contract?

The subscriber is given the option to complete his profile with a photograph or logo.
The subscriber, whether project-provider or future partner, is invited to take the utmost care when creating his profile.

6.2.2 Finalising registration

Upon finalization of registration, an e-mail is sent to the subscriber, containing a link to confirm his subscription.
Once his registration is confirmed, the subscriber will be able to access his user account on the JOINZEE Website.

ARTICLE 7 - USING THE JOINZEE WEBSITE

7.1 - Subscriber profile

The subscriber is solely responsible for managing his profile.
Upon validating his registration, he will have access to his account on the JOINZEE Website.
The subscriber shall have access at all times on his profile to important information concerning him, notably:
- his identifier and password, which are strictly confidential. The subscriber shall refrain from disclosing and/or transferring them to a third party, and shall further take all necessary precautions to preserve such confidentiality;
- the anniversary date of his Premium subscription, where applicable.
The subscriber may manage his user profile from the dashboard and may modify, as soon as he wishes, any personal data or information concerning the offer presented on the JOINZEE Website, noting that certain functions presented on the dashboard are only accessible by the subscriber having Premium Access.

7.2 Description of JOINZEE services

JOINZEE Website proposes two levels of services:
- freemium offer: free service accessible to all subscribers with restricted functions;
- premium offer: paying service with access to additional functions, reserved for “Premium” subscribers.
The subscriber shall have access, depending on the offer chosen, to the functions described hereunder.

7.2.1 FREEMIUM OFFER

¬ Access to freemium functions

“Freemium” functions are accessible to all subscribers, as of confirmation of their registration on the JOINZEE Website.

¬ Description of the freemium functions

-          FREE SEARCH
-          2 CONVERSATIONS / MONTH
-          1 ANNOUNCEMENT

7.2.2 PREMIUM OFFER

¬ Access to premium functions

“Premium” functions are accessible to all subscribers having taken out Premium Access in addition to their registration on the JOINZEE Website.

¬ Description of the premium functions

-          UNLIMITED MESSAGING SERVICE
-          SAVED SEARCHES
-          FAVOURITES’ SELECTION
-          3 PROJECTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
-          PRIORITY DISPLAY OF ANNOUNCEMENTS
-          CREATION OF ALERTS
-          CREATION OF NOTIFICATIONS
-          STATISTICAL REPORTS
-          ACCESS TO ALL DASHBOARD FUNCTIONS

¬ Subscription to Premium Access

Premium Access is taken out for a period of 30 days, renewable tacitly.
Hence, once the initial 30-day period is over, the contract is tacitly renewed, thus becoming an indefinite contract, save refusal to tacitly renew pursuant to the conditions stated in Article 4.1.2 of the applicable GCS.
It should thus be noted that the tacitly renewed contract becomes a new contract, the contents of which remaining the same as the previous contract, albeit for an indefinite period. Subscription to Premium Access may then be cancelled at any time free-of-charge by the subscriber, pursuant to the conditions stated in Article 4.5 of the applicable GCS.
For all information concerning subscription to Premium Access, the subscriber should refer to the applicable General Conditions of Sale that may be consulted at the following address: www.joinzee.com/cgu.

ARTICLE 8 - OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES

8.1 - Obligations of the subscriber
The subscriber, in the context of using the JOINZEE Website, shall duly comply with the following obligations / restrictions and, generally-speaking, shall observe the present GCU.
The subscriber shall:
- register information in his profile that correspond to reality, not only as regards his situation, but also his project;
- update his profile in the case of his situation being altered and having an impact on the JOINZEE Website;
- use JOINZEE in accordance with the purpose described in the present GCU;
- refrain from disclosing, not only when creating his profile but also in the context of discussions, any information of which he may have become aware in the context of trade secrets and competition rules;
- inform about any subscriber failing to comply with the present GCU, by clicking on “CONTACT AN ADVISOR”, then on “NOTIFY AN ABUSE” (accessible on the dashboard), on “WARN ABOUT AN ANNOUNCEMENT” (accessible in the text of an online announcement), or via e-mail to the following address: contact@joinzee.com.
Generally-speaking, the subscriber shall respect all persons intervening, and shall show proof of common sense, good faith and judgement when using the JOINZEE Website.
The subscriber is strictly forbidden to supply elements, make remarks or behave in a manner:
- against the law, rules in force, common practices or accepted standards;
- to undermine third-party rights, that are hurtful, threatening or incite violence, hate or any other obscene or indecent discrimination, with the aim of disseminating propaganda, politics or preaching, or even of praising crime, notably war crimes and crimes against humanity, or of voicing slander or abuse;
- not related to the purpose of JOINZEE or liable to harm its interests or its reputation, its services or its image;
- with the intention of employing mechanisms having for purpose or effect to hinder the proper functioning of the Website, bypassing the technical protection systems, carrying out or provoking hacking, transmitting viruses, interrupting, destroying or restricting the Website functions, as well as any tool, software or equipment linked thereto;
- with the intention of inserting a URL or referring to third-party sites that would be contrary to the present GCU;
- with the intention of infringing third-party intellectual property rights, regardless of the kind, undermining free competition, or making remarks or behaving in a manner deemed as defamatory, inducing parasitism or unfair competition.
This list not being exhaustive.
Any breach of one of the aforementioned obligations, imputable to a subscriber and recorded by SPECIFIC LINK, shall justify suspension of the subscriber’s account in order to sort out matters pursuant to the conditions stated in point 9.2.1 of the present GCU or, where applicable, immediate deletion of the account, pursuant to the conditions stated in point 9.2.2 of the present GCU, without prejudice for the subscriber.
The subscriber is reminded that he remains the sole person liable for all information, contents and correspondence posted by him on the JOINZEE Website.
Hence, in the case of abnormal use or the illicit operating of the JOINZEE Website, the subscriber shall be solely responsible for any damages caused to a third party and for the consequences to any claims or actions possibly deriving therefrom.

8.1.1 Specific obligation concerning the observation of third-party rights by subscribers

JOINZEE is a platform whose aim is to introduce project providers to future partners.
Hence, the information shared in the context of JOINZEE is to be treated with strict confidentiality.
Subscribers should pay particular attention to the intellectual property of the projects or ideas of which they may become aware in the context of JOINZEE.
Subscribers must also verify and ensure that their use of JOINZEE shall not infringe intellectual property rights, image reproduction rights or the private life of a person or company.
Subscribers declare being personally responsible and attest having all the necessary authorisations for posting the contents, marks and logos used by them online in the context of project-provider announcements or of proposals for future partners.
On no account may SPECIFIC LINK be held responsible for any breach or illicit use by one of its subscribers.

8.2 Obligations of SPECIFIC LINK

8.2.1 Obligation of means

SPECIFIC LINK, as technical intermediary between project providers and future partners, is only liable as regards an obligation of means.

8.2.2 Website availability

The JOINZEE Website is normally accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, save interruption, whether or not programmed, for maintenance needs or cases of force majeure.
SPECIFIC LINK shall implement all means to ensure continual access and use of the JOINZEE Website.
SPECIFIC LINK may not be held liable for the operating, the availability, the access and the use of the JOINZEE Website, nor for any damages, regardless of the kind, possibly deriving therefrom (loss of data, etc.).

8.2.3 Responsibility of SPECIFIC LINK

It is recalled that SPECIFIC LINK, via the JOINZEE Website, is a technical intermediary between project providers and future partners.
Responsible for a simple obligation of means, SPECIFIC LINK shall not be liable in the event of the project provider/ future partner failing to strike up any professional association by means of the Website.
On no account shall SPECIFIC LINK perform any selection or reliability controls as regards the subscribers/ projects/ announcements posted on the JOINZEE Website.

In this regard, SPECIFIC LINK may not be held responsible for the consequences of possible incomplete or erroneous information supplied by the subscriber, whether concerning himself or that of an onsite project, nor for enabling people to contact each other via JOINZEE and any possible commercial relations deriving therefrom among subscribers.

Similarly, SPECIFIC LINK shall not operate any control over the e-messaging tools made available to subscribers. Hence, SPECIFIC LINK may not be held responsible for the contents of any correspondence exchanged among them.
It is recalled that in the case of abnormal use or illicit operating of the JOINZEE Website, the subscriber shall be solely responsible for any damages caused to a third-party and for the consequences, claims or actions possibly deriving therefrom.

8.2.4 Notification of abuse

In the case of a subscriber notifying abuse, SPECIFIC LINK shall deal with such notification as soon as possible, pursuant to the conditions set down in 9.2.

8.2.5 Responses to subscriber queries

A series of information and actions are accessible via the dashboard or the subscriber profile.
Nevertheless, in the case of difficulties relating to the use of the Website, you may contact an advisor at the following e-mail address: contact@joinzee.com
SPECIFIC LINK shall respond as soon as possible.

8.2.6 Intellectual property of SPECIFIC LINK

Subscribers are reminded that all logos, slogans, graphics, photographs, animations, texts and, generally-speaking, contents of the JOINZEE Website (save those transmitted by the subscribers themselves) are the exclusive property of SPECIFIC LINK.
In this regard, they may not be used, reproduced or represented, whether in full or in part, under threat of legal action pursuant to the conditions set down in the provisions in force of the French Intellectual Property Code [Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle].
The same applies to the JOINZEE brand, a trade mark exclusively owned by SPECIFIC LINK.

ARTICLE 9 - ACCOUNT DELETION

9.1 By the subscriber

The subscriber may, at any time, definitively delete his JOINZEE account by clicking on “Parameters” accessible from the dashboard.
It is expressly stipulated that deletion of the account by the subscriber, whether a freemium or premium access, entails the pure and simple deletion of all data and contents pertaining to said account, without any possibility of subsequent retrieval.
SPECIFIC LINK wishes to draw the attention of its subscribers to the irreversible consequences of deleting their account. (Concerning the specific consequences of deleting an account in relation to a Premium subscriber, please refer to 7.1 in the GCS.)

9.2 By SPECIFIC LINK

9.2.1 Following notification by a subscriber

In the case of a subscriber notifying abuse, recorded by SPECIFIC LINK, the latter shall deal with such notification as soon as possible.
In a discretionary manner, and depending on the seriousness of the recorded breach, SPECIFIC LINK may:

1) suspend the account and order the subscriber via e-mail to delete/ modify the elements notified. Failure to modify, the account shall be deleted, and the possible contract binding the parties, insofar as concerning a Premium subscriber (see GCS), shall be cancelled.

2) immediately delete the account, without notice, under the conditions stated below.

9.2.2 Deletion of the account without notice

SPECIFIC LINK reserves the right, in all events, to delete a subscriber’s account, in a discretionary manner and without notice, in the case of any characterised breach of the obligations contained in the present GCU.

Upon deletion of the account, an e-mail shall be sent to the subscriber concerned.
Deletion of the account shall not deprive SPECIFIC LINK, where applicable, of its right to take legal action.

ARTICLE 10 - FORCE MAJEURE

All circumstances beyond the control of the parties, preventing the undertaking of their obligations under normal conditions, shall be deemed as causes for exonerating the parties from their obligations, thus entailing their suspension.
The party invoking the circumstances stated above must immediately notify the other party of their occurrence, as well as of their disappearance.
Deemed as cases of force majeure are all irresistible, unforeseen, inevitable or external facts or circumstances, as well as those unintended by the parties and which are beyond their control, despite all the efforts reasonably possible. Expressly considered as cases of force majeure or those fortuitous, besides those habitually retained by the courts, are the stoppage of telecommunications’ networks or specific difficulties encountered by telecommunications’ networks irrelevant to the client, due to such natural catastrophes as earthquakes, fires, storms, flooding, lightening, etc.
The parties should thus contact each other in order to examine the outcome of the occurrence and to agree on the conditions under which the contract shall be pursued.

ARTICLE 11- PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

11.1 General

In the context of operating the JOINZEE Website, SPECIFIC LINK is liable to collect personal data:
- necessary for carrying out the services proposed by the Website, notably to enable subscribers, project providers or future partners to make contact with each other;
- for operating or commercial re-operating purposes.
Such data are saved throughout the validity of the contract and are intended for the use of subscribers, commercial partners and internal staff. Any dissemination to a third party of personal data collected from a subscriber shall be subject to express prior request.
Such being the case, and pursuant to French Data Protection Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 [Information Technology and Civil Liberties Law - Loi Informatique et Libertés], it is recalled that the collection of nominative data from the subscriber is authorised in accordance with a declaration filed with the French Data Protection Authority [Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés - CNIL], declaration nos. 2098736v0 and 2098727v0.
The subscriber benefits from a right of access, of modification, and of deletion of all data concerning him, whether by directly modifying his profile or by contacting SPECIFIC LINK at the following address: 41 boulevard des Belges, F-44300 Nantes.
Pursuant to Articles 39 et seq. of said French Data Protection Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, such as modified in 2004, pertaining to information technology, files and civil liberties, any person may request the communication and, where applicable, the rectification or deletion of personal data to the following address: SPECIFIC LINK, 41 boulevard des Belges, F-44300 Nantes.
By accepting the present GCU, the subscriber accepts that his personal data may be processed pursuant to the aforementioned terms.
If the subscriber prefers not to have his personal data reused for commercial purposes or transmitted to third parties, he should duly notify SPECIFIC LINK.

11.2 Cookies

The JOINZEE Website uses cookies in order to conduct audience statistics, not only to enable it to propose contents and services adapted to the interests of its visitors, but also to facilitate navigation around the site, the subscriber thus not having to repeatedly input certain data.
Acceptance of the present GCU, just as navigation on the JOINZEE Website, implies acceptance of the cookies.
The subscriber may oppose the registering of cookies by configuring his navigator; nevertheless, the lack of cookies may affect the proper running of the Website.

ARTICLE 12 - INTERPRETATION OF THE GCU

12.1 Non-relinquishment

The fact for one of the parties not to prevail over breach by the other party of any one of the obligations stated in the present general conditions may not, for the future, be interpreted as relinquishment of the obligation in question.

12.2 Heading

In the case of interpretation difficulties between one of the headings specified at the outset of the clauses and one of the clauses itself, the headings shall be deemed as non-existent.

12.3 Inapplicability or nullity of a clause.

In the case where one of the clauses of the present conditions were to be declared inapplicable or null and void, said clause would then be considered as non-existent, though without entailing the nullity of the present GCS, nor altering the validity of all other provisions.
Any dispute, claim or question pertaining to the present GCU should necessarily be sent to: contact@joinzee.fr

ARTICLE 13 - MODIFICATION OF THE WEBSITE OR THE CGU

13.1 Modification of the CGU

SPECIFIC LINK reserves the right to update and to modify the present GCU at any time.
The subscriber must accept the new CGU prior to any new connection to his profile, being noted that the use of and/or access to the Website implies acceptance of the new GCU.

13.2 Modification of the JOINZEE Website

SPECIFIC LINK reserves the right to update and to modify the JOINZEE Website at any time.
Hence the contents, tools, services and functions made available to the subscriber on the Website, which are the exclusive property of SPECIFIC LINK, may be modified at any time in order to improve subscriber experience, though without such modification causing the latter any prejudice whatsoever.

ARTICLE 14 - COMPETENT COURT AND APPLICABLE LAW

14.1 Applicable Law

The present General Conditions are governed under French Law.
They are drawn up in the French language. On the assumption of the present GCU being translated into one or several languages, the French text shall prevail in the case of litigation.

14.2 Competent Court

The parties shall, prior to taking legal action, attempt to seek an amiable solution to any dispute possibly arising, by at least sending a written claim with due reason to the other party.
Should the parties fail to reach any amicable agreement, they shall be free to take action as they so please.
IT IS EXPRESSLY AGREED BETWEEN THE PARTIES THAT ANY LITIGATION PERTAINING TO THE PRESENT CONTRACT SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE COMPETENT COURTS IN NANTES (French county no. 44 - LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE).

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF SALE - PREMIUM ACCESS

PREAMBLE

Prior to any order on the Website accessible on www.joinzee.com, the subscriber shall read and accept, without reservation, the present General Conditions of Sale (hereinafter referred to as the “GCS”), as well as the General Conditions of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “GCU”) www.joinzee.com/cgu.
The General Conditions of Sale and of Use may be viewed at all times at the following address: www.joinzee.com/cgu
SPECIFIC LINK wishes to draw your attention to the fact that the GCU and the GCS are liable to modification at any time. The GCS and GCU applicable are those in force on the Website at the time of your subscription to the Premium Access facility. Hence, SPECIFIC LINK recommends you to print them out or to safeguard them on any durable media of your choice.

JOINZEE is a brand name registered by SPECIFIC LINK and protected for the purpose under the Intellectual Property Code.

ARTICLE 1 - INTERNET INFORMATION

1.1 Internet hosting

Iris-Network, 18 rue de la Prairie, F-44390 Casson, Tel: #33-(0)685 861 498,
e-mail: contact@iris-network.fr, Website: http://www.iris-network.fr; and Online SAS, B.P. 438, F-75366 Paris CEDEX 08, Paris Trade and Companies Register [RCS] no. B 433 115 904

1.2 Publications’ Director 

Mr Cédric GOUGLER, in his capacity as Chairman of SPECIFIC LINK

ARTICLE 2 - IDENTIFICATION OF THE PARTIES

The present GCS are entered into between SPECIFIC LINK, a French single-partner Simplified Joint Stock Company with a share capital of €1,500, the Head Office of which being located at 41 boulevard des Belges, F-44300 Nantes, represented by Mr Cédric GOUGLER, in his capacity as Chairman, on the one hand, and the subscriber, on the other hand, hereinafter referred to together as the “parties”.

2.1 Legal capacity

The subscriber declares being a major within the meaning of French legislation, and having legal capacity to enter into a contract.

Similarly, and in the case of an order being placed for a legal person, the subscriber attests having authority or mandate to implicate such legal person. The subscriber, as of the first request, must be able to provide proof of any such power of attorney.

2.2 Professional quality

In the case of ordering the Premium Access facility, it is expressly specified that SPECIFIC LINK and the subscriber are professionals, both acting for reasons that fall within the context of their main business activity.

Hence, the parties may on no account invoke provisions pertaining to the Consumer Code.

ARTICLE 3 - OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

The present GCS are intended to govern any order passed online by the subscriber with SPECIFIC LINK.

The purpose of the subscriber’s order is to obtain Premium Access for 30 days on the JOINZEE Website.

Premium Access enables the subscriber to have access to advanced functions on the JOINZEE Website, such as defined in the context of the order and in point 7.2.2 of the GCU www.joinzee.com/cgu, as well as in Article 4 of the present GCS.

The present General Conditions constitute the sole basis of the sales relations between the parties, and, in this regard, the subscriber is deemed as having accepted them without reservation.

It is stated that confirmation of the order is subject to accepting both the GCS and GCU without reservation.

ARTICLE 4 - ORDERING PREMIUM ACCESS ONLINE

Besides the functions accessible to all subscribers, free of charge upon opening an account, SPECIFIC LINK proposes additional options – referred to as “Premium Access”.
Through such Premium Access, the subscriber benefits from the following functions, solely accessible to Premium Access subscribers:
-          UNLIMITED MESSAGING SERVICE
-          SAVED SEARCHES
-          FAVOURITES’ SELECTION
-          3 PROJECTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
-          PRIORITY DISPLAY OF ANNOUNCEMENTS
-          CREATION OF ALERTS
-          CREATION OF NOTIFICATIONS
-          STATISTICAL REPORTS
-          ACCESS TO ALL DASHBOARD FUNCTIONS

4.1 Term of contract - Tacit renewal

The subscriber, upon confirmation of his order, is granted Premium Access for 30 days, renewable tacitly.
Once the initial 30-day period is over, the contract is tacitly renewed, thus becoming an indefinite contract, save refusal to tacitly renew pursuant to the conditions stated in point 4.2 hereunder.
It should thus be noted that the tacitly renewed contract becomes a new contract, the contents of which remaining the same as the previous contract, albeit for an indefinite period.
Premium Access may be cancelled at any time free-of-charge by the subscriber, pursuant to the conditions stated in point 4.5.

4.2 Refusal to tacitly renewal

The subscriber is entitled to refuse tacit renewal up to 11.59 p.m. the day before the first monthly instalment anniversary date, noting that his Premium Access anniversary date is visible at any time in the user parameters of his subscriber account.
To refuse tacit renewal, the subscriber must follow the same procedure as for cancelling the Premium Access facility, such as provided in Article 4.5. In such a case, the initial contract will not be tacitly renewed and the Premium Access facility shall be terminated upon expiry of the 30-day initial period.

4.3 How to subscribe to Premium Access online?

1.
The subscriber may sign up online for Premium Access, using the form available on the Website by clicking on the “Going Premium” or “Premium” icon.

2.
Prior to commitment, the subscriber must read and accept in full the present General Conditions of Sale, as well as the www.joinzee.com/cgu General Conditions of Use - visible at the following address: www.joinzee.com/cgu.

Pursuant to the provisions in force, all pre- contractual information relating to the planned order is available to the subscriber in the various sections of the JOINZEE Website, on the information and explanatory banners, as well as in Legal Information, the GCS and the GCU.

3.
The last page prior to validating the order enables the subscriber to:
- see a summary of his order,
- modify, if he so wishes, any elements in relation to his order by clicking on the “Return” icon.
- acknowledge that validation of the order entails payment, and thus his firm and definitive commitment.

4.
The subscriber shall then be directed to the payment transaction page.

4.4 Price and terms of payment

The price for Premium Access, corresponding to 30-days access, is specified on the JOINZEE Website, as well as on the summary order form.

The amount corresponds to a price in Euro, excluding VAT. The VAT amount applicable to the order is the VAT rate in force on the day of order, and appears on both the summary of the offer and of the order.

The total price indicated is payable in Euro for subscribers based in the Euro zone. In the case of a subscriber based outside the Euro zone, the price shall be specified and payable in US Dollars.

No special offers, reductions, discounts or rebate may be granted to the subscriber.

4.4.1 Terms of payment

Payment is only possible via credit card using the following types: Carte Bleue, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Eurocard, and this via a secure payment platform.
Credit card online payment is governed by MONETICO, a secure payment solution that uses an SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encrypting process.
In the case of securing credit card payments, a verification number is requested when making online purchases. The verification number, comprised of 3 figures, appears on the reverse side of your credit card (4 figures on the reverse side for American Express cards). Failure to provide such data, the order may not be confirmed.

4.4.2 Payment renewal

As a reminder, the subscriber may verify the anniversary date of his Premium Access in his account at any time by accessing his account-user parameters.
In the context of contract renewal, payment is automatically renewed via regular direct debit on a fixed date (corresponding to the anniversary date of Premium Access activation) via the payment card registered by the subscriber, pursuant to the latter’s initial consent.

4.4.3 Expiry of credit card validity date

It is the duty of the client, whose credit card validity is about to expire, to renew his Premium Access in order to be registered with his new bank details.

4.4.4 Rejection of payment

On the assumption of credit-card payment being rejected on the anniversary date, Premium Access shall be cancelled and the subscriber automatically reverted to freemium access.
As of his next connection, a visual signal will appear on the freemium access dashboard, inviting the subscriber to renew his Premium Access using valid bank details.
In parallel, the subscriber shall receive an information e-mail, notifying him of his Premium Access cancellation, of his account being repositioned in free-access mode, and of the possibility for him to retrieve all data relating to his Premium Access upon reactivating said access.

4.4.5 Electronic signature

The provision online of the subscriber’s bank details, as well as the final order confirmation, serve as proof of consent by the latter in terms of:

- the payment date of the sums due in relation to the order;
- signature and express consent to all transactions effected;
- acceptance of debit renewal using the credit-card details transmitted.

4.4.6 Order confirmation

Acceptance of the order triggers off a confirmation e-mail from SPECIFIC LINK, despatched to the address indicated by the subscriber.

The e-mail contains all validation data pertaining to his order.

It is then recommended that the subscriber prints out all such elements, or safeguards them on any durable media, these being the basis of all binding relations.

4.4.7 Invoices

An invoice, containing all legal requirements and corresponding to each payment, may be found in the subscriber’s online profile in the “USER” section.
The subscriber expressly accepts that the invoice be only issued in electronic form.
SPECIFIC LINK recommends the subscriber to print out the invoice on any durable media as soon as it becomes available.

4.5 How to cancel Premium Access online?

4.5.1 Phases for cancelling Premium Access

To cancel Premium Access, the subscriber should go to the “USER” section of his account, accessible from the dashboard, and then click on the “Parameters” icon.
A dialogue box will open, requesting confirmation of premium account cancellation, while recalling the consequences of terminating such access.
A Premium Access cancellation confirmation message shall be sent to the subscriber. The message also states that his account will be reverted to free-access mode, and that he may retrieve all data relating to his Premium Access by subsequently reactivating said access.
WARNING: Failure to receive any confirmation of the cancellation request from SPECIFIC LINK implies that the application has not been received and that no action will be taken. The subscriber should then send his cancellation request via e-mail to the following address: contact@joinzee.com.

4.5.2 Consequences of cancelling Premium Access

Cancellation of Premium Access entails:
- termination of the service contract binding the subscriber with SPECIFIC LINK;
- automatic return to freemium access with its relevant functions.
The subscriber, following cancellation, no longer has access to data relating to his Premium Access.
In the case where the subscriber reactivates his Premium Access, he will be able to retrieve all data linked to said access.

4.5.3 Effect of cancellation

Premium Access cancellation shall be duly considered as of when the request is confirmed; however, it may only take effect upon expiry of the ongoing access (anniversary date). For example: in the case of taking out Premium Access on the 10th of the month and then cancelling on the 24th of a month, the subscriber shall be able to benefit from Premium Access up to the 10th of the following month.
Cancellation during the course of a month may never give rise to a refund of Premium Access days considered by the subscriber as not consumed.

ARTICLE 5 - LACK OF WITHDRAWAL PERIOD

The subscriber being a professional exercising in the context of his main business, the withdrawal period provided by the French Consumer Code [Code de la Consommation] is not applicable.
Hence, the professional who passes an order online, the object of which being linked to its main business, may not benefit from any withdrawal period. Likewise, an order for Premium Access by a subscriber, in his capacity as professional acting in the context of his main business, shall be void of any withdrawal right.
The fact of a subscriber placing an order and registering payment thereof implies henceforth the latter’s firm and definitive commitment.

ARTICLE 6 - OBLIGATIONS OF THE PARTIES

6.1 - Obligations of the subscriber

The subscriber, in the context of using the JOINZEE Website, shall duly comply with the following obligations / restrictions and, generally-speaking, shall observe all applicable GCS and GCU.
For memory sake, the subscriber shall:
- register information in his profile that correspond to reality, not only as regards his situation, but also his project;
- update his profile in the case of his situation being altered and having an impact on the JOINZEE Website;
- use JOINZEE in accordance with the purpose described in the present GCS and GCU;
- refrain from disclosing, not only when creating his profile but also in the context of discussions, any information falling under legislation governing competition, intellectual property and trade secrets of which he may have become aware;
- inform about any subscriber failing to comply with the present GCS or GCU, by clicking on “Contact an advisor” (accessible on the dashboard), on “Warn about an announcement” (accessible in the text of an online announcement), or via e-mail to the following address: contact@joinzee.com.
Generally-speaking, the subscriber shall respect all persons intervening, and shall show proof of common sense, good faith and judgement when using the JOINZEE Website.
The subscriber is strictly forbidden to supply elements, make remarks or behave in a manner:
- against the law, rules in force, common practices or accepted standards;
- to undermine third-party rights, that are hurtful, threatening or incite violence, hate or any other obscene or indecent discrimination, with the aim of disseminating propaganda, politics or preaching, or even of praising crime, notably war crimes and crimes against humanity, or of voicing slander or abuse;
- not related to the purpose of JOINZEE or liable to harm its interests or its reputation, its services or its image;
- with the intention of employing mechanisms having for purpose or effect to hinder the proper functioning of the Website, bypassing the technical protection systems, carrying out or provoking hacking, transmitting viruses, interrupting, destroying or restricting the Website functions, as well as any tool, software or equipment linked thereto;
- with the intention of inserting a URL or referring to third-party sites that would be contrary to the present CGS or GCU;
- with the intention of infringing third-party intellectual property rights, regardless of the kind, undermining free competition, or making remarks or behaving in a manner deemed as defamatory, inducing parasitism or unfair competition.
This list not being exhaustive.
Any breach imputable to a subscriber, and recorded by SPECIFIC LINK, of one of the aforementioned obligations shall justify suspension of the subscriber’s account in order to sort out matters pursuant to the conditions stated in point 7.2.1 of the present GCS or, where applicable, immediate deletion of the account, pursuant to the conditions stated in point 7.2.2 of the present GCS, without prejudice for the subscriber.
The subscriber is reminded that he remains the sole person liable for all information, contents and correspondence posted by him on the JOINZEE Website.
Hence, in the case of abnormal use or the illicit operating of the JOINZEE Website, the subscriber shall be solely responsible for any damages caused to a third party and for the consequences to any claims or actions possibly deriving therefrom.

6.1.1 Specific obligation concerning the observation of third-party rights by subscribers

JOINZEE is a platform whose aim is to introduce project providers to future partners.
Hence, the information shared in the context of JOINZEE is to be treated with strict confidentiality.
Subscribers should pay particular attention to the intellectual property of the projects or ideas of which they may become aware in the context of JOINZEE.
Subscribers must also verify and ensure that their use of JOINZEE shall not infringe intellectual property rights, image reproduction rights or the private life of a person or company.
Subscribers declare being personally responsible and attest having all the necessary authorisations for posting the contents, marks and logos used by them online in the context of project-provider announcements or of proposals for future partners.
On no account may SPECIFIC LINK be held responsible for any breach or illicit use by one of its subscribers.

6.2 Obligations of SPECIFIC LINK

6.2.1 Obligation of means

SPECIFIC LINK, as technical intermediary between project providers and future partners, is only liable as regards an obligation of means.

6.2.2 Website availability

The JOINZEE Website is normally accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, save interruption, whether or not programmed, for maintenance needs or cases of force majeure.
SPECIFIC LINK shall implement all means to ensure continual access and use of the JOINZEE Website.
The Company may not be held liable for the operating, the availability, the access and the use of the JOINZEE Website, nor for any damages, regardless of the kind, possibly deriving therefrom (notably loss of data, reduced earnings, loss of profit or of clientele).
SPECIFIC LINK reserves the right to update and to modify the JOINZEE Website at any time.
Hence the contents, tools, services and functions made available to the subscriber on the Website, which are the exclusive property of SPECIFIC LINK, may be modified at any time in order to improve subscriber experience, though without such modification causing the latter any prejudice whatsoever.

6.2.3 Responsibility of SPECIFIC LINK

It is recalled that SPECIFIC LINK, via the JOINZEE Website, is a technical intermediary between project providers and future partners.
Responsible for a simple obligation of means, SPECIFIC LINK may not be held liable should the project provider/ future partner fail to strike up any professional association by means of the Website.
On no account shall SPECIFIC LINK perform any selection or reliability controls as regards the subscribers/ projects/ announcements posted on the JOINZEE Website.

In this regard, SPECIFIC LINK may not be held responsible for the consequences of possible incomplete or erroneous information supplied by the subscriber, whether concerning himself or that of an onsite project, nor for enabling people to contact each other via JOINZEE or for any possible future commercial relations between subscribers.

Similarly, SPECIFIC LINK shall not operate any control over the e-messaging tools made available to subscribers. Hence, SPECIFIC LINK may not be held responsible for the contents of any correspondence exchanged among them.
It is recalled that in the case of abnormal use or illicit operating of the JOINZEE Website, the subscriber shall be solely responsible for any damages caused to a third-party and for the consequences, claims or actions possibly deriving therefrom.

6.2.4 Notification of abuse

In the case of a subscriber notifying abuse, SPECIFIC LINK shall deal with such notification as soon as possible, pursuant to the conditions set down in 7.2.1.

6.2.5 Responses to subscriber queries

A series of information and actions are accessible via the dashboard or the subscriber profile.
Nevertheless, in the case of difficulties relating to the use of the Website, you may contact an advisor at the following e-mail address: contact@joinzee.com
SPECIFIC LINK shall respond as soon as possible.

6.2.6 Intellectual property of SPECIFIC LINK

Subscribers are reminded that all logos, slogans, graphics, photographs, animations, texts and, generally-speaking, contents of the JOINZEE Website (save those transmitted by the subscribers themselves) are the exclusive property of SPECIFIC LINK.
In this regard, they may not be used, reproduced or represented, whether in full or in part, under threat of legal action pursuant to the conditions set down in the provisions in force of the French Intellectual Property Code [Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle].
The same applies to the JOINZEE brand, a trade mark exclusively owned by SPECIFIC LINK.

ARTICLE 7 - ACCOUNT DELETION

7.1 By the subscriber

The subscriber may, at any time, definitively delete his JOINZEE account by accessing the “USER” section and then clicking on “Parameters” accessible from the dashboard.
It is expressly stipulated that deletion of the account by the subscriber entails the pure and simple deletion of all data and contents pertaining to said account, without any possibility of subsequent retrieval.
It should be noted that deletion of a Premium Account automatically entails the immediate cancellation of the contract binding the parties, with no refund for the outstanding days of access possibly not consumed by the subscriber.
SPECIFIC LINK wishes to draw the attention of its subscribers to the irreversible consequences of deleting their account.

7.2 By SPECIFIC LINK

7.2.1 Following notification of abuse by a subscriber

In the case of a subscriber notifying abuse, recorded by SPECIFIC LINK, the latter shall deal with such notification as soon as possible.
In a discretionary manner, and depending on the seriousness of the recorded breach, SPECIFIC LINK may:

1) suspend the account and order the subscriber via e-mail to delete/ modify the elements notified. Failure to modify, the account shall be deleted, and the contract binding the parties, insofar as concerning a Premium subscriber, shall be cancelled.

2) immediately delete the account, without notice, under the conditions provided below.

7.2.2 Deletion of the account without notice

SPECIFIC LINK reserves the right, in all events, to delete a subscriber’s account, in a discretionary manner and without notice, in the case of any characterised breach of the obligations contained in the present GCS.

Upon deletion of the account, an e-mail shall be sent to the subscriber concerned.
Deletion of the account shall not deprive SPECIFIC LINK, where applicable, of its right to take legal action.
It should be noted that deletion of a Premium Account, for characterised breach by a subscriber, shall be effected without refund for the outstanding days of access possibly not consumed.

ARTICLE 8 - WARRANTY

SPECIFIC LINK guarantees the subscriber against any conformity defect of the services and against any latent defects deriving from the supply of said services, with the exception of any negligence or fault by the buyer.

In all events, in the case where the liability of the service provider is proven, warranty by the latter shall be limited to the amount paid by the buyer for the supply of the services before VAT.

ARTICLE 9 - FORCE MAJEURE

All circumstances beyond the control of the parties, preventing the undertaking of their obligations under normal conditions, shall be deemed as causes for exonerating the parties from their obligations, thus entailing their suspension.
The party invoking the circumstances stated above must immediately notify the other party of their occurrence, as well as of their disappearance.
Deemed as cases of force majeure are all irresistible, unforeseen, inevitable or external facts or circumstances, as well as those unintended by the parties and which are beyond their control, despite all the efforts reasonably possible. Expressly considered as cases of force majeure or those fortuitous, besides those habitually retained by the courts, are the stoppage of telecommunications’ networks or specific difficulties encountered by telecommunications’ networks irrelevant to the client, due to such natural catastrophes as earthquakes, fires, storms, flooding, lightening, etc.
The parties should thus contact each other in order to examine the outcome of the occurrence and to agree on the conditions under which the contract shall be pursued.

ARTICLE 10 - REVIEW AND RENEGOCIATION

If the conditions for undertaking the services ordered, such as existing on the date of the contract’s entry into force, notably of a technical, economic or statutory nature, were to undergo significant upheaval and thus bring into question the actual interest of the agreement as regards the company, the parties shall endeavour to find a solution corresponding to the interests of all, and this within one month as of the company’s request. Failing any agreement, the company shall be entitled to terminate the present contract by rights, without any payment for damages. If an unforeseeable change in circumstances at the time of signing the contract makes its undertaking excessively expensive for a party not having accepted to bear the risk thereof, such party is entitled to request a renegotiation of the contract to the other contracting party. Said requesting party shall nevertheless still assume its obligations during renegotiation. In the case of refusal or break-down of negotiations, the parties may agree to cancel the contract, as of when and under the conditions determined by them, or mutually solicit the court to sort out an arrangement. Failing any agreement within a reasonable period, the court may, upon petition from a party, review the contract or terminate it, as of when and under the conditions fixed by it.

ARTICLE 11- PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

11.1 General

In the context of operating the JOINZEE Website, SPECIFIC LINK is liable to collect personal data:
- necessary for carrying out the services proposed by the Website, notably to enable subscribers, project providers or future partners to make contact with each other;
- for operating or commercial re-operating purposes.
Such data are saved throughout the validity of the contract and are intended for the use of subscribers, commercial partners and internal staff. Any dissemination to a third party of personal data collected from a subscriber shall be subject to express prior request.
Such being the case, and pursuant to French Data Protection Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 [Information Technology and Civil Liberties Law - Loi Informatique et Libertés], it is recalled that the collection of nominative data from the subscriber is authorised in accordance with a declaration filed with the French Data Protection Authority [Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés - CNIL], declaration nos. 2098736v0 and 2098727v0.
Pursuant to Articles 39 et seq. of said French Data Protection Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, such as modified in 2004, pertaining to information technology, files and civil liberties, any person may request the communication and, where applicable, the rectification or deletion of personal data to the following address: SPECIFIC LINK, 41 boulevard des Belges, F-44300 Nantes.
By accepting the present GCS, the subscriber accepts that his personal data may be processed pursuant to the aforementioned terms.
If the subscriber prefers not to have his personal data reused for commercial purposes or transmitted to third parties, he should duly notify SPECIFIC LINK.

11.2 Cookies

The JOINZEE Website uses cookies in order to conduct audience statistics, not only to enable it to propose contents and services adapted to the interests of its visitors, but also to facilitate navigation around the site, the subscriber thus not having to repeatedly input certain data.
Acceptance of the present GCS, just as navigation on the JOINZEE Website, implies acceptance of the cookies.
The subscriber may oppose the registering of cookies by configuring his navigator; nevertheless, the lack of cookies may affect the proper running of the Website.

ARTICLE 12 - INTERPRETATION OF THE GCS

12.1 Non-relinquishment

The fact for one of the parties not to prevail over breach by the other party of any one of the obligations stated in the present general conditions may not, for the future, be interpreted as relinquishment of the obligation in question.

12.2 Heading

In the case of interpretation difficulties between one of the headings specified at the outset of the clauses and one of the clauses itself, the headings shall be deemed as non-existent.

12.3 Inapplicability or nullity of a clause.

In the case where one of the clauses of the present conditions were to be declared inapplicable or null and void, said clause would then be considered as non-existent, though without entailing the nullity of the present GCS, nor altering the validity of all other provisions.
Any dispute, claim or question pertaining to the present GCS should necessarily be sent to: contact@joinzee.fr

ARTICLE 13 - COMPETENT COURT AND APPLICABLE LAW

13.1 Applicable Law

The present General Conditions are governed under French Law.
They are drawn up in the French language. On the assumption of the present GCS being translated into one or several languages, the French text shall prevail in the case of litigation.

13.2 Competent Court

The parties shall, prior to taking legal action, attempt to seek an amiable solution to any dispute possibly arising, by at least sending a written claim with due reason to the other party.
Should the parties fail to reach any amicable agreement, they shall be free to take action as they so please.
IT IS EXPRESSLY AGREED BETWEEN THE PARTIES THAT ANY LITIGATION PERTAINING TO THE PRESENT CONTRACT SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THE COMPETENT COURTS IN NANTES (French county no. 44 - LOIRE-ATLANTIQUE).

JOINZEE LEGAL INFORMATION

The www.joinzee.com Website is published by SPECIFIC LINK, a French single-partner Simplified Joint Stock Company [Société par Actions Simplifiées Unipersonnelle (SASU)], the Head Office of which being located at 41 boulevard des Belges 44300 Nantes, France. Its share capital amounts to 1,500 EUR.
Company registered with Nantes Trade & Companies Register [RCS] no. 824 114 318
Intracommunity VAT number: FR79824114318

Internet hosting:
Iris-Network, 18 rue de la prairie, F-44390 Casson, Tel: #33(0)685 861 498
E-mail: contact@iris-network.fr, Website: http://www.iris-network.fr; and Online SAS, BP 438, F-75366 Paris CEDEX 08
Paris Trade & Companies Register [RCS] no. B 433 115 904

Publications’ Director:
Mr Cédric GOUGLER, in his capacity as Chairman of SPECIFIC LINK
Telephone: #33 (0)240 493 985, e-mail: contact@joinzee.com
French Data Protection Authority [Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés - CNIL] declaration nos 2098736v0 and 2098727v0.