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Terms of use

Last update: 2018

 

1.  When do these terms of use apply?


These terms of use (the “Terms”) apply to your use of the website available at https://www.afp.com/en (the “Platform”) published by Agence France-Presse (“AFP”).

Please read these Terms and our Private Policy before using the Platform. By using the Platform, you agree to be bound by these Terms.

We reserve the right to modify or to update these Terms and our Privacy Policy at any time and at our sole discretion. Please consult these Terms and our Privacy Policy on a regular basis as any modification thereto becomes effective upon publication on the Platform.   

For the purpose of these Terms and our Privacy Policy:

  • “you”, “your”, “they”, “their”, “user(s)” shall refer to any user of the Platform;
  •  “AFP”, “we”, “our”, “us” shall refer to Agence France-Presse and, when applicable, Agence France-Presse’s partners.     

Some features of the Platform (such as the content sharing features or video players) are integrated into the Platform but operated by third parties. When using these features on or from the Platform, you undertake to do so in strict compliance with the terms of use applicable to such features.

 

2. Ownership of the Platform and the Content


The Platform, all its components and the content (in any form: videos, photos, texts, still and animated graphics) displayed on or accessible through the Platform (the “Content”) are the exclusive property of AFP and/or its partners and are protected by intellectual property laws.   

Any use of the Platform and/or the Content for any other purpose or in any other manner than as expressly authorized herein is strictly prohibited.

 

3. Use of the Platform and the Content


The Content available on the Platform is provided “as is”, for information and non-commercial purposes only.

You may reproduce and share parts of the Platform and the Content for strictly personal and non-commercial purposes only and only as made possible by the features available on the Platform.

Any other use, in particular any reproduction, communication to the public or distribution of the Platform and/or the Content, in whole or in part, for any other purpose and/or by any other means, without AFP’s written approval, is strictly prohibited.

 

4. Warranties


You hereby warrant and represent that you will access and use the Platform, its features and the Content in strict compliance with these Terms, the applicable laws and the terms of use applicable to any third party features integrated into the Platform but operated by third parties.

You hereby undertake to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AFP and its partners from and against all expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable legal fees and expenses), costs, losses, liabilities, damages, arising out of or in connection with any claim, demand, action, proceeding, directly or indirectly resulting from or based on a breach by you (or your staff) of this warranty.  

 

5. Limitations and disclaimers on liability 


Although AFP endeavours to provide accurate and reliable information, errors, inaccuracies or omissions cannot be completely ruled out in the field of news. This Platform and the Content are supplied "as is".

The access to or the availability of the Content, the Platform or any of its features (including third party features) may be totally or partially interrupted or may run slowly due to causes beyond AFP’s control.

The access to or the availability of the Content, the Platform or any of its features (including third party features) may be totally or partially modified, suspended, interrupted or restricted by AFP at any time.

AFP cannot guarantee that the Content, the Platform and its features (including third party features) are provided without interruption, server downtime or delay or free from errors or any breach of security due to hackings, security intrusions, bugs, viruses, malwares, etc., that may affect your hardware, software or data. Your use of the Platform, its features and the Content is under your full and sole liability.

In no event shall AFP be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the access to or use of, or the impossibility to access or use, the Platform, its features (including third party features) or the Content.

AFP is not responsible for the websites referenced on the Platform or referencing the Platform (in particular by means of a hyperlink). References made to third party’s websites on the Platform shall by no means be construed as an endorsement by AFP or its partners of these websites or their content. Third party’s websites and their content are governed by their own terms of use.

 

6. Trademarks and logos 


The trademarks, logos and distinctive signs appearing on the Platform are the sole property of AFP and/or its partners. They may only be used, in whole or in part (including as a link to the Platform), with AFP’s and/or AFP’s partners prior written approval and in strict compliance with AFP’s and/or AFP’s partners graphic charter.

 

7. Governing law - Jurisdiction 

These Terms and any dispute arising thereof shall be governed by and construed in accordance with French law.

The Courts of Paris (France) shall have exclusive jurisdiction notwithstanding any actions in warranty or plurality of defendants.

 

8. Miscellaneous


Should any provision or part of a provision of these Terms be held illegal, invalid or unenforceable in accordance with a law or regulation in force or by virtue of any other decision rendered by a competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the provision shall remain in full force and effect and the validity and enforceability of all other provisions in these Terms shall not be affected or impaired.

 

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