These general terms and conditions of use in combination with currently applicable legislation govern access to and navigation on the website of Sankun Inc. (hereinafter the “Sankun website”).
By using the Products and Services, you agree, without limitation or qualification, to be bound by, and to comply with, these Terms and Conditions and any other posted guidelines or rules applicable to any individual Sankun website, Product or Service. These general terms and conditions of use in combination with currently applicable legislation govern access to and navigation on the website of Sankun Inc. (hereinafter the “Sankun website”). Users are requested to read these general terms and conditions of use carefully before using the Sankun website. By using the Sankun website, users agree to be bound by the general terms and conditions of use as displayed on the site at the moment they access it. Failure to accept these terms and conditions will mean that use of the Sankun website is forbidden. These general terms and conditions of use shall apply alongside the general terms and conditions of sale, any specific terms and conditions and the purchase order covering the products and services offered by Sankun. Sankun shall not be responsible for the correctness, exhaustiveness or up-to-date nature of the data and/or programs, information or content (the “Information”) available on the Sankun website. The Information is provided “as is” without any express or implied warranty, including but not limited to warranties as to the possibility of sale, fitness for purpose and absence of breach of the intellectual property of third parties. Under no circumstances may Sankun or its associated companies be held liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other loss or damage caused by the use of or reliance on the Information located on the Sankun website or on any other website to which that site forwards, including but not limited to failure to make a gain, interruption to business and loss of programs or other data, even where Sankun has expressly warned of the risk of such loss or damage. Users shall be responsible for any content they place on the Sankun website.Users undertake to refrain from placing any content on the Sankun website that: is liable to constitute a breach of public order or to breach legal provisions, including those against defamation, the protection of minors, and minorities; is pornographic or degrading in nature;breaches the rights of third parties, including any intellectual property rights, copyrights, or the right to privacy, or that belittles or denigrates the activities or reputation of an advertiser or of any company.
Sankun may therefore not be held liable for the content of any messages or information posted by users or for the content of the information of third parties online, even if that information is accessible via the Sankun website. However, Sankun reserves the right (which it may exercise at its free and unfettered discretion) to examine, modify or delete any content that Sankun considers to be illegal, defamatory, derogatory, offensive or otherwise inappropriate. Via hypertext links or other links, users can access other websites that are not part of the Sankun website. Sankun may not be held liable and extends no warranty in respect of the websites that users can access from the Sankun website. By accessing a website that does not form part of the Sankun website, users acknowledge and accept that Sankun has no control over any content and information on that website. Users are responsible for protecting their computer equipment against viruses, worms Trojan horses and all other elements of a destructive nature.Sankun products and services, together with any content referred to on the Sankun website and all elements of the Sankun visual identity, are registered trademarks, protected by intellectual and industrial property rights held by Sankun or its associated companies. Similarly, the products, services and company names mentioned on the Sankun website are protected by intellectual and industrial property rights. These elements may not be used without the express written permission of Sankun. Gathering content and information from the Sankun website through the use of robots or any other means is prohibited. Sankun shall be entitled to modify these general terms and conditions of use at any time, without informing the user. The updated version of the general terms and conditions of use shall come into effect at the moment it is displayed on the Sankun website and users shall be deemed to have accepted the latest version displayed by virtue of using the Sankun website. Users therefore accept to consult the Sankun website on a regular basis. The reproduction, modification or distribution of any or all of the Sankun website in any form and in any manner whatsoever is prohibited without the express, written permission of Sankun.
1.Creating a user account
Some sections of the Sankun website are accessible solely to users having created a user account to enable them to benefit from Sankun’ services. As part of the creation of their user account, users must provide a certain amount of information about themselves and must choose a username and password. Users undertake to provide full, accurate and up-to-date information, and to make any necessary modifications to that information to ensure it remains up-to-date. Sankun reserves the right to suspend or withhold permanently the use of Sankun services if any piece of information provided by a user proves to be inaccurate, incomplete or not up-to-date. Users are solely responsible for keeping their password confidential. Users acknowledge and accept that their account is strictly personal and that communicating their password to third parties is prohibited. Users are wholly liable for any use of their usernames and passwords, whether or not they have authorised that use. Users undertake to inform Sankun immediately of any unauthorised use of their usernames and passwords. If they fail to inform Sankun of this, they may access solely those parts of the Sankun website that do not require the creation of a user account.
2.Cookies & Form
Cookies: One or more “cookies” will be stored on the hard disk of all computers connected to the Sankun website. A “cookie” is a small file sent by a server consulted by a user and saved on the user’s hard disk. The “cookies” sent by the Sankun website are not designed to identify the persons connecting to it. They save information about the navigation on the website made from the computer on which the “cookie” is stored. […] undertakes to use this information for statistical purposes only, including to determine Sankun’ website traffic. “Cookies” are in no way intended to be used to make use of nominative personal data concerning the persons connected to the website/the application. In particular, we measure the number of pages viewed, the number of visits, and the activity of visitors on the website and their return frequency, via the internal solutions of Sankun and its partners. Persons connecting to the Sankun website may also elect not to have “cookies” stored on their hard disk by modifying the options of their software and their internet navigation on their computer: Navigation with Internet Explorer 5 (Microsoft): Click on “Tools”, “Internet Options”, Security”, “Custom Level”; in the drop-down menu, go to “Cookies”, select “Allow cookies that are stored on your computer”; choose “Ask me” to be asked each time or “Deactivate” to refuse all cookies. Navigation with Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 (Microsoft): Go to “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Confidentiality”, and choose the level of confidentiality you require; Navigation with Firefox: Click on “Tools”, “Options”. In “Privacy”, untick “Accept cookies”. However, Sankun hereby informs subscribers to the services proposed via its website, as well as internet users, that if the browsers installed on their computers are configured to refuse “cookies”, access to some services may be impaired or even impossible. Some pages of the Sankun website require personal identifying information to be communicated for the purpose of ordering a product or a service or for registering with Sankun. In this regard, users are encouraged to fill out a form on the Sankun website when creating their user account and return that form to Sankun via the website. Sankun will collect this personal identifying information for the purpose of performing commercial transactions.
3.Description of Sankun’ services
The Sankun information service is a service providing information on companies. It is managed centrally by Sankun Inc. and comprises the communication of data and information on companies compiled and organised via a method designed by Sankun (hereinafter the “Sankun data”) together with other associated information and services. The Sankun information service is available in the search engine for the Sankun website. The Sankun information service includes information on the products and/or services of third parties and may grant access to information and services provided by third parties. The order of indexing for the companies involved was compiled by Sankun via its nomenclature. This nomenclature is the exclusive property of Sankun Inc. In addition to the corporate indexing service, the Sankun package also provides access to advertising/visibility services. Sankun markets its advertising space either on its own behalf or via a Real Media distribution partner. Moreover, Sankun is attached to the Google media sales house, with the latter managing and distributing AdWords and Google Display campaigns on behalf of third parties with a Sankun account.
Users acknowledge that the data of Sankun constitutes a rich ensemble of information and the copyrights, trademarks and all other intellectual and industrial property rights in Sankun services and Sankun data remain the property of Sankun or of its franchises/partners, as appropriate, or of third parties for content provided by such third parties. User may not modify or delete the symbols for copyright or other identifying marks taken from the Sankun visual identity, or any information concerning property rights to Sankun data. The Sankun brand and the Sankun logo are registered trademarks and must not under any circumstances be reproduced without the express written permission of Sankun.Except where legally permissible, users must not decompile, disassemble, change or modify any software in full or in part that is accessible via or pertains to Sankun services.
5. Information sources
Sankun invests in data collection every year. Our main sources of information are the owners or managers of companies and public registers such as trade and companies registers, courts and bankruptcy registers
6. Data protection
Sankun is governed by local legislation concerning Sankun data protection and the regulatory authorities of the countries in which we operate. Sankun data quality Sankun takes adequate measures to guarantee the quality of its service, including contacting companies directly and performing a quality control process when gathering Sankun data, above and beyond the quality control at the end of the collection process. Sankun has a company policy and written procedures governing the gathering, reliability, quality, updating and communication to third parties of Sankun data. Our employees are governed by strict confidentiality rules. Sankun also places great stead in the professional secrecy to which some professions are subjected.