Legal Notices

This site (hereinafter the “ Site”) is published and administered by SGS SAFEGUARD GRADING SERVICES (hereinafter “Safeguard”, “we”), a simplified joint stock company with a share capital of €5,000.00, whose registered office is located at 290, avenue de Paris – Espace Newton in 79000 Niort – FRANCE.)

RCS number: Niort 901 919 951
SIREN number: 901919951
Intercommunity VAT number: FR58901919951

Telephone number: +33 (0) 7 66 03 08 94
E-mail address : [email protected]

Director of the publication: Ms GHEDDAB

The Site is hosted by OVH, whose registered office is located at 2, rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix (France) – telephone number: +33 (0)9 72 10 10 07.

General Terms and Conditions of Use (GTCU)

The terms of access and use of the website are subject to the General Terms of Use (“Terms of Use”). The user acknowledges having read, understood and accepted these Terms of Use without reservation. The Terms of Use in force at the time of use of the Site are those which are enforceable against you.

If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you may not use this Site. We reserve the right to terminate or suspend your access to or use of the Site if (a) we consider that you have breached the Terms of Use or (b) we consider this measure to be necessary for security reasons.

Access to some or all of the products and services described on the Site may be restricted to certain persons or countries. None of the products or services presented on the Site will be provided to a person if the law of his or her country of origin, or of any other country which may affect him or her, prohibits it.

1. Changes to the general conditions of use

Safeguard reserves the right to change, revise, add or remove any part of the Terms of Use by updating this document at any time without notice.

These modifications are published by putting them online and are deemed to be accepted without reservation by any user who accesses the Site after they have been put online.

We invite you to read this document with the utmost care and to read it again each time you consult the Site.

2. Intellectual property

Safeguard is the owner of the domain name
The Site as a whole, as well as the elements of which it is composed (texts, tree structures, photographs, videos, soundtracks, logos, illustrations, animations, software, etc.) constitute intellectual works protected by Articles L. 111-1 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code. They are the exclusive property of Safeguard, which alone is entitled to use the said intellectual property rights.

The use of all or part of the Site, in particular by downloading, reproduction, transmission, representation or dissemination for purposes other than for the personal and private use of the user for non-commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. You may not modify, sell or create derivative works from any of the content of the Site. The violation of Safeguard’s rights exposes its author to the sanctions provided for both by the Intellectual Property Code, in particular with regard to copyright infringement (article L. 335-1 et seq.), trademark rights (article L. 716-1 et seq.) and by the Civil Code with regard to civil liability (article 9, articles 1382 et seq).

3. Limitation of liability

Safeguard endeavours to ensure to the best of its ability the accuracy and updating of the information published on the Site, the content of which it reserves the right to correct at any time and without notice. However, Safeguard cannot guarantee the correctness, accuracy and completeness of the information made available on the website, which information does not constitute a guarantee or commitment on the part of Safeguard towards the user.

The Site may contain technical inaccuracies or other defects. Safeguard does not guarantee that these defects will be corrected. The Site and its contents are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis.

Safeguard cannot guarantee or affirm that the Site is free of viruses, overwriting programs, Trojan horses or other destructive material.

In particular, Safeguard cannot be held responsible for:

Safeguard implements means intended to ensure the security of the files constituted from the personal data collected on the Site. It should be noted, however, that Safeguard does not control the risks associated with the operation of the Internet and draws the attention of users to the existence of possible risks in terms of confidentiality of data transiting via this network.

The creation of any hypertext links to any of the web pages or elements making up the Site is prohibited without the prior written authorisation of Safeguard, which may be revoked at any time. All sites with a hypertext link to the Site or any of its components are not under the control of Safeguard and Safeguard therefore declines all responsibility (including editorial responsibility) for access to and content of these sites.

4. Applicable law - Disputes

This notice is governed by and interpreted in accordance with French law, in particular the provisions of Law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on information technology, files and freedoms, the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) and in accordance with EC Regulation 593/2008 of 17 June 2008.

The French courts have territorial jurisdiction to hear any dispute relating to the use of the Site, unless otherwise provided for by Regulation No. 44/2001 of 20 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (“Brussels I” Regulation).

For any question that the user may have concerning the use of the Site and/or the present conditions, or for any request that the user may wish to address to Safeguard, the user may write a message in the sectionContact us of the Site and/or an e-mail to the following address: [email protected].