These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply when you use a website, mobile application,
or other online service (collectively, the “Services”) that links or refers to the Terms.
These terms are a legal contract between you and Charlie Hebdo,” “we” or “us”) so it
is important that you review them carefully before using the Services. Your use of the
Services indicates that you agree to follow and be bound by the Terms. If you do not
agree to the Terms, do not access or use the Services.
THESE TERMS CONTAIN DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES (SECTION 11) AND
DISCLAIMERS OF LIABILITY (SECTION 12).
We may change the Terms or modify any features of the Services at any time at our
sole discretion. The most current version of the Terms can be viewed by clicking on
the “Terms of Service” link at the bottom of the Services’ home page. If you continue
to use the Services after changes are posted you will be deemed to have accepted the
2. Compliance With Applicable Laws
As a condition of your access to and use of the Services, you agree that you will not
use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and
that you will comply with all applicable laws and any conditions or restrictions
imposed by these terms. The Services are offered for your personal and non-
commercial use only, and you are prohibited from using, and are expressly not
granted the right to use, the Services for any other purpose.
By using the Services, you indicate that you understand the information collection,
The Services (including, but not limited to, text, photographs, graphics, video, audio
content, and computer code) are protected by copyright as collective works or
compilation under the copyright laws of the United States and other countries. All
individual articles, photographs, graphics, video, audio, and other content or
elements comprising the Services are also copyrighted works. All copyrights in the
Services are owned by us or by our third-party licensors to the extent permitted
under the United States Copyright Act and all international copyright laws. Except for
content that you have posted on the Services, or unless expressly authorized by
Charlie Hebdo in writing, you are prohibited from publishing, reproducing,
distributing, publishing, entering into a database, displaying, performing, modifying,
creating derivative works, transmitting, or in any way exploiting any part of the
Services, except that you may make use of the content for your own personal use as
follows: you may make one machine readable copy and/or print copy that is limited
to occasional articles of personal interest only.
Just as Charlie Hebdo requires users to respect our copyrights, and those of our
affiliates and partners, we respect the copyrights of others. If you believe in good faith
that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on our site without authorization in
a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify our designated
copyright agent either by mail to “Les Éditions Rotative – 17 rue Dupin, 75006 Paris
or to email@example.com. Please provide our copyright agent with the
following information in writing:
•An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the
owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
•Identification of the copyrighted work or a representative list of the works claimed to
have been infringed;
•Identification of the allegedly infringing material and information reasonably
sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
•Your name, address, telephone number, and email address, so that we may contact
you if necessary;
•A statement that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized
by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
•A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in
your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on
the copyright owner’s behalf.
6. Trade and Service Mark Rights.
All rights in the product names, company names, trade names, logos, service marks,
trade dress, slogans, product packaging, and designs of the Services, whether or not
appearing in large print or with the trademark symbol, belong exclusively to Charlie
Hebdo or its licensors and are protected from reproduction, imitation, dilution, or
confusing or misleading uses under national and international trademark and
copyright laws. The use or misuse of these trademarks or any materials, except as
permitted herein, is expressly prohibited, and nothing stated or implied on the
Services confers on you any license or right under any patent or trademark of Charlie
Hebdo, its affiliates, or any third party.
7. Prohibited Conduct
You may not access or use, or attempt to access or use, the Services to take any action
that could harm us or any third party, interfere with the operation of the Services, or
use the Services in a manner that violates any laws. For example, and without
limitation, you may not:
•Make use of the contents of the Services in any manner that constitutes an
infringement of our rights or the rights of other users or third parties, including
•Access parts of the Services to which you are not authorized, or attempt to
circumvent any restrictions imposed on your use or access of the Services.
•Copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, enter into a database, display, perform, modify,
create derivative works, transmit, or in any way exploit any part of the Services,
except for content you have posted on the Services, or unless expressly authorized.
You may download material from the Services solely for your own personal use as
follows: you may make one machine readable copy and/or one print copy that is
limited to occasional articles of personal interest only.
•Distribute any part of the Services over any network, including a local area network,
nor sell or offer it for sale. In addition, these files may not be used to construct any
kind of database.
•Engage in unauthorized “scraping” or spidering, or harvesting of personal
information, or use any unauthorized automated means to compile information.
•Take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on
our network or infrastructure.
•Use any device, software, or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the
proper working of the Services or any activity conducted on the Services.
•Use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent, or other device or
mechanism (including, without limitation, browsers, spiders, robots, avatars, or
intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Services other than the search engine and
search agents available on the Services and other than generally available third-party
•Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse-engineer any of the
software comprising or in any way making up a part of the Services
•Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or
enjoying the Services.
•Take any action that violates or threatens our system or network security.
Violations of these Terms may result in civil or criminal liability. We may investigate
violations of these Terms and we may also work with law enforcement authorities to
prosecute users who violate the Terms.
8. Registration and Security
To register for certain Services, you will create login credentials by providing an email
address to us and by selecting a username and password. You also provide us certain
information during the registration process, which you agree to keep accurate and
updated. Each login is for a single user only. You are not allowed to share or disclose
your login credentials with any other user or person. We may cancel or suspend your
access to the Services if you share your credentials.
You will be responsible for all usage and activity on your account, including use of the
account by any third party authorized by you to use your login credentials, and for all
charges for any goods or services. You are also responsible for all statements made or
materials posted under your account, including liability for harm caused by such
statements or materials. You may not transfer, sell, or otherwise assign your rights or obligations under these Terms.
You must be 13 years or older to use the Services. Any fraudulent, abusive, or
otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your account, at our sole
discretion, and we may refer you to appropriate law enforcement agencies.
9. Charges for Services
We may charge for access to portions of the Services or to the Services as a whole, and
we reserve the right at any time to change the amount we charge for such access or
sproducts that include authorization to access the Services. In such event, we will
notify you in advance, and give you an opportunity to subscribe (or un-subscribe) to
the Service(s). More information about any such subscriptions can be found on the
appropriate locations of the Services. You shall pay all applicable taxes relating to use
of the services, and recognize that any fees to third parties that may be required for
you to receive the service (such as mobile data plans and text-message charges) are
not included in the cost of the services.
10. Third-Party Content and Links to Third-Party Websites
The Services may contain third-party owned content and links to other websites
(“Linked Sites”). Charlie Hebdo does not endorse, sponsor, recommend, or otherwise
accept responsibility for any linked sites. In addition, linked sites are not under the
control of Charlie Hebdo, and Charlie Hebdo is not responsible for the content or
privacy practices of the linked sites.
11. Disclaimer of Warranties
The services are provided “as is.” We do not warrant that the services will be
uninterrupted or error-free. There may be delays, omissions, interruptions, and
inaccuracies in the news, information, or other materials available through the
services. Charlie Hebdo disclaims to the maximum extent permitted by law any and
all such representations and warranties. If you rely on the services and any materials
made available through the services, you do so solely at your own risk
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Charlie Hebdo disclaims to the
maximum extent permitted by law any and all (a) warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, (b) warranties against infringement of any third-
party intellectual property or proprietary rights, (c) warranties relating to the
transmission or delivery of the service, (d) warranties relating to the accuracy,
reliability, correctness, timeliness or completeness of data made available on the
services or otherwise by the Charlie Hebdo, including any advice, opinion, statement,
or other material or database displayed, uploaded or distributed in the services or
available through the services, and warranties otherwise relating to performance,
nonperformance, or other acts or omissions by charlie hebdo or any third party.
Further, there is no warranty that the services will meet your needs or requirements
or the needs or requirements of any other person.
Charlie Hebdo makes no warranties or representations, express or implied (a) that
the information provided through the services will be free from error, omission,
interruption, defect, or delay in operation, or from technical inaccuracies or
typographical errors, (b) that the services will be available at any particular time or
location (c) that defects or errors in the services will be corrected, or (d) that the
content on the services are free of viruses or other harmful components. Any
information on the services is subject to change without notice, and Charlie Hebdo
disclaims all responsibility for the services. We reserve the right to correct any errors
or omissions in the services.
12. Limitation of Liability
In no event will Charlie Hebdo or its affiliates or any party involved in creating,
producing, or delivering the services be liable for any direct, incidental,
consequential, indirect, special, or punitive damages arising out of your access, use,
misuse, or inability to use the services or any linked sites, or in connection with any
failure of performance, error, transmission, computer virus, or line or system failure.
These limitations apply whether the alleged liability is based on contract, tort,
negligence, strict liability, or any other basis, even if charlie hebdo has been advised of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow the
exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, charlie hebdo’s
liability in such jurisdictions shall be limited to the extent permitted by law.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Charlie Hebdo and its parent, subsidiaries,
and affiliates, and their owners, directors, officers, managers, employees,
shareholders, agents, and licensors, from and against all losses, expenses, damages
and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from any violation of the
Terms, or the failure to fulfill any obligations relating to your account incurred by you
or any other person using your account. We reserve the right to take over the
exclusive defense of any claim for which we are entitled to indemnification under this
Section. In such event, you shall provide us with such cooperation as is reasonably
requested by us.
14. Governing Law
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of France. By using the Services, you
waive any claims that may arise under the laws of other states, countries, territories
Charlie Hebdo may terminate this agreement for any reason at any time. Charlie
Hebdo reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend, or terminate your
access to and use of the Service, with or without prior notice. Otherwise applicable
sections of the Terms shall survive termination. In addition to any termination rights,
we reserve the right to enforce and prosecute any violations of these Terms.
Supplemental Terms . In connection with your use of the Services, you may be
asked to consent to policies or terms and conditions in addition to these Terms.
Please read these supplemental policies and terms carefully before making any use of
such portions of the Services. Any supplemental terms will not vary or replace these
Terms regarding any use of the Services, unless otherwise expressly stated.
No Waiver. The failure of Charlie Hebdo to enforce any provisions of the Terms or
to respond to a breach by you or other parties shall not in any way waive its rights to enforce subsequently any terms or conditions of the Terms or to act with respect with
No Partnership . You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or
agency relationship exists between you and Charlie Hebdo as a result of these Terms
or your access to and use of the Services.
Entire Agreement. Unless otherwise specified herein, the Terms constitute the
entire agreement between you and Charlie Hebdo and govern your use of the
Services. If any portion of the Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, that portion
shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable law to reflect, as nearly as
possible, the original intention of the parties, and the remaining portions shall
remain in full force and effect.