PwC Store Terms and Conditions of Use

Terms and Conditions of Use of the PwC Store

Updated on: 01/01/2022

It is imperative that all Users read these General Terms and Conditions of Use (hereinafter referred to as the "T&Cs") which define the rules of use of this PwC Store Platform. The mere use of this Web Platform implies full and complete acceptance of the T&Cs.

 

  • Article 1 – Legal information

 

This Web Platform is published by GIE PricewaterhouseCoopers Services, whose registered office is located at 63 rue de Villiers 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine (hereinafter referred to as "PwC").

 

In France, PwC is a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd, a company incorporated under English law, and belongs to the international Network of French and foreign entities exercising their professional services under the PwC brand.

 

The director of the publication is Yoni Abittan

This Platform is hosted by: PwC Solutions GmbH

 

  • Article 2 – Definitions

 

In the T&Cs, words or phrases beginning with a capital letter have the following meanings:

-Platform: this PwC Store website, which can be accessed at the following address: https://store.pwc.fr

-User: any person who browses and/or uses the Platform.

 

  • Article 3 – Purpose

 

The T&Cs govern access to and use of the Platform.

When the User browses and/or uses the Platform or sends an e-mail to the GIE PricewaterhouseCoopers Services by means of a contact form available on the Platform, he/she acknowledges having read the T&Cs and accepts them without restriction.

 

GIE PricewaterhouseCoopers Services reserves the right to modify the T&Cs at any time by publishing a new version of them on the Platform. These changes will come into force as soon as they are posted on the Platform and will therefore be enforceable against any User from that moment.

 

GIE PricewaterhouseCoopers Services advises any person connecting to the Platform to save or print the T&Cs, without however modifying them.

 

  • Article 4 – Disclaimer

 

PwC is only bound by a simple obligation of means concerning the information it makes available to people who access the Platform.

While we have taken all steps to ensure the reliability of the information contained on the Platform, PwC cannot be held liable for any errors, omissions, or for the results that may be obtained from the use of this information. Consequently, the User who becomes aware of information on the Platform is responsible for any use that may be made of it. In particular, it is up to him/her to verify or have verified whether the information thus collected is adapted to his personal situation.

 

  • Article 5 – Contact requests

 

The User may contact PwC through the various forms on the Platform.

The purpose of these contact requests is to:

-A request for information

- A request to be put in touch

 

PwC will use its best efforts to respond to any contact request made by a User. However, PwC does not undertake in any way to provide a response or to acknowledge receipt of the User's request.

 

  • Article 6 – Intellectual property

 

The Platform, its content and all the elements constituting it are creations for which PwC is the owner of all intellectual property rights and/or has obtained exploitation rights, in particular under copyright, design law, database law, trademark law.

 

The trademark "PwC" (refers to all logos, brands and company names of the member entities of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited of which each member entity is an independent legal entity) is a registered trademark. Any use of this trademark is prohibited without the prior written consent of its owner. The Platform, as well as the software, database structures, texts, information, analyses, images, photographs, graphics, logos, sounds or any other data contained on the Platform (hereinafter referred to as "the Work(s)") remain the exclusive property of PwC.

 

As an exception to the foregoing, Works from other online sources (news sites, forums, social networks, etc.) that may be published on the Platform, are in no way the property of PwC.

 

The Works may not be reproduced, used or represented in any way without the express written permission of PwC, or the owner of all intellectual property rights in the Works, under penalty of legal action. In order to obtain this authorization, it is necessary to contact the publication director of the Platform at the following address fr_store@pwc.com or to contact directly the publisher of the sites from which the Works originated.

 

PwC grants the User a non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the Platform as well as the Works of which it is the owner.

 

The right thus granted consists of (i) a right to consult online the Works and data contained on the Platform and (ii) a right of reproduction consisting of a download and/or a printing of these original intellectual works and information consulted. This right of use is for strictly private use only. All other rights are expressly reserved by PwC. Any other use of the Platform, including commercial use, by the User is prohibited without the express written consent of PwC.

 

In particular, the User shall not, in particular, in a non-exhaustive manner, for any use other than private, reproduce and/or represent, download, sell, distribute, issue, translate, adapt, exploit, distribute, disseminate and communicate in whole or in part in any form whatsoever, on a commercial or non-commercial basis, any Work of which PwC is the owner.

 

The User shall also refrain from introducing data on the Platform that would modify or be likely to modify the content or appearance of the data, the presentation or the organization of the Platform or the Works appearing on the Platform, and by any means whatsoever.

 

  • Article 7 – Hypertext links

 

Any hypertext link to the Platform, regardless of the type of link, must be subject to prior authorization from PwC, in paper or electronic form. In order to obtain this authorization, it is necessary to contact the Platform's publication director at the following address: fr_store@pwc.com

 

The Platform may include hypertext links to other sites.

At the time of their creation, PwC ensured, as far as possible, that these websites and other internet sources did not contain content that contravened French laws.

 

PwC can only be held responsible for the availability of these sites and external sources to the extent that the page or internet source to which a hypertext link was created contained content that contravenes French law at the time of its creation.

 

PwC cannot therefore bear any responsibility for the content, advertising, products and services available on or from these sites or external sources offered after the creation of the hypertext link on its Platform. By express agreement, it is the User's responsibility to provide proof of the fact that the said hypertext link was created after the dissemination of such content, advertising, products or services.

 

The User therefore acknowledges that PwC cannot be held liable for any damage or loss, proven or alleged, resulting from or in connection with the use or with the fact of having become aware of the content, advertising, products or services available on these sites or external sources.

If, in the context of a search conducted on the Platform, the result of the search leads a User to point to sites, pages or forums whose title and/or content constitute an infringement of French law, taking into account in particular the fact that PwC cannot control the content of these sites and external sources,  the User must interrupt his/her consultation of the site concerned or incur the penalties provided for by French legislation or answer for legal actions initiated against him/her.

 

Finally, if, despite our efforts, one of the hypertext links on the Platform points to a site or an internet source whose content was or appeared to be non-compliant with the requirements of French law to a User, the User undertakes to immediately contact the director of publication: fr_store@pwc.com, in order to communicate the address of the pages of the site in question. PwC then undertakes to study the said site and to inform the User of the action it intends to take, within a reasonable period of time. The User undertakes not to take legal action against PwC until he has received a response from him. The User also undertakes to take legal action against PwC only in the event of PwC's refusal to remove the said link.

 

  • Article 8 – Liability

 

PwC is only liable for the content of the pages it publishes.

 

PwC assumes no responsibility for decisions made by the User on the basis of the information contained on the Platform or communicated by PwC. The content of the Platform and the information provided by PwC do not constitute individual legal, accounting, tax or other professional information or recommendations and are not intended to replace individual expert advice, taking into account the particular circumstances of the particular case.

 

Under no circumstances can PwC be held liable for any damage that may occur to the User's computer system and/or the loss of data resulting from the use of the Platform by the User. PwC cannot be held liable for facts other than those relating to the publication of the Platform. PwC makes no guarantee of the availability or performance of the Platform. The User may not seek PwC's liability on the grounds of a missed profit, loss of opportunity or turnover. PwC cannot be held liable solely for proven fault and for direct and foreseeable damages caused exclusively by PwC's failure to comply with its obligations.

 

PwC cannot be held responsible for the non-functioning, impossibility of access or malfunctions of the Platform attributable to unsuitable equipment, malfunctions of the services of the Users' access provider, or those of the Internet network. The same will apply to all other reasons outside of PwC. In addition, the User acknowledges that the characteristics and constraints of the Internet network do not guarantee the availability and proper functioning of the Platform. Accordingly, PwC does not guarantee that the Platform will operate without interruption or error.

 

In this respect, it is specified that:

- The Platform is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week except in cases of force majeure or events beyond the control of PwC.

-PwC may be required to interrupt access to all or part of the Platform, to all or part of the Users, on a temporary basis for maintenance reasons aimed at the proper functioning of the Platform, without notice and without this interruption giving rise to any right to compensation for the User.

 

The User waives the right to seek PwC's liability for such service interruptions or operational disruptions. As the Internet is accessible to everyone and, in particular, to ill-intentioned persons, Users acknowledge that PwC cannot guarantee the secrecy of correspondence exchanged by the means made available to Users.

 

The User declares that he/she is well informed of the intrinsic characteristics of the Internet and in particular of the fact that (i) the transmission of data on the Internet is only relatively reliable, as it circulates on heterogeneous networks, with various characteristics and capacities, which are sometimes saturated at certain times of the day and likely to impact download times or access to data,  and (ii) that the Internet is an open network and, as a result, that the information it conveys is not protected against the risks of misappropriation, intrusion into its system, hacking of its data, programs and files from its system, contamination by computer viruses, and (iii) that it is the responsibility of the Internet to take all appropriate measures to protect the data,  files or programs stored in their system against contamination by viruses such as attempts to intrude into their system.

 

  • Article 9 – Partial invalidity

 

If one or more stipulations of the T&Cs are held to be invalid or declared as such pursuant to a law, a regulation or following a final decision of a competent court, they will be deemed unwritten, and the other stipulations will remain in force.

 

  • Article 10 – Headings

 

In the event of a difficulty of interpretation between any of the titles appearing at the top of the clauses and any of the clauses or between several titles, the titles will be declared non-existent.

 

  • Article 11 – Language of the Contract

 

Only the French language version of the T&Cs is authentic between the Parties and may be produced in court.

 

  • Article 14 – Applicable law

 

The T&Cs are subject to the French law.

 

  • Article 15 – Attribution of jurisdiction

 

IN THE EVENT OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE PARTIES ARISING FROM THE FORMATION, INTERPRETATION, EXECUTION AND/OR TERMINATION OF THE CONTRACT, AND AFTER AN ATTEMPT TO FIND AN AMICABLE SOLUTION, EXPRESS JURISDICTION IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE COURTS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE PARIS COURT OF APPEAL, NOTWITHSTANDING MULTIPLE DEFENDANTS OR THIRD PARTY CLAIMS, EVEN FOR EMERGENCY PROCEEDINGS OR INTERIM PROCEEDINGS OR BY APPLICATION.

 

These T&Cs were last updated on April 21, 2022.

 

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