General Conditions of Use
The aim of the present General Conditions of Use (hereafter referred to as “GCU”) is to stipulate the contractual conditions of access, use and supply of the products and services provided by Forbidden Stories, especially those accessed through the websites www.forbiddenstories.org. The use of any of the services offered by Forbidden Stories requires full acceptance of the GCU.
The www.forbiddenstories.org website is published by Freedom Voices Network, a non-profit organization registered in France under the Law of 1901. In the event of any questions, requests or complaints, you can contact the publisher by email at contact[at]freedomvoicesnetwork.org.
The www.forbiddenstories.org website is hosted by NO BLUE SCREEN SYSTEM (NBS System) SAS headquartered at 23-25 rue de Berri, 75008 Paris.
The server and its data are subject to French laws.
User: The user is any person who uses the site or any of the services offered on the site.
All the text, comments, works, illustrations and images reproduced or represented on the Forbidden Stories website are protected worldwide by intellectual property rights, including copyright.
Any total or partial reproduction or representation of the Forbidden Stories site or elements thereof is strictly forbidden without Forbidden Stories’s explicit prior consent.
Any withdrawal or any re-use by means of permanent or temporary transfer of all or part of the content of any data on this site, by any means or in any form, is strictly forbidden.
Forbidden Stories is a registered trademark and any use, reproduction or dissemination of these trademarks is strictly forbidden without Forbidden Stories’s explicit prior consent.
Registration and use of Personal Data
If the user supports Forbidden Stories’ activities, he or she can, through the www.forbiddenstories.org site:
- make a donation to Forbidden Stories
- subscribe to the Forbidden Stories newsletter
To do any of these things, the user provides the following information:
- surname and first name (or pseudonym for petitions)
- email address (confirmation is sent to a valid address, which is not made public)
- telephone number (not compulsory)
and other information the user considers relevant payment method details for online payment or purchases (all bank transactions are secured and encrypted). We do not keep any of the user’s payment method details.
Your personal data will not be sold or exchanged with third parties.
The user can unsubscribe from our publications at any time.
Personal Data and Right to Rectify
The personal data of a user required for the processing of orders and commercial transactions can be given to third parties participating in such processing. Personal data is kept for security purposes, in order to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, to allow us to transmit Forbidden Stories news and information about Forbidden Stories’ activities, to improve and personalize the products and services we offer, and to request funding support for Forbidden Stories.
Under the law of 6 January 1978, a user has the right to access, rectify and object to the personal data which relate to him/her and which is being kept by our organization. A request to exercise the right must be signed and accompanied by the photocopy of an identity document bearing the user’s signature.
We undertake that the collection and handling of personal data on this website is carried out in accordance with French Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on information technology, electronic files and civil liberties, known as the Law on “Informatique et Libertés.”
Every user who has placed information concerning him or herself on the
Our site has the right to object to the information (under article 38 of the law), to access it (articles 39, 41 and 42 of the law) and to rectify it (article 40 of the law).
To exercise this right, the user should send an email to contact[at]freedomvoicesnetwork.org. In this email or letter, the user should give his or her name or the name of his or her company or organization, and his or her physical or electronic address.
The requested data or change will be provided within a reasonable period after receipt of the request.
Limitation of Liability
The services supplied by Forbidden Stories comply with French law. Forbidden Stories cannot be held responsible for non-compliance with laws in the country where the product is delivered or the service is provided. The user is solely responsible for complying with the legislation of the country of delivery.
Forbidden Stories cannot be held responsible for the performance or changes in the services it offers when they are due to the quality of the Internet connection or to technical constraints.
Subject to public policy regulations, Forbidden Stories cannot be held responsible for any direct or indirect harm or damage, including loss of profit, clientele or data or any other loss of intangible goods, loss of earnings or any other loss or harm which may result from use of the site or the impossibility of accessing it, even if Forbidden Stories has been told of the possibility of such harm or damage.
The www.forbiddenstories.org site contains hypertext links to external sites over which Forbidden Stories has no control. The existence of www.forbiddenstories.org links to another site does not constitute approval of that site or its content. Forbidden Stories cannot be held responsible for external content. Forbidden Stories does not guarantee the availability of these sites and cannot be held responsible for the content distributed on these sites or for the consequences of its use by the user.
Forbidden Stories cannot be held responsible in the event of force majeure or any circumstance beyond its control.
Applicable Law and Juridication
The legal regulations applicable to the website’s content and to the transmission of data to and from the website are determined by French law. In the event of any dispute that cannot be settled out of court, the courts that come under the Paris appeal court have exclusive jurisdiction.
If one of more of the GCU’s clauses are held to be invalid, or are deemed to be invalid under a law or regulation or as a result of a final decision by a competent court, all the other clauses retain their full force and effect.