Welcome to the website “www.hozelock-exel.com” (here after referred to as ‘the Site’)

In compliance with the law, we invite you to take note of these conditions of use (here after referred to as ‘the Conditions’) as well as any specific condition featured on the pages of the Site that govern your use of the Site www.exelgsa.fr.

These Conditions concern your rights and legal responsibilities that are applicable when you use this Site.
This Site is made available to you free of charge (except for connection costs to the Site) and is for your personal use, subject to the Conditions defined here below being complied with.

By accessing this Site, by visiting it and / or using it, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept these Conditions, and that you undertake to comply with all the enforceable laws and regulations. If you do not accept these Conditions, kindly do not use this Internet Site.

You may only use the Site for a legitimate purpose: no use or misappropriation is authorised, especially for purposes that are contrary to Public Order or Breach of Moral Standards.
The contents of these Conditions may be changed; consequently we invite you to consult them very often.

1. General information

This site www.hozelock-exel.com is the property of HOZELOCK-EXEL, a private company with capital of 2,600,000 €, registered in the Business Register of Villefranche, under the number B FR 02 779 658 772, and whose head office is situated at rue de l’Abbaye, ZI Nord Arnas – BP 30424 – 69653 Villefranche.
Tel : + 33 (0)4 74 62 48 48

Email : hozelock-exel@hozelock-exel.com

VATnumber : FR 02 779 658 772

The person in charge of the Publication of the Site is Marc BALLU, acting as Managing Director of HOZELOCK-EXEL.

Hosting :
The hosting company (supplier) is CYTADEL, a public company with capital of 222,222 €, registered in the Business Register of Lyon, under the number B FR 419623152, and whose head office is situated at 12 avenue Tony Garnier – 69007 LYON – FRANCE.

Tel : + 33 (0)4 37 43 12 60

Cytadel – 12 avenue Tony Garnier – 69007 LYON – FRANCE

E-mail : contact@cytadel.fr

Conception & realization :
JETPULP – 12 avenue Tony Garnier – 69007 LYON – FRANCE
Tél : 04 37 43 12 60

The HOZELOCK EXEL private company may modify and update the aforementioned legal notices at any time and without notice. We therefore invite you to consult them regularly.

2. Restrictions of liability and suspension of guarantee
As user of the Site, you acknowledge that you have the ability and means necessary to access and use this Site. You acknowledge that you have been informed that the Site is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except for cases of force majeure, information technology difficulties, difficulties related to telecommunications networks or other technical difficulties. For maintenance reasons, EXEL Industries may interrupt its Site. EXEL Industries is not responsible for any delays, difficulties of use and incompatibility between this Site and files, your browser or any other programme to access the Site.
EXEL Industries may in no case whatsoever be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage resulting from or subsequent to the dissemination by a third person of a virus through our Site that may infect your computer system following your connection to this Site, to your use of this Site or to your browsing this Site. Likewise, EXEL Industries may not be held responsible for any material or secondary damage (including, but not limited to, technical failure, disclosure of confidential documents, loss of data), nor any other indirect damage of any nature arising from (or linked to) the use of the Site.
As user of the Site, you acknowledge that you have the ability and means necessary to access and use this Site.
EXEL Industries endeavours to ensure to the best of its ability, the accuracy and up-to-date nature of information published on the Site, of which it reserves the right to correct the contents at any moment and without prior notice. However, EXEL Industries and its contributors provide no guarantee nor assume any liability in any case whatsoever concerning the adequacy, sequence, accuracy, absence of error, veracity, relevance, loyal or commercial nature, quality, legitimacy and the availability of the information contained in this Site. They do not guarantee that this information is complete, exact and up-to-date, nor that it has not been modified by a third party (piracy, virus, etc.). They also decline any responsibility (direct or indirect) for any delay, error or omission in the contents or use of these pages, as well as for any interruption or unavailability of the service. Each internet user fully accepts the risks linked to the credence that they may give to this information. Erroneous information or omissions may be observed due especially to typing errors or lay out. If you observe any errors, you are invited to inform us of them so that the appropriate corrections may be made.

The elements of the Site are supplied to the user ‘as is’, with no guarantee of any sort, implicit or explicit. EXEL Industries categorically rejects any interpretation that aims to assimilate the contents of the Site to offers of purchase or incitement to acquire shares or other marketable securities, listed or not, in EXEL Industries, in one or other of its subsidiaries, direct or indirect, or in its affiliated companies.
Any dated information that is published on the Site is only valid for the stated date.
It is also reminded that secrecy of correspondence is not guaranteed on the network and that it is the responsibility of each Internet user to take the appropriate measures so that their own data and / or software is protected from contamination by any possible virus that may be circulating on the Internet.
The Site is one that gives access to other Internet sites, especially to sites belonging to companies in the EXEL Industries group, which are likely to have their own Conditions of Use; those Conditions should be consulted and complied with.

3. Management of access codes and passwords
Certain services on the Site require an access code and a password.
These access codes and passwords are confidential, inaccessible and untransferable. You are responsible for their management, safeguarding and the consequences of their use. It is your responsibility to take the measures necessary to protect and safeguard them. EXEL Industries may in no case whatsoever be held responsible of any fraudulent use of them.
For reasons of security, access to secured pages shall be automatically invalidated after several erroneous attempts to access them. EXEL Industries reserves the right to suspend access to the Site should any fraudulent use or attempts of fraudulent use of the password or access codes be observed.
Recordings made by the Internet site’s computer system, at times of connection, shall constitute the proof of any act carried out on the Site as well as provide proof of the processing of these acts.

4. Intellectual Property
The Site is governed in its entirety by French Legislation, relating to Author’s Rights, Brand Rights and Intellectual Property in general.
EXEL Industries’ brands and logos (also known as semi-figurative brands) featured on the Site are registered trademarks. Any reproduction or representation in whole or in part, alone or integrated into other elements, without the prior and express written authorisation of EXEL Industries is strictly forbidden.
The general structures, texts, images, videos, sounds, know-how, animations and more generally, any information and contents featured on the Site are the property of EXEL Industries or are the subject of user or exploitation rights. These elements are subject to Legislation protecting Author’s Rights.
Any representation, modification, reproduction, disfigurement, in whole or in part, of all or any part of the Site or its contents, by any process whatsoever and on any support whatsoever, shall be deemed as counterfeit and shall be sanctioned by Articles L335-2 et seq of the Intellectual Property Code.
These Conditions do not grant you licence to use any of EXEL Industries’ brands, logos or photographs.
The database featured, if applicable, on the Site is protected by provisions relating to the legal protection of databases. As such, any non-authorised use, reproduction or extraction incurs the liability of the user.
EXEL Industries reserves the possibility of deleting, at any time and without prior notice, any of the contents: message, text, image, graph that may contravene laws and regulations in effect and especially, the regulations detailed above. Should you wish to use any of the Site’s contents (text, image…), you must obtain prior and express written authorisation from EXEL Industries, by writing to the address indicated above in § 1 ?General Information? or by sending an e-mail via the section « Contact » on this Site.

5. Respect of private life As a user of the Site, you are bound to respect the enforceable legislation and especially provisions of the ‘Data and Personal Information’ Act, the breaching of which may be subject to sanctions You should particularly abstain from gathering and inappropriately using any personal information to which you may have access, and in general, any act that may affect the private life, honour, sensibility, brand image, reputation of any person (individuals or corporate bodies), should this be EXEL Industries and its subsidiaries and/or affiliated companies, by avoiding any mention, message or text that is slanderous, provocative, malicious, derogatory or threatening, on any support whatsoever.

6. Personal data In order to meet your needs and during your browsing of the Site, EXEL Industries may gather personal information concerning you, which is processed by means of a computer (certain information that is marked with an asterisk is obligatorily entered). You should check that the information that you supply through this Site is exact and complete. In order that your requests are dealt with correctly, we should be grateful if you would inform us immediately of any change in the information you have supplied. Information gathered is for the exclusive use of EXEL Industries who is authorised by these Conditions to store and use it in order to inform you of the Group’s products and services, unless you are opposed to this for legitimate reasons. EXEL Industries may also communicate this information to other companies in its Group, to distributors of its brands and products and to any third party or sub-contractor, but only for management or prospecting purposes, unless you are opposed to this. You may, at no cost, refuse the use of data concerning you for prospecting purposes. To exercise your rights of access, modification and opposition, kindly contact us by writing to the address indicated above in § 1 ?General Information?. The Site is not adapted to receive confidential information from you. Consequently and with the exception of the personal data cited above, all information, in whatever form (document, data, graph, question, suggestion, design, remark or other), that you may communicate to us on the Site will, in no case whatsoever, be deemed as being confidential. It is for this reason that simple transfer by you bestows upon us the right to use, reproduce, disseminate, modify or transmit this information in the aim of dealing with your request.

7. Proof of connection (cookies) When you visit the Site, you are informed that proof of connection may be automatically installed in your browser software. It is a block of data, which is not used for identification, but which may serve to record information relating to your browsing of the Site. It particularly enables frequency analyses and audience measurements to be made in order to improve the quality of the Site. The settings of your browser software enable you to be informed of the presence of this proof of connection and the possibility of refusing this proof in the following manner: * With the browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x : click on the menu ‘Tools’; then on ‘Internet Options’, choose the tab ‘Confidentiality’; then place the cursor on the level of security desired or click on the button ‘Advanced’, then ‘Ignore the automatic management of cookies’ and tick the option ‘refuse’ or ‘ask’ for each column ;
* With the browser Netscape Navigator 6.2 : click on the menu ‘Edit’, then on ‘Preferences’, select ‘Confidentiality and Security’, then choose the item ‘Cookies’ and tick ‘disable’ or ‘ask me’;
* With the browser Mozilla Firefox version 1.x and 1.5 : click on the menu ‘Tools’, then ‘Options’, choose the tabs ‘Privacy’ then ‘Cookies’ and unclick the box ‘Authorise’;
* With the browser Apple Safari: go to the menu ‘Safari > Safari Preferences’: then click on the tab ‘Security’ and click on ‘only from visited Sites’. Some services are no longer accessible when cookies are refused. You have the right of access, rectification and removal of your personal information communicated through ‘cookies’, in the conditions indicated in § 6 ‘Personal Data’.

8. Hyperlinks Hyperlinks set up to other Sites do not incur the liability of EXEL Industries, especially as far as the contents of these sites are concerned. EXEL Industries is not responsible for the hyperlinks that lead to this Site and prohibits any such link being set up without prior written approval.

9. Warning concerning forecast information The Site many contain certain non-historic data constituting forecast statements and especially prospecting statements concerning events, trends, plans or future objectives. These statements are based on views and current management hypotheses and are subject to risks and major hazards that may lead to a significant difference between the actual results and those contained explicitly or implicitly in these statements (or previous results). Supplementary information concerning these risks and hazards are featured in documents lodged by EXEL Industries with appropriate authorities. Forecast statements are present at a certain date and EXEL Industries does not undertake to update or revise them, should this be through new information, future events or for any other reason.

10. Enforceable regulations
 Any cession or other transfer or rights conferred by these conditions is strictly prohibited. If for any reason whatsoever, a competent jurisdiction reaches a conclusion that one of the provisions of these Conditions is invalid, the invalidity of this provision would not affect in any way whatsoever the validity of the other conditions, which shall remain in effect. Failure by one of the parties to exercise a right or to present a lawsuit under the terms of these Conditions may not be considered as a relinquishment of that right or that lawsuit. The Site is governed by French Law. These Conditions are also governed by French Law and are shall be interpreted in compliance with this Law. The present Conditions have been drawn up in both French and English languages. In case of litigation the only French language shall prevail.