Terms and conditions of use

1. APPLICATION

By surfing on our website (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Website’), using our application (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Application’), reading documents, downloading files, accessing the sites and/or using the same in any other manner, you agree to the following terms and conditions and provisions and undertake to comply with the same. They shall have exclusive application, to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions.

2. ROULARTA

2.1. The current Website/Application is operated by the public limited company Roularta Media Group, having its registered office at Meiboomlaan 33, B – 8800 Roeselare (Belgium), with enterprise number 0434.278.896 (hereinafter referred to as ‘Roularta’).

2.2. All rights and obligations contained in these general terms and conditions stipulated in relation to Roularta shall also be deemed to have been stipulated in favour of third parties engaged by Roularta.

3. ACCESS

3.1. The current Website/Application can be accessed with contemporary computers on which current software are installed (browser, operating system, etc.). Roularta however does not guarantee any compatibility whatsoever and shall under no circumstances be held liable if for any reason whatsoever, you are unable to access and/or use (any part of) the current Website/Application.

3.2. The current Website/Application is only offered for information purposes. You will only obtain the right to access this Website/Application and its content in a personal capacity. Any commercial use of this Website/Application is strictly prohibited. For these purposes, ‘Commercial use’ shall include among other things, the sale or lease of the various functionalities of the Website/Application or of memberships or registrations on the Website/in the Application, or the use of the Website/Application and its components for the sole purpose of generating advertising or subscription revenues, or more generally, organising unfair competition or acting in violation of fair trade practices as against Roularta and/or the Website/Application. This list is not exhaustive.

3.3. It is strictly prohibited to provide access to parts that are not publicly posted online in any manner or using any technical means whatsoever. It is also strictly prohibited to change, modify, to make additions to and/or remove anything from the current Website/Application, in any manner and using any technical means whatsoever.

3.4. You undertake not to commit any act whatsoever, by any technical means whatsoever, that may at any time jeopardise the proper functioning of the current Website.

3.5. It is prohibited to use any (automatic) system, such as but not limited to ‘robots’, ‘spiders’, ‘offline readers’, etc., for the purpose of creating access to the Website/Application in such a manner that more messages will be sent to the Website/Application than would be sent by a human being during normal (manual) operations and using a normal web browser. ‘Messages’ for these purposes shall among other things mean questions and requests, replies and participation in competitions, votes, any interaction whatsoever with other users of the Website/Application etc., even in response to a request contained in the Website/the Application (such as for example, participation in a contest

Roularta does permit public search engines to access the content of the Website/Application via ‘spiders’ etc. for the sole purpose of making the access and content of the Website/Application available via its search engines, without Roularta thereby conferring any right whatsoever to archive the content of the Website/Application. Roularta reserves the right to revoke the authorisation contained in this paragraph at any time.

3.6. You are required to create a pass and/or acquire membership in order to access or use specific parts of this Website/Application. You are required to enter correct details in this connection. Keep your login and password secret and do not share them with third parties. In accordance with clause 5.1. below, every member or registered user is himself responsible for his/her registration or membership and the misuse or damage if any that may arise from the same. Roularta cannot be held liable for any improper use of the registration or membership, your login and/or your password.

4. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

4.1. The concept, the content, the layout, the structure, the source codes, the software, the images, the photos, the animations, the audio-visual works, the texts, data, music and all other components of the current Website/Application are and shall remain the exclusive property of Roularta and shall be protected through various intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademark law, the sui generis right of the producer of a database, etc.), which you acknowledge and accept. The browsing of our Website or the use of our Application does not confer any rights on you to the same.

4.2. The reproduction, distribution, sale, dissemination, publication, modification and/or use, in whole or in part and in any manner whatsoever of this Website/Application and its content is strictly prohibited. The storage of any information and/or part of this Website/Application in an (electronic) database or otherwise is not permissible, except for the automatic ‘caching’ of the information by the browser.

4.3. By placing certain data, texts, images and/or other files online, you automatically grant Roularta, as well as all undertakings related to Roularta, the full permission, free of charge, to reproduce, share and/or otherwise communicate the content of your post and furthermore, to also place the same in this Website/Application as well as on other websites or in other applications, or further, in one or more magazines or any other products or carriers that are published or offered by Roularta or by its affiliates.

5. LIABILITY

5.1. General

The access and the use if any, of any nature whatsoever and with any technical means whatsoever, of the current Website/Application shall always be at your own responsibility. Roularta may not, generally speaking, be held liable in any manner whatsoever towards the user and/or third parties for damage if any suffered by them, irrespective of the nature of this damage (direct, indirect, consequential, etc.), loss of profits, loss of data, loss of an opportunity or for any other damage caused by its negligence or forgetfulness in the preparation, operation and offer of this Website/Application, including all its components, and/or the possible damage caused to the user and/or the third party.

5.2. Accessibility

Roularta shall apply the best means at its disposal to ensure that this Website/Application is accessible to a normal number of users at all times. Roularta shall however have the right at all times to suspend or discontinue this Website/Application in whole or in part, even without prior warning. Roularta cannot be held liable for any loss and/or damage of any nature whatsoever that may be suffered due to the suspension, interruptions, (technical) failures, delays, difficulty in accessibility, inaccessibility and/or the termination of (a part of) the current Website/Application.

5.3. Data

Roularta shall apply the best means at its disposal to ensure that the data and documents that form part of this Website/Application are complete, accurate and up-to-date. Errors and/or incompleteness and/or outdated data can however never be ruled out and therefore Roularta does not provide any guarantee whatsoever in this regard. Roularta can also in no case be held liable in case of damage and/or loss of any nature whatsoever that may arise from the use, access to and/or the downloading of any part of the current Website/Application. Roularta can also not under any circumstances be held liable for any damage of any nature whatsoever that may arise from decisions that you might take based on any data and/or information contained in the present Website/in the present Application. Roularta shall have the right to change the information or data published on the Website/in the Application at any time.

5.4. Links

The current Website/Application may among other things, include links to other sites or applications. Insofar as the same are not under the control of Roularta, the same are not necessarily recommended or approved by Roularta. In such cases, Roularta shall also not verify whether there have been changes in the content of these sites or applications. I It is therefore also up to you to decide for yourself whether or not it is appropriate for you to visit the said sites. Roularta cannot be held liable for the content or for the proper functioning of external websites or applications to which reference has been made, or for any adverse consequences resulting from the access and/or use, in any manner whatsoever, of those websites or applications.

As regards links or references to online or other offers of third parties (such as for example e-commerce activities of such third parties), these offers shall always be the exclusive responsibility of the operators of these other sites or applications. Roularta can under no circumstances be held liable for the legality, accuracy, supply, content, proper functioning and/or quality of goods and/or services offered by third parties. Insofar as these involve advertisements, Clause 7.1. shall always apply.

5.5. Virus

Although Roularta shall apply the best means at its disposal to keep the current Website/Application free of bugs, viruses, trojan horses and spyware, it cannot be ruled out that these may still occur. Roularta can under no circumstances be held liable for any damage and/or loss arising as a result of the same. Roularta strongly recommends that you always install the necessary firewall, anti-virus and other protective software to prevent potential damage to your computer If you detect one of the aforementioned elements in the current Website/Application, you are invited to notify the same to the webmaster or developer so that the necessary measures can be taken.

5.6. Data traffic

You shall always send certain data such as e-mails, personal data, credit card numbers, etc. at your own risk. Roularta shall apply the best means at its disposal to ensure that such data is transmitted in a secure manner, but cannot under any circumstances be held liable for any damage that may arise from the loss of certain data and/or the interception of such data by a third party. Roularta strongly recommends you to install the necessary software in this regard and to always be careful concerning the use and disclosure of your personal information

5.7. Messages

Wherever applicable, this Website/this Application may contain messages of all types from third parties (posts, tips, links, messages, advertisements, comments, announcements, discussions in forums, chats, etc.). Roularta reserves the right to suspend and/or terminate these services immediately in whole or in part, without prior notification. Roularta cannot be held liable for any loss that may arise as a result of the same.

Since these messages are the work of third parties, Roularta cannot be held liable in any manner whatsoever for any damage that may arise from the same, nor for any errors in the content thereof. All texts, data, photos, videos, messages or other materials contained within these messages shall be the exclusive responsibility of the person providing such data. If you post a message of any nature whatsoever, or any other form of information, data and/or opinion on this Website/in this Application, you undertake to only use information in this connection (images, photos, etc.) that do not infringe the intellectual rights of third parties (copyright, image rights, etc.), or the standards and good morals, or any other provision of the law. You also expressly indemnify Roularta against any complaint or claim from third parties as a consequence of the contents of whatever you have placed on this Website/in this Application.

6. PERSONAL PRIVACY & COOKIES

More information about privacy and the cookie policy of Roularta can be found here.

7. VARIOUS

7.1. Advertisements

The advertisements that appear on this Website/this Application are always the work of third parties, except for advertisements for Roularta’s own products. Roularta can under no circumstances be held liable for the legality, accuracy, supply, content, proper functioning and/or quality of goods and/or services offered by third parties.

7.2. Forum

If this Website/Application contains a forum, specific forum rules, reproduced here, shall apply to the same in addition to the present terms of use. You undertake to comply strictly with these rules during all instances of access and/ or use of the forum.

7.3. Hyperlinks

Hyperlinks and/or deep links to the current Website/Application are only permissible after obtaining the consent of Roularta for the same. In any case, after you have obtained such consent, each link must always be referred to the home page of the current Website/Application.

7.4. Spam

Roularta does not send any spam. If you receive an e-mail or a newsletter from Roularta, it will match your request or query. If you have still received unsolicited e-mails from Roularta, you may notify us of the same and we shall do what is necessary as soon as possible to ensure that you do not receive any further e-mails.

7.5. Contest

All contests shall be subject to general contest rules, reproduced here, in addition to these terms and conditions of use, except where specific contest rules are provided, in which case, these specific contest rules shall always take precedence over the general contest rules.

8. FINAL PROVISIONS

8.1. Invalidity

These terms and conditions of use are divisible. Therefore, the annulment of one or more provisions of the present terms and conditions of use shall not in any way affect the validity of the remaining provisions. If any part of these terms and conditions of use is declared to be excessively wide in scope, the provision shall, notwithstanding this fact, continue to be enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by the law. If any part of these terms and conditions of use is considered totally invalid, Roularta shall replace any invalid provision with a valid provision that most closely approximates to the economic effect of the invalid provision.

8.2. Jurisdiction

Any dispute, of any nature whatsoever, that may arise from the access and/or the use of the current Website/Application shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribunals of the Judicial District of Brussels.

8.3. Applicable law

Only the laws of Belgium shall apply.

8.4. Terms and conditions of use

These terms and conditions of use may be modified without prior notice, depending on legal developments among other things. You are also invited to regularly check for any changes that may have been made, wherever applicable. Changes shall come into force as soon as the same are announced on the Website/Application.

8.5. Questions

For all questions relating to the current terms and conditions of use, you may always send an e-mail to the Webmaster (contact details have been provided on this Website) or you may write to Roularta Media Group N.V., Meiboomlaan 33, B – 8800 Roeselare (Belgium).

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Copyright: The designs/patterns offered on this website and via the magazines or digital applications relating thereto are only for personal use by the purchaser; the patterns or the items prepared from the same shall in no manner be made available to third parties, sold or in any other manner commercially used.