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You are currently logged onto www.memorial-verdun.fr, a website belonging exclusively to the Verdun Memorial Museum.

Entity name:
Mémorial de Verdun
Not-for-profit organisation
1, avenue du Corps Européen
BP 60048 – Fleury-devant-Douaumont
55101 Verdun Cedex – France
T. +33 (0) 329 88 19 16
E. info@memorial-verdun.fr

Editor: Thierry Hubscher, Director, Verdun Memorial Museum

Design and layout: Leïla Brett

Texts: Sara Nosratian, Édith Desrousseaux de Medrano, Jérôme Dumont, Nicolas Czubak, Isabelle Bergot-Remy, Alexia Natale, Clotilde Bizot-Espiard

Integration / development: Caroline Scherb

Visuals: Comité National du Souvenir de Verdun, Jean-Luc Kaluzko, Jean-Marie Mangeot, Agence Le Conte / Noirot, Agence Brochet Lajus Pueyo, Collection Mémorial de Verdun

Website hosting:
OVH
2 rue Kellermann – 59100 Roubaix – France (www.ovh.com)
T. +33 (0) 972 10 10 07

General conditions of use

Introduction

The aim of this website is to describe the work of the Verdun Memorial Museum, its cultural events and the conditions of visitor access. It also includes an online shop. Users browsing the website must abide by current regulations and the site’s Conditions of Use which you are asked to read very carefully.

By using this site, you are deemed to have accepted the General Conditions of Use. If you do not agree with them, do not access the site as a whole or any of its pages.

This website, its contents and the relationship between the Verdun Memorial Museum and users of the site are subject to and interpreted in accordance with French law. Any litigation resulting from or connected with such use shall be brought before the courts within the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeal in Nancy. Users of the website shall not contest the competence of such courts on any grounds whatsoever.

The Verdun Memorial Museum reserves the right to change or modify the present General Conditions of Use at any time.

The Verdun Memorial Museum reserves the right to put an end to a user’s access at any time without any liability if the user infringes any of these General Conditions of Use.

Contents of the website

All published information is regularly checked. The Verdun Memorial Museum reserves the right to modify it at any time. It declines all responsibility for any error or omission.

Please contact us if you find a mistake or wish any information to be rectified. Email us on demande@memorial-verdun.fr.

The technical data on this site is provided purely for information purposes and may be updated in line with any changes to legislation or regulations.

The present site may provide, or third parties may include, hyperlinks to other Internet sources. The Verdun Memorial Museum cannot be held responsible for the provision of such sites, their contents, their accuracy, their topicality, their quality, their relevance or their legality. Moreover, the Verdun Memorial Museum shall not be held responsible for any averred damages or loss subsequent to or connected with the use of the contents of the present website incurred by any means whatsoever including email transmission.

Generally speaking, users shall take all necessary precautions to ensure that the website does not contain any viruses or any other destructive element. Under no circumstances shall the Verdun Memorial Museum be held responsible for direct or indirect damage resulting from the use of its site or other websites linked to it.

The Verdun Memorial Museum presumes that all the sites referred to directly or indirectly on its website in the form of hyperlinks are honest. However, the Verdun Memorial Museum shall not be held responsible for the accuracy of this information. Responsibility for the use of all or some of the information contained in this site shall lie solely and fully with the user.

Intellectual property and hyperlinks

Intellectual property and copyright

This website is protected in France by intellectual property law (Code de la propriété intellectuelle) and, in other countries, by current international copyright agreements. Users are formally prohibited from reproducing all or some of the site by any means whatsoever unless they have been expressly authorised to do so by the Editor. The breach of any copyright pertaining to the website constitutes a counterfeiting offence punishable in France by three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 300,000 euros under Article L.335-2 of the Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

In particular, all rights relating to the illustrations and photographs contained in the website shall, unless otherwise indicated, belong to the Verdun Memorial Museum or, in a few cases, to other entities or persons (indicated in the caption by the words “Photo: name of photographer, date”) from whom the Verdun Memorial Museum has obtained the necessary authorisations for their use. If an error occurs in the attribution of a photographic credit, please let us know. Unless otherwise indicated, photographs are published with all rights reserved by the photographers.

The brand and logo included in this site have been registered in the name of the Verdun Memorial Museum. The brand and logo shall not be reproduced, totally or in part, without prior authorisation from the Editor, Thierry Hubscher. This condition is set out in Articles L.713-2 and L.713-3 of the Code de la propriété intellectuelle.

However, the following are authorised in principle, without the need for prior explicit authorisation:

– Quotations, if the author’s copyright is maintained by an indication of his/her name and the source (Mémorial de Verdun). Quotations should be short. Length is assessed by comparison with the publication from which they are taken and by comparison with the publication in which they are to be included. A quotation should be used to illustrate a point but should not compete with the publication from which it has been taken. Multiple quotations, creating an anthology, shall be considered as a derivative work and, as such, subject to prior agreement from the author or the author’s beneficiary.

– A hyperlink may be created, subject to the substantive condition that the link should open a new page in the browser and that the page reached via the link should not be not embedded in other pages, notably by means of frames, so that the page/pages displayed as a result of the said hyperlink is/are displayed under the Verdun Memorial Museum URL.

In all other cases, in particular:

  • If you wish to display the Verdun Memorial Museum logo,
  • If the contents of the Verdun Memorial Museum website are to be included in the browsing of your site, notably by means of frames,
  • If access to the pages containing the link to the Verdun Memorial Museum website is not free of charge,
  • You must seek explicit permission from the Verdun Memorial Museum by emailing demande@memorial-verdun.fr.

Hyperlinks

Any natural or juristic person wishing to create one or more hyperlinks to one or more pages of the present website must first inform the Verdun Memorial Museum at the following address: demande@memorial-verdun.fr.

The Verdun Memorial Museum shall be held harmless with regard to links created by other sites to its own sites. The existence of such links shall not be taken to mean that the Verdun Memorial Museum guarantees these sites or approves their contents.

To guarantee the identity and integrity of its website, the Verdun Memorial Museum reserves the right to prohibit links that do not comply with the aim of the present site or that might damage the museum’s brand image. The Verdun Memorial Museum shall not be held responsible for the contents (editorials, illustrations etc.) of the sites to which these sites are linked.

The Verdun Memorial Museum shall be held harmless with regard to links created by other sites to its own sites. The existence of such links shall not be taken to mean that the Verdun Memorial Museum guarantees these sites or approves their contents.

The Verdun Memorial Museum has an online shop which is hosted separately and accessed via the following address: http://www.librairie.memorial-verdun.fr. The General Conditions of Sale pertaining to the online shop are available on: http://www.librairie.memorial-verdun.fr/page_4,fr,8,4.cfm.

Freedom of information

We may store your email address if you sign up for our Newsletter. Such email addresses are used solely for the sending of the Newsletter and will not, under any circumstances, be made available to third parties.

These email addresses are stored only after we have received your consent to their use.

Under the terms of Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on computerisation, files and freedom of information, you are entitled to access and rectify any personal information. To exercise this right, use the link indicated at the bottom of each newsletter.

Users of this website are bound by the provisions of the French freedom of information act referred to above. They shall refrain from collecting, capturing, distorting or using any data accessed by them and, more generally, from committing any act likely to infringe any other person’s private life or reputation.

Cookies

For the purposes of its website (www.memorial-verdun.fr) the Verdun Memorial Museum may use cookies to make it easier to browse the site and analyse hits, notably for statistical purposes.

A cookie is a text file that may be stored, if permitted by you as the user, in a dedicated space on your hard drive (computer, tablet etc.) when browsing an online service via your browser program. It is forwarded by the server from a website to your browser. Each cookie has its own anonymous identifier. The cookie file enables its issuer to identify the terminal in which it has been stored throughout its period of validity or the period of storage of the said cookie. A cookie cannot lead back to an actual person. The information gathered through these cookies remains anonymous.

When users connect to the www.memorial-verdun.fr website, we may install various cookies, subject to your agreement, notably statistical cookies used to measure the number of hits received by a site or browsing cookies to guarantee the quality of our services. These cookies are installed on your system temporarily, for a limited period that does not exceed 2 months.

The data gathered for statistical purposes will be processed anonymously, solely to track the number of hits.

You can refuse to allow the installation of these cookies at any time using the procedure described below. We would inform you that, by refusing the installation of these cookies on your system, you may alter or impair the browsing process or the use on/of the www.memorial-verdun.fr website.

To disable statistical or browsing cookies used on the website

We hereby inform you that you can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser as follows:

* On Internet Explorer
1 Go to Tools > Internet Options.
2 Click on the Privacy tab.
3 Click on the Advanced button and tick the box, “Ignore automatic cookie management”.

* On Firefox
1 At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) then select Options.
2 Select the Privacy panel.
3 Set Firefox will: Use custom settings for history.
4 Untick Accept cookies.

* On Chrome
1 Click on the icon representing a spanner located in the browser toolbar (Tools menu).
2 Select Options.
3 Click on Show advanced settings.
4 In the “Privacy” section, click on the Content Settings button.
5 In the “Cookies” section, you can then block cookies and data from third party sites.

* On Safari
1 Go to Settings > Preferences.
2 Click on the Privacy tab.
3 In the “Block Cookies” zone, tick the “Always” box.

* On Opera
1 Go to Settings > Preferences.
2 Click on the Advanced tab.
3 In the “Cookies” zone, tick the box “Never accept cookies”.

Social network Share cookies on the website

On certain pages of the site, you’ll see social network buttons or modules that enable you to share the contents displayed on the Verdun Memorial Museum website with other people. When you browse a web page containing one of these buttons or modules, your browser may send information to the social network and it can then link the display to your profile.

The Verdun Memorial Museum has no control over any social network cookies which may be placed in your browser. We suggest that you read the privacy policies specific to each of these social network sites to check the purpose of browsing data gathered by social networks by means of these buttons and modules.