Terms & Conditions

I. Introduction

We at Le Guide Noir Group (“Le Guide Noir”, "We", "Us") welcome you to use the Le Guide Noir service. The Service is an online blog reader service that allows you to follow your favorite blogs, track when blogs are updated and discover new blogs to read. The Service offered by us include our software applications (including any updates, new versions or new releases thereof), including but not limited to applications for mobile devices, our website located at www.Le Guide Noir.com and any other services offered by us in connection with the applications or the website (any and all of the foregoing are referred to as the “Service”). The Service does not include any blog or other third-party service you may interact with via the Service.

These terms of use (collectively the "Terms"), set forth the legally binding terms and conditions which are applicable to your use of the Service. Please be reminded that the Terms constitute an agreement between you and us and define the rights and responsibilities that you have with respect to the Service. Therefore, we encourage you to carefully familiarize yourself with the Terms. You represent and warrant that you have the right, authority and capacity to accept these Terms and to abide by them. Your use of the Service constitutes your acceptance of the Terms. Consequently, if you do not agree with the Terms, or do not understand them, please do not use the Service.

From time to time, we may modify or amend the Terms. If we do so, we will post any such modifications or changes in the Service. If you continue to use the Service following such a posting, you accept any such change or modification.

We wish to remind you that you are solely responsible for any material or content that you post in the Service, regardless of the manner in which you post it. Similarly, your use of, or reliance on, any material or content posted in the Service is at your own risk.

We will not, under any circumstance, be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any material or content, or any loss or damage of any kind that you incur as a result of your use of, or your acting in reliance on, any material or content posted, e-mailed, transmitted, or otherwise made available in the Service.

We may, but have no obligation to:

  • Monitor or moderate any material or content posted in the Service;
  • Remove any material or content from the Service; and
  • Restrict access to any part of the Service at any time in our sole discretion and without advance notice.

II. Eligibility; Registration

The Service is intended solely for persons who are 13 years of age or older. Any access to or use of the Service by anyone under 13 is expressly prohibited. By accessing or using the Service you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older or, if younger than 18, are at least 13 or older and have a parent’s or guardian’s permission to access or use the Service. By using the Service, you represent and warrant that you will use the Service in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations.

In order to use certain portions or functionalities of the Service, you are required to register with the Service. When becoming a registered user of the Service you must provide the required registration information, including a username and a password. You may also use your Facebook account to sign up to the Service. We reserve the right to deny a user the ability to create a user account if the registration information provided is incomplete or otherwise inadequate. Also, your registration as a user of the Service is void where prohibited by law. Usernames and passwords are user-specific and should not be given to third parties. You are responsible for the use of the Service with your user account. You must protect any passwords or other credentials associated with your account for the Service, and take full responsibility for any use of the account under your password. If your username or password becomes compromised, you must inform us of this as soon as possible in order to limit your liability.


III. Intellectual Property

These Terms confer only the right to use the Service, while these Terms and the specified license(s) are in effect and they do not convey any rights of ownership in or to the Service. All right, title and interest, including without limitation any copyright, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property right in the Service will remain our sole property. Any services provided to you under these Terms, and other data or materials that are prepared in the performance of such services hereunder, and all right, title and interest in the foregoing, will belong to us.


IV. Links to Third Party Websites; Third Party Material

The Service contains links to websites owned and/or operated by third parties. You may be able to access, review, display or use third party services, resources, content or information via the Service. In particular, the blogs that you may follow by using the Service are owned and/or operated by third parties and this section IV applies to the blogs that users may follow in the Service. Such links to third party websites and content are provided for informational purposes only. We are not responsible for any such third party websites and do not have control over any materials or content made available therein. Our inclusion of a link to a third party website in the Service does not in any way imply our endorsement, advertising, or promotion of such websites or any materials or content made available therein. By accessing a third party website you accept that we do not exercise any control over such websites or their content. We have no responsibility of the content of any third-party website, and you acknowledge and agree that we have no liability to you or any third party for any harm, injuries or losses suffered as a result of your access to, reliance on or use of such third party websites or their content. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the terms of service applicable to any third-party website you may access. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your access to, use of or reliance upon any third party websites and any materials or content made available therein.

You further acknowledge that we do not undertake or assume any duty to monitor the Service for inappropriate or unlawful content and do not make any promises to remove third party materials or User Content (as defined in section VI (“User Postings”) below) from being accessed through the Service. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to remove third party content or User Content any time in our sole discretion.


V. Copyright Infringement

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. We will respond expeditiously to claims of copyright infringement using guidelines and procedures set forth in Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). If you see any material on the Service that in your good faith belief may infringe someone's copyright, you may notify us by e-mailing us at support@leguidenoir.com or by using the “Contact support” functionality available in the Service and by inserting "Copyright" in the subject line. In order for it to be effective, your notice, also known as a takedown notice, must include the following information:

The identity of the original copyrighted work that you claim is infringed or - if your notice covers multiple copyrighted works - you may provide a representative list of the copyrighted works that you claim have been infringed;

A sufficiently detailed description of the content on the Service that you claim infringes the copyrighted work;

Your contact information, including your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address, if available;

A statement that you believe in good faith that the use of the allegedly infringing content on the Service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

This statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in this notification and complaint is accurate and that I am the copyright owner, or am authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner of an exclusive right that is infringed"; and

A physical or electronic signature of the copyright holder or a person authorized to act on their behalf.

Moreover, if you believe your work was erroneously removed due to an incorrect claim of copyright ownership, you may provide us a written counter notice. When we receive your counter notice, we may, in our discretion, reinstate the material in question in not less than 10 nor more than 14 days after we receive the counter notice unless we first receive notice from the original complaining party who filed the infringement notice that they have filed a legal action to restrain the allegedly infringing activity. To provide a counter notice to us, you may email us at support@leguidenoir.com. Please note that if you provide a counter notice, in accordance with the terms of the DMCA, the counter notice will be given to the original complaining party that filed the infringement notice. To be effective, a counter notice must contain substantially all of the following information:

Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled in the Service and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled:

Your name, address, telephone number and, if available, email address:

q Include both of the following statements in the body of the Notice: "I hereby state under penalty of perjury that I have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled. "I hereby state that I consent to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial district in which my address is located or, if my address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which [Le Guide Noir] may be found, and I will accept service of process from the complaining party who notified [Le Guide Noir] of the alleged infringement or an agent of such person."

Provide your full legal name and your electronic or physical signature.


VI. User Postings

You are solely responsible for any content, such as comments, that you post in the Service, or transmit to other users of the Service ("User Content"). You will not post on the Service, or transmit to other users of the Service, any defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, offensive, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, racially offensive, or illegal material, or any material that infringes or violates another party's rights (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights, and rights of privacy and publicity). You will not provide inaccurate, misleading or false information to us or to any other registered user of the Service. If information provided to us, or another registered user of the Service, subsequently becomes inaccurate, misleading or false, you will promptly notify us of such change.

We may, in our sole discretion and without notice, review and delete any User Content.

You acknowledge and agree that all User Content whether publicly posted or privately transmitted to the Service is at your sole responsibility. We disclaim any responsibility for the backup and/or retention of any User Content transmitted to the Service. If you transmit User Content to the Service, you understand and agree that such User Content may be reproduced, distributed, publicly performed and publicly displayed on the Service for the purpose of providing the Service.

The following types of User Content are examples of User Content that is prohibited in the Service:

User Content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual;

Harassing User Content;

"Junk mail," "chain letters," or "spam"; User Content that promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; and User Content of commercial nature without authorization from us. If you see any material on the Service that in your good faith belief is offensive, hateful, harassing or that you otherwise think is prohibited, you may notify us by using the report function of the Service, shown as a flag symbol in close proximity to the blog or blog post in question. For instruction on how to report intellectual property issues, please see section V (“Copyright Infringement”) above.


VII. Prohibited Activities

The list below contains examples of behaviors that are prohibited in the Service:

  • Impersonating another person or entity;
  • Stalking and other types of harassment;
  • Engaging in unauthorized collection of users' content or information, and/or otherwise accessing the Service by automated means
  • Transmission of viruses, malware, or other malicious code in the Service;
  • Modification, reverse-engineering, or other manipulation of the Service;
  • Using the Service to offer, display, distribute, transmit, route, provide connections to or store any material that infringes copyrighted works or otherwise violates or promotes the violation of the intellectual property rights of any third party;
  • Tampering with, and other manipulation of, the statistics and top lists included in the Service in any way;
  • Interfering with, or disrupting, the Service.

VIII. User/Customer Service

You can contact us by using the “Contact support” form available in the Service. You can also email us at support@leguidenoir.com.


IX. Blocking of IP Addresses

In order to ensure the integrity of the Service, we reserve the right at any time in our sole discretion to block users from certain IP addresses from accessing the Service.


X. Privacy and Securitys

Your privacy and the protection of personal data about you are very important to us. For a detailed description of how we collect and use personal data about you, please see our Privacy Policy and familiarize yourself with the choices you can make about the way in which we collect and use personal data about you.

In addition to what is stated in the Privacy Policy, you agree to:

Respect the privacy of other users;

Not engage in unauthorized collection of users' content or information, and/or not otherwise access the Service by automated means (including, but not limited to, so-called bots or scrapers) without an authorization from us;

Not reveal any personal data related to another individual, including, but not limited to, a person's address, phone number, e-mail address, or any information that may otherwise be used to track, contact, or impersonate another individual;

Not utilize a username that is the name of another person and intending to impersonate that person; and

Not provide any false personal data to us or create any user account for anyone other than yourself without such person's permission.

Moreover, by using the Service, you consent and agree to the collection and use of certain information about you and your use of the Service in accordance with our Privacy Policy and applicable laws and regulations related to personal data.

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Service. You understand that we do not in any way screen the users of the Service. You agree to take reasonable precautions in all interactions with other users of the Service, particularly if you decide to disclose personal information to other users.

Please be reminded that you must protect any passwords or other credentials associated with your account for the Service, and take full responsibility for any use of the account under your password.


XI. General

(I) The Service is Available "AS-IS"

Your access to and use of the Service is at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Service is provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Without limiting the foregoing, OUR AFFILIATES AND WE DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. We make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Service or any content thereon. We will not be responsible or liable for any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Service. Moreover, you agree that we do not have responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any material or content and other communications maintained in the Service. We make no warranty that the Service will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from the Service or our representatives, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.

(III) Limitation of Liability

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, WE AND OUR SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS; ACCRUED BUT WASTED EXPENDITURE; COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUE GOODS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF GOOD-WILL, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, RESULTING FROM (I) YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICE; (II) ANY CONDUCT OR CONTENT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES; (III) ANY CONTENT OBTAINED FROM THE SERVICE; AND (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, USE OR ALTERATION OF ANY MATERIAL OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IN SOME JURISDICTIONS THE APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASES, OUR LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

(IV) Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any claim or demand, including attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party. Nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to exclude or limit your liability in respect of any indemnity given by you under these Terms.

(V) Waiver and Severability

Our failure to exercise any rights under these Terms shall not constitute or be deemed a waiver or forfeiture of such rights or a waiver or forfeiture of such rights in the future. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court or tribunal of competent jurisdiction for any reason, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

(VI) Governing Law and Resolution of Disputes

The laws of Spain, without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions, will govern these Terms and any claim, cause of action or dispute arising out of or relating to these Terms will be brought solely in the courts of Madrid, Spain. You hereby consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum.


XII. Contact

The Service is operated and provided by Le Guide Noir. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us at support@leguidenoir.com


XIII. Term and Termination

We reserve the right to discontinue offering the Service or to modify the Service at any time in our sole discretion and without notice. Notwithstanding anything contained in these Terms to the contrary, we may also, in our sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to the Service and/or your user account at any time.

Without limiting any other terms of these Terms of Use, you may stop using the Service at any time. Following termination, all such terms that by their nature may survive termination of these Terms shall be deemed to survive such termination.

PRIVACY POLICY

I. Introduction

Le Guide Noir (“we, “us”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms of Use and any other documents referred to in it) applies to www.leguidenoir.com and Le Guide Noir mobile application(s) (the “Service”) and sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be handled by us. In this Privacy Policy, the term "personal data" means information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person.

We know that you, the user of the Service, are concerned about how we use and disclose personal data. We are dedicated to openness regarding the ways in which we use and disclose personal data, and we are committed to complying with data protection and privacy laws that apply to us. Importantly, we want to give you control over personal data that we process about you when you use the Service.

We wish to remind you that this Privacy Policy applies to personal data that we process when you use the Service. It does not apply to any links to third parties' websites and/or services that you may encounter when you use the Service . We encourage you to carefully familiarize yourself with privacy policies applicable to any websites and/or services operated by third parties. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties, such as the UserVoice-provided “Contact Support” functionality accessible through the Service.

Please be aware that other users of the Service may be able to see certain personal data you have submitted to the Service. Therefore, please be careful when sharing personal data about you generally in the Service and with other users of the Service

BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU ACCEPT THE PRIVACY PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY.


II. The Data We Collect

In this Section 2 we describe the personal data we collect.

(I) Personal data you provide to the Service.

We may collect the following information from our users that may, in certain circumstances, alone or in connection with other data, constitute personal data:

Full name
Username
E-mail address
Password
Location
Biography
User picture or avatar (provided that you give this information)
User profile text (provided that you give this information)

If you use a third party service, such as Facebook Connect, for signing into the Service, we may collect personal data, such as your user ID, name, e-mail address, profile picture/avatar that are available in your public profile with the third party service you use for signing into the Service.

(II) Data Collected Automatically

When you use the Service, we automatically collect data that may in certain circumstances constitute personal data:

We may place a "cookie" on the hard drive of the device that you use to access the Service. Cookies are text files that are saved on the hard drive of your device by means of your browser, enabling us to recognize your browser for purposes such as automatically authenticating you and logging you in to the Service, saving your preferences and directing relevant content to you. Most of the currently available browsers give you the option of managing cookies by, for example, disabling them entirely, accepting them individually, and deleting saved cookies from your hard drive. We would like to remind you that if you completely disable cookies on your browser, you might not be able to use some features of the Service.

We may also place tracking pixels in the Service. A tracking pixel is a transparent graphic image that is placed on a web page and, in combination with a cookie, allows for the collection of information regarding the use of the web page that contains the tracking pixel.

We use API keys of third-party software to authenticate the user to us.

Google Analytics is an element of the Service. By using cookies, Google Analytics collects and stores data such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the website, the Internet Protocol address, and the type of operating system used in the devices used to access the Service. By using a browser plugin http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin/ provided by Google, you can opt out of Google Analytics.


III. The Purposes for Which We Use the Data

We use the data we collect for the following purposes:

a) Personal data you provide to the Service

We may use the personal data you provide to the Service for the following purposes:

To set up and maintain your registration with the Service
To communicate with you, including sending you an optional digest . You can manage your preferences regarding the digests on the “Settings” page of the Service
To provide features available in the Service
To develop, improve, and protect the Service
To prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses
To protect our rights and/or our property.

b) Data collected automatically:

We may use the data collected automatically for the following purposes:

To manage the Service.
To provide features available in the Service.
To personalize the Service. In particular, cookies may be used for providing us information on the blogs that you looked at before registering to the Service. We use this information to provide you with blog recommendations.
To develop, improve, and protect the Service.
To audit and analyze the Service.
To ensure the technical functionality and security of the Service.


IV. How We Disclose Data

The data collected in the Service may be disclosed in the following manner:

a) Personal data you provide to the Service:

We may disclose personal data you provide to the Service with the following categories of third parties:

To other users of the Service in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
To service providers, such as email communications providers, customer support tools and feedback service providers.
To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties.

b) Data collected automatically:

The data collected automatically in the Service may be disclosed to the following categories of third parties:

To service providers, such as data analysis companies.
To public authorities, such as law enforcement, if we are legally required to do so or if we need to protect our rights or the rights of third parties.

Moreover, we may disclose information to third parties in an aggregate format that does not constitute personal data and does not allow the identification of individual users.


V. Your Rights

You have the following rights with respect to the personal data we hold about you:

The right to know what data we hold about you: If you have registered with the Service, the easiest way to review the personal data you have provided to the Service is to access your profile and account settings on the “my profile” page of the Service. On your settings page you can also make changes to the personal data we hold about you. If you have additional questions regarding the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at support@leguidenoir.com.

The right to have incomplete, incorrect, outdated, or unnecessary personal data corrected, deleted, or updated. The easiest way to correct, delete, or update the personal data you have provided to the Service is to access your profile settings and enter the necessary changes there. If you have additional questions regarding the correction, deletion, or updating of the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at support@leguidenoir.com.

The right to opt out of receiving electronic direct marketing communications from us: All electronic direct marketing communications that you may receive from us, such as e-mail messages, give you an option of not receiving such communications from us in the future. If you have any additional questions about electronic direct marketing received from us, please contact us at support@leguidenoir.com.


VI. Data Security

The security of personal data is important to us. For example, your user account is protected by a password, the servers we use are secured and protected by a firewall, and we restrict access to personal data to employees, contractors and agents who need to know such personal data in order to operate, develop or improve the Service.

Even so, we cannot guarantee that your personal data are always secure because data security measures in use from time to time may be vulnerable. Consequently, please be mindful of the risks that personal data about you may be exposed to when you use the Service.


VII. International Transfers of Personal Data

If you are located in the European Union, please note that some of the servers where the Service is hosted may be located in countries outside the European Union. The laws applicable to the protection of personal data in such countries may be different from your home country. By registering with the Service, you consent to personal data about you being transferred outside the European Union.


VIII. Children’s Privacy

The Service is not intended for users younger than thirteen (13) years of age. We do not intend to collect any personal data from children under thirteen (13) years of age.


IX. Changes to the Privacy Policy

From time to time we may change this Privacy Policy. You can tell when changes have been made to the Privacy Policy by referring to the "Last Updated" legend on top of this page. If we materially change the ways in which we use and disclose personal data, we will post a notice in the Service and send an e-mail to our registered users. Your continued use of the Service following any changes to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of any such changes made.


X. Questions or Concerns?

Should you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, your privacy as it relates to the use of the Service, or the protection of the personal data we hold about you, please contact us at support@leguidenoir.com. We seek to swiftly resolve any concerns you may have.