French Connections

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.frenchconnections.co.uk and www.frenchconnections.fr (our site), whether as a guest or a registered user.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the site. By using our site, you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our site.

INFORMATION ABOUT US

www.frenchconnections.co.uk and www.frenchconnections.fr are websites operated by WebConnection Limited (we or us).  We are registered in England and Wales under company number 03216862 and have our registered office at Bracon House, High Street, Etchingham, East Sussex, United Kingdon, TN19 7AJ, which is also our main trading address.  Our VAT number is GB 801 2299 61.

We are a limited company.

ACCESSING OUR SITE

Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.  You must notify us immediately if you are contacted by anyone requesting your user identification code or password.  When you give someone your user identification code or password you shall be authorising that person to access your account and you shall be responsible for any and all transactions that person commits to or performs while using your account including those transactions which are fraudulent or that you did not intend or want performed.

Each user acknowledges and agrees that:-

  • Neither we, the site, nor any of its affiliates shall be liable to any user for any unauthorised transactions made using any user’s password or account that occurs before such user has notified us of possible unauthorised use of such password or account and we have had a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice; and
  • The unauthorised use of your password or account could cause you to incur liability to we the site and to other users of the site

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.  You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them. 

COOKIES

This website uses cookies for the sole purpose of providing user functionality and security. If you continue without changing these settings you consent to this - but if you prefer, you can block cookies manually in your browser. Be aware that doing this will impair your use of this website.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world.  All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

RELIANCE ON INFORMATION POSTED

Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed.  We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

We do not own nor do we enter into any contract concerning the sale, rental, or other disposition of any of the properties on our site.  Our site does however allow users to upload information appertaining to the sale, rental or other disposition of properties.  Whilst we do not upload the property advertisement material on to the site ourselves, we do provide tools enabling our users to upload such information.  As a result, the quality, accuracy, safety and legalities of the properties advertised on our site is solely the responsibility of the users.

We are under no duty to screen the information which is posted on to our site by users, and we are not responsible for user-contributed content.

Whilst we reproduce the photographs of properties and details relating to them that are supplied to us by users of the site, we rely on the users or their agents to submit up to date and accurate information as we do not visit the properties to confirm the accuracy of the details.  If you believe that any of the information is inaccurate, please let us know and we will use our reasonable endeavours to investigate and rectify where appropriate.  It is the responsibility of all users of the site to undertake all appropriate enquiries, searches, and to obtain independent legal advice before renting or buying any of the properties on the site.

OUR SITE CHANGES REGULARLY

We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

OUR LIABILITY

The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
  • loss of income or revenue;
  • loss of business;
  • loss of profits or contracts;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of goodwill;
  • wasted management or office time; and
    for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed on the site are those of the owners of the properties or their agents and not ours. 

We do not endorse or recommend any of the properties on our site.  The information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us and is not intended to be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any decision to rent or buy a property.

LETTING OR PURCHASE OF PROPERTIES

Any contract for the letting or purchase of any properties on the site or any other product or service advertised on the site is between the user and the owner of the property or through one of our trusted affiliate partners.

If you make an arrangement with any of the owners or their agents, this is at your sole risk.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOU AND YOUR VISITS TO OUR SITE

Most of the computer systems we use that process your date are based in England and Wales, but potentially also in other countries both inside and out of the European Union (“EU”).  Therefore, your personal data may be processed and held both inside and outside the EU.  We will ensure that your personal data is treated in compliance with the applicable law.  By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

PROPERTY SELLERS

The site enables property owners and trusted Agent partners to advertise their property for sale or rent through the site.  Property listings shall run for the duration that is paid for by the user.  Listings removed at the request of the user prior to the completion of their full term are not subject to a refund.

We reserve the right to refuse any listing submitted to us and we shall not be liable for any loss or liability that may arise from such a decision.

If we receive a complaint about a listing submitted by a user, we shall, in our reasonable discretion, be entitled to temporarily or permanently remove the listing and the user shall not be entitled to a refund. 

If any user is in breach of these terms and conditions then we may remove any of the user’s listings on the site and terminate the user’s account without any liability to the user and without refund.

UPLOADING MATERIAL TO OUR SITE

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you shall be liable for your own actions.  You warrant that any such contribution does comply with all applicable laws, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. 

Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material is not appropriate.

You must not use the site to post or transmit and unlawful, threatening, abusive, libellous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, indecent, inflammatory, sexually explicit, pornographic or profane material or any material which may constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law or for any other purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms.

By submitting a photograph either electronically or otherwise, the user represents and warrants that it holds all intellectual property rights with respect to each individual photograph, or, it has secured from the copyright holder all necessary rights for the photograph to be used on the site.  For the avoidance of doubt, it is the responsibility of the users to obtain reproduction permission for all photographs and other material posted uploaded sent or given to the Site.

The user also represents and warrants that each photograph submitted accurately and fairly represents the subject of the photograph and has not been manipulated cropped or altered in any manner that would mislead a viewer of that photograph.  Users agree that we may reproduce in whole or in part any photographic material text or copy supplied by users in the promotion of either the user’s property or the promotion of the site. 

By accepting these terms and by posting text copy or photographs to the site, users grant to us a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, unrestricted, non-exclusive, royalty free and fully paid up licence to use, copy, licence and sub-licence, adapt, distribute, display, publicly perform, reproduce, transmit, modify, edit or otherwise exploit the text copy and photographs.  Users also waive and release all rights to any claim against us for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights, rights of privacy and publicity, moral rights and rights of attribution in connection with any material provided by the user.

VIRUSES, HACKING AND OTHER OFFENCES

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and We will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any Website linked to it.

LINKING TO OUR SITE

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link from any Website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page without prior written consent. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Users advertising on the site who would like us to provide a link to their site should contact us by email using our contact form or contacting our helpdesk.  We reserve the right to refuse any such requests, and shall always reserve the right to impose conditions.

If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please contact us by email using our contact form.

LINKS FROM OUR SITE

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.  We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. 

JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country.

These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

TRADE MARKS

The name FRENCH CONNECTIONS is a registered as a trade mark in the UK and Europe. The flower logo is registered in the UK as a trade mark. The registered trade marks are owned by WebConnection Limited.

VARIATIONS

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes We made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

YOUR CONCERNS

If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact contact us by email using our contact form.

Thank you for visiting our site.

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