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General terms and conditions for the GBL site

Legal Notice, 2014

General terms and conditions for the GBL site

GBL website is a website accessible via the Internet at www.gbl.be. It is opened to any user of this network. It is edited by the limited liability company under Belgian law Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, which registered office is located 24 avenue Marnix – 1000 Brussels (Belgium), registered with the Crossroad Bank of Enterprises under the number 0404.040.209

Navigating on this site is subject to the applicable regulations and the terms and conditions of use laid down below.

Consequently, by continuing to consult the site, you indicate your acceptance of these general terms and conditions. The use of the site will be subject to the latest version of the general terms and conditions posted on the site at the time of this use

1- The purpose of the contents of this site is purely informative and these contents do not under any circumstances constitute a business proposal or investment advice for the transferable securities of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (“GBL” or the “company”) or its holdings.

The information and data provided on this site are not intended to substitute for the knowledge and skills of the user.

The company does not provide any guarantee regarding the performance of the securities presented on the site. The past performances of these securities do not in any way constitute a guarantee for future performances.

2- GBL will take all necessary precautions to maintain the confidentiality of personal data gathered in the context of its website.

Any personal data that you provide through the website is processed in accordance with the law of 8 December 1992.

You may be asked to provide certain details such as your name, postal address, e-mail address and other data, such as your country and city of residence, or any other information that you may disclose to us in this form.

The data will only be processed in order to allow you to use the various resources for information purposes and to produce statistical or historical reports.

It will not be used for any other purposes and will not be held in our systems longer than is necessary to realize this objective. It is not obliged to provide such data; however, certain services can only produce results if the requested data is provided.

Nevertheless, GBL may forward this data to its employees and to the state authorities or other third parties in compliance with the provisions of the law of 8 December 1992 on the protection of privacy.

The IP address of your computer is automatically registered by the system. This information does not personally identify you, except if you have provided data.

GBL takes every precaution to ensure that the data is secure. However, it cannot exclude all risks associated with use of the Internet. Accordingly, when the data is provided, you are aware that other Internet users may view said data.

GBL may make use of cookies on its website. A cookie is a small file sent by a website and stored on your internet hard-disk. The main reason of the cookies is to simplify your use of this website. By using cookies, GBL can keep records of your use of the site and provide you with a personalized content. You can accept or refuse the cookies by amending the preferences of your browser. You can accept all the cookies, be informed when a cookie is installed or refuse the cookies. Please note that if you choose to refuse all the cookies, some sections of the site may not be accessible by you or not work properly.

In accordance with the law of 8 December 1992, you have the right to access, correct, verify and delete data concerning you.

To do this, simply send a written request to this end to the following address: GBL, Avenue Marnix 24 1000 Brussels, or by e-mail to cdumasy@gbl.be, or via the mailing list process on the GBL site and GBL will modified and update its information accordingly.

3.- The site user is aware of the fact that the Internet is not a perfectly protected medium and that total security in terms of respect for privacy cannot be guaranteed. Consequently, GBL will not under any circumstances be liable for any harm which may be suffered by the site user further to the introduction by the latter of confidential or sensitive information.

Users acknowledge that they have sufficient experience of the use of the Internet and the related electronic communication functions.

Remote services may be interrupted for the purposes of monitoring and maintenance, in the event of overloading and in general in any case of force majeure beyond the control of GBL.

Users of the GBL site are obliged to ensure that their navigating software is compatible with the GBL site.

The liability of GBL, as defined in point 4 below, may in any case only be called into question for events originating exclusively in a system over which GBL has actual control, thereby ruling out all events originating upstream or downstream of the GBL site, in particular access to the Internet network.

4.- GBL undertakes to use all reasonable means at its disposal to enable users to make optimal use of the services on offer. Consequently, GBL only makes a best effort undertaking and not under any circumstances a firm commitment.

GBL only assumes liability for fraud and serious offences on its part.

GBL may not be held liable for the consequences of circumstances beyond its control, such as strikes, lock-outs, wars, bad weather, etc., defects in computing systems or means of communication, or any other event which may constitute a case of absolute necessity.

Users accept full liability for the operations they initiate and their consequences and may not under any circumstances seek to hold GBL liable in this respect. Furthermore, they may not seek to hold GBL liable for any information, details or comments of any sort obtained or emanating from the GBL site.

GBL provides accurate and updated information via this site and therefore reserves the right to modify the contents of the site at any time. However, GBL is not under any circumstances liable for harm which may be caused further to data provided via the site which may be incorrect, not updated or incomplete.

Users of the GBL site undertake to inform the company immediately of any fraudulent use of the GBL site and not to seek to harm the integrity or functioning of the site.

5.- GBL has no power to check or monitor the creation of links to external sites or the contents of such sites, whether these are commercial sites or not.

 The owners of sites consulted from the GBL site bear sole liability in particular for compliance with all the regulations applicable in the context of services provided on line and in particular laws and regulations relating to distance selling, consumer protection, false or misleading advertising, prices, product conformity, etc.

The user therefore accepts that his decision to access another site via a hypertext link is taken at his own risk and peril. Consequently, GBL cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect harm resulting from access to a site linked by a hypertext link.

6.- The contents and presentation of the website ‘http://www.gbl.be’ (HTML or Flash pages, fixed or generated automatically, image files, sounds, videos, trademarks, logos, etc. ) are protected by intellectual rights held by GBL, unless otherwise indicated.

The GBL database is protected by the law of 31 August 1998 incorporating into Belgian law the European Directive of 11 March 1996 concerning the protection of databases. GBL, as the database producer, is entitled to forbid the extraction and reuse of a substantial part of the database.

Users undertake to use the information and data available on the GBL site for their personal use only. They undertake not to exploit them in any way, directly or indirectly. They will in particular refrain from any reproduction, adaptation, modification or communication, in any form whatsoever and by any means whatsoever, even free of charge, and any reconstitution on the basis of information and data obtained, of new files, databases and other documents without the express prior and written permission of GBL.

The trademarks and logos to be seen on this website are the property of GBL or its subsidiaries. None of the information on this website is to be interpreted as granting licenses or permission to use trademarks. For this, the express written consent of GBL is required. The unauthorized use of these trademarks is strictly prohibited. GBL will assert its intellectual property rights all over the world subject to the laws applicable in each case.

7.- A page from this site may not be presented in a frame that does not belong to GBL (by means of the so-called ‘framing’ technique) nor may a page belonging to the company be inserted in a page that does not belong to GBL (by means of the so-called ‘on line linking’ technique).

Under no circumstances may GBL be held liable for direct or indirect harm resulting from the use of its site or other sites linked to it.

GBL establishes links only on sites from which it has requested authorisation and is not in any way liable for links established to its site.

8.- These general terms and conditions are governed by Belgian law. The courts of Brussels have sole jurisdiction in the event of a dispute relating to GBL site, its content and use.