Legal

The site basedesign.com is a site accessible via the Internet network, open to all users of that network. It is published by Base Office s.c.r.l. (limited liability cooperative society), incorporated under Belgian law, whose registered office is located Chaussée de Forest 62/5 in 1060 Brussels (Belgium) enrolled with the Belgian trade registry (Banque Carrefour des Entreprises) as number 454.860.615, with the following subsidiaries:

Base Design s.p.r.l. incorporated under Belgian law, whose registered office is located Chaussée de Forest 62/5 in 1060 Brussels (Belgium) enrolled with the Belgian trade registry as number 446.322.338;

Base Design Inc. incorporated under American law, whose headquarters are South William Street 13 in New York City, NY 10004 (USA), enrolled with the Internal Revenue Service as number (EIN) 13-3983904;

As well as on behalf of the following affiliated companies/partners:

GVA Studio s.à.r.l., incorporated under Swiss law, whose registered office is located Rue Louis-Favre 41 in 1201 Geneva (Switzerland), enrolled as number CH-660.7.830.008-7

Browsing on this site is subject to the regulation in force and to the conditions for use given below.

Consequently, by continuing to consult the site, the user indicates his/her acceptance of the compulsory information. The use of the Internet site is subject to the most recent version of the compulsory information available on the Internet site at the time of use.

The term Base Design used below refers to all the companies in the Base Design group.

1. Content of the site

The content of the basedesign.com is for information only.

Users of the site cannot hold Base Design liable for any information or comments of any kind obtained from or issued by the site.

Base Design makes accurate, up-to-date information available and reserves the right to modify the content of its site at any time. However, Base Design is in no way responsible for any damage caused as a result of data communicated via the site that may prove to be inaccurate, out of date or incomplete.

Users undertake to immediately inform Base Design of any fraudulent use and not to try to harm the integrity or operation of the site.

Users of the site shall ascertain that their browser software is compatible with the site.

Users declare that they have sufficient experience in using Internet and the related electronic communication functions.

2. Exoneration of liability

Base Design undetakes to implement all reasonable means at its disposal to enable users to make optimal use of its Internet site. Consequently, Base Design is bound only by a “best-effort” obligation and under no circumstances an obligation to achieve a result.

Thus remote services may be interrupted for the needs of control, maintenance, overload and more generally in any case of force majeure beyond the control of Base Design.

In any case, Base Design can only be held responsible for incidents whose cause is found exclusively in a system over which Base Design has effective control, which excludes all incidents that originate upstream or downstream of the site, and particularly in accessing the Internet network.

Base Design is responsible only for fraud and serious faults enacted by itself.

3. Privacy

Base Design will take all necessary precautions to maintain confidentiality of the private data collected via its web site.

Any private data communicated by users are processed in compliance with the law of 8 December 1992 on protection of privacy in the context of processing of private data, referred to as the law on privacy.

Users can be asked to supply certain data such as their names, postal address, e-mail address and other data, like the country and town of residence or any other information recorded in the forms used for this purpose.

The data will only be processed to enable users to use various tools to supply information and to make statistics or historical analyses. They will not be used or other purpose and will not be kept in Base Design’s computer systems any longer than needed to meet these objectives. Communication of these data is optional, but certain tools on the Internet site can only produce results if these data are provided.

The IP address of the user’s computer is automatically recorded by the system. This information does not directly identify the user, who remains anonymous, unless he/she provides data by which he/she can be identified.

Base Design takes all precautionary measures to ensure the security of the users’ data. However, Base Design cannot eliminate all the risks entailed in using Internet. Therefore, on communicating his/her data, the user must be aware that other Internet users may possibly manage to view these data.

Base Design’s web site uses Google Analytics, an analytics service offered by Google, Inc.
Google Analytics uses “cookies” – text files installed on your computer – to enable it to analyze how users visit the site. The information generated by the cookie concerning the use of the web site (including your IP address) is transmitted to and saved by Google on servers in the United States. Because the United States does not provide a level of protection of your data comparable to that ensured by Belgian law on the subject, appropriate measures have been implemented to ensure protection of your data.

Google uses the data collected to keep Base Design informed of the way its web site is used, to draft reports on the activity of the web site intended for web site operators and to propose other services concerning the activity of the web site and use of Internet. Google may also supply this information to third parties under certain circumstances. Google will not combine your IP address with other data at its disposal. You can refuse the use of cookies by choosing the appropriate settings on your browser. We do stress that in this case you probably will not be able to use all the possibilities of this web site.

Pursuant to the law of 8 December 1992, the user has the right to gain access to data concerning him/her, to correct them and to delete them.

To do so, sending a written request by e-mail to it@basedesign.com. suffices and Base Design will modify and update the information in consequence.

The user of the site is aware that Internet is not a perfectly secure medium and that totally safe protection of privacy cannot be provided. Consequently, Base Design cannot be held liable for any damages incurred by the user as a result of his/her entering confidential or sensitive information on its web site.

4. Intellectual property

The basedesign.com web site was designed and made by Base Design.

The content and the presentation of the site (HTML or Flash pages, fixed or generated automatically, image, sound, video files, trademarks, logos, etc.) are protected by intellectual property rights held by Base Design unless indicated otherwise.

The texts and graphic elements, their presentation and their assembly, the video and sound productions, etc. are the property of Base Design or other persons from whom Base Design has obtained authorization to use them. They are intellectual work protected by copyright.

Any communication to the public or total or partial reproduction without the consent of Base Design is illegal and constitutes counterfeiting sanctioned by criminal law. This is also the case for translation, adaptation or reproduction by any art or process.

The Base Design data base is also protected. Base Design, as a producer of data bases, has the right of extraction and re-use of a substantial part of the data base.

The trademarks and logos published on the web site are the property of Base Design or other person from whom Base Design has obtained authorizations to make use of them. The information presented on these sites cannot be interpreted in any way as constituting or awarding a license or authorization that allows the use of commercial trademarks in any way; this use requires prior, explicit written permission from Base Design. Improper use of such trademarks is strictly prohibited.

Base Design will assert its intellectual property rights all over the world, in compliance with the laws of the countries all over the world and with international treaties.

5. Links

Presenting a page in a frame that does not belong to Base Design (using a technique referred to as “framing”) and inserting a page belonging to Base Design in a page not belonging to Base Design (using the technique of “on line linking” are prohibited).

Base Design creates links exclusively to sites from which it has requested authorizations and is not responsible for links that are created to its site.

Base Design has no power of verification or control over the creation of links to external sites nor to the content of such sites.

Consequently, the user accepts that his/her choice to gain access to another site by means of a hypertext link proposed from the Base Design site is taken at his/her own risk.

Base Design cannot be held liable for any direct or consequential damage resulting from gaining access to a site connected by a hypertext link.

6. Applicable and jurisdiction

This compulsory information is governed by Belgian law. The courts of Brussels have sole jurisdiction in the event of a dispute pertaining to the site, its content and its uses.