Legal Notice and General Terms & Conditions of Use of the Website Ritz Paris
The following Legal Notice and General Terms and Conditions of Use govern the way you use and browse the website www.ritzparis.com (hereinafter the “Website”), including the website accessible at this address, including its optimisedversion for browsing on mobiles and tablets, as well as mobile apps published by the company THE RITZ HOTEL, LIMITED, the information of which is provided hereafter.
Accessing and browsing the Site constitutes, on behalf of the Site’s user, unconditional acceptance of the clauses provided under the General Terms & Conditions of Use below.
The Website was published THE RITZ HOTEL, LIMITED, a private limited company organised and existing under the laws of England and Wales, registered at Companies House UK under number 00048125, having its registered office at Third Floor, 20 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AN, United Kingdom, and its principal place of business (the Ritz Paris Hotel) at 15, Place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France, registered at the Paris’s Trade and Companies Register under number B 572 219913, (hereinafter “RITZ PARIS”).
Telephone number:+33 (0)1 43 16 30 30;
E-mail address: [email protected] ;
SIRET : 572 219 913 00017 ;
Intra-community VAT No. : FR20 572 219 913 ;
Website’s Publishing Director: Mr. Keith Lindsay, in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
2. HOSTING COMPANY
The Website is hosted on Microsoft's Cloud offering (Azure) and is operated by Ritz Group Services, a simplified joint stock company with a capital of 1,000 euros, registered at 3, rue La Boétie – 75008 Paris, France, with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 893 395 459.
Microsoft (Azure) is geographically located in the Microsoft France Central hosting centre;
Microsoft France – Registered office : 37 Quai du Président Roosevelt, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France;
Nanterre Trade & Companies Register: 327 733 184;
Business Activity Code (APE) : 4614Z;
Tel : +33(0)9 70 01 90 90.
The access to the Website and the use of its content and functions are governed by the following General Terms and Conditions of Use and are exclusively reserved to adults. RITZ PARIS reserves the right to request confirmation of your age.
2. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Website as a whole and the products sold on it, as well as all the associated intellectual property (such as texts, comments, diagrams, site maps, software, animations, photographs, illustrations, videos, sounds, images whether animated or not,graphic or editorial representations, trademarks, logos, domain names, including any other applications that could be used for the Website’s functioning and, in general, all elements that could be reproduced or used on the Website, etc.) constitute intellectual works protected by the Intellectual Property Code as well as by all other forms of applicable international legislation.
Ritz Enterprise SA, a company incorporated under the laws of Switzerland whose registered office isrue du Rhône 42, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland, registered at the Canton of Geneva’s Trade Register under number CHE-100.374.228, is RITZ PARIS’ sister company (hereinafter “RESA”).
RESA is the sole owner of the rights on the trademarks“RITZ “, “RITZ PARIS”, “RITZ BAR”, “RITZ ESCOFFIER”, etc. (hereinafter the “Trademarks”) and it has granted the right to RITZ PARIS to use the Trademarks for the purposes of operating the Hotel Ritz Paris and providing the related services.
RITZ PARIS is authorised (directly or through the effect of licences or authorisations) to use the components comprising the Website, the domain names, Trademarks, designs, etc., and the editorial images and content which are reproduced in them.
They constitute the whole and entire property of RITZ PARIS or of RESA.
The use of all or part of the Website, including by downloading, reproduction, transmission, representation or broadcast, for purposes other than for purposes other than consultation and use of the Website by the web user on a personal and private basis with a non-commercial aim, without RITZ PARIS’s prior written consent, is strictly prohibited. Any breach of these measures exposes the perpetrator to the sanctions set out both by the Intellectual Property Code, notably in respect of infringement of copyright and trademark law, and by the Civil Code in respect of civil liability.
The creation of any hyperlink linking to any of the web pages or components comprising the Websiteis prohibited without the prior and written authorisation of RITZ PARIS.
RITZ PARIS is free to refuse such authorisation without having to justify its decision. In the event RITZ PARIS gives its authorisation, such authorisation would only be temporary and could be revoked at any time, with no obligation to provide justification.
All hyperlinks should be removed, at all times, upon RITZ PARIS’ simple request.
All content, website or other, having a hyperlink directing to the Website or to any of the components comprising it are not under the control of RITZ PARIS, and the latter consequently disclaims any liability (particularly editorial) regarding access to these sites and their content.
Failure to take action against any unauthorised uses does not constitute acceptance on behalf of RITZ PARIS nor a liability waiver.
RITZ PARIS is free to change the content of the Website at any time and without notice.
3. MANAGEMENT AND AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE
RITZ PARIS strives to ensure the Website is permanently accessible but is not bound by any obligation to accomplish this.
For this purpose, RITZ PARIS may therefore suspend, limit or interrupt the access to the Website, in particular for maintenance reasons, updating or for any other reason (notably technical or editorial), reserve the access to the Website or certain parts of it, to a certain category of web users, without prior notice or communication to web users. RITZ PARIS disclaims any liability for the consequences of such interruptions, to web users nor to any third parties.
4. DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
RITZ PARIS declines any liability if web users cannot access to whole or part of the Website, following a technical default or an issue, including but not limited to:
- a network failure and/or congestion,
- an internet access supply failure,
- a human error or of electrical nature,
- a malicious intent,
- all software or material failures,
- in the event of force majeure.
The equipment used to connect to the Website is your liability. You must thus take all appropriate measures to protect your material and your data, in particular against virus attacks on the Internet. The websites and data that you visit remain your liability.
RITZ PARIS declines any liability in the event of litigation proceedings brought against you, resulting from:
- your use of the Website or of any accessible service on the Internet ;
- your non-compliance to the present terms.
RITZ PARIS strives to ensure that the information posted on the Website is accurate and up-to-date and reserves the right to amend, at any time and without notice, its content.
Nevertheless, RITZ PARIS may not guarantee the correctness, accuracy and the completeness of the information provided on the Website; such information do not constitute a warranty nor an undertaking on behalf of RITZ PARIS towards the web user. In particular, RITZ PARIS may not be liable:
- for any inaccuracy, error or omission of the said information;
- for any damage resulting from a computer interference by a third party having led to a modification of the said information;
- and, generally, for any damage, whether direct or indirect, whatever the causes, origins, natures and consequences thereof, relating to access (or to the impossibility of accessing the Website), to the content, the use of the Website and/or to the credit granted to any information originating from it.
If RITZ PARIS becomes party to an amicable settlement or litigation proceedings, due to your use of the Website, it reserves the right to take action against you to claim all damages, sums, convictions and legal fees that may result from such proceedings.
5. PERSONAL DATA
6. PRICE INFORMATION
Prices displayed on the Website are provided in Euros.
They correspond to the prices applied by RITZ PARIS at the hotel Ritz Paris, 15 place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, France and, are subject to change and adjustment without notice.
7. PICTURES AND REPRESENTATION OF PRODUCTS’
The pictures of products and services, linked to their description, are not contractually binding on RITZ PARIS.
RITZ PARIS informs you that the present General Terms and Conditions of Use may be amended at any time. Such amendments are posted online and are deemed to be unconditionally accepted when you access the Website after they are posted online. RITZ PARIS recommends you check this page regularly.
If any clause of the present General Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be invalid due to a change in legislation or regulations or a court decision, this cannot in any way affect the validity of and compliance with the other clauses of the General Terms and Conditions of Use.
10. APPLICABLE LAW AND DISPUTES
The present General Terms and Conditions of Use are governed and construed in accordance with French law, in accordance with Regulation No. EC 593/2008 of 17 June 2008, without depriving you of the level of protection provided by the provisions of the mandatory laws of the country of your usual residence. These General Terms and Conditions of Use are drafted in English. In the event of a discrepancy between the General Terms and Conditions of Use in English and the Terms and Conditions of Use in French, the latter shall prevail.
It is recalled that an amicable settlement of the dispute shall be the privileged solution.
Failing amicable agreement, in the event of dispute related to the use of the Website, you have the option of engaging in a conventional mediation process or any other alternative dispute resolution procedure.
In the event of a dispute, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation No. EC 44/2001 of 22 December 2000:
you may choose to file a claim either before one of the territorially competent courts under the French Code of Civil Procedure, or before the courts where you were domiciled when the contract was concluded, or when the harmful event occurred, in accordance with Article R. 631-3 of the French Consumer Code;
- you may choose to file a claim either before one of the territorially competent courts under the French Code of Civil Procedure, or before the courts where you were domiciled when the contract was concluded, or when the harmful event occurred, in accordance with Article R. 631-3 of the French Consumer Code;
- RITZ PARIS may file a claim before the courts where the customer is domiciled.
RITZ PARIS reserves the right to seek and obtain injunctions or orders to protect its rights hereunder.
In the event of a dispute between RITZ PARIS and the user of the Website (consumer), the latter shall endeavour to find an amicable solution.
If no amicable agreement can be reached, in accordance with order no. 2015-1033 of 20 August 2015 and implementing decree no. 2015-1382 of 30 October 2015, the user of the Website (consumer) may, for any so-called consumer dispute or litigation, subject to article L612-2 of the French Consumer Code, refer the matter free of charge to the consumer ombudsman responsible for RITZ PARIS, i.e., the Association of European Consumer Ombudsmen (AME CONSO), within one (1) year of the written complaint sent to the RITZ PARIS.
Referral to the Consumer Ombudsman must be made:
- either by completing the form on the AME CONSO website: www.mediationconso-ame.com tab « FORMULAIRE DE SAISINE EN LIGNE »;
- or by mail addressed to AME CONSO, 197 Boulevard Saint-Germain - 75007 Paris, France.
AME CONSO will try, independently and impartially, to find an amicable solution to the dispute.
The user of the Website remains free to decide whether or not to use mediation.
In the event of recourse to mediation by RITZ PARIS, the user of the Website is also free to accept or refuse recourse to mediation.
Once the mediator's decision has been made, each party is free to accept or reject the solution proposed by the mediator.
Last update : 7th November 2023