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In the following terms, AFC refers to the French association "Association Française de Conchyliologie" and its legal representatives in accordance with French Law, and more particularly with law on conventional associations from Waldeck-Rousseau law of July 1, 1901.


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All intellectual property and copyrights in the design and layout of this website and the material and information published on its pages are controlled by AFC.

In accordance with French Law "Article L.335-2 du code de la propriété intellectuelle", you may not copy any part of this site or carry out any other act in relation to any part of the site that is prohibited by copyright other than the following:
(a) You may print or download to a local hard disk any page, for your personal and non commercial use only
(b) In material issued to third parties you may quote from this site provided that such quote is not used in a misleading context and that you give due accreditation to the author and to AFC. Source must be clearly visible : "French Conchologist Association Website - http://www.xenophora.org - All rights reserved" or in French "Site de l'Association Française de Conchyliologie - http://www.xenophora.org - Tous droits réservés."
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Creating links towards www.xenophora.org

You can create hypertext links towards www.xenophora.org webpages under the following conditions:

  • do not use "deep linking", that means that webpages must not be included in another website frame but must be opened in a full window.
  • mention target in the link that must directly forward the internet users towards www.xenophora.org webpage.

Personnal data protection

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However, with regard to personal information that you may have occasion to submit, you have the right to access the information and correct any errors in accordance with French Freedom of Information legislation concerning personal data files (Act no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978). You may exercise your rights by sending an email to .


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Disclaimer of liability

The material and information contained on this website are for general information purposes only. You should not rely upon the material or information on the website as a basis for making any business, legal or any other decisions. Whilst we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, AFC makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such material is therefore strictly at your own risk.
AFC and its legal representatives will not be liable for any false, inaccurate, inappropriate or incomplete information presented on the website, save for death or personal injury arising from AFC's negligence.
Although every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly, due to the nature of the Internet and the technology involved, AFC takes no responsibility for and will not be liable for the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues (or otherwise) beyond its control or for any loss or damage suffered (save for death or personal injury resulting from its own negligence) as a result of the use of or access to, or inability to use or access this website whatsoever.
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To the extent not prohibited by law, in no circumstances shall AFC be liable to you or any other third parties for any loss or damage (including, without limitation, damage for loss of business or loss of profits) arising directly or indirectly from your use of or inability to use, this site or any of the material contained in it.
These disclaimers and exclusions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with French and European laws.


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