Legal Information and Terms of Use for the Website
The current online version of these Terms of Use is the only binding version during website use, until it is replaced with an updated version.

Article 1 – Legal Information



Editor: ALVA, French société par actions simplifiée (simplified joint-stock company) with a share capital of 2,704,620 euros, whose Headquarters are located at 3 Rue des Chevaliers, 44400 Rezé, France. It is registered with the Nantes Trade and Companies Register. The company’s SIREN code is 441 940 905 and it is represented by Hervé Collet in his role as president. Telephone:
02 40 13 81 30
; E-mail address: . Publication Director: Hervé Collet.


Design and building:

The website constitutes a work created by REZO Communication, as defined by articles L111.1 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.


Host: OVH, whose head office is situated at 2 Rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix, France.

Article 2 – Access to the Website

Access to the website and its use is reserved for strictly personal purposes. The user agrees not to use this website and the information or data contained within it for commercial, political or advertising means, for any form of commercial solicitation, and in particular for sending unsolicited electronic mail.

Article 3 – Site Content

The following are protected under current intellectual property laws: all trademarks, photographs, texts, comments, illustrations, animated or non-animated images, video sequences, sounds, all computer applications which could be used to make the website work and more generally, all the elements displayed or used on the website.

They are under full ownership of the editor or their partners. Any reproduction, representation, use or adaptation in any form whatsoever of all or part of these elements, including computer applications, is strictly forbidden without prior written agreement from the editor. The editor’s decision not to bring legal proceedings once unauthorised use becomes apparent does not constitute an acceptance of said use or a waiver of prosecution.

Article 4 – Site management

In order to manage the website effectively, the editor may at any time:

  • suspend, interrupt or limit access to all or part of the website, or access to the whole website or certain parts of it for a specified internet-user category;
  • delete any information which could disrupt the operation of the site, or which could violate national and international laws or the Core Rules of Netiquette;
  • suspend the website in order to perform updates.

Article 5 – Responsibilities

The editor cannot be held responsible in case of difficulty, fault, failure, or interruption of website operation, which prevents access to the website or one of its functionalities.

The hardware which the user employs to access the site is entirely their own responsibility. The user should take all appropriate measures to protect their hardware and data, particularly from virus attacks. Users alone are responsible for the websites and data that they consult.

The editor cannot be held responsible in the case of legal proceedings brought against the user:

  • as a result of using the website or any service accessible via the Internet;
  • as a result of the user’s disregard for these general terms.

The editor is not responsible for any damages caused to the user, third parties and/or the user’s hardware as a result of their connection to or use of the website. The user hereby waives the possibility of taking any action against the editor for this.

If the editor should be involved in an out-of-court or judicial procedure owing to the user’s use of the website, it may be turned against the user in order to obtain compensation for all damages, sums, convictions and expenses which could result from this procedure.

Article 6 – Hyperlinks

The user’s creation of hyperlinks to all or part of the website is strictly forbidden without prior written authorisation from the editor, which can be requested by writing to the following address: 3 Rue des Chevaliers, 44 400 Rezé, France.

The editor is free to refuse this authorisation without having to justify his decision in any way whatsoever. If authorisation is granted by the editor, it is always only on a temporary basis, and may be withdrawn at any time, without any obligation from the editor to justify this.

Regardless, any links should be withdrawn upon the editor’s simple request.

Any information accessible via a link to other websites is not under the editor’s control. The editor accepts no responsibility for external content.

Article 7 – Collection of Data

The personal data that can be gathered by the website are primarily used by the editor for user relationship management and to process the user’s orders, if required. The data are saved in the editor’s clients file which, being created from personal data, is declared to the CNIL (French Data Protection Agency).

In accordance with the provisions of the amended French Law no. 78-17 dated 6 January 1978, relating to Information Technology, Files and Civil Liberties, the user has the right to access, query, modify and delete any information about them, which can be requested from the site editor at any time, either directly through the website under the heading, “Contact Us”, or by post at the following address: 3 Rue des Chevaliers, 44 400 Rezé, France, or by e-mail at the following address:

For security reasons and to avoid any fraudulent requests, this request should be accompanied by proof of identity. After the request has been processed, this proof of identity will be destroyed.

The information gathered may potentially be transferred to third parties who are contractually associated with the editor, without the user’s authorisation, for the performance of subcontracted tasks required for managing the user’s account. In the event of a known breach of legal or regulatory provisions, this information may be communicated at the express, legitimate request of legal authorities.

When certain information is required for accessing specific functionalities of the website, the editor will indicate its mandatory nature upon data entry by the user.

Article 8 – Cookies

All information collected indirectly will only be used to monitor the volume, type and configuration of the website’s traffic in order to develop the website’s design and layout. It will also be used for other administrative and planning purposes, and more generally to improve the service that we offer.

Article 9 – Photographs and Representation of Products

Photographs of products which accompany their description are not contractual or binding on the editor.

Article 10 – Applicable Law

The website’s current terms of use are governed by French law, and are subject to jurisdiction of the courts of Nantes, France, subject to specific special jurisdiction arising from legislative texts or a specific regulatory framework.

Article 11 – Contact Us

If you require information or have any questions about the products displayed on the website, or about the website itself, please leave a message at the following address: