The vnf.fr website is the property of Voies navigables de France, a statutory authority with industrial and commercial status, with its head office located at 175, rue Ludovic Boutleux, 62408 Béthune - France.
The site's publication director is Marc PAPINUTTI, General Manager of Voies navigables de France.


2. User licence for Content of the www.vnf.fr website.

By simply logging onto vnf.fr, the user accepts VNF's user licence for content of the site, strictly subject to the following conditions:

- The present licence granted non-exclusively is non-transferable.
- The user rights allocated to the user are personal and confidential: any reproduction of the site contents onto any medium for collective or professional use, or even for internal company use, is prohibited. The same applies to the transmission of the contents electronically, or distribution via Intranet or extranet.
- The use granted to the user allows reproduction for storage purposes only for screen display on a single workstation and reproduction in one copy only, as a back-up and in paper form.
- All other use is subject to prior and explicit authorisation from Voies navigables de France. Any violation of these terms will expose the offender and all persons responsible to criminal and civil penalties as laid down by French law.

For further information and for requests for reproduction in paper form: mail


3. French data protection act
In accordance with the French data protection act of 6 January 1978, the site has been declared to the CNIL (French national data protection commission).
Users of the VNF site are committed to comply with the terms of the French data protection act, and violation is subject to criminal penalties.
They must, in particular, refrain from collecting and fraudulent use of non-transferable information to which they have access, and in general, from any action likely to constitute invasion of privacy or be detrimental to personal reputations.
In accordance with article 34 of the French data protection act n° 78-17 of 6 January 1978, you will have the right to access, amend, correct and delete your personal data. You may exercise this right by sending an e-mail to "webmestre" or a letter addressed to our head office for the attention of "Direction de la Communication - Internet".


4. Hypertext links

The hypertext links set up for the present website, leading to other Internet resources,and, in particular, to VNF's partners, are clearly identified and are subject to prior informing of and/or authorisation from the sites visited. Voies navigables de France undertakes to remove all hypertext links on the first request from companies owning these sites. VNF shall not assume liability for hypertext links leading to other Internet resources.
You may set up a hypertext link between your site and the vnf.fr site, by typing the following HTML command:

Voies navigables de France

Once the link to the vnf.fr site has been created, kindly perform the following:
1. Inform us by e-mail (webmestre), mail or fax on (33) 3 21 63 24 62.
2. Insert our logo (image attached).
3. Display our site in a new window, as the vnf.fr site cannot be incorporated into navigation of partner sites.



The statutory authority, VNF, with its head office located at 175, rue Ludovic Boutleux, 62408 Béthune - France, represented by Marc PAPINUTTI, General Manager, performs the execution, integration, maintenance and hosting functions of the portal site vnf.fr.


6. Discussion forum

This section allows you to make a contribution to the discussion themes on offer. The data featured may not be gathered or used for any other purposes.
A moderator is likely to delete, prior to circulation, any contribution having no bearing on the discussion theme broached, the site editorial line, or any contribution contrary to law.
You will have the right to access, amend, correct and delete your personal data (art 34 of the "IT and freedom" law of 6 January 1978).You may request at any time the removal of your contributions from the discussion forum.
E-mail: webmestre
fax to (33) 3 21 63 24 62
Direction de la Communication - Internet
175, rue Ludovic Boutleux, 62408 Béthune - France


7. Interactive mapping

This module is made available by VNF, statutory authority with industrial status, exempt from duties and authorisations, under the following limitations. It is based on the server software MapXtrem for generating maps drawn up from files provided by IGN (server licence BD CARTO®") for electronic representation for documentary purposes (image size less than 800x600 pixels) and databases belonging to VNF, statutory authority with industrial status, within the boundaries of the information within its possession.
Networking or redistribution of this information, in any form whatsoever, even partial, is strictly forbidden.
Any other use is subject to prior and explicit authorisation from VNF.


8.Shipping bulletin

Voies navigables de France, in its capacity as navigation policing body, has decided to make all shipping bulletins issued by State departments available on its website. VNF shall not be is not a substitute for regulatory information currently circulated through postings. It is up to Internet users to check or to obtain confirmation on bulletins gathered or received, from the issuing bodies.


9.Weather

This module is made available by VNF, statutory authority with industrial status, on the basis of information supplied by the services of the Meteo Consult company.
Networking or redistribution of this information, in any form whatsoever, even partial, is strictly forbidden. Any other use is subject to prior and explicit authorisation from VNF.


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