General Terms & Conditions

1. Intellectual property

The publications Africa Intelligence, Intelligence Online and La Lettre A are the exclusive property of Indigo Publications. . All their content is protected under French and international copyright and intellectual property law.

Taking out an individual subscription (hereinafter referred to as “Subscription”) or a multi-reader license (hereinafter referred to as “License”), and the opening of an E-wallet (hereinafter referred to as “E-wallet”) involves no transfer of property rights of any kind to the Client (the term “Client” covers any user or administrator of a Subscription, License or E-wallet).

2. Distribution terms

Africa Intelligence, Intelligence Online and La Lettre A content may be consulted under one of the following formulas:

a. Individual subscription

Each subscription is strictly personal. To receive publications and online services, the Subscriber must provide an email address under his or her own name (e.g. [email protected]). Content may not under any circumstances be distributed to third parties whether within the Subscriber’s own company or externally, either by email, intranet or extranet, nor reposted on a blog or shared on social media..

b. Multi-reader subscriptions

Under a multi-reader license Subscriptions may be billed under a single invoice within the same legal entity. These licenses are provided at advantageous rates but require that the Clients respect the same intellectual property rules as for individual Subscriptions. Three types of licenses are available:

Nominative licenses are intended for the exclusive use of the Subscriber in whose name it has been taken out and to whom it is addressed. To receive publications and online services, the Subscriber must provide an email address under his or her own name (e.g. [email protected]).

Grouped licenses are intended for a group of readers within the same legal entity but who are not individually named. To receive publications and online services, the Subscribers are given a shared email address (e.g. [email protected]).

IP address licenses are intended for readers who access our publications via IP addresses belonging to the same legal entity. Readers are not individually named. To receive summaries and breaking news by email, readers may create an account using an email address under their own name..

c. E-wallet

E-wallets can be used to buy articles separately. E-wallet users log in using a nominative email address. This address is strictly personal and may not be shared under any circumstances.

3. Extraction and indexing restrictions

Subscribers may access a database containing Africa Intelligence, Intelligence Online and La Lettre A archives as part of their License, as can E-wallet holders.

However, by virtue of Article L.342-1 of Law No. 98-536 of July 1, 1998 of the French Intellectual Property Code, Indigo Publications prohibits “the extraction, by the permanent or temporary transfer of all or a substantial part, qualitatively or quantitatively, of the contents of a database to another medium, by any means or in any form”.

In concrete terms, the use of robots to extract a substantial part of Indigo Publications’ databases is strictly prohibited, unless prior written consent has been given.

4. Authorised readers’ liabilities

Each user is entitled one private copy only, whatever formula they have subscribed to.

Readers authorised as part of a Subscription, a License or an E-wallet, may print an article or edition and download these for their personal use but may not under any circumstances distribute them to third parties even within their own company whether by email, print or intranet.

It is strictly forbidden to share articles published on Indigo Publications websites via social media, unless this is a quote or short extract.

Authorised readers undertake to keep their password secret and to not disclose it in any form whatsoever to third parties.

5. License Administrator's specific liabilities

The Administrator responsible for managing a License guarantees the acceptance and respect of the present Terms and Conditions by all readers authorised as part of this Licence.

6. Subscription and Subscription and License management

All orders of a Subscription of License involve full and unreserved acceptance of the present Terms and Conditions.

Start date – The Subscription or License takes effect from reception of the order where this is a new Subscription. For renewals, the new Subscription or new License takes effect from the previous Subscription of License. For any other arrangement (retroactive subscription, other specified start date etc.), specify these at the time of the order.

Annulation – Orders for subscription and licenses are deemed firm and final as soon as they are received by Indigo Publications. According to French law, a Client may exercise the right to cancel a contract within 14 days of the order. The Client may be liable to a fee in proportion to the duration of the Subscription or License between the date the order was registered and the date it was cancelled.

Automatic subscription renewal – By choosing automatic renewal, Subscribers benefit from a 5% annual reduction on the basic subscription rate. Six weeks before the end of the subscription, Subscribers will receive an invoice for a one-year renewal of the subscription. If Subscribers do not wish to renew, they need only return the invoice marked "cancelled" in the six weeks following reception. Beyond this period, no cancellation will be accepted. The Subscription or License will be considered to have been renewed and the corresponding amount will be due in its entirety.

7. E-wallet use

The opening and use of an E-wallet involves full and unreserved acceptance of the present Terms and Conditions. To open an E-wallet, the Client must first create an account using an email with his or her own name and a password. To activate the E-wallet, the Client must pay a minimum amount of EUR 30 (USD 30/GBP 30) by bank card or PayPal. This credit can immediately be used on all Indigo Publications websites. The cost of price-marked content is clearly displayed on the screen and the balance in the E-wallet is updated in real time. Indigo Publications does not make any reimbursements for any balance remaining on the E-wallet.

8. Payment terms

An invoice for the Subscription, License or E-wallet is issued at the time the service is instated. This invoice is available as a PDF under the site's "My account" page. It can also be sent by Indigo Publications to the Client (or invoicing contact specified at the time of subscription). Please refer any requests for invoices to [email protected]

Payment delays -Payment of the Subscription or License is due upon receipt of the invoice and must be made within 30 days upon receipt. In the event of a late payment, the Subscription or License will be suspended until the invoice has been paid in full.

Payment mode - Indigo Publications accepts payment in euros (EUR), US dollars (USD) and pounds sterling (GBP), via the following methods:

-Credit card:

  • Visa, Mastercard
  • American Express (only in EUR or USD)
  • - Bank check to the order of Indigo Publications

    - Bank transfer. Any transfer costs charged by the Client's bank are payable by the Client.

    - PayPal

    (For any other mode of payment, contact customer service: [email protected])

    9. Personal data and privacy

    Indigo Publications undertakes to comply with the laws protecting privacy and individual freedom and commits itself to not disclose to third parties information communicated to the company by the Client (whether an Administrator or Reader). In particular, Indigo Publications undertakes to never disclose to third parties its Client's files nor those of its account holders (prospect).

    In keeping with the French law on information technology, data files and civil liberties of January 6, 1978, Clients have the right to access, rectify and update personal data about themselves. They may refuse to receive promotional material by modifying their personal information online or by sending a request to customer service ([email protected]).

    10. Modification

    Indigo Publications reserves itself the right to modify the present Terms and Conditions at any time.

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