GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF THESITE[www.e-steel.arcelormittal.com]Last updated on12/12/2017
EXTERNAL LINKS AND THIRD-PARTY SERVICESThe Sites may provide hypertext links,offer access to information, content, services concerning other sites and allowaccess to third-party services. The User expressly acknowledges that underno circumstances can ARCELORMITTAL be held responsible for any information,content, service or elements available on third party websites or fromthird-party internet sources, nor for any prejudice whether, alleged or actual,to which access or use to such information, content, services or elementsavailable on third party websites or from third party internet sources may begiven. Any User who accesses third-party serviceswill be exclusively responsible for adherence to the specific conditions of useand/or sale applicable to third-party services. It is specified that the sites presentinghypertext links with the present site are not under control of ARCELORMITTALwhich disclaims all responsibility concerning the contents.
RESPECT FOR PRIVACY AND PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATIONWhen using the ARCELORMITTAL Services,Users may be required to provide data or personal information in order toaccess Services requiring authentication and to manage and improve the businessrelationship. For more information on the privacy practices of the Sites,please refer to the document entitled "Protection of personal data". This explains how ARCELORMITTAL will processand protect your personal information when you use the Services.
GUARANTEE AND RESPONSIBILITYThe User acknowledges that ARCELORMITTALhas an obligation regarding the provision of the Services and will make itsbest efforts to guarantee the accessibility of the Sites and Services. Thisaccessibility may be suspended due to maintenance or upgrade, in order toensure the proper functioning of the Sites, without the obligation of providingprior information to the Users at the expense of ARCELORMITTAL. Thus, ARCELORMITTAL offers no guaranteeconcerning the risks of interruption or malfunction related to the connection,congestion of networks and/or computer systems, intrusion of unauthorised thirdparties and contamination by potential viruses circulating on said networks andservices. ARCELORMITTAL will not be held responsiblein case the interruption or the deterioration of the quality of the Sites andServices due to the occurrence of force majeure conditions. Examples of forcemajeure are exceptional weather, natural disasters, fires and floods,lightning, attacks, cases of breakdown and blockage of electronictelecommunications networks, and damage caused by viruses for which meansexisting security does not ensure their eradication, as well as any legal orregulatory obligation or public order imposed by the competent authorities andwhich would have the effect of substantially modifying these Terms, or anyother event of force majeure or fortuitous event, as defined by the legislationin force and the jurisprudence of the Court of Cassation. ARCELORMITTAL undertakes to do its utmostto guarantee the veracity and accuracy of the information available on all theSites but cannot be held responsible for the inaccuracy of these, nor for theuse or interpretation of the same as made by Users. In General, the User undertakes toindemnify ARCELORMITTAL against any appeal or action brought by any person andits possible pecuniary consequences, based on or resulting directly orindirectly from these actions, or resulting from the use of Sites as well asany alleged violation of the TOU or the regulatory provisions in force and tohold ARCELORMITTAL harmless in case of any action and including litigation thatmay result from it. This guarantee covers compensation that may be due as wellas the lawyers' fees and court costs within a reasonable limit.
RIGHT OF REPLYPursuant to article 6 IV of Law No.2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, all natural orlegal persons appointed or designated on the Sites may seek a right of replyfrom ARCELORMITTAL. The request to exercise this right of replymust be sent in writing to the Publication Director of the ARCELORMITTAL Sites. It must be sent by registered letter withacknowledgement of receipt no later than three (3) months following the on-linepublication of the message containing the content of request on theARCELORMITTAL Sites. The request must contain the precise referencesto the message (including title, date, address URL) and an indication of thedisputed passages. The User will attach the text of theresponse desired by them to this request, in written form, regardless of thenature of the message sent to demand a response. Provided that the conditions of validity ofthe right of reply are complied with and the fact that this request is legallyjustified, ARCELORMITTAL undertakes, within three (3) days of receipt of therequest, to publish the response under the same conditions of the message sentas part of the request, referring to the right of reply.
MISCELLANEOUSIf one or more provisions of the terms ofuse are deemed illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, theother provisions shall remain in force to their full extent and would continueto be applicable. The provisions declared non-existent are replaced byprovisions which will come closest to the content of the cancelled provisions. Given the global nature of the Internet,users undertake to comply with all the rules applicable in their country ofresidence.