Terms and conditions of use

Terms and conditions of use

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General terms and conditions

AREAL may, in the course of its business, collect and process personal information about you. This page is intended to inform you of AREAL's data protection policy, in accordance with applicable local law, in its capacity as data controller.

AREAL is committed to the protection of personal data. This commitment is reflected in the importance placed on the trust placed in us by customers, business partners and all those who share personal data with AREAL.

This policy informs you of the methods used by AREAL to collect and process your personal data when you visit its website, its social networks or use the Topkapi software mobile application. It applies to any personal data collected from you or which is provided by a third party and which may concern you.

AREAL provides information in this page on how data is used and on the rights that data subjects have with regard to this data.


Article 1 - Legal information

This site is edited by : AREAL
Head Office: 41, rue Principale, 57450 Theding

AREAL is the owner of the registered trademark Topkapi.

SIRET : 34970710900030
Intra-community VAT N°: FR88349707109

Director of publication: Arnaud Judes

In the direct or indirect collection and processing of information concerning you, AREAL acts as data controller for the services it provides to its clients and prospective clients.

The technical information on this site is informative and is subject to change according to legislative and regulatory changes. This information does not constitute a decision. AREAL cannot be held responsible for the interpretation that you may make of the information contained on the site.

Site hosting: Gandi.net 

Website design: The Gobeliners: https://www.thegobeliners.com/

Photo credits: ©Shutterstock 

Article 2 - Copyright and intellectual property rights

This site is subject to French legislation on copyright and intellectual property.

Any total or partial reproduction or representation of this site, by any process whatsoever and on any medium whatsoever, without the express prior authorization of AREAL, is prohibited and would constitute an infringement. AREAL's trademarks and its products such as Topkapi, as well as the logos appearing on the site are registered trademarks. Any total or partial reproduction of these trademarks or logos made from elements of the site without the express and prior authorization of AREAL is prohibited; they are the full and entire property of the publisher.

The fact that the publisher does not take legal action as soon as it becomes aware of such unauthorized use does not constitute acceptance of such use and waiver of prosecution.

Requests for authorisation to reproduce content must be sent to: contact@areal.fr and must imperatively specify the type of use, the medium, the context and the purpose of the reproduction.

The request must specify the content in question as well as the publication or site on which it will appear.

Once this authorisation has been obtained, the reproduction of content must comply with the following principles:

  • Cite the source and never show the content without the source;
  • Authorised content must not be modified in substance or form without prior consultation and agreement with the publisher;
  • To remove this content at the slightest request made by the publisher and within 7 days, without the latter having to justify himself. 

Article 3 - Hypertext links contained on the site

Liability for links to other websites:

Any information accessible via a link to other sites is not under the control of the publisher, who declines all responsibility for their content.

AREAL reserves the right to set up hypertext links on this site giving access to web pages and web sites published or managed by third parties for which AREAL declines all responsibility for the content of the information provided on these sites as part of the activation of these hypertext links.

Creation of links to the site :

The creation of any hypertext links to all or part of the site is strictly prohibited, except with the prior written authorisation of the publisher, requested by mail to the following address: contact@areal.com.

The publisher is free to refuse this authorisation without having to justify its decision in any way whatsoever. Should the publisher grant its authorisation, it is in any case only temporary and may be withdrawn at any time, without the publisher having to justify its decision. In any case, any link must be removed at the publisher's request.

Article 4 - Site management

For the good management of the site, the editor can at any time :

  • suspend, interrupt or limit access to all or part of the site, reserve access to the site, or to certain parts of the site, for a specific category of Internet user;
  • delete any information that may disrupt the operation of the site or contravene national or international laws;
  • suspend the site in order to carry out updates.

Article 5 - Responsibilities

The publisher cannot be held liable in the event of failure, breakdown, difficulty or interruption of operation, preventing access to the site or to one of its functionalities.

The equipment used to connect to the site is under your sole responsibility.

You must take all appropriate measures to protect your equipment and your own data, in particular from virus attacks via the Internet. Moreover, you are solely responsible for the sites and data that you consult.

The publisher cannot be held responsible in the event of legal proceedings against you:

  • because of the use of the site or any service accessible via the Internet;
  • because of your failure to comply with these general terms and conditions.

The publisher is not responsible for any damage caused to you, third parties and/or your equipment as a result of your connection to or use of the site and you waive any action against him/her as a result.

If the publisher should be subject to amicable or legal proceedings as a result of your use of the site, it may take action against you to obtain compensation for all damages, sums, sentences and costs that may result from such proceedings.

Article 6 - Protection of personal data

In accordance with the provisions of the amended law of 6 January 1978 relating to data processing, data files and individual liberties, the automated processing of nominative data carried out from this website, necessary for the subscription and execution of the service, has been the subject of a declaration to the CNIL under number 748072.

AREAL undertakes to protect the personal data collected on this site, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations n°2016/679 of April 23, 2016.

Collection of data

The data collected through the contact forms are subject to automated processing under the responsibility of AREAL, in order to respond to your requests for information and to keep you informed of our latest publications in relation to your centres of interest or sector of activity.

This information constitutes data of a personal nature as it allows us to identify you, as a natural person, either directly (in particular by your surname, first name etc.) or indirectly by reference to an identifier. In the event of failure to respond to the mandatory fields, the service will not be able to be executed.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations n°2016/679, any person has the right to access, oppose on legitimate grounds, modify, rectify and delete data concerning them on this website at any time. This right can be exercised by proving their identity and by contacting the following service: dpo@areal.fr.

This data will be kept throughout the contractual relationship.

Article 7 - Cookies (or connection cookies) 

AREAL uses "cookies" to optimise your use of the site.

A cookie is a small text file that does not allow identification of the Internet user but records information relating to the navigation of a computer or mobile equipment on a site.

The cookies used by AREAL do not contain any personal data, but only an anonymous identification number and information relating to the browsing of the computer concerned on the site (the pages consulted, the date and time of consultation, etc.).

These are mainly session cookies allowing your authentication and connection to the site as well as the memorisation of navigation elements during a session. These cookies are essential for navigation and accessibility to the site. They can be deleted or blocked. However, in such a case, some of the site's functions may not function as expected.

Other cookies allowing the recording of preferences, the parameters chosen, as well as the pages previously consulted by Internet users are also installed during navigation on the site. The activation of these cookies is not strictly necessary for the operation of the site, but they do allow for improved browsing performance.

These "cookies" are used with the main aim of improving the personalised service provided to you. The data obtained in this way is intended to facilitate subsequent navigation on the site.

Statistics and audience measurement

In order to adapt the site, its content and services to your expectations, AREAL uses the "Google Analytics" audience measurement service. The cookies used as part of this service make it possible to analyse the behaviour of Internet users and in particular the number of visits, the number of pages viewed, as well as the activity on the site and the frequency of return visits.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States, where Google may also be located.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

The internet user may object to the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=fr.

Third-party cookies

Cookies are considered third party or proprietary depending on whether or not they are associated with the site domain.

When you access the site, one or more cookies from third party companies may be placed on your computer, including in particular LinkedIn cookies. The purpose of these third party cookies is to identify your centres of interest through the products consulted on our site and to collect browsing data in order to personalise the advertising offer addressed to you outside the site.

We inform you that we have no access to and cannot exercise any control over third party cookies.

We inform you that you can refuse third party cookies.

Blocking/rejecting cookies

How do you accept or refuse the deposit of cookies on your terminal?

Cookies can be managed in different ways: depending on your preferences, you can authorise, refuse or deactivate them (a cookie that has already been deposited can only be deactivated, it will only be deleted at the end of its lifetime). We draw your attention to the fact that the total rejection of cookies may lead to some of our services being inaccessible or result in a less efficient or less suitable use of our services.

You can express your choices and modify your wishes through your browser: the configuration of each browser is different. It is up to you to follow the instructions of your browser's editor as follows (links available at the date of update of this privacy policy):

- If you are using Chrome :


- If you are using Internet Explorer :


– Si vous utilisez Microsoft Edge : 


- If you use Safari :


- If you use Firefox :


Article 8 - Submit a question via the AREAL website or social networks

When the Internet user asks a question via a contact form on the AREAL website, certain personal information about the client, such as surname, first name and e-mail address, is required. 

This information is used to answer questions and provide information on the products and services concerned.

The information provided is used for the purpose of meeting the need expressed by the client and will not be used to make a decision that could affect AREAL's client. 

Article 9 - Online application form for a position at AREAL

AREAL may collect and process the personal data of online candidates in connection with the publication of online job offers:

  • Candidate identification details (surname, first name, email address)
  • Details of the professional situation contained in the CV, covering letter and any references.

Article 10 - Rights of the person concerned

In accordance with the RGPD, data subjects have rights to retain control of their data. All requests for rights from data subjects should be addressed to :
16 Av. Jean Moulin
77176 Savigny-le-Temple
Or via the email: dpo@areal.fr

  • Right of access: You have the right to access the personal data we hold about you.
  • Right of rectification: You have the right to have inaccurate or incomplete data corrected by providing us with a supplementary declaration.
  • Right to be forgotten - Right to erasure: You have the right, on specific grounds, to obtain the erasure of personal data concerning you. This applies when the data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed, or the processing is unlawful or the deletion corresponds to a legal obligation.
  • Right to portability: Not applicable
  • Right to object to processing: You have the right to object to any processing of personal data, unless the reasons justifying the processing outweigh the possible prejudice to the rights and freedoms of the person wishing to object to the processing.
  • Right to restrict processing: You may ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data if:
    - you dispute the accuracy of the data within a period that will allow us to carry out the necessary checks;
    - the processing is unlawful and you request the restriction of processing rather than its deletion;
  • Automated decision-making: Not applicable.

Article 11 - Cross-border transfers

AREAL does not transfer any personal data outside France.    

Article 12 - Applicable law

The present conditions of use of the site are governed by French law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris, subject to a specific attribution of jurisdiction arising from a particular law or regulation.

Article 13 - Contact us

If you would like any information about this policy, please contact AREAL's Data Protection Officer:

Data Protection Officer
16 Av. Jean Moulin
77176 Savigny-le-Temple
Email : dpo@areal.fr

Article 14 - Claims and complaints

AREAL should be contacted directly in order to respond to any concerns or complaints that an Internet user may have. 

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), the supervisory authority responsible for ensuring compliance with obligations relating to personal data.
Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés
3 Place de Fontenoy
TSA 80715
75334 Paris Cedex 07

Article 15 - Updates to the privacy policy

AREAL regularly reviews and updates its website privacy policy.

We may update this policy from time to time. We encourage you to consult it regularly to find out about our data processing practices.

Any questions about this page should be sent to dpo@areal.fr

This page was updated on 09 April 2024.