Terms of use

Last update : April, the 4th, 2019


1.  When do these terms of use apply?


These terms of use (the “Terms”) apply to your use of the website available at https://developers.afp.com/en (the “Platform”) published by Agence France-Presse (“AFP”).


Please read these Terms and our Privacy Policy before using the Platform. By using the Platform, you agree to be bound by these Terms.


We reserve the right to modify or to update these Terms and our Privacy Policy at any time and at our sole discretion. Please consult these Terms and our Privacy Policy on a regular basis as any modification thereto becomes effective upon publication on the Platform.   


For the purpose of these Terms and our Privacy Policy, unless the context indicates otherwise:


  • “you”, “your”, “they”, “their”, “user(s)” shall refer to any user of the Platform;
  •  “AFP”, “we”, “our”, “us” shall refer to Agence FrancePresse and, when applicable, AFP’s partners.     



2. Ownership of the Platform and the Content


The Platform, all its components and the content (in any form: videos, photos, texts, still and animated graphics) displayed on or accessible through the Platform (the “Content”) are the exclusive property of AFP and/or its partners and are protected by intellectual property laws.   


Any use of the Platform and/or the Content for any other purpose or in any other manner than as expressly authorized herein is strictly prohibited.



3. Use of the Platform and the Content


The Content available on the Platform is provided “as is”, for information and non-commercial purposes only.


Any reproduction, communication to the public or distribution of the Platform and/or the Content, in whole or in part, for any purpose, by any means and in any form, without AFP’s written approval, is strictly prohibited.



4. Warranties


You hereby warrant and represent that you will access and use the Platform and the Content in strict compliance with these Terms and the applicable laws.


You hereby undertake to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AFP and its partners from and against all expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable legal fees and expenses), costs, losses, liabilities, damages, arising out of or in connection with any claim, demand, action, proceeding, directly or indirectly resulting from or based on a breach by you (or your staff) of this warranty.  



5. Limitations and disclaimers on liability 


Although AFP endeavours to provide accurate and reliable information, errors, inaccuracies or omissions cannot be completely ruled out in the field of news. This Platform and the Content are supplied "as is".


The access to or the availability of the Content and/or the Platform may be totally or partially interrupted or may run slowly due to causes beyond AFP’s control.


The access to or the availability of the Content and/or the Platform may be totally or partially modified, suspended, interrupted or restricted by AFP at any time.


AFP cannot guarantee that the Content and/or the Platform are provided without interruption, server downtime or delay or free from errors or any breach of security due to hackings, security intrusions, bugs, viruses, malwares, etc., that may affect your hardware, software or data. Your use of the Platform and the Content is under your full and sole liability.


In no event shall AFP be liable for any damages whatsoever arising out of or related to the access to or use of, or the impossibility to access or use, the Platform and/or the Content.


AFP is not responsible for the websites referenced on the Platform or referencing the Platform (in particular by means of a hyperlink). References made to third parties’ websites on the Platform shall by no means be construed as an endorsement by AFP or its partners of such websites or their content. Third parties’ websites and their content are governed by their own terms of use.



6. Trademarks and logos 


The trademarks, logos and distinctive signs appearing on the Platform are the sole property of AFP and/or its partners. They may only be used, in whole or in part (including as a link to the Platform), with AFP’s and/or its partners’ prior written approval and in strict compliance with AFP’s and/or its partners’ graphic charter.



7. Governing law - Jurisdiction 

These Terms and any dispute arising thereof shall be governed by and construed in accordance with French law.


The Courts of Paris (France) shall have exclusive jurisdiction notwithstanding any actions in warranty or plurality of defendants.



8. Miscellaneous


Should any provision or part of a provision of these Terms be held illegal, invalid or unenforceable in accordance with a law or regulation in force or by virtue of any other decision rendered by a competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the provision shall remain in full force and effect and the validity and enforceability of all other provisions in these Terms shall not be affected or impaired.