Standard terms and conditions of use

Welcome to the website (hereinafter the "Website") published by TraceParts S.A.S. is a portal featuring a wealth of technical and commercial resources for engineers, designers, draftsmen, technicians and buyers in every branch of industry as well as for educational technology centers.
By logging into the Website, users (hereinafter "Users") indicate their automatic and unconditional acceptance of the standard terms and conditions of use set forth below.

1. Legal disclaimers

The Website is published and maintained by TraceParts S.A.S., a privately held company with a capital of €290,000 registered with Le Havre Trade and Companies Register (RCS) under number B 433 949 625 and whose head office is located at: ZAC du Parc Technologique Régional 76430 Saint Romain de Colbosc – France. Telephone: +33(0)232 794 426.
VAT identification number: FR53433949625 - SIRET: 433 949 625 000 19 - APE: 6201Z.
The Website is registered with the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) under number 1258597.
The editorial director is Gabriel Guigue, TraceParts Managing Director.
The Website is hosted in Europe by SFR, whose head office is located at: 1 Square Bela Bartok, 750215 Paris and by Amazon Web Services LCC whose head office is located at PO Box 81226, Seattle WA 98108-1226.  

2. Access conditions to services


Website services are accessible at no charge to any User with Internet access. However,TraceParts reserves the right to complete, change, or erase all the contents, graphics, programs, products or data for necessary maintenance or any other reason, without this interruption of service subjecting TraceParts to any obligation to compensate for it.  

Service provided

The use of the Website includes uploading or downloading of data, information, or programs, and other use of the data, programs, software, products and services from TraceParts  

Use and limit of use

The commercial utilization of this Website is specifically prohibited in terms of:  

3. Trademarks rights

Copyright information

The copyrights of this Website exclusively remain with TraceParts.
“TraceParts” and “TraceParts Product Content Everywhere” are trademarks of TraceParts S.A.S. The same applies for other TraceParts products, services, slogans, or logos. Also, all other product or company names mentioned inside this Website may be trademarks of their respective owners.  


By using the Website, there is no assignment of licensing -or any other rights of TraceParts such as trademarks, copyrights, or other intellectual property, for the User.
It is therefore appropriate that any information on the Website cannot be used, downloaded, copied or printed without the prior agreement of TraceParts.
The reproduction of custom names, trade names, product names, and so on, within the TraceParts Website is only for the purpose of identification, and does not entitle to the assumption, that such names in terms of trademark protection rights are regarded as free and could be used by everyone.  

4. Limitation of Liability


TraceParts is only liable:  


If TraceParts is liable due to culpable violation of a substantial contract obligation, without the presence of intent or gross negligence, then the range of the payment of damages is limited to the contract-typical foreseeable damage. Furthermore, TraceParts is not liable for loss of profit, indirect damage, or consequential damages.  

Links to third parties websites

TraceParts provides links to websites operated by other parties as a convenience to the User. However, TraceParts does not monitor nor control the content and assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind for any material or communications available at such websites.  

Content provided by Users

The comments and files provided by Users are proposed for information purposes only and for the convenience of other Users.
As with all Data on the Website, TraceParts shall in no way be liable for any such comments and files. Users may use the comments and files provided by other users only for viewing and downloading, but may not use such comments and files to create catalogs or websites in competition with this Website.
Users are authorized to copy and download such files, provided that they reproduce all copyright and other legal notices as included on the original Data or copies of the Data.  

TraceParts services and warranty

Although TraceParts agrees to provide the best performance in order to offer Users a reliable Website and services, Users must be aware that the security of data on the Internet cannot be fully warranted.
Services are therefore provided on an “as is” basis, and insofar as site availability cannot be guaranteed at all times due to the technical conditions specific to the Internet, TraceParts shall not be held liable for any unforeseen events where the causes were beyond its reasonable control.
The Data published on the Website come from a large number of Part Vendors and standards in a wide range of industries. The said Part Vendors and standards are identified in relation to the Data for which they are solely responsible. By using the Website, Users acknowledge that:  

5. Use of Services and Users responsibilities

User obligations

The User must comply with the applicable legal and regulatory provisions. The user is obliged to only use the website for the specified purposes and to particularly mind the safety instructions of the web site, this includes no unauthorized infiltration of the databases (e.g. no cracking or hacking etc).
Furthermore, the User will not impinge on the rights of third parties, especially privacy and intellectual property.  

Limitations of use

All news, data and information published on the Website are the property of TraceParts and/or third parties. Such information may not be disclosed without prior consent, irrespective of whether in hard copy or electronic form.
Users may only use the Data for the purposes of computer-aided design or viewing data. Unless Users have received prior written consent from TraceParts, they may not: i) distribute the Data as part of an external service, or ii) copy or post the Data on a website, or iii) distribute the Data on any storage medium whatsoever, or iv) use the Data with the aim of competing with the Website service.
In particular, Users agree to not use the Website service to:  

Published content

TraceParts makes its best to keep high quality Content. However, feedback, comments, replies, references, miscellaneous material and data available via the services reflect the views only of his author.
Under no circumstances, this content is endorsed by TraceParts.
Besides, all this information is rated as non-confidential unless the User said so.
The user is obliged, to inform TraceParts immediately of any abuse of the usage rights.  

6. Privacy Policy

Scope of this privacy policy

This Privacy Policy sets forth the principles and guidelines governing the protection of the Personal Data (as defined below) collected by TraceParts concerning the Users.
Personal data means any information that may result in the identification of an individual. Non-Personal data means any information that does not result in the identification on an individual.
The use of the Website and any personal data the User provides on it are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and those Terms of Use.  

Registration and personal data

The User is not obliged to register on the Website, unless he wants to access to all services at any time.
To this end, he undertakes to provide complete, truthful and accurate information on his identity, position and company, that he should update if necessary.
In order to facilitate and validate the registration of the User, TraceParts will send him a password giving access to all services.
Each user account must be used only by the person who has registered with his name and his email address. None other user is authorized to use a user account which is not his.  

Data collected

TraceParts, under the CNIL declaration n°1258597, undertakes automated processing of the Users’ Personal Data in accordance with the French data protection legislation of 6 January 1978 ("Informatique et Libertés", Art. 27) as amended by the law of 6 August 2004.
The User provides personal information on a voluntary basis. It can include: - Personal information
Last name, surname, email address
- Professional information
Position, service, sector, number of employees, company address, CAD system
This information is collected to help TraceParts to tailor its Website, to enhance its solutions and to communicate with the User. The Users’ Personal Data collected by TraceParts comes from: As mentioned above, TraceParts can collect Personal Data online but also offline (e.g., via a business card voluntarily given to a TraceParts employee) and this Privacy Policy is applicable regardless of the means of collection.  

Purposes of personal data collection

Personal Data is generally collected to carry out the business of TraceParts, such as improving marketing and advertising efforts, better tailoring Website’s features and services and, better meeting customers’ needs and complying with reporting requirements.
Personal data can be used to: Besides, by providing his email address, the User authorises TraceParts to send him messages for commercial or marketing purpose (such as newsletters), but also for administrative purpose.
Furthermore, TraceParts may use cookies which collect or store Personal Data to improve services (full presentation below).  


Presentation Cookies are small pieces of information or text that are issued to the User’s computer when he visits a website and are used to store or track information about his use of the site.
TraceParts may use cookies or other technologies which may collect or store personal data to improve services for the user through, for example: TraceParts uses two types of cookies: permanent cookies and temporary cookies. Temporary cookies exist only during the User session and expire when the User logs off from the platform whereas permanent cookies are files that stay in order to be used during subsequent visits   Functionalities TraceParts uses different types of cookies:   Google Analytics TraceParts uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) who helps the Company analyse how Users use the site (as mentioned above).
The information generated by the cookie about the interactions of the User with the Website (including his IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the Website, compiling reports on website activity for TraceParts 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. If so, Google will not associate the User’s IP address with any other data held by Google.   Acceptance of cookies By continuing to use the site in consideration of the above, the User expressly authorizes TraceParts to use such cookies.
The User can also configure his browser software to refuse all cookies; if he does so, some areas and features of the site may not function properly and/or User may not access some parts or services of the site.  

Personal data processing and storage term

Processing of Personal Data includes using, storing, recording, transferring, adapting, summarizing, amending, reporting, sharing and destroying Personal Data as necessary under the circumstances or as otherwise required by law.
All Personal Data that will have been collected by TraceParts will be stored for the entire duration of the contractual relationship, starting with the creation of a User account. Data will be then kept for archival purposes.  

Right of access and rectification of the data

In accordance with the French data protection legislation of 6 January 1978 ("Informatique et Libertés", Art. 27) as amended by the law of 6 August 2004, Users have the right to access, amend, correct and delete personal data held about them. Users may exercise this right at any time by contacting: The request must be accompanied with a copy of a valid identity document and will be processed within two months of receipt.
Users are recalled that unreasonable request may be punished by law.
In certain cases, the User may exercise his rights directly:  

Data security and recipients

TraceParts undertakes to ensure the protection and security of Personal Data that the User chooses to communicate, in order to ensure the confidentiality of his Personal Data and prevent them from being distorted, damaged, destroyed or disclosed to unauthorized parties.
TraceParts maintains reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, and destruction.
However, while TraceParts tries to protect Users’ Personal Data, in light of the inevitable risks of data transmission over the Internet, the Company cannot guarantee full protection against any error occurring during the course of Personal Data transmission that is beyond its reasonable control.
Since Personal Data may be confidential, access is limited to employees and contractors, of TraceParts who have a need to know such data in carrying out their tasks. All the people who have access to Personal Data are bound by a duty of confidentiality and subject to disciplinary actions and/or other sanctions if they fail to meet these obligations.
The User is responsible for the confidentiality of his password and information appearing on his account.  

Transfer of data

TraceParts may disclose information to third parties such as: TraceParts may disclose Personal Data to third parties if it considers that such disclosure is necessary for technical reasons (such as hosting services by a third party) or to protect the Company's legal interests.
Therefore, by accessing such content, the User consents to TraceParts sending his Personal Data to the content owner and acknowledges that this Data will be processed by the content owner in accordance with its own privacy policy.
TraceParts may also disclose such personal information if required by law or if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of TraceParts, its customers, or the public.
These transfers may be transmitted by any method that TraceParts considers appropriate and in accordance with applicable law.
Furthermore, TraceParts can share via TraceParts Analytics Personal Data with Part Vendor whose content is consulted by Users. Indeed, all actions carried out on the objects in the Website are stored in the database and allow an analysis or various uses to be published as statistics.
It allows the Part Vendors to see trends in real time from their Part Vendor page or see the full reporting with various reports, and giving them access to Users for their commercial follow-up. Therefore, by accessing such content, the User consents to TraceParts sending his Personal Data to Part Vendors and acknowledges that this Data will be processed by them in accordance with their own privacy policies.  

Links to third party websites and social medias

TraceParts provides links to websites operated by other parties as a convenience to the User. However, TraceParts does not monitor nor control their content and assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind concerning their protection of Personal Data.
The User can share a link to TraceParts Website on social networks such as “Google +”, “Youtube”, “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “LinkedIn”, “Pinterest” or “Tumbler”, via sharing buttons. By clicking on these sharing buttons, a link is established to the personal profile of the User, at his own risk.  


For any additional question concerning the Privacy Policy or his Personal Data, User may contact TraceParts via  

7. Suppression or deactivation right of User's access

TraceParts may, in its sole discretion and without prior notice, remove or disable the User’s access to the Website if it is made aware of data that may be : (i) libellous, obscene, excessively violent, scandalous, defamatory, or that TraceParts determines to be otherwise unacceptable, undesirable, or objectionable, (ii) a violation of any law, regulation, or rights of a third party, including, but not limited to, rights under the copyright law and prohibitions on libel, slander, and invasion of privacy, or (iii) a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy set forth herein.  

8. Notifications

The User agrees that any notification made under the present General Terms and Conditions of Use should be submitted by non-coded emails. This is of particular relevance for emails containing confidential data on the User.
The User is advised that his Personal Data can be used by TraceParts or partners for purposes of commercial prospection or of creation of yearbook.  

9. Modification to these General Terms of Use

TraceParts reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this contract at any time. Therefore, the User is advised to regularly consult the latest version of this Policy.  

10. Applicable law and jurisdictions

These Terms and Conditions comply with French Law. Assignment of jurisdiction in case of dispute and failing to resolve it in good faith between the parties, shall be to the competent law courts of Le Havre (France).

Last update: April 7, 2018