General terms and conditions of use of the Conv2pdf.com website on the 02.22.2017


1. Object

The Conv2pdf.com website (hereafter mentioned as "Website") offers to every natural or legal person (hereafter the "user" or "you") access to free online conversion service (hereafter).

These General terms and conditions of use are intended to determine the rules and the terms of use by the User of the Website and the service which are represented by the ICHWA company (hereinafter "we" or "our") who is the owner.

The user also has access via the "Legal information" section to the editor and the host of the website information.

2. Service content

The website offers a service of free, secure and confidential, online PDF conversion, accessible on the Internet.

Every user can convert files in PDF format, download the converted PDFs and/or send them to their contacts via a form.

The size of the file to be converted is limited to 10 MB per file. There is no limit to the number of files each user can convert.

The conversion Service is secure. The website navigation is provided exclusively through the secure https protocol. No file or password are stored or saved on our servers.

3. Acceptance of terms of use

It is stated that the use of the Website and Service is subject to the unqualified acceptance and respect by the user of these terms of use.

We may change these terms at any time.

The terms of use in force are available at any time on the Website and can be downloaded and/or printed.

4. Data confidentiality

4.1 Original files - Converted PDF files

To improve the quality of the Service and to adapt it to the needs of the users, we have to save some data of the converted files, namely the name of the file, its size, its type and the conversion time or the failure error message.

To ensure confidentiality, the original files are automatically and immediately deleted after conversion. As for converted PDF files, they are deleted after 15 to 30 minutes and no data regarding their content is saved.

Additional security is provided by the website's own cookies. Using these cookies combined with other security controls actually allowed us to design a system which allows the person who made the conversion to download the PDF file. For your own safety, the deactivation of cookies leads to an inability to download any file.

4.2 Personal data

Email addresses sent through the Contact form and newsletter are used exclusively to answer your emails and to sign up for our mailing list. In any case, they are or will be used for any other purpose or shared with a third party.

The file of personal data concerning users subscribing to the newsletter has been the subject of a declaration to the CNIL (French data protection agency) and respects the provisions of the Data Protection Act of January 6th, 1978 Under this Act, the User has the right to access, modify and delete their personal data, which may be exercised by contacting us at the following address contact@conv2pdf.com

Pursuant to the provisions the Data Protection Act of January 6th, 1978, we undertake to only use the personal data of the User for the strict purposes of the Service. We will not transfer personal data to third parties. However, we may be forced to disclose information about the User in order to comply with any law or regulation in effect, or to meet any legal or administrative request.

In accordance with the obligations imposed by the terms of the Decree No. 2011-219 of February 25th 2011 relative to the conservation and communication of data to identify anyone who contributed to the creation of online content, all data connection which ICHWA has will be kept for a period of one year.

5. Cookies

We reserve the right to use cookies in order to better ensure the quality of the Service, the management of the Website and to compile statistics.

To make the cookies, we use the service offered by Google namely "Google Analytics". Hereafter the terms of use of this service that is part of ours:

"This site uses Google Analytics, an analysis website service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze the use of the site by its users. The data generated by the cookies about your use of the site (including your IP address) will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the site, to compile reports on the activity of the site intended for his publisher and to provide other services related to site activity and Internet usage. Google is likely to communicate these data to third parties in case of legal obligation or where third parties process these data on behalf of Google, including notably the editor of this site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You can disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate browser settings. However, such deactivation could prevent the use of certain features of this Website. By using this Website, you expressly consent to the treatment of your personal data by Google under the conditions and for the purposes described above."

If desired, the user can refuse cookies by changing the settings of their browser.

6. Obligations and responsibilities of the user

6.1 Obligations

Before submitting a document to the conversion service, the user must ensure that he is allowed to do so. It must either be the author, or the User must have obtained the document with the permission of the copyright holder. The Website cannot be held responsible for any breach of this clause.

The user acknowledges that the converted document is held by the author of the original document. Thus, the user should not publish the converted documents without the prior agreement of the author.

6.2 Responsibilities

We cannot be held responsible for the converted files by the user via the Site and the Service.

The user is solely responsible for the data they send to the servers of Conv2pdf.com

The user is liable for damages and losses of any kind, material or immaterial, direct and indirect caused to third parties and to ICHWA due to the use or illicit exploitation of its Service.

The user undertakes to inform us of any content deemed contrary to these terms and conditions and/or patently unlawful.

The user is committed to respond to any request for information from ICHWA through the email address indicated during the creation of their account.

7. Restriction of access and suspension of the Service

In case of failure on the part of the user to these terms, we reserve the right to block their access to the Service at any time and with immediate effect, without prejudice to any legal action which might be brought by ICHWA and all damages and interest that may be charged to the User.

8. Limitation of liability

We offer no guarantee for the use of the Website and the Service. The service can be used for professional or personal purposes. However, ICHWA assumes no liability for the consequences of the use of the files converted through its service.

We cannot guarantee in any way that the online conversion service is likely to satisfy the needs and expectations of the user. We cannot be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage and including any commercial, moral or financial harm arising from the use of the Website and service or the impossibility to use them.

The ICHWA responsibility could not be engaged in any capacity whether, and while this list is not restrictive, in case of modification, suspension or interruption of the Site or the service.

We may discontinue the Website and/or Service for maintenance reasons. We are not required to notify and warn the User of this interruption. This interruption can in no way engage the responsibility of ICHWA and do not open rights to any compensation.

We bring special attention to safety so we have set up several procedures and tools including the use of an https protocol. We cannot be held responsible if, despite these safety precautions, the user files were intercepted, copied, changed, damaged or destroyed.

The user is solely responsible for the files that they convert and that they communicate to any third party through the Website, for it is transmitted in a public or private setting. Therefore, ICHWA cannot be held responsible for the content provided by users through the service.

9. Warranties

You agree to ensure ICHWA against any action that would be brought against them, or any complaints that would be filed against them, by a third party, due to use by yourself, or under the control of your identifier and your password, of the service under conditions that does not conform to these terms of use. This warranty covers any amount ICHWA would be required to pay in any capacity whatsoever, including attorney and court fees recognized or spoken.

Use of the Service is void of any kind of warranty. ICHWA gives no express or implied warranty , as to the use of the Service by the user, including availability, timeliness, current, reliable, and useful character of the Website, the Service and the content.

10. Intellectual property rights

Conv2pdf a registered trademark with the INPI (French National Institute of Industrial Property). Graphics, images and texts on the Website are the property of the company ICHWA S.A.R.L. Any total or partial copy outside the normal use of the Website, is subject to the written authorization of ICHWA or may face prosecution. However, the User is allowed to save or print the present general terms of use.

The User who has a personal Website and who wishes to place a simple link directly on the homepage of their website, for personal use, must get the authorization from ICHWA. It will not be in this case an implicit affiliation agreement. On the other hand, any hypertext link referring to the Website and using the technique of deep-linking, framing, in-line linking or any other technique of deep connection is forbidden. In any case, any link, even tacitly authorized, must be removed on request of ICHWA.

11. Applicable law

These terms of use are entirely subject to the French law.

All disputes regarding these terms of use concerning their validity, their interpretation, their execution, their termination, their consequences and their aftermath will require an attempt at dispute resolution. Failing settlement, the litigation will be subject to the jurisdiction of the commercial court of Bordeaux.

12. Severability of provisions

The invalidity or unenforceability of one or more of the provisions of these terms of use will not result in their invalidity.