The Vendor is a consulting firm specialised in the performance of customer and supplier line items. The Vendor provides companies with real time high added value credit investigations to enable them to secure their inter-company credit and provide them with a tool to develop their business volume in France and internationally. These innovative services are, in part, accessible online.
The Vendor’s website (the Website) is accessible at the following address: https://www.uriosbeic.com/
The Website is published by URIOS, a Limited Liability Company governed by French law with a share capital of 3,000,000 euros, whose headquarters are located at 91 avenue Paul Doumer, 75116-PARIS, Paris companies register number 398 686 980. The Purchaser wishes to use the Services of the Vendor via the online purchase of one or several of the Services it provides.
The purpose of these general terms and conditions of sale is to define the conditions of sale and of provision of services.
The Purchaser is the company in whose name the order of Services is placed.
The Representative is the natural person carrying out the IT manipulations necessary for ordering the Services in the name of and on behalf of the Purchaser.
Pursuant to article 18 of these GTCS, the latter are subject to French law and their interpretation is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Paris courts, unless provided otherwise by applicable mandatory laws or public policy provisions.
All Purchasers outside FRANCE accept that any disputes arising from the implementation or interpretation of these GTCS, and more generally from access to Services, shall be subject to French law and the jurisdictions under the responsibility of the Paris Court of Appeal.
HAVING REGARD TO THE AFORESAID, THE FOLLOWING HAS BEEN DECIDED AND AGREED UPON:
Article 1: Contract
The contract between the Vendor and the Purchaser (the Contract) is made up of the order form and General Terms and Conditions of Sale (GTCS). In the event of differences in interpretation between these documents, save where expressly provided otherwise, the latter will be interpreted according to the following order of importance, from most important to least important:
Article 2: Purpose
The GTCS apply automatically to the sale and supply of Services provided by the Vendor via the Website.
The GTCS are enforceable against the Purchaser, which acknowledges, by ticking the relevant box, having read and accepted them prior to placing the order, in compliance with the provisions of article L. 441-6 of the Commercial Code, and article 1119 of the Civil Code.
Validation of the order by its confirmation entails the Purchaser’s unconditional, unlimited acceptance of the GTCS in effect on the date of the order, receipt of which will be acknowledged by the Vendor in compliance with article 1127-2 of the Civil Code (former Civil Code, art. 1369-4).
Article 3: Modification of GTCS
The Vendor reserves the right to modify its GTCS at any time.
In the event of modification of GTCS, the applicable version is that in effect on the date of order, a copy of which can be provided to the Purchaser.
Article 4: Duration
This Contract is hereby concluded for the duration necessary for completion of the services within the time limit referred to in article 5.
Article 5: Services
The Services referred to by the Contract are the online order of Business Report type credit investigations: namely the conduct, by the Vendor’s analysts, of an investigation whose purpose is to obtain detailed financial and commercial information on a company in order to determine its solvency level and its non-payment risk.
The investigation is conducted thanks to cross-referencing of multiple sources and interviews on the subject of the company investigated.
The report provided presents the results of searches and, according to information gathered by the Vendor’s analysts, will include the following elements: a financial, economic, commercial and legal analysis of the company investigated, and a final opinion summarised by a solvency score and an advised credit limit.
The timeline for completion of the investigation is expressed in working days, excluding exceptional periods of closure of the company.
Given the nature of the services provided by the Vendor, which include in particular interviews with third parties, it is possible that the conduct of the study may not be carried out in its entirety with the timeline indicated on the website.
In this case, the Vendor will contact the Purchaser in order to obtain its consent to postponement of the time limit. Failing this, the Vendor will deliver an intermediary report based solely on the information gathered within the timeline stipulated at the time of the order.
Article 6: Information on ordering and procedure
Services are ordered on the Vendor’s Website, at the following address: https://www.uriosbeic.com/fr/commande-en-ligne/
The service is reserved for companies with a Companies Register number registered in France.
Article 6.1: Choice of Services
To place an order, the Purchaser must choose the type of investigation to be conducted, according to its requirements, from the various options provided by the Vendor.
The final price of Services is automatically established according to the location of the company under investigation and the Purchaser’s requested timeline for completion of the investigation. It will be increased by the applicable taxes.
All timelines are expressed in working days (Monday to Friday included, excluding French bank holidays).
Article 6.2: Designation of the company under investigation
Following the choice of Service, the Purchaser is invited to enter information on the company that will be under investigation.
According to this information, a selection of companies meeting the criteria entered by the Purchaser is automatically proposed.
The Purchaser is then invited to confirm the choice of the company to be investigated.
Designation of the company that will be under investigation is carried out under the strict and sole control of the Purchaser.
The Vendor will not be liable for errors made by the Purchaser on designation.
In the event where the company that the Purchaser wishes to be investigated remains impossible to identify, the Purchaser is invited to contact the Vendor directly via the means made available by the latter on the Website.
Article 6.3: Verification of information on the Purchaser and the Representative
To validate the order, the Representative is invited to enter a professional email address to which a verification code will be automatically sent by the Vendor.
The Representative is then invited to enter this verification code on the Website in order to validate his/her email address.
He/she must then enter his/her information.
The Representative guarantees that he/she possesses all the powers and authorisations necessary to place the order of Services in the name of and on behalf of the Purchaser.
He/she then enters the information enabling identification of the Purchaser.
According to this information, a choice of one or several companies meeting the criteria entered is proposed.
The Purchaser is then invited to select the company he/she represents.
In the event where the company represented by the Purchaser is impossible to identify, the Purchaser is invited to contact the Vendor directly via the means made available by the latter on the Website.
Article 6.4: Order summary and acceptance
The Purchaser is then invited to confirm the accuracy of the information entered for the order of Services.
The Purchaser is subsequently invited to accept or refuse to be mentioned by the Vendor for interviews conducted during execution of the Services.
It is then invited to accept the GTCS.
It must then proceed to payment for the order.
Following the order procedure, an email is sent to the Purchaser confirming the details of the order and the conditions of its delivery. This email constitutes the Order form.
Article 7: Prices and payment conditions
The sale price of the Services excluding taxes plus any applicable taxes is presented in the summary of the request and in its confirmation.
It is also stipulated in the Order form.
All payments must be made by bank card in the Online order section.
The Contract is only deemed concluded when the Purchaser pays the entire sale price.
Payment is deemed made on receipt of credit advice for the relevant amount in the Vendor’s account.
In the event of incomplete payment, the Vendor will not proceed to carry out the Services until payment of the entire amount Contractually due.
All timelines for execution of the Services provided for in the Contract will be suspended until payment by the Purchaser of all the sums Contractually due.
Article 8: Sending of the report
After it is produced, the report generated by the credit investigation is sent to the email address entered by the Purchaser at the time of order.
Article 9: Intellectual property
The French brand “URIOS BEIC” is registered under the number n° 4427220 since 09 February 2018 for classes 35, 36, 38, 42 and 45.
The French brand “URIOS”, registered with the French National Patent Office on 29 March 1999 under the n° 99783541, is in particular protected under classes 35, 36 and 38.
Any use, commercial or otherwise, in particular any full or partial download, copy, reproduction, distribution, transferral, dissemination, adaptation, translation or representation of the Website and in particular of its overall structure or logo, above-mentioned brands, by any current or future means or procedure, in any current or future media, without prior written authorisation from the Publisher or their respective owners is prohibited and likely to give rise to legal proceedings, in particular for counterfeiting.
All brands, figurative or otherwise, and more generally all other brands, illustrations, images and logos featuring in all the Vendor’s communication and media, whether registered or not, are and will remain the exclusive property of the Vendor or their respective owners.
Generally speaking, any total or partial reproduction, modification or use of these brands, illustrations, images and logos, for whatever reason and in whatever media, is strictly prohibited without prior express agreement from the Vendor.
The same applies to any combination or conjunction with any other brand, symbol or logo, and more generally any distinctive sign intended to form a composite logo. The same applies to any copyright, drawing, model or patent that are the property of the Vendor, or any companies in its group, and the individuals who direct it.
Article 10: Personal data
Under the Contract, the Vendor will process information that can be considered as personal information.
Only information necessary for the fulfilment of contractual obligations will be processed.
This information will be processed in compliance with the URIOS personal data management charter, which is available on its website at the following address:
Article 11: Confidentiality
The Parties are required to respect the strict confidentiality of all information relating to the Contract, its negotiation, the conduct of services by each Party, or information provided under this Contract.
The Parties hereby agree that all information shared that was not public at the time it was revealed to the other party will be considered as protected information under the legislation relating to the protection of business secrecy.
The Vendor calls upon service providers and sub-contractors to fulfil its obligations.
The Purchaser accepts that the information provided as part of the conduct of Services be provided by the Vendor to its service providers and sub-contractors.
The Vendor agrees to ensure respect of the stipulations of this agreement by all its service providers and sub-contractors, in particular in terms of confidentiality.
Article 12: Confidentiality
The Purchaser understands and accepts that, given the nature of the Services, the Vendor is bound only by an obligation of due care for all of the Services.
In particular, with regards the investigations commissioned by the Vendor, the Vendor undertakes to make its best efforts to provide accurate information, but only to make its best efforts.
Thus, the Purchaser understands and accepts that the Vendor does not guarantee, and cannot guarantee, the accuracy of the information provided, and will not be responsible for any direct or indirect damage resulting from use by the Purchaser of information that may transpire to be inaccurate or outdated.
The Vendor can in no case be held responsible for indirect or incidental damages relating to use of and access to the Services.
Any claims or challenges relating to the Services should be addressed to the Vendor within 5 days of the date of completion of Services as described in article 5, i.e. on receipt of the final report, or of the intermediary report when applicable. After this deadline, no claim or challenge will be considered.
Article 13: Force majeure
Fulfilment by the Vendor of its obligations under this Contract will be suspended in the event of a fortuitous event or force majeure, which could hinder or delay its fulfilment.
The Vendor will advise the Purchaser of the occurrence of such a fortuitous event or force majeure within eight working days of the date on which the event occurred.
If suspension of the Vendor’s fulfilment of its obligations exceeds a period of fifteen working days, the Purchaser can send a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt requesting termination of the Contract.
Article 14: Nullities
If any one of the clauses of these GTCS were found to be null in respect of a current law or a legal decision having become definitive, it shall therefore be deemed as not written, but nevertheless shall not entail the nullity of these GTCS or affect the validity of its other clauses.
In the event of nullity, the Parties agree to interpret the said clause as closely as possible to their initial intention and to replace it as soon as possible.
Article 15: Independence of the parties
Neither Party can make a commitment, a declaration or conduct any action of any nature in the name of and/or on behalf of the other Party. Furthermore, each Party remains solely responsible for its allegations, commitments, services, products and decisions, in particular, management decisions.
Article 16: Non-waiver
It is recalled as may be necessary, that no waiver by either Party of any default or breach of any obligation under this contract of the other Party hereto shall operate as a waiver of any continuing or future breach.
Article 17: Notifications
All notifications to be sent as part of this Contract will be considered effective if they are sent to the following addresses:
Article 18: Applicable law and competent court
These GTCS are subject to French law.
These GTCS were originally written in French.
In the event of any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us before taking any other action:
Any disputes arising from the implementation or interpretation of these GTCS, and more generally from interactions of any other nature between the Vendor and the Purchaser, in particular access to the Services, will be under the sole jurisdiction of the Paris courts, unless provided otherwise by applicable mandatory laws or public policy provisions.
All Purchasers outside FRANCE accept that any disputes arising from the implementation or interpretation of these GTCS, and more generally from access to free or paid Services shall be subject to French law and the jurisdiction of the Paris courts.
Article 19: The entire contract
The entire contract between the parties comprises these General Terms and Conditions of sale of services (GTCS) and the Order form.
Article 20: General provisions
The sole purpose of the article titles in the Contract is to facilitate references. They are not intended in themselves to have any contractual value or specific meaning.
Article 21: Quality charter
The Vendor holds the local authority’s CNAPS approval, authorising it to practise as a Private Investigation Agent. This approval is compulsory, in particular to conduct investigations on natural persons.