• Definition and Use of the Service

    The company AKENA Technologies (Company) makes available to internet users (Users) a service (Service) on websites (Sites) adapted to each country. These sites made available at URLs in the form of https://www.gearscore.xx allow Users to access sports equipment tests and associated commercial offers.

    These Terms of Use do not apply to services rendered by the Company to professionals, equipment suppliers, publishers, and distributors (hereinafter referred to as Partners) that are subject to separate Terms of Membership.

    The Service guides Users, non-professional individuals, in choosing and purchasing an item of sports equipment. The use or misuse of the Service for any other purpose, including professional use, is prohibited.

    Use of the Service implies your acceptance of these Terms of Use. We invite you to read them carefully.

  • Partners

    The Company offers certain services of a commercial nature (free of charge or for a fee) to companies active in the field of sport with which it has a commercial agreement: equipment suppliers (or their representatives), equipment distributors and review publishers (collectively referred to herein as Partners).

    The Company is required to disseminate editorial and commercial content on the Sites that comes from some of these Partners.

    In particular, the Company disseminates on the Sites editorial content of sports equipment reviews from specialized publishers. Some of these contents may be translated into other languages by the publisher or Company.

    In addition, the Company disseminates commercial offers from partner distributors allowing Users to obtain a product reviewed by a publisher.

    The Company accepts no liability for the reliability or completeness of Partner contents, commercial offers, the quality of the products sold, or services rendered by the Partners.

  • Intellectual Property Rights

    All intellectual property rights (such as copyright, neighboring rights, trademark rights, database producers' rights) relating to the structure and contents of the Sites and in particular images, sounds, videos, photographs, logos, trademarks, graphic elements, text, visuals, tools, software, documents, data, etc. are reserved (hereinafter referred to as Elements). These Elements are the property of the Company and its Partners.

    These Elements are made available to Users, free of charge, for the sole use of the Sites and for normal use of its features. Users undertake not to modify the Elements in any way. Any unauthorized use of the Elements will result in a breach of copyright and will constitute an infringement. It may also result in a breach of image rights, rights of individuals, or any other rights and regulations in force. It may therefore engage the violator's civil and/or criminal liability.

    It is forbidden for Users to copy, modify, create a derivative work, reverse engineer or assemble, or in any other way attempt to find the source code, sell, assign, sublicense, or otherwise transfer any right whatsoever relating to the Elements.

    Users of the Sites undertake, in particular, not to:

    • extract, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, all or part of the content disseminated on the Sites.
    • reproduce on any other medium, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes, all or part of the information on the Sites.

    The brands and logos of GEARSCORE™, AKENA Technologies, and its Partners are registered trademarks. Any total or partial reproduction of these brands and/or logos without the prior written permission of the Company is prohibited.

  • Data Collected, Personal Data, Cookies, Protection of Privacy

    By using our Services, you agree that AKENA Technologies may collect the data listed below.

    The Company collects technical information about the way you access the Service. We also collect information about the interactions between your browsers and our services, such as the IP address, date, time, and URL of your request.

    We may also collect your email address, with your specific agreement, for certain features allowing you to be automatically informed of promotional offers.

    We also collect information about your activity within our services and on Partner websites (such as clicks on commercial links or links to publishers) and information about your business activity on Partner websites.

    These data are collected in order to perform the following under the best conditions:

    • the Service provided to Users.
    • monitoring Site activity.
    • services provided to Partners.

    These data are mainly used for internal purposes. However, some of this non-personal information collected by the Company may be made available to the Partners for monitoring the commercial activity of the GEARSCORE platform.

    The data are hosted by the companies OVH and/or AWS. We protect your information using physical, electronic, and administrative security measures. Our protective measures include firewalls, physical access controls to our data centers, and access authorization controls to information.

    The Company, represented by Mr. Hervé Paccard, as Manager, is responsible for processing the data it collects on the Sites.

    We invite you to contact us for any questions or requests concerning your personal data and how we respect your privacy by clicking on this link.

    Finally, cookies may be created on your machine by the Sites for the following purposes:

    • measurement of business activity on the Sites or Partner sites.
    • measurement of audience.
    • log into a user account.
    • social media buttons.

    You may at any time configure your browser software so that cookies are saved on your terminal (opt-in) or, on the contrary, that they are rejected (opt-out). Some browsers allow you to set rules to manage cookies on a site-by-site basis.

  • Responsibility for the Service

    The Company is subject to an obligation of conduct regarding the Service within the limits of what is commercially acceptable. Neither the Company nor its Partners make any specific promises regarding the Services.

    Users acknowledge that the reliability of transmissions is uncertain, in particular because of the heterogeneous nature of the infrastructures and networks on which they circulate and that, in particular, breakdowns or saturations may occur.

    To the extent permitted by law, the Company and its Partners shall not be held liable for loss of profits, income, or data, nor for indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages.

  • About the Terms of Use

    The Company may modify these Terms of Use for various reasons, in particular, to adapt them to a change in the legal context or an evolution in the services offered. We therefore recommend that you consult them on a regular basis.