In accordance with the provisions of articles 6-III and 19 of law no. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, known as the L.C.E.N., users and visitors, hereinafter referred to as the “User“, of the website, hereinafter referred to as the “Site“, are hereby informed of the present legal notice.

Connection to and browsing of the Site by the User implies full and unreserved acceptance of the present Legal Notice.

They are accessible on the Site under the heading “Legal information“.

The publisher

The Site is edited and published by the sole proprietorship Essential Publications, whose managing director is Mr. Tran Duc Hieu, whose registered office is at 180 rue du Maréchal Leclerc, whose telephone number is 0125368598 and whose e-mail address is

The company is registered with the Créteil Trade and Companies Registry under number B 514 919 844.
Its VAT number is FR 32 123456789.
Hereafter referred to as the “Publisher”.

The Host

The Site is hosted by Hostinger International Ltd, whose registered office is at 61 Rue Lordou Vironos, 6023, Larnaca, Cyprus.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Use of the website implies full acceptance of the general terms of use described below. These conditions of use may be modified or supplemented at any time, and users of the website are therefore advised to consult them regularly.

The site is accessible at all times, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, except in the event of force majeure, planned or unplanned interruptions or maintenance.

In the event of modification, interruption or suspension of the site, the publisher cannot be held responsible.

The site is regularly updated. Likewise, the legal notices may be modified at any time: they are nevertheless binding on the user, who is invited to refer to them as often as possible in order to take note of them.

Description of the services offered

The purpose of the site is to provide daily news about the footwear industry.

Essential Publications strives to provide the most accurate information possible on the website. However, Essential Publications cannot be held responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies or failure to update information, whether caused by Essential Publications or by third party partners providing such information.

All information provided on the website is for guidance only and is subject to change. Furthermore, the information provided on the website is not exhaustive. It is subject to changes that may have been made since it was placed online.

Intellectual Property and Counterfeiting

Essential Publications is the owner of the intellectual property rights or holds the rights of use for all the elements accessible on the site, in particular the texts, images, graphics, logos, icons, sounds and software.

Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication, adaptation of all or part of the elements of the site, by whatever means or process, is prohibited without the prior written authorization of : Essential Publications.

Any unauthorized use of the Site or any of its elements will be considered an infringement and will be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

Limitation of liability

Essential Publications may not be held liable for direct or indirect damage caused to the user’s equipment when accessing the website and resulting either from the use of equipment that does not meet the specifications indicated in the General Conditions of Use, or from the appearance of an error or incompatibility.

Essential Publications cannot be held responsible for indirect damage (such as loss of market or opportunity) resulting from the use of the website.

Interactive areas (possibility to ask questions in the contact area) are available to users. Essential Publications reserves the right to delete, without prior notice, any content posted in this area that does not comply with French law, particularly with regard to the protection of personal data. Where applicable, Essential Publications also reserves the right to hold the user civilly and/or criminally liable, in particular in the case of messages of a racist, insulting, defamatory or pornographic nature, whatever the medium used (text, photographs, etc.).

Management of personal data

In France, personal information is protected by law no. 78-87 of January 6, 1978, law no. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004, article L. 226-13 of the Penal Code and the European Directive of October 24, 1995.

When using the site, the following information may be collected: the URL of the links from which the user accessed the site, the user’s access provider, the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) address.

In any case, Essential Publications collects personal information about the user only for the purposes of certain services offered by the website. The user provides this information with full knowledge of the facts, in particular when he or she enters it. Users of the site are informed whether or not they are required to provide this information.

In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 et seq. of the French Data Protection Act 78-17 of January 6, 1978, all users have the right to access, rectify and oppose any personal data concerning them by means of a written and signed request, accompanied by a copy of an identity document bearing the signature of the holder of the document and indicating the address to which the reply should be sent.

The personal data of the users of the website will not be published, exchanged, transferred, ceded or sold to third parties on any medium without the user’s knowledge. Only the acquisition of Essential Publications and its rights would allow the transmission of the aforementioned information to the possible buyer, who would be subject to the same obligation of conservation and modification of the data concerning the user of the site

The site has not been declared to the CNIL as it does not collect any personal data.

Databases are protected by the provisions of the law of July 1, 1998 transposing Directive 96/9 of March 11, 1996 on the legal protection of databases.

The site contains a number of hypertext links to other sites, created with the authorization of Essential Publications. However, Essential Publications is not in a position to control the content of the sites accessed through these links and therefore declines any responsibility in this respect.

Browsing the website may result in the installation of one or more cookies on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file that does not allow the user to be identified, but which records information relating to a computer’s navigation on a site. The information thus obtained is used to facilitate subsequent browsing of the site and also to measure the number of visitors.

Refusal to install a cookie may prevent access to certain services. However, users can configure their computers to refuse the installation of cookies as follows

Internet Explorer: Tools tab (wheel icon at top right) / Internet Options. Click on “Privacy” and select “Block all cookies”. Confirm with Ok.

Firefox: Click on the Firefox button at the top of the browser window, then go to the Options tab. Click on the “Privacy” tab.
Set the “Retention rules” to: Use personalized settings for history. Finally, uncheck the box to disable cookies.

Safari: Click on the menu icon (symbolized by a gear) in the top right corner of the browser. Select “Preferences. Click “View Advanced Settings. In the “Privacy” section, click “Content Settings. In the “Cookies” section, you can block cookies.

Chrome: Click on the menu icon (symbolized by three horizontal lines) in the upper right corner of the browser. Select “Privacy and Security” and you can block cookies in the “Third Party Cookies” section.