Terms of Website Use
Information about us
The site is operated by The Chateau Bee. We are based in Guernsey and our address is Libellule, Rue Motet, st Martin, GY46ED Guernsey.
The Chateau Bee Selection is part of The Chateau Bee, that is trademarked.
Changes to these terms
Accessing our site
Unless otherwise stated for particular content and/or functionality, our site is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content or functionality on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.
User accounts & passwords
Our site offers one type of user account:
Accounts for guests, which enables visitors of our sites to mark listings as favourites, submit feedback, and access other functionality available from time to time (“Guests”).
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party. If you use a social media login function, you must keep your social media account details confidential and must not allow any third party to access or use your social media account.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your log in details, please use the website to reset your password. If you have any problems, please notify us at [email protected] and provide any relevant details.
Changes to our site
We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. The Chateau Bee (Ingrid and James Colmer Chavez) also owns all the design and digital content of the website. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of page(s) on our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.
No reliance on information
The content on our site is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we cannot guarantee that the content on our site is always accurate, complete or up-to-date.
In particular, we are not responsible for any information provided by the venues owners or wedding planners, whether on this site, via another medium, or in communications with you. We are not party to and cannot be held liable for any dealings between you, the Owners, and/or other third parties.
The budget simulation is intended as an informative tool only and does not constitute an offer. We shall not be liable for any reliance on the budget simulation or on any of the prices mentioned on our website or in communications with you.
We do not accept any liability for any and all suits, claims, liabilities of any kind and damages that arise from the relationship between you and the owners of the venues displayed on our website, even in the event we helped you liaise with them.
Uploading content to our site
Our site may enable you to upload, submit to us and/or share text, images, photographs, data, weblinks, opinions, and/or other materials (Content).
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload or submit Content, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with our acceptable use & content standards (see section below).
You warrant that any contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any Content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your Content, but you are required to grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide licence (including the right to sub-licence) to use, store, copy, modify and adapt that Content and to distribute and make it available to third parties via any medium.
You warrant and represent that we also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who you ask us to contact on your behalf or who is claiming that any Content posted or uploaded by you constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the Content or accuracy of any Content posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site for any reason whatsoever including if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the acceptable use & content standards set out below.
The views expressed by other users on our site do not represent our views or values.
Acceptable use & Content standards
You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
- in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
- in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
- for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
- to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content
- to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam);
- to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
- not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use;
- not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
any part of our site;
any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
any software used in the provision of our site; or
any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.
These content standards apply to any and all Content which you contribute to our site or submit to us.
You must comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards.
- be accurate (where they state facts).
- be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
- comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
- contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
- contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
- promote sexually explicit material.
- promote violence.
- promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
- infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
- be likely to deceive any person.
- be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
- promote any illegal activity.
- be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
- be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
- be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
- give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
For the avoidance of doubt, our acceptable use & content standard apply to correspondence submitted via or as a result of the use of our site, including communications with the venue Owners.
Suspension and termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of our acceptable use & content standard through your use of our site. When a breach has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
- immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
- immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
- issue of a warning to you.
- legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
- further legal action against you.
- disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
Third party resources and links in our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.
We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them.
Linking to our site
You may link to our site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.
You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
Our site must not be framed on any other site.
We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out above.
User data removal
You have the right to request the deletion of your user account by contacting us at [email protected]
Content removal process
If you become aware of any Content which you believe may violate these Terms, is defamatory, offensive, illegal, or invades your privacy, please contact us immediately at [email protected] with details.
We will review the Content in question and determine whether it should be removed. As ‘innocent disseminators’ of the Content on this site, our policy is to remove Content only when there is a clear legal obligation for us to do so.
We will notify you of our decision as soon as reasonably practicable. If you disagree with our judgement on the removal of Content and still wish it to be removed, we ask that you follow the requirements of the Pre-Action Protocol for Defamation. It is advisable to seek legal guidance on this if necessary.
Limitation of our liability
To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.
We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
- use of, or inability to use, our site; or
- use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.
Please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:
- loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
- business interruption;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
- any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.
We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked to from our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
We cannot be liable for any attempt made to scam or defraud any user of our site by any third party. You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to the identity and trustworthiness of any person who contacts you in connection with your use of our site and related services.
To contact us, please email [email protected]
Thank you for visiting our site.
The Chateau Bee Selection, part of the partnership The Chateau Bee (“We”) are committed to protecting your personal information and other data, which is collected by us or provided to us via your use of our website – http://www.chateaubeeselection.com – and that of our other business The Chateau Bee – http://www.thechateaubee.com. (together the sites) – as well as any other websites developed by us in the future.
We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website.
The most important thing we want you to know is that we will never sell or exchange your personal information with other organisations for marketing purposes. We take your privacy seriously.
For the purpose of the GDPR regulations, the data controller is The Chateau Bee, Ingrid and James Colmer Chavez, Libellule, Rue Motet, GY46ED St Martin, Guernsey.
Information we may receive and how it is used
We may collect and process the following data about you:
(a) Information you give us. You may give us information about you by:
(i) filling an enquiry form on our site;
(ii) entering a competition, promotion or survey;
(iii) providing feedback; or
(iv) corresponding with us directly by phone, e-mail or otherwise.
The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and wedding preferences.
(b) Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:
(i) technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
(ii) information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), download errors, length of visits to certain pages and methods used to browse our website.
Sending us an email
You may choose to send us personally identifying information in an email. We will only use this information to respond to you. Your email may be forwarded to chateaux owners who are in a better position to deal with your enquiry, for instance if they can provide more details about their venue or arrange a visit with you.
You may choose to send us personally identifying information using a web form on our website.
We will only share this information for the purposes for which it was obtained i.e. to help you find a wedding venue in France. For instance we might share with the owners of the venues you’re interested in your wedding preferences, as well as your names and phone numbers for the purpose of arranging a visit at the venue.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
(a) to administer our site and for internal operations;
(b) to improve our site to ensure that the content is presented in the most effective manner for you;
(c) to facilitate communication between you and venue owners and wedding planners, to deal with the enquiries;
(d) to provide you with the information and services that you request from us;
Disclosure of your information by us
In addition to the paragraph above, we may also share your information in the following cases:
(a) in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
Disclosure of your information by the venue owners
We have an agreement with the venue owners by which they commit not to sell or exchange the personal information they hold about you with other organisations for marketing purposes. However the Chateau Bee shall not be held responsible for any misuse of personal data by the venue owners.
Venue Owners Personal Information
The information provided on our website about the venues was given to us by the owners themselves, who gave us their full agreement to describe the venues on our website and to provide further details in our emails or correspondence with the couples.
We hold personal information about the owners such as their phone number and email address, and will only share this information with the couples if this is relevant to our activity and beneficial to both the couple and the owner, for instance if the couple wants to book or arrange a visit with the owner.
How long we keep your information for
We do not hold any personal information about you on the server. We might keep a record of your name and date of wedding in our personal archive, for a duration of 3 years.
A cookie is a file which is stored on your computer and which enables the website to recognise your computer (they cannot in themselves be used to identify you). An anonymous identifier is a random string of characters that is used for the same purposes as a cookie on platforms, including certain mobile devices, where cookie technology is not available.
We use the following cookies for various functions and features of our site:
(a) Chateaubeeselection (b) Google tools – GA and Maps (c) Twitter
We use Google Analytics to track non-identifying, anonymous website usage statistics, such as pages visited and referring websites, for the purposes of improving our websites.
To opt out of tracking by Google Analytics, we recommend installing https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/on your browser.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of this information then please send your request, including your full name and address to: Chateau Bee Selection, Libellule, Rue Motet, St Martin, GY46ED, Guernsey
Please always bear in mind that unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.