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Legal Notice and Terms of Use

Consultation or use of this website (the “Site”) or any of its content and services is subject to the user’s (the “User” or “You”) full acceptance of its general conditions and terms of use (the “Terms of Use”) as set out below.


  • Mandatory declarations 

  • General Terms of Use 

Mandatory declarations

This Site is published by Sonepar 

- Société par Actions Simplifiée 
- Registered office : 25 rue d’Astorg, 75008 Paris, France 
- Phone: +33 (0)1 58 44 13 13 
- RCS Paris : 585 580 202 
- Capital social : 107 936 507,94€ 

(“Sonepar” or the “Publisher” or “We”) 

The publishing director is Mrs. Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette, Sonepar Board Chairman, as representative of Colam Entreprendre.

The Site is supervised by Mr. Matthew Pothecary, Sonepar’s Chief Communications Officer & Sustainability. 

Contact information: communication(at) 

The Site is hosted by CoreMedia GmbH

- Address: Altes Klöpperhaus, 5. OG, Rödingsmarkt 9, 20459 Hamburg, Germany
- Commercial Register: AG Hamburg HRB 162480
- Phone: +49.40.325587.0

2. General Terms of Use

2.1 Acceptance of Terms

The use of the Site and its Content (as described in Section 2.7 below) is subject to your acceptance of these Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy and our Cookies Policy as well as any additional terms and conditions set out on this Site.

If You do not agree to be bound by and to comply with all of the foregoing, You may not access or use the information, Content or the services provided on this Site. If You do not agree to any of the additional terms or conditions which apply to certain specific Content (as the case may be), You may NOT use the part of the Site which contains such Content or the Content itself.

The Site contains only information relating to the Sonepar Group and its activities. Sonepar is the parent company of the Sonepar Group. “Sonepar Group” means any and all companies, corporations and other entities (“Affiliate(s)”) controlled directly or indirectly by Sonepar. For the purposes of this definition, the term “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of at least fifty percent (50%) of the share capital or voting rights.

Please note that You cannot order or buy any products on this Site. For information concerning the products and services provided by Sonepar Group entities, please consult the local websites of those entities which can be found through this link. Any purchase of products and services from Sonepar Group entities (on their premises or through their respective websites) is subject to different and independent terms and conditions, being those upon which the purchase is made.

2.2 Amendments 

These Terms of Use may be amended by the Publisher (as defined in section 2.1 above) at any time. The amended Terms of Use shall take effect immediately upon their publication on this Site. We incite you to regularly refer to the Terms of Use published on this Site to ensure that You remain aware of all terms governing your use thereof.

2.3 Availability 

The Publisher reserves its right, at any time, to: 

  • suspend, interrupt or limit the access to all or part of the Site, reserve the access to the Site (or to certain parts thereof) to a determined category of Users; 

  • delete or modify any Content or services it contains or links to; 

  • suspend the Site definitively or temporarily (for instance, in order to carry out updates). 

You are solely responsible for the hardware, software and Internet connection necessary to access and use the Site. Similarly, you must use the Site for lawful purposes and, where applicable, provide accurate, current and bug-free data.

2.4 Limitation of liability and damages 

2.4.1 The Publisher: 

  • assumes no liability whatsoever regarding the accuracy or content of the information provided on this Site and/or its availability. All Content is provided “as is” and “as available”; 

  • expressly disclaims any warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or any warranties regarding the use of this Site or its Content. 

2.4.2 We are committed to the security of this Site and its Content but cannot give any warranty or representation as to the absence of third-party malicious interception of the Content of this Site or the communications undertaken through it. In the same way, We cannot give any guarantee that the Site won’t be subject to malicious attacks or other third-party harmful behaviors. The Publisher cannot be held liable for damages of any kind resulting from fraudulent actions by a third-party on or through the Site, which may, without limitation, cause the modification of the information provided on the Site.

We recommend you exercise due care and remain prudent when using this Site and the Internet and to protect your devices and data with appropriate and up to date security measures.

2.4.3 In no event shall Sonepar or any Affiliate be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, punitive, special or incidental damages (including but not limited to, damages for loss of business, contract, revenue, data, information or business interruption) resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of, or inability to use, this Site or its Content, even if the Publisher was advised of the possibility of such damages. Any action brought against the Publisher pertaining to or in connection with this Site, must be filed and notified to the Publisher within one (1) year of the date on which the cause of the action arose, failing which it shall be barred.

2.4.4 The Publisher cannot be held liable to You or any third party in case of legal proceedings brought against You (or the company your work for or represent) because of your use of the Site.

2.5 Links to third-party websites 

This Site may provide links to other websites that are not published by the Publisher. Under no circumstances shall the Publisher be held responsible or liable for the content of any such third-party websites, which are not edited under its control or liability. Such links are included for convenience purposes only. The inclusion of any such link does not in any way imply endorsement by Sonepar and/or any of its Affiliates of the content in these third-party websites.

2.6 Hypertext links 

The implementation by You (or any natural or legal person You work for or on behalf of) of any hypertext links to all or part of the Site is strictly prohibited, unless prior written discretionary permission has been obtained from a duly authorized representative of Sonepar. Sonepar may withdraw its consent and authorization at any time and as of right. Any hypertext link shall be removed on simple request of Sonepar.

2.7 Copyright Information – Property 

Unless otherwise explicitly stated, copyright and any other proprietary rights and titles over the general structure and content of this Site (including but not limited to products, materials, services, data, information software, audio, video, text data and photographs, designs, models, drawings, structure, selection, coordination, expression, "look and feel" and arrangement of the Site and any of its content (the “Content”)) is owned, controlled or licensed by or to the Publisher and/or certain of its Affiliates and/or its/their respective licensors, irrespective of whether a copyright symbol or statement is present or not. Access to this Site does not grant You (or any other natural or legal person) any title, right or licence on any intellectual property or other proprietary rights contained or published by or on the Site.

A number of logos, service marks, trademarks, slogans and product names can be found on this Site. By making them available on this Site, the Publisher (nor any of its affiliates) is neither granting, nor shall be construed as granting You or any other natural or legal person, a license for the use thereof or any other claim, interest or title or any kind of right therein or relating thereto.

Except as otherwise provided, this Site and/or any Content published on this Site may not, in whole or in part, be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way to any other device, server, website or to or through any other medium, for publication or distribution and/or for any commercial enterprise, unless prior written and discretionary consent of an authorized representative of the Publisher has been specifically obtained.

By exception, Content published on this Site may be reproduced or distributed in unmodified form for personal non-commercial use only. Any other use of the Content in whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, including but not limited to distribution, reproduction, modification, display or transmission without the prior written consent of the Publisher is strictly prohibited. However, in the event that such permission is granted to You by the Publisher, all notices regarding the existence or ownership of copyright and any other proprietary rights (such as the © Sonepar symbol) shall be retained on all reproductions.

If You believe that your work has been reproduced on this Site in a manner that You deem to be constituting copyright or any other intellectual right infringement, please inform Us by providing a notice identifying the original copyrighted work and the sections of the Site that You claim are infringing such copyright/right. The notice of copyright/intellectual right infringement is to be communicated to the Publisher’s address as stated in section I) or to its email address (groupcompliance(at)

2.8 Personal Data 

Personal data collected through this Site shall be used in accordance with the Site’s Privacy Policy. 

2.9 No illegal or illicit use 

It is strictly forbidden to make any use of this Site or any of its Content for illegitimate, illicit, immoral or illegal use(s) or purposes and/or to try to or illegally gain access or control of all or part of this Site or Content in furtherance of any such motive.

At all times, you shall not (i) post on the Site or take any action that would result in the transmission in any other manner of software viruses or other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (ii) disrupting or interrupting the Site, servers or networks connected to the Site or violating any terms, conditions, procedures, rules or regulations relating to the Site; (iii) attempting to interfere with the Site, including, but not limited to, exposing the Site to a virus, causing bandwidth or server overload (whether unintentional or by means of a distributed denial of service), sending "spam" or otherwise overloading the services provided on the Site; (iv) accessing information not intended for you or accessing a server or account which you are not authorized to access; (v) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability or any other features of the Site, or to breach the security or authentication measures of the Site without the prior written consent of Sonepar; or (vi) engage in any illegal activity or any other activity that may be detrimental to the rights of Sonepar, its suppliers, service providers, resellers, advertisers or any other persons, and refrain from encouraging others to do so.

You agree not to use any "robot", "spider" or other similar or identical device, program, script, algorithm, automatic methodology or other manual process to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site, software offered for download (or its data and/or Content as defined above), or reproduce or misappropriate the navigational structure or presentation of the Site in order to obtain or attempt to obtain information, documents, services or materials in a manner not available through normal use of the Site.

2.10 Prevailing language 

These Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, our Cookies Policy and all other notices posted on this Site have been drawn up in English. Although translations in other languages of any of the foregoing documents may be available, such translations may not be up to date or complete. Accordingly, You agree that in the event of any conflict between the English language version of the foregoing documents and any other translations relating thereto, the English language version published on the Site shall prevail.

2.11 Jurisdiction and governing law 

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of France, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. 

By using this Site, You acknowledge the exclusive jurisdiction of the relevant courts of Paris, France for any claim or cause of action arising out of, relating to or falling within the scope of these Terms of Use or the use of this Site, provided that such exclusivity applies to legal actions initiated by or brought against Sonepar.

Last updated in September 2022