1.1. Squarebreak is Hotel Homes’ trade name, and is a société par actions simplifiée company with a registered share capital of 20,874 euros. Their registered office is based at 34 Rue de Cléry, 75002, Paris, registered at the Paris RCS under number 809 913 668. Represented by Mr Maxime Lesaulnier, President, under Professional Transaction and Management Permit Nº CPI7501 2015 000 000 990 issued by the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
1.2. Squarebreak provides an online platform, as well as different tools, services, and functions, to allow their owners to list their properties, in order to entrust their rental management to Squarebreak, and also, to allow holiday-makers to reserve the same properties (collectively, the “Services”). These Services are provided at the URL: www.squarebreak.com (the “Site”).
1.3. The Site is hosted by OVH, a société par actions simplifiée company with a registered office at 2 Rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix, contact number 09 72 10 10 07.
1.4. The website publication director is Mr Maxime Lesaulnier.
1.6. Both access to and navigation of the Site, and use of Squarebreak’s Services, represent the User’s total compliance with the Terms, and full acceptance of all their conditions.
1.7. The Terms are applicable throughout the User’s navigation of and access to the Site, and for the entire duration of the User’s usage of the Services.
1.8. Squarebreak reserves the right to occasionally modify the Terms. These modifications will be applicable following publication on the Site. The User is therefore invited to check the website regularly to stay informed of any modifications or updates of the Terms.
2.1. Users must enrol to use the Services offered on the Site. Enrolment is reserved to those with the character and capacity to honour a contract, and notably excludes minors and those under guardianship. A user account (the “Account”) is created following the enrolment procedure.
2.2. To enrol on the Site, Users must simply click on the “Enrol” button, then follow the instructions provided by Squarebreak. They will then be redirected to a page where they need to complete their first and last names, add a valid email address, and choose a password. Once this information has been reviewed, users can finish their enrolment by expressly accepting the present Terms and clicking the "Confirm" button.
2.3. The enrolment request is then sent to Squarebreak, who will send a link to the User by email. Enrolment is complete once the link has been activated. A User can open an account with a personal email address, or by allowing access to Facebook, after clicking on the “Connect with Facebook” button in the enrolment window.
2.4. The User accepts that they will provide complete, up to date, and correct information during the enrolment procedure, and will update this information in order to maintain its accuracy, relevance, and comprehensiveness. Squarebreak reserves the right to suspend or cancel Accounts and access to the site if any information provided during the enrolment procedure or later is revealed to be inaccurate, fraudulent, obsolete or incomplete, or as violating another part of the terms.
2.5. The User Account contains, but is not limited to:
2.6. Users can delete their Account at any moment, and likewise can remove the link between their Account and their Facebook account at any moment, by going directly to the settings page of their Profile. Users recognise and accept that even if they deactivate their Account, Squarebreak reserves the right and the ability to retain certain information while complying with the present Terms and applicable laws. Uses likewise accept that data related to their stay at a property managed by Squarebreak, or a property to which management has been entrusted to Squarebreak, can be transmitted to and remain on other sites, for example Google, in the event that Google’s search engine copies content from Squarebreak’s systems or sites.
2.7. In the case where a User is aware of a breach of their data, Squarebreak will not be held responsible, and the User commits to immediately informing Squarebreak of the situation at the following email address: email@example.com.
3.1. The reservation process on the Site ends with the conclusion of a seasonal rental contract between a User and Squarebreak as per the following:
3.2 Squarebreak attire l'attention des Utilisateurs sur la nécessité de vérifier systématiquement l'intégralité des termes et conditions stipulés dans les contrats de location saisonnières préalablement à leur signature.
4.1. The listing process for properties on the Site ends with the conclusion of a rental mandate as per the following:
4.2. In any event, a User who wishes to entrust management of their property to Squarebreak absolutely must, before the conclusion of any rental mandate with Squarebreak, (i) have completed any potential declarations and obtained any potential permissions as required by law and regulations to rent out their property and collect rental income, and (ii) comply with the requirements of article L. 324-1-1 of the Tourism Code (obligation to report to the mayor of the municipality where the accommodation offered for rent is located in the event of secondary residence), and the requirements of article L. 631-7 of the Construction and Housing Code (prior approval for the change of use in case of repeated rental for short periods) if the property is located in France. Squarebreak can in no case be held responsible for the absence of such declarations and/or permissions required by law and regulations.
5.1. The User is not authorised to, neither directly nor indirectly:
5.3. Additionally, Squarebreak reserves the right to begin judicial proceedings against any User who breaks these rules.
5.2. If these rules are violated, Squarebreak, aside from the right to delete contentious content without notice nor compensation, reserves the right to suspend and/or delete User access to Services and their account.
6.1. Squarebreak will do its utmost to ensure that adverts on the Site accurately represent the properties it manages. Users will nevertheless be informed of differences between original images and images on the Site created by different display settings. Squarebreak will not be held responsible for these differences.
6.2. Squarebreak will do its utmost to ensure that the Site remains updated from a technical perspective. This will require occasional maintenance which may restrict access to the Site. Whenever possible, Squarebreak will plan the maintenance at times least likely to impact the Users.
6.3. External sites that link back to Squarebreak are not within Squarebreak’s control, consequentially Squarebreak declines all responsibility for their content.
7.1. The Site was declared to the CNIL (National Commission on Informatics and Liberty) under declaration number 1920092.
7.2. Conforming with the amended Act N°78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties (the “Law”) and with provisions on personal data protection, Users’ personal data (the “Data”) is required to process their requests. Squarebreak is responsible for processing the Data in the eyes of the Law.
7.3. Some Data must be necessarily provided to Squarebreak, and this will be indicated in a visible manner with an asterisk next to the required fields. Without Users communicating this Data, their requests cannot be processed. Other information requested is optional.
7.4. Squarebreak may collect and process the following Data: (i) data related to the User’s identity (title, last name, first name, address, place and date of birth, nationality); (ii) data related to the User’s history, notably email or Site communications and exchanges, access history, usage and modification of public profile Data on the Site; (iii) data related to payment methods and notably payment card number and expiry date; (iv) data related to payment of invoices, (v) data related to the selection of individuals to implement actions related to loyalty, market research, surveys, product testing, and promotion, and; (vi) technical data, such as the IP address of the internet connection point from which the User connects to the Site, as well information stored in the User’s terminal device to enable electronic communication with the User, and to recognise them on later visits to the Site.
7.5. The purpose of processing User Data notably includes the following: (i) operations related to customer management, notably creation of seasonal rental contracts, management mandates, invoices, accounting, and customer services; (ii) to perform operations related to market research; (iii) development of commercial statistics; (iv) transfer, rental, or exchange of customer files (v) organisation of competitions, lotteries, or any other promotional operations; (vi) management of access right requests, corrections, or conflicts; (vii) management of disputes, and; (viii)
7.6. Users expressly consent to Squarebreak’s automated collection and processing of Data, gathered through the Site.
7.7. Moreover, User Data can be used for commercial market research by sending promotional or commercial offers within the conditions as per the Law.
7.8. This Data can likewise be sent to Squarebreak’s partners for commercial market research, unless the User declines this during the reservation or afterwards by email, to the address below.
7.9. Data will be retained for a duration that conforms with the Law based on its nature and its purpose. Specifically:
7.10. Data related to payment methods is managed and secured by the Payline payment service, which is a product of Monext, a subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and Stripe. Subject to the User’s prior consent, Data related to the User’s payment card (type of card used, last four numbers of the card number, and expiry date) can be securely retained by Squarebreak.
7.11. Any User that can prove their identity has the right to request the following from Squarebreak: (i) confirmation whether their Data is being processed or not; (ii) Data for related processing purposes, processed Data categories, and to recipients or to recipient categories to whom the Data shall be communicated; (iii) where applicable, Data related to the potential transfer of information to a non-EU member state; (iv) communication, in an accessible format, of Data related to them, as well as all available Data related to its source; (v) Data that allows knowledge and dispute of logic inherent in automated processing, in the event of decisions made in its founding principles, that have legal effects in respect of the interested party.
7.12. A copy of the Data will be sent to the User at their request. Squarebreak can dispute clearly abusive requests, notably in their quantity, or repeated or systematic nature.
7.13. Generally speaking, Users have the right to access, dispose, modify, or delete their collective data, in a request to Squarebreak, 34, rue de Cléry, 75002 Paris. All requests must be sent by email with valid proof of identity, to Squarebreak at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.14. Squarebreak will reply to the User within fifteen (15) days from reception of a complete request from the User.
8.1. Cookies are files that a web page stores in the browser that the user visits, and are required to improve interactive services and make them ready to navigate the Internet.
8.2. Cookies can be classified according to:
8.3. Squarebreak uses the following cookies on the Site:
8.4. The User may configure their web browser to warn them of cookies and block their use on a device. The main web browsers offer options to block and delete cookies, but the process to do so differs between web browsers. To uninstall cookies, the User must follow the instructions of their particular web browser:
9.1. The display of all elements, including domain name, brand, logo, emblem, pictures, illustrations, photos, texts, graphics, and other files on the Site are protected by existing laws on intellectual property, and belong to Hotel Homes, or they are authorised to use them.
9.2. The User is granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable right to use the Site and its information in a private context. The granted right consists of (i) the right to consult to data and information on the Site online; and (ii) the right to reproduction, consisting of one printed copy, or one download of consulted data and information. This usage right is only in a private context.
9.3. Any other usage of the Site by the User, notably commercial, is forbidden. The User may not, notably but not limited to, reproduce and/or represent information or data on the Site for any use other than private, nor completely or partially, in any form, sell, distribute, produce, translate, modify, circulate, or communicate information or data on the Site, nor create works derived from it.
The User may contact Squarebreak by:
The Site’s content is governed by French law. Users recognise the courts of competent jurisdiction of Paris courts regarding use of the Site, its content, or ensuing recourse.