General Terms & Conditions

1. Intellectual property

The publications Africa Intelligence, Intelligence Online and La Lettre A are the exclusive property of Indigo Publications. All their content is protected under French and international copyright and intellectual property law.

Subscribing to an annual subscription - regardless of what type of subscription it is - or opening an E-wallet do not involve any transfer of property rights of any kind to the Client (the term “Client” covers any beneficiary or administrator of a Subscription, License or E-wallet).

2. Distribution terms

Africa Intelligence, Intelligence Online and La Lettre A content may be consulted under one of the following formulas:

a. INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS (individuals and small organisations)

Individual subscriptions are strictly personal and are only intended for small organisations made up of less than 5 employees, students and individuals who do not use our publications for their professional activities. To receive publications and online services, the Subscriber must provide an email address under his or her own name (e.g., [email protected] This formula allows a second reader to be added free of charge via a nominative email address.

b. PROFESSIONAL LICENSES: up to 20 readers

Multi-reader professional licenses allow, via a single invoice, the management of collective subscriptions within the same legal entity. These licenses are intended for individuals employed in a unit where the collective use of our information is essential for the smooth running of their activities. The number of readers allowed is specified in the invoice. These formulas apply sliding scale rates based on the number of readers. Each license has an appointed Administrator who is in charge of managing the subscription taken out by the organisation. The Administrator is responsible for all requests for changes addressed to Indigo Publications (adding or taking out readers, etc.). For its part, Indigo Publications undertakes to interact only with the Administrator for all administrative matters (payment of invoices, renewal procedures, etc.).

Several identification procedures are available to adapt to the reading needs of each client::

•Access via nominative email addresses (e.g., [email protected] allows each registered reader to personalise his/her consultation of the publications and to set up online services according to his/her needs.

•A connection via a collective email address (e.g., [email protected]) allows a group of readers belonging to the same departments to access the publications simultaneously via a shared login. This means of identification is available for shared licenses of 10 or more readers.

Automatic identification via IP allows a set of readers to connect to our publications' sites from IP ranges belonging to the same legal entity and defined by it. To receive summaries and breaking news by email, readers may create an account using an email address under their own name. This means of identification is available for shared licenses of 20 or more readers.

c. TAILOR-MADE CONTRACTS: over 20 readers

For organisations wishing to register more readers, Indigo Publications offers Tailor-made Contracts to suit the profile and size of each client. This option makes it possible to subscribe at a very advantageous rate either a whole entity (headquarters + local offices), entire subsidiaries, or very large departments. This formula offers the possibility of combining all the identification methods listed above or even of benefiting from other solutions: hosting on an FTP server, etc.


E-wallets can be used to buy articles separately. E-wallet users log in using a nominative email address. This account is strictly personal and may not be shared under any circumstances. Any article or issue purchased via this prepaid account may not be shared within the E-wallet holder's organization nor with external third parties. If the information is to be used within an entity, the only appropriate solution is to subscribe to an annual Professional License or a Tailor-made Contract as described above.

3. Extraction and indexing restrictions

Subscribers may access a database containing Africa Intelligence, Intelligence Online and La Lettre A archives as part of their License, as can E-wallet holders.

However, by virtue of Article L.342-1 of Law No. 98-536 of July 1, 1998 of the French Intellectual Property Code, Indigo Publications prohibits “the extraction, by the permanent or temporary transfer of all or a substantial part, qualitatively or quantitatively, of the contents of a database to another medium, by any means or in any form”.

In concrete terms, the use of robots or manual methods to extract a substantial part of Indigo Publications’ databases is strictly prohibited, unless prior written consent has been given.

4. Authorised readers’ liabilities

Any authorised reader within the framework of a Subscription, a License or an E-wallet undertakes to respect the readership perimeter defined beforehand at the time of purchase. Thus, a reader belonging to a Professional License comprising a maximum of 10 readers may only distribute our information to the 9 other readers also included and selected by the Administrator of his/ her License.

Outside of this perimeter, editions and individual articles may not be disseminated within the organisation whether by email, print, intranet, or any other means of communication. They may not be distributed outside to third parties (extranet, website, blog, social networks), with the exception of quotes or short extracts which include the link to our publication's website. Authorised readers undertake to keep their password secret and to not disclose it in any form whatsoever to third parties.

5. License Administrator's specific liabilities

The Administrator responsible for managing a License guarantees the acceptance and respect of the present Terms and Conditions by all readers authorised as part of this Licence.

6. Subscription and License management

All orders of a Subscription of License involve full and unreserved acceptance of the present Terms and Conditions.

Start date – The Subscription or License takes effect from reception of the order where this is a new Subscription. For renewals, the new Subscription or new License takes effect from the previous Subscription of License. For any other arrangement (retroactive subscription, other specified start date etc.), specify these at the time of the order.

Annulation – Orders for subscription and licenses are deemed firm and final as soon as they are received by Indigo Publications. According to French law, a Client may exercise the right to cancel a contract within 14 days of the order. The Client may be liable to a fee in proportion to the duration of the Subscription or License between the date the order was registered and the date it was cancelled.

7. E-wallet use

The opening and use of an E-wallet involves full and unreserved acceptance of the present Terms and Conditions. To open an E-wallet, the Client must first create an account using an email with his or her own name and a password. To activate the E-wallet, the Client must pay a minimum amount of EUR 50 (USD 50/GBP 50) by bank card or PayPal. This credit can immediately be used on all Indigo Publications websites. The cost of price-marked content is clearly displayed on the screen and the balance in the E-wallet is updated in real time. No reimbursements will be made on the balance of the E-wallet.As the E-wallet is strictly personal, if one is created with a collective email address (e.g., [email protected]), Indigo Publications reserves the right to suspend its use until a nominative address is provided by the Client.

8. Payment terms

An invoice for the Subscription, License or E-wallet is issued at the time the service is instated. This invoice is available as a PDF under the site's "My account" page. It can also be sent by Indigo Publications to the Client (or invoicing contact specified at the time of subscription). Please refer any requests for invoices to [email protected]

Payment delays -Payment of the Subscription or License is due upon receipt of the invoice and must be made within 30 days upon receipt. In the event of a late payment, the Subscription or License will be suspended until the invoice has been paid in full. If the Customer holds several subscriptions, failure to pay any one subscription within this period shall lead to the suspension of all current subscriptions until receipt of the overdue payment.

Payment mode - Indigo Publications accepts payment in euros (EUR), US dollars (USD) and pounds sterling (GBP), via the following methods:

- Bank transfer. Any transfer costs charged by the Client's bank are payable by the Client.

-Credit card:

  • Visa, Mastercard
  • American Express (only in EUR or USD)
  • - Bank check to the order of Indigo Publications

    - PayPal

    (For any other mode of payment, contact customer service)

    9. Personal data and privacy

    Indigo Publications undertakes to comply with the laws protecting privacy and individual freedom and commits itself to not disclose to third parties information communicated to the company by the Client (whether an Administrator or Reader). In particular, Indigo Publications undertakes to never disclose to third parties its Client’s files nor those of its account holders (prospect).

    In keeping with the French law on information technology, data files and civil liberties of January 6, 1978, Clients have the right to access, rectify and update personal data about themselves. They may refuse to receive promotional material by modifying their personal information online or by sending a request to customer service.

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    10. Modification & Compliance with these terms

    Indigo Publications reserves itself the right to modify the present Terms and Conditions at any time.

    Indigo Publications reserves the right to suspend or terminate any Subscription, License or E-wallet that contravenes the above General Terms and Conditions.

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