Terms of use

Last modified on 28/01/2011 at 18:00:00

1. Purpose

The purpose of these General Terms is, firstly, to define the arrangements for providing the services and tools supplied by, hereinafter referred to as “the Website”, via a toolbar and the associated ladah search engine, hereinafter referred to as “the Service”.

Secondly, these General Terms set out the General Terms under which the User uses the Service.

All access to and/or use of the Website or Service assumes that the User complies with all the terms of these conditions and accepts them unconditionally. They thus form a contract between the Website and the User.

If the User does not wish to accept all or part of these General Terms, he is asked not to use the Website or Service.

2. Functionalities and definition of the service

The Website offers to access to the Service by downloading software that installs a toolbar and, as an option, our associated search engine, on your browser homepage, offering the following functionalities:

  1. Immediate access to search results from the search field of our search engine installed on your browser homepage, or from that of our toolbar and from your browser search field.
  2. Immediate access to search results from our homepage search field, or from that of our search bar and from your browser toolbar.
  3. The default search settings include:
    • The search results proposed in response to searches launched from our toolbar search field;
    • The search results proposed in response to searches launched from search field of our search engine installed on your browser homepage;
    • The search results proposed in response to searches launched from your browser search field;
    • Recommended links or recommended search results when no server has been found due to an incorrectly-spelt address (DNS error).

The Service User is any person who uses the Service and its software or part of its functionalities.

3. Authorized use

The Website grants you a limited, non-exclusive and revocable license to download our proprietary software and use the Service for your own personal, non-commercial use. At any time, the Website reserves the right to change, update and/or discontinue the software or to prohibit you from accessing the Service.

It is forbidden to copy, modify, display or distribute all or part of the Service for commercial or illegal purposes or for purposes that are prohibited by our General Terms of Use.

4. Personal details

This sections aims to explain the reasons why and the manner in which the Website or Service collects personal details when you browse on the Website and/or use the Service, it being stated that no personal data is requested for such use.

4.1 Toolbar

Downloading the toolbar does not require you to communicate personal details, but every time you use it, for example to send a search request, it generates connection information and sends out cookies as explained below. These details are kept on our databases and protected in accordance with the rules set out below.

We collect such information, which does not lead to personal identification, when you install, uninstall and use our toolbar, such as your IP address, the type of browser you use, your computer operating system version and the date and time at which you installed our toolbar. This information is collected for statistical purposes only, to enable us to know the number and type of hardware environments on which our toolbar is installed.

The toolbar sends this information and details of a non-personal nature, which may include the IP address, the URL of the website that you visit, general information concerning your browser and operating system, your unique toolbar identification code, the use of unidentifiable toolbar components and directory searches and requests. This is done to enable us to ensure that the toolbar functionality characteristics, quality assurance and improvements to support processes are working well.

We do not hire, sell or share personal information concerning you with other individuals or unaffiliated companies except to supply products or services such as the searches and results pages for the product that you have requested or authorized, or if the law requires it. We do not use your IP address to try to identify your personal information.

4.2 Cookies

Cookies are small files whose key function is to make it easier to browse on the Internet. When you log on to the Website or use the Service, we send cookies to your connection terminal; these help us to improve the quality of our Service by recording your preferences and browsing habits. We also use them to get to know more about you and help the advertisers with whom we are in contact to optimize their Internet advertising campaigns.

Depending on which browser you use, you can set it to restrict or prohibit the use of cookies.

4.3 Connection information

Similarly, every time you access the Website or Service, our servers automatically record the information that your browser sends when you access a Web page. This information is: your search request, your IP address, the type and language of your browser, the date and time of your search and one or more cookies.

4.4 Information conservation, security and access

These personal details are stored on our servers for a period appropriate to their use, under such conditions of security that they are inaccessible to unauthorized individuals and cannot be disclosed or destroyed. Furthermore, you have a right to access this information by simply stating which information you wish to access or modify, as long as your request is reasonable and justified.

5. Updates - Uninstallation

As part of the software maintenance and upgrade procedure, the Service reserves the right to access your computer to carry out and install updates. These updates are also governed by our General Terms of Use. While you are using the Service, you may therefore notice functionalities appearing and disappearing and slight modifications and improvements in behavior and performance.

You will have the opportunity to review information about any material changes to the software before it is installed. You may decline the update if you wish. When we make material changes to our policies, we will post them to If you do not accept material changes to our policies please uninstall our software immediately.

You may uninstall the Service as follows, after which you will no longer have access to the Service

5.1 Toolbar

Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on the Windows Start menu
  2. Click on “Control Panel”
  3. Double-click on “Add/Remove programs”
  4. Select “Iadah Toolbar” in the list of programs
  5. Click on the “Add/Remove” button
  6. Follow the uninstall instructions


  1. In the browser, go to the “Tools” menu
  2. Choose the sub-menu “Add-Ons”
  3. Select the “Iadah Toolbar” module
  4. Click on the “Uninstall“ button

5.2 Home page

Internet Explorer

  1. In the browser, go to the “Tools” menu => “Internet Options”
  2. In the “home page” text field, enter the address of the home page that you wish to access by default


  1. In the browser, go to the “Tools” menu => « Options»
  2. In the “Homepage” text field, enter the address of the homepage that you wish to access by default

5.3 Default search engine

Internet Explorer:

  1. At the top right of your browser address bar, click on the button to the right of the magnifying glass.
  2. Then click on “Manage Search Providers”.
  3. Choose the search engine that you’d like to see displayed when you run Internet Explorer
  4. Then click on “Set as Default”
  5. Finally, close your browser and re-open it: the modification will have taken effect.


  1. At the top left of your browser address bar, click on the drop-down menu to modify your search engine, then on “Manage Search Engines”
  2. Next, select the default search engine that you’d like to see displayed when you run Firefox from among those available and click on “OK”
  3. Finally, close your browser and re-open it: the modification will have taken effect.

6. Intellectual property

The Website and/or affiliated companies own all the rights, titles and interests related to the software and, totally or partially, to the widgets supplied by the Service or jointly with it, and particularly, though not exhaustively, all intellectual property rights.

By “intellectual property rights” is meant all rights, without exception, that exist by virtue of laws relating to patents, copyright, manufacturing secrecy, trademarks, unfair competition and all other property rights, along with all applications, replacements, extensions and restorations in force now and in the future, and which apply worldwide.

You agree not to modify, adapt, translate, create a derived work, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the software source code. You also agree not to delete, conceal or damage the copyright labels, trademarks or other fixed property rights contained or accessible jointly with the software on the Service.

7. Liability limitations

The information supplied by the Website and/or Service is reliant on external information flows. The Website may not be held liable for errors in the retransmission of these flows. It has only a “best endeavor” obligation.

The Website may not be held liable for indirect damage arising from the operation and/or use of the Service by the User, and particularly the choices made by the User as a result of this information or of those resulting from the use of the Website, and in no circumstances for any indirect losses, such as, for example, operating losses.

The Website may not be held liable for problems with the Service arising from its incompatibility with the technical specifications of the User’s equipment and particularly for any damage caused to the equipment by the installation and use of the Service.

Nor may the Website be held liable if the cause of these problems is linked to disruption of the Internet network.

8. Force majeure

The Website may not be held liable in the event of force majeure or events beyond its control.

9. Technical Support

If you contact us for technical support or other reasons, we collect your name and e-mail address. We use this information to provide you with customer support and keep you informed of critical toolbar updates.

When we provide you with support, we may also collect further information from you. We do not pass on personal information to third parties without your prior authorization to do so. You may ask us to modify or delete your information by contacting us on

Contact us

If you have any questions concerning the confidentiality practices of this website or our application, please contact us at:

9, rue de Sébastopol
31000 Toulouse

10. Data security

The security of your personal details is important to us. We comply with the standards recognized in the industry for protecting identifiable personal information that is submitted to us, during transmission and once we have received it. However, no transmission method on the Internet, and no electronic storage method, is 100% secure. Therefore, although we make every effort to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal details, we cannot guarantee that they will be absolutely secure.

If you have any questions concerning security on our Website, please send us an e-mail at

11. Evolution of this contract

The Website reserves the right to modify the terms, conditions and wording of this contract at any time.

The User is therefore advised to regularly consult the latest version of the General Terms of Use, which are available on the Website.

12. Duration and termination

This contract is concluded for an open-ended period, commencing when the User uses the Service.