General Terms of Use of the Site

General information

The website is a publication of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Institut National de la santé et de la recherche médicale - Inserm), 101 rue de Tolbiac, 75654 Paris Cedex 13.

Director of the Department of Scientific Information and Communication, Inserm : Arnaud Benedetti

Audiovisual division manager : Claire Lissalde (Inserm, Department of Scientific Information and Communication)

Media librarian : Eric Dehausse (Inserm, Department of Scientific Information and Communication)

Creation / Execution / Development: Algoba

Graphic designer : Frédérique Koulikoff (Inserm, Department of Scientific Information and Communication)

Production : Inserm-Pôle audiovisuel, 101 rue de Tolbiac, 75654 Paris Cedex 13

Project management / Hosting / Exploitation: Inserm - Department of Information Systems

Site use

Use of the site is limited to personal or professional use.

Access to the site can be interrupted at any time and without prior notice, in particular in case of force majeure circumstances, of maintenance or if the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (hereafter designated “Inserm”) decides to suspend or stop the supply of this service. Obligation to supply this service is therefore limited to an obligation of means.

Site Content

Inserm endeavors to ensure, to the best of its ability, the correctness and updating of the published information at the time of its on-line publication on the site. However, under no circumstances will Inserm guarantee the correctness, exactness or exhaustiveness of the information made available on the site. The information present on the site is non-contractual.

The site is governed by French law. Foreign users officially accept the application of French Law when visiting this site and using all or part of the functionalities of the site.

Intellectual Property

Inserm holds the rights of intellectual property in France, Europe and the rest of the world, for both the structure of the site and its content, including the images and videograms present and offered on the site. Inserm therefore prohibits the modification, copy, translation, reproduction, sale, publication, exploitation and dissemination, whatever the format (including paper or electronic), of all or part of the information, texts, photos, images, videograms and data present on the site without Inserm’s prior written authorization.

Except in certain instances, the trademarks and logos present on the site are the property of Inserm. Unless prior written authorization has been obtained, the internet user agrees not to use them.

However, Inserm grants the internet user the right to reproduce all or part of the site content in order to store it for display on a single computer screen and for reproduction as a single copy to be saved electronically or printed on paper.

This right is granted for strictly personal, private and non collective use only. Any dissemination on a network, any further dissemination or total or partial commercialization of this content to a third party, in whatever form, is strictly prohibited.

Private Life

Inserm respects the private life of its website users and strictly complies with the rules and regulations currently applied in France. Inserm agrees not to divulge to third parties any information it receives from internet users. Such information is confidential and will only be used for the needs of the department concerned, including the cession of exploitation rights.

The site meets the requirements of the regulations on data processing and liberties as defined by Law n°78-17 and its amendments. The internet user has the right to access, modify, correct and delete any of his/her personal data collected when visiting the site, in accordance with French law. The internet user can exercise such rights with:

Pôle Audiovisuel
Département de l’Information Scientifique et de la communication
101, rue de Tolbiac
75654 Paris Cedex 13


Inserm may establish links from the site to other Internet sites. Having no means of controlling such sites, Inserm can offer no guaranties that these sites will respect currently applied laws and regulations.


Pôle Audiovisuel
Department of Scientific Information and Communication
101 rue de Tolbiac
75654 Paris Cedex 13
Tel.: 33 (0)1 44 23 63 09
Fax: 33 (0)1 44 23 60 69/68


Inserm reserves the right to modify, without prior notice, the present general terms of use of the site.