Legal notices

The web site comprising all of the pages attached to the domain name belongs to the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (French acronym: ADEME), an Industrial and commercial Public Agency (French acronym: EPIC) governed by articles L. 131-3 to L. 131-7 and R. 131-1 to R. 131-26 of France’s Code de l’environnement [environment laws], registered address:

20, avenue du Grésillé
BP 90406
49004 Angers Cedex 01
Tél. : +33(0)2 41 20 41 20

registered in Angers under no. 385 290 309, represented by Mr. Bruno Lechevin, acting in his capacity as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Publishing manager is Mrs Agnès Bretenstein, in her capacity as Communication and tarining director.

The person responsible for access to official documents and enquiries concerning the reuse of information is Mr. Michaël Leroy, in his capacity as Head of the Legal Affairs Department.

The website have been built by : safea

The website is hosted on hardware supplied by :

DRI SAS Digital Rural Informatique
9 rue du Petit Châtelier
44303 Nantes Cedex 3
Tél. : 02 90 92 05 50

Terms and conditions of use

The use of this site is subject to the acceptance of all of the following terms and conditions.

The information featuring on is provided for information purposes only. ADEME cannot guarantee the accuracy, the comprehensive or the up-to-date nature of the information that is published on the web site. ADEME does everything in its power to offer users information and/or tools that are available and suitably checked, but hereby disclaims any liability for any errors or omissions, or for a lack of availability of the information and of the services. Users hereby acknowledge and agree that they shall use this information under their sole responsibility. Users hereby declare that they have become acquainted with the foregoing terms prior to accessing the web site. By choosing to access the web site, users expressly and irrevocably accept to be bound by the following terms.

Navigation cookies

A cookie does not enable us to identify you; on the other hand, it records information concerning your computer’s browsing of our web site (the pages that you have viewed, the date and time on which they are viewed, etc.). This data can then be read upon your subsequent visits. The duration of retention of this information in your computer varies from 7 days to 1 year maximum.
Please note that you can prevent cookies being recorded by configuring your browser in the following way:

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0  :

  1. Click on “Tools”, followed by “Internet Options”.
  2. Click on the “Confidentiality” tab.
  3. Select the desired level using the slide.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 :

  1. Click on “Tools”, followed by “Internet Options”.
  2. Click on the “Security” tab.
  3. Select “Internet” followed by “CustomLevel”.
  4. Go to the section entitled “cookies” and select the option that you require.

For Netscape 6.X and 7.X :

  1. Click on “Print” then “Preferences”.
  2. Confidentiality and Security.
  3. Cookies.

For Firefox :

  1. Click on “Tools” then “Options”.
  2. Click on “Privacy”.
  3. Select “Cookies”.

For Opéra 6.0 and higher :

  1. Click on “File” then “Preferences”.
  2. Privacy.

Intellectual property rights

All the elements (texts, logos, images, sounds, software, icons, layouts, databases, etc.) contained in the main web site and in the associated web sites are protected by national and international intellectual property laws. These elements shall remain the exclusive property of ADEME and/or of its partners. You must not therefore reproduce, show, adapt, translate and/or transform in any way, whether partly or fully, nor transfer to another web site, any element making up the web site. Any failure to comply with this prohibition may constitute an infringement of intellectual property rights for which you will incur civil and criminal liability. In accordance with the provisions of France’s Code de la propriété intellectuelle [intellectual property laws], only uses of the elements of the web site for strictly personal purposes is permitted. .

However, if you wish to use the elements available on the web site, please consult our General Terms of Use (French acronym: CGU).

Hypertext links

ADEME disclaims any liability for the content of the sites which are accessible via links. The positioning of hypertext links pointing towards pages or documents published on the web site is only authorised provided that the links in question provide a means of identifying the fact that the documents originate from ADEME. Users must notify their intention to implement such links to ADEME beforehand. Prior to using any of the information on ADEME’s web site, users must submit an application for authorisation to the Communication Department of ADEME. Authorisation shall be granted if the request does not run counter to the interests of ADEME. ADEME shall be entitled to prosecute any person who should not comply with these rules.
The web site is a web portal that provides access to other web sites which either belong or do not belong to ADEME, and all of which are likely to have their own legal disclaimers, which users should read and comply with.

Please note

Please note that it is not possible to guarantee the confidentiality of messages that are transmitted over the Internet. Thus, if you wish to transmit a message under better conditions of security, we recommend that you use postal means. ADEME disclaims any liability for any technical problems that you may encounter on the site, whatever the origin and cause thereof.

Modification of these legal statements

ADEME shall be entitled to modify these legal statements from time to time. Users of the web site will be bound by the terms and conditions that are in force at the time of their visit.

Applicable law in case of a dispute

The applicable law shall be French law.
The competent courts in the catchment area of the Court of Appeal of ANGERS (France) shall have exclusive jurisdiction to deal with any dispute.

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