Terms of Service

By browsing this website and in your capacity as a User, you acknowledge that you have read and accept the terms of service described below (hereinafter the “ToS”).

You are advised to read the ToS whenever you visit this website, since they may be amended at any time without prior notice.


Refer to the legal notices and the cookie policy (https://www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/)


Content on this website could be subject to intellectual property rights and cannot be used without prior autorisation. Enquiries about usage rights should be sent to this e-mail address.


Hyperlinks from the website/application to external sites. The application may contain links to external sites (partner or third-party sites). INRAE may not be held liable for the content, use of the content or operation of such external websites.

Hyperlinks from external sites to the website/application. If you wish to add hyperlinks to the content of the website/application, you must:

  • Ensure that users can identify the origin and author of the document
  • Not violate the interests of INRAE, the publisher of the website/application


Website availability. Unless otherwise stipulated by law, INRAE makes no representations regarding the availability of the website and does not warrant that the information on the website will always be present. 

IT security. Unless otherwise stipulated by law, INRAE does not warrant that the website, its features and its content are free of security flaws caused by hacking, intrusions, bugs, viruses or malware that may affect your computer hardware, software or data. You use the website, its features and its content at your own risk and under your sole responsibility.

You are required to take all necessary preventive measures to protect your own data, software and/or computer systems against contamination from any viruses and attacks.

Content quality. Despite its best efforts to disseminate reliable content, INRAE does not warrant that such content is free of errors, inaccuracies or omissions. You are solely responsible for viewing, choosing, using and interpreting the content on this website.

INRAE may not be held, by any express or implied obligation, as liable to you or third parties for any direct or indirect damage arising from the use of the information, particularly by reason of inaccurate or incomplete information, or an indexing error with all or part of the website.

Content posted with reference to an unidentified or incorrect licence. The contributor is solely and entirely responsible. INRAE plays a purely technical role as a hosting provider.


This website collects personal data in the following instances:

  • Login: IP address, date, time, pages viewed and technical information relating to response times (through cookies)
  • Registration for newsletters or news articles: e-mail address (mandatory), country and stakeholder type (optional).

These personal data are processed electronically by the relevant controller and the website publisher, such as specified in the legal notices of the said website.

Such personal data are required for the website to perform correctly with:

  • Information collected by some cookies
  • If you register to receive newsletters or news articles, all personal data associated with the information in the registration

The purpose of the personal data is to implement the website, measure traffic and address response time incidents.

The legal basis for processing your personal data is to provide a service of general interest.

Data storage periods:

Data collected for the purpose Storage period
Dissemination of newsletters Until the user unsubscribes or invalid email address
Complaints management Five years from resolving the complaint
Audience metrics Maximum of 13 months
Internal cookies required for the website to function correctly Maximum of 6 months

At the end of the stated storage periods, data will be destroyed.

For more information about cookies and trackers, please consult the page https://www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/

The recipients of the personal data are authorised personnel working in the controller’s services, partners/supervisory bodies and providers in charge of managing and monitoring users, and implementing the website and the services offered.

You have the right of access, the right to rectification, the right to object on legitimate grounds, the right to restriction of processing and the right to erasure for all your personal data in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in France’s Data Protection Act 1978, as amended, reinforced and supplemented by the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which became effective on 25 May 2018.

You may exercise these rights by contacting the publishing manager, such as specified in the legal notices, or by writing to the address indicated in the said notices.

If there are doubts about the identity of the person wishing to exercise such rights, a signed identity document will be required.

The controller has designated a Data Protection Officer (DPO).

You can contact the DPO by email at cil-dpo@inrae.fr or by writing to INRAE, 24, chemin de Borde Rouge – Auzeville, CS52627, 31326 Castanet Tolosan cedex, France.]

If you believe that there is a breach of your data protection rights even after contacting the controller, you can lodge a complaint with the data protection authority (CNIL) by writing to the following address: Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, 3 Place de Fontenoy, TSA 80715, 75334 PARIS CEDEX 07 or online at http://www.cnil.fr/


The website editor reserves the right to amend these terms of service without prior notice.


You may terminate your use of the website at any time by unsubscribing in the space provided OR by sending an email to the email address and/or a letter to the postal address indicated in the legal notices relating to this website. INRAE will promptly take your termination request into account.

If you fail to comply with the obligations set forth herein, INRAE reserves the right to delete your account, prevent you from re-registering and take any action and/or remedies to stop any breach of these rights and obtain compensation for the damaged suffered.


These ToS shall be governed by and construed in accordance with French law, irrespective of the location in which the website is used. If any translated version of these ToS conflicts with the French version, only the French version will control.

In the event of a dispute, you agree to contact INRAE in the first instance with the aim of reaching an amicable solution for any such disputes between the parties.

If the parties are unable to reach an amicable solution in respect of a dispute arising from or in connection with the validity, interpretation and/or performance of these ToS, the French courts shall have sole jurisdiction and venue unless otherwise stipulated by legislation.