Legal notice

By using the website, you accept the following general terms and conditions of use. The publisher reserves the right to amend these provisions at any time without notice.

Presentation of the website

Pursuant to article 6 of the French law No. 2004- 575 of 21 June 2004 regarding confidence in the digital economy, we inform users of the website of the various people who have contributed to its creation and monitoring:


UNIVERSITY OF ORLÉANS – Bâtiment de Physique Chimie – Porte 146.2
Rue de Chartres – BP 6749 – 45067 ORLEANS CEDEX 2

Web design and SEO
40B, allée du Grand Coquille – 45800 Saint-Jean-de-Braye

Director of publishing
Alexia SOUSSEN – Operational Director of the ARD 2020 Cosmetosciences Programme

Webmaster/Editorial Manager

Hosted by
222 Bd Gustave Flaubert, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand


General terms and conditions of use of the website and the proposed services

Use of the website implies full acceptance of the general terms and conditions of use described below. These terms and conditions of use are likely to be amended or supplemented at any time, users of the website are therefore invited to consult them regularly.

This website can normally be accessed at any time by users. An interruption for technical maintenance may however be decided on by the publisher.
The website is regularly updated.

Description of the services provided

The purpose of the website is to provide information on all COSMETOSCIENCES activities.

COSMETOSCIENCES makes all efforts to provide information on the website that is as accurate as possible. However, it cannot be held liable for omissions, inaccuracies and deficiencies in updates, whether of its own doing or that of the third party partners supplying the information.

All the information on the website is provided as a guide only, and is liable to change. The information provided on the website is also not exhaustive. It is given subject to amendments that may have been made since it was put online.

Contractual limitations on technical data

COSMETOSCIENCES cannot be held liable for physical damage related to use of the website. Furthermore, users of the website undertake to access the website using recent hardware that is virus-free and an updated latest generation browser.
Intellectual property rights and counterfeiting

COSMETOSCIENCES is the intellectual property rights holder or holds rights of use over all the accessible elements on the website, including text, images, graphics, logo, icons, sounds and software.

Any reproduction, representation and/or publication, even partial, by any means or process, is prohibited without written authorisation from COSMETOSCIENCES.

Any unauthorised use of the website or of any of the elements it contains will be considered as constituting a counterfeit and pursued in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335 – 2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code

Limitation of liability

COSMETOSCIENCES cannot be held responsible for direct or indirect damage caused to the user’s equipment when accessing the website, and resulting either from the use of equipment that does not meet the specifications indicated in point 4, or from the appearance of a bug or an incompatibility.

COSMETOSCIENCES cannot be held responsible for indirect damage (such as a loss of market share, or loss of an opportunity) following the use of the


Management of personal information

COSMETOSCIENCES undertakes to take appropriate measures to preserve the security of personal data and, in particular, to prevent it from being distorted or damaged, and to prevent unauthorised third parties from accessing it.

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Hypertext links and cookies

The website contains a certain number of hypertext links to other websites. COSMETOSCIENCES is unable to verify the content of websites visited in this way, and shall not be held liable for it.

A cookie is a small file, which does not allow identification of the user but saves information related to website browsing.

Browsing the https// website is likely to cause cookies to be installed on the user’s PC. The data thus obtained is intended to facilitate subsequent visits to the site, as well as to enable various measurements of visit frequency.

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