General terms and conditions of use

Legal Notice

1-    Publisher
The Site is published by INSIGN, a simplified joint stock company with a a share capital of 7,666,288.81 euros, whose registered office is located at 7 rue de la République 69001 Lyon, registered with the Lyon Trade and Companies Register under number 524 347 945, on behalf of the Institut Français, a public industrial and commercial establishment located at 8-14 rue du Capitaine Scott, 75015 Paris, registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 529 715 922 and having the VAT number FR76529715922.

The Director of Publication is: Lionel CUNY, President.

2-    Hosting

The Site is hosted by IP Garde, 4 Place Louis Armand, 75012 Paris.


General terms and conditions of use

The purpose of the website is to present the Africa2020 Season organized in France. It provides all the information related to this event: presentation, programme, sites, links to the Season’s social media.

Anyone using this website, or any of its editorial offerings or associated services agrees without restriction or reservation, to adhere to these general terms and conditions of use.

1. Subject

The purpose of these General Terms and Conditions of Use is to outline the terms of use or the reuse of content and data on this website.

2. Warning

The applicable General Terms and Conditions of Use are those accessible online at the date and time of the user’s access to the website.

The Institut Français reserves the right to make substantial or non-substantial changes at any time and without warning, to these General Terms and Conditions of Use. Consequently, we recommend that users refer to the General Terms and Conditions of Use regularly to keep up to date with any possible changes.

3. Copyright and reproduction rights

3.1 Overall layout of the website

The overall structure and layout of the website is the exclusive property of the Institut Français.

3.2 Brands

The brands and logos of the Institut Français and its partners visible on this website are brand names registered with INPI and are therefore protected by industrial property copyright.

Any full or partial reproduction of the website’s brands or logos made without the express consent of the Institut Français is strictly prohibited and constitutes an infringement of intellectual property rights as set out in the French Intellectual Property Code.

3.3 Content

The entire content of the website (texts, drawings, programmes, photographs, names, logos, etc.) is protected by the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code. Outside France, copyright protection is applicable to the content of the website in all the signatory states of the Berne Convention.

In accordance with the Intellectual Property Code, any full or partial reproduction, representation, modification, adaptation, distribution, and/or translation of any of the content of the website, on any media whatsoever (electronic, paper, etc.), is prohibited without the express consent of the Institut Français beforehand.

Reproduction rights for public or official documents:

In accordance with public intellectual property law and, in particular, according to Article L122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code, ""official documents"" are freely reusable:

- Press packs and press releases

This information may be reused for non-commercial, and especially educational purposes, provided that you maintain the information in its entirety, that its meaning, scope or application is not changed in any way, and that the origin and date of publication are specified.

It may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes without express permission to reuse public information.

The use of public information to create a product or service with the purpose of making it available to third parties, either free of charge or for a fee, constitutes reuse for commercial or promotional purposes and is therefore prohibited.

Requests for permission to reproduce content

Requests for permission should be sent to: :

The request should specify the intended content as well as the publication or website in or on which it will appear. Once permission has been obtained, the reproduction of an item of content must obey the following principles:

- Free distribution ;

- The documents reproduced must remain complete (no modification or alteration of any kind) ;

- Credit: “© - all rights reserved” This credit must be linked to the content.

3.4 Translation

Most of the website’s content is translated into English.

3.5 Hyperlinks

The website may provide links to external websites published by third parties and references to other websites. In no way are these hyperlinks and references an endorsement of their content. Under no circumstances may the Institut Français be held liable for the content of the aforementioned websites, nor can they be held liable for any damage or injury sustained from their consultation. The Institut Français proposes hyperlinks to other websites for the convenience of its users. Under no circumstances will these give rise to any obligation of any kind whatsoever, since it has no means of controlling or monitoring the websites it has linked to or any updates or changes therein.

Anyone can create a hyperlink to the Institut Français website on condition that it is not prejudicial to the material or non-material interests of the Institut Français and that it does not create confusion about to the source of the services and/or the content.

3.6 Accessibility

The site is accessible in accordance with the recommendations of the Référentiel général d’accessibilité des administrations (RGAA - General accessibility guidelines for public services) and W3C standards will soon be available. The website will be compatible with all the browsers available. It will be accessible to everyone, except in the event of force majeure.

4. Personal data

4.1 Personal data protection and processing

The personal data of users – such as the IP address, operating system, browser and configuration used (list not exhausitive) – may be collected as they browse the website.

The aim of the personal data is to ensure that the website functions correctly and to make it dynamic. In this respect, none of the data will be rented out or exchanged for any compensation whatsoever and will not be in any way visible on the website or communicated to a third party.

The Institut Français undertakes to implement the appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data from alteration, unauthorised dissemination or access, and to protect its confidentiality at all times.

In application of article 38, 39 and 40 of the amended Act No. 78-17 of January 1978, you have a right to access, rectify and oppose any personal data concerning yourself or the deceased for whom you are the successor.

If you wish to exercise this right, you should send an email to the website publisher to: or inform them in a letter, providing proof of your identity, sent to the following address: Institut français - 8 - 14 rue du Capitaine Scott - 75015 Paris – France

4.2 Cookie policy

We inform users that by continuing to browse our website, they are agreeing to our use of cookies for the purpose of providing content and services matching their fields of interest.

A cookie is a simple text file containing data that does not identify users, but serves to record information related to their browsing of the website.

Users can disable cookies in their browser settings and can reject them in the way described at the following address:

The above-mentioned rights related to personal data are also applicable to the data in cookies under the same terms.

4.3 Social media

The website uses APIs to share content on the different social media. The user acknowledges having read YouTube'sFacebook'sGoogle's et Twitter's Terms and Conditions of Use.

5. Comments on the contents of the website and moderation

Not all the content available and accessible on the website is open to comments. In principle, comments can be moderated. However, the website publisher reserves the right, not to publish, to moderate, edit or delete comments without justification beforehand.

6. Liability and erratum

The information visible on this website is for information only. It can be edited at any time without warning.

The Institut Français may not be held liable for any predictable or unpredictable direct or indirect damage, such as loss of profits, loss of data, loss of equipment, in addition to repair, recovery or reproduction costs arising through being able or not to use the content and services of this website.

Despite the editorial team’s greatest care and their checking the website content there may still be unintentional errors or omissions.

7. Applicable law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions of use are subject to French law in their entirety. The website user acknowledges that the courts of Paris have exclusive jurisdiction.



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