Legal information

In accordance with the provisions of Article 6 III-1 of Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 for confidence in the digital economy, the website is published by the Institut Henri Poincaré, under the supervision of Sorbonne University and the CNRS

The Director of the publication is Antoine Petit, President and CEO of CNRS.

Editorial Director: Sylvie Benzoni, Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré

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Technical maintenance is provided by Stratis.

Hosting is provided by the Institut Henri Poincaré:

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Governing law and jurisdiction

The present General Conditions of Use are governed by French law and the user, by his acceptance of the present, irrevocably gives exclusive jurisdiction to the French courts.


The connection of the user to the site is done under his entire responsibility. The Community cannot be held responsible for any damage resulting from a malfunction of any kind, suspension or termination of the Website, or for any material or immaterial damage that may result in any way from connecting to the Website.

General conditions for using the site and the services

The website constitutes an intellectual work protected by the provisions of the Intellectual Property Code and applicable international regulations. The user may not in any way reuse, transfer or exploit for his own account all or part of the elements or works of the website. The use of the website implies full acceptance of the general conditions of use described below. These conditions of use may be modified or completed at any time, and Users of the website are therefore invited to consult them regularly. This website is normally accessible to Users at all times. However, the Institut Henri Poincaré may decide to interrupt the website for technical maintenance. The Institut Henri Poincaré will endeavor to inform Users of the dates and times of the intervention beforehand. The website is regularly updated by the Institut Henri Poincaré. In the same way, the legal mentions can be modified at any time: they are nevertheless imposed to the User who is invited to refer to them as often as possible in order to take note of them.


Description of the services provided

The purpose of the website is to promote the scientific and general public activities of the institute. The Institut Henri Poincaré strives to provide information on the website that is as accurate as possible. However, it cannot be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies or shortcomings in the updating of the information, whether these are its own fault or that of third-party partners who provide it. All information on the website is given as an indication and is likely to change. Moreover, the information on the website is not exhaustive. It is given subject to modifications having been made since it was put on line.


Intellectual property and counterfeiting

The Institut Henri Poincaré is the owner of the intellectual property rights and holds the rights of use on all the elements accessible on the website, in particular the texts, images, graphics, logos, videos, icons and sounds. Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication, adaptation of all or part of the elements of the site, whatever the means or the process used, is forbidden, except prior written authorization of the Institut Henri Poincaré. Any unauthorized exploitation of the site or of one of the elements it contains will be considered as constituting an infringement and will be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 and following of the Intellectual Property Code.


The setting up of hyperlinks by third parties to pages or documents published on the Institut Henri Poincaré website is authorized provided that the links do not contravene the interests of the Institut Henri Poincaré, and that they guarantee the possibility for the user to identify the origin and the author of the document.

Liability limitations

The Institut Henri Poincaré acts as the editor of the site. The Institut Henri Poincaré is responsible for the quality and veracity of the Content it publishes.The Institut Henri Poincaré cannot be held responsible for direct and 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 incompatibility.The Institut Henri Poincaré cannot also be held responsible for indirect damage resulting from the use of the website Interactive spaces (possibility of asking questions in the contact space) are at the disposal of the Users. The Institut Henri Poincaré reserves the right to delete, without prior notice, any content posted in this space that would contravene the legislation applicable in France, in particular the provisions relating to data protection.


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Personal data

The new European General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data (GRPD) came into force on May 25, 2018. It reinforces and enriches the provisions of the Data Protection Act aimed at transparency and protection of your personal data.

We invite you to read our policy on the management and protection of your personal data on this page.