Legal notice

1. Website presentation

Pursuant to article 6 of the Law n° 2004-575 of June 21 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, users of the website are hereby informed of the identity of the various parties participating in its design and function:
Website owner: PFVT – 73 rue de Vaugirard 75 006 Paris – France
The PFVT technical secretariat is housed by Expertise France, the French international technical expertise agency.

Designer: Bmedia

Responsible for publication: PFVT technical secretariat – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Daily editorial, graphic and technical follow-up of the website is carried out by the technical secretariat of the PFVT.
Webmaster: Colomb Benoit – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Web Hosting Service Provider: OVH – 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France
RCS Roubaix – Tourcoing 424 761 419 00045
Code APE 6202A
N° TVA : FR 22 424 761 419
Headquarters: 2 rue Kellermann - 59100 Roubaix - France.
Publishing director: Octave KLABA

2. General conditions for use of the website and the services offered

Use of the website entails full acceptance of the general conditions for use described below. These conditions may be modified or completed at any time; therefore users of the website should consult them regularly.
The website is normally accessible to users at all times. However, an interruption for purposes of technical maintenance may be decided by the PFVT, which will attempt in such cases to inform users ahead of time of the dates and times of the intervention.
The website is regularly updated by the technical secretariat. Likewise, this legal notice may be modified at any time; it nevertheless binding on the user, who should refer to it as often as possible in order to be aware of its provisions.

3. Description of services provided

The goal of the website is to provide information about all activities of the company.
The PFVT strives to provide information at that is as specific as possible. However, it may not be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies, and shortcomings in updating, whether resulting from its action or action of third parties providing information to the PFVT.
All information posted on the website is for informational purposes only and is subject to change. Moreover, the information on the site is not comprehensive. It is provided subject to modifications that may have been made since it was posted on line.

4. Contractual limitations concerning technical data

The site uses JavaScript technology.
The internet site may not be held responsible for material damage related to use of the site. In addition, the user of the site agrees to access the site using recent equipment not containing any viruses, and using a last-generation, updated browser.

5. Intellectual property and counterfeiting

Expertise France, representing the PFVT, is the owner of all intellectual property rights or holds rights to the use thereof concerning all elements accessible on the website, in particular the texts, images, graphics, logo, icons, sounds, software.
The graphic charter, architecture, graphic elements, illustrations and organization of this website are original works and are wholly owned by Expertise France. Any reproduction, redistribution or total or partial marketing of the contents is prohibited and is illegal without the consent of the author or the author's successors or legal assignees. The same holds for the translation, adaptation, or arrangement by any means whatsoever (Law 57298 of March 11, 1957).
Any unauthorized operation of the website or of any of the elements it contains will be considered to constitute counterfeiting and will be prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-1 and following of the Intellectual Property Code.
Expertise France grants the user the right to consult the site for strictly personal and private ends. Requests for authorization to reproduce any content should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

6. Limitations of responsibility

The PFVT may not be held responsible for direct or indirect damage caused to the user's equipment during access to the website and resulting either from use of equipment not meeting the specifications noted in Point 4, or from a bug or incompatibility.
Nor may the PFVT be held responsible for indirect damage (such as, for example, a loss of market or loss of an opportunity) following use of the site
All information about members and their projects is the responsibility of relevant organizations only.
The PFVT reserves the right to remove, without prior notice, any content that might violate legislation applicable in France, in particular provisions relative to data protection. If applicable, the PFVT reserves the right to engage the civil and/or criminal liability of the user, in particular concerning any messages that are racist, insulting, libelous or pornographic in nature, whatever the medium used (text, photos, etc.). Interactive spaces (offering the possibility to ask questions in the contact space) are available to users.
Information and/or documents available on this site may be modified at any time, and may be updated. All updates, new services and new characteristics which would improve the present site are covered by the present conditions of use.

7. Management of personal data

In France personal data is protected in particular by Law n° 78-87 of January 6, 1978, Law n° 2004-801 of August 6, 2004, article L. 226-13 of the Criminal Code, and the European Directive of October 24, 1995.
During use of the site, the following information may be collected: the URL of the links through which the user has accessed the site, the user's access provider, the user's internet protocol address (IP).
In all cases the PFVT collects the user's personal information only for the needs of certain services offered by the site The user makes a fully informed decision to provide this information, in particular when the user has entered the information. At that time a user of the site is informed as to whether provision of this information is required.
In accordance with the provisions of articles 38 and following of Law 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on information technology, data and freedom, any user has a right to access, correct and oppose personal data relevant to him/her, by making a written and signed request accompanied with a copy of his/her identity document including the titleholder's signature and the address to which the response is to be sent.
No personal information concerning the user of the site will be published, exchanged, transferred, ceded or sold to a third party in any medium without the user's knowledge. Only in the case of the sale of the PFVT and its rights might the said information be transmitted to a possible purchaser, who would in turn be subject to the same obligations toward the user of the site concerning data preservation and modification.
The above-named site is the subject of a declaration to the National Commission on Computer Technology and Freedom.
In accordance with the provisions of Law n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 on information technology, data and freedom, you have a right to access, modify, correct and remove data concerning you.
This right may be exercised, by showing proof of identity:

  • By mail: PFVT Technical Secretariat - Expertise France
    73 rue de Vaugirard 75 006 Paris – France
    Tel. + 33 (0) 1 70 82 70 82

  • By email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8. Hypertext links and cookies

The website contains some hypertext links to other sites, set up with the authorization of the PFVT. However, the PFVT is not able to verify the contents of the sites visited in this way and consequently will not accept any responsibility in this area.
Navigation on the site may result in installation of cookies on the user's computer. A cookie is a small-sized file which does not allow identification of the user, but which does save information related to computer browsing on a site. The data thus obtained is used to facilitate subsequent browsing on the site, and is also designed to allow various measurements of website visits.
Refusal to install cookies can prevent access to certain services. However, a user who wishes to refuse installation of cookies can configure the computer as follows:
Internet Explorer: tools tab (gear symbol at top right)/ Internet options. Click on "privacy" and select "block all cookies." Validate by clicking OK.
Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on the Firefox button; then go to the options tab. Click on the privacy tab. Customize privacy settings under "history." Then unclick box to disable cookies.
Safari: click at top right of the browser on the menu symbol (a gear). Select "settings." Click on "advanced settings." In the "privacy" section, click on "content settings." In the "cookies" section, you can block cookies.
Chrome: at top right of the browser click on the menu symbol (three horizontal lines). Select "settings." Click on "show advanced settings." In the "privacy" section, click on "preferences." In the "privacy" tab, click on "preferences." In the "privacy" tab, you can block cookies.

9. Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction

All litigation relating to use of the site is subject to French law. The relevant courts in Paris have exclusive jurisdiction.

10. Principal laws concerned

Law n° 78-87 of January 6, 1978, modified in particular by Law n° 2004-801 of August 6, 2004 concerning information technology, data and freedom.
Law n° 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 concerning confidence in the digital economy.

11. Lexicon

User: User connecting to the internet, using the above-named site.
Personal data: "information allowing, in any form whatsoever, directly or not, identification of physical persons to whom the information applies" (article 4 of Law n° 78-17 of January 6, 1978).