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The following general conditions are applicable to all Users of the website

The purpose of the present General Conditions is to define the conditions of use of the website
All access and/or use of the website implies acceptance of and obedience to the terms of the present Conditions. They thus constitute a contract between the Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard and the User.
Should a user not wish to agree to all or part of the present General Conditions, he/she is requested to leave the website .

The website is published by :
Institut Océanographique Paul Ricard (hereafter designated IOPR)
Non-profit Association under the French Law of 1901
Address : Île des Embiez 83140 Six-Fours-Les-Plages
Email :

Represented by Madame Patricia RICARD
The Publication Manager is Madame Patricia RICARD

The website is hosted by :
Immeuble Grand Ecran
11, avenue André Roussin
13016 Marseille
Phone. : 04 91 46 84 60
Fax : 04 91 51 40 06

The website is accessible free of charge to any User disposing of access to the Internet. All costs associated with the website, whether costs of equipment, software or internet access, are exclusively the responsibility of the user. The User alone is responsible for the proper functioning of his/her computer equipment and for his/her access to the internet.
The IOPR uses all reasonable means at its disposal to ensure good quality access to the website , but is under no obligation to achieve this.
Furthermore, the IOPR may not be held responsible for any dysfunction of the network or of the servers or of any other incident beyond its reasonable control, which might hinder or degrade access to the website .
The IOPR reserves the right to interrupt, temporarily suspend or alter without prior warning access to any part or all of the website , in order to undertake maintenance, or for any other reason, without the interruption giving grounds for any obligation or compensation.

The website, in particular its content, is protected by the legislation in force in France. The IOPR is the sole holder of all rights of intellectual property for the website and its content (texts, photographs, illustrations, pictures, logos, etc.).
The content reproduced on the website is subject to copyright and its reproduction or publication, without explicit written permission from the IOPR, constitutes a forgery subject to legal penalties.
All marques (named marques and logos) and any other distinctive sign that appears on the website are the property of the Institut océanographique Paul Ricard. In consequence, any reproduction and / or representation, and any use of such distinctive signs, are prohibited, except with written permission of the copyright holder.
Any User who disposes of a website in a personal or professional capacity may not include on his/her website a simple link leading directly to the Homepage of the website, without requesting prior permission from the Institut océanographique Paul Ricard..

For the purpose of respecting the private life of its Users, the IOPR guarantees that the collection and the processing of personal information, undertaken within the present website, will be performed in accordance with French law n°78-17 of 6 January 1978 relative to informatics, files and rights, amended by law n°2004-801 of 6 August 2004.
In accordance with the afore-cited law, the IOPR guarantees the User the right of objection to, access to and rectification of nominative data concerning him/her.
The User may exercise this right by directly contacting the IOPR (access contact information).

The information published on the website issues from sources that are reputed to be reliable. Nevertheless, the IOPR cannot guarantee the exactitude or the pertinence of these data. In addition, the information made available on this website is solely provided for the purposes of information, and shall in no case constitute advice or recommendations of any kind.
In consequence, the IOPR accepts no responsibility for the use of any information and content displayed throughout the whole of this website, in any manner. The User has sole responsibility for the proper, discerning and intelligent use of information made available in this website.
The IOPR shall in no case, within the bounds of the applicable legislation, be held responsible for any damages and/or prejudice, direct or indirect, material or immaterial, of any kind whatever, resulting from the unavailability or from the use of the website
The User agrees, in a general way, to respect fully the legislation in force in France.

Cookies are the small electronic files that a website may transfer to the hard disc of a User in order to identify the User and customize his/her use of the website.
The website collects standard information such as the User’s IP address, the type of navigation tool, etc. This information shall only be used by the website for the purpose of facilitating and allowing automatic connection for each visit to the website

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The IOPR reserves the right to amend the terms, conditions and legal information of the present contract at any time.
The User is also advised to regularly consult the latest version of the Conditions of Use available on the website

The present contract is agreed for an indeterminate duration following use of the website

The present General Conditions are subject to French legislation. In the event of litigation, where no out of court settlement has been concluded, litigation shall be solely within the jurisdiction of the French courts.