General conditions of use

1. Information required by law

In accordance with law n°2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, you are hereby informed that:

The Website «» is edited by the Company SOFRAME (hereinafter referred to as “SOFRAME”). Public limited company with a board of directors and supervisory board with a capital of 800 000 euros

Recorded in the STRASBOURG Trade and Companies Register under n˚ 732 032 545
SIREN : 732 032 545 00046
NACE Code: 2920Z
TIN: FR90 732 032 545
Registered Head Offices: 29 rue du 14 juillet 67980 HANGENBIETEN 
Tel : (33) 03 88 48 53 00

Editorial Director: Patrick BOURREAU

Siège social :
15, rue de la Nuée Bleue
67000 Strasbourg
Tél : +33 (0)3 88 75 80 50
Fax : +33 (0)3 88 23 56 32

Since legal references may be changed at any time, without notice, you are invited to refer to them regularly. Last updated: 8 June 2016.

2. Information Technology and Civil Liberties

The collected data is intended to be used by SOFRAME for the purpose of studying and carrying out a statistical analysis of the data.

In accordance with the law on “information technology and freedoms” of 6 January 1978, you have the right to access and rectify information relating to you.

If you wish to exercise this right and receive details of the information held about you, please write to : SOFRAME, 29 rue du 14 juillet, 67980 HANGENBIETEN, FRANCE.

You may also request that information held about you not be used, if you have legitimate reasons to do so.

For further information, the User is invited to consult the Site’s Confidentiality Policy.

3. Cookies

The User is hereby informed that when he visits this site, a cookie may automatically be installed on his Web browser. 

The cookie is a data block for storing data relating to users browsing the Website but does not allow them to be identified. 

The browser software parameterisation allows the User to be informed of the presence of a cookie and as appropriate to disallow it in the manner described at the following address:

For further information, the User may refer to the Site’s Cookie Usage Policy.

4. Intellectual Property

The Website, its contents and all items of whatever nature which constitute it, such as, in particular but not limited to, software, text, still images, moving images, databases, trademarks, illustrations, logos, designs, models and downloadable documents, that are included on the SOFRAME Website are protected by French and international legislation on intellectual property and remain the sole property of SOFRAME or, as appropriate, their respective owners. SOFRAME holds all intellectual property rights relating thereto and/or has secured rights to the use thereof. Any form of reproduction, representation, adaptation or total or partial modification of any item constituting the SOFRAME Website is prohibited.

Content Management tool and Open Source module:  WORDPRESS –

The trademarks and logos reproduced on the SOFRAME Website have been registered.

Any reproduction, republication or total or partial redistribution of these trademarks and logos, by whatever means, without prior written consent, is prohibited. 

5. Hyperlinks

The installation of hyperlinks to the SOFRAME Website requires the prior written consent of SOFRAME.

The SOFRAME website may contain links to other websites or Internet sources.  Insofar as SOFRAME cannot control these websites and external sources, SOFRAME cannot be held liable for the availability of these websites and external sources, and therefore declines all responsibility as to the content, advertising, products and services available on or from these websites or external sources.  These links are offered to Users as a service.  The decision to activate the links is the responsibility of Users alone.

6. Limitation of liability

The User hereby acknowledges that he has the competencies and necessary means of accessing this Website and using it. He hereby declares that he has checked that the data processing configuration used does not contain any viruses and is in perfect working order. He hereby declares that he is familiar with the characteristics and constraints of the Internet and in particular, but not exclusively with the risks and reliability problems associated with this type of network. 

SOFRAME is only responsible for the Web pages that it edits. 

The data supplied by SOFRAME is supplied for information only and does not absolve the User from the need to undertake an additional, personal analysis thereof. 

In particular, SOFRAME cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data and completeness of the data made available on its site or, moreover, that it is up-to date.  

Accordingly, the User hereby recognises that he is solely responsible for the use he makes of this data. 

SOFRAME endeavours to offer Users data and/or tools that are usable and have been verified but cannot be held liable for errors, performance failings or the lack of availability of certain functions and/or the presence of viruses on its Website. 

SOFRAME may not be held liable for any damage that may occur to the User’s computer system and/or any loss of data resulting from the use of this Website. 

Moreover, SOFRAME liability may only be invoked by the User in respect of a proven error and for direct and foreseeable damages caused solely by a failure of SOFRAME to meet its obligations. In particular, the User may not invoke the liability of SOFRAME in respect of any loss of earnings, opportunity or turnover. 

7. Applicable law – Attribution of jurisdiction

These General Conditions of Use are regulated solely by French law. In the event of a dispute, the competent courts in STRASBOURG (France) shall have sole jurisdiction, notwithstanding any multiplicity of defendants or third parties, even in respect of urgent, warranty, interim or ex-party proceedings.