Conditions générales d'utilisation

1. Introduction

This website (the “Website”) is provided by INSTITUT PASTEUR.

The aim of this Website is to provide access to a selection of iconographic resources representing the scientific research at the Institut Pasteur, its history, and institutional events. These resources are not free of rights. Any use for purposes of representation and / or reproduction of images from the Website must be applied to the Website contact.

Use of the Website (together with the documents referred to on it) is governed by these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”).

Please read them now.

By using the Website you indicate that you accept the Terms and Conditions and that you agree to abide by them. If you are not willing to accept these Terms and Conditions you may not use the Website.

2. Access

Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and INSTITUT PASTEUR reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service it provides on the Website without notice.

From time to time, we (i.e INSTITUT PASTEUR) may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users who have registered with us.

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

User account will be disabled after more than five (5) years of inactivity and all data linked to it will be deleted.

3. Disclaimer

This Website and its content are provided “as is,” and INSTITUT PASTEUR makes no express or implied representations, warranties or undertaking about:

- any of the content of the Website (including, without limitation, any as to the quality, accuracy, performance, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content); or

- any content of any third party website referred to or accessed to by link through the Website. Links to third party websites are for your convenience only. Such websites are operated and controlled by third parties and their inclusion does not imply any endorsement or approval by INSTITUT PASTEUR of the materials on such websites.

Nothing contained on this Website shall be construed as providing consult or advice to you. The content of the Website is for your general information and use only.

Moreover, INSTITUT PASTEUR makes no guarantee that this Website is free from computer viruses.

It is strongly recommended that you check for such viruses before downloading it or its content.

4. Liability

Website users are strictly prohibited from :

- using this Website in any way that impacts user access to this Website;

- using this Website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in a way that causes, or may cause, harm to the Website (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data) , or to any person or business entity;

- engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this Website, or while using this Website;

- using this Website to engage in any advertising or marketing.

INSTITUT PASTEUR accepts no liability for any claims, penalties, loss or expenses arising from any reliance placed on the content of the Website; the use or inability to use the Website; the downloading of any materials from the Website; or any unauthorised access to or alteration to the Website.

5. Copyright

This Website and its entire content are protected by intellectual property rights.

You may view, download any part of this Website for private purposes, but you are not permitted, without INSTITUT PASTEUR's permission to:

  • - store the Website, or any part of the Website, for any other purpose;
  • - print copies of the Website, or any part of the Website, for any other purpose;
  • - reproduce, copy or transmit the Website, or any part of the Website, in any way, for any other purpose or in any other medium.

All other rights which are not specifically granted are reserved.

6. Personal data processing

INSTITUT PASTEUR may collect personal data when you access / use the Website for the proper working of the Phototheque and the management of its users.

You acknowledge and agree, however, that you are solely responsible for choosing to use the Website.

This Website was consequently declared to the French data protection authority, CNIL.

INSTITUT PASTEUR guarantees that no personal data is collected without your knowledge, and that said information is not released to third parties for any reason whatsoever.

Pursuant to the French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, you are entitled to access and rectify any data that concern you on line on this Website. You may also request an update or deletion of any personal data that is inaccurate, incomplete, ambiguous or outdated, or you believe to have been unlawfully collected, used, disclosed or held. Lastly, you are entitled to oppose the processing of your personal data for legitimate reasons. If you wish to exercise these rights please email: or write to:

Institut Pasteur
Centre de Ressources en Information Scientifique (CeRIS)
25-28 rue du Dr Roux
75724 Paris Cedex 15 - France

7. Cookies Policy

Users are informed that a cookie may automatically install itself on their browser when visiting the site.
Cookies do not enable the INSTITUT PASTEUR to identify you. They generally record information about your browsing habits on our site (pages viewed, date and time of viewing, etc.) that we can view on your next visit. In a word they contain the information you have provided us with.
This means that you will not need to complete the form provided by the INSTITUT PASTEUR again on your next visit. This information is stored in your computer during the time you are logged into our site.
We inform you that you can set your browser not to accept "cookies".

8. Severability

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these Terms and Conditions unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.

9. Changes

INSTITUT PASTEUR reserves the right to amend or replace the Terms and Conditions at any time, and by using this Website you are expected to read such Terms and Conditions on a regular basis.

10. Assignment

INSTITUT PASTEUR shall be permitted to assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms and Conditions without any notification or consent required. However, you shall not be permitted to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms and Conditions.

11. Entire agreement

These Terms and Conditions, including any legal notices and disclaimers contained on this Website, constitute the entire agreement between INSTITUT PASTEUR and you in relation to your use of this Website.

12. Law and jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of France and any disputes that may arise shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Paris (France) courts.

13. Contacts

The department authorized to carry out controls on the Website’s content and use is Scientific Information Resources Center (CeRIS).

Any question regarding the use of the Website should be adressed to :

Institut Pasteur
25-28 rue du Docteur Roux
75015, Paris