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Legal Notice

In accordance with Act no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, users of the Website are informed of the identity of the various parties involved in its monitoring:

  • Publisher and Director of Publication:

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund, registered under number  89229416600012, whose registered office is located in MARCY L'ETOILE (69280) and whose publication director is Mr. Alexandre MERIEUX.

Telephone: +33 (0)4 78 87 20 00

Email address:

  •  Editorial manager:

Mrs. Christine Hostache

  • Host:

Amazon Web Services – 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, Luxemburg

Website Access

Users of the Website declare that they know and understand the Internet and its limits, including, in particular, its functional characteristics and technical performance: the risks of interruption, response times for consulting, querying, or transferring information, and the risks (whatever they may be) inherent in any connection on the network.

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund will use reasonable efforts to keep the Website available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but shall not be under any obligation to do so.

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund reserves the right, for any reason and at its sole discretion, to terminate, modify, suspend, or discontinue access to all or part of the Website, its contents, features, or hours of availability without notice.

Access to the Website may be interrupted (in particular for maintenance and upgrading reasons or for any other technical reason) without this engaging its responsibility.

Intellectual Property

The entire Website is subject to French and international legislation on intellectual property.

  • Copyright law

The photographs, texts, slogans, drawings, images, animated sequences with or without sound, as well as all works integrated into the Website are the property of The bioMérieux Endowment Fund or of third parties who have authorized The bioMérieux Endowment Fund to use them. The logos, icons and graphic chips represented on the Website are protected by copyright and the following articles of the Intellectual Property Code.The rights of the database producer

The databases appearing on the Website are protected by Articles L.341-1 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code.

Consequently, any extraction or reuse of the content of the databases on the Website, whether qualitatively or quantitatively substantial, is sanctioned.

Website Content

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund strives to present accurate and up-to-date information on the Website. However, The bioMérieux Endowment Fund makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the information and assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the content of the Website.

The information on the Website is provided for general information purposes. The information and illustrations are not contractual and The bioMérieux Endowment Fund shall not be liable to the reader for any consequences arising from their use for themselves or on behalf of or to third parties. They may not be used to contradict any existing or future contractual agreement between The bioMérieux Endowment Fund and the user.

Limitation of Liability

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund assumes no responsibility for any delay, error, or omission in the content of these pages, nor for any interruption or permanent or temporary unavailability of the service. While The bioMérieux Endowment Fund makes every effort to ensure the accuracy and truthfulness of the information contained on its Website, it is not responsible for the content of the latter.

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund shall not be liable for any damages which may result from the use of this Website.

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund reserves the right to correct the content of this Website at any time without notice.

Use of the Website is at the user's sole risk. Neither The bioMérieux Endowment Fund nor any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Website shall be liable for any direct or indirect damages arising out of access to or use of the Website and/or its contents. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the entire content of the Website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, completeness, or non-infringement of third-party rights. The bioMérieux Endowment Fund does not warrant that the Website will be error-free, free of viruses or other harmful components, or that it will operate without interruption.

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund disclaims any responsibility for any damage to the user's computer equipment or other property on account of the user's access to, use of, or downloading of any information, data, text, video, images, or audio from the Website.

Except for personally identifiable information, which is subject to our Privacy Policy, all communications or information transmitted to the Website by the user, whether by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, concepts, know-how, techniques or other information, shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary unless the user specifically states otherwise, and may be freely used, reproduced, disclosed, published, broadcast or otherwise disposed of by The bioMérieux Endowment Fund or its affiliates for any purpose whatsoever, including (without limitation) developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information.

The software on this Website may be subject to the application of French, U.S. or other State export control laws and regulations, as they may be amended from time to time. It is the user's responsibility to check the laws and regulations applicable to them before downloading or exporting any software from the Website.

It is reiterated that the fact of fraudulently accessing or remaining in a computer system, of hindering or distorting the operation, or fraudulently introducing or modifying data on the Website constitutes an offence subject to criminal sanctions.

The Website may contain links to other Websites, which are provided as a convenience to you. The bioMérieux Endowment Fund has no control over these Websites, has not reviewed all of the Websites linked to the Website, and is not responsible for the content of any such Websites. Access to or use of these Websites and/or their content by the user is at the user's sole responsibility and risk. Although The bioMérieux Endowment Fund may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and other elements on the Website, The bioMérieux Endowment Fund assumes no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, or the like which is untrue, false, defamatory, obscene, libellous, incomplete, plagiarized, pornographic, profane, or otherwise unsafe. Users are strictly prohibited from posting any unlawful, threatening, libellous, defamatory, obscene, slanderous, pornographic or any other material which could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law.

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund authorises the creation of a hypertext link to its content, subject to:

  • written authorization from The bioMérieux Endowment Fund;
  • not using the technique of "deeplinking," i.e. the pages of the Website must not be nested within the pages of another Website, but accessible by opening a dedicated window;
  •  mention of the source, which will point directly to the content in question by means of a hypertext link.

Any use for commercial or advertising purposes is excluded except for the stipulations provided.

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund is not responsible for the content of any linked Website, regardless of the type of link established from the Website.


The original version of these notices was written in French.

The French version will therefore be considered as the official one. In the event of a dispute concerning these notices and a translation, the French version shall prevail over any other.


Any complaints or notifications, please contact us by postal mail to:

The bioMérieux Endowment Fund

Christine Hostache

376, chemin de l’orme


Applicable Law

This legal notice and these general conditions of use shall be exclusively governed by French law.