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Welcome to the website (hereinafter "the Website").

Please read these terms of use (hereinafter the "Terms"), and any special terms stated on the pages of the Website, which govern your use of the site
These Terms set out your relevant legal rights and responsibilities when using this Website.
This Website is available to you free of charge (except for Internet connection costs) for your personal use, subject to compliance with the Terms set out below.
By accessing, visiting it and/or using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms, and that you undertake to comply with all relevant laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these Terms, please do not use this Website.
You undertake to access the information provided on this Website exclusively for personal and non-commercial use.
You may only use this Website for legitimate purposes. It may not be used for any fraudulent or unauthorised purposes, in particular any purposes contrary to public order and morality.

 1. Legal information

The site is the property of the GDF SUEZ Foundation
Publication Manager: Valérie Bernis
Site Administrator: Valérie Vigouroux

GDF SUEZ Foundation
1, place Samuel de Champlain, 92930 Paris La Défense
SIREN No.: 432 090 249
SIRET No.: 432 090 249 000 17

Editor of
Management, coordination and consultancy
HICKORY Conseils S.A., Groupe Territoires Conseil
Associate Director: Anne Combier
Project Manager: Nicolas Grundeler
SIRET No.: 712 033 703 00083, Paris Trade Register
Public limited liability company with share capital of €217,500
VAT No.: FR 04 712 033 703
Headquarters: 11 Rue des Petites Ecuries, F-75010 Paris
Telephone: +33 (0)1 56 03 69 00
Contact: [email protected] and

This Website has been created in partnership with Imaginaty (development), Studio Baylaucq (design), ITS Integra (hosting) and Optimy SA (online form and the GDF SUEZ Foundation's file-management solution).

Contact: [email protected]
Stéphane Cocallemen
Telephone: +33 (0)1 41 38 68 37

Contact: [email protected]
Nathalie Baylaucq
Telephone: +33 (0)1 44 90 80 40

Contact: [email protected]
Telephone: +33 (0)1 55 17 36 50

Optimy SA
Contact: [email protected]
Kenneth Bérard
Telephone: +32 (0)2 888 77 02


Text: GDF SUEZ Foundation and Agence Baylaucq

Translation: Site translated into English by Broccoli in California, Inc. (USA)
Contact: [email protected]

 2. Limitation of liability and guarantees
    Any person accessing the site, managed by the GDF SUEZ Foundation, agrees to abide by the present general Terms, which may, in the case of certain services, apply in addition to specific terms and conditions.
    All visitors to the Website are responsible for the information they stream, use and/or transfer, and in this context agree to abide by French legislation and rules in force, in particular that/those pertaining to manifestly unlawful content (breach of morality, incitement to racial hatred, paedophilia) and protection of the rights of third parties (intellectual property rights). Hickory shall not be liable for use of data, streaming content or the services of any other person, particularly where said person fails to comply with legislation and rules in force.
    The information on the site, including its content and commercial trademarks, is protected by intellectual property law. Any reproduction or representation of said content or trademarks, in whole or in part, for any purpose other than private use and on any medium, is strictly prohibited; any person reproducing or representing said content and/or trademarks in breach of this provision shall be held liable under both civil and criminal law.
    As a user of the site, you acknowledge that you have the necessary skills and means to access and use this Website.

The GDF SUEZ Foundation and its contributors make every effort ensure that the information provided on the site is accurate and up-to-date, reserving the right to modify the content at any time and without notice. However, they cannot guarantee that this information is complete, or that it has not been modified by a third party (hacking, virus, etc.). Furthermore, the GDF SUEZ Foundation and its contributors accept no liability (direct or indirect) in the event of delay, error or omission with regard to the content and use of these pages and in the event of the service being interrupted or unavailable.

You agree that you have been informed that the site is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except in the event of force majeure, server problems, problems caused by the telecommunications network infrastructure, or other technical difficulties. The GDF SUEZ Foundation may occasionally shut down the Website for maintenance purposes. In such cases, it will make every effort to notify users in advance. The GDF SUEZ Foundation shall not be responsible for delays, operating problems, or incompatibility between the Website and files, your browser or any other programme used to access the Website.

The GDF SUEZ Foundation may under no circumstances be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from or subsequent to third-party distribution of a virus by means of our Website, which may infect your computer system following connection to this Website, use of this Website or browsing on this Website. Likewise, the GDF SUEZ Foundation may not be held liable for any material or consequential damage (including but not limited to technical failure, disclosure of confidential documents, and loss of data), or for any other indirect damage arising from or associated with the use of the Website.

The GDF SUEZ Foundation makes every possible effort to ensure that the information provided on the Website is accurate and up-to-date, and reserves the right to correct the content at any time and without prior notice. However, the GDF SUEZ Foundation and its contributors make no undertaking and assume no liability, under any circumstances whatsoever, with regard to the relevance, continuity, accuracy, absence of errors in, veracity, timeliness, fair and commercial nature, quality, validity and availability of the information contained on the site Each Internet user shall be fully responsible for the risks incurred by giving credence to this information. Incorrect information or omissions may be encountered arising from typographical or formatting errors. If you find any such errors, please inform us so that we can make the relevant corrections.

The GDF SUEZ Foundation reserves the right to modify any of the Website's content at its sole discretion. Pursuant to its policy of updating and improving the Website, the GDF SUEZ Foundation may decide to modify these Terms.
Any dated information published on the Website is valid exclusively for the specified date.

Users are also reminded that the confidentiality of correspondence cannot be guaranteed on the network and that every Internet user is responsible for taking all appropriate measures to protect their own data and/or software from contamination by any viruses that may be circulating on the Internet.

The site includes links to other websites, in particular that of GDF SUEZ, likely to have their own legal conditions, which should be read and complied with.

3.  Hyperlinks
The GDF SUEZ Foundation may not be held liable for hyperlinks to other websites, and particularly for the content of those websites.
The GDF SUEZ Foundation is not liable for hyperlinks from other websites to this Website and no such links may be set up without its prior written consent.

Access codes and passwords:
Some services on the Website require an access code and password.

These access codes and passwords are confidential, personal and non-transferable. You are responsible for their management, safekeeping and for the consequences of their use. You are responsible for taking the measures necessary for their protection and safekeeping. Under no circumstances may the GDF SUEZ Foundation be held liable for any fraudulent use of access codes and/or passwords.

For security reasons, access to secure sections of the Website will automatically be barred after several failed access attempts. GDF SUEZ reserves the right to suspend access to the Website in the event of fraudulent or attempted fraudulent use of a password or access code by a user. In the event of your access being suspended, GDF SUEZ will notify you.

The information recorded by the Website's computer system when the user logs on will constitute evidence of any actions performed by the user on the Website, and evidence that those actions have been processed.

4.  Data protection
The site is registered with the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL).
The information you provide when signing up to the Website via the contact form is used solely for the purposes of websites. Under no circumstances will it be shared with or sold to other publishers. However, we shall not be liable for any information you submit to other websites you may access via the site

Pursuant to the provisions of Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Information Technology and Data Protection, you have the right to access information held about you; accordingly, you may edit it yourself or request that it be edited or deleted. To do this, please write to: HICKORY, GDF SUEZ Foundation Website, 11 Rue des Petites Ecuries, F-75010 Paris.

5.  Intellectual property
GDF SUEZ, the GDF SUEZ Corporate Foundation, logos, logos of partners and supported associations, the site and its content are protected by trademark law and/or copyright and other legislation. All remain the exclusive property of the GDF SUEZ Foundation. Pursuant to the provisions of the Intellectual Property Code, the rules and legislation of all countries, and international agreements, any representation and/or reproduction, or the use, in whole or in part, of any of the aforementioned items without the prior written consent of the GDF SUEZ Foundation is prohibited.

6. Questions/Complaints

Any questions, comments or complaints concerning the functioning of the Website should be addressed to the site administrators:

    by e-mail to or via the following link: [email protected]

     by post to the following address:

 GDF SUEZ Foundation

       1 place Samuel de Champlain 92930 Paris La Défense

7. Access to the Website
The GDF SUEZ Foundation and its partners reserve the right to modify, terminate, suspend or interrupt access to all or part of the Website at any time, for any reason and at their sole discretion without prior notice.

8. Applicable law and severability
The Website is subject to French law. As such, these Terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with French law.

Where, for any reason whatsoever, a competent court should determine that a provision of these Terms is invalid, the fact that said provision is invalid shall in no way affect the validity of the remaining provisions, which shall continue to apply.

Failure by one of the parties to exercise a right or to institute legal proceedings under these Terms shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such a right or such proceedings.

Any assignment or other transfer of the rights granted under these Terms is strictly prohibited.