Legal Notice

This site, made up of all of the pages linked to its domain name, is the property of the Agence de la Transition Écologique [The Ecological Transition Agency]  (ADEME). A state-funded industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) governed by Articles L131-3 to L131-7 and R131-1 to R131-26 of the French Environmental Code, whose registered office is located at:
20, avenue du GrésilléBP 9040649004 Angers Cedex 01 FranceTel.: +33(0)2 41 20 41 20,
registered in the Angers Trade Register under the no. 385 290 309, represented by Arnaud LEROY, acting in his capacity as Chairman of the board of directors.

The Publishing Director is Mrs Agnès BREITENSTEIN, in her capacity as Communication and Training Director. 

The person responsible for access to administrative documents and for questions relating to the reuse of information is Mr Luc MORINIERE in his capacity as Head of the Legal Department.

This site is hosted by the company

Adresse : Nantil – Bât. A Nord – 1 rue Célestin Freinet 44200 NANTES
SAS with a capital of 46 250 euros
SIRET : 480 609 510 00031
Code NAF : 5829B
Contact :

Conditions of use

The use of this site is subject to the acceptance of all of these conditions set forth below.

Information contained in the site

The information provided on this site is for information purposes. ADEME cannot guarantee that the information published on the site is accurate, complete or up to date. ADEME does everything to offer users available and verified information and/or tools but cannot be held liable for errors or omissions or a lack of availability of information and services. Consequently, users acknowledge that they alone are responsible for their use of this information. Users declare that they have noted the information below before visiting the site. By choosing to access the site, users expressly and irrevocably accept the terms below.

Browsing cookies

ADEME wishes to inform you, in a clear and transparent manner, about the use of cookies when you visit the sites. When you visit the sites, information relating to your browsing may also be recorded in text files known as “cookies” installed on your computer or mobile device. The word “cookie” covers the various tracers which are placed or read on your terminal (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you browse web pages subject to the choices that you have expressed. The cookies are used on the sites for various purposes, to facilitate your browsing, to offer you customised content or to compile site visit statistics.

The following cookies may be placed on the sites: Browsing and preference cookies, to offer you browsing according to your profile (companies, communities/institutional/journalist) and to allow you to access the site content more easily. The preference cookies also allow content to be stored as favourites on some of our sites; Authentication cookies, essential to allow you to access your personal space from different sites; Performance cookies, to compile statistics via the Google Analytics web audience analysis tool and to optimise the sites’ performances.

Our sites contain links, particularly social network sharing links to other websites which use cookies.
We encourage you to check the cookie management policy of such sites.

The legal basis for using these cookies is your consent. In accordance with the applicable regulations, these cookies are valid for a maximum of 13 months, beyond which your consent will be requested again by the displaying of an information banner.
This data is reserved for the use of the relevant departments of ADEME and is used by our AT Internet and/or Google Analytics web audience analysis tools.

Intellectual Property Rights

All elements (wordings, logos, images, sound components, software, icons, layouts, databases, etc.) contained in the site and in the associated sites are protected by national and international intellectual property law. These elements are the exclusive property of ADEME and/or its partners.
In this regard, you cannot make any reproduction, representation, adaptation, translation and/or transformation, whether partially or wholly, or a transfer to another website of any element making up the site. Non-compliance with this prohibition may constitute an infringement for which you may be held liable under civil and criminal law. In accordance with the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code, the use of the elements making up the site is only authorised for strictly personal purposes.
However if you want to use the elements available on the site, we encourage you to read our General Conditions of Use (GCU).


ADEME accepts no liability relating to the content of the sites offered in links. The setting up of hyperlinks to pages or documents published on the site is authorised if the links offers the possibility of identifying the ADEME origin of the document. The user must advise ADEME of this in advance. Any use of information must be subject to an authorisation request, which can be made to the ADEME’s Communication department. Authorisation will be granted if the request is not contrary to the interests of the ADEME. ADEME reserves the right to sue any person who does not comply with the application of these rules.
This site is a portal site giving access to other sites, whether or not they belong to the ADEME, likely to have their own legal notices, which should be read and complied with.

Please note

We would point out that it is not possible to guarantee the confidentiality of messages sent over the Internet. Also, if you want to send a message under the best security conditions, we recommend that you use the postal service. ADEME shall assume no liability regarding the technical difficulties that you might encounter on the site regardless of the cause and origin thereof.

Amendment of legal notices

ADEME reserves the right to amend these notices at any time. Users are bound by the conditions in force at the time of their visit.

Governing law in the event of a dispute

French is the governing law.
For any dispute, jurisdiction is given to the competent courts under the aegis of the ANGERS Court of Appeal (France). 

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