Legal notices and confidentiality policy
You are currently connected to the www.mnhm.fr website hosted by the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, and to the information portal for the museums and departments of the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE. The Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle is a scientific, cultural and professional public institution, under the dual supervision of the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation and the Ministry for Ecological Transition. The Muséum comprises several different venues open to the public, but it is also a scientific research and higher education establishment.
Corporate name of the company hosting the website
MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE, a scientific, cultural and professional public institution, governed by modified decree n°2001-916 of 3 October 2001;
Its headquarters are at 57, rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris;
It is represented by its President, Bruno David
Publications manager: Agnès Parent
Director of writing: Étienne Jolivet
Copyright: © MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE
“Any reproduction, use or representation, in whole or in part, of the screen pages, data and in general all elements that make up the www.mnhn.fr website, by any process and in any format whatsoever, is strictly prohibited and constitutes, without prior written authorization from the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE, an infringement of copyright.”
Liability: The publisher commits to respecting all of the legislative provisions concerning the launch and running of a website.
We invite you to take note of the information provided in this present section. You accept that the following provisions govern the use of this website.
Information contained in the website
This is an informative website. It aims to present the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE and its collections. None of the information contained on the website can be, or be construed to be, contractually binding. The scientific texts published on the website are valid at the date of their publication and do not entail the liability of their authors.
The information about the services and objects in the collections, or any other information contained on the website, is taken from documents considered to be reliable. The information on the website is regularly updated.
The practical information should however be checked directly with the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE.
All the information, whether of practical or scientific nature, is purely indicative and does not entail the liability of the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE. All information contained on the website can be modified, at any time with no prior warning, by the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE.
The information contained on the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE website in no way represents an offer of services or products, nor a commercial proposal of whatsoever nature, nor should it be taken as a recommendation or advice. The MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE and the entities comprising it cannot be held responsible for any decision taken or not taken based on information contained on the website, nor is it responsible for the use that may be made of this information by a third party. This information does not entail the liability of the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE.
Applicable law - attribution of competence
The official language of the website is French. It is subject to French law and exclusively falls within the scope of the French courts.
Protection of website content
The present website, and all of its constitutive elements of whatever sort, are the property of the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE and are protected by copyright and intellectual property rights.
The databases and/or datasheets are protected by special provisions, introduced in law n°98-536 of 1st July 1998 on the legal protection of databases.
It is prohibited to reuse the information without prior, express consent from the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE.
The MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE authorises the users, under the present conditions and rules of use on the internet, to consult this website free of charge, for information purposes, uniquely for their personal and private use and to the exclusion of all commercial purposes.
Law of evidence
The law n°2000-230 of 13 March 2000 adapting the law of evidence to information technologies and relating to electronic signatures recognises that writing in a digital format carries the same weight as writing on paper. The MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE would like to bring your attention to the consequences of sending electronic messages in terms of liability of all types, and particularly legal.
The hypertext links present on the website take the user to other resources on the internet, but also from these said resources back to the website, whether these links were set up by the websites of the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE entities or by third party websites.
These different links should not be considered to be constitutive of an offer of services or products, nor a commercial proposal of whatsoever nature, nor should they be taken as a recommendation or advice.
The MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE accepts no responsibility for the contents and use made by third parties of the information featuring on any other website.
Equally, the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE accepts no responsibility for the consequences linked to technical faults in relation to these links.
The MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE can at all times require the deletion of hypertext link(s) to its website, set up by anyone from an external website, if this website contravenes the image of the Museum.
Security and integrity of telecommunications
We remind you that the security and integrity of all communications on the internet cannot be guaranteed.
The MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE accepts no responsibility for consequences linked to technical faults in relation to our website, notably in terms of problems accessing the website or any disruption to availability.
Protection of information systems
Articles 323-1 et seq. of the penal code penalize attacks on automated data processing systems, notably:
- the fact of fraudulently accessing or remaining inside all or part of an automated data processing system;
- the fact of hindering or disrupting the operation of such a system;
- the fact of entering fraudulent information into such a system or of fraudulently modifying the data it contains.
The automated processing of personal information operating within this website is currently subject to a declaration to the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (French data protection commission). Unless stated otherwise, the answers and information that you are asked to provide in the information collection forms on the website are optional.
Whether the information is obligatory or optional is clearly indicated in the information collection forms. If the obligatory answers or information are not provided, the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE will not be able to correctly process your requests.
The personal information collected on the website is exclusively intended for use by the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE; it will be communicated and analysed by the services concerned. It can also be used by the MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE for commercial proposals. If you do not want to receive such communications, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In compliance with Law n° 78-17 of 6 January 1978 (art. 34) on “information technology, data files and civil liberties”, you have the right to access, modify, correct and delete information concerning you. You may exercise these rights concerning personal information about yourself, by writing to:
MUSÉUM NATIONAL D’HISTOIRE NATURELLE - Direction de la Diffusion et de la Communication, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris.
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