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Mailing address: Fondation de Coopération Scientifique b<>com
Phone:  +33(0)2 56 35 88 00.
Director of publication and : Bertrand Guilbaud.
Editor in chief: Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache.
Webmaster: Maud Hervieux.

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The policy of the website "" complies with French Law 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 relating to trust in the digital economy.

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The contents of this website, "", are protected by copyright and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part. None of it may be reproduced without the consent of the author pursuant to Article L.122-4 of the French Code of Intellectual Property. Infringing on a copyrighted work is an offence punishable, under the terms of Article L.335-2 of the French Code of Intellectual Property, by 3 years in prison and a €300 000 fine.
As an exception to this general rule, press releases are free to use.

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The website "" includes many links to other sites.
These pages, whose addresses are checked on a regular basis, are not part of the site "", whose editorial staff is not responsible and cannot be held liable for the content and information published on those sites. Links to third-party sites are provided for the sake of convenience only, and their content cannot be guaranteed.


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"" uses two types of third party cookies which are non-essential to the website’s operation: audience measurement cookies from Google Analytics and social media sharing tools and audience measurement from AddThis.

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Google Analytics and AddThis cookies are not essential to the website’s operation, they can be denied without impairing a visitor’s quality of browsing.

Privacy protection

b<>com is committed to the respect of privacy and rights of the individuals whose data are processed. We collect only the strictly necessary personal data (principle of data minimization). You can visit this site without revealing your identity.


Bertrand Guilbaud, representing Scientific Cooperation Foundation b<>com.

Subject matter of processing (purpose and lawfulness):

The website "" only processes your personal data at your request and for the following purposes:

  • To answer questions asked through the contact forms ;
  • To send our newsletter and monitor its results ;
  • To process job applications.

These processing are only lawful because of your consent to them, which you can withdraw at any time by following the opt-out links on any newsletter message sent to you or by contacting b<>com using the details in paragraph “Rights of data subjects” below.

Data processed:

For contact forms :

  • Family name, first name, e-mail address, phone number.

For the newsletter :

  • E-mail address, IP address, browser, machine and operating system, interaction with newsletter e-mails.

For job applications :

  • Family name, first name, e-mail address, phone number, resume and cover letter.

Data recipients:

For all data:

  • b<>com’s authorized staff.

In addition, only for data collected for the newsletter:

  • Mailchimp, our American processor.

The transfer of personal data to the American servers of Mailchimp has suitable safeguards in conformity with applicable legislation (EU-USA Privacy Shield certification and data processing agreement).
Mailchimp gathers information on newsletter subscribers with its own tracking technologies and cookies – such as IP address, browser, machine and operating system, interaction with newsletter e-mails – in order to inform b<>com on the newsletter’s success. Mailchimp also uses this data for its own legitimate business interests such as improving its products and services. Mailchimp may transfer your data to its own subcontractors in the course of the provision of its services.

Further information on Mailchimp’s processing of personal data is available here:,    

Storage period:

For newsletter and contact forms data:

  • 3 years maximum after the last contact with you.

For job applications:

  • 2 years maximum after the last contact.

Rights of data subjects:

You have the right to access your personal data and request its erasure, rectification or portability. You may also object to your data’s processing or request a restriction of it. To exercise your rights or for any question regarding your data, you can reach us at personal-data[at] or at :
Human Resources • Fondation  de Coopération Scientifique b<>com

If you still consider after contacting us that your data protection rights may have been breached or that this website does not comply with data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority such as the CNIL (the French data protection commission).

Security measures:

Protecting your personal data is of primary concern to us. We store the information that we collect on secure servers and take precautions to protect your personal information. b<>com employees which, because of their position, have access to your personal data undertake the utmost confidentiality in this regard.
"" uses IP addresses anonymously to log access attempts and derive statistical data from those logs. Identification is only sought if an attempt is made to fraudulently access our facilities.

Right to reproduce online content

The institute b<>com does what it can to provide accurate information in good faith. However, the information relayed on this site does not form a contract between b<>com and the site's reader. Any prices and other conditions of sale are given for information purposes only, and are subject to errors and changes.

You are permitted, without prior express consent of b <> com, the following actions:

  • Citations which respect the author's right to attribution and integrity by citing their name and the source. The citation must be both a short excerpt from the original publication and a short insertion into the publication it later appears in. The citation illustrates a statement and must not compete with the source publication.

Using so many citations as to constitute a compilation is considered to be a derivative work, and is therefore subject to the prior agreement of the author or copyright holder.

  • Creating a link, provided that it opens a new, separate window of the browser, and that the page that the link leads to is not embedded inside other pages of a different site, particularly through the use of frames, belonging to the linked site.

In other cases, and in particular:

  • If you want to display the logo of the institute b<>com
  • If the contents of the site "" are to be integrated into the appearance of your site, particularly through the use of frames 
  • If the pages containing the link to the site are behind a paywall

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The request for authorization to reproduce content must specify which content is being sought, as well as the publication or site where it will appear. Once this authorization has been obtained, that content may only be reproduced under these conditions:

  • It is distributed for free
  • The integrity of the reproduced documents is maintained (no edits or alterations of any kind)
  • The statement "© - Fondation de Coopération Scientifique b<>com - rights reserved" must be included. This statement will be hot-linked to point directly to the content.
  • An icon representing the website is inserted.

In all cases, the institute b<>com reserves the right to request that a citation or link be removed if b<>com believes that it violates its editorial policy or could harm its interests.
Without prior authorization, the following is prohibited:

  • Reproduction other than for strictly personal and private purposes, regardless of the medium (hard copy, CD-ROM, Internet, intranet, company network, etc.).

b<>com does not necessarily (and is not obliged to) pre-moderate all data submitted by you to b<>com through its website. However, b<>com reserves the right to moderate all comments and posts on its website and to delete off-topic comments and posts. b<>com reserve the right to also delete sexist, homophobic, racist, obscene or otherwise offensive content; self-promotional content ; or any post with personal attacks or someone else's personal information.

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