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Editor in chief: Emmanuelle Garnaud-Gamache.
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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 2 years in prison and a €152,450 fine.
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The institute b<>com takes particular care to abide by the legal obligations required of all website publishers, and follows the recommendations of France's data privacy and digital rights commission (CNIL).
The site "" respects users' privacy and strictly complies with the laws in force that relate to the protection of individual freedom and privacy. You can visit this site without revealing your identity or other personal information. Any information linked to your name that you do provide may be used by the institute b<>com in order to improve the way it communicates about its products and services, once you have agreed to this. At any time, you can choose to stop receiving this information, by e-mailing a request at communication[at] or by post at : 
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