Legal information

Site publisher
Air Liquide Foundation

Head office
Air Liquide – 75 quai d’Orsay – 75007 Paris

Publication director
Xavier Drago, Sustainable Development Department, +33 (0)1 40 62 55 55

OVH SAS au capital de 10 000 000 €
RCS Roubaix – Tourcoing 424 761 419 00045
OVH SAS, 2 rue Kellermann – 59100 Roubaix – France.

General Use Conditions

1. Presentation of the Site

The Air Liquide Foundation (hereafter “The Air Liquide Foundation” or “we”) offers access to this Web site whose purpose is to provide visitors and users with information on the Air Liquide Foundation (hereafter “Site”) under these general use conditions.
By accessing this Site, you accept these general use conditions.
By these conditions, the Air Liquide Foundation transfers a nonexclusive and untransferable license to you to consult, download and use this Web site for strictly personal purposes, any use of the Site for commercial purposes being prohibited. More generally, you are prohibited from using all or part of the Site for illicit purposes, in violation of all copyrights or contrary to these use conditions.
The Site was created by the Air Liquide Foundation whose head office is in France. Internet users who have access to the Site from abroad must respect locally applicable laws.

2. Protection of the Site

All the elements that you see, hear or read on the Site such as, in particular, configurations, settings, screens and information of the Site as well as the Site itself are protected by copyright legislation. Any representation or reproduction, whether entire or partial, of the Site’s elements is prohibited.
The Air Liquide Foundation holds, reserves and keeps all the property rights, including reproduction rights, on the Site and the elements it contains. In this respect, all the logos, brands, images, texts, domain names and other distinctive signs displayed on the Site are the property of the Air Liquide Foundation or are the object of authorized use. The use of the Site will in no case or manner transfer to the visitor or user any right whatsoever on any element whatsoever of the Site. Consequently, the Air Liquide Foundation and/or the holders of the rights remain owners of the information appearing on the Site, and the user will not acquire any of the property rights referred to above by printing or downloading any part of the information whatsoever or by making use of the Site’s functionalities. The Air Liquide Foundation reserves the right to take legal action against any act of counterfeiting its intellectual property rights, including penal action.

3. Links on the Site

For your convenience, the Air Liquide Foundation proposes links from its Site to other sites. Likewise, the links to this Site can be proposed on other sites, known or not by the Air Liquide Foundation. These sites are independent of the Air Liquide Foundation, which does not publish or control these sites. The links to all these sites in no way constitutes any validation, approval or partnership whatsoever between the Air Liquide Foundation and these sites. Consequently, the Air Liquide Foundation can in no way be held responsible for their contents, products, advertising or services.

4. Modification of the use conditions of and access to the Site

The Air Liquide Foundation reserves the right, for any reason whatsoever and at its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or interrupt access to all or part of the Site or to cancel the use license transferred to the user under the conditions of article 1 of these General Use Conditions at any moment and without prior notice.
The Air Liquide Foundation reserves the right to modify and update these use conditions at any moment and without prior notice. Consequently, we invite you to consult these conditions each time you access the Site.

5. Warning

The information contained in this Site is provided solely for evaluation purposes and must not be considered by the visitors or users as reliable data or accompanied by any form of guarantee. Consequently, the use of this Site is undertaken entirely at the user’s risk, the information being provided “as is” without any kind of guarantee or responsibility whatsoever, either intentional or tacit.

6. Exclusion of liability and indemnification

The Air Liquide Foundation or any third party involved in the Site cannot be held liable for direct, consequential or other damage that could result from access to or use of the Site or the information appearing in it. You will indemnify, defend and preserve the Air Liquide Foundation as well as its directors, senior management, employees, representatives, license holders and anyone involved in the Site’s creation, production and distribution against any demand, liability, expenses and expenditures resulting from your violation of these use conditions or related to your use of the Site.

7. Respect for the protection of personal data

For any information regarding how we use the information concerning you and more generally our data protection policy, please refer to the section Respect for private life.

8. Applicable law and jurisdiction

These use conditions are governed by French laws. The French courts are the only courts territorially competent to judge any complaint connected to this Web site. The English translation of these General Use Conditions is provided for information only. The French text alone is legally valid.

Respect for private life

The respect for your private live and the security of the information about you are important to us. It is the Air Liquide Foundation’s rule to respect and protect the private life of this Web site’s users. We commit to not intentionally disclosing to a third party information about our users that is individually identifiable without having received the prior authorization of the user concerned in this regard.

1. Information collection

The purpose of the Air Liquide Foundation is to support scientific research on the protection of the environment, health and in particular the respiratory function and to support micro-initiatives principally on education, training and medical emergencies in the regions of the world where the Air Liquide Group is present. In this respect, the Air Liquide Foundation’s calling is to conduct philanthropic actions, especially on preserving the environment and life, encouraging and developing initiatives in these areas and providing an intervention framework for these initiatives by allocating resources to the projects that are presented to it and that correspond to sustainable development missions.
The Air Liquide Foundation’s principle is to not request or collect, from the Site, personal data such as your name, postal address or e-mail address. However, if you’d like to present a project via the Site, you will be asked to submit this project through a project submission application that appears on the Site. For this, your name, e-mail address, phone number, postal address, type of activity, client reference information if needed and other personal data of the same type required to register your request and to submit your project will be asked of you.
In compliance with the law no. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004 concerning the protection of natural persons in regard to personal data processing and modifying the law no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on information technology, computer files and freedoms (hereafter called “Information Technology and Freedoms Law”), we inform you that the data required for the submission of a project on line or a request for information are necessary to manage this request. This information is intended for the Air Liquide Foundation, which is responsible for this processing. You have a right of access, modification and opposition to the nominal data concerning you.

2. Use of information

Air Liquide uses your personal information exclusively for specific purposes. The information you provide us with is kept confidential and is only used in the framework of your relationship as project submitter in line with the Foundation’s mission referred to above. It can happen that we also make use of your personal information to determine the demographic characteristics of our users and to disseminate statistics and other general information regarding Air Liquide. These demographic characteristics will only represent collective information and will never identify a specific user. You should also be aware that certain data can be recorded because of the operating mode of the Air Liquide Foundation servers, such as for example the type of browser or operating system you use or your IP address. These data are used with the goal of improving your on-line browsing.

3. Disclosure of information

The Air Liquide Foundation will not disclose your personal information to any outside organization whatsoever for the purpose of any use whatsoever without your authorization. The information about you (your name, address and phone number) or your request or project will not be given or sold to outside organizations. This information about you can be shared with agents or companies of the Air Liquide Group or possibly with firms under contract with Air Liquide for the development needs of the project you have submitted.

4. Cookies

New technologies have emerged on the Internet that help us provide the visitor with a personalized service. At the Air Liquide Foundation, we use cookies to improve our visitors and users’ browsing, rationalize their registration procedures or for audience measurement. Cookies are text files of information that your browser puts on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a Web site. By definition, a cookie does not permit us to identify you: on the other hand, it records technical information about your computer’s browsing on our site (the pages you’ve consulted, the day and time of the consultation, etc.) that we can read during your later visits. You can, if you wish, oppose the recording of cookies by configuring your browser to block them (see the CNIL site: The Air Liquide Foundation has absolutely no intention of infringing on your right to the respect for private life during use of its Site.

5. Third-party sites

We inform you through these documents that the other Web sites that you might access through our own Site can collect information about you that is individually identifiable. This commitment to respecting private life does not apply to the practices of the third-party Web site connected to this Site as concerns information. The consultation of these sites as well as the collection and use of personal data on these sites is subject to the use conditions and personal data protection policies of these sites.
You are solely responsible for keeping your passwords and any information regarding your accounts confidential. Be sure to adopt a careful and responsible attitude each time you’re on line. If you give out, on line, personal information that is accessible to the public, it may happen that you will receive unsolicited messages from a third party in return. Even if we endeavor to protect your personal information, the Air Liquide Foundation cannot ensure or guarantee the security of the information you transmit to us and you therefore transmit it to us at your own risk.

6. IP addresses

An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet access provider when you browse on the Web. When you consult the pages of our Site, our servers record your IP address. We collect the IP addresses to manage our own information system and to analyze the use made of our Site. We don’t connect the IP addresses to any information of a personal nature, which means that your consultations are recorded but that you remain anonymous for us.
We can, however, use your IP address in cooperation with your Internet access provider to identify you if we think it is necessary to have our use conditions followed or to protect our offerings, our users or on the request of legal authorities.

7. Modifications of the commitment to respecting private life

The Air Liquide Foundation reserves the right to modify or complement this commitment to respecting private life at any moment and without prior notice. As a result, we invite you to consult this commitment each time that you access the Site. Any modifications of or complements to this commitment to respecting private life take effect as soon as they are published on the Site.