Privacy Policy, Credits and legal information

Who are we?

The address of our website is:

Site hosting

Infrastructures and Services Department – Web Hosting Service Offering Manager – CNRS – DSI – 358 Rue Pierre Gilles de Gennes – 31670 Labège – France

CNRS ODS service:

Credits and legal notices

Director of publication: Mark Van de Velde.

Responsibility disclaimer

The CNRS cannot, in any way, be held responsible for the content of the information on this site or for the consequences that may result from its use or interpretation.

During the consultation of the site, the user must also make sure that his browser does not contain outdated pages – and must, if necessary, empty or deactivate the “cache”.

Website design

Design and graphic integration of the site: Ardis CNRS UPS 2259

Content development and updating: Mark van de Velde

Photographs: unless otherwise stated, the pictures were taken by Mark Van de Velde.

Implemented software

WordPress theme Divi (license acquired by the CNRS) is an open source content management system. The site is likely to use other technologies.

WordPress Plugins :

Domain name

The domain names and are the exclusive property of Marc Van de Velde and the CNRS.

Copyrights (Copyright)

The site is the exclusive property of Marc van de Velde, and is subject to French and international legislation on copyright and intellectual property. The texts, photographs, drawings, sounds, videos, etc. constituting the site are the property of Mark Van de Velde or third parties who have allowed Mark Van de Velde to use them.
The layout, the resulting code and the databases are also protected by the Intellectual Property Code.

In accordance with the provisions of article L 122-5 paragraph 2 of the Intellectual Property Code, copies or reproductions strictly reserved for the private use of the copyist and not intended for collective use are permitted.
Short quotations are authorized within the framework of communication, publishing or other actions for professional use, provided that the author and the URL address of the page quoted are mentioned.

In the case of digital publication, the URL address must allow direct access to the cited page or, failing that, to the home page. The reproduction of texts from this site on paper may also be authorized for educational purposes, subject to the following conditions: free distribution; respect for the integrity of the documents reproduced; clear and legible citation of the source. A request for authorization must first be addressed to the communication department, which will forward it to the director of the publication and, if necessary, to the author.

Statistical data: traceability and profiling

During their navigation on the site, Internet users leave computer traces. This set of information is collected using a cookie, which does not, however, contain any personal information.

In order to improve ergonomics, navigation within the site, editorial content and service to Internet users, the site’s statistics management tool stores information relating to the profile of Internet users: equipment, browser used, geographical origin of requests, date and time of connection, navigation on the site, frequency of visits, etc. This connection data is used to extract statistics and is kept for one year.

Any Internet user has the possibility of refusing the recording of this data by modifying the configuration of the browser of his computer which authorizes or not the recording of cookies. It is possible to refuse them or to delete them without this having any influence on your access to the pages of the site. To oppose the recording of cookies or to be warned before accepting cookies, we recommend that you read the help section of your browser, which will tell you how to proceed.

Hypertext links

Mark Van de Velde’s website contains links to other websites related to their content. The presence of hyperlinks to other websites does not imply the approval of the information by Mark Van de Velde. Moreover, the risks associated with the use of these sites are the responsibility of the user.

Mark Van de Velde authorises the creation of a hyperlink to the content of its personal professional website, subject to :

  • the deep linking technique is not used, i.e. the pages of the site “” must not be nested within the pages of another site, but accessible by opening a window.
  • mention the source which will point thanks to a hypertext link directly to the targeted content.

Use for commercial or advertising purposes is excluded. This authorization does not apply to websites disseminating information of a controversial, pornographic, xenophobic nature or likely to offend the sensitivity of the majority.

Right of access, rectification and deletion of personal data

This information is communicated in accordance with the regulations in force, in particular the European Directive concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (2002/58/EC :, which provides that the storage, obtaining and access to information on your terminal is permitted provided that you have received information on the purposes of processing this information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR):, and, subject to essential cookies, that you have consented to this.

In accordance with the law n° 78-17 of January 6, 1978 relating to data processing, data files and liberties, you have the right to oppose (art. 26), access (art. 34 to 38), rectify (art. 36) and delete data concerning you.

You can exercise this right by e-mail or post:

CNRS own service unit (UPS 2259) – CNRS Campus – 7, rue Guy Môquet – BP 8 – 94801 Villejuif Cedex

Send a mail to Mark Van de Velde.

Users must make use of the personal data present on the portals and sites in accordance with the regulations in force and, in particular, with the prescriptions and recommendations of the National Commission for Data Processing and Liberties (CNIL). The capture of nominative information for the purpose of creating another nominative treatment (for example, for commercial or advertising use) is strictly prohibited for all countries.

The CNRS has a Correspondant Informatique et Libertés (CIL) who is the guarantor with the CNIL of the application of the Data Protection Act within the institution.

Use of passwords

Certain interactive content and services present on the site (intranet) require an access code and a password which are provided by the manager of these services (UPS 2259).

Access codes and passwords are confidential, personal, non-transferable and non-transferable. The User is responsible for the management and safekeeping of his/her access codes and passwords. Consequently, it is up to the user to implement all precautionary measures necessary for their protection and conservation. The user is responsible for the consequences of their use.

Technical constraints

The user declares to accept the characteristics and limitations of the internet and, acknowledges :

  • to be aware of the nature of the internet network and in particular, its technical performance and response times, to consult, query or transfer information data ;
  • that the data circulating on the Internet are not necessarily protected, in particular against possible misappropriation;
  • that it is up to the user to take all appropriate measures to protect his own data and/or software from contamination by possible viruses on the Internet network.

Mark Van de Velde and the CNRS cannot guarantee the proper functioning of its personal professional website with all existing browsers and operating systems.