Legal information

Legal information

Welcome to the website “” (hereinafter “the Site”).

In conformity with the law, we hereby invite you to read the present conditions of use (hereinafter the “Conditions”), and any specific condition featuring on the pages of the Site concerning your use of the Site “”.

These Conditions concern your legal rights and responsibilities applicable immediately you use this Site.

This Site is made available to you free of charge (excluding Site connection costs) for your personal use, provided that you conform to the Conditions set out herein.

By accessing this Site, visiting and/or using it, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accept to be bound by these Conditions and, likewise, you undertake to conform to all the applicable laws and regulations. If you do not accept these Conditions, please do not use this Internet Site.

You undertake to access the information featuring on this Site only for personal and non-commercial uses.

You can only use this Site for legitimate purposes; no use or misappropriation, in particular for purposes contrary to public order and good morals, is authorised.

The content of the present notice may be subject to modification, thus we ask you to consult it very regularly.

1. General information

The present Site is the property of the Compagnie Nationale du Rhône.


2. Limited liability and exclusion clause

As a user of this Site you acknowledge that you possess the competence and resources required to access and use it.

CNR and its contributors do their utmost to ensure that the information displayed on this Site is exact and up to date, by reserving the right to modify the content at any time without notice. Nonetheless, they cannot guarantee that this information is complete, or that it has not been modified by a third party (hacking, virus). CNR and its contributors also decline any responsibility (direct or indirect) in the case of delay, error or omission regarding the content and use of these pages, likewise in the case of interruption or non-availability of the service.

You acknowledge that you have been informed that the Site is accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, except in case of force majeure, computer failures, difficulties linked to the structure of the telecommunications network or other technical difficulties. CNR may interrupt its Site for maintenance reasons. It will endeavour to warn users beforehand. CNR is not responsible for delays, difficulty of use or the incompatibility of this Site and files, your browser or any other programme giving access to this Site.

CNR can in no way be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage resulting from or consecutive to the diffusion by a third party of a virus via our Site and liable to infect your computer system following your connection to this Site, using this Site or browsing on this Site. Likewise CNR cannot be held responsible for material or associated damage (including, but not limited to, technical failure, the disclosure of confidential documents, the loss of data), or for any other indirect damage whatsoever occurring during or linked to the use of this Site.

CNR undertakes to ensure as much as is possible, the exactitude and the updating of the information featuring on the Site, the content of which it reserves the right to correct  at any moment without notice. Nonetheless, CNR and its contributors do not give any guarantee or assume any responsibility in any case whatsoever regarding the suitability, sequence, exactitude, absence of error, the veracity, the reality, the fair and commercial nature, the quality, soundness, and availability of the information contained on the Site. Each Internet user is fully responsible for the risks linked to the credibility they attribute to this information. False information and omissions may be observed due to typographical and page layout errors. If you should observe such errors, please inform us of them so we can make the appropriate corrections.

The elements of the Site are provided “as is” without any guarantee of any kind, implicit or explicit. CNR categorically refuses any interpretation liable to liken the content of the Site to sales offers or encouragements to purchase CNR shares or other securities whether listed or not, of one of its subsidiaries owned either directly or indirectly, or of its affiliated companies.

CNR reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify any element of the Site. CNR can decide to modify the present conditions in the framework of its Site updating and optimisation policy.

Any information bearing a date and published on the Site is valid only for the date indicated.

It is also recalled that the confidentiality of correspondence is not ensured on the network and it behoves each Internet user to take every appropriate measure to protect their own data and/or software from being contaminated by possible viruses circulating on the Internet.

The Site is a site which gives access to other CNR Internet sites liable to have their own legal notices which you are advised to consult and conform to.

3. Management of access codes and passwords

Certain services on the Site require an access code and a password.

These access codes and passwords are confidential, personal, inalienable and non-transferable. You are responsible for their management, safekeeping and consequences of using them. It is incumbent on you to take all the measures necessary to protect and conserve them. CNR can in no way be held responsible for any fraudulent use.

For security reasons, access to secured areas will be automatically invalidated following several attempts with wrong login information. CNR reserves the right to suspend access to the Site in the case of fraudulent utilisation or fraudulent attempts to use the password and login of a user. You will be informed by CNR if access is suspended.

File saving performed by the computer system of the Internet site during the time the user is connected will furnish evidence of any act committed by the user on the Site, and of the proof of processing of said acts.

4. Intellectual property

The entire Site is subject to French copyright law, the law on brand names and to the law on intellectual property in general.

The brand names and logos (stylised brand names) featuring on the Site are registered. Any full or partial reproduction or representation, alone or within other elements without express and prior written permission from CNR, is strictly forbidden.

The general structure, software, texts, images, videos, sounds, knowhow, animations, and more generally all the information and content featuring on the Site, are the property of CNR or are subject to rights of use or exploitation. These elements are subject to copyright legislation.

Any full or partial representation, modification, reproduction or distortion of all or part of the Site or its content by any process whatsoever, and via any medium whatsoever, will be considered as tantamount to forgery penalised by articles L 335-2 and following of the Intellectual Property Code.

The present Conditions do not bestow you any licence to use CNR’s brand names, logos or photographs.

If any, the databases featuring on the Site are protected by the provisions relating to the legal protection of databases. By virtue of this, CNR expressly prohibits any reutilisation, reproduction or extraction of elements from these databases. The unauthorised reutilisation, reproduction or extraction incurs the user’s liability.

CNR reserves the right to immediately delete, and without prior notice, any content: message, text, image or graphics that contravene the laws and regulations in force, in particular the regulations stipulated hereinabove.

If you wish to use any of the contents of the Site (text, image, etc.), you must obtain express written permission beforehand from CNR, by writing to the address provided in the paragraph “legal information” or send an email to the webmaster.

5. Privacy

As a user of the Site you are bound to conform to the applicable legislation, notably the provisions of the law relating to information technology, data files and individual liberties, the violation of which is liable to criminal sanctions.

In particular, you must abstain from any collection or any misappropriation of the nominative information to which you have access, and in a general way, from any act liable to infringe the right to privacy, to dignity, to sensitivity, to the image of the brand, to the reputation of any person, natural or legal, especially CNR, by avoiding any mention, message or text of a slanderous, provocative, malicious, denigrating or threatening nature on any medium whatsoever.

6. Personal data

In order to satisfy your needs and while you are browsing on the Site, CNR may ask you to supply certain information of a personal nature processed by information technology (since certain information indicated by an asterisk is mandatory).

You are responsible for checking that the information you supply us on the Site is exact and full. We will be grateful to you for informing us immediately of any modification made to the information supplied so that we can follow-up your requests efficiently.

The information collected is for the exclusive use of CNR which is authorised by the present legal notice, unless you are opposed to such use for legitimate reasons, to store and use it for the purposes of informing you about its products and services.

You may oppose, without cost, the use of data concerning you for the purposes of prospection.

Please contact us to exercise your rights of access, correction or opposition.

The Site is not intended to receive information of a confidential nature from you. Consequently, and with the exception of the personal data mentioned hereinabove, all information, of whatever form – document, data, graphics, question, suggestion, concept, comment, or other information – that you communicate on the Site will in no case be treated as confidential. Therefore the simple transmission of such information to us by you entitles us to use it, reproduce it, disseminate it, modify it and transmit it in view to processing your request.

7. Cookies

During your visits, you are informed that a cookie may be installed automatically in your Internet browser. It is a block of data that is not used for identification purposes but serves to record information relating to your browsing on the Site. It permits analysing the website traffic, audience measurement, etc. to improve the quality of the Site.

The programming of your Internet browser informs you of the presence of cookies and, possibly, refusing them in the following way:

  • With the browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x et 6.x: on the menu bar click on the “Tools” option and then on “Internet options”, select the “Confidentiality” tab, then move the cursor to the desired level of security or click on the “Advanced” button, then on “Override automatic cookie handling” and tick the option “refuse” or “ask” for each column;
  • With the browser Netscape Navigator 6.2: on the menu bar click on “Edit” then on “Preferences”, select “Privacy and security”, then choose the item “cookies” and tick “disable” or “ask me”;
  • With the browser Mozilla Firefox version 1.x and 1.5: on the menu bar click on “Tools” and then on “Options”, select the tabs “Private life” then “Cookies” and deselect the “authorise” box;
  • With the browser Apple Safari: go to the menu “Safari > Safari preferences” then click on the “Security” tab and click on “Only from websites consulted”.

Certain services cannot be accessed if cookies are rejected.

You are entitled to access, correct and delete your personal data communicated via cookies  subject to the conditions provided in paragraph “Personal data”.

8. Hyperlinks

CNR cannot be held responsible for the hyperlinks inserted to direct you to other sites, in particular regarding the content of these sites.

CNR is not responsible for the hyperlinks that lead to this Site and forbids anyone whosoever to insert a hyperlink without its prior written permission.

9. Warning on temporary information

The Site may contain certain non-historic data by way of declarations of a temporary nature, particularly prospective declarations regarding events, trends, plans or future ambitions. These declarations are based on the Management’s current outlook and hypotheses and are subject to substantial risks and contingencies liable to cause a significant difference between the real results and those explicitly or implicitly expressed in these declarations (or previous results). Additional information on these risks and contingencies can be found in the documents registered by CNR with the competent authorities. Provisional declarations are presented on a certain date and CNR does not undertake to update them or revise them, whether due to new information or future events, or for any other reason.

10. General clauses and conditions

Any transfer, or other transmission of the rights conferred by the present conditions, is strictly forbidden.

If, for any reason whatsoever, a competent jurisdiction considers that a condition of the present Conditions is invalid, the invalidity of this condition shall in no way affect the validity of the other conditions which shall remain in force.

The non-utilisation by one of the parties of a right or omission to take legal action with respect to the terms of these conditions cannot be considered a renouncement of such right or capacity to take such action.

The Site is subject to French law. The present Conditions shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, French law.

During your access to this Site, a Session ID cookie can be installed automatically and be conserved temporarily in the memory of your hard disk to facilitate your browsing. The cookie will be eliminated once your session has been closed. A cookie is a small data file generated randomly that a Web site can send to the hard disk of a personal computer to facilitate your browsing and rationalise your saving procedures. By definition, a cookie does not allow us to identify you.

You can, if you wish, oppose the saving of these session cookies by configuring your browser to this end. However, by doing so you may modify or hinder your capacity to browse on the Site.
Social plug-ins and share buttons on social networks are liable, provided you give your consent, to be present on our Site to give you access to the function allowing sharing content from this Site with other persons on social networks or to make known your consultation or opinion on the content of our site with these other persons (social plug-ins “I like”, “share”, etc.).
Whether or not you use social networks, the simple presence of these social plug-ins means that cookies may be installed on your hard disk to track your browsing and identify your centres of interest. 
We have no control over the processes used by social networks to collect data relating to your browsing on our site.
The diffusion and use of cookies by these third parties are subject to their specific privacy protection policies. We invite you to obtain information on them to identify the purposes underlying their use, especially advertising, and the browsing data they may collect through plug-in applications in order for you to choose. These protection policies must in particular allow you to make your choices regarding these social networks, by programming your user accounts for each of these networks.
You can, if you so decide, refuse the installation of these cookies by following the procedure indicated on your Internet browser (see the procedure to follow below), as a function of the conditions that best suit your preferences. You can modify your choice at any time.

Furthermore, to analyse your preferences and provided that your agree, Web beacons or Internet tags may be installed by a third party service provider on certain of our articles and messages to help you identify the pages consulted, count the number of displays and the number of visitors, analyse traffic structure and establish statistics for the most popular contents.
Lastly, audio and video recordings, and podcasts and webcasts are available via third party service providers. When you access the site and subject to your agreement, said third parties may install cookies on your hard disk to help us identify the most popular contents.

The procedure to follow to refuse the installation of such “third party” cookies is the following, according to the conditions proposed that best suit your preferences:
For Mozilla firefox :
1. Choose the menu “Tools” then “Options”
2. Click on the “Privacy” icon
3. On the “Cookie” menu, select the options that suit your preferences.

For Microsoft Internet Explorer :
1. Choose the “Tools” menu then ‘Internet options”
2. Click on the icon “Confidentiality”
3. Use the curser to select the level of confidentiality desired

For Chrome :
1. Go to the menus Chrome / Preferences
2. Click on “Show advanced settings”
3. Click on “Content settings” in the Privacy section
4. Click on “Cookies and site data” in the new window
5. Click on “Remove all” and confirm by clicking on “OK”

For Safari :
Go to the Safari menu / Safari preferences
Click on “Privacy”
In “Block cookies”, tick “Always”

To know the options offered by any other web browser and the procedures for deleting cookies stored in your workstation, the CNIL describes the steps to be followed to reduce your tracks on the web on the following site: and, more generally, informs you of the cookie setting mechanisms on:

If you decide to continue browsing, you consent to using these ‘third party” cookies on our site. You can modify your choice at any time if desired.