Legal Notice

1. Legal notice

This information also applies to all sub-domains of the Institut Pasteur website.

Website information: 
Website name:


Editor-in-Chief: Jean-François Chambon, Vice-President Communications and Fundraising at the Institut Pasteur.
Editorial Manager: Sabine d'Andrea, Web Department Manager at the Institut Pasteur.

Graphic design and technical production
Design by Babel and production by Smile


- Department of Communications and Fundraising

Legal name

Institut Pasteur, private foundation with officially recognized charitable status.
SIREN 775 684 897
25-28 rue du Dr Roux
75724 Paris Cedex 15 - France
Tel.: +33 1 45 68 80 00

2. Website purpose

This website targets a wide range of audiences, including the general public, healthcare professionals, journalists and students. It is designed to present the activities of the Institut Pasteur, in France and internationally, and its commitment to research, teaching and public health activities.

3. Disclaimer

All information and content on this website is provided for informational purposes only and on an "as is" basis. The Institut Pasteur makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, and in particular, without limitation, makes no representations or warranties as to the availability, accuracy or completeness of the information provided on the site.

a) Hyperlinks

The Institut Pasteur claims no responsibility for websites that link to or from the Institut Pasteur website.
This site may contain links to other websites. These links are provided for convenience only, and the Institut Pasteur accepts no liability for the content of these sites. Access to these sites is the sole responsibility of the user.

b) Cookies

Users are informed that a cookie may automatically install itself on their browser when visiting the site.
Cookies do not enable the Institut Pasteur to identify you. They generally record information about your browsing habits on our site (pages viewed, date and time of viewing, etc.) that we can view on your next visit. In a word they contain the information you have provided us with.
This means that you will not need to complete the form provided by the Institut Pasteur again on your next visit. This information is stored in your computer during the time you are logged into our site.

We inform you that you can set your browser not to accept "cookies".

4. Liability

The Institut Pasteur may not be held liable for any damages, whether direct or indirect, resulting from the use of all or part of the contents of the site or the use of information herein.
In particular, the Institut Pasteur may not be held liable for any errors or omissions presented by and/or contained in the site or by any document referenced herein. The information on this website is for informational use only and subject to change without notice. The information contained herein is regularly updated.

The Institut Pasteur does not guarantee any functionality or access to the website, nor that the site will operate without interruption or error, or that the site or server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.
Under no circumstances may the Institut Pasteur be held liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the use of all or any of the site's components:
- in the event of interruptions to service of the site caused by maintenance operations or actions of the website's users,
- in the event of unavailability and/or inability to use the site by any site user,
- in the event of damage to equipment of any kind whatsoever, or loss of data, when connecting to the site.

If you find any problems on the website (broken links, omissions or errors, etc.) please notify the Institut Pasteur by email: web(arobase)

5. Personal data processing

a) Collection and use of personal data

The Institut Pasteur may collect personal data when you visit its websites. Some of the personal data registered on these sites will either have been volunteered by you through online forms or collected automatically.
The user acknowledges and agrees, however, that s/he is solely responsible for choosing to use, transfer, or view data and for using the online services provided by the Institut Pasteur who may not be held liable for any reason whatsoever. The user acknowledges and accepts the features and limitations of the Internet.

b) Data Protection Act

This site may contain data of a personal nature and was consequently declared to the French data protection authority, CNIL (notice no. 745669).
Personal information (last and first names, addresses, details, etc.) you provide when registering for a service (newsletter, contact form, registration for a conference or seminar, donations, etc.) provided by the Institut Pasteur on its websites may be processed electronically by the Institut Pasteur for the purpose of managing relations with donors, newsletter subscribers, delegates for conferences and seminars and managing registration for other services liable to be offered online through the Institut Pasteur website.
The Institut Pasteur has completed all procedures and been granted the legal and administrative authorizations required, notably the declaration relating to the automated processing of personal data, by the French data protection authority, CNIL. The Institut Pasteur guarantees that no personal data is collected without the user's knowledge, and that said information is not released to third parties for any reason whatsoever.

However, the Institut Pasteur may release any personal data collected for statistical purposes or to facilitate the processing of donations to the following parties: Everial ( Said parties themselves comply with the requirements of French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 as amended by Act no. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004.

Pursuant to the French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, you are entitled to access and rectify any data that concern you on line on this site.
You may also request an update or deletion of any personal data that is inaccurate, incomplete, ambiguous or outdated, or you believe to have been unlawfully collected, used, disclosed or held.

Lastly, you are entitled to oppose the processing of your personal data for legitimate reasons.

If you wish to exercise these rights please email: web(arobase) or write to:

Institut Pasteur
Direction de la Communication et du mécénat
25-28 rue du Dr Roux
75724 Paris Cedex 15 - France

6. Medical information 

The information on the Institut Pasteur corporate websites is not intended as medical advice under any circumstances.
Users wishing to receive information regarding medical matters should seek advice from a healthcare professional. For overseas travel queries please contact the Institut Pasteur Medical Center.

7. Copyright and intellectual property

The contents of this website are governed by French and international laws on copyright and, more generally, intellectual property. All rights reserved including all illustrations and photographic images.

Subject specifically to the rights of third parties, the reproduction of text on this site is permitted solely for private use, on the express basis that the source is mentioned (© Institut Pasteur).

Reproduction for all other uses requires the express written permission of the Institut Pasteur. All requests should be sent to: web(arobase)
All images and photos shown on this website are also protected by copyright. These images and photos may not be duplicated or used without the prior written permission of the Institut Pasteur photo library. All requests for use of any kind should be sent to: 

Any full or partial reproduction or representation of, or any change or alteration to, the brands of the Institut Pasteur and its partners and their logos appearing on the site, without the express consent of the Institut Pasteur, is strictly prohibited, under the terms of article L. 713-2 of the French Intellectual Property Code.



Updated on 02/06/2016