Legal notices

You are visiting the site of the Laboratory of Excellence for Innovation and Mountain Territories (LabEx ITEM).

The following legal notices apply to all visitors to this site. Please read through them carefully before accessing any pages herein.

This site was created by LabEx ITEM. The information it contains is intended solely as an institutional presentation of its activities.

LabEx ITEM reserves the right to modify the site's content at any time and without prior notice, and may not be held responsible for the consequences of any such modifications. The access and use of this site are subject to the following terms and to the legal provisions in force. By accessing this site, you accept these terms without limitation or reserve.


Head of publication: Marie-Christine Fourny


Site content

LabEx ITEM provides this information for information purposes only, and seeks to control the accuracy of this information and to maintain the site up to date. However, no guarantee is provided concerning the correctness, accuracy, update or exhaustiveness of this information contained on this site.

Consequently, with the exception of any serious or intentional fault, LabEx ITEM accepts no liability for any damage resulting in particular from any inaccuracy or misstatement of the information available on our website, or for any damage resulting from fraudulent intrusion by a third party into our site with the intent of damaging the interests or image of the establishment, notably by misrepresenting the information listed on the site.

LabEx ITEM shall not, under any circumstances, be held liable for any damage or viruses that may infect or render unusable your computer equipment after visiting our site despite the security measures taken.


To improve our service, we measure the number of page views, number of visits and the activity of visitors on the site, and how frequently visitors return.

This site uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the website. The data generated by the cookies concerning your use of the site will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the site, compiling reports on the website's activity for its publisher, and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet use. Google may provide this information to third parties when legally required, or if these third parties process this data on behalf of Google, including, but not limited to, the publisher of this site. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may deactivate the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, by so doing, you may prevent the use of certain functions on this site. By using this website, you expressly consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the above mentioned way and for the above mentioned purpose.


In order to facilitate access to other websites likely to provide additional information, LabEx has inserted a number of hyperlinks. Nonetheless, LabEx may not be held liable for any third-party website which the user may access via our website that contains contentious or inaccurate information. LabEx ITEM has no means of controlling the content of third-party websites, and may on no account be held responsible for content issued from these external sites. External websites may contain hyperlinks leading to our website provided they use the following title: "LabEx ITEM".

Intellectual property

Authors' rights and copyright

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This website is protected by French and international legislation on copyright and intellectual property. Reproduction rights are reserved for all photographs, images, texts, logos, domain names, downloadable documents, etc. contained on this website. They are the property of LabEx or have been authorised for use. Any use by reproduction, modification, downloading, transmission or any other process that may exist either now or in the future is subject to prior written authorisation (mail, e-mail, fax). Only copies for private, non-commercial use are authorised, subject to the intellectual property rights mentioned above. The establishment's logo may be freely downloaded. However, the logo's use must correspond to a quote in a press article or for an event in which LabEx ITEM is involved. The use of the logo must never harm the brand image of the establishment. Any breach of these provisions may lead to legal proceedings.

Protection of Personal Data

Personal data is protected by the following texts:

The law of 6 January 1978 article 226-13 of the Penal Code (France), amended by the law of 6 August 2004 on "the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data", the law on confidence in the digital economy of 21 June 2004, the European Directive of 24 October 1995, and Directive 2000/31/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council.

You may find the Law on data processing, data files and individual liberties on the site of France's National Commission for Data Protection and Civil Liberties, at the following address:

Please contact us to modify any data that concerns you.