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General Information

This website is the propoerty of IFREMER (Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer), the headquarters of which are located at the following address: 155 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau – 92138 Issy-les-Moulineaux Cedex.

Directors of this publication :

Philipp Hess, Email :

Hélène Hégaret, Email :

Conception, design and web-location :

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Cabinet de Curiosité
7 rue des cadeniers
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By accessing this site you accept the rules of use.

Use of information concerning personal rights

Conform to legal dispositions in French Legislation as stipulated by the law n° 78-17 of 6 January 1978, modified by law N° 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 relative to the protection of physical people with regard to handling of personal data, the information required for inscription or other on-line information requests will be necessary for such data handling. Furthermore, you have a right to access, modify, rectify and delete any data concerning any indivdual personally. To exercise this right, you need to contact the directors of the publication mentioned above.

Contents and information

Thepresent website publishes information on an informative basis. Such information is provided as is, whatever it's origin. No responsibility lies with IFREMER with regards to inaccuracies, errors or ommission of information provided on this site.

IFREMER reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without obligation to delete, improve or correct information in whole or in part concerning any services or elements provided on this site. The institute does not guarantee that any of the services of this site will be provided without interruption or without error, or that any inaccuracies will be corrected.

The institute provides no guarantee and declines any repsonsibility in case of viruses or any other damage that users may encounter from visiting the site.

The user is considered to be perfectly aware of these rules and it is presumed that the ser will adhere to these rules.


The presence of hyperlinks referring to other websites does not constitute a guarantee as to the quality of the contents and operational charcater of those sites.  The responsibility of IFREMER does not extend to the contents of those sites. The web user must exercise caution in using any information given on this and other sites referred to.

Placing hyperlinks on other sites referring to this site is subject to prior agreement by IFREMER and will be granted only under the following conditions:

The source "GdR Phycotox" must be clearly mentioned, and a link pointing directly to the web page intended must be made ;
information must not be used for commercial purposes without explicite approval.

This agreement is not applicable to website of diffamatory, polemic, pronographic or xenophobic character or those susceptible to offend groups of people.

Ifremer reserves the right to ask for removal of any link to our website if the contents of the named site is not agreeable to Ifremer.

L’IFREMER has no committment whatsoever regards links from other sites to this present site.

L’IFREMER does not have any control over links to other sites or contacts that may arise from such links.

Intellectual property rights

The reproduction, use, translation, adaptation, modification in whole or in part, the exploitation of photographs, images, maps, texts, data base extractions, graphic chart elements or, in general, of any elements published on the present site, are prohibited without expressp ermission by the authors.

Ignoring this prohibition constitutes an offence that may commit the civil and legal responsibility of the offender.

The user acknowledges that the presentation and contents of the present site are protected by intellectual property rights and that any copy, reproduction, diffusion, sale or exploitation by whichever procedure are strictly forbidden  without prior consent by the authors.

Only private use for non-commercial purposes remain possible.

As far as possible, IFREMER ensures sincerity and confrmity prior to publication of any messages and contents figuring on the present site. Th einstitute has only an obligation of means and cannot guarantee the exactitude or reliability of any information and contents on this site. 


The data collected from the contact form is only used to answer your questions. On no account, we reveal or share this information in any ways.
The personal information about the visitors of our site, including their identity, is confidential. The person in charge of the site makes a commitment on the honor to respect the applicable legal requirements of confidentiality in France and not to reveal this information to thirds parties.

This website respects the private life of its users. The collect of personal data and the use of these data is corresponding to the stipulations of the French law relative of January 6th, 1978 modified. The concerning personal information. The personal information concerning the visitors of the site is confidential.

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Modification of conditions

IFREMER has the right to modify the rules of use of this site at any time and without prior warning. We invite users to revisit the rules laid down here regularly.

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