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These General Terms and Conditions of Use define the rules of access to this website and its terms and conditions of use, which all users unreservedly agree to accept solely by connecting to the website.



SIAL, a French "Société par Actions Simplifiée" ecompany, with a capital of € 640 000, registered in the RCS (trade and companies register) of Nanterre, under number 692 029 788, having its head office at   70, avenue du Général de Gaulle – 92058 PARIS LA DEFENSE Cedex.

Tel.: +33 (O)1 76 77 11 11


The director of publication is Mr Laurent NOËL.


Connectis CMC France, SAS company, with a capital of € 500 000, registered in the RCS (trade and companies register) of Paris, under number 814 941 720, having its head office at   42 rue Fortuny, 750 17 Paris France.

Tel.: +33 811 653653

Photo credits

The photos illustrating the Site are not contractual.

Credits: Stockfood


Web design 

10 Place du Temple Neuf
Tél. : + 33 (0)9 54 96 50 50


The purpose of these general terms and conditions of use (hereinafter "CTGU") is to govern the conditions and procedures for using the site accessible at the address  (hereinafter the "Site") published by SIAL (hereinafter the "Company").

Any person browsing on the Site is a User.


Use of the Site is subject to compliance with these CTGU. All users acknowledge their unreserved acceptance of the CTGU by the very fact of using the Site.

The CTGU may be modified by the Company at any time to take into account the evolution of the Site and of the applicable regulations.  The new version of the CTGU will be available on the Site.

Users are encouraged to view them regularly.


2.1. The Site and each of the elements composing it, including but not limited to texts, brands, logos, sounds, music, page layouts, supports, icons and more generally any visual or sound element (hereinafter the "intellectual property elements"), are protected by intellectual property rights held by the Company or for which any third parties have transferred rights of use to the Company.

Some intellectual property elements may also be the property of third parties that have granted rights of use to the Company.

Apart from cases authorised by law, any reproduction, representation, modification, dissemination, adaptation, translation, and/or total or partial transformation, integration into other elements or transfer to another website of all or part of the intellectual property elements without the express prior written consent of the Company or of the third parties holding the rights concerned is strictly forbidden.

2.2. If relevant, any previously and expressly authorised reproduction must be accompanied without fail by the phrase: "This document comes from the official website of SIAL – Reproduction rights are reserved and strictly limited." The section viewed and the viewing date must also imperatively feature in the reference. 

2.3. Any violation of these provisions constitutes an infringement within the meaning of the French Intellectual Property Code and exposes offenders to the criminal and civil penalties stipulated by French law.

2.4. The introduction of any data onto the Site, by means of any procedure, which modifies or could modify the content or appearance of the data, presentation or organisation of the Site or works featuring on the Site is strictly forbidden.


3.1.  No hypertext links may be inserted into the Site for any reason.

Links to a website distributing information of an illicit, violent, polemical, pornographic or xenophobic nature and/or infringing the intellectual property rights of a third party and/or harming the image and/or reputation of the Company are prohibited.

3.2. Any hypertext link leading to this Site is forbidden without the prior written consent of the Company. It may withdraw this authorisation at any time and remove the link if the latter does not comply with the legislation applicable or with these CTGU or other policies of the Company.

3.3. The Site may contain hypertext links redirecting Users to third-party websites that are not published by the Company. The latter has no control over these sites and may under no circumstances have its responsibility incurred for the content published on third-party sites or for any loss or prejudice arising from browsing these sites.


4.1. Users are encouraged to view the data protection policy


5.1. Users' commitments

5.1.1. Users undertake to use the Site in compliance with these CTGU.  

5.1.2. Users acknowledge that they have the skills and means necessary to access the Site and use it, and acknowledge having checked that the computer configuration used contains no virus and is in perfect working order.  

User acknowledge taking all necessary measures to protect their computer system against any contamination by potential viruses and against any attempt at intrusion by third parties.

5.1.3. Users are responsible for any loss or damage, whether material or immaterial, resulting from use of the Site.

5.1.4. Users make use of the information available on the Site under their sole responsibility. If need be, they must carry out the necessary verifications.   

5.1.5. Users undertake not to infringe the rights of third parties or harm the image of the Company.

As such, Users undertake not to share any content or hypertext links including (non-exhaustive list): 

  • Pornographic, paedophilic, violent or obscene contents, or content that could seriously violate human dignity ;  
  • Contents that infringe the property rights of third parties and/or of the Company ; 
  • Contents that could be qualified as or constitute an incentive to the achievement of crimes or offences; discrimination, hate or violence, due in particular to the  race, ethnic group or nation; the advocacy of Nazism; contestation of the existence of crimes against humanity; contempt of court; defamation, insults, denigration, attacks on privacy or acts endangering minors; content designed to exhibit forbidden objects or works; libellous, offensive, insulting or violent messages or those infringing current laws; messages on smoking and alcohol; content containing personal contact details and information enabling a precise geographic location (telephone number, address, etc.); messages inciting the consumption of illicit substances or suicide; messages enabling third parties to indirectly or directly procure pirated software or serial numbers of software enabling acts of piracy and intrusion into computer or telecommunications systems, viruses and logic bombs and generally speaking any tool or software or messages making it possible to infringe the rights of any person and the security of persons and property in violation of the private nature of correspondence, without this list being exhaustive; 
  • A negative or discriminatory connotation (for example a username like anti-"X") with a political, religious, fascist, xenophobic, racist, sectarian or similar nature, insults, threats or advertisements. 

5.1.6. Users undertake to respect the integrity of the Site. They must not impede or interfere with the functioning of the Site, or fraudulently modify, alter or delete content accessible via the Site or fraudulently introduce data onto the Site.

5.2. Commitments of the Company 

5.2.1. The Company will make every effort to ensure that the Site is accessible.

The unavailability of the Site for any reason does not entitle Users to any indemnity.

5.2.2. The Company's liability may not be incurred in the event of a case of force majeure, the dysfunction of the network and/or servers, or breakdowns or maintenance work required for the proper functioning of the site, or any other event beyond its control. The Company may not be held responsible for any material or immaterial damage resulting in any way from connection to the Site. 

5.2.3. The content of the Site may contain errors or inaccuracies despite the Company's vigilance. The Company undertakes to correct these as soon as possible, but Users of the Site must make any necessary verifications and are solely responsible for the use they make of the information available.


Any aspect of the Site may be modified, added to, deleted or updated at any time by the Company.


SIAL – 70, avenue du Général de Gaulle – 92058 PARIS LA DEFENSE Cedex or [email protected]


If any clause is declared null and void, it will be deemed not to exist but will not entail the nullity of the other clauses in these CTGU.

The fact that the Company does not exercise any of the rights arising from these CTGU does not constitute a waiver of its rights.


8.1. These CTGU are governed by French law.

8.2. Any disputes arising from the application of these CTGU that cannot be amicably settled beforehand are subject, notwithstanding multiple defendants and/or third party appeals, even with emergency procedures or precautionary measures with summary or ex-parte proceedings,

  • to the jurisdiction of the competent French courts, with disputes involving one or several private individuals;
  • to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the district in which the Company has its head office, with disputes between professionals.