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http://en.rhonealpes.fr is a website in English which highlights the activities carried out by the Region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes at international level in the following areas: the economy, higher education and research, international solidarity and cooperation. It also explains how the Region functions (elected representatives, President) and gives an overview of some of the region’s many facets: lifestyle, tourism, gastronomy, history etc. Visitors can send e-postcards depicting local scenery and download photos of the region.

I. Identity

Owner of the site: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

Publishing Director: Laurent Wauquiez, President of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council

Publishing Co-Director: Guillaume Boudy, General Coordinating Director

Editor in chief: Director of Communication

For all suggestions, information or reactions relating to this portal, please write to the web cell of the communication division: dircom@auvergnerhonealpes.eu

Technical and operational management / Host of the site:
Business & Decision Interactive Eolas
Registered with the Trade and Companies Register under No. 382 198 794
29 rue Servan
38000 Grenoble

Graphic charter
n° immatriculation RCS : 479 465 932
1 avenue Lacassagne
69003 Lyon

Editorial charter
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

Photo credits
Hervé Hugues, Francis Mainard, Jean-Paul Bajard, Marc Chatelain, Juan Robert, Frédéric Jean, Jean-Luc Rigaux, Guillaume Atger, Didier Michalet, Mario Renzi, Nicolas Robin, François Guy, Frédéric de la Mure, Gil Lebois, Jean Clottes/Drac Rhône-Alpes, Eric Bergoënd, Magali Rougy, Laurence Danière, Sabine Serrad, Thierry Vallier.


II. Protection of personal data

1/ Treatment of personal data

All information of a personal nature acquired on this site is destined for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, which is responsible for the IT processing of this data. The Region undertakes to respect the legal provisions relating to data processing and liberty (law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978). Consequently, the persons concerned have the right to access, modify, rectify or delete the data relating to them. To exercise this right, they must apply to:
Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Direction de la communication
1 esplanade François Mitterrand
CS 20033 - 69269 LYON CEDEX 02 - France
Tel. +33 (0)4 26 73 47 30
Fax number: +33 (0)4 26 73 40 46
E-mail: dircom@auvergnerhonealpes.eu

2/ Collection of data and nature of data acquired
All information that the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region may be led to acquire originates from its voluntary communication by physical persons who enter it in forms on-line. This relates in particular to identification data (last name, first names, date of birth, etc.), electronic mail address, postal address or telephone numbers. Each form indicates whether the information to be provided is optional or required.

The destination of the information gathered is specified on every on-line form.

Unless otherwise specifically stated on the data input form, identity details are collected solely for internal, non-commercial use by the Region, and may not under any circumstances be passed on to third parties.


III. Intellectual property

1/ Definitions

Author: any physical person who has created elements present on the site, especially authors of texts, graphic designers, layout artists and directory designers.

Producer: owner of the site in accordance with article L 341-1 paragraph 1 of the French intellectual property code. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is the owner of this site, that is to say, of all the pages accessible under the domain name www.rhonealpes.fr

2/ Intellectual property rights on the site

The site as a whole is defined as a database within the meaning of the directive of 11 March 1996 and its incorporation into French law in the law of 1st July 1998 (article L 341-1 et seq. of the French intellectual property code).

3/ Conditions of use

Any use or extraction of elements from the site not authorized by the producer is illegal and punishable by law as infringement of copyright.

All exploitation, even for private purposes, of all or a substantial part of the site presupposes the agreement of the publishing director in accordance with regulations.

Any infringement of author's copyright or database copyright is punishable by penal sanctions for infringement of copyright, without prejudice to any demands for damages by the holders of the copyright.

Texts reproduced on the site

Authorized uses of the texts presented on this site are as follows:

Reproduction strictly reserved for the private use of the copyist and not destined for collective use.
Reproduction, publication or representation for purposes of professional information, on non-digital media, on the express condition that the works are in no way modified and their source is cited.
Short quotations: brief quotations from texts present on the site are legitimate insofar as they are incorporated in a new work, on the express condition that the works are in no way modified, that they are formally delimited (by quotation marks or distinctive typography) and their source is cited.

Any other use of the texts on the site, in particular republication on other sites, Internet or intranet, is subject to authorization by the publishing director.

Photographs - cards - video and other images

Except where downloading is explicitly authorized on the site, all images shown on this site are protected by the laws of intellectual property of the authors and the producer of the site. They may not be duplicated or used without written authorisation from the communication division of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. All requests should be addressed to:

Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Direction de la communication
1 esplanade François Mitterrand
CS 20033 - 69269 LYON CEDEX 02 - France
Tel. +33 (0)4 26 73 47 30
Fax number: +33 (0)4 26 73 40 46
E-mail: dircom@auvergnerhonealpes.eu


IV. Establishment of links

1/ Hypertext links to this site

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region authorizes the establishment of a hypertext link  by the Internet sites of organizations connected with the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region: partners in the events, subsidized organizations, public or semi-public bodies connected with the Region. This condition consequently excludes all sites which do not comply with these rules, as well as those publishing illegal matter, information of a controversial, pornographic or xenophobic nature or liable, in a broader sense, to cause offence to the majority of people. The mere fact of conducting business (either private or public) in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is no justification for a link to www.rhonealpes.fr. Termination of a partnership with the Region automatically entails deletion of the link to the site of the Region.

Any link must lead to the home page of the portal, and the portal www.rhonealpes.fr must appear in a new window. The pages of the portal may not under any circumstances be incorporated in the pages of another site.

In all individual cases, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region reserves the right to demand the deletion of a link if it considers that the target site does not respect the rules so defined.

2/ Links to third parties' sites

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region reserves the right either to signpost third parties' sites or not. The netsurfer who accesses these links thereby quits the portal of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. These sites are outside the control of the Region, and the latter is consequently not responsible for the content of these sites, for the links that they contain, nor for the updates applied to them.


V. Responsibility

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region may not be held responsible for faulty transmission of data due to the different networks of the Internet or to incompatibilities with the netsurfer's browser.

The Region may not be held responsible for any technical errors that, in spite of the care taken in their publication, may have crept into documents present on the site.

VI. Technical recommendations

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region makes every effort to maximize compatibility of access to its site. The site is optimized for a 1024 x 768 display.

Video files
To view the videos shown on this site, you will need the Flash plug-in.
You can download the latest version of this in English free of charge.
NB: this downloading operation can only be effected from a site other than that of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region.


www.rhonealpes.fr is the official site of the Rhône-Alpes Region, a regional authority with its head office at:
Région Rhône-Alpes
1 esplanade François Mitterrand
CS 20033 - 69269 LYON CEDEX 02 - France
Tel. +33 (0)4 26 73 40 00

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