Legal notices

Legal Information

Legal Information

The portal is the property of Electricité de France :

  • with a registered capital of 960,069,513.50 euros,
  • registered on the Trade and Companies’ Register of Paris, under the number 552 081 317 and
  • with an intra-community VAT number : VAT EU FR 03552081317

The company’s head office is located at :

22-30, avenue de Wagram
75008 Paris
Tél. : 33 (0)1 40 42 22 22
e-mail :
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The Publishing Director of the portal is Hubert BLANQUEFORT, Head of the Editorial Division in the EDF Communication Division.

The Publishing Director of the North-American web site is Marc KUGLER, Vice-President, operations and corporate affairs of EDF Inc.

The portal has been designed by EURO RSCG C&O, with registered office located at 2 allée de Longchamp, 92 150 Suresnes.

The portal operates from a server platform provided by LINKBYNET SA, an incorporated company with registered office located at 39 boulevard Anatole France, 93200 Saint-Denis.

General conditions of utilisation

The user acknowledges that he read the present notice and undertake to respect it .

EDF retains the right to modify the present notice at any time.

The user therefore undertakes to consult it regularly.

In the event the user is accessing the site from a State other than France, the user undertakes to respect that State’s legislation.

Content of the portal

Content of the portal

The portal is a website accessing other EDF or EDF Group company sites, likely to have their own legal notices, which should be consulted and respected.

EDF Group companies have their own legal existence and an independent legal entity.

The information available on the portal is provided solely for informative purposes. EDF is unable to guarantee the exact, complete or up-to-date nature of information issued on the site. Users should therefore make their own further analysis.

EDF shall therefore not be held responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the lack of availability of information and services.

Consequently, the user accepts that he or she uses this information under his or her sole responsibility.

EDF shall not be held responsible for any direct or indirect damage resulting from accessing or using the portal, including, among others, inaccessibility, data losses, and/or the presence of viruses on the site.

General technical informations

General technical informations

Users of the portal acknowledge that:
  • Users of the portal acknowledge that:
    • Screen: Resolution 1024 X 768
    • Browsers:
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.x, 7.x and 8.x
      • Netscape Navigator 6.2,
      • Mozilla Firefox version 1.x et 1.5,
      • Apple Safari.
  • they have checked that their computer configuration contains no virus and that it is operating smoothly;
  • they have been informed that the portal is accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, except due to circumstances beyond EDF’s control, data processing difficulties, technical difficulties or those related to telecommunications networks. EDF may have to interrupt access to the portal to carry out maintenance, but will make every effort to inform users beforehand;
  • they have been informed that the cost of access and browsing on the portal is at their sole expense.

The EDF Group strives to provide enhanced Accessibility on all of its sites, based on such requirements as “easy to use” and “easy to read”. This action is now being implemented.

Users are invited to go to the “Help” section for any technical information they may need for a useful consultation.

Information technology and liberties

Information technology and liberties

In keeping with the clauses of amended Act n°78-17 of 6 January 1978 relative to information technology, files and freedom, the computerised processing of personal data of the portal received a favourable notice from the French National Commission for Information Technology and Liberties (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés - CNIL):
  • Notice N° 854949 dated 12 July 2003, published in the MINEFI, official journal N°8 (4/2003).

The personal data gathered on the portal are exclusively for EDF’s internal use. The data collected in this way will not be transferred, exchanged or rented. If the user were not to provide this information, EDF would be unable to process the corresponding files.

In accordance with the aforementioned Act, the user is entitled to access, amend and delete data concerning him or her by:

Ce droit peut être exercé

  • sending an e-mail directly to the site Webmaster
  • writing to:

Corporate and Commercial Communication Division
plurimedia Department
22 - 30, avenue de Wagram
75008 Paris - FRANCE

Should the user fail to respect the provisions of the aforementioned law, he or she is liable to be penalised.
The user must abstain, in particular, in the case of personal data, to which he or she has access, from any collection, misappropriate use and, generally speaking, from any action likely to interfere with the private lives or reputation of people.

Chief Privacy Officer

EDF has decided to appoint a Chief Privacy Officer, entrusted with ensuring personal data protection and compliance with all legal requirements in the company. As part of this mission, he keeps the list of personal information processed and stored by EDF SA since 1 January 2007 at the disposal of anyone who wishes to have access to his personal data.
If you wish to obtain a copy of this register, please address your request to:

Correspondant Informatique et Libertés
Tour EDF - 20 place de la Défense
92050 Paris La Défense Cedex
or by email to

In the event the user would like information on the personal information processed before January 1st, 2007, the user should contact the French national commission for information technologies & liberties (CNIL).



During their visits, users are informed that a cookie may automatically appear on their browsing software. A cookie is a block of data which is not use for the identification of the user but serves in recording data relating to user’s browsing on the site. Cookies are used, for example, to conduct visitor number surveys and audience ratings so as to improve the quality of the site.

Configuring their browsing software allows users to be informed of the presence of a cookie and, if they wish, to refuse it in the following way:

  • with the browser Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x: click on the "Toolbar" menu then on "Internet Options", select the "Security" tab, then scroll down to the desired level of security or click on the "Advanced" button, then on "Disregard automatic cookie management" and select the "Refuse" or "Request" checkbox for each column ;
  • with the browser Netscape Navigator 6.2: click on the "Edition" menu bar, then on "Preferences"; select "Confidentiality and security", then choose the item "cookies" and select the "disable" or "ask me" checkbox ;
  • with the browser Mozilla Firefox version 1.x and 1.5: click on the "Toolbar" menu, then on "Options"; select the tabs "Privacy", then "Cookies" and click on "Authorise" to empty the checkbox ;
  • with the browser Apple Safari: go to the menu “Safari > Safari Preferences”, then click on the tab “Security” and click on “From consulted sites only”.

If cookies are refused, some services will no longer be accessible.

Users have the right to access, amend or delete their personal data communicated by the cookie under the conditions stated in § ”Information Technology and Liberties”.

Intellectual property

Respect for intellectual property

The brands and logos (semi-figurative trade name) of EDF and of EDF Group companies shown on the site are trademarks. Any total or partial reproduction or representation, whether separate or included with other items, without the express and prior permission in writing by EDF or by the EDF Group companies concerned, is strictly forbidden.

The general structure, software, texts, images, videos, sound, know-how,animations, and more generally, all of the information and content shown in the portal are the property of EDF or are subject to a licence agreement. The foregoing items are subject to legislation protecting copyright.

Any representation, modification,reproduction, misrepresentation, whether total or partial, of all or part of the site or its content, via whatever type of process or medium, would constitute an infringement sanctioned by articles L 335-2and following of the Code of Intellectual Property.

Any databases appearing on the portal are protected by the provisions of the Act of 1 July 1998 transposing in the Code of Intellectual Property the European Directive of 11 March 1996 relativeto the legal protection of data bases.
In this respect, EDF expressly prohibits any reutilisation, reproduction or extraction of elements of these data bases. Any non-authorised reutilisation, reproduction or extraction involves the user’s responsibility.

EDF reserves the right to immediately and without prior notice delete anycontent: message, text, image, graphics which contravene prevailing laws and regulations, and notably the regulations mentioned above.

Shouldthe user wish to use part of the content of the site (e.g. text,image), he or she must obtain the prior written consent of EDF, by writing to the address shown in § “Legal information” or by sending ane-mail to the Webmaster.



The links set up from the portal to external Internet sites were the subject of prior and express authorisation.

However, as EDF is not the publisher of these sites, it cannot control their content. Consequently, EDF shall under no circumstances whatsoever be held responsible for the content of sites accessed in this way, or for any collection and transmission of personal data, installation of cookies or any other similar processes carried out by these sites.

Under no circumstances may a user set up a hypertext link to the portal without the prior written consent of EDF. Any requests to do so must be addressed to the Publishing Director of the portal.

Management of access codes and passwords

Management of access codes and passwords

Some interactive services present on the portal require an access code and a password which are provided by the data base administrator.

These access codes and passwords are confidential, personal and non-transferable.
Users are responsible for their management, preservation and the consequences of their utilisation. Users must therefore take all necessary precautionary measures for their protection and preservation.
Under no circumstances whatsoever shall EDF be held responsible for any fraudulent use.

For security reasons, the access to secure sections will be automatically invalidated after several erroneous access attempts. EDF reserves the right to suspend access to the site in the event of any fraudulent use or attempt to fraudulently use a user’s password or access code. If theaccess has to be suspended, the users will be duly informed by EDF.

Applicable law

Applicable law

The law applicable to the site is French law.

Most of the on-line content and services on the portal are proposed in French and English. In the event of a dispute, the French version shall prevail.