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Axens Legal Notice – Terms of Use

1. Legal Notice


This Website is published by Axens, a joint stock company (Société anonyme à conseil d’administration) with a share capital of Euros 154 752 119,13€, registered to Nanterre RCS with the number B 599 815 073, whose registered office is located 89, Boulevard Franklin Roosevelt – 92500 RUEIL MALMAISON – FRANCE.

The Publication Manager is Jean Sentenac.

The Website is hosted by :
Internet FR, 2-12 chemin des femmes, F-91886 Massy Cedex, France
RCS Evry : B 402 413 207
APE : 6311Z
Siret : 402 413 207 00026

Photo credits:
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Your access to and use of the Axens website (the “Website”), and/or to any information it contains, constitutes your unconditional acceptance of the following terms of use (hereinafter "Terms of Use").

Please review these Terms of Use periodically, as their terms are subject to change.

2. Intellectual Property Rights


The content of this Website, including, without limitation, its architecture, visual identity, as well as all the information and elements available on the Website, such as texts, articles, brochures, photographs, illustrations, images, brands and logos, trademarks, service marks, product or company names, software, tools, product, process or technology (hereinafter the "Content") are protected by applicable legislation governing copyright, trademark rights, design rights and unfair competition.

The Content is and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Axens and/or its subsidiaries. No right to use such Content is granted hereunder except as expressly set forth below.

Any violation of the applicable legal provisions constitutes copyright infringement and is subject to the criminal penalties provided by law, notwithstanding any other recourse by Axens and its subsidiaries.

Reproduction of documents published on this Website is authorized solely for informative purposes and for personal and private use: any reproduction and any use of copies made for other purposes is expressly forbidden. You undertake not to communicate or transfer such documents to any other person, including by e-mail or by posting them on a website or on a server.

Other than the above limited rights, no license or authorization whatsoever is given to you with regards to the Content of, or material covered in, this Website.

3. Disclaimer


Axens reserves the right to change in its sole discretion and without prior notice all or any part of the Content contained in this Website. Axens may make improvements or changes to the Content of this Website at any time without notice.

No warranty, either express or implied, of any kind is made, and Axens disclaims all warranties regarding the Content of this Website, including, but not limited to the implied warranties of quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of intellectual property rights.

Axens does not guarantee that the Website is free of errors or bugs, nor that these may be corrected or that the Website performs without interruptions or breakdowns. The Content may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. In addition, Axens and its subsidiaries exclude all liability of any kind for direct, indirect or incidental damages or loss of data or profit resulting from or associated with the use or operation of the present Website and its Content.

Axens has no liability in connection with the Content made available on this Website. By making this information available to you, Axens does not accept any responsibility for the use you may make of such information. Please use it at your sole risk. You agree to hold Axens, its employees, directors, officers, investors, partners, affiliates and advertisers harmless and to defend them from any claim regarding the usage of the Content provided on this Website.

In no event will Axens or its subsidiaries and affiliates be responsible for the content of the sites it links to. Axens or its subsidiaries and affiliates have no editorial control over those sites. These links are made available as a service to users of the Axens Website or the Websites of its subsidiaries or affiliates.

4. Information or data supplied by you to Axens


Please note that any information you may supply to Axens from or based on information collected on this Website, including but not limited to questions, comments, replies to questionnaires, data (with the sole exception of your “personal data”, as defined in article 2 of the French data protection law of January 6, 1978, as modified by the law 6 August 6, 2004 relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data), whether in electronic or written form, shall be considered as non-confidential.

Consequently, you should not submit anything you consider to be confidential or proprietary and anything you submit will be deemed to be non-confidential and non proprietary. Each visitor to this Website or the Websites of Axens' subsidiaries or affiliates, who provides information or data to Axens grants Axens full transfer rights relevant to such information or data, and authorizes Axens to make use thereof as it deems fit. Axens will be free to use, reproduce or distribute such information or data at its sole discretion without compensation.

5. Privacy – Personal Data Collection and Use – Opt out


You may be called upon to register and supply certain personal data (such as your name, position, company name, e-mail address etc.) for the purposes of obtaining and/or accessing to certain information or receiving documents from Axens. Fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory. Save as provided otherwise, the personal data that you may communicate to Axens for any purpose are intended solely for use by Axens, which is responsible for their processing and conservation. These data will not be disclosed to third parties, with the exception of those persons hosting the Website or who are involved in its Content or management. Axens undertakes to ensure the confidentiality of the data collected.

In accordance with the French data protection law of January 6, 1978, as modified by the law 6 August 6, 2004 relating to the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, you have the right to access, modify, correct or delete any personal information collected through this Website. You can exercise this right at any time, by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or writing to the Manager of Axens Marketing Department, Axens - BP 50802 - 92508 Rueil-Malmaison Cedex, France. We will modify or delete your information as soon as possible.

In addition to the personal data which you supply to us, information and data may be automatically collected through the use of cookies. Cookies save information relating to the navigation by your computer on this Website. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser options to prevent cookies from being stored. However if you do turn cookies off this might limit your access to the Website or slow down the loading of certain pages.

At all times, you have the option of "opting out" of receiving future e-mail updates by following the procedure described in such e-mails or, if you have a Premium Access, you may unsubscribe by logging into your Account.

Axens' Newsletter's Privacy Policy

Contact Form's Privacy Policy

Premium Access' Privacy Policy


6. Information on Cookies


Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored as a text file on your computer by the Axens Website server.
Cookies are used to facilitate your browsing on the Website, for record-keeping purposes or to enable sharing information on social networks.

The information stored can be retrieved by the Axens Website server when you return to the Website. This allows Axens to customize or regulate the use of the Website, and to automate the access and data-entry functions of the Website (e.g., login information), to store on-line information while visiting the Website.

We do not use cookies to track the navigational habits of identified users without the user's consent. If you visit our Website to read or download content, much of the information we collect is statistical only (e.g., the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our Website) and not personally identifiable. We use this information about the number of visitors and their use of the Website in an aggregate form to make the Website more useful to you.

The main Cookies used by the Axens Website are described below.







These cookies allow for a customized visitor experience by tailoring the menus, animations and font sizes for a better reading. They are used on a session basis wich means they are deleted once you exit your browser.   

Session Cookie


These cookies allow navigation within the customer’s account (Premium Access account). They expire after a periode of 60 days.



This cookie enables Axens to know if the user accepted the terms and conditions of cookie use on this site. If not, a warning message is displayed on the website’s pages. They expire after a periode of 390 days.

Google Analytics


These cookies are used to stock information such as the number of past visits on the website (13 months), timestamp (30 minutes), referrer website that directed the visitor to the website (e.g. browser, advertising link) (6 months)


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AddThis is a sharing service for social networks. Cookies from AddThis do not collect personal information. They are used to allow Site visitors to follow Axens through their social media accounts. AddThis retains data for 13 months as of collection.


The use of Cookies is common in the industry. You may wish to adjust your web browser (by clicking on the below links depending on your browser) to inform you whenever a Cookie is being used, or to reject all cookies automatically.

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