Privacy policy

Remit of the confidentiality rules The present confidentiality rules shall be applicable to the website hosted at When you use the website hosted at and certain other services, you may be required to provide certain information which allows you to be personally identified. This personal information may include, for instance: your email address, postal address and telephone number. Moreover, AFNOR may additionally collect information which is not personal in nature, for instance, you IP address, websites visited, the type of browser used and other information. Cookies and internet tags The website hosted at uses cookies so as to improve our service. A cookie is a small data file which certain websites use to store data, often on your computer’s hard drive, when you visit the site. A cookie may contain several types of information, including a user name which the site uses to keep a trace of the pages you visit. We may use cookies so as to improve your experience on, and in order to determine the browsing habits of users (or for other similar purposes). The majority of web browsers are initially configures to accept cookies. You can, however, change the settings of your browser so as to be alerted when a website tries to send you a cookie; you can then refuse the cookie, and can still use our website but certain functions may not be available. Consent Use of our website at implies acceptance of collection and use of data pursuant to the present confidentiality rules. These confidentiality rules may be updated at any time and without notice, and AFNOR advises that you consult these regularly. By continuing to visit and use its services, and following any modifications to the confidentiality rule, this implies your acceptance of said modifications. Your use of or access thereunto implies acceptance of the present confidentiality rules. IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT OUR CONFIDENTIALITY RULES, YOU SHALL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE. Security AFNOR may not be held liable for disclosing your personal information following any errors in communication or malicious actions by third parties. We strive to do all that is possible so as to maintain the security of your personal information. So as to prevent unauthorised access to data, to protect the accuracy of data and ensure appropriate use thereof, we have implemented physical, electronic and administrative procedures allowing for backup and security of information which we collect, including notably a firewall security system. Consequently, and due to factors out of our control, we are unable to guarantee the security of information which you communicate on or via our website at By using, you hereby accept all risks pertaining to the communication of data, including the risk that your Personal Information be intercepted during transfer. External websites Certain hypertext links lead towards third party websites, and AFNOR has no control over these third party websites which are not subject to the present confidentiality rules. We hereby encourage you to read the confidentiality rules of each site which you visit and use. Intellectual Property The website hosted at includes protected information and elements belonging to AFNOR and/or its successors which are notably protected by intellectual property law and others, including, notably copyright. You hereby accept to only use this information or these elements in the framework of use of the aforementioned website. No portion of the website may be reproduced in any manner or form whatsoever. All copyright pertaining to the website, including the compilation of content, posters, links to other online resources and descriptions of these resources are the property of AFNOR and/or its successors. AFNOR and other trademarks, graphics and logos used in relation with the website are protected or registered trademarks of AFNOR. No right or licence over the trademarks, or use thereof is conferred. Information disclosure Please note that we hereby reserve the right to disclose (and we may communicate) Personal Information about you so as to respond to (a) any legal, administrative or other proceedings (for instance a summons to communicate electronic data; (b) a legal obligation; or (c) in order to document a suspicion of fraud, harassment, physical threats or any other breach of law, rules or regulations, site usage policy, or third party rights or in order to document any inappropriate behaviour. Please also note that we hereby reserve the right to communicate your Personal Information and other information to any successors or parties buying financial assets of the present website. The wording of the present confidentiality rules is currently in force and was updated as at 28.07.2014.