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Compliance with the laws in force

The site respects the privacy of the Internet user and strictly complies with the laws in force on the protection of privacy and individual liberties.

No personal information is collected without your knowledge. No personal information is transferred to third parties.

E-mails, e-mail addresses or other nominative information sent to this site are not used in any way and are only kept for the time necessary for their processing.

Internet users' rights: right of access and rectification

In accordance with the provisions of Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to computers, files and freedoms, Internet users have the right to access, modify, rectify and delete data concerning them.

This right can be exercised by email at or by post, with proof of identity, at the following address: Institut français - 8 - 14 rue du Capitaine Scott - 75015 Paris - France.


All the elements appearing on the website (texts, drawings, programmes, photographs, names, logos, etc.) are protected by the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code. Outside France, these elements benefit from copyright protection in all the signatory states of the Berne Convention.

In accordance with the Intellectual Property Code, any reproduction, representation, modification, adaptation, distribution, and/or translation of any of the elements of the site, in whole or in part, on any medium whatsoever (electronic, paper, etc.) is prohibited without the express prior authorisation of the Institut français.

Reproduction rights for public or official documents

In accordance with public intellectual property law, and in particular Article L122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code, "official documents" are freely re-usable:

- speeches, press kits and press releases

- circulars, directives and other regulatory documents

Non-commercial reuse, and in particular educational reuse, is authorised on the condition that the integrity of the information is respected and that it does not alter its meaning, scope or application and that its origin and date of publication are specified.

The information may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes without the express authorization and obtaining a license to reuse public information.

Is considered as re-use for commercial or promotional purposes, the elaboration from public information, of a product or service intended to be made available to third parties, whether free of charge or against payment.

Request for permission to reproduce contents

Requests for authorization should be sent to

The application should specify the content to be covered and the publication or site on which it will appear. Once this authorisation has been obtained, the reproduction of content must comply with the following principles:

- free of charge ;

- respect for the integrity of the documents reproduced (no modification or alteration of any kind);

- obligatory mention: "© - rights reserved ". This mention will point thanks to a hypertext link directly to the content.


The information on this site is offered as a service to the public. Despite all the care taken in transcribing the official texts and verifying the contents and information, the elements put on line cannot, in any way whatsoever, claim accuracy and engage the responsibility of the French Institute.


What's a Cookie?

A Cookie is a small text file that can be deposited and saved in a space on the hard drive of your device (computer, tablet, smartphone or any other internet-optimized device) when you visit a website. It allows the issuer of the Cookie to identify the device on which it was stored and to store certain information about your browsing experience for the duration of the Cookie's validity or storage period in order, for example, to simplify your navigation on a website, to secure your connection or to adapt the content of a page to your interests. Other technologies with similar functionalities to Cookies may also be used. Cookies may come from different issuers:

1/ The Cookies of the Night of Ideas

These are the Cookies that may be deposited by the French Institute on your terminal when you browse our website These Cookies enable us to personalise and continually improve your experience on our website.

The Night of Ideas Cookies have a maximum validity period of 13 months.

2/ Third Party Cookies

These are Cookies that may be deposited by third party companies (e.g., social networks, partners, etc.) on your device when you browse our site. They enable these third party companies to identify your centres of interest and possibly to personalise the advertising offer that may be sent to you on and/or off our site.

We ensure that the partner companies of the French Institute undertake to process the data collected on our site exclusively for the needs of La Nuit des Idées, by implementing appropriate measures to secure and protect the confidentiality of the data, in compliance with the "Informatique et Libertés" law of 6 January 1978 as amended.

We invite you to consult the privacy protection policies of third party issuers in order to find out how long the Cookies they issue are valid.