The website www.culture.gouv.fr is published by the Ministry of Culture.
Ministry of Culture
182 rue Saint-Honoré
75033 Paris Cedex 01
Publishing Director: Evelyne Laquit, Information and Communication Officer.
The editorial animation and updates of the site are ensured by all directorates and departments of the Ministry, under the guidance of the Delegation to Information and Communication (SG/DICOM).
The site is hosted by the Digital Department (SG/SNUM).
Site Management and Maintenance
Corporate Secretariat – Delegation of Information and Communication (SG/DICOM)
Project Director: Dorian Bardavid
Project manager: Victor Puntonet
Editor-in-chief: Paul-Henri Doro
Artistic direction: Emmanuel Boutier
General Secretariat – Digital Services (SG/SNUM)
Director of Information Systems: Romain Delassus
System Administrator: Rudy Simoné
Site developments and maintenance
I - Legal information
«Culture.gouv.fr» is published by the Ministry of Culture.
“Culture.gouv.fr” is hosted by the services of the Ministry of Culture.
3. Publication Director
Evelyne Laquit, Information and Communication Delegate of the Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Culture
182, rue Saint-Honoré, 75033 Paris, Cedex 01
“Le site internet” désigne le site “Culture.gouv.fr”.
“Partners” means public institutions under supervision, local and regional authorities and any third party contributors.
II - General conditions of use
The portal «Culture.gouv.fr» is the public legal offer of the Ministry of Culture.
It gathers all the information relating to the cultural policies defined by the Minister of Culture, the news and the agenda of the Minister, the operation and actions conducted by the Ministry of Culture and its partners. It makes accessible to the greatest number the richness of the digitized cultural heritage throughout the territory. It is the single point of access to cultural data and content that the Ministry of Culture, its public institutions under trusteeship and its partners produce and/or own.
Any person accessing the website, any of the editorial offers or associated services accepts and agrees to comply, without restriction or reservation, with these terms and conditions in force.
The purpose of these General Conditions of Use is to define the terms of access and reuse of the contents and data present on the website.
The General Conditions of Use applicable are those whose current version is accessible online on the portal at the following address: http://www.culture.gouv.fr/Mentions-legales and on the date of the user’s login.
The Ministry of Culture currently audits the legal notices of its publications and reserves the right to make substantial changes or not, at any time and without notice, to these General Conditions of Use, to bring them in line with the recommendations of the report on the opening up and sharing of public cultural data published in January 2014. Therefore, it is recommended that users regularly refer to these General Conditions of Use to keep themselves informed of their possible evolution. All files allowing free reuse of public cultural content and data of the Ministry of Culture will eventually be downloadable in a dedicated space on the website as well as on the government platform data.gouv.fr.
3. Access to administrative documents and reuse of public information
In accordance with the provisions of Article 24 of Law No. 78-753 of 17 July 1978 on various measures to improve relations between the administration and the public and various administrative, social and fiscal provisions and Article 42 of Decree No. 2005-1755 of 30 December 2005 on freedom of access to administrative documents and the reuse of public information.
4. Intellectual Property and Reuse
4.1 General structure of the website
The general structure of the website is the exclusive property of the Ministry of Culture. It is available under the terms of license CC-BY-SA 3.0 FR
The trademarks of the Ministry of Culture and its partners as well as the logos appearing on the site are registered trademarks and registered with the INPI and are therefore protected by an industrial property right.
Any total or partial reproduction of these trademarks or logos made from the elements of the site without the express authorization of the administration is therefore strictly prohibited and constitutes an infringement offence within the meaning of the Intellectual Property Code.
4.3 Cultural Public Content and Data
4.3.1 Cultural content and data produced by the Ministry of Culture
The texts available on the website are scientific, cultural and educational contents developed by the Ministry of Culture. They are made available under the terms of license CC-BY-SA 3.0 FR
b) Images / Hyperimages
Images and hyperimages include photographs, screen captures and illustrations.
Subject to the intellectual property rights of third parties, images and hyperimages that are the exclusive property of the Ministry of Culture are made available under the terms of license CC-BY-SA 3.0 FR
Images which have entered the public domain are indicated as such by affixing the public domain mark.
For hyperlinked images, refer to section 4.4.
The contents of the Documentation section are the exclusive property of the Ministry of Culture.
As such, any reproduction, total or partial representation, any use, adaptation, provision or modification of these data and contents, by any means whatsoever, by any person whatsoever and by any means whatsoever, without the express authorisation of the Ministry of Culture, any authors or their rights-holders, is strictly prohibited and constitutes an infringement offence within the meaning of the Intellectual Property Code.
Only use for strictly personal or educational purposes is permitted, subject to prior express authorization from the Ministry of Culture.
Metadata includes records, abbreviated records and thesaurus available on the website. They are made available under the terms of the open license.
e) Other public data (statistics, economics, etc.)
Public data held or produced by the Ministry of Culture not referred to in the previous articles are made available by default according to the terms of the open license.
Credit the public cultural content and data of the website under open license:
The user wishing to reuse the content and data thus made available must indicate:
the security associated with the content or data;
the name of the author;
the name and link to the source (when the author’s name is unavailable, the name and link to the source are sufficient);
an indication of the license under which the content or data was made available.
4.3.2 Cultural content and data produced by the partners of the Ministry of Culture and identified on the website
The general conditions of use of the partners apply to all cultural content and data that they produce or hold and that are accessible on the Websites of the Ministry.
Ministry Internet Sites may provide deep hypertext links to websites edited by third parties and references to other Internet Sites. These links or references do not constitute an endorsement or validation of their contents. The Editor of the Websites of the Ministry may not be held responsible for the content of such websites, and shall not be held responsible for any damage or damage resulting therefrom. The fact of offering deep hyperlinks to other sites provided to users solely for convenience does not entail any obligation of any kind at the expense of the Website Editor of the Ministry which has no means of control and monitoring of the referenced site and its developments and updates.
The creation of hypertext links to the Websites of the Ministry is free on the condition that it does not prejudice the material or moral interests of the Ministry of Culture and that it does not create confusion on the source of the services and/or contents.
5. Personal data
6. Comments on website content and moderations
Not all content available and accessible on the website is open for comment. Comments can be moderated a priori. However, the publisher of the website reserves the right, as of right and without prior justification, not to publish, moderate, edit or delete comments.
7. Responsibility and Erratum
The information on the website is provided for information purposes only. It may be modified at any time and without notice.
The Ministry of Culture cannot be held responsible for direct and indirect, foreseeable and unforeseeable damages such as loss of profits or profits, loss of data, loss of equipment and repair costs, recovery or reproduction resulting from the use and/or impossibility to use the services and contents of the website.
Despite the care and control of the website editorial team, unintentional errors or omissions may remain on the website. If you wish to send us your comments or complaints, you can contact the editorial staff of the site at the following address:
8. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
These general conditions of use are entirely subject to French law. The user of the website recognises the exclusive competence of the competent courts of Paris.