Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the BFBH website.

Below, you will find our policies concerning the way we handle your personal data. We strongly recommend that you read through this information.

By visiting this website, you accept the practices as we explain them and you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions stipulated below.

The BFBH website is intended only for personal use by its users.

General Information

Ce site est propriété de la Fondation Mérieux, Fondation reconnue d’utilité publique à but non lucratif.
This site is owned by the Mérieux Foundation, a Foundation recognized non-profit public utility.

Mérieux Foundation

17 rue Bourgelat
69002 Lyon

Tel: +33 (0)4 72 40 79 79
Fax: +33 (0)4 72 40 79 50

The BFBH website has been registered with the National Commission for Computing and Liberties (CNIL) and bears the authorization number: 1 075 279.

Name of the person responsible for the publication: Jason SOFFE

Web Host Provider

289 Rue Garibaldi
69007 Lyon
Tel: +33 (0)4 37 37 25 10

Intellectual property rights

The Mérieux Foundation informs you that much of this website:

  • is protected under copyright law. This can be the case, in particular, for photographs, articles, drawings, animated sequences, etc.;
  • and/or is protected under design rights legislation;
  • is protected under trademark legislation.

The parts of the website that are protected under such legislation are the property of the Mérieux Foundation or third parties that have authorized the Mérieux Foundation to use them. This site uses visual elements from the Mérieux Foundation.

As such, any full or partial reproduction, representation, use, adaptation, modification, incorporation, translation, or commercialization, regardless of the technique used or the format chosen (paper, digital, etc.), is strictly prohibited without prior written authorization from the Mérieux Foundation, aside from the exceptions set forth in Article 122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code. Violations will constitute an act of copyright and/or design and/or trademark infringement, which is punishable by a two-year prison sentence and a €150,000 fine.

Copyrights and/or Design Rights

This website is considered as a copyrighted work, of which the Mérieux Foundation is the author, under the meaning of the term given in Articles L. 111-1 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code. The Mérieux Foundation is responsible for the design and development of this site.

The photographs, texts, slogans, drawings, images, animated sequences with or without sound, as well as all other works that are part of the site, are the property of the Mérieux Foundation or third parties that have authorized the Mérieux Foundation to use them.

Reproduction of this site in paper or electronic form is authorized for personal use and/or use pursuant to the provisions of Article L. 122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code, so long as it is not used for any commercial and/or advertising and/or information purposes.

Image credits: The Mérieux Foundation

Governing Law

The BFBH website and these general terms and conditions are governed under French law, and the official binding version is the French one.

The courts of the judicial district of Lyon, France have exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes. The Mérieux Foundation reserves the right to modify these legal mentions at any moment. You agree to consult them on a regular basis.

Reproduction in paper form

With the exception of icons and images, this website’s pages may be reproduced in paper form, subject to compliance with the three following conditions:

  • distribution must be free of charge,
  • the entire content of the documents being reproduced must be respected (no modification or alteration of any kind)
  • the BFBH website must be clearly cited as a source, and it must be mentioned that reproduction rights are reserved and strictly limited.

Reproduction in electronic form

Reproduction of all or part of this website in electronic form is authorized so long as the source (BFBH) is clearly and legibly cited and the words “All rights reserved” are included.

The information may be used only for personal or charitable purposes.

All commercial use is prohibited without prior written consent from the Mérieux Foundation.

Product-related information

The information and illustrations that appear on the pages of this Internet site are based on the technical characteristics prevailing at the time of on line launch or update of the various pages on the site.

In the context of its policy of ongoing improvement of its products and services, Mérieux Foundation may modify the characteristics of its offer at any time.

In any event, the information contained on this site is information of a general nature and is not contractually binding.

Protection of Personal Data

You may access the BFBH website without having to reveal your identity or any other personal information about yourself.

The Mérieux Foundation undertakes to respect your privacy and protect the information which you provide. In particular, the personal data that is collected on the BFBH website is intended for the sole use of the Mérieux Foundation and its subsidiaries. It is confidential, and is always handled as such.

In the case of personally identifying data that you may be led to provide to us, you have the right to access and modify said data under the French Data Protection Act (Law 78-17 enacted on January 6, 1978). You may exercise this right by writing to: The Mérieux Foundation, 17 rue Bourgelat, 69002 Lyon, France.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, you can request to no longer receive these e-mails.

You acknowledge that, in order to offer services that are tailored to your needs, some non-personal information concerning your activities on the website is automatically collected. This information is intended for use by the Mérieux Foundation, and may also be used for sales or marketing campaigns or for the purposes of study and analysis.

We will never provide this information to third parties for any reason. Only the Foundation Mérieux’s staff or employees working at the firms that assist us in handling these campaigns will be able to access the data. These firms are required to ensure the confidentiality of the data and to use them only for the specific campaign for which they have been hired to assist.


We take all necessary precautions to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your data, as well as to prevent it from being disclosed to unauthorized third parties.


Limitation of liability

You are fully and solely liable for your use of the BFBH website. The Mérieux Foundation may in no way be held liable for direct or indirect damage, such as, in particular, material damage, loss of data or programs, or pecuniary loss resulting from the use of this site or sites that are related to it.


The Mérieux Foundation reserves the right to modify and update these legal notices and any part of the site it sees fit without prior notice.

Any modifications will be binding on users, who must consult these General Terms and Conditions each time they connect.

Statistical tracking data

We use connection data to collect viewing statistics (browser used, number of visitors, sections visited, etc.) for site-optimization purposes in terms of site sections and navigation. However, this data is not transmitted to third parties.


Privacy Policy of the BFBH website written on 8 June 2017.

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