Legal notice

1. Presentation

AFNOR: French Association of Standardization

Copyright © 2018, All rights reserved

11, rue Francis de Pressensé 93571 La Plaine Saint-Denis France
Tel. : +33 (0)1 41 62 80 00. Fax: +33 (0)1 49 17 90 00
Publication director: Olivier Peyrat, Managing Director

Website published by :

AFNOR : Association Française de Normalisation, SIRET : 775 724 818 00205
RCS Bobigny, Code NAF : 8413Z
Siège social : 11, rue Francis de Pressensé 93571 La Plaine Saint-Denis France.

Site hébergé par :

AFNOR : Association Française de Normalisation, SIRET : 775 724 818 00205
RCS Bobigny, Code NAF : 8413Z
Registered office : 11, rue Francis de Pressensé 93571 La Plaine Saint-Denis France.

Photo credits :

  1. Gettyimages
  2. Fotolia
  3. Shutterstock
  4. JupiterImages

Content objectives and qualities :

Le site provides access to the AFNOR Editions Boutique.

Whatever your sector of activity and the size of your company, AFNOR Editions has innovative online subscription solutions to help you make recurring and optimal use of standards and regulations.

At the heart of the French, European and international normative system, AFNOR Editions is an official distributor of standards. Publisher of normative and regulatory professional information solutions, AFNOR Éditions offers a wide range of publishing products and services on various media (HTML, PDF, paper, CD-ROM, DVD), for individual or collective use, punctual or subscription (Internet and Intranet). Each company can organize its own document and monitoring system, up to its needs, from a simple subscription to the most sophisticated tailor-made solution.

2. Intellectual Property

All content, pages, scripts and images on the website are the exclusive property of AFNOR . Unless otherwise stated, the company names, logos, products and brands cited in this website are the property of AFNOR. Their mention does not in any way grant a license or any right of use of these marks, which cannot be used without the prior written consent of AFNOR.

It is expressly forbidden to modify, improve, edit, translate, decompile, disassemble or create one or more derivative works(s) from the website and in particular from its content, without the prior written consent of AFNOR.

Any reproduction, representation, exploitation of any kind and for any purpose whatsoever, of all or part of the site including its structure and/or content, without the prior written consent of AFNOR.

All rights of reproduction or representation of these are reserved for all countries. The information made available to you on the website is protected by the copyright and sui generis right of AFNOR or its beneficiaries on the databases.

Thus, are subject to prior written agreement all :

  1. extraction, by permanent or temporary transfer, of all or part qualitatively or quantitatively substantial of the contents of the databases on another medium, by any means and in any form whatsoever;
  2. use by making available to the public all or a qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part of the content of the bases, whatever the form.

Furthermore, AFNOR expressly opposes the integration, transmission, absorption in any way in artificial intelligence engines or algorithms, data, whatever their form (content, pages, books, standards, metadata, etc.) :

• whose intellectual property rights it holds
• for which it has distribution rights

AFNOR thus opposes any operation of scraping, mining of texts and data (within the meaning of Article L. 122-5-3 of the Code of Intellectual Property), enrichment, derivative creation, relating to these data, including by automated data collection devices or artificial intelligence, which would therefore constitute acts of infringement, unless specifically agreed to by AFNOR.

In general, any extraction or reuse of the data for commercial purposes or dissemination to third parties is prohibited. The following are authorized: the extraction or reuse of a non-substantial part of the content of the databases, assessed qualitatively or quantitatively; however, this provision cannot be interpreted as authorizing the repeated and systematic extraction or reuse of qualitatively or quantitatively non-substantial parts of the content of the databases.

Generally speaking, acts of exploitation of the base in accordance with the destination of the bases are authorized. Any other use not expressly authorized or any total or partial representation of this site, by any means whatsoever, is strictly prohibited without prior written authorization from AFNOR and would constitute an infringement sanctioned by Articles L.335-2 and following of the Intellectual Property Code.


3. Warning

AFNOR reserves the right to change, suspend, restrict or temporarily interrupt access to all or part of the website including, without notice, the content, features or availability times. The services and data available on this website are provided for information purposes only.

Although all steps have been taken to ensure the reliability of the information contained in this website, AFNOR assumes no responsibility for the possible inaccuracy or imprecision of the information provided on this website, the use of information at the user’s own risk.


4. Hyperlinks

This website may provide links to other websites. The sites to which these hypertext links refer are, unless otherwise stated, independent of this site. These links do not constitute an endorsement or partnership between AFNOR and these sites. Therefore, AFNOR cannot be held responsible for their content, products, advertisements or any elements or services presented on these sites.

Any hypertext link, of whatever nature, allowing access to this site or any of its pages or elements, requires prior written authorization from AFNOR :

This AFNOR website / may also incorporate features designed to enable data subjects to initiate interactions with third-party websites or services, including third-party social networks. When using third-party websites, third-party services or social networks, AFNOR invites data subjects to consult their privacy and personal data protection policy.


5. Confidentiality of messages

Messages sent to us via the Internet may be intercepted by third parties. Consequently, outside the secure areas, the confidentiality of these messages cannot be guaranteed and the indication of their origin can be falsified


6. Cookies

This is a text file deposited in a dedicated space on the hard drive of your device (computer, tablet or mobile phone), when viewing content or advertising. This cookie file can only be read by its issuer. It allows to identify your terminal in which it is registered, for a limited period of validity. The websites of the AFNOR Group use Cookies which are intended to facilitate navigation on said websites, to measure the audience of the site or to allow the sharing of pages of the websites. Cookies are stored on the data subject’s terminal for a maximum period of 12 months from the data subject’s consent. After this period, consent will be collected again.

Cookies are strictly necessary for the functioning of the AFNOR group websites. Deleting them may cause navigation difficulties. You can choose to disable all or part of the Cookies at any time. Your browser can also be set to notify you of the Cookies placed in your terminal and ask you to accept them or not (on a case-by-case or in full). However, we remind you that disabling all cookies will prevent you from using our sites in an optimal way.


7. Types of Cookies used

Four types of Cookies, meeting the purposes described below, can thus be saved in the terminal of individuals during a visit to one of the websites of the AFNOR Group.

  1. Technical Cookies are necessary for browsing our websites, as well as for accessing different products and services. Technical Cookies allow in particular to adapt the presentation of websites to the display preferences of the person’s terminal (language used, display resolution)remember passwords and other information relating to a completed form on the websites (registration or access to the member area) and implement security measures. These Cookies cannot be deactivated or set, otherwise they will no longer be able to access the website and/or website services.
  2. Audience Measurement Cookies are issued by the AFNOR Group or its technical service providers for the purpose of measuring the audience of the various contents and sections of the websites, in order to evaluate and better organize them. These Cookies also allow, where appropriate, to detect navigation problems and consequently to improve the ergonomics of the services of the AFNOR Group. These Cookies only produce anonymous statistics and traffic volumes, excluding any individual information.
  3. Advertising Cookies are issued by our regulated partners, in the advertising spaces of our websites, the operation of these spaces contributing to the financing of content and services that the AFNOR Group provides free of charge to individuals. These Cookies are set by our partners as part of advertising partnerships under which the authorities may collect data concerning the content viewed on our site.
  4. Cookies «Social Networks» allow to share the contents of the AFNOR Group websites with other people or to make known to these other people the consultation or the opinion of the person concerning a content of the AFNOR Group website(s). This is, in particular, the case of «share» buttons, from social networks « twitter ». The social network providing such an application button is likely to identify the person through this button, even if the person did not use this button when consulting a site. The AFNOR Group invites you to consult the privacy policies of these social networks to learn about the purposes of use, including advertising, navigation information that the latter can collect through these application buttons.

8. Management of cookies

Individuals have the option to accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis or to refuse them once and for all by setting their browser settings. If the person chooses to refuse all Cookies, the navigation accessing certain pages of the various websites of the AFNOR Group will be reduced.
You can choose to disable all or part of the Cookies at any time. Your browser can also be set to notify you of the Cookies placed in your terminal and ask you to accept them or not (on a case-by-case or in full). However, we remind you that disabling all cookies will prevent you from using our sites in an optimal way.
By using the AFNOR Group websites, you consent to the use of the aforementioned Cookies. However, you can choose at any time to disable all or part of these Cookies, with the exception of technical Cookies necessary for the operation of the site as indicated above. Your browser can also be set to notify you of Cookies that are placed in your terminal and ask you to accept them or not.

  1. If you are using the Explorer browser: click the Tools button, then click Internet Options. On the General tab, Browsing History, click Settings. Then click View Files and select the Cookie or Cookies you want to disable. Then close the window that contains this list of Cookies and click OK twice to return to the Internet.
  2. If you are using the Firefox browser: click the Firefox Menu icon, then the Tools button, then Options; in the window that appears, choose Privacy and click Delete Specific Cookies. Select the Cookies you want to disable and delete them.
  3. If you are using the Safari browser: click the Settings button, then Preferences. In the window that appears, choose Privacy/Security, and click View Cookies. Select the Cookies you want to disable and click Clear or Clear All.
  4. If you’re using Chrome browser: Click the Google Chrome menu icon, then Settings. At the bottom of the page, click Show advanced settings. In the Privacy section, click Content setting. To disable cookies: select Disallow all sites to store data click Cookies and site data, then hover over the site that created the Cookie, and click X in the right corner, or click Delete All.

For any support concerning the different browsers, we recommend that you refer to the official documentation.


9. Collection of personal data

When you visit one of the websites published by AFNOR, you may provide us with certain personal data in order to take advantage of the services and/or products offered by AFNOR. The Processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of the services requested. AFNOR undertakes, within the framework of its activities and in accordance with the legislation in force in France (Law no. 78-017 of 6 January 1978 on information technology, files and freedoms (known as the Data Protection Act) and in Europe (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (GDPR), the confidentiality and security of the personal data of Internet users browsing AFNOR’s websites.

Any personal data entrusted to AFNOR will be protected as described in the   CHARTER ON THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA AND THE PRIVACY OF AFNOR .

AFNOR has appropriate physical, electronic and administrative security devices designed to protect personal information obtained from data subjects, customers and prospects in accordance with its   CHARTER ON THE PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA AND THE PRIVACY OF AFNOR .



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