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Managing company

Association HQE
4, avenue du Recteur Poincaré
75016 PARIS
Tél. 01 40 47 02 82 Fax : 01 40 47 04 88

Website design

Adresse : 11 rue des Petites Ecuries 75010 Paris


The website is hosted by OVH SARL
Adress: 140, quai du Sartel – 59100 ROUBAIX – FRANCE

Terms of Use

The site is accessible via the URL www.inies.fr and is operated in accordance with French legislation. Use of this site is governed by the following general conditions. By using the site, you acknowledge having read and accepted these conditions. These can be modified at any time and without notice by INIES, which cannot be held responsible in any way for improper use of the service.

Limitation of Liability

The information contained on this site is as accurate as possible and the site is periodically updated, but can however contain inaccuracies, omissions, or gaps. If you find a gap, error, or what appears to be a malfunction, please report this via email, describing the problem as precisely as possible (page where the problem arose, triggering action, type of computer and browser used, etc.).

All content is downloaded at the user’s risk and under his/her sole responsibility. Consequently, INIES cannot be held liable for any damage suffered by the user’s computer or any loss of data following download.

Photos and graphics are not contractual.
INIES cannot be held liable for the hypertext links set up as part of this website that lead to other resources on the Internet.


These general conditions are governed by French law, and any dispute or litigation that may arise from their interpretation or execution will be under the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts where INIES is headquartered. The reference language for settling potential litigation is French.

CNIL Declaration

Institutional websites:

Purely institutional (non-commercial) showcase websites are exempted from declaration, provided that they comply with exemption no. 7.
Deliberation No. 2006-138 of 9 May 2006 deciding on the exemption from declaring processing for purposes of information or external communication.

9 May 2006 – Theme (s):

Official Journal No. 128 of 3 June 2006

The National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL),

Having regard to Council of Europe Convention No. 108 of 28 January 1981 for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data; Having regard to Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data; Having regard to Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to informatics, files and freedoms, amended by Law No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, specifically Article 24.II; Having regard to Decree No. 2005-1309 of 20 October 2005 adopted in implementation of Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to informatics, files and freedoms, amended by Law No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004; After hearing Mrs Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, commissioner, in her report, and Mrs Pascale Compagnie, government commissioner, in her observations;

The following observations:

Processing for purposes of information or external communication are common processes that do not seem likely to adversely affect the privacy of individuals as part of their regular use. The Commission therefore considers it appropriate to apply the provisions of Article 24.II of the amended Law of 6 January 1978, and relieve these processes from any prior declaration formality.

Access Rights

Pursuant to this law, users have a right to access, rectify, modify and delete data that concern them personally. This right may be exercised by post to: Association HQE – 4, avenue du Recteur Poincaré – 75016 PARIS

The personal information collected is not forwarded to third parties except for the possible performance of a service ordered by the user.


Your personal data are confidential and will not be disclosed to third parties, except to properly perform the service.

The informations from the contact forms are collected in a digitized file for the processing of requests, it can be used to disseminate information related to the missions and themes carried by the Association.

The mailing address for any request for modification, deletion of your personal data or claim: HQE-GBC Alliance, 4 Avenue du Recteur Poincaré, 75016 – PARIS

Intellectual Property

All content on this site, including, without limitation, graphics, images, videos, animations, sounds, logos, GIFs, and icons, as well as their formatting, are the exclusive property of INIES, with the exception of trademarks, logos, or content belonging to other partner companies or authors.

Any reproduction, distribution, modification, adaptation, retransmission or publication, even partial, of these elements is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of INIES. This representation or reproduction, by any means whatsoever, constitutes an infringement punishable by L.3335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code. Failure to comply with this prohibition constitutes an infringement that may result in civil and criminal penalties for the infringer. In addition, the owners of the copied Content may bring legal action against you.


INIES uses cookies or other tracers on its website www.inies.fr, which can be installed in your terminal, subject to your choices and options that you can express at any time in accordance with this policy.

Cookies, or other similar tracers, are data used by a server to send status information to a user’s browser, and by that browser to return status information to the original server.

Status information can be for example a session identifier, a language, an expiry date, a response domain, etc.

Cookies are used to keep, during their validity, status information when a browser accesses the different pages of a website or when this browser later returns to this website.

There are different types of cookies:

  • session cookies that disappear as soon as you exit the browser or site;
  • permanent cookies that remain on your device until their lifetime expires or until you delete them using your browser’s features.

We use cookies and other tracers, in particular for the following main purposes:

  • Cookies strictly necessary to facilitate navigation on the INIES Site by taking advantage of all its features and having in particular vocation to:
  • manage the authentication of Internet users and the associated security, and ensure the proper functioning of the authentication module;
  • optimize the user experience and facilitate navigation, in particular via the determination of “technical routes” of navigation;
  • remember the information that the user saw the “cookies” information banner and continued browsing, thus consenting to the insertion of cookies on his terminal;
  • implement security measures (for example when you are asked to connect again to a content or service after a certain period of time, or to ensure the basic functioning of the INIES Website and the use of their main technical features such as performance monitoring and navigation errors, user session management, etc.).

Cookies of functionalities having particular vocation to:

  • adapt the INIES Site to the display preferences of your terminal (language, currency, display resolution, operating system used, configuration and settings of the display of web pages depending on the terminal you are using and the location of this one, etc.);
  • memorize certain information that you enter on the INIES Website in order to facilitate and personalize your next browsing (including displaying the name and surname of the identified user if he / she has a user account);
  • allow you to access your personal spaces more quickly by memorizing identifiers or data that you have previously indicated.
  • Audience tracking cookies designed to improve user comfort by helping us understand your interactions with the INIES Site (most visited pages, applications used, etc.); these cookies can make it possible to carry out statistics, or to test different displays in order to improve the interest and the ergonomics of our services.
  • Cookies social networks, placed by third parties, allowing you to share on social networks, your opinion on the Site INIES and share content (eg application buttons “Share” or “I like” from social networks ).

The social networking applications on the INIES Site as mentioned above may in certain cases allow the corresponding social networks to identify you, even if you have not clicked on the application buttons. Indeed, this type of button can allow the social network concerned to follow your navigation on the INIES Site, just because your account to the social network concerned is activated on your terminal (open session) during your navigation.

We recommend that you consult the policies of these social networks to learn about the purposes of use, including advertising, navigation information they can collect. In particular, these policies should enable you to exercise your choices with these social networks, in particular by setting up your usage accounts for each one of them.

The installation of certain cookies is subject to your consent. Also, during your first visit to the INIES Website, you are asked if you accept the installation of this type of cookies that will only be activated after your acceptance.

You can always return to your choice with the following options to delete cookies and other tracers.

If most browsers are set by default and accept the installation of cookies, you have the option, if you wish, to choose to accept all cookies or to reject them systematically or to choose those that you accept according to their issuers.

You can also set your browser to accept or refuse cookies on a case-by-case basis prior to their installation. You can also regularly delete cookies from your device via your browser. Do not forget to set all browsers for your different devices (tablets, smartphones, computers ..).

For the management of cookies and your choices, the configuration of each browser is different. It is described in the help menu of your browser, which will allow you to know how to change your wishes for cookies. For example, for:

Internet Explorer™ :
http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies ;

Safari™ :
http://www.apple.com/fr/privacy/use-of-cookies ;

Chrome™ :
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647 ;

Firefox™ :
http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20et%20d%C3%A9sactiver%20les%20cookies ;

Opera™ :
http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html .

The registration of a cookie in your terminal is essentially subordinate to your will, which you can express and modify at any time and free of charge through the choices offered to you by your browser software.

If your browser is set to accept cookies in your device, cookies embedded in the pages and contents you have viewed may be stored temporarily in a dedicated area of your device. They will be read only by their issuer.

Conversely, you can set your browser to refuse cookies. In this regard, your attention is drawn to the fact that by setting your browser to refuse cookies, some features, pages, spaces of the site will not be accessible, which we can not be responsible.

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