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The host of the Website is OVH, having its registered office at 2, rue Kellerman – 59100 ROUBAIX, FRANCE. You may contact OVH by phone (00 33 8 20 69 87 65) for any further information.
Director of the laboratory and scientific supervisor: Pr. Améziane Aoussat Scientific supervisor: Dr. Nicolas Maranzana Scientific development: Eliot Graeff Web development: Martin Marx
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The ownership, as well as its content and elements, is the exclusive property of LCPI and/or the ENSAM.
In order for this tool to remain free and scientifically relevant (please contact Us for any questions, remarks or projects), the content of the Website is submitted to a Creative Common License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
This license allows others to download any elements of linkage website and share them with others as long as they credit Us, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
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Any failure to comply with these terms and conditions or any misuse will be the subject of appropriate legal action.
We collect information from You when You create a profile, use the Website, join a LINKAGE’s project or model, contact or interact with Us, fill out the project or model pages of the tool, and other contents in connection with using the Website.
When You create a profile, We may collect: Your name, email address, and Your field of expertise. Your password remains encrypted without Us having any access to.
When You contact Us, We may collect: Your name, email address, and any other information that You provide to Us voluntarily.
When You created, invite or join a Design team We may collect: Information regarding the team composition and organization.
When You create a project or a model We may collect: All information that You enter, text or files You upload and references You add to the project.
When You access and use the Website, We automatically collect information regarding You and Your device, including Your user name, roles/permissions for the Website, Your location, the Website features You use and the time of Your use and aggregated information that cannot be used to specifically identify You. Additional information collected is described in the Analytics and Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies sections below.
We may use the information that We collect for several purposes, including:
The use of Your personal information may be necessary to perform the agreement You have with Us to provide products and services. For example, to register, to correspond with other users, to join LINKAGE tool for deeper access to the Website, and to respond to Your requests.
We may use Your personal information for Our legitimate interests. LINKAGE is the embodiment of academic research studies. LINKAGE is a free working platform, providing You with cutting-edge guidance based on engineering design research. In turn, the access of the tool is possible only if You consent to the use of Your information to support Our research studies. We rely on Our legitimate interest to deliver Our services to Our users, to administer, analyze and improve Our services and the content on the Website, to improve biomimetic practice through research studies (who may be performed in collaboration with other research institute that may have access to Your data – see further under the section How Your Information is Disclosed), to send You notifications about Our services, for archiving, records keeping, statistical and analytical purposes, or to use Your personal information for administrative, audit, training, security, or legal purposes.
Prior to accessing this site and providing Your personal data, You may have provided Your informed consent to the collection and use of certain personal data. Insofar as other legal bases referred to in this section 3 for the processing of Your personal information do not apply, We may rely on Your consent as the legal basis for processing. You are free to withdraw Your consent at any time. See also the Your Choices Regarding Your Information section below.
We may use Your personal information to comply with legal obligations to which We are subject, including to comply with legal process.
We may collaborate with research partners to perform functions in connection with the Website and Our scientific studies, such as delivering announcements by email, website searching, analyzing and improving the Website usefulness, reliability, user experience, and operation, storing data, securing data, hosting data, migrating data, scientific studies, scientific communication including publication and conferences. We may share Your personal information with these providers and partners for their scientific inputs and expertise.
We may use Your information for scientific purposes leading to scientific publications and conferences. In these cases:
We may also share anonymized statistics about the website (such as the number of users, completed project, the sector using the tool, etc.) for communication and dissemination purposes.
We may disclose information about You to third parties if We believe that such disclosure is necessary to:
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We implement a variety of security measures to protect the safety of Your personal information when You enter, submit, or access Your personal information.
While We take reasonable measures to protect the information You submit via the Website against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification, We cannot guarantee its absolute security. No Internet, email, or mobile application transmission is ever fully secure or error free. Email or other messages sent through the Website may not be secure. You should use caution whenever submitting information through the Website and take special care in deciding with which information You provide Us.
We cannot guarantee that transmissions of Your personal information will be fully secure and that third parties will never be able to defeat Our security measures or the security measures of Our partners. WE ASSUME NO LIABILITY FOR DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION DUE TO TRANSMISSION ERRORS, THIRD-PARTY ACCESS OR CAUSES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. Any information collected through the Website is stored and processed in France. If You use Our Website outside of France, You consent to have Your data transferred to France.
The entire elements of the LINKAGE Website are disclosed as is, without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, and in particular no guaranty of non-infringement. LCPI is not liable for any direct, indirect or immaterial damage, in particular that may result from a defect, error, omission, interruption, internet failure or computer virus.
We will retain Your information for as long as You use the Website and for a reasonable time thereafter. We may maintain anonymized or aggregated data, including usage data, for scientific and analytics purposes.
You have choices regarding the use of information by the Website.
In accordance with the amended French law n°78-17 of January 6th 1978 and with the European General Data Protection Regulation n°2016/679 of April 14th 2016 relating to general data protection, You have the right to access, modify, delete and oppose for legitimate reasons Your information. If You wish to exercise this right and obtain information about yourself, please send Your request by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt to LCPI-ENSAM, 151, boulevard de l'Hôpital, 75013 PARIS, FRANCE.