General terms and conditions of use

General terms and conditions of use

Paris Musées

These Terms of Use are governed in full by the laws of France and the courts of Paris shall have jurisdiction over any dispute arising from them.

These Terms of Use were last updated in July 2016.

1. Terms and CONDITIONS OF USE FOR the WEBsite of the COLLECTIONS of city of paris museums 




The Website allows Users to consult the works from the collections of the museums of the City of Paris. All materials published on the Website, including texts, photographs, graphics, and icons are the exclusive property of Établissement public Paris Musées, the City of Paris or of parties from whom right of use has been obtained.

Consequently, any representation or reproduction for other than personal use that may be made of them without the consent of the authors or their assignees is unlawful.

Access to the Website, as well as the Terms of Use of the Website, the Images or Media are subject to these Terms and Conditions, (henceforth ‘Terms’).

1.2. Acceptance of terms

Access to the Website is free to any internet user. Any connection to the Website is subject to compliance with these Terms.

The User declares that he is an individual aged over 18 years and has the legal capacity to accept these Terms. Use of the Website and its features by minors under 18 years is under the responsibility and supervision of their parents and guardians.

These Terms apply to any variation or extension of the Website on social networks and / or existing or future community.


In these Terms, the following words and phrases have, unless otherwise specified, the meanings given to them in this article:

Contents of Paris Musées: means all the components and contents of the Website covered by intellectual property rights, and in particular Articles L. 112-2 and following and L. 341-1 and following of the Code of intellectual property. These include the structure of the Website, Images or Media, texts, graphics, typography, software, databases, trademarks and other distinctive signs on the Website.

Features: refers to all the features of the Website made ​​available to the User by Paris Musées.

Images or Media: refers to all the photographic works under the Code of intellectual property made ​​available to the User by Paris Musées on the Website.

User: means a natural person using the Website, its features and images or media as part of a strictly non- commercial use.

non-commercial use : refers to the uses permitted by these Terms of the Website and its features that the User can operate and from which he derives no profit or commercial advantage.

Website: means the Website of the collections of the City of Paris, edited by Établissement public Paris Musées and accessible at


The website allows the user free viewing of the Contents of Paris Musées accessible at the time of connection.

Features are ​​available to the User on the Website, as follows:

  • Conduct a research among the online collections of the Musées de la Ville de Paris
  • Refine your search using filters (including author / artist / producer, museum, name (s), date)
  • Create a user account by filling out the form at "Register here"
  • Add a profile image. The user chooses an image from a selection suggested by the website or downloads a file from his or her terminal. To use this feature, you need to have a user account.
  • Modify your personal information in the "My Profile" menu. To use this feature, you need to have a user account.
  • Create a list using the feature "Create a new list" in the menu "My Lists". To use this feature, you need to have a user account.
  • Add a picture from a list using the feature "Add this content to a list." To use this feature, you need to have a user account.
  • Save your searches. To use this feature, you need to have a user account.
  • Annotate a work via the feature "Add a note to this label”. To use this feature, you need to have a user account.
  • Access the "Dashboard". The "Dashboard" enables you to check your lists, annotations and saved searches. To use this feature, you need to have a user account.
  • Share images or media on your social networks: Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr via the "Share this content" feature.
  • Share images or media by email via the “Share this content” feature.
  • Consult the themed tours on the Website.
  • Look up current or future exhibitions at City of Paris museums.
  • Access Paris Musées Juniors by clicking on “Paris Musées Juniors”. 


The User is prohibited from using any features and / or Images or Media other than those expressly provided for in this Article (1.4.).

The User is reminded that any commercial use of Images or Media made ​​available to it on the Website is strictly prohibited.

Any use of Images or Media in high definition and / or for commercial purposes involves payment and is subject to the conclusion of a specific contract with l’agence Roger Viollet.

Acceptance of these Terms does not grant the user any authorization concerning intellectual property rights to the works shown in the Images or Media or concerning rights to any images of people shown in the Images or Media or concerning the potential rights of the owners of any goods represented in the Images or Media.


As specified in Article 2.4, to benefit from certain features of the Site, the User must create a personal account ("User Account") by filling out the form at "Register here".

When creating an account, the User agrees to provide accurate, current and complete information.

To create an account, the user must choose to use either a Facebook account, a Twitter account or an email account. In all three cases, they should indicate their name (or pseudonym) and choose a password and a valid personal email address.

According to Article 32 of the Law of 6 January 1978 relating to data storage, files and freedoms, it is specified whether the data that the user is asked to submit is required or optional.

Activation of the User Account will be effected by clicking on an embedded activation link in a confirmation email sent by Paris Musées.

Once your User Account has been activated, you may access the parameters of your account at any time and update them.

Any submission of information which is false, inaccurate, incomplete, or not current, or of a user name and a profile image containing abusive, defamatory, obscene or generally inappropriate words or representations, may lead to the suspension or closure of the user account.

More generally, Paris Museums reserves the right to suspend or delete the account of a malicious user, or for violation of these Terms or violation of laws or regulations .

User Accounts impersonating a third party will also be removed. It is recalled that online impersonation of a third party by means of any data enabling the identification of that party (name, email address, photograph, etc.) is an offence punishable by law (Article 226- 4-1 of the criminal code).

The User has sole responsibility for the use of their account. They will ensure the confidentiality of their login credentials and take all necessary measures to preserve their confidentiality.

1.6 intellectual property

The contents that Paris Musées make ​​available to the User on the Website in accordance with these Terms remain the property of Paris Musées.

The Website constitutes a work whose intellectual property is protected. Thus, the Website's overall structure, tree structure and all texts appearing on the site, such as graphics, photographs, as well as all other data, are equally and specifically elements protected by intellectual property rights.

Apart from use in accordance with these Terms, any reproduction, representation, exploitation, use, transmission, diffusion, adaptation or modification by any means whatsoever, of all or part of the content on the Website, without the prior written permission of Paris Musées and the authors or assignees concerned, is strictly prohibited.

The reproduction, redistribution, exploration or automatic extraction by any means of content or data on the Website is prohibited. Therefore, the use of robots or programs for the direct extraction of data or content is strictly prohibited.

All distinctive signs on the Site are the intellectual property of  Paris Musées. Any use of these distinctive signs by the User in whole or part, in any capacity and in any form whatsoever shall be limited to what is strictly necessary and permitted under these Terms. Any other use requires the prior written consent of Paris museums .

Violation of these provisions exposes the offender and any person responsible to legal action for infringement and to civil and criminal sanctions. Paris Musées reserves the right to initiate legal proceedings against any person who shall have violated the above prohibitions.



The User’s use of Images or Media shall not be contrary to the laws and / or regulations in force or to the provisions of these Terms.

The User therefore agrees not to perform any act which is prohibited, illegal, contrary to morality and public order and / or infringes third party rights including intellectual property rights.

The User guarantees Paris Musées against any action, claims or claims by third parties resulting from the use of the Site and / or features and / or Images or Media by the User in a manner inconsistent with any or part of these Terms and / or laws and / or regulations in force.



Paris Musées undertakes to make the site and its features available in a proper manner and in accordance with the legal and regulatory provisions in force.

Paris Musées gives no other commitment or any other warranty regarding the Site; specifically, Paris Musées does not guarantee to the User that the use of the Site and its features will be uninterrupted or error free. To take full advantage of the Site and its features, it is the User’s responsibility to verify that it has the equipment allowing it to access the Website and Features.

The User agrees that Paris Musées may at any time suspend access to the Site and / or any or all features for non-predefined periods or cancel any or all of the features at any time for technical, legal or operational reasons.

Similarly, and for any reason whatsoever, Paris Musées reserves the right to withdraw one or more Images or Media from the Website at any time. Any images or media concerned will be automatically deleted from the "My Lists", "Saved Search", and "My Notes" features compiled by the User and from pages where they may have been shared on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

Paris Musées will in no way be held liable for use by the User of the Website and / or features and / or Images or Media contrary to these Terms or to French regulations and in particular for fraudulent use, forgery, identity theft, harassment, offences against decency, or other violations of rights of third parties.


Paris Musées reserves the right to modify, at any time without notice, these Terms of Use in order to adapt them to the site and / or its operation.


2.Personal data

2.1. Rights of the user

The personal data collected by Paris Musées are those that the User voluntarily transmits to Paris Musées when creating a User Account. Paris Musées undertakes to implement all appropriate measures to limit the risk of loss, damage or misuse of the data collected.

The data are intended for internal departments of Paris Musées, its contractors and subcontractors in the administration of the Site and / or data.

All personal data collected is processed by Paris Museums in compliance with the legal provisions concerning the protection of personal data in Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to data processing, files and freedom and Law No. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004.

In accordance with the law of 6 January 1978 relating to data processing, files and freedom, the User has the right at any time to access and correct personal data. The User can use the contact form in order to exercise this right. The User may also, for legitimate reasons, oppose the processing of personal data concerning him or herself.



The User is informed that the Website uses "cookies ", including via Google Analytics. These cookies provide information on how the website is used (site traffic statistics such as the number of visitors, the average length of visits, or the number of page views) and help streamline navigation and improve the user experience.

A cookie is a text file stored by the browser used on the User's first visit. Once installed, cookies enable us to recognize the user on every visit. Cookies are not active files, and therefore cannot carry viruses. For more information: .

Tracers are not kept beyond 13 months and are not extended during new visits.

The User can at any time choose to disable some or all cookies. The browser can also be set to alert the user to the cookies deposited in the User's terminal and ask whether to enable them or block them (case by case or comprehensively). Paris Musées warns, however, that blocking all cookies will prevent the user from using the site normally, apart from basic functions.


The Website may contain links to other sites on the Internet. The links to these other resources will cause you to leave the Website. Such web pages are not part of the Paris Musées Website and Paris Musées has no control over these sites, it cannot therefore be held liable for the content, quality, nature or reliability of such websites.


Created : 08/17/2016 - 12:45 Changed : 06/15/2018 - 14:53
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