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You are currently connected to the web portal of the French Archives Nationales:
This is a national government agency of the Ministry of Culture, headquartered at:

Archives nationales
59, rue Guynemer
93383 Pierrefitte-sur-Seine cedex

The French Archives Nationales is in charge of producing content for and updating the site
Publication manager: Nicolas Houzelot acting director
Communications department editorial manager: Catherine Vergriète
Editors for the databases accessible via the Archives Nationales web portal
Claire Béchu, Scientific Dissemination Officer, Ghislain Brunel, Public Manager, and Emmanuel Rousseau, Record Groups Manager.

This portal is hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Communication IT Systems Sub-directorate

Personal data
None of your personal data is processed when you consult the pages and database on this portal. The Archives Nationales and Ministry of Culture only use cookies to collect non-personal data for site visitor statistics.
The Archives Nationales web portal includes photos and videos with the requisite identification data (civil status, identity, and professional life) for communicating about its scientific, historical, educational, and cultural activities.
In accordance with article 39 et seq of the French Data Protection Act (Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978), you are entitled to consult and, if appropriate, alter or remove any information about you by contacting the Archives Nationales, 59, rue Guynemer, 90001, 93383 Pierrefitte-sur-Seine cedex France.

Literary and artistic copyright
Certain content on the Archives Nationales web portal may be covered by intellectual property rights, particularly under articles L.112-2 et seq. and L.341-1 of the French Intellectual Property Code.
All rights of use are reserved, including for downloadable documents, graphics, figures, and photographs. It is strictly forbidden to reproduce, represent, use, make public, or modify via any procedure whatsoever any or part of the site or any part of the various documents containing literary and artistic property rights without obtaining the prior authorisation of the Archives Nationales, and where appropriate any authors or their beneficiaries. Failure to obtain such authorisation constitutes infringement of copyright and is an offence under article L.335-2 et seq of the French Intellectual Property Code.
Only strictly personal use is authorised.
In all cases where intellectual works are in the public domain, the title of the work, name of the author, and place where it is held needs to be indicated and associated to the work.

Reuse of public information
The reuse of public information is a use for purposes other than those of the public service mission for which the documents were produced or received. It is governed by the French code of relations between the public and the administration (CRPA, articles L. 300-1 et seq.).
Only public information contained in documents freely accessible to all, and on which third parties do not hold intellectual property rights, is reusable within the scope of the CRPA.
In the event of the presence of intellectual property rights held by third parties, the re-user must obtain the necessary authorisations from the authors or their beneficiaries. Without these authorisations, a person who has obtained a copy of a document for which a third party holds intellectual property rights may only use it for the purposes set out in article L. 122-5 of the French intellectual property code.
The reuse of information containing personal data shall be subject to compliance with the legal framework for the protection of personal data. The Administration cannot be held responsible for the non-compliance with this legal framework by the re-user.
In their publications, products and services, the re-user must indicate the source of the information (in the form of: "Archives Nationales (France)", date, reference, author and title of the document, if applicable). Failure to comply with the rules on reuse shall expose the re-user to the penalties provided for in article L. 326-1 of the CRPA and, in the event of non-compliance with the rules relating to the reuse of personal data, articles 45 et seq. of law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to information technology, files and freedoms.
For any questions relating to the reuse of the contents of the Archives Nationales databases, please contact the Archives Nationales Department of Public Affairs: tel +33 (0)1 75 47 21 29.

Liability clause
The information available on this site is provided as a public service. Despite the care taken in transcribing official texts and checking content and information, the elements available online should in no manner be taken as exhaustive, or in any way as incurring the responsibility of the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

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