Per articles 6-III and 19 of the Law on Confidence in the Digital Economy, we inform you that:
This website, (hereafter referred to as the “Site”), is published by:
whose headquarters are located at 309 Avenue Jean Colomb, 69280 Marcy-l’Étoile, FRANCE
Tel.: +33 (0)4 37 20 01 01


This entire site is covered by French and international legislation on intellectual property and personal data. The information, pictograms, icons, photos, images, texts, video or animated clips (with sound or not) as well as all elements on the Site are protected by the intellectual and industrial property rights that the Dr. Mérieux Museum of Biological Sciences owns or is authorized to reproduce and depict.
Therefore, any reproduction, representation, adaptation, translation, and/or modification (whether partial or total) or any transfer by any means is strictly forbidden unless prior express consent in writing has been obtained from the Dr. Mérieux Museum of Biological Sciences. Otherwise, such action would constitute an infringement of copyright under Articles L 335-2 and seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code.

Paper copies of the various items subject to copyright are authorized for private use per article L122-5 of the French Intellectual Property Code. For any use or to learn more about this topic, please contact us at:
309 avenue Jean Colomb, 69280 Marcy-l’Étoile, FRANCE
or online at:

The DR. MÉRIEUX MUSEUM OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES shall not be held liable for any access by users through the hypertext links placed on the Site that lead to other resources posted on the Internet.


Respect for the protection of personal data is a key element in the relationship of trust we wish to establish with you.
This notice is intended to transparently inform you about the processing operations we may carry out throughout our relationship.
THE DR. MÉRIEUX MUSEUM OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES collects and processes your personal data for the following purposes:
• To handle requests for information made via the site’s contact form.
• To record membership applications submitted via this same form.

We may also collect indirect personal data for statistical purposes to manage your connection and browsing. You may consult our cookie policy via the link below:
Cookie Policy
We only process data when one of the following conditions has been met:
• We have obtained consent to process this data;
• There is a legitimate interest on our part, or on the part of a third party, which justifies the processing of the personal data in question;
• We must process the personal data in question to carry out a contract binding us to you;
• We are bound by legal and regulatory obligations that require us to process the personal data in question.

If we ask for your consent, we will obtain it directly in the form used to collect your information.

Data retention period
The retention periods we apply to your personal data are proportionate to the purposes for which they were collected.

Data recipients
The personal data we collect, as well as any data collected later, are intended for us in our capacity as data controller.
We ensure that only authorized persons have access to this data. We may provide our service providers with this data to carry out the services we have requested of them. Some personal data may be sent to third parties or legally authorized authorities to meet our legal, regulatory, or contractual obligations.

Your rights
Per data protection regulations, you have the right to access, modify, and delete your personal data.
This data may only be deleted if:
• the data is no longer required for the purposes for which we collected or processed it;
• you have objected to the data being processed and there is no compelling reason for the DR. MÉRIEUX MUSEUM OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES to continue processing it;
• this data has been processed unlawfully;
• this data must be deleted to comply with a legal obligation under European Union or French law to which the DR. MÉRIEUX MUSEUM OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES is subject.

You may also have your own reasons for objecting to the processing of your data. When we process data that requires your consent, you may withdraw this consent at any time. We will then stop processing your personal data.

You can exercise your rights electronically by contacting us at the following email address: or by post at the following address: MUSÉE DE SCIENCES BIOLOGIQUES DR MÉRIEUX, Secrétariat Général, 309 avenue Jean Colomb, 69280 Marcy-l’Étoile, France. Please include proof of your identity.


The DR. MÉRIEUX MUSEUM OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES cannot be held responsible for material errors that may have slipped into documents on the Site, despite every effort made before their publication.
The information provided on the Site is for information only and should not substitute for additional, personalized analysis.
The DR. MÉRIEUX MUSEUM OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES may not be held responsible for the information, comments, and opinions expressed on sites to which we provide hypertext links and for which we have no editorial control.
Sites that choose to link to
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The DR. MÉRIEUX MUSEUM OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES may not be held responsible for faulty data transmission caused by various Internet networks or incompatibility due to the navigator.
Any dispute related to the use of the Site is governed by French Law. The user recognizes the exclusive jurisdiction of the relevant courts under the jurisdiction of the Appeals Court of Lyon.


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Photo credits and illustrations: Florent Dubray, Briac Durand, Sève Romany, EKNO.