Legal Notice

1. Legal informations

The website is published by Apave Certification
6 Rue du Général Audran CS 60123
92412 Courbevoie
Phone 33 (0) 1 45 66 18 18 
Fax 33 (0) 1 45 67 39 76
SAS with a capital of 270 000 €. 
RCS Nanterre 500 229 398 
SIRET : 500 229 398 00028
APE : 7120B
Intracommunity VAT FR 42 500 229 398

The director of the publication of the site is Emmanuelle Brunet, Director of Communication and Strategy.

The service provider for the hosting of the website is :
Thomaria SAS with a capital of 80 000 euros - 79 rue de Rennes 75006 Paris - Siret 814905014 00027 -


2. Responsibilities

Apave Certification will do its utmost to offer an available and verified site but cannot be held responsible for inaccuracies, typographical errors, omissions, lack of availability of information and/or the presence of viruses on its Site.
Apave Certification cannot be held responsible for disruptions or interruptions of the Internet access networks, failure of the client's computer or telephone equipment and, more generally, for any event related to Internet access conditions. Indeed, the connection to the Site is made under the entire responsibility of the client.


3. Intellectual property and hypertext links

The elements (logos, developments, icons, layout, database, etc.) contained in the site are protected by national and international intellectual property law. These elements remain the exclusive property of Apave, unless otherwise stated on the image. As such, without prior written authorisation from Apave, you may not reproduce, represent, adapt, translate, in part or in full, or transfer to another website any element of the site. Failure to comply with this prohibition may constitute an act of counterfeiting for which you may be civilly and criminally liable. In accordance with the provisions of the Intellectual Property Code, only the use of the elements making up the site is authorised for strictly personal purposes. 

The brands, company names, signs, domain names and commercial names mentioned are the property of Apave or belong to their respective owners.

This website contains hyperlinks to other Apave websites or those of third parties.  Apave is not responsible for the data and information on third party websites, even if they are partners of the Group, and disclaims all liability in this area.
The documents presented on the site are provided "as is" and without any express or tacit guarantee; the site may contain technical and typographical errors or other inaccuracies, which you acknowledge and accept by using it. 


4. Charter on the processing of personal data on our website

4.1. Apave's commitment

The Apave group is committed to respecting the right to protection of personal data of individuals who browse its website. Thus, browsing information or behaviour on the various pages of the site may be recorded, used and/or archived in accordance with the legislation in force on personal data.


4.2. Rights of individuals to their data

Pursuant to Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on data processing and civil liberties and Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, individuals have the rights of access to personal data, to rectify or delete such data, to limit the processing of their data, to object to the processing and to the portability of data. To exercise these rights, contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO):
 Either by sending a letter to him at : Apave groupe for the attention of the Data Protection Officer - 6 Rue du Général Audran CS 60123 - 92412 Courbevoie
Or by sending an e-mail to


4.3. Scope of application

This policy only applies to data collected on our website.


4.4. Acceptation

By browsing our website, you agree to the terms of our personal data processing policy and you authorise us to process this data in accordance with the purposes set out above.

Update: This version of our policy was reviewed in June 2021.


5. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file issued by the server of the website you are visiting that is written to the hard drive of your computer or mobile device. The cookie contains a unique code that can be used to recognise your browser when you visit the website or on future visits. Cookies may be placed by the server of the website you are visiting or by partners with whom that website collaborates. A website's server can only read the cookies it has set itself; it does not have access to any other information on your computer or mobile device. The contents of a cookie usually consist of the name of the server that set the cookie, an expiry date and a unique encrypted code. This data is stored on your computer for a maximum of 1 year. Cookies ensure a generally easier and faster interaction between the visitor and the website (e.g. a cookie retains the consultation of a specific content and does not offer it to you again). Cookies are also used to store your preferences, thus speeding up your subsequent access to the site and making your visits easier. In addition, they help you navigate between different parts of the website. Cookies can also be used to make the content of a website or advertising on that website more relevant to the visitor and to tailor the website to the personal tastes and needs of the visitor. The use of cookies requires your prior and explicit consent. You can always come back to this later and refuse these cookies and/or delete them at any time, by changing the settings of your browser (see point 6).


Different types of cookies:

5.1. Cookies strictly necessary for navigation

These cookies are required to enable you to visit our websites and use certain parts of them.

They allow you to :

  • Navigate between the different sections of the websites
  • Complete forms
  • Securely verify your identity before granting access to your personal information when a personal account has been created
  • If you subsequently reject these cookies, some areas of the website will not function as they should, if at all.


5.2. 5.2. Functional cookies

These cookies are intended to facilitate and analyse the functioning of our websites and to make their use more pleasant and more personalised.

They allow us to :

  • personalise the services by memorising your preferences (voting in a survey, interaction with a pre-home, etc.)
  • avoid you repeating your choices each time you visit the site
  • collect information provided in online forms
  • establish statistics (e.g. number of unique visitors)
  • analyse the use of the site and the popularity of our pages


5.3. Commercial cookies

Our sites do not display any commercial banners. There are therefore no commercial cookies that collect socio-demographic or profile data.


6. Privacy

When connecting to a site, certain data is automatically transmitted to the site by the browser software used by the Internet user. This data contains the TCP/IP address (a number that identifies a computer on the network), the brand and version of the browser and operating system and the last web page consulted.

The information collected is anonymous and does not allow you to be identified as an individual. Indeed, the information linked to cookies cannot be associated with a name and/or first name because it does not contain any personal data.


7. Cookie management

The configuration of each browser is different. It is your responsibility to follow the instructions of your browser's publisher as follows (links available at the time of updating this privacy policy):

If you use Internet Explorer
If you use Safari
If you use Firefox
If you use Chrome
If you use Opera

If you use different terminals, make sure you set the corresponding browser according to your preferences.


8. Photos and illustrations

The visuals used on the Apave Certification website are the property of the image bank iStock, Adobe Stock, Pixabay, Unsplash, Pexels, Getty Images or were taken by the Apave Certification teams. In all other cases, a mention specifying the author of the photo will accompany it.