Privacy policy

General Information

This site is owned by Connecting Organisations for Regional Disease Surveillance (CORDS), a Non-Governmental Organisation.

17 rue Bourgelat
69002 Lyon, France
Tel: +33(0)6 51 65 85 12

Web Host Provider

iilyo SAS
RCS : 797 605 359 (RCS Lyon)
The head office : 33 place bellecour – 69002 Lyon – France.

Creator of the site

Fredel family
The head office : 5 Avenue Barthélémy Buyer – 69005 Lyon
Phone : +33(0)

Intellectual Property Rights

CORDS informs you that much of this website:

  • – is protected under copyright law. This can be the case, in particular, for photographs, articles, drawings, animated sequences, etc.;
  • – and/or is protected under design rights legislation;
  • – is protected under trademark legislation.

The parts of the website that are protected under such legislation are the property of CORDS or third parties that have authorized CORDS to use them. This site uses visual elements from CORDS.

As such, any full or partial reproduction, representation, use, adaptation, modification, incorporation, translation, or commercialization, regardless of the technique used or the format chosen (paper, digital, etc.), is strictly prohibited without prior written authorization from CORDS, aside from the exceptions set forth in Article 122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code. Violations will constitute an act of copyright and/or design and/or trademark infringement, which is punishable by a two-year prison sentence and a €150,000 fine.

Copyrights and/or Design Rights

This website is considered as a copyrighted work, of which CORDS is the author, under the meaning of the term given in Articles L. 111-1 et seq. of the Intellectual Property Code. CORDS is responsible for the design and development of this site.

The photographs, texts, slogans, drawings, images, animated sequences with or without sound, as well as all other works that are part of the site, are the property of CORDS or third parties that have authorized CORDS to use them.

Reproduction of this site in paper or electronic form is authorized for personal use and/or use pursuant to the provisions of Article L. 122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code, so long as it is not used for any commercial and/or advertising and/or information purposes.

Protection of Personal Data

You may access the website without having to reveal your identity or any other personal information about yourself.

CORDS undertakes to respect your privacy and protect the information which you provide. In particular, the personal data that is collected on the website is intended for the sole use of CORDS and its subsidiaries. It is confidential, and is always handled as such.

In the case of personally identifying data that you may be led to provide to us, you have the right to access and modify said data under the French Data Protection Act (Law 78-17 enacted on January 6, 1978). You may exercise this right by writing to: CORDS, 17 rue Bourgelat, 69002 Lyon, France.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter, you can request to no longer receive these e-mails.

You acknowledge that, in order to offer services that are tailored to your needs, some non-personal information concerning your activities on the website is automatically collected. This information is intended for use by CORDS, and may also be used for sales or marketing campaigns or for the purposes of study and analysis.

We will never provide this information to third parties for any reason. Only CORDS’s staff working at the firms that assist us in handling these campaigns will be able to access the data. These firms are required to ensure the confidentiality of the data and to use them only for the specific campaign for which they have been hired to assist.


We take all necessary precautions to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of your data, as well as to prevent it from being disclosed to unauthorized third parties.


Linking to the website does not require prior written authorization from CORDS. However, CORDS must be informed no later than 10 days after the link is created.

Under no circumstances may CORDS be held liable for the content or the products or services proposed on sites with which is connected via a hyperlink or any other type of link.

Limitation of liability

You are fully and solely liable for your use of the website CORDS may in no way be held liable for direct or indirect damage, such as, in particular, material damage, loss of data or programs, or pecuniary loss resulting from the use of this site or sites that are related to it.


CORDS reserves the right to modify and update these legal notices and any part of the site it sees fit without prior notice. Any modifications will be binding on users, who must consult these General Terms and Conditions each time they connect.

Statistical Tracking Data

We use connection data to collect viewing statistics (browser used, number of visitors, sections visited, etc.) for site-optimization purposes in terms of site sections and navigation. However, this data is not transmitted to third parties.