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General terms and conditions of use

The re-use of sets of data made available to you from the Sirene® database is subject to the « Licence Ouverte / Open Licence » devised by Etalab.

As the Sirene database contains data of a personal nature, Insee draws your attention to the ensuing legal obligations:
  • Processing of data is subject to an obligation of declaration under French privacy law, Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978 amended, also known as the CNIL Law: Law 78-17
  • Depending on the use you make of the data set, you have a duty to take account of the most recent dissemination status of each physical person.
In fact, Article A123-96 of the French Commercial Code provides that:

"Any physical person may request directly at the time of the creation or modification formalities or by sending a letter to the Director Général of the Insee (National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies) that the information in the register concerning him/her not be made available for use by third parties other than the organisations authorised under article R. 123-224 or public authorities, for prospection purposes, commercial in particular."