Terms & conditions


COMMON FORUM Web Site Producers

BRGM and COMMON FORUM members and their respective suppliers are hereinafter referred to as the COMMON FORUM website producers.

The content of the COMMON FORUM website and the documents of the Common Forum reflect the opinions of the Common Forum network. They do not necessarily represent the views of the bodies of origin of the COMMON FORUM members or web site producers and should never commit their responsibility.

Applicable Law

The COMMON FORUM website and its documents are protected by French copyright law and international treaties.

Permission to use Documents

Permission to use documents (such as papers, reports, training materials) from the COMMON FORUM website is limited to downloading and making one file copy and one hard copy for non commercial private purposes.

Further reproduction, electronic or otherwise, is prohibited. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibited by law, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

The documents specified above do not include the design or layout of the COMMON FORUM website or programming script that is used within it. These may not be used by users in any way other than in using the COMMON FORUM website itself.

No logo, graphic, sound, programming script or image from the COMMON FORUM website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by BRGM.

Any compile or create derivative works from the comprehensive site COMMON FORUM are prohibited.


On the use of the Common Forum website, readers / visitors to the site (hereinafter referred to as users) agree:

  • To quote the name of the author of the document reproduced and the words: "www.commonforum.eu"
  • to not mutilate the documents, nor betray the meaning or the expression of this website.

Information on this site

The COMMON FORUM website producers have made reasonable endeavours to ensure that information contained on this site is correct, however, it is possible the information may be incomplete, contain errors or be out of date. Changes are periodically added to the information on the COMMON FORUM website. The COMMON FORUM website producers may make improvements and/or changes in the information, layout and software of the COMMON FORUM website at any time, without obligation to inform Users beforehand.

No Warranties

The COMMON FORUM web site producers make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the documents and related graphics published on the COMMON FORUM website for any purpose. All such documents and related graphics are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.

Users should verify any information obtained from this site before acting upon it. In particular, the information contained on this site should not be construed as technical advice for dealing with the management of any particular contaminated land site or area or waste or risk management activity or situation. Users are advised to use the information contained herein purely as a guide and to take appropriate professional advice where necessary.

All other warranties, terms and conditions, whether express or implied, statutory or otherwise relating to information and material on this site or sites accessed through this site are excluded to the extent permitted by law.

The COMMON FORUM web site producers accept no liability for direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind (including without limitation loss of profits) arising from any use of the information and material contained on this site or any site that may be accessed through the COMMON FORUM website whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of software, documents, provision of or failure to provide services, or information available from the COMMON FORUM website.


This site contains links which will let users leave the COMMON FORUM website and proceed to third party sites. These sites are beyond the control of the COMMON FORUM website producers, who accept no responsibility for the content of these third party sites. The COMMON FORUM website producers are not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. The COMMON FORUM website producers are providing these links to users only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by the COMMON FORUM web site producers of the linked site.


The COMMON FORUM website producers make no representation that this site does not contain computer viruses or other harmful components. Users accept that accessing the internet and the COMMON FORUM website may put users' computers at risk of viruses, and users therefore access the internet and the COMMON FORUM website at their own risk. The COMMON FORUM website producers accept no responsibility for transmitting or otherwise passing viruses to users' computers whether by their negligence or howsoever caused. Users shall not transmit or download viruses or other harmful components to the COMMON FORUM website.


COMMON FORUM does not send out SPAM, (sometimes known as unsolicited emails), nor are our servers being used to send out SPAM. SPAM attributed to COMMON FORUM.eu originates from viruses such as W32.Sobig.F which are mass-mailing worms that send themselves to all the email addresses that they find on a host's system. These emails typically use fake FROM addresses. These addresses are arbitrarily picked from the internet and unfortunately they occasionally use the domain COMMON FORUM.org.

Commercial bulk e-mail organisations (spammers) also use fake FROM address in order to circumvent anti-spam software.

By using this site you accept that there is a possibility that you may receive SPAM, and that at present there is nothing COMMON FORUM or its Internet Service Providers can do about this.


In the event of any claim being made against BRGM or any members of COMMON FORUM as a result of breach of these conditions by a user, the user undertakes to fully indemnify BRGM or any members of COMMON FORUM against all actions, claims, proceedings, damages and costs arising from or incurred by reason of a user's breach of these terms and conditions.

Privacy Policy

COMMON FORUM is committed to protecting the privacy of users of its site. This statement sets out COMMON FORUM’s policy on privacy issues for users of COMMON FORUM’s Sites.

Information collected during your visit to this site

General statistical information about all file requests are recorded for analysis by COMMON FORUM. This information includes such items as User Operating System and Browser tags. This is standard practice for most websites and is not linked to a specific user.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with COMMON FORUM, you can contact COMMON FORUM.


This site is created and controlled by BRGM in France on behalf of itself and the members of COMMON FORUM and the laws of France shall apply to the Terms of Use and any disputes arising in connection with the use of this web site.

All disputes arising in connection with this web site shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the French Courts, namely the jurisdiction under the Court of Appeal of Paris.

COMMON FORUM Secretariat
Tour Mirabeau, 39-43 Quai André Citroën
75739 Paris cedex 15



December 01, 2008

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