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of the Website Piplettes

Piplettes is an online magazine about biomedicine and the study of life sciences, written in French and English by young scientists from Institut Pasteur. Piplettes has the dual objective of communicating science to the general public and training young scientists to communicate their work to non-scientists.



  • GCU : means the General Conditions of Use

  • Site : means the Piplettes website

  • User : means any person who uses the site or any of the services offered by the site.




The purpose of the GCU is to provide a legal framework for the provision of the Site and its services as well as the conditions of access and use of the Site and its services by the User.

Browsing the Site implies acceptance by the User of the GCU.

Institut Pasteur reserves the right to unilaterally modify the content of the GCU at any time.

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This website is published by the Institut Pasteur, a public utility foundation.

SIREN N°775 684 897

25-28 rue du Dr Roux

75724 Paris Cedex 15 – France

Tel. : +33 1 45 68 80 00


Director of publication

Professor Steward Cole (Director of Institut Pasteur).


Editorial managers

The Piplettes Team

  • Team and design manager : Miruna Costreie (PhD Candidate, Institut Pasteur)    

  • Finance and Events Manager: Chiara Figazzolo (PhD Candidate, Institut Pasteur)

  • Submission Manager: Maria Llach-Pou (PhD Candidate, Institut Pasteur)    

  • Responsible for copy editing and translation : Camille Thiberge (PhD Candidate, Institut Pasteur)    



The website is hosted by WIX, 500 Terry A. Francois Boulevard, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94158.


Authorship of the articles

The Authors are PhD candidates, post-docs, engineers and researchers from Institut Pasteur or from other structures. 


The Site is accessible free of charge anywhere to any User with Internet access. All costs incurred by the User to access the services (computer hardware, software, Internet connection, etc.) are at the User's expense.


The Site implements all the means at its disposal to ensure quality access to its services. The obligation being of means, the Site does not commit itself to reach this result.

Any event due to a case of force majeure resulting in a malfunction of the network or server does not engage the responsibility of the Site.

Access to the services may be interrupted, suspended or modified at any time without notice for maintenance or any other reason. The User undertakes not to claim any compensation following the interruption, suspension or modification of the Site.


Copyright and Intellectual Property


All elements of this site and its general structure are subject to French and international legislation on copyright and, more generally, on intellectual property.


All reproduction rights are reserved, including for illustrations and photographs. Subject to the rights of a third party or indications to the contrary on the Site, the reproduction of the content of the site is authorized for strictly private use, and on the express condition that the source is mentioned (© Piplettes / Institut Pasteur). For any other use, a written request for authorization must be sent to Institut Pasteur beforehand.

For any request, please contact us by email at the following address:

All images, photos, drawings and videos displayed on the Site are also protected by intellectual property law. These images and photos may not be duplicated or used without the written authorization of Institut Pasteur. To access or use the images, photos, drawings or videos on the site, please send your request to

In addition, Users are informed that any reproduction or representation, in whole or in part, any modification, any alteration of the trademarks of Institut Pasteur and its partners, or their logos appearing on the Site, without the express authorization of Institut Pasteur or the partners concerned, are prohibited within the meaning of Article L. 713-2 of the Intellectual Property Code. The violation of any of these rights constitutes an infringement and is punishable by law.



Processing of personal data


Collection and use of personal data

Institut Pasteur is likely to process personal data due to the Use of the Site by the User (surname and e-mail, either via the comments of the articles, or via the contact form).


These personal data are collected and processed in the legitimate interest of Institut Pasteur only for practical purposes in order to respond as efficiently as possible to questions asked or comments made. The data are only accessible by the administrators of the Site and are only kept for the time necessary for the aforementioned purpose.


Protection of personal data

The personal data collected are processed solely for the purpose of achieving the objective in accordance with the data protection requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the amended Data Protection Act. Institut Pasteur guarantees:

  • That no personal data is collected without prior information from the User,

  • And that said information is not transferred to third parties.


For more information or to exercise your rights of access, rectification, opposition and, where applicable, your rights of portability, limitation or deletion, the User may contact Institut Pasteur's data protection officer by e-mail at the following address:


In case of lack of response or dispute, you have the right to file a complaint with the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL).



When you browse the Site, some of your data is automatically collected by means of "cookies" and processed in a confidential manner.


On the one hand, the Site contains cookies necessary for its operation :

  • site display: ssr-caching

  • site security : XSRF-TOKEN  et hs

  • user access: svSession :


In addition, the Site contains statistical analysis cookies (Google Analytics- ga and _gid:)


Hypertext Links


Piplettes cannot be held responsible for the existence of a hypertext link on the Site which refers to a third party site. Indeed, Piplettes has no means of controlling the content of a third party site.

In addition, the existence of a link between the Site and a third party site does not mean that Institut Pasteur approves the content of this site, nor in particular the use that may be made of it.

Furthermore, the User must take the necessary precautions to avoid any intrusion from the Site, in particular by one or more computer viruses, Trojan horses, or any other "parasite".




The Site is not intended to collect confidential information about you. Consequently, with the exception of the processing of personal data, any information, in any form whatsoever (document, data, graph, question, suggestion, concept, comment, or other), that the User communicates through the Site will in no case be considered as confidential. Consequently, the fact of transmitting these data confers on Institut Pasteur the right to use, reproduce, distribute or modify these data, or to use them for the purposes of processing the User's request.


Responsibilities and Force Majeure


Institut Pasteur makes every effort to ensure that the information published on the Site is accurate and up to date.  Institut Pasteur reserves the right to correct, at any time and without prior notice, the content of the Site. Nevertheless, Institut Pasteur cannot guarantee the accuracy, precision, updating or exhaustiveness of the information available on the Site.

Consequently, Institut Pasteur is not responsible for :

  • Any inaccuracy, error or omission relating to information available on the Site ;

  • Any damage resulting from an intrusion by a third party leading to a modification of the information or elements made available on the Site;

  • and more generally for any material or indirect damage, for any reason whatsoever, of any origin or nature whatsoever, or having any consequence whatsoever, even if Institut Pasteur had been warned of the possibility of such damage or loss, caused (i) by any access to the Site or by the impossibility of accessing it, (ii) by the use of the Site, including any deterioration or virus which could infect the computer equipment or any other property of the user, and/or (iii) by the importance given by the User to any information coming directly or indirectly from the Site.


The elements of the Site or any other site are provided "as is" without any express or implied warranty of any kind. Institut Pasteur makes no warranty, express or implied, as to their merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or otherwise.


NB : If you notice an inoperative link, an omission or an error, you can inform the editor by sending an email to :

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