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Legal notice

Bionics Group
Centre de Recherche C. HUYGENS
Rue de Saint-Maudé – BP 92116
F-56321 LORIENT Cedex

• Director of publication: Mickael Castro

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Legal notice

The Bionics Group cannot in any way be held liable for the content of the information contained on this site or for any consequences arising from their use or interpretation.
Intellectual property
The Bionics Group site is a creative work that is the exclusive property of the Bionics Group and is protected by French and international law on intellectual property. No reproduction or representation can be carried out in contravention of the rights of the Bionics Group as set out in the above legislation.

The creation of hyperlinks by third parties to pages or documents disseminated on the Bionics Group website is permitted provided that the links are not contrary to the interests of the Bionics Group and that they ensure the possibility for the user to identify the origin and author of the document.

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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

The , in its capacity as controller, informs you that your data is processed. When certain information is required to access specific features of the site, this requirement is indicated at the time of data entry collection. If you refuse to provide required entries, you may not be able to access certain services.

Recorded data
Personal data may be collected by Bionics Group
Centre de Recherche C. HUYGENS
Rue de Saint-Maudé – BP 92116
F-56321 LORIENT Cedex

The following personal data :
• Name
• First name
• E-mail address
• Affiliating entity (institute, laboratory, etc.)
• Function (director, journalist, communication officer, etc.)

Data recipients
This data is accessible to:
• Webmasters
• Authenticated contributors to the website

Data retention period
The data retention period shall not exceed :
• The duration of an event at the end of which the list of data required for registration is erased.
• Three years of inactivity, after which personal data are erased as part of the right to be forgotten.
• Five years maximum, for authenticated contributors who are no longer staff members.

Personal rights
In compliance with the applicable legal and regulatory provisions you have the following rights :
• Exercise your right of access, to know the personal data concerning you;
• Request the updating of your data, if it is inaccurate;
• Request portability or erasure of your data;
• Request the limitation of the processing of your data;
• Oppose, for legitimate reasons, the processing of your data;
• Withdraw your consent to the processing of your data.

Bionics Group
Centre de Recherche C. HUYGENS
Rue de Saint-Maudé – BP 92116
F-56321 LORIENT Cedex


Cookie policy


What are we talking about?

Want to learn more about cookies? You have come to the right place. This Cookie Policy page explains what cookies are and how they are used. You should read this policy so you can understand what type of cookies we use, the information we collect using cookies, how that information is used, and how you can control the collection of cookie data. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy policy.

Address: IRDL – Institut de Recherche Dupuy de Lôme
Ctre de Recherche Christian Huygens, Rue de Saint-Maudé, 56100 Lorient – France

What are cookies?

Cookies are little text files which are stored on the browser or hard drive of your computer or mobile device when you visit a webpage or application. Cookies work to make your experience browsing our site as smooth as possible and they remember your preferences, so you don’t have to insert your details again and again. They also allow us to optimise the way our site works, and with your consent, also deliver relevant ads or send you offers and product recommendations.

In this policy we talk about cookie but that is only one of the tracking technologies used on websites and mobile applications. Other similar technologies include pixels, tags, iBeacons, JavaScripts, mobile identifiers, HTML5 local storage, Local Shared Objects and fingerprinting techniques. These technologies can be used in parallel with cookies to similar purposes. In order to make this policy easily readable we only talk about cookies.

There are different types of cookies. Some cookies come directly from our website and others come from third parties which place cookies on our site. Any data collected by cookies placed by us is also further processed by us. Third party cookies either collect data on behalf of us (like analytics or other technical service providers) or also collect data for their own purposes (like social media cookies).

Cookies can be stored for varying lengths of time on your browser or device. Session cookies are deleted from your computer or device when you close your web-browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer or device until deleted or until they reach their expiry date.

What type of cookies do we use and how?


  1. Strictly necessary cookiesSome cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. These cookies perform a variety of activities that are necessary for you to navigate the website and use its functionalities optimally.Strictly necessary cookies allow:- you to fill forms

    – us to display the correct page for the device you are using

    Without these cookies, some parts of our site just won’t work as they should. Strictly necessary cookies cannot be turned off from the Cookie settings.

  2. Performance cookiesThese cookies tell us about how you use the site and they help us to make it better. For example, these cookies count the number of visitors to our website and allows us to see how visitors move around when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our site works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily and that the loading time of the page is not too long. Analysing how you use our site also helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.Performance and analytics cookies can be turned off from the Cookie settings.
  3. Functional cookiesThese cookies allow our site to remember your preferences, helping you to customise your experience on our site.Functional cookies can be turned off from the Cookie settings. If you choose to turn off these cookies, some of the functionalities might either look a bit odd or not work at all.
  4. Targeting cookiesThese cookies are used to deliver advertised content which is relevant to you and they can be used to track the effectiveness of our ad campaigns on third party websites. These cookies are placed on our site by our third-party service providers and they may remember your web browsing activity and may be used to understand about your demographics, such as age and gender. The information these cookies process is about your actions and your interests so that adverts on other sites are more relevant to you.We use the data collected via targeting cookies to make marketing as relevant for you as possible. This could mean for example that if you have added a bed to your shopping cart, we send you a reminder to your email (if you have consented to email marketing) or if you have browsed certain products we send you an offer of similar products or products you might like.

How can you control the use of cookies?

We want you to be in control of your privacy. You can find a link to Cookie settings from the bottom of each web page. In the Cookie settings menu (also called Privacy preference center) you can choose the types of cookies you allow us to use.

You can also change your browser settings that are applicable for all websites you visit. Different browsers make different controls available to you. Generally, your browser will offer you the choice to accept, refuse or delete cookies at all times, or those from providers that website owners use i.e. third-party cookies, or those from specific websites. Each browser’s website should contain instructions on how you can do this.

For further information please refer to:

If you want to centrally control third party advertising cookies, please refer to:

If you block cookies on our website, you may be unable to access certain areas of our website and certain functions and pages will not work in the usual way.

Are third parties placing cookies on website?

Third parties may place cookies on Below we list the most important third-party cookies that we use. Please note that the list is not exhaustive.

Google cookies

  • Google Analytics
    • This is a performance cookie that is used to collect data about how our website is used (how long people spend time on the site, where do they click, which sections are the most visited ones, how good is our shopping experience etc.).
  • Google Maps
    • Google Maps is used on our website to show you the nearest stores. As part of this functionality Google will collect search terms, IP addresses, and latitude/longitude coordinates data from our website. This data is subject to Google privacy policy:
  • Google AdWords
    • This is a targeting cookie helps us to track how well the search engine advertising does on Google search is performing.