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Privacy terms and conditions

This website was created by the Fondation René Touraine. For any further information about the website, please contact the webmaster.

The nominative information that you communicate to us are treated by the Fondation René Touraine and are necessary to answer your information requests done through the website’s contact form, the subscriptions to the different services, and the donations.

The SPIN website belongs to the FONDATION RENÉ TOURAINE. Reference is made in the legal notices, the General Conditions and Terms, indifferently to SPIN, FONDATION RENÉ TOURAINE or to SPIN/FONDATION RENÉ TOURAINE.

General Terms of Use of the Website and of the offered services

The use of SPIN’s website of the FONDATION RENÉ TOURAINE implies the full acceptance of the terms and conditions described hereinafter. Those terms and conditions are likely to be modified or completed at any moment, without notice, so the users of SPIN’s website are invited to read them regularly. SPIN’s website is, out of principle, accessible to users 24/7, except interruption, either it was planned or not, for maintenance requirements or in case of emergency. If the access of service is impossible, SPIN commits to do its best to re-establish the access to the service, and will try hard to communicate beforehand to its users the date and time of the intervention. Being subject only to obligation of means, SPIN should not be held responsible for any damage, whatever its nature, resulting from a service’s unavailability. SPIN’s website is regularly updated. In the same way, legal mentions can be modified at any time, without notice, and impose fully on the user. The user is expected to fully accept them, and to read them regularly to take note of modifications.

SPIN’s website reserves the right to assign, transfer, without notice, the rights and/or obligations of these General Terms of Use and Legal notices. By keeping to use the services of SPIN’s website, the user admits to accept the modifications of the General Terms.

Description of the provided services
The purpose of SPIN’s website is to provide information about the whole of its activities. The website’s owner tries hard to provide on SPIN’s website information, which is as accurate as possible. However, they could not be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies and deficiencies in the update, whether they are caused by their actions or by the actions of a third party providing information. All the information provided on SPIN’s website is given for illustrative purposes only, is non-exhaustive, and may continue to evolve. They are subject to modification.

Limits of liability
SPIN’s website uses Craft CMS technology, based on PHP language. SPIN’s website could not be held responsible for typographical errors or inaccuracies appearing on the service, or of any damage suffered resulting from its use. The user stays responsible for its equipment and its use, as well as they bear alone the direct or indirect costs following its internet connection. The user of SPIN’s website agrees to reach the website by using a recent equipment, not containing any virus, and with an updated latest-generation browser. The user clears SPIN’s responsibility for any damage they could suffer or inflict, directly or indirectly, due to the offered services. Only the user’s responsibility is committed by the use of the offered service, and this one clears expressly SPIN’s website of responsibility regarding third parties.

The website’s owner reserves the possibility to blame the user’s civil and/or criminal liability, especially in the case of racist, sexist, homophobic, insulting, defamatory, or pornographic message, whatever the support used (text, photograph…). It is reminded that the developers of SPIN’s website keep trace of the user’s email and IP addresses. Consequently, they must be aware that, in the case of injunction from judicial authorities, they can be found and sued.

Intellectual property rights and counterfeiting
The website’s owner is the owner of the intellectual property rights, and possesses the usage rights on all the accessible elements on the website, especially texts, pictures, graphics, logos, icons, sounds, softwares… No reproduction, presentation, modification, publication, adaptation, full or partial, of the website’s elements, whatever the process used, may be made without written permission from the owner. Any not authorized exploitation of the website or of any of its contents will be considered as counterfeiting, and will be sued in accordance with articles L.335-2 and following of the French Intellectual Property Code.

In addition, FONDATION RENÉ TOURAINE undertakes a guarantee that the data collection and processing, made from this website, comply to French law about data protection (6/01/78) and to European regulation (2016/679 of 27/04/2016) about personal data protection.

Personal data protection
In accordance with the European regulation about personal data protection, brought into force the 25th of May of 2018, we remind our users that we respect their privacy, and we commit to respect their personal data. This notice informs you why and how we collect those personal data and reminds you of your rights towards them.

Here are the actions that lead to a personal data collection on our website: when you subscribe to our newsletter, to the different services, or when you make a donation or a payment.

The only aim of the data we collect on the basis of your consent is to accomplish the actions mentioned above. You have the right to access, limit or rectify your personal data in our file by contacting our personal data protection officer :

The person in charge of this website informs you that we use cookies (see next article) for analytical purposes, to measure the visits’ frequency on our website, task left to a subcontracting platform, Google Analytics, whose confidentiality policy is in accordance with the European regulation. We commit to not keep any visitors’ personal data through cookies use.

To know more about cookies, please check the CNIL page: For any question or information regarding our personal data policy, please send an email to our personal data protection officer:

We inform you that you have the right to appeal with competent authorities regarding our confidentiality policy :

Please note that this confidentiality policy can be modified or completed at any moment, especially to conform to any legislative, reglementary, jurisdictional or technological evolution. In this case, the update date will clearly be indicated on top of this policy. Those modifications are applicables to the user as soon as they are online. It is therefore advised to the user to consult regularly this confidentiality and cookies using policy in order to be informed of its possible modifications.

Hyperlinks and cookies
SPIN’s website contains a certain number of hyperlinks to other websites (partners, information…) implemented with the authorization of the website’s owner. However, the website’s owner does not have the right to check the contents of the visited websites, and therefore refuses any responsibility about the eventual risks of illegal content. The user is informed that, during their visits on SPIN’s website, one or more cookies may automatically be installed on their computer. A cookie is a small file that does not allow the user’s identification, but that records information about the computer's navigation on a website. The aim of the data acquisition is to facilitate the later browsing on the website, and should also allow diverse measures of frequentation.

The configuration of the browser software makes it possible to inform of the cookies presency, and potentially to refuse them. Refusing to use a cookie may make it impossible to access certain services. However, the user still can set up their laptop in the following manner to refuse the cookies installation:

  • on Internet Explorer: tools tab/internet options. Click on “confidentiality” and choose “block all the cookies”. Enter OK

  • on Netscape: edition tab/preferencies. Click on “Advanced'' and choose “disable cookies”. Enter OK

  • on Firefox: tools tab/option/privacy settings. In the history part, choose “use the personnalised parameters for the history” then untick “accept cookies”. Enter OK

  • on Chrome: Google Chrome menu/settings/show advanced settings at the bottom of the page/ Click on “content parameters” / Tick “Block all the third-party cookies without exception”. Enter OK

Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction

Every dispute related to the use of SPIN’s website is subject to French law. In the case of a dispute, the user, alongside SPIN, agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of French courts. Protection of property and people - Personal data management.

User: internet user of the above-named website: SPIN. In France, personal data are protected by the law n°78-87 of the 6th of January of 1978, the law n°2004-801 of the 6th of August of 2004, the article L. 226-13 of the penal code, and the European directive of the 24th of October of 1995.

As stated earlier, on SPIN/FONDATION RENE TOURAINE’s website, the website’s owner only collects user’s personal information for the needs of some services offered by the website. The user gives those information in full knowledge of the situation, especially when they proceed themselves to the seizure. It is then specified to the user of SPIN’s website if they are forced to give that information or not. In accordance with articles 38 and following of the law 78-17 of the 6th of January of 1978 referred to as the "Law on Information Technology and Civil Liberties", every user has a right of access, correction, deletion and opposition in the data concerning themselves. To exercise it, address your request to SPIN by email:, or by sending a written and signed letter, along with a copy of an identity document, precising the address where the answer has to be sent.

No personal information of SPIN’s user is published, shared, forwarded, given away or sold without their knowledge and permission to any third-parties. Only the hypothesis of the sale of SPIN and the rights of SPIN’s owner would allow the transmission of those information to the potential buyer, who would in turn be bound by the same obligation of conservation and modification of those data regarding the user of SPIN’s website.

Databases are protected by the provisions of the law of the 1st of July of 1998 transposing the directive 96/9 of the 11th of March of 1996 related to the legal protection of databases.


These general terms and conditions of sale online apply to the whole of the offered services by SPIN/FONDATION RENE TOURAINE, as part of online sessions, also known as “SPIN WEBINARS” or “SPIN WORLD TOUR” or “SPIN ONLINE TRAINING ACADEMY” or “SPIN FUNDAMENTALS”. The request of services is reserved to users who have read and accepted by a clic or by phone the general terms and conditions of sale online in their totality, as long as the specific conditions that could be edited prior to each order. The FONDATION RENE TOURAINE reserves the right to modify these general terms and conditions of sale online at any time, without notice, on the understanding that such modifications would be inapplicable to reservation previously accepted by the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE. Every user commits to comply with these general terms and conditions of sale online, and especially to pay every due amounts, and to accept the conditions and limitations of responsibility related to the disponibility of the offered services.

General conditions of sale
These general conditions of sale constitute the “basis for sale negotiations”, as indicated in the article L.441-6 of the French commercial code.

The function of the website is to assist the users in their information and services search in relation to the presented manifestation, and to make suitable reservations if need be. The user (often indicated as “You” or “you” in this text) is financially responsible for his use of the website on behalf of third parties, including people under 18, unless it can be shown that it was a fraudulent use resulting neither from a mistake nor a carelessness from themselves. You also guarantee the truthfulness and accuracy of the given information by yourselves or by any third party using your data on this website. A fraudulent use, or a use contravening these general terms and conditions, could result in the refusal from the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE, at any time, to give you access to the services offered by the website.

Online reservation
You can order on the website the available services. The orders’ procurement process comprise at least those steps:

  • You enter your contact details

  • You click on the service(s) you chose

  • A recap summing up the globality of your choices and the price of the services allow you to check your order’s details

  • Then you can validate your order, on condition that you have already accepted the general terms and conditions.

  • The agreement is then concluded

  • You can only pay your order online in safe mode, by credit card. Your order will be confirmed at the payment cashing.

  • FONDATION RENE TOURAINE sends you without undue delay, by email, the confirmation of your order, summing up the essential information, like the ordered service’s identification, the price, the quantity, and the potential reservation.

CAUTION: by exception to the point 7 above, the orders of provision of services (session booking, reunions) or of hosting that you have validated are subject of availability to be confirmed; those orders could be refused in the case of unavailability for required date and hour (whatever the reasons could be), therefore your order is confirmed only if FONDATION RENE TOURAINE does not indicate the order’s impediment in the 5 days following your purchase, online or by phone. In the case that your order could not be satisfied, FONDATION RENE TOURAINE commits to reimburse you the entire amount of the service. It is your responsibility to insure that the contact details you give during the reservation are correct, and that they will permit you to receive the confirmation of your reservation, and/or to benefit from the purchased services. In the hypothetical case that you do not want this confirmation, it is incumbent upon you to contact FONDATION RENE TOURAINE. All the above mentions figuring on the reservation confirmation will constitute the agreement of the parties if FONDATION RENE TOURAINE does not contest them in the 5 days following the reservation, by mail or email, or if you do not contest them by back and forth registered mail in the 15 days following the reservation. They could however be contested only if they differ from your order. All the conditions of the order’s eventual cancellation or rectification are defined in the General conditions of the manifestation.

Except as otherwise provided, if this is an event organized by the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE, the documents ordered on the website (badges, participation tickets, potential invitations) have to be collected on site, exclusively at the place of the event, and as early as possible on the day of the opening of the event as indicated in the programs or on the information website. It is your responsibility, and yours only, to enter correctly and fully the information that will permit FONDATION RENE TOURAINE to proceed to the delivery of services ordered online.

The payment of the services you ordered is done directly during the order, through a safe system, by giving your debit card’s number (Carte Bleue, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard and American Express are accepted). In the case where the payment is irregular, incomplete or ineffectual, for a reason depending on you, the sale of these services would be canceled, the cost being met by you, a civil or penal penalty could be undertaken against you, if need be. The ordered services would be confirmed only at the cashing of your due money. It is your responsibility to follow the indications given on the website to send the payment in times. Otherwise, the ordered services would be immediately canceled, without notice (see particular sale conditions in the sales part of the website)

Cancellation and modification
Any cancellation due to the user, after they assisted to the first session, would not lead to any reimbursement for the following sessions

Any cancellation due to the organiser would lead to the reimbursement of the canceled session pro rata to the package of paid sessions

The non-participation of a user would not lead to any reimbursement.

For “classroom” sessions (physical meeting, congress, “live” seminar…), please refer to the general and particular conditions of the event’s program.


Acceptation of the conditions of use

FONDATION RENE TOURAINE provides you on this website with information, documents, softwares and products (“Materials”) and various services (“Services”) that are subject to the terms and conditions as presented in this document (“General terms and conditions of use”). By visiting this website, you accept its terms and conditions. FONDATION RENE TOURAINE reserves the right to modify the conditions of use, at its sole discretion, depending on the evolution of Materials and Services. Your use of the website will be subject to the most recent version of the conditions of use posted on the website at the time you use it. Furthermore, during the use of special Services and Materials on this website, you will be subject to the potential directives posted on the website and applicable to these Services and Materials that could contain terms and conditions supplementing the conditions of use. All those directives are listed below by reference in the conditions of use. The non-respect of one or the other condition of use automatically ends your authorization to use the website, and you then have to destroy all the downloaded or printed material from this website.

Copyright and limited licence
The Materials and Services of this website are protected by the laws on copyright protection and/or intellectual property. All non-authorized use of the Materials and Services of this website can constitute a violation of these laws. Except express indication in this document, FONDATION RENE TOURAINE and its providers do not give you the express or implied right on patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secrets related to the Materials and Services. Except express disposition in this document, no part of the website’s information and content may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the prior written permission by FONDATION RENE TOURAINE

The use of the website’s information
Except contrary indication at any place on the website, you are authorized to read, download and print the available documents and available information of this website, under the following conditions:

  1. Documents can only be used for personal use and for non-commercial purposes.
  2. Documents and information can not be modified in any form whatsoever

  3. Documents and information of the website can not be spread without authorization

  4. Under no circumstances should you delete copyrights and any property indications in the documents and inform

  5. FONDATION RENE TOURAINE reserves at any time the right to delete the reading, downloading and printing authorization on documents and information of the website. Every use of the rights mentioned above has to stop immediately by written decision (email, fax, or mail) by FONDATION RENE TOURAINE

  6. The rights that you were given constitute a licence, not a transfer of ownership. The rights mentioned above concerning the reading, the downloading and the printing of documents and information offered on the website do not apply to the website’s conception or layout. The website’s contents are protected by the law on presentation of commercial articles and other laws; they can not be copied or imitated, either fully or partially.

Use and protection of accounts numbers and passwords

You are responsible for the upkeep of your account number and password’s confidentiality. You are responsible for any of your account’s us, either you expressly authorized them or not.

Warranties and disclaimers
Except express contrary indication in a written agreement between you and the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE, or by operation of law, all the materials and services of the website are provided “as it is”, without any express or implied warranties, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or the guarantee of non-violation. Without limiting the foregoing, FONDATION RENE TOURAINE does not warrant (I) that services and materials will meet your expectations, (II) that services and materials will be available without interruption, timely, safely and without errors, (III) that the results obtained from the use of materials and services will be efficiency, exact and reliable, and (IV) that the quality of all the products, services and information bought or obtained on the website will meet your expectations. As some countries and jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties on how long an implied warranty lasts, the above mentioned limitations might not apply to your case. Insofar as these limitations are authorized, implied warranties might be limited to 90 days. This website may contain technical errors or so, inaccuracies or typos. FONDATION RENE TOURAINE can modify materials and services of the website, including in the prices and descriptions of all the products of the list, at any time and without notice. The website’s Materials or Services can be not updated, and FONDATION RENE TOURAINE does not commit in any manner to update these Materials and Services. FONDATION RENE TOURAINE can not be held responsible for errors or omissions appearing in the information, documents, softwares, materials and/or services mentioned on the website or linked to the website. References made to other societies, their services and their products, are presented “as they are'' without any warranty, express or implied. In no circumstances should FONDATION RENE TOURAINE and its suppliers be held responsible towards you or any third party for neither any damages directly or indirectly, incidental or consequential, including but not limited to those resulting from the loss of use, data or profit, even if FONDATION RENE TOURAINE was notified of the possibility of such damages, nor those resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the website or of any mentioned websites or websites linked to this website. As some countries and jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of responsibilities for direct or indirect damages, above limitations may not apply to your case. The downloading or any other acquisition of any materials via the website is done at your discretion and at your own risk, and you accept to be held the only responsible for any damage on your computer system or for any data loss due to the downloading or acquisition of those materials. No advice or information, oral or written, provided by the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE or obtained on the website, could constitute a warranty if it is not expressly defined in the general terms and conditions. This website contains links to third-parties websites that are not controlled by FONDATION RENE TOURAINE. FONDATION RENE TOURAINE is not responsible for other websites which you could reach via its own website. When you reach another website than the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE’s website, you do it at your own risk, and FONDATION RENE TOURAINE is not responsible neither for the accuracy or fiability of the information, datas, opinions, advices or declarations displayed on this other website, nor for the offered products’ and services’ quality. FONDATION RENE TOURAINE supplies those links for practical purposes only, and the existence of those links does not imply in any manner that FONDATION RENE TOURAINE carries or accepts the responsibility as for the content or the use of these websites. This website is open to every country worldwide and may contain references to products, services, programs FONDATION RENE TOURAINE that may have not been announced in your country. These references do not imply that FONDATION RENE TOURAINE has the intention to announce those products, services or programs in your country.

Specific confidential information
Through this website, FONDATION RENE TOURAINE handles personal information as part of their relation with healthcare professionals to lead information or formation actions, subscription to events-congresses-exhibitions-seminars and e-learning, or requests for scientific abstracts submissions, to lead market studies, protocols, satisfaction surveys, or to follow the interest in the offered information, to implement scientific collaborations or research actions, as well as potentially for legal conformity and reglementary purposes and commercial relations

These data can be communicated to sister societies of the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE and to its partners’ societies, as part of consolidation activities or of FONDATION RENE TOURAINE’s financial management control to assure its legal and regulatory compliance. In order to assure an adequate protection of your personal data, FONDATION RENE TOURAINE has implemented internal restricting rules and procedures. In the case of a subsequent transfer to countries that do not have a protecting reglementation for personal data, FONDATION RENE TOURAINE or its affiliates will assure contractually that the data keep on benefit an adequate level of protection. The data can in addition be communicated to ordinal and/or professional authorities and published online, as part of legal and reglementary dispositions, or as part of procedures related to the transparency of the links with pharmaceutical and material industries and other societies. The data can also be communicated to societies as part of agreements of development or commercialization on congresses, seminars and training (online or in classroom), and also as part of reconciliation operations, and especially to beneficiaries or transferees as part of some activities’ transfer.

Conformly to the law “information technology and liberties” of the 6th of January of 1978 modified, you get an access and rectification right to your data. You can also, for legitimate reasons, be against your data’s treatment. You can exercise these rights by addressing your demand, along with a copy of your identity document, to this email address: for the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE:

User forums; forbidden communications
The FONDATION RENE TOURAINE may, but does not have to, monitor or review (i) the website pages in which the users transfer or post communications, or simply communicate the ones with the others; whether it’s related to discussion centers, newsletters, user forums, and (ii) the content of these exchanges. However, the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE is never responsible for the content of these communications, whether it falls under the law on copyrights, defamation, obscenities and others.

The FONDATION RENE TOURAINE also rejects any responsibility regarding improper use, loss, modification or non-availability of the material contents posted by users on the website.

Apart from the General terms of use, the users of the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE forums - to the extent of the existence of these forums - must agree with the terms of a special agreement they are aware of when they subscribe to the website’s forum(s).It is forbidden to post or transfer via this Site illegal documents, threats, defamation, obscenities,pornographic or other documents contrary to law, including, without being limited, to the law on copyrights.

Any violation of any of those conditions results in the prohibition of access to the Forum(s) and to the websites of the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE.

Applicable laws and general provisions
This Site is monitored by the offices of the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE. By accessing it, you and the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE agree that all the questions related to your access to the Site and its use are governed by the statutes and laws of France. Both parties agree that these General terms of use are not governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, which enforcement is excluded. Any dispute resulting from or relating to these terms of use must be brought to a competent court in France, without impairing the rights of the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE, to take legal actions against you in a court which would have jurisdiction in the absence of the aforementioned clause.

The FONDATION RENE TOURAINE does not argue on the fact that the material contents of this Site are available in other locations, and that it is forbidden to access them from other territories where they are illegal. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do it on their own, and it is their responsibility to remain within the local legality.

Trademarks, logos and service trademarks (“Trademarks”) posted on this Site are the property of the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE or third parties. The use of those trademarks without prior written permission of the owners of these trademarks is prohibited.

Furthermore, FONDATION RENE TOURAINE and SPIN logo as well as the name SPIN are registered trademarks of the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE.

In accordance with the provisions of articles 6-III et 19 from the law n° 2004-575 dated 21st of June, 2004 for the Trust in digital economy, known as L.C.E.N. ,we bring to the attention of users and visitors of SPIN site and of the sites of FONDATION RENE TOURAINE, the following information:

Owner’s status:


Address: Hôpital Necker - Enfants malades, Bâtiment Carré Necker, Cour Breteuil
149 rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris - France Tél : +33 (0) 1 45 32 54 17
Adresse de courrier électronique :

Person responsible for publication: Thomas LUGER, President of the FONDATION RENE TOURAINE

Design & development : Statik

Hosting : Combell Belgium

FONDATION RENE TOURAINE & SPIN are registered and protected trademarks ®.

FONDATION RENE TOURAINE is a foundation, which head office is Hôpital Necker - Enfants malades, Bâtiment Carré Necker, Cour Breteuil, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris – France.
Its activity is: the Fondation René Touraine (FRT) is a French and International medical non-governmental, non-profit charity recognized for public utility. The purpose of the Fondation René Touraine is to support therapeutic progress in dermatology through actions bringing together dermatologists, scientists, pharmaceutical companies and health authorities. It is a genuine health organization, which strives to better meet the needs of patients. Its funding comes from public or private donations, or from partnership with French or International private sector.