Terms of Use

1. Legal Notices

  • Site identification
  • Site publisher
  • Site publication
  • Site host

2. Terms of Use

  • Your account
  • Termination clause
  • Changes
  • Privacy
  • Intelectual proprety disclosure
  • Links
  • Presponsability of contributors


  1. Legal Notices

Site identification

Site name: CIRCASA Open Collaborative Platform

Full site URL: www.ocp.circasa-project.eu

Site publisher

CIRCASA project is the Coordination of International Research Cooperation on Soil Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 774378 and coordinated by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) Represented by its coordinator Jean-François Soussana.

SIREN: 180070039
APE Code: 7219Z
Intra-community VAT number: FR 57 1800700039

Coordination: https://www.circasa-project.eu/About-us/Coordination


Site publication:

Publication Director: Jean-François Soussana

Publication Manager: Sari Tanikawa Obregon

Webmaster: Our web site is powered by the Ekoal® http://www.ekoal.re/

Site host

Public scientific and technical establishment
147, rue de l’Université – 75338 Paris CEDEX 07
01 42 75 90 00


  1. Terms of Use


Last update 20/02/2019


Thanks for taking the time to learn about our legal policies before using the Open Collaborative Platform. Here you will find information about how we protect your privacy, what you can and cannot do in this Platform and how we handle users accounts.


Terms of Use

By using the Open Collaborative Platform, owned by CIRCASAproject, you agree to be bound by our “Terms of Use”. These terms affect your legal rights and obligations. If you do not agree with these terms, you will not be able to register an account. These terms apply to all users.

The Open Collaborative Platform site is limited to professional interaction and collaboration of registered users and allows them to participate in online services by entering personal information.


By using our site, you agree that any information provided will be complete and accurate and you will neither register or attempt to enter under the name of another person or entity.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password and for all activities that occur under your account. CIRCASAproject does not authorize the use of your User ID by third parties.


Termination clause:

If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these terms and conditions, we may, at our sole discretion, cancel your access to your registered account immediately and without prior notice. This applies also for commercial messages in our platform or any conduct that we believe to be unlawful or harmful to others.

If you no longer wish to have a registered account, you may terminate your account by sending an email to contact-circasa@inra.fr.


We may change any of the Terms by posting revised Terms of Use on this website. Any modification is effective immediately upon posting the modification. Your continued use of www.ocp.circasa-project.eu following the posting of any modification signifies your acceptance of that modification. Thanks to regularly visit this page to review the current “Terms of Use”.



Your privacy is important to us! If you are a registered user, the personal information you provide to us when you sign up or contact us is collected to support and manage your use of this platform. We will never share your e-mail address or other personally identifiable information to third parties, or make that information publicly available without your permission.

We are a scientific project and we provide a free service, so we do track your activities on this site. We may possibly combine your usage metrics with others to create an aggregate picture of how the site is being used in order to make it better. However, such usage reports will never contain detailed information about your activities as an individual.

We reserve the right to contact you to request additional information

This data is used for the purposes of publishing the web site, measuring traffic, processing response time-related incidents, as well as processing requests you may submit via the contact form, or to send you a newsletter.
The legal basis for the processing of this information is the publisher’s task of general public interest, in particular, the creation and maintenance of informative web sites.

You have the right to access, correct, delete, oppose (for a legitimate reason) or limit the use of data concerning you, in accordance with Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on Data Processing, Files and Individual Liberties, and with EU Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data. You have the right to give general or specific instructions on the storage, deletion, and sharing of data concerning you following your demise. Except in the case of a claim, which must be submitted directly to supervisory authority, you may exercise these rights by sending an email to the site publisher sari.tanikawa@inra.fr


Intellectual Property disclosure

Who owns or has rights on the OCP content?

The www.ocp.circasa-project.eu site hosts content from a number of authors. The statements and views of these authors are theirs alone, and do not reflect the stances or policies of the CIRCASA Project, nor does their posting imply our endorsement.

The Open collaborative Platform has not reviewed, and cannot review, all of the material posted to the Website, and cannot, therefore, be responsible for that material's content, use or effects. 

The general structure of the site, its contents, texts – including press releases – videos, images and animations which appear or are available on the site, are protected by third-party intellectual property rights. 

You hereby agree not to copy, translate, reproduce, sell, publish, use or share copyright protected website content without the prior written agreement of the site’s publisher, whose contact details are contained in the legal notice.
The site publisher does grant you the right to reproduce all or part of the site’s content for the purpose of saving a copy or printing a paper version of it. This right is granted solely for personal, private and non-collective use.

You may quote site content subject to compliance with the law (Article L. 122-5 of the French Intellectual Property Code).

Brands and logos present on the site remain the property of the site publisher, except in specific cases. You agree not to re-use this content without a prior written agreement, except in reference to the present site.

The site publisher shall not be held liable in any way for any consequences resulting from the use or interpretation of information found on the site. Furthermore, this content appears purely for informational purposes only and in no way is intended to be advice or a recommendation of any kind. You alone are responsible for the use you make of the information found on the site.

The site publisher shall make every possible effort to ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date at the time it is published on the site. However, the web site publisher does not guarantee in any way whatsoever the exactness, precision or exhaustiveness of the information contained on the site. The information contained on the site is non-contractual and can be modified at any time.

Access to the site may be interrupted at any time without advance notice, in particular in the event of force majeure, maintenance, or if the site publisher decides to suspend or no longer provide this service.


The site may contain links to partner and/or third-party sites. The site publisher is not in control of these sites and cannot be held liable for the content found on them.
The creation of links (by way of any technical procedure) by third parties to other pages or documents published on the publisher’s web site is permitted, provided that: 

  • the links are not detrimental to the site publisher’s interests, 
  • the user can identify the source and author of the document at any time.

Responsibility of Contributors


If you post a blog, comment on a blog or forum, post material to the Platform, post links, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means, you are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from. That is the case regardless of whether the content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making content available, you represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if your employer has rights to intellectual property you create, you have either (i) received permission from your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • you have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • your content is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other blogs and web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • Your account is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your profile’s name is not the name of a person other than yourself.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, The Open Collaborative Platform has the right (though not the obligation) to, in our sole discretion refuse or remove any content that, in our reasonable opinion, violates any policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or terminate or deny access to and use of the Platform to any individual or entity for any reason, in our sole discretion.



This platform contains scientific information posted by his users, thus you user are responsible for the license you choose to share.

For any Copyright question or notification, please contact us.