Licence to use this web site
- The reproduction and representation as a private copy or for educational and research purposes (scientific papers) without any lucrative use.
- This, provided you always give credit to the Geopolymer Institute. The source must be clearly indicated in the same way as in your document (i.e. in the caption of a figure or image, a quotation reference for text).
- The scientific terminology must be used properly, for example: geopolymeric materials, geopolymeric binders, geopolymeric cements, poly(sialate), instead of the general terms such as inorganic, mineral polymer, alkali-activated, or any non standard new acronyms.
- Establishing of a hyper-link, without frame, to the home page or a category page, or a single page.
- Any other reproduction and representation of any part of this website without our written approval, even for non commercial purpose.
- You may not alter, transform, or build upon any part of this website.
Any of these conditions can be waived if you get written permission from the Geopolymer Institute. It is sometimes very easy to get by writing a simple e-mail.
If some people, institutions, companies or other groups are breaching this licence, infringing this website content, we will publish their names here in addition to a possible prosecution.
Joseph Davidovits put the word GEOPOLYMER (its english spelling) in the Public Domain. It means that everybody can freely use this word in scientific papers, for commercial or non-commercial purpose without any authorization. However, no-one can register this word alone in any country.
The radical GEOPOLY® is a registered trademark filed on 21 august 1979 at INPI, Paris, France, ref. # 1 700 by Joseph Davidovits. Only valid in France. Record number: 1 105 493, classification: 1 and 19.
The trademark Géopolymère® (the French spelling) is an international trademark registered on 15 march 1990 OMPI/WIPO, ref. # 548 387 by Joseph Davidovits, classification: 1, 17, 19, and 21. Origin France, 5 november 1986, 822 376 / 1 378 923.
All the website content are provided by the Geopolymer Institute for information only. They do not create any commitment on behalf of the Geopolymer Institute. The information contained on the Geopolymer Institute web server are not contractual. They can be modified at any time and the Geopolymer Institute will not be liable for that.
The publication director is:
Pr. Joseph Davidovits
16, rue Galilée – 02100 Saint-Quentin – France
E-mail – Web: www.geopolymer.org
Non-profit organization registered in France
SIRET: 502 751 647 00020 — APE: 4791B — Euro Tax ID: FR13502751647 — RNA: W023000688
The Web site host is:
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Tel.: 0899701761 – www.ovh.com
Web site declared at the CNIL (French National Comission Computer and Liberty, Paris) under the ref. 560320 on 21 january 1998, and updated on 3 february 2005 under the ref. 1071569.
You can apply your right to access information concerning you by asking the registered office.
The Geopolymer Institute is a not for profit association dedicated to the promotion of the geopolymer science, registered at Saint-Quentin, in France on 7 may 1979, under this reference: Journal Officiel, N° 121, 26 mai 1979, page 4444 — Répertoire National des Associations : W023000688
Last update: 25 May 2018
What personal data we collect and how we use it
We collect information about you by online forms, contact, download, registration for an event organized by us, and during the checkout process on our online store.
While you visit our online store, we will track:
- Products you’ve viewed: we will use this to, for example, show you products you’ve recently viewed
Location, IP address and browser type: we will use this for purposes like estimating taxes and shipping
- Shipping address: we will ask you to enter this so we can, for instance, estimate shipping before you place an order, and send you the order!
When you purchase from us, we will ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We will use this information for purposes, such as, to:
- Send you information about your account and order
- Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
- Process payments and prevent fraud
- Set up your account for our store
- Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
- Improve our store offerings
- Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them
- If you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders.
Any e-mail address we collect by online forms, contact, download, registration for an event organized by us, online shop, etc. will be added to our mailing list. To keep you informed from time to time (usually 6 to 8 times a year) of news and other things we offer, we use a mass mailing service. You can unsubscribe at any time from this service. We will not transmit to third parties (namely partners or affiliates) our mailing list and your e-mail address. Further details are described below.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We consider all messages received as confidential because they may contain information that is privileged and exempt from disclosure.
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If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use the web service Google Analytics to compute anonymous statistics and web audience. They may use a cookie for that, but we do not control it. Please, check Google Analytics privacy statement to know more. You are free to refuse and delete these cookies.
Our webhost use the Apache webserver logs to compute general statistics and web audience. The Apache webserver logs are stored in the webhost’s datacenters in France, they include your IP address, and can be searchable with a password protected access.
Who on our team has access
Members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:
- Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent,
- Customer information like your name, email address, and billing and shipping information,
- Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and support you.
Who we share your data with
For keeping you informed from time to time (usually between 6 to 8 times a year) about news or other plans we are using a mass mailing service Mailjet.com which manage your e-mail address and your suscription. You will be able to unsubscribe anytime.
For processing your order:
- For delivery services (mainly La Poste, UPS or other express shipping service) who need your name and shipping address.
How long we retain your data
We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will store order information for 10 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include e-mails sent by contact forms (messages and download forms) and any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
According to the French law (art. 34 of the law “Informatique et Libertés” ( Computer and Liberty ) 6-jan-1978), you have the right to access, edit, modify and delete all data concerning you. To apply this right, please write us.
Where we send your data
Most of the data collected through this website are processed in France except for third party services (Google Analytics) where it is difficult to know at our level.
Visitor comments and messages may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Spam detection service collects information. The information collected depends on how the website administrator sets up the service for its website, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and website URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). The information maybe processed outside Europe.
How we protect your data
All personal data are stored in a password protected database using WordPress’ technical expertise and hosted by OVH, a webhost located in France. A copy of some of these data, for example those needed to manage our mailing list and our e-commerce, are stored in password protected computer with industry standard encrypted disks. No banking information are stored in our servers or computers.
What data breach procedures we have in place
Because we collect non sensitive information (name, e-mail, physical address, latest orders and files downloaded), any breach will have few consequences. We will inform people with our mailing list of such a breach and will ask those who hold an account to change their password.