Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

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Editorial director
Michael Nathan, director of the Government Information Service

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Photographic credits

Photographs included in this website may be taken from various sources, indicated case by case in the credit for each photo. By default, they originate from the photographic production centre of the French Prime Minister's Office.

Photograph of Matignon: Benoit Granier

For any reproduction request (graphics, photos and videos: contact us)

Reproduction rights

In accordance with public intellectual property law, in particular Article L.122-5 of the French Intellectual Property Code, there is no restriction on the reuse of "official documents":

  • statements, speeches, press packs and press releases;
  • circulars, guidelines and other regulatory documents.

As a matter of etiquette, however, any partial or complete reproduction of such content should clearly state the source and, where relevant, include a link to the original online document on the Gouvernement.fr website.

All infographics and videos created by the Government Information Service are covered under a Creative Commons licence and may be freely reproduced under the following conditions:

  • attribution: you must attribute the work as indicated by the author of the work or the owner of the rights (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work);
  • no commercial use: you may not use this work for commercial purposes;
  • no derivative works: you do not have the right to modify, transform or adapt this work.

All other content on the Gouvernement.fr website is covered by author's right. Any reproduction is therefore subject to the author’s consent in accordance with Article L.122-4 of the French Intellectual Property Code.

This applies in particular to texts prepared by the Government Information Service in order to provide the French and foreign public, via the internet, with information about the Prime Minister's activities and about Government policy. Such content may not be freely reproduced without first obtaining permission and without stating the source.

Such information may be reused for non-commercial, and especially educational, purposes provided that the integrity of the information is respected, that its meaning, scope or application is not changed in any way, and that the origin and date of publication are specified.

Such information may not be used for commercial or promotional purposes without express permission and without obtaining a licence to reuse public information. The use of public information to create a product or service intended to be made available to third parties, free of charge or for valuable consideration, is deemed to constitute reuse for commercial or promotional purposes.

Requests for permission to reproduce content should be sent to the Gouvernement.fr website’s editors by e-mail.

Reproduction for commercial or advertising purposes will not be permitted, unless in exceptional cases.

Hypertext links to Gouvernement.fr

Any public or private website may, without prior permission, post a link (including a deep link) to the information provided by the Gouvernement.fr website.

For websites, the authorised reproduction of content must very clearly state the document’s origin in the form of an internet address: www.gouvernement.fr

The words "All rights reserved" should be added at the bottom of each page.

"Deep links" pointing directly to the desired document should be preferred to the reproduction of content.

In such cases no prior permission is needed to post links to the Gouvernement.fr website, though explicit mention of the website in the title of the link is recommended.

Websites that choose to point towards Gouvernement.fr may be held liable if they harm the public site’s image.

Hypertext links proposed by Gouvernement.fr

Many links to other websites, private or official, French or foreign, are proposed. The Government Information Service does not, by the fact of their presence, incur any liability for their content. Their only purpose is to make it easier for internet users to find other documentary resources on the subject consulted.

Writing to the Prime Minister

To write to the Prime Minister click on this link.

Website design and management

The Digital SPM Department of the Government Information Service is responsible for the day-to-day editorial, graphical and technical maintenance of the website.

Head of the Digital SPM (French Prime Minister's office) Department: Quentin Lardeau

The website has been developed with DRUPAL, open source software under the GNU/GPL licence.


Gouvernement.fr has been developed in accordance with French government accessibility guidelines (RGAA - Référentiel général d’accessibilité des administrations) and W3C standards.

The website is compatible with all available browsers and is accessible to all, except in cases of force majeure.

We are committed to constantly improving the accessibility of our content to ensure an easy access to the information on Gouvernement.fr, especially with regard to "mobility" aspects.


The information on this website is provided as a public service. Despite all the care taken in transcribing official texts and verifying content and information, the information placed online does not in any way claim to be exact and the Prime Minister and the Government Information Service incur no liability for it.

The information and/or documents available on this website may be amended at any time and may be updated.

The Government Information Service may not under any circumstances be held liable for any damage whatsoever arising from the interpretation or use of information and/or documents available on this website.

If you have any questions concerning these terms and conditions of use, please write to us at the following address:
Service d’information du Gouvernement
Département Digital SPM (Services du Premier ministre)
TSA 80724 – 75334 Paris Cedex 07 - France

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