Legal notices

In accordance with Articles 6-III and 19 of Law 2004-575 promulgated on 21 June 2004 for confidence in the digital economy (known as the L.C.E.N.), the following information are provided to users of this website.


Owner: this website, accessible at, is owned and operated by the Softmat laboratory – UMR 5623 – 118 route de Narbonne 31062 Toulouse cedex 9.

Hosting provider: OVH – 2 rue Kellermann – 59100 Roubaix – France

To find out more about the laboratory’s data protection policy, visit the webpage: personal data.

Publishing director
Contact for data protection
Webdesigner & webmaster

Prior to using this website

Do not use this website or any of the documents, videos, links or information it contains unless you have carefully read and accepted these terms of use, the disclaimer and the privacy policy, which we may amend from time to time.

In this respect, by accessing or using this website, you agree to be automatically bound by these terms of use and any amendments in force at the time you access the website. Otherwise, please do not access or use this website.

> Amendment of terms

We reserve the right to change, modify, add or remove any part of these terms of use and disclaimer at any time, and such changes will be effective for all future use of the website by you. You should therefore check these terms of use and disclaimer each time you use the website to ensure that you are aware of any changes and that you accept any amended terms. If you do not agree to any modification or adaptation of the terms of use or disclaimer, you must cease to access and use the website.

Use of this website and its content

Subject to your full compliance with these terms of use, we grant you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, free of charge and revocable right to access and use this website. Any other right is expressly excluded, unless specifically agreed in writing.
The documents and information provided on this site are free of charge and for informational purposes only, creating no business or professional services relationship between you and us.

> Limitations

You may download, display and print one copy of the content of the website solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you do not modify it in any way and that you keep intact all copyright, trademarks and other property rights.
You are not authorised, and will not authorise any third party, to copy, reproduce, republish, modify, adapt, translate, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way whatsoever, all or any part of this website and/or its content, for the purposes of sale or use by a third party, without our written authorisation. Furthermore, you are not authorised to use the trademarks, trade names, texts, designs, images, sounds, videos, html code, buttons or drawings on this website for any purpose other than your individual, personal and non-commercial use.

In addition, it is strictly forbidden to:

  • bypass any measures used to prevent or limit access to this site;
  • use any device, software or routine that interferes or attempts to interfere with the normal operation of this website, or take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our equipment.

Therefore, if you breach any of these terms of use herein, we reserve the right to undertake any procedure we deem necessary, including temporarily or permanently suspending your access to this website at any time, without notice, or to take any legal action.

Disclaimer of liability

The Softmat laboratory (UMR 5623) cannot be held liable in any way for the content of the information on this website or for any consequences that may result from its use or interpretation.

We are therefore not responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential loss or damage that you or any third party may suffer as a result of your use of the documents and information provided on this website, however caused.

We try to make this website accessible at all times. The website and its content are provided “as is”, but we do not guarantee that :

  • the service will be uninterrupted or without defect, or that this website or its server will be free of viruses or any other harmful elements;
  • neither the documents and information provided on this website will be free of errors, or that defects will be corrected.

Although we endeavour at all times to provide the most accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on this website, we do not warrant the use or the result of the use of its content or any link on this website, nor their accuracy, relevance, precision, reliability or otherwise.

We reserve the right to modify all or part of this website at any time, including, but not limited to, the right to remove, modify and/or change any elements, features and functions of the website, or even to remove the website itself.

Intellectual property rights

© Softmat – All rights reserved

This website and its content, including but not limited to distinctive names, designations, logos, products and services, and all trademarks, trade names, texts, drawings, images, videos, html code, buttons, design, patented information and databases or any other intellectual property rights, on and within the website, are the property of the Softmat laboratory or their respective owners, as defined by the French Intellectual Property Code.

Access to and use of this website shall not be construed as an assignment or granting of any licence whatsoever in respect of these property rights.


> to third-party websites

This website contains hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than us. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only. This does not necessarily imply any sponsorship, endorsement, approval or agreement between us and the owners of such websites.

Therefore, we are not responsible:

  • the availability of any content (information, advice, products or services) provided by third parties that may be linked to this website;
  • the content, accuracy, quality, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from third party websites;
  • directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, products or services available on or through such third party websites;
  • the privacy policy or other practices of such websites.
> from third-party sites to this website

The use of hypertext links by third parties to pages or documents on this website is authorised provided that the links do not conflict with the interests of the Softmat laboratory and that they guarantee that the user can identify the origin and author of the document.

We are not responsible for hyperlinks from any third-party websites to this website.


These terms of use are governed by and construed in accordance with the French law.
In the event of a dispute, we encourage you to contact us in order to find an amicable solution. If no amicable solution can be found, any dispute relating to these terms of use and the disclaimer will be subject to the jurisdiction of the French courts. We inform you that you may have recourse to a mediation procedure or any other alternative dispute resolution method, prior to any litigation.
If you attempt to bring any legal action against us, you specifically acknowledge that we are free to choose the jurisdiction of our preference, for such any action, regardless of your location in the world, or where you visited this site from.

Last update: February 2024