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Terms of use

General Terms of Use

Legal information

This website (the "Website") is the property of SUEZ (hereinafter "SUEZ")


SUEZ, Limited company
Nanterre register of companies No. B 433 466 570
Head office: Tour CB21, 16, place de l’Iris, 92040 Paris La Défense Cedex, France
Telephone: +33 (0)1 58 81 20 00
Legal representative: Bertrand Camus

This website is hosted at SUEZ, Tour CB21, 16, place de l’Iris, 92040 Paris La Défense Cedex, France

1. General information

The purpose of this website is to provide internet users with articles, points of view, documents and events, and to inform them about challenges organised by SUEZ and its partners. Users can view this content, create a user profile and thereby have access to collaborative functions. The creation of a user profile on the Website is reserved for adults. Users can contact the website's administrator using a contact form and a comments form.

The open_resource Community Guidelines  and the Privacy Policy  form an integral part of these General Terms of Use.

2. Intellectual property

The trademarks and logos (semi-figurative trademarks) that appear on the website are registered trademarks held by or licensed to SUEZ SA (or its subsidiaries). Any total or partial reproduction or representation, on its own or with other items, is strictly prohibited without express prior written authorisation from SUEZ.

The general layout, logos, illustrations, names, software, text, images, photographs, products, videos, sounds, know-how, animations and, in general, all the information and content that appears on the Website, are the exclusive property of SUEZ.

Any total or partial representation, modification, reproduction or misrepresentation of all or part of the Website or its content, by any process whatsoever and on any medium whatsoever is prohibited and would constitute an infringement of intellectual property rights.

Any databases that appear on the Website are also protected. Accordingly, SUEZ expressly prohibits any reuse, reproduction or extraction of items from these databases.

SUEZ reserves the right to remove immediately and without prior notice any content, message, text, image or graphic that may contravene the laws and regulations in force and in particular the abovementioned regulations, these General Terms of Use, the Community Guidelines and SUEZ's Ethical Charter.

Any use of the components of the Website (text, images, etc.) must be expressly authorised in writing beforehand by SUEZ, by sending a written request to

3. Content published by users

Content published by users appears on the Website under the name entered by the user in his profile sheet. If a user's account is deleted, the content published by the user shall remain visible on the Website under the name entered. If a user does not want the content to remain visible on the Website, he can delete his content before deleting his account. He can send a request for the deletion of his content at any time to:

If a member deletes a comment that he posted, any replies to the comment will be deleted without notice.

4. Hypertext links

The Website may contain links to other parties' Websites. SUEZ disclaims all responsibility for the content of third party websites and shall not be liable for how they are used.

5. Respect for privacy

The users of the Website must comply with the applicable laws, and in particular the provisions in force relating to respect for privacy and the protection of personal data.

Users of the site must refrain from any gathering or misuse of personal information available on the Website, and in general, any act likely to harm the privacy, honour, sensibilities, brand image or reputation of any natural or legal person, especially SUEZ, by avoiding any defamatory, provocative, malicious, denigrating or threatening wording, message or text on any medium whatsoever.

6. Personal data protection

Browsing, creating an account and/or the use of all or some of the features and functionality of the Website by the user involve collecting and processing personal data about the user, whose terms and conditions of execution are set forth in the Website's Privacy Policy, which can be obtained here .

Accordingly, the data controller shall be the Publisher identified above and undertakes to comply with the personal data protection regulations, namely European Regulation no. 2016-679 of 27 April 2016 and Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, as amended by the law of 20 June 2018 and supplemented by its implementing decree of 1 August 2018.

The Website's Users are invited to refer to the Website’s Privacy Policy, which is available here, to find out about and exercise their rights, and in particular their right to request access to their personal data, correction and erasure of their personal data, restriction of processing, and transfer of their personal Data.

7. Responsibilities and liability

SUEZ shall not be held liable for delays, problems in use or incompatibility between this Website and your files, browser or any other program used to access the Website.

SUEZ shall not under any circumstances be held liable for any direct or indirect damage resulting from or subsequent to the propagation by a third party of a virus through the Website that may infect your computer system as a result of your visiting, using or browsing this Website. Similarly, SUEZ shall not be liable for direct or incidental damage (including, without limitation, technical failure, leaking of confidential documents, data loss, corruption, loss, misuse or unauthorised communication of files or data, including personal data), or any other indirect damage of any kind arising from or in relation to the use of the Website.

SUEZ and its contributors take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information available on this Website is accurate and up-to-date, and reserve the right to revise its content at any time, without notice. Nevertheless, SUEZ cannot guarantee that the information is comprehensive or that it will not be falsified by a third party (by hacking, a virus etc.). SUEZ reserves the right to correct, change and delete the content of the information published on the Website at any time and without notice. However, SUEZ and its contributors do not guarantee and assume no responsibility as to the suitability, order, accuracy, freedom errors, veracity, relevance, loyal and commercial nature, quality, reality or availability of the information contained on this Website. Each user assumes the risks linked to the credence that he grants this information. Incorrect information or omissions may occur, in particular due to spelling errors or page layout. If you notice an error, kindly inform us about it by contacting the Website administrator via the Website contact form so that it can be corrected.

The components of the Website are provided on an “as is” basis, without any guarantee of any kind, either implicit or explicit.

SUEZ reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to change or delete any constituent element of the Website, including the profile sheets of members who contravene the General Terms of Use of the Website, the Privacy Policy, the open_resource Community Guidelines and SUEZ's Ethical Charter. Pursuant to its policy of Website updating and optimization, SUEZ may amend these General Terms of Use.  

Any dated information published on the Website is valid solely for the date specified.

Each user must take the appropriate steps to protect his own data and/or software from infection by any viruses that are circulating on the internet. 

The site provides access to other Websites operated by SUEZ or SUEZ group companies, which may have their own legal notices, which users should consult.

Each user shall be responsible for the content he publishes, posts, shares, exchanges or uploads to the Website.

8. Governing law

The Website, its General Terms of Use, its Community Guidelines, SUEZ's Ethical Charter and all the items relating thereto are governed by French law. Any disputes relating thereto shall be referred to the courts having jurisdiction in Paris, France.

9. Photos

SUEZ/William Daniels; Unsplash; Pixabay

10. Website design

Managed by: SUEZ's Brand and Digital Department

Design, layout: Publicis Sapient

Development: SMILE