Legal Notice

This page describes the legal notices that apply to any user visiting this site. By consulting it you commit yourself unreservedly to respect them. By accessing or using the website of the ICAN Institute - Cardiometabolism and Nutrition Institute (hereinafter "the Institute" or "ICAN"), visitors accept the version of the Terms of Use in force at the time access. The foundation reserves the right to modify these terms of use freely and without prior notice. Visitors must be aware of the conditions of use in effect at the time they access the website.

1. Legal information: 

1.1 Site Publisher:
Institute of Cadiometabolism and Nutrition (ICAN)
47 - 83 boulevard de l'Hôpital 75013 Paris - mail: contact (at)

The ICAN Institute is a Foundation for Scientific Cooperation, created by decree of 27 November 2011 and registered under number 538 427 303 00010 (SIRET)

1.2 Publishing Director and Editor:
Director of publication: Stéphane Hatem, General Manager
The Editor (Webmaster): Rachel Peat: r.peat (at)

1.3 Realization of the Site:
ICAN Institute

1.4 Site Host:
2 rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix - Tel +33 (0) 8 90 10 93 07
SIREN: 424,761,419
SIRET (headquarters): 42476141900045

1.5 Photography:
Various attributions

2. Intellectual property: 

This site is owned and operated by the Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition. The presentation and each of the elements, including the structure of the site, texts, graphics, trademarks, logos, domain names, images and sounds and components thereof, appearing on the site are protected by the laws in force on the intellectual property and belong to the ICAN, or are the object of an authorization of use.

In accordance with Article L. 122-4 of the Code of Intellectual Property, no component of the site may be copied, reproduced, modified, republished, loaded, misrepresented, transmitted or distributed in any way, in any medium whether partially or completely, without the prior written permission of ICAN.

Only the copy for private use is authorized for personal use, private and non-commercial, on a personal computer. The following statement must appear on any authorized copy of all or part of the content of the site: "ICAN - All rights reserved". Any authorized use of the elements composing or appearing on the site must be done without any denaturing, modification or alteration in any way whatsoever. Any unauthorized use may constitute a violation of the laws and regulations applicable to copyright, trademarks, advertising and communication and the protection of privacy.

Nature of information
The site contains information relating to the medical field, which is intended exclusively for the information of the users and which in no way can be used to replace the opinion of health specialists as part of a medical diagnosis.

3. Links to other sites
The Institute can provide links to other sites. These sites are independent and the Institute neither publishes nor controls the sources, the contents of these sites or their links with other sites. The links to these sites do not constitute in any way an endorsement, endorsement or endorsement of the ICAN to the content of these sites, nor an association of the Institute with the owners and / or authors, designers, animators, managers or hosts of these sites.

The Institute can not therefore be held responsible for the content, the products, the services, the advertising, the cookies or any other element of these sites as well as for all the damages or losses, proven or alleged, consecutive or in relation with the use of information, services or data available on these sites.

External sites may contain hypertext links to the site. Such a link can not be installed without the prior and express agreement of the ICAN. In any case, the Institute is in no way responsible for the unavailability of such sites and does not review, control, approve or be responsible for the content, advertising, products or other items available on or via these sites.

4. Site information of which the nominative information
Visitors are not obliged to disclose their personal data as a condition for using this site. If visitors request information through the site and provide the Institute with their e-mail address or their name and postal address, they agree that such data may be used for the purpose of providing the requested information. They also agree that the Institute may use this data in the future to provide additional information about the Institute that may be of interest to visitors. In accordance with the law "Informatique et Liberté" of January 6, 1978, you have a right to access, modify, rectify and delete personal data about you. To do this, simply apply online:

The site is not intended to receive confidential information from you. As a result and with the exception of the personal data referred to above, any information, whatever the form - document, data, graphic, question, suggestion, concept, remark, or other, that you will communicate to us on the site will not be held in any way confidential. Consequently, its mere transmission by you gives us the right to use, reproduce, distribute, modify or transmit it for the purpose of processing your request.

Finally, some information in this site may constitute forecasts concerning research programs, events and scientific events, prices and allowances for scholarships. This information is linked to hypotheses that may evolve: fluctuations or cancellations, such as the cancellation of a conference.

5. Liability limitations
ICAN strives to ensure to the best of its ability, the accuracy and updating of information on the site, which it reserves the right to correct, at any time and without notice, the content. However, the Institute can not guarantee the accuracy, precision, updating or completeness of the information made available on the site.

Consequently, and with the exception of direct damages resulting from gross or intentional negligence, the Institute declines all responsibility:

  • for any inaccuracy, inaccuracy or omission relating to information available on the site;

  • for any damage resulting from a fraudulent intrusion by a third party, resulting in a modification of the information or elements made available on the site;

  • and more generally for any damage, direct or indirect, whatever the causes, origins, natures or consequences, even if the ICAN would have been advised of the possibility of such damages, caused by: the access of any person at the site or the impossibility to access it, the use of the site, including any deterioration or any virus that could infect the visitor's computer equipment or any other property, and / or the credit given to any information directly or indirectly from the site.

The elements of the site or any other site are provided "as is" without any guarantee of any kind, implicit or explicit.

6. Website availability
The user acknowledges that it is technically impossible to provide the site free from any defects and that the Institute can not engage in it; defects may lead to temporary unavailability of the site; and that the operation of the site may be affected by events and / or elements that the Institute does not control, such as, for example, means of transmission and communication between the user and the ICAN and between the ICAN and other networks.

The Institute and / or its suppliers may, at any time, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or part of the site to carry out maintenance operations and / or make improvements and / or modifications to the site. The Institute is not responsible for any modification, suspension or interruption of the site.

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