General terms of use

Created 28 February 2024
Updated 09 April 2024

About this article

Created 28 February 2024
Updated 09 April 2024

Welcome to the Biocodex Microbiota Institute’s website!
This website is intended for the health professionals and the general public.

Important notice

The purpose of these General Terms of Use (hereinafter, the "GTU") is to define the terms and conditions governing the provision and use of the content and services of the Biocodex Microbiota Institute’s website, accessible at (hereinafter, the "Website") between Biocodex - publisher of the Website (hereinafter, the "Publisher") and the user of the Website (hereinafter, the "User").

The access to the Website and its content, as well as the use of the services offered by the Website, implies the User's unreserved acceptance of these GTU. Without acceptance, the User is not authorized to access the Website.

As the GTU may be modified at any time and without prior notice, the User is invited to consult them regularly.

Purpose of the Website and access to services

The Website is intended to provide useful information to better understand the various microbiota and their importance to human health. Its content has been drafted by a team of content creators and editorial staff who are not health professionals based on reference works and bibliographic data. Content has been validated by qualified health personnel.

Information provided by the Website does not in any manner replace medical advice.

The Website is accessible from any location and to any User with an Internet connection. All costs associated with access to the Website (hardware, software, internet connection, etc.) are the responsibility of the User.

The Publisher makes every effort to ensure quality access to the Website and its services. However, this is an obligation of means and not of result: the User therefore undertakes not to claim any compensation from the Publisher and its suppliers if the Website is not available at the time the User wishes to access it.

Access to the Website and its services may be interrupted, suspended, or modified at any time and without notice, for maintenance or any other reason.

The Publisher shall not be liable for any damage resulting from interference, interruptions, computer viruses, terminal malfunctions or disconnections that may temporarily prevent the User's access or browsing.

Although the Publisher has taken the greatest care in creating the Website, it may nevertheless contain inaccuracies. The User is invited to inform the Publisher of any suggestions for improvement.


The Publisher endeavors to provide quality and verified information. However, information sources cannot be fully guaranteed. 

Any "outbound" links present on the Website enable the User to access information and other complementary resources available on the Internet, or to share information on social networks. The Publisher has no means of controlling the content of these totally independent third-party websites and cannot therefore be held responsible for the consequences of accessing these third-party websites and their content.

The User may only set up a hypertext link to the Website with the express prior authorization of the Publisher.

Intellectual property

The Website is protected by intellectual property law.

The Website, all its components (such as logos, texts, photographs, images, PDF files, videos, etc.), as well as the domain name(s), are the exclusive property of the Publisher. 

Duplication or reproduction of all or part of the Website or any of its component parts is authorized for private use only. Any partial or total duplication or reproduction of the Website or any of its constituent parts on any medium and in any manner whatsoever for other purposes, in particular commercial purposes, without the formal authorization of the Publisher and/or the holder of the rights is prohibited and constitutes an infringement punishable by law. £

The brands and logos appearing on the Website are registered trademarks (semi-figurative or not). In addition, the images appearing on the Website are protected by copyright. Any partial or total reproduction of these images, trademarks, or logos from elements of the Website is not authorized without the prior written consent of the Publisher.

Health vigilance

To report an undesirable effect, as well as any medical question or product quality complaint, please use the Biocodex’s Notification Center accessible at


Data protection


Being established within the European Union, the Publisher undertakes to comply with the regulations applicable to the protection of personal data, in particular Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To find out how your data is processed and how you can exercise your rights, please follow the “Data Protection Policy” link in the Website footer.


Applicable law and jurisdiction

These GTU are governed by French law. Any dispute or difference of interpretation shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the French courts.