1. Scope of the TOS

Created in 1981, Aprifel, the French Agency for Fruit and Vegetable Research and Information, is a registered French non-profit association. Its objectives are to translate science into action, to build bridges between scientists, civil society and fruit and vegetable professionals, to popularise and communicate scientific data on fruits and vegetables and, finally, to collectively promote a healthy and sustainable diet. Aprifel has a governance structure that supports its actions, in which scientists, civil society and fruit and vegetable professionals are all represented. Aprifel has a Board of Directors that establishes the association’s main areas of focus, and its actions are implemented by permanent teams based on work carried out by the Scientific Council and the Consumer Council.

These Terms of Service (“TOS”) govern use of the site operated by Aprifel, available at https://www.aprifel.com (“the Site”) to any user accessing the Site (“User” or “you”),

By browsing the Site and performing actions on it, the User acknowledges having read these TOS and accepts them without reservation.

Aprifel reserves the right to modify these TOS at any time and recommends that you check them regularly. The applicable TOS are those in force when the User accesses the Site.

These TOS remain binding on the User throughout their use of the Site.

2. Presentation of the Site

  • Purpose of the Site

The Site offers a space dedicated to the dissemination of scientific information on fruits and vegetables, including information on nutrition, scientific journals and news dedicated to fruits and vegetables.

Any use of this information and data is at the User’s own risk.

Consequently, Aprifel cannot be held liable for the content or accuracy of all or part of the information communicated on the Site, or for any order or investment decision based on such information.

  • Access to the Site

The User is personally responsible for setting up the computer and telecommunication resources required to access the Site and for acquiring the knowledge required to use the Internet and to access the Site.

The User is responsible for the connection and equipment costs related to accessing the Internet and using the Site.

The User uses the Site at their own risk. The User undertakes to use the Site in a responsible and lawful manner, in particular by:

  • not accessing data not intended for them;
  • communicating, if applicable, lawful, true and factual information through the Site.

The User may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the service, access the Site or remain there by any means other than through the interface provided to the User by Aprifel for this purpose.

3. Limitation of liability

The information on this Site is as accurate as possible and the Site is updated periodically, but may contain inaccuracies, omissions or gaps. If you notice a gap, error or what seems to be a malfunction, please report it by e-mail describing the problem as precisely as possible (page causing the problem, triggering action, type of computer and browser used, etc.).

The User is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the information on the Site. Aprifel is in no way liable for the use made of this information or for any direct or indirect damage that may result from it.

Any content downloaded is done so at the User’s own risk and under their sole responsibility. Consequently, Aprifel cannot be held liable for any damage to the User’s terminal (e.g. computer or smartphone) or for any loss of data resulting from the download.

The photos are not contractual.

Aprifel cannot be held liable for the hypertext links set up within the framework of this website towards other resources present on the Internet network.

4. Personal data / privacy policy

In France, personal data is protected by the following codes and laws:

  • Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, as amended by Law no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, on data processing, files and freedoms
  • Article L. 226-13 of the French Penal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995
  • Law no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of 14 April 2016 (No. 2016/679)

The User’s personal data is collected and processed by:

APRIFEL, a French non-profit association registered on 31 March 1981

Legal form: Registered French non-profit association

Registered office: 99 Boulevard Pereire, 75017 Paris, France

Phone: +33 1 49 49 15 15

Fax: +33 1 49 49 15 16

E-mail: [email protected]

Aprifel has chosen to designate a data protection officer (DPO), who can be contacted at the following e-mail address: [email protected].

Aprifel collects and processes personal information relating to the User only for the requirements of certain services offered by the www.aprifel.com website:

  • Management of submissions and potential publications of abstracts in the Equation Nutrition newsletter, based on our legitimate interest in managing our publications;
  • Management of your subscription to the newsletter, based on your consent, required at the time of your subscription.

The User provides this information with full knowledge of the facts, in particular when entering information in a contact form by themselves.

Aprifel indicates when the provision of information is mandatory (in particular because of a legal, regulatory or contractual obligation or simply to be able to process or respond to your request). If you do not provide this “mandatory” information, Aprifel may not be able to provide you with certain services, or respond to the request or form in question. Fields in a form that are not marked as mandatory are left to your discretion. It is up to you to decide whether you want to fill them in.

Generally speaking, Aprifel keeps your data for as long as it takes to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. It is then archived for the applicable legal limitation period, for Aprifel to meet its legal obligations or for evidential purposes.

In accordance with the applicable laws and in compliance with the rules and conditions laid down by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the User has the right to access, rectify, delete, request portability and restrict or object to processing of personal data concerning them, and to withdraw consent to receive the newsletter at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the e-mail sent. To exercise this right, please send your request by e-mail to: [email protected], or send a written and signed request to 99 boulevard Pereire 75017 Paris, France, accompanied by a copy of an identity document bearing the signature of its holder, specifying the address to which the reply should be sent.

In addition, you also have the possibility to lodge a complaint with the CNIL, either:

  • directly online; or
  • by mail: 3 Place Fontenoy, TSA 80715, 75334 Paris Cedex 07, France.

None of the personal information of the User of the www.aprifel.com website is published without the User’s knowledge, nor is it exchanged, transferred or sold on any medium whatsoever to third parties.

None of the personal information processed is entrusted to third parties under any circumstances.

5. Cookies

You are informed that cookies (tracers) will be installed or read when you visit the Site, unless you object when this possibility is offered to you. You can withdraw your consent at any time by clicking on this link.


Technical cookies

These are cookies that:

  • serve only to enable or facilitate communication by electronic means;
  • are necessary for Aprifel to provide an online communication service at your express request.

These cookies do not require consent and you cannot object to their installation.

These cookies are kept for the duration of the session.

Consent cookies

Consent cookies, necessary for proof of consent, may be stored when you agree to the use of certain cookies on our website.

These cookies do not require your consent.

Audience measurement cookies

These cookies allow us to determine the number of visits and sources of traffic, in order to measure and improve the performance of our website. They also help us to identify which pages are visited and how frequently, and to evaluate how visitors navigate the website. All information collected by these cookies is aggregated and therefore anonymised.

These cookies are installed by Google Analytics using Google Tag Manager.

You will find the list of cookies that may be installed by Google Tag Manager at the following address: https://tarteaucitron.io/fr/service/googletagmanager/.

These cookies are stored for 13 months.

You can read the Google Analytics data protection policy here.

You can disable Google Analytics cookies by following this link.

Social networking cookies

Our Site uses cookies to allow you to share our content on your social network pages and platforms. You can review the privacy policies of the relevant social networks and withdraw your consent to use of these cookies at the following pages:

Refusal to use these cookies will result in your inability to share our articles on your social media pages directly from our Site.

The lifetime of these cookies is determined by each social network, but cannot exceed thirteen (13) months.

How can I manage my cookies?

Some cookies are necessary to use the website and do not require consent.

However, you can choose to configure use of each cookie at any time using the cookie banner at the bottom of each page or using our cookie manager accessible here.

You can withdraw your consent for all or some cookies at any time using the cookie banner at the bottom of each page or using our cookie manager accessible here.

6. Intellectual property

All the content of this Site, including, but not limited to, graphics, images, texts, videos, animations, sounds, logos, GIFs and icons, as well as their layout, are the exclusive property of Aprifel and/or its partners.

Any reproduction, distribution, modification, adaptation, retransmission or publication, in part or in whole, of these different elements is strictly forbidden without the express written consent of Aprifel. Such representation or reproduction, by any means whatsoever, may constitute an infringement which may result in civil or criminal proceedings against the offender. Aprifel also reserves the right to take legal action against the offender.

Users of and visitors to the website may set up a hyperlink to this Site, but only to the home page, which can be accessed at the following URL: www.aprifel.com, provided that this link opens in a new window. In particular, any link to a subpage (“deep link”) is prohibited, as is opening this Site within a frame (“framing”), except with the express prior authorisation of Aprifel. Aprifel reserves the right to request the removal of any link that it considers inconsistent with the purpose of the Site (including these TOS), defamatory, infringing, parasitic or in violation of its rights or those of third parties.

If you require an authorisation or information, please contact us by e-mail: [email protected].

In addition, some visuals used in this Site require use of external sources for which we have acquired the rights or whose rights of use are open. Some visuals and photos have been acquired from Adobe Stock.

The Aprifel website may contain links to other websites or other resources available on the Internet.

Aprifel has no means of controlling the sites connected to its websites. Aprifel is not liable for and cannot guarantee the availability of such external sites and sources. It cannot be held liable for any damage, of any nature whatsoever, resulting from the content of these external sites or sources, and in particular from the information, products or services they offer, or from any use that may be made of these elements. The risks associated with this use are the full responsibility of the Internet User, who must comply with their terms of use.

8. Precautions for use

It is therefore your responsibility to take the necessary precautions to ensure that what you choose to use is free from errors and contains no elements of a destructive nature, such as viruses, trojans, etc.

9. Disputes

These terms are governed by French law and any dispute or litigation that may arise from the interpretation or execution thereof will fall within the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts on which Aprifel’s registered office depends. The language of reference for the settlement of any disputes is French.

10. Contact us

Aprifel will always be happy to receive any comments or suggestions. You can write to us in French by e-mail at: [email protected].