Legal notices and terms of use of ecosystem website

The current online version of these terms of use is the only enforceable version for the entire duration of the site’s use and until a new version replaces it

1.    Identification

Welcome to the website of ecosystem, the eco-organisation which manages the collection and treatment of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), lamps, professional WEEE and small fire extinguishers. 
This website is published by ecosystem, a simplified joint-stock company with a variable capital of €240,000, registered in the Nanterre Trade Register under number 830 339 362.

Registered office: 34/40 rue Henri Regnault - 92068 Paris La Défense Cedex France

Headquarters and correspondence:  34/40 rue Henri Regnault - 92068 Paris La Défense Cedex France

Phone number:
0 809 540 590, service gratuit + prix d'un appel

Publication manager:  Alain Grimm-Hecker

2.    Property rights/Copyright

In accordance with the regulations governing the ownership of literary and artistic rights or other similar rights, this website and all elements, brands, drawings, models, logos, graphs etc. found on this website, as well as their compilation, are the exclusive property of ecosystem or of third parties who have authorised ecosystem to use them.  The internet user does not have the right to reproduce or disseminate them, or, more generally, the right to process them by any means whatsoever.
Any full or partial copy shall not be made without the prior agreement of ecosystem. 
Photographs and texts copied and illustrating the products presented are not contractually binding. Consequently, ecosystem shall not be held liable in any way whatsoever in the event of  any unfaithful reproduction of any of these photographs or errors in any of these texts.

Publication manager:  Alain Grimm-Hecker

Graphic design:   Sensiogrey, 
Pictograms and Graphic Chart:  Adrien Leroy
Creation: Sensiogrey
Maintenance:  Sensiogrey / Linkbynet

Web host:  AWS (form) with a capital of 25 000 euros, whose registered office is at 38 avenue John F Kennedy L 1855 99137 Luxembourg, Trade Register RCS de Nanterre , SIREN number 831 001 334 represented by Julien Groues, 

French office : Amazon Web Services EMEA Sarl, situé au 31 place des corolles, tour carpe diem, 92400 Courbevoie, France.

3.    Website access and liability 

ecosystem reserves the right to correct, modify and delete the content of the information released on this website at any time without prior notice.
ecosystem does not guarantee the correctness, accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this website. ecosystem shall in no case be held liable, and declines any responsibility in the event of lack of clarity,  inaccuracy or of omission regarded the information provided on this website.  More generally, ecosystem shall not be held liable for any damage, including the loss, deterioration or alteration of files that may result from  access to, or use of the site or of the information it contains, of any kind, and in the event of any damage resulting from the fraudulent intrusion by a third party causing a modification to the information provided on this site. 

4.    Hypertext links

Any public or private website is authorised to create, without prior authorisation, a link to the information released by ecosystem.  Websites which have a hyperlink to this website are not under the control of ecosystem, who shall not be held liable for the contents of such sites.  The user is solely responsible for their use.  However, the website pages shall in no case be integrated into the pages of another website.
The authorisation to include a link is valid for any application, except for those releasing reprehensible, controversial, pornographic, xenophobic or sectarian information, or that may, on a wider basis offend the general public.

5.    Messaging service

For any comments relating to the operation of the website, please send a message using the contact section.

6.    Informatique et libertés - personal data

The completion of contact forms available on the website results in the collection and processing of personal data by ecosystem, the use of which is subject to the provisions of the French amended law nº 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to Information Technology, Files and Liberties, and of the European Regulation n°2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on data protection (GDPR). This personal data includes the first name, surname, email address and connection data of the user. 

Personal data collected by ecosystem 

Why do we collect your personal data?

We collect personal data on our website which we use to carry out the management of our relationships with our members, collection partners, service providers, and with consumers.  The collection of this data is necessary to manage contact requests, membership requests, contract requests from our partners and providers, reporting and enquiries from consumers.  We only process this data for the purpose of supplying you with the services provided for in our commitments towards the community. 

How do we collect your personal data?

Personal data is collected through our online contact forms and sections available to our partners or future collection partners, our members or future members, our providers or future providers, and consumers.

What personal data do we collect?

The personal data we collect and process include the surname, first name, email address, profession, address and phone number of the persons concerned.

To whom is your personal data disclosed ?

Collected personal data is disclosed to our internal departments, and, if appropriate, to our authorised subcontractors.

How long do we keep your personal data ?

Your personal data shall be kept for a period not exceeding that which is necessary for the purposes for which it is collected.  The retention periods of personal data vary according to the personal data concerned.  In the case of a contract, your personal data shall be kept for the period agreed in the contract. For personal data collected on the basis of your consent, you may withdraw such consent at any time.
However, in the event of the withdrawal of your consent, your request may not succeed.
When the retention period expires, your personal data shall then be erased or anonymised. 

How do we secure your personal data ?

ecosystem implements the appropriate technical and organisational measures, and takes all necessary precautions in order to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and security of your personal data, and in particular to prevent them from being distorted, damaged or communicated to any unauthorised third parties, destroyed or altered.

Where is your personal data stored ?
Your personal data shall exclusively be stored in France or in the European Union, with the exception of data collected by Google Analytics (refer to the Cookies issued on our website)

Rights of the website users

In accordance with the regulations, you have the right to access, rectify, erase your personal data, and the right to data portability, and to object and restrict the processing of your personal data. 
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding personal data protection and if you wish to exercise your rights: 
Address: Ecosystem, 34-40, rue Henri Regnault 92400 Courbevoie France 
Email address :
Phone number :
0 809 540 590, service gratuit + prix d'un appel
You may also exercise your right of appeal to the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) when you are unable to exercise your rights or to report a breach of the protection rules regarding your personal data.  To do this, please visit the CNIL website ( or send a letter to the following address:  CNIL 3, place de Fontenoy – TSA 80715 – 75334 Paris Cedex 07 France
ecosystem takes all possible measures to secure the personal data of Users in accordance with the standards and practices in force. 

7.    ecosystem web Cookie Policy

Our web policy contributes to our policy regarding the protection of personal data.  When you visit our website, information relating to the browsing of your computer, smart phone, tablet or any other device may be saved in files called “cookies” stored on your device. This message is intended to respond to any questions you may have regarding the use of data collected through our website. 

Controlling the use of cookies: 

You may accept or refuse cookies. When you first visit our site, you are notified through an information bar on your screen that information relating to your browsing and to the preparation of statistics may be saved in files called “cookies”.
A cookie is a small text file that may be saved on the hard drive of your device when you visit a website or an on-line application.  It allows its sender to identify the device (such as a computer, a tablet, a smart phone, etc.) where it is saved, and to collect information relating to your internet browsing (for example, IP address, time, date and place of connection, address of the website visited, operating system used, browsing software).  Cookies are managed by the internet browser.
Refusing or deleting cookies may prevent you from accessing certain features on the website. 

Cookies we issue on our website

We issue cookies including cookies called analytics that enable us to track the use and performance of our website, and to improve its functioning.  Our website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses cookies to assist us with analysing how users use the site. Data generated by the cookies regarding your use of the website shall be sent and stored by Google on servers located in the United States. 

The User may thus take note of the terms of use of their personal data and set the parameters relating to the saving of personal data by Google Analytics  below:

Cookies issued through third party applications integrated into our website

We have already included and are likely to include third party IT applications on our website, allowing you to share contents of our website with other people or let these people know about your visit or your opinion relating to a content of our website. This is particularly the case for social modules including “share” or “like” from social networks such as “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “LinkedIn”, “Viadeo”, etc.

Social modules are buttons, boxes and news (such as the Like or Share buttons) other websites may use to notify you of social network contents and let you enjoy a more social and personal experience.  Although these buttons, boxes and news appear on our website, the content comes directly from the social network it refers to.

The social network providing such an applicative button is likely to identify you thanks to this button.  Indeed, this type of applicative button may allow the social network concerned to follow your browsing on our website, solely on the basis that your account on the relevant social network was activated on your Device when you were browsing our website.

We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information regarding the browsing of our website and associated with personal data available to them. We invite you to consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks in order to learn about the use purposes and the browsing information which they may collect through these applicative buttons.  Such protection policies should enable you to exercise your choices to these social networks, particularly by configuring your use accounts for each of these networks.

For more information, we invite you to visit the website of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL):

8.    Applicable law:

These website terms of use are governed by French law and are subject to the jurisdiction of the court in Nanterre, subject to specific jurisdiction resulting from a particular legal or regulatory text.