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The use of the website www.spygen.com implies full and entire acceptance of the present terms. The legal notices may be amended at any time; they are binding on the user who is therefore advised to check them as often as possible.


Pursuant to Article 6 of law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, the identity of the various stakeholders is supplied for users of the site www.spygen.com as part of its implementation and monitoring:
Owner: SPYGEN SAS, 17 rue du Lac Saint-André, 73375 Le Bourget du Lac Cedex, France
Creator: Agency Here We Com
Publication manager: Tony DEJEAN; contact@spygen.com
Host: OVH in Roubaix, France


The purpose of the website www.spygen.com is to provide information concerning all the activities of the company, which specialises in the monitoring of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity through environmental DNA (eDNA). SPYGEN endeavours to provide information on the website www.spygen.com that is as accurate as possible. Nonetheless, it cannot be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies, and lapses in updating, whether due to its own fault or the fault of third parties that provide this information. All the information indicated on the website www.spygen.com is given by way of indication, and may change. Moreover, information presented on the website www.spygen.com is not exhaustive.


Any complete or partial copying, representation, modification, publication, or adaptation of the elements of the site www.spygen.com is forbidden without the express consent of SPYGEN. The designations “SPYGEN”, “VigiDNA”, the logos, names of products and associated services, are trademarks of SPYGEN. Any unauthorised exploitation of the website or of any of the elements whatsoever that it contains will be considered as an infringement and proceedings will be instigated in accordance with the terms of articles L.335-2 and following, of French law of Intellectual Property.


SPYGEN can not be held responsible for access time to its website due to Internet network failures or malfunctions. Similarly, SPYGEN can not be held responsible for the interruption of its services to solve a technical issue or to modify the website. SPYGEN makes no warranties in respect of the use of the information from the website and cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage that may result from the use of these data, or for errors or omissions, faults or interruptions in their provision or the unavailability of part or those data.


In France, personal data are protected by law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, law No. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004, article L. 226-13 of the Criminal Code and the European Directive of October 24, 1995. During use of the website www.spygen.com, the following information may be gathered: the URL of the links by which the user accessed the website www.spygen.com, the user’s access provider, and the user’s Internet protocol (IP) address. In any case, SPYGEN only collects personal information concerning the user for the needs of certain services that are provided by the website www.spygen.com. The user provides this information in full knowledge of the fact, notably when he/she enters it him/herself. In accordance with the terms of articles 38 and following of law 78-17 of January 6, 1978 concerning information technology, files and liberties, all users have a right to access, rectify and reject data concerning them, by written, signed request accompanied by a copy of their identification card with the signature of the holder of the identity document, specifying the address to which the reply should be sent. No personal information on the users of the website www.spygen.com is published, exchanged, transferred, given out or sold on any medium whatsoever to third parties. Only in the event that SPYGEN and its rights are acquired, would this information be allowed to be transmitted to the buyer who, in turn would be required to preserve and modify the data concerning the user of the website www.spygen.com. The website is not registered at the CNIL as it does not collect personal information. Databases are protected by the terms of the law of July 1, 1998 incorporated in directive 96/9 of March 11, 1996 concerning the legal protection of databases.


The website www.spygen.com contains a number of hypertext links to other sites. However, SPYGEN cannot verify the content of sites that are visited in this manner, and as a result, takes no responsibility for them. Consultation of these websites and the collection and use of personal data on these websites is subject to their general terms and personal data protection policies.


Page “eDNA animation”: 3D origami – © Jeremy Kool
Page “What is eDNA?”: Bufo calamita tadpoles – © Jelger Herder
Page “eDNA Barcoding”: American bullfrog – © Franck Taboury
Page “eDNA Barcoding”: Rhône streber –  © Marianne Georget
Page “eDNA Metabarcoding”: Triturus cristatus – © Jelger Herder
Page “VigiDNA S analyses”: Louisiana 
crayfish, Weather loach, Common spadefoot, Great crested newt – © Jelger Herder; European pond turtle, American bullfrog – © Franck Taboury
Page “VigiDNA M analyses”: Amphibians, Fish – © Jelger Herder
Page “Contact”: © “Du Ciel Dans Vos Images” pour SAVOIE TECHNOLAC


Any legal action relating to the use of the website www.spygen.com is subject to French law. The competent Chambéry court has exclusive power of jurisdiction.


Law No. 78-87 of January 6, 1978, modified notably by law No. 2004-801 of August 6, 2004 concerning information technology, files and liberties. Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 concerning confidence in the digital economy.


User: An internet user who connects and uses the above-mentioned website.
Personal information: “information in any form whatsoever, that directly or indirectly enables the identification of natural persons to whom they apply” (article 4 of law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978).