Mandatory information

This website is the property of Usine Coutant, with corporate headquarters located at the following address:

B.P. 4 - 17002 LA ROCHELLE CEDEX 1
Phone: (33) 05 46 67 26 27
Fax: (33) 05 46 67 89 24

The managing editor of the website is Philippe de LACAZE Director of the Coutant and Alter Ego plant,
Design and technical development, hosting: Moustic (La Rochelle).
Graphics: Studio Vitamine (La Rochelle)

Host contact details:

Hôtel d’entreprises TIC
1 rue Alexander Fleming
Phone: (33) 05 46 41 47 87

1. Technical information

Users of this site recognise that they have the skill and means necessary to access and use this site and that they have verified that the computer configuration used contains no viruses and is in perfect working order. Users acknowledge that they are aware that this website can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except in the event of force majeure, problems with telecommunications networks, or technical difficulties. USINE COUTANT may temporarily suspend the website for maintenance purposes and will make every effort to inform users beforehand. In compliance with the provisions of the law of 6 January 1978 referred to as the "Law on Information Technology and Civil Liberties", that pertain to information technology, databases and civil liberties, the automated processing of nominative data carried out on and from this website has been declared to the National Commission for Information Technology (CNIL). USINE COUTANT make every effort to provide users with available, verified information and/or tools, but cannot be held liable for any errors, unavailability of information, and/or the presence of viruses on the website.

2. Law on Information Technology and Civil Liberties

Users are informed that, in compliance with article 27 of the Information Technology and Civil Liberties law of January 6th, 1978, optional information provided by them in voluntarily submitting any forms present on the site to enable us to answer their requests is used by Usine Coutant, who are responsible for processing this request, for administrative and commercial management purposes, as well as, unless opposed by the user, by other companies in the group or partners of Usine Coutant. Users are informed that they have the right to access and correct all personal data concerning them by writing to COUTANT AQUARIUMS.

3. Ownership, Copyright

 The general structure, as well as the software, texts, animated or other images, expertise, and all other elements that compose the website are the exclusive property of USINE COUTANT. Any representation of this site in full or in part by any means whatsoever is prohibited without the express permission of USINE COUTANT would constitute an offense under article L 335-2 and following of the French Intellectual Property Code. The same holds true for the databases appearing on the website, which are protected by the provisions of the Intellectual Property Code, transposing the European Directive of March 11st 1996 on the legal protection of databases, of which USINE COUTANT is the producer. All users or visitors to the web site are prohibited from creating a hyperlink to this site without the express prior authorization of USINE COUTANT.

Photo credits

PHOTO Behind the scenes:
© stephane lemouton
 Photos La Rochelle aquarium:
Labat Lanceau
Le Lan
JJ Soin
Bob Source J+M
PHOTOS VALENCIA: "Imágenes cedidas por Cuidad de las Artes y las Ciencias".
("images donated by CAC: Ciudades de las artes y las ciencias")
PHOTOS Ses Salines (Spain), Zaragoza (Spain): Copyright Alvaro Planchuelo
PHOTOS NOUMEA: Patrice Morin for interior shots (fisheye + mangrove) and Emmanuel Desbouiges & Richard Ratiman for exterior shots