Legal Notice

Last updated: 31/01/2024

Article 1: Identity of the Parties

Publisher, host, and responsibility for the publication
You are currently connected to the site DECADE COLLABORATIVE CENTER FOR OCEAN PREDICTION at, (hereinafter “the Site”) edited hosted, and published by the company MERCATOR OCEAN International in the form of a civil company, with a capital of 2 000 000 € whose registered office is at 2 avenue de l’Aerodrome de Montaudran, 31400 Toulouse, and registered with the Trade and Company Register under n° 522 911 577 and with the intra-community VAT number FR 12 522 911 577 represented by Pierre Bahurel, MERCATOR OCEAN’s director general.

The director of publication and writing is Laurence Crosnier head of Markets & Services department referent for any question relating to the dissemination and content of the website.

For any question, you can contact us using the mailing address below:

Department of Marketing and Communication 
2 avenue de l’Aerodrome de Montaudran
31400 Toulouse

Article 2: Definitions

Content: All the graphic and textual elements constituting the Site DECADE COLLABORATIVE CENTER FOR OCEAN PREDICTION.

Cookies: a small data file copied to your computer’s hard drive by a website.

Personal data: Any information related to an identified person.

Site: The site belonging to the company MERCATOR OCEAN, available at and any subdomain assigned to it.

User: A person connecting to and browsing the website.

Article 3: Intellectual Property

The graphic elements of the website are the exclusive property of MERCATOR OCEAN.
All the graphic, brand, and illustrative elements that appear on the DECADE COLLABORATIVE CENTER FOR OCEAN PREDICTION website are protected by French copyright and trademark law.
The Site and each of the elements on it (the content), including texts, articles, newsletters, press releases, presentations, brochures, and images (animated or not) are the exclusive intellectual property of the company MERCATOR OCEAN.

Users are only authorized to view the Site on the screen of their personal terminal (computer, mobile, tablet), print the pages of the Website for their personal use and temporarily reproduce the files which constitute it in the cache memory of this computer for the sole purpose of facilitating consultation of the Site.

These rights of use are non-transferable and non-exclusive.

In particular and subject to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the User is not authorized to reproduce, represent, modify, translate and/ or adapt, partially or totally, for a fee or free of charge, the Site and each of the elements it comprises, and reproduce and/ or represent such translations, adaptations and modifications, partially or totally, for a fee or free of charge, without the prior written consent of MERCATOR OCEAN.

In the event of illegal or unauthorized use of the Site, MERCATOR OCEAN reserves the right to take any appropriate measure which it considers necessary and, if necessary, to bring any appropriate legal action, and/ or report the infringement to the authorities judicial and police.

Photo and illustrative credits:
The photos disseminated on the Site are photos free of copyright or owned, where applicable, the photographic credits are indicated under each of the illustrations, photos or works concerned. The whole is protected as Site Content by copyright.

Article 4: Hypertext links

MERCATOR OCEAN ensures that its hypertext links to third party websites are of high quality. However, in the event of a violation of the third-party website (hacking, defacing, DDOS, and faced with of the vagaries of the Internet network, the company MERCATOR OCEAN cannot be held liable for the content thereof, apart from the content integrated by framing.

MERCATOR OCEAN doesn’t control and has no control over the content of these sites, it invites you to the utmost caution as to redirect these sites.

Article 5: Personal data

Personal data collected on the site are exclusively for providing information on the activities of the company and contact for those affected, and by extension to allow the user to enjoy the services offered by the Site.

In application of the mandatory provisions of the GDPR and the Data Protection Act, the User can request the communication of his/her Personal Data and demand that, as the case may be, that his/her Personal Data are rectified, completed, updated, locked or erased if inaccurate, incomplete, ambiguous, outdated, or whose collection, use, communication or conservation is prohibited.

For this, the User must contact MERCATOR OCEAN using the contact information provided above.

The company MERCATOR OCEAN wishing to allow its users to exercise its rights by the same means as that by which the data is collected provides two addresses for requests to exercise rights over personal data.

If a User wishes to exercise the rights mentioned above, the User must then send a letter to the following postal address:

MERCATOR OCEAN International
Département Marchés & Services 
2 avenue de l’Aérodrome de Montaudran
31400 Toulouse

or to the email address:

For more information regarding the data protection of the users of the Site, you can consult the data protection policy.

Article 6: Cookie Management Policy

A cookie is a small data file copied to your computer’s hard drive by a website. It records information relating to the navigation of your computer on a site (such as, for example, the pages visited or the dates and times of consultation), which can be read during your subsequent visits to the site. MERCATOR OCEAN may send Cookies when you browse the Site or when you register to access an Online Service. For more information, you can consult our data protection policy section cookies.

Article 7: Updates

MERCATOR OCEAN reserves all right to update this legal notice at any time.
MERCATOR OCEAN therefore invites Users to visit this page during each consultation of the site in order to become aware of it.

Article 8: Applicable law

This site is subject to French law.