Terms of use

By accessing, browsing or viewing the Novethic.com website and subscribing to its free online newsletter in French, the User acknowledges irrevocable, full and unreserved acceptance of these General Terms and Conditions of Use.




I. Novethic is a French SASU (company limited by shares with a sole partner), with capital stock of €1 668 260. It is registered with Trade and Company Registrar of Paris under the sole identification number B 437 499 296, and its registered headquarters are located at 5, avenue de l’Opéra - 75001 Paris.

II. Novethic is a leading center for resources and expertise pertaining to corporate social responsibility (CSR) & Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI). Novethic produces information for public consumption (i.e., articles written by journalists and surveys) and publishes a website (www.novethic.fr) whose content may be viewed free of charge.

III. The mission statement of Novethic :

- Observe and analyze initiatives and issues related to Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainable and Responsible Investment.

- Inform and offer expertise to professionals in business, finance, local government and NGOs who are interested or already involved in corporate citizenship and/or Sustainable and Responsible Investment.

- Stimulate exchanges among key players-businesses, investors, stakeholders, etc.

- Offer expertise to the Caisse des Dépôts group related to its own commitment to sustainable development.



Novethic endeavors to ensure the quality of its service and the confidentiality of the information entrusted to its care under the best possible conditions.

Accordingly, Novethic has taken all of the reasonable and usual precautions required to safeguard the confidentiality of this information, in particular those related to accessing its services, and makes ongoing efforts to improve the security of its site.



All or any part of the Novethic website is protected under prevailing Intellectual Property Rights (French Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle) in France.

Any use of this material (all or part of the site, the logo or any other distinctive marks) without the prior written consent of Novethic for any purpose whatsoever is prohibited and may be subject to prosecution, in particular under the laws governing copyright infringement. Only the use of a non-substantive part of the Novethic site is authorized for strictly private use that is neither collective nor commercial in nature.

The incorporation of a hypertext link from another website to a substantive part of the Novethic website requires the prior written consent of Novethic.



As part of its business, Novethic collects personal data.
The data collected by Novethic are recorded and stored in accordance with the provisions of the law relating to data, files and freedoms of January 6, 1978 in its version in force on the date hereof, as well as with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The data collected mainly concerns the professional contact details of representatives and employees of Novethic's customers and prospects, as well as, where applicable, their requests or their visits to its websites.

The processing of this data is necessary to provide the services mentioned on our websites.

Novethic also acts as a subcontractor within the meaning of Article 4 of the GDPR, when it delivers training on behalf of its clients.

In this case, the customer remains responsible for the processing of personal data for which Novethic acts exclusively as a subcontractor.

The data is kept for the time necessary to provide the services offered by Novethic.

The data is then archived and returned exclusively in the context of litigation, during the period of the legal prescription.

Each data subject has the right to access, modify, rectify, erase and, where applicable, portability of his / her personal data, in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection, Data Protection and Data Protection Act. the freedoms of January 6, 1978 in its version in force on the date hereof, and in accordance with Community regulations.

The right of access, modification, rectification and erasure provided for in the preceding paragraph, is exercised with the service GDPR Novethic via our contact form.

When the request for access, modification, rectification or deletion is addressed to Novethic as a subcontractor of the data collected by a customer of Novethic, Novethic applies the terms and conditions provided by the customer, subject to their compliance applicable regulations and their prior notification.

In case of difficulty related to the management of his personal data, the data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with the CNIL or with any competent supervisory authority.


Cookies can be automatically installed on your browser or your device, when you visit our website. A cookie is an element that does not identify a person but is used to record information relating to the navigation of it on the site Novethic.

What are the cookies that can be installed when you visit our site?

In our case, we use cookies to help us measure the audience of our site, through the use of the Google Analytics tool, but also to offer you the features of sharing our content, through the use of the AddThis tool.

Lifetime of cookies?

There are two types of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder when you visit a website. Once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted.

Persistent cookie files remain in your browser's subfolder and are reactivated once you visit the website that created this specific cookie. A persistent cookie remains in the browser subfolder for the duration defined in the cookie file.

In general, the validity period of a cookie is 13 months maximum.

Can I refuse to store cookies on my computer?

You do not have to accept the deposit of cookies on your device. However, we can not guarantee you the same user experience if you delete cookies.

How to set up and delete cookies?

The setting of Your browser can optionally refuse cookies according to the procedure described in the tab "Internet Option" of your browser.



Most of the content provided by Novethic is in the form of articles written by journalists and copy writers. Its reproduction on any medium whatsoever without the prior consent of its authors is prohibited under the prevailing French Intellectual Property Code (French Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle) and legislation related to the rights of authors.

As for the information pertaining to SRI funds, whether of a financial or social responsibility nature, which is provided by Novethic's partner Morningstar, the following provisions apply: Neither Novethic nor Morningstar can in any way be held liable for losses or damages caused by the use of this information.

This information should not be considered by Users as a recommendation, and no investment decisions should be made on the basis of any information other than that solicited directly from and provided directly by a qualified financial advisor.

Past performance does not guarantee future results, and both the value of an investment and investment returns may go down as well as up.



Novethic cannot be held liable for the content of any website for which a hypertext link has been incorporated from the Novethic website.

The User hereby acknowledges familiarity with the characteristics and limitations of the Internet, in particular those pertaining to technical performance; the response times needed to view pages, send queries or transfer data; and the risks related to communication security.



Users of the website may send their requests for information or clarification, as well as any complaints they may have, to the following link.

Novethic will respond to all such emails to the extent that they pertain to the services provided by Novethic in connection with these General Terms and Conditions of Use.



These General Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by the LAWS OF FRANCE, to the exclusion of the laws of any other country.