Website disclaimer

Legal Information

This website is the property of WPO, a Société par Actions Simplifiée under French law:

with share capital of € 31,112 euros
listed in the French Registre du Commerce et des Sociétés under number: 507 735 199
Intra-community VAT: FR59 507735199

and of which the registered office is located at:

22 rue de Palestro 75002 Paris, France Tel: +33 (0)175 770 680

WPO SAS’s legal representative is Mr Barthélémy Rouer, Chief Executive Officer. has been designed and developed by Making You Smile, 83 rue Saint-Dominique 75007 Paris.

General Terms & Conditions of use

The user acknowledges that they have read these General Terms and Conditions of Use and undertakes to comply with them. WPO reserves the right to modify this notice at any time. The user therefore undertakes to consult it regularly.

In the event that you access the WPO Group portal from a country other than France, you undertake to ensure that you also comply with any locally applicable legislation.

Information on this website

The information provided on the WPO website is purely indicative and is provided for information purposes only. WPO cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information displayed on the website or that it is up to date. This information should be subject to an appropriate additional analysis by the user. WPO may not therefore be held liable for any errors or omissions, or the unavailability of information and services.

Consequently, the user acknowledges that they use this information at their own risk. WPO cannot be held responsible for any direct or indirect losses that may result from access to or use of the WPO website, including, without limitation, inaccessibility, loss of data, and/or the presence of viruses on its portal.

Data protection and civil Liberties

The personal data collected on the WPO website are exclusively for internal use by WPO. The data collected in this manner shall not be transferred, exchanged or rented. In the event that you do not provide this information, WPO shall not be able to process the corresponding files. Pursuant to the applicable law, users are informed that they have a right to access, correct and delete data pertaining to them. For more details, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

This right can be exercised by email:

Users are bound to comply with the provisions of the applicable law, any breach of which may be subject to criminal punishment. They must in particular refrain, in relation to any personal data that they may access, from the collection, any unintended use, and generally, any act that may adversely affect the privacy or the reputation of other individuals.

Data protection and cookies

You are informed that during your visits to the website a cookie may be automatically installed in your browsing software. This is a set of data that is not used for identification purposes but serves to record information regarding your browsing on the website. It makes it possible to analyse the number of visits and measure the audience etc. in order to improve the quality of the website.

You can deactivate cookies by following these instructions:

1/ if you use Internet Explorer

In Internet Explorer, click on the “Tools” button, then on “Internet Options”. In the General tab, under “Browsing history”, click on “Settings”. Click on “View Files”.

Click on the “Name” column to sort the files in alphabetical order. Then scan over the list until you see files beginning with the prefix “Cookie” (all cookies have this prefix and generally contain the name of the website that created the cookie).

Select the cookie or cookies including the name “WPO” and delete them. Close the window with the list of files then click twice on “OK” to return to Internet Explorer.

2/ if you use Firefox

Go to the “Tools” menu of the browser and select the “Options” menu. Select the “Privacy” tab in the window and click on “remove individual cookies”. Find the files that include the name ” WPO “. Select them and delete them.

3/ if you use Safari

In your browser, choose the “Preferences” menu.
Click on “Privacy”.
Click on “Details”.
Select the cookies that include the name “WPO” and click on “Delete” or “Delete all”. After deleting the cookies, click on “Done”.

4/ if you use Google Chrome

Click on the menu icon and “Tools”.
Select “Settings”.
Click on “Show advanced settings…” and under “Privacy” you will see “Content settings”. Click on “Cookies”.
Find the files that include the name “WPO”.
Select them and delete them
Click on “Done” to return to your browser.

If you refuse cookies some services may not be available.

You have a right to access, correct or delete the personal data communicated by means of cookies under the conditions indicated in the “Data Protection and Civil Liberties” paragraph.

Intellectual Property

WPO’s brand shown on the site is a European registered trademark. Any total or partial reproduction or representation, either alone or integrated with other elements, without prior, express, written authorisation from WPO is strictly prohibited.

The general structure, the software, texts, images, videos, audio, expertise, animations and more generally any information and content included on the WPO website are the property of WPO or are subject to rights of use and operation. These elements are subject to legislation protecting copyright.

Any total or partial representation, reproduction, modification or alteration of all or part of the website or its content, by any process, and on any media, shall constitute an infringement penalised by articles L 335-2 et seq. of the French Intellectual Property Code (Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle).

Any databases that may appear on the WPO site are protected by the provisions of the law of 1 July 1998 that transposed the European Directive of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases to French intellectual property law. In this respect, WPO expressly prohibits any re-use, reproduction or extraction of any items from these databases. The user shall incur liability for any unauthorised re- use, reproduction or extraction. WPO reserves the right, immediately and without notice, to delete any content: message, text, image, or graphic that contravenes the laws and regulations in force and in particular the regulations specified above. In the event that you should wish to use any of the content of the site (text, image, etc.), you must obtain express, prior, written authorisation from WPO, by writing to the address provided in the “Legal Information” paragraph or by sending an email to the webmaster.

Photo copyrights:
Solar Energy photo n°491246625 > (c) gyn9038 / iStock Getty Images
Wind Energy photo n°583812976 > (c) rasilja / iStock Getty Images
Buildings photo n°166325851 > (c) franckreporter / E+ Getty Images
WPO Staff photo > (c) Philippe Quinet
Senior Managers Photo > (c) Kira Vygrivach


The links to external websites from the WPO website have been subject to express, prior authorisation.

However, as WPO is not the publisher of these sites, it has no control over their content. Consequently, in no event may WPO be held liable for the content of sites accessed in this way, or for any collection or transmission of personal data, installation of cookies or any other process with the same purposes, carried out by these sites.

You may not create a hyperlink to the WPO website without express, prior, written authorisation from WPO. Any requests must be sent to the editor of WPO.

Managing logs-in and passwords

Some interactive services on the WPO website require a log-in and password that are provided by the administrators of these services.

These log-ins and passwords are confidential, personal, non-transferable and may not be assigned. You are responsible for their management, custodianship and the consequences of their use. You are obliged to take all necessary provisions for their protection and their custodianship. WPO may in no event be held liable for any fraudulent use.

For security reasons, access to the secure sections shall be automatically invalidated after several failed attempts. WPO reserves the right to suspend access to the website in the event of any fraudulent use or attempted fraudulent use of the password or log-ins of a user. WPO shall inform you in the event of any suspension of access.

Applicable Law

The WPO website is governed by French law and any dispute arising from the use of this site will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the relevant French court.