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General Terms and Conditions of Use (GTCU)

Welcome to the website (hereinafter “Website”). By using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and accepted, without limitation or reservation, this document (hereinafter “General Terms and Conditions of Use” or “GTCU”). You also undertake to read the personal data and cookies charter available on this Website. Please note that if you visit other Total Group websites, different general terms and conditions of use and policies related to personal data protection, or any other document relating to the protection of personal data, apply to these websites. It is recommended that you carefully read their legal notices.

The companies within the Total Group have their own legal existence and independent legal status. The company publishing this Website (hereinafter “Website Publisher” or “Company”) belongs to the Total Group. “Total”, “Total Group” and “Group” generally refers to TOTAL S.E. and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates; a subsidiary is a company in which TOTAL S.A. directly or indirectly holds a majority of the voting rights. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” are used to refer to the Website Publisher or any company of the Total Group in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies. It cannot be inferred from these expressions that TOTAL S.E. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates are involved in the business and management of any other company of Total Group.

1. Identity

1.1 Website Publisher

TOTAL S.E., hereinafter “Website Publisher” or the “Company”,
European Society
Capital of 6 632 810 062,50 euros
Head office : Tour Coupole - 2, place Jean Millier - 92078 Paris La Défense Cedex – France
Trade and Companies Register of Nanterre, under number 542 051 180
VAT number: FR 59 542 051 180
Email: Contact form
Phone number: +33 1 47 44 60 00
Publication Director: Communication Direction

Technical design and development of the Website:

Cap Gemini
Simplified joint stock company 
with a capital of 1,050,000 euros 
whose registered office is located at 11 rue de Tilsitt, 75017 Paris.
Registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number 652 025 792
Phone number: +33 (0)1 47 54 50 00

Graphic design:

Simplified Joint Stock Company 
with registered office at 133 Avenue des Champs Elysées 75008 Paris
with a capital of 82,990 euros
Registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Registry under number 381 531 938.
Phone number: +33 (0)1 44 43 70 00

Limited liability company
with registered office at 99 RUE DU FAUBOURG SAINT MARTIN 75010 PARIS
with a capital of 7 622 euros
Registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Registry under number 431 838 325
Phone number: +33 (0) 01 43 38 90 20

1.2. Website Hosting Company

Acquia Cloud Site Factory / Frankfurt, Germany
Head office: Acquia Inc, 53 State Street, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Dun and Bradstreet (D&B): 015922699
Contact: +1 617-588-9600

2. Definitions

Terms and expressions identified by capitalization in the GTCU have the following meanings, whether used in the singular or plural:

  • “Application”: the transmission, by the Website, of a project as part of a Challenge or an unsolicited application as part of the “Innovation Topics”.
  • “General Terms and Conditions of Use” or “GTCU”: refers to the present terms of use, the purpose of which is to define the General Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website and which apply to all Users. 
  • “User” or “You”: means any person who browses the Website and uses the functionalities and services of the Website.

3. Use and Undertakings of the User

Each User of the Website certifies to comply with the GTCU and laws in force, in particular:

  • have the necessary skills and means to access and use the Website;
  • have verified that the computer configuration used does not contain any viruses and is in perfect working order.

4. Access to the Website

Access to the Website is possible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, as long as there is no case of force majeure, possible breakdowns or any maintenance operation necessary for the proper functioning of the Website. 

In any event, the User acknowledges having the necessary skills and means to access and use the Website.

The User must have a computer or any other device with an Internet connection, the settings of which obviously allow the Website to function properly. He declares that he is aware of the risks and accepts them and acknowledges in particular that the information that passes through it or is stored on it may be intercepted or altered independently of the will of the Website.

The User is invited to take all necessary precautions to protect himself against the effects of a computer attack, in particular by adopting a secure and appropriate computer configuration, by installing regularly updated virus detection software.

5. Services offered by the Website

The Website offers to the User the following services:

  • « Innovation Topics »: through the « Innovation Topics » tab, the User may submit an unsolicited Application with a view to establishing a potential collaboration with the Company or any other entity of the Total Group. To do so, in the online form, the User shall enter certain amount of personal data as well as details about her or his company activity. 
  • « Challenge »: through the « Challenges » tab, the User may send her or his Application to respond to a specific call for projects or to participate to a concrete challenge, and previously defined by the Company. To apply, the User must complete an online form.
  • Management of information requests and contact: the User has the possibility to contact the Website for any information request, through the online contact form made available to him. 

The processing of personal data carried out within the framework of these services is carried out in accordance with the Personal Data and Tracers Charter.

6. Application Selection Process

Once the Application has been submitted via the registration form available on the Website (via the “Innovation Topics” or “Challenge” tab), the Company shall proceed with its review and reserves the right to reject any Application, without having to justify its rejection on any grounds whatsoever. 

7. Intellectual Property

7.1. Principle

All information or documents (texts, animated or static images, sounds, photographs, know-how, quoted products) displayed on the Website as well as all elements created for the Website and its general structure, are either the property of the Website Publisher or the Total Group, or are subject to use, reproduction and representation rights that have been granted to such. These information, documents and items are subject to laws protecting copyright insofar as they have been made available to the public on this Website. No license or any right other than to view the Website has been granted to any person with respect to intellectual property rights. Reproduction of Website documents is authorized solely as information for personal and private usage. Any reproduction and any use of copies made for other purposes is expressly prohibited and subject to the prior and express authorization of the Website Publisher. In all cases, the authorized reproduction of information displayed on the Website must quote the appropriate source and ownership.

7.2. Distinguishing Marks

Unless otherwise stated, company names, logos, products and brands quoted on the Website are the property of the Website Publisher or the Total Group, or are subject to use, reproduction or representation rights that have been granted for their benefit. They may not be used without the prior written consent of the Website Publisher.

7.3. Databases

Any databases made available to you are the property of the Website Publisher, which has the status of database producer. You are prohibited from extracting or reusing any qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part of the databases, including for private purposes.

7.4. Authorization to use the logos and materials downloaded from the Website

The User grants the Company and any other entity of the Group participating in the selection of the Applications, a non-exclusive, worldwide, free of charge license to use the logos and materials downloaded from the Website to enable the management and selection of the Applications. This information will only be used internally (via an internal platform) and only for the duration of the selection process.

7.5 Photo– Videos Credits


  • Red_bred / iStock Photo
  • Selected-takes / iStock Photo
  • Cla78 / iStock Photo
  • MakanaCreative / iStock Photo
  • FatCamera / iStock Photo
  • Cecile_Arcurs / iStock Photo
  • Motionero / iStock Photo
  • Mladenbalinovac / iStock Photo
  • Janiecbros / iStock Photo
  • DKosig / iStock Photo
  • TheMediaSuitcase / iStock Photo
  • Martin Lisius / Getty Images
  • Grinberg, Paramount, Pathe Newsreels / Getty Images
  • Kitzzeh / Getty Images
  • Kelvin Murray / Getty Images
  • Onyx Media, LLC / Getty Images
  • MGM Library / Getty Images


  • Maskot / Getty Images
  • Michel Cecconi / Total Media Center
  • H. Armstrong Roberts / Alamy Stock Photo
  • Charlie Chesvick / Getty Images
  • Tom Kelley Archive / Getty Images
  • H. Armstrong Roberts / Getty Images
  • Sean Gladwell / Getty Images
  • Guillaume Perrin / Total Media Center
  • Pierre-Olivier / Total Media Center
  • Clu / Getty Images
  • Fang Xia Nuo / Getty Images
  • Thomas Barwick / Getty Images
  • Rich Legg / Getty Images
  • Vgajic / Total Media Center
  • George Marks / Getty Images
  • Secret Agent Mike / Getty Images
  • FBG / Getty Images
  • Tim Grant / Getty Images
  • Morsa Images / Getty Images
  • Rosemarie Wirz / Getty Images
  • Luis Alvarez / Getty Images

8. Hyperlinks

8.1. Activation of links

The Website Publisher formally declines any liability for the content of the websites to which it provides links. Please consult the general conditions of use and the personal data and cookies policy, or any other document relating to the protection of personal data, of these websites in order to understand their practices. The decision to activate the links is made solely by the Users. The Website Publisher may modify or delete a link on the Website at any time.

8.2. Authorization of links

If you wish to create a hypertext link to this Website, you must obtain the prior written consent of the Website Publisher by using the contact details mentioned at the end of the GTCU.

9. Formal Notice

9.1. Liability

Information and recommendations available on this Website (hereinafter "Information") are provided in good faith. They are supposed to be correct at the time they are published on the Website. However, the Website Publisher neither represents nor guarantees the completeness and accuracy of the Information. You fully assume the risks associated with the credit you give them. The Information are provided to you on the condition that you or any other person who receives them can determine its interest for a specific purpose before using them. In no event shall the Website Publisher be liable for any damages that may result from the reliance on or use of the Information. The Information should not be considered as recommendations for the use of information, products, procedures, equipment or formulations that would be in contradiction with any intellectual property right. The Website Publisher declines any liability, express or implied, if the use of the Information contravenes an intellectual property right.

The Website Publisher, and any Total Group company, categorically rejects any interpretation which may assimilate the content of its websites with offers to purchase or incentives to acquire shares or other negotiable securities, listed or unlisted, from the Website Publisher or any other Total Group company. No warranty, express or implied, is given regarding the commercial nature of the Information provided, nor as to their suitability for a particular purpose, nor as to the products referred to in such Information. Under no circumstances the Website Publisher undertakes to update or correct the Information that will be published on the Internet or on its web servers. The Website Publisher reserves the right to modify or correct the content of its websites at any time without prior notice.

The Website Publisher does not guarantee, without this list being exhaustive, that the Website operates without interruption and that the servers that provide access to it and/or third-party sites for which hypertext links refer do not contain viruses.

9.2. Forward-Looking Statements

The documents presented on this Website may contain forward-looking statements about the Group (including objectives and trends) and forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding TOTAL financial condition, results of operations, business and strategy.

The forward-looking statements contained in these documents are based on economic data and assumptions made within a given economic, competitive and regulatory environment. They may prove to be inaccurate in the future and depend on risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated, such as, but not limited to, changes in exchange rates, the price of petroleum products, the ability to achieve cost reductions or efficiency gains without undue disruption to operations, environmental regulatory considerations and general economic and financial conditions. Similarly, some financial information is based on estimates, particularly when assessing the recoverable amount of assets and the amounts of any impairment losses.

Neither Total nor any of its subsidiaries assumes any obligation to update or revise, in particular as a result of new information and/or future events, any or all of the statements, forward-looking statements, trends or objectives contained in these documents. Additional information concerning factors, risks and uncertainties that could affect the Group's financial results or business are also available in the most up-to-date versions of the Document de référence / Document d'enregistrement universel filed in France with the Autorité des marchés financiers and the annual report on Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

10.  Updates of the Websites GTCU and applicable law

The Website Publisher may update the GTCU of the Website at any time. The User is invited to regularly refer to the latest current GTCU available on the Website.

If one or more provisions of the GTCU are found not to be applicable or prohibited by public policy regulations, the other provisions of the unaffected GTCU shall remain applicable to Users to the extent permitted by such regulations.  

11. Mediation

In the event of a dispute relating to the interpretation and/or execution of the General Conditions of Use, the User has the possibility of resorting to a conventional mediation procedure or any other alternative method of dispute resolution.

12. Applicable law

The GTCU are subject to French law and fall within the jurisdiction of the competent French courts.

13. Contact 

or any question related to the GTCU of the Website, you can contact us at the following email address : [email protected].