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Privacy Statement and Disclaimer

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Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track user traffic through the site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.


We will share aggregated demographic information such as visitor totals, country of origin, peak visit time and average length of visit, with our members and partners. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.


This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that INE is not responsible for the privacy policy of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.


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Notification of Changes

If at any time we make changes to our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website.


The photographers and organisations listed below hold the copyright on a portfolio of photographs shown on this site.

  • Danny Migalski
  • European Commission
  • European Parliament
  • J. Kovacs
  • Pascal Lemaître
  • Philéas Fotos
  • Philip Vanoutrive
  • Pierre Cheuva
  • Port Autonome de Paris
  • Service Public de Wallonie
  • Via Donau
  • Voies navigables de France