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Registered company name: BNP Paribas
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Address: 16, bd des Italiens – 75009 Paris.
Registered in the Paris Register of Commerce under Paris No. 662 042 449.
Legal Representative: Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
Publication Director: Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, legal representative
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Unless specified otherwise in the Site contents, any total or partial reproduction, representation or dissemination of the Site contents by any process whatsoever without the express prior authorisation of the holder of the rights to such contents is forbidden and would constitute an infringement sanctioned by articles l 335-2 et seq of the Intellectual Property Code.
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BNP Paribas strives to ensure that the information published on this Site is exact, up-to-date and complete and reserves the right to modify, at any time and without prior notice, the Site contents or presentation.
BNP Paribas accepts no direct or indirect liability related to the exactness, lack of errors, current character and availability of the information contained in the Site, even in the case the service is interrupted or unavailable.
BNP Paribas cannot be held liable for any decision taken based on the information contained on the Site nor for any use of such information by third parties.



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It should be noted that the confidentiality of communications is not guaranteed on the network and it is up to each Internet user to take all appropriate measures to protect his data and/or software from contamination from potential viruses circulating on the Internet.
BNP Paribas cannot be held liable for elements beyond its control and any damages that might potentially be suffered by the user’s technical environment and, in particular, his computers, software, network hardware and any other hardware used to access or to use the service and/or the information.



The information is processed by Group Communications, one of the Group Functions of BNP Paribas SA, whose Data Protection Officer is: Permanent Control – Data Protection Notice Group Communication Code ACI: CAT06A1 16 rue de Hanover 75002 Paris France.

The information is processed for the following purposes: About the Well of History Newsletter / contact form : Communications about our products, services, offers, news and what we do at BNP Paribas or other brands managed by  Group Communications ; The improvement and customization of your experiences on our sites and applications; Analysis of your habits and preferences on our various channels of communication with you (emails or messages, visits to our websites, mobile applications, etc.); Processing is based on consent.

The data will be communicated to Group Communications employees in the performance of their duties, to service providers performing services on our behalf; to entities of the BNP Paribas Group (for example, to enable you to benefit from our full range of products and services); The Data is hosted in the European Union. The data will be kept for two years, necessary for the purposes for which they were collected.

In accordance with the regulations in force, you have a right to access, rectify and delete information concerning you, as well as a right to define guidelines concerning the fate of your data after your death, which you can exercise by contacting : website
Permanent control – Rights management
Group Communications
Code ACI: CAT06A1 16 rue de Hanovre
75002 Paris France.

You may also, for reasons related to your particular situation, object to the processing of your personal data. You can withdraw your consent to the processing of your data at any time by contacting the following address: website
Permanent control – Rights management
Group Communications
Code ACI: CAT06A1 16 rue de Hanovre
75002 Paris France.

In accordance with regulations, you have a right of complaint to the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) or any other competent supervisory authority.

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    Since 1822, history has made us a key player and a witness of transformations taking place in society and economy in Europe and around the world. We invite you to share in our story and explore our archives to learn more about our constantly changing world.
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