The site is edited by the Collège Européen d’Orthodontie (European Collège of Orthodontics), an association governed by the French law of 1901 and the statutes of which were registered in February 1967, modified in November 1982, in November 1984, in May 1988, in November 1993, in June 1999 (registered with the Préfecture de Police de Paris, the Associations Bureau on September 27, 1999), in June 2003 (registered with the Préfecture de Police de Paris, the Associations Bureau on August 4, 2003), in June 2005, on June 2, 2012 (modification registered on July 4, 2012), and on June 2, 2013 (modification registered on November 7, 2013).

Purposes and end-users

The web site of the Collège Européen d’Orthodontie is designed to provide information to dental-surgeons, maxillo-facial surgeons, speech therapists, physiotherapists… (non-exhaustive list) regarding the CEO and its continuing education events, including its annual conference. This information is free of access to the general public although the site is not intended to inform the general population.

Director of the publication and legal representative

Director of the Publication: François Darqué, President of the Collège Européen d'Orthodontie.

Chief Editor and coordinator, in association with the webmaster: Philippe TAROT, Head of the CEO Multimedia Commission.

Web site host

The site is hosted by OVH.


Technologies used

The site was built using free technologies (Linux, PHP, MySQL). The site performs under DRUPAL open source software, version 6, distributed under the GNU General Public License.

Graphics and implementation

The CEO internet site was built by Colloquium (2-8 rue Gaston Rebuffat, 75019 Paris)


The site is updated by Colloquium (2-8 rue Gaston Rebuffat, 75019 Paris)

Reproduction rights

Pursuant to the French law of March 11, 1957, and the French Intellectual Property Code (FIPC) dated July 1, 1992, none of the texts, illustrations, photographs, plans, drawings, animations, sounds and videos contained on the site can be used or reproduced without the Editor’s express permission.

Any representation or reproduction in part or in whole, any translation, adaptation, transformation or arrangement of a work without the consent of the author or of his/her legal representative (heirs to, and assignees of, copyright such as editors, producers, and copyright management firms) is illegal (article L 122-4 of the FICP). The conveying of a work on the site to the general public via Internet necessarily requires permission from the author of the work or from his/her legal representatives. Any person reproducing a work on an Internet server in order to make the work available to the general public without the author’s permission is committing counterfeit (articles L 335-2 and L 716-9 of the FIPC). Counterfeit is an act of civil tort (liable for damages) and a criminal offence (punishable by two years’ imprisonment and a fine of 150,000 euros). Counterfeit covers all forms of illegal, i.e. unauthorized, reproduction and distribution.     

Article L111-1 of the Intellectual Property Code states: “The author of an intellectual work, by virtue of his/her creation of that work, enjoys an exclusive right of intangible property enforceable against all parties.” It follows from this article that the commercial exploitation of original photographs and videos produced by the FFO (French Federation of Orthodontics) constitutes the intellectual property of this body (FFO) and any commercial usage of such works will be subject to legal proceedings. Any request relative to the reproduction or use of material contained on this site should be addressed to the CEO.    

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