Website « The Certified Garlic and Shallot Plant » (hereinafter referred to as « the Website »),
Accessible from the URL

Website Information

The Website is the institutional website of PROSEMAIL (Association of producers of certified planting material of garlic and shallot) whose head office is at the Chamber of Agriculture of Drome, Boulevard Vauban 26000 VALENCE France – Phone: +33 (0)4 72 78 51 10, and the French Interprofessional Organisation for Seeds and Plants (hereinafter referred to as GNIS), located at 44, rue du Louvre 75001 PARIS, Phone: +33 (0) 1 42 33 51 12.

> Publication Director: Catherine DAGORN

> Webmaster: Paul DUTRONC

> Production and Design: INTERCEPT’

> Hosting: OVH

> Photos: GNIS Photo Library, PROSEMAIL, Rustica, Camille Ferrari, Adobe Stock, Unsplash, Vimeo.

> Links: Except for the GNIS Website, other external websites with an hypertext link to the Website are not under the control of GNIS and/or PROSEMAIL, which therefore decline any responsibility for their content.

Object and Scope of the Website

The purpose of this Website is:

> to inform on quality of the certified planting material, the organisation of the garlic and shallot sector, and in general manner, on their use and gardening techniques, as well as to publish the list of varieties registered in the Catalog with their photos and characteristics,

> to provide documentation on the sector and on garlic and shallot varieties,

> to answer to users’ questions,

> to publish the list and contact details of professionals in the sector.

This Website has two main targets:

> Individuals: amateur gardeners, consumers of garlic and shallot ;

> Professionals: farmers producing garlic and/or shallot, distributors of garlic and/or shallot planting materials.

The information contained on this Website is strictly informative and does not imply any legal commitment or contractual agreement from GNIS and PROSEMAIL, who reserve their right to modify the characteristics of the Website.

Terms of Use

Use and consultation of this Website implies the full and complete acceptance of the Terms of Use described below. These terms of use may be modified or supplemented at any time, they are nevertheless binding for the user. In case of non-acceptance of the Terms of Use stipulated herein, the user must refrain from accessing to the services offered by this Website.

The Terms of Use must be accepted by any user wishing to access and use this Website. They constitute the contract between the Website and the user. Access to this Website and its use by the user means acceptance of these Terms of Use by him/her.

Except for specific documentation orders, the Website is freely available without charge to any user with Internet access. All charges incurred by the user to access the service (hardware, software, Internet connection, etc.) are the user’s responsibility.

Access to this Website services may at any time be subject to interruption, suspension, modification without notice for maintenance or any other case.

The user has the possibility to contact the Website by e-mail via the Contact section.

Intellectual Property and Counterfeits

GNIS and PROSEMAIL own intellectual property rights or hold the rights to use all the elements available on the Website, including on data, text, images, graphics, documents, photographs.

The information provided on this Website is provided for information only, without any implicit or explicit guarantee, and may unintentionally contain technical and/or typographical errors.

GNIS and PROSEMAIL are not responsible for any use that may be made of the content of the Website pages, for technical purposes or for any other lawful or unlawful use.

Any unauthorized use of the Website or any element it contains will be considered as constituting an infringement and prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of Articles L.335-2 and following of the French Intellectual Property Code.

However, in exceptional circumstances, the information contained on the Website may be downloaded, reproduced, printed subject to:

> no change of the information,

> reproduce on all copies the copyright notice of GNIS and PROSEMAIL.

Limitations of Liability

GNIS and PROSEMAIL shall not be held liable for direct or indirect damage to the user’s equipment when accessing the Website. In addition, the user of this Website agrees to access the Website using recent equipment, containing no virus and with an updated Internet browser of last generation.

GNIS and PROSEMAIL shall also not be held liable for consequential damages (such as for example a loss of market or loss of opportunity) resulting from the use of the Website.

GNIS and PROSEMAIL strive to provide as accurate information as possible. However, they shall not be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies and deficiencies in the update, whether by their own doing or by third party partners who provide this information.

All information on this Website is subject to change. They are updated regarding applicable regulatory and legislative measures.

Any event due to a case of force majeure resulting in a malfunction of the network or server does not engage the responsibility of the Website, neither GNIS nor PROSEMAIL.

The ability to ask questions or leave messages is available to users by the Contact section. The GNIS and PROSEMAIL reserve their right to delete, without prior notice, any content posted in this space that would violate applicable laws, especially provisions on data protection. Where applicable, GNIS and PROSEMAIL also reserve their right to question the civil and/or criminal liability of the user, particularly in the event of a racist, offensive, defamatory or pornographic message, regardless of the medium used (text, photography, etc.).


The Website uses or is likely to use cookies. The User is informed that these cookies are stored on his/her computer and are intended to measure the activity and traffic patterns on this Website in order to improve our experience. A cookie contains information that identifies each time the User visits the Website. Data are encrypted for more security. The User is informed that the browser can be set to be notified before accepting cookies and that he has the option to refuse them by blocking them in his browser.

The refusal to install a cookie may result in the impossibility of accessing certain services. The user can however configure his computer as follows, to refuse the installation of cookies:

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Management and Protection of Personal Data

When collecting and processing information provided on the Website, GNIS and PROSEMAIL undertake to respect and enforce the regulations in force, applicable to personal data processing and, in particular, Regulation (EU) No 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 applicable from May 25, 2018 (General Data Protection Regulation) and the French Law No. 2018-493 of June 20, 2018 on the protection of personal data.

When accessing this Website, the following elements can be collected: the URL of the links through which the user accesses the Website, the access provider of the user, and the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the user.

The legal basis of the data treatment is:

> On the one hand to the general interest mission of the GNIS as an agricultural interbranch organisation; GNIS provides operators with elements to improve knowledge and transparency on the production and market of seeds and seedlings, and,

> Secondly, the legitimate interests of PROSEMAIL as a producers’ association of certified planting material of garlic and shallot, namely to provide information on the sector and varieties of garlic and shallot.

The finality of the processing of personal data is:

> to answer questions via contact form or email; the collected data are: Email, Country, Professional Activity.

The conservation period of information collected, in particular via the contact form or the e-mail, shall not exceed what is necessary to achieve the purpose for which the data were collected or processed. Collected personal data are automatically deleted within one year after processing.

If the storage or processing is carried by processors outside GNIS and PROSEMAIL, the latter shall ensure that their processors act in accordance with the legislation in force.

The User is informed that he has a right of access, opposition, rectification and deletion of his/her personal data according to the terms and conditions of the legislation in force.

Each User can at any time refer to the data protection officer of GNIS at the following address: by compulsorily reporting the proof of the User’s identity, in particular by the production of a scan of his/her valid identity document.

In this case, GNIS undertakes to communicate to the User the information on the measures taken as soon as possible, and in any event, within a period of one month from the receipt of the request. If necessary, this period can be extended by two months, given the complexity and the number of requests. The GNIS informs the applicant of this extension and the reasons for the postponement within one month of receipt of the request.

The GNIS has the right, where appropriate, to oppose requests for access and communication of personal data which are obviously unfair (by their number, their repetitive or systematic nature).

If the User finds that GNIS does not respect it obligations with regard to their personal data, the User can address a complaint or a request to CNIL which is the competent authority in France. The User can send a request electronically by clicking on the following link:

No personal data of the Website User is published without his knowledge, or exchanged, transferred, assigned or sold on any types of support to third parties in the EU or in a third country, outside the processors authorized by GNIS and PROSEMAIL.

The databases are protected by the provisions of the Act of 1 July 1998 transposing Directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use are subject to French law.

They are established in French, notwithstanding any translation that may be made elsewhere. In any case, the French version of these Terms of Use will prevail over any other version in a foreign language.

In the event of a dispute concerning the validity, interpretation or execution of the present, GNIS and PROSEMAIL on the one hand, and the user, on the other, agree to come closer and try to find an amicable solution to their dispute within sixty (60) calendar days.

In the event of failure in the search for an amicable solution, any dispute concerning the interpretation, the validity, and / or the execution of the present ones will be submitted to the competent courts of Paris, including in case of plurality of defendants or appeal in guarantee, for the procedures tending to obtain emergency or conservatory measures, in emergency or on request.