FAQ

If your question has not been answered in the list below, please do not hesitate to contact the webmaster of the Banque des Savoirs. She will make every attempt to reply you as quickly as possible. This page is updated regularly to include your latest questions and our answers.

Current list of questions and answers:

 

CONTACT – GENERAL INFORMATION

  • How can I contact the webmaster?
  • How can I be informed regularly with what is happening on the Banque des Savoirs?
  • Who produced the Banque des Savoirs?

TECHNICAL

  • What set up is required to be able to view the content of the Banque des Savoirs website properly?
  • I am having problems viewing the images correctly or navigating on the website. What should I do?

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Who is this website aimed at?

SUBSCRIBING

  • Why should I sign up to the website?
  • When I fill in data on the subscription form, what is this information used for?

COMMENTS

  • How can I read other people’s comments on the website?
  • How can I post a comment about something I have read?

USING THE RESOURCES

  • Are the resources available on the site royalty-free?
  • Can I reuse the information provided on the website?


CONTACT – GENERAL INFORMATION


How can I contact the webmaster?

You may click on Contact, which is located in the vertical menu of each page on the website. This link allow you to send a question or to make a suggestion to the Banque des Savoirs webmaster. A reply will be sent to every person who contacts us.


How can I be informed regularly with what is happening on the Banque des Savoirs?

  • Our Newsletter

Regularly a newsletter is sent out to our subscribers, informing them of new contents.  

To sign up to this newsletter, you may click on Newsletter, which is located in the vertical menu of each page on the website.

  • RSS feeds

RSS feeds file the latest updates on a website. This enables people who regularly use the web to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content they are interested in, in one simple click. You can subscribe to the Banque des Savoirs’ news feeds by clicking on the icon located in the vertical menu of each page on the website.


Who produced the Banque des Savoirs?

The ‘Banque des Savoirs’, which means the ‘Bank of Knowledge’, is a website managed by the "Conseil général de l'Essonne". This is the local governmental council of Essonne, one of the 99 French geographical and administrative subdivisions.

You can find more information relating to the production of this site by clicking on About this site at the top of each page on the website. If you wish to find out about the running of this site you may click on Legal notes in the vertical menu of each page on the website.


TECHNICAL


What set up is required to be able to view the content of the Banque des Savoirs website properly?

This site has been developed using the following software: Typo3, PHP, Apache, MySql.

In order to optimize your browsing on our website, we recommend you have the following:

  • Software: Javascript, Flash 6
  • Screen resolution: 1024*768
  • Browsers: IE 6 for Windows; Firefox 2 for Windows and OS ; Safari 3 for OS
  • Internet Connection: 512 K


I am having problems viewing the images correctly or navigating on the website. What should I do?

Javascipt is used for various set ups. You should check that JavaScript has not been deactivated in your browser set up.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Who is this website aimed at?

The ‘Banque des Savoirs’ was created in 2004 with the aim of giving scientists the opportunity to present their work, as well as keeping citizens up-to-date with what was being carried out in laboratories. On this website there is substantial information relating to science, heritage and culture, as well as events and resources linked to these topics.


The overall objective of the ‘Banque des Savoirs’ is to build up links between science, technology and the general public. To reach that goal, the website:

  • provides citizens with assessed, understandable and easily accessible content
  • promotes dialogue between citizens and scientists.


The website is aimed at:

  • general public
  • teachers, parents and association coordinators
  • juniors (11 - 15 years old)

All website content is written in a clear manner so that it is understandable and useful to every member of the public.

SUBSCRIBING

Why should I sign up to the website?

If you sign up to the Banque des Savoirs website, you will be able to receive our regular newsletters.

When I fill in data on the subscription form, what is this information used for?

Any data that you provide on the website is strictly confidential. Only you and the Banque des Savoirs webmaster have access to this information. Pursuant to the Act of January 6, 1978, any person subscribed to the Banque des Savoirs forums has the right to access and correct their personal data. To do so, please contact the webmaster of the Banque des Savoirs.

 

COMMENTS

How can I read other people’s comments on the website?

If you wish to post a comment about the content you are reading you can click on the icon Post a Comment which is usually located under the title of the publication. To do so you only need to provide your email address so that the webmaster can contact you to inform you that your comment has been posted or to inform you of any possible modifications. Your message will be read by the webmaster in order to ensure that the Codes of Ethics of the website have been adhered to.

USING THE RESOURCES


Are the resources available on the site royalty-free?

The website content (texts, audiovisuals, and multimedia) have been produced or purchased by the "Conseil général de l'Essonne" for the Banque des Savoirs. Therefore, unless expressly indicated, the content is not royalty-free. If you wish to reuse, in part or totality, an article or an illustration from the site, you must contact the webmaster of the Banque des Savoirs, who will reply according to each individual demand.