General conditions of use

Any connection to the website  is subject to compliance with these conditions. For the Internet user (hereinafter referred to as the user), the simple access to the site means acceptance of all the conditions described below and commitment to respect them.

Site Overview

The purpose of the website is to provide systematic and robust analysis of the content of the SDGs in any written text. It is based on the SDG Prospector, a tool developed by the innovation and research team of the French Development Agency.

Caution and Responsibility

The AFD, to which the site belongs, endeavours to ensure the proper functioning and IT security of the site as well as the accuracy and updating of the information disseminated there. However, AFD cannot guarantee the accuracy, precision or completeness of the information available on this site.

Users of the site are also responsible for verifying the information by other means, including contacting AFD’s communication department.

The user is aware of the risks associated with the use of internet services.

Therefore, he acknowledges and accepts:

  • use the site at its own risk;
  • that AFD cannot be held responsible for interruptions and the consequences that may result for any user;
  • that AFD’s obligation to provide is limited to a means obligation;
  • that AFD reserves the right to correct or delete, at any time and without notice, the general structure of the site or the content;
  • however, AFD cannot guarantee the completeness or absence of modification by a third party (intrusion, virus).

Thus, AFD disclaims all responsibility for:

  • for any inaccuracy, inaccuracy or omission concerning information available on the site;
  • for any damage resulting from a fraudulent intrusion by a third party that has resulted in a modification of the information made available on the site;
  • and more generally for any damage, direct or indirect, whatever the causes, origins, nature or consequences, caused by the access of anyone to the site or the impossibility of accessing it, as well as the use of the site and/or the credit granted to any information coming directly or indirectly from it;
  • if it is not possible to access this site and/or use the services.

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, you may write to the administrator of this site using this form or at the following address:

Agence Française de Développement
Direction Innovation, Stratégie et Recherche de l’AFD
5 Rue Roland Barthes
75 598 PARIS Cedex 12

Intellectual property rights

AFD holds all the copyright rights on the site as well as on the services offered by the site, , excluding content whose intellectual property rights are held by third parties, and in particular the content or sites to which the site links.

As such, and in accordance in particular with the provisions of Article L.122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code, only the use for private use is permitted, subject to different or more restrictive provisions of the Intellectual Property Code.

Consequently, any other use constitutes an infringement and is sanctioned under the provisions of intellectual property law, unless prior written authorization is obtained from AFD.

It is thus forbidden for the user, apart from this use, to copy, modify, distribute, transmit, broadcast, represent, reproduce, publish, license, transfer or otherwise exploit the contents present on the site .


You cannot :

  • use the services in a manner that violates or diverts a person’s rights, assemble, compile, decompile, translate or attempt to discover the source code or underlying components of the Services’ models, algorithms and systems.
  • except to the extent permitted by DFS, use any automated or programmatic method to extract data or results from the Services, including scraping, data collection or web-based data extraction;
  • indicate that Services outputs were generated by humans
  • Provide personal data about children under the age of 15 etc.

Reporting Abuse

AFD strives to preserve the quality of the content on the XX site.

If you find or believe that the content posted on the XX site is manifestly unlawful, report it by filling out this form.

Any improper notification exposes you to civil or criminal sanctions.

Right of reply

If you feel that a content infringes on your image, you can exercise a right of reply by filling out this form.

Your right to reply will be broadcast within three working days of receipt of your message.

Any improper notification exposes you to civil or criminal sanctions.

Mirroring ban

No posting of the site by a third party under another URL is authorised without express prior authorisation from AFD.


As stated, AFD is not responsible for the content shared on the site for which it does not hold intellectual property rights, and in particular for the content or sites to which the site links by hyperlinks.

Links to AFD

AFD authorises any Internet site to establish a link to the website address XX after prior information at the following address: 

Agence Française de Développement
Direction Innovation, Stratégie et Recherche de l’AFD
5 Rue Roland Barthes
75 598 PARIS Cedex 12

AFD reserves the right, at any time, without prior notice and without having to justify its decision, to prohibit these links. In this case, AFD will inform the data subject who will have 2 business days to end the link.

Any such link must comply with the legal and regulatory provisions in force.

AFD cannot be held responsible for links established from another site to the site.

  • Links to third party sites

The content to which the user can be directed by means of hyperlinks is the sole responsibility of the owners of these web spaces.

AFD cannot exercise any permanent control over these sites or assume any responsibility for their content.

The insertion of these links does not mean that AFD approves the elements contained on these sites.

Users who do not comply with the laws and regulations in force may be sued by AFD.

Changes to these Terms of Use

AFD reserves the right to modify, at any time and without prior notice, these Terms of Use in order to adapt them to developments on the site and/or its operations.

Contract integrity

These terms and conditions of use express AFD’s full rights and obligations.

If one or more of the provisions of these General Conditions of Use have been declared null or void, deemed to be unwritten or rejected by law, regulation or a final decision of a competent court, the other clauses of the general conditions would remain binding within the limits of that decision.

Applicable law and competent courts

These general conditions of use and the site are governed by the provisions of French law.

Failing to find an amicable solution within a reasonable time, any dispute that may arise in connection with the use of this site, or in the interpretation and application of the general conditions of use will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the French courts.


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