Terms and conditions of use

These general terms and conditions of use apply to all services offered on the forum.ircam.fr website, with the exception of other services/products offered on the Institute's other websites.


The prices shown on the site are inclusive of VAT (Value Added Tax) applicable on the day of the order.  The VAT in force is applicable to all persons domiciled in a member state of the European Union. Any change in the rate may be reflected in the price of products and services. Ircam reserves the right to modify its prices at any time. Our products and services conform to their description on the site.

There are no discounts for resellers.


  • On the Internet: forum.ircam.fr
  • By post to Forum Ircam - 1 place Igor-Stravinsky 75004 Paris
  • On-site Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • By mail: Contact the sales department

Forum subscriptions

Subscribers to the IRCAM Forum can only take advantage of the Forum's software and services. To find out more: see the "Subscribe" section.

Ircam, in the online sales process, is bound only by an obligation of means; it cannot be held liable for any damage resulting from the use of the Internet network, such as loss of data, intrusion, virus, breakdown in service, or other problems.

 If the downloaded content is incomplete or unusable, we invite you to contact technical support, if your subscription authorizes you to do so, who will provide the software concerned.

The subscriber also accepts the Forum license conditions.


You declare that you have read and accepted these Terms and Conditions before using the forum.ircam.fr website. Validating your subscription and orders therefore implies acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.


Payment for purchases made on our website is made at the time of ordering by :

  •  credit card (Visa, MasterCard, e.bleue).

Your payment by credit card validates your order. As soon as your order has been processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and, if necessary, the codes to install the software.

Online payments are made in accordance with the PAYBOX payment system terms and conditions. All information is protected and encrypted before transmission to the processing center. This security is ensured by the SSL2 (Secure Socket Layer) protocol.

  •  bank transfer

During the transaction, the buyer indicates "Forum subscription and/or web order number" in the subject line of the transfer and sends a copy of the transfer order to the sales department.

Information on how to make your transfer will be sent to you online.

Your order will be processed as soon as we receive a copy of the bank transfer order. Only one payment will be authorized per order. All payments must be made in the name of the person placing the order, unless otherwise agreed.


Forum software downloads are activated immediately for online credit card payments, after receipt of payment and proof of payment for other payment methods. Invoices are available in your personal account on forum.ircam.fr.

Other products are delivered by post or download depending on the product as soon as payment is received.

Products excluded from the right of withdrawal

In accordance with current regulations (article L. 121-20-2 of the French Consumer Code), the right of withdrawal cannot be exercised for downloadable software if this is activated by the subscription.

Customer service

You can track your orders (order status, subscription expiry dates, invoices, changes to your contact details, etc.) by accessing your personal account on forum.ircam.fr. Simply log in.

Privacy policy

The information collected is necessary for your purchases on forum.ircam.fr. It is processed electronically and is intended exclusively for Ircam's administrative services.

In accordance with law n°78-17 of 6/1/78 relating to data processing, data files and individual liberties, modified by the law of 6/8/04, and with the law of 21/6/04 for confidence in the digital economy, you have the right to access, rectify and delete information concerning you. You also have the right to object to receiving information and/or commercial offers and to the use of your electronic contact details for prospecting purposes. You can exercise your rights by contacting Ircam by e-mail at: donneespersonnelles@ircam.fr

Dispute - Election of domicile

This contract is governed by French law.

In the event of a dispute concerning payment transactions, the banking institution or the third party in charge of the payment system may be consulted.

Any dispute concerning the execution of the membership contract or the payment of the price will be settled by the court of Ircam's head office, which will have sole jurisdiction. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, all orders automatically imply the buyer's acceptance of our online sales conditions.

The information and data concerning you are necessary for the management of your orders and to inform members about events linked to the Ircam Forums and within the institute. This information and data is also kept for security purposes and in compliance with legal and regulatory obligations.

In accordance with the French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, as amended, you have the right to access, rectify and object to any personal information concerning you. All you have to do is write to us at Forum Ircam, giving us your surname, first name, e-mail address and, if possible, your customer reference number. In accordance with the regulations in force, your request must be signed and accompanied by a photocopy of an identity document bearing your signature, and specify the address to which the reply should be sent.

For more information: www.cnil.fr

Intellectual property

All texts, comments, illustrations and images reproduced or represented on the ForumNet site are strictly reserved under copyright and intellectual property law for the entire world. As such, and in accordance with the provisions of the intellectual property code, only private use is authorized, subject to different or even more restrictive provisions of the intellectual property code. Any total or partial reproduction or representation of the forum.ircam.fr website is strictly forbidden.

In the absence of prior written authorization from Ircam, any other use constitutes an infringement and is punishable under the French Intellectual Property Code.

Ircam and the Ircam logo are registered trademarks and as such are protected by trademark law. They are the exclusive property of Ircam.


The software offered complies with current French legislation. Ircam cannot be held responsible for any failure to comply with the legislation of the country where the software is delivered. It is your responsibility to check with local authorities about the possibility of importing or using the software you intend to order.

Photos are for illustrative purposes only. We invite you to refer to the description of each software for its precise characteristics. If in doubt, or if you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. ircam is only responsible for the content of the pages it publishes.

Users' opinions, contributors' participation on forum.ircam.fr

forum.ircam.fr lets you create projects (patches, scripts, data, corpora) that you can share, archive and version using the platform's integrated services. You can contribute by creating articles, events, "projects" (code, software, technologies...) and chat rooms, all grouped into "collections" for easy reference. It is understood that your comments are written free of charge and that Ircam may use them without financial consideration.

The contributor certifies that the information provided on forum.ircam.fr is accurate and acknowledges that any false declaration may expose him/her to criminal prosecution, in accordance with articles L 441-1 and L441-7 of the French Penal Code.

The contributor guarantees that all content published on the forum.ircam.fr website is free of copyright. Ircam shall not be held liable for any prejudice resulting from failure to respect the copyright of such content.

Reference document version

The reference document for these Terms and conditions of use is the French version. In the event of any difference of interpretation between this English text and the French version, the latter shall prevail.


Date of last update: September 2023