Data protection

This data protection statement applies to the website PLUME. The EPFL Library does not assume any guarantee as to compliance with the provisions of the data protection on websites external to PLUME and to which there is a link on the website PLUME.

Use of information - Google Analytics

The user can visit the platform without having to provide any personal information. Data from the visit, such as the user’s IP address, the last page visited, the browser used, the date, time, etc.., are collected anonymously to identify trends and improve the online presence of the EPFL Library.

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service provided by Google. The data generated by the cookies (including their IP address) is transmitted and stored by Google, which uses this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of the site, compiling reports on the site's activity for its publisher and to provide other services relating to the activity of the site and the use of the Internet. Google may communicate this data to third parties in the event of a legal obligation or when these third parties process this data for Google's claims, including in particular the publisher of this site. Google will not cross-reference the user's IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, the user expressly consents to the processing of personal data by Google under the conditions and for the purposes described above.


PLUME uses cookies. However, it is possible to configure your browser so that a warning appears on the screen before saving a cookie. The user can also waive the benefits of personal cookies but will no longer be able to benefit from certain services such as the history of previous search queries or direct access to your user account.

Data protection - Annotation tool

New users of the annotation tool and of the "user account" functionality itself are asked to create an account in order to benefit from these additional features. The new user must be reachable by email. His personal data is not made public and is not transmitted by the EPFL library. It is not necessary for the user name to correspond to the user real name. This data protection statement may be amended at any time. Consult it on a regular basis. Please direct any questions, and request for corrections or deletions to