Cetie terms of use & FAQ

Cetie FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

This FAQ covers the most commonly asked questions about our site, our rules governing access to the site, the relationship between our documents and those of official standardisation, and questions about membership and participation in working groups.
In case if you have more questions/comments do not hesitate to contact us by using the contact form.


CETIE DATA-SHEET AND STANDARDS

Certain Cetie documents are developed with the intention that these be subsequently proposed through the appropriate channels as a basis for developping a standard in CEN and/or ISO.
In this case they can be considered as pre-standards. It is underlined that reference documents developed by Cetie do not have the status of standards, term which is reserved for standards published by official national and international standards organisations such as Afnor, DIN, BSI, UNI, AENOR, ISO, etc., after public enquiry.
When a standard thus developed from a proposal from Cetie is published, Cetie systematically withdraws the corresponding Cetie data sheet from available downloadable publicationsand redirects all requests to the standard.
The document remains accessible on request as a bibliographic reference, which may be cited in particular in the developed standard, and also to the members of the working group which prepared it.
In all cases it is made clear that only the publishes standard must henceforth be used as a reference.
SHARING, STORING AND DISTRIBUTING CETIE DOCUMENTS

Only Cetie is authorised to distribute, share and store its documents.
Access to our documents is free of charge, but this service does not imply the distribution, sharing or storing by a third party, member or non-member.
CAN I ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS SUPPRESSED FROM THE LIBRARY OR REPLACED BY STANDARDS?

Only if your company is a Cetie member can you access Cetie documents replaced by official standards .
For obsolete documents removed from the library, these are no longer accessible.
HOW IS DEFINED THE TIMEFRAME OF A PUBLICATION?

A systematic review of the documents is made by the Cetie working groups concerned in order to ensure the continued pertinency of the information and take into account technical and legislative developments
PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

We will not — under any circumstances — sell, rent, distribute or give away your email address or personal information to any third party outside Cetie Extranet.
As well we will not publish your email address, phone or mailing address at any time outside Cetie Extranet.

​In case if you want to cancel/modify your account and all your contact-details at any time, click on "My infos" on the top of the different website pages.
BROWSER COMPATIBILITY

The best way to avoid online problems are consisting in keeping updated your web browser softwares. 
Make sure to have the latest update for your web browser. 

Note:
The website is not compatible with browser softwares edited before 2010.
WHO PRODUCES THE CETIE DOCUMENTATION?

Our technical data-sheets and guides available from our website are created / revised by our working groups bringing together experts from Cetie member companies and federations.
Participants are technical experts holding strategic positions within their organisations: quality management, R&D, customer service, new product design, etc..
AUTHOR PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Cetie documents are protected by copyright, according to French right article L. 111-1 and following the French Intellectual Property Code.
The use of Cetie documents is authorised exclusively for personal use. The user is not allowed to publish, distribute or sell, in any way whatsoever, the Cetie documents in their entirety.
Any reproduction of extracts from the Cetie documents for commercial purposes must be subject to the express authorisation of AFNOR.
DOES AN ORGANISATION NEED TO BECOME A MEMBER TO ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY ? (DATA-SHEETS AND GUIDES)

You do not have to become a Cetie member in order to have a free access to download our published documents.
Documents meetings in progress, minutes of the working groups or documents replaced by standards are only accessible to members.
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD A STANDARDS REPLACING A CETIE DOCUMENT?

Official national or international standards are not available from the Cetie website.
In order to download them you have to download them directly from your national standardisation institute like Afnor (France), BSI (Great Britain), DIN (Germany), etc.
It is also possible to acquire any National, European and International standards via a more global and approved website such as https://infostore.saiglobal.com/.
WEBSITE ACCESS LEVELS

The Cetie homepage provides two levels of access:
A Member access and a simple access for persons wishing to consult Cetie published documents.
Publications are validated by the Cetie working group of experts, from organisations members of our association.
The simple access does not allow the download of documents under drafting stage or being currently discussed, as well as the agendas and minutes of meetings.
The timeframe for the publication of a Cetie document depends on the working group discussion and consensus.
It sometimes might take several years before the document is published.
Our members have thus the advantage to be part of the discussion/enquiry process, which enables them to implement quality and processes improvements by anticipation.
I LOST MY PASSWORD

From www.cetie.org, click on “DOCUMENTARY RESOURCES” tab, then “Renew my password”, indicate the email address initially submitted while registering, then click on “SEND”
CETIE DATA-SHEET AND STANDARDS

Certain Cetie documents are developed with the intention that these be subsequently proposed through the appropriate channels as a basis for developping a standard in CEN and/or ISO.
In this case they can be considered as pre-standards. It is underlined that reference documents developed by Cetie do not have the status of standards, term which is reserved for standards published by official national and international standards organisations such as Afnor, DIN, BSI, UNI, AENOR, ISO, etc., after public enquiry.
When a standard thus developed from a proposal from Cetie is published, Cetie systematically withdraws the corresponding Cetie data sheet from available downloadable publicationsand redirects all requests to the standard.
The document remains accessible on request as a bibliographic reference, which may be cited in particular in the developed standard, and also to the members of the working group which prepared it.
In all cases it is made clear that only the publishes standard must henceforth be used as a reference.
WHO PRODUCES THE CETIE DOCUMENTATION?

Our technical data-sheets and guides available from our website are created / revised by our working groups bringing together experts from Cetie member companies and federations.
Participants are technical experts holding strategic positions within their organisations: quality management, R&D, customer service, new product design, etc..
SHARING, STORING AND DISTRIBUTING CETIE DOCUMENTS

Only Cetie is authorised to distribute, share and store its documents.
Access to our documents is free of charge, but this service does not imply the distribution, sharing or storing by a third party, member or non-member.
AUTHOR PROPERTY RIGHTS

The Cetie documents are protected by copyright, according to French right article L. 111-1 and following the French Intellectual Property Code.
The use of Cetie documents is authorised exclusively for personal use. The user is not allowed to publish, distribute or sell, in any way whatsoever, the Cetie documents in their entirety.
Any reproduction of extracts from the Cetie documents for commercial purposes must be subject to the express authorisation of AFNOR.
CAN I ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS SUPPRESSED FROM THE LIBRARY OR REPLACED BY STANDARDS?

Only if your company is a Cetie member can you access Cetie documents replaced by official standards .
For obsolete documents removed from the library, these are no longer accessible.
DOES AN ORGANISATION NEED TO BECOME A MEMBER TO ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY ? (DATA-SHEETS AND GUIDES)

You do not have to become a Cetie member in order to have a free access to download our published documents.
Documents meetings in progress, minutes of the working groups or documents replaced by standards are only accessible to members.
HOW IS DEFINED THE TIMEFRAME OF A PUBLICATION?

A systematic review of the documents is made by the Cetie working groups concerned in order to ensure the continued pertinency of the information and take into account technical and legislative developments
WHERE CAN I DOWNLOAD A STANDARDS REPLACING A CETIE DOCUMENT?

Official national or international standards are not available from the Cetie website.
In order to download them you have to download them directly from your national standardisation institute like Afnor (France), BSI (Great Britain), DIN (Germany), etc.
It is also possible to acquire any National, European and International standards via a more global and approved website such as https://infostore.saiglobal.com/.
PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA

We will not — under any circumstances — sell, rent, distribute or give away your email address or personal information to any third party outside Cetie Extranet.
As well we will not publish your email address, phone or mailing address at any time outside Cetie Extranet.

​In case if you want to cancel/modify your account and all your contact-details at any time, click on "My infos" on the top of the different website pages.
WEBSITE ACCESS LEVELS

The Cetie homepage provides two levels of access:
A Member access and a simple access for persons wishing to consult Cetie published documents.
Publications are validated by the Cetie working group of experts, from organisations members of our association.
The simple access does not allow the download of documents under drafting stage or being currently discussed, as well as the agendas and minutes of meetings.
The timeframe for the publication of a Cetie document depends on the working group discussion and consensus.
It sometimes might take several years before the document is published.
Our members have thus the advantage to be part of the discussion/enquiry process, which enables them to implement quality and processes improvements by anticipation.
BROWSER COMPATIBILITY

The best way to avoid online problems are consisting in keeping updated your web browser softwares. 
Make sure to have the latest update for your web browser. 

Note:
The website is not compatible with browser softwares edited before 2010.
I LOST MY PASSWORD

From www.cetie.org, click on “DOCUMENTARY RESOURCES” tab, then “Renew my password”, indicate the email address initially submitted while registering, then click on “SEND”
HOW IS FINANCED THE ASSOCIATION?

Our association is funded entirely by membership fees and does not benefit from any other financial support.
MEMBERSHIP FEE AMOUNT

The membership fee is fixed annually by the Cetie Board according to activity and needs as a non-profit making association.
The fee is 3200 euros. The income from the membership fees finances a permanent staff of three :
General Secretary, Technical document manager/ translator, Administrative and communication/project development manager.
It also provides our members with facilities to allow the working group participants to meet, exchange, create new groups and suggest new work items.
This budget covers Cetie developments, including its website and the translation of our documentation production in English, French, German, etc.
I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND TO A CETIE MEETING

Any company or federation wishing to join Cetie can participate in a first meeting on invitation:
Please contact-us for information on meeting dates & agenda(s).
REGISTER ON OUR NEWSLETTER

Once your account is being created, your are automatically registered to receive our newsletter.
When you receive the newsletter you can unsubscribe if you so wish.
MEMBERSHIP TERMS

If your company wishes to become a Cetie member, do not hesitate to contact us: you will receive a membership form, as well as the terms and conditions of membership.
MY ORGANISATION WISHES TO BE PART OF THE CETIE BOARD

Cetie is administered by a Board of Directors, consisting of a maximum of 25 members, appointed by the ordinary General Meeting for a term of office of three years and may be re-elected indefinitely.
Nominations are sent, in writing, to the Chair, 30 days before the date scheduled for the holding of the Ordinary General Meeting.
Individual persons appointed to the Board of directors, either in their own name or as the permanent representative of a legally registered entity who is a member, shall be in possession of all rights as a citizen and be members of Cetie.
Any organisation member can postulate to join the Cetie Board.
CONTACT AN EXPERT

You have a technical question: Cetie can bring answers via our technical FAQ (click on the ""Documentary resources> FAQ"" tab).
The technical questions / answers are regularly updated and imported.
In case if you do not find any answer to your research, do not hesitate to contact-us via the ""Contact"" tab in the main menu.
We will reply on the basis of the accumulated knowledge in Cetie and, where possible, through our network of experts.
Cetie is specialised in editing technical documents and has no physical activities in bottling or consultancy.
In particular Cetie cannot give any commercial recommendation.
HOW IS FINANCED THE ASSOCIATION?

Our association is funded entirely by membership fees and does not benefit from any other financial support.
MEMBERSHIP TERMS

If your company wishes to become a Cetie member, do not hesitate to contact us: you will receive a membership form, as well as the terms and conditions of membership.
MEMBERSHIP FEE AMOUNT

The membership fee is fixed annually by the Cetie Board according to activity and needs as a non-profit making association.
The fee is 3200 euros. The income from the membership fees finances a permanent staff of three :
General Secretary, Technical document manager/ translator, Administrative and communication/project development manager.
It also provides our members with facilities to allow the working group participants to meet, exchange, create new groups and suggest new work items.
This budget covers Cetie developments, including its website and the translation of our documentation production in English, French, German, etc.
MY ORGANISATION WISHES TO BE PART OF THE CETIE BOARD

Cetie is administered by a Board of Directors, consisting of a maximum of 25 members, appointed by the ordinary General Meeting for a term of office of three years and may be re-elected indefinitely.
Nominations are sent, in writing, to the Chair, 30 days before the date scheduled for the holding of the Ordinary General Meeting.
Individual persons appointed to the Board of directors, either in their own name or as the permanent representative of a legally registered entity who is a member, shall be in possession of all rights as a citizen and be members of Cetie.
Any organisation member can postulate to join the Cetie Board.
I WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND TO A CETIE MEETING

Any company or federation wishing to join Cetie can participate in a first meeting on invitation:
Please contact-us for information on meeting dates & agenda(s).
CONTACT AN EXPERT

You have a technical question: Cetie can bring answers via our technical FAQ (click on the ""Documentary resources> FAQ"" tab).
The technical questions / answers are regularly updated and imported.
In case if you do not find any answer to your research, do not hesitate to contact-us via the ""Contact"" tab in the main menu.
We will reply on the basis of the accumulated knowledge in Cetie and, where possible, through our network of experts.
Cetie is specialised in editing technical documents and has no physical activities in bottling or consultancy.
In particular Cetie cannot give any commercial recommendation.
REGISTER ON OUR NEWSLETTER

Once your account is being created, your are automatically registered to receive our newsletter.
When you receive the newsletter you can unsubscribe if you so wish.