Terms of use of the lite.co-ment.com site

The "lite co-ment" Web site and service is brought to you by SARL Sopinspace, 4, passage de la Main d'Or, 75011 Paris, France. Phone: +33 155 28 37 60. Administrative information: SARL Sopinspace is a limited responsibility company with a capital of 15,000 euros, registered in France under RCS Paris B 451 436 604.


co-ment is a registered trademark of Philippe Aigrain. Only Sopinspace is authorized to operate a commercial service or conduct a commercial activity under the name co-ment in the geographical areas and under the classes covered by the trademark. Please check the trademark regulation for the definition of "commercial service" and "commercial activity" and for the permissions granted for non-commercial activities.

Terms of use for the service

Sopinspace reserves its right to suspend the operation of the lite co-ment service at any time for technical or security reasons and to cancel it permanently at its own discretion with an advance notice of 15 calendar days.

The free-of-charge lite co-ment service is provided to you at no cost. It is adapted for single short-term usage by individual users or groups who collaborate on producing a text or wish to obtain comments on an existing text. Texts that are produced or uploaded in this service are deleted after 15 (fifteen) calendar days. You will be able to make your text available for people you choose by communicating to them an URL containing a key for access to the text. This provides only limited security. If you operate within a stable group or organization or need a more resilient or more secure service please check upon the co-ment PRO service.

As a user of the lite.co-ment service, you have to provide a functional email address when you create or upload a text. This address will be used for sending the URL on which the text can be accessed by others. No additionnal registration is needed. If you choose to make this URL public, anyone will be able to access the text and comment on it. Such a text is considered in the following to be a public text.

You are sole responsible and will bear all costs from any litigation or damage resulting from the contents of the texts that you make public. By making a text public, you certify that (1) you hold the necessary rights or authorisations for doing so. (2) that you will make public only texts whose contents does not violate privacy rights or publicity rights of anyone. You should include in the text a copyright mention and a statement about the rights of use or applicable license.

Similarly, comments are under the sole responsibility of their author.

Sopinspace, as operator of the co-ment service, denies any responsibility on the contents of the texts that you make public.

Sopinspace reserves its rights to delete any text that does not respect these terms of use or legal obligations and to block access to the service to the author of any such text or to anyone whose behaviour makes evident a refusal or unability to respect the terms of service.

Sopinspace's monitoring of co-ment public texts is at its own discretion, and Sopinspace denies any obligation on checking that the contents of the public texts respect legal obligations or these terms of use.

These terms of use do not list types of contents or induced activities that are illegal: it is your own responsibility to know them and abstain from including them in the texts that you upload in co-ment. Types of contents that are forbidden for public texts (without being necessarily illegal) according to these terms of use are listed below (this list is motivated by the protection of the ecology of knowledge that the co-ment service aims at serving):

  1. texts whose object is to advertise a person, site, service or product
  2. texts whose contents are insulting, or constitue harassment or call to harrass any group or person
  3. texts that include personal details such as phone numbers, email or postal addresses (when a text is made public by an organization, it can include contact details and persons for that organization)
  4. texts that contain links to sites reserved to adults
  5. texts that contain information that is known to be inexact or libelous

Sopinspace reserves its right to judge when a given public text is in contradiction with the terms of use, and to extend the list above when it is needed to cope with the insertion in the service of texts that are clearly prejudicial to the overall service to users.


Graphical user interfaces such as those of the lite co-ment service contain AJAX functionality do not meet the accessibility standards such as WAI. We regret it, but this problem can be solved only at the level of the basic AJAX libraries which is beyond our capacity. For a better experience, we recommend Mozilla Firefox.