Table of contents
- Who are we?
- Use of personal data collected
- Contact forms
- Statistics and audience measurement
- How long your data is stored
- The rights you have over your data
- Transmission of your personal data
- How we protect your data
- Contact information
Who are we?
Discover all our information on the page legal information.
Use of personal data collected
We do not automatically and directly collect any data about you.
Notwithstanding this, we may collect information, including personal information, from third parties (see Cookies section).
When you leave a comment on our website, the data entered in the comment form, but also your IP address and your browser’s user agent are collected to help us detect unwanted comments.
An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service to check whether you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy terms are available. After validation of your comment, your profile picture will be publicly visible next to your comment.
If you are a registered user and you upload images to the website, we advise you to avoid uploading images containing EXIF data of GPS coordinates. Visitors to your website can download and extract location data from these images.
You can choose to provide us with information when you fill in a form, this information will be sent to us by e-mail and will not be stored anywhere other than on our e-mail service, and will be used for the sole purpose of responding to your request. If information is likely to be used for commercial purposes, this will be indicated at the end of the form. We will always ask for your consent when collecting information via a form.
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to and stored on your device. In practice, a cookie allows us, for example, to recognise your browser, your language or to store your preferences.
Two types of cookies are used on our site: “session cookies” and “persistent cookies”. Session cookies expire when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain on your device after you close your browser and can be used again the next time you visit our site.
More information on allaboutcookies.org.
If you leave a comment on our site, you will be asked to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is only for your convenience so that you do not have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.
If you have an account and log on to this site, a temporary cookie will be created to determine whether your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to record your login information and screen preferences. The lifetime of a login cookie is two days, and the lifetime of a screen preference cookie is one year. If you check “Remember me”, your login cookie will be retained for a fortnight. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.
When editing or publishing an article, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data. It simply indicates the identifier of the article you have just modified. It expires after one day.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles…). Embedded content from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were on that other site.
We may allow certain business partners to install technologies on our site. These partners use these technologies to help us analyse how you use the site, such as by noting the third party services through which you arrived at the Platform, to market and promote our services on our site and on third party websites, to help us detect and prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments, or to collect information about your activities on the website.
The list of third-party cookies used on this site is available from the cookie management panel.
Statistics and audience measurement
In terms of analysis we work with Google Analytics to obtain information about the use of our website in order to improve it. This can be disabled from the cookie management panel.
To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analysis, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on by clicking here. Please note that we have no control over this deactivation link and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of this mechanism. See this documentation for more information.
How long your data is stored
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows subsequent comments to be automatically recognised and approved instead of being left in the moderation queue.
For users who register on our site (where possible), we also store the personal data indicated in their profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (with the exception of their username). Site managers can also view and modify this information.
The rights you have over your data
If you have an account or have left comments on the site, you can request to receive a file containing all the personal data we hold about you, including that which you have provided to us. You may also request the deletion of your personal data. This does not include data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.
Transmission of your personal data
Visitors’ comments can be checked with an automated spam detection service
All the personal data we process is processed in the European Union.
How we protect your data
We implement and continuously update the security of the site to protect your information from unauthorised access, loss, destruction or alteration. We therefore work to make your data as invulnerable as possible. As the Internet is not a 100% secure environment we cannot fully guarantee the security of the transmission or storage of your information.
If you have any requests or questions about your personal data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, other contact information is available on our legal notices. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your application.