Table of contents
- Who are we?
- Use of personal data collected
- Contact form
- Statistics and audience measurement
- Data storage periods
- The rights you have over your data
- Transmission of your personal data
- How we protect your data
- Contact information
Who are we?
Find out all about us on the legal information page.
Use of personal data collected
We automatically and directly collect no data about you.
Notwithstanding this, we may collect information, including personal information, from third parties (see Cookies).
When you leave a comment on our website, the data entered in the comment form, your IP address and your browser’s user agent are collected to help us detect undesirable comments.
If you are a registered user uploading 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 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 practical terms, a cookie enables us, for example, to recognize 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, while 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, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is for your convenience only, so that you don’t have to enter this information if you post 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 store your login information and screen preferences. The lifetime of a connection cookie is two days, that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember me”, your login cookie will be stored for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.
By modifying 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 item you have just modified. It expires after one day.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Content integrated from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were visiting that other site.
We may authorize certain commercial partners to install technologies on our site. These partners use these technologies to help us analyze how you use the site, such as by noting the third-party services through which you arrived on the Platform, market and promote our services on our site and on third-party websites, help us detect and prevent fraud or conduct risk assessments, or collect information about your activities on the website.
Our website may use social plugins provided and operated by third-party companies, such as the Facebook “Like” button. Consequently, you can send the third party information that you view in a particular section of our site. If you are not logged in to your account with the third party, the third party will not know your identity. If you are connected to your account with the third party, then the third party may link information or actions relating to your interactions with our site to your account with the third party. Please consult the third party’s privacy policies to learn more about their data practices.
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 use Google Analytics to obtain information about the use of our website in order to improve it. The latter can be deactivated from the cookie management panel.
To prevent Google Analytics from using your information for analysis purposes, you can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on 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.
Data storage periods
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This allows subsequent comments to be automatically recognized 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, modify 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 if you have left comments on the site, you may request to receive a file containing all the personal data we hold about you, including that which you have provided to us. You can 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
Visitor comments can be checked using an automated undesirable comment detection service.
All the personal data we handle is processed in the heart of the European Union.
How we protect your data
We implement and constantly update site security to protect your information against unauthorized access, loss, destruction or alteration. So we’re working 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 details can be found in our legal notice. Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before taking further action on your request.