Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

The privacy of our website visitors is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting it. This policy details what we do with your personal information. Consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with this policy when you first visit our website allows us to use cookies each time you visit our site.

2. Source

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3. Collection of personal information

The following types of personal information may be collected, stored and used:

  • Information about your computer, including your IP address, geographic location, browser type and version, and operating system;
  • Information about your visits to and use of this website including the referring source, length of visit, pages viewed, and website navigation paths;
  • Information such as your e-mail address, which you provide to us when you register for the site;
  • Information that you enter when you create a profile on our website such as your name, profile picture, gender, date of birth, dating status, interests and hobbies, educational background and employment history;
  • Any other personal information you provide to us.
  • Information such as your name and e-mail address, which you enter to subscribe to our e-mails and/or newsletters;
  • Information that you enter when you use the services on our website;
  • Information generated through the use of our site, including when, how often and under what circumstances you use it;
  • Information about the purchases you make, services you use or transactions you carry out on our site, which includes your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and banking information;
  • Information that you post on our website with the intention of publishing it on the internet, including your username, profile pictures and the content of your posts;
  • Information contained in any communications you send to us by e-mail or on our website, including their content and metadata;
  • Before disclosing personal information about another person to us, you must obtain that person's consent to the disclosure and processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy

4. Use of your personal information

Personal information provided to us through our website will be used for the purposes described in this policy or on the relevant pages of the site. We may use your personal information to:

  • Administering our website and our company;
  • Personalize our website for you;
  • To enable your use of the services offered on our website;
  • Send you the goods purchased on our site;
  • To provide you with the services purchased on our site;
  • Send you statements, invoices and payment reminders, and collect your payments;
  • To send you non-marketing communications;
  • Send you e-mail notifications that you have expressly requested;
  • To send you our newsletter by e-mail, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time of your wish not to receive our newsletter);
  • To send you marketing communications relating to our company or carefully selected third party companies that we think may be of interest to you, either in the form of a publication or, if you have expressly agreed, by e-mail or similar technology (you can inform us at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing communications);
  • To provide statistical information about our users to third parties (without such third parties being able to identify individual users with this information);
  • Handle requests and complaints made by or about you in relation to your website;
  • To maintain the security of our website and prevent fraud;
  • To monitor compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website's private messaging service);

If you submit personal information to our website for the purpose of publication, we will publish it and may use that information in accordance with the permissions you grant us.

Without your explicit consent, we will not provide your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing, or that of other third parties.

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 known as a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service to check whether you are using the service. The privacy policy of the Gravatar service is available here: https: // After your comment has been validated, 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.

5. Disclosure of your personal information

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisors, agents, suppliers, or subcontractors to the extent reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and any of its subsidiaries) to the extent reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

We may disclose your personal information:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • In the context of any current or future legal proceedings;
  • To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for fraud prevention and credit risk reduction purposes);
  • To the purchaser (or potential purchaser) of any business or assets owned by us that we wish to (or are considering) selling;
  • To any person whom we reasonably believe to be a party to a court or other competent authority for the disclosure of such personal information if, in our opinion, such a court or authority would be likely to require disclosure of such personal information.
  • Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we will not pass on your personal information to third parties.

6. International data transfers

The information we collect may be stored, processed and transferred to any country in which we operate to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy.

The information we collect may be transferred to the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Russia, Japan, China and India.

Personal information that you post on our website or submit for publication may be available via the Internet worldwide. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of this information by third parties.

You expressly agree to the transfer of personal information described in this Section 6.

7. Retention of your personal information

This Section 7. details our data retention policies and procedures, designed to help us comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and disposal of personal information.

Personal information that we process for any purpose is not retained for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

Without prejudice to the article, we will generally delete personal data in these categories:

  • How long the data will be kept : Unknown duration

We will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:

  • To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
  • If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any current or potential legal proceedings ;
  • To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for fraud prevention and credit risk reduction purposes).

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows subsequent comments to be automatically recognised and approved rather than 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.

8. Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store any personal information you provide on secure servers (password and firewall protected).

All electronic financial transactions made through our website will be protected by encryption technologies.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the Internet is inherently insecure, and that we cannot guarantee the security of your data sent over the Internet.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password you use to access our website; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).

9. Amendments

From time to time we may update this policy by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes to this policy. We may notify you of changes to this policy by email or through the private messaging service on our website.

10. Your rights

You may ask us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; the transfer of such information will be subject to the following conditions:

  • We may retain the personal information you request to the extent permitted by law.
  • You can ask us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
  • In practice, you will expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

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.

11. Third party websites

Our website contains hyperlinks to third party websites and information about them. We have no control over these sites and are not responsible for their privacy policies or practices.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third party tracking tools, track your interactions with these embedded contents if you have an account logged in to their website.

12. Updating of information

Please let us know if the personal information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

13. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) sent by a web server to a web browser and stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. Cookies can be "persistent" or "session": a persistent cookie is stored by the browser and remains valid until its expiry date, unless deleted by the user before that date; a session cookie expires at the end of the user session, when the browser is closed. Cookies generally do not contain any personally identifiable information about a user, but the personal information we store about you may be linked to the information stored in the cookies and obtained through the cookies.

We only use session and persistent cookies on our website

The names of the cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them are described below:


We may use cookies to :

  • Recognising a computer when a user visits the website
  • Tracking users as they navigate the website
  • Enable the use of a shopping cart on the website
  • Improving the use of a website
  • To analyse the use of the website
  • Administering the website
  • Prevent fraud and improve website security
  • Customise the website for each user
  • Send targeted advertisements that may be of interest to certain users

Most browsers allow you to refuse or accept cookies:

  • With Internet Explorer (version 10), you can block cookies by using the alternative cookie management settings available by clicking on "Tools", "Internet Options", "Privacy" and then "Advanced";
  • With Firefox (version 24), you can block all cookies by clicking on "Tools", "Options", "Privacy" and then selecting "Use custom settings for history" from the drop-down menu and unchecking "Accept cookies from sites";
  • With Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by going to the "Personalise and control" menu and clicking on "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Content settings" and then selecting "Prevent sites from setting data" in the "Cookies" header.

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact on the use of many websites. If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features of our website.

You can delete the cookies already stored on your computer:

  • with Internet Explorer (version 10), you have to delete the cookie file manually (instructions on how to do this can be found here );
  • With Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking on "Tools", "Options", and "Privacy", then selecting "Use customised settings for history" and clicking on "Show cookies", then "Delete all cookies";
  • With Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by going to the "Personalise and control" menu and clicking on "Settings", "Show advanced settings" and "Delete browsing data" and then "Delete cookies and module data from other sites" before clicking on "Delete browsing data".

Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the use of many websites.

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 go to the login page, 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 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.

By editing or publishing a publication, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data. It simply indicates the ID of the publication you just edited. It expires after one day.