The privacy of visitors to our website is very important to us, and we are committed to protecting it. This policy details what we do with your personal information.
This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal and has been modified by AOC Conseils (www.aoc-conseils.com).
C. 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 referring source, length of visit, page views, and website navigational paths;
Information such as your e-mail address, which you provide to us when you register with the site;
Information that you enter when you create a profile on our website such as your name, profile picture, gender, date of birth, love situation, interests and hobbies, educational background, and employment history;
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 when you use our site, including when, how often and under what circumstances you use it;
Information relating to purchases you make, services you use or transactions you make on our site, including 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 user name, profile pictures and the content of your publications;
Information contained in all communications you send to us by e-mail or on our website, including their content and metadata;
Any other personal information that you provide to us.
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 the terms of this policy.
D. Use of your personal information
Personal information provided to us through our website will be used for the purposes described in this policy or in the relevant pages of the site. We may use your personal information for:
Administer our website and our business;
Personalize our website for you;
Enable your use of the services offered on our website;
Ship you goods purchased on our site;
Provide you with the services purchased on our site;
Send you statements, invoices and payment reminders, and collect your payments;
Send you non-marketing related commercial communications;
To send you e-mail notifications that you have expressly requested;
Send you our newsletter by e-mail, if you have requested it (you can inform us at any time of your wish to stop receiving our newsletter);
To send you marketing communications relating to our company or carefully selected third party companies that we believe may be of interest to you, in the form of a publication, or if you have expressly agreed, by e-mail or similar technology (you may inform us at any time that you no longer wish to receive marketing communications);
Provide statistical information about our users to third parties (without such third parties being able to identify any individual user with this information);
To process requests and complaints made by or about you in relation to your website;
Maintain the security of our website and prevent fraud;
To monitor compliance with the terms and conditions that govern the use of our website (including monitoring private messages sent through our website’s private messaging service); and
If you submit personal information on our website for the purpose of publishing it, we will publish it and may use this information in accordance with the permissions you grant us.
Your privacy settings may be used to limit the publication of your information on our website and may be adjusted in your privacy settings on the website.
Without your explicit consent, we will not provide your personal information to third parties for their direct marketing or that of other third parties.
E. Disclosure of your personal information
We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisors, agents, suppliers, or contractors to the extent reasonably necessary for the purposes set forth 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 we are required to do so by law;
In connection with 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 in our possession that we wish to (or are considering) sell; and
To any person we reasonably believe is a member of a court or other authority having jurisdiction to disclose such personal information if, in our opinion, such court or authority would be likely to request disclosure of such personal information.
Except as otherwise provided in this Policy, we will not disclose your personal information to third parties.
F. International Data Transfers
The information we collect may be stored, processed and transferred in all countries 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 that 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 publish 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 consent to the transfer of personal information as described in this Section F.
G. Retention of your personal information
This Section G details our data retention policies and procedures, designed to help us comply with our legal obligations regarding the retention and deletion of personal information.
Personal information that we process for any purpose will not be retained longer than is necessary for that purpose or purposes.
Without prejudice to section G-2, we will generally delete personal data in these categories at the date and time specified below:
Such personal data will be deleted on 03/01/2022 at 10:00 GMT+2; and
03/01/2023 at 10:00 GMT+2.
Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section G, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
To the extent we are required to do so by law;
If we believe the documents may be relevant to any current or potential legal proceedings; and
To establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for fraud prevention and credit risk reduction purposes).
H. Security of Your Personal Information
We will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all personal information you provide to us 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 on to our website).
We may occasionally 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 e-mail or through our website’s private messaging service.
J. 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:
The payment of fees and the presentation of sufficient proof of your identity (for these purposes, we generally accept a notarised photocopy of your passport plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).
We may retain the personal information you request to the extent permitted by law.
You may ask us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.
In practice, you will either expressly express your consent in advance for us to use 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.
K. 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.
L. Updating Information
Please let us know if the personal information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
The names of the cookies we use on our website and the purposes for which we use them are described below:
We use Google Analytics and Adwords on our website to: recognise a computer when a user visits the website/ track users as they navigate through the website/ enable the use of a shopping basket on the website/ improve the use of the website/ analyse website usage/ administer the website/ prevent fraud and improve website security/ customise the website for individual users/ send targeted advertisements that may be of interest to certain users ;
Most browsers allow you to refuse or accept cookies. For example, 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”; and
With Chrome (version 29), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Personalize and Control” menu and then clicking on “Settings”, “Show Advanced Settings” and “Content Settings” and selecting “Prevent Sites from Setting Data” under 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 the full functionality of our website.
You can delete cookies already stored on your computer. For example:
with Internet Explorer (version 10), you have to delete the cookie file manually (you can find instructions on how to do this here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835);
with Firefox (version 24), you can delete cookies by clicking on “Tools”, “Options”, and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom history settings” and clicking on “Show cookies”, then “Delete all cookies”; and
With Chrome (version 29), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Personalize and Control” menu and then clicking on “Settings”, “Show Advanced Settings” and “Delete Browsing Data” and then “Delete Cookies and Data from Other Sites’ Modules” before clicking on “Delete Browsing Data”.
Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the use of many websites.
AOC Conseils declines all responsibility and advises you to consult legal experts if you implement the above model on your website.