(Version of July 2018)
Personal data (the ‘Data’) means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
ALCMEON grants a particular importance to the protection of data that Users entrust and undertake to respect the privacy of the Users.
This Policy is designed to comply with the requirements of the applicable privacy laws, including
- the Privacy Act no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 as amended
- by the General Regulation on the Protection of Data no. 2016/679 entered into force on 25 May 2018
- and French laws and decrees transposing the Regulation.
Article 1. Acceptance of the Policy
The Policy is an integral part of our General Conditions of Use and applies to Users of our Site.
This Policy applies in conjunction with the General Conditions of Use of the Site, legal notices and any declination or extension of the Site on existing and future social and/or community networks.
The acceptance of all these documents by the User is necessary for the use of the Site.
If a User is opposed to any of the provisions of this Policy, they remain free to stop the use of the Site.
ALCMEON reserves the right to amend and supplement this Policy at any time. The version currently in force is the one available on the Site at the date of the connection of the User to the Site.
It is agreed that the invalidity of a contractual clause does not entail the nullity of the whole Policy.
Article 2. Processing of personal data
All data provided by the user to ALCMEON is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
2.1. Nature of the data collected
ALCMEON collects the data that the User voluntarily declares through the forms present on the Site, in particular their last name, first name, telephone number, email address as well as any other information that the User freely wishes to provide.
ALCMEON is present on many social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. Access to these social networks requires the User’s acceptance of their policies regarding the protection of personal data which is completely independent of that of the Site.
Some data may be collected, after having received the prior consent of the User, through the use of social networks such as the profile of the User and, where appropriate, the information detailed therein (last name, first name, sex, date of birth), as well as their published messages and photographs with timestamp and declarative location.
Data may also be collected via newsletters, including their rate of consultation by each User registered there.
ALCMEON does not voluntarily collect data from minors under the age of 15 years, but some information can be retrieved automatically, namely when the child is connected to the Site, in that case such data is processed according to this Policy.
Once identified as coming from children below the age of 15 years, ALCMEON undertakes to delete this data as soon as possible.
2.3. Purposes of processing and duration of data storage
The data collected by ALCMEON is used to:
- Process and follow the applications sent via the Site,
- Respond to your requests made via the contact form,
- Take into account the inscriptions to our newsletter,
- In general, communicate with you, namely when you contact us by whatever means.
The data collected is for internal use within ALCMEON and strictly limited to the most appropriate teams.
The data collected following the registration of a User to the ALCMEON newsletter is for the marketing department of ALCMEON and is kept until the unsubcription of the User, which can be done by clicking on the unsubscribe link in each newsletter of directly with ALCMEON, as specified in Article 3.2 of this Policy.
The Company keeps your personal data only for the duration necessary for the purposes described above.
The duration to keep your data depend on the purposes for which they are used.
- Processing and follow-up of applications
We promise to delete your data within a maximum of 2 years after our last contact with you.
- Communication, management of your contact requests
We promise to delete your data within a maximum of 3 years after our last contact with you.
Beyond this duration, the data may be made anonymous and kept exclusively for statistical purposes and will not give rise to any use of any nature whatsoever.
The operations described below before do not serve for creation of profiles likely to contain so-called sensitive personal data say such as the racial or ethnic origin, philosophical, political, labour-related or religious opinions, sexual life or health.
2.4. Legal basis of the processing
- Legitimate interest
We may collect personal data for purposes of legitimate interest such as the processing of applications that you send us. You can oppose the processing of your data on this basis at any time.
In certain circumstances, and particularly when the legal basis mentioned above is not applicable, we are required to obtain your express consent to the processing of your data. In this case, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
2.5. Information shared with third parties
The processing of the personal data collected is strictly confidential.
ALCMEON does not transmit any personal data to a third party likely to use it for their own purposes, in particular for a commercial or advertising use, without having requested the prior consent of the User.
It is possible that ALCMEON may transfer certain personal data to third-party partners in a temporary way and secure way to ensure the proper execution of the services it offers.
In this context, the partners concerned can be brought to have access to User’s personal data and process it for the account of ALCMEON, according to the instructions of the latter and in compliance with this Policy, as well as of any appropriate security and confidentiality measures.
When these partners are located outside of the European Union or in a country that does not have regulations adequate for the requirements of the applicable laws governing the respect of privacy, particularly to the General Regulation on the Protection of Data and French laws transposing it, ALCMEON oversees its contractual relationship with this partner, adopting an appropriate contractual device.
2.6. Hosting of data
The collected data is stored on secure servers located in France or in another Member State of the European Union.
It is possible that ALCMEON may have the data collected through its servers transferred to those of its partners present in countries, whose legislation provides a level of protection of data that may be different from that of the European Union.
In this hypothesis, ALCMEON will take all the necessary measures in order to maintain a level of security of the data collected at least equal to the level required by the European regulations on the personal data.
Article 3. Rights of Users
3.1. Nature of the rights of Users
In accordance with the laws relating to the protection of personal data in force, in particular to the General Regulation on the Protection of Data and French laws transposing it, all Users have the following rights:
- The User can oppose the processing of their personal data in case of a legitimate reason
- The User has a right of access to the data relating to them
- They may correct, update and/or delete the data concerning them
- They may request the portability of their data
- They may ask for a limitation of the processing of Its data performed by ALCMEON
- They can communicate instructions relating to the storage, erasing and to the communication of personal data after their death (post-mortem instructions)
In addition, the User is informed that they may withdraw their consent to the processing of their personal data at any time.
3.2. Exercise of the rights of Users
The User may exercise their rights at any time by sending their request, indicating their last name, first name, postal and e-mail address and a copy of both sides of their identity card, either:
- By electronic mail to the address:
- By postal mail to the following address:
Délégué à la protection des données
ALCMEON – Mr. Mathieu LACAGE
Bâtiment Taissounières B2
1681 route des Dolines
06560 Valbonne Sophia Antipolis
A response will be provided within a period of one month from the receipt of the request.
The User can also at any time ask ALCMEON to no longer receive advertisements or prospecting adapted to the navigation information from their terminal, by contacting ALCMEON directly and free of charge by the means mentioned above or using the unsubscribe link included in any prospecting that ALCMEON might send to them by electronic mail.
Finally, the User can file a complaint with the competent authority, namely the CNIL for the French territory.
The User is informed that a cookie may be automatically installed in their browsing software at the time of their visits of the Site. A cookie is a file, often anonymous, containing data, including a unique identifier, transmitted by the server of the Site to the User’s browser and stored on their hard disk.
During each visit of the Site by a User, these cookies allow carrying out comprehensive statistical studies on the audience of the Site, to identify the User where appropriate, to investigate the behaviour of Users within the different areas of the Site, in order to customise the Site as much as possible in terms of organisation, display and content in function of the personal data collected from the User.
The User has the possibility to oppose the saving of cookies by configuring their browser.
The cookies placed in the Site are the following:
|Type of cookie||Source||Use||Expiry date|
|Cookie allowing the analysis of traffic:
Ga, gat and gid
|Google Analytics||These cookies are used to collect information on how visitors use our service. We use this information to compile reports and help us improve the site. Cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors on the site, how the visitors came to the site and which pages they have visited.||Some of these cookies are automatically deleted from your system when you close your browser.
Other cookies may remain for a period of up to 13 months from the date of your last visit on our site.
You can choose not to be analysed by Google Analytics by visiting the following page: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=fr.
The configuration of these settings is different depending on the browser used. The method to follow is specified in the Help menu of the User’s browser.
- For Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/fr-FR/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- For Safari: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Safari/3.0/fr/9277.html
- For Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=fr&hlrm=en&answer=95647
- For Firefox: http://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/Activer%20et%20d%C3%A9sactiver%20les%20cookies
However, the user is informed that the access to some services of the Site may be impossible or altered where appropriate.
Cookies from third-party sites can be saved on the User’s terminal during the browsing of the Site. These cookies may in particular originate from the content from social networks published on the Site or the use of the flash application to view animations graphics or video sequences.
During browsing of the ALCMEON pages on social networks, cookies from these social networks or third-party sites may be installed in the User’s browser. These cookies are subject to the privacy protection policies of these third-party sites and are beyond control of ALCMEON.
The user is invited to take knowledge of the policy for the management of the cookies of social networks and flash cookies by going on the sites concerned.
The duration of storage of the cookies is 13 months.
Article 5. Applicable law – Competent Jurisdiction
The present general conditions of use are governed by the French law.
In the event of a dispute concerning in particular the validity, interpretation and/or execution of the present conditions, the French courts will be competent regardless of the location and the nationality of the User.