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Personal Data Charter

The present personal data and cookies charter (hereinafter the “Charter”) is intended for users of the website (hereinafter the “Site”).

When we employ the terms “You” or “Your”, we are referring to you as a Site user.

The purpose of this Charter is to inform you of the reasons and terms for processing:

on the one hand, your personal data on the Site, which constitutes information enabling your direct or indirect identification (hereinafter “Personal Data”),

on the other hand, information relative to your browsing of the Site, likely to be recorded in files called “cookies” or similar tools (hereinafter “Cookies”). Certain information from Cookies does not allow for your direct or indirect identification and does not therefore constitute Personal Data. Other information can enable your indirect identification and legally constitutes Personal Data (hereinafter “Data from Cookies”). For further information on Cookies and similar technologies and the processing of Data from Cookies, you may directly consult the “Cookies” section by clicking on the following link.

In order to simplify matters, information from Cookies and Personal Data shall both be referred to hereinafter under the unique term “Data”.

This Site is published by the company Hachette Filipacchi Presse (HFP), a limited company with capital of €201,478,432, the head office of which is located at 149, rue Anatole France – Levallois-Perret (92534), registered in the Nanterre Trade and Companies Register under the number 582 101 424 (hereinafter the “Publisher” or “We”).

We may alter the Charter at any time in order to comply with any regulatory, jurisprudential, editorial or technical developments. Before browsing, we suggest that you refer to the latest version of the Charter. You can find out if there has been any alteration since your last consultation by checking the date on the top of the page.

The Charter is an integral part of the Site’s General Terms of Use.

The processing of your data is carried out in accordance with applicable regulations, and in particular the European Regulation “GDPR” (no. 2016-679 relative to the protection of physical persons with regards to the processing of data of a personal nature and the free flow of this data) and the “Information and Freedom” law, (law no.78-17 of 6th January 1978 relative to IT, files and freedom, amended, and any regulation that completes or substitutes these regulations (hereinafter “Rules on Information and Freedom”).

The Publisher is responsible for the processing of most of the Data processed on the Site, as specified below. Processing implies the use of a piece of Data (e.g., consultation, collection, etc.) However, the Publisher is not responsible for all the processing of your Data. Service Providers, Publisher clients or third-parties, may be solely responsible for some processes as specified below.


A. Processing for which the Publisher is responsible

When the user browses the Site, Data is likely to be collected and processed in order to enable access to certain Site services (Hereinafter the “Services”) for the purposes of administration and business management.

1) What Personal Data do you directly declare?

This pertains to Personal Data that you directly communicate for precise purposes (meaning objectives) in completing forms on our Sites.

Personal Data collected from forms:

The type of Personal Data collected by these forms is specific in itself and different according to the Services and the purpose of the processing. It may pertain to Personal contact Data (e-mail, postal address, telephone number, etc.).

Upon collection, you are indeed informed:

  • of the objectives of the Data collection (purpose);
  • whether or not certain information is obligatory or if it is optional, and where relevant, the implications of not providing obligatory information;
  • of those responsible for processing (usually the Publisher, but it could involve a partner/partners in which case you will be informed at the time of collection);
  • of your rights and the manner in which you may exercise them with those responsible for processing;
  • of the legal basis justifying the lawfulness of processing (e.g., whether the processing is based on your consent, or on the necessity to comply with a legal obligation or to carry out a contract between us, on the legitimate interest of the Publisher or of a third-party, etc.);
  • of the type of individual who is authorised access to your Data (meaning the recipients of your Data);
  • that should we intend to transfer your Data outside the European Union, we shall implement guarantees and inform you of these guarantees, ensuring the compliance of these transfers with the Rules on Information and Freedom;
  • of the period of conservation, or when this is not possible, of the criteria used to determine this period;
  • and generally speaking, of all the indications imposed by the Rules on Information and Freedom.

The present Charter again communicates this information and additional information to you.

2) Which Data is indirectly collected on the Site?

Generally speaking, it concerns Data from Cookies or other similar technologies. For further information on Cookies and their settings, click directly on the section II. COOKIES

This may concern:

  • Data relative to browsing: meaning Data collected during your browsing of the Site on behalf of the Publisher. The Publisher collects two types of browsing data:
    • Connection Data such as the date, the time of connection and/or browsing, the type of browser, the browser language, the IP address.
    • Geo-tracking Data referring to the data collected upon activation of geo-tracking systems when you connect to the Site. This geo-tracking service uses Data, such as GPS signals, device sensors, WiFi access points and cell tower identifiers, to calculate or estimate your precise position.
  • Data collected via social networks or any other third-party: If you have an account on a social network site and you access the Site without first subscribing to Services, we are able to receive information from these social networks in order to facilitate the creation of an account on the Site. When you use a Service via a social network, you allow us to access certain information that you have already provided to the social network site, such as in particular your username, your surname and first name, your profile photo and your data relative to the use of the Service. By accessing a Service via a social network, you authorise us to collect, store and use all the information that you have authorised the social network site to provide us with.
3) Why do we collect some of your Data?

The reason(s) for which Data is collected on the forms are specified upon collection.

The purpose of Data and information from Cookies, whose storing to your device is subject to authorisation, are indicated in the information banner present upon first connection and described in greater detail in the present Charter under the section Cookies, which you can consult by clicking here II. COOKIES

Generally speaking, purposes differ according to Services. The purposes may be the following, it being specified that only the Data required for each of these purposes is collected. The purposes sought by the Publisher are:

  • The sending of Newsletters, canvassing and promotional messages if you have specifically authorised it when consent is the required legal basis.
  • Establishment of statistics and web traffic measurements of Services.
  • By confirming the information banner upon connection to the Site, you accept (i) the detection of advertising blockers, (ii) the storing of Cookies and similar technologies to your device, third-party or not, (iii) the cross-referencing of Personal Data and behavioural Data from Cookies, in order to reinforce knowledge of your preferences with the aim of improving your experience vis-à-vis Services and promotional messages sent to you, (iv) the fact that the Data from Cookies or similar technologies may be used for the purposes of (a) improving the pertinence of advertising content displayed on Services, (b) proposing offers tailored to your centres of interest, such as they emerge from your browsing, in particular in cross-reference with your Personal Data, (c) carrying out studies intended to optimise the presentation of offers by the Publisher.

Data may be collected for other purposes for some special or temporary services. Wherever necessary, information on said processing will be specified in a special document upon collection of this Data.

4) Who are the recipients of the Data collected?

The Database created upon subscription to Services is strictly confidential. We undertake to take all the necessary precautions, organisational measures and use all the appropriate techniques to preserve the security, integrity and confidentiality of Data and in particular, prevent it from being deformed, damaged or accessed by unauthorised third-parties.

Recipients of Personal Data for the purposes sought by the Publisher

In order to achieve the purposes of processing that they pursue, the Publisher needs accredited persons to be able to process the Data. As such the accredited services of the Publisher and its sub-contracted service providers are recipients bound to confidentiality, and authorised to access the Data collected within the framework of use of the Service.

Personal Data transferred to third-parties

In addition, Personal Data may be transferred to third-party recipients, such as commercial partners, for purposes that will be specified to you, and determined by them, upon obtaining consent. As a rule, such transfers are not carried out without your prior consent, unless another legal basis exists which is more suitable. In this case, the third-party recipient will normally be responsible for the processing of this additional purpose.

Data transferred to authorities and / or public bodies

Finally, pursuant to the regulations in effect, Data can be transferred to the competent authorities upon request and in particular to public bodies, exclusively in response to legal obligations, court officers, ministerial officers and organisms assigned to carry out debt recovery, as well as within the context of searches for perpetrators of offenses committed over the Internet.

5) Protected transfers outside the European Union

Some recipients are located outside the European Union. Pursuant to the Rules on Information and Freedom, guarantees have been taken to ensure a sufficient degree of protection for your Personal Data.

This concerns the following recipients: The LAE (Lagardère Active Enterprises) companies of Shanghai, New York, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Seoul and Tokyo. These recipients will receive the following data: e-mail address. The aim of transmitting this data to recipients located outside the European Union is the sending of Newsletters.

The following guarantees have been taken to ensure a sufficient degree of protection for Personal Data: signing of the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses or of Binding Corporate Rules.

To enable the encrypted transmission of Data, the Publisher may be required to use a storage and file sharing service published by an American service provider who hosts data in the United States. This implies the transfer of Personal Data to the United States, but this transfer is guaranteed by the membership of these sub-contractors to a programme called Privacy Shield, which has been recognised by the European Commission as offering an adequate level of protection for data of a personal nature transferred by a European entity to companies established in the United States.

Information from Cookies and similar technologies may be transferred outside the European Union with a view to its hosting and processing within the context of advertising purposes or of audience measurement. You can find further information on this point and the guarantees in place to ensure compliance of these transfers with the Rules on Information and Freedom for each partner concerned in the section 

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