Personal Data Protection Policy

PREAMBULE

Fidal is committed to upholding the principles of personal data protection and undertakes to respect the principles of European regulations vis-à-vis users of its Website.

The purpose of this data protection policy is to inform users of the commitments made and the measures taken by Fidal to ensure that their data are adequately protected.

This policy may change depending on the legal and regulatory environment, as well as the positions taken by the Data Protection Supervisory Authority (Commission Informatique et Libertés).

 

IDENTITY OF THE DATA CONTROLLER
AND ITS DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Personal data processed in relation to the www.fidal.com website is included on the list of processing operations carried out by the Data Protection Officer of FIDAL SELAS.

The Data Controller is FIDAL, SELAS Société d'Avocats, a société d'exercice libéral par actions simplifiée (a simplified joint-stock company formed by self-employed practitioners) with a management board and a supervisory board and a share capital of €6,000,000,000, registered with the Trade and Companies Register under number 525 031 522 R.C.S. Nanterre, whose registered office is at 4.6 avenue d'Alsace, 92982 Paris La Défense Cedex, whose representative is Yves de Sevin in his capacity as Chairman of Fidal's Management Board.

The Data Protection Officer is Philippe Debry - whose contact details are philippe.debry@fidal.com

 

COLLECTED DATA AND PURPOSES OF DATA COLLECTION

Fidal’s Website implements a system for the collection and processing of personal data that are shared as and when the user accesses it.

The user's personal data which are collected directly (e. g. when connecting to the customer service center, when sending a question via the contact page or when submitting a résumé via the appropriate form) or indirectly (connection data) are used for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes.

They are used by Fidal:

  • for statistical purposes or;
  • to enrich editorial content and adapt it to users’ needs; or
  • to reply to requests and applications for information on the services offered by Fidal. For this purpose, it may be necessary for Fidal to call the user back by telephone or to communicate with the user by e-mail; or
  • for managing registrations for events organized by Fidal or users' subscriptions to blog publications; or
  • for recruitment purposes. If the user submits a CV or an application on-line, Fidal will use this personal data for recruitment purposes, which may involve Fidal contacting the user by email, telephone or post. In some cases, the user may be asked to register on the Fidal website. Unless you request otherwise, Fidal may keep this personal data on file for a certain length of time in order to possibly contact the user in the future for other employment opportunities at Fidal.

These purposes were brought to the attention of Fidal's Data Protection Officer, who entered them into its data processing register.

The communication of personal data in this context is voluntary. If the user chooses not to provide such personal data, they will not be able to benefit from the relevant services offered by Fidal's websites, such as communication, the downloading documents or recruitment opportunities.

Where users provide personal data on the Fidal website, they certify that they have received the necessary authorizations and consents from the persons concerned by such personal data, if the data are about persons other than themselves and, where applicable, for the uses described in these general conditions of use.

As a general rule, Fidal does not collect sensitive personal data through its website. By voluntarily providing Fidal with sensitive personal data without being asked to (for example by submitting a CV or an on-line application), the user expressly consents to the use of his/her personal data as described in these terms and conditions.

 

INFORMATION TO USERS

In accordance with the European Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data No. 2016/679 (hereinafter the GDPR), Fidal informs users of its Site about how personal data is processed. Thus, Fidal provides information on:

  • The identity of the data controller and the data protection officer:

The Data Controller is FIDAL, SELAS Société d'Avocats, a société d'exercice libéral par actions simplifiée (a simplified joint-stock company formed by self-employed practitioners) with a management board and a supervisory board and a share capital of €6,000,000,000, registered with the Trade and Companies Register under number 525 031 522 R.C.S. Nanterre, whose registered office is at 4.6 avenue d'Alsace, 92982 Paris La Défense Cedex.

Representative of the data controller is Yves de Sevin as Chairman of Fidal’s management board.

The DPO is Philippe Debry, Partner in the law firm

  • The purpose of the processing is to:

    • collect statistics;

    • enrich the editorial content and adapt it to users’ needs;

    • reply to requests and applications for information on the services offered by Fidal.

    • manage registrations for events organized by Fidal or users' subscriptions to blog publications;

    • manage job applications and résumés

  • whether the answers are mandatory or optional: fields marked with an asterisk are mandatory fields

  • Data recipients

    • The relevant services provided by Fidal;

    • The technical service providers in charge of disseminating the data posted on the Site.

  • Rights of access, rectification, modification, limitation and erasure of data subjects’ data, their right to object for legitimate reasons, their right to object to the data being used for commercial prospecting purposes and their right to define guidelines on the fate of their personal data after their death.

 

USERS’ RIGHTS

The user has a right to access, change, correct, limit and delete data.

Users also have the right to object to the processing of their personal data for legitimate reasons, as well as a right to object to the use of their data for commercial canvassing purposes.

Finally, data subjects have the right to define general and specific guidelines that set out the manner in which they intend to exercise these rights after their death.

Users are, in any case, entitled to lodge a complaint with the CNIL.

To exercise their rights, users must send a letter to the FIDAL Data Protection Officer, accompanied by a photocopy of an identity document bearing their signature, to the following P.O. address: FIDAL - 4,6 avenue d'Alsace, 92982 Paris La Défense Cedex or to the following e-mail address dpo@fidal.com.

 

DATA RECIPIENTS

Fidal’s relevant departments are the recipients of your personal data.

These personal data will not be communicated to third parties except to external technical service providers who act to disseminate the Site contents. It is Fidal's policy to ask these external service providers to process personal data in accordance with Fidal's privacy and security undertakings.

 

DATA RETENTION

Fidal will keep its users' personal data only for the time necessary to process them for the purposes for which they were collected and in compliance with the regulations in force. Thus, data relating to customers are kept for the duration of the contractual relationship, increased by three (3) years for the purposes of facilitation and prospecting, without prejudice to retention obligations or limitation periods.

Data relating to prospects are kept for a period of three (3) years from their last incoming contact with the firm.

Résumés are kept for two (2) years as of the last contact with the job applicant.

 

SECURITY

Fidal shall ensure the security of your personal data by implementing enhanced data protection through the use of physical and logical security measures.

Fidal has implemented a policy to protect personal data against loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Any Fidal member who accesses this information is informed of its confidential nature. In addition, Fidal ensures that its technical service providers who may have access to personal data abide by the same obligation of confidentiality.

However, users should be aware that since the Internet is open to all and is not secure, Fidal cannot be held responsible for the security of personal data transmitted over the Internet.

 

COOKIES

Definition

Cookies are data stored in a web user's terminal and used by the site to send information to the user's browser, allowing the latter to send back information to the original site (for example, a session ID, the choice of a language or a date).

Cookies make it possible to store status information during the validity period of the cookie concerned whenever a browser accesses the various pages of a website or when the browser subsequently returns to this website.

Only the issuer of a cookie can read or modify the information contained therein.

There are different types of cookies:

  • Session cookies that disappear as soon as you exit the site;

  • Permanent cookies that remain on your device until the end of their useful life, or until you delete them, using your browser's features.

You are informed that, during your visits to the site, cookies may be installed on your terminal.

Purposes of the cookies used

The cookies used by Fidal are used for the purpose of analyzing visitor traffic and the way the site is used.

Which cookies do we use?

The cookies used on the site are third party cookies restrictively chosen by Fidal in order to achieve specific objectives.

Fidal uses the services of Google Inc., an American search engine company.

The data collected through cookies are transmitted to, and stored by; Google Inc. Google Inc. is a member of the Privacy Shield (EU-U.S. Privacy Shield draft adequacy decision of June 12, 2016) and therefore ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data.

The Google Analytics service allows you to track visitors and identify how they use the site. These cookies are placed and read on the user's terminal and as soon as users access a website using the "Google Analytics" service.

The data generated by these cookies relate to:

  • your use of the site;

  • your IP address to determine the city from where you are connecting to the site. This data are immediately anonymized after you have been located and are not disclosed to Fidal.

You can obtain further information about the Google Analytics service by visiting the page http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Consent

Whenever you browse our website, the placing and reading of cookies allows us to analyze your browsing habits and to measure the audience of Fidal's website.

You also have the option of managing the cookies used on the site by setting your browser, as detailed below.

Cookie management

You have several options to delete cookies.

Indeed, if most browsers are set by default and accept the installation of cookies, you can, if you wish, choose to accept all cookies, or reject them systematically or to choose those you accept depending on the issuer. To do that, click here.

You can also set your browser so that it accepts or rejects cookies on a case-by-case basis before they are installed. You can also regularly delete cookies from your device via your browser.

Do not forget to configure all the browsers of your various terminals (tablets, smartphones, and computers).

The configuration of each browser is different for managing cookies and making choices. It is described in the help menu of your browser, which will allow you to find out how to change your cookie preferences. As an example:

 

However, we wish to inform you that by setting your browser to refuse cookies, certain features, pages or spaces of the website will no longer be accessible, a fact for which we cannot be held responsible.

We also draw your attention to the fact that, when you object to the installation or use of a cookie, a refusal cookie is installed on your terminal.

If you delete this refusal cookie, it will no longer be possible to identify you as having refused the use of cookies.

Similarly, when you consent to the installation of cookies, a consent cookie is set. Consent or refusal cookies must remain on your terminal.

 

CONTACT

To request more information concerning the personal data protection policy, users may send a letter to the Data Protection Officer of Fidal at the following P.O. address: Fidal - 34 avenue Kléber, 75116 Paris or by e-mail: dpo@fidal.com

Within the strict limits of the above, users authorize Fidal to store and process the personal data they provided when accessing and browsing the Site.

 

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO THIS CHARTER

To check for updates to these terms and conditions, please consult this page on a regular basis.

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