Personal data

Last updated: August 2018

This privacy and personal data policy defines and explains how Chêne & Cie uses and protects the information you give us, if any, when you use this website accessible from the following URL:

Please note that this privacy policy may be modified or supplemented at any time by Chêne & Cie, in particular to comply with any legislative, regulatory, case-law or technological changes. In such a case, its date of update will clearly appear in the header of this policy. These changes will be binding on the User as soon as they are published online. Therefore, the User should regularly refer to this privacy and cookie policy in order to be aware of any changes.

I. Personal data

In general, you can visit the Chêne & Cie website without providing any of your personal information. In any event, you have no obligation to share such information with Chêne & Cie.

However, should you refuse, you may not be able to benefit from some of the information or services you have requested. In some cases, Chêne & Cie may ask you for your email address, occupation, CV, cover letter, or GPS coordinates. By providing this information, you expressly agree for it to be processed by Chêne & Cie, for the purposes stated in Point 2 below, as well as for the purposes given at the end of each form.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the European Parliament on 14 April 2016, and with the French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978 as amended, Chêne & Cie hereby informs you of the following points:

1. Identity of the data controller

The data controller is Chêne & Cie, having its head office at 5 rue Magellan, 75008 Paris, France.

2. Purposes of processing

Chêne & Cie may process your personal information:

  • (a) to reply to a contact message; and/or
  • (a) to reply to a spontaneous application; and/or
  • (c) to reply to a response to a job offer.

3. Recipients

Chêne & Cie will be the sole recipient of your personal information. This information, whether in individual or aggregate form, will never be disclosed to a third party, including the subcontractors and subsidiaries that Chêne & Cie uses. Neither Chêne & Cie, nor any of its subcontractors or subsidiaries, will sell personal data provided by visitors or users of its website.

4. Storage period

Your Personal Information will be kept by Chêne & Cie only for the time required for the purposes for which it was collected, as indicated in Point 2 above, which may under no circumstances exceed 24 months.

5. Data protection and privacy

You have the following rights relating to your personal information, which you can exercise by writing to us at the mailing address given in Point 1 or via the contact page.

Right of access and communication

You have the ability to access your personal information.

However, due to the obligation of Chêne & Cie to ensure security and confidentiality in the processing of personal data, you are informed that your request will be processed on the condition that you present proof of your identity, in particular by producing a scanned copy or signed photocopy (for any request submitted in writing) of your valid identity card.

Chêne & Cie informs you that if necessary, it will be entitled to oppose any requests that are clearly abusive (in particular by their number, or when repeated or systematic).

Should you require assistance, especially if you would like to exercise your right of access by means of a written request sent to the mailing address mentioned in Point 1, you can click on the following link to find a sample letter (in French) prepared by the French data protection authority (CNIL).

Right of rectification

With this right, the legislation authorises you to request the rectification, updating, blocking or erasure of data concerning you that may be inaccurate, false, incomplete or outdated.

You can also define general and specific guidelines on the fate of your personal data when you die. If necessary, the heirs of a deceased person may demand that the death of their loved one be taken into consideration and/or that the necessary updates be made.

Should you require assistance, especially if you wish to exercise, on your own behalf or on behalf of one of your deceased relatives, your right of rectification by means of a written request sent to the mailing address mentioned in Point 1, you can click on the following link to find a sample letter (in French) prepared by the CNIL.

Right of opposition

This right can only be exercised in one of the following two situations:

When the exercise of this right is based on legitimate grounds; or
When the exercise of this right is intended to prevent the collected data from being used for commercial prospecting purposes.
Should you require assistance, especially if you would like to exercise your right of opposition by means of a written request sent to the mailing address mentioned in Point 1, you can click on the following link to find a sample letter (in French) prepared by the CNIL.

6. Response times

Chêne & Cie undertakes to respond to your request for access, rectification or opposition, or to any other additional request for information, within a reasonable period which shall not exceed 1 month from receipt of your request.

7. Complaint to the competent authority

If you consider that Chêne & Cie has failed to meet its obligations with regard to your personal information, you can submit a complaint or a request to the competent authority. The competent authority in France is the CNIL. You can send an electronic request to the CNIL by clicking on the following link:

II. Cookie policy

When you first connect to the Chêne & Cie website, you will be informed by a banner at the bottom of your screen that information relating to your browsing activities may be stored in files called “cookies”. Our cookie policy sets out our terms and conditions regarding navigation on our website. In particular, it informs you about the cookies we use on our website and their purpose (Part I) and explains how to manage your cookie settings (Part II).

1. General information about cookies on the Chêne & Cie website

Chêne & Cie, as the publisher of this website, may place a cookie on the hard drive of your device (computer, tablet, mobile, etc.) to ensure you have the best possible browsing experience on our website.

“Cookies” are small text files that allow us to recognise your computer, tablet or mobile phone in order to customise the services we offer.

The information collected through cookies does not in any way identify you by name. It is used exclusively for our own needs in order to improve the interactivity and performance of our website and send you content tailored to your interests. Chêne & Cie will not disclose any of this information to third parties without your prior consent, or unless such disclosure is required by law or by order of a court or any other authorised administrative or judicial authority.

2. Configuring your cookie preferences

You can accept or refuse the use of cookies at any time.

When you first connect to the Chêne & Cie website, a banner containing brief information about the placing of cookies and similar technologies appears at the bottom of your screen. This banner informs you that by continuing to browse the Chêne & Cie website (by loading a new page or clicking on various parts of the site for example), you consent to the placing of cookies on your device. You are also deemed to have given your consent for the use of cookies when you have clicked on the “X” icon to the right of the banner at the bottom of your screen.

Depending on the type of cookie used, it may be necessary to obtain your consent for placing and reading cookies on your device.

a. Cookies exempt from consent

In accordance with the recommendations of the French data protection authority (CNIL), some cookies are exempt from the prior consent requirement since they are strictly necessary for the operation of the website or have the exclusive purpose of enabling or facilitating communication by electronic means. These include session ID, authentication and load-balancing session cookies, as well as user interface customisation cookies. These cookies are entirely subject to this policy insofar as they are issued and managed by Chêne & Cie.

b. Cookies requiring your prior consent

This requirement applies to cookies that are issued by third parties and are referred to as “persistent” since they remain on your device until they are deleted or expire.

The use and storage of such cookies, which are issued by third parties, are subject to their own privacy policies, to which you will find a link below. This cookie family includes audience measurement cookies (such as Google Analytics), advertising cookies (which Chêne & Cie does not use), and social network sharing cookies (for example from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn) (which Chêne & Cie does not use).

Audience measurement cookies collect data about the use of various parts of the website (such as the content/pages you have visited). These data are used to improve the ergonomics of the Chêne & Cie website. An audience measurement tool is used on this website:

Google Analytics, whose privacy policy is available (in English only) from the following link:

c. You have various tools for managing cookies

Most Internet browsers are configured by default to authorise the placing of cookies. You can change your browser’s standard settings so that all cookies are systematically rejected, or so that cookies can be accepted or rejected depending on their issuer.

NOTE: You should be aware that refusing the use of cookies on your device is likely to alter your user experience as well as your access to some of the services and features offered by this website. If necessary, Chêne & Cie will decline all responsibility for poor browsing performance resulting from your decision to refuse, delete or block cookies necessary for the operation of the site. Poor performance may not be construed as damage and will not give rise to compensation.

Your browser also allows you to delete existing cookies from your device and notifies you when new cookies may be placed on your device. These settings will not affect your browsing, but you will lose all the benefits provided by the cookie.

Please see below a list of the multiple cookie management tools available.

d. Configuring your Internet browser

Every Internet browser has its own cookie management settings. Click on the relevant link below to find out how to change your browser’s cookie settings:

For more information about cookie management tools, please visit the CNIL website (in French):

e. Configuring the tarteaucitron tool

You can also directly disable cookies by using the interactive tarteaucitron tool on the Chêne & Cie website, which allows you to manage your cookies via a banner available at the bottom right of the page you are visiting (“Service management” button), which provides a list of all active cookies. To disable a cookie, simply click on the “X” next to the corresponding service. If all cookies are disabled, the consent banner will reappear when the page is refreshed.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about this cookie policy, please contact us via our form.

Version 2 of the Cookie policy

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