Last updated: August 2018
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.
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: https://www.cnil.fr/fr/plaintes/internet.
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
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:
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.
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:
- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies#
- Opera: https://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/
- Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=fr_FR&viewlocale=en_US
For more information about cookie management tools, please visit the CNIL website (in French): https://www.cnil.fr/fr/cookies-les-outils-pour-les-maitriser.
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.
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