Privacy Policy

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you about how AFP, as data controller of the personal data of the users of this Platform, collects, processes or shares your personal data.

  1. The data we collect

    We may collect the data listed below in connection with your use of the Platform. The data is not all considered to be "personal data" under applicable law. However, we want to provide you with the most comprehensive information on all the data we process when you use this Platform.

    Note that we do not solicit the communication of personal or sensitive data (or “special categories of data” as defined by law).

    Information we collect when you use the Platform

    During each of your visits to our Platform, we may collect the following data:

    • Data about the devices, networks and platforms you use: identifier of the device you are using (IP address, Apple ID, Android ID, etc.), connection data (date, time, duration), type and version of the browser software (Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.), type of operating system (Microsoft Windows, Apple OS, Linux, Unix, etc.).
    • Data about your preferences and other actions on the Platform: reference of the user's start page.
    • Data relating to your browsing: route on the Platorm’s pages and duration of consultation of certain pages, Content that you consult, searches and results of searches and generally your actions on the Platform.

    To collect some of the data listed above, we do not use cookies.

  2. Purposes of data processing

    The data we collect is used for the purposes and based on the legal grounds described below.

    Purposes of useLegal basis
    Provide you with the ability to navigate on the Platform and to customize your preferences This processing is carried out for the purpose of your legitimate interest
    Handle and correct any incidents or errors of the Platform This processing is carried out for the purpose of our legitimate interest (ensuring the performance and security of the Platform)
    For internal audits on data analysis and audience statistics This processing is carried out for the purpose of our legitimate interest (better understanding the interests of users and improving our services and support)
  3. Data retention period

    Your data are kept for a duration not exceeding that necessary for the purposes for which they are processed. The tables below mention the retention periods of your data.

    Data relating to all users
    Data categories Retention period
    Connection and navigation data No retention following your navigation
    Basic information request 3 years after the closure of the file
    Complaint, claim (including editorial), request for a right of access 10 years after the closure of the file (beyond this period, these data are archived)
  4. Data transfers to third parties

    4.1 Cases in which transfers can be made

    We keep your data within AFP, except in limited cases defined below.

    • Third parties with whom we collaborate may have access to your personal data, in particular the technical partner we use in relation to technical services.

      These transfers are always made in the context of the purposes described in Part 2 above, and only data strictly necessary for the achievement of these purposes are concerned.
    • We may transfer your data if it appears necessary to (i) enforce any contract, terms of use and this Privacy Policy, (ii) respond to any claim against AFP, an AFP licensor or one of our business partners, (iii) comply with any judicial request, including in the context of inquiries and investigations (iv) to guarantee the rights, property and safety of AFP, yourself and third parties.

    Places to which transfers can be made

    We strive to host and keep your data within the United States and the European Union. However, some data may be transferred to countries outside of the United States and the European Union, some of which may have a less protective legislation relating to personal data than that applicable within the United States and the European Union.

    When such a transfer takes place, we make sure that it is implemented through legal instruments allowing the recipients to comply with all obligations applicable within the European Union as regards data processing (standard contractual clauses of the European Commission), in order to ensure individuals a sufficient level of privacy.

  5. The implementation of your rights on your personal data

    You have the possibility to ask us for a copy of your personal data that we hold, as well as their rectification or erasure. You can also ask us to restrict a processing or to oppose a processing.

    You can request to exercise your right to data portability, that is to say the right to receive the personal data that you have provided us in a structured format, in order to transmit such data to another controller. You can also make special instructions regarding the fate of your personal data after your death.

    In each of the above cases, we are likely, in order to respond to your request, to (i) verify your identity and (ii) ask you to provide us with additional information.

    Note that we may retain some information when required by law or when we have a legitimate reason to do so.

    If you wish to exercise your rights, you may contact us by e-mail or by post at the addresses indicated below. We will endeavor to respond to your requests within a reasonable time. You also have the possibility to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. and


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    Washington, DC 20005