Management of personal data
In France, personal data is protected by law no. 78-87 of 6 January 1978, law no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004, article L. 226-13 of the Criminal Code and the European Directive of 24 October 1995.
When using the https://www.lafrenchtech.gouv.fr/ website, the following information may be collected: the URL of the links via which the user accessed the https://www.lafrenchtech.gouv.fr/ website, the user’s access provider, the user’s Internet protocol (IP) address.
In any event, the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty only collects personal information relating to the user for the purposes of certain services offered by the https://www.lafrenchtech.com/ website. Users provide this information with full knowledge of the facts, particularly when they enter it themselves. Users of the https://www.lafrenchtech.gouv.fr/ website are then informed whether or not they are required to provide this information.
In accordance with the provisions of Articles 38 et seq. of Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties, all users have the right to access, rectify and object to any personal data concerning them, by making a written and signed request, accompanied by a copy of the identity document bearing the signature of the bearer of the document, specifying the address to which the reply is to be sent.
No personal information of the user of the https://www.lafrenchtech.gouv.fr/ site is published without the user’s knowledge, exchanged, transferred or sold on any medium whatsoever to third parties. Only the assumption of the purchase of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty and its rights would allow the transmission of the said information to the eventual purchaser who would in turn be bound by the same obligation of conservation and modification of the data with respect to the user of the https://www.lafrenchtech.gouv.fr/ site.
The site has not been declared to the CNIL as it does not collect personal information.
Databases are protected by the provisions of the Law of 1 July 1998 transposing Directive 96/9 of 11 March 1996 on the legal protection of databases.
Hypertext links and cookies
The https://www.lafrenchtech.gouv.fr/ website contains a number of hypertext links to other sites, set up with the authorisation of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty. However, the Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et de la Souveraineté industrielle et numérique is not in a position to check the content of sites visited in this way, and consequently accepts no liability in this respect.
Browsing the https://www.lafrenchtech.gouv.fr/ website may result in the installation of cookie(s) on the user’s computer. A cookie is a small file which does not allow the user to be identified, but which records information relating to the browsing of a computer on a site. The data obtained in this way is intended to facilitate subsequent browsing of the site and is also used to measure visitor numbers.
Refusal to install a cookie may make it impossible to access certain services. However, users can configure their computer as follows to refuse the installation of cookies:
In Internet Explorer: Tools tab (wheel-shaped icon at top right) / Internet options. Click on Confidentiality and choose Block all cookies. Confirm with Ok.
Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on the Firefox button, then go to the Options tab. Click on the Privacy tab. Set the Retention Rules to: use personalised settings for history. Finally, uncheck it to deactivate cookies.
On Safari: Click on the menu icon (symbolised by a cog) in the top right-hand corner of the browser. Select Settings. Click on Show advanced settings. In the “Confidentiality” section, click on Content settings. In the “Cookies” section, you can block cookies.
In Chrome: Click on the menu icon (symbolised by three horizontal lines) in the top right-hand corner of the browser. Select Settings. Click on Show advanced settings. In the “Confidentiality” section, click on preferences. In the “Confidentiality” tab, you can block cookies.
Applicable law and jurisdiction
Any dispute relating to the use of the https://www.lafrenchtech.gouv.fr/ website is subject to French law. The courts of Paris have exclusive jurisdiction.
The main laws concerned
Law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, as amended by Law no. 2004-801 of 6 August 2004 relating to information technology, files and civil liberties.
Law no. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy.
User: Internet user connecting to and using the aforementioned site.
Personal information: “information which enables, in any form whatsoever, directly or indirectly, the identification of the natural persons to whom it applies” (article 4 of law no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978).