The following privacy policy describes and governs how PeersGroup uses and protects the information you share with us when you use the website accessible via peersgroup.fr.

Users are informed that this privacy policy is liable to be changed or expanded at any time by PeersGroup, in particular with a view to ensuring compliance with any changes to legislation, regulations, jurisprudence or technology that may arise. In the event that such changes are needed, updates will be clearly identified at the top of this policy. Users are bound by these changes from the moment they are uploaded. Consequently, users are required to check this cookie and confidentiality policy on a regular basis to ensure they remain aware of any potential changes.

I. PERSONAL DATA

Users may visit the PeersGroup website without sharing any personal data concerning them. Users are in no way required to share personal data with PeersGroup,

however should you refuse to do so, you may not be granted access to some of the information or services needed. In some cases, PeersGroup may be required to ask you to provide your surname, first name, email address, phone number and professional status. By providing this information, you expressly agree to your personal data being processed by PeersGroup, for the below purposes as well as for the purposes stated at the bottom of every form.

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation adopted by the European Parliament on April 14, 2016, and the amended Data Protection Act dated January 6, 1978, PeersGroup informs users of the following:

Data processor
The data processor for the website is the company PeersGroup, with head office at 14/16 Boulevard Poissonnière 75009 Paris, France.

Tel.: + 33 (0)1 84 16 17 23

Purposes of data processing
PeersGroup may process your personal data:

  • (a) To provide you with the requested information or services (such as newsletters, commercial offers, registration applications or administrative documents); and/or
  • (b) To collect data that allows us to improve our website, products and services (in particular via cookies); and/or
  • (c) To contact you with information on events related to PeersGroup.

Recipients
PeersGroup is the exclusive recipient of your personal data. Whether individual or aggregated, user data is never shared with third parties, with the exception of PeersGroup subcontractors (see below). Neither PeersGroup nor any of its subcontractors sell or market website users’ and visitors’ personal data.

Data retention period
PeersGroup only stores your data for the time needed for the purposes of collecting it as specified above, which in no event exceeds 36 months in the case of unused data.

Data rights and freedoms
You retain all rights over your personal data, and may exercise these rights by writing to the aforementioned postal address, or by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

The right to access and request your data
You have the right to access all personal data concerning you.

However, due to PeersGroup’s obligations in terms of security and confidentiality in personal data processing, your request will be processed subject to you providing proof of identity, notably by providing a scanned copy of valid proof of identity (should you submit a request via our electronic form) or a signed photocopy of valid proof of identity (should you send your request by mail).

PeersGroup informs users that it retains the right, where applicable, to oppose requests that are evidently excessive (whether in number or in their repeated and systematic nature).

To assist you in your request, and in particular should you wish to exercise your right to access your data by writing to the address given above, the following link redirects to a template letter you may use, provided by the CNIL, France’s Data Protection Commission.

The right to rectify your data
Under the legislation in force, you have the right to request the ability to rectify, update, block or erase data concerning you that may by inaccurate, incorrect, incomplete or obsolete.

Equally, you have the right to define the general and specific directives to be applied to your personal data following your death. Where applicable, the heirs of a deceased user may insist that the death of their loved one be taken into account and/or that the necessary updates be made.

To assist you in your request, and in particular should you wish to exercise the right to rectify data, whether on your behalf or on behalf of anyone else, in writing to the address given under point 1, the following link redirects to a template letter you may use, provided by the CNIL.

The right to oppose your data
This right may only be exercised in one of the following two scenarios:

When exercising this right is based on legitimate motives; or
When exercising this right aims to prevent the collected data being used for commercial prospecting purposes.
To assist you in your request, and in particular should you wish to exercise the right to oppose your data in writing to the address given under point 1, the following link redirects to a template letter you may use, provided by the CNIL.

Response times
PeersGroup undertakes to respond to your request to access, rectify or oppose your data, or any other further information needed, within a reasonable time-frame, and no later than a month following receipt of your request.

Authorized service providers and data transfers to third-party European Union countries
PeersGroup informs users that it draws on authorized service providers to help collect and process the data you share with us. These service providers may be based outside the European Union, and have access to the data collected through the various forms on the website (with the exception of the form provided and operated by PeersGroup allowing you to exercise your Data Protection rights).

Prior to any partnership, PeersGroup undertakes to ensure that its service providers implement appropriate safeguards and guarantees, and that they comply with stringent data protection, usage and confidentiality conditions. Particular attention is paid to ensuring a legal framework is in place for transferring data to third-party countries. In this respect, one of our service providers is subject to binding corporate rules that were approved by the CNIL in 2016, while others are bound not only by standard contractual clauses, but also by privacy shield policy.

Filing complaints with the competent authority
Should you feel PeersGroup has failed to comply with its duties and obligations with respect to your personal data, you may file a complaint with, or issue a request to, the competent authority. In France, this authority is the CNIL, to whom you may send an electronic request by clicking on this link.

II. COOKIES POLICY

When you connect to the PeersGroup website for the first time, a banner message at the bottom of the screen notifies you that your browsing details may be saved in files known as “cookies”. Our cookies policy helps you better understand the provisions we implement with respect to browsing our website. In particular, this policy provides an overview of all cookies on our website, in addition to their end uses/purposes (Part I.), and details the process to be followed to configure your cookies (Part II.).

General information on the PeersGroup website’s cookies
As the publisher of this website, PeersGroup can save cookies to your device’s hard drive (whether a computer, tablet, cell phone, etc.) in order to provide you with a fluid, seamless and optimal browsing experience on our website.

“Cookies” are small tracking text files that allow us to recognize your computer, tablet or cell phone, thereby enabling us to customize the services we offer you.

The information we collect via cookies does not allow us to identify you personally. This information is exclusively used for our own needs in improving our website’s interactive features and performance, and to provide you with content that mirrors your interests. None of this information is shared with third parties without your prior consent, unless this information is required to be shared under the law, following a court order or a request filed by any administrative or legal authority permitted access.

For more information on the kind of information cookies identify, below is a table that lists the different types of cookies that may be used on the PeersGroup website, including their name, their end purpose/use and their retention period.

Configuring your cookie preferences
You can accept or block cookies at any time.

When you connect to the PeersGroup website for the first time, a banner message at the bottom of the screen provides you with a brief overview of cookies and similar technologies used. This banner notifies you that by continuing to browse the PeersGroup website (for example by loading a new page, or clicking on various elements of the website), you accept that cookies will be stored on your device. In addition, clicking on the “X” icon to the right of the banner at the bottom of the screen is considered consent to the use of cookies.

Depending on the type of cookie in question, acquiring your consent to the storing and reading of cookies on your terminal may be compulsory.

Cookies exempt from consent
In compliance with the recommendations of France’s Data Protection Commission (the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, CNIL), the use of some cookies does not require your prior consent, if the cookies in question are strictly necessary to the smooth functioning of the website, or if they are used exclusively to allow or facilitate electronic communication. In particular, this includes session cookies, authentication cookies, session load bearing cookies and interface customization cookies. These cookies are entirely subject to the terms and conditions of this policy when issued and managed by PeersGroup

Cookies requiring your prior consent
This requirement pertains to cookies issued by a third party, characterized as “persistent” in the sense that they remain on your device until they are cleared or until they expire.

Because these cookies are issued by third parties, their use and storage are subject to specific confidentiality policies, for which you will find a link below. This category of cookies includes audience measuring cookies (Google Analytics), advertising cookies (which PeersGroup does not use) and social media sharing cookies (notably those for Facebook and Twitter).

Audience measuring cookies generate statistics regarding visitor and use numbers for various parts of the website (such as content/pages you have visited). This data helps improve the user-friendliness of the PeersGroup website. This website uses an audience measuring tool,

Google Analytics, the confidentiality policy for which is available (in English only) via this link.
Social media sharing cookies are issued and managed by each specific social media publisher. Subject to your consent, these cookies allow you to easily share a section of content published on the PeersGroup website, notably via an app sharing button depending on the social media platform in question. The PeersGroup website features four types of social media sharing cookies:

Facebook, whose cookie policy you can check by following this link.
Twitter, for which you can configure cookie use management and blocking settings, and read the cookie use policy, by clicking on this lick.
There are a number of tools users can employ to configure their cookie settings.
Most Internet browsers have default settings for enabling cookies. Your browser gives you the option of configuring these standard settings to ensure that all cookies are always blocked, or to enable or disable select cookies depending on the issuer.

PLEASE NOTE: We would like to draw your attention to the fact that disabling cookies on your device may impact on your user experience, and hinder access to some of this website’s features or services. In these cases, PeersGroup declines all responsibility for any consequences related to subpar browsing conditions as a result of your decision to disable, delete or block the cookies needed for the smooth functioning of the website. These consequences are not considered to be damage, and no compensation can be due as a result.

Your browser also allows you to clear existing cookies on your device, or notifies you when new cookies may be stored on your device. These settings have no impact on your browsing experience, but prevent you from enjoying the benefits of the cookies.

Please read below for further details of the many tools available for configuring settings for cookies stored on your device.

Configuring your browser
Each Internet browser has its own cookie management settings. To find out how to configure your cookie preferences, follow the links below for all the help you need in accessing your browser’s cookie menu:

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/fr/cookies.html
Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-ie/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
For more information on tools to use for managing cookies, check the CNIL’s website: https://www.cnil.fr/fr/cookies-les-outils-pour-les-maitriser.