Privacy policy

Privacy policy

By using the website accessible at the address (hereinafter the “Site”), you, users of and visitors to the Site, agree that your personal data (hereinafter the “Personal Data”) are collected and used under the conditions described in this privacy policy (hereinafter the “Privacy Policy”).

The Privacy Policy describes the personal data processing undertaken by SPHERE (hereinafter the “Processing”) within the context of the Site as well as your rights relating to Personal Data protection.

SPHERE undertakes to collect and process your Personal Data in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, namely the European General Data Protection Regulation No. 2016/679 of 27 April 2016, the so-called “GDPR” and Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to Computing, Files and Freedoms (hereinafter designated together the “Applicable Legislation”).



1.The data controller’s identity and contact details

Within the meaning of the Applicable Legislation, the data controller (hereinafter the “Data Controller”) is the entity that determines the means and purposes of the Personal Data Processing.

SPHERE is the Data Controller of your Personal Data collected through the Site.



2. Personal Data collected

Your Personal Data may be collected when you:

  • browse the Site,
  • ask a question via the contact form.



3. Processing and Processing purposes

Your Personal Data may be collected and processed in order to:

  • provide the services and information that you have requested via the contact form,
  • respond to your questions and requests,
  • compile anonymised statistics,
  • operate the Site correctly and ensure its security as well as to improve its operation.

The legal basis of this Processing is SPHERE’s legitimate interest and your consent.



4. Recipients of the Personal Data

The Personal Data collected by SPHERE will be processed exclusively by SPHERE.

The Personal Data may be transferred to third parties in the event of a restructuring of SPHERE, including in the event of a merger, absorption, acquisition, demerger, total or partial assignment of its assets and more generally any restructuring or internal reorganisation operation.

Moreover, in accordance with the Applicable Legislation, SPHERE may communicate your Personal Data to third parties in order to comply with statutory or regulatory obligations or in accordance with a judicial decision, or if this communication is necessary to defend its rights.

SPHERE may transmit your Personal Data to recipients located outside of the European Union. In this context, the transfer of Personal Data is, in accordance with the Applicable Legislation, governed by a personal data transfer contract drafted on the basis of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission.



5. Retention period of your Personal Data

SPHERE will retain your Personal Data only for the period needed for the Processing carried out.

SPHERE may nevertheless retain your personal data for a longer period if its statutory and regulatory obligations so require.

Your Personal Data will, in all cases, be destroyed on simple request by you made using the contact form within 30 days from the date of your request.



6.Exercising your rights

In accordance with the regulations in force, you have a right to access and correct your personal data as well as to request their deletion (right to be forgotten), the right to object to their processing and to obtain limitation of it or portability if applicable, subject to the imperative legitimate reasons which SPHERE could give to retain your Personal Data.

These rights may be exercised directly via the contact form or by contacting the DPO. Proof of identity may be requested.

You also have the right to refer to the data protection authority, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), 3 Place de Fontenoy – TSA 80715 – 75334 PARIS CEDEX 07, Phone: 01 53 73 22 22, regarding any complaint relating to the way in which SPHERE collects and processes your Personal Data.



7. Cookies 

The Site uses Cookies. A Cookie is a small file that the browser used on the Site stores locally on your device (computer, tablet, smartphone) when you visit the Site. The Cookie allows its issuer (SPHERE or our audience measuring service providers such as Google, Cloudflare and PPL Langue) to record information relating to your visit to the Site, such as the pathway taken on the site or the preferred language in order to improve your browsing experience as well as the content and features of the Site. They can also be used for statistical purposes and for measuring visit frequency (excluding any use for commercial purposes).

By continuing to browse the Site when making your first connection, you accept Cookies may be stored on your device.

Those Cookies which are essential for the proper operation of the Site cannot be disabled in our systems. You can configure your browser to block or be alerted of the use of these Cookies. However if this category of cookies is blocked, certain features of the Site may not function correctly.

Performance Cookies are used to determine the number of visits and the sources of traffic to the Site in order to measure and improve performance. All information collected by these Cookies is anonymised.
You can disable cookies by following the instructions as follows:

In Internet Explorer:

  • in Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options,
  • under the General tab, under Browsing History, click on Settings,
  • click the View Files button,
  • click on the Name column header to sort all the files in alphabetical order, and then browse through the list until you see the files starting with the Cookie prefix (all cookies have this prefix and usually contain the name of the website site that created it),
  • select them and delete them,
  • close the window that contains the list of files, and then click OK twice to return to Internet Explorer.

In Mozilla Firefox:

  • go to the browser’s Tools tab and then select the Options menu,
  • in the window that appears, choose Privacy and click View Cookies,
  • select them and delete them.

In Safari:

  • in your browser, choose the Edit > Preferences menu,
  • click Security,
  • click Show Cookies,
  • select them and delete them,
  • after the deletion, click Done.

In Google Chrome:

  • click on the icon of the Tools menu,
  • select Options,
  • click on the Advanced Options tab and go to the Privacy section,
  • click the View cookies button,
  • select them and delete them,
  • click Close to return to your browser.

Other web browsers: See the help section specific to this browser (usually accessible by clicking on the ? tab and then Help or by pressing the F1 key on your keyboard).


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