Cookies management and confidentiality policy

This website (hereinafter the “Site”) is the property of Foundation d’Entreprise Ricard (hereinafter “the Foundation”). During your use of the Site, the Foundation may gather certain personal information concerning you, in compliance with the provisions of French Law 78-17 of 6 January 1978, as amended, on computing, databases and civil liberties, referred to as the “Computing and Civil Liberties Law”.

The Foundation is the controller for the processing of your personal data within the meaning of said Law.

This Confidentiality Policy informs you of the manner and methods used for the gathering, processing and use of your personal data and your rights regarding the protection of said data.

Before using the Site, please read this Confidentiality Policy carefully. If you do not wish us to gather your data under the conditions set out in this Confidentiality Policy, we must inform you that we will be unable to meet some of your requirements. We reserve the right to amend this Confidentiality Policy at any time. We will inform you of any amendments prior to their entry into force, by warning you when you connect to the Site. We therefore invite you to consult this Confidentiality Policy regularly in order to ensure that you are aware of any changes made and the manner in which your data may be used.

1. What categories of data do we collect?

For the purposes of this Confidentiality Policy, the expression “personal data” means the information that may be used to identify your personally or contact you online or offline. This information includes your title, name, age, profession, e-mail address and telephone number (“identifying information”), as well as your habits or preferences if such data should be associated with your identifying information (referred to together as “Personal Data”).

The Personal Data are gathered only with your consent (namely, if you directly provide it using one of the web forms available on the Site, or through cookies which you have consented to, as the case may be), if you wish access to the numerous functions and services proposed by our Site (now and in future), in the following forms:

• Subscription to a newsletter;

• Organisation of events (online invitation/registration form)

• Reactions, questions or comments using our contact form;

• Any other request requiring the transmission of personal data

The nature and quantity of gathered data will depend on the end purpose of the functions listed above and will therefore vary. For certain activities or services, you may be asked to create a login and/or password, and/or provide other information: (i) your age or date of birth, (ii) your sex, (iii) the frequency of your use of the site, (iv) information concerning your household, your lifestyle, your interests.

Subject to the requirements of laws in force, we may use several technologies which gather and provide information on the way in which you consult and use our Site, as well as demographic data concerning the users of our Site that we may obtain from third parties such as Google or the social media that you use (“Usage Data”). The Usage Data include the pages that you have visited, the time that you spent visiting them, the products associated with the information or other content that you have consulted, the display language, demographic data concerning you (your age, sex and interests, as relevant) and the pages that you visited before arriving on the current page, so that we can obtain a more precise idea of the manner in which our users interact with our brands, and therefore adapt and improve our services correspondingly. As a general rule, most of the Usage Data that we collect cannot be associated with you personally. However, if we are able to associate these data with you, we will then consider them to be your personal data, in accordance with this Confidentiality Policy.

2. What are the end purposes for the collection of these data? 

All of the collected data are used for the purposes for which you transmitted them to us, or any other purpose stated at the time of gathering the data or in this Confidentiality Policy. These end purposes are as follows:

• At the time of registration using our web forms: the personal data that you communicate to us are used to offer the services, advantages and privileges generally associated with registration, and in particular the ability to receive selected communications at the time of registration or automatically tied to your registration (e.g. subscription to a newsletter, creation of an account, participation in a prize draw or competition, invitation to or participation in an organised event); Reactions, questions or comments using our contact form: if you contact us using the online contact form, your data are used to respond to your request or comment.

We may also use your e-mail address to send you commercial or administrative communications (e.g. a confirmation e-mail when you subscribe to or cancel your subscription to a specific activity/service), as well as certain announcements concerning the services (e.g. notifications concerning updates to our Confidentiality Policy, the ending of certain functionalities or programmes on the Site, changes to our technical support or online services, or other related changes), or any communication concerning our activities (subject however to obtaining your consent if this is required by law). 

We may also use your Personal Data and/or demographic data for our internal marketing and demographic studies, to be able to improve constantly and personalise the products and services that we provide, and to respond better to your needs.

The data are conserved for the entire duration required for the end purposes for which they were collected and, in any event, shall be destroyed at the end of that time.

3. To whom are the data transmitted?

The Foundation undertakes never to communicate your Personal Data to a third party who intends to exploit it for direct marketing purposes, unless we expressly inform you of this possibility and obtain your explicit authorisation.

The Foundation may share your Personal Data with third parties, but only in the following cases:

• We may call upon service providers, agents or suppliers to process the internal operations of our Site and help us to manage the available functions, programmes and promotions. These third parties are bound to preserve the confidentiality and security of your personal data and to implement suitable measures for this purpose.

• If we launch a programme or campaign on our Site, jointly or in partnership with another company, another organisation or another reputable third party, and we gather and process personal data in the context of that event, we may share your personal data with our partner. If your personal data are gathered by (or shared with) a company other than the Foundation in such a promotional event, we will inform you at the time that we gather your personal data;

• At the time of launching an operation involving another company, we may include a specific link allowing you to consult that company’s confidentiality policy. In addition, we strongly recommend that you read it before communicating personal data, since we cannot guarantee that the other company will respect the same practices as we do regarding the protection of your privacy. If you do not wish your data to be collected by (or shared with) a company other than ours, you can always decide not to join or participate in these events at the time that the personal data are collected/requested;

• We may also disclose your personal data if we are required to by law or if we consider in good faith that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with judicial proceedings, to respond to claims or to protect the safety, security or rights of the Foundation, its partners or the general public;

• We may share general information from surveys or demographic information with third parties. However, this information is published in an anonymous form and contain no personal data. The general information that we share may also include anonymous information gathered through the use of cookies and other similar tracking technologies, as explained in clause 4.

4. Cookies and other trackers

This Site uses trackers such as cookies, IP addresses and event logs, in order to collect the following information: the type of browser and operating system, the referring page, the browsing path through the site, and the domain name of the ISP, in order to improve the use and functionality of our websites, and better understand the way users use our Site and the tools and services that is offers. Tracking technologies allow us to adapt our Site to your personal needs.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files installed on your device, which carry out various functions; in particular, they allow you to browse from one page to the next efficiently, remember your preferences and, generally, improve your experience.

Subject to obtaining your consent where applicable law so requires, we use cookies to improve the use and functionality of our Site, and to better understand the way that visitors use our digital media and the tools and services available on the Site. The use of cookies enables you to obtain a more fluid consultation and evaluates your movements across our Site with greater precision.

What cookies are used on the Site and how can these cookies be deactivated?

Some of this Site’s cookies are indispensable and essential for the use of the Site and some of its functions. 

Others are used to optimise your browsing of our Site or to produce anonymous statistics and volumes of visitors and use of the various content, sections, etc. of the Site, allowing us to improve the interest of our services or to provide you with content that is related to your interests, and to target and personalise the offers that we make. Our site also uses “social media plug-ins” which enable you to share information via social media.

You will find below the list of cookies used on the Site, their end purpose and how to deactivate them.

With the exception of the “essential” cookies, which you cannot deactivate, these cookies may be deactivated at any time, individually or all together.

However, we must inform you that certain settings that you make may alter your browsing of the Site and the conditions for your access to certain services for which cookies are required.

In accordance with the recommendations of the CNIL (the French data protection authority), cookies are kept for a maximum period of 13 months.



Third party cookies

The use of our Site may lead to the installation of certain cookies issued by third parties (communication agencies, audience measurement companies, social media, YouTube, etc.) which we do not control. The issue and use of cookies by third parties are subject to the confidentiality policies of those third parties.

IP addresses

An IP address is a number used by network computers to identify your computer each time you connect to the Internet. We may store IP (Internet Protocol) addresses for the following purposes in particular: (i) resolving certain technical problems, (ii) preserving the security of our website, (iii) limiting access to our Site for certain users and (iv) better understanding how our Site is used;          

We (or a third party acting in our name) may gather information in the form of events logs which record the activity of our Site and collate statistics concerning user’s browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously and, among other things, allow us to gather the following information: (i) a user’s operating system and type of browser, (ii) information concerning a user session (such as the originating URL, the date and time our Site was visited, the pages consulted on our Site and the length of time they were consulted) and (iii) other similar data concerning the browsing history. We also use the information contained in events logs for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so that we are able to constantly improve and personalise the online services that we propose. The events logs are only used internally and are not associated with any particular user.

5. How long do we keep your personal data?

Unless stated otherwise, we keep your data for the time required for the end purposes that we gathered them for. Beyond that time, your personal data will be deleted.  

6. What are your rights?

The files and databases created using personnel data are declared to the CNIL (the French data protection body).

In accordance with the provisions of the ”computing and civil liberties” law of 6 January 1978, you have a right of access to, querying of and correction of the data concerning you.

You also have a right of opposition, on legitimate grounds, against the processing of your personal data, and a right of opposition against the use of such data for prospecting purposes and in particular for commercial soliciting.

You also have the right, where relevant, to have your data corrected, completed, updated, blocked or deleted where they are inaccurate, incomplete, equivocal or out of date, or where the collection, use, communication or conservation of the data is prohibited.

You may exercise these rights on request sent to the Foundation either by e-mail to the following address: or by post to the following address: Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, 12 rue Boissy d’Anglas, 75008 Paris

If you have subscribed to news services by e-mail, you may also ask to stop receiving these e-mails either as indicated above, or by following the instructions appearing in each of these e-mails when you receive them.

For any request for information concerning the protection of personal data, you may contact the address given above.

7. What security measures are applied?

The Foundation undertakes to take all necessary technical and organisational measures to preserve the confidentiality and security of your personal data collected on the Site, to prevent it from being distorted, damaged, destroyed or accessed by unauthorised third parties.