Privacy policy

This privacy policy explains how we collect, process and protect the personal data we receive on this website.


Personal dataAny information relating to a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly.
Processing of personal dataAny operation, or set of operations, relating to such data, regardless of the process used, whether automated or not (collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation, modification, retrieval, consultation, use, communication by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, reconciliation or interconnection, locking, erasure or destruction, …).
CookieA small computer file stored and read on the terminal used (whatever its type) while accessing an Internet site. A cookie does not allow the identification of the user, but records information relating to the navigation on a site of the terminal he uses.

Scope of the Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to personal data provided by our members who register online and, more generally, by anyone using this website.This policy is defined by the Bureau of the Association named below, under the presidency of Mr. Jean-Marie Pestel.

Association Lapérouse Albi France
41bis, rue Porta
Square Botany Bay
81000 ALBI

Data collected: Nature and use

The data that we collect are :

  • those explicitly provided by our members or, more generally, the visitors of the site,
  • those collected automatically by our website during various exchanges.

Data explicitly provided

These data are :

  • on the one hand, those provided by our members when they join for the first time, when they update their membership or when they renew it. This includes their identity, contact information (mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number), their areas of interest and any additional information provided, such as requests to have access to the members’ directory.
  • on the other hand, those communicated to us by people who contact us via the contact page of our website or by non-memebrs subscribing to our newsletters, mainly their identity and their e-mail address.
Special case of banking data

The banking data provided by our members during a card payment transaction is not collected by our Association. It is our partner, the company Stripe, a payment service provider, which collects it directly and executes the requested transaction in complete security and in strict compliance with the regulations in force. The Association has no access to the banking data provided.

The data provided explicitly are used by ALAF to:

  • communicate regularly or occasionally with members or with non-members having subscribed to newsletters,
  • answer, as far as possible, the requests formulated by the persons, members or not, contacting the association,
  • carry out various statistical analyses of the memberships and the use of the website.

The data explicitly provided to ALAF is used only by ALAF and is not transmitted or made accessible to third parties who are not members of the association. Some of these data can be read by members accessing the online member directory, and this only under the following conditions:

  • Only members who have explicitly agreed to be listed in it can, once properly identified, access the online member directory.
  • The data that can be accessed in the online directory are, for each member listed, only his or her last name, first name, e-mail address, country and, for France, “departement” where he lives as well as areas of interest or expertise.

Data automatically collected

Time stamping

During exchanges with website users, we may automatically collect and retain the date and time of certain transactions (subscription, membership update or renewal, contact request). This information is used by ALAF to:

  • complete the data set provided explicitly,
  • ensure the proper functioning of the proposed services.

To ensure the proper functioning of some online services offered, this site uses cookies that are stored temporarily on the user terminal. These cookies are:

  • either cookies that are essential for the proper operation of the site,
  • or so-called “analytical” cookies, used to measure the site’s audience and the interest shown by visitors in the various sections of the site.

In accordance with current regulations, the use of non-essential cookies is subject to the prior and explicit consent of the user. The user may at any time reconsider his or her acceptance or refusal of non-essential cookies by clicking on the “Cookies” link at the bottom of each page.

It should be noted that this site does not directly deposit any advertising cookies tracking user activity for the benefit of advertisers. However, cookies in this category may be indirectly deposited on the user’s browser or terminal by third-party sites hosting content embedded on the present site.

Data collected via embedded content

This site may include embedded content, i.e. content (videos, images, articles, etc.) accessible directly from this site but hosted by other sites (e.g. Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc.).

Embedded content behaves in the same way as if the visitor were visiting the sites hosting it. In particular, these sites may use cookies of various kinds, collect data on the user, integrate third-party tracking tools or track the user’s interactions with embedded content if the user has an account connected to them.

Access to embedded content may require authorizing the deposit of certain types of cookies by the sites hosting such content. However, this privacy policy does not apply to all data collected via embedded content. For such data, the user is invited to refer to the various privacy policies of the sites concerned (Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc.).

Google Analytics

We use the Google Analytics service from Google to track visitors to our site in order to measure the performance of the content and functions we offer. The data collected for this purpose is anonymized, and the analytics service is configured to prevent sharing with third parties. This data is used to optimize the overall service we offer.

The use of this service requires the deposit of “analytical cookies”. Users who do not wish their access to this site to be subject to any performance or audience measurement may do so by refusing the deposit of non-essential cookies when first accessing this site or, subsequently and at any time, by clicking on the “Cookies” link at the bottom of each page.

For further information about the Google Analytics service, please refer to Google’s specific privacy policy.

Collected data: storage, protection and lifespan

Data provided by visitors and members is stored in databases or files hosted by our service provider, the company O2switch, on French territory. This provider implements the most adequate means, according to the standards of the industry, to :

  • ensure a high level of reliability for the storage,
  • protect data against unauthorized access.

Data explicitly provided by our members is kept for as long as they renew their membership. In the event of non-renewal of membership, whether explicit or not, this data is destroyed within a maximum of one year.

Data explicitly provided by persons contacting us via our site is automatically destroyed at the latest one year after the date of receipt.

Automatically-acquired data has the same lifespan as the information explicitly provided when it supplements the latter. The lifespan of the cookies used is variable and, with the exception of cookies used by embedded content, is a maximum of 13 months.

Collected data: right of access, modification, deletion

The personal data provided in the context of a membership remain accessible to the member when he logs in under his account on the site. He can then update his data.

Personal data communicated when accessing the site via the contact section remain accessible upon explicit request to the address “data.privacy at”.

In addition, the user may request the deletion of personal data he or she has provided at any time by sending a request to the same address “data.privacy at”. The deletion will be effective within one month after receipt and confirmation of the request.

Validity and modification of the privacy policy

The Privacy Policy is established in accordance with the general regulations for the protection of personal data and is effective as of the date of its publication. ALAF may update this Privacy Policy from time to time; each new version will be posted on this site.

Date of the latest update : May 2024

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