We attach great importance to the respect of your privacy and the protection of your personal data and ensure the compliance and legality of the processing of personal data with the legislation and regulations applicable in France and Europe, in particular the French Data  Protection Act of 6 January 1978, as amended, and the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of personal data (hereinafter the “GDPR“).

The purpose of this privacy policy is to describe the various data processing that thebvafamily.com (hereinafter « The BVA Family ») implements on the website. 

In particular, it aims to inform you about :

  • how your personal data is collected. Personal data is any information relating to a natural person that can be identified, directly or indirectly. This may include first and last name, age, postal or e-mail address, telephone number, location or IP address (non-exhaustive list);
  • the purposes and legal base of the various processing operations involving your personal data; 
  • the period for which your personal data will be kept and the rights you have regarding this data; 
  • the person responsible for collecting and processing your personal data and the recipients of this data;
  • the website’s cookie policy.

This policy completes the legal notices available at the following address:  https://www.thebvafamily.com/privacy-policy/

It comes into force on the date of its publication and applies to all personal data collected by The BVA Family on its website https://www.thebvafamily.com. 

The BVA Family reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in order to ensure the users of the site (hereinafter the “Users”) of its conformity with the legislation and regulations in force. We therefore invite you to read this policy regularly. 

1.Principles relating to the collection and processing of personal data (hereinafter the “Data”)

In accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of the GDPR, Data shall be: 

  • a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject (lawfulness, fairness and transparency);
  • b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; 
  • c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed (data minimisation);
  • d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay (‘accuracy’);
  • e) kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed (storage limitation); 
  • f) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures (integrity and confidentiality).

Processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:

  • a) the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  • b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
  • c) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
  • d) processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
  • e) processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
  • f) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

2. Nature of Data processing

In order to operate its website, The BVA Family may need to collect and process your Data to allow you to access the features and services offered by the website. The functionalities and services concerned are in particular the following:

  • You can contact us using the form available from the “Contact us” section of the website. The purpose of this form is to allow professionals and private individuals to formulate a request (e.g. expertise, other information request);
  • You can receive other communications from The BVA Family, by checking the “I agree to receive further communications from The BVA Family.” box displayed under the form in the “Contact Us” section of the website.

2.1. Purposes of Data processing

Data is collected and processed for the following purposes:  

  • Management and follow-up of your contact requests;
  • Communication of our content via the “I agree to receive further communications from The BVA Family.” box.

2.2. Legal bases for Data processing 

As a data controller, understood as the legal person who determines the purposes and means of the Data processing it carries out, The BVA Family collects and processes Data for the aforementioned purposes, which are based on the following legal bases:

Purpose / Legal base :

Management and follow-up of contact requests / Legitimate interest

Management of our content communication / Consent

3. Data processed by The BVA Family

3.1. Data processed in the contact form

The Data likely to be collected and processed through the contact form are the following:  

  • Last name
  • First name 
  • E-mail
  • Company
  • City
  • Country
  • Your request

The data collected in this form allows The BVA Family to respond to your request and to contact you if necessary. 

3.2. Data processed for content communication from The BVA Family

You can receive content from The BVA Family using the contact form when sending your request by checking the « I agree to receive further communications from The BVA Family. » box. 

To process your request for content communication, The BVA Family collects only your e-mail address.

You may opt out of such communications at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the end of each The BVA Family communication.

 4.Data collection mode

Data is collected directly from the User, who agrees to provide it by filling out the contact form mentioned in Article 3 “Data processed by The BVA Family” of this privacy policy.

5.Mandatory nature of Data collection

Data fields identified with an asterisk are mandatory: without this information, we cannot process your request. 

6.Automated individual decision-making

The processing is not subject to any automated decision-making.

7.Data Subjects

Data processing only concerns Users who who would like to access The BVA Family services, in accordance with the terms and conditions defined in Article 2 “Nature of Data Processing”.

8.Data recipients

8.1. Categories of recipients 

The Data recipients are authorized internal members of The BVA Family. 

8.2. Data Transfers/Transfers outside the EU

The BVA Family endeavors to keep your Data in the European Union. However, the Data collected by The BVA Family may be transferred to third-party subcontractors established outside the European Union as part of the IT tools it uses in its activities. 

In the event that Data is transferred to a third-party partner located outside the European Union, The BVA Family will ensure that the Data is transferred using the appropriate legal instruments, in particular the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses, in order to guarantee the security of your Data and the respect of your rights.

9.Data retention period 

The BVA Family ensures that the retention periods of your Data are proportionate to the purposes for which they were collected. 

Thus, following the last contact you had with one of our services, the Data is kept for a period of three (3) years. Your Data is then destroyed in accordance with applicable regulations.

10.Security

As a data controller, The BVA Family takes all necessary precautions to protect the security, integrity and confidentiality of your Data. 

We have implemented technical and organizational measures to limit access to your Data, including the physical security of the buildings housing our systems and the security of our computer system in order to protect them against loss, alteration or disclosure to unauthorized third parties. 

11.Websites and social networks

When you browse the BVA Family website, we would like to inform you that some buttons and links on the website may allow you to access external resources (social networks, other websites). 

The use of these external resources may lead to the collection and processing of your Data by the social networks or websites concerned. We therefore highly recommend you to consult their privacy policies to understand the information that may be collected, used or shared by these social networks or websites. Please note that, in this context, The BVA Family is not a data controller within the meaning of the GDPR.

12.Your rights on your Data

In accordance with the French Data Protection Act and the GDPR, you can exercise the following rights:

  • Right of access, to request the rectification and restriction of your Data; 
  • Right to object to the processing of your Data; 
  • Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) of your Data;
  • Right to withdraw your consent at any time;
  • Right to Data portability in accordance with the applicable regulations.

You also have the right to express specific or general instructions concerning the storage, erasure and communication of your post-mortem Data.

This right must be exercised by mailing a request to the Data Protection Officer, whose contact details are given below. Requests concerning the fate of post-mortem Data must be accompanied by a copy of an identity document in order to be processed.

In the absence of such instructions, The BVA Family will comply with the requests of heirs as exhaustively set out in the French Data Protection Act. 

Finally, you may also lodge a complaint with the supervisory authorities, in particular the  National Commission for Computing and Freedom (CNIL) or any other competent authority, if you consider, after contacting us, that one of your rights has not been respected.

To learn more about your rights, you can visit the CNIL website at fthe following link : https://www.cnil.fr/fr/les-droits-pour-maitriser-vos-donnees-personnelles 

13.Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) is your contact for any request, including exercising your rights on the processing of your Data:

Contact by e-mail : dpo@bva-group.com 

Contact by post :

DPO
123 Boulevard de Grenelle
75015 Paris

14.Login data and cookies 

We use login data and cookies (small files stored on your computer) to ensure the proper functioning of our website and services. For more information on this subject, please consult our cookie policy via the following link just below.

COOKIE POLICY

The BVA Family website uses cookies. The purpose of this page is to inform you about cookies, how we use them and how you can control their use.

Cookies are stored on your computer terminal according to your choices, which you can control at any time in accordance with the instructions in this policy. 

 

1.What is a cookie ?

A cookie is a small text file stored on the User’s computer terminal when browsing a website, and stored in a file on your computer terminal by your browser. On each visit, cookies are sent back to the website visited, or to any other website which recognizes the cookie.

Cookies enable websites to recognize your computer terminal when you return to the website.

 

2.The different categories of cookie

Cookies necessary for the proper functioning of the website;

Unnecessary cookies (performance, functional, targeting and advertising)

  • Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
  • Performance cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
  • Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
  • Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.
  • Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analyzed and have not been classified into a category as yet.

The BVA Family uses various cookies on its website:

 

  • Cookies necessary for the proper functioning of the website are not subject to your consent. Example: cookies to display the cookie information banner / record whether the banner is displayed or not;
  • Unnecessary cookies: these are subject to your prior consent, which you can give via the cookies banner and manage in the cookie preference settings.

 

 3.Cookies used on the website https://www.thebvafamily.com/

 

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4.How to manage Cookies

Cookie management via your browser

You can modify your browser settings to refuse new cookies, uninstall existing cookies or be notified when new cookies are sent to your computer terminal.

You can find your browser’s help menu via the following links:

 

  • Internet explorer™ : https://support.microsoft.com/fr-fr/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies;
  • Safari™ : https://support.apple.com/fr-fr/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac;
  • Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=fr&hlrm=en;
  • Firefox™:https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/protection-renforcee-contre-pistage-firefox-ordinateur?redirectlocale=fr&redirectslug=Activer+et+d%C3%A9sactiver+les+cookies;
  • Opera™ : https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies.

If you use a browser not listed above, you can find the necessary information in your browser’s help menu.

For further details on cookie management, please refer to the CNIL information page via the following link: https://www.cnil.fr/fr/cookies-les-outils-pour-les-maitriser

We would like to inform you that if you refuse or uninstall cookies, some of the site’s functions may be disabled.

Finally, deactivating a cookie doesn’t delete the cookie from your browser. You must delete the cookie from your browser yourself.