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Privacy policy

Effective date: 13 January 2019

Crefovi SELAS (“Crefovi“) respects your privacy and is committed to collecting, maintaining and using personal information about you responsibly. This Privacy policy (the “Policy“) applies to all of your use of crefovi.com (the “Site“) including services offered through related sites, such as crefovi.fr, which are together referred to as “Crefovi Sites“. To the extent that any of those services include specific privacy policies or terms and conditions, they will take priority over this Policy.

This Policy describes how your personal information will be treated as you use the Crefovi Sites and services.  This Policy does not apply to information provided to us in the course of our solicitor-client relationships or which is protected by confidentiality, the solicitor-client privilege, the solicitor work product doctrine or any other applicable protection. Nothing in this Policy should be understood as creating a solicitor-client relationship with visitors to our Crefovi Sites or, alternatively, to reduce any of the protections resulting from such relationships.

1. Information we collect from you when you use the Crefovi Sites

You are not required to provide any information to the Crefovi Sites. However, you may choose to do so by completing forms available in several sections of the Crefovi Sites, including: Industries, Practices, Blogs, Locations.

Like many websites, our server logs also capture information regarding your operating system, browser software, Internet Protocol (IP) address, and the full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) clickstream to, through and from our website, including date and time. We may use this information to improve the services we provide through the Crefovi Sites, to monitor and improve the performance of our servers, to administer the Crefovi Sites, and to protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Crefovi Sites. If you view a program on a Crefovi Sites, the fact that you watched the program and when you watched the program will be logged. We log this information to determine which videos our clients consider useful.

Crefovi Sites also use cookies. You can find our more about this in our Cookies policy. 

2. Information you submit to us through the Crefovi Sites

If you join one or more of our mailing lists or otherwise choose to provide personal information to us through the Crefovi Sites, we will use that information for the purpose for which it was collected and in accordance with the privacy wording on the relevant part of the website. In addition, we may use your personal information to:

  • communicate with you about our business;
  • provide publications, products and services you request;
  • invite you to, and register you for, events;
  • add you to mailing lists and send you marketing materials we believe will be of interest to you;
  • process and respond to requests, enquiries and complaints, and
  • for other purposes and operations which are reasonably related, such as administering, monitoring and improving the Crefovi Sites, our products and services.

Your information may be accessed by third party service providers who will process that information solely for our benefit and in accordance with our instructions – see Section 8 below for more information. However, we will not provide your personal information to or share it with any third party for their own marketing purposes, except in connection with requests you make that clearly involve third parties. This might include publications produced by third parties or events that are presented or sponsored by third parties. This will always be made clear to your before you sign up for the publication or event.

3. Your rights to access and update your personal information

Crefovi takes appropriate steps to avoid unauthorised changes to personal information you submit to Crefovi Sites. For so long as Crefovi elects to continue to provide the Crefovi Sites, and provided that you comply with all agreements concerning use of these Crefovi Sites, we will make all reasonable efforts to provide you with online access to your registration data and other personal information so that you may view, update or correct it. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take appropriate steps to verify your identity before granting you access or enabling you to make corrections.

We retain information that is collected through Crefovi Sites only for as long as needed for the purpose for which it was provided, or as otherwise required for our legitimate business purposes. Your information may be retained for longer periods if there are valid legal grounds, for example, if required by law or court order or to defend or pursue legal claims.

You may opt out of receiving marketing and market research communications at any time by using the unsubscribe links provided or by contacting us at . You may also change your preferences regarding the communications you receive from us here.

For further information on your rights, see Section 11 below.

4. Legal basis for processing your personal information

The majority of the personal information collected by Crefovi is provided by you voluntarily on the Crefovi Sites, for example when you sign up to join a mailing list or register for an event, and is therefore collected with your permission. The remaining personal information is collected for Crefovi’s legitimate business purposes, for example to monitor and improve the quality of the Crefovi Sites and our services, and to protect and defend our rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Crefovi Sites.

5. Links

Links to websites that are not operated by or for Crefovi (“Third Party Sites”) are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Crefovi Sites. This Policy does not apply to Third Party Sites. We have not reviewed the Third Party Sites, do not control and are not responsible for any of their content or their privacy policies, if any. We do not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them.  If you decide to access any of the Third Party Sites listed on or linked to from Crefovi Sites, you should understand that you do so at your own risk.

6. Sharing of information

The entity responsible for the management and use of the Crefovi Sites and personal information collected from them is Crefovi SELAS in France. However, Crefovi operates worldwide through its European offices and affiliates, and may transfer personal information across national borders. Crefovi Sites are operated on servers located in various jurisdictions, including the United Kingdom. When you access or use Crefovi Sites, personal information about you may be transferred outside the country in which you are situated to these other locations.

Crefovi has adopted a set of Binding Corporate Rules (“BCRs“) which have been approved by Data Protection Authorities in Europe. The BCRs allow personal information originating in the European Economic Area (“EEA“) to be transferred globally within the firm and ensure that such personal information is protected to the same standard when processed by any Crefovi entity or office around the world. For more information, click here.

Crefovi may also disclose and/or transfer your personal information (i) to its trusted third party service providers (for example, companies that provide systems, web hosting including microsites of the Crefovi Sites and other IT services; internal and external advisors and auditors); (ii) if required by applicable law; (iii) in connection with a reorganisation or combination of our firm with another firm; (iv) if it believes that such disclosure is necessary to enforce or apply its terms of use and other agreements or otherwise protect and defend Crefovi’s rights, property or safety or that of our clients and other users of the Crefovi Sites; (v) in order to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal obligation, or a regulatory or government inquiry; or (vi) with your consent.

Crefovi will not sell or release your personal information to third parties or allow them to directly market their products and services to you, except with your agreement as described in Section 2 above.

Whenever we share personal information about users of Crefovi Sites, with our trusted third party service providers, we will put in place appropriate contracts containing standard data protection clauses approved by the European Commission to protect that information and the rights of individuals.

7. Children’s privacy

Crefovi Sites and services are not directed to children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16.  If we receive personal information that we discover was provided by a child under the age of 16, we will promptly destroy such information. Schools and parents should supervise their children’s online activities and consider the use of other means to provide a child-friendly, online environment.

8. Security

Crefovi Sites use measures that are appropriate to protect your personal information against unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, and all our employees and any third parties that process your personal information on our behalf are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your information. However, we cannot and do not provide any assurance that these measures will be sufficient to protect the information you choose to transmit to Crefovi Sites.

If you have registered to use online services on one of the Crefovi Sites, your account details will be password protected. It is your responsibility to keep your password confidential and secure, and to sign out once you have finished browsing. Crefovi Sites are not designed to store sensitive personal information such as financial, health, criminal, racial or ethnic origin or political affiliation and you should not use Crefovi Sites for that purpose.

9. Agreement, changes

By submitting your personal information on the Crefovi Sites, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information on the basis described above. If you do not agree, please do not provide any personal information via the Crefovi Sites. If we decide to update our Policy, we will indicate this next to the Privacy policy link on the front page of the Site. If there are material changes to the Policy, we will prominently post and/or communicate such changes prior to implementing them.

Any information collected under previous versions of the Policy will then become subject to the terms of our new Policy.

10. Contacts, rights

If you have an online account, you may access, update and correct your personal information – including your marketing choices – using the account management facilities. You may also opt out of receiving marketing and market research communications at any time by contacting us at

Crefovi’s Data privacy complaints procedure contains information on how to:

  • access personal information relating to you;
  • request correction or deletion of your personal information;
  • object to processing or request a restriction on our use of your personal information;
  • raise any other concern about our use of your personal information.

Alternatively, please send an email to our .

Requests for notification of the purpose for which personal information will be used and/or its disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, termination of use or erasure will be processed in accordance with firm procedures.

You also have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority if you believe that your personal information has been collected or used in breach of relevant privacy legislation or Crefovi’s BCRs. If you are located in the European Union, this will be the Data Protection Authority in the country in which you are located. Alternatively, you may contact the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) at www.cnil.fr, by telephone on +33 (0)1 53 73 22 22 or by writing to this address: 3 Place de Fontenoy, TSA 80715, 75334, Paris Cedex 07, France.

11. Data controller

The data controller for the Site is: Crefovi SELAS, 59 rue Legendre, 75017, Paris, France.