Confidentiality policy

This privacy policy aims to present the way in which we collect, use and share your personal data in accordance with Regulation No. 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 27, 2016 relating to the protection of natural persons. with regard to the processing of Personal Data and the free movement of Data (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 as amended.

1. Definitions

“Personal data” or “data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An “identifiable natural person” is deemed to be a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more specific elements specific to their physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity.

“Sensitive data” means data which reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership, as well as the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purposes of identifying a natural person uniquely, data concerning health or data concerning the sex life or sexual orientation of a natural person.

«“Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, service or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing. In this case it is the Institut Agro Montpellier.

2. Data controller

a. Within the meaning of article 4.7 of the GDPR, the Institut Agro Montpellier, whose head office is located at 2 place Pierre Viala, 34060 Montpellier, is responsible for the processing of personal data collected on the website.

b. The Institut Agro Montpellier determines the purposes and means of the treatment(s) carried out.

3. Why we collect data

a. The cookies we issue allow us:

  • To maintain the proper functioning of the site,
  • To record and adapt the functionalities of the site according to your browsing preferences (identification, adapt to the types of devices used)
  • To manage the acceptance and retention period of cookies

b. Cookies issued through third parties:

  • Analytics cookies: they allow us to track the audiences of our Site and to know your navigation on our Site (Google Analytics cookies) and to generate statistical data regarding use of the Site. This allows us to improve the performance of the Site.

4. Collection of data by cookies

A cookie is a small text file and covers all types of tracers deposited and read for example when consulting a website, reading an email, installing or using a software or a mobile application, regardless of the type of terminal used. It may be deposited by the server of the visited Site or by a third-party server (advertising network, web analytics service, etc.). Cookies do not compromise the security of the site.

a. In accordance with current legislative and regulatory provisions, we automatically collect certain information when you browse our site. These data are as follows:

  • The device and browser used;
  • The IP address;
  • The date and time of your navigation;
  • Your browsing history.

b. In accordance with the regulations, we provide you with the opposition mechanism by updating your cookie acceptance preferences by clicking on the Axeptio module located at the bottom left of your screen.

5. Data retention

This data is not kept beyond 13 months from your first visit. Raw attendance data associating an identifier is also not kept for more than 13 months.

6. Data transfer

a. The personal data processed by L’Institut Agro Montpellier is neither sold nor transferred to partners, its subsidiaries or its subcontractors.

b. However, if the policy changes, it will be updated.

c. In any case, if a possible transfer of data were to take place, the Institut Agro Montpellier will ensure that this transfer will take place between a Member State of the European Union or that the third State has sufficient guarantees or a decision of adequacy allowing data protection in accordance with the requirements provided for by the GDPR.

7. User Rights

a. In accordance with Articles 15 to 22 GDPR, regarding the data we hold about you, you have the following rights:

  • Right of access (article 15 of the GDPR);
  • Right of rectification (article 16 of the GDPR);
  • Right of erasure (article 17 of the GDPR);
  • Right to restriction of processing (article 18 of the GDPR);
  • Right to notification of rectifications, deletions, limitations (article 19 of the GDPR);
  • Right to data portability (article 20 of the GDPR);
  • Right to object (article 21 of the GDPR);
  • Right not to be subject to profiling (article 22 of the GDPR).

b. You can exercise these rights by sending your request to the following postal address: Thierry Lacombe, bât. 28, 2 place Pierre Viala, 34060 Montpellier cedex 1 or at the email address

c. A request for a copy of valid proof of identity may be requested from you if we are not certain of your identity to enable us to ensure that the request made actually comes from the legitimate holder of the data concerned.