Privacy policy

The TranceScience foundation consider the respect and protection of privacy very seriously.


To let you visit our website with confidence, this Privacy Policy aims at describing in a transparent manner which personal data is collected and processed by TransceScience, how and why.

Updated on March 12, 2021

Information on respecting your privacy

Type of personal data collected

We may collect the following personal data about you:

The data you provide

Information requests

When you contact us for an information request, you must communicate your:

  • firstname
  • lastname
  • and email address.

The data we record


When you visit our site, we record visitor activity on our site in order to track it.

To do this, we use the Google Analytics audience measurement tool.

We have configured the Google Analytics service to collect and transmit to Google no personal information:

  • deactivation of statistical data sharing in our Google Analytics account with other Google products and services,
  • deactivation of the advertising features on the Google Analytics profile of this website, in particular demographic reports and user interests,
  • deactivation of user reports in the Google Analytics profile of this website,
  • reduction of the retention period for user and event data to 14 months and disabling resetting of this period upon new user activity.
  • anonymization of your IP address as soon as the data is received by the Google collection network (masking of the last 2 numbers of your IP address)

During your visit to our site, we record your full IP address with each request made to our site in order to monitor its operation.


Periodically, the site’s files and database, including your personal data, are saved on independent servers with restricted access for maintenance or recovery in the event of failure.

Use of your data

We use your data for the following purposes:

  • respond to your various requests for information
  • carry out marketing statistics and analyses, in order to understand how you use our site and thus improve your user experience
  • monitor and maintain the operation of the site and fight against illicit use of the site and malicious attempts.
  • restore the functioning of the site in case of failure
  • and process your data for the purposes of proof and in the context of compliance with our legal obligations.

Share & recipients of data

The data that we collect is accessible to our service providers, acting as subcontractors, who contribute administratively and technically to the achievement of the above-mentioned objectives (hosting provider, maintenance provider, measurement of ‘audience…).

Information requests

The personal information collected by these different forms is processed only by TranceScience.

Audience statistics

The personal information collected during the follow-up of audience of our site is transmitted to Google (United States) for statistical analysis then exploited by TranceScience through the Google Analytics tool.


The personal information collected during the recording of the site logs is processed by the hosting and maintenance providers,namely OVH (France) and TranceScience (France).


The personal information kept when saving site backups is processed by hosting and maintenance providers, namely OVH (France) and TranceScience (France).

Duration of data storage

We will only keep your personal data until the aforementioned purposes for which the data was collected or received have been achieved and until the expiration of our legal obligations in relation to archive conversation.

Information requests

The data retention period is 12 months (1 year) from the date of registration of the request.

Audience measures

The data retention period is 26 months from the last visit to the site.


The data retention period is 12 rolling months (1 year).

Site backups (files and database)

The data retention period is 90 sliding days (3 months).

Security of your data

We maintain adequate technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data you provide to us against unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, disclosure or access to your personal data, whether accidentally or unlawfully.

For example, we store the data you provide to us on servers with limited access that are located in monitored facilities. In addition, when we transmit personal information over the Internet, this information is protected by means of an encryption system or any other technique allowing the encryption of this information.

Your rights

In accordance with the French Data Protection Act of January 6, 1978 and its adaptation of June 20, 2018 to the European “General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) of April 27, 2016”, you can exercise your rights:

  • to obtain confirmation that your data is being processed or not, and if so, to access this data,
  • rectification of your data, if it is inaccurate or incomplete,
  • deletion of your data, subject to our legal retention obligations,
  • to obtain limitation of processing when you object, when you dispute the accuracy of your data, when you believe that their processing is unlawful, or when you need it for the establishment, exercise or defense of your legal rights,
  • to object at any time to the processing of your data by TranceScience, except in the case of legitimate reasons of TranceScience. You can also object to the processing done for prospecting purposes,
  • to receive your data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable and interoperable format, and to transmit it to another controller without our hindrance,
  • not to be the subject of a decision based exclusively on automated processing producing legal effects concerning you or affecting you, except when this decision is necessary for the conclusion or execution of a contract, or is legally permitted,
  • to give instructions for the fate of your personal data in the event of death,

by contacting our data processing and protection officer at the bottom of this page.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority such as the CNIL.

Application of this Privacy Policy

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact our data processing and protection officer at the bottom of this page.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We occasionally update this Privacy Policy. In this case, we are also correcting the “last updated” date at the top of this document.

We encourage you to regularly review this Privacy Policy in order to stay informed about the protection of the personal information we collect. Your continued use of our site constitutes your agreement to this policy and its updates.

Information about Cookies

When visiting our site, cookies may be placed on your device (computer, mobile phone or tablet). This section explains how cookies work, what cookies are issued when you visit our site, how we collect your prior consent and how to use current tools to configure them.

What is a cookie?

A “cookie” is a text file stored on your device when visiting our website. It is used to collect anonymous information about your browsing and to give you content adapted to your device or interests. Only the issuer of a cookie is able to read or modify the information contained therein.

Cookies may involve the transmission of information, either between you and us, or to a third party on our part or to a third party in accordance with its own Privacy Policy.

Only the issuer of a cookie may read or modify the information contained therein.

You can also configure your device so that it informs you each time a cookie is sent to you. You can also choose to deactivate all cookies. You can do this either on our site in your cookie preferences settings, or directly in your browser settings. Please see the last part of these cookie terms for more information on how to manage or disable browser cookies.

Cookies issued during a visit to our site

Your choices in relation to cookies

You can choose to deactivate cookies at any time by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, disabling certain cookies can disrupt navigation on the site.

For Google Chrome

More information about cookie management on Google Chrome

For Microsoft Internet Explorer

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For Mozilla Firefox

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For Apple Safari

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For Opera

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Data processing and protection officer

The TranceScience foundation, represented by Francis TAULELLE in his capacity as Chairman, is responsible for data processing and protection, is responsible for the processing and protection of the data it collects in the context of your use of the site

If you have a question regarding the way in which we process your personal data, you can contact our data processing and protection officer:

  • using our online contact form
  • or by post to TranceScience – 57 rue Laugier – 75017 Paris – France

Data processing and protection officer

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