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Compliance with European data protection legislationThe European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) exists to prevent the abusive gathering and storage of personal details through intrusive Internet technology.
About-France.com does not demand, gather or store any personal information from users. Use of About-France.com is completely free, and no logins are required on any part of the website
About-France.com does not store or record any personal information about visitors to the site. About-France.com does not maintain any form of online database, and does not transmit, give or sell any information to any third parties.
However, like almost all professional websites, About-france.com logs analytical data relating to the number and origin of visitors to the website, and the pages viewed. This is done by means of "cookies", tiny bits of code that are automatically sent to any computer connecting to a page of the website. These cookies are a standard Internet protocol; they do not store personal information, only the user's IP (internet address - which may change) and can only be used for statistical purposes.
If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can block them through your browser - either generally or for specific websites. However you should be warned that blocking cookies will prevent interaction between computers, and will disable certain browser functions, notably with websites that require a login, ecommerce websites, and other operations requiring communication between computers. For further information on blocking cookies, see allaboutcookies.org
AdsWe use third-party advertising companies - notably Google - to serve ads when you visit our website. We show very few ads, and we do not allow intrusive popup ads anywhere on our pages. The few ads that we do use are there to help us pay for the running costs of About-France.com, and keep the service completely free.
For instance, to see how Google displays ads on your website, visit Google Ads settings.
About-France.com has strict ethical policies regarding ads. We do not not knowingly carry any ads for products or services relating to pharmaceuticals, adult content, gambling, or violence.
By continuing to use our website, you implicitly agree to accept cookies, unless you disable them on your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer or other) .
Visitor statisticsIn order to better serve you and improve the user experience, we analyze the audience of our site with Web Analytics solution: AFS Analytics . This service, which complies with GDPR regulations, may save personal data (as defined by the GDPR) as a subcontractor, including a unique number consisting of alphanumeric characters identifying you. This encrypted data is saved on secure servers located in France or in Canada. Canada guarantees data protection under Articles 44 and 46 of the GDPR. No banking information is transmitted to AFS Analytics.
AFS Analytics does not share, sell, or claim any rights to visitor data collected on our site – which in any case is limited to only the visitor's IP, since About-France.com never requires nor collects any other visitor data anyway. The storage duration is limited to 365 days by default. You may request the deletion or modification of this data by contacting the Data Manager at DataSense, the company responsible for data for AFS Analytics.
For collecting data, we use analytics.js, developed by AFS Analytics. The cookies are exclusively attached to our domain name, and are not shared . The data collected can only be used for statistical analysis of the visitors to About-France.com - how many people consult the website each day, where they come from, how long they stay on the website, how many pages they consult.... but not who they are.