Date of last amendment: April 15, 2021

In accordance with Articles 6 and 19 of the French Law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on trust in the digital economy, natural persons accessing and using the website (hereinafter referred to as the “User(s)”) are informed of the identity of the various persons responsible for publishing, producing and/or monitoring the said website.

The intra-community VAT number is FR91385385844.

The publication director is Mr. Philippe THOMAS, in his capacity as APP’s Chairman who can be contacted at the e-mail address or by telephone at +33 (0) 1 40 35 03 03.

The website is hosted by the company APP SOLUTIONS, a French “société par actions simplifiée”, identified under SIREN number 519 136 170, whose registered office is located at 25 rue de la Plaine – 75020 Paris – FRANCE and can be reached by telephone at +33 (0) 1 43 59 60 61.

Privacy policy

This privacy policy defines how the APP uses and protects the information, including personal data, transmitted by the User when using the website (hereinafter referred to as the “Data”).

In this privacy policy, the terms “personal data” and “controller” must be interpreted in accordance with the French Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 as amended, known as the “Loi Informatique et Libertés” and the European Regulation No. 2016/679 of 27 April 2016, known as the “General Data Protection Regulation”.

The APP respects the Users’ will to protect their Data. When using the website, the User may be required to provide certain information that allows him/her to be identified directly or indirectly. This information will be used in accordance with this privacy policy and for the processing purposes agreed by the User.

1. Identity and contact details of the controller

The controller is the Agence pour la Protection des Programmes (APP), an association constituted in accordance with the French Law of 1901, identified under SIREN number 385 385 844, whose registered office is located at 25 rue de la Plaine – 75020 Paris – FRANCE and can be reached at the e-mail address or by telephone at +33 (0) 1 40 35 03 03.

The controller’s representative is Mr. Philippe THOMAS, in his capacity as APP’s Chairman.

2. Data Collection

The controller may collect a certain amount of personal data provided by the User through the use of the contact form on the website.

By using the contact form, the User is asked to fill in:

  • Name;
  • First name;
  • E-mail address;
  • Telephone number;
  • Company name (optional);
  • Membership number (optional).

Some information, indicated by an asterisk, is mandatory and necessary only for the processing of the User’s request. The absence of a response to a mandatory field is likely to compromise the processing of the User’s request.

3. Processing purposes

The information collected on the contact form and transmitted directly by the User is recorded in a computer file by the controller for the processing of the information request.

The Data may also be used to send e-mails for information and/or commercial prospecting purposes during the Data retention period provided for in Article 5 – “Data retention period” provided that:

  • the User has agreed to this by ticking the box “I agree to receive information and offers from the APP” located at the bottom of the form or;
  • the request for information relates to one or more services of the APP and/or the sending of a quote.

4. Legal basis for processing

If the request relates to the services offered by the APP, the legal basis for the processing is the legitimate interest of the APP.

By checking the box “I agree to receive information and offers from the APP”, the User has consented to receive commercial prospecting from the APP. The legal basis for this processing is therefore consent.

The User is hereby informed that he/she may, at any time, object to the use of his/her Data and/or withdraw his/her consent (see Article 7 – “Users’ Rights”), provided that such use is not necessary for the performance of a contract concluded with the APP such as membership and use of the APP’s services.

5. Data retention period

The data collected via the contact form of the website are kept for a period of three (3) years from the last contact from the person who filled in the form.

The User has the possibility to object to his Data being kept for a period of three (3) years, under the conditions provided for in Article 7 – “Users’ Rights”.

During this period, the APP undertakes to implement all necessary measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and security of the Data, in order to prevent, in particular, access by unauthorized third parties.

6. Recipients and data transfer

Data are transmitted to the relevant departments of the APP in order to ensure that they are processed only for the purposes intended and consented to by the User.

The APP undertakes not to sell the personal data collected and not to transfer the Data outside the European Union. In the event that the APP uses a processor to transfer data outside the European Union, it undertakes to ensure that this processor provides sufficient guarantees regarding the implementation of appropriate technical and organizational measures.

7. Users’ rights

In accordance with the “Loi Informatique et libertés” and the General Data Protection Regulation, the User has the right of access to, object to and rectification of or erasure of Data, the right to restriction of processing and the right to the portability of all Data concerning him/her.

In this context, the User may exercise his/her rights by sending an e-mail to the DPO of the APP at the following address: or by clicking on the unsubscribe link available at the bottom of an information e-mail sent by the data controller to the User.

8. Cookies policy

  • Definitions

A cookie is defined as a small file deposited on the User’s hard disk when consulting the website and which stores information necessary for the proper functioning of the latter and for audience measurement purposes.

The User is informed that cookies do not allow the APP to personally identify the User.


  • Types and purposes of cookies

When the User connects to the website, the User is informed that the APP uses cookies to operate its website and measure its audience via a banner that appears on the first page consulted of the website and each time the User wishes to access an application of the website.

The cookies used by the APP are of two types:

  • Audience measurement cookies, which are used to analyze website consultation statistics.


Cookies for audience measurement
Cookie name Purpose Retention period Provider
_ga Used to distinguish visitors 2 years Google Analytics
_gid Used to distinguish visitors 24 hours Google Analytics
_gat Used to limit request rate 1 minute Google Analytics
hubspotutk Used to keep track of website visitors 1 year and 24 days HubSpot
__hstc Used to track visitors 1 year and 24 days HubSpot
__hssc Used to keep track of sessions 30 minutes HubSpot


  • Functional cookies that allow the website services to function optimally. The User can technically block them by using the settings of his browser, but his experience on the site may be degraded. For more information.
  • Legal basis for processing

The use of cookies is subject to the User’s consent if they are not strictly necessary for the operation of the website or if their purpose is limited to audience measurement.

By clicking on the “Ok, accept all” button, the User accepts the use of audience measurement cookies. Conversely, by clicking on the “Deny all cookies” button, the User refuses the use of audience measurement cookies.


  • Retention period

The User’s choice is kept for thirteen (13) months by the APP. At the end of this period, the “cookies” banner shall reappear and the User shall be invited to renew his/her choice.