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Privacy policy

As of January 1, 2011.
This site has been declared to the CNIL, under number 1266999, in accordance with the French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978.
Serious Factory attaches great importance to data confidentiality. This Privacy Policy applies to all Services offered by Serious Factory.

1. Nature and use of the information collected
(i) Information you provide to us: When a form to be completed is requested by Serious Factory, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and password), which we then store in encrypted form on secure servers.
(ii) Cookies: When you access the Services, we transmit one or more cookies (small files containing a string of characters) to your computer or other device to uniquely identify your browser. We use these cookies to improve the quality of our Services, in particular to store user preferences, improve the relevance of search results, and analyze browsing habits.
(iii) Login Information: Each time you access the Services, our servers automatically record the information that your browser sends when you visit a website. These server connection logs may include information such as your web search request, your IP address, the type and language of your browser, the date and time of your search and one or more cookies that uniquely identify your browser. (iv) User Communications: When you send an e-mail or other communication to Serious Factory, we may retain the relevant information in order to process your requests, respond to your questions and improve our Services.
(v) Links: Serious Factory reserves the right to display links in a format that allows it to be determined whether the user has consulted them. We use this information to improve the effectiveness of our search technologies and the relevance of content.
(vi) Other Sites: This Privacy Policy applies only to the Services provided by Serious Factory. Serious Factory has no control over the various sites or hyperlinks contained in the search results generated by the Services. These other sites may store their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or ask you for personal information.
Serious Factory processes personal information only for the purposes defined in this Privacy Policy. In addition to the above, the information collected is used for the following purposes:
(i) provide you with the Services offered ;
(ii) carry out audits, research and analyses in order to ensure the maintenance, protection and improvement of our Services ;
(iii) to ensure the technical maintenance of our network ;
(iv) protect the rights or property of Serious Factory or its users ;
(v) develop new Services.
Personal information is processed by Serious Factory servers in France and other countries. In some cases, the processing may be carried out on a server located outside your country of residence.
We may process personal information ourselves to operate our Services or, in some cases, on behalf of third parties, with their prior consent and in accordance with their instructions.

2. Sending personal information
When you register for the Services, we invite you to provide personal information. In the event that we use this information for a purpose other than that for which it was collected, we will ask for your prior consent.
Most browsers are configured to accept cookies, but you can change these settings so that your browser refuses all cookies or notifies you when you receive a cookie. However, some features and Services may not work properly when cookies are disabled.
You have the option to refuse to provide your personal information to our Services. However, in this case, you may not be able to access these Services.

3. Communication of your personal information to third parties
Serious Factory only discloses your personal information to companies or third parties in the following rare circumstances:
(i) We have obtained your consent. We always ask for your permission before disclosing any personal or confidential information about you to third parties. (ii) We transmit such information to our subsidiaries, affiliates or other trusted companies or persons who process it on our behalf. We ensure that they agree to process such information only as instructed by us and in accordance with our Privacy Policy and undertake to implement appropriate data security and privacy protection measures. (iii) We believe in good faith that access, use, protection or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary, to the fullest extent permitted or required by law, to (a) comply with any legal, regulatory, judicial or other governmental request, (b) detect, prevent or deal with fraudulent activities, security breaches or technical problems, or (c) protect against any infringement of the rights, property or safety of Serious Factory, its users or the public.
In the event that Serious Factory is involved in a merger, acquisition or other form of sale of all or part of its assets, we are committed to ensuring the confidentiality of your personal information relating to the transactions mentioned and to informing you before they are transferred or subject to a new Privacy Policy.
We may disclose to third parties certain aggregated and anonymous information, such as the number of users searching for a specific term or the number of users who clicked on a given hypertext link. This information does not allow us to identify you.

4. Information security
Serious Factory implements all necessary security measures to prevent unauthorized access, modification, disclosure or destruction of data. Access to personal information is strictly limited to employees, subcontractors and Serious Factory agents who need to access it in order to operate, develop or improve our Services. These persons are also subject to confidentiality obligations.

5. Data integrity
Serious Factory processes personal information only for the purpose for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Our data collection, storage and processing procedures are regularly reviewed to ensure that only appropriate data is used to provide or improve our Services to you in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete and up-to-date, but it is the responsibility of users to update their information when necessary.

6. Access to and modification of your personal information
As part of your use of the Services, we allow you to access your personal information, correct it in the event of error or delete it at any time, except where otherwise required by law or where such data is necessary for legitimate business purposes.

7. Modification of this Privacy Policy
Serious Factory may change its Privacy Policy at any time. In this case, Serious Factory will immediately put the new Privacy Policy online. Your effective use of the Services after the Privacy Policy has been modified shall constitute acceptance of the Privacy Policy.

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Serious Factory is located at 4, rue Gustave Flourens – 92150 Suresnes, France. For any questions regarding this Privacy Policy,
thank you for contact us.

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