PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

Personal Data protection is a major concern of Soletanche Freyssinet, which treats this issue as a matter of priority. Our commitment to transparent processing of the Personal Data we collect is enshrined in a policy designed to provide you with information regarding our processing of any Personal Data collected via this www.soletanchefreyssinet.com website (hereinafter referred to as the ‘website’)

Soletanche Freyssinet (hereinafter, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ or ‘Soletanche Freyssinet’) may collect and process Personal Data about you when you visit this website.

 

PROCESSING

You may visit our website without providing any Personal Information about yourself. However, to access certain parts of our websites and/or in the context of using specific information or services, we may need to collect your Personal Data, which we will then process for the purposes set out below.

Certain information relating to user activity on this website may be collected automatically. This information is received by Soletanche Freyssinet and may be used as a basis for research, statistical analyses, audience measurements and other analyses conducted to improve and develop the website. In addition, we may process your personal data for the following purposes in the context of pre-contractual and/or contractual obligations:

  • to improve, update and ensure the security of our website
  • to conduct customer satisfaction surveys
  • to manage the discussion forums to which you may contribute
  • to manage the recruitment process when you apply online for vacancies
  • to generate statistics and optimise the website
  • to send documents in response to requests made via our website
  • to send information about our company and its activities
  • to respond to requests received and forward information about the services we provide

These forms of data processing and their purposes are justified and based on our legitimate interest in ensuring that you enjoy the experience of visiting our website and interacting with us.

Some of the Personal Data we collect are essential in order to respond to your requests and are identified on data collection forms by an asterisk. Unless you complete these mandatory fields, we will not be able to respond to your requests.

When you submit a spontaneous application for employment, you expressly acknowledge and accept that your Personal Data will be used by Soletanche Freyssinet and/or one or more other Soletanche Freyssinet Group companies associated with the vacancy for which you have applied, so that your application can be considered and so that we can communicate with you, if necessary. The Information Systems Department of Soletanche Freyssinet has put in place security and confidentiality measures to ensure an adequate level of protection for your personal data, regardless of the geographic location of the Group company receiving the data, regardless of whether it is located within the European Union or in any other country worldwide.

Lastly, subject to your prior and explicit consent, we may also use the personal data you share with us for marketing purposes and, more specifically, to send you personalised offers.

In any event, Soletanche Freyssinet will pass on your personal data to a third party only when:

  • you have given us your express prior consent to share this information
  • Soletanche Freyssinet or one of its companies is obliged to share this information with third parties in order to provide you with the service you request
  • Soletanche Freyssinet or one of its companies is summoned by a court of law or any other official body to provide information

 

DATA RETENTION PERIOD

If you are an existing customer, we will retain your Personal Data for as long as our contractual and/or commercial relationship continues. When our contractual and/or commercial relationship ends, your Personal Data will be archived for five (5) years.

If you are a prospective customer with no established contractual and/or commercial relationship, we will retain your data for (3) years after our last contact with you.

If you are an applicant for a job vacancy for which you are not selected, we will delete all the information you share with us no later than two (2) years after collection of that information.

Lastly, the login information that we collect for the security, maintenance and improvement purposes mentioned above will not be retained for more than one (1) year after collection.

 

DATA TRANSFER

The Soletanche Freyssinet Group owns 6 trademarks and operates subsidiary companies in 97 countries worldwide in order to provide its customers with a global service. As a result, your Personal Data may be shared with other Soletanche Freyssinet Group entities and transferred to countries where we operate data centres or maintain another form of presence; these countries include those outside the European Union.

We may also be required by laws, court decisions and/or requests from public and governmental bodies inside or outside your country of residence to disclose your Personal Data. We may also disclose your Personal Data if we determine that, for reasons of national security, law enforcement or public interest, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose Personal Data if we decide in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our rights by using available remedies to enforce our terms of service, investigate fraud or protect our operations or users.

Lastly, Soletanche Freyssinet may restructure its activities anywhere in the world at any time. Such measures may require us to disclose Personal Data to potential or existing customers, or to receive

 

RIGHT OF ACCESS

You have a legal right to access your Personal Data.

You may also request that your Personal Data be corrected or deleted. You also have a right to object to the processing of your Personal Data or to ask for such processing to be limited. You also have a right to request details of the personal data we hold on you in a structured and standardised format.

Requests should be e-mailed to dpo@sf-group.com

In any event, you also have a legal right to submit a complaint to the competent data protection authority.

 

SECURITY

Soletanche Freyssinet uses a broad range of technical and organisational security measures to protect the Personal Data we collect, use and/or transfer against loss, misuse, falsification or destruction.

Nevertheless, Soletanche Freyssinet accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the security of Personal Data transmitted over the Internet.

 

EXTERNAL WEBSITES

Websites may provide links to other websites.

Soletanche Freyssinet provides no guarantee and makes no declaration in respect of such external Internet sites.

 

CHANGES TO THE POLICY

This Policy was updated on 09/15/2020.

We may periodically amend this Charter to keep pace with changes in technology, industry practices and regulatory requirements, or for other reasons.

When we need to make significant changes to our Policy, we will publish information to this effect in a prominent position on the website homepage before the change becomes effective.

 

COOKIES

The website uses cookies that are temporarily stored on the user’s device – computer, tablet and/or smartphone – to facilitate navigation and optimise website quality. These cookies may be rejected by the user on the basis of choices and options expressed by the latter at any time.

The cookies used on this website may be sent by own website or by a third-party website. They may be either session or persistent cookies: a session cookie is automatically deleted when the user closes the web browser; a persistent cookie remains stored on the user’s device until its expiration date.

The cookies used on this website have a maximum life of 12 months.

Categories

We use certain types of cookie on this website:

  • Strictly necessary cookies

These cookies are essential for you to browse our website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site. Without these cookies, you will not be able to receive some of services you request.

The following types of strictly necessary cookie are used on this website:

  • PHPSESSID
  • Functional cookies

These cookies allow the website to save your settings choices in order to provide you with enhanced and more personalised features. These cookies may also be used to remember changes you have made to the text size, font and other web page components that you have personalised. They can also be used to provide you with certain services you have requested, such as viewing a video.

These cookies cannot track your browsing activity on other websites, and do not collect any information about you that could be used for advertising purposes.

The following types of functional cookie are used on this website:

  • Linkedin
  • Addtoany
  • Fonts.googleapis.com
  • Instagram
  • Ytimg.com
  • Ggpht.com
  • Performance cookies

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website, including which pages are visited most frequently or the display of error messages on certain pages. All information collected by means of these cookies is anonymised and collected solely for the purpose of developing and monitoring traffic patterns on our website to improve the way it operates.

This information is used only by Soletanche Freyssinet and is never shared with third parties under any circumstances.

The following types of performance cookie are used on this website:

  • Cdninstagram
  • Licdn.com
  • Targeting cookies

Targeting cookies are used to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign by enabling the delivery of advertisements targeted around user interests, and are displayed on a limited number of occasions.

The following types of targeting cookie are used on this website:

  • _ga
  • _gat
  • _gid

Our website contains no third-party advertisements. We use targeting cookies purely for analytical purposes.

Third-party social media websites may collect certain information (IP address, browser type, language used, time of access, etc.) if you are logged in to them at the same time as browsing our website. Those websites may also link the information they collect with your profile information available on their own websites. We do not control these third-party tracking technologies, so we recommend that you review the terms of use and privacy policies of such third-party websites before using them.

Data usage

We may use Personal Data collected by our cookies to analyse the behaviour of website users for the purpose of providing more personalised content and offers.

The performance cookies used on this website do not collect Personal Data.

Other cookies may collect Personal Data (including cookie information placed by our advertising links on third-party websites):

  • If a user is a registered user
  • If we send you a targeted e-mail message that includes Internet tags, cookies or similar technologies, we will know if you open, read or delete the message

Here is a list of the main cookies we use on our website:

Cookies / Description

Linkedin, Licdn / Linkedin widget in the footer or in the brands pages
Instagram, cdninstagram / Intagram tool that brings the photos from the Soletanche Freyssinet account
Addtoany / Cookies that is implemented by the Addtoany tool to follow the shares on services such as Facebook, Twitter etc. that allow the social networks users to share our site content on social networks.
Fonts.googleapis.com / Cookies implemented to know the download and use of the site fonts
Google.com  ytimg.com  ggpht.com / Cookies implemented by Google and youtube when youtube videos are displayed
Googleanalytics.com / Analytics tracking Cookies for the internet site statistics.
_ga
_gat
_gid

Other tracking technologies

Soletanche Freyssinet also uses technologies that are substantially similar to cookies, such as Internet tags, or any other technology that may appear in advertising e-mails or newsletters to determine whether or not you have read these messages or have clicked the links they contain. Internet tags do not deposit any data on your device, but can be used in parallel with cookies to analyse the website browsing activity.

Accepting or refusing cookies

You can refuse to have cookies saved to your device by changing your web browser settings.

If you do not wish to receive cookies from our website, you can set your browser to refuse them or to notify you when you receive one and give you the option to accept or refuse the cookie concerned. You can also set your browser to disable cookies.

However, we recommend that you do not disable our cookies. Doing so will result in the deletion of all cookies used by the browser, including those used by other websites, which may in turn result in the alteration or loss of some settings or information. Deleting cookies may change the browsing characteristics of the website or even make it difficult to do so.

If you reject the saving of our cookies to your device, you will need to disable them. The following instructions explain how to do so, depending on which web browser you use:

  • If you use Internet Explorer
    1. Click the ‘Tools’ menu, and choose ‘Internet Options’.
    2. Click the ‘Privacy’ tab.
    3. Use the slider to select the desired level.

 

  • If you use Firefox
    1. Go to ‘Tools’ in the menu bar and click ‘Options’
    2. Click the ‘Privacy’ tab.

 

1. Go to the Safari menu.
2. Click ‘Preferences’.
3. Click the ‘Privacy’ option.
4. Click ‘Show Cookies’.

 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More  and then Settings.
  3. Under “Privacy and security,” click Cookies and other site data.
  4. Click See all cookies and site data and then Remove all.
  5. Confirm by clicking Clear all.