Confidentiality and cookies policies

Preamble


Groupe Hatier International (hereafter referred to as “the Company”) strives to protect the privacy and personal data of the users of its websites, most notably by implementing and enforcing a confidentiality policy that complies with current legal requirements.

Below you will find a description of the data likely to be collected via our website www.hachette-livre-international.com (“the Website”), the purposes for which the data may be used, and your rights pertaining to the data.

 

Party responsible for processing personal data


The party responsible for processing personal data held is Groupe Hatier International, a simplified joint-stock company (SAS incorporated under the laws of France) with capital of €496,000.00, whose registered address is 11 rue Paul Bert, 92240 Malakoff, France, licensed by the Nanterre, France business registry under the number 572 079 093.

As required by the laws of France, a statement of the type of data processing performed pursuant to your use of this website has been filed with the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés (CNIL), France’s data protection agency.

 

Use of personal data


When you use the Website, personal data concerning you may be collected.

Only the data you have willingly entered is collected.

By using the Website, you acknowledge that you are of legal adult age. If you are not of legal adult age, you acknowledge that your parent or legal guardian has given permission for your personal data to be collected and used.

 

The types of data likely to be collected

Personal data

The term personal data refers to information that can be used to identify you personally, either directly or indirectly.

This type of data may be collected pursuant to your use of the Website.

This type of data can include your first and last name, email address, and geographical location.

This type of data can only be collected if you have given your consent.

If you do not provide certain personal data, you will not be able to access website features that require this data.

Non-personal data

Non-personal data is data that cannot be used to identify you personally. The Company may use analytics tools and software to collect non-personal data.

The non-personal data collected by the Company can include general data, aggregated data, and demographic data of a non-personal nature.

This non-personal data cannot be connected to you personally or to any of your personal data. This non-personal data can include, for example, information you provide when responding to surveys or participating in market research to help the Company provide better service; it can also include non-personal aggregated data about Website usage, the type of web browser or operating system used, the IP address, duration of visit, and pages visited. This data is collected for statistical and security purposes.

This information is generally not required and cannot be connected to your personal data without your consent.

Non-personal data can also be collected using cookies or other technologies.

Purposes of processing personal data

Your personal data is collected to give you access to all of our services and to get to know you better so that we can make personalized product recommendations to meet your needs.

The data collected by the Company is intended for use mainly to track website traffic and to generate statistics about user preferences.

Transfer of personal data to third parties

We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties. The data collected via the Website is intended solely for use by Hachette Livre.

However, in order to provide you with better service, certain personal data may be transferred to the Company’s partners and suppliers.

The Company’s partners and suppliers agree to protect the privacy of your personal data.

How long personal data is held

To protect your privacy, your personal data is only held for as long as it is needed for the purposes for which it is used.

Security of your personal data

The Company takes the appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to protect the security and confidentiality of your personal data against loss, accidental destruction, damage, and unauthorized access.

Your right to access, amend, or refuse the use of your personal data

This confidentiality policy complies with the laws of France. According to these laws, you have the right to access, amend, refuse the use of, and request the destruction of your personal data..

To exercise this right at any time, simply send your request by email to our webmaster at hli@hachette-livre-intl.com.

 

Cookies


When you use our website www.hachette-livre-international.com (“the Website”), cookies may be sent to your computer, tablet, smartphone, or other device’s browser.

The Website uses cookies to identify you and to access your account information for statistical purposes.

About cookies

A cookie is a data file sent to your computer or other device when you use a website or web app.

Cookies are used to identify you on future visits to the Website.

Cookies are managed by your web browser.

Types of cookies used

The Website uses several different types of cookies with different purposes.

Third-party cookies

These cookies are sent by third-party companies (such as advertisers or partners) to collect market research data, identify your centers of interest, personalize the ads displayed during your visit to the Website, or to identify you on future visits to the Website.

Third-party cookies must comply with data privacy policies.

We strive to ensure that our partner companies agree to:

– Use the data collected via the Website solely for the purposes identified by the Company and in compliance with our instructions and current data privacy laws

– Take appropriate measures to protect the security and confidentiality of the data collected

Under certain advertising partnerships, the Company could transfer to its partners data concerning your use of the Website. However, we do not have control over the cookies sent to your browsers by advertisers.

We recommend that you check these advertisers’ websites for further information on their cookies policies and to learn how you can manage cookies.

Below is a list of the main types of third-party cookies used on the Website along with an explanation of why they are used.

 

Third-party cookies used:

Third-party cookies

Partners/Companies

Purpose

Google Analytics Google uses cookies on the Website to analyze how the Website functions and the way you use it. We then use this information to make changes to the Website in an effort to improve your online experience.
Google Maps Google uses cookies on the Website to enable access to their services.

 

Your options for managing cookies

Certain cookies have specific purposes; for this reason they are sent to your browser without giving you an opportunity to disable them. These include things like session identifier cookies used solely for the purpose of enabling or facilitating electronic communication.

When it comes to managing cookies, you have several options. Depending on the options you choose, your experience on the Website may be altered or your access to certain online services requiring cookies limited.

You do not have to enable cookies. You can change your browser settings to disable cookies. You can also set your browser to alert you as to which cookies have been sent to your computer and ask you to enable or disable them. You can also enable or disable (or remove) cookies on a case-by-case basis or disable all cookies.

You can change these settings at any time.

Option 1 – Enable cookies

In order for a cookie to be installed on your computer, you have to enable cookies.

If you enable cookies, the cookies on the websites you use may be saved temporarily in a given location on your computer. The cookies can only be read by their sender.

Option 2 – Disable cookies

You can disable cookies at any time.

If you do choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access certain website features, such as those requiring you to log in.

If cookies have been disabled on your browser, we cannot be held liable for downgraded operation of the services on the Website due to the fact that we cannot store or consult the cookies required for normal operation of the Website.

 

Changing your browser settings to manage cookies

To control the cookies on your computer, you need to change your browser settings. The settings are different for each browser. For more information, consult your browser’s online help.

In Internet Explorer, click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.
Click the General tab and, under Browsing History, click Settings. Then click the View Files button.

Click the column header Name to sort files alphabetically by name. Scroll down the list until you find file names starting with “Cookie” (all cookies start with this prefix and their file names generally also contain the name of the website that sent the cookie).

Select cookies containing the name of the Company and delete them.

Close the window with the list of files, and then double-click OK to return to Internet Explorer.

For further information about cookie settings in Internet Explorer, see here

In Safari, go to the Safari menu and select Preferences.
Click Security.
Click Show Cookies.
Select the cookies that contain the name of the Company and click Remove or Remove All.
Once you have removed the cookies, click Done.

For further information about cookie settings in Safari, see here

Go to the Chrome menu in the toolbar.
Select Settings.
Click Show advanced settings.
Go to the Privacy section.
Click the Show cookies button.
Select the cookies containing the name of the Company and delete them.
Click Close to return to your browser.

For further information about cookie settings in Chrome, see here

Go to the Tools tab in Firefox and select the Options menu.
In the window that opens, select Privacy and click Show Cookies.
Select cookies containing the name of the Company and delete them.

For further information about cookie settings in Firefox, see here