Privacy Policy

Protecting your privacy is of utmost importance to us. All data that you choose to entrust to us or that is collected during your use of the website and can identify you will be processed in accordance with the provisions of this privacy statement and in accordance with applicable regulations regarding privacy and personal data.

This privacy statement defines the type, scope, and purpose of collecting, processing, and using personal information that you choose to entrust us with during your visits and/or that may be transmitted via the website. Please note that using our website does not require you to provide us with personal information.

Every individual whose personally identifiable information is collected, recorded, or used by has the right to know how this information will be stored, used, and transferred and also has the right to access and control the use of this information in accordance with the Law of December 8, 1992, on the protection of privacy with regard to the processing of personal data and, as of May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation, hereinafter referred to as “the Law.”

Personally identifiable information refers to any information about a natural person who is or can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identification number or one or more specific factors such as name, email address, phone number, or similar.


Our website gives you the opportunity to provide us with information by filling out contact forms, for example, to obtain information about our services, to be contacted for service-related reasons, or to become part of the scientific network. The information you entrust to us may include your name, postal address, email address, and phone number. We use this information for the following purposes:

  • To contact you for events organized by the scientific and technological service of the Science and Technology Service of the Embassy of France in the United States.
  • To respond to your requests and provide you with the service you request.
  • To personalize your experience on our website and ensure that our website is displayed in the most effective way for you and your computer.


When you visit our website, we collect standard login information and details about visitor behavior patterns, such as:

  • The date and time of your visit.
  • The type and version of the browser you are using.
  • The operating system.
  • Your IP address.

This anonymous data allows us to develop and improve our website. We do not attempt to retrieve your identity after your visit to our website. We will not associate any data collected in this way with personally identifiable information from another source for the purpose of identifying you.


Our website uses cookies, invisible pixels, local shared objects, and similar technologies when you browse our website. These technologies are used to enable certain features of the site and to help us analyze user behavior to improve the customer experience. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, please note that, by doing so, you may not be able to fully use all the features of our website.


Our website uses Google Analytics (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” which are text files stored on your computer to facilitate the analysis of your use of our website. Information generated by these cookies, such as the time, place, and frequency of your visits to our website, as well as your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s servers and stored there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on your activity on our website, and to provide us with other services related to the use of the website and the Internet. We use this information for statistical purposes. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or insofar as such data is processed by third parties on behalf of Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, please note that by doing so, you may not be able to fully use all the features of our website. Google offers a deactivation option for the most common browsers, which allows you to have better control over the data collected and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information about your visit to the website will be transmitted to Google Analytics. However, activating this option does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analysis service we may use.


We commit to not sell, rent, or disclose your personal data in any way to third parties, except as described in this privacy policy. We store your information on our secure servers (payment details are encrypted on the secure server). We may share your personal information with our parent company and its subsidiaries, as well as with third-party providers to process your personal data on our behalf for the purposes described above. These parties are required to process this information in accordance with our instructions and in accordance with our data protection policy.

The third-party providers with whom we may share your personal data are:

  • Anyone you have named as a contact person to discuss your account.
  • Anyone who is your representative, such as an attorney-in-fact, legal guardian, or executor of your estate.


France Science may change and amend this privacy statement from time to time. Changes will be communicated through updates on our website. We recommend that you regularly access our website to ensure that you accept any changes or amendments.


You have the right to request details about the personal information we hold about you, as provided by law. If the information we hold about you is outdated or incorrect, you have the right to request an update and correction of the relevant data. You also have the right to request the deletion of the personal data we hold about you, provided that we have no legal obligation or legitimate interest in retaining this data. Any request for access, rectification, or deletion must be made to the contact address indicated in the paragraph below.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement or our use of your personal information, you can contact us at:

Service for Science and Technology Embassy of France in the United States 4101 Reservoir Road, NW; Washington, D.C. 20007 Phone: +1 202 944-6582