1. What personal data we collect and why we collect it
1.1 Contact forms, Emails and Direct Messages
If you contact us using the contact form or via any email address or Direct Messaging system related to Spots France and its staff, records of this communication will normally be kept for up to 6 months for practical reasons. Depending on the nature of this communication, records may in some cases be stored indefinitely for legal or administrative reasons.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. Please note that comments may be checked through an automated, external, spam detection service. We do not, under any circumstances, share or send data about visitors to this website to any 3rd parties.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
2. Cookies and personal information
Your consent applies to the following domain(s):
spotsfrance.com (French site)
spotsfrance.com/en (English site)
For further details see: Cookie Settings
2.2 What are cookies ?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.
2.4 What types of cookies do we use?
Analytical cookies are used to understand how visitors interact with the website. These cookies help provide information on metrics the number of visitors, bounce rate, traffic source, etc.
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. These cookies ensure basic functionalities and security features of the website, anonymously.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyse the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
Advertisement cookies are used to provide visitors with relevant ads and marketing campaigns. These cookies track visitors across websites and collect information to provide customized ads.
Other uncategorized cookies are those that are being analysed and have not been classified into a category as yet.
The below list details the cookies used in our website.
2.5 How can I control the cookie preferences?
Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, click the Cookie Settings link. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely. In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.
3. The application
The Spots App does not collect any sensitive data about you. What is considered sensitive data? Any information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, union memberships, data related to health or sexual orientation. If such information is in any way communicated to us, it will be deleted.
4. What rights you have over your data?
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
5. How we protect your data
This website including all its contents and data are stored (hosted) on secure servers operated by Domainnameshop.
6. Contact information