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Personal Data Protection & Cookie Policy Charter

Welcome to the website https://www.saftbatteries.com/ (the “website”). By connecting to or browsing the website, you agree that you have read, understood and accepted, without limitation or reservation, the personal data and cookies management policy (the “policy”) and our terms and conditions of use. Please note that other terms and conditions and personal data protection policies apply to other Total Group websites, and we recommend that you read them carefully.

The policy aims to inform you of the rights and freedoms that you can exercise in respect of our use of your personal data and describes the measures that we take to protect these data.

Saft Groupe SA is the “data controller” with responsibility for processing the personal data used to manage the website. These processing operations are carried out in accordance with the applicable law.

1. Purpose of processing, legal basis, the period of storage and types of data collected

When you visit the website, you may need to provide us with a number of items of personal data, such as your first name and surname, in order to use the services available.

The data controller processes your personal data for the purposes of providing the services and for its legitimate interest.

In particular, we may collect some items of your personal data for the purposes of external communication in order to answer your requests for information.

In our online forms, the mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk. If you do not provide answers to the mandatory questions, we will not be able to provide you with the service(s) requested.

Your personal data will not be processed subsequently in a way that is incompatible with the purposes described above or below the collection forms. Your data are kept for no longer than necessary for processing.

2. Recipients of data

Your personal data may be communicated to one or more of the data controller's departments or to Total Group companies and one or more partners, independent distributors or subcontractors for the purposes of analysis and surveys.

Any transfer of data to a country outside the European Economic Area shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable regulations and in such a way as to protect your data appropriately.

For the purposes of the services provided on this website, your data may be transferred to recipients [Partners, Total Group Companies, etc.] located outside the European Union.

3. Data security and confidentiality

The data controller takes appropriate steps to preserve the security and confidentiality of your personal data, including to prevent them from being distorted, damaged or disclosed to unauthorized third parties.

4. Cookie management

4.1. Principle. A cookie is a file which enables a website to save information relating to your computer’s browsing of the website (e.g. number of visits, number of pages viewed, etc.), to make your visits to the website smoother.

You can at any time delete the cookies stored on your computer, object to the storage of new cookies and receive a notification before new cookies are stored by changing your browser settings using the instructions below (“Types of cookies, cookies and statistics, and settings”).

Please note that if you remove a cookie or object to the storage of cookies on your device, you may not be able to use some of the website's services.

4.2 Types of cookies, cookies and statistics, and settings. The cookies that may be stored on your server when you browse the website are cookies which are intended solely to enable or facilitate electronic communication or which are strictly necessary to provide the service you are requesting (language cookies, login cookies, etc.), or statistics cookies or other cookies in accordance with the conditions below.

When cookies require your agreement before they can be saved, we ask you for this agreement via the “Find out more” link displayed on the first page of the website that you land on, in which it is made clear that by continuing to browse the website you accept these cookies.

4.2.1 Which cookies are stored?

  • Cookies issued by third parties
  • Statistics cookies

Statistics cookies are used to measure the number of visits, the number of pages viewed, users’ activity on the website and how often they return. The statistics tool used generates a cookie with a unique identifier, which is stored for no longer than 12 months. Your IP address is also collected in order to determine the town/city from which you are accessing the website. This is immediately anonymized after use so that you cannot be identified as a natural person. The statistical data on website visits are collected by the provider Matomo (formerly Piwik) and subsequently transferred to the data controller in an aggregated and anonymized form in a web interface to which it alone has access. The data collected are not transferred to third parties or used for other purposes. 

4.2.2 How do you delete cookies, receive notification of their storage or change your browser settings?

  • How do you delete cookies already stored on your computer?

a. On your workstation:
b. On the C:\ drive select the Windows folder;
c. Open the “Temporary Internet Files” folder;
d. Select all files (CTRL A);
e. Choose the “delete” option.

  • How do you change browser settings to reject or be informed of the storage of cookies?

- In the Internet Explorer 5 (Microsoft) browser: Select “Tools”, and then “Internet Options”. Click on the “Security” tab, then “Custom level” and scroll down to the “cookies” section. Next to “Allow cookies that are stored on your computer” select “Ask” to be notified or “Disable” to decline all cookies;
- In the Internet Explorer 6, 7 or 8 (Microsoft) browser: Select “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, then the level you wish to apply;
- In the Firefox browser: Click on “Tools” and select “Options”. In the “Privacy and security” tab, untick the box “Accept cookies from websites”;
In the Chrome (Google) browser: Click “Customize and control Google Chrome” and select “Settings”. Under “Privacy and security”, click on “Content settings” and enable “Block third-party cookies”.

5. Your rights /Contact

In accordance with current regulations, you have the right to access, correct, delete and object to the use of your personal data. You also have a right to prior consent to marketing and to object to it under the applicable regulations. You can ask for your personal data to be sent to you and you have the right to give instructions for the use of your personal data after your death.  You can also ask for restriction of the data and/or make a claim to the CNIL (the French data protection agency). Please send your request to GDPR@saftbatteries.com or by mail to the following address:

Saft Groupe SA
Communications Department
26, quai Charles Pasqua
92300 Levallois-Perret – France