Privacy policy

This Privacy Policy sets out and informs you of how THOMSEA uses and protects any information which you may provide to us when you use this website accessible from the website URL.

Please note that this privacy policy may be amended or supplemented at any time by THOMSEA, in particular in order to comply with any changes in legislation, regulations, case law or technology. In such a case, the date of the update will be clearly identified at the top of the present policy. These modifications are binding on the User as soon as they are put online. It is therefore advisable for the User to consult the present privacy and cookie use policy on a regular basis in order to take note of any changes.


In general, it is possible for you to visit the THOMSEA Site without communicating any personal information about yourself. In any case, you are under no obligation to transmit this information to THOMSEA.

Nevertheless, in the event of refusal, you may not be able to benefit from certain information or services that you have requested. In certain cases, THOMSEA may ask you to provide your surname, first name, e-mail address, telephone number, company and job title (hereinafter referred to as your "Personal Information"). By providing this information, you expressly agree to it being processed by THOMSEA, for the purposes indicated in point 2 below, as well as for the purposes stated at the end of each form.

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) adopted by the European Parliament on April 14, 2016, and the French Data Protection Act (Loi Informatique et Libertés) of January 6, 1978 as amended, THOMSEA informs you of the following:

  • Identity of the data controller

The data controller is THOMSEA, whose registered office is at 49 RUE DU TAMARIN 85270 SAINT-HILAIRE-DE-RIEZ.

  • Purposes of processing

THOMSEA may process your Personal Information :

(a) for the purposes of providing you with the information or services you have requested (in particular: the sending of newsletters, commercial offers, white papers or the assessment of your level of compliance via a quiz); and/or

(b) for the purpose of collecting information enabling us to improve our Site, products and services (in particular by means of cookies); and/or

(c) for the purpose of contacting you regarding THOMSEA events, including product updates and customer support.

  • Recipients

THOMSEA is the sole recipient of your Personal Information. This information, whether in individual or aggregated form, is never transmitted to a third party, notwithstanding the sub-contractors used by THOMSEA (you will find further information about them in point 7 below). Neither THOMSEA nor any of its subcontractors market the personal data of visitors and Users of its Site.

  • Shelf life

Your Personal Information is kept by THOMSEA only for the time corresponding to the purpose of collection as indicated in 2 above, which in any event may not exceed 24 months.

  • Freedom of Information rights

You have the following rights concerning your Personal Information, which you may exercise by writing to us at the postal address mentioned in point 1 or by filling in theform on the contact page.

o Data access and communication rights

You have the right to access your Personal Information.

However, due to THOMSEA's obligation of security and confidentiality in the processing of personal data, you are informed that your request will be processed provided that you can prove your identity, in particular by producing a scan of your valid identity document (in the event of a request via our dedicated electronic form) or a signed photocopy of your valid identity document (in the event of a request sent in writing).

THOMSEA informs you that it will be entitled, if necessary, to oppose manifestly abusive requests (due to their number, repetitive or systematic nature).

To help you with your request, in particular if you wish to exercise your right of access by sending a written request to the postal address mentioned in point 1, you will find by clicking on the following link a model letter drawn up by the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés ("CNIL").

o Right to rectify data

Under this right, you are entitled by law to request the rectification, updating, blocking or deletion of any data concerning you that may be inaccurate, erroneous, incomplete or obsolete.

You can also define general and specific directives concerning the fate of your personal data after your death. Where applicable, the heirs of a deceased person may request that the death of their loved one be taken into account and/or that the necessary updates be made.

To help you with your request, particularly if you wish to exercise your right to rectification on your own behalf or on behalf of a deceased relative, please send a written request to the postal address given in point 1. Click on the following link to download a model letter drawn up by the CNIL.

o Right to object

This right can only be exercised in one of the following two situations:

  1. Where the exercise of this right is based on legitimate grounds; or
  2. When the purpose of exercising this right is to prevent the data collected from being used for commercial prospecting purposes.

To help you with your request, in particular if you wish to exercise your right to object by sending a written request to the postal address indicated in point 1, you will find a model letter drawn up by the CNIL by clicking on the following link.

  • Response times

THOMSEA undertakes to reply to your request for access, rectification or opposition or any other additional request for information within a reasonable period of time, which may not exceed 1 month from receipt of your request.

  • Authorized service providers and transfers to non-EU countries

THOMSEA informs you that it has recourse to its authorized service providers to facilitate the collection and processing of the data you have communicated to us. These service providers may be located outside the European Union and are responsible for communicating data collected via the various forms on the Site (with the exception of the form enabling you to exercise your data protection rights, which is proposed and operated by THOMSEA).

THOMSEA has first ensured that its service providers provide adequate guarantees and comply with strict conditions in terms of confidentiality, use and data protection. In particular, we have ensured that there is a legal basis for transferring data to a third country. In this respect, one of our service providers is subject to internal corporate rules (or " Binding Corporate Rules ") that were approved by the CNIL in 2016 when the others obey not only Standard Contractual Clauses but also the Privacy Shield.

  • Complaint to the competent authority

If you consider that THOMSEA is not complying with its obligations with regard to your Personal Information, you may lodge a complaint or a request with the competent authority. In France, the competent authority is the CNIL, to which you can send an electronic request by clicking on the following link: https: //


When you first connect to the THOMSEA website, you will be warned by a banner at the bottom of your screen that information relating to your browsing may be recorded in files called "cookies". Our policy on the use of cookies gives you a better understanding of the measures we have implemented to enable you to browse our website. In particular, it informs you of all the cookies present on our website, their purpose (part I.) and how to configure them (part II.).

  • General information about cookies on the THOMSEA website

THOMSEA, as publisher of this website, may install a cookie on the hard disk of your terminal (computer, tablet, mobile, etc.) in order to guarantee you smooth and optimal browsing on our website.

Cookies" are small text files of limited size that enable us to recognize your computer, tablet or cell phone so that we can personalize the services we offer you.

The information collected through cookies does not allow us to identify you by name. It is used exclusively for our own purposes, to improve the interactivity and performance of our website and to send you content tailored to your interests. None of this information is communicated to third parties except where THOMSEA has obtained your prior consent, or where disclosure of such information is required by law, court order or any administrative or judicial authority empowered to deal with such matters.

To give you a better idea of the information that cookies identify, you will find below a table listing the different types of cookies that may be used on the THOMSEA website, their name, purpose and retention period.

  • Setting your cookie preferences

You can accept or refuse cookies at any time

When you first connect to the THOMSEA website, a banner briefly presenting information on the deposit of cookies and similar technologies appears at the bottom of your screen. This banner warns you that by continuing your browsing on the THOMSEA website (by loading a new page or clicking on various elements of the site, for example), you are accepting the deposit of cookies on your terminal. You are also deemed to have given your consent to the deposit of cookies by clicking on the "X" icon to the right of the banner at the bottom of your screen.

Depending on the type of cookie in question, your consent may be required to store and read cookies on your terminal.

  1. Cookies exempt from consent

In accordance with the recommendations of the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), certain cookies do not require your prior consent insofar as they are strictly necessary for the operation of the website or are used exclusively to enable or facilitate electronic communication. These include session ID cookies, authentication cookies, load balancing session cookies and interface personalization cookies. These cookies are fully subject to the present policy insofar as they are issued and managed by THOMSEA.

  1. Cookies requiring your prior consent

This requirement applies to cookies issued by third parties and described as "persistent" in that they remain on your terminal until they are deleted or expire.

As such cookies are issued by third parties, their use and storage are subject to their own privacy policies, a link to which is provided below. This family of cookies includes audience measurement cookies (notably PIWIK), advertising cookies (which THOMSEA does not use) and social network sharing cookies (notably from Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn).

Audience measurement cookies generate statistics on the number of visitors to and use of various elements of the website (such as the content/pages you have visited). This data is used to improve the ergonomics of the THOMSEA website. An audience measurement tool is used on this website:

o PIWIK, whose privacy policy is available at the following link: https: //

Social network sharing cookies are issued and managed by the publisher of the social network concerned. Subject to your consent, these cookies enable you to easily share some of the content published on the THOMSEA site, in particular via a sharing application "button" depending on the social network concerned. Four types of social network sharing cookies are present on the THOMSEA site:

o Facebook, whose cookie policy can be viewed by clicking on the following link: https: //

o LinkedIn, whose cookies policy can be found by clicking on the following link: https: //

o Twitter, whose options for controlling or restricting the use of cookies, as well as its cookie policy, can be found at: https: //

o YouTube, where you can find help on deleting cookies from the Google Chrome browser by clicking on the following link: https: // and the full cookie policy at the following link: https: //

  1. You can use various tools to set cookie parameters

Most Internet browsers are configured by default to allow the deposit of cookies. Your browser gives you the opportunity to modify these standard settings so that all cookies are systematically rejected, or so that only some cookies are accepted or rejected, depending on the sender.

WARNING: We draw your attention to the fact that refusing to accept cookies on your terminal may nevertheless alter your user experience and your access to certain services or functionalities of this website. Where applicable, THOMSEA declines all responsibility for any consequences linked to the deterioration of your browsing conditions resulting from your choice to refuse, delete or block the cookies necessary for the operation of the site. Such consequences shall not constitute damage and you shall not be entitled to claim any compensation as a result.

Your browser also allows you to delete existing cookies from your terminal, or to notify you when new cookies are likely to be placed on your terminal. These settings have no effect on your browsing experience, but you will lose all the benefits of cookies.

Please take a look at the various tools available to you below to enable you to set the parameters of the cookies stored on your terminal.

  1. Setting your browser parameters

Each Internet browser has its own cookie management settings. To find out how to modify your cookie preferences, please click on the links below to access the appropriate menu in your browser:

Chrome: https: //

Firefox: https: //

Internet Explorer: https: //

Opera: http: //

Safari: https: //

For more information about cookie management tools, please visit the CNIL website: https: //