Confidentiality and privacy policy preamble

This confidentiality policy allows us to present to users in a clear and precise manner the personal data that may be collected when browsing the website

We are committed to respecting the privacy of our users. Therefore, we set out below the conditions under which users’ personal data may be processed.


“Data”: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (as defined by the RGPD);

“GDPR”: means the European Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data n°2016/679 of 27 April 2016 ;

“we”: refers to the Data Terra Research Infrastructure, responsible for the processing of data from this website, whose registered office is located at 500 rue Jean-François Breton 34 090 Montpellier.

“Website” means the website accessible from the URL;

“Processing”: means “any operation or set of operations which may or may not be performed using automated processes and which are applied to personal data or sets of personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction” (definition given by the RGPD) ;

“Users” or “you”: refers to all natural persons who browse the website and access its features and content (i.e. customers, prospects and Internet users).


1. The moment of data collection

This privacy policy applies to all data that you communicate to us or that we collect, directly or indirectly, notably by

Browsing the website;
Subscribing to the newsletter;
Answering our questionnaires;
Requesting any information, in particular via the contact form on the website;

When the collection of specific data is necessary for the associated processing, we indicate the mandatory fields with an asterisk.

2. Details of data processing

The list below gives you an overview of the data we process, the purposes for which the data is processed and the legal basis for the processing.
Online navigation management:

Data collected:

Connection data
Browsing data

This data will allow us to :

ensure the proper functioning of our website;
to carry out statistics to improve our contents and services;

Contractual execution

User’s consent
Legitimate interest

3. The destination of the data

The data subject to processing is intended for our internal teams and possibly for our service providers whom we may call upon, particularly in the context of processing statistics, audience measurement, website management, etc. (subcontractors within the meaning of the RGPD). (subcontractors within the meaning of the RGPD).

In addition, the data could also be transmitted to any police, judicial or administrative authorities (as part of a legal obligation or in our legitimate interest).

4. Data of minors

The website is accessible to any person, adult or minor. However, the prior consent of the holder of parental authority is required for minors under fifteen years of age whose Data would be subject to a Treatment our company.

5. Data retention

Your data is kept for a period of time in accordance with legal provisions or proportionate to the purposes for which it was processed. Certain retention periods are in our legitimate interest.

The data related to your navigation on the Website and collected by the cookies you have authorized have a specific retention period as provided below.

For example:

Navigation Data is kept for a maximum of 13 months.

Archiving in an intermediary database is also possible for administrative reasons, in particular for litigation, commercial, civil or even fiscal purposes, in the context of compliance with a legal obligation.

In any case, when their conservation is no longer justified by legal, commercial or marketing requirements or linked to our legitimate interest or if the user has made use of a right of modification or deletion or opposition (except in the case of conservation for the purposes of compliance with a legal obligation), we anonymize them or delete them in a secure manner.

6. Transfer of your data

We store your data within the European Union. However, it is possible that data may be transferred to subcontractors or business partners located in other countries and in particular outside the European Union. In the event of such a transfer, we ensure that the processing is carried out in accordance with this privacy policy and that it is governed by the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses which ensure a sufficient level of data protection and respect for the privacy and fundamental rights of individuals.

7. Procedures for exercising users’ rights

In accordance with the regulations on the protection of personal data (and in particular the RGPD), you have a right of access, rectification, deletion, opposition, limitation and portability of your Data. You also have the possibility to formulate directives concerning the fate of your Data after your death.

To exercise these rights, simply send a formal written and complete request accompanied by any element allowing you to be identified (identity card, customer number, etc.) according to the following methods of reception:

By email:
By post: IR Data Terra
Maison de la télédétection – 500 rue Jean-François Breton 37 090 Montpellier

The precise modalities for exercising your rights are mentioned in the RGPD and also on the website of the CNIL.

Before responding to any request, we may verify your identity and/or ask you to provide more information to respond to your request.

Upon receipt of any written and complete request, we undertake to respond to any request within one (1) month, which may be extended by two months in the event of a complex request.

In the event that we have not responded satisfactorily to your request, a complaint may be made to the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) via its website

8. Data security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with applicable legal provisions, to protect your data against alteration, accidental or unlawful loss, use, disclosure or unauthorized access.

9. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time (e.g., due to changes in laws or regulations). Users are therefore advised to consult this page regularly to take note of any changes or updates made to this privacy policy.


1. What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small text file in alphanumeric format deposited on the hard disk of your terminal when you visit a site or consult an advertisement. Almost all websites use cookies in order to function properly and to optimize their ergonomics and functionalities.

2. Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies in order to optimize the visit of the Users on the Website.

3. Types of cookies and other tracers used

When you visit our Website, various information may be recorded in “cookies” files installed on your terminal.

Depending on their function and the purpose of their use, cookies are classified in the categories described below:
Essential or technical cookies

They are strictly necessary for the proper functioning of the Website and cannot be deactivated. They allow users to retain their choice, to move around and to use basic functionalities (for example, connection to the customer area). These cookies only store anonymized data.
Statistical cookies

They allow us to establish statistics and volumes of frequentation and use of the various elements composing our Website (sections and contents visited, path, etc.), allowing us to improve the interest and ergonomics of our services.
Social network cookies

Cookies may also be recorded via the Website on the user’s terminal by social networks when using network buttons (“Facebook”, “LinkedIn” etc.). For more information regarding these cookies and your data, we invite you to refer to their privacy policies accessible on their respective websites.

4. Cookie management

Several possibilities are offered to manage cookies. Any settings that the user undertakes will be likely to modify his navigation on the Internet and the conditions of access to certain services requiring the use of cookies (essential/technical cookies).

The User can choose at any time to express and modify his wishes regarding cookies, by the means described below.

The User may configure his or her browser software so that cookies are stored in his or her terminal or, on the contrary, that they are rejected, either systematically or according to their sender. He can also configure his browser software so that the acceptance or refusal of cookies is proposed punctually, before a cookie is likely to be recorded in his terminal.

If the user accepts in his browser software the recording of cookies in his terminal, the cookies integrated in the pages and contents that he has consulted may be stored temporarily in a dedicated space of his terminal. They will be readable only by their sender.

If the user refuses to save the cookies we issue on his terminal, or if he deletes the ones we have saved, he will no longer be able to benefit from a certain number of functionalities that are nevertheless necessary to navigate in certain areas of our website. This would be the case when we are unable to recognize, for technical compatibility purposes, the type of browser used by his terminal, his language and display settings or the country from which his terminal seems to be connected to the Internet. Where applicable, we decline all responsibility for the consequences related to the degraded functioning of our services resulting from the impossibility for us to record or consult the cookies necessary for their functioning and which the User would have refused or deleted.

For the management of cookies and choices, the configuration of each browser is different. It is described in the help menu of the User’s browser, which will allow him/her to know how to modify his/her wishes regarding cookies.

With the Internet Explorer browser: follow the procedure ;
With the Mozilla browser: follow the procedure ;
With the Chrome browser: follow the procedure ;
With the Safari browser: follow the procedure ;
With the Opera browser: follow the procedure


This privacy policy is governed by French law.

In the event of a dispute and in the absence of an amicable agreement, the dispute will be brought before the competent jurisdiction in the matter and in the event of multiple choices, that in the jurisdiction of MONTPELLIER.