“The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into force in France on May 25th, 2018, define the rules to be observed when collecting, processing and storing personal data. They also guarantee the rights of the persons concerned.This privacy policy defines and informs you of the way in which our website uses and protects the information that you give us, when necessary, as you use this site accessible from the following URL: https://www.epmeca .eu/ (hereinafter the “Site”). Please note that this privacy policy may be modified or supplemented at any time by EP MECA, in particular in order to comply with any legislative, regulatory, jurisprudential or technological developments. In such case, the date of its update will be clearly identified at the top of the policy. These modifications commit the User as soon as they are online. The User should therefore regularly consult this privacy and cookie use policy in order to be aware of any changes.

Who are we ?

Our website address is: https://www.epmeca.eu.

Use of collected personal data

Personal data

In general, you can visit our site without disclosing any personal information about yourself. In any case, you are in no way obliged to transmit information to EP MECA. However, in case of refusal, you may not be able to benefit from some of the information or services that you have requested. As such, our site may sometimes ask you to enter your surname, first name, email address, telephone number, company and function (hereinafter your “Personal Information”). By providing this information, you expressly agree that it will be processed by EP MECA, for the purposes indicated in section 2 below as well as for the purposes stated at the end of each form.

Data Protection and Privacy Act

You have the following rights regarding your Personal Information, which you can exercise by writing to us at the mailing address mentioned in section 1 or by filling in: Personal data administration.

o Right of access and communication of data You have the right to access your Personal Information. However, due to EP MECA’s obligation of security and confidentiality in the processing of personal data, you are informed that your request will be processed provided that you provide proof of your identity, in particular by producing a valid electronic identification (if requested via our dedicated electronic form) or a signed photocopy of your valid identity document (if requested in writing). EP MECA informs you that it will be entitled, if necessary, to oppose noticeably abusive requests (by their number, their repetitive or systematic nature). To help you in your approach, in particular if you wish to exercise your right of access by means of a written request to the mailing address mentioned in section 1, you will find here a model letter drawn up by the French National Commission for Computing and Liberties : https://www.cnil.fr/fr/modele/courrier/exercer-son-droit-dacces

o Right to rectify data Under this right, the legislation entitles you to request the rectification, updating, blocking or deletion of your data which may prove to be inaccurate, erroneous, incomplete or obsolete. You can also define general and specific directives relating to the fate of personal data after your death. If necessary, the heirs of a deceased person may demand that the death of their loved one be taken into consideration and/or that the necessary updates be made. To help you in your approach, in particular if you wish to exercise, on your own behalf or on behalf of one of your deceased relatives, your right of rectification by means of a written request to the mailing address mentioned in section 1, you will find here a model letter developed by the French National Commission for Computing and Liberties : https://www.cnil.fr/fr/modele/courrier/rectifier-des-donnees-inexactes-obsoletes-ou-perimees

o Right of opposition The exercise of this right is only possible in one of the following two situations:
When the exercise of this right is based on legitimate reasons; or
When the exercise of this right aims to prevent the data collected from being used for commercial prospecting purposes.

To help you in your approach, in particular if you wish to exercise your right of opposition by means of a written request addressed to the mailing address indicated in section 1, you will find here a model letter drawn up by the French National Commission for Computing and Liberties : https://www.cnil.fr/fr/modele/courrier/supprimer-des-informations-vous-concernant-dun-site-internet



When you leave a comment on our website, the data entered in the comment form, but also your IP address and the user agent of your browser are collected to help us detect unwanted comments.
An anonymized string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. The confidentiality clauses of the Gravatar service are available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After validation of your comment, your profile picture will be publicly visible next to your comment.



If you are a registered user and upload images to the website, we advise you to avoid uploading images containing EXIF ​​GPS coordinate data. Visitors of the website may download and extract location data from these images.


If you leave a comment on our site, you will be offered to save your name, email address and website in cookies. This is only for your convenience so that you do not have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.
If you go to the login page, a temporary cookie will be created to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to save your login details and screen preferences. The lifetime of a connection cookie is two days, that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember me”, your login cookie will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be erased.
By editing or publishing a post, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data. It just shows the ID of the post you just edited. It expires after one day.

When you first connect to the EP MECA website, you are warned by a banner at the bottom of your screen that information relating to your browsing may be saved in files called “”cookies””. Our policy about the use of cookies allows you to better understand the measures we implement in terms of navigation on our website. It informs you in particular about all the cookies present on our website, their purpose (part I.) and gives you the procedure to follow in order to configure them (part II.)1. General information on the cookies present on our site

1. EP MECA, as the publisher of this website, may proceed to the implementation of a cookie on the hard drive of your terminal (computer, tablet, mobile etc.) in order to guarantee you a smooth and optimal navigation on our Internet website. “Cookies” (or connection beacons) are small text files of limited size that allow us to recognize your computer, tablet or mobile phone for the purpose of personalizing the services we offer you. The information collected through cookies does not in any way identify you by name. They are used exclusively for our own needs in order to improve the interactivity and performance of our website and to send you content adapted to your centers of interest. None of this information is communicated to third parties except when EP MECA has obtained your prior consent or when the disclosure of this information is required by law, by order of a court or any administrative authority or court authorized to hear it. To better inform you about the information that cookies identify, you will find below a table listing all types of cookies likely to be used on the EP MECA website, their name, their purpose and their retention period.

2. Configuring your cookie preferences
You can accept or refuse the deposit of cookies at any time When you first connect to the EP MECA website, a banner briefly presenting information relating to the deposit of cookies and similar technologies appears at the bottom of your screen. This banner warns you that by continuing to browse the EP MECA website (by loading a new page or by clicking on any elements of the site for example), you accept 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 involved, obtaining your consent to the deposit and reading of cookies on your device may be imperative.

a. Cookies exempt from consent In accordance with the recommendations of the French Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL), some cookies are exempt from the prior collection of your consent since they are strictly necessary for the operation of the website or for the purpose of exclusive right to allow or facilitate communication by electronic means. These include session identifier cookies, authentication cookies, load balancing session cookies and cookies for customizing your interface. These cookies are fully subject to this policy since they are issued and managed by EP MECA.

b. Cookies requiring the prior collection of your consent This requirement concerns cookies issued by third parties and which are qualified as “”persistent”” since they remain in your terminal until their deletion or their expiry date. Since such cookies are issued by third parties, their use and deposit are subject to their own privacy policies, a link to which you will find below. This family of cookies includes audience measurement cookies (including Google Analytics), advertising cookies (which EP MECA does not use) and social network sharing cookies (including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn) . Audience measurement cookies establish statistics concerning the frequentation and use of various elements of the website (such as the content/pages you have visited). These data contribute to improving the ergonomics of the EP MECA website. An audience measurement tool is used on this website:

o Google Analytics whose privacy policy is available from the following link: https://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html?hl=EnSocial network sharing cookies are issued and managed by the publisher of the social network concerned. Subject to your consent, these cookies allow you to easily share some of the content published on the VIT SAS 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 VIT SAS site:
o Facebook, whose cookie policy you can consult by clicking on the following link: https://en-GB.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
o LinkedIn, whose cookie policy you will find by clicking on the following link: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy?_l=en_GB
o Twitter, for which you will find the options dedicated to controlling or restricting the use of cookies as well as the policy on the use of cookies: https://support.twitter.com/articles/20170518#
o YouTube, for which you will find the necessary help to delete cookies from the Google Chrome browser by clicking on the following link: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/32050?hl=EN but also the policy information on cookies from the following link: https://www.google.fr/intl/fr/policies/technologies/cookies/

c. You have many tools for configuring cookies. Most Internet browsers are configured by default so that the deposit of cookies is authorized. Your browser offers you the opportunity to modify these standard settings so that all cookies will systematically be rejected or that only some cookies are accepted or refused depending on their issuer.
We draw your attention to the fact that the refusal of the deposit of cookies on your terminal is however likely to alter your user experience as well as your access to some services or functionalities of this website. Should it be the case, VIT SAS declines all liability for the consequences related to the deterioration of your browsing conditions which occur because of your choice to refuse, delete or block the cookies necessary for the operation of the site. These consequences do not constitute damage and you will not be able to claim any compensation as a result.
Your browser also allows you to delete existing cookies on your terminal or to notify you when new cookies are likely to be placed on your terminal. These settings have no impact on your navigation but you lose all the benefit provided by the cookie. Please take note below of the multiple tools made available to you so that you can configure the cookies placed on your terminal.

d. The settings of your Internet browser.
Each Internet browser offers its own cookie management settings. To find out how to modify your preferences in terms of cookies, you will find below the links to the help necessary to access the menu of your browser provided for this purpose:
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/fr/kb/enable-disable-cookies
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-GB/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11
Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
Safari: https://support.apple.com/fr-lu/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

3. List of Cookies used on the site
Allows visitor tracking from Twitter.
Expiration: 10 days
Improves the visitor experience based on history
Expiration: 1 day
Improves the visitor experience based on history
Expiration: 1 day
Hotjar _hjIncludedInSample
Allows you to collect statistics and browsing behavior on the page in order to continuously improve the website based on the use and browsing of visitors.
Expiration: End of session

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to collect information on how visitors use the site, and thus better understand their expectations. This allows us to constantly improve the site. Google Analytics records information about the pages you visit, duration of visit, referral pages, etc. We do not receive or store any personal information such as name or address: This cookie cannot therefore be used to identify you. We do not allow Google to use or share browsing data on our site with any third party. The expiry indicated below represents the lifetime of a cookie on your browser.
This randomly generated number is used to track the number of unique visitors to our site.
Expiration: 2 years
_utmb This randomly generated number is used (along with _utmc) to find out the average length of visits to our site.
Expiration: 30 minutes
This randomly generated number is used (along with _utmb) to know when you close your browser.
Expiration: End of session
_utmt Allows to contain request peaks in order to improve the user experience.
Expiration: 10 minutes
This is a randomly generated number as well as information on how the site was reached by the visitor (via a link, via organic search or sponsored search).
Expiration: 6 months_
You can choose not to provide data via Google Analytics cookies Go to Google Analytics
Addtoany (sharing on social networks)
Is a required security cookie.
Is a performance cookie necessary for the efficient loading of resources.Embedded content from other sitesArticles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other sites behaves the same as if the user was visiting that other site.


These websites could collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, track your interactions with this embedded content if you have an account connected to their website.


Statistics and audience measurements


Use and transmission of your personal data


Storage duration for your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This allows subsequent comments to be automatically recognized and approved instead of leaving them in the moderation queue.


For users who register on our site (if possible), we also store the personal data indicated in their profile. All users can see, modify or delete their personal information at any time (except for their username). Site managers can also see and edit this information.

The rights you have over your personal data

If you have an account or if you left any comment on the site, you can request to receive a file containing all the personal data that we have about you, including those that you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of your personal data. This does not take into account data stored for administrative, legal or security reasons.

Transmission of your personal data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Configuration of the tarteaucitron tool.
Cookies can also be deactivated directly via the tarteaucitron tool set up on the EP MECA site.
Interactive, it allows you to manage your cookies via a banner available at the top of the page viewed during the first visit and lists all the active cookies.
To deactivate a cookie, simply click on the “interdire” button near the service offered.
To modify your configuration regarding the administration of cookies, you can click on the link below:
Cookie management
For any questions or additional request for information relating to this cookie policy, please contact us using the contact form on our site.

MATOMO (Piwik, tool)

In order to monitor the traffic on this website, we use Matomo. Matomo is an analytics solution that respects your privacy in accordance with the recommendations of the French CNIL and does not require any prior declaration.”