Personal data

This privacy policy outlines how we use and protect any information you provide when you use this website, accessible at:

We are committed to protecting the rights of individuals in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (reference EU 2016/679) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”).

If you do not agree with this policy, do not use this website and do not provide us with your personal data.
You are free to refuse to provide us with your personal data, with the understanding that we may not be able to provide you with some services or information.

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy at any time and update this webpage, making the changes effective immediately upon such update. We recommend you to check it regularly to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes made.

What personal data do we collect?

“Personal data” refers to information relating to you or another identifiable individual, and which can be used to identify you, either directly or indirectly.

We may collect, store and use any information generated by the use of this website, such as your IP address, geographical location, the time and frequency of your use of this website, the domain name of the website from which you linked to this website, the date and duration of your visit to this website, the webpages you consulted, the navigation paths, etc. We may also collect, store and use any information generated by the use of this website.

Consultation of this website does not require prior registration or identification.

Why do we process your personal data?

In accordance with the provisions outlined in the GDPR and the relevant applicable data protection laws and regulations, we may process your personal data for the following purposes.
One or more purposes may apply simultaneously.

We may use your personal data for administrative or analytical purposes, in particular to:

  • help us better understand how visitors access and use this website in order to maximise the information provided;
  • provide reports to potential partners, service providers, regulators and others;
  • implement and maintain safety, anti-piracy, fraud prevention and other services designed to protect all visitors, partners and ourselves.

We will not sell, rent, share or transfer any of your personal data to third parties, unless required by law.

Storage and safety

We take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data while it is in our possession or control.

We retain your personal data for as long as needed to provide you with information and to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce the conditions of use of this website.

Should your personal data be compromised in any way, you will be informed of this possible incident and of the corrective measures implemented.

How to exercise your rights?

At any time, you may exercise your data protection rights, such as the right to:

  • access to your personal data;
  • rectify any inaccuracies in your data;
  • portability or deletion of your data;
  • restrict or object, on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your data;
  • withdraw consent to the processing of your data.

If you are not satisfied with the way in which your personal data has been processed, or should you have any questions or requests regarding the processing of your personal data, you may contact us in the first instance.

If you remain unsatisfied, you can send a complaint directly to:

  • the CNRS data protection officer: SPD, site Jean Zay – Bâtiment Ariane – 2 rue Jean Zay – 54519 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy cedex –
  • the French national authority for the regulation of personal data: CNIL – 3 place de Fontenoy – TSA 80715 – 75334 Paris cedex 07


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Hyperlinks to third-party websites

This website contains links to other websites not operated by the Softmat laboratory. Once you have used these links to leave the website, please be aware that we have no control over these other websites.

Consequently, we cannot be held responsible or liable for the protection and privacy of any information you provide when visiting these third-party websites, and they are not governed by this privacy policy.

Embedded content from third-party websites

Pages on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites may behave in the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, incorporate additional tracking by third parties and monitor your interaction with such embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Again, we cannot be held responsible or liable for the protection and privacy of any information you provide when using such contents from other websites, which are not governed by this privacy policy.

Last update: February 2024