Data protection policy

Data protection policy


In the context of the use of all its websites and virtual spaces, hereafter the Site, the Cercle Magellan gives special importance to the protection of personal data collected on its users (hereafter the Persons Concerned).

In order to fully comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the law no.78-17 of 6 January 1978 amended, and as set forth in the guidelines of the National Commission for Data Protection (la Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés, hereafter the CNIL), the Cercle Magellan accepts the commitments set forth in this data protection policy regarding Persons Concerned. 


Persons Concerned are systematically informed of any collection of personal data, including:

  • the identity of the person in charge of data processing;
  • the purpose of data processing;
  • whether responses are mandatory or optional;
  • the potential consequences for the person concerned in the absence of a response;
  • the recipients or class of recipients of the data;
  • the existence of and procedure to exercise rights of access, opposition and rectification of personal data;
  • if applicable, the planned transfer of personal data to a non-European Union country.


The consent of Persons Concerned is systematically sought by the Cercle Magellan, except for exceptions as described at article 7 of the Data Protection Law, amended by law 2018-493 of 20 June 2018, and particularly where data processing is in the legitimate interests pursued by the person in charge of data processing, or by the recipient, and provided that the basic rights and freedoms of the Persons Concerned are not disregarded.


All personal data collection undertaken by the Cercle Magellan is for clear, explicit and legitimate reasons. It relates in particular to the Cercle Magellan’s delivery of information or services requested by the Persons Concerned, or for the purposes of obtaining statistics, or for scientific research in the Cercle Magellan’s sector.

This data is collected in good faith; no data is collected without users’ knowledge and without first informing them. 
Personal data collected is that strictly necessary. The Cercle Magellan makes efforts to minimize data collected, and facilitates the exercise of the rights of Persons Concerned to ensure it is up-to-date and accurate.

Person responsible for data processing

As regards all processing of personal data by the Cercle Magellan on its Site, responsibility for data processing under the Data Protection Law falls to the Cercle Magellan, a limited liability company with a capital of EUR 7,622.45, registered with the trade register under the number 421 151 036, headquartered at 8, rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris.

Data protection officer (DPO)

In order to ensure confidentiality and protection of personal data, the Cercle Magellan has appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO carries out their duties independently.

The DPO offers peace of mind. They act as a contact specializing in personal data protection, in charge of ensuring the proper application of data protection rules, close relations with the CNIL and with all Persons Concerned by personal data collection or processing.

Rights of Persons Concerned

All Persons Concerned by processing of personal data may access, rectify, delete or oppose this data. 

For more information on the substance of these rights, Persons Concerned are invited to consult the CNIL website at

To exercise these rights, Persons Concerned are invited to send a specific request either by email to or by post to Cercle Magellan, à l’attention du DPO, 8, rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris.

This request must be accompanied by a copy of a valid document proving the identity of the Person Concerned.

Data security

The Cercle Magellan makes its best efforts to ensure that personal data collected through its site is protected to the highest degree of security. Persons Concerned can contact the DPO for any further information on the subject by emailing:

The Cercle Magellan takes all reasonable contractual measures to require each of its subcontractors that handles personal data to offer a high level of security, as well as the same commitments as those undertaken by the Cercle Magellan in compliance with the Data Protection Law.

Recipients of data

The Persons Concerned, the Cercle Magellan, any subcontractors of the latter and persons responsible for data processing have access to personal data collected. 

The Cercle Magellan does not circulate personal data collected to any recipient as defined by article 3-II of the Data Protection Law excepting, for some data, those users duly authorized to access the members-only area of the Site.

Data storage

Data storage periods are brought to the attention of those concerned, and vary depending on the nature of the data, the purpose of data processing and on legal or regulatory requirements.
Personal data is stored for a limited period not exceeding the required duration for the purpose of the data collection.

Data acting as proof of rights or of a contract, or kept in compliance with a legal requirement, can be archived under current legislation (notably under the provisions of the commercial law code, the civil code and the consumer code).

In the event that rights to access or rectification are exercised, identity documents are kept for one (1) year.

In the event that rights to oppose the use of data are exercised, this data can be archived for a period of three (3) years. 

Information stored on users’ terminals (e.g. cookies), or any other data used to identify and trace users is not kept for any longer than twelve (12) months. New visits to the site do not extend the period for which this information is kept.
Raw viewing statistics associated to a user name are kept for no more than twelve (12) months. Beyond this period, data is either deleted or made anonymous.

Some cookies are managed by third-party sites : these cookies are configured in relation to the service offered by these sites. You are advised to refer to their confidentiality policies.


Cookies are small data files stored in browser files on your computer. 

The Cercle Magellan uses the following cookies:

To identify visitors to the members-only pages:

  • « fe_typo_user »

To run the members-only chat feature:

  • « groupe_user_connecte »: records the user group – access settings.
  • « langue_user_connecte »: records the user’s language
  • « premier_login »: records whether or not it is the first time the user has connected to the site
  • « status_user »: records the user’s status (available or not)
  • « tstamp_user »: records the timestamp when the user closes the chat window
  • « user_chat »: records the user’s uid

To display the news ticker:

  • « vu_cookie_infos »

Cookies managed by third-party sites

  • « NID » : allows integration with Google Maps. : the following cookies allow the site to be tracked by the Google Analytics tool, which is a Google service to collect data on users’ access to websites.

  • « Channel ID »
  • « __utma »
  • « __utmb »
  • « __utmc »
  • « __utmt »
  • « __utmz » : the following cookies allow integration with Linkedin.

  • « bcookie »
  • « lidc »
  • « IN_HASH »
  • « bscookie »

The cookies used by the Cercle Magellan are for statistical analysis and to simplify site navigation.

You can set your browser to refuse these cookies as follows:

1. Open Firefox
2. Press the Alt key
3. In the menu at the top of the page click on « Tools » then « Options »
4. Select the « Privacy » tab
5. In the scroll menu « Firefox will » under « History », select « Use custom settings for history »
6. Further down the page, uncheck « Accept cookies »
7. Save your preferences by clicking on « OK » 

Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer
2. In the « Tools » menu, select « Internet options »
3. Click on the « Privacy » tab
4. Click on « Advanced » and uncheck « Accept »
5. Save your preferences by clicking on « OK »

Google Chrome:
1. Open Google Chrome
2. Click on the tools icon in the menu bar
3. Select « Options »
4. Click on the « Advanced Options » tab
5. In the « Content settings » scroll menu, select « Block all cookies »

1. Open Safari
2. In the top menu bar, click on « Safari », then on « Preferences »
3. Select the « Security » icon
4. Next to « Accept cookies » check « Never »
5. If you wish to see the cookies already saved on your computer, click on « Show cookies »

For more information on cookies and your rights, please consult the CNIL page:

Data Protection Policy Updates

This policy is available to all on the Cercle Magellan’s websites and is updated regularly to take into account changes to legislation and regulation, and any change to the organization of the Cercle Magellan or to the services it offers. 
This general data protection policy is complemented by information on cookies.

Data protection policy approved by the Cercle Magellan’s DPO (updated January 2019).
The DPO can be contacted at – Data Protection Officer – 8, rue Armand Moisant, 75015 Paris.