Personal Data

Personal data processing

The Directorate General for Enterprise (DGE) is committed to ensuring that the data it receives from the entreprises.gouv.fr portal and its sub-domains is collected and processed in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the French Data Protection Act.

Each form limits the collection of personal data to what is strictly necessary (data minimisation) and indicates:

  • The reason why the data is being collected (what it will be used for)
  • Whether the data is mandatory or optional for the purposes of processing your request

Secure protocols are used to process the personal data collected as part of the services provided by the entreprises.gouv.fr portal and its sub-domains. This data is used by the DGE to manage the requests it receives via its online applications (conference registrations, inquiry forms, etc.).

Purpose of data processing  

What your data is used for

The DGE collects data for the purposes of managing its websites and handling online requests.

It is used for:

  • Content preparation and publishing
  • Online contact forms and calls for contributions (consultations)
  • Technical administration of website services (third-party application maintenance, hosting, domain name registration, certification)
  • Website security management (security equipment and logs)
  • Production of statistics on audience figures and use of DGE online services

Legal basis

Article 6 (1)(e) of European Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) concerning data processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the DGE pursuant to amended Decree 2009-37 of 12 January 2009.

Who receives your data

Recipient categories

Depending on their respective needs, the following recipients may receive your data, in whole or in part:

  • DGE staff assigned to content publishing and technical website administration, and their hierarchy
  • DGE staff in charge of processing request forms
  • Ministers’ private offices and private office staff for the purposes of processing requests sent to ministers
  • Service provider staff
  • Users of the websites administered by the DGE
  • Staff in charge of supervising DGE IT systems security

Data transferred outside of the European Union

Posts or publications may be accessible outside of the European Union due to their presence on the internet.

How long your personal data is kept

  • Event registration forms: one month after the event
  • Questions submitted using the form on the Contact page: three years
  • Other data: two years

Special case of indirect cost compensation claims

Businesses are required to create an account to apply for compensation for indirect costs. The personal data collected when the account is created is kept as long as the account is active for the sole purpose of processing claims. Any account inactive for 18 months and one day is deleted from the system.

Exercising your rights 

Under the provisions of the French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978, you have the right to access, correct, amend and delete data about you. You may exercise this right by:

  • Sending an email to the webmaster:

internaute.dge[ @ ]finances.gouv.fr

  • Sending a letter to:

Direction Générale des Entreprises
Bureau de la Communication
Secrétariat Général
61 boulevard Vincent Auriol
75703 Paris Cedex 13

If you have any questions or wish to exercise your data protection and privacy rights with respect to personal data processed by the DGE, you may contact the DGE’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) by:

  • Sending an email to the webmaster:

le-delegue-a-la-protection-des-donnees-personnelles[ @  ]finances.gouv.fr

  • Sending a letter to:

Le délégué à la protection des données des ministères économique et financier
139, rue de Bercy
75572 Paris Cedex 12

The DGE’s Communication Bureau will be your contact for any requests to exercise your rights.

Filing a complaint with the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL)

If, after contacting us, you consider that your rights with respect to your data are not being respected, you may file a complaint with the CNIL.

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Edited on 16/02/2022

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