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The purpose of this privacy policy is to explain why we collect your data and how we are committed to protecting it.

The Chambre des Généalogistes Professionnels is committed to protecting your personal data and privacy.

In this respect, and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the “GDPR”), we hereby inform you of the conditions under which your personal data will be processed by us.

Who we are

Our website address is:

Contact form

We collect and store your personal data when you contact us via the contact form: your first and last name, your e-mail address and your telephone number. This data is used to process and reply to your messages. Under no circumstances will they be transferred or sold to a third party.


When you leave a comment on our site, the data entered in the comment form, as well as your IP address and your browser’s user agent, are collected to help us detect undesirable comments.

An anonymized string created from your e-mail address (also known as a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service to check whether you’re using it. The Gravatar privacy policy is available here: Once your comment has been validated, your profile photo will be publicly visible next to your comment.


If you upload images to the site, we advise you to avoid uploading images containing EXIF data of GPS coordinates. People visiting your site can download and extract location data from these images.


Our site uses cookies. Please consult our Cookie Policy.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Content integrated from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were visiting that other site.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed third-party tracking tools, track your interactions with these embedded contents if you have a logged-in account on their website.

Use and transmission of your personal data

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset e-mail.

Data storage periods

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

For accounts that register on our site (where applicable), we also store the personal data indicated in their profile. All accounts can view, modify or delete their personal information at any time (with the exception of their login). Site managers can also view and modify this information.

The rights you have over your data

In accordance with Applicable Regulations, you have the following rights:

A right of rectification: you have the right to obtain the rectification of inaccurate data concerning you. You also have the right to complete any incomplete data concerning you, by providing a supplementary declaration. Should you exercise this right, we undertake to communicate any rectification to all recipients of your data,
A right to erasure : in certain cases, you have the right to have your data erased. However, this is not an absolute right and we may for legal or legitimate reasons retain this data.
The right to restrict processing: in certain cases, you have the right to restrict the processing of your data,
A right to data portability: you have the right to receive the data you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, for your personal use or to pass it on to a third party of your choice. This right only applies when the processing of your data is based on your consent, on a contract or is carried out by automated means,
A right to object to processing: you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data for processing based on our legitimate interests, a mission of public interest and those for commercial prospecting purposes. This is not an absolute right and we may refuse your request for legal or legitimate reasons,
The right to withdraw your consent at any time: you can withdraw your consent to the processing of your data when the processing is based on your consent. Withdrawal of consent does not compromise the lawfulness of processing based on consent carried out prior to such withdrawal,
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: you have the right to contact your data protection authority to complain about our personal data protection practices,

Pursuant to the RGPD, the conditions for exercising these rights may vary depending on the basis of lawfulness of the processing mentioned in the first paragraph.
We will respond to any exercise of rights as quickly as possible and in any event within 30 days of receipt of the request.

We reserve the right :

  • To request proof of the applicant’s identity in the event of reasonable doubt, in order to respect its obligation of confidentiality,
  • Extend the response time by two months, informing the applicant of the extension and the reasons for the postponement within one month of receipt of the request,
  • Refuse to respond to any exercise of rights considered abusive (in view of their number, repetitive or systematic nature).

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments can be checked using an automated spam detection service.

Who to contact for all RGPD-related queries?

To exercise your rights, please contact us:

Chamber of Professional Genealogists
55 Avenue Marceau
75116 Paris
Telephone number: 01 46 94 68 31

If, despite our efforts and commitments, you feel that your rights concerning your personal data have not been respected, you may submit a complaint to the Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés: CNIL 3 Place de Fontenoy TSA 80715 75334 Paris Cedex 07.