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Privacy and Data Protection Statement

Q ENERGY France is committed to each individual's right to privacy and to compliance with applicable laws. This privacy statement applies to all companies which control and make use of personal information collected via this website. It also informs you about the personal data collected from you or via third parties, how such personal data may be used and communicated, how you can control the use and disclosure of your personal data, and how your personal data is protected, in compliance with the provisions of Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 on Data Processing, Data Files and Individual Liberties, and the European Union Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data.Please note that as a general matter we may collectand use personal data for the purposes of legal investigation, enquiry and compliance purposes. Where given, we may also collect and use personal data with your consent.

Identity of the personal data controller:

The entity responsible for processing your personal data is Q ENERGY France, a simplified joint stock company with a share capital of 10,816,792.00 euros, whose head office is located at ZI de Courtine, 330 rue du Mourelet, 84000 Avignon, registered with the Avignon Trade and Companies Register under number 423 379 338.

What personal data do we collect?

This website only collects personal data that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you. This might include contact details like your name, email address, phone number or postal address when you fill out an online form on our website.

Should you contact us by email or other means and provide information about yourself, that personal information will also be collected and used in connection with the matter in question, and you should have a reasonable expectation as to that.

We also collect and use personal data about people with whom we interact from publicly available sources and commercial / governmental databases.

Furthermore, we sometimes take photographs and make audio-visual film at offices, construction or projects sites and other locations, and this can involve capturing images and voices of individuals, as well as car registrations (for example on CCTV used for security purposes). When filming, recording or photographing has been organised by or on behalf of Q ENERGY France, attention will typically be drawn to this by signs, announcements or other forms of communication. This will alert you to there being potential for your image and other personal data to be captured, so that you can avoid this happening if you so choose. In less formal circumstances, for example if an Q ENERGY France employee films or photographs using a smartphone, such communication may not occur. Unless you have agreed not to do so, you may withdraw any express or implied consent to the use of your personal data in this way in specific circumstances by contacting our Communications Team (details below).

We do not collect any particular personal data: we ask you not to disclose or communicate to us any data considered as "Special categories of personal data" or similar by the CNIL (notably social security number, offence data, ethnic origin, political opinions, religions and beliefs, health data or trade union affiliation) through our website, our services or by any other means.

Some services may be provided by websites published by third-party companies not affiliated to Q ENERGY France, and may notably include advertisements, offer online content, and propose features, games, newsletters, contests or sweepstakes, or applications developed by third party companies. Q ENERGY France is not responsible for the privacy practices of such third-party companies. Once you leave this website or click on an advertisement, it is your responsibility to check the privacy policy applicable to that other service.

Why do we collect personal information about you?

Q ENERGY France may collect and use data about you to use in our business dealings as described above or for legal compliance. Your personal information can also be collected and used in order to improve the services we provide to you, or to respond to enquiries or other issues raised by you.

Q ENERGY France may also use the information that you have submitted, or we have otherwise obtained to carry out marketing and market research, but we do not sell personal information or disclose it to third parties for purposes unrelated to the reasons we hold it.

In developing and building floating offshore wind projects, it is necessary for us to consult with members of the local community and keep them informed. For these purposes we undertake postal and other media campaigns using third party databases to obtain addresses of local people. Therefore, you may hear from us via that route, but you are always free to instruct us to cease contacting you. If you do receive unsolicited marketing material that you believe comes from us, and which you do not want to receive, please let us know by contacting our Communications Team on 04 32 76 03 00 or contact@oceole.fr, or write to:

Communications Team,
Q ENERGY France,
330 rue du Mourelet
ZI de Courtine
84000 AVIGNON
France

Will we share your personal information with other organisations?

As part of the Océole partnership, Q ENERGY France may share your data with members of Equinor and Green Giraffe when necessary. In this case, the personal data are communicated only for the purpose for which they are collected, in accordance with this statement. We will not share the data you provide with organizations outside the Oceole partnership. However, Q ENERGY France may be required to disclose it to the appropriate authorities if required by law for legal compliance purposes. It may also be necessary where we have an agreement with you or you have been affected by our activities, e.g. in order to instruct external advisers to support us in relation to a matter involving you or your organisation (including any disputes).

We may also publish photographs and audio-visual film footage taken or made by or on our behalf, or by our staff, on our website and those of third parties, as may our staff, as well as using them for internal communication and training purposes within Q ENERGY France.

Is your information stored securely?

Where you send information for a particular purpose, it will be stored in accordance with our current business practices which are designed to maintain security and confidentiality. If you ask us to destroy this information we will do so insofar as is practical, subject to any applicable legal restriction and to our requirements to retain information for the purposes of fulfilling our legal and internal compliance obligations, including demonstrating compliance in the future should legal claims be brought against us.

We will retain your personal data for so long as it is reasonably required (or, in connection with information provided only with your consent, until you withdraw that consent), including for legal and internal compliance purposes and the potential defence of claims in the future or if we are otherwise permitted to do so.

How can you find out what information is stored about you? What are your rights?

You are entitled to know certain information about yourself that we have collected, subject to completing an application and providing proof of identity. You can contact our Communications Team for these purposes on 04 32 76 03 00, email us at contact@oceole.fr, or write to Communications Team, Q ENERGY France, 330 rue du Mourelet, ZI de Courtine, 84000 AVIGNON.

The information that you may request will be provided promptly in accordance with applicable law if it is personal information that we are required to make available to you. In any event, we will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information we hold is accurate, up to date and relevant and we will be happy to correct any inaccuracies.

You also have the right to appeal to a national supervisory authority such as the Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés in the event of a breach of the applicable regulations on the protection of personal data and in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation No. 2016-679 (RGPD) in force since May 25, 2018.

Google reCAPTCHA

We also use Google reCAPTCHA on our website. This service is provided by Google LLC, of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). ReCAPTCHA analyses the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) in order to determine whether the user is a real person or a "bot" for the purposes of preventing "automated software" from weighing down our website by automated crawling or spam. The information analysed, which may include the user’s IP address, the typing patterns of the user, the amount of mouse clicks a user has done on the site and the language the user’s browser is using, will be sent to Google. All the information gathered by ReCAPTCHA is being held by Google in accordance with Google Terms of Service and Google Privacy Policy.

Privacy Policy Updates

We may update our policies on this page from time to time, so please do check to make sure you have read the latest version.

June 28, 2021

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