Privacy Policy

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In order to ensure confidentiality, Hérès informs users of the Site of the measures taken to ensure an adequate level of protection of the personal data of the persons concerned.

Your privacy is very important to Heres. Therefore, as part of our data privacy policy, we would like to inform you:

  • the legal basis and purposes for which we process your personal data and;
  • of your rights and obligations of our company in connection with such processing.

This data privacy policy is separate from our cookie privacy policy. For more information on how we use cookies, including how you can opt out of having them installed, you are invited to click on our Cookie Privacy Policy.


The data controller is Hérès Avocats, a law firm registered with the Paris Bar (hereinafter Hérès). Hérès was incorporated as a simplified joint stock company (SAS) and registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Registry under number RCS 825 020 357. Its registered office is located at: 24 rue de Penthièvre, 75008 Paris, France, its telephone number is +33 1 53 00 22 32 and its contact e-mail address is

The Site’s Editorial Director is Xavier Poulet-Mathis, associate lawyer, and the host is OVH, 2 rue Kellermann – 59100 Roubaix – France, +33 9 72 10 10,



The type of data that may be collected by the Website are: IP addresses, cookies, connection and navigation data and data allowing the physical identification of the user. This data is collected when the user sends a message on the contact form, submits an application for a position or an internship or automatically when the user browses the Site.



Heres is not permitted to process personal data if we do not have a legal basis to do so. Therefore, we only process your personal data if (i) we have obtained your prior consent, (ii) the processing is necessary for the provision of the services we offer you, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the satisfaction of the legitimate interests of our company, in our capacity as data controller.

The data collected is processed in order to ensure the functioning of the Site, to carry out audience measurements, to carry out anonymous statistics of the visits to the Site, to ensure the security of the Site, to process applications, to provide the services and information requested by the users.

The information communicated on the forms available on the Site is used for the administrative and commercial management of the firm. The user may exercise his right to object to the use of this data for commercial prospecting purposes.



The data collected will not be transferred or rented to third parties, only transfers to international offices outside the European Union may take place in compliance with the provisions on the international transfer of data and the purposes of data processing previously mentioned, without being considered as third parties.

Hérès may also use a subcontractor to send e-mails to inform clients and prospects of current events at the firm. The subcontractor is then obliged to guarantee the confidentiality of the personal data and may under no circumstances transfer or rent them to third parties. At the end of the service provided for the processing of such data, the processor is obliged to destroy all personal data.

Your personal data will not be passed on or made accessible to third parties, except to authorized members of our staff and to our service providers (such as IT system providers, hosting companies, consultants), it being specified that each of these service providers is subject to strict data protection and confidentiality obligations.



As some of our partners/service providers may be located outside the European Union, the data thus collected may be transferred to countries outside the European Union, whose legislation on the protection of personal data differs from that of the European Union, it being specified that, in the event that the recipient country or countries do not ensure a level of data protection equivalent to that of the European Union, our company undertakes to take all necessary guarantees, either on the basis of an adequacy decision or, in the absence of such a decision, on the basis of appropriate guarantees such as binding internal rules, standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, a code of conduct or a certification mechanism duly approved by the competent authority, and whose communication can be obtained by sending an e-mail to the following address



The data is kept only for the time necessary for the purposes for which it is processed.

Customer data will be kept for the duration of the contractual relationship, but not longer than 3 years from the end of the contractual relationship. When the data concerns prospects, it will be kept for a period of 3 years from the last exchange with the Hérès firm.



Users of the site have the right to access, modify, rectify, limit, portability of their personal data, oppose and delete information concerning them at Cabinet Hérès Avocats. They can also define the guidelines for the treatment of his data and the exercise of his rights after his death and withdraw his consent at any time if this is the legal basis for the treatment. This privacy policy may be modified due to changes in the legal and regulatory framework and the doctrine of the French National Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties. In the event of an update, the new privacy policy will be put online with the date of the last modification, so it is recommended to check the Site regularly.



The user may send a letter with his or her identity card bearing his or her signature to exercise his or her rights to Hérès Avocats, at the following address: 24, rue de Penthièvre 75008 Paris, France or at the following e-mail address: You can also make inquiries about our data protection policy at the above-mentioned postal address or e-mail address.

For security reasons and to avoid fraudulent requests, we may ask you to provide proof of identity to support your request. After processing the request, this receipt will be destroyed.

The user has the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority of the Member State in which he/she resides.

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

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) can be sent to the Gravatar service to verify that you are using it. Gravatar’s privacy policy is available here: After validation of your comment, your profile picture 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.


If you leave a comment on our site, you will be asked to save your name, email address and site in cookies. This is only for your convenience so you don’t have to enter this information if you leave another comment later. These cookies expire after one year.

If you go to the login page, a temporary cookie will be set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. It does not contain any personal data and will be deleted automatically when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set a number of cookies to store your login information and screen preferences. The lifetime of a connection cookie is two days, that of a screen option cookie is one year. If you check “Remember me”, your login cookie will be kept for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookie will be deleted.

By editing or publishing a publication, an additional cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie does not include any personal data. It simply indicates the ID of the publication you just modified. It expires after one day.

Embedded content from other sites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles…). Content embedded from other sites behaves in the same way as if the visitor were on 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 an account logged 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 email.

How long your data is stored

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are kept indefinitely. This will automatically recognize and approve subsequent comments instead of leaving them in the moderation queue.

For accounts that register on our site (if any), we also store the personal data specified in their profile. All accounts can view, edit 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

If you have an account or have left comments on the site, you may request to receive a file containing all the personal data we have about you, including the data you have provided to us. You can also request the deletion of your personal data. This does not take into account data stored for administrative, legal or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments can be checked with an automated comment detection service.

Do you have a question?

Do not hesitate to contact us, our lawyers will answer you as soon as possible.

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