Personal data protection policy

Welcome to the Stethos website.

By this personal data protection policy, Stethos, data controller, commits to process your personal data with all the necessary care and exclusively for the legitimate purposes for which it was collected, in accordance with its guidelines, the law no. 78-17 of January 6th, 1978 amended, relating to data processing, files and freedoms (called “Data Protection Act and Freedoms”) and Regulation (EU) No. 2016/679 of April 27th,  2016 called “General Data Protection Regulation “(or” GDPR “) and more broadly to all legal provisions in force.

This policy describes how Stethos is committed to collecting, using and protecting your personal information.

Why are your data collected?

♦ Your data is collected for legitimate purposes only and is strictly confidential

When you authorize cookies from our website, a description of the objectives or the purposes of the data processing is made available so that you clearly understand the reasons for which we would use them.

On our website, the purposes for which your data are collected are as follows:

  • Website audience statistics, in order to improve it and offer you an optimal browsing experience;
  • Improve the website user-friendliness and help its promotion especially via LinkedIn.

Stethos commits to treat your personal data strictly in accordance with these purposes, and in no way intends to use them for other purposes. These are included in our data process register, and are subject to vigilance by our Data Protection Officer.

What categories of data are collected?

♦ We only collect relevant and necessary data

The categories of data collected are as follows:

  • Connection data: the IP address assigned to the terminal, the date and time of connection and disconnection, the place of connection, the cached data
  • Location data

The personal data collected by Stethos are only necessary for the purposes of the data treatments. Stethos is committed to not collecting more data than necessary.

Who is the recipient of your data?

♦ Only authorized people have access to your

Access to your personal data is strictly limited to the authorized and qualified persons of Stethos and our providers who have set up technical and organizational abilities for data protection. These people are those who, by their professional role, are legitimate to receive your data to achieve the purposes described above (examples: to know the statistical audience of our website, improve the functionality of our website).

Your data can also be transferred to the social network LinkedIn, which implements cookies useful for sharing the content of our website on its platform, or for the development of statistical access. Having no control over the LinkedIn website, we invite you to read the management policy of their cookies.

Your personal data will never be sold, shared, communicated or transferred to a third party not identified by this personal data protection policy. 

How long are your collected data stored?

♦ Your data is kept only for the necessary

In accordance with legal provisions in force, Stethos only keeps your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes indicated: the duration of the cookies placed on your terminal following your consent is limited to 13 months (recommendations of the CNIL). This duration is not extended during new visits on the website. At the end of the thirteen months validity period, your consent will be requested again. 

How does Stethos protect your personal data?

♦ Your data is secure

Stethos provides physical and logical security to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, misuse, disclosure, loss and destruction.

However, it is your responsibility to make sure that the devices you use are adequately secured and protected against malicious software such as Trojan horses and viruses. You are informed that without adequate security measures, you run the risk of your personal data being picked up or disclosed to unauthorized third parties. 

What are cookies and how to manage them?

♦ We use cookies that you can deactivate

What are cookies? A cookie is a small text file transferred to your computer, smartphone or tablet through your Internet browser. Temporary (session cookies) or permanent cookies are stored on the hard drive of your device when you visit our website, allowing Stethos to recognize you during your subsequent visits.

Session cookies are active during your visit on the website and deleted when you close the browser. Persistent cookies remain on your device’s hard drive when you leave the website and remain there until you manually delete them or the browser purges them after a certain period of time (up to 13 months).

Stethos uses analytical performance cookies to monitor the performance of its websites, for example: determine the number of views on a page and the number of unique users on its website. Web analytics services may be designed and operated by third parties. The information provided by these cookies makes it possible to analyze the types of users’ behavior and are used to optimize the user’s experience or to identify the parts of the website that may require maintenance or optimization. The information is anonymous and is only used for statistical purposes.

Stethos uses third-party solutions (including Google analytics) to collect information about visitors on the website through these cookies. This information can be used by the providers of these solutions.

How to manage and deactivate cookies?

You can set parameters for cookies by following the instructions below depending on the browser you are using:

However, when you deactivate cookies, be aware that some graphics may not display correctly or you may not be able to use certain applications.

What are your rights concerning your data and how to exercise them?

♦ You keep control over your

In accordance with the Data Protection Act of January 6th, 1978 in its applicable version and with the GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulation) of April 27th, 2016 and more widely to all legal provisions in force, Stethos informs you that you have the following rights:

• right to access to personal data collected,

• right to correct or delete personal data collected,

• right to oppose the processing of your personal data for legitimate reasons,

• right to be forgotten (right to dereference),

• right to portability.

To exercise any of these rights, please address your request to the Data Protection Officer, using one of the following contact details:

Mail: Stethos SA – Data Protection Officer
1 Place de Marivel, 92310 Sèvres