Indre-et-Loire Council processes your personal data (hereinafter “Personal Data”) for the use of this website (hereinafter the “Website”).

As the data controller, we respect privacy and we protect our website users’ personal data.

This policy is designed to inform you about how we collect, process and use your personal data and your data protection rights in relation to the latest version of the French data protection act and with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in force since May 25th 2018.

Field of application for the data protection policy

This policy details the principles and guidelines for protecting Your Personal Data which includes Personal Data collected on or through the Website.

Le Grand-Pressigny Prehistory Museum, owned by Indre-et-Loire Council, collects Personal Data; this policy applies no matter how the data is collected or processed.

Personal Data is any information regarding a physical, identified or identifiable person. A person is “identifiable” when they can be directly or indirectly identified, specifically from an identification number or one or several item/s that they own.

“Non-Personal Data” is information that does not enable a person to be identified.

Data controller

The data controller for Your Personal Data is: the President of Indre-et-Loire Council, Place de la Préfecture, 37000 Tours; some technical aspects, such as website hosting, are managed by our technical service providers. As per article 28 of the GDPR, this provider is bound by a strict confidentiality clause that forbids the use of any data it manages that is undocumented in the service contract and imposes technical and organisational measures to fulfil data protection and security requirements.

Personal data security and privacy

We consider your Personal Data to be private.

We strive to take reasonable technical measures to prevent potential loss or misappropriation when collecting or storing any data you have provided and stop it being sent to unauthorised third parties.

However, despite these measures, the internet is an open system and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised third parties will not evade these measures or use Your Personal Data for unlawful reasons. The Council cannot therefore be held responsible in the event of your data being fraudulently recovered for use of any kind.

The Website may feature links to third party websites that you may be interested in.

Indre-et-Loire Council has no control over third party websites or their privacy policies. Indre-et-Loire Council therefore cannot be held responsible for third parties processing Your Personal Data. You are responsible for reading third party website’s data protection policies.

How we use your data

We process your data in full or in part to:

  • send newsletters if you have agreed by ticking the appropriate box
  • analyse Website visitors and use

Your Personal Data is sent to our own management teams and technical service providers.

Collected data

Personal Data

Personal Data may include the following:

  • Surname
  • First name
  • Email address
  • Address

And any other Personal Data that may be relevant for the following purposes.

Cookies and other trackers

Cookies and similar trackers are files used by a server to communicate with the browser. Cookies send status information when a user views a website. Status information may include a session username, language, expiry date, response field etc. Cookies save status information during their validity period when a website user accesses different pages on a website or when the user returns to the aforementioned website.
Only a cookie issuer can read or amend the information it contains. There are different types of cookies:

  • session cookies that disappear when you leave the browser or website
  • permanent cookies that stay on your system until their life span expires (up to 12 months) or you delete them using your browser’s settings.

You can customise your cookie settings on your control panel.

How to disable cookies

Browser settings

Your consent is required to enable some cookies. When you first visit the Website, an information box appears stating that the aforementioned cookies will be installed on your system to continue browsing.

Cookies and trackers enable you to use all the Website’s functions. If your browser is set up to refuse all cookies or trackers, it can hinder the use of some of our services and Indre-et-Loire Council cannot be held responsible for this.


Contact form

Data is sent by website users who want to send a comment or query. Information collected from the form is sent to the department in charge of handling comments on the Le Grand-Pressigny Prehistory Museum website, owned by Indre-et-Loire Council. Your data can be saved for up to 3 years.

Your rights

As per the French data protection act regarding personal data, you reserve the right to access, correct and delete the data we hold about you and you reserve the right to obtain a computer file in a common format containing the personal data.

You also reserve the right to request we stop processing your personal data on reasonable grounds and we stop using your personal data for direct marketing.

Please write to the following address to exercise your right:

  • • Indre-et-Loire Council
  • • Data protection representative
  • • Place de la Préfecture – 37927 Tours cedex 9
  • • Contact:

We aim to reply to your requests within one month of receipt. Subject to the complexity and number of requests, it may take two months.

In the event of disputes due to the handling of your rights, you can make a complaint to the French Data Protection Commission.

Data storage

Whenever we collect or process Your Personal Data, we only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected, which is up to 3 years from the last communication you made with us (e.g. logging into your account).

Your data will simply be deleted after the aforementioned time periods.

Privacy policy update

The privacy policy may be changed or updated at any time.
Please check it regularly.

For further information about exercising your rights, please visit the French Data Protection website, specifically this page (available in French)

Last modified: 10/06/2019