Through its website and its newsletter, GRET aims to inform on the activities it conducts (projects, advocacy, capitalisation) and to provide publications and documents generated by the projects it implements. This is the framework within which it collects and processes personal data. Through its data management policy, which aims to inform on the practices and conditions in which the data is processed by the organisation, GRET reasserts its attachment to the principle of transparency and wants to strengthen the trust that exists with its partners, subscribers to its newsletter and visitors to its website.

Data collected

GRET undertakes to ensure that collection and processing of your data from the website  will comply with general regulations on data protection (GDPR) and the French Data Protection Act.

GRET only collects and processes data that is strictly necessary with regards the purposes for which it is used.

Information for individuals

In compliance with the amended French Data Protection Act, GRET clearly informs you about processing of your personal data each time your data is collected, in particular specifying:

Recipient of the data

GRET only transmits the data it collects to its internal services (communication unit and senior management) and its service providers.

Conservation of data

GRET only keeps your data for the period of time necessary to fulfil the above-mentioned purposes for which it was collected, in compliance with current legislation.

Transfer of data

GRET externalises some of its processed data and may transfer some data to outside of the European Union. In these situations, GRET undertakes to draw up contractual clauses with subcontractors ensuring an adequate level of protection.

Data security

GRET makes sure it protects and secures your personal data.

In this context, GRET implements the appropriate technical and organisational measures in order to avoid, in so far as possible, any alteration or loss of your data and any unauthorised access to it.


In order to improve ease of use and performance of its website and to ensure its content is in line with your expectations, GRET uses cookies.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a file that, when a website is visited, is installed on the visitor’s hard drive. With cookies, a visitor’s browsing behaviour can be measured for example. Therefore, using cookies, the website can be technically and editorially improved. It is important to know that only the website generating a cookie is likely to read or change the information contained in it. A cookie can have varying durations of activity (from the duration of use of the website up to several years). The website provider decides on the duration based on how the cookie in question is used.

How do we use cookies on GRET’s website?

To improve ease of use and performance, the website  uses the following types of cookies:

Cookies that are technically necessary for the website to function properly. These cookies make it possible in particular to access reserved spaces on our website.

Cookies used to measure and analyse the behaviour of internet users during browsing. These cookies make it possible to establish statistics on the frequentation and use of the various elements that make up our website (sections and content viewed, itinerary), enabling us to make our services and our ergonomics more interesting.

How to manage the cookies generated on your computer?

Storage of a cookie is contingent on the willingness of the user, who can express his/her willingness and change it at any time using the setting options in his/her browser software. If you accepted storage of cookies by your browser in your browser software, the cookies integrated in the pages and content you viewed can be temporarily stored in a dedicated space. Here, they can only be seen by their issuer. If you refuse storage of cookies on your computer, or if you delete those that have been previously stored, you will no longer be able to benefit from the functionalities allowed by these cookies. For example, you will no longer be able to access private spaces secured by a recorded password. You will therefore have to re-enter your passwords for each connection.

How to set cookies in your browser?

You can set your browser so that cookies are stored in it or, on the contrary, so that they are rejected either systematically or according to their source. You can also set your browser so that you are asked to accept or refuse cookies on an ad hoc basis, before a cookie is likely to be stored. Setting of cookies is specific to the browser you use. It is described in the help menu in your browser, which will explain how to change your decisions on cookies.

Below you will see links to instructions for the main browsers:

Your rights

In compliance with the amended French Data Protection Act, you have the right to access, rectify and delete your personal data, to limit or oppose its processing, and to the portability of your data. You can also submit a claim to the CNIL.

These rights can be exercised by sending a letter to the GRET webmaster at the following address:
Communication Unit – Webmaster
Campus du jardin d’agronomie tropicale
45 bis avenue de la Belle Gabrielle
94736 Nogent sur Marne cedex, France
or by sending an email to:
Your message must be accompanied by a copy of signed proof of identity.

If you no longer wish to receive the GRET newsletter, you can click on the unsubscribe link at any time. This link is included at the bottom of the email in which the newsletter is sent.

Hypertext links

GRET proposes numerous links to other websites, mainly to the official websites of its partners and the networks it adheres to. We systematically indicate the name of the website on which we suggest continuing your navigation. These web pages, the addresses of which are regularly checked, are not however part of the website. They do not engage the responsibility of the website’s content writers. We recommend you read these websites’ personal data protection policy as their conditions may differ from those of GRET.


To request information on GRET’s personal data protection policy, you can email the webmaster at


This policy may evolve if the legal and regulatory context so requires, or in accordance with the CNIL’s principles.