Privacy and personal data

This page aims to inform you about the use of your personal data on this website.

This document was last updated on the 1st of September 2020.

The CCSD is committed to ensure that the processing of personal data on this website complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the French Data Protection Act. is a conference management platform for french and foreign academic institutions developed and administed by the CCSD (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe).

Consultation of the site is free and does not require a user account.

In order to provide you with personalised services, such as proposals deposit, event registration , e-mail contacts, etc., we may be obliged to ask you to identify yourself.

As part of this process, the CCSD may process personal information about you. This may include information identifying your consultations, registration for an alert service, or information collected when you create an account to submit documents or register.

The data manager for is
CCSD (Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe)
28 Rue Louis Guérin
F-69100 Villeurbanne

Purpose of the processing

Data provided in forms are used to identify you, to know which content belongs to you, to contact you, for example to send you e-mail notifications when one of your documents is accepted or refused.

Legal basis for processing

Data collection is based on consent or volunteering.

Recorded data

Personal data may be collected by the CCSD (Centre for Direct Scientific Communication).

Account creation

  • E-mail address (required)
  • Login/identifier (required)
  • Password (required)
  • First name (required)
  • Last name (required)
  • Language

Document submission

As part of the document submission form, we record the nature of your actions and your user ID, for example to know who has submitted, modified, moderated a document.


As part of the registration form, we record data entered in registration form for the registration management.


As part of the visit to the site :

  • Accession data is recorded for statistical and security audit purposes via the web server and stored in accordance with legal requirements.
  • File download statistics are also compiled by anonymising IP addresses. We store addresses such as 1.1.XXX.XXX
  • Consultation statistics are also established with the free software Matomo by anonymising the IP addresses. We store addresses such as 1.1.XXX.XXX

Data retention period

Personal data are kept until the account is deleted.

Non-anonymised consultation data (server logs) are kept for 1 year.

Data recipients

The recipients of collected data are CCSD staff and event organizers.

The processing does not involve automated decision making (Article 22 of the GDPR).

Data transfer outside the European Union

No transfer outside the European Union.

Personal rights

Le site est déclaré à la Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertés (Cnil) et enregistré sous le numéro 1128812.

Conformément à la loi "Informatique et Libertés" du 6 janvier 1978, vous bénéficiez d'un droit d'accès et de rectification aux informations qui vous concernent. Si vous souhaitez exercer ce droit, veuillez vous adresser au Centre pour la Communication Scientifique Directe (CCSD) - 28, rue Louis Guérin - 69100 VILLEURBANNE, support at

Use of « cookies »

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These cookies allow to :

  • compute attendance and use statistics of the site.

The audience measurement tool Piwik is deployed on this site to obtain information on the navigation of visitors and improve their use.

  To know : 
  • the data collected are not cross-checked with other treatments ;
  • the stored cookie is used only for the production of statistics ;
  • the cookie does not allow to follow the navigation of the user on other sites.

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