Privacy policy

As part of its missions, the Etablissement Public du Palais de la Découverte et de la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (EPPDCSI), known as Universcience, is required to process information about you. In order to respect the right of individuals to be protected with regard to the processing of personal data, Universcience is committed to an ongoing process of compliance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (known as RGPD: General Data Protection Regulation) and in compliance with Law No. 2018-493 of 20 June 2018 on the protection of personal data.

We collect personal data about you mainly when you subscribe to a newsletter, when you buy your tickets online, when you register for an event organized by Universcience or when you browse our sites.

Universcience is committed to ensuring that your personal data is collected and used in a transparent and secure manner.

The person responsible for processing personal data

The party responsible for the processing of the personal data mentioned in this document is the Etablissement Public du Palais de la Découverte et de la Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, a public institution registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register under no. 519 587 851, with its registered office at avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 75008 PARIS. Its legal representative is the Chairman.

Universcience has appointed a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted at:

The personal data we process

  • The data you voluntarily communicate to us when you register on our website, when you subscribe to a training course, pro. meetings, Mediation School event and/or the newsletter.
  • The data we collect during face-to-face training sessions at our premises.
  • The data we automatically collect relating to your connection and navigation during each of your visits to our online sites or when using our applications. Various technologies may be used to collect this data. For detailed information, please consult the “Use of cookies” page on our website. You can find more information about cookies on the CNIL website (

The purposes of our personal data processing operations

The main purpose of our personal data processing is to:

  • to facilitate access to the resources available on our website
  • to keep you informed of our activities
  • to carry out the administrative tasks required for our smooth operation.

The legal basis of our personal data processing

We only use your personal data in the cases provided for by law:

  • to perform a contract we have entered into with you
  • to comply with a legal obligation
  • your consent to the use of your data

Measures to protect your personal data

As data controller, Universcience implements appropriate technical and organizational measures to guarantee a level of security appropriate to the risks to which your personal data may be exposed. In particular, Universcience complies with an information systems security policy defined and monitored by an information systems security manager (RSSI) and has appointed a data protection delegate in accordance with Article 37 of the RGPD.

Retention periods for your personal data

Data is stored at Universcience in two stages:

  • Active databases: this is data used on a regular basis by the departments in charge of implementing processing operations concerning people who are active with Universcience. We keep personal data in these databases for a further three years after the last interaction with the person concerned.
  • Intermediate archives: these are data that are no longer used, but are still of administrative interest to the organization, or whose retention is required by law. The data is stored on a separate medium, and is consulted on an ad hoc basis.

In accordance with current regulations, cookies deposited on your terminals when using our websites have a maximum lifetime of thirteen months after their first deposit. After this period, your consent to a new deposit will be requested.

Recipients of your personal data

Universcience staff who have access to your personal data are bound by a confidentiality obligation set out in the institution’s internal regulations, and any breach of this obligation may be punished. This limited access is subject to the possession of an authorization and an individual identifier and password.

Subcontractors who may be required to process your personal data will only do so on the basis of documented instructions from Universcience. Universcience ensures that its subcontractors present sufficient guarantees regarding the implementation of technical and organizational measures capable of protecting your personal data in compliance with the RGPD.

Social networks, whose applications we include on our web pages, may collect information about your use of our sites and applications. This is notably the case for “Share” and “Like” buttons from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. Social networks are likely to identify you thanks to these buttons, even if you have not used them when consulting our site. We have no control over the process used by social networks to collect information relating to your browsing on our sites and associated with the personal data they hold. We invite you to consult the privacy protection policies of these social networks to find out how they use the browsing information they may collect through these application buttons, particularly for advertising purposes. These protection policies should enable you to exercise your choices with these social networks, in particular by configuring your user accounts on each of these networks.

Transfers of your personal data outside the EU

In principle, your personal data is stored on our IT systems located within the European Union. However, some of our subcontractors may transfer your data outside this area. In this case, we ensure, by adding contractual clauses adapted from the models published by the CNIL, that these subcontractors guarantee a sufficient level of protection of privacy and fundamental rights of individuals as provided for by the RGPD.

How to exercise your rights over your personal data

In accordance with the RGPD and the Loi Informatique et Libertés, you can exercise your rights of access, rectification, forgetting, opposition, portability, deletion and withdrawal of consent on your personal data by contacting Universcience by email ( or at the following postal address: École de la médiation, 30 avenue Corentin Cariou, 75019 Paris.

Proof of identity must be attached to your request so that we can identify you. If, after contacting us, you feel that your rights have not been respected, you may submit a complaint to the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (

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