Legal Notice

Personal data policy

The collection and processing of “Personal Data” (as defined by the texts referred to below) from the website, is carried out in application of the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD) and the French Data Privacy Law (Law No. 78-17 on IT and Civil Liberties of January 6, 1978).


Data controller

For the purposes of these texts, SOPEXA process the personal data of users of the site in the context of a Public Service Delegation entrusted by the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food.

Therefore, along with the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food, located at 78, rue de Varenne - 75349 Paris 07 SP, SOPEXA, a limited liability company with capital of 152,500 Euros, registered with the Paris Trade and Companies Registry under number 1961B02646, Siren 775 670 110, whose head office is located at 25 rue Notre Dame des Victoires 75002 Paris, France, both are “joint controllers” of the personal data of users of the site.

For any questions, or to exercise of your “Data Privacy” rights on the processing of your personal data, please write to us:

by email at the following address:

by signed postal letter at the following address:


25, rue Notre Dame des Victoires

75002 PARIS


You may be asked to provide proof of identity.

Purposes for collection and legal basis for processing of your personal data

Users’ personal data are collected and processed based on the purposes specified for each case for collection and in compliance with the legal basis in the table below.

Any use of personal data for any purpose other than those specified above will require your express prior consent.

Categories of personal data collected and cases for collection

For the purpose of sending the latest news from Taste France Magazine to the users of the site in the format of a newsletter, the data collected will only be the users' email address, following their express consent given at the time of collection and subscription to the newsletter.

We do not knowingly collect personal data from children under 13 years of age. We do not target products or services to children under 13 years old.


Access to personal data

The following parties may have access to the personal data collected, within the limits of their remit:

  • persons in charge of the communication / public affairs department,
  • administrative services, IT departments and their line managers
  • subcontractors, as part of a subcontracting agreement, including non-disclosure and security requirements.


Sharing of personal data and international transfers

SOPEXA is a multinational company whose commercial processes, administrative structures and technical systems cross national and European borders as part of the public service delegation that it carries out in France and abroad. SOPEXA is also an affiliate of the Hopscotch group. The personal data collected is therefore likely to be consulted and used outside the European Union, within the group that SOPEXA belongs, in compliance with the rules on non-disclosure and security applicable to the group.

The personal data collected are used by SOPEXA and  the group to which it belongs and will not under no circumstances be transferred or sold to third parties outside the group without your express prior consent.

In the context of a public service delegation entrusted by the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food to SOPEXA, in the end of the public contract between the before mentioned parties, the data shall be transferred to the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food.


Disclosure for judicial and legal purposes

Personal data may be disclosed to a third party if the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food and / or SOPEXA is or are required by law, regulatory provision or court order, or if such disclosure is rendered necessary for the needs of an investigation, injunction or legal proceeding, in France or abroad.

Personal data may be disclosed to companies, councils or third parties so that the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food and / or SOPEXA may protect itself against any infringement of the rights, property or security of the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food and / or SOPEXA.


Personal data retention period

User data will not be retained beyond the time strictly necessary for the purposes stated herein and in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. In this respect, the data used for newsletter subscription purposes may be kept for a maximum of 2 years from the time the user unsubscribes. User data is deleted when the retention periods expire.  .

You can withdraw your consent at any time via the link in the emails you receive. Following withdrawal of your consent, your data are kept for the minimum period necessary to complete the technical measures required for their deletion.


Security of personal data

Security measures are implemented to protect personal data from any unauthorized access and any disclosure, modification, damage or destruction. In the event that a security breach is detected, required actions will be taken.

Personal data is stored on servers located in the European Union.


Your Rights

Individuals whose personal data have been collected have the following rights:

  • the right to access (to know what data the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food and SOPEXA have)
  • the right to correct (to update or correct their data)
  • the right to delete personal data, as per Article 17 of the GDPR
  • the right to limit processing, as per Article 18 of the GDPR
  • the right to data portability
  • the right to oppose the collection of any or all of these data

These rights enable you to change your notification preferences at any time by accepting or refusing to have your Personal Data used as part of information campaigns.

To find out more about the extent of your rights, please visit the CNIL website.

For any questions, or to exercise your “Data Privacy” rights on the processing of your personal data, please write to us:

by email at the following address:

by signed postal letter at the following address:


25, rue Notre Dame des Victoires

75002 PARIS


You may be asked to provide proof of identity.

If, after contacting us, you feel that your Data Privacy rights are not respected or that the geolocation program does not comply with data protection rules, you can file a complaint with the CNIL.



A “cookie” (or “tracker”) is a text file that signals access to a website and can be saved in a dedicated area of the hard drive of your terminal (computer, tablet, or smartphone), when you consult a service online. A cookie allows its issuer to identify the terminal in which it is saved, during the period the cookie is valid or saved. Thus, the cookie does not allow you to be identified as such; it is used to record information on how you browse the site.

When you visit the site, information about how you browse the site may be saved in “cookies” files installed on your device, depending on the choices you have made about cookies, which you can change at any time. These cookies allow users to browse in a personalised manner and are also used for analytical purposes (audience metrics).

You will be informed of the existence of cookies and their purpose(s) when you enter the site by an information banner at the bottom or top of the home page.

The saving and reading of cookies on your device requires your prior consent, by clicking on “I accept”. However, you can configure your browser to refuse cookies or customise cookie settings by clicking on a “Learn more” link. If you accept to use cookies, your agreement will be valid for 13 months. You will then need to renew your agreement at the end of this period.

In the event you refuse to use cookies, or if you delete those saved on your device, we inform you that you will not be able to use a certain number of features that are necessary to browse certain areas of the site. In such an event, we accept no liability for the consequences of reduced functionality of our services resulting from our inability to save or consult the cookies required for their operation and that you have refused or deleted.

Finally, we must distinguish the cookies that we issue on our site from those issued by third parties. With regard to this, please note that, from time to time, cookies may be placed on certain pages of the site by third parties (advertisers or others). This is the case, for example, for the cookies used by the Facebook social network. We hereby inform you that we have no control over the use of cookies by third parties.


Changes and updates

We hereby draw your attention to the fact that this privacy policy is subject to change. We ask you to regularly check the latest version online and we will inform you of any changes via the website or by other means of communication.



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