Confidentiality policy

The FIMATHO network commits to making the processing of personal data done on the website compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the French Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties Act.


Personal information regarding visitors to our website, including their identity, is confidential. The personal information of users of the website will not be published without their consent, nor shall it be exchanged, transferred, granted or sold on any medium to third parties without such consent.

In compliance with the Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties Act, in the event of any collection of personal information via forms found on this website, any user has a right to access, change, rectify and delete the data concerning them. To exercise said rights, please write to the following email address:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


In compliance with the Information Technology, Data Files and Civil Liberties Act, by clicking "OK" on the information banner at the bottom of the website during your first visit to, you are giving your consent regarding the use of cookies. 

A cookie is a small file that may be saved on your device (computer, mobile phone, tablet, etc.) when you open an app or a website with your browser. It does not identify you personally but rather provides information on your connection (areas visited on the website, IP address, browser type, access time). 

Such information is exclusively used for internal statistical and safety purposes of the website or to improve the quality of services offered. Databases are protected by clauses of the French Act of 1 July 1998 transposing directive 96/9/EC of 11 March 1996 pertaining to the legal protection of databases.

Cookies used on the FIMATHO website are:

  • Audience measurement and analysis cookies (Chartbeat, Google Analytics)

Cookies measuring the audience help us establish statistics and volumes of visits and use of the website. They are issued and managed by Google Analytics and Chartbeat.

For more information on the confidentiality rules pertaining to the use of Google Analytics, click here: You may configure your browser to systematically block cookies. The procedure differs from one browser to another:  

  • Internet Explorer: Tool tab (gearwheel-shaped icon in the top right corner)/Internet Options. Click on "Privacy", then “Settings” and select "Block all cookies". Confirm by pressing OK.
  • Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on the Firefox button, then go to the "Options" tab. Click on the "Privacy & Security" tab. Configure History to: use custom settings for history. Then, uncheck the boxes to deactivate cookies.
  • Safari: click at the top right of the browser on the menu icon (gearwheel). Select "Preferences". Click on "Display advanced settings." Click the "Privacy" tab.  Under "Cookies and website data", you can block cookies.
  • Chrome: click on the menu icon (three vertical dots) in the top right corner of the browser. Select "Preferences". Click on "Display advanced settings." Click “Settings” and then "Privacy and security". In the "Privacy" section, you may block cookies.
  • Session cookies:

These are cookies necessary for the identification of the user to access an online service requiring authentication.

Session information thus obtained by cookies is saved on the user's terminal equipment and on the server which hosts the FIMATHO website, which is located in France at OVH.

These cookies are kept for three years from the first online connection requiring authentication.


When you submit your request using the contact form, you thus accept for the information on this form to be used to contact you again and to provide an answer to your request.

The data provided is stored only in the inbox for the email address  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.which receives emails via the FIMATHO site forms, as well as in an Excel file saved on FIMATHO's secure network. This network belongs to the CHU of Lille, which is the custodian for data conservation.


In the personal data collection forms, you will be informed of: your rights regarding personal information, recipients, the purpose of processing and the mandatory or optional character of your answers.

In compliance with Article 6, 5° of French Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 as amended, personal information is saved only to enable identification for a duration not exceeding the period of time necessary for the purposes for which said information is collected and processed.

Personal information is available to authorised personnel only.


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The website contains a number of hypertext links to other sites, of which the FIMATHO network is not the publisher. You are hereby informed and you accept that the FIMATHO network does not have the possibility of checking the content of those websites and consequently, will not accept any liability concerning them.


Images and photographs of people or places found on the website are the property of the site owner and/or are used by the site owner with the consent of the rights owners. The use of these images or photographs is prohibited without the specific and express consent of the site owner. Any unauthorised use may lead to the infringement of copyrights, image reproduction rights, persons' rights or any other regulation applicable to communication or advertising

Changes in the terms and conditions

The site owner reserves the right to change or, more generally, to update the present general terms and conditions at any time and without prior notice. For this reason, we advise you to read them regularly.