Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

In order to carry out its business activities, the Marché du Film (SOGOFIF), referred to as “the Festival,” may collect information (hereinafter “personal data”) concerning you on the following website: and, for participants at the Marché du Film (SOGOFIF), on, on

The present Privacy Policy applies to the entirety of this website and its aim is to inform you of the ways in which we, the Festival, collect and process your personal data, and to supply you with information concerning your privacy protection rights and the protection of your data.

The Festival reserves the right to modify the present Privacy Policy at any time.

2. Collection of personal data

Personal data is defined as being information that can be used to identify, either directly or indirectly, any natural person.

While you are browsing, the Festival may collect information that makes it possible to determine your identity, such as your:  first name, last name, company name, company description, job title, country, e-mail address, cinando profile, short bio, website, information on what projects you’re looking for, as well as the name of your project, the project’s director,  the project’s producer, synopsys, length, genre, budget and date of delivery.

3. Purpose of processing

All personal data that is processed is done so for specific purposes, which are defined before the data is collected by The Festival. The purposes are geared towards giving the users the ability to:

  • Access to the websites mentioned above
  • Managing company information
  • Attending film screenings

4. Data retention period

All personal data collected and processed by The Festival can only be retained for a limited amount of time. This retention period can be defined by the nature of the data in accordance with the legal provisions in force or determined by the data controller relative to the purposes of processing. The data retention period is established as being between 5 to 13 months.

Once the data retention period has been exceeded, The Festival pledges to delete or archive the data in question.

5. Data recipients

All personal data collected is processed exclusively by the Festival. Nevertheless, this data may be transmitted to other recipients, such as the Festival’s service providers:

  • Marché du Film
  • Cinando
  • Talque
  • Organisers of events, screenings and conferences

In no case will the Festival sell or rent out your personal data to third parties. It is also possible that, within the context of a legal proceeding or inquiry, The Festival may transmit your personal data upon the request of judicial or supervisory authorities, while adhering to the legal framework established by French law or existing international agreements.

6. Transfer of data outside the European Economic Area

The Festival will conserve your data within the European Economic Area. Nevertheless, it is possible that this data will be transferred to sub-contractors or commercial partners located in other countries. In this case, the Festival ensures that the protection of your personal data will be in compliance with legal provisions, in particular by means of the framework provided by the Standard Contractual Clauses developed by the European Commission in order to ensure a satisfactory level of privacy protection.

7. Security of processing

In its role as data controller, the Festival pledges to take all technological and organizational measures necessary to comply with applicable legal provisions, so as to ensure the security of the personal data collected. The Festival shall thus protect your personal data from any alteration, accidental or intentional loss, or non-authorized use, disclosure or access.

8. Rights of data subjects

In accordance with existing regulations, you have a number of rights concerning your personal data, in particular a right to access, a right to data portability, a right to rectification, a right to deletion, a right to object and a right to the restriction of processing.

These rights can be exercised by sending a request to the following email address:, or by sending a letter to the following address: 5 rue Charlot, 75003 Paris. We shall do our utmost to respond to your request within a time frame that complies with existing legal provisions. In the event of an unsatisfactory response on our part, you may file a complaint with the French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL).

For more information concerning your rights, you can consult the CNIL’s website.

9. Cookie policy

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a data file sent from a website and stored on your browser when you visit a website. It enables anonymous information about visits and visitors to be stored temporarily. Each time a user visits the site, the data from their previous visit are retrieved. Some cookies are necessary for the use of a site, others can customise and optimise the display of content to retrieve user preferences and still others measure a site’s performance and anomalies and secure access to that site.

Use of cookies during your visit to our site

This site uses cookies. While browsing our site you authorise to store cookies on your browser by default. If you do not want our site to store cookies in your browser, you can disable the cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. However, in this case some website pages may not function properly.

What to do if you do not want cookies

You can block cookies or delete already inserted cookies, but please note that if you disable cookies some features will not be available on our website or on some other websites. You can set your browser to accept or reject all cookies, be notified when a cookie is issued, see its validity and its contents, and delete your cookies periodically. You can also type “Cookies” in the “Help” section of your browser to access the setup instructions. To learn more about cookies, including how cookies are inserted and how to manage and delete them, visit the CNIL website.