The purpose of this policy is to inform you of our practices and the conditions under which Edmond de Rothschild Foundations collect and process personal data. 

This policy covers all the data collected on the internet websites of Edmond de Rothschild Foundations as well as through their various contacts, whatever their nature.

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, as an entity responsible for processing data, are committed to comply with the January 6, 1978, French Act n°78-17 as amended and the General Data Protection Regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union on April 27, 2016, and in effect since May 25, 2018.

Personal data (referred to as “data” below) covers all information related to an identified or identifiable individual. A person is considered “identifiable” when he or she can be directly or indirectly identified through means of identification such as a name, an ID number, localization data, an online user ID, and one or several of his or her physical, psychological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social attributes.

Collected Data

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations enforce minimization of data by collecting and processing only information that is strictly required to achieve the objectives for which they are being gathered and processed.
Furthermore, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations take all the necessary measures to ensure that your data is accurate, complete, and, when needed, updated,

Reasons for Collecting

The automatic processing system put in place by Edmond de Rothschild Foundations fulfills explicit, legitimate and specific purposes. These primarily are:

  • Managing information and external communication (newsletters, invitations, news, announcements and brochures).

Personal Data

In compliance with the French data protection and freedom act (Loi informatique et libertés) Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are informing you of how your personal data is processed. The Fondations clearly notifiy you each time it collects your data, providing you with adequate information, for example, on:

  • the purpose and legal base for collecting and processing your data,
  • when needed, the legitimate interests of Edmond de Rothschild Foundations or of a third party,
  • the recipients, or group of recipients, of your personal data,
  • the transfer of personal data to a third-party country or international organization,
  • the length of time during which your personal data is saved or how this period is determined,
  • your right to ask Edmond de Rothschild Foundations to access your data, to edit, delete or restrict its usage or forbid its processing as well as your data portability rights,
  • your right to retract your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing of data done prior to your withdrawal and with your consent,
  • the possibility of filing a complaint with the controlling authority,
  • whether sharing personal data is regulatory, contractual, or is a determining element in finalizing a contract and the user is required to share personal data; as well as information on the consequences in case they chose not to share the requested data,
  • the presence of an automated decision-making process including profiling.

Data Recipient

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations shares collected data only with its internal departments and with the service providers and their staff contracted to execute a task on the Fondation’s behalf. Your data can only be accessed by specific and authorized personnel bound by a confidentiality agreement.

Data Retention

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, in compliance with current legislation, will save your personal data only for the time required to complete the objective it was collected for.

Data Transfer

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations outsource some of their processing and might in this instance transfer data outside of the European Union. In such a case, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are committed to have their providers contractually agree to adequate data protection.

Data Security

Edmond de Rothschild Foundations work to ensure the protection and safety of your personal data. They have implemented appropriate technological and organizational measures to prevent, as much as possible, the loss or deterioration of data as well as unauthorized access to it.


Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are likely to use cookies to make its websites more relevant and user-friendly, and improve their performance.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small file that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive when navigating through the pages of a site. They can be used to remember and reuse visitors’ preferences and identify their browsing patterns. Cookies can therefore help websites improve the services they offer and their user experience. For instance, sites can customize the information they display to visitors’ preferences. It is important to know that only the site issuing a cookie can read or edit the information it holds. The life span of a cookie can vary in, and ranges from the time spent browsing the site, to several years. The site or online service provider decides on the period depending on what the cookie is used for.

How Edmond de Rothschild Foundations website use Cookies?

We use three types of cookies on its websites:

  • Cookies that are technically essential for the operation of the sites. 
  • Cookies used to analyze and identify visitors’ browsing patterns. These cookies help compile statistics on the frequency with which different components of the sites are used (visited sections or content and paths taken), thus helping the Foundations improve the relevancy and ergonomics of the site.
  • Cookies used by social sharing services. These cookies help measure the use of the different content-share buttons made available by Edmond de Rothschild Foundations.

It is against Edmond de Rothschild Foundations’s policy to store any personal information in any of these types of cookies.

How to manage Cookies saved on your computer?

Cookies can only be stored with the consent of the visitors. They can modify their consent at any time by changing the cookie settings on their browser. If you enable your browser to save them, cookies imbedded in the pages and content you visit can be temporally saved in a dedicated area of your computer. Only their issuing sites can read them. If you do not allow cookies to be saved on your device, or if you delete the ones already stored you will no longer be able to enjoy the features enabled by them. For instance, you will not be able to access personal secured accounts with a memorized password anymore and will have to type in your code each time you wish to access a secured area.

How to set your Cookie preferences in your browser?

You can set your browser to enable/disable cookies automatically or depending on the issuing website. You can also program it to ask for your consent each time a cookie is likely to be enabled. Every browser has its own cookie settings. If you need guidance in changing your cookie settings, you can find a description of them in the help menu of your browser.
Please find below links to the user instructions of the main browsers:

•    Internet Explorer
•    Safari
•    Chrome
•    Firefox
•    Opera

Your rights

In compliance with the amended French data protection and freedom act, Loi informatique et libertés, you have the right to access, edit, update, restrict or delete your personal information, as well as the right to data portability. You also have the option of filing a complaint with the CNIL (French national commission for data processing and freedom). To exercise these rights, please send a request with a copy of a signed form of identification to our legal team at Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, 20, rue Royale, 75008 Paris, France, or by e-mail at

Unless otherwise informed, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations are likely to share data with other non-profit organizations.

If you no longer wish to receive newsletters and brochures from Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, please click on the “unsubscribe” link located at the top of every message.

Hypertext links

There are many links to other websites, mainly official ones, throughout the pages of Edmond de Rothschild Foundations website. The addresses of these external pages are regularly checked, but they are not part of Edmond de Rothschild Foundations’s portal and their content do not fall under the responsibility of the Foundations.

We recommend that you read the data protection policies of those sites as their terms and conditions might differ from ours. Edmond de Rothschild Foundations can in no way be held responsible for the data processing by those other websites.


For more information on Edmond de Rothschild Foundation's personal data protection policy, please contact us by sending an email to the following address:


The current policy might be amended depending on legal and regulatory changes, as well as in accordance with the CNIL doctrine.