The French Society for Cell Biology (SBCF) respects the privacy of the personal data from its members. To respect the privacy of the data on its website, the SBCF has implemented the following policy:

Global Policy

The data collected by the SBCF on its website are used to improve the services it offers to its members. Only the data that users provide voluntarily are stored on the site.

Personal data

The personal data in this privacy policy and in the European Data Protection Regulation (GPRD) is defined as follows: any information relating to an identified or identifiable person; is deemed to be an “identifiable person” a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier, such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more specific elements specific to its physical, physiological, genetic, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity.

Collection of information

We collect information that you voluntarily provide on our site when you create a personal account. The mandatory information you need to provide is your name and surname, your e- mail address and your laboratory. The information collected is necessary for your SBCF membership.
We also collect information that you voluntarily provide on our site when you complete a form to apply to an SBCF grant, deposit a job offer, when you apply to an SBCF award or when you want to be a candidate to the annual election of the SBCF. The information collected is necessary for the processing of your requests.
The data is subject to computer processing and is intended only for members of the board of directors and the secretariat of the association. The data are only kept on the SBCF website for a limited amount of time corresponding to the time required to process the file. The data is then deleted from the website. You can at any time modify the data you have created yourself on the website. You can also contact us via our contact email address and ask for us to update or delete your data.


The SBCF uses email via its website as a privileged mode of communication. These messages are sent to all registered members of the SBCF. Membership in the SBCF implies that you provide an email address. You can unsubscribe from the website at any time by sending a message to, which will automatically remove your email address from the mailing list.

Link to other sites

The SBCF website contains links to other websites. SBCF is not responsible for the privacy policy of third party sites. We encourage you to be vigilant when you leave our site. This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected on the SBCF website.

Communication of personal data

The personal data of SBCF members are not assigned, rented or sold to third parties. There is no distribution of the directory of members on our website and we do not communicate the list of members.


Cookies are files that record data on the user’s computer or return it to the web server. The data collected on the SBCF website are the IP addresses and the type of browser used and this only in the logs, that is when an error occurs or when the access is considered an attack by the firewall. The site uses cookies to record the language chosen by the visitor, to save the details of the connection to the website and once connected, information about the WordPress interface.

Hosting and data processing

The SBCF website was designed the company Yhello, 128 Rue La Boétie, 75008 Paris, France. The editors of the SBCF website are the members of the board of directors of the SBCF. The information on the SBCF website is collected and stored in a data center located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, at Digital Ocean. It is a cloud server completely configured and maintained by the company Yhello, updated very regularly.

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will update this page to inform users about what information we collect and how we use it.