Last update: October 16, 2023


This Privacy Policy is provided by Kartel and is directed towards individuals who interact with Us, including visitors to our website and other users of our services ("you").

Kartel is a French simplified joint stock company (SAS) with capital of 1500 €, registered with the Register of Trade and Companies (RCS) of Paris under number 843 550 682 and having its registered office at 8 rue Sainte Marthe, 75010 Paris. Sparkling is an online platform, accessible via the website, published by Kartel.

We may periodically update this Policy to reflect changes in our data processing practices or due to modifications in applicable laws. We encourage you to read this Policy carefully and revisit it regularly for any updates.


For a good understanding of this Privacy Policy, words starting by an uppercase letter might be understood as described below:

  • "Kartel" or "We" or "Us" is a company that broadcasts online events and videos content via its online video platform ("Sparkling") to a professional audience.
  • "Privacy Policy" refers to the current document which describes the ways that your personal data will be processed by using Sparkling.
  • The term "Controller" refers to the entity responsible for defining why and how Personal Data is processed. In numerous legal jurisdictions, the Controller bears the primary obligation of complying with pertinent data protection regulations.
  • "Data Protection Authority" designates an independent governmental organization responsible for supervising adherence to relevant data protection regulations.
  • "Personal Data" or "Personal Information" means information concerning an individual or data that has the potential to identify an individual. Examples of Personal Data we may manage can be found in Section
  • "Process", "Processing" or "Processed" encompasses all activities involving Personal Data, whether automated or manual. This includes actions like gathering, recording, arranging, storing, modifying, accessing, using, sharing, transmitting, distributing, merging, limiting, deleting, or disposing of such data.
  • "Processor" refers to any individual or organization responsible for handling Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, excluding the Controller's in-house staff.
  • "Sensitive Personal Data" includes information about an individual's race, religion, health, criminal history, and other data classified as sensitive.

Processing of Your Personal Data


We gather Personal Data about you from various sources, including:

  • Information you directly provide to Us (for example, when you reach out to us via email or phone).
  • Data collected during our interactions with you (for example, while managing your Sparkling account).
  • Information you choose to make public on our website.
  • Data received from third parties (for example, via social media platforms through plugins).
  • Data collected when you use our website or its features, which may include device and browser information.

We may also generate Personal Data based on your interactions with our website and your account history.

Categories of Personal Data we may collect include:

  • Personal information: names, gender, nationality, preferences, photos, and account settings.
  • Contact information: phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, and social media profiles.
  • Professional information: professional profiles, qualifications, and company data.
  • Device information: device type, operating system, browser information, IP addresses, language settings, and technical communication data.
  • Usage information: records of your website usage, interactions, content engagement, feedback, profile views, search queries, and more.
  • Analysis data: keywords, communities, trends, content quality, and importance.
  • Views, opinions, and interests: comments, ratings, views, opinions, community interests, and solution interests.

Legal Basis

We process your Personal Data based on one or more legal grounds, including your consent, contractual necessity, legal obligations, vital interests, or legitimate interests that do not override your fundamental rights.

Sensitive Personal Data

We do not seek to collect Sensitive Personal Data unless required by applicable law, for crime prevention, legal rights, or with your explicit consent.

Purposes of Processing

We process your Personal Data for various purposes, including:

  • Operating and managing our website.
  • Providing content and services.
  • Displaying advertising and communication.
  • Offering recommendations based on your activity.
  • Sending marketing communications.
  • Disclosing Personal Data to our clients (in compliance with this Policy).
  • Managing communications and IT operations.
  • Ensuring health and safety.
  • Handling financial matters.
  • Conducting surveys.
  • Improving our website and services.

Disclosure of Personal Data to Third Parties

We may disclose your Personal Data to other entities related to Kartel, clients, other users, legal authorities, professional advisors, third-party processors, law enforcement, relevant parties for legal defense, prevention, investigation, or execution of penalties, and third-party acquirers in case of business transfers.

Third-party processors must adhere to contractual obligations to protect your Personal Data and comply with applicable law.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

In order to improve the services we offer, we use cookies and tracking technologies to collect information about your interactions with our website and content. You can adjust your browser settings to manage cookies, although some website features may not work properly if you disable them.

Data Security

We've implemented appropriate security measures to protect your Personal Data. Please ensure secure transmission when sending Us your data.

Ensuring Data Accuracy

We strive to maintain accurate and up-to-date Personal Data when processing them. If we identify any inaccuracies in your Personal Data concerning their intended purposes, we will promptly correct or erase them. Occasionally, we may request you to verify your Personal Data's accuracy.

Data Retention

We keep your Personal Data for as long as required for the purposes stated in this Policy. This may include retaining your data for the duration needed to assert legal rights.

Legal Rights

Subject to applicable law, you have various rights regarding your Personal Data, including:

  • The right to access or obtain copies of your processed Personal Data.
  • The right to correct inaccuracies in your processed Personal Data.
  • The right to request erasure or restriction of your processed Personal Data.
  • The right to object to the Processing of your Personal Data.
  • The right to transfer your Personal Data to another Controller where applicable.
  • The right to withdraw consent for consent-based Processing.
  • The right to file complaints with a Data Protection Authority.

These rights don't affect your statutory rights. To exercise these rights or seek clarification on any part of this Policy or your Personal Data's processing, please refer to the contact details below.


Our website is not intended for users under eighteen years old. We kindly request that minors refrain from submitting any Personal Data or using our website's services.

User Agreement

The utilization of Sparkling is governed by our User Agreement.

Contact Details

If you have any inquiries, feedback, or concerns regarding the content of this Policy or any other matters pertaining to the processing of Personal Data by Sparkling, please reach out to:

Kartel SAS
8 rue sainte Marthe
75010, Paris

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