Legal notice

Website publisher

This website is published by Agence Française de Développement (hereinafter “AFD”), a public establishment with a capital appropriation of €2,807,998,856, registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register under number B 775 665 599, Intra-Community VAT no. FR 80 775 665 599.

Address: 5 rue Roland Barthes, 75598 Paris Cedex 12, France

Tel: +33 (0)1 53 44 31 31

Fax: +33 (0)1 44 87 99 39

“Metis” publication manager: Tiphaine Leménager

Website hosting is provided by, with headquarters at 137 rue d’Aguesseau, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France.
Contact:  +33 (0)1 49 09 22 00

Website production

Design: Anne-Laure Servin –

Development: Maximilien Gorelkine –

Protection of your personal data

As part of website operations, personal data concerning you may be processed, in accordance with France’s amended data protection Act no. 78-17 of January 6, 1978, known as the “Informatique et Libertés” law. The manager in charge of processing is Tiphaine Leménager.

We give the utmost importance to the protection and confidentiality of your personal data. The purpose of this notice is to help you understand the manner in which your personal data is treated.

What personal data processing is performed?

We collect information about you provided in the “Contact us” section, in order to better respond to your questions, requests and proposals.

As part of that procedure, we may process the following data:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your e-mail address
  • Content of your request

Who has access to your data?

Your data are accessible only to in-house personnel who may need them to perform their duties.

The data collected may be communicated, insofar as needed, to third parties (partners, subcontractors, and service providers). Such information sharing is carried out only to the extent necessary to perform the tasks we assign to these third parties. When allowed by the nature of the operation performed, data are anonymized prior to communication.

In addition, to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, we may be required to communicate personal information to administrative or judicial authorities upon a specific written request, justified by the legislative texts on which the right of communication is based.

How long do we keep your data?

We have drawn up precise rules on storing personal data. To determine how long data can be stored, we take into account the various purposes for which the data are collected, compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, operational issues, and good practices within the sector. Storage periods shall not exceed what is strictly necessary for satisfactory processing.

Our commitments

We shall strive to see that your personal data is always stored as safely and securely as possible, and only for as long as necessary for the processing purposes. To this end, we shall take the appropriate physical, technical, and organizational measures to ensure that your data is not subject to any alteration, loss, or unauthorized access.

In the event that we transfer your data to countries where the level of protection of personal data has not been recognized as sufficient by the European Commission, we ensure that appropriate safeguards are applied to protect your personal data (e.g., binding corporate rules or standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission). For more information on possible transfers of your data and on how this is carried out, you can contact AFD Group’s Data Protection Officer at the address indicated below, in the “Your rights” section.

Your rights

In accordance with the amended version of France’s “Informatique et Libertés” Act No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 and European Regulation No. 2016/679, you may at any time exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion, and transfer of information concerning you, as well as your rights to limit and oppose the processing of your data.

To exercise your rights, or for any question relating to your personal data, you can write to the AFD Group’s Data Protection Officer:

  • E-mail address:
  • Mailing address: Agence française de développement – Délégué à la protection des données, 5, rue Roland Barthes, 75598 Paris Cedex 12, France.

Note that you have the right to appeal to a national supervisory authority such as the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (CNIL) in the event of a violation of the applicable regulations on personal data protection.