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Privacy Policy

Who We Are

We are The American Club of Lyon, and we are located on the web at

Our identification numbers are:

SIREN 508 163 607
SIRET 508 163 607 00015

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

When you send a message using our website’s contact form, the only information collected is the information provided by you in the forms. That information is then sent as a standard email to the club and is stored on the American Club of Lyon’s mail server.

All member information provided via the Membership Application Form and Membership Renewal Form is available to the club’s board to facilitate the functioning of the club and to keep members informed on club news and events.


If you have an account and log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on the website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). If any embedded content from other websites is included in a post, it will behave in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These other websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. (for example, if a YouTube video is embedded in a post, playing that video on our website may cause that video to then appear in your YouTube History.)


Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.

Sharing personal data

We do not sell, lease, or rent your personal data to third parties unless otherwise stated below. We may share your data with third parties who provide services on our behalf. All our third-party service providers are required to take appropriate security measures to protect your data in line with our policies. We do not allow them to use your data for their own purposes.

We will share your personal data if we are required to do so by law or by a regulatory authority. For example, we may have to share your personal data for the detection or prevention of crime or to allow a regulator to investigate a complaint submitted to them.

We will share your personal data if we need to do so to protect our interests, such as to enforce the terms of a contract, pursue an overdue debt or defend our legal rights.

How long we retain your data

For users who register on our website, we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. At any time, registered website users may remove their personal information that is stored on web servers or ask a website administrator to remove their information via the contact page.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you are a club member or former member and would like your personal information removed from our membership list, you can do so by contacting us and verifying your identity.

How we protect your data

Our website uses SSL/HTTPS throughout the site. This encrypts our user communications with the servers so personal identifiable information will not be captured by third parties without authorization.