Privacy policy

Effective: 29 November 2022

This website is edited by eFounders SA
- Registered name: eFounders SA

- Legal form: a Belgian limited company (société anonyme)

- Registered office: Drève des Libellules, 5 – 1170 Brussels (Belgium)
- Company number (BE) 0833.922.163
- Email address:
- The person responsible of the publication of this website is Thibaud Elzière cofounder of Hexa
The website is hosted by Amazon

1 — Introduction
Welcome   to   eFounders   (“eFounders   SA”,   “EF   Paris   SAS”,   “we”,   “us”   and   “our”)   website (the “Website”). We build the future of work: since 2011, we build businesses that
create the tools of tomorrow and inspire new ways of working.
By accessing and using the Website, you agree to the terms of our privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”).

2 — Purpose of the Privacy Policy
The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of the type of personal data we collect when you
use our Website, why we collect the data, how it is used and your rights and choices. If you do not
agree with this Privacy Policy, do not access or use our Website.

3 — Personal data we collect
When you use our Website we collect personal data about you, described below. The term “Personal
Data” means any data that enables a person to be identified directly or indirectly.
When you interact with eFounders through the Website, we automatically collect information about you
through   cookies   (small   text   files   placed   on   your   device),   mobile   device   identifier   and   other
technologies. Please read the “Cookies” section below to learn more about how we use cookies and
other technologies. When you visit our Website, our servers record information (“log data”), including
information that your browser automatically sends whenever you visit the Website. This log data
includes  your  Internet  Protocol   (“IP”)  address   (from which  we  understand  the  country  you are
connecting from at the time you visit the Website), browser type and settings, the date and time of
your request.
We may also collect your email address, as well as your full name, your LinkedIn profile, the company
in which your work and your team department, and the content of the email you send us.

4 — How we use personal data
We collect Personal Data for the following purposes:

• To better understand how visitors interact with our Website and ensure that our Website  is
presented in the most effective manner for you, and as part of our efforts to keep our Website,
network and information systems secure (legal basis: our legitimate interests).
• To  conduct   analytics   to   inform   our  marketing   strategy   and   enable   us   to  enhance  and
personalize our communications and the experience we offer to our users (legal basis: our
legitimate interests).
• To send you newsletters when you use the form to subscribe to our newsletter (legal basis:
your consent).
• To respond to your emails or to contact you if you want to beta-test our products (legal basis:
your consent).
• If you ask us to delete your data or to be removed from our marketing lists and we are
required to fulfil your request, we will keep basic data to identify you and prevent further
unwanted processing (legal basis: our legitimate interests).

As used above, “legitimate interests” means our interests in conducting our business, managing and
delivering the best services to you.

5 — European Union (EU) individuals
Scope. This section applies if you are an individual in the EU (for these purposes, reference to the EU
also includes the European Economic Area countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, to the
extent applicable, Switzerland).
Data   Controller.   eFounders   is   the   data   controller   for   processing   your   Personal   Data.   Our
establishment in the EU is in France (EF PARIS SASU). To find out our registered office, please see
the “Contact” section below.
Your Rights. Subject to EU data protection law, you have the following rights in relation to your
Personal Data:
• Right of access: If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your Personal Data
and, if so, provide you with a copy of that Personal Data along with certain other details. If you
require additional copies, we may need to charge a reasonable fee.
• Right to rectification: If your Personal Data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to ask
that we correct or complete it. If we shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them
about the correction where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we
will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so you can contact them directly.
• Right to erasure: You may ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data, such as where you
withdraw your consent. If we shared your data with others, we will alert them to the need for
erasure where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell
you with whom we shared your Personal Data with so you can contact them directly.
• Right to restrict processing: You may ask us to restrict or 'block' the processing of your
Personal Data in certain circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of the data
or object to us processing it (please read below for information on your right to object). We will
tell you before we lift any restriction on processing. If we shared your Personal Data with
others, we will tell them about the restriction where possible. If you ask us, and where possible
and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so you can
contact them directly.
• Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain your Personal Data from us that you
consented to give us or that was provided to us as necessary in connection with our contract
with you where we process that Personal Data in an automated way. We will give you your
Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may reuse
it elsewhere.
• Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your Personal Data, and we
will do so:
- If we are relying on a legitimate interest to process your Personal Data -- unless we
demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing;
- If we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing (you can always object
using the unsubscribe link in our marketing communications).
• Right to withdraw consent: If you have consented to our use of your Personal Data for a
specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind at any time, but this will not affect
any processing of your data that has already taken place.
• Right to make a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our
privacy practices, including the way we handled your Personal Data, you can report it to the
data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.
Please go to “Contact” for information on how to exercise your rights.

6 — Disclosure of personal data
Personnel,   Service   Providers.   Only   our   personnel,   service   providers   and   trusted   third-party
applications have access to your Personal Data. These parties include hosting, back-up and other IT

services providers, website analytics companies, providers of digital advertising services. We only
provide such parties with the information that they need to perform the services we have hired them to

7 — Data retention
eFounders may retain your Personal Data for up to three (3) years from the last contact using the
contact form, from a “click” in the newsletter or from the last test.
eFounders may retain your Personal Data for up to twelve (12) months when Personal Data has been
collected through cookies.

8 — Data security
We take all necessary precautions, as well as appropriate organizational and technical measures, to
maintain the security, integrity and confidentiality of your Personal Data, and in particular to prevent it
from being altered or damaged and to prevent any unauthorized third party from accessing it.

9 — Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a
website, mobile app or use an online platform. Cookies are widely used by online service providers to
facilitate and help to make the interaction between users and websites, mobile apps and online
platforms faster and easier, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, eFounders) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set
by parties other than the website and/or mobile app and/or platform owner are called “third party
cookies”. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through
the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third
party cookies can recognize your computer or device both when it visits the website and/or mobile app
and/or platform in question and also when it visits certain other websites and/or mobile apps and/or
By choosing to use the Website after having been notified of our use of cookies in the ways described
in   this   Privacy   Policy,   and,   in   applicable   jurisdictions,   through   notice   and   unambiguous
acknowledgement of your consent, you agree to such use.
Why do we use cookies? We use first party and third party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies
are required for technical reasons in order for our Website, and we refer to these as “essential” or
“strictly necessary” cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users
to enhance the experience on our Website. Third parties serve cookies through our Website for
analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.

Our Website cookies



How to refuse

Essential   website   cookies: These   cookies   are   strictly necessary to provide you with services   available   through   ourWebsite and to use some of its features.


Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them.

Analytics   and   customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate   form   to   help   us understand   how   our   Website are being used or how effective are   marketing   campaigns   are, or   to   help   us   customize   our Websites for you.

Google Analytics, Youtube, Medium

To   refuse   these   cookies,   please follow the instructions below under the heading “Managing Cookies”.

Advertising   cookies:   These cookies   are   used   to   make advertising   messages   more relevant to you.  They  perform functions   like   preventing   the same   ad   from   continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are   properly   displayed   for advertisers, and in some cases selecting   advertisements   that are based on your interests.

Google AdWords, Facebook Pixel, Twitter Pixel, LinkedIn Pixel

To refuse these cookies, please follow the instructions below under the   heading “Managing cookies”. Alternatively, please click on the relevant services: GoogleAdWords. Facebook Pixel does not appear to provide an opt-out link for its cookies.   For  more  information about such cookies, please see this page. Twitter Pixel does not appear to provide an   opt-out   link   for   its cookies.  For more   information about such cookies, please see this page.   LinkedIn   Pixel   does not appear to provide an opt-out link for its cookies. For more information about such cookies, please see this page.

Managing cookies: You can accept or refuse cookies being installed on your device using the banner
contemplated to that effect when you browse the Website. Most internet browsers allow you to erase
cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies (or just third-party cookies) or warn you
before a cookie is stored on your device. Please note, if you choose to block all cookies, our Website
will not function as intended and you will not be able to use or access many of the services we
provide. If you have blocked all cookies and wish to make full use of the features and services we
offer, you will need to enable your cookies. You can do this in your browser. Rather than blocking all
cookies, you can choose to only block third-party cookies which will still allow our Website to function
as intended.

How We Respond to Do Not Track (DNT) Signals. Some internet browsers have incorporated “Do Not
Track” features which, when enabled, causes your browser to send a do not track HTTP header file or
“signal” to each site you visit. At present, the Website do not respond to this type of signal.

10 — Modifications
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify this Privacy Policy or any portion thereof. Any
changes will be effective from the time of publication of the new privacy policy. If amendments to our
Privacy Policy involve matters for which your consent was previously required, we will notify you in
order to reattain your consent.

11 — Contact
Have   questions   or   concerns   about   eFounders   and   privacy?   Contact   us   by   email   at legal@e- or by post at:
eFounders SA / Privacy
Drève des Libellules 5
1170 Brussels