Privacy policy


1.1 CNIL registration

The website (hereinafter referred to as “the PDA website”) has been the object of a declaration to the French Commission for Data Protection and Civil Liberties (CNIL) and is registered under the number 2058242 v 0.



1.2 Use of data collected on the site 

Internet users are authorized to visit the PDA website without having to leave any personal information. Nevertheless, under certain circumstances, certain personal data is required for the purpose of managing orders, optimizing institutional or commercial communication, enhancing users’ browsing experience and improving the ergonomics of the site.

The site will only collect personal data after directly requesting your agreement in advance by means of: a contact form, subscription to a newsletter, creation of a customer account, managing and securing your orders… or by automatically recording data by means of cookies as you browse our site (see article 2 below, “Cookies”).

Personal data collected on the PDA website is solely intended, in accordance with the declaration made to the CNIL, to ensure the proper management of orders made on the site and / or to enable meaningful exchanges with users within the framework of their commercial relations with the brand.

Processing of this data makes it possible to answer questions from Internet users via the contact form or to manage the customer account of users who place an order on the site.

Personal data collected on the site comes only from the recording of information provided by internet users who fill in the form in order to open an account, or by regular customers who identify themselves on the said site in order to log in to their customer account or personal space.

Data items that may therefore be collected and stored include the following: user name, password, title, first name, surname, company name (optional), date of birth, e-mail address, country of residence, post code, town, delivery and/or billing address, landline and/or mobile telephone number, order notes such as delivery instructions (optional), products purchased, response to an invitation to a special event or offer, origin of contact.


1.3 Intended purpose of data collected on the site

Data collected via the PDA website is purely for internal use and will not be communicated, assigned or disclosed to any third parties other than the service providers contributing to the fulfilment, processing and / or payment of the order and who have provided a similar commitment to confidentiality by means of their own CNIL declaration.

No banking data provided by customers is stored by BSGi.

Data collected via the PDA website will not be transmitted to, or exchanged with, any third party whatsoever. This data will under no circumstances whatsoever be transferred to any other system in the European Union or beyond.

Customer data transmitted to the (forthcoming) private access “My Pont des Arts” zone will be adequately secured by BGSi.

Site users will always be informed of the compulsory or optional nature of any data that they may be asked to provide in the course of their visit, when placing orders or when communicating with the brand.

The person in charge of data processing and protection at BGSi is Bernard Siouffi, Managing Partner.


1.4 Right of opposition, access or rectification of personal data

In accordance with the French Data Protection Act (Loi Informatique et Libertés) users shall benefit from a right of opposition (Article 26), access (Articles 34 to 38) and rectification (Article 36) of data concerning them. This right of opposition, access, or rectification may be exercised by making a formal postal request to BGSi head office (5, avenue du Général-Leclerc, 92210 Saint-Cloud – France) or by sending an e-mail to this effect to

Users may also, at any moment, state their wish to unsubscribe from the Pont des Arts newsletter mailing list by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” button, by making a formal postal request to BGSi head office (5, avenue du Général-Leclerc, 92210 Saint-Cloud – France) or by sending an e-mail to this effect to

In the event that BGSi may, for marketing purposes, have recourse to external data bases that are not under its direct control, the users concerned may also exercise their right to opposition, access or rectification of such data by sending an e-mail to our customer service department at, who will transfer the request to the legal entity responsible for managing the databases concerned.


Article 2 – Cookies


2.1 Use of cookies on the site 

In order to make browsing on the site more fluid, to personalize certain information and to enable users to access their customer account or fill their online shopping bag more rapidly, a permanent cookie, i.e. a text file stored on the user’s computer hard disk, may be used. The primary purpose of such a file is to simplify access to the site by eliminating the need to type one’s user name and password in order to access one’s customer account.

Please note that the generation of a permanent cookie is by no means a systematic occurrence; users may freely browse the PDA website without having to create a customer account.

A session cookie is generated and installed on the user’s hard disk when the user wishes to place an order via the site. A session cookie is indeed intrinsically linked to the shopping and order process; site users are thus informed that they must accept this cookie in order to complete their order.


2.2 Information on the presence of cookies on the site

A visit to our site may generate the use of a session cookie for the purposes of statistical analysis and audience measurement. In accordance with legislation in force, visitors are informed of this fact as soon as they access the site, by means of the following message:

“By browsing our site, you hereby agree to the use of cookies to offer you the very best user experience and to enable us to compile statistics regarding visits to our site.”

Visitors are required to click “OK, I agree” to continue browsing the site. In addition, they may also click on “Find out more” in order to understand how cookies are used and learn how to manage their settings on the most widely-used internet search engines.


2.3 Session cookies used for statistical purposes

Data collected by means of permanent cookies, such as the user’s IP address, type of search engine used, operating system used and web pages visited, may be used for statistical or safety purposes in order to improve the service provided and the user experience. To this effect, Google Analytics software may be used.

For further information on the purpose and use of cookies and the associated legal constraints, users are requested to consult this page (in French) on the CNIL website:


2.4 Managing cookie settings

Internet users may adjust and customize their cookie preferences and even refuse the storage of cookies on their hard disk by configuring their search engine’s settings. Cookie configuration settings vary from one search engine to another; listed below are examples of instructions to follow in order to configure, restrict or even deactivate certain cookies on the most widely-used search engines.


Internet Explorer:

  • Go to the “Tools” menu.
  • Choose “Internet options”.
  • Click on the “Privacy” tab
  • Personalize your cookie preferences by selecting the “Advanced” option.
  • Confirm and save your preferences.



  • Go to the Safari settings menu.
  • Click on “Preferences”.
  • Click on the “Privacy” tab.
  • Personalize your cookie preferences by selecting the “Manage website data” option.
  • Confirm and save your preferences.


Google Chrome:

  • Go to the Chrome settings menu.
  • Click on “Preferences”.
  • Click on “Advanced settings”.
  • In the “Privacy and Safety” section, choose the “Web content” setting, then “Cookies” and then select your preferences by checking/unchecking your desired options.


Mozilla Firefox:

  • Go to the “Options” menu.
  • Click on “Privacy”.
  • In the “History” menu, set “Firefox will:” to “Use custom settings for history” and then select your preferences by checking/unchecking your desired options.



PDA – Privacy policy – 26.09.2017