Privacy Policy

May 31th 2023

As part of your visit to the hachette.com website (hereafter, the "Website"), Hachette Livre may collect and process personal data. Any information relating to a natural person who could be identified directly or indirectly (for example, by their last name, first name, username, e-mail address, location data, etc.) is an item of personal data (hereinafter the “Personal Data” or “Data”).

Hachette Livre attaches great importance to the protection of the privacy and Personal Data of users of the Website. This privacy policy (hereinafter “Privacy Policy”) defines the personal data processing for which Hachette Livre is responsible, in accordance with the regulations in force. The purpose of this document is to inform users on how it collects, uses and shares the Personal Data.

Hachette Livre reserves the right to amend any or all of the rules relating to personal data protection at any time and without notice. Any amendments will come into effect on the day they are published on the Website and applicable to users on their first use of the Website after the publication of the said amendments.



The company Hachette Livre, at 58, rue Jean Bleuzen 92170 Vanves, registered with the Nanterre Trade and Companies Register under no. 602.060.147, is responsible for the processing of Personal Data operated on its Website.

However, as explained in the General Terms of Use, the Website may contain hyperlinks that refer to third-party websites. Hachette Livre is not responsible for the treatment of Personal Data that may be carried out by the publishers of these third-party websites if you consult these websites. Also, you are invited to take note of the dispositions relative to the protection of Personal Data of the concerned third party websites that you visit and/or any other third party website to which you could be redirected from the concerned websites concerned.



As part of your use of the Website, Hachette Livre may collect Personal Data for the following purposes and on the basis of the legal bases defined below:

  • on the basis of contractual execution: manage the features of the Website,
  • on the basis of legitimate interests: evaluate the audience of the Website,
  • on the basis of consent: if you have consented to the deposit of trackers and therefore to the collection of Personal Data via these trackers, personalize advertising content and allow access to content external to the Website, including sharing on social networks.

On the basis of these purposes, Hachette Livre collects and processes the following Personal Data relating to your activity on the Website: technical Data corresponding to your reception terminals and browsing Data collected via trackers.



Hachette Livre retains Personal Data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes described in Article 2 and in compliance with the applicable legal and regulatory provisions. At the end of the retention periods determined by Hachette Livre, the Personal Data will be deleted or anonymized.

Trackers intended for the evaluation of the audience of the Website and the personalization of the advertising contents are deposited on your terminal of reception and maintained during a maximum duration of thirteen months as from their deposit, and the Data relating to your activity on the Website collected via these trackers are kept for a period not exceeding 25 months from the date of deposit of the corresponding tracker on your reception terminal. 

Personal Data designed to allow access to content external to the Website are not retained by Hachette Livre. It is transferred directly to the publisher of the external content concerned via a technical flow (for more information, see the data management policy of the third party concerned).



The Personal Data processed by Hachette Livre is intended solely for the use of the Hachette Livre Group and will not be sold or rented to third parties under any circumstances. However, Personal Data may be transmitted to legal or administrative authorities upon request, to third-party technical service providers who are subcontractors of Hachette Livre, and/or to third parties whose content is accessed from the Website for the sole needs of providing the purposes listed above. Personal Data may also, if necessary, be communicated to commercial partners if users give their consent.

In order to achieve the purposes defined above, the Data collected during navigation on the Website may be transmitted by Hachette Livre, and on its behalf, to service providers (hereinafter the "Subcontractors") located in countries outside the European Union. Hachette Livre ensures that the processing of these Personal Data by Subcontractors is carried out in accordance with the applicable regulations, in particular by ensuring that it is transferred to a country that provides an adequate level of protection by way of an adequacy decision by the European Commission or, where applicable, that the contracts include specific provisions such as the standard contractual clauses issued by the European Commission, which are intended to guarantee the protection of Personal Data.



The Personal Data collected by Hachette Livre is kept in a secure environment. It is hosted by the service provider identified in our Legal Notice.

Hachette Livre implements all appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of Personal Data, in order to protect it from any loss, accidental destruction, alteration or unauthorised access.

However, although Hachette Livre makes every effort to ensure the security of the Website, it does not control all the risks inherent in the digital sector, particularly those related to the operation and use of the Internet. As such, users visit the Website at their own risk and Hachette Livre cannot be held responsible for security vulnerability that it is unable to remedy.



Hachette Livre guarantees its users respect of the rights provided in the French Data Protection Act no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 as amended, and Regulation (EU) no. 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of personal data, in particular the right for users to decide on and control the uses of their Personal Data.

Users are reminded that, in accordance with said regulations, they have the following rights:

  • the right to access their Data;
  • the right to obtain rectification of their Data;
  • the right to obtain the deletion of their Data unless a legal obligation requires Hachette Livre to retain them;
  • the right to obtain the portability of their Data;
  • the right to limit the processing of their Data;
  • the right to object to the treatment of their Data.

In addition, you can, at any time, modify your choices regarding the management of your choices concerning the trackers, from our module of configuration of trackers on the Site, entitled "Cookie settings" located in footer of the Site. By clicking on this module, you can access the settings interface again and thus have the possibility to accept or refuse the deposit and/or reading of trackers by purpose. You can access this module directly by clicking on "Cookie setting" in the footer of the Site.

Furthermore, the user can define directives relating to the conservation, deletion and communication of his Personal Data after his death. If the user has not designated a person to carry out the instructions, the instructions will be communicated to the user's heirs who will carry them out. The user can modify or revoke his directives at any time.

User can exercise his rights regarding the processing of his Personal Data electronically by sending his request to the following address: dpo@hachette-livre.fr.


If, after contacting Hachette Livre, you are not entirely satisfied with the answers provided, you may file a complaint to the French National Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties (“CNIL”), the supervisory authority in charge of compliance with personal data obligations in France.