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Information Notice on the Protection of Personal Data

September 2022

By browsing this site, you consent to and accept that the collected information about you may be used and disclosed in accordance with our privacy policy and terms of use. As the law may require or permit, this information may be transferred, processed, and stored in France and Europe. If you do not agree to these terms, we invite you to refrain from accessing, browsing, or registering on this site.

Personal Data

Personal data refers to any information about you that you provide to us when using the site, such as when creating a user account. This data may include, but is not limited to, your name, first name, username, gender, year of birth, and profession.

The personal data concerning you and collected by ForestMoocForChange belong to you. This data is protected and not disclosed in accordance with French law.

Usage Data

Usage data refers to data collected by the site regarding its usage. This includes raw, fully anonymized data used to generate statistics about the use of the site's services. Analysis of this data helps improve the site's services and features.

We collect information when you create a user account, participate in online courses, engage in our forums, wikis, etc.

We may record the IP address, operating system, and browser used by each site user. Various tools are used to gather this information.

Usage data is used:

  • To track individual and overall site usage, progress, and completion of online courses, and to analyze statistics on learner performance and learning methods;
  • To detect violations of user guidelines, how the Site is used, as well as fraudulent or potentially fraudulent use;
  • To publish information, but not personal data, collected by ForestMoocForChange regarding access, usage, impact, and learner performance;
  • To archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you;
  • To maintain and improve the operation and security of the Site and our software, systems, and networks.

Management of Personal and Usage Data

Purposes of Data Collection

The collected data is used to deliver the services offered by ForestMoocForChange: access and enrollment in courses offered on the site, interactions between the educational team and learners, proactive information delivery, issuing certificates and attestations, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.

This data may also be used to send you updates about online courses offered by ForestMoocForChange or other events, communicate about ForestMoocForChange or affiliated products or services, send electronic messages about maintenance or updates, or for our newsletters.

Sharing of Collected Data

Personal data collected about you on our platform is intended for ForestMoocForChange's own use and may be transmitted to subcontracting companies that ForestMoocForChange may engage in the execution of its services. This includes the information you provide to us as well as any transactions through the operation of this site.

Comments and other information you post in our forums, wikis, or other areas of the site designed for public communications may be viewed and downloaded by other site visitors. For this reason, we encourage you to exercise caution before posting any information that could be used to identify you in these forums or other public or course-specific places.

Data Controller

The Data Controller for personal data processing is:


97, allée Maurice Ravel

45160 Olivet

Data Retention Period

Personal data is retained for a period of five years from the user's last activity on the site. After this regulatory data retention period, user-identifying data is anonymized: Name, first name, email, and username.

Use of Cookies

Some information is collected using cookies (small text files placed on your computer that store information about you and can be accessed by the site).

A cookie does not allow us to identify you. In general, it records information about your computer's navigation on our site (pages you've viewed, date and time of visit, etc.) that we can read during your subsequent visits. In this case, it contains the information you provided. As a result, you won't need to refill the form we've offered on your next visit.

We inform you that you can refuse the storage of cookies. Most browsers provide instructions on how to refuse them in the "Help" section of the toolbar. Browser software settings allow you to be informed of the presence of cookie(s) and, if necessary, to refuse them as described at the following address: If you refuse our cookies, some functions and features of this site may not work properly.

External Services

This site may provide access to links to other sites published by other content providers. These other sites are not under our control, and you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the collection and use of your information by these sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of each site you visit and use.

Hosting, Storage, and Security

The site is hosted on Amazon Web Services' cloud in France and operated by MOOCit SAS. It relies on Open edX technology.

Data archiving is performed at regular intervals in accordance with the privacy policy. After the legal data retention period, this data is anonymized.