General Conditions of Use of the Website

Disclaimer and responsibility

AFD endeavors to guarantee the proper functioning and IT security of this website, as well as the accuracy and updating of the information disseminated on it. However, AFD cannot guarantee the accuracy, precision or exhaustiveness of the information available on this website.

It is the responsibility of users of the website to verify the information through other means, including by contacting AFD’s Communication Department.

Users should be aware of the risks related to using Internet services.

Consequently, they acknowledge and accept that:

  • They use AFD’s website at their own risk
  • AFD shall not be held liable for any interruptions and the possible consequences for any Internet user
  • AFD’s obligation to supply information is restricted to an obligation of means
  • AFD reserves the right to correct or delete, at any time and without prior notice, the general structure of the website or content
  • AFD cannot guarantee the exhaustiveness of information or that there has been no modification by a third party (intrusion, virus).

Consequently, AFD shall not be held liable:

  • For any imprecision, inaccuracy or omission concerning the information available on the website
  • For any damage resulting from fraudulent intrusion by a third party, leading to a modification of the information made available on the website
  • More generally, for any direct or indirect damage, whatever the cause, origin, nature or consequences, subsequent to access by any person to the website, or the inability to access the website, as well as the use of the website and/or the credit attributed to any information provided directly or indirectly by the latter
  • In the event of inability to access this website and/or use services.

Any questions concerning the present conditions of use of the website should be addressed to the webmaster of AFD’s website at the following address, or by using this form.

Agence Française de Développement,
Direction de la Stratégie, des Partenariats et de la Communication – Pôle Institutionnel et Editorial,
5 Rue Roland Barthes,
75 598 PARIS Cedex 12

Intellectual property rights

AFD holds the full copyright for AFD’s website and for the services provided. Consequently, you are not permitted to sell, adapt, modify, reproduce, disseminate, transfer or use in any other manner, all or part of AFD’s website or the services provided, in any form or by any means, on any current or future support.
Any user that does not comply with the laws and regulations in force shall risk being taken to court by AFD.

Reporting abuse

AFD is not subject to any general obligation to oversee or search for illegal content. However, AFD makes every effort to preserve the quality of the content of AFD’s website.

Should you observe or consider that part of the content on AFD’s website presents a manifestly illicit character, please report it by filling in this form.

Any abusive notification may render you liable to civil or criminal sanctions.

Right of reply

Should you consider that part of the content harms your image, you have the right of reply by filling in this form.

Your right of reply will be published within three working days from the date of receipt of your message. Any abusive notification may render you liable to civil or criminal sanctions.

Mirroring forbidden

No online publication of the website by a third party is authorized under another URL without the prior express authorization by AFD.

Hypertext links

  1. AFD authorizes any website to establish a link to the address, after giving advance notice at the following address:
  2. Any such link must respect the applicable legal provisions and regulations. AFD shall in no way be held liable for links established from another website to AFD’s website.
  3. AFD reserves the right, at any time, without prior notice and without giving any reason, to forbid these links. In such case, AFD shall inform the person concerned, who shall have 2 working days to delete the link.
  4. AFD shall in no way be held liable for hypertext links established towards other websites, in particular concerning the content of these websites.

Amendments to the present general conditions of use 

AFD reserves the right to amend, at any time and without prior notice, the present conditions of use in order to adapt them to changes on the website and/or in its use.

Integrity of the contract

Should one or several of the clauses of the present conditions of use be declared null and void pursuant to a law, regulation, or as a result of a definitive ruling by a competent jurisdiction, the other clauses of the general conditions shall remain binding within the limits of the said decision.

Laws and jurisdiction of courts

The present conditions of use and legal notice, as well as AFD’s website, are governed by the provisions of French law.

If an amicable settlement is not reached within a reasonable time, any disputes that may arise in the use of AFD’s website, or in the interpretation or application of the general conditions of use, shall be subject to the exclusive competence of the French courts.

Privacy Policy

We are delighted about your interest in the Conference “INEQUALITY, WORK AND NATURE Strategic Dilemmas and Policy Resolution” in Cape Town, South Africa jointly organised by the South African Presidency, the European Union-Agence Française de Développement (EU-AFD) Research Facility on Inequalities and the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR) that is hosted by the University of Cape Town of behalf of the African Research Universities Alliance hereafter referred to as “the organisers”.

Since we are also very concerned with your privacy, we would like to inform you about the way we process your personal data and your data protection rights in the context of your attendance of the conference from 8-9 November 2023. This is required according to the applicable legal regulations in accordance with the amended French law n° 78-17 of January 6, 1978 (“Data Protection Act”) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), under the responsibility of Agence Française de Développement (AFD).

By giving your consent for further processing your data you allow the organisers and their entrusted service providers to use your data for logistic matters.

Please note, you are required to provide the data necessary for the preparation, execution and monitoring of the conference. Without that data, we cannot fulfil the purpose requested in the declaration of consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. This will not affect the legality of any processing that occurred based on your consent until your revocation of consent.

Here is a description of how we use your personal data.

The categories of data processed are as follows
☒ Identification data
☒ Personal life
☒ Professional life
☒ Connection data

The processing of personal data has the following purposes
The organisation of events (sending invitations to participants, participants’ interactions during the conference, surveys etc.)
The management of continuing education at AFD (individual and global reporting on the training courses attended)

The legal basis of our processing
A processing operation is likely to have a legal basis among the six provided by the RGPD. These legal bases are explained and/or recalled in the context of the collections made by AFD:

The legal basis for processing relating to the organisation of the conference is the performance of a public interest mission entrusted to AFD and the consent of the data subject.

The legal basis for the processing related to the management of continuing education is the legitimate interest of AFD to ensure the follow-up of its training.

Who has access to your data?
Your data is only accessible to internal employees who have a need to know in the course of performing their duties.

The data collected may be communicated as needed to third parties (partners, subcontractors and service providers). This sharing of information is done only to the extent necessary to perform the tasks we entrust to these third parties.

In addition, in order to comply with legal and regulatory obligations, we may be required to communicate personal information to administrative or judicial authorities upon specific written request, motivated by the legislative texts on which the right of communication is based.

How long do we keep your data?
We have defined precise rules concerning the duration of the retention of personal data. To determine these periods, we take into account the different purposes for which the data is collected, compliance with legal and regulatory obligations, operational issues and good industry practices. The retention periods applied do not exceed what is strictly necessary for the proper execution of the processing.

Data relating to the management of training courses at AFD are kept for a maximum period of 6 years. Data relating to events are kept for a maximum of 5 years.

Our commitments
We aim to keep your personal data in the safest and most secure manner at all times, and only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose of the processing. To this end, we put in place appropriate physical, technical and organizational measures to prevent any alteration, loss or unauthorised access to your data.

When we transfer your data to countries where the level of protection of personal data has not been recognised as adequate by the European Commission, we rely on the implementation of appropriate safeguards to ensure the protection of your personal data (such as standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission).

For more information on the possible transfers of your data and their modalities, you can contact the AFD Group’s Data Protection Officer at the address indicated below, in the section “Your rights”.

Your rights
In accordance with the French law “Informatique et Libertés” n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 as amended and the European Regulation 2016/679, you may, at any time, exercise your rights of access, rectification, deletion and portability of information concerning you, as well as your rights to limit and oppose the processing of your data. You can also provide instructions on the fate of your personal data in the event of death.

To exercise your rights, or for any question relating to your personal data, you can write to the AFD Group’s Data Protection Officer:
Email address:
Postal address: Agence Française de Développement | Délégué à la protection des données | 5, rue Roland Barthes | 75598 Paris Cedex 12 | France.

We remind you that you have the right to appeal to a national supervisory authority such as the CNIL in the event of a violation of the applicable regulations on the protection of personal data.

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