Privacy policy and use of personal data


Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us, and we want to ensure that you fully understand the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it. Our privacy policy is in accordance with current European data law, known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), taking effect on May 25, 2018.


What information does the World Inequality lab collect?

  • Personal information
    Personal data is the information you provide us when you register for an event or subscribe to our newsletter. If you register for an event, you will be asked for information that helps to identify you, such as your name and email address. We only collect the necessary data for the purpose at hand, and we only store the data you provide directly to us. Under no circumstances will your personal information be passed on to third parties. If you contact us via the contact email address, we will keep track of these emails.

  • Non-personally identifiable information: cookies
    A cookie is a small bit of code stored on your computer’s hard drive. When visiting our website, some information may be stored in the “Cookies” files installed in your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This information is gathered so that the World Inequality Lab can better understand the usage of its sites, and improve and develop them. None of this information can be used to identify individual site visitors, the cookie only identifies the browser of your device. The cookie file allows the transmitter, during 13 months, to recognize the terminal every time it accesses the digital content containing cookies from the same transmitter, and can only be read by it.
    Technical cookies are necessary for browsing our website and in particular allow you to recognize you, to report your visit on different pages and thus improve your browsing comfort by adapting the presentation of the site to the display preferences of your terminal, especially regarding the language used.
    Audience cookies measure the audience of the content and topics on our site, in order to evaluate and better organize them. These cookies produce only anonymous statistics and attendance volumes, excluding any individual information. The lifespan of these audience measurement cookies does not exceed 13 months.


“Linked Sites” or Hyperlinks
Some pages of our website may contain external links to other websites, allowing certain content of our site to be linked to similar thematic content hosted on other websites (Hyperlinks). We do not accept any responsibility for the privacy practices of these linked websites or any external company that may collect this data. We encourage you to consult and read the privacy policy of each of these sites to understand how the data collected is used and protected.


What are my privacy rights?
You have the right to access, modify, correct and delete your personal data at any time (art. 34 of the French Data protection act). To do so, contact us at:

At any time, you can unsubscribe from our emails, by following the “unsubscribe” instructions near the bottom of the email. You can also email us at


Any questions?
Should you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy and the protection of your personal data, please contact us at


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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2020