Francois Maingret is committed to the protection of its blog visitors privacy and the security of any personal information provided to him.

This Website (“Website”) is owned and operated by Francois Maingret (referred to herein as “Francois”, “Francois Maingret”, or ‘I”). The purpose of this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is to inform you about the types of personally identifiable information I  gather about you when you visit my Website, how I may use that information, whether I disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding my use of, and your ability to correct the information. The phrases “personally identifiable information” or “personal information” mean any information by which you can be identified, such as your name, address, telephone number, etc. This Privacy Policy applies only to users accessing my Website from the United States. Please read my complete Privacy Policy. By using this Website, you agree with the terms of this Privacy Policy, which is part of, and governed by the Terms of Use. Whenever you submit information via this Website, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of my Privacy Policy or the Terms of Use, please do not use this Website.

Information Collection

As you navigate through this Website, certain information can be passively collected using various technologies, such as navigational data collection. We, or third parties authorized by us, may transparently collect information that is not personally-identifiable, such as what browser is being used (e.g., Internet Explorer), the operating system of the device you use to access the Website or the domain name from which you entered a site (e.g., This Website may use Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer by your internet service provider. We, or third parties authorized by us, may collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration and to audit the use of the Website. Each time you visit the Website and each time you request one of the pages, the server logs your IP address. Although it  logs your session with us, it  will not normally link your IP address to anything that can enable us to identify you.

This Website may use “cookies.” A “cookie” is a small file stored by your Web browser to help a particular system recognize you and the pages you visit in a website. Cookies allow this Website to recognize you more quickly. I  use cookies to help us measure the number of visits, average time spent, page views, and other statistics relating to the Website. The information I  gather through the use of cookies is not sold to vendors, advertisers, direct mail concerns, email list services, etc. If you disable cookies, certain functions of the Website may not work properly or be available to you.

I reserve the right to use 3rd party vendor re-marketing that track cookies including, but not limited, to the Google Adwords tracking cookie. I respect my visitors’ privacy and does not collect identifiable information through the use of a 3rd party remarketing system.

You can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely through cookie settings:

Third Party Websites

This Website may contain links to other websites. I  have no control over the privacy practices or the content of any of my business partners, advertisers, sponsors or other sites to which I  provide links from my Website. I do not endorse, approve or certify these other websites, and I  do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, or timeliness of the information contained on these sites. This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by my Website, and you should check the applicable privacy policy of the website sponsor when linking to other websites.

Information You Submit

Some pages within this Website require that you provide personal information to contact me. This information may include, but is not limited to: user name, password, first name, last name, email address.

I may also collect personal information,to meet government regulatory requirements, provide Website security and internally analyze the collected data. I will not use your personal information in a way that is incompatible with these stated purposes, unless I  obtain your prior consent.


I will take reasonable steps to protect your personally identifiable information that you transmit to this Website and to protect such information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. However, no Internet transmission is ever fully secure, and I cannot guarantee that information transmitted via this Website will remain confidential at all times. When I  collect other information from my users, it is stored in an area to which the general public does not have access. I  maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to ensure that personal information is stored and treated responsibly.

Sharing of Information

I do not sell, rent, loan, share, or otherwise disclose any personally identifiable information, including your name, address or email address to any third parties. Only I have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to my site. While you may use my Website without providing any personally identifiable information, you will not be able to receive informational emails from me if you do not provide that information.

I use customer data for these primary purposes:

To help us create content most relevant to you;

To alert you to updated information

I do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.

I am the sole owner of all information collected on this Website. I will use reasonable means to ensure that personal information is reliable, accurate and complete for its intended use. I will disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on the site; (b) protect and defend my rights or property , or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the  Website or the public.

Privacy of my email lists

I maintain an email list to keep the public informed about new blog articles. Individuals must affirmatively request to join my mailing lists. I  do not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease the addresses on my lists to anyone.

Editing, Updating, Correcting and Deleting User Information

If you prefer not to receive information from me, or if you have questions regarding my Privacy Policy, the accuracy of your personal information or the use of the information collected, please let us know by contacting me directly.

Please be sure to include your email address, full name, and your question(s) and, if applicable, specifically what information you do not want to receive. . Please note that sometimes these requests may take some time to be effective, and if you delete certain information, you may not be able to continue to access certain portions of the Website without entering additional information.

Opting Out of Communications

If you no longer want to receive  emails from me, you may opt-out of receiving automated emails by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email newsletter you receive If you no longer want to receive promotional text messages from one of my brands, please follow the cancellation instructions contained in the last text message sent. If you are having difficulty unsubscribing from my communications using the above methods, please contact me directly using the methods listed below under Contacting Us.

Please allow ample time for me to process your request.


The website has security measures in place to protect against the loss or misuse of your personal identifiable information. Although I  will take reasonable steps to keep your information secure and private, there is always some risk in providing personally identifiable information over the Internet.

Children (under the age of 13)

I take children’s privacy seriously. I  do not seek to collect personal information about children through my Website. If I  become aware that a person submitting information to us through any part of my Website is a child, I  delete the information as soon as I  discover it and do not use it for any purpose, nor do I  disclose it to third parties. Since I  do not seek to collect any personal information about children, and I  delete information collected inadvertently as soon as I  discover that a child has submitted it, I  typically retain no information about children that could be reviewed or deleted. If a parent requests review or deletion of information about their child before I  have discovered and deleted the information, I  will of course honor that request.

Your California Privacy Rights

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) requires us to provide additional privacy-related information to residents of California, effective January 1, 2020.

Under the conditions set out under the CCPA, California residents have rights under Cal. Civ. Code §§ 1798.100, 1798.105, 1798.110, 1798.115 and 1798.125, including to:

Request access to copies of their personal information;

Request access to information about what categories of personal information I  have collected from them, the categories of sources of such information, the purposes for which I  collect their personal information, the categories of third parties with whom I  have shared their personal information, and the categories of personal information that I  have disclosed about them for a business purpose;

Request deletion of their personal information;

Be free from unlawful discrimination because they exercised any of their rights under the CCPA; and

Be notified of any financial incentives offered to them in exchange for any right I  wish to have to collect, sell or delete their personal information.

Not all California residents may exercise all of the above rights in all circumstances. For example, the CCPA currently does not establish the above rights (with the exception of the right described in bullet (d) above) with respect to personal information reflecting a written or verbal communication or a transaction between a California resident and us where the California resident acts as an employee, owner, director, officer, or contractor of a company or other entity and the communication or transaction with us occurs solely within the context of us conducting due diligence regarding, or providing or receiving a product or service to or from such entity.

Californian residents may submit a request to exercise their rights under the CCPA by contacting us using the methods listed below under “Contacting Us.”

Your Nevada Rights

This Supplemental Privacy Notice for Nevada Residents adds to the information contained in my Privacy Policy (above), and applies only to Nevada residents (“You,” “your” or “consumer”).

Personal Information Collection and Purposes of Use

A first and last name.

A home or other physical address that includes the name of a street and the name of a city or town.

An electronic mail address.

A telephone number.

A Social Security Number.

An identifier that allows a specific person to be contacted either physically or online.

Any other information concerning a person collected from the person through the Internet website or online service of the operator, and maintained by the operator in combination with an identifier in a form that makes the information personally identifiable.

I collect this personal information for the following purposes:

to respond to your inquiries and to fulfill your requests;

to send you important information regarding my relationship with you or regarding this website, changes to my terms, conditions, and policies and/or other administrative information;

for audits, to verify that my internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements;

for fraud or crime prevention, and for technical security monitoring purposes;

for data analysis that will allow us to understand website usage trends;

to better understand you, so that I  can personalize my interactions with you and provide you with information and/or offers tailored to your interests.

Your Privacy Rights

Right to access and/or correct your personal information, or opt out of sale of personal information

If you would like to review, correct, or update your personal information, you or your authorized representative may submit your request via Web Form. I  will respond to your verified request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Changes to Privacy Policy

I reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time by posting a new version thereof on this Website. Please check this page periodically for changes. When changes are made I  will update the effective date of this Policy and they will become immediately effective when published in a revised Privacy Policy posted on this page unless otherwise noted. Your use of the Website following these changes indicates your consent to the practices described in the revised Privacy Policy.

Effective Date: October 9, 2021