of Use

The Consumer Goods Forum corporate website Winter Comes, has been developed by The Consumer Goods Forum for the benefit of all visitors and members who would like to know more about our association, its activities and services. Your access to and use of the Website and/or to any information it contains, constitutes your unconditional acceptance of the following Terms of Use.


  • Intellectual Property Rights

The content of this Website, including, without limitation, its architecture, visual identity, as well as all the information and elements available on the Website, such as texts, articles, brochures, photographs, illustrations, images, brands and logos, trademarks, service marks, product or company names, software, tools, product, process or technology (“the Content”) are protected by applicable legislation governing copyright, trademark rights, design rights and unfair competition.

The Content is and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of The Consumer Goods Forum. No right to use such Content is granted hereunder except as expressly set forth below.

Reproduction of documents published on the Website is authorised solely for informative purposes and for personal and private use: any reproduction and any use of copies made for other purposes is expressly forbidden.

Other than the above limited rights, no license or authorisation whatsoever is given to you with regards to the Content of, or material covered in, this Website. 

However, regarding how you intend to use the Content, you may obtain an authorization by filling the following standard form.


  • Use of Hyperlinks

Before creating a hyperlink in any form leading to content published by the Consumer Goods Forum, you shall obtain a prior written approval.

The Consumer Goods Forum reserves the right to give such approval at its sole discretion.

These hyperlinks posted by third parties are not related to the Consumer Goods Forum.

Therefore, the Consumer Goods Forum cannot take responsibility for content posted on these third-party websites. Hence, it shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend or approve any of the content published in these websites.


  • Disclaimer

The Consumer Goods Forum reserves the right to change in its sole discretion and without prior notice all or any part of the Content contained in this Website. The Consumer Goods Forum may make improvements or changes to the Content of this Website at any time without notice.

No warranty, either express or implied, of any kind is made, and The Consumer Goods Forum disclaims all warranties, regarding the Content of this Website.

The Consumer Goods Forum does not guarantee that the Website is free of errors or bugs, nor that these may be corrected or that the Website performs without interruptions or breakdowns. The Consumer Goods Forum excludes all liability of any kind for direct, indirect or incidental damages or loss of data or profit resulting from or associated with the use or operation of the Website and its Content. The Consumer Goods Forum has no liability in connection with the Content made available on this Website.

In no event will The Consumer Goods Forum be responsible for the content of the sites it links to. The Consumer Goods Forum has no editorial control over those sites. These links are made available as a service to users of The Consumer Goods Forum Website.


  • Privacy Statement


The Consumer Goods Forum is aware that the security of your private information is an important concern. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously.

You can use our Website without disclosing your personal data. You are not required to provide personal information as a condition of using our site, except for the purposes listed below and at your request.


  • Collection and Processing

You may be called upon to register and supply certain personal data (your name, position, company name and e-mail address) (“Personal Data”) to contact us, or for the purposes of creating a Member account, being registered on the Consumer Goods Forum’s members directory, obtaining and/or accessing to certain information about our activities or the services that we offer, and/or subscribing to our blog, newsletters or webinars. You may also be invited to participate to surveys, in collaboration with our trusted partners.

In some of our newsletters and other communications, we will monitor recipient actions such as email open rates through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to evaluate your interest in our publications and to enhance future user experiences.

You may also register to events organized by or with The Consumer Goods Forum via our event websites.

This ticketing and registration service is directly managed by Evenium or other registration agencies.

Some of your personal data collected by these agencies will be transmitted to The Consumer Goods Forum and, as the case may be, co-organizers, sponsors or partners for the purposes of recording your event registration, issuing your event ticket and, as the case may be, sending you materials and/or information in connection with such event and informing you about the services provided and/or similar events organized by the Consumer Goods Forum or co-organizers, sponsors, and partners.  Your personal data will be treated by the Consumer Goods Forum, the organizers, sponsors and partners for these purposes in accordance with their own privacy policies.

The Personal Data that you may wish to communicate to The Consumer Goods Forum for these purposes might be disclosed to The Consumer Goods Forum members’ directory (if you are a Member), to our local subsidiaries and authorized partners of the said event (if you attend our event), and (iii) to authorized subcontractors / data processors such as our service providers, event’s organizers or co-organizers or (iv) sponsors.


  • Data Transfers

In this context, you are informed that your Personal Data may be stored or accessed by third parties that are not located in the European Economic Area (EEA) or in a country not approved by the E.U as having adequate data protection laws. By communicating your Personal Data to us, you agree with such transfer.

Your personal information will generally be protected by means of contracts we have in place with those organizations outside the EEA, containing standard data protection clauses which are in a form approved by the European Commission, or similar form.


  • Confidentiality

The Consumer Goods Forum undertakes to ensure the confidentiality of the Personal Data collected.

Only authorised staff and authorized subcontractors , who have undertaken to observe data secrecy requirements, are allowed to be involved in the processing of Personal Data. It is prohibited for them to use such Personal Data for their own private purposes or to make it accessible to any unauthorized entity or employees who do not need access to such data to fulfill their employment duties.


  • Security

The Consumer Goods Forum will store your Personal Data safely and, therefore, take all precautionary measures to protect your Personal Data against loss, abuse or changes. Contractual partners who have access to your Personal Data in order to provide services to you on behalf of The Consumer Goods Forum are contractually obliged to keep such information in confidence and may not use these Personal Data for any other purpose.


  • Your Rights

You have the right to access your Personal Data. Before providing personal information to you, we may ask for proof of identity and sufficient information about your interactions with us that we can locate your personal information. If the information we hold about you is incorrect, you are entitled to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in your Personal Data. You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data, and to ask for their deletion and/or to obtain copies of information we hold about you in electronic form.

You can exercise these rights at any time, raise a question or make a complaint by sending an e-mail to mydata@theconsumergoodsforum.com.

We will acknowledge receipt of your email and seek to resolve your concern within one month from the receipt of your e-mail, and up to 3 months depending on the complexity and volume of requests that we receive.

In any event, you always have the right to lodge a complaint with the French Data Privacy Regulatory Authority, the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et Libertés (CNIL).


  • Opt out

At all times, you have the option of “opting out” of receiving future e-mail updates by following the procedure specified in such e-mails.


Cookies Information


In addition to the Personal Data which you supply to us, information and data may be automatically collected through the use of cookies.

Cookies are small units of data temporarily stored on the hard disk of your computer by your browser that are necessary for using our Website.  Cookies we use have the following aims:


Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies record information about choices you have made and permit to tailor our Website to your needs.  Functionality cookies are temporarily stored on the hard disk of your computer during your navigation time on our Website.  Information collected by functionality cookies disappeared with the closing of the browser.


Performance cookies

Performance cookies permit to provide you with a better user experience.  Information supplied by cookies helps us to understand how our visitors use our Website so that we can enhance our Website functionalities and contents.  Performance cookies aim at detecting any technical problems with our websites during your navigation time and to identify first-time visitors.  Information collected by performance cookies is kept during 13 months unless you have deleted them from your browser.


Analytical cookies

Analytical cookies may be used in view to establishing statistics on our Website’s audience.  Information collected by analytical cookies is kept during 13 months unless you have deleted them from your browser.


Third-party cookies

Third-party cookies are not installed and operated by The Consumer Goods Forum. They are installed and read by third parties during your navigation time on our Website.  Third-party cookies can use your navigation data to offer you targeted advertising of goods and services.