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Privacy Policy & Legal Notice

The Mind Care International Foundation (MCIF) obviously complies with current privacy legislation in its area. You can read below what this means in practice.


The MCIF only collects personal data that you yourself give us or that are communicated to us by a third party, in the context of a service requested (e.g. for an application form).


The MCIF only collects the personal data needed to carry out a service requested by you (or by a third party).

Depending on the service that you request from the MCIF, we collect different types of personal data, which are, of course, always limited to what is strictly necessary. For the services requested from the MCIF that are listed below, we need the following data in order to provide you with an appropriate service:

  • to register for an event:
    surname/first name/e-mail/street/house number/postcode/municipality;

  • to order a publication:
    surname/first name/e-mail/street/house number/postcode/municipality;

  • to make a donation online:
    amount/surname/first name/e-mail/street/house number/postcode/municipality, and (via our payment partner Ingenico) bank card or credit card number/expiry date/bank card holder;
    Through our payment partner Ingenico: debit card number or credit card number/expiry date/cardholder’s name.

  • to subscribe to general or themed e-news:
    e-mail address;

  • to submit an application form:

    • information about the project: content/timing/budget;

    • information about the organisation: name/date of incorporation/national registration number/telephone number/legal status/address of registered office;

    • financial information: name of bank/IBAN bank account number/BIC code;

    • information about the contact person for the organisation: title/surname/first name/e-mail;

    • information about the person responsible for the project: title/surname/first name/e-mail.


The MCIF collects and processes your data in order to provide the services you request.

If you create an account on our website, your data will automatically appear in the relevant places if you subsequently make use of another MCIF service.

The MCIF only processes these data in certain situations:

  • if you have explicitly given your permission for us to do so; or

  • if it is necessary to process the data in order to provide a service you have requested (e.g. your address in order for us to send a publication, or your bank account number for us to pay financial support); or

  • if we are legally obliged to process the data (e.g. your national registration number in order to issue a tax certificate); or

  • if it is necessary in the public interest or for a legitimate purpose (e.g. publication on our website of those organisations and people who have received financial support from us).


Data about people who are minors and sensitive personal data (e.g. health information and bank account numbers) are always treated as confidential and never made public.

Your data are only used for the service you have requested (unless the conditions described in the paragraph above are met). If, for instance, you subscribe to one or more e-news, we only use your details to send you these newsletters. Each e-news also gives you the opportunity to unsubscribe.

We never pass on your contact details to third parties for commercial purposes.

We do not sell any personal data to third parties, nor do we pass on data to third parties.

We ensure that any transfer of personal data to partner countries within the Myriad alliance (e.g. in relation to donations, e-news, e-mails etc.) is conducted in compliance with the appropriate guarantees.

Our website makes use of social media plugins to enable you to access our social media channels and to enable you to share content on your own social networks. These social media channels are Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. When you click on any of these links, the social media service provider may collect personal data about you, such as information about your profile.

We cannot guarantee how these social media may use your personal data. In such instances it is they (each social media) who act as the controller of personal data. Each social network provides information regarding its privacy policy.

Legal Notice

1. Website presentation


In accordance with the provisions of Articles 6-III and 19 of Law No. 2004-575 of June 21, 2004 for Confidence in the Digital Economy, known as L.C.E.N., we bring to the attention of users and visitors to the site: be the following information:

Owner: Mind Care International Foundation

Co-Founders: Vanessa Charland, Steven Laureys & Bernard Surlemont

Publication manager: Vanessa Charland 
The publication manager is a natural person or a legal person.

Webmaster: Vanessa Charland  –



Content and structure: Vanessa Charland
Formatting: Vanessa Charland

2. General conditions of use of the site and the services offered

Use of the site implies full acceptance of the general conditions of use described below. These conditions of use may be modified or supplemented at any time, users of the site are therefore invited to consult them on a regular basis. This site is normally accessible to users at any time. An interruption due to technical maintenance may however be decided by MCIF which will then endeavor to communicate to users before the dates and times of the intervention.

The site is updated regularly by Vanessa Charland. In the same way, the legal notices can be modified at any time: they nevertheless impose themselves on the user who is invited to refer to them as often as possible in order to become acquainted with them.

3. Description of the services provided

The purpose of the site is to provide information concerning all of the company's activities.

The MCIF strives to provide information on the site that is as accurate as possible. However, it cannot be held responsible for omissions, inaccuracies and deficiencies in the update, whether by itself or by the third party partners who provide it with this information. All the information indicated on the site is given as an indication, and is likely to evolve. Furthermore, the information on the site is not exhaustive. They are given subject to modifications having been made since they were put online.

4. Contractual limitations on technical data

The site uses JavaScript technology.

The website cannot be held responsible for material damage related to the use of the site. In addition, the user of the site agrees to access the site using recent equipment, not containing viruses and with an updated latest generation browser.

5. Intellectual property and counterfeits

The MCIF is the owner of the intellectual property rights or holds the rights of use on all the elements accessible on the site, in particular the texts, images, graphics, logo, icons, sounds, software.

Any reproduction, representation, modification, publication, adaptation of all or part of the elements of the site, whatever the means or process used, is prohibited, except with the prior written authorization of MCIF.

Any unauthorized use of the site or any of the elements it contains will be considered as constituting an infringement and prosecuted in accordance with the provisions of articles L.335-2 and following of the Intellectual Property Code.

6. Limitation of Liability

MCIF cannot be held liable for direct or indirect damage caused to the user's equipment, when accessing the site, and resulting either from the use of equipment that does not meet the specifications indicated in point 4, or from the appearance of a bug or an incompatibility.

MCIF cannot also be held liable for consequential damages (such as loss of market or loss of opportunity) resulting from the use of the site.

Interactive spaces (possibility to ask questions in the contact space) are available to users. MCIF reserves the right to delete, without prior notice, any content posted in this space that would contravene the legislation applicable in France, in particular the provisions relating to data protection. Where applicable, MCIF also reserves the right to question the civil and/or criminal liability of the user, in particular in the event of a racist, abusive, defamatory or pornographic message, whatever the medium used (text, photograph, etc.).

7. Hypertext links and cookies

The site contains a certain number of hypertext links to other sites, set up with the authorization of MCIF. However, the MCIF does not have the possibility of verifying the content of the sites thus visited, and therefore assumes no responsibility for this fact.

Browsing on the site is likely to cause the installation of cookie(s) on the user's computer. A cookie is a small file, which does not allow the identification of the user, but which records information relating to the navigation of a computer on a site. The data thus obtained are intended to facilitate subsequent navigation on the site, and are also intended to allow various measures of attendance.

Refusal to install a cookie may make it impossible to access certain services. However, the user can configure his computer as follows to refuse the installation of cookies:

Under Internet Explorer: tool tab (pictogram in the form of a cog at the top right) / internet options. Click on Privacy and choose Block all cookies. Validate on Ok.

In Firefox: at the top of the browser window, click on the Firefox button, then go to the Options tab. Click on the Privacy tab. Set the retention rules to: use custom settings for history. Finally uncheck it to disable cookies.

Under Safari: Click at the top right of the browser on the menu icon (symbolized by a cog). Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click on Content settings. In the “Cookies” section, you can block cookies.

In Chrome: Click at the top right of the browser on the menu icon (symbolized by three horizontal lines). Select Settings. Click Show advanced settings. In the "Privacy" section, click on preferences. In the "Privacy" tab, you can block cookies.

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