Article 1 – Website Edition

This website is edited by the Centre national de la musique, a State organization of industrial and commercial nature, located at 147-151 Avenue de France 75013, Paris, France. The organization is registered under SIRET 882 539 786 0001.
The organization « Centre national de la musique » will be referred hereinafter as « CNM ».

  • Publication Director: Jean-Philippe Thiellay, President of CNM
  • Director of Development, communication and partnership: Anne-Sophie Bach
  • Redaction: CNM team
  • Web design and development: Modulo Digital, 4 Boulevard de Strasbourg, 75010 Paris, France
  • Hosting: OVH, 2 rue Kellermann, 59100 Roubaix, France

Article 2 – Copyright Information

The URL (hereinafter reffered as the “website”) are under exclusive ownership of CNM.

CNM edits a multilingual website aiming at sharing music news from France to a foreign audience. It is available in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.

All content (text, sound, image, software, logo, brands, creations, databases, etc.) published on as well as CNM site is protected in compliance with the provisions of French law and international conventions relating to Intellectual Property, especially articles L.122-4 and L.122-5 of the Intellectual Property Code.

Subject to the provisions in Articles L.122-5, L.211-3 and L.342-3 of the Intellectual Property Code, and the different conditions of use determined by free licences when content is identified as coming under such a licence, any reproduction and/or communication to the public of all or part of such content is subject to licensing.

Moreover, any unauthorized reproduction and/or communication to the public of trademarks and logos present on the site amount to counterfeiting and its authors are liable for criminal sanctions, in particular those provided for in Articles L.335-2 and L.343-1 of the Intellectual Property Code.

The following Terms of Service are governed by French law and aims at presenting the use of this Website. By using this Website, the User is agreeing to these terms. Please read them carefully. Browsing on this Website constitute full acceptance of the Terms of Service by the User. These Terms of Use are fully enforceable.

Should a User does not respect these Terms of Service, CNM shall have the power to take all measures necessary to safeguard the interests of CNM .

Article 3 – Responsability

Information broadcasted on the site is provided by sources considered trustworthy. However, CNM cannot guaranty that this information is exact, complete and updated. You are the only one who can discern how to use the information provided on this site.

CNM is free to modify, at any time and without notice, the content of this site.

CNM could not be held responsible for any damage, direct or indirect, resulting from the site’s content.

CNM can in no way be held responsible for any damage, direct or indirect, resulting from the use of the Internet site or for the impossibility of using the site, in whole or in part, due in particular to technical maintenance operations or any technical problem of any nature whatsoever.

In case of improper or illicit use of the site, you would be held only responsible of damages, direct or indirect caused to CNM and to third parties and would be held responsible for any claims and/or actions that would result of it.

CNM cannot in any way be held responsible of problems met on any other site linked by What the France, or any information published on these sites, as well as the consequences of their use. Furthermore, any link created towards this site is done under the responsibility of the site that links towards this site and cannot engage responsibility from CNM. CNM reserves the right to ask for deletion of links pointing to this site, especially when the hosting site causes offence to Copyright law or the reputation of CNM.

Article 4 – Personal Data

What the France respects the privacy of any Users of this Website and is commits to the law in France relating privacy, liberties and personal data.

  • Collected Personal Data

The personal data collected by CNM are related to the User’s subscription to What the France’s newsletters:

  • User’s e-mail
  • Connection data and technical cookies needed to the management of User’s preferences
  • Social medias’ cookies and audience measurement to enhance the User’s browsing experience.


  • Purpose of Collected Personal Data

Data are collected in order to be recorded, structured, kept, adapted/modified/deleted, extract, consulted or used for:

  • Management of newsletter subscription
  • Organisations of competitons
  • Enhancement of user’s browsing experience


  • Recipient of Collected Data

Collected data are only consulted by CNM’s team – in-house employee or external workers. Collected data are used to help fulfil CNM’s mission.

What the France does not conduct any commercial prospection. Your personal data shall neither be given, rented, nor sold to any other trading company.

  • Collected Data Retention

The length of data retention is 3 years after an individual’s unsubscription to the newsletter.

  • CNIL Declaration, data processing and contact

In accordance with the law on Informatics and Liberties n°78-17 issued on the 6th January 1978 and modified by the law n°2004-801 of the 6th August 2004, the collection and automated processing of personal data are being registered to Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) – an independent French administrative regulatory body whose mission is to ensure that data privacy law is applied to the collection, storage, and use of personal data.

Le CNM is represented by Mr. JJean-Philippe THIELLAY, as President. He is responsible of the processing of collected data by le CNM on this website.

Should you have question about your personal data and privacy policy, contact us by e-mail at:

  • Right to Access, Modify, Object and Delete Data

In accordance with the law on Informatics and Liberties n°78-17 issued on the 6th January 1978 and modified by the law n°2004-801 of the 6th August 2004, each individual has the right to access, modify, object and delete its personal data at any time. Articles 38, 39 and 40 of the aforementioned law detail the conditions of this right. To assert your right, you can write us – provided to attached a copy of your iD – by mail: CNM – 147-151 Avenue de France – 75013 Paris or by e-mail at

The aforementioned rights expire at the individual’s death. However, you are aware that in application of article 40-1 of the law n°78-17 of the 6th January 1878 and modified by the law n°2004-801 of the 6th August 2004, you have the right to define guidelines to the processing of your personal data after your death. Without any guidelines or opposing mentions in your guidelines, your personal data will be deleted at your death, at the behest of your successors. You can also chose to communicate or not these data to other persons, designated by you.