Due to COVID-19, the 2020 annual conference in Bath is cancelled. Please see our News section for more information.

Privacy statement

The Society for French Studies holds the information submitted by members on their application form on a password-protected database. We only hold this information for as long as you are a member. We do not share this information with any third parties, except in the following cases:

  • We share details of our members with Oxford University Press, for the purpose of distributing the journals French Studies and French Studies Bulletin. OUP’s statement on handling of personal data may be viewed here.
  • When you use our website to make payments (e.g. to register for the annual conference), your payment information is collected by our payment provider, Stripe. This information is held securely and is not shared or used for any other purpose.

Cookie Policy

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while visiting the website. We employ two types of cookies: first party cookies (which are set by our servers) and third party cookies (which are set by external vendors’ services).

Most of the website will still work if you disable first party cookies, but you will not be able to log in to the membership area or purchase conference tickets, memberships or other products. We do not use first party cookies for marketing purposes; instead they are used in order to identify your browser to our servers so that we can check you have permission to access certain content and/or functionality, as well as to customize aspects of your experience on the website.

We use a third party service, Google Analytics, to help us understand who uses this website, and how. Google Analytics uses cookies to store information, such as what time your current visit occurred, whether you have been to the site before, and what site referred you to the web page. These cookies contain no personally identifiable information but they will use your computer’s IP address to know from where in the world you are accessing the Internet.

Google stores the information collected by these cookies on servers in the United States. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

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Contact and communications

When you join the Society, you consent to being contacted by us via email for the purposes of Society business. These communications are sent via Jiscmail, whose service policies you may find here. We do not allow third parties to use our mailing list, do not send out information on behalf of third parties, and do not share your contact details with anyone else. If at any point you wish to opt out of receiving emails from us, you may do so by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of any of our messages.

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