Privacy Policy

1. What Privacy means to us


FeatureMap ("FeatureMap" or the "Service") is a collaborative web application that helps teams, projects and individuals organize their projects. It is owned and operated by Salience SAS. ("Salience").

We take the private nature of your personal information very seriously, and are committed to protecting it. To do that, we've set up procedures to ensure that your information is handled responsibly and in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We're grateful for your trust, and we'll act that way.

This privacy policy describes what information we collect when you visit FeatureMap, how we use that information, and what choices we offer you to access, update, and control it.

We only collect as much information as is necessary or appropriate given the type of interaction. We do not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And you can always refuse to supply personally identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent you from engaging in certain activities.

Featuremap complies with the Declaration to the French Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties (known in France as CNIL) - Data processing manager. The Salience file that includes Surfers and Customers’ personal data has been declared to the CNIL and recorded under n° 1652043 v 0.

This version of the policy is effective as of April 24, 2013.

Right of access, rectification and opposition

All of the users’ contact data registered on this site are retained for a period of 1 year – which is a reasonable period for proper administration of the site and for normal use of the data. Said data are stored in secure conditions according to the current technology, in compliance with the law regarding information technology and civil liberties of 6 January 1978.

In accordance with said law, you have the right to access, oppose, question, and rectify the data you provided. To that end, you must contact Salience at the following electronic address:, or by post at the address of Salience’s head office: Salience – Technopole de l’Aube – 2 rue Gustave Eiffel CS 90601 – 10430 Rosières près Troyes - France.

2. How we collect information

Registration & creation of your personal space

The creation of a personal space is a prerequisite to access the FeatureMap service. To that end, you are asked to provide certain items of personal information such as your real name and an email address. Some of it is deemed indispensable for creation of a personal space. Refusal to provide such information will prevent creation of the personal space, and deny you access to maps other users might have shared with you.

Please be aware that Salience reserves the right to delete the account of any user who contravenes FeatureMap's general terms and conditions, particularly when the user provides deceptive or fraudulent information, or when the personal space of a user has been inactive for at least a year. Said deletion does not constitute an offence on the part of Salience or an injury for the evicted user, and the latter cannot claim any indemnification in that regard.

Information you provide to us directly

Any data provided by you as content of your private maps, including comments and attachments, remains your property and yours only. We will not access or share this information without your consent (see chap 3).

Organizations and individuals who engage in financial transactions to purchase paid services are asked to provide additional information, such as the personal and financial information required to process those transactions.

If you send us a request, such as emailing us for support, we reserve the right to publish it (absent any personally identifying information) in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or help other users.

Information you provide publicly on FeatureMap

Some users may elect to publicly post personally identifying or sensitive information about themselves in their normal use of FeatureMap. This could occur through use of the optional profile fields, in interactions on public FeatureMap blogs and documentation, or if a previously private FeatureMap map is made public. Information like that, which is voluntarily posted in publicly visible parts of FeatureMap, is considered to be public, even if it would otherwise be considered to be personally identifying or sensitive. As such, it is not subject to the protocols listed below, because we don't control it; you do. Additionally, voluntarily publicizing such information means that you lose any privacy rights you might normally have with regards to that information. It may also increase your chances of receiving unwanted communications, like spam.

Please also remember that if you choose to provide personally identifiable information using certain public features of FeatureMap, individuals reading such information may use or disclose it to other individuals or entities without our control and without your knowledge, and search engines may index that information. We therefore urge you to think carefully about including any specific information you may deem private in content that you create or information that you submit through FeatureMap.

Information you give to other people

This Policy only applies to information collected by Salience through FeatureMap. It does not apply to the practices of companies that we don't own or control, or employees that we don't manage. Information on FeatureMap maps may contain links to third party websites, and any information you provide to those sites will be covered by any privacy policies they may have. Please be sure to read the privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is those sites' responsibility to protect any information you give them, so we can't be held liable for their wrongful use of your personally identifying information.


To provide you with optimum browsing on this site and with enhanced performance of the various interfaces and applications, Salience may install a cookie on your computer.

Cookies enable the storage of information regarding browsing on the site (date, page, hours), and any data that you might enter when visiting the Site (settings, login, email, password). These cookies are stored in your computer for a variable period - which may be up to one year - and may be read and used by Salience during a subsequent visit on this Site.

You have the right to block or delete these cookies, or change their period of storage, via the interface of their browser (generally on tools or options / private life or confidentiality). In that event, the browsing on this site will not be optimized. If the systematic deactivation of cookies on your interface prevents you from using certain services or features, this malfunctioning shall not in any circumstance constitute damage for you, and you cannot claim any indemnification in that regard.

You may also delete the cookies installed in your computer by clicking on the menu of your browser provided for that purpose (generally on tools or options / private life or confidentiality). Such an action deprives you of the benefit provided by cookies.

IP addresses

An IP address consists of a series of figures separated by dots that identify a computer on the internet network. Salience reserves the right to collect the public IP address of all FeatureMap users, which it does anonymously. The collected IP addresses will be stored for the period required by law.

3. How we access information

Emailing & newsletters

You are likely to receive direct emails and/or newsletters from us to the email address you provided when subscribing to FeatureMap. These emails and newsletters will only serve as announcements for updates of the FeatureMap service or as a way to invite you to share your FeatureMap experience with us.

We will never use your email address for anything not directly related to FeatureMap, and will never communicate it to third parties for commercial purposes or spam.

Quest for Improvements

FeatureMap was built from the ground up by giving priorities to users' needs and requests. The features we offer are the ones you wanted to see. As such, we need to learn about your usage of FeatureMap (through direct surveys or usage statistics) in order to identify the places where improvements can be made. These statistics are anonymous and will never be communicated to third parties.


In the process of supporting FeatureMap, we may discover personally identifiable information associated with your account. The only personally identifiable information we may discover during the support process without your consent includes your email address and the names of any organizations to which you belong. Any further information, such as the data you enter into private maps, will not be discovered without your consent.

In the same process of supporting FeatureMap, we may need to investigate the data within your account, including data you have entered into private maps. If this occurs, we will always request your explicit permission before looking at the data in your account.

Legal requirements

Salience agrees to securely retain all of the contractual elements required by the applicable law or regulations.

Salience must transmit all of your personal data to the Police upon judicial requisition, or to any person upon a judicial order that it do so. Your IP address may be verified with your effective identity if that information is transmitted by an internet access provider.

4. How we protect information

Compliance with the purpose of collecting personal data

Collected personal data are computerized and are reserved exclusively for Salience. They are necessary for proper administration of FeatureMap, and for Salience’s compliance with its contractual obligations. They are retained by Salience solely for that purpose.

Salience commits that it will not use them for other purposes, or transmit them to third parties, without your express agreement, except in cases specified by law.

If you are outside France, you should know that any personally identifiable information you enter into FeatureMap will be transferred out of your country and into France, and possibly to other countries. By using FeatureMap, you consent to such transfer, and are representing that you have the right to transfer such information outside your country.


All interactions with FeatureMap application use the Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL) protocol. We use the Paybox ( Payment Gateway to securely process credit card transactions.

All records containing personal or financial information are considered to be our property and are afforded confidential treatment at all times. We work hard to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal or financial information. All such electronic information is stored on restricted database servers, and is generally kept until such time as you may ask us to edit or delete it, as described below. We only disclose such information to our employees, contractors or affiliates that a) need to know that information in order to process it for us or to provide other services, and b) have agreed not to disclose it to others.

Transfer to Third parties

Prior to providing agents with any personal information, we will obtain assurances that they will safeguard it in accordance with this policy such as compliance to the French Commission for Information Technology and Civil Liberties (known in France as CNIL)

In the unlikely event that we should discover that an agent is using personal information in a way that conflicts with this policy, we will take all reasonable steps to stop them immediately.

5. About this policy


We'll tell you how we're using your personal information, any types of third parties to which we might disclose it, (such as vendors or contractors, who are only processing such information for us or at our direction), and the choices we offer you to limit the use of your information.

Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when you are first asked to provide us with personal information, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and we'll notify you before we use the information for something other than the purpose for which it was originally collected.

Changes to this policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, we may occasionally need to change this policy. If we do update it, we'll notify you either by posting the new policy on FeatureMap or by emailing you the changes or a link to the modified document. In any case, the way we use information you provide will be covered by the privacy policy that was in effect at the time it was collected.

If anything in this policy seems unclear, please don't hesitate to contact us at, so we can address your question and possibly clarify this document.