Privacy Policy

Last update: 6 March 2024


At ASN (Alcatel Submarine Networks), we prioritize the protection of your privacy and are committed to complying with applicable data protection laws. This Privacy Notice outlines our practices, as a data controller, in processing personal information of visitors to our website and explains the rights and choices you have regarding your personal data.

Use of Our Website and Collection of Personal Data

  • Visiting our website generally does not require personal information disclosure, except for IP addresses.
  • We automatically collect data such as browser and device type, viewed pages, and geographic location to enhance user experience and website functionality.
  • Personal data collected may include names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, technical and usage data (such as IP addresses, browser type, device, information on how you interact with our website) and other relevant information for purposes like :
    • website navigation, improvement and maintenance,
    • processing job applications,
    • communicating with you and responding to inquiries (including product/service requests and customer support),
    • complying with contractual and legal obligations

Data Retention

  • We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in our Privacy Notice, unless a longer retention period is required by law. Thereafter, personal data will be either deleted or anonymized.
  • The retention period for recruiting data is 24 months after the last contact with the candidate.
  • Website use data will be retained for a maximum of 6 months.

Data Subject Rights

You have the right to :

  • refuse any request for personal data
  • access, correct, or delete your personal data
  • withdraw your consent when processing is based on consent
  • data portability

Cookies and Data Usage

  • Cookies and similar technologies are used to improve your experience on our website.
  • We use session cookies for browsing efficiency and persistent cookies to remember your preferences and settings.
  • You can manage cookie preferences through your browser settings.
  • Our website may contain links to other sites, for which we are not responsible for their privacy practices.

Children's Privacy and Data Security

  • Our services are not targeted at individuals under the age of 16, and we do not knowingly collect data from children.
  • We implement appropriate measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access and misuse.

Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Data

We may share your personal information with :

  • Third parties such as service providers, and our subsidiaries, that are contractually bound to safeguard your personal data and use it solely for collected purposes.
  • Legal authorities as legally required or in response to legal processes.

If we transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will ensure adequate safeguards are in place, as required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Policy Updates and Contact Information

  • This Privacy Notice may be updated periodically. We encourage regular review of this Notice for latest information.
  • For any questions, please contact us using the contact form available on this website. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Notice, contact us at
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Alain Biston

Alain Biston

President & CEO

Alain has been working for more than 25 years in telecoms, with Nortel, then Alcatel-Lucent / Nokia, holding management and leadership positions in R&D, Product Line, Industrial Operations, Sales & Marketing, Business Unit P&L accountability.

He brings to ASN his thorough knowledge of the telecoms industry, his extensive international management background with several postings overseas, and his field-proven customer-facing acumen.

Since 2016, as a Nokia executive, Alain has been Senior VP Customer Operations End2End and until now Senior Vice President in charge of Mobile Network business management.

Alain holds a degree in Information Technology from INSA, Rennes, France. He was also honored with the National Order of Merit in 2006 from the French Minister of Industry.