- Allnex data protection statement
“allnex is committed to respecting the privacy of its employees and its business partners. We adhere to the law and the allnex data protection policy when processing our employees’ personal information and our business partners’ data and we take appropriate measures to ensure that such data is protected and maintained securely”.
(Excerpt from the allnex Code of Conduct, 2018 edition)
Overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Allnex Belgium SA (Societe Anonyme) / NV (Naamloze Vennootschap). Anderlechtstraat 33, 1620 Drogenbos, Belgium.
Numero d'entreprise/Ondernemingsnummer: 0864542984. Registre des personnes morales - Tribunal de l’entreprise de Bruxelles Rechtspersonenregister - Ondernemingsrechtbank te Brussel.
Telephone: +32 2 334 51 11
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
On which legal grounds do we use your data?
Taking into consideration the purpose, your data are processed on the following legal grounds:
where it is required for the performance of a contract we have with you;
where it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests, including:
network and information security to protect your data against loss, damage or unauthorized access
direct marketing activities (other than where we rely on your consent);
where it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation, notably to assist a public authority or an investigation body;
where you have given your explicit consent for specific and determined purposes.
We do not apply automated decision-making to your data.
What are your rights and how can you exercise them?
Subject to applicable law, you may have the right:
To access your data;
To correct and update your data;
To erase your data;
To restrict the processing of your data;
To object to the processing of your data, mainly when the processing is based on our legitimate interests;
To withdraw your consent at any time;
To request the return of your data in a structured data file, either to you or to a third party, where technically feasible (data portability);
To lodge a complaint with the competent data protection authority.
If you wish to exercise one of your rights, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a letter to:
Allnex Belgium SA/NV
Attn. Data Protection representative
Please note that we may require proof of your identity and full details of your request before processing it. The data will only be used to verify your identity and will not be stored for longer than needed for this purpose. We will reply in a reasonable delay, in accordance with the applicable regulations.
In case you revoke your consent to the processing of your data the data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the state in which our company is headquartered.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
Data protection representative
We have appointed a data protection representative for our company.
Mrs Marie Van In
Data protection representative for the allnex group of companies
Allnex Belgium SA/NV
Telephone: +32 2 334 51 11
Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
As far as cookies are strictly necessary to navigate the website, use basic functions and ensure the security of the website, we have a legitimate interest in the use and storage of those cookies (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Other cookies we only use with your express and active consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Furthermore, we will only pass on your personal data processed by cookies to third parties if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
Once you have given us your consent, you can change your preferences at any time by accessing this link: https://allnex.com/en/information-on-cookies
For more information about which cookies we use and how you can manage your cookie settings and deactivate them if necessary, please refer to the information below on “Social Media” , “Analytics and advertising” and “Plugins and tools”.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
This data processing is technically necessary in order to display our website. We also use the data to ensure the security and stability of our website. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only on the basis of your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
Share content via plugins (Facebook, Google+1, Twitter, etc.)
The content on our pages can be shared on other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave. Palo Alto, California 94304, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. And even if you are not logged in to Facebook, data can be sent to Facebook from websites with active social plugins. An active plugin sets a cookie with an identifier each time the website is accessed. Since your browser sends this cookie every time you connect to a network server, Facebook can use it to create a profile of which websites the user belonging to the cookie has visited. Facebook can assign this profile to a person again later, for example, when logging in to Facebook later on.
Please note that in the view of the European Union, there is no "adequate level of protection" for the processing of personal data in the USA that meets EU standards. However, this level of protection can be replaced for individual companies by certification in accordance with the so-called "EU-U.S. Privacy Shield". Facebook has obtained this certification.
If you do not want Facebook to collect information about you through active plug-ins, you can either deactivate the social plug-ins on our website or select the "Block third-party cookies" function in your browser settings.
Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website and app. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the "Retweet" function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. Further, as explained above with regard to Facebook, data can also be sent to a social network from a website with active social plugins if the respective user does not have an account with that network.
Twitter is a certified EU-U.S.-Privacy Shield organization.
Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings if you have a Twitter account, or by deactivating the social plug-ins on our website or selecting the "Block third-party cookies" function in your browser settings.
Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W Maude Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.
Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. Further, as explained above with regard to Facebook, data can also be sent to a social network from a website with active social plugins if the respective user does not have an account with that network. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn.
LinkedIn has obtained certification under the EU-U.S.-Privacy Shield.
If you do not want LinkedIn to collect information about you through active plug-ins, you can either deactivate the social plug-ins on our website or select the "Block third-party cookies" function in your browser settings.
Analytics and advertising
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is a certified EU-U.S.-Privacy Shield organization.
The data processing is conducted on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
Deactivating cookies and Browser plugin
You can prevent these cookies being stored by deactivating the analytical cookies on our website or by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the collection of data by Google Analytics
Further, you can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
Outsourced data processing
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic data collection by Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by deactivating the analytical cookies on our website, adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data collection".
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website may use Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").
As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser stores on your computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the website can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page.
Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can deactivate the analytical cookies on our website or disable the Google Conversion Tracking cookie by changing your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
Conversion cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form on the basis of your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is Google LLC, D/B/A YouTube, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube or Google account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube or Google account. Further, you can deactivate the analytical cookies on our website.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.
As explained above, Google is certified under the EU-U.S.-Privacy Shield.
Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.
If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account, or by deactivating the analytical cookies on our website.
Vimeo has obtained certification under the UE-U.S.-Privacy Shield.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. You can prevent this by deactivating the analytical cookies on our website.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. As stated above, Google has obtained certification under the EU-U.S.-Privacy Shield.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en.
If you wish to prevent the site from using Google Maps, you can deactivate the analytical cookies on our website or object to the processing of your data directly with Google.