The term ‘Cefic’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the website whose is a non-profit organisation registered in Belgium with VAT BE 0412 849 915 and whose registered office is Rue Belliard 40, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. The term ‘you’ refers to the users and viewers of our website.
The use of this website is subject to the following terms of us.
Cefic maintains its website(s) to inform the public about its actions, programmes and messages in general. We aim to keep the information timely and accurate.
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. It does not consist into professional or legal advice.
Cefic does not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. The information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable.
The information provided on the website(s) may contain third-party information and links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. Cefic does not endorse – and cannot be held liable for the content of third-party information or website(s).
The Cefic website(s) and its contents are protected by copyright. Unless otherwise stated, reproduction is authorised except for commercial purposes, and provided that the source is mentioned and acknowledged.
Cefic claims no copyright on any official document. Copyrights, if any, of third-party material found in this site must also be respected.
The Cefic and Responsible Care logos are among the trademarks registered by Cefic, in Europe. These logos/trademarks are subject of the proprietary rights of Cefic; no rights are granted unless Cefic has explicitly authorized their use.
Cefic takes personal data protection very seriously and makes sure to comply with Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of personal data (the “GDPR“) and any other applicable national act or regulation regarding the processing of personal data or the protection of privacy.
If you have been referred to this policy, it is to make you aware of data protection practices and policies implemented by Cefic as data controller and inform you of your rights.
In case you have any questions or queries as to how we use personal data, please contact email@example.com.
Cefic – the European Chemical Industry Council – is an international non-profit association having its registered offices at Rue Belliard 40, 1040 Brussels, Belgium. For more information, see our Statutes.
This policy relates to situations where we act as data controller, i.e. situations where we solely and autonomously determine the purposes and means of the processing of your personal data.
This policy mainly relates to the processing of personal data of:
Cefic is devoted to promoting a thriving European Chemical Industry that is broadly recognised to provide sustainable, safe, innovative and resource efficient solutions to foster prosperity, growth and investments in Europe and meet the challenges for future generations.
Our main purpose is to serve the Members and the European chemical industry by generating and aggregating scientific knowledge that fosters the purpose of the Association in critical areas and by offering needs-oriented services and expertise to its Members in, amongst others, regulatory, scientific and technical matters. In view of supporting this main purpose, the Association may, in compliance with the antitrust law, promote, defend and represent with particular emphasis on their scientific, technical, pedagogic, environmental, economic, statistical, legal and structural aspects, all matters of common interest to the European chemical industry, in the widest sense, at European and global level, always endeavouring to add value as a collective compared to Member’s activities.
In this context Cefic may process certain personal data. We describe below the categories of data that we process. The data can be either provided directly by yourself or potentially gathered from other sources.
We always process your personal data within the boundaries of the legal bases laid down under applicable law. We also ensure to limit the processing of your personal data to what is strictly necessary for the achievement and performance of these purposes.
When we process your personal data for specific purposes beyond the usual interactions with Cefic Member/Partner representatives, civil servants, politicians, interest representatives and our institutional communication, we strive to rely on your consent to put you in control of your personal data.
Your prior informed, explicit consent will be requested for registering to Cefic’s communications. Your consent will also be sought in case your presentation or speech is filmed or if your portrait is photographed at events that we organise. You always have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by contacting the event organiser/email initiator or by sending an email to privacy[@]cefic.be.
We may process your personal data where this is necessary for the performance of our legal/statutory duties or the performance of our contractual obligation towards you. In such a case, we limit the processing of your personal data to the extent of what is strictly necessary.
If a person applies to represent his/her organisation in a Cefic governance body or structure, Cefic may process personal data of the Member/Partner representative for the functioning in its governance bodies, such as Board Members administration, management, voting procedures and related, following Cefic Statutes, by-laws and operating rules, and Title III of the Belgian law of 27 June 1921 on non-profit associations, foundations, European political parties and European political foundations.
We also process Member and/or Partner representatives’ personal data to ensure the respective Member/Partner enjoys the rights granted by the Cefic Statutes, by-laws, operating rules; and Sector Group Operating Rules (cf. access to Cefic working structures and information).
Cefic may also process your personal data for other purposes, falling under the achievement and the realisation of its legitimate interests, e.g.:
to ensure an effective relationship between the Association and its Members/Partners.In such a case, however, Cefic strives to maintain a fair balance between the need to process your data and the preservation of your rights and freedoms, including the protection of your privacy..
Beyond the usual interactions with Cefic Member/Partner representatives, civil servants, politicians and interest representatives, your personal data will not be shared with third parties without your express prior consent – except in the following two situations.
We sometimes rely on contractually bound third-party companies and external service providers to provide our services. These service providers may need to process personal data to perform their contractual obligations. When this is the case, processors are permitted to use the data only for the purposes and duration specified by us. Furthermore, they are contractually obligated to handle your data exclusively in line with the applicable data protection laws.
We use service providers for the following:
Data is disclosed to processors based on Article 28(1) of the GDPR or, alternatively, on the basis of our legitimate interests in the economic and technical advantages associated with the use of specialised processors and on the basis of circumstances in which your rights and interests in the protection of your personal data are not overridden (see point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR).
Where required to investigate the unlawful use of our services or for the purposes of prosecution, personal data will be disclosed to the relevant law enforcement authorities and, where applicable, to any third-party claimants. However, such a course of action will only take place if there is concrete evidence of unlawful conduct or misuse. In such cases, your data may also be shared if doing so is required for the fulfilment of terms and conditions of use or other agreements. If requested, we are also legally obligated to disclose such data to certain public authorities, such as law enforcement bodies, authorities that penalise offences with financial penalties, and financial authorities.
In these cases, data is disclosed on the basis of our legitimate interest in combating misuse, aiding the prosecution of criminal offences, and aiding the establishment, assertion and enforcement of claims, in line with point (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.
For all the purposes defined above, and subject to applicable data protection laws, you have the following rights:
You may at any time exercise the abovementioned rights in accordance with data protection regulations, by sending a request with a copy of your ID card (passport or other proof of identity) to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Rue Belliard 40 b15, 1040 Brussels, and subject to complying with our reasonable requests to verify your identity.
You can also lodge a complaint to the Belgian Data Protection Authority either by post at rue de la Presse 35, 1000 Brussels; by e-mail at email@example.com; by phone at +32 2 274 48 00 or first-line assistance at +32 2 274 48 78.
We will not store your personal data beyond the time necessary for the performance of the purposes for which the data is processed. Specifically, we distinguish between a retention period and an archiving period:
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard and protect your personal data, against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental destruction, loss, access, misuses, damage and any other unlawful forms of processing of the personal data in our possession.
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They are also used to optimize your browsing experience and simplify transactions online. Cookies allow us to recognize you every time you visit the Website and to recall personalized settings. This facilitates and improves your browsing experience. Finally, we collect some data on how the Website is accessed to establish anonymised statistics and improve its overall performance in terms of speed and functionality/ease of use.
There are mainly two types of cookies: ‘essential’ cookies and ‘non-essential’ cookies.
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