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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy of Almatis B.V. (hereinafter: Almatis or we/us) applies to the processing of personal data by Almatis of its website visitors.

Our Commitment to Data Privacy Protection

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to our company; therefore, we conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security, including the GDPR. We hope the policy outlined below will help you understand what data we may collect, how our company uses and safeguards that data and with whom we may share it.

Personal data

Through our Web site (“Web Site”), our company will not collect any personal data about you, unless you voluntarily choose to provide us with it (e.g. by survey), provide your consent, or unless otherwise permitted by applicable laws and regulations for the protection of your personal data. We process the following data about you:

  • Name;
  • Address;
  • Telephone number;
  • Email address;
  • Data regarding your peripheral equipment, such as an IP address;
  • Data regarding your surfing behavior.

Purposes and legal basis for the use of your personal data

We process your personal data for the purposes described below. Furthermore, we process your personal data based on a legal basis. These legal bases are, amongst others: consent, necessity for the performance of a contract with you, compliance with a legal obligation or our legitimate interest. Legitimate interests include: marketing, advertising, research and an analysis of our products and services.

We process your personal data for the purpose of:

  • Responding to your inquiry or contact you about your inquiry, based on the performance of a contract with you and/or our legitimate interest;
  • To process, manage and invoice your order, based on the performance of a contract with you;
  • To establish and maintain a customer relationship with you, based on the performance of a contract with you and/or our legitimate interests;
  • To conduct online surveys, based on our legitimate interest;
  • Direct marketing and marketing research, based on your consent and our legitimate interest;
  • To establish or preserve a legal claim or defense, based on our legitimate interest;
  • To prevent fraud or other illegal activities, based on our legitimate interest.

If you choose not to have your personal data used to support our customer relationship (especially direct marketing or market research), we will respect your choice. We do not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties, except to Almatis affiliates.

When we process your personal data on the basis of consent, you have, at any time, the right to withdraw your consent.

Sharing your personal data

We may share your personal data with third parties, including with:

  • our worldwide affiliates to better understand your business needs and how we can improve our products and services;
  • any company belonging to the OYAK Group, where Almatis forms part of; or
  • third parties, as supervisory authorities and other bodies, to comply with legal obligations.

We will only transfer your personal data to the above mentioned third parties for the purposes stated in this privacy statement, and only to the extent that is permitted under the applicable law and regulations, or if we are obligated to provide the personal data to a competent authority.

Third parties to who we transfer your personal data are themselves responsible for compliance with privacy legislation. We are neither responsible nor liable for the processing of your personal data by these third parties.

To be able to provide our services, it might be necessary that we transfer your personal data to other countries, whether or not a member state of the European Union, who ensure an adequate level of protection. In that case, we will take all measures necessary to transfer the personal data in a lawful manner to such countries and we will inform you about this, prior to the transfer.

Your rights

You, as a data subject, have the following rights:

  • Right of access, this means you can make a request to obtain access to the personal data concerning you;
  • The right to rectification or correction of your personal data;
  • The right to erasure of the personal data concerning you;
  • The right to restriction of the processing;
  • The right to data portability, this means that you have the right to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and that you have the right to transmit those data to another controller;
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data based on our legitimate interest; and
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

The above stated rights can be exercised by submitting a request to our Data Protection Officer via:

Non-Personal Data Collected Automatically

When you access our Web Site, we may automatically collect non-personal data (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the Web Site from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We may use this data and share it with our worldwide affiliates to monitor the attractiveness of our Web Site to improve its performance or content.


Almatis uses cookies on our website. A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer by a web browser. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that this may affect the functionality of the website. The website does not use any tracking cookies or advertising cookies. The following functional and analytical cookies may be placed via the website without your prior consent:


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To protect your personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction, loss or alteration and against unauthorized disclosure or access, our company uses technical and organizational security measures. These measures ensure an appropriate level of security.

Retention period

We will not store your personal data longer than necessary to achieve the purposes stated in this privacy statement, unless we are required by law to do so. In general this means that we will retain your personal data if one of the following situations applies:

  • Your personal data are necessary to maintain our customer relationship with you;
  • Your personal data are necessary to protect and defend our rights and properties (usually this means for the duration of the applicable statutory time limit); or
  • We are required by law to store your personal data, for example due to tax legislation.

Links to Other Web Sites

Our Web Site may contain links to other web sites. These websites all have their own privacy policy and their own privacy statement, which we recommend you to read carefully. We are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or the content of other web sites.

Questions and Comments

If you have any questions or comments about our Data Privacy Policy (e.g. to review and update your personal data), please your questions and feedback to our Data Protection Officer. If you have a complaint about how your personal information is handled by us, you may contact the person, department or office that you have been dealing with.

You can contact our Data Protection Officer via:

Dr. Falk Knoch
Am Ziegelweiher 40
61130 Nidderau

Telefon: +49-(0)6187-932228

You can contact us via:


Changes to this privacy statement

This Data Privacy Policy may be updated and amended from time to time. Please check this page regularly to keep up-to-date. We will provide notice of these adjustments in accordance with the applicable laws.

Your continued or subsequent access or use of the Almatis Web Site shall be deemed to be your acceptance of the amended or modified Data Privacy Policy. In accessing or using the Almatis Web Site, the Data Privacy Policy is accepted by you in its then-current version. If you do not agree to the Data Privacy Policy, please do not use the Almatis Web Site.

This privacy statement is last updated on 8 June 2018.

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