Your privacy on this website.
This site is operated and maintained by the AkzoNobel entity referred to in the "Website Owner" section of this website (hereafter "AkzoNobel" or "we"). Akzo Nobel is the controller of the processing of all personal data collected through this website.
primary purpose of this website is to be a dynamic resource and
business tool so that we can offer our services to you in the best
possible way. We want you to feel secure when visiting our site and are
committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so. The following
provides an overview of how we protect your privacy during your visit,
based on and in accordance with applicable privacy legislation.
What information do we collect?
on this website is collected in two ways: directly (e.g. when you
provide information on various pages of this website) and indirectly
(e.g. through our site's technology). This is further explained below.
collect information that you voluntarily submit it to us, e.g. by
completing forms on the website, by registering for a conference or by
participating in an online survey. When we collect this type of
information, we will notify you as to why we are asking for information
and how this information will be used. It is completely up to you
whether or not you want to provide it. The following categories of
personal data may be collected: name, contact details and other
information that you enter on forms on the website.
One example of
information we collect indirectly is through our Internet access logs.
When you access this website, your Internet address is automatically
collected and is placed in our Internet access logs. We also collect
information which save and retrieve information about your visit to this
website - for example, how you entered our site, how you navigated
through the site, and what information was of interest to you. The
cookies we use identify you merely as a number. If you are uncomfortable
regarding cookies use, please keep in mind you can disable cookies on
your computer by changing the settings in preferences or options menu in
your browser. However, if your browser does not accept cookies from
this website, you may not be able to access or use all features of this
How do we use this information?
We use your
personal data to maintain this website such as answering your questions,
processing your enrolment for a conference and sending information to
you regarding any current or future activities of Akzo Nobel. If legally
required, we will obtain your permission, before sending you such
information. We analyze the data which is collected indirectly to
determine what is most effective about our site, to help us identify
ways to improve it, and eventually, to determine how we can tailor this
website to make it more effective. We may also use data for other
purposes, which we would describe to you at the point we collect the
Will we share this with outside parties?
global organization, data we collect may be transferred internationally
throughout AkzoNobel's worldwide organization. We will not sell
individual information and will share it only with our advisors. There
will be other times when we need to share information, for example, in
the case of an event where we need to provide our caterer with meal
preference information. But again, before you submit any information, we
will notify you as to why we are asking for specific information and it
is completely up to you whether or not you want to provide it.
What about sensitive personal data?
do not generally seek to collect sensitive personal data through this
site. If we do seek to collect such data, we will ask you to consent to
our proposed uses of the data. We may also collect some sensitive
personal data incidentally. By providing us with unsolicited sensitive
personal data, you consent to our using the data subject to applicable
law as described in this Privacy and Cookie Statement. The references to
"sensitive personal data" are to the various categories of personal
data identified by European and other data privacy laws as requiring
special treatment, including in some circumstances the need to obtain
explicit consent. These categories comprise personal identity numbers,
personal data about personality and private life, racial or ethnic
origin, nationality, political opinions, membership of political parties
or movements, religious, philosophical or other similar beliefs,
membership of a trade union or profession or trade association, physical
or mental health, genetic code, addictions, sexual life, property
matters or criminal record (including information about suspected
Security and retention period
transfer, storage and processing of personal data collected through this
website is secured by means of current, usual technical measures. In
general, Akzo Nobel will not retain the personal data that is obtained
through this website for a period longer than is necessary for achieving
the purposes for which they were collected, or as long as the law
Do you have access to your information?
on this Privacy and Cookie Statement, you are entitled to know whether
we hold information about you and, if we do, to have access to that
information and require it to be corrected if it is inaccurate. You also
have the right to have your personal data erased or blocked if any of
the processing of it is in violation with the applicable privacy