Disclaimer

Read in chapter 1 the terms and conditions of the use of this Euro Chlor website. These conditions may be changed at any time. Chapter 2 explains how Euro Chlor is committed to maintain your privacy when you visit our website. Chapter 3 is the Euro Chlor Cookies Policy

1  -  Disclaimer

Site information

The material contained on this website is for information only. Euro Chlor endeavours to make its best efforts to up-date the information on a regular basis, but it is not claimed to be exhaustive. Euro Chlor has carefully compiled the content and all the information on Chlorine Online is offered in good faith.

This information is believed to be correct. Nevertheless, Euro Chlor makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness or accuracy of any of this information.

Euro Chlor will in no event be responsible for damages of any nature whatsoever resulting from the use or reliance on the information contained on this website.

Copyright

This site and its content, where applicable, are subject to the copyright of Euro Chlor. Reproduction is authorised, except for commercial purposes, provided that the source is acknowledged. Euro Chlor claims no copyright on any official document in the public domain. Copyright, if any, of third party material found on this site must also be respected.

Euro Chlor logo

The Euro Chlor logo is subject to the proprietary rights of Euro Chlor; no rights are being granted.

Links

Links to other websites are provided solely as a convenience. Euro Chlor is not responsible for accuracy or any other aspect of the information contained on such sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from your access to such sites.

2  -  Privacy Policy

Some of the information kept on the Euro Chlor web server is information that you volunteer to provide through forms and some is collected automatically. Unless you volunteer to submit personal data yourself, Euro Chlor will not collect any information from which individual visitors can be identified.

Information automatically collected and stored

The Euro Chlor server automatically collects non-personally-identifiable information. Typical information collected includes the domain name of your Internet access provider, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect the visitor's computer to the Internet, the visitor's browser type and version, operating system and platform, the average time spent on our site, pages viewed, information searched for, access times and other relevant statistics. Euro Chlor uses this information in the aggregate to measure the use of its site and to administer and improve content.

Personal information you choose to provide

In order to receive personalised services, you may be asked to provide personal information (e.g. name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address). No material consequences will result from your refusal to submit such information except that you may not obtain the functionality or receive information you requested.

By submitting your personal data to us, you will be treated as having given your permission for the processing of your personal data as set out in this policy.

Euro Chlor will use personal information only for the purpose indicated to you when you provided it. Euro Chlor will not disclose, sell, rent or exchange such personally identifiable information to any other organisation or entity unless the user is first notified and expressly agrees to it, or as otherwise required by law.

Euro Chlor reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. The privacy policy does not create any contractual or other legal right in or on behalf of any party.

This site may contain links to other web sites. This privacy statement does not cover these sites, and Euro Chlor shall not be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other sites.

3  -  Cookies policy

This Cookies Policy sets out the basis on which we, Euro Chlor, a Sector Group of Cefic the European Chemical Industry Council, use cookies and similar technologies on or in relation to our website www.eurochlor.org and www.chlorinethings.eu. This Cookies Policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

‘Essential’ cookies are automatically placed on your computer or device when you access our website or take certain actions on our website. Non-essential’ cookies and other technologies are only placed on your computer or device if you have consented to us doing so.

For information on how you consent and how you can withdraw your consent to us placing non-essential cookies and other technologies on your computer or device, see the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies.

About cookies - What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files sent by a website’s server to a web browser, processor memory or hard drive and stored there. They can be used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.

Essential and non-essential cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.

Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either:

●        used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or

●        strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).

Session and persistent cookies

Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.

Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.

Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.

First and third party cookies

Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.

First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.

Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.

If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org

We have categorised the cookies we use in four categories:

COOKIE

PURPOSE

ESSENTIAL COOKIES

(STRICTLY NECESSARY)


Used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.

 

ANALYTICS & CUSTOMIZATION COOKIES

 


These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our websites are being used to help us improve our websites and application for you in order to enhance your experience.

ADVERTISING (TARGETING) COOKIES

 


These cookies are used to make advertising messages more relevant to you and your interests. They also perform functions like preventing the same ad from continuously reappearing, ensuring that ads are properly displayed, and in some cases selecting advertisements that are based on your interests.

List of Cookies Used

Cookie Name

Description

Expires

Pages used

Source Domain

Example Value

__utmz

Google Analytics cookie recording where visitor came from, what search engine was used, what link they clicked on, what keyword was used, and where they were in the world when they accessed the website

6 months

All

.eurochlor.org

198800571.1513263879.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(direct)|utmcmd=(none)

__utmt

Google Analytics cookie used to throttle request rate

10 minutes

All

.eurochlor.org

1

__utmc

Google Analytics cookie containing timestamp of session end

End of session + 30 minutes

All

.eurochlor.org

198800571

__utmb

Google Analytics cookie containing timestamp of session start

End of session

All

.eurochlor.org

198800571.2.10.1532104418  

__utma

Google Analytics cookie recording number of visits and date of first & last visit

Never

All

.eurochlor.org

 

__unam

The “__unam” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent.

 

9 months

All

.eurochlor.org

73a4d74-160558e5344-62366abe-98

tfw_exp

This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

 

14 days

Home Page

 

.twitter.com

0

syndication_guest_id

Twitter cookie.  Used to collect information about users browsing behaviour for marketing purposes including digital display and social media advertising.

12 months

Home Page

.twitter.com

v1%3A150185952752792443

personalization_id

This cookie is set due to Twitter integration and sharing capabilities for the social media.

24 months

Home Page

.twitter.com

"v1_5ONrnjtX63BEK09YNl1dnQ=="

guest_id

Used to identify you to Twitter, if you do not have a Twitter account or never accessed the Twitter.com website directly then Twitter will assign you a unique code to track your visit to the Twitter feed.

24 months

Home Page

.twitter.com

v1%3A149745662820925012

eu_cn

Twitter cookie, used to collect data

12 months

Home Page

.twitter.com

1

_ga

Twitter cookie, used to distinguish users.

24  months

Home Page

.twitter.com

GA1.2.587881576.1497456631

YSC

YouTube cookie: Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from YouTube the user has seen.

Session

Page with YouTube video

.youtube.com

Fh80uYrcjKo

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

YouTube cookie: Tries to estimate the users' bandwidth on pages with integrated YouTube videos.

12 months

Page with YouTube video

.youtube.com

-njbEazkdbc

PREF

YouTube cookie: Registers a unique ID that is used by Google to keep statistics of how the visitor uses YouTube videos across different websites.

12 months

Page with YouTube video

.youtube.com

f5=30&f1=50000000&al=en&f4=4000000

GPS

YouTube cookie: Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location.

Session

Page with YouTube video

.youtube.com

1

CONSENT

YouTube consent cookie

Year 2037/2038

 

Page with YouTube video

.youtube.com

YES+GB.en-GB+V7

ASP.NET_SessionId

Preserves the visitor's session state across page requests.

 

Session

Document Checkout

www.eurochlor.org

k42gzyo1gnjsg0jiwhw2i10w

Managing Cookies - How to opt out of essential cookies

Most browsers allow you to block all cookies, including essential cookies. Please note, however, that if you block all cookies, parts of our website and its functionality may not work or display properly.

You can delete existing cookies from your browser by clearing your browsing data and ensuring that the option to delete cookies is selected.


More information

Google Analytics cookies are classified as first party cookies as they are set by our website domain, although Google collects and processes information from our use of Google Analytics. To find out more about how Google handles information collected from Google Analytics, see Google Analytics’ privacy policy, which is available here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245

For information on how Google uses data from cookies it uses, please visit www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

How to opt in or out from analytical cookies: See the section below entitled How to accept or reject cookies

To opt out of Google Analytics tracking across all websites in general, you can do so here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Managing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a)         https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b)        https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c)         http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d)        https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e)        https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f)         https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy(Edge).

Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

Privacy Policy 

This Privacy Policy sets out how we, Euro Chlor, a Sector Group of Cefic, the European chemical industry council collect, store and use information about you when you use or interact with our website, www.eurochlor.org and www.chlorinethings.eu (our website) and where we otherwise obtain or collect information about you. This Privacy Policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

Cefic processes the personal data transmitted to it in accordance with the legislation in force, and, in particular, Regulation 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and the free movement of such data, applicable from 25 May 2018. 

Access to the website www.eurochlor.org and www.chlorinethings.eu implies the User’s full and unreserved acceptance of this Privacy Policy, as well as its general terms of use and the cookie policy.


Summary 

This section summarises how we obtain, store and use information about you. It is intended to provide a very general overview only. It is not complete in and of itself and it must be read in conjunction with the corresponding full sections of this Privacy Policy.

Data controller: Cefic, The European Chemical Industry Council

How we collect or obtain information about you:

  • when you provide it to us by contacting us via e-mail or filling in the form to subscribe to our newsletter
  • from your use of our website, using cookies

Information we collect:

  • IP address,
  • information from cookies
  • information about your computer or device (e.g. device and browser type),
  • information about how you use our website (e.g. which pages you have viewed,
  • the time when you view them and what you clicked on
  • the geographical location from which you accessed our website (based on your IP address)
  • When you fill out our Contact forms: your first and last name, company and email

How we use your information:

  • for administrative and business purposes                     
  • to analyse your use of our website
  • if you have subscribed to our newsletter,  to send you the newsletter.

Disclosure of your information to third parties: only to the extent necessary to

  • to our service providers with whom we have a data processing agreement in place
  • to fulfil any contracts we enter into with you,
  • where required by law or to enforce our legal rights

Your rights in relation to your information:

  • to access your information and to receive information about its use
  • to have your information corrected and/or completed
  • to have your information deleted
  • to restrict the use of your information
  • to receive your information in a portable format
  • to object to the use of your information
  • to withdraw your consent to the use of your information
  • to complain to a supervisory authority

Sensitive personal information: we do not collect what is commonly referred to as ‘sensitive personal information’. For more information, please see the main section below entitled Sensitive Personal Information.

Our details

The data controller in respect of our website is Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council.

Information we collect when you visit our website:

We collect and use information from website visitors in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information

Web server log information:

We host our website in Brussels, Belgium.  Our server automatically logs the IP address you use to access our website as well as other information about your visit such as:

  • the pages accessed
  • information requested
  • the date and time of the request
  • the source of your access to our website (e.g. the website or URL (link) which referred you to our website)
  • your browser version and operating system

Our server is located in a data centre in Belgium.

Use of website server log information for IT security purposes:

We collect and store server logs to ensure network and IT security and so that the server and website remain uncompromised. This includes analysing log files to help identify and prevent unauthorised access to our network, the distribution of malicious code, denial of services attacks and other cyber-attacks, by detecting unusual or suspicious activity.

Unless we are investigating suspicious or potential criminal activity. We do not make, nor do we allow, any attempt to identify you from the information collected via server logs.

Use of website server log information to analyse website use and improve our website:

We use the information collected by our website server logs to analyse how our website users interact with our website and its features. For example, we analyse the number of visits and unique visitors we receive, the time and date of the visit, the location of the visit and the operating system and browser used. 

We use the information gathered from the analysis of this information to improve our website. For example, we use the information gathered to change the information, content and structure of our website and individual pages based according to what users are engaging most with and the duration of time spent on particular pages on our website.

Cookies:

Cookies are data files, which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users for various purposes.

We use cookies on our website, including

●        essential,

●        functional

●        analytical

For further information on how we use cookies, please see our cookies policy located in the above chapter.You can reject some or all of the cookies we use on or via our website by changing your browser settings by using our cookie control tool, but doing so can impair your ability to use our website or some or all of its features. For further information about cookies, including how to change your browser settings, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org or see our cookies policy.

Information we collect when you contact us:

We collect and use information from individuals who contact us in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

Email:

When you send an email to the email address displayed on our website we collect your email address and any other information you provide in that email (such as your name, telephone number and the information contained in any signature block in your email).

Post:

If you contact us by post, we will collect any information you provide to us in any postal communications you send us. 

Information we collect when you interact with our website:

We collect and use information from individuals who interact with particular features of our website in accordance with this section and the section entitled Disclosure and additional uses of your information.

Disclosure and additional uses of your information:

This section sets out the circumstances in which will disclose information about you to third parties and any additional purposes for which we use your information.

Disclosure of your information to service providers:

We use a number of third parties and who process your information for us on our behalf.

We do not display the identities of our service providers publicly by name for security and competitive reasons. If you would like further information about the identities of our service providers, however, please contact us directly by email and we will provide you with such information where you have a legitimate reason for requesting it.

Disclosure of your information to other third parties:

We disclose your information to other third parties in specific circumstances, as set out below.

Providing information to third parties such as Google Inc.

Google collects information through our use of Google Analytics on our website. Google uses this information, including IP addresses and information from cookies, for a number of purposes, such as improving its Google Analytics service. Information is shared with Google on an aggregated and anonymised basis. To find out more about what information Google collects, how it uses this information and how to control the information sent to Google, please see the following page: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/

You can opt out of Google Analytics by installing the browser plugin here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

Transfer and storage of your information

Information collected by Google Analytics is stored outside the European Economic Area on Google’s servers in the United States of America.

We do not display the identities of our service providers publicly by name for security and competitive reasons. If you would like further information about the identities of our service providers, however, please contact us directly by email and we will provide you with such information where you have a legitimate reason for requesting it.

Disclosure and use of your information for legal reasons:

Indicating possible criminal acts or threats to public security to a competent authority

If we suspect that criminal or potential criminal conduct has been occurred, we will in certain circumstances need to contact an appropriate authority, such as the police. This could be the case, for instance, if we suspect that we fraud or a cyber crime has been committed or if we receive threats or malicious communications towards us or third parties.

We will generally only need to process your information for this purpose if you were involved or affected by such an incident in some way. In connection with the enforcement or potential enforcement our legal rights

We will use your information in connection with the enforcement or potential enforcement of our legal rights, including, for example, sharing information with debt collection agencies if you do not pay amounts owed to us when you are contractually obliged to do so. Our legal rights may be contractual (where we have entered into a contract with you) or non-contractual (such as legal rights that we have under copyright law or tort law).

In connection with a legal or potential legal dispute or proceedings

We may need to use your information if we are involved in a dispute with you or a third party for example, either to resolve the dispute or as part of any mediation, arbitration or court resolution or similar process.

For ongoing compliance with laws, regulations and other legal requirements

We will use and process your information in order to comply with legal obligations to which we are subject. For example, we may need to disclose your information pursuant to a court order or subpoena if we receive one.

How long we retain your information:

This section sets out how long we retain your information. We have set out specific retention periods where possible. Where that has not been possible, we have set out the criteria we use to determine the retention period.

Retention periods

Server log information: we retain information on our server logs for 10 years

Correspondence and enquiries: when you make an enquiry or correspond with us for any reason, whether we will retain your information for as long as it takes to respond to and resolve your enquiry, and for 10 years after which point we will delete your information.

Criteria for determining retention periods

In any other circumstances, we will retain your information for no longer than necessary, taking into account the following:

●        the purpose and use of your information both now and in the future (such as whether it is necessary to continue to store that information in order to continue to perform our obligations under a contract with you or to contact you in the future);

●        whether we have any legal obligation to continue to process your information (such as any record-keeping obligations imposed by relevant law or regulation);

●        whether we have any legal basis to continue to process your information (such as your consent);

●        how valuable your information is (both now and in the future);

●        any relevant agreed industry practices on how long information should be retained;

●        the levels of risk, cost and liability involved with us continuing to hold the information;

●        how hard it is to ensure that the information can be kept up to date and accurate; and

●        any relevant surrounding circumstances (such as the nature and status of our relationship with you).

How we secure your information:

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to secure your information and to protect it against unauthorised or unlawful use and accidental loss or destruction, including:

●        only sharing and providing access to your information to the minimum extent necessary, subject to confidentiality restrictions where appropriate, and on an anonymised basis wherever possible;

●        using secure servers to store your information

●        verifying the identity of any individual who requests access to information prior to granting them access to information;

●        using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software

Transmission of information to us by email:

Transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure, and if you submit any information to us over the internet (whether by email, via our website or any other means), you do so entirely at your own risk.

We cannot be responsible for any costs, expenses, loss of profits, harm to reputation, damages, liabilities or any other form of loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your decision to transmit information to us by such means.

Transfers of your information outside the European Economic Area:

All of your information is stored in Belgium.

Other than to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject (compliance with a court order, for example), we do not intend to transfer your information outside the EEA or to an international organisation. In the unlikely event that we are required to transfer your information outside the EEA (or to an international organisation) for such a purpose, we will ensure appropriate safeguards and protections are in place.

Google Analytics

Information collected by Google Analytics (your IP address and actions you take in relation to our website) is transferred outside the EEA and stored on Google’s servers. You can access Google’s privacy policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Country of storage: United States of America. This country is not subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

Safeguard(s) used: Google has self-certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield which is available here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome. The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is an approved certification mechanism under Article 42 of the General Data Protection Regulation, which is permitted under Article 46(2)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. You can access the European Commission decision on the adequacy of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.htm

Your rights in relation to your information:

Subject to certain limitations on certain rights, you have the following rights in relation to your information, which you can exercise by writing to

●        to request access to your information and information related to our use and processing of your information;

●        to request the correction or deletion of your information;

●        to request that we restrict our use of your information;

●        to receive information which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (e.g. a CSV file) and the right to have that information transferred to another data controller (including a third party data controller);

●        to object to the processing of your information for certain purposes (for further information, see the section below entitled Your right to object to the processing of your information for certain purposes); and

●        to withdraw your consent to our use of your information at any time where we rely on your consent to use or process that information. Please note that if you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of our use and processing of your information on the basis of your consent before the point in time when you withdraw your consent.

In accordance with Article 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or of an alleged infringement of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Verifying your identity where you request access to your information:

Where you request access to your information, we are required by law to use all reasonable measures to verify your identity before doing so.

These measures are designed to protect your information and to reduce the risk of identity fraud, identity theft or general unauthorised access to your information.

Sensitive Personal Information:

‘Sensitive personal information’ is information about an individual that reveals their racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic information, biometric information for the purpose of uniquely identifying an individual, information concerning health or information concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

We do not knowingly or intentionally collect sensitive personal information from individuals, and you must not submit sensitive personal information to us.

If, however, you inadvertently or intentionally transmit sensitive personal information to us, you will be considered to have explicitly consented to us processing that sensitive personal information under Article 9(2)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation. We will use and process your sensitive personal information for the purposes of deleting it.

Changes to our Privacy Policy:

We update and amend our Privacy Policy from time to time.

Minor changes to our Privacy Policy

Where we make minor changes to our Privacy Policy, we will update our Privacy Policy with a new effective date stated at the beginning of it. Our processing of your information will be governed by the practices set out in that new version of the Privacy Policy from its effective date onwards.

Major changes to our Privacy Policy or the purposes for which we process your information

Where we make major changes to our Privacy Policy or intend to use your information for a new purpose or a different purpose than the purposes for which we originally collected it, we will notify you by email (where possible) or by posting a notice on our website.

We will provide you with the information about the change in question and the purpose and any other relevant information before we use your information for that new purpose.

Wherever required, we will obtain your prior consent before using your information for a purpose that is different from the purposes for which we originally collected it.

 

If you have concerns or questions please contact us via the Euro Chlor Contact Form

This page was last updated on 20 Aug 2018