YOUR DATA AND YOUR RIGHTS

At Saint-Gobain, privacy is a serious matter and we are committed to protecting it. This "Your data and your rights" space aims to offer anyone concerned by our activities an overview of our personal data protection practices by gathering all useful information (Privacy Policy, cookies, contact, etc.) in the same place.

PRIVACY POLICY

WHAT IS THIS

At Saint-Gobain, privacy is a serious matter and we are committed to protecting it. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), this policy explains when, why and how companies in our group governed by this Regulation:

  • collect personal data about individuals;
  • use this information;
  • disclose this kind of data to others, when this is necessary and under certain conditions;
  • keep secure and confidential this personal data.

WHAT ARE THE POLICY CHANGES?

This policy may evolve over time so please check the date on this page to make sure that you have the latest version. This policy was last updated on 17th of May 2018.

WHO WE ARE

The BIM Library, created and managed by IDS (International Digital-IT Services) division, is one of different BIM solutions and applications developed by Saint-Gobain. It a web platform created to shared BIM material of the different Saint-Gobain group business units. Where this policy refers to “we”, “our” or “us” below, unless mentioned otherwise, this refers to the particular Company that is the controller of your personal data.

HOW AND WHAT PERSONNAL INFORMATION IS COLLECTED

We may collect and process the following personal data:

Personal data you give to us: this is information about you that you give to us, entirely voluntarily, by entering information via:

  • one of our websites;
  • our applications;

Example: this includes information provided at the time of registering to use our websites. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our websites.

The information you give us may relate to your identification, such as your name, address, email address and phone number, or enquiry details.

Personal data we collect about you: we may automatically collect the following information:

  • details of transactions you carry out through the websites, and your visits to our websites, including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources you access;
  • technical information, automatically collected, including anonymous data collected by the hosting server for statistical purposes, the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or device to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform. Please see cookies for further information;

WHY AND HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We process your personal data lawfully for:

  • the purpose of handling communication and exchange of information with our websites users;
  • the purpose of managing our customer/prospect relations; notably when processing your orders, responding to your requests or by regularly sending you news and information on our products, our brands or our initiatives that might arouse your interest;
  • any other specific purpose indicated at the time of collecting the information.
  • We may use and process your personal data principally:
  • where you have provided freely given and explicit CONSENT and for specific, determined and legitimate purposes. You may withdraw your consent for us to use your information by contacting us at any time.
  • where it is necessary for us to pursue our LEGITIMATE INTERESTS as a business, provided that your interests or your fundamental rights and freedoms are not overriding, taking into consideration your reasonable expectations, based on your relationship with us.

For example, for the following purposes:

  • direct marketing activities (other than where we rely on your consent) as analysis to improve our marketing strategy, and to enhance and personalize your user experience;
  • where it is necessary for us to COMPLY WITH A LEGAL OBLIGATION and notably:
    • to assist a public authority or criminal investigation body;
    • to identify you when you contact us under certain legal circumstances;
    • to verify the accuracy of data we hold about you.
  • where it is required for the PERFORMANCE OF A CONTRACT we have with you, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract. This will include information that we process in order to enable you to make use of our website and the services we provide through it.

WHO MAY RECEIVE OR HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Group companies

We may share your information with other Companies within the Saint-Gobain group for internal administrative purposes or for marketing purposes in connection with the products and/or services that complement their own range of products and/or services that might interest you.

We may also transmit your personal data when we redirect your request to our contacts within the Group who are able to handle your request (for example, to solve a problem you have reported to us).

Other ways we may share your personal data

We may transfer your personal data:

  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share it in order to comply with any legal obligation or when this disclosure is required by applicable laws, court orders or government regulations, to detect or report a crime, to enforce or apply the terms of our contracts or to protect the rights, property or safety of our visitors and customers;
  • to enforce applicable terms of use, to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of our companies;
  • if you have consented to the disclosure.

However, we will always take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Your information is stored either in our databases or in the databases of our service providers. Mainly because of the international dimension of the Saint-Gobain group and in order to optimize service quality, the information you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

In such cases, we will take to the appropriate security and confidentiality measures to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this policy. These steps include imposing contractual obligations on the recipient of your personal data or ensuring that the recipients have subscribed to “international frameworks” that aim to ensure adequate protection.

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We retain your personal data for a period of time necessary to achieve the purpose for which we use that information and to fulfil our obligations under other laws. Except in specific cases, this period is specified at the time the information is collected.

We do not retain personal data in an identifiable format for longer than is necessary.

WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS

Subject to applicable law and certain exemptions, restrictions or circumstances, you may have the right:

  • To access your personal data;
  • To correct, modify and update your personal data;
  • To erase your personal data or restrict its processing;
  • To withdraw your consent;
  • To object to our use of your personal data for automated decisions made about you;
  • To ask us to transfer your personal data in a structured data file to you or to another service provider if it is technically possible (data portability);
  • To lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority and seek a judicial remedy.

These rights may be exercised by written request sent to the contact details that will be provided to you at the time of data collection. A reply will be provided to you within a reasonable delay, in accordance with the applicable regulations.

HOW WE ENSURE SECURITY AND CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR DATA

Our aim is to keep your data as safe and secure as possible at all times. Once we have received your personal data, we put in place reasonable and appropriate technical and organizational measures and controls to prevent as much as possible any accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, or unauthorized access.

HOW COOKIES WORK

Like many other websites, our websites use cookies (including Google Analytics cookies) to obtain an overall view of the volumes and the habits of our visitors on our websites.

“Cookies” are small pieces of information sent to your device and stored on its hard drive to allow our website to recognize you when you visit.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how we use cookies and how to switch them off on your device, please visit the applicable cookies policy of the concerned website.

CONTACT US

To exercise your rights or for any question about the processing of your data, you can contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO) officially appointed to the French supervisory authority (CNIL):

Data Protection Officer

Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Tour Saint-Gobain - 12 place de l’Iris, 92096 La Défense Cedex - FRANCE.

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