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This privacy statement provides details about how your personal information is collected and used. Personal information is any information that identifies you or would enable someone to contact you, such as your name, email address, phone number and other non-public information that is associated with such information.

Please read this Policy carefully, as it sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us (“data”), will be processed by us, in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (EU GDPR)

1. Your rights

The introduction of EU GDPR expands the rights of individuals to control how your personal information is collected and processed. Your principal rights under data protection law are:

You ask any questions about these rights or exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by using the contact details .

2. Information we may collect from you

When you participate in, access or sign-up to any of our services (including our newsletters, events, competitions, social media, message boards and telephone discussions), create an account using our VALZEO online services, apply to/ participate in VALZEO programs or otherwise correspond with us, we will receive data about you.

This data may consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, landline or mobile number. Depending on the activity we may also obtain information about the name and type of your business, and its address.

We also use cookies and collect IP addresses from visitors to our websites .

We may process your special category data such as ethnic origin, disability details, sexual orientation etc. to measure the impact of our programs.

3. What is the legal basis for doing so?

Article 6 (1) (a) – That the data subject has given consent to the processing of their personal data for one or more specific reasons.

Article 6 (1) (b) – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Article 6 (1) (f) – processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require Protection of Data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Where we process your special category data we will rely on your explicit consent to do so.

4. How we use your data

We process personal information for certain legitimate business purposes which include some or all of the following:

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always take account of your individual rights. You have the right to object to this processing at any time by contacting Please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to carry out activities as above for your benefit.

Where we propose using your data for any purpose other than those listed above, we will gain consent from you in advance.

5. Promotional communications

Promotional and marketing communications may be sent to you by various communication channels. In the case of electronic communications, these will be sent to you if you have given express permission to allow VALZEO to use your data for such purposes.

You can instruct us at any time not to process your personal data for the purposes of marketing by changing your preferences on the VALZEO website, or by opting out using the “unsubscribe” link provided on all our marketing electronic communications.

6. Retention and deletion

We shall not keep data any longer than is necessary from the original purpose of collection and we will delete data in line with our legal obligations.

7. IP address and cookies

An IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet. We may collect information about your computer, including your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and security. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your usage of our site by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalized service.

They enable us:

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to do so. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log-on to our site.

ii) Other third parties

Only where necessary, we may otherwise disclose your data or may use data processors to handle your personal data on our behalf:

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that they have their own privacy policies, and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

8. Where we store your personal data

All personal data you provide to us is stored securely, in accordance with the relevant supervisory authority’s guidelines on the storage of personal data.

We cannot guarantee the security of your data during transmission from you to us, and you transmit such data at your own risk. Once your data has reached our systems, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised access.

9. International Transfer of Data

We will only transfer data to countries outside of the European Union where they comply with the appropriate safeguards for processing personal data as approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office in line with European GDPR.

10. Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we may make to this Policy will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

11. Data Protection Officer

Any questions or requests regarding this Policy and/or the processing of your data are welcomed, and should be addressed to