Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Epoxy Resin Committee (ERC) uses and protects any information provided and/or collected when you use the website www.epoxy-europe-eu (the “website”) or any information processed by the ERC while providing its services.

All information provided will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. We may change this policy by updating this page. Please check regularly to be informed of any modifications. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018 and is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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1. What data do we process and why?

1.1. Website

Our website offers you the possibility to contact us or to subscribe to our newsletter. By completing the relevant forms, you express your will to be part of our client database.

We only process identification data you provided us with while completing the form (such as your name, surname, position, professional email address, postal address, and other relevant information) for administrative and dissemination purposes (news and announcements, events, marketing, etc.) as well as to maintain contact with you. Such processing is based on our legitimate interest as an industry association and we only keep the data as you long as you hold your position and/or as it is necessary for the above mentioned purposes. We will not sell or communicate your data to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being visited. A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive in an area specifically designated for cookies. We use cookies in compliance with the Belgian law of 13 June 2005 on electronic communications. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps us to analyse data about web page traffic and to improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer:

Please be aware that disabling cookies can affect the functionality and features of this website and may prevent you from taking full advantage of it.

1.2. For the provision of our services

We may process your personal data and enter in contact with you for several purposes. Should you have any doubt or concerns about the processing carried out on your data, please contact us at

If we work together or are considering to do so: If you are part of our contacts database (working for one of our members, their customers or from an organisations interested in the world of epoxies) or have contacted us asking for information, the ERC, as a controller, processes personal data that you provided us with during our previous contact (identification data such as your name, surname, position, professional email address, postal address) for administrative and dissemination purposes (client management, invitation to our own events, marketing etc.) as well as to maintain contact with you.

Such processing is based on our legitimate interest to conduct our business. We will not sell or communicate your data to third parties unless we are required by law to do so. In any case, your personal data are only processed as long as it is necessary for the above-mentioned purposes.

2. Your rights as data subject

In all the above-mentioned cases and in compliance with the conditions set out in the GDPR, you may at any time obtain information on the processing performed, the rectification of inaccurate data we may hold, the erasure of data or the restriction of the processing. You may also exercise your right to data portability or object to the processing of your personal data.

In such cases, please email us at or write to us at Epoxy Resin Committee PlasticsEurope, Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4/3,1160 Brussels – Belgium. We will promptly address your request. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Belgian supervisory authority (currently, the Commission for the protection of privacy).

3. Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is processed in a safe and secure way when stored in our dedicated servers. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. These technologies and measures are tested on a regular basis and updated if necessary.

4. Other websites

The website may contain links to enable you to visit websites of interest easily. However, you should note that we do not have any control over those other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.