Information Collected through the Site
When you visit the Site and access its pages, Kreon collects the following Information:
Active information that you disclose to KREON when you visit certain Kreon websites may include your name, company name, job title, home and business address, email address, telephone number, mobile number or other contact information, and demographic information such as your gender, postal code, country, preferences, as well as username and password, or delivery and fulfillment information as may be necessary, and such other personal information that you elect to disclose and as Kreon may request from time to time.
Kreono automatically receives passive information when you use or access the Site, or through your use of certain browsers. Automated passive information includes your IP address, browser information and version, location, date, time and time zone, network routing information, equipment versions and similar information. Kreon also passively receives site activity data capturing how you enter and leave the Site, how you navigate to and leave the pages and links you visit on the Site, your length of stay on any part of the Site, your product or service preference indicated by the number of times and the length of time you view a product, how often you visit the Site and any of its pages, or third party websites or applications accessible through the Site.
Passive information does not identify you to KREON by name, and KREON does not link your IP address to you or to any personally identifiable information. KREON may store passive information for the purpose of determining effective click-path flow, to test and improve user experience of the Site, and related usage for internal purposes.
KREON receives “passive” information using the following data collection techniques:
Cookies: “Cookies” are small text files sent from the Site to your web browser or your hard drive to store bits of information related to you. Cookies may last while you are active on the Site and are deleted when you close your browser. Cookies can also be stored in your computer browser or memory until you delete them manually or until they expire. Cookies may collect a unique identifier and store user information such as IP addresses, navigational data, server information, data transfer times, user preferences, and passwords, allowing you to sign in to your account in a KREON website or to access certain areas on the Site.
Locally shared objects, also called flash cookies, are pieces of data that websites using Adobe Flash may store on your computer. KREON will use the information collected to find out how you navigate the Site. You may disable this function by referring to the www.adobe.com website for information. If you disable or disallow locally shared objects, you might not be able to access certain pages or important functions on the Site.
To manage your privacy preferences, you may configure your Internet browser using the “help” function in order to alert you when a cookie is sent or used and allow you the option to accept, reject or remove cookies. If you reject, disable or remove cookies, you might not be able to access certain pages or important functions on the Site.
Purpose of collecting the Information
Use, Processing, Disclosure and Transfer of the Information
KREON will use, process, disclose and transfer the Information as legally permitted, and as requested or consented by you.
KREON stores Information that you provide for as long as you maintain a user profile, and as necessary for the effective operation of the Site or to comply with legal requirements. When you communicate with KREON, your Information is collected only as may be necessary to reply, and stored for as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose of collecting and processing of the Information as stated in this Privacy Statement. When you submit your Information in a resume or similar document to express your interest in career opportunities at KREON, your Information will form part of the KREON pool of candidates allowing KREON to consider you for available positions that match your qualifications.
KREON hosts the Site on its servers in Belgium. Because KREON is part of a global group of companies, Information that you submit to the Site may be shared with KREON’s affiliates in the United States or other locations, only when the transfer is legally permissible and appropriate for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement.
Your Information may be transferred, accessed and stored globally, as necessary for the provision of the products and services through the Site. KREON may disclose and transfer the Information to IT providers, subcontractors and other third party service providers that assist with the operation of the Site or the associated activities.
Some recipients of the Information may be located within your home jurisdiction or elsewhere, including countries that do not offer an adequate level of protection within the meaning of the European Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). In this case, KREON will ensure by other means, prior to the transfer of the Information, that the data recipient adequately safeguards the Information. All recipients of the Information will be required to keep the Information secure, and a data recipient that qualifies as a data processor will be required to process the Information in accordance with our instructions.
KREON may disclose your Information to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, when required by law or legal process, when necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual fraud or illegal activity.
KREON may also disclose and transfer the Information, subject to the requirements of applicable law and as necessary or appropriate, to protect the security of the Site, to protect KREON, its affiliates, directors, officers, and employees or others against liability, or in connection with the sale or transfer of all or part of the business.
KREON will notify you should the use, disclosure, or storage of your Information change from that stated at the time of collection. If you receive such notification, you may elect to either opt-out of any change, when possible, or you may terminate your user account or stop using the Site.
Users who consent to receive additional communication will be added to KREON’s internal mailing list and furnished with product information via email, telemarketing, fax, SMS, and postal mail, where legally permitted. With user consent, KREON may also disclose and transfer personal information to KREON partners or resellers for the marketing of KREON products and services.
If you decide not to receive such further information, you may unsubscribe as described in the individual communication, or notify KREON at the postal address indicated in this Privacy Statement. You will be removed from the subscriber list within ten (10) business days.
Pursuant to applicable laws and regulations, KREON maintains reasonable technical and organization measures to protect your Information against accidental or unlawful destruction or loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access.
Access and Correction of Personal Information
You may directly access, modify, update or delete all or part of your Information in your User Profile, or you may request KREON at [email protected] to modify or delete your Information in accordance with applicable law or regulations. KREON will make every reasonable effort to promptly comply with your request. KREON may, however, limit access to your Information where providing such access is unreasonably burdensome or expensive under the circumstances, or as otherwise permitted by international standards. To protect your privacy and security, KREON may take reasonable steps to verify your identify before responding to your request.
Links to Other Internet Sites
The privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Statement apply only to this Site and the specified activities. Other websites, whether operated by KREON or by third parties, may have different privacy practices. Please review the privacy policies of such other websites that you access through the Site. KREON is not responsible or liable for the content of third party websites or for third party compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Revisions to this Privacy Statement
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or KREON’s privacy practices, please write or send an email to KREON at:
Industrieweg Noord 1152
Ownership, Copyright, and Trademark Notices
All information, content, text, graphics, design, compilation, selection and arrangement of elements, organization, software, and other content that make up the Site (“Materials”) are the property of KREON or its licensors. You acknowledge that certain Materials available on the Site are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, or other intellectual property rights of KREON and its licensors. Except as expressly provided, nothing within the Site or Materials shall be construed as conferring any license under any of KREON’s or its licensors' intellectual property rights, whether by estoppel, implication, waiver, or otherwise. You do not acquire any ownership rights to any Materials on the Site.
Trademarks, Service Marks, and Trade Names
Spidering, Monitoring, and Interference
You agree you will: (1) not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy the pages of the Site or the Materials contained herein without the prior express written permission of KREON; (2) not use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site; and (3) not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on KREON’s infrastructure.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any usernames or passwords associated with any account you use to access the Site, for monitoring all activity under the account, and you agree to assume full responsibility for all activities that occur under your account (unless such activities result from a security breach for which KREON is responsible). You may not disclose or share your username or password with any third parties or use them for any unauthorized purpose. If you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or your account, you agree to notify KREON immediately at the email address or phone number provided for notice in the Privacy Statement.
Any material, information or other communication You transmit or post to the Site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary ("Communications"). KREON will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. KREON and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any Communications that violate any intellectual property right of a third party, or that is unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any state, federal, or international law.
KREON may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site where users transmit or post Communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and the content of any such Communications. KREON, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. Any Communications posted to the Site that in the sole opinion of KREON violates community standards, may be removed and the account of the poster may, at VASO’s discretion, be revoked or suspended.
All products sold as a result of accessing the Site and all products accessed or downloaded will be subject to any accompanying terms unless otherwise agreed by KREON. You agree that the prices, configurations and availability of the KREON products may be subject to change by KREON at any time.
Links to other Internet Sites
The Site may contain links to other Internet websites and services that are operated and maintained by third parties. You acknowledge, understand and agree that KREON, to the extent permitted by law, will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, products or services available on such other websites.
Links to the Site or Materials
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the site and the materials it contains are provided on an "as is, as available" basis without warranties of any kind. To the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, KREON disclaims all warranties, conditions, terms, representations and undertakings, express or implied, whether arising by law, custom, prior oral or written statements by KREON, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, satisfactory quality, non-infringement, and implied warranties arising from course of dealing or course of performance. KREON does not warrant that the site or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components. You (and not KREON) assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair, or correction.
KREON makes no representations or warranties regarding (1) the currency, correctness, completeness, reliability, suitability, availability, or operation of the site and the materials; (2) your use of the site or materials; or (3) any third-party products and services you may obtain or any third-party web site you may access through the site. The mandatory law of some jurisdictions does not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain warranties, conditions, terms, representations or undertakings, so the above exclusions are provided to the extent permitted by law and some may not apply to you.
Limitation of Liability
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will KREON, its suppliers, or licensors, their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates and each of them be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages, lost profits, revenue, interest or business, whether foreseeable or unforeseeable, arising out of or related to your or any third party's claims (including, but not limited to, reliance on or the use of, delay in being able to use, or inability to use, the site, the materials it provides, or any other hyperlinked web site or any third-party products or services) regardless of legal theory, even if KREON has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The mandatory law of some jurisdictions does not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for incidental or consequential or other damages in certain circumstances, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will the aggregate liability which KREON, its suppliers, and its licensors, their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates and each of them may incur for all damages, losses and causes of action exceed us $100. This liability cap will apply only when and to the extent that applicable law requires liability despite the exclusion and limitation in the prior paragraph.
What are cookies?
“Cookies” are small text files or pieces of information that can be placed on your computer or mobile device. KREON also uses similar files or technologies such as locally shared objects or flash cookies that may be stored on your computer or mobile device. KREON uses the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
Types of cookies
First-party cookies are those set by the Site itself upon you visiting it (e.g. cookies placed by www.kreon.com ).
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set by a domain other than that of the Site. If you visit the Site and another entity sets a cookie through the Site, this would be a third-party cookie.
Cookies created and active during a browser session. A browser session starts when you open the browser window and finish when you close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.
Cookies that remain on your computer or mobile device until you delete them manually or until they expire.
What cookies does KREON use?
Generally, the cookies used on this Site can be categorised as follows:
Some cookies are essential for the operation of the Site. For example, some cookies allow us to identify registered users and ensure they can access their user accounts or use other services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing. Without these cookies, those services cannot be provided. Most of the essential cookies used for this Site are session cookies.
KREON utilizes performance cookies to collect information about how you use our Site – e.g. which pages you visit and if you experience any errors. These cookies do not collect any information that could identify you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous and is only used to help us improve how our Site works, understand your interests and measure how effective our content is. The performance cookies used on this Site are either session or persistent cookies.
We use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences and provide enhanced, more personal features. For example, cookies save you the trouble of typing in your username every time you access your user account.
Third Party Cookies
KREON uses Google Analytics to help it monitor the Site traffic (i.e. number of visitors, the pages they visit and the length of time spent on the Site). We may also use third party cookies to help us with market research, revenue tracking, improving site functionality (Eloqua) and provide support assistance on the Site (Desk.com). You are free to adjust your browser settings to block the use of third party cookies. This may have an effect on the functionality of the Site or parts thereof.
For more information on the applicable policies for the use of the third party cookies, please visit:
By continuing to use this Site, you are agreeing to KREON placing cookies on your computer or mobile device as set forth in this policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies in connection with your use of this Site, you must stop using the Site.
Withdraw your consent
You can withdraw your consent at any time by deleting the cookies using your internet browser settings. For further information about deleting or blocking cookies, please refer to the relevant section on deleting and blocking cookies described in this policy.
How to delete and block our cookies
You can accept, reject or remove cookies by adjusting your browser settings. You can adjust your browser settings by using the “options” or “preferences” menu of your browser. Please refer to the “help” function of your internet browser for more details on how to adjust your browser settings.
Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies), you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.
Additional useful information
If you have any further queries regarding this policy, please contact [email protected]
Industrieweg Noord 1152