Privacy statement, terms of use and cookie policy

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement applies to websites of kreon displaying this Privacy Statement, and describes how kreon collects and processes personal and personally identifiable information (collectively “Information”) obtained from users of the kreon website (“Site”). By using the Site or submitting your Information to kreon, you acknowledge that you have read and understood, and agree to be bound by this Privacy Statement and the kreon Terms of use.

Information Collected through the Site

When you visit the Site and access its pages, kreon collects the following Information:


Active 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.

Other information kreon actively collects may include your consent to marketing permissions and to the use of cookies and other data collection techniques defined below, your resume or curriculum vitae if you apply for a job position, areas of interest or message topic, your language preferences or such similar information that kreon requests.


Passive Information

kreon 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.

kreon uses cookies to keep track of the products and services you request, to assist with the downloading or uploading of documents and other materials from and to the Site, to create a more personalized user experience, for standard Site traffic analysis, and to improve Site content and display. If you choose to register a user account and create a User Profile in order to access certain areas of the Site, kreon will use cookies to store the Personal Information in the User Profile you establish.
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 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.

“Internet Protocol (IP) addresses” and “log files” are used to identify server problems, improve Site content, and compile aggregated statistics about Site usage and click-stream data. The Site also uses electronic images, known as web beacons, to help personalize your experience and perform standard Site traffic analysis in a manner similar to the use of cookies. kreon reserves the right to introduce new passive tracking technologies and techniques related to the use of the Site, subject to and in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations.

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

kreon collects the Information to allow access and use of the Site; to deliver the kreon products and services offered through the Site; to communicate with users and respond to inquiries; to process online applications for job vacancies and spontaneous job applications; to provide technical support and resolve problems that users encounter when using the Site; to tailor and select content and improve the quality of the Site and user experience; to tailor marketing to users’ needs and track marketing campaign results and responses; to notify users about new product releases, services, and changes or updates to the Site; to perform data analysis including anonymisation of personal information; to verify user compliance with the Terms of Use; to enhance security and to protect kreon from fraud or other inappropriate conduct.


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.


Additional Communication

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.  


Data Security

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  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 

kreon will update this Privacy Statement from time to time as necessary, to adapt to changes in the Site and the products and services available, or to comply with law and regulations. kreon may request that you confirm your understanding of a revised privacy policy when you register for additional services. Please check the Privacy Statement before you submit additional Information. If you disagree with kreon’s Privacy Statement, please do not access or use the Site any longer and do not transfer Information to kreon. You will be notified of material revisions to this Privacy Statement electronically, or by other means that kreon deems sufficient to reach your attention, such as a prominent post on the Site.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or kreon's privacy practices, please write or send an email to kreon at:

International Headquarters

kreon nv
Industrieweg Noord 1152
3660 Oudsbergen


Terms of Use

This website (the “Site”) is owned and operated by kreon nv, and is subject to the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”).  Access to and use of the Site and the information, materials, products and services available through the Site are subject to all applicable laws and to these Terms of Use.  By accessing or using the Site, you signify your and your company’s agreement to these Terms of Use.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not access or use the Site.  Also, by accessing or using the Site, you signify your agreement to the Privacy Statement.


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[MC1] .  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.

kreon grants you a limited, personal, nontransferable, non sublicensable, revocable license to access and use the Site and Materials only in the manner presented by kreon and as expressly permitted by kreon.  Except as expressly provided herein or as otherwise permitted by mandatory provisions of applicable law, you agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, reverse engineer, modify, create derivative works, broadcast or publicly display any Materials from the Site without the prior express written permission of kreon.  Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, you may download one copy of any Material expressly designated by kreon as downloadable for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices and subject to additional applicable terms, if any.  Any other use of the Materials for any other purpose is a violation of these Terms of Use and kreon's or its licensors' copyright and other intellectual property rights.  Use of any such Material on any other web site or networked computer environment is strictly prohibited.


Trademarks, Service Marks, and Trade Names

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names appearing in the Site are the property of kreon or the respective owners of such marks or names, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright and trademark laws.  You agree not to defame or disparage kreon and its trademarks, service marks, and trade names, or any other aspect of the Site or the Materials.  Any use of any of the trademarks, service marks, or trade names appearing throughout the Site without the express written consent of kreon or the owner of the mark or name, as applicable, is strictly prohibited.  Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms of Use are reserved.


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.


Account Information

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.


User Communications

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.


Product Downloads

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

Any link to this Site without kreon’s written permission is prohibited.  Notwithstanding any authorization to link to this Site, linking to any page of the Site other than to through a plain text link is strictly prohibited in the absence of a separate linking agreement with kreon.  Authorization by kreon to link to the Site is given without assumption of liability by kreon relating to such links, and kreon hereby disclaims any such liability.  We reserve the right to withdraw any authorization to link to the Site at any time and for any reason.  Any web site or other device that links to or any page available therein is prohibited from (a) replicating Materials, (b) using a browser or border environment around the Materials, (c) implying in any fashion that kreon or any of its affiliates are endorsing it or its products, (d) misrepresenting any state of facts, including its relationship with kreon or any of its affiliates, (e) presenting false information about kreon products or services, and (f) using any logo or mark of kreon or any of its affiliates without express written permission from kreon.  Anyone providing access to, or information relating to this Site, whether by link or otherwise, is responsible for bringing these Terms of Use to the attention of the person receiving such access or information.  Failure to do so will not result in any liability on the part of kreon.



kreon reserves the right to modify, suspend, or discontinue any portion of the Site and Materials, or otherwise disable your access to all or a portion of the Site, at any time, with or without notice.  You agree that kreon shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site.  kreon reserves the right to modify any part of these Terms of Use at any time.  Any modifications shall be effective upon posting to the Site.  You agree to review these Terms of Use periodically so that you are aware of any such modifications.  Your continued use of the Site after any such modifications have been posted shall be deemed to be your acceptance of any modifications to the Terms of Use.  If, at any time, the Terms of Use are not acceptable to you, you should immediately cease use of the Site.  You agree that the above-stated standard for notice of modifications is reasonable.


Warranty disclaimer

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.



You agree to indemnify and hold harmless kreon, its suppliers and licensors, their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, and affiliates, and each of them from any third-party claim, liability, loss, damage, cost, or expense (including without limitation reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to your use of the Site or any Materials it contains; your failure to comply with these Terms of Use; your infringement, violation, or misappropriation of any third party rights or any applicable law or regulation.



kreon's performance of these Terms of Use is subject to existing applicable laws and legal process, and nothing contained in these Terms of Use shall derogate kreon's right to comply with law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by kreon with respect to such use.  We may provide notices to you via postings on the Site, via email or via any other means of communication for which you have provided contact information.  If any provision of these Terms of Use shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these Terms of Use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.  No waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use by kreon shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and kreon's failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.  These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the subject matter herein, and replace all prior or contemporaneous communications, oral or written.