Privacy Policy

This document describes the privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") of Holcim and its affiliated companies ("Holcim" "we," or "us") related to personal information held by Holcim concerning business or professional contacts ("you" or "your").

Holcim takes your privacy seriously because we know you do. Holcim is committed to processing your personal information held by Holcim ("Contact Data") in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in compliance with all applicable legislation and regulations for the protection of personal data.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and be aware that we may change it from time to time. If at any point we alter this Privacy Policy in ways that allow us to handle your personal data in a significantly different manner, we will notify you by e-mail or otherwise, and you will have a choice as to whether or not we may use your Contact Data in the new manner.

Contact Data We May Hold

Holcim limits the personal data it holds to what is relevant for supplying or marketing our services/products or otherwise conducting business. Contact Data that Holcim may hold includes:

- Name - Contact information (such as telephone numbers, address, e-mail address) - Other business or marketing-related personal details (such as education, business or professional role, business title, hobbies and interests, and dietary or facilities preferences required for meeting planning) - Holcim products and services previously purchased or within the individual's area of interest Marketing channel preferences (such as individual's preference to be contacted via e-mail but not by telephone) - Banking information required for invoicing or payments, but only if this is supplied by you or your employer.

Sources of Contact Data

Holcim obtains Contact Data when individuals:

- are designated by their employer as our contacts for the purpose of submitting proposals, managing client assignments, invoicing, or (for companies providing services to Holcim) for managing the service relationship and paying invoices. - complete a Holcim registration form or other submission form, or request to be placed on our mailing list, - buy goods or services from Holcim, - request information from us, - or otherwise provide Holcim or a Holcim employee with their contact details or other personal information.

Contact Data may also be obtained from published sources and from our affiliated companies.

How We Use Contact Data

Holcim uses Contact Data to:

- provide its clients with goods, services, or information they request - advise clients and potential clients about products and services offered by Holcim or affiliated companies - maintain contact with suppliers, government officials, journalists, academics, and other experts.

Holcim is not in the business of selling Contact Data to others. We may, however, share or disclose such data to others as follows:

- other companies of Holcim group to insure consistent services/products offer to our international customers - As we continue to develop our business, we may sell or buy assets. If any Holcim business unit is sold or substantially all of Holcim is acquired, customer and contact information relevant to the operation sold would be one of the transferred assets.

How We Protect Contact Data

Holcim places a high priority on the security of your Contact Data. We apply appropriate technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect against foreseeable loss, unauthorized access, destruction, misuse, modification, and improper disclosure. However, no system or information can ever be fully protected against every possible hazard. As a result, we cannot ensure or warrant the security and privacy of any information you provide to us and, accordingly, you do so at your own risk.

All employees, consultants, and agents of Holcim are required to comply with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Failure to do so could result in disciplinary action.

Storage and Processing of Data

Contact Data may be stored and processed in the country of origin, in the United States, or in other countries. Holcim may transfer your Contact Data to its affiliated companies, offices and service providers throughout the world. Each of these parties may share and use the Contact Data. Some countries may have different data protection standards. We will ensure that the transfer and storage of Contact Data is in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the data protection and privacy laws in your country.

Your Rights

You may change your marketing channel preferences, or request that you stop receiving all communications from us, at any time by contacting Holcim as provided below. (See Contacts and Complaints). You may review your Contact Data at any time and instruct that it be corrected, updated, or deleted, by contacting us as provided below. We will take all reasonable steps to make the requested changes promptly. However, you should be aware that it is not technologically possible to change or delete each and every instance of the information we hold on you from our systems, and Contact Data may remain in non-erasable forms. We may retain Contact Data for a period in our backup systems. We may also retain some information for longer periods as required by law, contract, or auditing requirements.

Legal Matters

We have the right to disclose any Contact Data without your prior permission if Holcim has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property, or safety of Holcim, its clients, suppliers, or the public.

We may also disclose Contact Data as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request. In this, we will strictly adhere to the privacy laws and regulations of the relevant jurisdiction(s).

This Privacy Policy is designed to establish a uniform minimum standard for Holcim's handling of Contact Data for all our customers. Where local law requires stricter standards than those set forth herein, Holcim will handle this personal data in accordance with these stricter standards.

Data Collected through Holcim's Web Sites

Holcim also collects personal information from users of our web sites. Our use and handling of this information is governed by Holcim's Web Site Privacy Policy. Any personal information gathered through our web sites that is used in Holcim's general client contact and marketing databases along with other Contact Data is treated in accordance with the Privacy Policy for Client Contact Information.

Contacts and Complaints

If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, please e-mail us at, or speak with your Holcim representative.


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