Limagrain Europe considers protecting your personal data of the utmost importance. In this regard, Limagrain Europe pledges to process this personal data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations in the countries from which users access (hereinafter the “Website”), in particular the General European Regulation 2016/679 on Personal Data Protection, called “GDPR”.

Limagrain Europe thus pledges to collect and process personal data, of both its employees and third parties, only for defined and legitimate use that corresponds to the purpose of the processing undertaken. Only relevant and necessary information will be recorded for the objectives pursued. In addition, Limagrain Europe guarantees the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the personal data of its employees and third parties.

This personal data protection policy aims to inform you of the way in which Limagrain Europe processes and protects the personal data that may be collected, or that you provide to us, when visiting the Website. We invite you to visit the CNIL site (French national data protection authority) to familiarise yourself with concepts related to personal data.

1. Controller identity and contact details

With regard to the processing of your personal data collected on the Website, the controller is Limagrain Europe, a Simplified Joint Stock Company with its head office located at Biopôle Clermont-Limagne, rue Henri Mondor F-63360 Saint-Beauzire.

2. Personal data collected

The data collected as part of the use of the Website is connection data (most notably, web pages visited, IP address, connection logs that may automatically be collected as you visit our website).

3. Processing of personal data

3.1. Processing purposes

Your personal data is collected and processed for the purpose of gathering information and creating statistics, which allows us to improve our Website, products and services, most notably through the use of cookies.

3.2. Legal bases for data processing

This processing is conducted based on the contract that links you to Limagrain Europe, on the basis of legitimate interest, or your consent when it is required.

With regard to the personal data Limagrain Europe collects automatically (connection data), Limagrain Europe has established a specific policy concerning cookies. This is explained in greater detail here. Limagrain Europe invites you to familiarise yourself with this policy on cookies.

3.3. Recipients of your personal data

Your personal data is only shared with the persons authorised to know your data as part of their job functions.

Limagrain Europe is the primary recipient of your personal data collected on the Website. Within the scope of collecting and processing your personal data, Limagrain Europe may make use of service providers.

Limagrain Europe may need to share your personal data with its employees and other entities at Limagrain (as well as with their potential service providers), its processors (such as W3LINE), or service providers, in particular for storage or data services, web hosting and IT support.

For recipients located outside of the European Union, transfers only involve recipients located in countries recognised by the European Commission as guaranteeing adequate personal data protection or recipients that have signed model contractual contracts with Limagrain Europe, or, for recipients within the group, Limagrain’s Binding Corporate Rules (BCR).

We may transfer your personal data, for contract reasons, or in application of the law or public interest.

4. Retention period for your personal data

Limagrain Europe pledges that the retention period for your data be determined and proportionate to the purpose of the processing.

Limagrain Europe takes as its basis the recommendations of the regulation in effect related to personal data protection and of the French national data protection authority (CNIL) in determining the retention period for personal data. In the event that Limagrain Europe would need to retain personal data for a longer period of time, Limagrain Europe will not actively process this data.

More specifically, the connection data you provide to us by using the Website will be retained for thirteen months after its initial installation on the user’s terminal equipment.

5. Your rights

You have the right of notification, access, rectification, deletion, and portability of your data, as well as the right to object to or restrict its processing. You also have the right not to be subject to an individual automated decision. Finally, you have the right to determine how your data will be dealt with in the event of your death.

Furthermore, you may at any time refuse commercial communications we send to you and unsubscribe by clicking on the link contained in the electronic messages addressed to you.

When authorised or obligated by law, Limagrain Europe may reject your request and, in order to protect your data, Limagrain Europe may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity.

If you wish to exercise your rights or unsubscribe, you may contact us by post at Limagrain Europe, Marketing Department, Biopôle Clermont-Limagne, rue Henri Mondor F-63360 Saint-Beauzire, or by email at

Limagrain Europe pledges to respond to all requests within a reasonable amount of time which should not exceed one month after the request has been received.

In addition, you have the right to contact the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) (French national data protection authority), 3 Place de Fontenoy – TSA 80715 – F-75334 PARIS CEDEX 07, Tel: +33 153 732 222, for any claim related to the way in which Limagrain Europe collects and processes your personal data.

6. Security and storage of your personal data

Limagrain Europe guarantees the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the personal data of its employees and third parties.

Consequently, Limagrain Europe has adopted various measures to protect your data against loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, or destruction.

Thus, only authorised persons have access to your personal data, that is, the recipients of your personal data mentioned in paragraph 3.3. All of the information you may provide to us will be stored on secure servers.

Limagrain makes every effort to best protect the personal data of employees and third parties. However, due to the nature of the Internet and the risks inherent to transmitting information over the Internet, the complete safeguarding of data cannot be guaranteed.

7. External links

This Website may contain links to social networks or websites of partners or third-party companies. These links should be considered by users as merely indicative and do not in any way represent an approval, validation, or guarantee granted by Limagrain Europe with regard to the content of these websites, or a partnership or association between Limagrain Europe and the operators or owners of the aforementioned websites. Limagrain Europe does not manage these websites and does not control the content, access, sources, or links present on these websites. This Personal Data Protection Policy does not apply to these websites and we invite you to familiarise yourself with their confidentiality policy prior to sending them personal information.

8. Modification of the Personal Data Protection Policy

This Personal Data Protection Policy may change. We will endeavour to notify you of any changes through our Website as well as send a notification message to the email address associated with your user account.

Updated: January 2019