Data protection notice

Privacy Statement


Your privacy is essential to Omya AG (“Omya”) and its affiliates. Omya employs reasonable means and procedures, within the limits laid out under this Privacy Statement (“Statement”) and applicable laws and regulations, in order for your personal data collected, processed and used during your visits to the Omya Website to be kept secured.

If you do not agree with this Statement, please do not proceed to visiting this web page. You should note that this Statement may be amended and updated from time to time. Omya therefore asks you to consult it on a regular basis.


What are the purpose and scope of this Statement


Omya is committed to safeguarding the personal data that Omya collects from individuals who visit the Omya Website. Accordingly, Omya has prepared this Statement to describe what type of data and how such data will be collected from Omya Website’s users Omya and the purposes for which Omya may collect, share or disclose the data.

The Website may contain links to other websites. Please note that Omya has no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and you should check the privacy policies of any such websites before accessing them.


What personal data does Omya collect from you and for what purpose?


When you visit the Omya Website, the Omya web server automatically records your IP address, the website from which you visit the Omya Website, the type of browser software used, the Omya web pages you actually visit including the date and duration. In addition, Omya collects personal data which you provide through the Omya Website, for example when you enter personal details (e.g. name, gender, address, E-mail address, phone/fax number) on a registration page or if you sign up for an E-mail newsletter. 


How does Omya use your personal data?


If Omya does collect personal data, it will be processed and stored securely, for no longer than it is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected. Omya will do its best to comply with its obligations and safeguard your rights under the applicable privacy laws.

If you contact Omya and Omya obtains your personal data from your email, Omya may use them as follows:

  • To reply to your email;
  • To keep you as a business contact in Omya's database
  • To send you Newsletters or other marketing material
  • To send you promotional emails, targeted advertising, social media, event invitations or to conduct market research.


How and where does Omya store your personal data?


Omya only keeps your personal data for as long as needed to, in order to use it as described in this Statement, and/or for as long as Omya has your permission to keep it.

Your data will only be stored in all countries in which Omya operates worldwide. Within the Omya group an Intragroup Data Transfer Agreement has been concluded with the EU Standard Contractual Clauses in order to ensure compliance with the applicable data protection laws when transferring personal data abroad. 


Transfer of personal data to third parties


Your personal data can also be shared with third parties that are not part of Omya and who provide technical or organizational services on behalf of Omya and that Omya requires for the purposes mentioned above or to carry out general business activities, such as IT providers, audit firms, and other needed service providers. These service providers are contractually bound to process your personal data exclusively on Omya's behalf and as instructed by Omya, and to guarantee that the appropriate technical or organizational security measures are in place to guarantee your personal data’s protection. These service providers are located in all countries worldwide in which Omya operates. If a service provider is located in a country that does not ensure a level of personal data protection comparable with that found in Switzerland, Omya will enter into contractual agreements with these providers to ensure compliance with Swiss data protection standards. In doing so, Omya uses the Standard Contractual Clauses.

This notwithstanding, Omya may disclose personal data for legal reasons; for example, to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of prosecuting and detecting illegal activities or to tax authorities.


Your rights


  • As a data subject, you have the following rights under the DPA and/or GDPR:
  • The right to be informed about Omya's collection and use of personal data;
  • The right of access to the personal data Omya holds about you (see section 5);
  • The right to rectification if any personal data Omya holds about you is inaccurate or incomplete;
  • The right to be forgotten – i.e. the right to ask Omya to delete any personal data Omya holds about you;
  • The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;
  • The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organization);
  • The right to object to Omya using your personal data for particular purposes; and
  • Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling. 

If you have any cause for complaint about Omya's use of your personal data, please use the contact information below and Omya will do its best to solve the problem for you. If Omya is unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Officer ("FDPIC") and/or any competent EEA supervisory authority (as the case may be).


Data security


Omya has implemented appropriate technical and organizational security measures to help protect your personal data against loss and to safeguard against access by unauthorized persons.




If you have any questions about the Website or this Policy, please contact Omya by email at


Law and Jurisdiction


This Statement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Swiss law. Any disputes concerning this Statement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in Oftringen, Switzerland, at the seat of Omya, unless applicable mandatory data protection law states otherwise.