Privacy Policy for Clariant Open Innovation

(Oct. 1st 2014)

This Privacy Policy applies to the collection, processing and use of personal identifiable information that you submit in the course of the dialog with Clariant on Open Innovation and your online submission of ideas, innovations, problems, business proposals, requests for venture capital or the like, and information and materials (collectively your "Idea") through the Open Innovation Platform on ("Open Innovation") to Clariant International Ltd. and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively "Clariant).

In addition to this Privacy Policy, the terms of Clariant Data Protection & Privacy shall apply to the collection, processing, and use of your personal identifiable information by Clariant.

Personal Data collected

By registering with the Clariant Open Innovation Platform, you will provide personal identifiable information to Clariant, in particular your name and email address, and other information relating to you that you elect to transmit during the submission process (your "Personal Data").

Storage of Personal Data

Your Personal Data will be stored and processed in the systems of Clariant International Ltd. and its providers in compliance with applicable Swiss and local data protection law.

Processing Personal Data

Your Personal Data will be collected, stored, modified, disclosed, blocked, deleted or otherwise used (together "Processed") by Clariant for the purpose of dialoging with you and to establish a network of Innovation Partners in the Focus Fields identified by Clariant.

Your Personal Data will be processed by Clariant for the purpose of reviewing your Idea.

If your Idea is of interest, but Clariant cannot offer a suitable business opportunity to you at the time of your submission, Clariant may store your Idea together with your Personal Data in Clariant's global Pool of Ideas database in order to be able to contact you in the future with regard to your Idea. 


Clariant will also use your Personal Data to contact you as Clariant's Innovation Partner, for instance to ask you for your feedback to a Clariant idea or innovation, inquire for your Ideas in other Focus Fields, or invite you to a conference.

If you do not wish to be contacted by Clariant as Innovation Partner, you can at any time unsubscribe of our list of Innovation Partners by simply deleting your profile on Open Innovation.

Transfer of Personal Data

Clariant will provide access to your Personal Data to Clariant personnel worldwide for the purpose of evaluating your Idea. This will involve the transfer of your Personal Data to Clariant affiliates and subsidiaries inside but also outside your country of residence.

Clariant may disclose your Personal Data also to third party experts assisting Clariant with the evaluation of your Idea. These third parties are contractually restricted to only process your Personal Data for the purpose of evaluating your Idea in accordance with applicable data protection law.

With the exception of disclosure to experts as described above, Clariant will not transfer your Personal Data outside of Clariant with the exception of disclosure to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons in line with any applicable law, regulations, court order or official request, or under any and for the purposes of any guidelines issued by regulatory or other authorities, or similar processes as either required or permitted by applicable law.

When transferring your Personal Data internationally, Clariant ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations, for example, by entering into agreements which will ensure that the recipients of your Personal Data maintain an adequate level of data protection.

Data security

Clariant has implemented adequate, state of the art technical and organisational security measures to protect your Personal Data against unauthorized access, misuse, loss or destruction. For instance, safe data transmission is ensured by the automatically activated 128-bit encryption.


Clariant uses cookies necessary for the proper functioning of Open Innovation and which facilitate your use of Open Innovation. If you would like to opt out of the advantages of these cookies, you can read in the ‘help’ function in your browser how to adjust your browser settings to prevent cookies, accept new cookies, or delete existing cookies. You can also learn there how to block all cookies or set up notifications for new cookies. Please note that preventing cookies might impede your online Idea submission process.

Access, update and deletion of Personal Data

You may abort any time the online submission process. You may also at any time access and update your Personal Data using your password or request update or deletion of your Personal Data by contacting the Data Protection Officer. Should you request deletion of your Personal Data, and deletion should be inadmissible, your Personal Data will be blocked instead.


Contact Person

Request to Clariant

Storage and deletion of Personal Data

Clariant will retain your Personal Data in its systems for a period of time as Clariant deems appropriate based on customary local records management practices and applicable legal requirements.


Clariant does not seek to collect personal data from individuals under the age of 18.  Individuals under the age of 18 should receive permission from their parent or legal guardian before providing any personal data to Clariant on Open Innovation.

Links to third-party pages

Clariant Open Innovation includes links to third-party pages. Any collection, processing or use of personal data through these pages is not governed by this Privacy Policy but by the relevant third party policies. Clariant does not assume any responsibility for the data protection measures taken by these third parties.


If you have any problems, questions or suggestions regarding this Privacy Policy or the Processing of your Personal Data by Clariant, please contact the Clariant data protection officer

Clariant data protection officer:


Contact Person

Request to Clariant

If your Idea results in your collaboration with Clariant, Clariant will further Process your Personal Data in the administration of the collaboration contract with you.

Request to Clariant

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