Privacy Policy

Sel respects your personal data and ensures that the personal information that is provided to us or that we otherwise obtain is treated confidentially. Personal data means all information about a person. Data that indirectly says something about someone is also personal data. The following summarises the implementation of the information obligation laid down in the GDPR towards the data subject(s) whose personal data Sel processes.

Data protection officer and communication

Sel processes personal data in order to be able to offer products and services, to improve products/services and to be able to communicate personally with you as a data subject. For the evaluation of our products/service provision, Sel frequently makes use of a third party. As a data subject, you yourself can choose to participate in this and to provide your personal data for this purpose. You can also sign up to receive a newsletter or other forms of communication from Sel.

Purpose of processing personal data

Sel processes personal data for the following (non-exhaustive list of) purposes:

      - Development, production and delivery of products and provision of services, including performance of concluded contracts;

      - Collection of invoices;

      - Compliance with statutory and administrative obligations;

      - Marketing and communication activities;

      - Recruitment and selection (applications);

What personal data is processed?

Sel processes the following (types or categories of) personal data for the aforementioned purposes:
      - Name, address and other contact details, such as phone number, email address and IP address;
      - Bank account numbers and VAT or tax identification numbers;

Sel processes the aforementioned personal data because it has been provided by you as a data subject on your own initiative, has been obtained in the context of the concluded contracts, has been made known to us by third parties, or has become known through public sources.

Basis for processing personal data

Sel processes the aforementioned personal data exclusively on the basis of the grounds listed below as stipulated in Article 6 of the GDPR:

      - Statutory obligation;

      - Performance of a contract;
      - Obtained permission from the data subject(s);
      - Legitimate interest;

Sharing personal data with third parties

Sel will only share your personal data with affiliated companies and with third parties insofar as this is necessary for the provision of services and for the development, production and delivery of products and with due observance of the aforementioned purposes.

Retention period for personal data

Sel does not store processed personal data for longer than necessary for the aforementioned purposes of the data processing or than is required by legislation and regulations.

Privacy rights of data subjects

A request for inspection, correction, restriction, objection, transferability of data, deletion of your personal data or withdrawal of previously given permission can be sent to the contact details below. You will receive further notice from us within four weeks of receipt of your request.

There may be circumstances in which Sel cannot, or cannot fully, implement your request as a data subject. These could include statutory retention periods.

Your requests as stipulated above can be directed to:

Sel Chemie B.V., PO Box 124, 7120 AC Aalten, Netherlands;


Sel has undertaken appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against loss or any form of unlawful processing. For example, this website is equipped with an https connection and the data is protected from internet access.

Use of social media

On Sel’s website(s) ( buttons and/or links are included so that users can promote or share web pages on social (media) networks or websites of third parties, such as Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. Sel does not monitor and is not responsible for the processing of your personal data by and via such third parties. The use of these media is therefore at your own risk. Before you make use of these services from third parties, may we advise that you first read the privacy statement of those third parties.

Statistics and cookies

Sel retains usage data of the website(s) for statistical purposes. The personal data collected in this way is fundamentally anonymous and is not sold by Sel to third parties.

In order to increase the user-friendliness of Sel’s website(s), cookies are used. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer, tablet or smartphone during your visit to the Sel website(s). You can refuse the use of these cookies at any time, although this may limit the functionality and user-friendliness of the website(s).

The Sel website uses Google Analytics cookies to follow the overall usage behaviour and general trends and to obtain reports. This helps us to improve the functionality of the website(s). Google may also transfer this information to third parties if Google is legally required to do so, or if third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. By using this/these Sel website(s) you consent to the processing of data by Google in the manner and for the purposes as described above. Cookies are also installed via the use of buttons and/or links, as described above under ‘Use of social media’. Sel has no influence on the installation and use of cookies by those third parties.

You can read more about cookies and how to block or delete them on the website of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (

Changes to the privacy statement

Sel has the right to change the content of this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. Changes to the privacy statement are published on the Sel website. We advise that you check our website(s) on a regular basis.

Questions & contact

If you have any questions or comments about the processing of your personal data and this privacy statement, please contact

This privacy statement was adopted on 4 December 2018.