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The website that you are currently viewing is the property of Ajinomoto Foods Europe.

Address 32, rue Guersant 75017 Paris FRANCE
Phone number +33 (0)1 43 18 05 86, Fax +33 (0)1 43 80 90 10
SIREN 572 233 955 RCS Paris
SAS with capital of €35,000,000

Publication Manager

Laure Fauchon, Communication Director

Hébergeur du site

Headquarters COMBELL
Address Skaldenstraat 121, 9042 Ghent BELGIUM
Company registration number 0541 977 701


2023 Website – Agence 2 web

Intellectual Property Rights

All the elements (names, texts, logos, images, software, icons, layout, database, etc.) contained in this site are protected by national and international intellectual property law. These elements remain the exclusive property of Ajinomoto Foods Europe.

As such, without the prior written authorization of Ajinomoto Foods Europe, you may not proceed with any reproduction, representation, adaptation, translation and/or partial or complete transformation, or a transfer to another website, or even republication or redistribution of any component of this site.

Failure to comply with this prohibition may constitute an act of counterfeiting engaging your civil and criminal liability. In accordance with the provisions of the Intellectual Property Code, only the use of the elements making up the site for personal consultation purposes is authorized.

Limitation of Liability

The site makes every effort to provide users with available and verified information and/or tools but cannot be held responsible for errors, lack of availability of features and/or the presence of viruses on his website.

The site cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information published on its site.

Computing and Freedom

The automated processing of personal data carried out from the “” website is processed in accordance with the requirements of law n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 as amended, relating to data processing, files and freedoms.

The user is informed in particular that in accordance with article 32 of law n°78-17 of January 6, 1978 as amended, relating to data processing, files and freedoms, the information he communicates through the forms present on the site are necessary to respond to its request and are intended for Ajinomoto Foods Europe, as controller for administrative and commercial management purposes.

The user is informed that he has a right of access, interrogation and rectification which allows him, if necessary, to have rectified, completed, updated, blocked or erased the personal data concerning him which are inaccurate, incomplete, ambiguous, outdated or whose collection, use, communication or storage is prohibited.

The user also has a right of opposition to the processing of his data for legitimate reasons as well as a right of opposition to this data being used for commercial prospecting purposes.

All of these rights can be exercised with Ajinomoto Foods Europe via the Contact page.

We also invite you to read the Personal Data Protection Policy below.

Collection of statistical data

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics data service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is based on cookies, which are very small text files placed on your device, as soon as you visit at least one page of this site. Their role is to help analyze how Internet users use the site. The information obtained through the cookie of your visit (including your IP address) will be transmitted and stored on Google servers located in the USA. If IP anonymization is activated, Google will truncate / anonymize the last octet of the IP address for member states of the European Union as well as for other partners of the European Economic Area. The full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA only in these exceptional cases.

Through the website host, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for the editors of this website, and to provide other services related to the website. site activity. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by it. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your web browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here. Additional information on the terms of use and compliance with privacy settings is available on the Google Analytics site.

Personal Data Protection Policy

We attach great importance to respecting your privacy. We have developed this Personal Data Protection Policy to inform you of how we collect, use and process your Personal Data. This policy also describes the measures we take to ensure the protection of your Personal Data and specifies how you can contact us so that we can answer any questions you may have about the protection of your Personal Data.

This Policy applies to the activity of AJINOMOTO FOODS EUROPE (“AFE”) in all regions where AFE is present when European regulations relating to the protection of personal data apply.

This policy applies to the Processing of Personal Data collected, directly or indirectly, by AFE from any individual, including in particular from candidates for a position at AFE, employees, customers, consumers, children , suppliers/service providers, partners/subcontractors, (hereinafter referred to as the “Data subject”).

➽ Compliance with European Law on the Protection of Personal Data and any other applicable local legislation

We undertake to comply with all applicable legislation on the protection of personal data and we will ensure that personal data is collected and processed in accordance with the provisions of European law on the protection of personal data and any other applicable local legislation, if any.

➽ Lawfulness, loyalty and transparency

Any Processing of Personal Data that we carry out is carried out in a lawful manner within the meaning of the GDPR. We may be required to Process your Personal Data in the context of (i) the performance of a contract to which you are a party; (ii) compliance with a legal obligation incumbent on us; (iii) safeguarding your vital interests or those of a Data Subject; (iv) your prior consent to the Processing in question; (v) legitimate interests pursued by AFE, unless your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms prevail; and (vi) the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.

When we Process your Personal Data, we will bring to your attention an information notice or a policy relating to the protection of your Personal Data including in particular the following information: who is Responsible for the processing of your Personal Data, what are the purposes of the Processing of your Personal Data, who are the recipients of your Personal Data, what are your rights and how you can exercise them, except in the event that this proves impossible or would require disproportionate effort.

Where required by applicable local law, we will seek your prior consent (for example, before collecting Sensitive Personal Data).

➽ Legitimacy of the processing, limitation of the purpose and minimization of the collection of personal data

Your Personal Data is collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes, and cannot be further Processed in a manner incompatible with these purposes.

When AFE acts on its own behalf, your Personal Data is mainly Processed, without the list being exhaustive, for the following purposes: recruitment management, administrative and social management and organization of the work of our employees, management of intranet sites and all other digital solutions or collaborative platforms, customer relationship management, management of calls for tenders, sales and marketing, supply management, management of internal and external communication and events, compliance with legal obligations, data analysis, legal management of the company and implementation of compliance processes.

➽ Accuracy and limitation of the retention period of personal data

AFE will keep the Personal Data it Processes accurate and, where applicable, up-to-date. In addition, we will only retain Personal Data for as long as necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected, unless EU law or local legislation to which AFE is subject requires its retention. AFE, where applicable, will act at the request of its clients in order to help them comply with said obligation.

➽ Security of personal data

We put in place adequate technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data against any accidental or unlawful modification or loss or against any unauthorized use, disclosure or access.

Moreover, we take all reasonable steps under the principles of privacy by design (“privacy by design”) and privacy by default (“privacy by default”) to put in place the necessary safeguards and secure the Processing of Personal Data.

➽ Sharing of personal data

We will not share your Personal Data with other parties unless you first request or consent to such sharing.

However, in the context of our day-to-day activities and with regard to the purposes of the processing, we may share your Personal Data with, in particular, the employees of AFE and its affiliates, our suppliers/partners or service providers/subcontractors duly empowered, in order to guarantee the proper management of the work organization of our employees and to maximize the quality and efficiency of our services and our commercial activities.

We may also be required to disclose Personal Data to supervisory authorities, courts and government agencies when required by law, regulation or legal process, or to protect the interests, rights or property of AFE or any third parties concerned.

➽ International transfers of personal data

The GDPR prohibits the transfer of Personal Data to countries outside the EU or EEA that do not provide an adequate level of personal data protection. Some of the countries in which the Ajinomoto Group operates are not considered by European Supervisory Authorities to provide an adequate level of protection for the rights of individuals with respect to the privacy of personal data.

Regarding the transfer of your Personal Data to entities belonging or not to the Ajinomoto group and its affiliates established in such countries, AFE puts in place adequate protection measures to protect your Personal Data. Further information will be provided to you regarding any transfer of your Personal Data outside of the EU or EEA at the time of collection of your Personal Data through privacy notices or policies. appropriate Personal Data.

➽ Cookies

Like many companies, some of our sites may use “cookies”. Cookies are text fragments placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit certain websites. For example, we may use cookies to track your activity to ensure that your visit to our site is as smooth as possible and to ensure that we offer you options adapted to your preferences on your next visit. We may also use cookies to analyze traffic and for advertising purposes.

Cookies can improve your online experience by saving your preferences when you visit one of our websites. In this case, we will inform you of the types of cookies we use and how you can deactivate them. Where required by local law, you will be able to visit our websites while refusing the use of cookies at any time on your computer.

➽ Your rights

AFE undertakes to facilitate the exercise of your rights in accordance with the applicable regulations. You will find below a table summarizing the different rights available to you.

✦ Right of access

– You can request access to your Personal Data. You can also request that inaccurate Personal Data be rectified, or that incomplete Personal Data be completed.

– You can request any available information regarding the origin of the Personal Data and you can also request to obtain a copy of your Personal Data Processed by AFE.

✦ Right to be forgotten

Your right to be forgotten allows your Personal Data to be erased when:
– the Personal Data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or Processed;
– you decide to withdraw your consent;
– you object to the Processing of your Personal Data using automated processes using technical specifications;
– your Personal Data has been unlawfully Processed;
– your Personal Data must be erased to comply with a legal obligation;
– their erasure is mandatory to ensure compliance with the applicable legislation.

✦ Right to restriction of processing

You can request to restrict Processing where:
– you dispute the accuracy of your Personal Data;
– AFE no longer needs your Personal Data for the purposes of the processing;
– you have objected to the Processing for legitimate reasons.

✦ Right to data portability

If necessary, you can request the portability of Personal Data concerning you that you have communicated to AFE, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and have the right to transmit this Personal Data to a another Data Controller without AFE obstructing it, when:
1. the Processing of your Personal Data is based on your consent or on an existing contractual relationship;
and 2. the Processing is carried out using automated processes.
You also have the right to have your Personal Data transmitted directly to a third party of your choice (where technically possible).

✦ Right to object to processing in the context of direct marketing

You have the right to object (right of “opt-out”) to the Processing of your Personal Data (including profiling or commercial communications).

Where we Process your Personal Data based on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time.

✦ Right not to be subject to automated decisions

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

✦ Right to issue advance directives on the processing of your personal data after your death

In application of the French law on the protection of personal data, you can also define directives on the exercise of your rights provided for by this section after your death, (in particular on their retention period, their deletion and/or their communication ) as well as designating a person responsible for exercising these rights.

✦ Right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority

If you have a Complaint against us relating to the protection of your Personal Data, you can complete and send the Request/Complaint Form or submit your complaint by email or post in accordance with our Complaints/Requests Management Policy . If our response does not give you satisfaction, you can exercise other remedies by contacting the Supervisory Authority or the competent court. In particular, you can contact our main Supervisory Authority, the French Supervisory Authority (the “CNIL”).

In order to exercise these rights, you can send your Request or your Complaint by following the procedure indicated in the personal data protection policies brought to your attention at the time of the collection of your Personal Data or by sending a email to the following email address.

Children deserve stronger protection with regard to their Personal Data because they may be less aware of the risks, consequences and their rights related to the Processing of Personal Data. We do not collect and process the Personal Data of children without the consent of the holder of parental authority if such consent is required. If you believe that we have collected a child’s Personal Data in error, please let us know by contacting us at the email address set out below.

We may occasionally update this Personal Data Protection Policy in the event that our activities or our legal obligations change substantially. If we make any material changes to this policy, we will post a notice on our website when those changes come into effect and, if necessary, we will contact you directly about these changes. changes.

If you have any questions regarding the collection and processing of your Personal Data by AFE, you can send your questions or complaints by following the procedure indicated in the information notices or personal data protection policies brought to your knowledge at the time of collection of your Personal Data or by sending an e-mail to the following e-mail address, or by post to the following address:

AFE, Legal Department, 32, rue Guersant, 75017 Paris

✔︎ Definitions

Supervisory Authority: means an independent public authority set up by a Member State as set out in the GDPR.

Request: any request relating to the exercise of the rights of data subjects under the General Regulations on the Protection of Personal Data.

Personal data: all personal data collected directly or indirectly from Data Subjects. In particular, information relating to a natural person identified or identifiable by said data is considered as Personal Data under the Regulations on the protection of personal data. An identifiable natural person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more specific elements to his physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person. Sensitive Personal Data and other Special Categories of Personal Data: any Personal Data that reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, as well as the processing of genetic data, biometric data solely for the purpose of identifying a natural person, data concerning health, or data concerning the sex life or sexual orientation of a natural person. This definition also includes Personal Data relating to criminal convictions and offences.

AFE and its Affiliates: means any entity having a shareholder link with AFE and belonging to the Ajinomoto group.

Third Country: any country, territory or defined sector within such country, outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).

Privacy by design: taking into account the right to the protection of personal data from the design of a product, service or application in order to implement technical and organizational measures from the earliest stages of the design of processing operations, so as to safeguard privacy and data protection principles from the outset.

Privacy by default: means to ensure that personal data is treated according to the highest level of privacy protection so that, by default, it is not used only for the purposes for which they were collected and that they are not made accessible to an indeterminate number of people.

Complaint: complaint lodged by a data subject with a Supervisory Authority when the data subject considers that his personal data has not been processed in accordance with the General Regulations on the Protection of personal data.

Controller: any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data which may be carried out.

General Regulation on the Protection of Personal Data or GDPR: Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and the free circulation of this data.

Processing or Processed: any operation or set of operations performed with respect to Personal Data, including, without limitation, the collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation, alteration, removal, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, combining, linking to other personal data, blocking, deletion or destruction of Customer’s personal data.