Privacy policy

We at Danone Institute international, also called in the following privacy policy DII, are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy applies to both our website (, also called DII website) and our newsletter. This Privacy Policy governs our data collection, processing and usage practices. By using the Website or registering to the newsletter, you consent to the data practices described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the data practices described in this Privacy Policy, you should not use the Website or the other DII Service.

The term “you” and its declination (“your”, “yours”…) or the term user will refer to anyone that will use or surf on our website or subscribe or receive our newsletter.

1. Important Information

1.1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time by posting a new version online. You should check this page once in a while to check any changes.

 1.2. Contact Us

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or our treatment of the information you provide us, please write to us by email at or by mail to Danone Institute International

Danone Institute International

128 avenue de la Vauve – RD – 91767 Palaiseau Cedex – France

2. Information We Collect

2.1. When You Visit our Website/Register for the newsletter

You are free to explore our Website without providing any information about yourself. When you register for the newsletter, we request that you provide Personal Information about yourself, and we also collect Navigational Information.

2.2. “Personal Information”

This refers to any information that you voluntarily submit to us and that identifies you personally, including contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, company name, address, phone number, and other information about yourself or your business. Personal Information can also include information about any transactions, both free and paid, that you enter into on the Websites, and information about you that is available on the internet, such as from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, or publicly available information that we acquire from service providers.

2.3. “Navigational Information”

This refers to information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and pages viewed. Please see the “Navigation Information” section below.

3. How We Use Information We Collect

3.1. Compliance with Our Privacy Policy

We use the information we collect only in compliance with this Privacy Policy. Customers who subscribe to our newsletter are obligated through our agreements with them to comply with this Privacy Policy.

3.2. We Never Sell Personal Information

We will never sell any of your Personal Information to any third party.

 3.3. Use of Personal Information

In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, we may use your Personal Information to: (a) improve your browsing experience by personalizing the Websites and to improve the Subscription Service; (b) send information to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means; but this information will not be used to identify any individual user.

 3.4. Use of Navigational Information

We use Navigational Information to operate and improve our Website and the Newsletter Service. We may also use Navigational Information alone or in combination with Personal Information to provide you with personalized information about the DII.

3.5. Customer Testimonials and Comments

We post users comments on our Websites, which may contain Personal Information. In this case, we consider that the users in posting a comment agree to share the personal information they use in their own comment. We do not post Personal Information that is not directly written on the comments posted by the users.

3.6. Service Providers

We employ other companies and people to provide services to visitors to our Website, our users, and users of the Newsletter Service and may need to share your information with them to provide information, products or services to you… In all cases where we share your information with such agents, we explicitly require the agent to acknowledge and adhere to our privacy and customer data handling policies.

 3.7. Security of your Personal Information

We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the Personal Information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When sensitive Personal Information (such as a credit card number) is collected on our Websites and/or transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

3.8. Social Media Features

Our Website includes widgets, such as the Twitter Share and Linkedin Share button. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Website. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these features. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy and other policies of the companies providing them. (for afterwards)

3.9. External Websites

Our Websites provide links to other websites. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the content or practices of these other websites. Our provision of such links does not constitute our endorsement of these other websites, their content, their owners, or their practices. This Privacy Policy does not apply to these other websites, which are subject to any privacy and other policies they may have.

3.10. Public Comments

We offer publicly accessible message comments. Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose any information through your comments published on our website, this information may be collected and used by others. We will correct or delete any information you have posted on the Websites if you so request, as described in “Opting-Out and Unsubscribing” below.

 3.11. Retention of Personal Information

We retain Personal Information that you provide us as long as we consider it potentially useful in contacting you about the Newsletter Service or our other services, and we then securely delete the information once we consider that they are not anymore potentially useful. We will delete this information from the servers at an earlier date if you so request, as described in “Opting-Out and Unsubscribing” below.

3.12. International Transfer of Information

To facilitate our global operations, we may transfer and access Personal Information from around the world, including the United States. This Privacy Policy shall apply even if we transfer Personal Information to other countries.

 3.13. Compelled Disclosure

We reserve the right to use or disclose your Personal Information if required by law or if we reasonably believe that use or disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or to comply with a law, court order, or legal process.

4. Navigational Information

4.1. Cookies

We use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize pages on our Websites, or register for the Newsletter Service, a cookie helps us to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. When you return to the same Website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the DII Newsletter Service or Website you visit. DII keeps track of the Websites and pages you visit within DII in order to determine what portion of the DII website is the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and promotions within DII to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.

5. Opting Out and Unsubscribing

5.1. Reviewing, Correcting and Removing Your Personal Information

If you provide us with your Personal Information, you have the following rights with respect to that information:

  • To review the user information that you have supplied to us
  • To request that we correct any errors, outdated information, or omissions in user information that you have supplied to us
  • To request that your user information not be used to contact you
  • To request that your user information be removed from any solicitation list that we use
  • To request that your user information be deleted from our records
  • To opt out of being solicited by DII or third parties

You may unsubscribe from DII newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe link located on the bottom of the newsletter.

To exercise any of these rights, please contact us by email at We will promptly change, correct, or delete your information and notify you of the action we have taken.

 5.2. To Unsubscribe From Our Communications

You may unsubscribe from our communications by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of our emails/newsletter, or by sending us an email at