Pectin Producers

Data Privacy & Cookie Policy


In this document, “we” and “our” refers to International Pectin Producers Association (IPPA) of Avenue de Tervueren, 13a, Box 7; 1040 Brussels; Belgium.


The International Pectin Producers Association (IPPA) is an international non-profit organisation and is registered in Belgium. IPPA represents the European pectin industry towards EU institutions and Brussels-based stakeholders. Through advocacy, research and publications IPPA aims to provide industry’s competitiveness, sustainability and image towards EU policymakers and stakeholders.


This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, handle, process and store certain information about individuals. These individuals, also knowns as “data subjects” can include IPPA members, candidates responding to consultancy offers, business contacts and other people that the association has a relationship with or may need to contact.


IPPA is committed to handle personal data in compliance with applicable data protection laws, including EU Regulation 2016/679 on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In particular, IPPA commits to only collect and process personal data that is: processed fairly, in a transparent way and based on valid legal grounds; obtained for specific lawful purposes; adequate, relevant and not excessive; accurate and kept up to date; not held for longer than necessary; protected in appropriate ways and not transferred outside of the European Economic Area, unless adequate protective measures are in place.


In this privacy policy, we describe what personal data we collect and process, for what purposes, on what legal grounds, who are the recipients, how long such data is retained, whether we transfer it to third parties, and what are your rights as data subjects.




IPPA may collect the following categories of personal data to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes outlined in this policy:

  • Identification data, such as name, forename, photo, national registration number;
  • Contact data, such as email address, telephone number, postal address;
  • Personal information, such as age, date of birth, gender, marital status, citizenship;
  • Financial data, such as bank account details;
  • Education and profession and employment data, such as university, specialisation, function, skill sets, past employers.

In most instances, we collect personal data directly from the data subjects, but we may sometimes obtain personal data from third parties (such as the data subject’s employer or from a public authority).

When you supply information to us through our website, you will do so through a secure connection which ensures no one else can view or access your data as you supply it.




As part of its general mission, IPPA processes personal data for the following purposes:

  • For general membership administration: IPPA has legitimate interests in the processing of personal data of IPPA members for the purpose of administering the membership and collecting membership fees. As an AISBL in Belgium (Association internationale sans but lucratif) IPPA is also bound by Belgian law with respect to the organisation of general assemblies and board meetings.
  • For organising events: IPPA processes identification details of individuals who register to participate to events organised by IPPA for the purpose of managing the registration and participation to such events based on the necessity for IPPA to meet its obligations as organiser of the events under the general terms and conditions that are expressly accepted by the individuals and/or based on consent for certain personal data.
  • For website administration purposes: IPPA processes identification data from individuals who register themselves on the IPPA website and give their express consent to receive newsletters or information from IPPA or to connect with the IPPA via the IPPA’s various digital platforms (LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.).
  • For contract management purposes: IPPA has legitimate interests in the processing of personal data of representatives and contact persons of entities and associations with which IPPA contracts (e.g. with respect to services agreements, consultancy agreements and research agreements).
  • IPPA also has a legitimate interest in the processing of personal data to the extent strictly necessary for the purposes of allowing exchanges with individuals who have engaged with IPPA by signing up to the IPPA newsletter, by taking part in IPPA surveys or by contacting the IPPA regarding the services delivered by the IPPA.



IPPA will only keep personal data for the time that is strictly necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which they were collected, e.g. for the duration of a contractual relationship or of a project, and for a period of time thereafter if so required by applicable law or if in the primary interests of the data subjects.




As data subject, you have the following rights with respect to personal data we hold about you, subject to applicable legal restrictions:

  • Right of access to your personal data;
  • Right to rectification of incorrect or incomplete personal data;
  • Right to erasure of your personal data;
  • Right to restriction of processing of your personal data;
  • Right to data portability, i.e., the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller;
  • Right to object to all or part of the processing, when legally allowed;
  • Right not to be subject to automated individual decision-making, including profiling within the limits set out by the law;
  • Right to withdraw consent at any time when we process your personal data based on your consent;
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the EU.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or if you are not satisfied about how we protect your privacy, you should address your request by email together with a copy of your ID (which we will only use to verify your identity), to IPPA, as the data controller, at the following address:

IPPA will aim to respond to data subject requests within a maximum of 1 month of receipt of the request.



We may from time to time, recommend and link to the websites of partner networks or organisations, to and from the websites of third parties and to and from links to any social media platforms. If you follow a link to any of these websites or social media platforms, please note that these websites and social media platforms should have their own privacy policies, which will govern their use of the information that you provide to them and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. It is your responsibility to check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites or social media platforms.



Visits to our website will result in the automatic storage of a small text file (“cookie”) on your computer. The particular behaviour of each user is neither observed nor recorded. The information that we receive and save in the course of a normal visit is used solely International Pectin Producers Association (IPPA) for the purpose of optimising this website and its use. It is not used for identification purposes except in the case of attacks that constitute criminal offences or that prevent or influence the functional capacity of our website.