Fair Processing Notice

Cabot Customer Notice

This notice explains how and why Cabot Corporation and its affiliates (“Cabot”, “we”, “us” or “our”) uses the personal data of its customers (“you” or “your”) in accordance with data protection law, including the General Data Protection Regulation. Cabot collects and uses limited personal data about you (as set out below) in the course of your business relationship with Cabot, including when you provide contact and other personal or business details to us in person to our employees (including at trade shows and other business-related events) or via email or telephone in relation to such trade shows and business-related events or in respect of our goods or services. 

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Details of what we process your personal data for, and the lawful bases on which we rely for such processing, are set out below. “Processing” is any activity relating to personal data, including, by way of example, collection, storage, use, consultation, transmission and deletion.

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We will keep your data during the period of your relationship with us and then, after that period ends, for as long as is necessary in connection with both our and your legal rights and obligations. This may mean that we keep some types of personal data for longer than others but we will only retain your personal data for a limited period of time. This period will depend on a number of factors, including any laws or regulations that we are required to follow, if we are in a legal or other type of dispute with each other or any third party, the type of information that we hold about you and if we are asked by you or a regulatory authority to keep your personal data for a valid reason.

We may need to share your personal data with other companies in the Cabot group where functions are shared to carry out the purposes above.

We may also ask third parties to carry out certain business functions for us. Some of these third parties will process your personal data on our behalf (as our processors) (e.g. event organisers, IT support, back up and server hosting providers).

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EEA. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. We take appropriate steps to keep your data secure and subject to appropriate safeguards, in line with our legal obligations. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data if transmitted to us via our website or otherwise online; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

To the extent provided by applicable law, you have certain legal rights in relation to your personal data, which are summarised below:

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If these apply to you, you can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us at globaldataprotection@cabotcorp.com.


1Use on the basis of our legitimate interests means where we have a fair, proportionate and overriding lawful business reason to use your details. This will primarily be where, by using the information, we learn about you or develop our relationship, so we can work together more closely and better or make sound business decisions involving or affecting you.

2 When we process based on your consent, this means that you have indicated by a specific, informed and affirmative act (usually an active ticking of the relevant box in a form or online form) that you consent to us processing your personal data for the purpose(s) indicated.

3 Use on the basis of “legal obligation” means use to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

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