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Privacy Policy


Séché Environnement is the controller of personal data collected via via the websites of its subsidiaries Speichim Processing and Valls Quimica as well as on its institutional website and its customer portal Séché Connect As such, Séché Environnement undertakes to protect the personal data of its customers and prospects, as well as of candidates who submit a job application in the “careers” section of its website (collectively the “Services”).

Séché Environnement undertakes to comply with the regulations applicable to the personal data processing that it implements. In particular, Séché Environnement undertakes to ensure that:

  • Your personal data is processed in a lawful, fair and transparent manner (lawfulness, fairness, transparency).
  • Your personal data is collected for specific, explicit and legitimate purposes, and is not further processed in a way that is incompatible with these purposes (purpose limitation).
  • Your personal data is kept adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed (data minimization).
  • Your personal data is accurate, kept up to date and all reasonable measures are taken to ensure that inaccurate data, in view of the purposes for which it is processed, is deleted or rectified without delay (accuracy).

Séché Environnement implements the appropriate technical and organizational measures to guarantee a level of security adapted to the risk inherent in its processing operations, to meet regulatory requirements and to protect the rights and data of data subjects from the very beginning of the processing operations.

Furthermore, Séché Environnement imposes on its subcontractors (service providers, suppliers, etc.) the same level of protection regarding personal data.

We thank you for taking note of the present policy, which explains how your personal data is used by Séché Environnement.

  1. WHO ARE WE?

Séché Environnement, a public limited company with 1.571.546,40 EUR in share capital, registered at the commercial and business register of Laval, under the following registration number: 306 917 535, with headquarters at: Les Hêtres BP 20 – 53811 Changé, is the controller of your personal data throughout the use of the Services, in accordance with the French Law n°78-17 of 6 January 1978 (the “French Data Protection Act”) and with 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 on the free movement of such data (the “GDPR”).

For any information relating to your personal data, you can contact Séché Environnement at the postal address indicated above or by e-mail at the following address:


Personal data means any information that identifies you directly (for example, your name, first name, e-mail address and telephone number) or indirectly (for example, your account identifier, IP address or cookie identifier).

We only collect and use personal data that is necessary for our business.

The data we collect falls into three categories: (a) data that you provide to us, (b) data that we collect through automated means, and (c) data that we collect from other sources. We may combine the data you provide to us with data collected through automated means and from other sources.

About the personal data you provide to us

You may provide us with personal information when you:

  • fill out a contact form or a request for a personalized quote on our websites;
  • create a customer account and use the Séché Connect portal;
  • subscribe to our newsletters;
  • apply for a job, etc.

In this context, we are led to process the following personal data:

  • identification and contact information (surname, first name, company, job in the company, postal and e-mail address, landline and cell phone numbers, etc.) necessary to provide you with information about our products and services, answer your questions, provide you with quotes, send you communications about our news and activities, etc.
  • information necessary to qualify your needs, write reports of visits, etc. necessary to ensure the smooth running of our pre-contractual and contractual relationship;
  • CV, cover letter, professional experience, diplomas, training, current position, etc. when you apply for a job on our website.

Under no circumstances will we ask you for information relating to your racial or ethnic origins, your political opinions, your religion, your philosophical beliefs or your trade union membership.

About personal data we collect by automated means

We use automated technologies such as cookies to collect data from your computer or mobile device (phone or tablet) when you use our online Services.

We collect the following data to enable the proper functioning of our website, ensure the security of our networks, and perform audience measurement:

  • Internet pages that you visited;
  • your device and connection ID (IP address, MAC address), dates and times of connection, information about the browser and operating system used, etc.;
  • your identification and authentication data, in particular when using the Séché Connect customer portal.

About the personal data we collect from other sources

Some of the customer data we use may be collected from the following external sources, in order to verify or enrich our database:

  • data that you have made public on the website of the Ministry of Ecological Transition by declaring your waste on (e.g., name of the waste producer, types of waste, quantity);
  • data from the Sirene database of companies and their establishments, available on the website

In addition, in order to respond to calls for tenders or to carry out commercial prospecting, we may have to process personal data of prospective customers (identification and contact information), which have been collected by our partners, in accordance with the applicable regulations on personal data.



We use your personal data to:

  • provide you with information about our products and services, provide you with quotes, answer your questions, etc.;
  • fulfill your orders, process payments for our products and services, handle complaints, etc.;
  • provide our Services;
  • provide customer support, including responding to any concerns about our products and services;
  • process your job application.


We use your personal data to:

  • improve our products and services and develop new ones;
  • collect outstanding payments;
  • prevent and fight against fraud;
  • perform statistical modelling, in particular on the basis of the analysis of your transactions, to improve our products and services and to evaluate the effectiveness of our sales, marketing and advertising activities;
  • ensure the security of our networks and systems;
  • defend our interests in court;
  • deposit cookies necessary for the proper functioning of the website.


In some cases, consent is required to process your personal data, for example:

  • for our individual prospects (B2C), sending you emails or text messages (SMS) about our products and services and offers, promotions or events that may be of interest to you;
  • send you emails or text messages (SMS) about our business partners’ products and services;
  • provide you with services using geolocation;
  • deposit cookies that are not necessary for the proper functioning of our website;
  • offer you personalized advertising, products, services or content, based on your profile.


We process your personal data to comply with our legal obligations, in particular to:

  • manage responses to official requests from public or judicial authorities empowered to do so;
  • comply with the regulations applicable to our activity.

We do not sell any of your personal information and share it only as described in this Privacy Policy.

In order to accomplish the above-mentioned purposes, we disclose your personal data only to:

  • entities of the Séché Environnement Group that participate in the provision of Services;
  • service providers and subcontractors performing services on our behalf (for example, transporters, hosting, security and maintenance service providers for the Internet site, fraud management service providers, technical service providers in charge of sending e-mails and newsletters, etc.);
  • certain regulated professions such as auditors.

In addition, we may decide to sell or transfer some or all of our business. As part of such a sale or transfer, we may transfer the information we have collected and maintained (including personal data) to any person or entity involved in the transaction.

Finally, we may share your personal data with any authority, court or other third party where such disclosure is required by law, regulation or court order, or where such disclosure is necessary for the protection and defence of our rights.


We do not transfer data outside the European Economic Area.


We will keep your personal data in an active database for the following periods:

  • for prospects: three (3) years after collection or your last contact with us (e.g., click on a hyperlink), unless you withdraw your consent before the three (3) year period expires.
  • for clients: until the end of our contractual relationship and, in any event, three (3) years from the date of your last contact with us;
  • for candidates who have applied for a job in the “careers” section of our website: for the duration of the selection process, and then, for unsuccessful candidates who consent, for two (2) years after your last contact with us, unless you request that your application file be destroyed before the two (2) year period expires;
  • for visitors to our website: up to twenty-five (25) months.

At the end of the periods mentioned above, some of your personal data will be archived, in an intermediate archive with restricted access, in compliance with our legal obligations and to defend our rights and interests in court, for the following periods:

  • ten (10) years from the end of the accounting period for data kept for accounting purposes, as well as for commercial documents (invoices, purchase orders, commercial correspondence, etc.);
  • in the event of pre-litigation, until the dispute is settled out of court or, failing that, as soon as the corresponding legal action becomes time-barred, it being specified that the common law limitation period in civil and commercial matters is five (5) years;
  • at the end of a dispute, until the ordinary and extraordinary remedies are no longer available against the decision rendered.

At the end of this additional period, your remaining personal data will be permanently deleted from our systems or anonymized.


In accordance with the applicable regulations, you have various rights, namely:

  • Right of access: you can obtain information about the processing of your personal data and a copy of these personal data.
  • Right of rectification: if you believe that your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you may request that it be amended accordingly.
  • Right to erasure: you can demand the erasure of your personal data to the extent permitted by law.
  • Right to limitation of processing: you can request the limitation of the processing of your personal data.
  • Right to object: when this right is applicable, you can object to the processing of your personal data, for reasons related to your particular situation. You have the absolute right to object to the processing of your personal data for commercial prospecting purposes, including profiling related to such prospecting.
  • Right to the portability of your data: where this right is applicable, you have the right to have the personal data you have provided us with returned to you or, where technically possible, transferred to a third party;
  • Right to withdraw your consent: if you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw it at any time;
  • Finally, in some cases, notably when you reside in France, you have the right to establish general or specific directives concerning the processing of your personal data in the event of your death and to modify them at any time.

You can exercise the rights listed above:

  • either by contacting us by mail at the following address: Séché Environnement, to the attention of the Data Protection Officer, Les Hêtres BP 20 – 53811 Changé; or
  • by contacting your sales representative (Séché Connect / my account); or
  • by sending an e-mail to

In accordance with the applicable regulations, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority, in France, the CNIL (Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés) 3 Place de Fontenoy – TSA 80715 – 75334 PARIS CEDEX 07, Tel: 01 53 73 22 22,


In a world of constant technological change, we will regularly update this privacy policy. We invite you to consult the latest version of this document on our corporate website.


If you have any questions concerning the use of your personal data covered by this document, you can contact our Data Protection Officer by e-mail at or by post at the following address:

Séché Environnement

To the attention of the Data Protection Officer

Les Hêtres BP 20

53811 Changé


If a court or competent authority finds any provision of this policy to be invalid or unenforceable, that provision shall be deemed severed to the extent required. The validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Policy shall not be affected thereby.

This Policy shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of France. Any dispute arising out of this Policy shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the French courts.


Cookies and local storage policy

This website uses cookies and similar technologies to provide its service, as well as to allow us to improve it through obtaining usage statistics, and other purposes.

Browsing this website necessarily implies the use of cookies and similar technologies as long as it is necessary for its operation. Likewise, for certain purposes, cookies and local storage will be subject to your prior consent. You can accept or reject cookies through the established configuration system, and it is also possible to configure the browser to prevent their use.

This policy is part of our privacy policy and includes the following:

  • What are cookies?
  • What are cookies used for?
  • What do we understand by technologies similar to cookies?
  • What are third party cookies? Who are the recipients of the information?
  • What third-party functions and features do we use on our website?
  • How long are cookies or similar technologies active?
  • Use of browsers with private browsing mode
  • How to prevent the use of cookies and how to delete cookies?
  • Detailed information about the cookies used by this website

What are cookies?

Cookies are small temporary files that are created on the user’s device (computer, phone, tablet, etc.) when visiting a website, and that allow it to store or retrieve information when browsing. This may be, for example, to save your usage preferences or to recognize you on subsequent visits, as well as obtain information about your browsing habits.

When a website creates a cookie on the user’s device, the address / domain of the website that created the cookie is stored, the duration of the cookie (as well as its content) can range from a few minutes to several years. The user can disable cookies at any time through the configuration system of this website, as well as configure their navigation program to prevent (block) the use of cookies by certain websites, as well as delete previously stored cookies.

What are cookies used for?

The most common uses or purposes are:

  • Essential technical cookies. They are used to manage the navigation flow within the web or to keep the user connected to it. When disabling them, it is possible that some section of the web does not work correctly.
  • Customization cookies. Necessary to remember certain user preferences.
  • Analytic cookies. They help us and third parties to collect information on the origin of users and their navigation within the web, to perform a statistical analysis in order to improve the structure and content.
  • Advertising cookies. Used to manage the ads that appear on the web, decide the content or the frequency of the ads.
  • Behavioural advertising cookies. They help to collect the user’s browsing habits to create a profile of their interests and to show them advertisements adapted to them.
  • Cookies for social sharing. They are necessary to identify users in their social networks and thus allow them to share content.

What do we understand by technologies similar to cookies?

Technologies similar to cookies are any type of data storage and retrieval mechanism used on the user’s device to obtain information. The most common are:

  • The local storage of the browser. Some websites use local storages called “sessionStorage” and “localStorage” as well as the database indexed in the browser, to store information;
  • Local storage of browser add-ons, such as Local Flash storage (“Flash Local Shared Objects”) or the Silverlight local storage (“Isolated Objects”).
  • The “web beacon” is a tracking feature that is inserted into a web page (or in an email) an image hosted on an Internet server so that, when the browser or email program connects to said server to download and view the image, the connection is registered. This allows knowing that the user has viewed the web page or the email. Sometimes this image is very small or transparent so that the user is not aware of its existence.
  • Fingerprinting techniques that combine series of information retrieved from the browser or the device in order to distinguish a particular user during the successive visits to the websites.

What are third party cookies? Who are the recipients of the information?

In relation to the type of cookies that we use in our services, we can differentiate depending on who manages them:

  • First-party cookies: they are created and managed by our own websites or web domains, the information obtained being managed directly or indirectly by us based on our own purposes.
  • Third party cookies: cookies that are created and managed from other websites that, although not completely under our control, provide functions and features that we have decided to include on our website, such as: interactive maps, videos and multimedia elements, buttons to share on social media, ads, etc. These cookies are under the control of the third party that provides the corresponding function.


The vast majority of third-party functions involve the access to or collection of information (and the use of cookies) by the third party that provides the function, based on their own criteria and purposes, including the collection of browsing habits to show customized ads. The next section explains the third-party functions and features used on this website.

What third-party functions and features do we use on our website?

Below is a summary table of the functions and features provided by third parties on our website that involve the use of cookies.

Website function or feature Third party providing the function or feature Involves international data transfer Privacy policy and safeguards of the third party
Google Analytics Google, Inc Yes
Google Maps, YouTube Google, Inc Yes

How long are cookies or similar technologies active?

Depending on their permanence or activity time, we can differentiate between:

  • Temporary session cookies; they remain stored in the navigation equipment until the user leaves the web page. The browser deletes them at the end of the browsing session.
  • Persistent cookies; they remain on the navigation device and the website reads them every time the user makes a new visit. These cookies are automatically deleted after a certain period of time, which can be short or very long.

This policy includes information on the duration of first-party cookies; For more information, see our privacy policy, as well as the information provided in the privacy policies of third-party web function providers.

Use of browsers with private browsing mode

If you wish to use this website with a greater degree of privacy and by limiting cookies being stored for long periods of time, we recommend that you use a web browser that includes a “private” browsing mode. You can obtain information about this possibility in the help pages of the most common browsers:

Web browser Name of “private browsing” option To get more information
Internet Explorer 8 and later

Microsoft Edge

InPrivate (Explorer) (Microsoft Edge)

Safari 2 and later Private browsing
Opera 10.5 and lager Private browsing
FireFox 3.5 and later Private browsing
Google Chrome 10 and later Incognito mode

How do I block or delete the cookies?

You can configure your preferences at any time through the cookie configuration system integrated into this website. With it you can activate / deactivate the use of cookies for different purposes.

Most browsers allow you to globally disable cookies. Many browsers also allow you to delete the cookies associated with specific websites / domains. For this, the user must consult the help of their browser. Below are links to the help pages of the most common browsers to learn about the cookie settings in each one:

  • Chrome:
  • Explorer:
  • Microsoft Edge:
  • Firefox:
  • Safari:
  • Safari for IOS:
  • Opera:

To delete the data saved in the local storage of the browser the user can delete the browsing history.

For other browsers as well as for any clarification or question about the cookies on this website, you can contact us via our contact form

Important notice: in case of blocking cookies it is possible that certain services or features of the web will not work correctly.

Detailed information about the cookies used by this website

Information on first-party cookies:

Feature Cookies technology Website domain How long information is stored Purpose types
Maintain user session and browsing flow Temporary cookies During the browsing session Essential technical cookies
Cookies necessary to remember certain user preferences Persistent cookies and/or local storage 12 Months Essential technical cookies

Customization cookies


Information on third-party cookies:

Feature (and third party providing the feature) Cookies technology Website domain How long information is stored Purpose types
Google Analytics (Google, Inc.) Persistent and temporary cookies (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv, _ ga)

Browser local storage 2 Years Analytics


NOTE: the information provided is as of 10-02-2022 and we inform you that over time it may not be exhaustive, although this cookie policy is periodically revised.