Privacy Notice

The “Committee of European Users of Sugar” (CIUS) is the representative association of the European sugar-using food and beverage industries, with its registered office in Brussels (Belgium),Avenue des Nerviens 9-31, 1040. CIUS is the data controller under Data Protection Regulations and is represented, for these purposes, by Ms Muriel Korter (

CIUS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This Privacy Notice sets out how CIUS uses and protects any Personal Data that you give CIUS when you use this website. The information provided is based on Regulation (EU) 2016/679 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, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC.

By using our website, you agree to the conditions of this Privacy Notice.


What information do we collect about you?

We may collect personal information provided voluntarily by users: filling out the contact form or sending e-mail messages to the address mentioned on this website entail acquisition of the sender’s address, which is necessary in order to reply to any request, as well as of such personal data contained in the message(s) or in the contact form.

By submitting your Personal Data to us through the contact form or by sending us e-mail messages, you will be treated as having given your permission for the processing of your Personal Data as set out in this Privacy Notice.

For what purposes do we collect your Personal Data?

We may collect and use users’ Personal Data to respond to your inquiries, questions, or other requests.

We will not share or sell your Personal Data with third parties for marketing or other purposes.

We will not use your Personal Data for other purposes than those stated in this Privacy Notice.

The legal basis for the processing of your Personal Data is your consent. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

We may disclose your Personal Data to our data processors for the purposes of IT support activities. The processor will access your Personal Data only to perform tasks on our behalf in compliance with this Privacy Notice, and we will remain responsible for their handling of your Personal Data per our instructions.

What are your rights?

You are entitled at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence of your own Personal Data and to be informed of their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy, or else request that such data be supplemented, updated or rectified.

You have the right to access your own Personal Data and to request a copy of the information that we hold about you within 30 calendar days after the request is made. Your Personal Data may, upon request, be provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

You also have the right to request from us erasure of your Personal Data or restriction of processing and, where technically feasible, the transmission of your data directly to another controller of your choice (right to data portability).

All requests should be emailed to

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Belgian supervisory authority (Autorité de protection des données – APD) to safeguard your rights of Personal Data protection: /

How do we protect your Personal Data?

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information.

We use third party services, the IT service providers, to help maintain the security and performance of the CIUS website.

How long is your Personal Data retained?

The information collected from our website users will be retained by us for a maximum duration of 5 years.

Third party websites

This Privacy Notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the Privacy Statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to our Privacy Notice

We keep our Privacy Notice under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This Privacy Notice was last updated on 14 May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our Privacy Notice or information we hold about you at the following email address: