This privacy policy describes the collection, use and processing of personal data by Pro Carton, acting as the data controller of this information as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (the EU GDPR).

1.  About Pro Carton and your data privacy rights

1.1  Pro Carton, the European Association of Carton and Cartonboard manufacturers is a non-profit organisation representing over 40 cartonboard mills in 13 different European countries and North America, supplying more than 90% of Europe’s demand, as well as the carton converting industry across Europe.  Pro Carton promotes the functionalities and benefits of cartons and cartonboard as a renewable, recyclable and competitive packaging material to brand owners, retailers, designers, the media and EU policymakers.

Pro Carton’s address is:

Pro Carton
c/o ARCO Association Management AG
P.O.  Box 1507
CH-8027 Zurich

1.2 Your data privacy rights – Pro Carton is committed to the highest data privacy standards and to protecting the personal data it collects and processes.  Pro Carton has to that end deployed this data privacy policy and organisational and IT technical measures to prevent data breaches and unlawful use.
As a data controller, our responsibility notably implies that we provide you with the right to consult, correct or remove any of your personal data.

Should you wish to consult, complete, rectify or remove any of the information that we hold about you or your organisation, please contact us at:

2.  About the personal data we collect and the way we use them

2.1 Personal data – As a member of Pro Carton or an external third party, you may provide us with personal data information when using our website, interacting with us on social media, registering for information or events.
The data we collect can include your organisation’s name, title (or gender), job title, first name, family name, function, telephone number, mailing address, e-mail, social media account (s) and web address.

Some of this data is considered as personal data under the EU GDPR.  In most instances, we collect personal data directly from the data subjects, but we may sometimes obtain personal data from third parties such as other trade associations or other industry contacts.

2.2 Purpose of use and processing – the information that you provide us with will be used for the purpose of contacting you, fulfilling your online requests or facilitating your access to members-only content and/or providing you with relevant and updated information about our organisation, its activities and positions.

2.3 Explicit consent, retention and right of consultation + modification – your prior informed, explicit, consent for the use and processing of your personal data will be requested for registering to Pro Carton mass communication such as newsletters or event participation.

Your personal data will be kept as for the time that is strictly necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which they were collected.

Should you wish to withdraw your prior informed consent, consult, complete, rectify or remove any of the information that we hold about you or your organisation, please contact us at:

2.4 Data sharing – As a non-profit organisation Pro Carton does not share or sell any personal data to third parties for any commercial purposes.

Personal data may be shared with Pro Carton members for the same legitimate interest and purpose Pro Carton uses them.

Your personal data may be processed outside the European Union.  In such case, the transfer of data is governed by a data processing agreement to provide adequate safeguards as defined by the EU GDPR.

2.5.  Risk assessment – The processing of your personal data was self-assessed as presenting limited risks for your fundamental rights considering that only professional information is used and that adequate measures are in place to prevent data breaches.

3.  About our website, social media and our cookies policies

3.1 Cookies – Our website or social media channels may use tracking techniques such as cookies for collecting technical information about your use for the purpose of improving and tailoring their content and making it more user-friendly.

Cookies are stored on your computer and enable us to track your computer’s use of the website and, for registered users, to manage their access to specific content.
We use performance cookies to provide anonymous statistics on how our website is used (web analytics by Google Analytics).

It is possible for you to disable or delete cookies within your specific browser options, although this may impair your use of the website.

3.2 Social media privacy policies – When interacting with our social media channels (e.g. TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramYouTube) your consent and personal data use are covered by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of each of these social media platforms.

3.3.  Third parties websites and social media – Our website(s), social media channels and electronic communication tools may also contain links to websites or social media channels of third parties.  These links are provided for your information and convenience only.  Pro Carton does not endorse, approve or take any responsibility for the websites or social media channels which we provide links to.

4.  Policy update and notifications

Pro Carton may update this policy at any time by posting changes online.  Any such changes will be notified to registered contacts and to website visitors in order to be read and accepted.