Aréa takes data protection issues very seriously and collects, processes and uses customers personal data exclusively in accordance with the principles described below, taking into account the applicable data protection laws.



The body responsible for operating, as well as for collecting, processing and using your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection provisions is Aréa, 17 rue d’Ariane, 31240 L’Union, France.



The term "personal data" refers to all information relating to an identified or identifiable physical person. This includes, for example, your name, telephone number, postal address and e-mail address.

Personal data, as defined in the applicable data protection provisions, also include information concerning your use of Upon your consent, these will be collected, processed, stored and used by our Web servers to enable the provision and optimization of our Website and ensure system security and for statistical purposes (the "User Data"). These include, inter alia, the connection data of the requesting computer (IP address), the pages that you visit on our Website, the date and length of your visit, the identification data of the type of browser and operating system used, the website from which you visit us, the content of your selection in case of a potential use of this service. We do not utilize User Data to determine your identity, nor do we combine them with other personal data stored by us.

The personal data shared by you (name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number) are stored lawfully and as specified by the applicable data protection provisions. Your data will, of course, be treated confidentially.



We process your personal data based on at least one of following six legal grounds, recognized by GDPR:

1. Consent – the data subject whom the personal data is about has consented to the processing
2. Contractual – processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
3. Legal obligation – processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation
4. Vital interests – processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another person
5. Public tasks – processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the business
6. Legitimate interests – processing is necessary for purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the business or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

For example, will your personal data may be used for purposes of internal marketing research to meet our customers' needs, as well as for sending e-mails containing information about our product line. You can opt-out at any time after you have given your consent.



By registering for the Aréa Newsletter, you expressly authorize us by giving your consent to use your e-mail address (including metadata) for internal advertising purposes. You can object to delivery of the newsletter and the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes with prospective effect at any time by clicking on the link included in the newsletter or in the promotional e-mails or via e-mail . We will also notify you of this right of objection separately in the e-mail that accompanies our newsletter and in all other promotional e-mails.



Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. A cookie is a short data packet that is exchanged between the web browser and the web server, but it’s meaningless to both, the web browser and web server. There are two types of cookies: First-party cookies are created by our website, and third-party cookies are created by other websites (eg. Google Analytics). There are three types of first-party cookies: essential cookies to ensure basic functionality of the website, functional cookies to ensure website performance and targeted cookies to improve the user experience. We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. They allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit. You can also choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings on each browser and device that you use. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you generally do not allow us to use cookies, i. disable them via browser setting or refuse our cookie use, some features and pages may not work as expected. You can always change your preference by visiting the "Cookie Settings" at the bottom of each page of For more information about how to change your browser settings, and about cookies in general, you can visit



We use Google Analytics from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically analyze visitor data. Google Analytics uses targeted cookies. For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit Google Analytics information pages.



On our website, you will also find links to other websites. We specifically do not hold any kind of liability for the accuracy, completeness, legality, objectivity and timeliness of the contents of these websites.



You have the right to request: access to your personal data; an electronic copy of your personal data (portability); correction of your personal data if it is incomplete or inaccurate; or deletion or restriction of your personal data in certain circumstances provided by applicable law. These rights are not absolute. Where we have obtained your consent for the processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. If you would like to request a copy of your personal data or exercise any of your other rights, please contact us using the contact details in the “Questions and Feedback” section below.



We welcome questions, comments, and concerns about our privacy policy and privacy practices. If you wish to provide feedback or if you have questions or concerns or wish to exercise your rights related to your personal data, please send us an email at If you contact us with a privacy complaint it will be assessed with the aim of resolving the issue in a timely and effective manner. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority in the country in which you reside.


Updated 01.12.2018