Privacy Policy

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

About Starch Europe and your data privacy rights

Starch Europe is the trade association which represents the interests of the EU starch industry both at European and international level. Starch Europe is established as a non-profit making international association under Belgian law (aisbl/ivzw). Starch Europe’s address is Avenue des Arts 43, B-1040 Brussels.

STARCH Europe is committed to the highest data privacy standards and to protecting the personal data it collects and processes. Starch Europe 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, please contact us at:
  • To know more about your data protection and privacy rights please consult the Belgian supervisory authority – the Commission for protection of privacy – at (site available in English, French and Dutch).

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

Via this website, you can submit questions directly to STARCH EUROPE. You are then invited to leave your contact details. The data we collect can include your first name, family name and email address. The information that you provide us with will be used for the purpose of contacting you when a response to your question has been published on our website.

Your personal data will be kept only for the time that is strictly necessary to achieve the purpose(s) for which they were collected. Should you wish to consult, complete, rectify or remove any of the information that we hold about you, please contact us at:

As a non-profit organisation Starch Europe does not share or sell any personal data to third parties for any commercial purposes. Your personal data will not be shared with any other third parties unless we would be required to do so by law or to comply with a court order served upon us in connection with our website(s), social media, the implementation of the EU GDPR or to protect and defend our legal rights and interests.

Personal data may be shared with Starch Europe members for the same legitimate interest and purpose Starch Europe 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.

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.

About our website and social media policies

When interacting with our social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Youtube) your consent and personal data use are covered by the terms and conditions and privacy policies of each of these social media platforms.

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. Starch Europe does not endorse, approve or take any responsibility for the websites or social media channels which we provide links to. We also do not endorse, approve or take any responsibility for their availability, performance, content or for the use of such websites or social media channels or any information contained therein.

Starch Europe’s data privacy policy applies only to Starch Europe’s website(s), and electronic communication media and not to any other websites or media that you would access by hyperlink from our website (s) or our social media. When you leave our website by linking to another site or through social media, you should read the privacy policy, if any, provided by such website or media.

Policy update and notifications

Starch Europe may update this Privacy Policy statement at any time. Any such changes will be notified to website visitors in order to be read and accepted.

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