Privacy policy

Privacy Notice

Mérieux NutriSciences Group is fully committed to respecting privacy and protecting personal information.

In accordance with Data Protection Legislation, the purpose of this Privacy Notice is to explain how the Mérieux NutriSciences entities collect, use, protect and disclose your Personal Data. This Privacy Notice also provides information about your rights and how to exercise them.


Data controller: means the person or body which determines the purpose and means of the data processing.

Data Protection Legislation: refers to the Directive 2002/58/EC, and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR), as well as any delegated and implementing acts adopted in accordance with the  GDPR and the Member States laws specifying the rules of the GDPR applicable to the data processing.

Data processor: means the person or body which processes data on behalf of, on instructions from and under the authority of a Data controller.

Mérieux NutriSciences: means Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation with all its affiliated companies, including Silliker Group Corporation France SARL.

Personal Data: means data that identifies an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. Some of these Personal Data may be considered as Sensitive Personal Data meaning that they may reveal racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership and genetic data, biometric data processed for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

Site: means the website and all of its subdomains.


The Personal Data collected through this Site are processed by Chelab an Affiliate of Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation, acting as the Data Controller.

Contact details for SGCF:


Via Fratta 25, 31023 Resana (TV) - Italia


Through each connection to Mérieux NutriSciences Site, Data controller, or third parties on its behalf, automatically collect and store information about your device and your activities. This information may include:

  • Your computer or other device’s unique ID number,
  • Your IP address,
  • Technical information about your device such as type of device, web browser or operating system,
  • Your preferences and settings such as time zone and language,
  • Statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns.

Through your participation to online surveys and polls, your request for further information on Data controller including marketing and advertising materials, your subscription to newsletters or to any application form or similar inquiries, Data controller may collect Personal Data that you agree to provide or that is needed to provide or improve its services, i.e.:

  • Your Identity information (first Name, last Name, email address, gender, postal address, phone number) used to identify you and provide the services you requested,
  • Your Location information: used to adapt information depending on where you are located,
  • Or any other information you agree to submit.

Data controller may also collect your Sensitive Personal Data to provide some specific services (primarily within the framework of sensory and clinical studies). Data controller will only process Sensitive Personal Data with your explicit consent to the processing of those Sensitive Personal Data for one or more specified purposes or if the processing is necessary for the purposes of carrying out obligations and exercising specific rights for you or the Data controller in the field of employment and social security and social protection law.


Data controller needs to collect and process your Personal Data in order to provide its services or because it is legally required to do so.

Data controller will use your Personal Data for the purposes for which you provided it, as indicated to you on its Site at the time you provided your Personal Data:

  • Personal Data collected through online surveys and polls, further information application forms, subscription to newsletters or similar inquiries, shall only be used to meet the purpose for which such information have been submitted and collected.


  • Personal Data collected through each connection will be used to track your browsing on the Site so as to enable Data controller to make connection statistics on the most visited pages and, generally, to monitor and improve the running of the Site.

Data controller will also use your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes to provide you the best services only if you have given your consent.


The legal basis for the processing of your Personal Data is:

Your consent:  When you provide Data controller with your Personal Data, you consent to it using your Personal Data to carry out the purposes identified to you on its Site. With your consent, you give Data controller permission to process your Personal Data in a particular manner.

Performance of a contract: Data controller will process your Personal Data to fulfill its contractual obligations and to provide you with its services.   

Legal requirement: Data controller may process your Personal Data to comply with legal obligations.

Legitimate interests: Data controller may process your Personal Data to improve its services and to ensure you get the best experience on its website.


As stated above, Data Controller is part of the worldwide Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation entity and your Personal Data may be disclosed to all its Affiliates located or not within the EU to provide best services.

Data controller may share your Personal Data with any service providers, subcontractors and agents that it may appoint to perform functions on its behalf and in accordance with its instructions, including payment providers, IT service providers, accountants, auditors and lawyers.

Under certain circumstances, Data controller may have to disclose your Personal Data to respond to any legal requirements under applicable laws, for example, as part of anti-money laundering, processes or protect a third party’s rights, property, or safety or to enforce its Terms and Conditions.

Data controller may also share your Personal Data in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of assets, consolidation or restructuring, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of its business by or into another company.


Mérieux NutriSciences Sites may contain hyperlinks to other websites of interest. Once you have used these hyperlinks to leave Mérieux NutriSciences Sites, you should note that Mérieux NutriSciences does not have any control over that other website.

Therefore, Mérieux NutriSciences cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such websites and such websites are not governed by this Privacy Notice. You should exercise caution and look at the Privacy Notice applicable to the website in question.


Under current legislation, you have the following rights to your Personal Data:

Right of access: You can request access to your Personal Data.

Right to rectification: You can request the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data.

Right to erasure (“Right to be forgotten”): You can request the deletion of your Personal Data if certain grounds stated in the GDPR are met. However, please note that in order to comply with certain legal obligations Data controller may decline your request or keep certain information.

Right to restrict the processing of Personal Data: You can request the restriction of how Data controller uses and processes your Personal Data.

Right to data portability: You can request a copy of your Personal Data in a commonly used format to transmit those Personal Data to another company only where the processing of your Personal Data is based on your consent or on the performance of a contract and is carried out by automated means.   

You may exercise these rights by sending your request by email to and Data controller will make its best efforts to deal with the request as soon as practicable.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority: You can make a complaint with a supervisory authority in the EU Member State that you are located in.  

For information, any subscription to a newsletter may be cancelled, at any time, by sending an e-mail to


Data controller will retain your Personal Data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice or to comply with legal obligations.


Data controller may transfer your Personal Data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that have different levels of data protection laws. If Personal Data is transferred outside the EEA, the transfer is done through standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission to provide safeguards for Personal Data transferred.  Data controller uses those standard clauses when transferring Personal Data outside the EEA to secure the transfer and to comply with Data Protection Legislation.


If you have any question, concern or complaint about Data controller Privacy Notice, please contact the Data Protection Officer at:


Data controller has put in place reasonable technical, organizational and structural measures to ensure an adequate level of protection of your Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. If your Personal Data is transferred to third parties, Data Controller will ensure that your Personal Data is processed only as instructed by it.

Where Data Controller has given, or you have chosen a password which enables you to access parts of Mérieux NutriSciences Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.


Data controller may update this Privacy Notice and any updates will be posted here. Therefore, you are advised to check back regularly to stay informed about our Privacy Notice.

Privacy Policy integration of third application cookies
Cookie Policy of

Cookies consist of portions of code installed in the browser that assist the Owner in providing the Service according to the purposes described. Some of the purposes for which Cookies are installed may also require the User's consent.

Where the installation of Cookies is based on consent, such consent can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document.

Technical Cookies and Cookies serving aggregated statistical purposes

·        Activity strictly necessary for the functioning of the Service

This Application uses Cookies to save the User's session and to carry out other activities that are strictly necessary for the operation of this Application, for example in relation to the distribution of traffic.

·        Activity regarding the saving of preferences, optimization, and statistics

This Application uses Cookies to save browsing preferences and to optimize the User's browsing experience. Among these Cookies are, for example, those used for the setting of language and currency preferences or for the management of first party statistics employed directly by the Owner of the site.

Other types of Cookies or third parties that install Cookies

Some of the services listed below collect statistics in an anonymized and aggregated form and may not require the consent of the User or may be managed directly by the Owner - depending on how they are described - without the help of third parties.

If any third party operated services are listed among the tools below, these may be used to track Users’ browsing habits – in addition to the information specified herein and without the Owner’s knowledge. Please refer to the privacy policy of the listed services for detailed information.

·        Analytics

The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to keep track of User behavior.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

Google Tag Manager (Google Inc.)

Google Tag Manager is an analytics service provided by Google Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

Google Ads conversion tracking (Google Inc.)

Google Ads conversion tracking is an analytics service provided by Google Inc. that connects data from the Google Ads advertising network with actions performed on this Application.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.

·        Displaying content from external platforms

This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Application and interact with them.
This type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

Google Site Search (Google Inc.)

Google Site Search is a search engine embedding service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

·        Interaction with external social networks and platforms

This type of service allows interaction with social networks or other external platforms directly from the pages of this Application.
The interaction and information obtained through this Application are always subject to the User’s privacy settings for each social network.
This type of service might still collect traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it.

LinkedIn button and social widgets (LinkedIn Corporation)

The LinkedIn button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the LinkedIn social network provided by LinkedIn Corporation.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy.

·        Remarketing and behavioral targeting

This type of service allows this Application and its partners to inform, optimize and serve advertising based on past use of this Application by the User.
This activity is performed by tracking Usage Data and by using Cookies, information that is transferred to the partners that manage the remarketing and behavioral targeting activity.
In addition to any opt out offered by any of the services below, the User may opt out of a third-party service's use of cookies by visiting the 
Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Remarketing through Google Analytics for Display Advertising (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics for Display Advertising is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the tracking activity performed by Google Analytics and its Cookies with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

AdWords Remarketing (Google Inc.)

AdWords Remarketing is a remarketing and behavioral targeting service provided by Google Inc. that connects the activity of this Application with the Adwords advertising network and the Doubleclick Cookie.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: US – Privacy Policy – Opt Out.

How to provide or withdraw consent to the installation of Cookies

In addition to what is specified in this document, the User can manage preferences for Cookies directly from within their own browser and prevent – for example – third parties from installing Cookies.
Through browser preferences, it is also possible to delete Cookies installed in the past, including the Cookies that may have saved the initial consent for the installation of Cookies by this website.
Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses: 
Google ChromeMozilla FirefoxApple Safari and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

With regard to Cookies installed by third parties, Users can manage their preferences and withdrawal of their consent by clicking the related opt-out link (if provided), by using the means provided in the third party's privacy policy, or by contacting the third party.

Notwithstanding the above, the Owner informs that Users may follow the instructions provided on the subsequently linked initiatives by the EDAA (EU), the Network Advertising Initiative (US) and the Digital Advertising Alliance (US), DAAC (Canada), DDAI (Japan) or other similar services. Such initiatives allow Users to select their tracking preferences for most of the advertising tools. The Owner thus recommends that Users make use of these resources in addition to the information provided in this document.

Owner and Data Controller

Chelab S.r.l. - Socio Unico, Company subject to the direction and coordination of Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation, Head office: Via Fratta 25, 31023 Resana, Italy

Owner contact email:

Since the installation of third-party Cookies and other tracking systems through the services used within this Application cannot be technically controlled by the Owner, any specific references to Cookies and tracking systems installed by third parties are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, the User is kindly requested to consult the privacy policy for the respective third-party services listed in this document.

Given the objective complexity surrounding the identification of technologies based on Cookies, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of Cookies by this Application.

Definitions and legal references

Personal Data (or Data)

Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.

Usage Data

Information collected automatically through this Application (or third-party services employed in this Application), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Application, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server's answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User's IT environment.


The individual using this Application who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.

Data Subject

The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.

Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller, as described in this privacy policy.

Data Controller (or Owner)

The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Application. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Application.

This Application

The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.


The service provided by this Application as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.

European Union (or EU)

Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.


Small piece of data stored in the User's device.

Legal information

This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).

This privacy policy relates solely to this Application, if not stated otherwise within this document.

Latest update: May 09, 2018


Legal Notice

The present website is owned by Silliker Group Corporation France SARL, a company of the Mérieux NutriSciences group (hereafter “Mérieux NutriSciences”).




Publication director

Valérie Leyldé,

VP Human Resources, Communication & Customer Excellence

Website host


A simplified joint-stock company with a share capital of 707.786,75 Euros

20 rue des Jardins, 92600 Asnières-sur-Seine

B378 615 363 RCS Nanterre




A simplified joint-stock company with a share capital of 707.786,75 Euros

20 rue des Jardins, 92600 Asnières-sur-Seine

B378 615 363 RCS Nanterre


General Conditions of Use

The access and use of the present website and of all of its subdomains are subject to the following conditions (hereafter "General Conditions of Use") and all applicable laws and regulations. By accessing and browsing the present website or any its subdomains, the User accepts, without limitation or qualification, the General Conditions of Use. Mérieux NutriSciences is entitled, at any time, to change or to modify the present General Conditions of Use. Therefore, the User has to regularly visit this section to review the then General Conditions of Use to which he is bound.

1. Definitions

Site: means the website and all of its subdomains, which are owned by Silliker Group Corporation France SARL.

User: means any person using the Site, under its sole responsibility and who has already accepted the present General Conditions of Use.

Mérieux NutriSciences: means Mérieux NutriSciences group with all its affiliated companies, including Silliker Group Corporation France SARL.

General Conditions of Use: means all the present dispositions to which the User already accepted prior any use of the Site.

Content: means all information and data contained in the Site, including without limitation, design, article, diagram, chart, methodology, know-how, photo, image, video or sound element, and/or any other element contained in the Site.


2. Purpose of the General Conditions of Use and the Site

Mérieux NutriSciences maintains this Site for the User personal information and communication. Therefore, the User acknowledges to be fully informed that this Site is not intended to supply, in any possible way, whatsoever, advice or recommendation. The User must not use any Content of the Site to analyze or to study any category of product.

3. Use of the Site

The User can freely browse through the Site. The User may download Content displayed on the Site for non commercial and personal use only provided that the User also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices present on the Content. The User may not distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post or use the Content of the Site for any other purpose, including for public or commercial purposes, without Mérieux NutriSciences' prior written consent.
It is strictly prohibited for the User to post or to transmit any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, slanderous, pornographic or any Content, that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law.

4. Content – Update

Mérieux NutriSciences uses reasonable efforts to present accurate and up-to-date information on the Site; however Mérieux NutriSciences makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Mérieux NutriSciences assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content of the Site. In this respect, all the Content of this Site, in particular the information relating to Mérieux NutriSciences’ services, are non contractual. Mérieux NutriSciences reserves the right to modify and to update at any time, the Site and its Content, including the present General Conditions of Use.
This Site may from time to time contain information relating to scientific, technical or public health matters. This is for informational purpose only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by a health care professional.

5. No Guarantee or Warranty

The use of the Site is at the User own risk. Neither Mérieux NutriSciences nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site is liable for any direct or indirect damage, of any sort, arising out of the User access to, or use of, the Site or its Content. Without prejudice to the preceding, everything on the Site and its Content is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the Content or that the Content does not infringe the right of third parties.
Although Mérieux NutriSciences may, from time to time, control or verify the discussions, the transmissions, the advertising displays or any other Content on the Site, Mérieux NutriSciences assumes no obligation to do so, or no responsibility for such information, or their incorrect, defamatory, obscene, slanderous, incomplete, plagiarist, pornographic, or dangerous nature. Mérieux NutriSciences makes no warranties that the Site is free from errors, virus or other harmful materials, nor that it will run without disruption.
Mérieux NutriSciences also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for any damages to the User’s computer equipment or other property on account of the User access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or the User downloading of any Content, such as materials, data, text, photo, image, video or audio from the Site.

6. Intellectual Property

6.1 Copyright

The Site and its Content are subject to the protection of the copyright unless otherwise stated, and shall not be used, except as provided in these General Conditions of Use or in the text on the Site, without the prior written consent of Mérieux NutriSciences. Mérieux NutriSciences neither warrants nor represents that the use of the Content will not infringe rights of third parties.
Unless for personal data which are subject to the Protection of personal data section, any information or communication the User transmit to the Site in any way whatsoever as electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, question, comment, suggestion, idea, concept, know-how, technique or other information is treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary, except if the User mentions it, and may be freely used, reproduced, disclosed, published, broadcasted, and otherwise disposed of, by Mérieux NutriSciences for any purposes whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing services using such information.    

6.2 Materials on the Site

The Site and its Content (hereafter the “Materials”) are protected by the copyright, neighboring rights and/or other property rights according to French and international laws and treaties on intellectual property and privacy protection. Such Materials are either the property of Mérieux NutriSciences or of third parties having granted to Mérieux NutriSciences the rights and licenses to use them in the Site. The reproduction and use of any Material is hereby authorized, only provided that the User retains the specific mention of copyright and/or other proprietary notices if any, for the personal and private information of the User, and the User’s knowledge of Mérieux NutriSciences, its services, to the exclusion of any commercial purpose whatsoever. Any reproduction or use of the Materials and any part thereof other than for personal and private use is strictly prohibited without Mérieux NutriSciences' prior written consent. Distribution, reproduction, representation, adaptation, modification, publication, transmission, translation, sale, or any disposition of all or part of the Materials as well as of the presentation, the structure and the organization of the Site, in any form and by any mean whatsoever, is strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of Mérieux NutriSciences.

6.3 Software

Software from this Site may be further subject to French and United States of America laws, rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. The User may also check his local laws and regulations accordingly before downloading or exporting any software from this Site.

6.4 Trademarks

The trademarks, names, logos and service marks (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site, are registered and/or common law Trademarks belongings to Mérieux NutriSciences, or to another person or company. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the prior written consent of the Trademark owner. Any use of the Trademarks, or of a sign similar to the Trademarks, displayed on the Site, or any other Content on the Site, except as provided in these General Conditions of Use, is strictly prohibited. The User is also advised that Mérieux NutriSciences will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including all legal means at its disposal and legal proceedings.

6.5. Hypertext links

The Site may provide links to other websites; it is only as a convenient resource for the User. Mérieux NutriSciences, however, has no control and makes no verification over the websites linked to the Site and maintained by third parties. Mérieux NutriSciences cannot guarantee, and makes no representation as to, the accuracy of any website to which it provides a link or reference. Mérieux NutriSciences is not responsible for the content of any other websites linked to the Site. The User linking to any other off-Site pages or other websites is at the User own risk.

7. Applicable law

The present General Conditions of Use are subject to French law.

Any disputes relatives to the interpretation or performance of the present General Conditions of Use shall fall within the jurisdiction of the Lyon Commercial Court.

8. Miscellaneous

8.1 Force majeure

Mérieux NutriSciences shall not be held responsible for any damage that may occur from the use of the Site and/or its Content, such as the loss of data, the damage caused in the computer hardware, the intrusion of third party into the information system and/or the damage caused by a case of force majeure as defined by the French civil Code.

8.2 Escape clause

If one or more provisions of this General Conditions of Use be or become invalid for any reason whatsoever, the validity of the remaining provisions would not be affected by this fact.


Copyright 2016-2017 Silliker Group Corporation France SARL. All Rights Reserved. Copying, displaying, downloading, distributing, modifying or reproducing information contained in this Site or any portion thereof in any form, including electronic medium or in hard copy, or creating any derivative work based on such documents, is prohibited without the prior written consent of Silliker Group Corporation France SARL.


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Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation and its affiliates.

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Fondation Mérieux

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