Privacy Notice

1. Introduction

1.1.      With this privacy notice, we, Univercells Technologies – by Donaldson, wish to inform you on how and why we Process your Personal Data and which rights you have under the European General Data Protection Regulation (« GDPR ») and other local laws on Privacy and the Processing of Personal Data (« Applicable Laws »).

1.2.      You will see defined terms in this privacy notice. If not defined within this privacy notice, these terms have the meaning provided for in the Applicable Laws.

2. Processing of Personal Data

2.1.     As part of our activities, we may Process[1] Personal Data[2] about you, your employees, directors, agents or other representatives (« Data Subject(s) » or « you ») in the manner described below.

2.2.      We are committed to protecting your privacy and your Personal Data and to respecting your rights. This notice explains how we Process your Data, in accordance with the Applicable Laws.

2.3.      If you are an entity, please inform your employees, directors, agents and other representatives of our Processing of their Personal Data. Every time you transfer Personal Data to us in the context of our business relationship, you guarantee to us that it is lawful for you to do so, that you have appropriately informed the respective individual of such Processing and that no transfer of Personal Data to us will put us in breach of the Applicable Laws.

3. Data Controller

3.1.      The details of the concerned Data Controller, Univercells Technologies – by Donaldson, a legal affiliate of Donaldson Company Inc,,  (herein also “we” or “us”), responsible to make sure your Data is Processed in a lawful, transparent, and secure manner are as follows:

Univercells Technologies SA with registered office in 1400 Nivelles (Belgium), Chemin de la Vieille-Cour 56/1, and with company number 0741.506.996 (Register of Legal Entities Brabant Wallon),,

3.2.      We have set up a privacy point of contact which you can reach by contacting:

4. How and Why We Process Your Data

4.1.      We may Process your Personal Data for various purposes. Below, we describe for each purpose, the type of activities we perform, the categories of Data Subjects to whom such Processing relates to, the categories of Personal Data we Process, as well as the applicable legal basis and retention period.

Client Management
Type of ActivitiesCategory of Personal DataLegal Basis
Sales & Customer ManagementIdentification data; Professional data; Business contact dataLegitimate interest (Customer service and customer retention)
Marketing & Communication to existing customers (e.g. promotion of similar offerings, satisfaction reviews, information on events)Identification data; Professional data; Business contact data; Marketing dataLegitimate interest (Customer service and customer retention)
Supplier Management
Type of ActivitiesCategory of Personal DataLegal Basis
Supply Chain Management
Identification data; Professional data; Business contact dataLegitimate interest (Supply Chain Management)
Management of Disputes
Type of ActivitiesCategory of Personal DataLegal Basis
Management of litigation and disputes (*)Identification data; Professional data; Business contact data; Data relevant to the dispute at hand; Possibly criminal or sensitive data exchanged in the context of a disputeLegitimate interest (Legal defense)
Necessity for the Establishment, Exercise or Defense of legal claims
Type of ActivitiesCategory of Personal DataLegal Basis
Video surveillance (in so far access would be granted to labs)
Badging system management (in so far a badge would be granted)
Image data; Badge logs / location data; Identification dataOur legitimate interest (Security)
Protecting the interests of our company and organization (including our financial and legal interests, our compliance with applicable legal requirements, the continuity and growth of our business, etc.)
Type of ActivitiesCategory of Personal DataLegal Basis
Business development (*), including:
– marketing intelligence & analysis
– licensing
Identification data; Professional data; Business contact data; Education/qualification data;Legitimate Interest (Business growth and continuity)
Merger & Acquisitions (*)Identification data; Professional data; Business contact data; Education/qualification data;Legitimate Interest (Business growth and continuity)
Legal Services, including Corporate Legal Support and Management of IP and other Assets (*)Identification data; Professional data; Business contact data; Education/qualification data;Legitimate Interest (Business growth and continuity / Protection of the Organization and safeguarding its interest).
Finance, including
– Accounting & Audit
– FP&A & Corporate Finance
– Cost Controlling
Identification data; Professional data; Business contact dataLegitimate interest (Finance)
Quality & R&D
Type of ActivitiesCategory of Personal DataLegal Basis
Quality Services / R&D for biomedical research excluding clinical trials or processing of patient data (*)Identification data; Professional data; Business contact data; Private contact data; Education/qualification data; Performance dataNecessity to comply with our legal obligations (quality requirement)
Our legitimate interest (Quality management & control / Growth of Business and Business Continuity)
Direct Marketing
Type of ActivitiesCategory of Personal DataLegal Basis
Marketing & Communication towards prospects, newsletterIdentification data; Professional data; Business contact data; Marketing dataConsent
Analytics and performance management (through cookies)Cookie dataConsent (except essential technical cookies) as further described in the Cookie Notice on our Websites

4.2.  We may share marketing and communication platforms with the other Donaldson brands and affiliates.  Marketing communications may reference any of the Donaldson brands or affiliates including: Filter Minder, Hy-Pro, BOFA, Partmo, Solaris Biotech, Purilogics, Isolere Bio, Univercells Technologies and PAIS Industrial Services

4.3.   In addition to the Data categories listed above, we may use other types of Data relating to you that you may have voluntarily provided to us, that were provided to us in the context of our business relations or that we have deducted or generated from Data that were already in our possession.

5. We May Collect Your Data in Different Ways

5.1.   We may collect Data that you have voluntarily provided to us (for by applying or registering for an event, visiting our booth at a congress, attending a meeting with one of our team members, by giving us your business card, responding to a survey or participating in a Website feature) or through the company or organisation you work for.

5.2.   It may also be possible that we receive or indirectly collect Data about you, for example, from our business partners or from public sources such as social networks or public websites.

6. Sharing Your Personal Data with Others

6.1.   We restrict access to your data to employees and any person acting under our authority on a need-to-know basis, who respect our confidentiality rules and comply with our instructions.

6.2.   Any person having access to your Personal Data (e.g. our Marketing & Communication team, our Sales team, our Procurement team, our IT team) and acting under our authority Processes your Data in respect of the instructions that we have given them and has committed him or herself to respect our confidentiality rules.

6.3.   We may call on  external Processors for the Processing of your Personal Data (e.g. , IT service providers, mailing providers). In this case, we only call on Processors providing sufficient guarantees on the lawfulness, transparency and the security of the Processing of your Data.

6.4.   We may also need to transfer your Data within Donaldson Company or to external Recipients  if we believe in good faith that this is necessary, at all times taking into account our obligations under the Applicable Laws. We could transfer your Data to, for example:

  • Attorneys or courts to safeguard the rights and interests of our organization, our people, our customers, and partners, or the public in general;
  • Public or enforcement authorities to comply with a legal obligation or procedure;
  • External or internal service providers;
  • Potential investors or counsels in the context of a reorganization or an M&A transaction;
  • Our (statutory) auditors to perform an audit.

6.5.   We may also share your Data with authorized distributors, business partners to communicate with you or to respond to your queries.

6.6.   We are an international organisation, operating globally and may therefore transfer your Personal Data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Transfers from our entities in the European Economic Area to entities outside the EEA are covered by intercompany data transfer agreements in line with Applicable Laws. When your personal data is shared by us with or transferred by or to a third party outside the EEA, when required, we will enter into the appropriate data transfer agreements or otherwise make sure appropriate safeguards are in place.

7. Minimizing and Securing Your Personal Data – Data Retention & Deletion

7.1.   At all times we aim to minimize the Personal Data we process, to make sure we only use your Data when and in so far, we need it. Where possible we also pseudonymise or key-code your Data so that you cannot be directly identified.

7.2.   We only keep your data where and in so far as we need it, in line with the mandatory retention terms and the provisions of our Data Retention Policy. Once we are no longer required to keep your Personal Data or have an appropriate basis to continue the Processing, we will either delete or anonymise your Data.

8. We Respect Your Rights

8.1.   We have implemented reasonable, risk-based technical and organisational measures to ensure that your Data is protected from loss or disclosure, unauthorised use, modification or destruction.

8.2.   Data privacy law in certain jurisdictions, including but not limited to: the EU, UK, Switzerland, S. Africa, and the state of California in the United States provides You with certain rights in relation to the Personal Data we hold about you, including:

  • the right of information about and access to your Personal Data;
  • the right to rectify or erase certain Personal Data; 
  • the right to restrict or to object to certain processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to withdraw your consent, where the processing is based on consent.

8.3.   You can request the exercise of your rights by contacting us using the contact details below.

8.4.   In order to guarantee the security of your Data and to avoid any misuse, before responding to your request, we will ask you to provide us with an acceptable proof of your identity and will verify the legitimacy of your request and whether all the conditions have been satisfied.

Contact us

9.1.   If you have any questions or concerns about the way we collect, store and use your Data, do not hesitate to direct them to our privacy point of contact:

9.2.   We will deploy our best efforts to find a quick and fair solution to any concern that you may submit to us.

9.3.   In addition, if you have reasons to believe that the Processing of your Personal Data by us infringes the Applicable Laws, you have the right, at all times, to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You can reach the Belgian Data Protection Authority through:

Donaldson company affiliates

Name of companyWhere organized
BOFA International Ltd.Poole, United Kingdom
Donaldson Australasia Pty. Ltd.Wyong, Australia
Donaldson Belgie, b.v.b.a.Leuven, Belgium
Donaldson Canada, Inc.Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Donaldson Chile, Ltd.Santiago, Chile
Donaldson China Holding Co., Ltd.Shanghai, China Mainland
Donaldson China Trading Co., Ltd.Wuxi, China Mainland
Donaldson Colombia S.A.S.Bogotá, Colombia
Donaldson Czech Republic s.r.o.Klasterec nad Ohri, Czech Republic
Donaldson do Brasil Equipamentos Industriais LtdaAtibaia, São Paulo, Brazil
Donaldson Education Investment Company RF (Pty) Ltd.Modderfontein, South Africa
Donaldson Europe b.v.Leuven, Belgium
Donaldson Far East Ltd.Hong Kong, S.A.R., China
Donaldson Filter Components Ltd.Hull, United Kingdom
Donaldson Filtration (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd.Changi, Singapore
Donaldson Filtration Deutschland GmbHHaan, Germany
Donaldson Filtration (GB) Ltd.Leicester, United Kingdom
Donaldson Filtration Magyarorszag Kft.Budapest, Hungary
Donaldson Filtration Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Donaldson Filtration Norway a.s.Moss, Norway
Donaldson Filtration Österreich, GmbHVienna, Austria
Donaldson Filtration Slovensko s.r.o.Bratislava, Slovakia
Donaldson Filtration Sub Saharan Africa (Pty) Ltd.Modderfontein, South Africa
Donaldson Filtration Systems (Pty) Ltd.Cape Town, South Africa
Donaldson Filtration (Thailand) Ltd.Nonthaburi, Thailand
Donaldson Filtre Sistemleri Ticaret Ltd. SirketiIstanbul, Turkey
Donaldson France S.A.S.Paris, France
Donaldson Ibèrica Soluciones en Filtracion s.l.Barcelona, Spain
Donaldson India Filter Systems Pvt. Ltd.New Delhi, India
Donaldson Industrial CR s.r.o.Kadan, Czech Republic
Donaldson Italia s.r.l.Ostiglia, Italy
Donaldson Korea Co., Ltd.Seoul, South Korea
Donaldson Middle East Filtration System LLCAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Donaldson Nederland B.V.Almere, Netherlands
Donaldson Peru s.a.c.Lima, Peru
Donaldson Polska Sp. z.o.o.Warsaw, Poland
Donaldson Scandinavia a.p.s.Hørsholm, Denmark
Donaldson Schweiz GmbHZurich, Switzerland
Donaldson Taiwan Inc.Taipei, Taiwan
Donaldson (Thailand) Ltd.Rayong, Thailand
Donaldson UK Holding Ltd.Hull, United Kingdom
Donaldson (Wuxi) Filters Co. Ltd.Wuxi, China Mainland
Donaldson S.A. de C.V.Aguascalientes, Mexico
Donaldson S.A.S.Domjean, France
Filtros Partmo S.A.S.Bogotá, Colombia
Isolere Bio, IncDurham, North Carolina
Le Bozec Filtration Systems, S.A.S.Paris, France
Nippon Donaldson Ltd.Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
P-A Industrial Service LLCNew Hope, MN, USA
P.T. Donaldson Filtration IndonesiaJakarta, Indonesia
Purilogics LLCGreeneville, SC, USA
Shoo 788AA Ltd.Poole, United Kingdom
Ultrafilter S.A.S.Vigny, France
Univercells Technologies, SANivelles, Belgium

© Univercells Technologies SA – Last updated November 2023

[1] “Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

[2] “Personal Data” or “Data” means the information that identifies you or allows you to be identified either on its own or in combination with other information.

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