Legal statement

Editorial responsibility

The owner and publisher of this website is Sustainable Materials SAS, a European Company organized under French Law with a capital share of € 40.000.000 the head office of which is located 23-27 rue des Champs Pierreux, 92000 Nanterre Cedex - France, and which is registered with the Nanterre Trade and Companies Register under number 479 438 574.

Its VAT number is FR25479438574.

Sustainable Materials SAS can be contacted at the phone number +33 1 72 36 70 00.

The Publication Director is Ms. Audrey Mabru, Communication Manager.

Website designed & developed by Pepper Cube.

Agence Pepper Cube

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The site is hosted by Acquia, 53 State Street, 10th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, United States of America.


Legal responsibility

MATERI’ACT Internet Site ("the Website" or "the Site") is intended to provide information about the activities of the company.
Sustainable Materials SAS makes every effort to ensure the information on this Site is accurate and up-to-date and reserves the right to make changes to the content therein at any time without prior notice. However, Sustainable Materials Sas cannot guarantee the accuracy, the exactness and completeness of this information. More generally, Sustainable Materials SAS declines all responsibility for any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and for all damage, including that resulting from the intrusion of a third party conducting to changes to the information made available on this Site.
The information made available on this Site, as well as in this legal notice or in the Privacy Policy, cannot be considered as financial information.
Therefore, the user acknowledges that he/she uses this information under his/her sole responsibility.
Sustainable Materials SAS is in no way liable for any direct or indirect damage or loss of any kind, as a result of visiting these pages or pages accessible through hypertext links made available on this Site.
Again and similarly Sustainable Materials SAS is not liable for damages that may result from accessing the Site, including any damage or virus that may infect computer equipment or any other property belonging to users.


Intellectual property

All components of the Site as well as the Site itself are protected by intellectual property laws and in particular by author rights. All these elements and in particular trademarks, logos, texts, data, drawings, graphics, photos, animations, sounds, computer codes, including downloadable documents, are the property of Sustainable Materials SAS or that of its rights holders.

It is therefore strictly forbidden to copy, distribute, reproduce, modify, distort or transmit the Site or elements thereof without the prior written authorization of Sustainable Materials SAS. Sustainable Materials SAS prohibits in particular any extraction of a qualitatively or quantitatively substantial part of the content of the Site, as well as any unauthorized use of the brands, trademarks and logos appearing on the Site. Only the personal use of the Site for consulting purposes is permitted without authorization.

Sustainable Materials SAS reserves the right to sue any act of infringement of its intellectual property rights, including in the context of a criminal action.


Privacy policy

Sustainable Materials SAS thanks you for visiting its Website. The protection and security of the personal data that you may entrust to us when using our Site are of great importance to us. That is why we are committed to protecting your privacy and processing your data in the most confidential way.

We wish to inform you here about the processing of your data: what kind of personal data we collect when you visit our Site, for what purposes they will be used, etc.
For the sake of transparency, we have summarized in the table below the main purposes for which we collect your data, the data collected for this purpose and the maximum duration during which it is retained. You will, of course, find more detailed information in paragraphs 3 and 4 below.


Similarly, you have certain rights regarding the use of your data (access, modification, deletion, opposition to processing, etc.) that you can exercise directly through our Data Protection Officer (“DPO”).

To exercise these rights (on condition of proof of your identity), you can contact the DPO, appointed by Sustainable Materials SAS to handle issues related to the protection of your data:

  • by email to the address;
  • or by post, by writing to the Faurecia Data Protection Officer, 23-27 rue des Champs Pierreux, 92 000 Nanterre Cedex – France.

All other relevant information (third parties accessing data, relationship with our service providers, transfer of your data outside the European Economic Area in some cases, etc.) can be found in the following paragraphs of our Privacy Policy, of which we hope you will enjoy the reading.

Privacy Policy Scope

This Privacy Policy applies to the MATERI’ACT website ("the Website" or "the Site"). It is specific to the data processing carried out on this site.

It must be applied to all Sustainable Materials SAS employees and potential subcontractors, wherever they are located in the world.

What is personal data?

Personal data is any information relating to a person who is either identified or identifiable, directly or indirectly. For instance, your name, pseudonym that you use online, your picture, your address, your phone number, etc., are personal data. Information that does not allow us to establish a connection with you is not personal data.

What data are we likely to collect and process?

When you access information on our Site, data that may lead to a potential identification are recorded on our servers (for example the date, the time, and the pages visited, as well as your IP address) so that you can reach the requested page or for security reasons. At the end of the session, this data is either immediately deleted, or anonymized so that it can be analyzed statistically, or stored for a period of 12 months (if necessary for security reasons).

Lastly, cookies may be placed on your browser on this occasion. For more information, we invite you to read our paragraph that is dedicated to it.

For what purposes does Sustainable Materials SAS process and use your data?

We use your data for the following purposes:

  • for reasons related to system security (on IP logs, for example to avoid computer attacks through an overload of our servers);
  • to design a more fluid and ergonomic Site where you find relevant information more easily. In order to do so, we need to know for instance which page was accessed to and when, which page is the most visited, etc. We carry out this kind of analysis through the "Google Analytics" tool (see paragraph below).

You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, using the options made available to you in the cookies banner or using the following link.

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Sustainable Materials SAS only processes your data as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it has been collected. At the end of this period, the data is either erased or irretrievably anonymized.

Is your data transmitted to third parties?

Your personal data is stored either in our database and on our server or, if need be, on the servers of a subcontractor processing data on our behalf.

Since Sustainable Materials SAS is part of the global Faurecia group, teams processing data may be located in various countries, including outside the European Economic Area, in countries where the protection level of personal data is not equivalent to the one existing in the EEA. This is for instance the case of the company hosting our Website.

In this case, Sustainable Materials SAS will ensure that these internal or external teams are subject to similar obligations to those existing in the EEA, for example through standard clauses or binding corporate rules.

We also would like to specify that, in the case you would use social plugins or your Facebook or LinkedIn account, these social networks may have access to some information (see below for more information).

Note that, if we are bought by or merged with another company, or if the group is restructured, your personal data will be transferred to the new entity. If this hypothesis were to ever happen, we would apply the same rules as those set forth in this Policy to your personal data as well as to your rights as for the use thereof.

However, because of applicable legal rules, and in some cases, we will have to transmit your personal data to third parties, for instance if we presume infringement or misuse of our Site. Where appropriate, we have to transmit your data to the competent authorities.

Our Website contains hypertext links leading to the websites of other companies. If you click on these links, you will be redirected to the sites of these companies. You will notice it among other things because of the URL changes. We are not liable for the confidentiality of the processing of your data by these providers, as we have no influence over their privacy policy.

Use of cookies

We use cookies in order to make the visit of our Site more interesting and to make the use of additional features possible. Cookies are text files that are stored on the user’s computer when he/she browses a site.

We use for example:

  • “Session” cookies: they are stored in your browser during your browser session only, i.e. until you leave the Website;
  • “Persistent” cookies: they remain in your browser after the session (unless you have deleted them).
  • “Performance” cookies: they collect information about the use you make of the Website, such as which webpages you have visited and which error messages you may have received; the information collected is aggregated in a way that makes it anonymous: they do not collect information of identified people. Performance cookies are used to improve the way a website works.

Specifically, here are the cookie we use:

  • _ga : cookie used by Google for visit tracking (duration: 2 years)

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by changing your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted or so that you receive a notification before a cookie is stored. However, this may result in our Internet offer being limited.

Your browser help menu will let you know how to express or change your cookie preferences:
    • for Internet Explorer™: click here
    • for Safari™: click here
    • for Chrome™: click here
    • for Firefox™: click here
    • for Opera™: click here

As far as mobile devices are concerned, the following pages will let you know how to express or change your cookie preferences:
    • for Safari™: click here
    • for Chrome™: click here
    • for Firefox™: click here
    • for Windows Phone™: click here

Use of Google Analytics

Our Site uses Google Analytics, a cookie-based web analytics tool owned by Google lnc ("Google"). Through the Google Analytics cookie, we can analyze your use of our Website. The information generated by the cookie and relating to your use of this Site is generally transferred to and stored on a Google server in the United States.

This Site uses the Google Analytics extension "anonymizelp" that anonymizes IP addresses. This anonymization guarantees that Google will shorten your IP address within the EU Member States and in the other countries belonging to the European Economic Area so that any direct identification of the users is excluded. In exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. At Sustainable Materials SAS request, Google will use this information to analyze the way you use the Site, to compile reports on the activity on the Site, and to provide Faurecia with other services related to the use of its Site and of Internet. As part of the use of Google Analytics, the IP address transmitted by your browser will not be cross-checked with other information held by Google. You can disable the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting for your browser (see paragraph above). In addition, you can prevent the transmission to Google of the information that is generated by the cookie and specific to the use of the Website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser module by clicking on the following link:

Protection of recorded data

When we collect data or our subcontractor that collects it on our behalf, we save it on particularly secure servers. Access to those is only allowed to a limited number of persons responsible for technical, commercial or editorial maintenance. In order to prevent any loss or misuse of the data stored by Sustainable Materials SAS, we take technical and operational security measures that are regularly controlled and updated in line with technological developments. Depending on the typology of the collected data and of its purposes, the processing is carried out only by authorized personnel in accordance with our requirements of confidentiality and security in the constitution of files, exchanges with our partners and subcontractors, and the transfer of this data.

Your rights relating to the personal data we record

We remind you that you have the right:

  • to be informed of whether we record your data, what data is affected, and how your data is processed;
  • to access your data;
  • to oppose for legitimate reasons to the processing of your data, in particular to the processing of your data for business development purposes;
  • to restrict certain uses of your data without erasing them;
  • to rectify information that, despite our efforts to maintain an accurate and up-to-date database, would be incorrect, as well as to ask us to delete some information;
  • to challenge the way your personal data is processed;
  • to withdraw your consent at any time (in cases where we rely on your consent to process your data);
  • to define guidelines regarding what happens to your personal data after your death pursuant to Article 32 of the Law of 6 January 1978.

To exercise your rights (provided that you prove your identity to us), we remind you that you may contact the Data Protection Officer:

  • by email to the address;
  • or by mail, by writing to the Sustainable Materials SAS Data Protection Officer, 23-27 rue des Champs Pierreux, 92 000 Nanterre Cedex – France.

We will do our best to answer your questions regarding the processing of your personal data. Nevertheless, if you are not satisfied with the answers given to you, you can, if you wish, submit a complaint to the CNIL according to the terms and conditions indicated on its website (

Modification of this Privacy Policy

Sustainable Materials SAS reserves the right to modify at any time this Privacy Policy when necessary, for example when introducing new features or to comply with new legal provisions. We therefore invite you to read it regularly when visiting our Site: it can be viewed at any time by clicking on the "Legals" link in the footer of all pages of the Site. If a significant change to our Privacy Policy became necessary, we would notify you by any means, reminding you that you can delete your data if the changes would unfortunately not satisfy you.

Third Party Processors

Our carefully selected partners and service providers may process personal information about you on our behalf as described below:

Digital Marketing Service Providers

We periodically appoint digital marketing agents to conduct marketing activity on our behalf, such activity may result in the compliant processing of personal information. Our appointed data processors include:

  •  Prospect Global Ltd (trading as Sopro) Reg. UK Co. 09648733. You can contact Sopro and view their privacy policy here: Sopro is registered with the ICO Reg: ZA346877 their Data Protection Officer can be emailed at: .