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Essity Aktiebolag (publ) 
 
Registered office: Stockholm, Sweden 
 
Reg. no: 556325-5511
 
References below to “Essity”, “us” or “we” are references to Essity AB (publ) as a provider of this webpage (“Site”) unless else it follows that a certain Site or other service states another entity, whereby “Essity” will refer to such entity . These Terms of Use shall apply in relation to Sites and other services which refer to these Terms of Use.
 
Essity will for the purposes of providing its Site and these Terms of Use adhere to Swedish law. However, since the Essity Group includes entities worldwide, please note that if another company is stated as provider of a certain Site or service, the national laws of the country in which such entity is established may provide for different or additional rules. In such case, the national applicable laws will apply and be adhered to by such entity to the extent required again.

Legal Statement

The materials on this Site are provided by Essity as a service to its customers and may be used for informational purposes only. Single copies may be downloaded subject to the provisions below.

By downloading any materials from this Site, you agree to these terms. If you do not agree to them, do not use the Site or download any materials from it.


Trademark Information

All names, logos and trademarks are the property of Essity, its affiliates, related companies or its licensors or joint venture partners.

Essity's trademarks and brand names may be used only as stated in these Terms of Use or with prior written permission from Essity.

Any use of Essity's trademarks in the advertising and promotion of Essity's products requires proper acknowledgement.


Restricted Use/Single Copy License

All content included on this Site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips and software is the property of Essity or its content suppliers and is protected by Swedish and international copyright laws. Unauthorized use or distribution of any materials at this Site may violate copyright, trademark, and/or other laws and is subject to civil as well as criminal sanctions.


This Site or any portion of this Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold or otherwise exploited for any commercial use that is not expressly permitted in writing by Essity. You may download one copy of the information found on Essity Sites on a single computer for your personal, non-commercial, internal use only.


You may not modify, use or transfer the information for any commercial purposes; nor may you remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from the information. You agree that you are responsible to prevent any unauthorized copying of the materials and to ensure that all employees and contractors - if applicable - of your organization adhere to these limitations.


You are responsible for obeying all applicable copyright laws. We permit you to make copies of this Site as necessary incidental acts during your viewing of it; and you may print a copy for your personal use of so much of the Site as is reasonable for private purposes. All other use is strictly prohibited. You may not frame this Site nor link to a page other than the home page without our prior written permission.


Essity does not grant any expressed or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks or trade secret information.


Disclaimer of warranties

The information contained herein is provided "as is" without any expressed or implied warranty of any kind including warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of intellectual property, or fitness for any particular purpose. In case Essity is linking to the webpage of a third party, such linking is for the convenience of users only and Essity will have no liability for the content or accuracy of information contained in such webpage.


In no event shall Essity be liable for any damages whatsoever including, without limitation, damages for loss of profits, business interruption, or loss of information, arising out of the use of or inability to use the information, even if Essity has been advised of the possibility of such damages.


Essity further does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items that may be contained within this information. Essity may make changes to this content, or to the products described therein, at any time without notice. Essity makes no commitment to update the information or other materials entered in this Site.


User Submissions

Any material, information or other communications you transmit or post to this Site will be considered non-confidential, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable and non-proprietary (“Communications"). Essity will have no obligations concerning the Communications.

Essity will be free to disclose, copy, distribute, incorporate and/or otherwise use any Communications, together with all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein, for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes.

If you submit personal data to this Site or otherwise to Essity, you hereby consent to Essity´s use of such data for the purposes of evaluating your information and to market Essity´s products and services, including a right to transfer the data to third countries and post your personal data on the Internet. Essity will be responsible under Swedish Law for such processing of personal data and you may contact Essity in case of incorrect data or other issues related to the personal data.

You may not post any Communications that can be judged as offensive or violating the privacy of other persons or which may be considered as commercial marketing or which is in any way illegal or inappropriate. Essity will delete such communications when we become aware of them and we reserve the right to exclude you as a user from our Site or service.


For use of third party services, such as Facebook, third party terms may also apply. For example, Facebook applies its “Statement of Rights and Responsibilities” to all users and visitors to Facebook, and we recommend that you read these terms before using any such third party service.


Other

Essity may revise these Terms of Use at any time by updating this posting.

Essity reserves in its sole discretion, the right to (1) change this Legal Statement; (2) monitor and remove postings; and/or (3) discontinue Site availability, at any time without notice.

If any term, condition, or provision of these Legal Statement is determined to be unlawful, invalid, void or for any reason unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms, conditions and provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.

Privacy Policy

 (“Essity” or "we" or "us") takes data privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy describes how Essity as controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") collects and processes the personal data and other information of the users.


1.      Categories of personal data and processing purposes


Metadata

You may use our website or app without providing any personal data about you. In this case, Essity will collect only the following metadata that result from your usage:

Referral page, data and time of access, data volume transmitted, status of transmission, type of web browser, IP-address, operating system and interface, language and version of browser software.

Your IP-address will be used to enable your access to our website or app. Once the IP-address is no longer necessary for this purpose, we will shorten your IP-address by removing the last octet of your IP-address. The metadata, including the shortened IP-address will be used to improve the quality and services of our website or app by analyzing the usage behavior of our users.


Account

If you create an account on/in our website or app, you may be asked to provide personal data about you, for example: Name, postal address, email address, selected password, telephone number, bank account details, credit card details, invoicing and delivery address, interests in certain products/services (voluntary), request to receive marketing emails (voluntary). Essity processes such personal data for purposes of providing our services to you, to provide you with marketing materials to the extent permitted by applicable law, and to analyze your interests for marketing purposes.


Product Orders

If you order a product via our website or app, Essity collects and processes the following personal data about you: Your account data, type and amount of product, purchase price, order date, order status, product returns, customer care requests. Essity processes such personal data for purposes of carrying out the contractual relationship and the product order, providing customer care services, compliance with legal obligations, defending, establishing, and exercising legal claims, and tailored marketing.


Sweepstakes:

If you participate in a sweepstake, Essity collects and processes the following personal data about you: Name, postal address, email address, date of entry, selection as winner, prize, answer to quiz. Essity processes such personal data for purposes of carrying out the sweepstake, informing the winner, delivering the price to the winner, carrying out the event, and marketing.


Health Data By ordering some products, Essity may collect and process also information about health conditions as implied by product order. Health data are sensitive data within the meaning of the GDPR and Essity is taking all necessary steps to protect such sensitive data as legally required. Subject to consent, Essity collects and processes health data solely for the purposes of carrying out the contractual relationship and the product order, providing customer care services, compliance with legal obligations, defending, establishing, and exercising legal claims, and tailored marketing.

 

2.      Third Parties


·        Transfer to service providers

Essity may engage external service providers, who act as a data processor of Essity, to provide certain services to Essity, such as website service providers, marketing service providers or IT support service providers. When providing such services, the external service providers may have access to and/or may process your personal data.

We request those external service providers to implement and apply security safeguards to ensure the privacy and security of your personal data.

·        Other recipients

Essity may transfer - in compliance with applicable data protection law - personal data to law enforcement agencies, governmental authorities, legal counsel, external consultants, or business partners. In case of a corporate merger or acquisition, personal data may be transferred to the third parties being involve in the merger or acquisition.

·        International transfers of Personal Data

The Personal Data that we collect or receive about you may be transferred to and processed by recipients which are located inside or outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). The countries include those listed at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.htm which provide an adequate level of data protection from a European data protection law perspective. Other recipients might be located in other countries which do not adduce an adequate level of protection from a European data protection law perspective. Essity will take all necessary measures to ensure that transfers out of the EEA are adequately protected as required by applicable data protection law.With respect to transfers to countries not providing an adequate level of data protection, we base the transfer on appropriate safeguards, such as standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission or by a supervisory authority, approved code of conducts together with binding and enforceable commitments of the recipient, or approved certification mechanisms together with binding and enforceable commitments of the recipient. You can ask for a copy of the such appropriate safeguards by contacting us as set out in Sec. 7 (Contact us) below.

 

3.      Legal basis for the processing

 

We may carry out the processing of your personal data on the following legal basis:


  • You have given your consent to the processing of your data for one or more specific purposes;
  • The processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request prior to entering a contract;
  • The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject to;
  • The processing is necessary to protect your vital interests of you or of another natural person;
  • The processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;
  • The processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of you which require protection of personal data, in particular if you are a child;
  • Other applicable legal basis for data processing, especially provisions set out by member state law;

 

We may carry out the processing of your sensitive personal data on the following legal basis:


  • You have given your explicit consent to the processing of your sensitive personal data for one or more specific purposes;
  • The processing is necessary for the purposes of carrying out the obligations and exercising specific rights of Essity or of the data subject in the field of employment and social security and social protection law;
  • The processing relates to personal data which are manifestly made public by the data subject;
  • The processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity;

 

The provision of your personal data is required by a statutory or contractual obligation, or necessary to enter into a contract with us or to receive our services/products as requested by you, or simply voluntary for you.


Not providing your personal data may result in disadvantages for you, e.g.you may not be able to receive certain products and services. However, unless otherwise specified, not providing your personal data will not result in legal consequences for you.

 

4.      What rights do you have and how can you assert your rights?

If you have declared your consent regarding certain collecting, processing and use of your personal data, you can revoke this consent at any time with future effect. Further, you can object to the use of your personal data for the purposes of marketing without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs in accordance with the basic tariffs.


Pursuant to the applicable data protection law you have the right (i) to request access to your personal data, (ii) to request rectification of your personal data, (iii) to request erasure of your personal data, (iv) to request restriction of processing of your personal data, (v) to request data portability, (vi) to object to the processing of your personal Data (including objection to profiling), and (vii) to object to automated decision making (including profiling).


To exercise your rights please contact us as stated under Sec. 7 (Contact us) below.


In case of complaints you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority.

 

5.      Cookies and other tracking technologies

This website or app uses cookies. For further information please visit our Cookie Policy  

 

6.      How long do we keep your Personal Data?

Your personal data will be retained as long as necessary to provide you with the services and products requested. Once our relationship has come to an end, we will either delete your personal data or anonymize your personal data, unless statutory retention requirements apply (such as for taxation purposes). We may retain your contact details and interests in our products or services for a long period of time if Essity is allowed to send you marketing materials. Also, we may be required by applicable law to retain certain of your personal data for a period of 10 years after the relevant taxation year. We may also retain your personal data after the termination of the contractual relationship if your personal data are necessary to comply with other applicable laws or if we need your personal data to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim, on a need to know basis only. To the extent possible, we will restrict the processing of your personal data for such limited purposes after the termination of the contractual relationship.

 

7.      Contact us

If you want to exercise your data subject rights or if you have any other questions concerning this Privacy Policy, please submit/email your request to:

 

dataprivacy@essity.com

 

Essity Aktiebolag (publ), Compliance&Ethics Team, P.O. Box 200, SE-101 23 Stockholm, Sweden

North American Supplemental Privacy Policy and California and Nevada Privacy Notices

Effective Date: July 2021
 
This Supplemental Privacy Policy forms part of the Global Privacy Policy which can be accessed here.  If you are a resident of the United States or Canada these additional terms apply to you.  The Global Privacy Policy and this Supplemental Privacy Policy are collectively referred to herein as the “Privacy Policy.”
Tork (together with its affiliated entities, “Essity” or “we” or “us”) takes data privacy seriously. This Privacy Policy describes how Essity collects and processes personal data (sometimes referred to herein as “personal information) and other information of users of this website or mobile app (each a “Service”) where this Privacy Policy is posted.  Essity is the data controller or business within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and other applicable data protection laws and regulations.  Please note that some of our Services may be governed by different privacy policies, so you should review them carefully. 
 
 
We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time.  We will notify you of any changes by, at a minimum, posting the updated Privacy Policy here.  Please review this Privacy Policy periodically, and especially before you provide any information.
 
Residents of California and Nevada in the United States have additional rights under applicable laws. If you are a resident of California, click here. If you are a resident of Nevada, click here
 
If you are a resident of Canada, click here
 
 
As the Essity companies operate globally, we may share your personal information among the Essity companies worldwide for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.
 
This Privacy Policy does not apply to information that health care facilities or health care providers provide to us about their patients and residents. Health care facilities and providers determine the type of information that is collected, processed, transferred, and stored through their use of the Service, and we simply process the information on their behalf to provide requested products or services. We will retain any personal information collected for as long as necessary to provide our products and services or as required to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce any agreements.   If you are a resident of a health care facility or patient of a health care provider, the facility or provider collects and processes your information in accordance with the facility’s or provider’s own privacy policy. You should contact the facility or provider for more information about its privacy practices. If you would like to access, update, or delete your information, you should contact the facility or provider, and we will respond to any such request they transmit to us as required by applicable laws.
 
 
The Service may contain links to other websites not owned by us and other websites not owned by us may reference or link to our Service. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of each website they interact with. We do not endorse, screen or approve, and are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites that we do not own. Visiting these other websites is at your own risk.
 
 
The Service may also contain links and interactive features with various social media platforms. If you already use these platforms, their cookies may be set on your device when using our Service. You should be aware that personal information you voluntarily include and transmit online in a publicly accessible blog, chat room, social media platform or otherwise online, or that you share in an open forum may be viewed and used by others without any restrictions. We are unable to control such uses of your information when interacting with a social media platform, and by using such services you assume the risk that the personal information provided by you may be viewed and used by third parties for any number of purposes.
 
 
We implement reasonable physical, administrative, and technical security measures to protect your personal information. While we take reasonable measures to protect the information we collect via the Services against loss, theft and unauthorized access, use, disclosure, or modification, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. No Internet, email, or mobile application transmission or database is ever fully secure or error free. You should use caution whenever submitting or sharing information through the Service. Please keep your account password confidential to help ensure the security of your personal information.
 
 
Contact Us
If you have questions regarding this Privacy Notice, please contact us:
 
Iris Winter
Compliance Officer Data Protection
Group Function Sustainability
Quickbornstraße 24
D-20253 Hamburg, Germany
Tel: +49 40 4909-6546
 
Megan Koons
Essity Health and Medical Solutions Privacy Coordinator
2929 Arch Street, 26th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104

California Privacy Notice

If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides you with certain rights with regard to your personal information. This Privacy Notice describes how we collect, use, sell or disclose personal information of residents of the State of California, either online or offline. 
The term “personal information” is defined in the CCPA as information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Personal information does not include publicly available information obtained from government records or deidentified or aggregated consumer information that cannot be reconstructed to identify you. 
 
Personal Information We Collect
During the preceding 12 months, we have collected the following categories of personal information: 
 
 

Category of Personal Information

Examples

Identifiers

 

Name, postal address, password or other unique personal identifier, online identifier, IP address, email address, account name

Personal information categories listed in the California Customer Records statute (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.80(e))

Name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number, insurance policy number, education, employment, employment history, bank account number, credit card number, debit card number, medical information, health insurance information


Characteristics of protected classifications under federal and California law

Age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion or creed, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or genetic information


Commercial information

Records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered

Biometric information

Health data


 Internet or other electronic network activity information

Device information, browser type, operating system, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a user’s interaction with our website or an advertisement


Geolocation data

Location information collected automatically from your device or location information you provide when you certain features of our services


Sensory data

Audio, electronic, visual, and olfactory information


Professional or employment-related information

Current or past job history, company or organization name, job title


Inferences drawn from personal information to create a profile about a consumer reflecting preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, and aptitudes


Household or lifestyle information, interests, tastes, and preferences

Other information you choose to provide

Photos, videos, and other content and information you provide through the services or in communications with us



Sources of Personal Information
We collect personal information about you (1) directly from you when you provide it to us, (2) automatically using cookies and other tracking technologies when you use our website and mobile applications, and (3) from third parties.
 
 
Business or Commercial Purposes for Collecting Personal Information
 
We use and process the personal information we collect to:
 
• Facilitate our provision of, and your use, of the Service;
• Develop and improve our products and services;
• Process and respond to your inquiries and requests;
• Provide products and services you request;
• Identify you as a user of the Service;
• Contact and communicate with you, including for marketing purposes;
• Conduct promotions;
• Perform analytics;
• Display relevant advertising;
• Prevent fraudulent transactions and prevent misuse of the Service, monitor against theft, protect our intellectual property or the rights or property of others, and otherwise protect our users and our business; and
• Comply with legal obligations and defend, establish and exercise legal claims.
 
We may combine any of the information we collect from or about you and use it in the manner described in this Privacy Policy. 

Disclosure and Sale of Personal Information
We share your personal information with other parties as described in the Global Privacy Policy. We may engage in the “sale” of your personal information, as that term is defined in the CCPA. For more information about the circumstances in which we may sell your personal information and your right to opt-out, see the Right to Opt-Out section below.  

Your California Privacy Rights and How to Exercise Them 
If you are a California resident, the CCPA provides you with the following rights with respect to your personal information:
 
• Right to Know. You have a right to request that we disclose, no more than twice in a 12-month period:
 
  • The categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.
  • The categories and sources from which personal information is collected.
  • The business or commercial purposes for collecting or selling personal information.
  • The categories of third parties with whom we share personal information.
 
We will provide this information upon receipt of a verifiable consumer request. How we will verify your identity depends on how you have interacted with us in the past. To exercise this right, you can contact us by phone at 800-537-1063 or by email at dataprivacy@essity.com.  
 
  • Right Delete. You have a right to request that we delete personal information about you that we have collected from you, subject to certain exceptions. If we are required to delete your personal information, then upon receipt of a verifiable request, we will delete your personal information from our records and direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records. To exercise this right, you can contact us by phone at 800-537-1063 or by email at dataprivacy@essity.com.  
  • Right to Opt-Out. You have a right to opt-out of the “sale” of your personal information to third parties. We share certain personal information with third parties under circumstances that might be deemed a “sale” under the CCPA, such as when we allow advertising technology partners to use cookies and other technologies to collect your information and present advertising messages based on your preferences and to help us identify other users likely to be interested in our products and services. For more information or to opt-out, you can contact us at dataprivacy@essity.com or click here.
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a request under the CCPA related to your personal information. Any request must provide sufficient details so we can evaluate and respond to the request. We may request an individual’s first and last name, email address, mailing address, and/or other information to verify an individual’s identity. If you designate an authorized agent, the agent will be required to submit proof of authorization and you will be required to verify your identity. We will not discriminate against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA. We reserve the right to refuse any requests, in whole or in part, to the extent permitted by law.
 
Under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, California residents have a right to request, once per year and free of charge, information about the categories of personal information (if any) we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the previous calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please send an email to dataprivacy@essity.com with the subject line “California Shine the Light Request.”

Nevada Privacy Notice


Nevada residents have a right to submit a verified request directing a website operator to not make any “sale” of covered information collected about a consumer for monetary consideration to a person for such person to license or sell the information to additional persons, subject to certain exceptions. We do not engage in the “sale” of covered information, as that term is defined.

Notice to California Residents

 
If you are a California resident, the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) provides you with a right to opt-out of the “sale” of your personal information to third parties. A “sale” of personal information is broadly defined to include transfers of personal information for monetary or other valuable consideration. Tork (together with its affiliates, “Essity”) shares certain personal information collected through this website with third parties under circumstances that might be deemed a “sale” under the CCPA when we allow third party technology partners to use cookies and other technologies to collect your information and present advertising messages based on your preferences and to help us identify other users likely to be interested in our products and services. 
 
Click here to review and change your Cookie Settings.
 
You can also opt-out of the use of your personal information for interest-based advertising in the following ways:
 
  • Visit the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) and/or Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) websites where you can opt-out of interest-based ads served by participating DAA and NAI members.  Note, however, that not all advertising providers participate in the DAA and NAI. In addition, if you opt-out, you may still see online advertising from Essity and third parties, but the ads may be less relevant to you. 
  • Block third party cookies in your browser settings.
  • Use privacy browsers or ad-blocking browser plug-ins that let you block advertising trackers.
The opt-outs are device and browser based. Because the information being shared relates to your device ID and/or browser ID, you will need to opt out on each device and each browser. Opt-outs may be stored via cookies. If you clear cookies, or if your browser blocks cookies, your opt-out cookie may no longer be available so your opt-out choices can not to be honored. If you opt-out, Essity may still use your personal information to deliver contextual advertising or for non-interest based advertising purposes, such as analytics.
  
You can contact us at dataprivacy@essity.com to learn more about how to exercise your right to opt-out.  Review our Global Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice for more information about Essity’s privacy practices and your rights.