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Updated July 2014

INVISTA respects individuals' concerns about the privacy of their information. This Privacy Policy applies to the personal information (such as name, email and address, telephone number and financial information) INVISTA may collect about you, both online and offline. This Privacy Policy also describes how we may use that personal information and with whom we may share it, as well as the measures we take to protect your personal information.

This Policy applies to the personal information practices of INVISTA B.V. and all wholly owned INVISTA companies worldwide ("INVISTA"). INVISTA employees may access the Employee Privacy Notice on the corporate INVISTAnet or by contacting their Compliance & Ethics office. Non-employees, such as contractors, with access to information technology and communication tools provided by INVISTA may also access (or may request access) to the Employee Privacy Notice to learn about the company's personal information practices that may apply to them through their use of the company's IT resources.

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Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personal Information We Collect About You

We may collect personal information from individuals through our websites or by other means (such as email, fax, mail or phone). The principal ways you may provide the information and the types of information you may submit, as well as the ways we may use the information, are listed below.

Business Alerts, Newsletters and Other Communications

You may provide personal information to receive business alerts, newsletters and other communications (including emails) about our company. We use the information you provide to send you the communications and information you have requested and to communicate with you about our products and services.

Scholarships, Grants and Awards

You may provide personal information when applying for scholarships, grants or awards offered by INVISTA. We use the information you provide in the selection process, to communicate with you and to publish a list of the recipients.

Incidents and Allegations

When you provide information about an incident or allegation, detailed personal information may be collected. We use these details to investigate and comply with any applicable company or legal requirement. We may transfer and disclose your information to third- parties as required in the course of the investigation or to comply with any legal obligation related to the information you provide.


Individuals from all over the world apply for jobs with INVISTA through the INVISTA Careers website and other similar websites or through third-party job posting sites. The information job seekers provide through this process is maintained by a third-party service provider, and may also be maintained in locations within the United States and accessible to our global recruiting team. The information submitted by job seekers is used to evaluate their qualifications for employment and to contact them regarding possible employment opportunities. Job seekers may also choose to provide information such as gender or ethnic background. Providing this data is optional and is not required to apply for a job with INVISTA. This information will not be considered in evaluating candidates' qualifications for employment.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions

Via INVISTA websites (refer to Websites for Business Purposes section below for additional information) or other means, you may be able to participate in contests, sweepstakes, and other promotions related to INVISTA or our products or services. These may include, for example, filling out and sending e-Cards, your sharing information found on INVISTA websites with others, sending email invitations, or being provided with experiences with our products or services. By participating in these activities, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, the names and email addresses of individuals with whom you choose to share information, or other similar types of information. We may use the information you provide to administer contests, sweepstakes and other promotions, to fulfill a request you make, to provide a requested product or service or requested information, to communicate with you (and individuals' whose information you provide) about INVISTA or our products, services, or promotions, and to perform related functions. We may in certain instances share your data with third parties who have been retained by us to administer the contest or promotion, including award fulfillment, on our behalf. To the extent we do so, we will instruct the third party that your personal data may only be used in a manner consistent with this policy. You may request not to receive such communications by contacting us as indicated in the "How to Contact Us" section of this Privacy Policy.

By providing another person's contact or information to us, you acknowledge, warrant, and represent that you have obtained appropriate consent to provide this information to us and for us to use this information in the manner contemplated or indicated, including, without limitation, to have this individual receive the information you have asked us to send.

Websites for Business Purposes

On our websites you may be able to register using your personal information to gain access to information related to your business relationship with INVISTA. We use these details to provide you with access to information about your business relationship with us and to facilitate your use of the websites. Some browsers offer a "Do Not Track" ("DNT") signal whereby you may indicate your preference regarding tracking and cross-site tracking. Although we do not currently employ technology that recognizes DNT signals, we will only process your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We engage third parties, such as marketing or analytics partners, who may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use our sites. You may request that we not share your information with third parties for those purposes. Examples of the ways we may collect your information via our websites include:

Safety Data Sheets ("SDS")

You may be able to request Safety Data Sheets on INVISTA websites. To do so, we may ask that you provide us with information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address and telephone number. We use this information to send you the SDSs you request. We also may use the information to communicate with you about certain safety-related issues.

Request Forms

You may be able to submit requests related to certain business processes such as fabric testing, promotions or samples of some of our products by completing a request form provided INVISTA websites. We may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address and telephone number. We use this information to process such request. We also may use the information to communicate with you about our products and services.


You may order hangtags through one or more INVISTA websites. To do so, we may ask for information such as your name, e-mail address, postal address and telephone number. We use this information to send you the hangtags you request.


You may be able to submit feedback on our websites. If you choose to give us your feedback, we may ask you for your personal information. We may also ask you about your experience using our websites. We may use the information you provide to enhance our websites, evaluate the quality of our products or to communicate with you about products and services.

Contact Us

You may contact us with questions, requests or comments through the "Contact Us" link on our websites or by other available means. When you do so, we may ask you for your personal information. We use the information to respond to your questions, requests or comments.

Vendors and Contractors

If you are a vendor or a contractor, we may ask you to provide personal information to establish and administer your account, process payments, and for compliance with internal and legal requirements (which may include medical testing and monitoring requirements, where applicable).

Other Uses of Information

We may use the personal information you provide to us for internal general business purposes. These purposes include administration of our websites, data analytics and compliance with our legal obligations, standards, policies and procedures.

Information Technology Security

We may collect personal information when detecting and defending against security threats. We use various IT tools to detect and defend against security threats (e.g., attacks, viruses, malware, spam, phishing, malicious web content), to promote business continuity of our information systems and assets, and to maintain optimal performance of our IT systems.

Information We Collect by Automated Means

We collect certain information by automated means when you visit our websites. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our websites to our visitors. We collect this information through various means such as "cookies," "web beacons", and "IP addresses" as explained below.


Like many companies, we use "cookies" on our websites. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit certain websites. We use the information collected from these cookies to compile reports and help us improve the website. For example, a cookie might tell us whether you have visited us before, the number of visitors to the website, which site a visitor has come from, the pages they visited, and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site.

Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all our website features.

Web Beacons:

Certain pages on our websites contain "web beacons" (also known as internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow us to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third-party.

IP Addresses:

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our websites, we may view and/or store the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our websites.

Information We Share

We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information except as described here. We may share the information you provide with our affiliates. We also may share the information with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are not authorized by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you: (1) if we are required to do so by law or legal process; (2) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials; (3) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (4) in order to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Koch Industries, our customers, or others.

We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

User-generated Content

Some of our services and social networking features may enable you to submit your own content for public posting. Information you post in this fashion becomes public information and is not subject to this Privacy Policy. Certain areas of our websites may enable users to submit personal information to INVISTA. Such information will be used in accordance with the website's Privacy Policy. Postings, letters and other submissions become the property of INVISTA and may be reproduced in whole or in part, including your name, for any purpose and in any manner.

Links to Other Sites

Our websites and communications may provide links to other websites, including to social networks or partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. To the extent that any linked services are not provided by INVISTA or covered by a Privacy Policy we do not control, recommend, or endorse and we are not responsible for these services or their privacy policies or practices. To the extent any linked websites you visit are not part of INVISTA, we are not responsible for their content, any use of the sites, or the privacy practices of the sites.

How We Protect Personal Information

In proportion to the sensitivity of the information, we maintain reasonable administrative, technical and/or physical safeguards and appropriate security measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of the information you provide. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or that we acquire. Accordingly, you must use our services at your own risk.

International Transfers of Your Personal Information

We operate our services in the United States and in other countries and we may transfer your personal information to the United States or other countries for storage and processing. By using the websites, or providing us with any personal information, you consent to the collection, processing, maintenance, and transfer of such information in and to the United States and other countries in which the privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in your country of residence.

Access and Correction

You will be provided with reasonable access to personal information you provide to us and the ability to access, review and correct it, as required by law. As permitted by law, we may request a fee for providing access or correction services. To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID for websites or asking you to confirm your provided information, before granting you access to your information. To remove or update your preferences or information we have about you, please contact us as indicated in the "How to Contact Us" section of this Privacy Policy. We will process any request for access to your personal information in accordance with any local laws and our policies and procedures in place for dealing with such requests.


Our services are generally not directed to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under 13 without parental consent. If you become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, please let us know so we can take appropriate action.

California Residents

If you are a California resident, you may ask us to refrain from sharing your information with our affiliates for their marketing purposes, if the affiliates are separate legal entities. Please tell us your preference by contacting us as indicated in the "How to Contact Us" section of this Privacy Policy.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

Please review our Privacy Policy periodically as we may change it at any time and without prior notice to you. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting unless otherwise indicated. We will post a notice on this site to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Policy and indicate at the top of the policy when it was most recently updated.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about the handling of your personal information by us or about this Privacy Policy or if you would like us to remove or update information we have about you or your preferences, please e-mail us or write to:

INVISTA Compliance & Ethics Office
P.O. Box 2936
Wichita KS, 67201-2936