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DS PLM Market Place Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets forth Dassault Systèmes’ ("DS" or “We”) policies regarding the collection, processing and use of personal data (“Personal Data”) in connection with the PLM Market Place (“Market Place”).


By accessing, viewing or using the Market Place You understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of Your Personal Data by DS in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You are informed that You may withhold or withdraw such consent, but if You do so, You will no longer be able to post any content or to have access to the Private Section of the Market Place;

1. Who controls Personal Data processed on the Market Place?

All Personal Data processed on the Market Place is controlled by DS, which may be contacted per email at the following address  

2. What Personal Data are Collected?

Personal Data are collected via the Market Place:

• while opening an account in order to i) post any information/content on the Marketplace, and/or ii) register to the Private Section of the Marketplace and by filling in an online collection form with the following information: Your name, Your phone number, job title, department, mailing address, fax, email address (“Contact Information”) and other details that are reasonably necessary to facilitate Your use of the Market Place. We also collect and process the Passwords and User IDs which are granted to each User after a registration process.

• On Your browsing on the Market Place site: DS automatically receives and records information on DS’ server about how You use the Market Place. This information is Personal Data and includes Your domain name, language, type of browser and operating system, Internet Service provider, Internet Protocol (IP) address, the page You request, the Web Site from which You arrived at the market Place.

• through cookies : the Market Place utilizes "cookies" to make transactions and other activities more convenient and efficient, such as remembering your auto-login name and password if you so choose. Cookies are small data files that are stored on Your computer's hard drive. These files can be read or modified afterwards only by our server, during any of Your subsequent further visit on the Market Place, or by You. Cookies do not give us control over Your computer. If You would like us not to use cookies for Your visit, please turn cookies off in your browser. Please note that turning off cookies may limit Your use of our the Market Place and services.

3. For what purposes is Your Personal Data collected and processed?

DS collects Personal Data in connection with this Market Place for the sole purpose of:

• providing You the services You are looking for within the scope of the Market Place;

• within the scope of the Private Section, performing the transaction between Members, on the products/services made available on the Market Place, including the processing and delivering of orders, notably by enabling Members to obtain Your contact details;

• responding to Your requests for products and services,

• contacting You if DS or a Member has questions about Your offers or proposals;

• notifying You about updates to the Market Place;

• tracking Your activity at the Market Place and making Your visit more convenient.


The personal information you provide to us is retained for the term necessary for the purpose of the data processing as described herein.

4. With whom might DS share Your Personal Data?

DS may share Personal Data with its parent, affiliates and subsidiaries that are committed to serving Your use of the Market Place and related services, throughout the world. Our parent, affiliates and subsidiaries follow practices no less protective than Our practices described in this Privacy Policy, to the extent allowed by applicable law.


DS also uses third parties services providers for the implementation of the Market Place. These service providers access only the Personal Data that they need to perform their obligations under the agreements they have entered into with DS and are not permitted to use, share or disclose Your Personal Data for other purposes without Your authorization.


DS shares Personal Data with Members only to the extent needed for the purpose of the Market Place, and in particular to enable Members to contact You directly if interested by Your offer, or Your response to an offer. If You have access to Members Personal Data, You shall (i) use the Personal Data only for the purpose of contacting them in relation to this Market Place, and in particular refrain from using this Personal Data for direct marketing purposes; (ii) share the Personal Data only on a need-to-know basis with Your employees and providers who need to have access to the Personal Data for contacting the Member in relation to this Market Place; (iii) implement sufficient security measures to prevent any unauthorized access to the Member’s Personal Data.


DS does not rent, sell, or share Your Personal Data with others except (i) as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, or (ii) as necessary to provide products or services You have requested, or (iii) when We have Your permission, or (iv) We respond to law enforcement or other entities as required by law, to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or (v) to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or to enforce this Privacy Policy or the Market Place Terms of Use; or (vi) We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of DS' rules for use of the Market Place or the Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by law; or (vii) We transfer information about You if all or part of DS is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, DS will notify You before Your Personal Data is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

5. What about the access to web sites from the Market Place?

This Market Place may provide access to other companies' web sites. We are not responsible for the content appearing on these companies' web sites or for the privacy practices of these companies. We encourage you to read the privacy policy on the other company's web site if you have any concerns about how personally identifiable information may be collected or used.

6. How can You access or update Your Personal Data?

All Personal Data processed on the Market Place is controlled by DS, and may be rectified, completed or updated by contacting DS per email at the following address


The Members providing End-Users Personal Data on the Market Place will inform the End-Users that they can exercise their right of access or rectification by contacting DS per email at the following address  

7. Are Your Personal Data transferred outside the European Union?

If You are accessing the Site from a location outside of the European Union, with laws or regulations governing data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from European Union, please note that through Your continued use of the Market Place, which is governed by French law, You are transferring your Personal Data to the European Union and You consent to that transfer.


Please note that if you are accessing the Market Place from a location in the European Union, some Members or recipients may be located or operate outside the European Union and/or European Economic Area and DS will need to transfer Your Personal Data to them to respond to certain of Your request. The data protection laws in those countries may not provide an equivalent level of protection to those in Your home country, but the recipients will abide by this Privacy Policy, as well as any applicable laws when data is transferred. If You consent to the transfer by DS of your Personal Data outside the European Union and/or European Economic area, please check the corresponding box in the registration form. However, please note that if you do not consent, You will not be able to obtain the service through the Market Place.


For further certainty, any consent relating to a right to transfer Personal Data referred to in the foregoing shall be deemed to include the consent of Authorized Users and if applicable of End-Users to the transfer of their Personal Data to a jurisdiction which may have a different level of privacy protection than that applicable in the Authorized User’s or End-User’s country.

8. Confidentiality and Security

• We limit access to Your Personal Data to employees who We believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to You or in order to do their jobs.

• We have implemented state of the art physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect Your Personal Data;

• Your DS account information is password-protected.

• You also play a valuable part in security. Your password to access this Market Place should never be shared with anyone and should be changed frequently. After You have finished using this Market Place, You should log out and exit Your browser to prevent unauthorized users from returning to Your online account. If You believe that someone has improperly used information about You, please contact us via the following address:  

9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This document describes DS current practices. This information may change as DS revises this service by adding or removing features or using different service providers. We will notify You about significant changes in the way We treat Personal Data by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in Your DS account or by placing a prominent notice on the Market Place. In particular, if DS seeks to use the Personal Data for a new, legitimate business purpose, DS will document the change to this Data Policy and will notify affected Member organizations of the change and how individuals may object to the new use prior to such use.
This Privacy Policy was last modified in April 2009.

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