General Data Protection Regulation

My Personal Data at Sakata Europe, Middle East & Africa

At SAKATA EMEA, we ensure that we gather, store and handle data fairly, transparently and with respect towards individual rights. European Sakata Holdings and its affiliates (i.e. Sakata Ornamentals Europe A/S; Sakata Seed Holland BV; Sakata Vegetables Europe SAS; Sakata Seed Southern Africa (PTY) Ltd; Sakata Seed Iberica SLU; Sakata UK Ltd; Sakata Tarim Urunleri Ve Tohumculuk San Ldt; Sakata Vegenetics RSA (Pty) Ltd; MCavet) hereinafter referred to as “Sakata” are committed to doing business based on honesty, integrity and fairness in all aspects of its activities. More precisely, the respect of data privacy of all our internal and external stakeholders (including our customers, suppliers, employees and partners) is a key driver of our internal policies. Sakata therefore commits to international standards of good practice in collecting, storing and processing individual personal data.
This page explains, in short, all you should know about how we collect and process personal data at Sakata and how you can keep full control of your own private data.

Sakata EMEA & Personal Data In General

SAKATA EMEA has adopted a pure B2B business model within the European Union since its creation in 1996 and is therefore not doing any direct business with individuals as such. As a rule, Sakata does not do any specific direct marketing campaigns. Those specific marketing campaigns and all of our events are exclusively managed on external tools such as Mailchimp or direct social media channels where customers and prospects directly subscribe (opt in / consent automatically, managed online by the tool supplier).
As we are not dealing with the consumer market in the EU, we do not track or exchange any personal data relating to any end consumer.

What is Personal Data?

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”

What Personal Data do we collect for customers, suppliers, growers & partners?

Please find below a comprehensive list of all personal data that we may collect about individuals from your organisation:
Full Name, gender, address, email, phone number, social media address, date of birth, birth location, National ID, driving licence & bank account details.

Why do we collect Personal Data?

SAKATA EMEA mainly collects private data from external stakeholders as:
  • Contact information: in order to be able to exchange with our contacts and proceed with shipments / delivery.
  • Bank details: to proceed with payment (can be personal information in the case of individual companies).
  • Financial reports: that we may receive from an external company to assess financial risks and can contain personal information about owners / directors.
  • Required personal data for business trip organisation: when we book hotels, transport or lease a car on demand.

What kind of Personal Data sharing/transfer do we do at Sakata EMEA?

We exchange contact information with forwarders and logistics suppliers (contact name, address, phone, email), bank details with banks and required personal information such as National ID and driving licenses with hotels, transport companies, travel agencies and car leasing companies when needed. We may exchange contact information with other SAKATA subsidiaries when a need is expressed.

How do we take proper care of your Personal Data?

Our group uses state-of-the-art security systems and makes sure that all reasonable security measures are taken to guarantee the best possible level of security on all of our systems and particularly on mobile devices. We have recently assessed all of our security policies with regard to private data management through a specific audit by an external expert.

How long do we keep your Personal Data in our records?

For current third parties we do business with, we keep all data as long as we are active partners. In all other cases and after termination of active business, we keep all personal data for a duration of 10 years.

How can you access / modify / object to / request to be “forgotten”?

You can ask to access, modify, transfer or object to your personal data by simply contacting the official Data Protection Contacts (DPC) listed below or directly with the Data Protection Officer (DPO). Please note that the DPO should be copied into any request to the DPC. We commit to responding to you within one month.

And more… Contact Us

Your DPO for the group is Charles LERICHE: / +33785143692)

Your DPC in our main subsidiaries

  • Denmark: Jens DORPH (Finance / HR / Admin) (
  • The Netherlands: Rob Van WILGENBURG (Finance / HR / Admin) (
  • United Kingdom: Paula KIDBY (Finance / HR / Admin) (
  • Spain: Vicente ZANON (Finance / HR / Admin (Spain))(
  • France: Hélène CHAPTINEL (HR) (
  • South Africa: Fanus Van der MERWE (Compliance) (

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