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Open CASCADE TECHNOLOGY believes that the establishment of trust and privacy is instrumental to the continued growth of the Internet. We also believe that the efficient collection, use and transfer of information serve to enhance the development of the Internet and electronic commerce, provided that such information is handled in a fair and responsible manner.


In order to reach these goals, Open CASCADE TECHNOLOGY has implemented a Privacy Policy which will enlighten you on how we handle your Personal data and wat are your rights regarding the processing of your Personal data.

  1. Introduction

Data protection is a key concern for Open CASCADE TECHNOLOGY which has been placing this matter as a priority for long. Hence, transparency regarding the way we process the personal data we collect is a commitment for us. The information provided below intends to provide you all relevant information in relation to the collection and processing of information which may be collected through this website, (hereinafter, “the website”)


OPEN CASCADE SAS (hereinafter "we", "us" or "OPEN CASCADE"), acting as the Data Controller, may collect and process personal data relating to you when you visit this website. Processing may collect and process Personal Data about you when you visit this site.


All terms, used in this Privacy Policy, related to data protection and starting with a capital letter take the definitions given by Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 “GDPR”).


  1. Processing your Personal Data

Our website allows you to contact us via the “Contact Us” form. The Personal data we collect through it will be used to manage your request, queries or inquiries. This processing is based on our legitimate interest to develop and maintain a professional relationship with you.


If you choose to allow us to send you emails, regarding new information on OPEN CASCADE services or personalized content, we will use your personal data to send you marketing emails and other personalized contents about OPEN CASCADE. This processing is based on your consent.


If you share a contractual relationship with OPEN CASCADE, we will process your personal data in order to:

  • Enable you to log on certain restricted parts of our website

  • Conduct customer satisfaction surveys, or focus group to which you may take part

  • Manage your participation to online context


This processing is based on our contractual relationship.

Finally, OPEN CASCADE also collects log information to ensure the security, maintenance and improvement. This processing is based on our legal obligations.


  1. Categories of Personal data collected through the Website

Information collected about you when you use the form available in “Contacts”: email address and the content of your “comment”.

Information collected about you through the specific “Registration Form”: first name, last name, company name, email address. You can also decide to fill other information such as your phone number, the way you use SALOME and your expectations for the event, how you want to share your experience in SALOME, the content of your presentation and if you want to tell someone about SALOME Users Day. If you do want to tell about SALOME Users Day, you will have to communicate the email addresses of the persons you want to communicate this Day with.

Information collected about you when you log on to the website to access the Forum: login, password, your first name, your last name, the content of the message you might share on the forum, the date and time of your message.

Other information that may be collected about you: IP address.

  1. How long do we keep your Personal Data

  • Regarding the retention period of your personal data, the GDPR requirements are as follows: If you have an account on our website, we will keep your personal data for 36 months (3 years) after your last connection.

Regarding the lifetime of cookies:

  • We will keep the information relating to the processing of cookies for a period of 13 months. At the end of this period, we undertake to collect your consent again.

Finally, the log information we may collect for the security, maintenance and improvement purposes mentioned above will not be kept longer than one (1) year after collection.


  1. Sharing of your Personal Data


In general, your Personal data can only be accessed by OPEN CASCADE authorized personnel who strictly need to access it.

At OPEN CASCADE, the following functions may access your personal data:

  • Project Owner

  • Technical Managers

  • Support Contract Managers, only when you use the “Contact” form

    1. With other entities of the Group

OPEN CASCADE is part of Capgemini, which is a global organization. Whilst we have distinct legal entities (e.g., country subsidiaries) in many parts of the world, our internal processes and infrastructure are international in scope and nature and generally cross-country borders.

OPEN CASCADE may transfer your Personal Data to other Capgemini entities located outside of the European Economic Area. These transfers are covered by Capgemini’s Binding Corporate Rules (Capgemini BCR) which were approved by the French Data Protection Authority (the CNIL) in 2016. As a result of these BCR, wherever your personal data is processed within the group, your personal data will benefit from the same level of protection. You can access Capgemini BCR by clicking here.

    1. Third-party suppliers

We may rely on third-party suppliers and partners with which we may share your personal data for the purposes indicated above except for marketing purposes. Whenever we rely on such third parties, we make sure that they provide an adequate level of protection to the personal data they process on our behalf and when such third parties are located out of the European Union, we make sure that we enter into European Model Clauses as adopted by the European Commission. You can obtain a copy of the said EU Model Clauses by contacting us at

    1. Governmental, public and / or judicial authorities

We may also be required by laws, court decisions and / or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence to disclose your personal data. We may also disclose your personal information if we determine that, for reasons of national security, public importance or law enforcement, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose Personal Information if we determine in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our rights by using available legal remedies, to apply our terms and conditions, to investigate fraud or to protect our business or users.

  1. Restructuring of activities

Like many organizations, OPEN CASCADE can restructure its operations around the world at any time, either by buying new businesses or by selling or merging existing businesses. These measures may lead us to disclose Personal Data to potential or existing customers or to receive Personal Data from potential sellers. Our rule is to request adequate privacy protection for the Personal Data provided in this type of transaction.

  1. Your rights

Under applicable Data Protection Law and, notably the GDPR, you have a number of rights with regard to your personal data. Those rights are as follows:

  • Right to Access – You can ask to see what personal information OPEN CASCADE holds about you. In the event we cannot provide you with access to your personal information (for instance, if your personal information has been destroyed, erased or made anonymous), we will inform you of the reasons why.

  • Correction or Deletion of Personal Information – OPEN CASCADE works to ensure that your personal information in its possession is accurate, current and complete. If you believe that the personal information OPEN CASCADE holds on you is incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete or outdated, you may request the revision or correction of that information.

  • Withdrawal of Consent – If you have provided consent for the processing of your data (for example, for marketing purposes), you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.

  • Objection to the processing of your Personal data – you have the possibility to object to the processing of your personal data including profiling, on grounds relating to your particular situation as provided by Data Protection laws.

  • Limitation to the processing of your Personal data – you have the right to obtain from us a restriction of processing in certain instances as listed by data protection laws.

  • Right to data portability – you have the right to receive the personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format when the processing is based on your consent or on a contract. You also have the right to ask us to transfer it to another data controller of your choice.

In case of any request or complaint, please send an email to our Data Protection Officer

If you have unresolved concerns, you also have the right to complain to the competent Data Protection Authority.

  1. Security and Data Integrity

OPEN CASCADE has implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure an adequate level of security regarding the risk incurred and to protect your personal data against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

However, you should be aware that, due to the open and unsecured character of the Internet, OPEN CASCADE cannot be responsible for the security of transmissions of the personal data over the Internet.

  1. Third-party websites

This website may provide links to external websites. OPEN CASCADE makes no warranties or representations regarding these external websites. It is important for you to know that the owners and operators of these external websites may collect, use or transfer Personal Data under terms and conditions that are different from those of OPEN CASCADE. By connecting to an external website, you must inform yourself about the privacy and security measures of these external websites.

  1. Notification of changes to this Policy

This Policy has been updated on 01.01.2020. We may periodically modify this Policy to stay abreast of technological developments, industry practices and regulatory requirements, or for other reasons. We expect most of these changes to be minor. When we need to make significant changes to our Charter, we will post a prominent notice on the home page of the website before the change becomes effective.

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