Privacy & Cookies

The protection of privacy and personal data constitutes a fundamental commitment of all the companies that integrate MICROPlásticos, based on the following principles for their treatment:

- The processing of personal data is carried out lawfully, fairly and transparently;

- The respective collection is carried out only for duly determined, explicit and legitimate purposes, in accordance with the applicable legislation;

- The data collected is limited to what is strictly indispensable and for the time necessary for the purposes for which they are processed;

- Only employees, collaborators and partners of the company whose functions so require have access to the personal data processed;

- Personal data is treated confidentially.


A. Personal data

According to the General Data Protection Regulation i.e. Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter only "GDPR") - personal data is any information, of any nature and in any medium, relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"). An identifiable natural person is a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier, such as a name, an identification number, location data, electronic identifiers or to one or more specific elements of that natural person's physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.


B. Responsible for processing

The party responsible for processing the personal data shall be MICROPlásticos, the entity responsible for the website, with which the data subjects are related.


C. Conditions for processing

MICROPlásticos shall only process personal data if one of the conditions laid down in the aforementioned European regulations is met, namely:

  • In case the data subject has given his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data;
  • When the processing of the personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, or for pre-contractual steps at the request of the data subject;
  • When processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which MICROPlásticos is subject;
  • When processing is necessary to ensure the legitimate interests of



When you have your express consent (in writing, orally or by validating an option) and prior, and if such consent is free, informed, specific and unambiguous. Examples are your consent for MICROPlásticos to analyse job applications or validate certificates of qualifications and specific training;



When the processing of personal data is necessary for the conclusion, execution and management of the contract entered into with us, e.g. for the preparation of proposals or quotations, for the management of contacts, information and requests, for the management of billing, collection and payments;


When the processing of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which MICROPlásticos is subject, e.g. the communication of identification data to police, judicial, tax or regulatory authorities;


When the processing of personal data corresponds to a legitimate interest of MICROPlásticos or a third party and when our reasons for its use shall prevail over your data protection rights.


D. Term of retention of your Personal Data

In compliance with the principles previously stated, the personal data processed by MICROPlásticos shall be kept for the time strictly necessary for the purposes for which they were collected. The determination of these periods is made based on criteria for retention of information defined and appropriate to each treatment and respecting the legal and regulatory obligations that fall upon the company.


E. Rights of the Holders of Personal Data

MICROPlásticos ensures that the data subject may exercise the rights conferred on them by the RGPD on data protection, namely:


  • Right of access to personal data (the data subject may obtain confirmation as to whether their personal data are processed and access information about them);
  • Right of rectification (the data subject may request their rectification or that their data be completed);
  • Right to erasure (the data subject may request that their personal data be erased) in the following situations:
    • i. if the personal data are no longer necessary for the purpose for which they were collected or processed;
    • ii. if the consent on which the data processing is based is withdrawn and there is no other legal basis for it;
    • iii. if the data subject opposes the processing and there are no overriding legitimate interests
    • iv. if the personal data has been unlawfully processed
    • v. if the personal data must be erased as a result of a legal obligation.
  • Right to restriction of processing (the data subject shall have the right to request restriction of their processing) where:
    • i. the data subject contests its accuracy, for a period of time that allows its accuracy to be verified;
    • ii. the data subject considers that the processing is unlawful;
    • iii. the data are no longer necessary for the purposes of processing, but are required for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • Right to data portability (when the processing is based on consent or in the performance of a contract and is carried out by automated means, the data subject may request that the personal data concerning him/her that he/she has provided be delivered in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and that the personal data be transmitted to another controller, provided that this is technically possible);
  • Right to object (the data subject has the right to object to the processing) at any time where:
    • i. there is no overriding legitimate interest on the part of the controller;
    • ii. the processing is carried out for purposes other than those for which the data was collected;
  • Right not to be subject to automated individual decisions only (in certain situations, the data subject has the right to request human intervention when decisions are taken on the basis of automated processing only);
  • Right to withdraw consent (the data subject has the right to withdraw the consent he or she has given for the processing of his or her personal data);
  • Right to complain before the National Data Protection Authority (on any matters related to the processing of their personal data).

If you wish to exercise any of the aforementioned rights or clarify any questions related to the protection of privacy and your personal data by MICROPlásticos, you may contact MICROPlásticos by letter addressed to the company's headquarters, for the attention of the Permanent Commission for the RGPD or by email to the address:


F. Security Measures

MICROPlásticos has at its disposal technical and organizational security measures to ensure the protection of personal data against violations ("personal data breach": security breach resulting in the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal data transmitted, stored or otherwise processed) and against any other form of accidental or unlawful processing.

This commitment assumed by MICROPlásticos, in the protection of personal data also implies that whenever personal data is transmitted to other entities, these are required to adopt technical and organizational measures that ensure the same level of protection.

MICROPlásticos will conduct an impact assessment whenever data processing is likely to jeopardize the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals. Whenever we do so, we commit to compliance with EU and national guidelines on the matter, such as Regulation 1/2018 of the National Data Protection Commission.


G. Communication of Personal Data to Third Parties

In the course of its activities, MICROPlásticos may have to communicate or give access to personal data processed under its responsibility to other entities, always ensuring that they present technical and organizational measures that adequately protect personal data.

The personal data shall only be accessed by or shared with the following entities:

  • Companies belonging to MICROPlásticos;
  • Subcontracting entities that provide services to the company, in matters such as IT support, document management, legal support, human resources;
  • Public authorities (e.g. Tax and Customs Authority).

MICROPlásticos may have to transfer personal data to a third country outside the European Union which is not on the list of countries that the EU has considered to have adequate levels of protection for personal data. In such cases, MICROPlásticos shall ensure that data transfers are carried out in strict compliance with applicable legal standards.


H. Additional Information

The data subject may request information or clarification about the treatment performed by MICROPlásticos to his/her personal data, to the email address:

This document may be subject to change at any time. In this case, the changes shall be duly announced and disclosed in the respective by the institutional communication means currently used by MICROPlásticos.


About cookies

What are cookies?

"Cookies" are small software "tags" that are stored in the access equipment through the browser, retaining only information related to preferences.


What are cookies used for?

Cookies are used to help determine the usefulness, interest and number of uses of websites, allowing faster and more efficient browsing by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.

What kind of cookies are there?

There are two groups of cookies that can be used:

  • Permanent cookies - these are cookies that are stored at browser level in the access equipment (PC, mobile and tablet) and are used whenever you make a new visit to one of the websites. They are used to direct browsing to the user's interests, allowing a personalised service to be provided. 
  • Session cookies - these are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of the browser until you leave the website. The information obtained by these cookies is used to analyse web traffic patterns, allowing us to identify problems and provide, at the time, a better browsing experience.

For what purposes do we use cookies?

- Strictly necessary cookies

They allow you to navigate the website and use the applications, as well as access secure areas of the website. If you do not accept these cookies, we will not be able to provide the relevant service.


- Statistics cookies

These are used anonymously to create and analyse statistics in order to improve the functioning of the website. 


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Last update: 02 january 2023
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