Privacy Policy

Business at OECD (BIAC) takes personal data protection very seriously, including to ensure compliance with the legal requirements set out in the Regulation 2016/679 on General Data Protection and Directive 2002/58/EC on e-Privacy. In this Privacy Policy, BIAC (also hereafter ‘we’) provides a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle personal data. We encourage you to carefully read this Privacy Policy.

The BIAC Secretariat is located at 13-15, Chaussée De La Muette, 75016 Paris, France. Should you have any questions, comments or queries with regards to how we use your information, we encourage you to contact us at and we can be reached by phone at +33 1 42 30 09 60. We will do our best to answer/resolve your queries in the shortest possible time.

1. About BIAC


Established in 1962, BIAC is the officially recognized institutional business stakeholder at the OECD. We stand for policies that enable businesses of all sizes to contribute to economic growth, sustainable development, and societal prosperity. Through BIAC national business and employers’ federations representing over 9 million companies provide perspectives to cutting-edge OECD policy debates that shape market-based economies and impact global governance. Our expertise is enriched by the contributions of a wide range of international sector organizations.


2. Business at OECD (BIAC) Privacy Statement


The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you of the procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information and personal data by BIAC, including through our communications channels (including our website accessible on, our newsletter and other channels).


The Business at OECD (BIAC) communication channels are provided by BIAC. By visting and using our communications channels and providing information to BIAC, you acknowledge that you have been informed and you consent to the Privacy Policy, including with regard to use and disclosure of personal information which may be collected when you contact BIAC, subscribe to BIAC email alerts and newsletters, when you register for events or on a platform, or when you request any other products and services provided by BIAC in accordance with the purposes detailed in section 4. If you do not wish your personal information to be used by BIAC in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy, please do not provide us this information.

3. Nature of information collected


3.1. Personal data that you provide voluntarily or that we receive through referrals

In order to receive BIAC communications or information about BIAC products and services, to contact BIAC for any questions or comments, to request BIAC products and services, or to register for BIAC events, you may choose to provide some personal information. The categories of personal information that BIAC may collect for the processing purposes described hereto are:


  • Identification data such as family name, first name;
  • Demographic data such as country of residence;
  • Professional data such as organization, job title, activity, main area of interest;
  • Contact data such as, email address and mobile phone number.

BIAC will ensure that personal data collected from you is strictly necessary for the purposes described in section 4 below.

3.2. Personal data that we collect automatically

When you visit our website or open our news alerts or newsletters, we may collect certain information automatically from your device. In some countries, including countries in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), this information may be considered Personal Data under Applicable Data Protection Laws.

Specifically, the information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, broad geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical information. We may also collect information about how your device has interacted with our Website, including the pages accessed and links clicked.


Collecting this information enables us to better understand the visitors who come to our website, where they come from, and what content on our website is of interest to them. We use this information for our internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our website to our visitors.


Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained in section 9 below.

4. Purposes of Data Processing

BIAC will only use your personal data where permitted to do so by applicable law. Under GDPR, the processing is lawful only if and to the extent that one of the following legal basis applies:


  • Consent: you have given consent to our use of your information, and you may withdraw your consent through unsubscribe links.
  • Contract performance: your information is necessary to enter into or perform a contract with you.
  • Legal obligation: your information is necessary to comply with our legal obligations
  • Legitimate interests: your information is necessary to pursue a legitimate interest


Our legal basis for collecting and using your information described below will depend on the personal data concerned and the specific context in which we collect it. BIAC, or processors on our behalf, may use the collected personal information:


  • To manage your membership within the BIAC Global Network, including as national member, observer, associate expert group, or company affiliate thereof.
    • The legal basis is legitimate interests, consent or contract performance.
  • To engage with you in BIAC projects and activities conducted in the framework of our mission to promote private sector priorities and foster engagement with the OECD.
    • The legal basis is legitimate interests, consent or contract performance.
  • For communication or marketing purposes – we can send newsalerts, newsletters, emails, or other communications relating to products and services that may be of interest. We will provide an option to unsubscribe or opt out of further communications.
    • The legal basis is legitimate interests or consent.
  • To facilitate use of websites or platforms.
    • The legal basis is legitimate interests, consent or contract performance.
  • To process and respond to individual questions and/or inquiries.
    • The legal basis is legitimate interests.
  • For evaluation and development of BIAC activities – we may perform analysis in order to improve our services and offers. BIAC, or third parties on its behalf, may also use information provided in an aggregate and anonymous form for internal business and planning purposes, including to analyse trends and statistics.
    • The legal basis is legitimate interests.

5. Data retention


BIAC will retain your personal data only for as long as it is necessary to complete the operations for which data has been collected or until you request to no longer to receive communications from us, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

When you submit an enquiry to BIAC via our “Contact Us” form, an email is sent directly to our secure email server. The details of your enquiry may be stored by BIAC in our email archives.



6. Transfer of data


For the purposes mentioned in section 4, as a global organization, and as the institutional stakeholder to the OECD, BIAC may need to transfer and process your personal information in a country other than your country of residence, and/or outside of the European Union, and/or to/in countries which may have different data protection laws. In this case, BIAC will put in place appropriate and adequate operational, organizational, procedural, and technical measures in order to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal data.


7. Security


Protecting your privacy and your personal information is a priority for BIAC. BIAC has taken reasonable measures to protect your personal information from loss, misuse and alteration. However, please be aware that no data transmission over the Internet or storage technology can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. BIAC can only take steps to help reduce the risks of unauthorized access to information/data. Each individual using the Internet user can also take steps to help protect his/her personal information and is encouraged to do so to further minimize the likelihood that a security incident may occur.


8. Your rights


The collected information is necessary for your registration and, more generally, for the purposes described in section 4. It is subject to data processing at BIAC. In application of the French law on data protection and the European Regulation on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and of the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation “GDPR”) you will benefit from the right to access, rectification, erasure, restriction processing, object to the processing, portability. If you wish to exercise these rights and obtain all relevant information, please contact us at

9. Cookies Policy


The Site uses “cookies” (i.e., small text files which are downloaded to a user’s device when visiting the Site) in order to improve navigation around the Site for the user and improve the quality of the Site. Cookies which are not necessary are disabled by default. If you do not accept optional cookies, your experience may be affected but that does not prevent you from navigating in the website. By authorizing optional cookies, you agree to the deposit and reading of cookies and the use of tracking technologies necessary for their proper functioning.

When you consent to be contacted by BIAC to receive news alerts or email events, be informed that they contain trackers to ensure their good reception in order to update the list of recipients, to automatically register your unsubscribing and to measure the overall interest in the subjects discussed.

10. Links to Other Sites


The site may contain links to or from a number of third party websites (hereinafter referred to as “Third Party Sites”). BIAC does not, in any way, control or operate the Third Party Sites. BIAC is not responsible for the privacy practices, content, policies or actions of the Third Party Sites. This Privacy Policy is only applicable to general information processed by the BIAC Sites, pursuant to information collected on BIAC Sites. The use of any information you may provide to third parties on Third Party Sites, or which such parties may otherwise collect on other websites, is not governed by this Privacy Policy.


11. Social Networks


Social media plug-ins of social networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn or services with user-generated content features are integrated into the BIAC Sites. Where the BIAC Sites contain a plug-in to a social network site, these are clearly marked (e.g. with a Twitter button). If you choose to click on one of these buttons or links, your browser connects directly to the servers of the relevant social network. The other website’s privacy policy applies to any personal information you provide to that website. If you do not want the social network to collect the information about you, please review the privacy policy of the relevant social network and/or log out of the relevant social network before you visit the BIAC Site.

12. Intellectual Property (IP) / Content


All content displayed on the BIAC Sites, including but not limited to, text, graphics, logos, buttons, icons, images, sounds, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of BIAC or its content suppliers and is protected by the French and/or foreign applicable laws. You are prohibited from using, without permission, any of the marks, trademarks, trade names, service names, logos or other proprietary graphic appearing throughout the BIAC Sites. 

13. Updates to Privacy Policy


To the extent permitted by applicable law in your jurisdiction, BIAC may, from time to time, revise or update this Privacy Policy. You agree to be bound by such modifications or updates. If we make material revisions to the way we collect or use your personal information such that we are using it for purposes that you have not consented to, we will notify you of the changes and, as the case may be, ask for your explicit consent. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Privacy Policy on the Internet, accessible through the BIAC Sites. By continuing to use the BIAC Sites following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes.