Privacy Policy

Updated: August 24, 2018 Sealed Air Corporation and its affiliates and subsidiaries (“we”, “us” or “our”) respect your concerns about privacy.  This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to the information about you that we collect on sealedair.com and any of our other websites that link to this Privacy Policy (each, a “Site” and collectively, the “Sites”). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, made subject to and is governed by, our Web Site Terms of Use (the “Terms”).  This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we collect via the Sites, how we may use such information, with whom we may share such information, and what we do to protect such information. We also tell you how you can reach us to ask us to update your preferences regarding how we communicate with you, or answer any questions you may have about this Privacy Policy. If you access any of our Sites in the scope of your employment or otherwise in connection with your responsibilities to your employer, our collection and use of your information may be governed by, and subject to, a separate agreement between us and your employer, instead of this Privacy Policy. You should confirm with your employer whether any such separate agreement exists that governs our collection and use of your information. To the extent there is a conflict between this Privacy Policy and another agreement between Us and you, that agreement shall prevail. A. GENERAL POLICY Information We Collect Personal Information: When you use any of the Sites, you may provide to us (and, if so, we will collect) information including your name, e-mail address, telephone number, the country in which you are located, your company name, and your job level (hereinafter “Personal Information”).  Below is a description of the types of information we collect through the Sites: Cookies & Automatically Collected Information: When you visit our Sites, we use technologies such as cookies, web server logs and web beacons to collect certain information about you.  Cookies are small files that websites and email servers place and access on your computer or other Internet-connected devices to uniquely identify your browser or device or to store information or settings in your device.  Your browser may tell you how to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and how to restrict, disable or delete certain cookies.  Please note, however, that without certain cookies, you may not be able to use all of the features of our Sites.   Our web servers log information such as your device and operating system type, browser type, domain, device ID, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address and other system settings, as well as the language your system uses and the country and time zone where your device is located.  The web server logs also record information such as the address of the web page that referred you to our Site and the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. To control which web servers place and access cookies and collect information automatically, we place tags on our webpages called “web beacons”, which are small files that allow us to understand the actions of visitors to our Sites.  We use similar technology in marketing emails we send, which may enable the placing or accessing of cookies, and also enable us to know if you received the email, if the email was opened and if you clicked on any links included in the email.  You can learn more about our use of cookies, and disable or opt-out of any cookies or other automatic information collection at any time, by visiting our Cookie Consent and Preference portal here. Third-Party Data Collection & Data Collection for Marketing Purposes: We use third-party web analytics services on our Sites. These service providers use cookies and web beacons or other similar technology to help us analyze how users use the Sites.  The information collected by such technology (including, where applicable, your IP address) will be disclosed to (or collected directly) by these service providers, who use the information to facilitate the evaluation of your use of the Sites on our behalf. Third-parties collect Personal Information about your online activities over time and across different sites when you use our Sites.  For example, third-party providers of certain embedded content and tools on our Sites (such as an embedded Twitter or Facebook feed, or an embedded blog commenting system, or any social network that you can use to log in to our Site or to submit information to our Site) collect Personal Information directly from you in connection with your interaction with such content and tools.  Information about your activities on our Sites is collected for use in providing advertising tailored to your individual interests on other websites and online services.  You may choose whether to have your information collected for that purpose.  We participate in advertising services administered by third-parties.  These ad services track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of the automated technologies described above, and such ad services may use this information to show you advertisements that are tailored to your individual interests and/or based on prior visits to our Sites.  We and our third-party service providers use first-party cookies and third-party cookies alone or together, as well as other automated means, and the data collected through such means and from other sources to: (i) inform, optimize, and serve ads (including ads based on past visits to our Sites), and (ii) report on our ad impressions, other uses of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services (including how they are related to visits to our Sites).   You can opt-out of these third-party services any time by visiting our Cookie Consent and Preference portal here. How We Use the Information We Collect We use the information we obtain about you when you visit the Sites to: Process, evaluate, and respond to your requests, inquiries, and applications; 
  • Contact you with marketing communications; 
  • Contact you as necessary to enforce the Terms;
  • To aggregate and remove personally identifiable aspects of such data in order to perform data analytics services;
  • Operate, evaluate, and improve our business; and
  • Monitor aggregate Site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed.
We retain Personal Information only for so long as it is necessary or relevant to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes or comply with applicable law, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems or assist with investigations.  After it is no longer necessary for us to retain Personal Information, we dispose of it in accordance with our data retention and disposal policies. Third-Parties with Whom We Share Your Information Third-Party Service Providers: We engage in transfers of Personal Information collected from you to third-party service providers that we use to support the provision of the Sites and our services.  As allowed by applicable law, we may disclose automatically collected and other aggregated information with our third-party service providers, to assist such parties in assisting us in understanding the usage, viewing, and demographic patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the Sites.   As allowed by applicable law, we also share information among our affiliates and joint marketing partners for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.  We provide information to our authorized distributors for the purpose of contacting you for follow-up regarding your requests, or for keeping you informed of new activities.  We only transfer information to our third-party service providers that contractually agree to protect such information in a manner that is no less restrictive than the standards set forth in this Privacy Policy. As Required by Law: Subject to applicable law, we disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law, regulation or legal process, such as a subpoena; (ii) in response to requests by government entities, such as law enforcement authorities; (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical, financial or other harm, injury or loss; or (iv) in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual unlawful activity.   Mergers, Acquisitions & Reorganizations In the event that all or a portion our business or its assets are acquired by, reorganized or merged with a third-party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users in connection with such acquisition, reorganization or merger, including Personal Information.  In such an event, we will require any such third-party to agree to treat your information in a manner that is no less restrictive than set forth in this Privacy Policy. Your Choices & Preferences If you would like to update or modify your information or subscription preferences, you may contact us as described in the ‘Contact Us’ section below.  You also may unsubscribe from any of our promotional emails by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link in any promotional email you receive from us.  Changes made to your profile will be effective once saved into our systems in accordance with our standard procedures for implementing user questions regarding your Personal Information. How We Protect Personal Information We use commercially reasonable efforts to safeguard and protect the security of all data, inclusive of any Personal Information collected by the Company from you through the Sites.  It is also important for you to comply with the access controls (e.g., username/password management) and other applicable provisions of the Terms to protect against unauthorized access to the devices you use to access the Sites. Links to Third-Party Websites Our Sites may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. Those websites may be operated by companies not affiliated with us.  Linked websites may have their own privacy policies, which we strongly suggest you review if you visit any linked websites.  We are not responsible for the content of any websites that are not affiliated with us, any use of those websites, or the privacy practices of those websites. B. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO INFORMATION RECEIVED FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION In addition to any other provisions of this Privacy Policy applicable to Personal Information, the following provisions apply to information that is received from the European Union (“EU”). Legal Basis for Processing: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) requires us to explain the legal justification for our use of your information. As described above under the section entitled ‘How We Use the Information We Collect’, we use the information we collect from you for various purposes.  We rely on the following legal bases in connection with our processing of such information:
  • Processing is necessary to provide a service or feature you request. This includes processing, evaluating, and respond to your requests, inquiries, and applications; monitoring compliance with and enforcing our Terms; and providing Site features and functions you use. 
  • Processing is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests and we have taken steps to ensure that our interests do not unduly intrude on your privacy. We rely on this justification when we monitor aggregate Site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed; analyze the information we collect to improve performance and better understand the preferences of our customers; develop and improve our marketing materials, and, where permitted, contact you with marketing communications; and to protect our legal rights, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems or assist with investigations. 
  • Processing is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, such as to meet our record-keeping obligations.
  • Any purpose for which you actively consent, such as to place non-essential cookies and if you agree that we may contact you with relevant marketing information.
Where we rely on consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your information at any time by providing notice to us using the contact information below in the section entitled ‘Contact Us’. Transfers of Personal Information Outside of the EU We transfer information we collect about you to the United States and other countries that do not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided such information.  When we transfer your information to countries that are not considered by the European Commission to provide adequate protection, we rely on European Commission-approved agreements in accordance with Article 46 of the GDPR to protect your information in the countries to which it is transferred.  Storage Period for Information We will store the information of individuals in the EU for the following periods:
  • Information Collected from Cookies: the cookies we use expire after 13 months, after which we will ask your consent again to place cookies.
  • Marketing Preferences: we retain information about your marketing preferences for 3 years from your last interaction with us.
  • Customer Service: we retain information about any customer service inquiries for 10 years after the question is resolved.
  • Business Transactions: we retain information about transactions with you for 10 years after we terminate our business relationship.
Your Data Subject Rights You have the right to request that we take any of the following actions with respect to your Personal Information:
  • Rectify any of the information about you that is inaccurate;
  • Complete any of your Personal Information that is incomplete;
  • Erase or restrict the processing of information about you, where we do not have the right to retain or continue using it in light of the circumstances of your request;
  • Provide you a copy of the information you have provided us directly in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format that can be transmitted to a third-party (i.e., portability). 
You may also object to our use of your information for our legitimate interests as described above. We are not required to comply with your request if we have compelling interests or are legally required to override your request. C. CALIFORNIA DO NOT TRACK DISCLOSURE We do not currently respond to browser 'Do Not Track' signals.  D. UPDATES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY We may update this Privacy Policy periodically without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our information practices or with respect to applicable laws. We will post the updated version on our Sites and indicate at the top when it was last updated. Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy. Our amended Privacy Policy will automatically take effect upon the date that an update is published. Your continued use of the Sites after the updated Privacy Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the then-current version of the Privacy Policy. E. COMPLAINTS Should you have any complaints regarding the use of Personal Information by us, please contact us using the contact information provided below.  For individuals in the EU, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in the country you reside, work or where you feel an infringement has occurred.  F. CONTACT US If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us as indicated below: Sealed Air Corporation
Attn: Data Privacy Office
2415 Cascade Pointe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28208
Email: dataprivacy@sealedair.com
Phone: (980) 221-3235