Last updated
17th of December 2018

This privacy statement addresses the personally identifable information (“Data”) that we collect and process from readers of The Secret Life of Skin who send requests via the website or subscribe to the newsletter (“Users” or “User”).

This Statement applies to the processing, use and disclosure of User data by electronic means. To fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Statement.

This Statement may be changed from time to time, so we invite you to check this statement regularly. Any amendment shall enter into force after it has been published.

The data controller (the ‘’Controller’’) is DSM Nutritional Products Europe AG, Human Nutrition & Health with its registered office at P.O. Box 2676, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact the The Secret Life of Skin privacy officer:


What types of information will be processed?


The Secret Life of Skin processes the following data:
full name, email address, country (only for requests), job title (only for requests, not compulsory), IP-address.

These data points are entered by yourself by filling in a The Secret Life of Skin webform or by signing up for the newsletter on the website.


What is the purpose for which we process your data?


The Secret Life of Skin processes your data for the following purposes:
1. To send the The Secret Life of Skin email newsletter

2. To build targeted marketing lists within our social media channel marketing platforms (Instagram) to inform you about the latest news in skin microbiome.

We do this on the basis of our legitimate interest since we only collect a limited amount of personal data. We use www.mailchimp.com as a marketing platform for our Monthly Edit newsletter. More information about Mail Chimp’s terms and privacy policy can be found here and here.


How long do we retain your data?


The Secret Life of Skin retains your data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data are processed.


Do we disclose your information to third parties?


The Secret Life of Skin engages third parties in the execution of its services. To the extent that these third parties process your data when performing the relevant services, they do so in the capacity of processor for The Secret Life of Skin and The Secret Life of Skin ensures that the necessary technical and organizational measures are in place to protect your data and to limit its use to the aforementioned purposes.


How do we secure your data?


The Secret Life of Skin handles your personal data with the greatest care. We have taken various technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data against loss or misuse. In this way, we secure our systems according to the applicable security controls from information security standards, such as the ISO 27001.


What are your rights?


You have the right to access, rectify or erase the personal data we have processed about you. In addition, you have the right to restrict or object to our processing of your data.

You can send a request to the The Secret Life of Skin privacy officer:



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