Last updated on 19 April 2022

SODICA attaches great importance to the protection of privacy and personal data. That is why we present our approach to your personal data in more detail in this Privacy Policy, to explain the cases in which we collect it, the reasons for collecting it and what we do with it.

The collection and processing that we perform is carried out in accordance with the legal framework applicable to the protection of personal data and in particular, the General Data Protection Regulation EU 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘GDPR’) and the French Data Processing and Freedoms law of January 6, 1978.

By using the SODICA services and/or website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.


When does SODICA collect your personal data?

Throughout our relationship, you may be required to provide us with your personal data when:

  • you create an account on our website;
  • you buy our products or services;
  • you contact our After-Sales service, make a complaint, enter into contact with our Customer Relations teams or, more generally, make any other direct contact with our teams;
  • you subscribe to information or promotional messages, participate in marketing studies or offer to leave your opinions on our website;
  • you browse the website. We use cookies, small text files that are stored on your device (computer, tablet or mobile).


What personal information does SODICA collect?

Personal data refers to information that relates, directly or indirectly, to a natural person, who has been identified or is identifiable.

The personal data that SODICA may collect includes:

  • Individual-related data and contact information: last name, first name, telephone numbers, postal addresses, email address.
  • Login data: IP address.
  • Data relating to transactions made on the website: customer number, invoice numbers, package numbers, order history, sales numbers and order numbers.
  • Data relating to your communications with our Customer Service department: your voice, if you have not objected to it being recorded, the communications you have sent to us and your responses to surveys.
  • Preference data: acceptance or refusal of marketing communication (offers, advertisements, promotions) from us or from our partners.
  • Payment data; Bank details


How does SODICA use the personal information it collects?

SODICA only processes your personal data for one of the following legally authorised purposes:

  • the performance of a contract, such as the processing of an order;
  • the performance of a legal obligation, such as the retention of invoices;
  • when to do so is in SODICA’s legitimate interest;
  • when you have given your consent for your personal data to be processed.

Examples of legitimate interests provided by the GDPR include fraud prevention, direct marketing and the sharing of personal data within a group of companies.

Specifically, the personal information we collect will be used for:

  • banking transactions;
  • customer relationship management (customer account, orders, invoices, etc.);
  • pre-sales service (information, advice)
  • after-sales service (complaints, product returns, refunds, etc.);
  • the delivery of products (e.g., carriers);
  • the website’s cyber security and maintaining it in an operational condition (including data hosting);
  • information messages;
  • statistical, marketing and analytical studies to improve our services and offers
  • advertising and sales prospecting;
  • public safety (for example, a product recall campaign).


SODICA will only use your personal information for legitimate business interests, to fulfil its legal obligations or to fulfil its contractual obligations as described in this Privacy Policy.

Does SODICA share the information it collects with third parties?

We do not share your personal data with third parties, other than the internal departments and entities of the Group to which SODICA belongs, which are duly authorized to process your personal data for the specific purposes mentioned above.

However, we may be required to pass on your personal data to duly authorised external providers with whom we work for the specific purposes mentioned above (and in particular payment service providers, carriers, insurers, lawyers, auditors and statutory auditors).

Does SODICA transfer personal information abroad?

We will transfer your personal information in strict compliance with the requirements of the GDPR, and only to the extent necessary.

SODICA may be required to transmit your personal data to countries outside the European Union in the context of the following activities: computer services (servers, cloud) and the transport of goods. However, when we use international providers located outside the European Union, which have a regulatory framework for the level of data protection lower than that of the European Union, all necessary measures are taken to ensure and protect the confidentiality of your personal data and to secure their transfer.

How does SODICA use cookies or other tracking technologies?

SODICA may use cookies on its website. Cookies are small text files sent and stored on users’ computers. They allow websites to recognise frequent users, facilitate user access to the websites and collect data that will improve the website content. Cookies cause no damage to computers or files.

If you wish, you can at any time authorise, block or delete the cookies installed on your computer. On the SODICA website, you can change your cookie preferences if you wish to refuse or block cookies. Please note, however, that cookies may be essential for the proper functioning or for certain features of the SODICA website and SODICA’s computer applications.

How long will SODICA keep your personal information?

For the purposes of processing related mainly to the creation of your customer account, and the history of the transactions you complete on the website, your personal data is kept for as long as you are an ‘active’ customer and for a period of time which may vary according to the legal requirements in force. If this information is not subject to contractual or legal obligations, SODICA will retain it for as long as is necessary to accomplish the original objective for which it was collected. In all cases, your personal data is kept for a maximum period of ten (10) years in accordance with our legal obligations, for accounting and tax purposes.

What rights do you have over your personal information?

Natural persons may at any time have access to, review, update, correct, modify or delete the information communicated to SODICA.

More specifically and in accordance with the European regulations in force, you have the following rights:

  • the right to access (Article 15 GDPR) and correct your personal data (Article 16 GDPR).
  • the right to delete the personal data of natural persons (Article 17 of the GDPR), when they it is inaccurate, incomplete, ambiguous or outdated,
  • the right to withdraw consent at any time (Article 13-2c GDPR)
  • the right to limit the processing of data (Article 18 GDPR)
  • the right to oppose data processing (Article 21 GDPR)
  • the right to portability of the data that natural persons have provided, when such data is subject to automated processing based on their consent or a contract (Article 20 GDPR).
  • the right to bring an appeal to the national data protection authority, and in France, the French Data Protection Authority - CNIL (

In order to be able to exercise your rights, including changing, deleting or having access to your personal information, to report problems encountered on the website or to ask any questions, please contact us by email at

SODICA will make reasonable efforts to update the information in a timely manner and, where required by law, will remove your personal information from its files. In order to protect user confidentiality and security, SODICA will take steps to verify the identity of the user before making any requested changes.

SODICA will reply to you within one (1) month of the date of receipt of your request. In some cases, due to the complexity of the request or the number of requests, this period may be extended by two (2) months.

Could this Privacy Policy change?

SODICA reserves the right to change its Policy at any time without notice, in particular in order to develop its services or to comply with any new applicable regulation. The applicable policy is the one in effect at the time of the creation of any account or on the date of login access to the website.

We therefore recommend that the user regularly reviews the Policy on the website to stay informed of any new updates.

How can you contact SODICA?

If you have any questions regarding SODICA's general privacy practices, please contact us by email at or by post at the following postal address: SODICA, 5 allée des Barbanniers 92230 Gennevilliers, France.