This statement should be read in conjunction with our website Terms and Conditions of Use


This Privacy Policy applies to the collection and use of personal information by Croda International plc and its affiliates ("Croda").

You do not have to give us any information to use this website ( However, if you wish to subscribe, obtain greater functionality or apply for a job, we need certain information from you.

Information We May Collect from You and Its Use

When you use this website, certain limited information (such as your browser type and IP address) will be collected by us automatically. We will also collect and store personal information where:

  • you purchase goods or services from Croda, either in your own capacity or as a representative of an organisation;
  • you apply for a job or summer placement;
  • you contact us with a general query;
  • you buy or own shares in Croda, or you contact us or our partner ingage with investor queries; or
  • you attend a Croda event.

The personal information we collect will depend on the context.  Generally we only need to collect contact details (name, postal/ email address, telephone numbers) unless you volunteer further information.  If you apply for a job or summer placement you will need to provide certain information, for example about your education, employment, racial background and state of health.

By applying for a job or summer placement, you expressly consent to our use of this information to assess your application and to allow us to carry out the monitoring activities required of us as an equal opportunities employer.

We use the personal information we collect to offer you our goods and services, send you marketing communications (subject to your consent), facilitate our employment and placement programme, manage investor and public relations, and improve our services to you and this website.

Croda owns all database rights in the information collected on this website.

Transfers and Disclosure of Your Information

We do not sell, share or transfer this information except as set out in this Policy.

As a company with offices situated throughout the world, it will from time to time be necessary to pass your information between our overseas offices and our affiliated businesses. Croda may also share information with third party service providers that process the data on its behalf. In both cases, if personal information is transferred outside the EEA we will take steps to ensure that the data receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the EEA.

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator or any other legal process served on Croda. Should Croda be the subject of a takeover, divestment or acquisition we may disclose your personal information to the new owner of the business.

Security of and Access to Your Information

We invest appropriate resources to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. However, no internet-based site can be 100% secure and we cannot be held responsible for unauthorised or unintended access that is beyond our control.

We keep records for as long as required for operational purposes and in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements.

You have the right to request copies of certain of your personal information within our custody and control and details of how we use that information. If you think any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may also request it is corrected. You also have a right, in certain circumstances, to require us to stop processing your personal information.

In relation to all of these rights, please email or write to us at the address below. Please note that we may, where permitted under applicable law, charge a small administrative fee and / or request proof of identity. We will respond to your requests within all applicable timeframes.