PRIVACY POLICY

This Data Privacy Notice informs you about how and for which purposes we will process your personal data and explain your rights under applicable data protection. We are strongly dedicated to handling your personal data always responsibly, diligently and in compliance with all legal requirements. State of the art professional standards will be applied to protect the integrity and security of your personal data.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

We, Holcim Ltd, Grafenauweg 10, 6300 Zug, Switzerland will be the responsible controller for any personal data you provide us with in connection with our business relationship.

WHICH PERSONAL DATA DO WE COLLECT?

Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will collect only the basic personal data required in connection with our business relationship. This includes your contact data (such as name and job title, address, telephone number, email address and other contact details, mobile device unique identifier and the IP address of your computer if you use our websites, online platforms or apps). While doing business with you, we will also collect business-related data which may include information on purchases, services and other business activities, product feedback and any other information you may provide to us.


If you use our websites, please note that these use cookies and other analytical tools (e.g. Tracking Pixel, Google Analytics etc.). Please click here to learn more about our use of such tools.

HOW DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA?

We will collect your personal data directly from you when you interact with us, e.g. when you visit our website, communicate with us in relation to our products and services, submit an order, register to receive our newsletter or participate in our customer surveys.

WHY WE PROCESS PERSONAL DATA

We use your personal data for providing you the products and services we offer. To do so, we keep records of your business with us and manage your account. We may also contact you for customer assistance and service purposes or to inform you about our products and services. If you do not provide us with your personal information, we will be unable to provide you with the requested products or services.


We will also process your personal data where we are required to do so by law (e.g. to keep sales records for tax purposes) or where you have expressly permitted us to do so.

HOW WE USE PERSONAL DATA

We will store and process your personal data within the European Union.


We may store and process your personal data, or share it with the recipients described below, also outside of the European Union. We will do so only to the extent permitted by applicable law and take appropriate safeguards to ensure the security and integrity of your personal data. You may contact us anytime using the contact details below if you would like further information on such safeguards.

WHO WE SHARE PERSONAL DATA WITH

We may share your personal data with:

We may also instruct service providers (e.g. a cloud provider), domestically or abroad, to process your personal data on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions. We will retain control over your personal data and will remain fully responsible to you when engaging service providers.


We may also share your personal data with third parties if we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets, along with its professional advisers. If the company or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal data held by us about customers will be one of the transferred assets.


Otherwise, no third parties will have access to your personal data unless there is a legal obligation or you give us permission to do so.

HOW LONG DO WE STORE PERSONAL DATA?

We will hold your personal data as long as required to provide the services, products or information you have requested and to administer your business relationship with us. If you have asked us not to communicate with you, we will hold this information as long as required to comply with your request. We are also required to keep certain of your personal data (e.g. relating to business transactions) for certain retention periods under applicable law. Your personal data will be promptly deleted when it is no longer required for these purposes.

YOUR RIGHTS

You have the right to request from us access to and rectification or erasure of your personal data or restriction of processing concerning you and to object to processing as well as the right to data portability in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation.


In particular, you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you. If you use this service repeatedly, we may make a small charge for this. If you would like to transfer your personal data to another controller, we will provide you with the personal data which you provided to us and which has been processed by automated means in a machine-readable portable format free of charge.


As we want to make sure that your personal data is accurate and up to date you may also ask us to correct or remove any information which you think is inaccurate.


For any of the above requests, please send a description of your personal data concerned and state name, email address, your personal account and customer number as proof of identity to privacy@holcim.com. We may require additional proof of identity to protect your personal data against unauthorized access.


If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled by us or wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us at privacy@holcim.com to have the matter investigated. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority in your country.

WHAT IF I’M UNDER 16?

If you are under 16, please make sure that you obtain your parent/guardian’s permission prior to providing us with any of your personal data. Persons under the age of 16 are not permitted to provide us with their personal data without such consent.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

This Data Privacy Notice was last updated in May 2021. From time to time, we may make changes or amend it as required to comply with applicable data protection law. So you may wish to check back from time to time. Any amended information Data Privacy Notice will apply from the date it is posted on our website.


If you have any questions regarding your rights or if you have any specific requests relating to your Personal Data please contact us at privacy@holcim.com.

Disclaimer

This website contains forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute forecasts regarding results or any other performance indicator, but rather trends or targets, as the case may be, including with respect to plans, initiatives, events, products, solutions and services, their development and potential. Although Holcim believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions at the time of publishing this website, investors are cautioned that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Holcim, including but not limited to risks associated with sustainability, climate change, energy prices and access to raw materials, as well as the other risks described in Holcim’s annual report available on its website (www.holcim.com) and uncertainties related to market conditions, the implementation of our plans, to pursue the separation of the North American business and our ability to achieve any of the benefits that we expect to achieve from the separation, as well as the risks described in the registration statement relating to the separation which is expected to be filed with the SEC. Accordingly, we caution you against relying on forward-looking statements. Holcim does not undertake to provide updates of these forward-looking statements.

Words such as “anticipate(s),” “expect(s),” “intend(s),” “plan(s),” “believe(s),” “plan(s),” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “seek(s),” and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could lead to actual results differing materially from those projected, forecasted or expected. Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be attained.

Risks and uncertainties relating to the proposed separation that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations include, but are not limited to: an unexpected failure to complete, or unexpected delays in completing, the necessary actions for the proposed separation, or to obtain the necessary approvals to complete these actions; that the potential strategic benefits, synergies or opportunities expected from the separation may not be realized or may take longer to realize than expected; costs of implementation of the separation and any changes to the configuration of businesses included in the separation if implemented; the potential inability to access or reduced access to the capital markets or increased cost of borrowings, including as a result of a credit rating downgrade; the potential adverse reactions to the proposed separation by customers, suppliers, strategic partners or key personnel and potential difficulties in maintaining relationships with such persons and risks associated with third party contracts containing consent and/or other provisions that may be triggered by the proposed separation; the risk that any newly formed entity to house the North American business would have no previously established credit rating and may not have access to the capital markets on acceptable terms; unforeseen tax liabilities or changes in tax law; requests or requirements of governmental authorities related to certain existing liabilities; and the ability to obtain or consummate financing or refinancing related to the transaction upon acceptable terms or at all.

These forward-looking statements reflect management’s judgment as of this date, and Holcim assumes no (and disclaims any) obligation to revise or update them to reflect future events or circumstances.

We make no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of any projections, statements or information contained in this document. It is understood and agreed that any such projections, targets, statements and information are not to be viewed as facts and are subject to significant business, financial, economic, operating, competitive and other risks, uncertainties and contingencies many of which are beyond our control, that no assurance can be given that any particular financial projections ranges, or targets will be realized, that actual results may differ from projected results and that such differences may be material. While all financial projections, estimates and targets are necessarily speculative, we believe that the preparation of prospective financial information involves increasingly higher levels of uncertainty the further out the projection, estimate or target extends from the date of preparation. The assumptions and estimates underlying the projected, expected or target results are inherently uncertain and are subject to a wide variety of significant business, economic and competitive risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the financial projections, estimates and targets. The inclusion of financial projections, estimates and targets in this website should not be regarded as an indication that we or our representatives, considered or consider the financial projections, estimates and targets to be a reliable prediction of future events.

This website does not constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to (i) sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any securities of any legal entity of Holcim, or (ii) to enter into any contract, agreement or commitment whatsoever with any legal entity of Holcim.