Privacy Policy

Last Updated:  October 2017

This Privacy Policy describes how Collibra N.V. and Collibra Inc. (“Collibra”, “We”, “Us” or “Our”) collect, use, protect and share your personal data (“Data”) when you install, access or use any websites, mobile apps, or other digital properties edited by Us or/and on which this Privacy Policy is posted or referenced (including in particular Collibra University, Collibra Community and Our products and services ) or when you otherwise interact with Us, including when you attend events hosted or attended by Collibra and when you contact Us for customer support (collectively, the “Services”).

This Collibra Privacy Policy does not apply to the information processed by Collibra on behalf of its enterprise customers via the Services.

This Privacy Policy is part of the Terms and Conditions of the Services.

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time or substitute this Privacy Policy at our sole discretion. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a statement to Our website homepages or sending you an email notification) or otherwise seek additional consent in accordance with applicable law. You should check regularly for the most up-to-date version of this Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services.

1. The identity of the controller

You are hereby informed that Data that you provide are subject to an automated data processing whose controller is Collibra or its subsidiaries which contact details are indicated at the bottom of each data collection form.

2. Collection of Data

We may collect Data about Our client, prospects and visitors.

Your Data are collected when you install, access, or use the Services, and when you otherwise interact with us.

Data We collect falls into the following categories:

  • Identifying information and civil status;
  • information about your company and current position;
  • login information;
  • location information.

These Data are gathered directly from you via the Data collection form or indirectly through automated methods.

We may combine Data you provide Us with Data that are collected through automated methods.

2.1. Information you provide to Us

We process Data you provide directly to Us, in particular when you complete a data collection form.

For example, we collect Data when you create an account, use the Services, participate in a contest or promotion, register for an event or an online course, apply for a job, request customer support or otherwise communicate with Us.

The Data may include the following data as well as any other type of information that we specifically request you to provide to Us through Our collection forms, such as:

  • name
  • email address,
  • postal address,
  • phone number,
  • information about your company and current position.

Our collection forms will indicate as to whether replies are mandatory or not and the consequences of a possible failure to reply.

2.2. Data We collect automatically when you use the Services

When you access or use Our Services, we automatically collect the following information about you:

  • Log Information: We log information about your use of the Services, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to Our Services.
  • Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access Our Services, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.
  • Location Information: We may with your consent collect information about the location of your device each time you access or use one of Our mobile applications. If you initially consent to Our collection of location information, you may be able to subsequently stop the collection of these Data through your device operating system settings. You may also stop Our collection of location information by following the standard uninstall process to remove Our mobile applications from your device.

2.3. Information we collect automatically through Cookies and other tracking technology

We may use cookies, web beacon and other similar technologies on our online Services to collect information and provide you with the services or products that you have requested.

A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed onto an Internet user’s web browser or device and which is used to record information related to the navigation or the use of a device or a website.

A “web beacon” is a small object or image that is embedded into a web page, application, or email and is used to track activity. They are also sometimes referred to as pixels and tags (also known as “tracking pixels”). It may be used in Our Services or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

We use cookies and other similar technologies to collect information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We may also combine the information collected by these technologies with information we have collected about you by other means that are described in this Privacy Policy.

Some of the cookies are used for the exclusive purpose of enabling or facilitating communication or are strictly necessary for the provision of Our Services.

These are essentially of session cookies for authenticating and connecting to the Services, as well as memorizing navigation items during a session.

You have the ability to decline cookies by changing the settings on your browser but this might prevent you from benefiting from some elements of the Services. You can also consult or destroy cookies if you wish, since they are stored on your hard disk.

We may also use these technologies for other purposes than the Services operation such as:

  • To improve Our Services;
  • To remember you, for your convenience, when you visit Our Services;
  • To provide you with advertising tailored to your interests;
  • or other purposes described in the section of this Privacy Policy titled, “How we use the Data”, under points (v), (vi) and (viii).

We inform you, in particular, that We use Google Analytics to collect information about use of Our Services. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. We inform you that Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit Our site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser. For more information on Google Analytics, please visit Google Analytics.

2.4. Data We collect from other Sources

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through Our Services. For example, if you connect a Collibra account with your social media account, we may have access to certain information from the company that owns or operates the social media account in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media company.

Additionally, Collibra may receive information about you from other third parties whom you have authorized to share your information or who collect information in connection with co-branded offerings.

2.5. Third Party Cookies

When you access or use Our Services, one or more cookies from third party are likely to be placed on your equipment.

We inform you that We have no access and cannot exercise any control over third party cookies. However, we shall ensure that the partner companies agree to process the information collected on Our Services in compliance with the Regulations and undertake to implement appropriate measures for securing and protecting the confidentiality of the Data.

3. How we use the Data

We may use information about you for the following purposes:

  1. Provide, maintain and improve Our Services;
  2. Provide and deliver the Services you request, process transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and invoices;
  3. Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
  4. Respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
  5. Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by Collibra and others, with your prior consent, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;
  6. Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with Our Services;
  7. Personalize and improve the Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;
  8. Process and deliver contest entries and rewards;
  9. Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and
  10. Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected, and which is necessarily contemplated by the collection of such information or is otherwise explicitly mentioned in the process of collection.

According to the Regulation, each Data processing is performed on one of the following legal basis:

  1. Your consent;
  2. The performance of the Service subscribed by you.
  3. The legitimate interests pursued by Us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests or your fundamental right and freedoms.

4. How we share your Data

The following persons may receive the Data:

  1. Our subsidiaries;
  2. Our Data processor;
  3. Our trading partners.

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • In connection with a joint marketing campaign, seminar, Collibra product offering or other product or service offered by Collibra in conjunction with a third party, we may share your information with any third parties participating in such offering and such parties may use this information for their direct marketing purposes. Please see “Your Rights to Information about Sharing” below for more information about this sharing.
  • With resellers of Collibra products and services or with sellers of products and services complementary to Collibra products and services, in order to pursue sales opportunities and for other direct marketing purposes. Please see “Your Rights to Information about Sharing” below for more information about this sharing.
  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on Our behalf;
  • In response to a request for information if we are required by, or believe disclosure is required by, any applicable law, regulation or legal process, including in connection with lawful requests by law enforcement, national security, or other public authorities;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of Our business to another company; and
  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through Our Services that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

5. The period of Data retention

Data are retained in a form that allows your identification for a period no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which they are obtained and processed.

For more information, please refer to the period retention specified onto our Data collection forms.

6. Data transfer

6.1. How we transfer your Data

6.1.1. Privacy Shields self-certification

We inform you that Data could be transferred outside European Union only with adequate safeguards.

All transfers shall be made to:

  • a country recognized by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection;
  • a company located to the United State and that has adhered to the Privacy Shield Framework;
  • a country which does not offer adequate protection but whose transfer has been governed by the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission.

6.1.2. Online Complaint

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, We commit to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your Data. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Us at:

We have further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to JAMS, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit JAMS Privacy Shield complaints for more information or to file a complaint. The services of JAMS are provided at no cost to you.

Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.

6.2. EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

Collibra adheres in its processing of personal data received from the EU (“EU Data”) to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles established by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission (the “Principles”). For more information about the Principles, please visit the Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield website.

Please direct any inquiries or complaints regarding Our compliance with the Principles to the point of contact listed in the “Contact Us” section below. Collibra is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the FTC. If Collibra shares EU Data with a third-party service provider that processes the data solely on Collibra’s behalf, then Collibra may be held liable for that third party’s processing of EU Data in violation of the Principles, unless Collibra can prove that it is not responsible for the event giving rise to the damage.

7. Security

We are committed to taking appropriate measures designed to keep your Data secure. Our technical, administrative and physical procedures are designed to protect Data from loss, theft, misuse and accidental, unlawful or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, use and destruction. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to Us, both during transmission and once it is received. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact Us at

8. Your rights

According to the Data Protection Act of January 6th, 1978, and the regulation 2016/679 of the European parliament and of the council of 27 April 2016 (the “Regulation”), you have – at any time – a right of access, rectification, opposition on legitimate grounds and limitation where appropriate, as well as the right to define guidelines related to the fate of your Data after your death.

You also have the right to receive Data which you have provided to Us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller under conditions and in accordance with the Regulation.

You may exercise your rights by contacting Us in writing, with a proof of your identity, at the address provided in the “Contact Us” section below or at the address provided in our Data collection form. We inform you that you also may update, correct or delete by yourself your account information by logging into your online account.

Especially regarding promotional or sales communications, you may opt out of receiving promotional or sales communications from Collibra by following the instructions provided in those communications or by sending an email to If you email Us to unsubscribe from Our commercial email messages, please include the word “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the email subject line. Please note that if you opt out of receiving promotional communications, we may still send you transactional or relationship messages, such as those about your account or Our ongoing business relations.

You can also contact Us by sending an email to to request to be removed from Our sales call list.

Finally, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact Us at:

Collibra Inc.
Attn: Legal
61 Broadway, Suite 2401
New York, NY 10006


Collibra N.V.
Attn: Chief Information Security Officer
Oorlogskruisenlaan 116,
1120 Brussels – BELGIUM