Key Terms for
Data Protection Policy

Applications: means any software, (web) applications, digital tools developed by Daikin Europe N.V. or one of its Subsidiaries;

Automated decision making (processing based solely on): means any processing carried out through an automatized process, therefore excluding any human influence or intervention with regard to the outcome of said process;

Business Partners: means any individual or business which is autonomous from DENV-G (Daikin Europe N.V. Group) but has some degree of involvement in DENV-G’s business or has run a commercial partnership or cooperates with DENV-G for the production and/or supply of products/services Daikin branded;

Cookie: means a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to the device used for visiting a website. At the second visit to the same website, the cookie may allow that website to recognize the browser through which the visit has occurred. Cookies may store user’s preferences and other information;

Daikin Group: means the group of companies controlled by Daikin Industries Ltd. These companies are manufacturers and sellers of Daikin branded products, services worldwide;

Data Controller: means a natural person or a legal entity which determines purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data;

Data Processor: means a natural person or a legal entity which processes Personal Data of a given Data Subject under the Data Controller’s instructions;

Data Protection Officer: means a natural person or a legal entity in charge of:

  • informing and advising the Controller and its Processors and employees on the Processing of Personal Data;
  • monitoring their compliance with Regulation (EU) 679/2016 (GDPR);
  • advising on the drafting of Data Protection Impact Assessments;
  • acting as a contact point and cooperating with the supervisory authority concerned by a complaint or that is investigating on the Processing of Personal Data.

Data Subject: means an identified or identifiable natural person whose Personal Data are processed offline via paper forms or online through Website and Applications. Identifiable means a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, namely by means of an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or by one or more elements which are characteristic for the physical, physiological, genetic, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

DENV-G: means the group of companies composed by Daikin Europe N.V.  (with registered office in Belgium) and its Subsidiaries. DENV-G produces, sells and commercializes Daikin branded products and services in the Europe-Middle East-Africa and CIS regions and in other regions throughout the world.

DIL: means the company Daikin Industries Ltd. with registered office in Japan, owner and controller of Daikin Group.

Subsidiaries: any company which produces, sells and commercializes Daikin branded products and services and is controlled by Daikin Europe N.V..

GDPR: means General Data Protection Regulation, acronym for Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the Processing of Personal Data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC.

IP: means the number known as an Internet protocol (IP) address which is assigned to any device connected to the Internet. The numbers are usually assigned in geographic blocks. An IP address can often be used to identify the location from which a device is connecting to the Internet.

Legitimate Interest: means an interest of the Controller or of a third party which is lawful and is not overridden by interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of data subjects, which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.

Joint Data Controller: means a natural person or a legal entity that jointly with others determines means and purposes of the Processing of Personal Data.

Personal Data: means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘Data Subject’).

Processing (of Personal Data): means any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

Profiling (or Profilation): means any form of automated processing of Personal Data consisting of the use of Personal Data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

Pseudo-anonymization (or Pseudo anonymous, or Pseudo anonymized): means the Processing of Personal Data in such a manner that the Personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific Data Subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the Personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Public Interest: means any public interest which is laid down by law or pursued by an official authority.

Special Categories of Personal Data: means any personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data processed for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation;

Vital Interest: means any interest which is essential for the life of a Data Subject or of another natural person;

Website: means the website of DENV-G (Daikin Europe N.V.’s. Group) reachable at and the website of AHT Cooling Systems GmbH (with registered office in Austria) and its subsidiaries (all of them belonging to DENV-G) reachable at