Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how ISSF (the International Stainless Steel Forum) uses and protects any information that you give ISSF when you use this website.

ISSF is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

ISSF may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 January 2012.

Information we may collect

We collect information whenever you submit a form on the website. Such forms include:

  • The Contact Us ('We welcome your feedback') form
  • The Life Cycle Inventory Contact form

What we do with the information we gather

We use the information you submit in order to respond to your queries or supply you with further information. We may also use such information to review and adjust the website content if required.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

This website makes use of Google Analytics to analyse how this website is used. Google Analytics makes use of First-party cookies to anonymously and in aggregate report on usage.

This website offers your Internet browser a temporary session cookie whenever you visit. Such cookies store no personally identifiable information, are used to respond to you when you interact with the website, e.g. via web forms, may be used to anonymously track the information you view while connected to this website and expire when the session between your Internet browser and the website is terminated, e.g. due to closing the browser. Neither the Google Analytics cookies nor the session cookies give us access to your computer or any information about you.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline different types of cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will not use your email address to send you promotional information without contacting you firstly to obtain your approval.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to ISSF, Avenue de Tervueren 270, 1150 Brussels, Belgium or email

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible using the contact details above. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.