Privacy policy


This privacy statement applies to Leader Gasket Europe



This is the ERIKS Privacy Statement for customer, supplier and business partner data. This Privacy Statement provides information on the processing of personal data by ERIKS N.V. and its group companies, hereafter ERIKS, we or us.

The primary purpose of this Privacy Statement is to be a dynamic resource and business tool so that we can offer our services to you in the best possible way. We want you to feel secure when visiting our site and are committed to maintaining your privacy when doing so.

This Privacy Statement may be changed over time. The most up-to-date Privacy Statement is published on our website. This Privacy Statement was last changed on 22 November 2022. You can store or print this Privacy Statement by using the buttons at the top of this page.


When does this privacy statement apply?

This Privacy Statement is applicable to the processing by ERIKS of all personal data of its customers, suppliers and business partners and other individuals. This Privacy Statement does not address the processing of personal data of employees in the context of their employment relationship with ERIKS.


Who is responsible for your personal data?

ERIKS and/or its group companies are the controllers of the processing of all personal data that fall within the scope of this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement indicates what personal data are processed by ERIKS and for what purpose, and to which persons or entities the data will or may be provided. ERIKS may share your personal data with third parties.


The local ERIKS entity is Leader Gasket Slovakia, which makes use of a local website (


The local ERIKS entity may share your personal information with ERIKS N.V., Mariaplaats 21, 3511 LK Utrecht, The Netherlands and/or with SHV Holdings N.V. Rijnkade 1, 3511 LC Utrecht, The Netherlands and/or its relevant Groups A family of companies |


The relevant local ERIKS entities ERIKS Country Selector  and ERIKS N.V. and Zamro B.V. trading as Eriks Digital and SHV Holdings N.V. are referred to as “ERIKS” and “we”, “our” or “us”.

This Privacy Statement is applicable to the processing of your personal data when you - as a (prospective) customer, supplier or other business partner - do business with us, when you use our websites or apps or when you interact with us (“you” or “your”).


Please note that specific services may be subject to a separate privacy statement referenced in the respective terms, like the processing of your personal information when you are using a mobile app.





A. Business communication

We collect your information when you contact us for example, via one of our online contact forms, when you send us questions, suggestions, compliments or complaints, or when you request a quote for our Services.


For this purpose

  • we process – to the extent applicable – your name, (business) contact details, and any other information that you provide to us.

    We engage in these activities with your consent, to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

B. When you use our websites or apps

Depending on the country you live in, we provide webshops, online portals and apps that have a number of functionalities. For example, through our websites and apps you can find information about our products, services and applicable terms, view your orders, change your name, contact details and other personal information and contact us.


When you use our websites or apps, we process technical data about your device to offer you functionalities and to allow us to manage and improve the performance of our websites and apps. If you enter data on our websites or apps, such as a product preference or your location to receive relevant information or functionalities, we process this data to provide you with the requested information or functionalities. Further, we process your personal data to allow you to create a user account (which you can access with your username and a password created by you), to allow you to save your data (such as preferences and products) to your saved items and to allow you to share these with others using the sharing options you have configured on your device.


For this purpose


  • we process the personal data you have entered into our websites and apps, such as your name, e-mail address, title, telephone number, address or any other information you have added to your account, log-in data, or the personal data generated by the functionalities you have used on our websites and apps, and the technical data from your device such as its IP address, the internet browser you use, the pages you have visited on our websites, your click- and surf behavior and the length of your session.

    We engage in these activities with your consent (e.g. when using marketing and social media cookies on our websites and apps) and/or because we have a legitimate interest (e.g. when offering technically adequately working websites and apps and to improve their performance).

C. Social media connections

Our websites may contain various social media sharing functionalities, such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn buttons, which, with your consent, you may use to share information provided on our websites with the social media selected by you. Our websites may also contain links to our own social media pages, such as our ERIKS Facebook, YouTube or LinkedIn pages or our Twitter feed, which you may choose to use to post feedback.


Likewise, various social media websites, such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, may contain ERIKS advertisements containing links to our websites. This is based on your searches or topics you have shown an interest in or when you have participated in our events. These social media websites may, with your consent, share information provided by you with us when you choose to follow a link to one of our websites.


Processing of personal information is subject to privacy policies and practices of these other organizations. Please note that we are not responsible for the collection, usage and disclosure policies and practices (including the data security practices) of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Google, Microsoft, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including any personal information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with our social media functionalities and/or advertisements.

For this purpose

  • we process your name, email address, IP-address, photo, list of social media contacts and any other information that may be accessible by us when using social media functionalities, such as liking the ERIKS social media page.

    We engage in these activities with your consent, to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or because we have a legitimate interest.


D. Assessment and acceptance of a Business Partner

We will process your personal data for our assessment and acceptance processes, for example confirming and verifying your identity, due diligence, possible preliminary credit checks and screening against publicly available government and/or law enforcement agency sanctions lists.


For this purpose

  • we process your contact details such as your (business) address and email address, personal details of Individuals such as your name and date of birth, payment and credit information and details of your correspondence with us
  • we are required by law to conduct certain checks on our business partners, for example, in the context of the prevention of fraud, terrorism financing or money laundering. To comply with our legal obligations, we (or our service providers) may need to process your criminal data, including data relating to criminal behaviour, criminal records or proceedings regarding criminal or unlawful behavior, and we need to identify and authenticate business partners (including confirming and verifying the identity of relevant Individuals).

    We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

E. For the conclusion and execution of agreement

When you have purchased a product or service from us as a customer, or when you work together with us as a supplier or business partner, we process your personal data for  the digital signing of contracts and documents or for administrative purposes such as sending invoices and making payments. We also use your personal data in order to deliver or receive and administer our or your products or services, including related customer services.


For this purpose

  • we process your contact details such as your (business) address and email address, personal details of Individuals such as your name, IP address (in case of digital signing), details of your correspondence with us and other information which is relevant for the contract and account.

    We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you and/or to comply with a legal obligation.

F. Relationship management and marketing

We use your information, including your possible preferences you have shared with us,  to send you offers, newsletters, other relationship management or marketing communications, including promotions or invitations to events, administering events or promotions, providing customer services, perform account management, and communicate recalls. We also use your personal data for developing, executing and analyzing marketing strategies.


Based on your visit to a website of ERIKS, we can show you personalized advertisements outside the ERIKS website. To understand what is relevant to you, we can use manual and automatic tools to analyze your personal information.


For this purpose

  • we process your contact details such as your (business) address and email address, personal details such as your name, IP Address, contact preferences and topics you may be interested in (as may be indicated by you on our website).
  • In addition, we process personal data by using cookies (see paragraph 3 below) on our websites and apps, based on your consent.

    Opt-out: If you would no longer like to receive surveys or marketing communication from us, please use the opt out options in our communication or contact your local ERIKS entity via the webform on the relevant local website or via your regular contact person. You can also choose to contact us by using the contact details below in this privacy statement.     

    We engage in these activities with your consent, to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply with a legal obligation, and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

G. Development and improvement of products and services

We process your personal data for assessing, analyzing and improving products and (customer) services. We do this by using and combining customer data to analyze customer behavior and to adjust our products and services accordingly. In addition we do this by compiling analytics reports on the use of company websites or apps, assessing (online) campaigns and adjusting products and services accordingly, to ensure that it is relevant to customers, including analyzing how often customers read newsletters, how often customers visit company websites or apps, which pages customers click on, what goods or services customers purchase through company websites or apps.


For this purpose

  • we process your contact details such as your address and email address, personal details such as your name, and correspondence with us. In addition, we process the personal data you entered into our website or app or that were generated by the functionalities you used on our website or app and the technical data from your device such as its IP-address, the pages you visited on our website, your click- and surf behaviour and the length of your session
  • If you choose to participate in our surveys, we may ask you to provide us with personal data. We may also use the personal data that you have provided in the survey for this purpose.

    We engage in these activities with your consent and/or because we have a legitimate interest.

H. Management reporting for our business purposes including analysis and development

We process personal information for reporting on general management, order management and asset management to support various ERIKS business-related purposes, such as leveraging central processing facilities in order to work more efficiently, conducting audits and investigations, implementing business controls, conducting business partner surveys, managing and using business partner directories, finance, accounting, archiving, insurance, legal and business consulting, dispute resolution, data analysis, developing new products, enhancing, improving or modifying our services, operating and expanding our business activities, such as in the context of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and in order to manage such transactions.


For this purpose

  • we process your contact details such as your address and email address, your name, gender, place of residence, digits of your zip code and any other information mentioned in this Privacy Statement or otherwise provided to us by you, if such is compatible with the purposes mentioned in the previous paragraph. We apply aggregation or anonymization to personal data to prepare and perform management reporting and analysis.

    We engage in these activities because we have a legitimate interest.

I. Investigating compliance and quality improvement

Subject to applicable laws, we may conduct short term carefully controlled monitoring of your activities, such as in emails, text messages or other communications we have with you. We may do this for instance where we have reason to believe that fraud or other crime is being committed, where offences are suspected and where the monitoring is proportionate to the type of the disciplinary offence, or where we suspect non-compliance with anti-money laundering regulations or anti-terrorism screening obligations to which we are subject.
We may perform investigations in the interest of protecting the security of our communication systems and procedures or for quality improvement and staff training purposes.


For this purpose

We engage in these activities because we have a legitimate interest, such as to enforce our terms and conditions and other applicable policies, to protect our operations, to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of yours or others or to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain or for quality improvement. Where suitable we engage in these activities with your consent, e.g. when we record a phone call with you for quality improvement or staff training purposes.


J. Protecting health, safety, security and ensuring integrity

We process your personal data in order to safeguard our employees, customers, suppliers and business partners and our assets, such as, via access controls to ERIKS’s systems and premises.


For this purpose

  • we process your name and your contact information
  • when you visit our premises we process additional information [as set out in the next paragraph K].


We engage in these activities to comply with a legal obligation and/or because we have a legitimate interest.


K. When you visit our premises

We process your personal information when you visit us on our premises for the

purpose of ensuring appropriate access controls and security.


For this purpose

  • we process your name, your contact information and the person you are visiting and your visiting history to our premises.
  • when visiting our premises we may also process your car registration number or CCTV footage about you. In some countries photo and video images (such as for instance CCTV) (could) qualify as special categories of data. Our processing hereof is limited to the aim of protecting the safety and security of our assets.
  • if your biometric data are required for secure access to our premise or if you have to show a form of ID, the biometric data or the ID is used for verification purposes only. We don’t record this information.

    We engage in these activities because we have a legitimate interest (safety and security of our assets).



Any processing of your personal data via cookies and/or similar technologies will take place in accordance with our Cookie Statement available on the website of the relevant local ERIKS entity.



We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary or permitted in light of the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement and consistent with applicable law.

The criteria used to determine our retention periods include

  • the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you (for example when we provide products and services to you);
  • whether there is a legal obligation to which we are subject (for example, certain laws require us to keep records of your transactions for a certain period before we can delete them); or
  • whether retention is advisable considering our legal position (such as considering an applicable statute of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

After the applicable retention period has ended, ERIKS will apply the  procedures we have in place for data deletion, de-identification, anonymization or archiving.



Due to the global nature of our organization and in order to offer you a complete package of products and services, your personal information may be stored and/or processed in a country other than the one you reside in.


For international data transfers we have put in place adequate measures, such as through contractual arrangements between ERIKS’s legal entities, including our shareholder, and through contractual arrangements put in place with third parties (for example for transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission we have entered into EC Standard Contractual Clauses; you may obtain a copy of these measures by contacting us via the below contact details).


Access to your personal data within ERIKS


Our employees are authorised to access personal data only to the extent necessary to serve the applicable purpose and to perform their jobs.


Access to your personal data by third parties


Third parties may have access to your personal data where relevant for the provisioning of their products or services to us and to the extent that such processing is necessary for the purpose of processing agreed with us.


Examples of third parties:

  • Banks, insurance companies, accountants and advisors in the area of finance, tax or legal
  • Service Providers that support us in: 1) assessing and accepting our business partners 2) concluding and executing agreements with our business partners 3) relationship management and marketing 4) running our IT processes, for example to help us maintain our IT network and related infrastructure and security, including forensic specialists; 5) transport related services, for delivering our products to you; 6) performing any other purpose mentioned in this privacy statement.
  • In other cases, your personal data will not be supplied to third parties, except when required by law. In specific situations we may be required to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence. Only if we are required to do so by law or sectorial recommendation to which ERIKS is subject, the relevant personal information will be provided to supervisory agencies, fiscal authorities or investigative agencies.


We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect personal information within our organization.

Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, if you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), please immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us in accordance with the contact details provided in this Privacy Statement.



If you would like to access, correct, update, restrict or remove your personal data processed by us, object to the processing of personal data, or if you would like to transmit an electronic copy of your personal data to another company (to the extent this right to data portability is provided to you by applicable law), you may contact us with your request to exercise your rights.


In your request, please make as clear as possible what personal information your request relates to. We may request you to provide verification of your identity before responding to your request. If you added information to your user account yourself, then you can also access your user account to access, correct or remove it yourself.


We will try to respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable and in any event within any applicable legally required timeframes. We will deal with your request in a manner as prescribed by law. Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that began prior to your request for correction, updating or deletion. There may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed. If we do not grant your request, we will explain to you why.



If you have any questions or complaints regarding the processing of your personal data about this Privacy Statement, please refer to or alternatively you can contact . Because email communications are not always secure, please do not include sensitive information in your emails to us.


Where more ERIKS entities are involved in the data processing (joint controllers), we have arranged for a coordinated or central handling (for example where data is processed in a global IT system). You may obtain the essence of this arrangement upon request to our privacy office via de e-mail address above.


In some countries (e.g. in the EU) you may also lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority of your country or region or where an alleged infringement of applicable data protection law occurs.

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