Privacy & Cookie Policy

How does the IFSCC use your Data?

To access the KOSMET database you will need to register with the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC), and provide us with basic information on you (e.g. name, email address, company, address, country of residence). The IFSCC uses your personal data to administer its activities, products, and services and to send information about them to you.

The IFSCC is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. We do not sell, share, or transfer this information, except as set out in this statement. We use your information to improve our communication with members and individuals, for administration, and to provide membership benefits. We may employ the services of a third party to help us in certain areas, such as website hosting. In some cases that third party may receive your information. However, the IFSCC will require these third parties to abide by this privacy statement if they handle your information.

The Data We Collect about Users
The IFSCC logs the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your PC to be able to receive and send information on the Internet.

The IFSCC collects personal data when you register or update your personal details using online forms.

The types of information we collect are described below

A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's hard drive containing information about the user. The information below explains the cookies we use on our website and why we use them:

  • Google Analytics cookies: we use these cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website, including details of the site where the visitor has come from and the total number of times a visitor has been to our website. We use the information to improve our website and enhance the experience of its visitors.
    You can enable or disable cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. You can find out how to do this, and find more information on cookies, at:

You can also find out how to disable Flash cookies at - see for details.

IP addresses 
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the website, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

This website contains links to other websites. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.

Inaccuracies and corrections
You can correct or update your personal data emailing info*

We take all appropriate steps to protect your information both online and off-line. If you would like information on our security procedures please contact us at info*

Email communications
Email communications are sent using technology that does not disclose your email address to any other recipient.

Disclosure of Personal Data
The IFSCC does not give or sell personal data about any of its contacts, collaborators, customers, or members to any individual or organization unless they are involved in providing the IFSCC activities, products, or services. Such contractors are subject to a non-disclosure agreement and have to maintain the same security as does the IFSCC itself.

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other sites.

Changes to this policy
This policy is updated from time to time without notice. You may wish to bookmark this page for changes.

Third Party Sites
The IFSCC links to other sites in order to provide you with additional useful information and services. Third party Internet sites and services accessible through the IFSCC have separate privacy and data collection practices, independent of us. The IFSCC has no responsibility or liability for these independent policies or actions. Please be careful and responsible whenever you're online. We encourage you to look for and review the privacy policies of any third-party site you visit and will, where possible, link to such policies on this page.