Privacy notice

Thank you for visiting Greif’s global website and for taking an interest in our company. Greif Inc. has created this website also for the benefit of its operations across the globe. Information that you submit through the website will be shared with the Greif operations in the relevant country or countries.

At Greif we take personal data protection and privacy seriously. In this notice we tell you what information we collect during your visit to Greif’s website and what Greif does with it.

If you have any questions after reading this notice, please contact us by using the options provided at the bottom of this notice.

Use of Personal Data:

Your personal data is only used in accordance with this notice and the applicable data privacy laws and no further usage or disclosure will take place without your explicit consent.

Greif is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to the Greif website and will not use any personal information collected at this website for any purpose other than Greif’s internal use, unless you choose to be added to certain mailing lists (this is a choice you make when you fill out a form on the website).

Types of Information and Purpose for Processing:

Anonymous Information

When you visit Greif’s website, Greif will automatically collect general information on the visitor activity to the Greif website by using IP addresses and setting temporary cookies to track user sessions. This data allows Greif to keep track of the number of visitors and helps Greif run and constantly improve the performance, content and functionalities of the Greif website. This information is analyzed in anonymous form. Greif may pass on data to external service providers in order to effectively run the website. Greif has taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed by these external service providers. Please also see the section Cookies for more information.

Registration Information

If you provide Greif with your email address or other personal information (for example, when you fill out a form or when you request to download brochures or product sell sheets), this information will be used to process any orders or to initiate contact with you by Greif only. You may be offered the choice of being added to email or postal mailing lists, but you are not required to do so.

Please be aware that once you provide us with your email address, you become a “known user” and the Greif website contains a web beacon that collects information on the usage of known users, which is used by Greif to provide you with more information on topics that appear to be of interest to you. If you wish, you can become an anonymous user again by clearing your browser settings. If you would like to know more please consult the Privacy Center.


The Greif website drops Cookies only for an application or service which we provide and if they are important for the proper functioning of specific services. If you wish to opt out of the advantages of the Cookies used, please refer to the privacy settings (and the “help” functionality) of your Internet browser. For more information on the Cookies used by the Greif website please consult the Privacy Center.

Your privacy rights

You have the right to ask Greif which personal information we have collected. You can also send Greif an email requesting us to delete or rectify this information or to withdraw at any time your consent for being included in mailing lists. For any such request, please see our contact details below. We will address your request as soon as possible. Under EU law, you also have the right to file a complaint with your data protection authority.

Storage, retention and security

Greif stores personal data for as long as it is necessary to perform the services you requested and in compliance with Greif’s data retention policies and the retention periods required by law.   

Greif has implemented adequate technical and organizational measures to protect the information you have made available from being accidently lost, destroyed or corrupted and from being accessed or manipulated by any unauthorized persons. Your personal information is stored in a database on a secure server. The database is password protected and is only accessible by Greif 's servers and authorized personnel of Greif. Greif reviews its security measures on an ongoing basis to ensure these are up to date and compliant.

Transfer of data outside of the European Union

Please be aware that this is Greif’s global website and that information you submit will be transferred to the United States of America. Greif, Inc. is registered under the EU/US Privacy Shield framework.

Third-Party websites and this privacy notice

Please be aware that other third party websites that may be accessed through our website may collect personally identifiable information about you. The data privacy practices of those third party websites are not covered by this privacy notice.


Please use the “Contact Us” button on the Greif website or send an email to the address of Greif’s EU Data Privacy Team:

Technological changes related to the development of the Internet and changes in the applicable legislation may require Greif to make changes to our data protection rules from time to time. We reserve the right to implement appropriate changes and update our privacy notice accordingly at any time.