Component Content Alliance Privacy Notice

Last update 12 April 2024

RWS Holdings PLC and our subsidiary companies as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006, together or individually as applicable (RWS), respect the privacy of our visitors to, and users of, our websites.

This Notice explains RWS’s use of your personal data and of your rights.

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Why and how do we collect your personal information? 

RWS will collect your personal information directly through our questionnaire form to provide you with membership to the Component Content Alliance through its website and to gain access to its digital content and services as per our terms and conditions of use

What personal information do we collect? 

We will collect your name, surname, business email, country of residence, company name and main business activity. 

Do we use sub-contractors? 

We engage third-party sub-contractors such as AWS and Microsoft for content and data hosting services, acting only for, on behalf of, and under the instructions of RWS, and whom we require to adhere to our policies, procedures and processes and to comply with applicable data privacy laws. Such third-party sub-contractors do not have direct access to the personal data hosted. 

In accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act, RWS confirms it has not sold your personal information in the preceding twelve (12) months. 

Do we transfer your personal data externally? 

Where your personal data is transferred to a country which is not governed by a data protection law affording a similar or adequate level of data protection than that in force in your country of residence, or to which no adequacy decision has been issued by the relevant European Commission, RWS has taken steps to ensure an adequate level of protection of the transferred data in the country of transfer by entering into appropriate data transfer agreements such as those based on the European Standard Contractual Clauses (also known as European Model Clauses) issued by the European Commission. 

How long do we retain your personal data? 

We will retain your personal data for the period necessary to maintain your membership, or until you request the deletion of your personal data, whichever comes earlier. 

How do we ensure your personal data is safe? 

RWS will implement and maintain administrative, organisational, technical and physical security measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our systems that process your personal data. 

Your Rights 

You are entitled to several rights in relation to your personal data under applicable data protection laws. 

  • You have the right to access and rectify the personal data RWS processes about you. 
  • You have the right to erasure (right to be forgotten) of your personal information. 
  • You have the right to unsubscribe from your membership at any time. 
  • Depending on your country of residence and upon legitimate grounds, you have a right to restrict the processing of your personal information and a right to data portability. 

If you consider that your rights’ requests have not been satisfactorily handled by us, please submit a complaint to us and we will proceed to resolve diligently. If you consider that we have not dealt with your complaint satisfactorily, you have the right to lodge a complaint with your local Supervisory Authority responsible for overseeing the processing of personal data. 

To exercise your rights, please contact

Contact Information 

If you have any questions or issues about RWS’s Global Privacy Notice, please contact us at

RWS Holdings plc is a company registered in England with registered number 03002645:
Europa House,
Chiltern Park,
Chiltern Hill,
Chalfont St Peter,
SL9 9FG,


We will regularly update this Notice. Please periodically review this page to ensure that you are familiar with its most current version.