Online Privacy Policy

The following information is provided to you to inform you of Sodexo (hereinafter “SODEXO”) commitments in terms of Personal data protection.

SODEXO builds strong, lasting relationships with its customers, partners and consumers based on mutual trust: making sure that their Personal data is safe and remains confidential is an absolute priority for SODEXO. 

SODEXO is committed to comply with all applicable regulatory and legal provisions governing the protection of Personal data.

SODEXO enforces a very strict privacy policy to guarantee the protection of the Personal data of those who use its websites, portals, applications, and platforms (our “Sites”):

  • Users remain in control of their own data. The data is processed in a transparent, confidential and secure manner.
  • SODEXO is committed to a continuing quest to protect its users’ Personal data in accordance with the French Data Protection Act (Loi Informatique et Libertés) of January 6, 1978 as amended and the General (EU) Data Protection Regulation of April 17, 2016.
  • SODEXO has a Global Data Protection Office dedicated to data protection, supported by a network of local data protection single points of contact or data protection officers.

Purpose of this policy

SODEXO takes the protection of your Personal data very seriously. 

We have developed this policy to inform you of the conditions under which we collect, process, use and protect your Personal data on our Site and in the context of the services provided by Sodexo (the "Services"). This policy covers all users, including those who use the Site and the Services without being registered or subscribing to a specific service or account (hereinafter collectively, the "Users"). 

Please read it carefully to familiarize yourself with the categories of Personal data that are subject to collection and processing, how we use this Personal data and with whom we are likely to share it. This policy also describes your rights and how you can get in touch with us to exercise these rights or to ask us any questions you might have concerning the protection of your Personal data.

This policy may be amended, supplemented or updated, in particular to comply with any legal, regulatory, case law or technical developments that may arise. However, your Personal data will always be processed in accordance with the policy in force at the time of the data collection, unless a compulsory legal prescription determines otherwise and must be enforced retroactively.

Identity and contact details of the controller

The data Controller is: Sodexo
A Société Anonyme with a capital of 589 819 548 euros
Registered office: 255, quai de la Bataille de Stalingrad - 92130, Issy-les-Moulineaux - FRANCE
Trade register: RCS Nanterre 301 940 219 14572
VAT number: FR40 301940219
Tel.: +33 (0)1 30 85 75 00
Legal Representative: Sophie Belon, Chairwoman of Sodexo’s Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer


“Account”: The User’s dedicated personal area within the Site, which he or she accesses when he or she registers and connects to the Site. It enables the User to access the Services.

“Controller”: The Sodexo entity which, alone or jointly with other Sodexo entities, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

“Cookies”: As defined in the Cookie Policy

“Personal data”: Means any information relating to an identified natural person or one that can be directly or indirectly identified by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to this person. 

“Processing”: Any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal data or on sets of Personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

“Processor”: A legal person - which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

“Site”: The website of Sodexo available at the address

“us” “we” or “our”: Sodexo (hereinafter “SODEXO”), acting as controller

“you” or “Users”  Any Site user/visitor.

Collection and source of personal data

We will most likely collect your Personal data directly (in particular via the data collection forms on our Site) or indirectly via our service providers and/or technologies on our Site.

We undertake to obtain your consent and/or to allow you to refuse the use of your data for certain purposes whenever necessary.

You will in any event be informed of the purposes for which your data is collected via the various online data collection forms and via the Cookie Policy.

Types of personal data collected and used by us

We may specifically collect and process the following types of personal data:

the information that you provide when filling in the forms on the Site or when you interact with our Virtual Assistant (for example, for subscription purposes, to participate in surveys, for marketing purposes, etc.);
the information you provide for the purposes of managing your job application and, where applicable, your recruitment process (e.g.: CV, information relating to your education, your professional experience, awards, diplomas, certificates, attestations, languages spoken, salary expectations, etc.);
your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences;
the information collected through Cookies as defined in our Cookie Policy.
Personal data identified by an asterisk in the data collection forms are compulsory as these are necessary to fulfill your request. In the absence of this compulsory information, these transactions cannot be processed. 

Please find details of the different data collected for the various purposes in the chart (Annex 1).

Purpose for which we use personal data

Personal data may be collected for the following general purposes (a more precise description of the processing of your data can be found in the Annex 1):

  • Cookies;
  • Customer Relationship Management (e.g. respond to your requests such as requests for information, searches, interaction with our virtual assistant, etc.);
  • Marketing Management (e.g. requests for newsletter or other content, conduct surveys and statistics, etc.);
  • Recruitment;
  • any other purpose of which we will inform you, if applicable, when we collect your data.

In addition, please note that you have the option to click on the dedicated icons of social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. that appear on our Site.

When you click on these icons, we may have access to the Personal data that you have made public and accessible via your profiles on the social networks in question. We neither create nor use any separate databases from these social networks based on the Personal data that you have published there, and we do not process any Personal data relating to your private life through these means.

If you do not want us to have access to your Personal data published in the public spaces of your profile or your social accounts, then you should use the procedures provided by the social networks in question to limit access to this information.

These links to other websites should not be considered as navigation tracking and we decline any responsibility concerning the Personal data protection practices implemented by these third-party companies, each of which acts as a separate Controller of your Personal data on their own perimeter. Once you leave our Site or click on the logo/link to one of these social networks, it is your responsibility to check the privacy policy applicable to that other platform.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

We process your Personal data as part of the performance and management of our contractual relationship with you, in our legitimate interest to improve the quality and operational excellence of the Services we offer to you or in compliance with certain regulatory obligations depending on the purpose of processing as identified in the chart in Annex 1.

Your Personal data may also be processed based on your prior consent in the event that under certain circumstances, your consent would be requested (e.g for certain types of Cookies, or to receive our newsletter).

Please find more information about the legal basis for each of our processing in the Annex 1.

Disclosure of personal data

The security and confidentiality of your Personal data is of great importance to us. This is why we restrict access to your Personal data only to members of our staff only to the extent strictly necessary to process your orders or to provide the requested Services. We ensure that persons authorized to process the Personal data have committed themselves to confidentiality or are under an appropriate statutory obligation of confidentiality.

We will not disclose your Personal data to any unauthorized third parties. We may, however, share your Personal data with entities within SODEXO and with authorized service providers (for example: technical service providers [hosting, maintenance], consultants, etc.) whom we may call upon for the purpose of providing our Services.

We ensure that every disclosure of your Personal data to an authorized service provider is framed by a data processing agreement, reflecting the commitments laid out in this policy. We do not authorize our service providers to use or disclose your data, except to the extent necessary to deliver the Services on our behalf or to comply with legal obligations. Furthermore, we may share your Personal data (i) if the law or a legal procedure requires us to do so, (ii) in response to a request by public authorities or other officials or (iii) if we are of the opinion that transferring these data is necessary or appropriate to prevent any physical harm or financial loss or in respect of an investigation concerning a suspected or proven unlawful activity.

Storage period of your personal data

We will store your Personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and processed. This period may be extended, if applicable, for any amount of time prescribed by any legal or regulatory provisions that may apply.

To determine the retention period of your Personal data, we take into consideration several criteria such as:

  • The purpose for which we hold your Personal data (e.g. for marketing communications purposes we can keep your Personal data for a period defined by local regulation after your last contact, unless you ask to be unsubscribed);
  • Our legal and regulatory obligations in relation to that Personal data (e.g.. accounting reporting obligations);
  • Whether you are an active user of our Services, as described on, and Sites. For instance, if you have agreed to receive marketing communications, we keep your Personal data until you: (i) unsubscribe from receiving marketing communications (ii) request we delete your Personal data, or (iii) after a period of inactivity (i.e. where you have not interacted with us for a period of time). This period is defined in accordance with local regulations and guidance;
  • Any specific requests from you in relation to the deletion of your Personal data or Account;
  • Any statutory limitation periods allowing us to manage our own rights, for example the defense of any legal claims in case of litigation; and
  • Any local regulations or guidance (e.g. regarding cookies).

Please find more information about the storage period of your Personal data in Annex 1.

Sensitive personal data

As a general rule, we do not collect sensitive Personal data via our Sites. “Sensitive Personal data” refers to any information concerning a person’s racial or ethnic origins, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, union membership, health data or data relating to the sexual life or the sexual orientation of a natural person. This definition also includes personal data relating to criminal convictions and offenses.

In the event that it would be strictly necessary to collect such data to achieve the purpose for which the processing is performed, we will do so in accordance with local legal requirements for the protection of Personal data and, in particular, with your explicit prior consent and under the conditions described in this policy.

Personal information and children

Our Site is for use by adult persons who have the capacity to conclude a contract under the legislation of the country in which they are located.

Children users under the age of 15 years or without legal capacity must obtain consent from their legal guardians prior to submitting their Personal data to the Site.

The 15-year age limit may be different depending on the local legislation in your usual place of residence.

Transfer of personal data

As SODEXO is an international group, your Personal data may be transmitted to internal or external recipients that are authorized to perform Services on our behalf. Some of these recipients are located in countries outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area which do not offer an adequate level of Personal data protection.

Those recipients can be other entities of the Sodexo Group. Sodexo Group has entities in 53 countries who could be recipients of your data for the purposes listed above. 
In addition, SODEXO has processors that can be located in the following countries:

  • India,
  • United Kingdom,
  • United States of America

To guarantee the security and confidentiality of Personal data thus transmitted, we take all necessary measures to ensure that this data receives adequate protection, such as entering into data transfer agreements with the recipients of your personal data based on the European Commission's standard contractual clauses or other valid transfer mechanisms and we carry out, in accordance with the European Court of Justice's decision of 16 July 2020 "Schrems II" (Case C 311-18) and with the guidance of the European Data Protection Board, a risk assessment of the transferred data. If you would like to receive a copy of the safeguards in place to secure data transfers outside the European Economic Area, please refer to the Section “How to contact us”.

Your rights

SODEXO is committed to ensure protection of your rights under applicable laws. You will find below a table summarizing your different rights: 

Right of access and rectificationYou can request a copy of the Personal Data we hold about you. You may also request rectification of inaccurate Personal Data, or to have incomplete Personal Data completed.Right to erasureYour right to be forgotten entitles you to request the erasure of your Personal Data in cases where:

  1. the data is no longer necessary for the purpose for which it was collected;
  2. you choose to withdraw your consent;
  3. you object to the processing of your Personal Data; 
  4. your Personal Data has been unlawfully processed;
  5. there is a legal obligation to erase your Personal Data;
  6. erasure is required to ensure compliance with applicable laws.

Right to restriction of Processing You may request that processing of your Personal Data be restricted in the cases where:

  1. you contest the accuracy of your Personal Data;
  2. SODEXO no longer needs your Personal Data for the purposes of the processing;
  3. you have objected to processing for legitimate reasons.
  4. the processing of your Personal data is unlawful and you prefer the restriction of their use instead of their deletion

Right to data portability You can request, where applicable, the portability of your Personal data that you have provided to SODEXO, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format you have the right to transmit this data to another Controller without hindrance from SODEXO where:

  1. the processing of your Personal data is based on consent or on a contract; and
  2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

You can also request that your Personal data be transmitted to a third party of your choice (where technically feasible).

Right to object to Processing  
You may object (i.e. exercise your right to “opt-out”) to the processing of your Personal Data particularly in relation to profiling or to marketing communications. When we process your Personal Data on the basis of your consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time.Right not to be subject to automated decisions You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal affect upon you or significantly affects you.Right to lodge a Complaint  
You can choose to lodge a Complaint with the Data Protection Supervisory Authority in the country of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, regardless of whether you have suffered damages.
You have also the right to lodge your Complaint before the courts where [the Sodexo entity] has an establishment or where you have your habitual residence. Right to define post-mortem directives In accordance with the French Data Protection Act, you have the possibility to define directives relating to the conservation, deletion and communication of your Personal data after your death.

These directives can be registered with a trusted digital third party, certified by the CNIL and responsible for enforcing your wishes in accordance with the requirements of the applicable regulations on the protection of Personal data. 

You may, at any time, exercise any of the above rights or contact us with any data protection related queries or concerns by completing the request form and sending it to the local Data Protection Single Point of Contact at ; or, by completing and submitting the dedicated request webform.

For more details, please consult the Data Protection Rights Management Policy. 


We implement all possible technical and organizational security measures to ensure security and confidentiality in processing your Personal data.

To this end, we take all necessary precautions given the nature of the Personal data and the risks related to its processing, in order to maintain data security and in particular to prevent distortion, damage or unauthorized third-party access (physical protection of the premises, authentication procedures with personal, secured access via identifiers and confidential passwords, a connection log, encryption of certain data, etc.).

In addition, if we contract with Processors for all or part of the Processing of your Personal data, we require a contractual agreement from our service providers to guarantee the security and confidentiality of the Personal data that we transmit to them or that they collect on our behalf, in accordance with the applicable regulations on the protection of Personal data.

We regularly conduct audits to verify the proper operational application of the rules relating to the security of your Personal data.

Nevertheless, you also have a responsibility to ensure the security and confidentiality of your Personal data so we invite you to remain vigilant, especially when using an open system such as the Internet.

Links to other sites

Occasionally, we provide links to other platforms for practical and informative purposes. These platforms operate independently from our Site and are not under our control. These platforms have their own privacy policy or terms of use which we strongly advise you to read. We do not accept any liability with regards to the content on these platforms, for the products and services that may be offered there or for any other use thereof.

Updates of our online privacy policy

We may update or amend this policy as and when needed. In this case, amendments will only become applicable after a period of 30 business days from the date of the amendment. Please consult this page from time to time if you want to be informed of any possible changes.


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How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments with regard to this policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at the following address:

Last updated:
January 31st, 2022