Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 2018

This privacy policy (the “Policy”) will provide you with detailed information on how Network Steel S.L. processes and shares your personal data, as well as on how you can exercise your rights under current data protection regulations. To ask any questions or request any additional information on this, you can contact us via any of the channels stated at the end of this Policy.


1.What is the business activity of the Group?

Network Steel is a leading steel trading company. Our customer service and reliability have allowed us to build relationships with the main steel consumers.
What data does Network Steel collect and what does it use it for?
Network Steel directly collects your personal data from the channels and for the purposes stated below:


Personal data categories

Purpose of processing

Website Contact Form

Contact details: name, surnames, email address.

Other information on the nature and content of the enquiry.

Responding to your question and/or requests for information.

Commercial contracts

Contact details: name, surnames, Tax Identification Number, telephone, email address, company, and position. The affected categories are limited to employees or representatives of the companies with which Network Steel maintains commercial relationships.

Executing a contract to which you are party, or applying, upon your request, precontractual measures.

2. Who does Network Steel share my personal data with?

We may disclose your personal data to the following categories of recipients:

  • Companies in the Network Steel Group and other service providers of Network Steel that in any way process personal data within the scope of their provision of services for the purposes detailed in this Privacy Policy.
  • JCourts of Law, supervisory bodies, law enforcement forces and agencies, and other competent public administrations when we consider that the transfer of your personal data is necessary to (i) fulfil a legal obligation as data controller; (ii) exercise, establish, or defend the legal rights of Network Steel; or (iii) protect your own or another person’s vital interests.
  • Third-party companies (including their representatives and advisers), within the scope of a takeover, merger, acquisition, or other operations that modify the structure of the company or provide or transfer business or change the business activity. In such cases, Network Steel shall only transfer your personal data insofar as it is necessary for the purposes of the operation and ensures, where appropriate, the continuity of the provision of services.
  • Any other person, provided you have given your consent to said transfer.


3. What is the legal basis for Network Steel to process your personal data?

Network Steel shall only collect and process your personal data when:

(i) It is necessary for the execution of a contract to which you and/or your company is party or the application, upon your request, of precontractual measures.

(ii) It is necessary to satisfy a legitimate interest concerning the management and administration of the Website; specifically for the purposes of responding to your questions, transferring your data to other companies in the Group for the purposes of internal administration, storing and maintaining the Website, preventing and detecting fraud and other crimes, as well as safeguarding the security of our networks and information. In all the above-mentioned cases, your data will solely be processed insofar as the legitimate interest of the data controller does not impinge on your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

(iii) It is necessary for the fulfilment of legal obligations by Network Steel.

To this end, you will be given clear and timely information on whether it is compulsory or not for you to provide us with the information requested of you, as well as the possible consequences in the event you do not provide us your details. If you have any questions or need more information on the legal basis for us to collect and use your personal data, you can contact us via any of the channels stated at the end of this Policy.


4. Use of Cookies and similar tracking technologies.

Network Steel uses cookies solely for the purposes of storing the User’s selected language and analysing their browsing habits during their visit to the Website. For more information on how they work and how to object to their use, please visit our Cookie Policy


5. How do the companies in the Group protect my personal data?

Network Steel has implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the effective security of personal data, including protection against unauthorised or illegal processing and against loss, destruction, and accidental damage.
6. International data transfers

In general terms, Network Steel does not make international data transfers. Both our servers and our third-party service providers and other collaborators are based and operate in the European Economic Area. It is, however, possible that some personal data collected by cookies may be transferred to the U.S.A by Google. For more information, please see our Cookie Policy


7. How long will we keep your data for?

In general terms, your data shall be stored for the duration of the contractual relationship between your company and Network Steel, plus an additional six (6) year period from the conclusion of said relationship.


8. What are your rights regarding the processing of your personal data by Network Steel?

You have the following rights regarding the protection of your personal data:

  • If you want to access, correct, update, or request the erasure of your personal data, you can do so at any time by contacting us via the contact channels stated in the “Methods of contact” section
  • Furthermore, you can also object to the processing of your information, request that we limit said processing or request the portability of your personal data. To reiterate, you can exercise these rights at any time by contacting us via the contact channels stated in the “Methods of contact” section
  • If you believe your rights have not been duly respected you have the right to file a complaint with the Spanish Data Protection Agency, whose contact details are as follows:

Agencia Española de Protección de Datos
c/ Jorge Juan, 6. 28001 – Madrid.
901 100 099 – 912 663 517


9. Updates to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically without prior notice in response to legislative, technical, or business changes. You may check the date on which this Privacy Policy was last updated in the header.
When we update our Privacy Policy, we shall take the appropriate measures to inform you according to the importance of the changes we make. Likewise, if the changes are significant enough to require your consent, we shall request it prior to processing.


10. Methods of contact

If you wish to ask us a question or seek clarification on how we use your personal data, you can contact us by email at

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