Privacy Policy

The following personal data protection policy (the "Privacy Policy") is a declaration of principles and guidelines for the protection of the Personal Data (as defined below) of  all persons browsing the "" website of Dassault Systèmes (the "Site"), including the customers of Dassault Systèmes and its subsidiaries .

The purpose of the Privacy Policy is to inform You about:

  • the Personal Data collected by Dassault Systèmes;
  • the means and aims of the collection of such Personal Data,, its processing and storage;
  • the disclosure and transfer of such Personal Data;
  • steps to be taken in order to access and rectify the Personal Data collected and processed;
  • the mechanisms put in place by Dassault Systèmes and its subsidiaries to ensure the security of Personal Data;
  • the manner in which any disputes will be settled;
  • how to contact Dassault Systèmes;
  • the date of entry into force of this Privacy Policy and any amendments thereto.


This Privacy Policy applies to Personal Data collected on or through the 3DS.COM website  concerning the Site's visitors and users, including customers ("User(s)", "You" or "Your").

Personal data ("Personal Data") means any information relating to an identified or identifiable person. An identifiable person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to the person.

Non-Personal Data means any information which does not result in the identification of a person.

The 3DS Terms of Use, which can be found at , are incorporated into this Privacy Policy. Your use of the Site and any Personal Data You provide on the Site are subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and those 3DS Terms of Use 


In order to use certain functions and features of the Site, such as subscription to one or more of DS programmes (e-mail service, creating an account or purchasing products), the following Personal Data is collected:

  • title;
  • surname and forenames;
  • postal address;
  • e-mail address;
  • telephone number;
  • login and password;

DS collects such personal information, as well as other information:

  • university ;
  • degree;
  • courses taken;
  • hiring date;
  • type of employment, job title;
  • employing company, company size;
  • industry and sub-industry sectors;
  • delivery method;
  • people to whom purchases are shipped;
  • financial data: credit card number; expiration date; name and address of the owner of the credit card.

You are free to decide whether or not to provide Your Personal Data. However, if You choose not to provide this Personal Data, some areas and functions of the Site may not function properly and/or You may be refused access to certain pages on the Site. In particular, You will not be authorised to purchase products via the Site.


DS affirms its commitment to the protection of the Personal Data of children. In this respect, DS does not knowingly collect, conserve or store Personal Data or Non-Personal Data of children under 18 years of age. Moreover, no part of the Site is directed to children under 18 years of age.


We As stated above, You provide your Personal Data on a voluntary basis.

DS will collect Personal Data through online or offline registration forms and this Policy is applicable regardless of the means of collection decided by DS.  In the case of offline registration forms, individuals filling out such offline registration forms will be notified of the existence of this Policy
Personal Data is generally collected to carry out the business of DS, such as improving DS's marketing and advertising efforts, better tailoring DS products and services to customers' needs or complying with reporting obligations required by law, and similar activities.
DS collects and uses your Personal Data for the following purposes:

  • To enable You to request information;
  • To provide You with a personalised interactive use of the Site;
  • To ascertain Your requirements and interests and provide You with the most suitable products and/or services;
  • To allow You to open and maintain an account in order to obtain specialised documentation and technical assistance;
  • To enable You to subscribe to a commercial or support-type service;
  • To enable You to make online purchases of some of our products.

Unless expressly authorized by You, DS may not use Your e-mail address or other Personal Data to send You commercial or marketing messages. However, DS is not required to ask for Your prior consent to using Your e-mail address for administrative or other non-marketing purposes (for example, to notify You of significant changes to the Site).

DS may use cookies or other technologies to collect or store Personal Data.

Cookies are text files stored by the Site User's browser software on the User's hard drive, and are used to record non-personal and personal information concerning Your browsing of the Site. DS uses two types of cookies: permanent cookies and temporary cookies. Temporary cookies disappear as soon as You log off from the Site. Permanent cookies remain after logging off from the Site in order to be used on subsequent visits to the Site. You may configure your browser software so that You will be notified when You receive a cookie, and then You decide whether to accept it or refuse it. You can also configure your browser software to refuse all cookies; if You do so, however, some areas and features of the Site may not function properly.

DS uses cookies to: (a) remember information so that You will not have to re-enter it during Your visit or the next time You visit the Site; (b) monitor aggregate metrics as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.


The All Personal Data that has been collected will be stored for a limited duration that is relevant to the purpose of such collection and for so long as required by applicable law.


This Site offers links to third party Websites which may be of interest to You.

Unless DS receives Your express authorisation, DS does not provide any Personal Data to these third parties. However, DS may provide them with Non-Personal Data.

These third parties use technological processes to send advertisements and links appearing on the Site to Your browser software, via your IP address. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript or web beacons) to assess the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize their content.

DS does not exercise any control over the content of third party Websites or the practices of these third parties concerning the protection of Personal Data, which are not covered by DS' commitment to protect Personal Data. Consequently, DS declines all liability for the content of third party websites or the practices of these third parties concerning the protection of Personal Data.

DS invites You to inform yourself as to these third parties' privacy policies.


If You are accessing the Site from a location outside of the European Union, with laws or regulations governing data collection, use, and disclosure that differ from European Union, please note that through Your continued use of the Site, which is governed by French law, this Privacy Policy and the 3DS Terms of Use, You are transferring your Personal Data to the European Union and You consent to that transfer.

As a global company, DS is able to use available technology to efficiently manage Personal Data and obtain such Personal Data online or otherwise throughout its international operations.  Personal Data may be collected through the Site and subsequently disclosed to and used by an affiliate or subsidiary of DS for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy.

Please note that DS may transfer Your Personal Data outside the European Union, as long as before transferring Your Personal Data, DS has ascertained that non European Union entities have certified compliance with the European Union Directive on Data Protection and/or U.S. Safe Harbor Principles or that appropriate contractual measures have been taken to secure the transfer.
Where DS has knowledge that a third party to which DS has provided personal date is using or disclosing Personal Data contrary to this Policy or to applicable law, DS will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop such use or disclosure.

You will have the opportunity to decide whether You authorize DS to use Your Personal Data for a purpose differing from the purpose for which it was originally collected.
DS will also disclose Personal Data to third parties if DS determines that such disclosure is necessary for technical reasons (such as hosting services by a third party) or to protect DS’s legal interests (such as in the event of acquisition or merger by a third company or total or partial liquidation of DS).). These transfers may be transmitted over the internet, via mail, via facsimile, or by any other method which DS determines is appropriate and in accordance with applicable law.


DS will take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data collected is used for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy and that such Personal Data is correct and up to date..

You have a right to access your Personal Data, as well as a right to request the rectification, completion, update or erasure of your Personal Data. You also have a right to obtain a copy of the Personal Data conserved by DS.

If You have an account, You can exercise your rights of access to and rectification of the Personal Data by logging on to your account. Otherwise, You may exercise your rights of access to and rectification of the data by sending an e-mail to the following address: .

Depending on the scope of the request, DS reserves the right to charge a reasonable fee to cover any out-of-pocket costs incurred in connection with such access, modification and deletion of Personal Data.  DS may deny access to Personal Data in limited circumstances, defined by applicable laws and regulations.


DS undertakes to ensure the protection and security of Personal Data that You choose to communicate, in order to ensure the confidentiality of your Personal Data and prevent your Personal Data from being distorted, damaged, destroyed or disclosed to unauthorised parties.

DS maintains reasonable physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alternation and destruction.  As part of those safeguards, DS employs sophisticated technology designed to protect Personal Data during its transmission and prevent transmission errors or unauthorized acts of third parties.  However, while DS strives to protect Your Personal Data, in light of the inevitable risks of data transmission over the internet, DS can not guarantee full protection against any error occurring during the course of Personal Data transmission which is beyond DS' reasonable control.

Since all Personal Data is confidential, access is limited to employees, contractors and agents of DS who have a need to know such data in carrying out their tasks. All of the persons who have access to your Personal Data are bound by a duty of confidentiality and subject to disciplinary actions and/or other sanctions if they fail to meet these obligations.

However, it is important for You to exercise caution to prevent unauthorised access to Your Personal Data.. You are responsible for the confidentiality of your password and information appearing on Your account. Consequently, You must ensure that You log out of your session in the event of shared use of a computer.


Although DS has put in place reasonable safeguards to protect Personal Data, we recognize that there is no method of transmitting or storing Personal Data that is completely secure.
However, DS is committed to ensure the privacy of Personal Data: if You have a reason to believe that the security of Your Personal Data has been compromised or misused, You should contact DS via the following address: .
DS will investigate and attempt to resolve complaints regarding use and disclosure of Personal Data in accordance with the principles contained in this Privacy Policy.  If the matter is not resolved through internal DS procedures, in applicable jurisdictions, you may then report directly to the local Data Protection Authority (e.g., in France: the C.N.I.L.) which has jurisdiction over the matter.
Unauthorised access to Personal Data or the improper use of Personal Data may constitute offences under local law and under the regulations in force within each company in the DS group.


For any additional question concerning this Privacy Policy, You may send an e-mail to the following address: .


This Privacy Policy is communicated to all users of the Site.
It may be updated according to DS' requirements and circumstances, or where required by law.