Stichting Steinhoff International Compensation Claims (“Foundation” or “we” or “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of the users (“user” or “you”) of our website located at, including other media forms, media channels, mobile website or mobile application-related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Website”). The following Foundation privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) is designed to inform you, as a user of the Website, about the types of information that we may gather about or collect from you in connection with your use of the Website. It also is intended to explain the conditions under which we use and disclose that information, and your rights in relation to that information. Changes to this Privacy Policy are discussed at the end of this document. Each time you use the Website, however, the current version of this Privacy Policy will apply. The website is intended for informational purposes only. The information contained in this website is not intended to constitute, nor does it constitute legal advice.

The Website is hosted in the United States of America and is subject to U.S. federal and state law. If you are accessing our Website from another jurisdiction, please be advised that you are transferring your personal information into the United States, and by using our Website, you consent to that transfer and our use of your personal information in accordance with applicable law and this Privacy Policy. You also agree to abide by U.S. federal and state law, as the case may be, concerning your use of the Website and any related agreements. Any persons accessing our Website from any jurisdiction with laws or regulations governing the use of the Internet, including personal data collection, use and disclosure, different from those of the United States may only use the Website in a manner lawful in their jurisdiction. It is the sole responsibility of the user to determine whether or not use of the Website is lawful in the particular jurisdiction where the user may be found. If your use of the Website would be unlawful in your jurisdiction, we recommend that you do not use the Website, and we disclaim any and all liability stemming from your unlawful use of the Website.



Website Registration

Personally Identifying Information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person. We may collect a range of Personally Identifying Information from and about Website users. Much of the Personally Identifying Information collected by us about users is information provided by users themselves when: (1) registering for our services; (2) participating in polls, surveys or responding to offers; (3) communicating with us; (4) creating a public profile; or (5) signing up to receive newsletters. That information may include each user’s name, address, email address and telephone number. Users of the Website are under no obligation to provide us with Personally Identifying Information of any kind, with the caveat that a user’s refusal to do so may prevent the user from using certain Website features.


Foundation Communications

We may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by the Website that we think you may find valuable. We may also send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the service.

Foundation Disclosures

We will disclose Personally Identifying Information under the following circumstances:

  • By Law or to Protect Rights When we believe disclosure is appropriate, we may disclose Personally Identifying Information in connection with efforts to investigate or prevent illegal activity such as fraud or any other wrong doing; to protect and defend our rights, property, safety, users, employees or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; to enforce our Privacy Policy or other agreements and policies; in response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, court order or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
  • Communications If you wish to opt-out of receiving communications from us, you may do so by contacting us.

Changing Personally Identifying Information

You may at any time review or change your Personally Identifying Information by contacting us. Upon your request, we will deactivate or delete your contact information from our active databases. Such information will be deactivated or deleted as soon as practicable based on your account activity and accordance with our deactivation policy and applicable law. We will retain in our files some Personally Identifying Information to prevent fraud, to troubleshoot problems, to assist with any investigations, to enforce our Privacy Policy and to comply with legal requirements as is permitted by law. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your Personally Identifying Information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests.


We share information with our service providers, suppliers, subcontractors and similar third parties who provide services to us or act on our behalf. We contractually prohibit these third-party providers from disclosing Personally Identifying Information received from us, other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy. However, third parties are under no obligation to comply with this Privacy Policy with respect to Personally Identifying Information that users provide directly to those third parties, or that those third parties collect for themselves. This Privacy Policy only addresses the use and disclosure of information that we collect from you. You will be subject to the privacy policy of any third party that you provide with information. Use of the website to access client-specific information or for any other purpose does not constitute a waiver of any existing attorney-client privilege. Use of the website does not create an attorney-client relationship, as further described in the Terms of Use below.


Thank you for visiting our website. The website is intended for informational purposes only. None of the information contained in this website is intended to constitute, nor does it constitute legal advice.

You should not act or rely on any information contained on this website without seeking the advice of an attorney. The determination and need for legal services as well as the choice of a lawyer is an extremely important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.


We use the Personally Identifying Information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Website to: (1) deliver the services that you have requested; (2) to communicate with you by email, postal mail, telephone and/or mobile devices about services that may be of interest to you; (3) to inform you of updates; (4) to detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; (5) to enforce our Privacy Policy; and (6) to do as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems. In particular, we may examine your Personally Identifying Information to identify users using multiple user IDs or aliases. We may compare and review your Personally Identifying Information for accuracy and to detect errors and omissions.


We take the security of your Personally Identifying Information seriously and use reasonable electronic, personnel and physical measures to protect it from loss, theft, alteration or misuse. However, please be advised that even the best security measures cannot fully eliminate all risks. We cannot guarantee that only authorized persons will view your information. We are not responsible for third-party circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures.

Foundation Privacy

The Foundation is committed to protecting the privacy of its participants. The Foundation will use personal information or data we collect or receive only in a lawful manner and will not contact any individual without prior consent.

The Foundation will never collect sensitive information about any individuals without their explicit consent and hold any personal information received or collected securely.

The Foundation does not sell or transfer any information to any third party and are not liable in case of onward transfers to third parties.


We may, in our sole discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Any and all changes to our Privacy Policy will be reflected on this page, and the new version date will be stated at the top of this Privacy Policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Policy applies to all information that we have about you. Users should regularly check this page for any changes to this Privacy Policy. We will always post new versions of the Privacy Policy on the Website. However, we may, as determined in its discretion, decide to notify users of changes made to this Privacy Policy via email or otherwise. Accordingly, it is important that users always maintain and update their contact information. Please note, your continued use of the services with a new effective date will indicate that you agree to be bound by such changes.


We are not responsible for any damages or injury, including but not limited to special, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, that result from your use of (or inability to use) this site, including any damages or injury caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation, computer virus, line failure, or other computer malfunction. You understand and agree that your use of this site is predicated upon your waiver of any right to sue the Foundation directly or to participate in a suit for any losses or damages resulting from your use of this site.