Privacy statement

Including Information Notice

Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to Avnet. On this website AVNET Europe Comm. VA, (De Kleetlan 3, 1832 Diegem, Belgium, Phone: +32 2 709 90 00) in its role of data controller is collecting and storing personal data.

This privacy statement shall apply in addition to all our 
Terms and Conditions. To ensure fair and transparent processing of your personal data and compliance with applicable laws on data protection, we provide you with the following information:

What personal data is collected and/or processed by Avnet?

The following registration details shall be collected and processed unless a small volume of data is involved:

User´s Name
Salutation, if applicable title
Name and surname
Tel. no., Fax no.
E-Mail address
IP address

If the data is not provided by you, what is the source from which your personal data originates?

Avnet may collect the above mentioned personal data from other group companies, suppliers, customers, publically available information on internet, social media or any other platform or a system/application used by Avnet.    

How do we use your personal data?

Avnet uses the personal data we have about you for the following purposes:

  • Logging of access to our websites (IP address) for statistical purposes, optimize, improve and further develop our website, for instance by analyzing user behavior with respect to dates and times and the data volume called up on our website.
  • ​Communication about products, services and projects e.g. by responding to inquiries or requests.
  • Planning, performing and managing the (contractual) relationship e.g. by performing transactions and orders of products or services, processing payments, performing accounting, auditing, billing and collection activities, arranging shipments and deliveries, facilitating repairs and providing support services.
  • Advertising similar or identical products and/or services to the products or services already purchased and sending out newsletters. 
  • Advertising products that are or may be of interest for you
  • Administrating and performing customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analysis, contests, or other promotional activities or events.
  • Maintaining and protecting the security of our products, services and websites, preventing and detecting errors through the log files, security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activities.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal obligations (such as record keeping obligations), compliance screening obligations, and Avnet’s policies or industry standards; and
  • Solving disputes, enforce our contractual agreements and to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

We are entitled to use and process your personal data for these purposes by virtue of the performance of a contractual relationship, a legal obligation or the legitimate interest of Avnet or third party such as but not limited to a real economic interest, direct marketing. If explicitly provided by you, consent can also be a legal basis for Avnet to process or use your personal data.  This consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future. 


If the legal ground for processing your personal data is no longer available, Avnet may only further process your personal data where there is another legal ground for the processing.

In addition, we employ cookies on our websites. You will find additional information on this subject in our Cookie Statement.

Does Avnet share your personal data with a third party or country?

Avnet may transfer your personal data to other Avnet companies, but only if and to the extent, such transfer is strictly required for the purposes mentioned above. Personal data may also be transferred to Avnet suppliers or customers justified by a legal obligation or by the legitimate interest of Avnet or its supplier or customer.

If legally permitted to do so, Avnet may transfer personal data to courts, law enforcement authorities, regulators or attorneys if necessary to comply with the law or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

In connection with the operation of our websites and the services provided through our websites, Avnet works with service providers (so-called data processors), such as hosting or IT maintenance, which only act upon instructions of Avnet and are contractually bound to act in compliance with applicable data protection law and to provide appropriate technical and organizational security measures. 

Recipients of personal data may possibly be located in countries outside of the European Union /European Economic Area (“third countries”), in which applicable laws do not offer the same level of data protection as the laws of your home country.

In such cases and unless permitted otherwise by applicable law, Avnet is committed to take measures in order to ensure the recipients in the third country provides an adequate level of protection. 

Avnet transfers and shares personal data with recipients in third countries only if they have entered into EU Standard Contractual Clauses with Avnet.


How long will Avnet store your personal data?

Unless explicitly indicated otherwise at the time of the collection of the personal data, we erase your personal data if the retention of the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed and to the extent the processing of personal data is no longer necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under applicable law (e.g. tax or commercial law).

Right of access to and rectification or erasure of personal data, restriction of processing, right to object to processing and right to data portability

Applicable data protection law provides you with the right to:

(i) obtain from Avnet information on your personal data Avnet holds and/or processes about you and receive a copy of your personal data being processed in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format,

(ii) obtain from Avnet the rectification of inaccurate personal data,

(iii) obtain from Avnet the erasure of your personal data, unless processing of her/his personal data is necessary for compliance with applicable legal obligations,

(iv) obtain from Avnet restriction of processing regarding her/his personal data,

(v) transmit your personal data which you actively provided to another recipient selected by you, and

(vi) object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of your personal data based on a legitimate interest of Avnet or a third party.

An application form to easily request for access is available here.


Avnet takes reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into due account the risks involved in the Processing and the nature of the Personal Information. An example is the use of SSL technology (encryption, authentication, message integrity).

We would recommend that you log out of your account fully and take steps to delete any browsing history and cookies that may be stored to prevent that information being used by an unauthorized user.

Links to Other Websites

If any link is offered connecting to a third party website, it is as an accommodation to the respective third party site owner and without charge. Sites linked to and from this site are not necessarily under our control and we shall have no responsibilities or liabilities whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any such linked site or any link or linking program at any time. We do not necessarily endorse companies (or related products or services) to or from which this site is linked. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this site, you do so entirely at your own risk. We hereby disclaim any rights to trademarks, service marks, tradenames, logos, copyrights, patents, domain names or other intellectual property interests of third parties.

Data Privacy Contact

Avnet’s Data Protection Team provides support with any data privacy related questions, comments, concerns or complaints or in case a data subject wishes to exercise any of its data privacy related rights as mentioned above. Avnet’s Data Protection Team may be contacted at:

Amy Wittmann: +49 8121 774 187

Manuela Boeddeker : +49 8121 774 704

The Data Protection Officer of Avnet for Germany is Stefan Schindler,

Avnet’s Data Protection Team will use its best efforts to handle any requests or complaints brought to its attention. The data subject has got the right to approach the competent data protection authority with requests or complaints. A list of national data protection authorities is available here.