Terms and Conditions

This Select Diamantaire website (“website”) is operated and controlled by Rio Tinto Diamonds NV with registered offices at Diamond Exchange Building, Hoveniersstraat 53, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium (“Rio Tinto Diamonds”)VAT BE 0431.637.033 (RPM/RPR Antwerp), e-mail: [email protected] or [email protected] Rio Tinto Diamonds is a Belgian diamond company registered with the Federal Public Service Economy (General Direction of the Economic Potential, licences department, Antwerpen) under registration number 7588. Rio Tinto Diamonds is registered with the Central Enterprise Databank under registration number is: 431.637.033 (RPR Antwerpen).

The terms “we”, “us”, “our” and “ours” when used in this statement means Rio Tinto Diamonds, which shall include any subsidiary or holding company or affiliate of Rio Tinto Diamonds (“companies in the Rio Tinto Group” or “Rio Tinto Group”). The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” when used in this statement means any user of thewebsite.

Your access to this website and your use of our services are subject to our terms and conditions of use, and also to the Data Privacy Statement set forth below. The competent authority regarding the protection of personal data is the Belgian Privacy Commission, 139 rue Haute/Hoogstraat, 1000 Brussels, [email protected]

Data privacy statement

Personal data is information relating to any individual. When you use the website, you may choose to provide personal data to Rio Tinto Diamonds and companies in the Rio Tinto Group (for example, by completing an online form). We also log your domain and IP address automatically when you visit our site. This data identifies the computer that you are using to view the site and your approximate geographic location.

If you provide personal data through the website, Rio Tinto Diamonds will be the data controller for the purposes of data privacy laws. Where it is necessary to answer your enquiry, the personal data you have provided may be passed to any Rio Tinto Group office worldwide.

We will use the personal data that you provide through the website to answer your query and if relevant, to manage our business relationship with you or your company, and the functionality of our website.

Personal data will not be disclosed to anyone outside the Rio Tinto Group, except in the following circumstances:

to third party service providers who assist us to operate our website and to conduct our operations (eg website hosts or IT support services);
if required or authorised by applicable laws;
in the event of a proposed sale, merger, reorganisation, dissolution or other similar event relating to the Rio Tinto Diamonds business; or
with your consent.
If Rio Tinto Diamondsshares personal information with other companies in the Rio Tinto group or with third party service providers who are located in countries outside of the European Economic Area, we will ensure that the information is transferred in accordance with this statement and as permitted by applicable law on data protection.You have a right to request access to personal data that we hold about you in connection with your use of the website. If you wish to be provided with access to that personal data, please contact the data privacy co-ordinator for Rio Tinto Diamonds: [email protected]


We take reasonable steps to protect the security of information that we exchange with you via the website. Our security measures include encrypting the data that we exchange during internet transactions, and by using firewalls, intrusion detection systems and virus scanning tools to protect against unauthorised persons and viruses from accessing the information that you provide to us, and we to you.

However, please be aware that there are inherent risks in transmitting information by use of the Internet and other online or electronic transmission systems. For that reason we will notbe responsible (so far as any restriction on liability is permitted by applicable law) for any technical breaches or malicious acts of third parties which are beyond our control.


Subject to your consent, we use cookies (“web analytic” cookies) to manage the functionality and security of the website(for example, to monitor which features of the websiteare being used). We do not use cookies for the purposes of providing you with advertising or for other intrusive purposes. We will seek a separate consent from you in relation to the installation of cookies on your computer.

Note that most web browsers allow some control of cookies through browser settings, but if you delete or block cookies some parts of the website may not work properly.

Terms and conditions of use

The terms of use on the main Rio Tinto website at www.riotinto.com also apply to the use of this website. See terms and conditions of use at (at http://www.riotinto.com/terms_conditions.asp).


From time to time, we may need to update this legal information and data privacy statement. When appropriate, a revised statement will be posted on this website which will incorporate any changes. We recommend you return periodically to review the latest statement.

Last updated: 4 November 2011