This Privacy Policy has been updated, effective October 1, 2017.



This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes the information collection, use, and sharing practices of Rothsay, a Division of Darling International Canada Inc. (“Rothsay”) and its affiliates (“we”, “our” or “us”) applicable to the website that posts this Policy (“Site”). By using this Site, you consent to your information being collected, used, and shared in accordance with this Policy. As used in this Policy, the word “including” means “including, without limitation”. If you do not want us to collect, use, or share your information in the manner described in this Policy, please do not access or use this Site. In this Policy, the term “information” (when referring to information about you) or “personal information” is used to describe information that identifies you, or information that may be combined with other information to identify you.


We collect information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, including the following:

A.        Contact Information.  When you visit our Sites, you may provide us with contact and other personal information such as your name, client number, postal address, e-mail address, and telephone number.

B.        Social Media Information.  If you engage with this Site through third-party social networking sites, we may have access to certain information associated with your social media account such as your name, email address, photograph, birthday, geographic location, and people you follow or like. This Policy does not apply to third-party social networking sites. Therefore, for information on controlling access to your personal information through social networking sites, you should review the privacy policies and terms of use of such sites prior to accessing or using the sites and/or prior to providing any personal information to those sites.  

C.        Device and Browser Information.  We may use (or authorize third parties to use) cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, scripts, e-tags and other technologies (“Tracking Technologies”) at this Site to automatically collect information about you, your online behavior, your computer, and your mobile device to optimize Site functionality, collect statistics, and deliver content tailored to your interests. The information collected through Tracking Technologies may include the type of browser and operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your geographic location, the pages you visit, how long you visit each page, and the unique number assigned to your server or Internet connection. This information is stored in log files. We may combine this automatically collected information with other information we collect about you. For example, we may link your name or e-mail address with information collected through Tracking Technologies. (For more information on cookies, please see the Do-Not-Track and Browser Preferences information in Section 4 below.)

D.        Affiliate and Third Party Information.  We may obtain personal information and information collected through Tracking Technologies from affiliates that are owned, operated, or controlled by Darling Ingredients Inc. (“Our Affiliates”) and from unaffiliated third parties, including our business partners.


We use/disclose personal information we collect for the purposes set out below under subsections A - F in this Section 2. We have taken the necessary steps (including strict security measures) to ensure that we do not prejudice your privacy rights. We are entitled to use, share, or otherwise process your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation, so that we can perform a contract with you, or because we have a legitimate business interest to do so (as explained under A-F below). When we collect information, that information is only as accurate and/or as up-to-date as was provided to us at the time of collection.

A.        Responding to Your Requests.  If you request information about one of our products or services or ask to receive one of our publications, we may use personal information such as your name, postal address, and email address, to respond to your request, to provide you with the information that you have requested and to follow up with you concerning your request.

B.        Use and Sharing for Business Purposes.  We use the information we collect for our business purposes (collectively “Business Purposes”), including (1) validating your identity; (2) creating an account with us; (3) conducting statistical or demographic analysis; (4) processing, fulfilling, and tracking purchases, orders, or other transactions; (5) complying with legal and regulatory requirements; (6) customizing your experience at this Site; (7) protecting and pursuing our rights and defending us and Our Affiliates in connection with legal actions or claims; (8) preventing/detecting fraud; (9) debt collection; (10) satisfying contractual obligations; and (11) cooperating with law enforcement or other government agencies or regulatory authorities for purposes of national security, public safety, or matters of public importance when we believe that disclosure of information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest or as otherwise may be required or permitted by law We may also share the information we collect with Our Affiliates and third parties for Business Purposes.

C.        Our Marketing Purposes. With your consent, we may use the information we collect for our marketing purposes including notifying you of new products and services, special promotions, offers, and events.  We may also link personal information about you with information collected through Tracking Technologies and use such information for our own marketing purposes.  If, in the future, you do not wish us to use your personal information for marketing purposes, you may unsubscribe to further emails from us by following the instructions set out in “How to Unsubscribe from Future Communications” in Section 3 below.  In some instances, you may also opt-out of the use of information collected through Tracking Technologies for online behavioral advertising in accordance with “How to Unsubscribe from Future Communications” in Section 3 below.

D.        Sharing with Others for Marketing Purposes. With your consent, we share the information we collect with Our Affiliates and third parties for their marketing purposes or for joint marketing purposes.  If you do not want us to share your personal information with Our Affiliates or third parties for marketing purposes, you may opt-out of (unsubscribe from) such sharing in accordance with “How to Unsubscribe from Future Communications” in Section 3 below. Some of the Affiliates and third parties with whom we share the information with your consent may be outside of Canada (i.e. in the United States or elsewhere). As is the case with information in Canada, such information may also be shared with regulatory or law enforcement agencies as may be required or permitted by law in the jurisdiction in which the information is retained. 

E.        Certain Business Transactions.  We may share all of the information we collect (including personal information and information collected through Tracking Technologies and other sources) with any successor to all or part of our business in connection with a transaction involving a sale, merger, joint venture, purchase, reorganization, or transfer of some or all of our assets. Any party that acquires our assets as part of such a transaction, or in connection with due diligence reviews as part of such a transaction may continue to use your information in accordance with the terms of this Policy or as may otherwise be required or permitted by law.

F.        Disclosure of Information.  We will disclose your personal information in connection with the uses set out above. In particular, your personal information may be disclosed for the business, marketing and business transaction uses set out above. We may also disclose your personal information to law enforcement/regulatory bodies or agencies as required or permitted by law. 



If you do not want personal information that we collect about you to be used for our own marketing purposes, to be shared with Our Affiliates, or to be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes or if you do not wish to receive future communications from us, you may unsubscribe from such use, sharing and/or communications by emailing your request to us at (please include the words “UNSUBSCRIBE” in the subject line of your email) or by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of one of our electronic communications (i.e. email) to you.  If you prefer, you may also contact us by postal mail at Rothsay, c/o Darling Ingredients Inc., 251 O’Connor Ridge Boulevard, Suite 300, Irving, Texas 75038, Attention: Website Privacy. Please note that even if you unsubscribe, we may still use and share your personal information with Our Affiliates and third parties for Non-Marketing purposes if such use is required or permitted by law or necessary to provide you with the products/services you have requested, or to protect our rights. 

You can obtain information about your choices concerning online behavioral advertising including how you can opt-out of some uses of information collected by members of the Network Advertising Initiative that may serve advertisements at our Site by visiting If you are located in Canada go to  We adhere to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising.  You can opt-out of some uses of information collected by members of the Digital Advertising Alliance by clicking the “Ad Choices” link which is on our Site and in some advertising on our Site.  For further information about the Digital Advertising Alliance, please visit


Some web browsers have “Do-Not-Track” features that tell websites that you do not want to have your online activities tracked.  We do not currently recognize or respond to automated browser signals, which may include “do-not-track” instructions.  Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer.  We (or authorized third parties) may use multiple types of cookies including (i) Strictly Necessary Cookies, which are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website; (ii) Analytical/Performance Cookies which allow us to recognize and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily; (iii) Functionality Cookies which are used to recognize you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalize our content for you, greet you by name, remember your preferences, and also maximize your experience of our website; and (iv) Targeting Cookies which record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you receive certain types of cookies and tell you how to restrict or disable certain cookies.  However, blocking or deleting browser cookies may not block or delete other types of cookies, including Flash cookies.  For additional information about browser privacy preferences, please consult the “Help” section of your browser.  For information on managing Flash cookies, please click here.  Please be aware that if you disable or remove cookies, some parts of this Site may not function properly, or you may not be able to use all of the features and functions of this Site. 


We are not responsible for the personal information collection or privacy practices of other sites including, without limitation, any social media or interactive sites, or sites operated by our business partners or other third parties.  This Site may contain links to other sites, including websites of third parties that may use our name under a co-branding agreement and plug-ins or widgets connected to social media sites.  If you click on these links, your interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the third-party site. It is your responsibility to ensure that you review and understand the privacy policies posted on any linked sites you visit before using those sites or providing any personal information on/to them. 


You may access, update, correct, or request deletion of your personal information which is in our custody and control by emailing us at  We may request certain personal information from you for the purposes of verifying your identity.  Please note that we will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, contractual requirements, and as necessary to reasonably manage our business.  We will respond to such requests within thirty (30) days or within such further or other period of time as may be required/permitted by law.  


We retain personal information only for as long as it necessary to meet the purposes for which that information was collected. Once the information is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, we ensure that the information is securely destroyed.  Where we are under a legal obligation to retain personal information, we will, of course, retain the information for as long as required. Where, with your consent, we have shared personal information with our affiliates in the United States, that personal information may also be retained or stored in the United States. 


We have implemented administrative, technical, and physical safeguards—such as firewalls, anti-virus software, 2-factor authentication, intrusion prevention systems, strong encryption, and data loss prevention systems - to help prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of personal information in our custody or control.  However, we cannot guarantee that these safeguards will prevent the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of your personal information.  In situations where your personal information is collected by third parties under contract with us for performance of their contractual duties and other purposes, we require such third parties to exercise reasonable care to protect that information and restrict the use of your personal information to the purposes for which it was provided.


We do not knowingly collect or allow the collection of personal information from persons under the age of majority.  If you are the parent or guardian of a person under the age of majority, and believe that the person has provided us with personal information, you may contact us at and request that it be removed from our information systems.   


We may revise this Policy from time-to-time in our sole discretion. Before making any material changes to this Policy, we will provide notice to you by posting a notice on this Site.  Please visit this Site and review our Policy periodically for changes.  By continuing to access or use any of this Site after changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the terms of the revised privacy policy.

If you have any questions or concerns with this Policy, please contact us at

Effective Date:  October 1, 2017