According to article 2.1(2) and in conjunction with the article 8.2 of the Rules for Participation, an affiliated entity means any legal entity that is:

-under the direct or indirect control of a participant, or

-under the same direct or indirect control as the participant, or

-directly or indirectly controlling a participant.

Pursuant to this definition, a parent company should be considered as an affiliated company and thus enjoy access rights to project partners' background and results, but only if these rights are needed to exploit the results generated by its daughter company.  It is to be noticed that this approach is significantly different from the one used in FP7 projects (Article II.1.2 of the model Grant Agreement for FP7), according to which a parent company was not considered as an affiliated entity.