Privacy policy and consent to the use of data by Kurita Europe GmbH

Data protection guidelines

We, Kurita Europe GmbH, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to the rules of the data protection laws. Personal data is collected on this website only to the technically necessary extent. Under no circumstances will the data collected be sold or passed on to third parties for any other reason. Our website may contain links to websites of other providers to which this data protection declaration does not apply. We review linked pages at irregular intervals to remove links to any inadmissible contents. However, if any linked websites contain inadmissible contents, then we dissociate ourselves from such contents and declare our non-adhesion to any content not featured directly on our own website.

We only process your data if you have given us your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), or if the relevant laws permit data processing or if we are legally obliged to do so. The following data protection information covers the currently valid legal framework according to the German Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) as well as the European-wide valid requirements of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR). At this point we would like to inform you about which data we collect, for what purposes we collect the data and what we do with the collected data. Since this is important, you should take the time to read the privacy statement carefully. Under no circumstances will we pass on your data to third parties outside the group of companies, unless you have given us your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or the relevant laws, including the fulfilment of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, permit or oblige us to pass on data.

  1. Responsible authority

We would be pleased to inform you in detail about the handling of your data at Kurita Europe GmbH.

Kurita Europe GmbH, Giulinistr. 2, 670065 Ludwigshafen, Germany is responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of the GDPR and the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA).

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by Kurita Europe GmbH in accordance with data protection regulations, you can send your objection by e-mail, fax or letter to the following contact data:

Kurita Europe GmbH

Giulinistr. 2

67065 Ludwigshafen, Germany

Germany

Phone: +49 621 1218 3000

Fax: +49 621 1218 3600

E-mail:datenschutz@kurita.eu 

In addition, you can also receive information about the data stored by us, free of charge and at any time. If you have any comments or questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time by e-mail at datenschutz@kurita.eu. We are at your disposal at any time.

The data protection officer

Kurita Europe GmbH

Giulinistr. 2

67065 Ludwigshafen

and at datenschutz@kurita.eu respectively. 

  1. Information duties according to Art. 13 GDPR

Use of our website

Kurita Europe GmbH automatically collects and stores in its server log files information that your browser transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type/ version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request.

Kurita Europe GmbH is not able to assign this data to specific persons. These data are not combined with other data sources and are deleted after a statistical evaluation.

Use of the Kurita Smartphone and Tablet App (iOS and Android devices only)

Our “Kurita” smartphone application is available in application stores, such as the Apple Store and the Google Play store. By using this application, you get access to unit conversion tools, as well as links to Kurita-related news, information leaflets, and events. Our unit conversion tools do not collect or process any personal user information. The application does not send or store any information about unit conversions performed by users to Kurita. News items and similar documents that are made available within the application are not personalized or targeted to individual users.
However, the application makes use of information that may, in certain contexts, constitute personal information, such as device and network information (user hardware, IP address, IP-based general geographical location, operating system version) in order to properly deliver and display content to the user within the application. We require this information to deliver the app services to your device.
Additionally, we use some of this information (user hardware, IP address, IP-based general geographical location, operating system version) in order to identify, patch, correct performance and security issues of the application, in order to safeguard our legitimate interests of maintaining a well-functioning platform.
Kurita does not directly collect or receive identifying information about app users from the application stores. We are not involved in any app download confirmations, or other application store-related communications that you may receive in your email, such communications are handled by the application stores and governed by their respective terms of service and privacy policies.
Entries within the application contain links to our website, or other external sources. The app contains simple links to the company’s social networking profiles (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Youtube). Once accessed outside the Kurita app, external platforms (e.g. websites) where content is displayed are subject to their own applicable privacy policies.
You may choose to opt out of any notifications from the application through your smartphone notification settings.

Contact via E-MAIL

If you contact us via our website, personal data will also be processed and stored. By sending the contact e-mail, you consent to the processing of your transmitted data (including e-mail address and name) for the purpose of responding to your inquiry and for contact by Kurita Europe GmbH pursuant to Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. This data will not be passed on to third parties and will be deleted immediately after contact has been made, unless this results in further purposes of use.

Contact us via our contact form

If you contact us via the contact form, personal data will also be processed and stored. By sending your request to contact us, you consent to the processing of your transmitted data (including e-mail address and name) for the purpose of responding to your request and to be contacted by Kurita Europe GmbH pursuant to Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. This data will not be passed on to third parties and will be deleted immediately after contact has been made, unless this results in further purposes of use.  

Newsletter

We will only process your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes and only if you have given us your express consent for this within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 item a GDPR. If you provide us with your e-mail address, we will regularly send you information about important innovations, current offers, webinars and invitations to events.

If you provide us with your e-mail address, we will first send you a confirmation link. Please click on this link to be added to the newsletter distribution list. (First name and surname are optional. This serves exclusively for personal salutation. You can revoke your consent at any time free of charge. Here you can either click on "unsubscribe newsletter here" at the end of each e-mail or send us a short message.

Kurita Europe customer portal

As a customer you can use our user forum. We will set up password-protected access for customers who have registered accordingly if you give us your express consent for this, within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 item a GDPR. For this we process the data stored by you for the creation of your customer account. In your customer account, you can not only manage your user data, but also additional information on TDS and MSDS of the products purchased by the customer and, if necessary, on their measurement and analysis data. By using the customer account, you undertake to treat the personal access data confidentially and not to make it accessible to unauthorised third parties. We cannot accept liability for misuse of passwords, unless we are responsible for the misuse. If you do not log out, you will remain logged in automatically. This feature allows you to use part of our services without having to log in again each time. For security reasons, however, you will be asked to enter your password again if, for example, your personal data is to be changed.

You can revokeyour consent free of charge at any time, unless the relevant laws, among other things, permit data processing to fulfil a contract in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR or there is a legal obligation to store such data.

Job Application process

By sending us your application documents, you provide Kurita Europe GmbH with your personal data about a specific application for the purpose of job search in accordance with Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. Your data will be processed on our systems. During the application process, we process the following personal data, including surname, first name, home address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, cover letter, letter of motivation, CV, certificates, references and information in the application interview. This data will only be stored, evaluated, processed or forwarded internally as part of your application. They are only accessible to employees of the human resources department and the decision-makers of the respective specialist departments. Under no circumstances will your data be passed on to companies or persons outside Kurita Europe GmbH or used for other purposes. The data can be processed for statistical purposes (e.g. reporting). It is not possible to draw any conclusions about individual persons. We store your data in our application management system until the end of the application process, but not longer than 6 months. After expiration of the abovementioned period, your data will be completely deleted. If you start a job at Kurita Europe GmbH, your personal data, or an excerpt thereof if applicable, will be added to your personnel file.

Children

It is not in our interest to collect personal data from children under the age of 16. We do not knowingly or intentionally collect data about children. The processing of personal data of children is only permitted with the consent of their legal guardians. If you believe that we have collected information about your child, as a parent or guardian, you can notify us at datenschutz@kurita.eu. The data will be completely deleted.

Technical and organizational measures

Kurita Europe GmbH uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your data managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Secure data transmission

Your personal data is transmitted securely by encryption. This applies to our complete website. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system.

  1. Cookies

Kurita Europe GmbH uses cookies to track the preferences of visitors and to optimize the design of its websites accordingly. The use is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR. Cookies are small files that are stored on your hard drive. This facilitates navigation and a high degree of user-friendliness of a website. Cookies also help us to identify particularly popular areas of our website. This enables us to tailor the content of our Internet pages more specifically to your needs and thus improve our services for you. Cookies can be used to determine whether your computer has already communicated with our pages. Only the cookie on your computer is identified. Personal data such as the above data can then be stored in cookies, e.g. to facilitate protected online access, so that you do not have to re-enter your user ID and password.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting *do not accept cookies* in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions to find out how this works in detail. You can delete cookies already set on your computer at any time. If you do not accept cookies, however, this can lead to functional restrictions of our offers.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. "("Google"). The use is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • the operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of the server request,

are usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. We have also added the code "anonymizeIP" to Google Analytics on this website. This guarantees that your IP address is masked so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide the website operator with further services associated with website and Internet use. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. Information on the integration of the opt-out cookie can be found at: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=en#disable

We continue to use Google Analytics to evaluate data from double-click cookies and AdWords for statistical purposes. If you do not want this to happen, you can disable it using the Ads Preferences Manager (http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=en).

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses Matomo, an open source website analysis service. Matomo uses “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer to analyse your usage of the website. Information generated by cookies regarding your use of this website is saved on our server. Your IP address is made anonymous before the information is saved. Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

Matomo cookies are stored in according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The processing is necessary for the legitmate interests pursued by Kurita for the purposes of website performance and advertising.

Information generated by cookies regarding your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You can stop cookies being saved by activating a setting on your web browser software. However, we would like to point out that you will not be able to fully use all the functions of this website if you disable cookies.

If you do not agree to the saving and usage of your data, you can deactivate this here. An opt-out cookie will then be stored on your browser to prevent Matomo from saving your usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will also delete the Matomo opt-out cookie. In that case you revisit our website, you have to reactivate the opt-out cookie.

You decide if a web analysis cookie may be stored on your system. To enable that function click the following link to place the Piwik opt-out cookie in your browser.

 

Use of Google Web Fonts

This website uses external fonts, so-called Google Fonts. The use is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR. Google Fonts is a service of Google Inc. "("Google"). The web fonts are integrated by a server call. For the server call usually a server is used by Google in the USA. In this way, we transmit to the server which of our websites you have visited. In addition, the IP address of the Google browser is also stored by the visitor's respective terminal device. Please see Google's privacy policy for more information. Google's privacy policy is available here: www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about and www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps and to create directions. Google Maps is a map service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. The use is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR. By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website including your IP address and the (start) address entered in the route planner function can be transmitted to Google in the USA. When you visit a website on our website that contains Google Maps, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google's servers. The map content is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the website. Therefore, we have no influence on the amount of data collected by Google in this way. According to our knowledge this is at least the following data:

  • the date and time of the visit to the website concerned,
  • Internet address or URL of the called website,
  • IP address,
  • (Start) address entered during route planning.

We have no influence on the further processing and use of the data by Google and can therefore assume no responsibility for this.

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data about you via our website, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you cannot use the map display.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google's data protection information.

By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google Maps Routenplaner in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

  1. Social Media Plugins

Use of Social Media Buttons

For data protection reasons, we do not integrate social plug-ins directly into our website. When you visit our pages, no data is therefore transmitted to social media services such as Twitter or YouTube. Profiling by third parties is thus excluded. The given links are small image files with the forwarding to the web pages of the respective social networks. You will leave our website and be redirected to our company page at the respective social network.

Links

If we use external links on our website, this data protection declaration does not extend to the websites accessed via these links. We have no influence on compliance with data protection regulations by third parties. Therefore, if you use a link and arrive at another web page, you should take note of the data protection provisions stored there.

  1. Rights of the person concerned: Information, correction, deletion and blocking, right of objection

In the event of a withdrawal of your consent, any data processing based on your consent prior to the withdrawal remains unaffected. The data will be stored until you withdraw your consent. In addition to withdrawal, you have the following further rights if the respective legal requirements are met:

According to Art. 15 GDPR you have the right to receive information about the personal data stored by us. You have a right pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR to correct incorrect or complete data already stored with us. You have a right to have your data stored by us deleted, in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR or, if there are no legal obligations to retain data, a right to restrict the processing of your data, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR. You also have a right to data portability, pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, i.e. to the publication of the data stored about you in a structured format and a right of appeal to a supervisory authority. Furthermore, you can make use of your right of objection at any time, without stating reasons, under the conditions of Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and amend or completely revoke the declaration of consent issued in writing with effect for the future.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can also contact the data protection officer of Kurita Europe GmbH. He is also at your disposal for requests for information, suggestions or complaints.

Status: 28.05.2018